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Join Janice Ellig, CEO and founder of Ellig Group, as she sits down with real leaders in this series of game-changing conversations, bespoke to fellow champions of change. Heralded by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters,” Janice is often consulted for her expertise and her commitment to gender parity, inclusion, and diversity.
 
Go beyond mainstream cable news and party lines, with a Millennial and a Boomer, as they work to push past the noise and bring attention to all the issues that matter. Justin T. Weller and Lance Jackson examine the topics that are often overlooked by most major media outlets, but are critical for Americans to be educated about. There’s a world beyond the noise and it begins with Justin & Lance on The State of Us.
 
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Younger generations are more interested in net freedom than they are in net worth. Justin and Lance discuss how the workplace is changing post-covid, if employers should pay for time or product, and how the 40 hour work week started. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, work, employment, productivity, week, freedom, time, goals, job, money, ec…
 
The recently enacted child credit tax payments have promised great benefits, but recent research from the University of Chicago suggests otherwise. Justin and Lance break down the findings of the research and propose a more effective way to help impoverished children. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, children, education, money, poverty, sc…
 
Janice is joined by Dan Doctoroff, Chief Executive Officer of Sidewalk Labs, to discuss how Sidewalk Labs is setting ambitious goals with developers and cities to build more sustainable, innovative, and equitable places around the world. tags: LR, janice ellig, dan doctoroff, sidewalk labs, innovation, leadership, reimagined, new york city, Olympic…
 
The holidays are right around the corner but your holiday packages might not be. Justin and Lance discuss how the logistics industry is shifting to accommodate manufacturing deficits, and how the labor shortage is driving inflation. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, inflation, labor, economy, jobs, immigration, shipping, manufacturing, logi…
 
Apple plans to develop software that will detect images of child pornography stored on iPhones. Justin and Lance discuss if this software will infringe on your privacy and ask if a stable internet connection is a utility in American society. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, internet, privacy, data, apple, technology, safety, software, gove…
 
The debt ceiling was designed to reduce the nation's debt, but it has not worked that way in the past. Justin and Lance discuss how the political parties have interacted with the debt ceiling and the history of the debt ceiling. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, politics, debt ceiling, national debt, republican, democrat, spending, inflatio…
 
How can we solve America's division - is ranked-choice voting the answer? Justin and Lance discuss how ranked-choice voting works, and how it could change the American political system. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, voting, ranked-choice, politics, democrat, republican, bipartisan, representation, election, poll, president, governor, ma…
 
How are schools rethinking grade levels for students and the amount of time they spend in class? Justin and Lance discuss how education should shift towards application-level understanding and how unvaccinated college students are costing schools millions of dollars. tags: justin weller, lance jackson, education, school, learning, teaching, teacher…
 
For more than a month, Facebook researchers warned that comments on vaccine-related posts were filled with anti-vaccine rhetoric. On the third installment of the Facebook series, Justin and Lance discuss the role of social media in society and how it should be handled in the future. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance Jackson, facebook, instagram, soc…
 
The court has been significantly transformed with a slight conservative majority. Justin and Lance track the major Supreme Court decisions from this term with new justice Amy Coney Barrett and analyze how the American people feel about the court's decisions. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, amy coney barrett, judge, justice, supreme court,…
 
The United States has more job openings now than at any other point in history. With employers struggling to fill empty positions, they are forced to be creative. Justin and Lance discuss why there is a labor shortage and what employers are trying to acquire new talent. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, work, labor, economics, wages, job, p…
 
Company researchers at Facebook wrote, "misinformation, toxicity, and violent content are inordinately prevalent among reshares on the platform." Justin and Lance break down how Facebook has been used for organized crime and ethnic cleansing in the second part of the Facebook series. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, facebook, instagram, cr…
 
Since 2012, schizophrenia diagnosis in nursing homes have soared 70% resulting in 1 of 9 nursing home residents being diagnosed with the condition. However, only about 1 of every 150 individuals are diagnosed with the disease in the general public. Justin and Lance break down why this soar in diagnosis is happening, and how the nursing home system …
 
Facebook gives special privileges to millions of users who make the company more money. Also, 40% of teens reported that they feel less attractive after using Facebook. Justin and Lance discuss how social media is harming youth and society with no consequences. Together, they expose the hypocrisy of Facebook. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackso…
 
