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Radwell's Automation Nation

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Welcome to Radwell's Automation Nation. Adjust the volume or put your favorite earbuds in and let's explore the manufacturing and automation industry together. To get in touch with us, email automationnation@radwell.com
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Digital Politics with Karen Jagoda is a non-partisan podcast featuring thought leaders and industry pioneers with insights about innovative approaches to political campaigns, voter engagement, mobilization, fundraising, persuasion, and GOTV. Topics include the power of mobile devices, leveraging social networks, message testing and targeting, cross-media advertising, grassroots organizing, and big data.
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The Discovery Pod features conversations with leaders in non-profit/social sector. Join former CEO Douglas Nelson as he talks with CEOs, Board Chairs, Founders and other senior leaders about how they got started in the sector, how they work with their boards, and what remains to be done. As Managing Director of The Discovery Group, a philanthropy and governance consulting firm based in Vancouver, BC., Doug understands the complexity of leading organizations and institutions and the challenge ...
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The Palliative Care Society of the Bow Valley was born from a personal experience and a community need. Founded ten years ago, it aimed to build a local hospice facility after a resident faced long travel distances for end-of-life care. Now, the Society has grown from a volunteer-run to a fundraising campaign to build the hospice, expanding palliat…
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Seth David Radwell, author of American Schism: How the Two Enlightenments Hold the Secret to Healing Our Nation, which won the International Book Award for Best General Nonfiction in 2023, characterizes the forces driving the schisms in our society. With a view of the past and an analysis of what supports a healthy democracy, part of the solution, …
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Education isn't just about acquiring knowledge; it's also about building bridges between classrooms and boardrooms, between theory and practice, and between students and the careers. In this episode of Opportunity Spotlight, Brian Bowman, AVP, Advancement, of SAIT, shares the future of the organization and the pivotal role that industry engagement …
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Donor-advised funds (DAFs) are changing the landscape of charitable giving. On this episode, Mike Todd, Founder of Transform Philanthropy, explores the benefits of DAFs for donors and charities, dispels common myths, and provides actionable strategies to maximize your organization's impact. By educating donors about DAFs and using the term strategi…
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Daniel Barvin, Founder of the End the Legacy Foundation, is also the VP of Operations and Patient Advocacy at Coya Therapeutics. Coming from a family with a genetic predisposition to develop ALS, Daniel has brought together a community of activists who are intent on educating doctors and patients about early diagnosis and testing. This organization…
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Today's Opportunity Spotlight dives into the world of The Alex, Calgary's leading community health centre. Joy Bowen-Eyre, CEO, joins us to explore how they provide vital health and social services to vulnerable populations, from youth to seniors. Hear from Joy about their mission to make a real difference in people's lives. We also uncover the uni…
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Ray Kingman, CEO and Founder of Semcasting, emphasizes the need to use an issue-based approach to reach and motivate voters instead of using traditional voter segmentation to categorize those likely to vote. Rapid response to current events is a key opportunity for candidates and advocates to express their views on issues and provide accurate infor…
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On today's episode Douglas Nelson, host, speaks with Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital & Community Health Foundation, about her organization's innovative approach to improving healthcare. The conversation highlights the importance of building a strong board, fostering a supportive team environment and partnering with community member…
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Janice Gay, Phonebank Manager at Center for Common Ground, joins Deepak Puri, CEO of The Democracy Labs, to address efforts at the local level to reach out to the BIPOC communities where voting is inconsistent. By including familiar faces in the outreach efforts of local Democracy Centers, residents are encouraged to vote, speak up, find resources,…
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Brian Hansbury, Co-Leader of Media and Democracy Project, joins Deepak Puri, CEO of The Democracy Labs, to discuss guidelines for pro-democracy election coverage. With an open letter to American media executives, publishers, and journalists, Brian and his team are intent on expecting more from media companies in their reporting of the 2024 election…
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When it comes to mothers, ensuring their well-being and empowerment is crucial for the health of our entire society. Enter Mothers Matter Canada, a national charity dedicated to making this a reality. In this episode, Douglas Nelson warmly welcomes Amy Robichaud, CEO of Mothers Matter Canada, as she sheds light on their mission and shares insights …
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Jess Ellis, Senior Specialist, Client Partnerships, Politics at VDX.tv, illuminates the CTV and OLV landscape for political and advocacy advertising. With the increasing shift to streaming and the use of apps to download and watch videos, targeted advertising opportunities are diverse and effective for reaching specific segments of voters. The leng…
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Barbara Grantham, CEO of Care Canada, is back on the show to discuss the challenges and rewards of transitioning from leading a regional organization to a global one. Barbara reflects on the evolution of her role, emphasizing the shift from local to international leadership and the complexities she has faced. She shares insights into Care Canada's …
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Anne-Christine, investigative journalist and human rights activist Stop the Coup 2025, joins Deepak Puri, CEO of The Democracy Labs, to address the anti-abortion war and threat to women's health from Project 2025, a 900-page Mandate for Leadership: The Conservative Promise from the Heritage Foundation. With references to the Comstock Act of 1843 an…
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Bryan Miller, President of Neptune Ops, discusses how browser companies are changing their policies regarding the use of cookies to locate specific individuals and the need for new campaign strategies to find and persuade voters online. In the post-cookie world, political consultants must consider new identifiers based on other data, surgical conte…
