Our Voices Matter Podcast

Our Voices Matter Podcast

www.ourvoicesmatterpodcast.com
Our stories have the power to bring us closer together, if only we will listen. Emmy Award-winning journalist and entrepreneur, Linda Lorelle, guides guests through insightful, intimate conversations that reveal our common humanity. This show is not a…


Transparency & the Energy Transition with Guest Melody Meyer
Mar 4 • 27 min
My conversation with Melody Meyer, is a great way to kick off Women’s History Month on OVM. Meyer is a trailblazer for women in energy and started in the industry 40 years ago. You could count her female colleagues on one hand — or less. Talk about…
Energy Meets Art With Guest Donna Cole
Feb 26 • 31 min
What on earth could possess the owner of a successful energy company to produce a musical about a 17th century cloistered nun who is up for sainthood? For Donna Cole, CEO of Cole Chemical, it’s all about connection. Connecting the right and left sides…
Prophetic City - Stephen Klineberg
Feb 19 • 29 min
By now you know that Our Voices Matter podcast originates from Houston, Texas. If you don’t live here and have never visited, what are you waiting for?!? But seriously, there is good reason to pay attention to this great city, poised to become the 3rd…
Navigating the Rising Tide of Uncertainty - Aida Araissi
Feb 5 • 46 min
Linda Lorelle sits down with Aida Araissi, Founding Director of the Bilateral Chamber in Houston
Beyond Art: Elevating Humanity With Justin Garcia
Jan 29 • 24 min
Linda sits with Houston Artist Justin Garcia
Students’ Voices Matter - Dr. Ira Blake
Jan 22 • 28 min
Linda sits with President of UH-Clear Lake, Dr. Ira Blake
The Ebb and Flow of Hate - Dena Marks
Jan 15 • 24 min
Linda speaks with Dena Marks of the ADL
Show Up, Step Up & Listen - Maria Moncada Alaoui
Jan 8 • 25 min
Get over yourself and listen to a different perspective…
Be Part of the Solution - Joseph Kopser
Dec 18, 2019 • 37 min
“This isn’t about being against Trump or for Trump; this is about saying ‘folks, this political theatre we’re in is dysfunctional. It helps no one.’” Joseph Kopser is all about being part of the solution. A U.S. Army veteran, successful entrepreneur…
The Constitution and Civil Discourse - Justin Dyer
Dec 11, 2019 • 36 min
Take moment to put away your politics and promise that you will listen with an open mind.
Disrupting Healthcare With Humanity - RUSHIKA FERNANDOPULLE
Dec 4, 2019 • 27 min
“They’re picked for one thing only which is empathy, being able to connect to another human being.” Empathy, connection and humanity are at the core of how Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle is disrupting healthcare, one clinic, one patient at a time. The…
Neighbor’s Table - Sarah Harmeyer
Nov 27, 2019 • 33 min
Linda Lorelle Sits with Sarah Harmeyer of Neighbor’s Table.
Clash of Cultures - Asher Khan
Nov 20, 2019 • 30 min
The last thing I want is for someone to go down the same road…
No Pride on Re-entry
Nov 13, 2019 • 29 min
Linda Lorelle interviews Bill Balleza, Part 2.
Shannon Foley Martinez - The Black Sheep and White Power
Oct 30, 2019 • 44 min
There was a time when Shannon Foley Martinez and I would never have been able to sit down and have a conversation. She embraced white supremacy. I am black. I have often wanted to speak frankly with someone who has openly expressed hatred for African Am…
The Ivy League Terrorist Part 2: Impact of the U.S. Withdrawal from Syria
Oct 23, 2019 • 21 min
Jesse Morton talks with Linda Lorelle about the Impact of the U.S. Withdrawal from Syria.
A Seat At The Table
Oct 16, 2019 • 33 min
Linda sits down with Sarah Harmeyer of neighborstable.com
Check Your Ego
Oct 9, 2019 • 32 min
Jerry Lasco sits down with Linda Lorelle to share about his values and business.
Free Trip to Egypt
Oct 2, 2019 • 31 min
Linda Interviews Tarek Mounib about his film, Free trip to Egypt
Breaking Down the Bubble
Sep 25, 2019 • 41 min
Rania Markarious/ Crime Stoppers
The Presumption of Good Intentions
Sep 18, 2019 • 32 min
Linda chats with CEO of Insperity, Paul Sarvadi
The Ivy League Terrorist
Sep 11, 2019 • 59 min
Linda Lorelle sits down and discusses violent extremism with reformed Jihadi, Jesse Morton.
Healthcare & the Divide
Sep 4, 2019 • 30 min
