Make Meaning Podcast Episodes

Episode 8 – Deeply Detroit with Alex Kimbrough

Alex Kimbrough is an Emmy Award winning director and producer at WJBK FOX 2. He is a product of Detroit Public Schools and a graduate of Cass Technical High School. Alex attended Wayne State University, graduating with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications and Film Studies. After starting at WJBK in 1986,he has spent the bulk of his 30-plus years in broadcasting producing public affairs programs and directing most of the station’s newscasts, particularly Fox 2 News Morning. He recently won the Emmy for creating and producing the Fox2Detroit.com reality series, “The Hunt.” Alex joins Lynne on the Make Meaning […]

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Episode 7 – Relationship-based Legal Leadership with Katie Brown

Katie Brown helps businesses of all sizes, from family-owned companies to multi-state corporations. She travels to their locations and evaluates any challenges and shows organizations how to avoid problems before they occur. Katie is principal at Madden Hauser, specializing in employment law. She joins Lynne on the Make Meaning Podcast to discuss how she got into law, how she prioritizes her personal life with her professional life, and who she admires most and why. Learn more about Maddin Hauser at www.maddinhauser.com

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Episode 6 – Protecting The Great Lakes with Jackson Riegler

Through Jackson Riegler’s teenage years, the threat of permanent damage to the Great Lakes ecosystem developed into a deeper issue than ever before. With risks of Asian Carp entering the Great Lakes, Line 5 Pipeline under the straits of Mackinac, and Trump’s proposed budget cuts towards Great Lakes funding, Jackson became more knowledgeable of these endangering factors and wanted to make a difference. In 2017, High School junior Jackson Riegler was inspired to raise awareness of the dangers to The Great Lakes and in response, he founded Oshki, a Michigan-based apparel company delivering local, long lasting comfortable clothing. 5% of the […]

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Episode 5 – The Spirited Entrepreneur with Mike Forsyth

Partner and Founder of Detroit City Distillery Mike Forsyth meets Lynne at Podcast Detroit and jumps in for a deep dive on his career as a small business owner in the spirits industry, including how his upbringing lead him to become an entrepreneur. Mike tells Lynne why many distilleries don’t make their own spirits, and shares how he takes a lot of pride in making products using locally sourced ingredients. He wants to celebrate Detroit, its history, and carry on the legacy and standards of American craftsmanship that Detroit has set. Detroit City Distillery creates small batch artisanal whiskey, gin […]

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Episode 4 – Vivid Humanity with Amy Augustin

For the Make Meaning Podcast Episode #4, Amy Augustin, president of Venture6 Studio, a creative production studio specializing in video production and design. Amy launched Our Safer World, which prompted her to take a team to Uganda and then to Haiti, to “be a voice for a developing country.” In this episode, Lynne and Amy discuss what it means to be a visual storyteller, how creativity can build success and connect people, and why Amy said Richard Branson is someone she admires. Amy Augustin is president of Venture6 Studio – a creative services team that specializes in visual storytelling through video […]

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Episode 3 – Just Be Nice with Paul Saginaw

For the Make Meaning Podcast Episode #3, Paul Saginaw, co-founder of Zingerman’s joins Lynne in-studio to tell the story behind Zingerman’s and how they built a community of business from scratch. Beyond the two co-founders of Zingermans, there are now 17 managing partners and over 750 employees. Paul believes that he has been successful in spite of the fact that he has limited natural talent and abilities because he has always thought that the only real limits are those of vision. In this episode, Paul shares three tips on how to build business and why it’s important to him to “be […]

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Episode 2 – Stories Can Change the World with Barbara Jones

For the Make Meaning podcast Episode #2, Barbara Jones is the Executive Editor at Henry Holt publishers in New York. Barbara joins Lynne Golodner on the Make Meaning podcast as a great mentor, friend, and inspiration. Together, they speak about how Barbara’s career has taken her through magazines and publishing houses, telling powerful stories, in hopes the reader comes out with a better understanding of the experience themselves. Barbara was a magazine editor for more than 20 years before switching to books. She shares her insights on how the publishing industry is doing today and what the future holds for […]

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