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The UHN Foundation is a global leader in healthcare innovation, and a critical part of that capability is the support given by philanthropic donors. Stepping into her new role as CEO, Julie Quenneville makes sure that donors and prospects understand the measurable impact they’re making with their generous gifts. In this conversation, she shares how…
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Attention all nature enthusiasts and conservation heroes! Join us for an exciting episode of Opportunity Spotlight featuring Allison Colina, the passionate VP of Development, Marketing, and Communications of the Pacific Salmon Foundation. Immerse yourself in the inspiring culture that drives Pacific Salmon Foundation's mission to protect and restor…
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Patrice O'Neil, Founder of Not In Out Town, joins Deepak Puri, CEO of The Democracy Labs, to discuss gathering communities together to support conversations that drive understanding about fighting hate and racism. Patrice reports that screening their film Repairing the World in local gatherings has become a catalyst for people to share their storie…
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On today's episode Sharlene Rutherford, CEO, Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation, joins Douglas Nelson, host, to discuss her leadership journey and the creation of the Alberta Women’s Health Foundation. In this episode, she walks us through the challenges of running both organizations, including engaging donors and boards to buy into their initiati…
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Melanie Lavelle, Founder of Benefit Kitchen, joins Deepak Puri, CEO of The Democracy Labs, to discuss the impact of welfare reform and the creation of an app and database to empower people to understand what benefits are available. Benefit Kitchen is focused on working with people to overcome obstacles and gain insight into the eligibility rules fo…
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Anxiety disorders have increased dramatically over the past several years. Today we speak with a leader who is making a difference in helping Canadians who are struggling with anxiety. Judith Law, CEO of Anxiety Canada, joins host Douglas Nelson, to share the role anxiety plays in our communities and the commitment Anxiety Canada has made in provid…
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Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, Founders of Survivors Empowered, join Deepak Puri, CEO of The Democracy Labs, to discuss their reaction and activism as a result of the murder of their daughter Jessi, killed in the Aurora Colorado theatre 2012 mass shooting. Their organization is focused on regulating companies that sell ammunition and repealing the Prot…
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The story of One Girl Can goes deeper than the transformative power it has had on the lives of girls in underserved communities of Kenya. It’s also an entrepreneurial story, a tale of how one woman used her business acumen and organizational gifts to build an organization that truly makes a difference. Lotte Davis, Founder, One Girl Can, joins Doug…
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Joe Fuld, Founder of The Campaign Workshop, joins Deepak Puri, CEO of The Democracy Labs, to consider how the role of political and advocacy campaign managers has changed over the last 20 years. The constants are the ongoing challenges for a campaign to refine the message, have the candidate or advocate's voice heard by the target audience, and fin…
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Melissa From, the CEO and President of Calgary Food Bank, joins Douglas Nelson, host, as she candidly shares the experience of taking over a from a long-serving legacy leader. She delves into the principles she follows in building the management team to lead the organization to its new chapter. Melissa From also explains how she aligns the board an…
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Rhiannon Ruff, Co-Founder of the digital agency Lumino, is a Wikipedia expert and author of the book Wikipedia & Crisis Comms. Increasingly, for voters and the media, Wikipedia is the go-to source for campaign and candidate information, and the accuracy of the information is critical for the site's moderators. While there are ways to get content ed…
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Discover the secrets to maintaining a team dedicated to your organization's mission and values with our special guest today, Brian Bowman, AVP, Advancement, at SAIT. In this conversation, Brian Bowman sheds light on the challenges of cultivating a culture of retention within an organization as well as the essential elements required to foster a tea…
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Andra Watkins, The New York Times best-selling author and speaker, joins Deepak Puri, CEO of The Democracy Labs, to discuss the threat of Christian Nationalists to the future of our democracy. Indoctrinated as a child in Christian Nationalism, Andra understands the language of the calls to action in Project 2025 and warns about the potential impact…
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Deepak Puri, CEO of The Democracy Labs, shares his reaction and insights from participating in the recent commemoration of Bloody Sunday and his walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. As an activist, Deepak appreciates the importance of learning from history and the need to continue the fight for civil rights. We talk about: What m…
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A thriving community is built upon the well-being of its children. SickKids Foundation supports Canada’s largest research-intensive children's hospital and is responsible for improving the health of countless children. In this enlightening episode, Jennifer Bernard, CEO & President of SickKids Foundation, shares her leadership journey, how she has …
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Jim Margolis, Partner at GMMB, was a Senior Advisor to Barack Obama in both of his campaigns for the White House. Jim is one of the stars of the recent documentary The Bigger Hammer: Race for the White House A Look at the 2008 Obama-McCain Race for President. Taking on the challenge of introducing Barack Obama meant having a strategic plan to defin…
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The arts opens pathways for young people to develop enriching lives. In this episode, Paul Larocque, the CEO and President of Arts Umbrella, takes us into the growth of Arts Umbrella and how it has stayed true to its purpose in engaging youth in arts education. He also reveals the importance of having extraordinary leadership in fulfilling the miss…
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Fred Davis, CEO of Strategic Perception Inc., is a well-known Republican communications expert and one of the stars of the recent documentary The Bigger Hammer: Race for the White House A Look at the 2008 Obama-McCain Race for President. As the Chief Creative Officer of McCain's presidential campaign, Fred had the challenge of running against the B…
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