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Behind SFA: From Vision to Reality- Episode 2
Jul 20 • 40 min
We continue our series Behind SFA, where we will take you behind the scenes to one of the DMV’s upcoming brands, Strength From Above. We sat down with founders Arvin Reyes and Ricky Garcia for Episode 2 on their rise to success. —- This episode is…
Meet Your New Stylist: Lucy Bedewi
Jul 10 • 34 min
Hey everyone! What a crazy last few months it has been, but we hope you are all well! We wrapped up our last Season in sudden with COVID-19 changing things up but now we are launching Season 3! With that our first guest is an amazing stylist. Meet your…
Behind SFA: From Vision to Reality
Jun 30 • 42 min
Our new series Behind SFA, will take you behind the scenes to one of the DMV’s upcoming brands, Strength From Above. We sat down with founders Arvin Reyes and Ricky Garcia to know more about how Strength From Above came to be. —- This episode is sponsored…
It’s Change We Want & Need
Jun 24 • 29 min
Last week, legislation action was taken to invest into police trainings, banning chokeholds and a national system to track police misconduct. The voices on the street are not pushing for investment but for change, for a system to be redesigned. A system…
It’s Not A Debate, It’s Taking A Stand
Jun 16 • 33 min
Protests after protests we see that Black Lives is turning into a debate. It shouldn’t. We are talking about human beings just like you and me, why is this a debate? Join us as we discuss about the ongoing push to end racism, police brutality and the…
We Stand With You.
Jun 5 • 31 min
As a platform for the community we are here for the community. In these times of hurting we stand for Black Lives because they DO MATTER. As a team we will be releasing some episodes on the current climate in our nation and ways we can be the catalyst for…
Vulnerability Is Power with Carolina Rodriguez
May 7 • 36 min
NOTE: Full Spanish Episode. Today we have Carolina Rodriguez, joining us. Carolina has a bachelor’s degree in education, is a Life Coach, Family Counselor, and Associate Pastor of Casa Del Alfarero in Silver Spring, MD. She is also the founder of Shine,…
Love For D.C. with Heather Leah
May 4 • 37 min
If there is someone who loves D.C. it’s for sure, Heather. Heather Leah is a wanderlust-filled traveler, raised in New England, who has planted roots in Washington, DC. She loves to watch her breath move in and out of her body and she loves how her…
Protect Your Investment with Tom Bassolino
May 2 • 38 min
Bass Patent Law, LLC is a patent law firm in Frederick, MD that specializes in a broad range of patent-related services across a variety of technology areas including mechanical, electrical, software, and designs. In particular, Bass Patent Law’s practice…
The Spirit Within You with Stacy Fuentes Perez
Apr 30 • 33 min
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me” - Psalms 51:10. This is the Bible verse that fuels WITHIN started by Stacy Fuentes Perez. A brand build on the foundation to remind everyone who they need to seek. Even this crazy…
Get Business Booming with OVALZ
Apr 22 • 37 min
Ready to run your business better in 2020? Well let Albee and Marvin help you. They founded Ovalz, a web platform for retail business owners that answers inventory accuracy questions w/o the labor costs. They help you know what you have, how much to have…
Spreading Positivity with Dara & Dave Feldman
Apr 20 • 38 min
Dara is a passionate educator, speaker, coach and consultant. She is the author of The Heart of Education: Bringing Joy, Meaning and Purpose Back to Teaching and Learning and was honored as Disney’s 2005 Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year and…
Staying Motivated with Kassy Sunshine
Apr 16 • 34 min
DISCLAIMER: Due to the limitations we are relying on technology and not all the time it works out to our benefit. Our internet was not the greatest in this episode so please bear with us. We are always pushing to bring you quality audio, thank you for…
Ways to Self-Care with David Shar
Apr 13 • 37 min
Selfcare is so crucial right now with the worldwide pandemic and everyone on lockdown. These moments can stress and overload people, but how can you stay sane at these times? David Shar took the time to talk to us on ways to avoid burnout at home and in…
Be Glamorous with Milani and Kay
Apr 8 • 38 min
Hope everyone is staying safe, here at the District Channel we are keeping you all in prayers! Today we have a special duo in the likes of Milani founder of Makeup by Milani and Kay founder of Lashyou Studio. The duo have come together and right before…
