James Ryan is an education guru. In his 2010 book, Five Miles Away, A World Apart, he looks at 2 high schools in the Richmond region (Freeman and Thomas Jefferson) as a way to explore broader disparities in…
Tired of the polarized politics? If so, Brian Cannon is your guy. He runs an organization called OneVirginina2021, aimed at redistricting reform. He shares a bit about his personal story-- how he made the shift from high school football to student government, how he used music to teach high school history and about his tenure as Mark Warner's body man. We dive deep into the nuts and bolts of gerrymandering (27:50). Then Blaine challenges Brian to a mock debate (41:10). One Note: This episode was recorded before the election, but is still relevant after it. Democracy shall endure.
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Jack Berry is the former Director of Venture Richmond and he's running for mayor. He reflects on how his parents example of service in Lynchburg shaped him. He talks about what it was like in his early days working in the city of Richmond and what he accomplished as the Administrator in Hanover County. Jack shares his vision for what our city can be and about the time he drove a bus in college.