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Micah Parzen: It's About ALL of Us

Welcome back, friends! We’ve missed you. In this first episode of season 2, host Grant Oliphant and Micah Parzen, CEO of the Museum of Us, delve into efforts to preser...

Minisode: We Want to Know What You Think

As we prepare to launch season 2, we would like to know what you think of Stop & Talk. What do you like? What should we explore? Please complete the listener survey by...

Season 1 Wrap Up

In this installment of "Stop & Talk," we take a journey through the highlights of Season 1, revisiting the wisdom and insights shared by each guest. Grant delves into ...

Calling All Musicians: We Need Your Help with the Season 2 Music

At Stop & Talk, we want to show our love of local music. For Season 2 of the podcast, we want to hire a San Diego County musician (or musicians) to create our theme m...

Cara Dessert: At the Center of Our Advocacy is Joy

Hailing from El Centro, CA, Cara Dessert has always been an organizer and powerful galvanizer of community and equality. She has nearly two decades of experience in no...

Macedonio Arteaga Jr: Taking Time to Help People Heal is a Basic Human Function

As the Executive Director of Izcalli, a long-standing non-profit organization that works with at-risk youth, Macedonio Arteaga has a keen eye for the needs of future g...

Roxana Velásquez San Diego is a Cultural Center

Roxana Velásquez is the Maruja Baldwin Executive Director and CEO at the San Diego Museum of Art. Since taking over the role in 2010, Roxana has used passion and commi...

Sidd Vivek: We Build Resilience By Fostering Youth Empowerment and Economic Stability

In this episode of Stop & Talk, we're joined by Sidd Vivek, the President and CEO of Junior Achievement (JA) in San Diego County. Originally hailing from Boston, MA, ...

Megan Thomas: San Diego Philanthropy and Nonprofits Collaborate for Positive Impact

Megan Thomas is the President & CEO of Catalyst of San Diego and Imperial Counties. Hailing from San Diego, Megan has traveled the country and discovered just how much...

Rafael Payare: The Symphony Orchestra is Integral to a Modern Community and Teaches Us How to Work In Harmony

Rafael Payare is the Music Director for the San Diego Symphony. Born in Venezuela and having studied in the acclaimed El Sistema music program, Rafael soon found himse...

john powell: Belonging is Co-Creation

In this episode of Stop & Talk with Grant Oliphant, john powell discusses how to apply the concept of belonging without othering. Dubbed the father of belonging, john ...

David Miyashiro: Personalized Education and Community Engagement are Opportunities to help students chart their own success

David Miyashiro is the Superintendent of Cajon Valley Union School District. The district consists of more than 17,000 students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Unde...

Felicia Shaw: Artists Make Our Communities Safer and More Vibrant

Felicia Shaw is the Executive Director of the San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition (SDRACC). In this episode of Stop & Talk, Felicia uplifts the labor of arti...

Dr. Dan Calac: Community Clinics Provide Front Door Access to Healthcare

Dr. Daniel “Dan” Calac is the Chief Medical Officer at the Indian Health Council. As a boy, he grew up on the Pauma Indian Reservation, the community he serves today....

Svasti Haricharan: Diversity Yields Better Outcomes

Dr. Svasti Haricharan is a scientist at the Sanford Burnham Prebys in La Jolla. Her lab focuses on the role of DNA damage repair in inducing resistance to endocrine th...

Stop and Talk: Teaser - Why a Podcast?

Stop and Talk is a new weekly, placed-based, podcast hosted by Grant Oliphant (CEO of the Conrad Prebys Foundation). A veteran of both podcasting and philanthropy – Gr...

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