Janice is joined by Suzanne Yoon, Founder and Managing Partner at Kinzie Capital Partners, to discuss her trailblazing career in the male-dominated private equity world. Janice and Suzanne discuss how Kinzie is fulfilling its mission of advancing the use of technology, data analytics, and innovation in lower-middle market companies in the manufactu…
 
For more than a century, automakers continuously honed in on their ability to make the best combustion engine. However, some of the world's biggest automakers are now ditching combustion engines in order to produce electric motors. Justin and Lance discuss the future of EVs, and some challenges we still have to conquer. tags: tsou, justin weller, l…
 
The Texas Heartbeat Act is banning most abortions in the state after 6 weeks of pregnancy with no exceptions to rape or incest. Justin and Lance question if this law is constituational, and when human life really begins. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, abortion, texas, government, politics, voting, democrat, republican, womens rights, pro…
 
For many years, experts have predicted that unless the steady over usage of the Colorado River was brought to a halt, it could no longer support the 40 million people that depend on it. That prediction is quickly coming to fruition. Justin and Lance break down all the factors that could be contributing to the depletion of the Colorado River. tags: …
 
The human species was able to double its own life expectancy in under 100 years - could we do it again? Justin and Lance discuss the history of preventative medicine and what a future with humans regularly living to be 100+ years might look like. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, age, old, medicine, antibiotics, elderly, healthcare, economi…
 
YouTube is still promoting false and sexualized videos - more than 70% of flagged videos in a study were recommended for the viewer to watch next. Also, deceptive campaign fundraising has tricked elderly people into making long time payments. Justin and Lance question how powerful algorithms should be, and how we can better protect our seniors onli…
 
With employers fighting to fill positions in their organizations, potential employees have more power than they have had in a long time. Justin and Lance are joined by Robin Erickson, Principle Researcher at The Conference Board, to discuss employment trends and how employers are navigating the current labor market. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to think about education differently. Justin and Lance discuss the options available for education like public schools, charter schools, private schools, and online options. They also ask if the future of education is a combined individual approach. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, education, school, pri…
 
With no surprise, Americans spend a lot of money on credit cards - but something is changing about how they are spending. Justin and Lance discuss back to school shopping, military spending, and electric car start-up Lucid. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, electric car, money, economy, school, college, university, military, spending, war, …
 
The United States of America is set to end its 20-year attempt at nation-building in Afghanistan. Justin and Lance break down the history of this American endeavor and question how the U.S. should handle its exit. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance Jackson, Afghanistan, middle east, Taliban, nation-building, America, biden, politics, money, soldiers,…
 
What are cities across America trying that might improve American life? Justin and Lance breakdown 10 innovative ideas cities are trying that could be implemented on a larger scale. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, city, idea, america, quality of life, ubi, sewage, housing, education, unemployment, remote work, government, politics…
 
Hackers can use your posts, liked media, and internet consumption to learn everything they need to know about you. Justin and Lance discuss how to protect your online accounts with password managers, and how criminals are finding new creative ways to scam their victims. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, internet, social media, passwords, sa…
 
Daily vaccination rates have slowed and now plateaued in the past few months. Justin and Lance discuss why some have held off on getting their shot, and why it is still important that those who are not vaccinated get their dose. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, vaccine, covid-19, pandemic, biden, trump, politics, johnson johnson, moderna, …
 
The United States Supreme Court says that tribal police can search non-Indians who are found on reservations - the justice's unanimous decision further affirms the sovereignty for indigenous nations. Justin and Lance discuss the importance of this ruling and how the Navajo Nation became the largest Indian tribe. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jac…
 
Justin and Lance discuss how climate change is currently affecting the world, the challenges that lie ahead, and if there are any practical solutions that everyone can agree on. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, climate, environment, change, earth, global warming, emissions, water level, sea, wildlife, policy, government, policy, future…
 
Facebook is trying to develop a social media platform that is designed to be a ‘safe space’ for children under the age of 13. Justin and Lance discuss why some states are fighting this effort and how parenting plays a role in the age of social media. Tags: tsou, Justin Weller, lance Jackson, children, Facebook, Instagram, social media, zuckerberg, …
 
The city of Columbus, Ohio has made some progress to become a smarter city and some environmentalists are fighting against the installation of more solar panels. From driverless cars to rooftop gardens, Justin and Lance unpack Columbus' five-year, $50 million project. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, environment, climate change, global war…
 
