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November 5, 2021

Episode 19

From Lumberjack to Musician to Mensch and all points in between

Eclectic doesn’t begin to describe his life experiences. Ethan Davidson, Chairman of the Grants Committee of the William Davidson Foundation, is this month’s guest.

August 9, 2021

Episode 18

A Real Change Maker

While FedRadioDetroit enjoys a brief summer hiatus, we’re excited to bring you this mini episode featuring Geoff Kretchmer, President of Tamarack Camps who fills us in on their new CAMPaign for Change.

July 12, 2021

Episode 17

Igniting The Flame Within Us All

Be prepared to be inspired. Rabbi Yisrael Pinson, Executive Director of Chabad of Greater Downtown Detroit (also known as Chabad in the D) and Founder and Board Director of the Orchard Academy, a nonreligious public charter school opening in Detroit this fall, is our guest.

June 11, 2021

Episode 16

Federation’s New CEO, Up Close and Personal

On this episode of FedRadioDetroit, co-hosts Sam Dubin and Beverly Liss welcome Steve Ingber, new CEO of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitain Detroit into the studio to discuss his new role and vision for Federation’s continued impact in the community.

May 5, 2021

Episode 15

A Star in Public and in Private

On this episode of FedRadioDetroit, co-hosts Sam Dubin and Beverly Liss welcome the iconic Florine Mark into the (virtual) studio to talk about her career as a successful businesswoman and a lifetime of helping others.

April 5, 2021

Episode 14

A (School) Day in the Life

Co-host Sam Dubin takes us inside the halls of Hillel Day School, then he and co-host Beverly Liss welcome Dr. Darin Katz, Hillel’s Head of School, to the virtual studio to take it all in.

March 3, 2021

Episode 13

The Ultimate Entrepreneur

On this episode of FedRadioDetroit, co-hosts Sam Dubin and Beverly Liss welcome Shimon Levy to the virtual studio.

January 29, 2021

Episode 12

Figuring Out a Way Forward

On this episode of FedRadioDetroit, co-hosts Sam Dubin and Beverly Liss welcome Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin to the virtual studio.

November 19, 2020

Episode 11

Is this time different?

Pastor Aramis Hinds and Rabbi Ariana Silverman continue their ongoing conversations about race, religion, community and equality on this month’s episode of FedRadioDetroit.

November 4, 2020

Episode 10

The “Now” Normal

FedRadioDetroit host Sam Dubin welcomed Paul Blatt, CEO of JVS, into the virtual studio this month to share how the agency has pivoted their work and evolved their services to meet the needs of the community during COVID-19.

October 5, 2020

Episode 09

Optimism is a Jewish Value

On this month’s episode of FedRadioDetroit, Sam Dubin and Beverly Liss welcomed a true community all-star into the virtual studio, Hannan Lis, a leader in both the business and not-for-profit worlds.

August 13, 2020

Episode 08

A Commitment to Justice

Jay Kaplan always knew he was going to become an attorney. He also always knew he wanted to do something to help people. “I knew that my niche was in the area of social justice,” he notes in his recent interview on the FedRadioDetroit podcast. “The whole trajectory of my career has been doing public interest law.”

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