Alabama Secretary of Labor Fitzgerald Washington Discusses How and Where to find Workers Today

Posted On January 17, 2022

When the Alabama economy was soaring in February of 2020, the state’s unemployment rate was very low. Today, though the pandemic and government assistance, it’s nearly as low as it was then. What are employers who desperate need workers doing to find people? Where are the workers? Alabama Secretary of…

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Billy Duren of Threaded Fasteners Talks ESOP, Culture & Growth

Posted On January 10, 2022

Threaded Fastener’s culture is a retention tool. Billy Duren is the company president and Chief Motivational Officer. When asked about the company, Billy spends more time describing the culture than the products. Hear how the former company leaders chose an ESOP for the company as they retired and how Billy…

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Stephen Fitzgerald’s Company, Per His Customers, is an “Ethos” – That’s BIG.

Posted On January 3, 2022

Episode 200!! WooooHoooo!! Stephen Fitzgerald gave up an enviable career to pursue a passion that began with him building the mountain / gravel bike he always wanted but couldn’t find. That passion led to him making bikes for others. Word got out. People showed up. His customers became advocates and…

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The Work Life of Two NYC Ballet Corps Members – Mobilians Olivia and Mary Thomas MacKinnon

Posted On December 27, 2021

Olivia and Mary Thomas MacKinnon have known since a very young age that they wanted to dance professionally at the highest level their talent would allow. Today they’re members of the corps at the New York City Ballet where I chat with them them prior to their nightly holiday performance of…

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The Annual Gratitude Show

Posted On December 23, 2021

Michael Ledger runs Mobile’s Feeding the Gulf Coast food bank. Kelly Qualls is the VP of Programs for Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama. Both talk about their programs, what they need from their communities to make them successful, and what their future looks like. Then What’s Working producer…

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Mobilian Gabriella Saab’s First Novel is a Break Through Hit. Learn How She Did It.

Posted On December 6, 2021

Gabriella Saab‘s first novel is a smash hit. Her publisher, Harper Collins, thinks so, too, and is prioritizing its publicity. Reviewers are gushing. It’s now in many different languages and is featured in book clubs worldwide. Called The Last Checkmate, the book features a female protagonist, historical fiction, and the…

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Forester Charles Taylor Explains Carbon Offset Credits, the Need for New Forestry Talent, and Who’s Making Money and How

Posted On December 2, 2021

Forester Charles Taylor must keep up with the trends shaping the forestry business today. That includes carbon offset credits, the need for new talent and skilled workers, and the challenges of finding loggers and drivers. Forestry is a HUGE industry in Alabama and this is an important conversation. Check out…

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Jim Cox Talks Trends in the Wine Business and We Sample a Couple Goodies

Posted On November 29, 2021

It’s the annual holiday wine boondoggle. I invite Jim Cox to the studio to sample some great wines to consider for the holidays. He and his wife Carrie run Southern Napa Wines in Daphne, Alabama. We discuss the cool wines of the season, a huge sale of Napa property by…

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REPLAY: Educator Blair Fisher Discusses the Boy Crisis in Education

Posted On November 22, 2021

REPLAY: Educator Blair Fisher discusses the alarming trend of boys performing poorly in school. Boys are responsible for the vast majority of bad grades, discipline issues, and stand in the front of the line for medications to help them focus. I asked Blair a simple question after watching my daughter’s…

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Chef Jule of Fairhope Chocolates – A Primer for High-End Chocolates Just in Time for the Holidays

Posted On November 15, 2021

Chef Jule creates extraordinary chocolate delicacies in her shop in Fairhope, Alabama. Knowing nothing about high-end chocolate, she takes me on a tasting journey to teach me how her delicacies are made, offering insights on the ingredients she sources from across the US and Europe and even the cocoa trees…

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