Quarantine 101 with Lulu
Apr 2 • 40 min
Hope you are all washing your hands, and getting ready for a new episode! Yes we have been practicing social distancing and today we bring you a special guest. Lulu herself is practicing social distancing and today we will talk about what you can do…
Update of COVID-19 with The District channel
Mar 28 • 32 min
COVID-19 is upon us and we want to give you our updates and our stance on the whole situation. Tune in to hear what we have to say, also stay safe! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support…
The Miracle Baby with Glenda Reyes
Mar 25 • 46 min
Miracles do happen, most of them surprise us too. For Glenda Reyes its been all but too real of a miracle. Wife of our very own Arvin Reyes, and Youth Pastor at Casa Del Alfarero, Glenda had her daughter Miabelle Reyes in the Summer 2019, it was at 6…
Giving Your Seoul Some Spice with Danielle Wilt
Mar 20 • 40 min
Hey everyone we hope you are all safe in these crazy times, we are keeping you all in mind and please take care of yourself! Stay Home so we can fight this off. To help you with being home we got episodes coming your way starting with Danielle Wilt, Vice…
Sister, Sister with Doris & Alice
Mar 17 • 48 min
On this episode, we brought back Doris Varillas but she is not alone, her sister Alice Perry founder of Modern Ester is joining her. Tune in to hear these powerful sisters share their story of faith, empowerment, and business. You don’t want to miss this…
10 for TEN: Mike Luzio , founder of the LVE Group
Mar 11 • 13 min
In partnership with the 2020 EnTERPreneur Conference we sat down with Mike Luzio, founder of the marketing team called the LVE Group and a Millionaire Motivator, Entrepreneur, Forbes Contributor, and Investor, with 20+ years’ experience connecting people…
10 for TEN: Sarah Dwyer CEO at Chouquette Chocolates
Mar 11 • 10 min
In partnership with the 2020 EnTERPreneur Conference we sat down with Sarah Dwyer CEO at Chouquette Chocolates. Chouquette is a Bethesda-based chocolate shop, owned by Sarah Dwyer (a Paris-trained chocolatier). This place is known for their small batch of…
10 for TEN: Veeraj Shah , Co-founder of Chat Health
Mar 11 • 10 min
In partnership with the 2020 EnTERPreneur Conference we sat down with Veeraj Shah. Chat Health is developing an SMS-based artificial intelligence chatbot platform to improve information and access to preventative health services among college student…
10 for TEN: Pramod Raheja, CEO of Airgility
Mar 11 • 9 min
In partnership with the 2020 EnTERPreneur Conference we sat down with Pramod Raheja. Pramod is the CEO of Airgility and an Aerospace Engineering graduate from UMCP with over 30 years of aviation/aerospace operations experience. Airgility is an early-stage…
10 for TEN: Aubrey Awasom, founder of Noble Uprising
Mar 11 • 10 min
In partnership with the 2020 EnTERPreneur Conference we sat down with Aubrey Awasom, founder of Noble Uprising, a social venture for helping homeless and unemployed battered women get the skills, training, and housing to start over. What started as a…
10 for TEN: Julie Lenzer, Chief Innovation Officer of UMD
Mar 11 • 9 min
In partnership with the 2020 EnTERPreneur Conference we sat down with Julie Lenzer, Chief Innovation Officer of UMD. Lenzer fosters and supports UMD’s innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology commercialization enterprise, including the development of…
10 for TEN: Shyon Parsadoust, Founder & CEO of Toucan
Mar 11 • 10 min
In partnership with the 2020 EnTERPreneur Conference we sat down with Shyon Parsadoust, Founder & CEO of Toucan (Economics major, Technology Entrepreneurship Minor), Toucan is a digital catalog of student talent with the mission of helping student…
10 for TEN: Nikhil Balakumar, President of the Terrapin Entrepreneur Network
Mar 11 • 11 min
In partnership with the 2020 EnTERPreneur Conference we sat down with Nikhil Balakumar is the co-founder and CEO of Greentel, as well as the President of the Terrapin Entrepreneur Network (TEN). —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
10 for TEN: Nelson Young, Strategic Financier at Uber
Mar 11 • 9 min
In partnership with the 2020 EnTERPreneur Conference we sat down with Nelson Young, Strategic Financier at Uber. His role is to be driving and supporting Uber’s company-wide financial planning, forecasting, reporting, and analysis efforts; with input on…
10 for TEN: Brandon Howard, Founder at ResEssential, LLC.