Janice is joined by Gina Drosos, CEO of Signet Jewelers, to discuss how Signet helps its customers celebrate life and express love through jewelry. Gina touches on how the pandemic has changed consumer behavior forever and how Signet has focused on its online presence to meet buyers where they are. tags: LR, janice ellig, gina drosos, signet, jewel…
 
President Biden signed a broad executive order that aims to promote competitive markets across the U.S. economy and limit corporate dominance. Justin and Lance discuss what industries are being targeted and have a larger conversation about America's capitalist culture. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, competition, biden, capitalism, market…
 
Republicans and Democrats are fighting for the American blue-collar vote. Justin and Lance discuss how this population of voters is shifting and question if a day of rest on Sunday could solve multiple contentious issues. tags: tsou, politics, justin weller, lance jackson, voting, democrat, republican, biden, trump, sunday, rest, race, work, blue c…
 
A person's recent Google search history is a better predictor of suicide than their clinician's latest notes. Justin and Lance discuss how A.I. and big data could be used for good in the healthcare industry, and how this technology could potentially be extremely harmful if not deployed safely. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, ai, technolog…
 
There is little doubt that the 2020 election captured the attention of the world. Justin and Lance are joined by Jon Grinspan, Curator of Political History at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, to discuss what the gilded years of 1865 - 1915 can teach us about modern politics. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, jon grinsp…
 
As post-pandemic life becomes a reality, restaurants are set to boom back - but the experience might be different. Justin and Lance discuss the shortage of used cars in America and how restaurants are changing. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, restaurants, food, cars, used cars, pre-owned, ordering, menus, digital, eatery, app, bill, waite…
 
President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of senators have reached a broad infrastructure deal. The plan includes $579 billion additional dollars to what the government already spends on infrastructure. Justin and Lance discuss what is in this plan and ask if it is really bipartisan. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, politics, president bi…
 
The pandemic offered a slower-paced lifestyle that many Americans enjoyed more than the everyday hustle of pre-pandemic life. Justin and Lance discuss the future of labor and the American family. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, labor, work, money, family, leisure, jobs, economy, pandemic, free time, schedule, week, time, America, politics…
 
Generation Z is lonelier than millennials and more reluctant to embrace the responsibilities of adulthood. From social media to parenting, Justin and Lance discuss the many roots that are causing our young people to suffer from more anxiety, depression, and lower levels of motivation. tags: justin weller, lance jackson, gen z, depression, anxiety, …
 
The Trump and Biden presidential poll was the worst missed prediction in forty years. Justin and Lance discuss why Americans place so much emphasis on presidential polls, polarization among county lines, and the showmanship of American Politics. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, politics, america, trump, biden, republican, democrat, polls, …
 
What role does science, innovation, and technology play in the agriculture industry? Janice is joined by Clint Lewis, Chief Executive Officer at AgroFresh, to discuss how the world can produce fresher food with less waste using science-based solutions. tags: LR, agriculture, food ,livestock, agrofresh, science, technology, farming, land, national, …
 
Democrat's sweeping voting rights law could work by getting rid of many voting restrictions. Justin and Lance discuss the implications of this law and how their integration will change voting in America. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, voting, democrat, republican, politics, election, government, money, ads, public, law…
 
A $15 minimum wage may crush teen employment and older millennials are finally starting to close the wealth gap with older generations. Justin and Lance discuss the nature of the American economy and the challenges that future generations face. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, economy, politics, minimum wage, technology, government, gen z,…
 
The number of college grads has increased since 2009, but the number of students graduating with education degrees has fallen. Justin and Lance discuss how summer school is helping students and how a few changes in education could improve our country. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, education, teaching, learning, summer, training, work, c…
 
What is the truth behind Biden's $6 trillion budget and where exactly is this money going? Justin and Lance break down discretionary spending and point how Congress might be holding America back from success. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, congress, biden, democrat, budget, spending, money, economy, jobs, taxes, education, military, road…
 
What can a rural town teach us about American politics? Justin and Lance discuss how a small logging town came together to solve an issue and how that relates to the larger climate change crisis facing the world. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, earth, logging, rural, city, climate change, global warming, environment, economy, jobs, scienc…
 
As of July 2019, 138 of 193 UN Member States and 2 Non-Member States have recognized Palestine as an independent power. Justin and Lance discuss why Israel and Palestine started fighting and the history of the feud. tags: tsou, palestine, isreal, war, history, oil, america, politics, economy, territory, freedom, fight, middle east, land, internatio…
 
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