Champions of Change: The RISE Podcast

Champions of Change: The RISE Podcast

Champions of Change: The RISE Podcast

CATEGORY: Sports
With two new episodes each month, Champions of Change: The RISE Podcast gives athletes and leaders in sports a platform to tell their stories and share their perspectives on issues of race, social justice and diversity, equity & inclusion in sports. Hosted by Ian Cutler, our podcast features interviews on how athletes are making a difference in their communities, and the power of sports to bring people together, improve race relations and advance racial equity and social justice.
  1. June 23, 2022
    32 min
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    Title IX at 50: Sarah Axelson, Women's Sports Foundation
    Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, we speak with Sarah Axelson, Vice President of Advocacy at the Women’s Sports Foundation. Sarah joins RISE's Ian Cutler and Natalia Chino to discus…
  2. June 15, 2022
    47 min
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    How We Talk, Teach and Tackle Racism in College Athletics - Maryland Sports Business Conference
    As we approach Juneteenth, the celebration of the end of slavery in this country, we share this RISE critical Conversation from the recently held University of Maryland Sports Business Conference. With lawmaker…
  3. May 25, 2022
    23 min
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    Denver Broncos Safety Justin Simmons and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver
    During the height of the COVID pandemic in 2020, Denver Broncos all-pro safety Justin Simmons began joining weekly virtual sessions of a RISE multi-week leadership program with youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs…
  4. April 26, 2022
    53 min
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    Diversity & Inclusion in College Sailing with ICSA TIDE
    The Intercollegiate Sailing Association Inclusivity, Diversity, and Equity Task Force - otherwise known as ICSA TIDE - is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive sailing community. Four of its student-a…
  5. April 14, 2022
    26 min
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    Celebrating Jackie Robinson Day with Nichol Whiteman, LA Dodgers Foundation CEO
    When Jackie Robinson broke the MLB color barrier on April 15, 1947, it was as a seminal moment in the fight for racial justice that changed our country forever. But 75 years later, we must ask if we have made e…
  6. March 30, 2022
    32 min
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    Inclusive Leadership and College Athletics
    In the height of March Madness, RISE’s Dr. Andrew Mac Intosh leads this conversation with Omar Brown (BIG TEN, Senior Vice President, People & Culture Officer), Felicia Martin (NCAA Senior Vice President of Inc…
  7. February 28, 2022
    23 min
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    Ron Rivera and Mel Blount
    Washington Commanders Head Coach Ron Rivera and Pro Football Hall of Famer Mel Blount join us from Radio Row at Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles to discuss issues of race, diversity and inclusion within the NFL an…
  8. February 08, 2022
    48 min
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    Creating More Inclusive Cultures within the NFL
    RISE Chief Program Officer Dr. Andrew Mac Intosh leads this conversation with Dasha Smith, NFL Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer; Jim Rooney, Pittsburgh Steelers, the son of late Steelers C…
  9. February 07, 2022
    43 min
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    Allyship and Inclusivity in Gymnastics and College Athletics: Megan Skaggs and Mary Korlin-Downs
    What does it mean to be an ally in the fight against racism? In this conversation, we explore the meaning of the term allyship, the challenges that come with being an ally and ways to make college athletics a m…
  10. February 01, 2022
    30 min
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    Gold Medalist Benita Fitzgerald Mosley: National Girls and Women in Sports Day + Black History Month
    RISE’s Peyton Finley and Kim Miller host this conversation with Olympic Gold Medalist Benita Fitzgerald Mosley to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day (Feb. 2) and the start of Black History Month.…
  11. January 11, 2022
    54 min
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    James Cadogan, Executive Director, National Basketball Social Justice Coalition
    Formed jointly by the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association in 2020, the National Basketball Social Justice Coalition is a 501(c)(4) advocacy organization that leads the NBA family’s collaborative…
  12. December 21, 2021
    45 min
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    U.S. SailGP Team's Andrew Campbell and CJ Perez on Identity, Diversity & Inclusion
    Professional sailing is often associated with privilege and exclusivity, but the U.S. SailGP Team is committed to making their sport more inclusive, and is taking the necessary steps to do just that. In June 20…
  13. December 03, 2021
    24 min
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    LA Rams Robert Rochell & JuJu Hughes; My Cause My Cleats and RISE with the Rams
    When RISE educates on how sport can be a vehicle for change we often explore the different ways athletes and teams can leverage their platforms to raise awareness around critical issues, and one powerful exampl…
  14. November 02, 2021
    52 min
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    Election Day Special: Eric Reveno, Georgia Tech Men's Basketball Associate Head Coach
    On Election Day 2021, we speak with Georgia Tech Men’s Basketball Associate Head Coach Eric Reveno, who has played an integral in helping to create the student-athlete-inspired #AllVoteNoPlay initiative taking…
  15. October 19, 2021
    31 min
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    Inclusive Leadership: NASCAR President Steve Phelps, NFL EVP Troy Vincent, Diahann Billings-Burford
    RISE CEO Diahann Billings-Burford leads this conversation on inclusive leadership with NASCAR President Steve Phelps and NFL Executive Vice President, Football Operations, Troy Vincent. Both Phelps and Vincent…
  16. October 05, 2021
    42 min
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    Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month - Gustavo Silva, Chicago Bears
    Gustavo Silva, Chicago Bears Manager of Youth Football & Community Programs, joins us to help celebrate Latinx Heritage Month. We discuss the importance of recognizing and celebrating diverse cultures for the s…
  17. September 21, 2021
    31 min
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    Morgan Tuck, Connecticut Sun
    We celebrate our 100th episode of Champions of Change: The RISE Podcast with Morgan Tuck, the Connecticut Sun Director of Franchise Development, a 4-time NCAA champion with UConn and a 2020 WNBA champion with t…
  18. September 07, 2021
    33 min
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    Anthony Pardo, MLB Director of Partnership Activation
    Anthony Pardo is Director of Partnership Activation for Major League Baseball and a leader of a Latinx Business Resource Group within MLB. Anthony just completed the Pro Sports Assembly + RISE Inclusive Leader…
  19. August 24, 2021
    52 min
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    RISE Summer 2021 Intern Takeover
    RISE’s Sumer 2021 intern class takes over this episode. They reflect on their time with RISE and discuss how they will apply their learnings and experiences from this summer to create more inclusive cultures in…
  20. August 10, 2021
    43 min
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    Schuyler Bailar, first trans NCAA DI men's athlete
    A conversation on identity and activism with Schuyler Bailar, former Harvard men's swimmer and the first trans athlete to compete for an NCAA Division I men’s team. Schuyler became the only trans athlete to com…

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