Mar 11 • 10 min
In partnership with the 2020 EnTERPreneur Conference we sat down with Brandon Howard, Founder at ResEssential, LLC., Experiential Marketing & Brand Activation for Real Estate. ResEssential is pioneering the connection of lifestyle brands to consumers…
10 for TEN: Haroon Mokhtarzada, co-founder and CEO of TrueBill
Mar 11 • 9 min
In partnership with the 2020 EnTERPreneur Conference we sat down with Haroon Mokhtarzada, co-founder and CEO of TrueBill, a money-saving startup app that makes it easy to optimize your spending, manage subscriptions, lower your bills, and stay on top of…
10 for TEN: Mohil Gupta, founder of Spacers
Mar 11 • 10 min
In partnership with the 2020 EnTERPreneur Conference we sat down with Mohil Gupta, Product Manager and founder of Spacers (name will change) an eyewear attachment which alleviates discomfort from associated usage of over/on-ear headphones and helmets. —-…
10 for TEN: Kelsey Abernathy and Dan Fucich, Co-founders of AlgenAir
Mar 11 • 10 min
In partnership with the 2020 EnTERPreneur Conference we sat down with Kelsey Abernathy and Dan Fucich. Kelsey and Dan are leading this charge to bring the capabilities and benefits of algae to the public. AlgenAir released the Aerium, an air purifier that…
10 for TEN: Jasmine Snead, Co-Founder and CFO of Aurora Tights
Mar 11 • 9 min
In partnership with the 2020 EnTERPreneur Conference we sat down with Jasmine Snead, Co-Founder and CFO of Aurora Tights, an athletic brand that designs performance sports gear in an array of tones for all complexions and sizes. Currently, all performance…
10 for TEN: Cate Luzio, Founder and CEO of Luminary
Mar 11 • 11 min
In partnership with the 2020 EnTERPreneur Conference we sat down with Cate Luzio. Cate is the Founder and CEO of Luminary based in NYC, it is more than a co-working space but also a community dedicated to women entrepreneurs. —- This episode is sponsored…
10 for TEN: Amy Eichorst, Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations at UMD
Mar 11 • 9 min
In partnership with the 2020 EnTERPreneur Conference we sat down with Amy Eichorst, Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations at UMD. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this…
10 for TEN: Scott Nash, Owner & Founder of MOM’s Organic Market
Mar 11 • 10 min
In partnership with the 2020 EnTERPreneur Conference we sat down with Scott Nash, Owner and Founder of MOM’s Organic Market. Scott Nash started MOM’s at the age of 22 with an initial investment of $100 as a home delivery business out of his mom’s garage.…
Making The Difference with Pastor Ana Arce
Mar 9 • 42 min
From El Salvador to the United States, the journey has not been easy for Ana Arce. From a young age noticing the injustice in Central America she stood to try to make a difference. Things were not as they seemed and after years of not finding her purpose…
Time for A Landscape Lesson with Kelley Oklesson
Mar 4 • 48 min
Kelley Oklesson is the founder and principal of Groundsmith Collective, a local design studio based in Hyattsville, Maryland. Her studio provides conscientious landscape design services with a focus on promoting responsible social and environmental…
Always Go Higher with Hameed Idowu & Wazy Family
Feb 27 • 35 min
Believe in something higher than yourself, thats the motto of Hameed Idowu and the Wazy family. Hameed is a fast-rising afrobeat artist who resides in the DMV area. He is known for his widely successful hit single ‘Wazy’. On Jan 14th he released his…
The Smoothest Duo with Ryan and Shawn
Feb 26 • 59 min
Smoothie’s are treat for anyone. For our next guests there more than treats, its their multi mullion dollar franchises. As many people are beginning to start more businesses, Ryan and Shawn, owners of six Smoothie King locations and authors of Now Open:…
Started from The Suburbs Now We Here with Frailboys
Feb 24 • 45 min
Frailboys are a duo of Damian and Casper. Coming out of Maryland, repping Takoma Park. Frailboys are two rockstars with the charisma to capture the world! The youth would say their clever rap flows and unforgettable melodies are only bettered by their…
It’s Been A Long Road with Papa Joe Aviance
Feb 17 • 38 min
FROM L.A. TO D.C. ! Yes our next guest flew in just to be on our show and we are forever grateful to have such an honor of having Papa Joe Aviance do just that. Hollywood’s Papa Joe Aviance has done it all, from being a successful entrepreneur to…
Q&A with The District Channel Team
Feb 13 • 42 min
Tune in as we answered live some questions that you all provided! We are excited for all the new and exciting ideas we have in store for The District Channel! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Tell Me All About It with KZMIBLZF
Feb 8 • 43 min
KZMIBLZF is the musical duo made of Ahmed & Obi; two musicians from the DMV who try to combine the elements of both natural and synthetic instrumentation in order to push the boundaries of sound and create Hip-Hop, R&B, and Pop. They recently released…
4th Annual APLD Event featuring Jo Thompson
Feb 5 • 64 min
We had an amazing time at the APLD Winter Landscape Design Lecture and got the chance to talk with award winning designer Jo Thompson & Adrian Higgins from the Washington Post. Tune in to hear about innovative ways changing the world of garden design. —-…