“We are paying for the Care, not the Health.” And that’s the problem, says Elena Marks, President and CEO of Episcopal Health Foundation. In just about every poll that asks what Americans most care about when deciding who will get our vote, healthcar…
Red Zone
Aug 27, 2019 • 29 min
Linda Lorelle speaks with Spencer Tillman regarding Americas financial stability and race relations.
Technology, Social Media & the Divide
Aug 21, 2019 • 34 min
“Technology cannot replace human interaction.” Seems like a no brainer, but it’s a message technology guru, Crystal Washington, knows bears repeating. As Our Voices Matter continues to explore human connection and its role in civil discourse, we’re…
Believe Your Eyes
Aug 8, 2019 • 44 min
Linda speaks with Reverend Hannah Adair Bonner
What the World Needs Now
Jul 31, 2019 • 33 min
Linda interviews Gospel Singer Yolanda Adams
I File that Under Chickens**t
Jul 24, 2019 • 35 min
Linda discusses shame research and pain transformation with Brene Brown.
We are at a Tipping Point
Jul 3, 2019 • 30 min
Linda interviews her former co-anchor Bill Balleza
Anchor Stakeholders
Jun 26, 2019 • 43 min
ICYMI — and because I’m on the road — we’re re-posting this episode that gets to the heart of our mission. If you’re sick and tired of Washington gridlock and you long for our political leaders to actually DO something, I’ve got some good news for you. …
Difference Matters
Jun 19, 2019 • 28 min
Linda Lorelle interviews Katie Mehnert
“When Anyone is Slighted, We’re all Slighted”
Jun 12, 2019 • 34 min
Linda Lorelle chats with Joy Sewing, Fashion Editor at the Houston Chronicle
Still have to Share your Fries…After
Jun 5, 2019 • 36 min
Loubel shares a few stories from her timeline.
Update on Ruby Powers
May 28, 2019 • 5 min
Ruby Powers stops by to make an announcement
Hope Stone
May 22, 2019 • 36 min
Linda. Lorelle discusses moving to Houston to care for a sister diagnosed with cancer and the effect the arts have on us as individuals and a global community
Lovescaping - Irene Greaves
May 15, 2019 • 36 min
If it’s true that babies aren’t born hating, that they’re taught to hate by adults — what would our world look like if we taught love in our schools? Irene Greaves has made it her life’s mission to answer this question. Irene radiates love. She live…
OVM 22 - Holocaust Museum Houston w/ Kelly Zuniga
May 6, 2019 • 22 min
Linda Lorelle speaks to Kelly. Zuniga/ Holocaust Museum Houston
OVM21-Mathew Knowles
Apr 29, 2019 • 55 min
Linda Lorelle interviews Mathew Knowles
OVM 20 - Zachary Barnett
Apr 23, 2019 • 26 min
Linda Lorelle speaks with Zachary Barnett, Founder of the Abzyme Research Institute.
Jean Becker - OVM19
Apr 17, 2019 • 44 min
Linda Lorelle Speaks with Jean Becker
Laura Wilkinson -OVM 18
Apr 9, 2019 • 26 min
Linda Lorelle interviews Olympic Gold Medal Diver, Laura Wilkinson
Lauren Anderson - OVM 17
Apr 2, 2019 • 37 min
Linda Lorelle interviews Lauren Anderson
Josh Levs - OVM 16
Mar 26, 2019 • 30 min
Linda Lorelle interviews Josh Levs
Spencer Tillman - OVM 15
Mar 19, 2019 • 28 min
Andrew Hanauer - OVM 14
Mar 12, 2019 • 22 min
Polarization in American Politics Today
Clyde “The Glyde” Drexler- OVM 13
Mar 5, 2019 • 23 min
Basketball Hall of Fame legend Clyde Drexler chats with Linda Lorelle.
Samira Salman - OVM 12
Feb 25, 2019 • 26 min
Linda Lorelle Speaks to Samira Salman
Ruby Powers - OVM 11
Feb 19, 2019 • 30 min
Linda interviews an Immigration Attorney-Ruby Powers
Brice Everheart - OVM 10
Feb 12, 2019 • 18 min
Linda Lorelle interviews Brice Everheart
Stefanie Cantu - OVM 9
Feb 5, 2019 • 28 min
Linda Lorelle interviews a former scholarship recipient
Rusty Hardin - OVM 8
Jan 29, 2019 • 42 min
Linda interviews Rusty Hardin
Julia Cuba Lewis - OVM 7
Jan 21, 2019 • 27 min
Linda Speaks with Julia Cuba Lewis
Mustafa Tameez - OVM 6
Jan 15, 2019 • 36 min
Linda Lorelle interviews Mustafa Tameez
Sara Speer Selber - OVM 5
Jan 4, 2019 • 29 min
Linda interviews local philanthropist Sara Speer Selber
EncourageX - James Brown - OVM 4
Jan 1, 2019 • 27 min
The power of positive support and encouragement.
Denise Hamilton - OVM 3
Dec 25, 2018 • 41 min
Linda interview the CEO and founder of Watch Her Work, Denise Hamilton
Rob Fersh-OVM 2
Dec 18, 2018 • 42 min
Linda Lorelle speaks with Rob Fersh about Convergence’s efforts in Washington to temper the divide in our national discourse.
Neil Bush - OVM 1
Dec 11, 2018 • 36 min
Linda Lorelle interviews Neil Bush