On The Way to the Top with Maryland Bobcats FC
Jan 31 • 33 min
It’s only to the top from here for Maryland Bobcats FC. Based out of Montgomery County, Maryland Bobcats FC is a men’s semi-professional soccer team that plays in the United Premier Soccer League and will be starting play in the National Premier Soccer…
Until All Have Heard with IMMV Band
Jan 27 • 68 min
SEASON 2 IS HERE! Yes, yell at the top of your lungs as we are as well! Finally, we are officially back on track with more exciting guests to come. to kick off the Season 2 premiere of The District Channel we have special guests IMMV Band. Coming off a…
What “New Year, New Me” Should Be
Jan 10 • 39 min
Ah, New Year New Me. We have all heard it and we have all done it, but why do our resolutions never really work out? Tune in to hear some helpful tips and signs that will help you make sure you stick to your new year goals in 2020 —- This episode is…
Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020 with The District Channel Team
Dec 30, 2019 • 51 min
2020 is here, but before we say hello we want to say goodbye to 2019! 2019 was a great year for us and in this episode we reflect over our highs of the year and goals for 2020. We have accomplished a lot but we still have a long way to go, we have…
GEW 2019 Part II
Dec 27, 2019 • 47 min
Continuing from Part I in this episode we sat down with some panelists from GEW about their experiences building their business and deep diving into their minds on what are their visions moving forward. Tune in to hear the people themselves making a…
GEW 2019 Part I
Dec 27, 2019 • 44 min
We had the honor to be part of the inaugural Global Entrepreneurship Week College Park 2019! Along with Operation A.R.T.S and many others we had an amazing time interviewing people making a vital change to the community but also to the world around them.…
Ep 13: Let the People Hear It with Kasaundra Bryant
Dec 19, 2019 • 53 min
Want to hear someone with killer vocals then turn to Kasaundra Bryant. She currently serves as minister of music at Destiny’s Door Global Ministries, under the leadership of Pastor Gil and Prophet Jorah Kiah in Baltimore, Maryland. Her unique approach to…
Innov8MD 2019 Part II
Dec 17, 2019 • 35 min
If you haven’t tune in to Part 1 first! Continuing our coverage from Innov8MD earlier in November and tune in to hear all the guests present that night featuring Venture for America founded by Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang, and an amazing close out…
Innov8MD 2019 Part I
Dec 17, 2019 • 37 min
We had a blast covering Innov8MD earlier in November and now you get a chance to hear all the amazing people that were able to create a unique atmosphere that Friday evening in Baltimore. Tune in to hear all the entrepreneurs present featuring the likes…
DMV Night Mercado 11/7/19 at La Casita Pupuseria
Dec 12, 2019 • 6 min
Hey everyone tune in to our recap of our first event we did at La Casita Pupuseria in Gaithersburg,MD. We had an amazing night trying out new food and checking out local vendors and artist in all hopes to give back to the community. Listen in to hear from…
Ep 12: It Always Has Been that Way with HSBN
Dec 10, 2019 • 49 min
Ever heard someone say “because it always has been that way” before? Well to everything that HAS BEEN; and to everything that will be, you are their focus. By their we mean the crew of HSBN. HSBN is a brand that strives to express moments that have…
Ep. 11: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way with musical artist Will
Dec 3, 2019 • 47 min
When you have will there is always a way. Literally, that defines our next guest. From ripping Lil Wayne music off Limewire to quitting his daytime job to go full time on his business, Will knows all about having will power. Growing up Will used to write…
Ep. 10: Waiting for the “One” with Doris Varillas
Nov 26, 2019 • 48 min
Ah, the “one”. We all spend time hearing about it, searching about it and wondering and most importantly waiting to know who that truly special someone in our life is. Sometimes we believe to have found them and it can lead to heartbreaks and…
Ep. 9: Getting Conditioned with Coach Sergio Quisquinay
Nov 21, 2019 • 49 min
Coach Sergio , founder of Limitless Performance, has a passion for coaching and athletic performance which stems from a successful soccer career and years of studying how to make an athlete better. He believes everyone is Limitless, with no bounds, and he…
GEW CP Panelist : Amani Walker, Founder of sincerely, KARMA!
Nov 20, 2019 • 38 min
2019 WNBA Champion Shatori Walker-Kimbrough has worn the clothing designed by our guest on this episode. Along with NFL Player Ty Johnson , sincerely, KARMA! has gained traction with each release. Amani Walker from @karmabymajin is a recent college…
GEW CP Panelist : Tony Drake , Founder & Creator of Blue Geek Music and The Indies
Nov 14, 2019 • 52 min
Imagine you could create your own show, your own ideas, and make it a hit for everyone. Tony Drake did exactly that, the founder and creative director of Blue Geek Music, created his own ideas into an animation show called The Indies. With no knowledge of…
GEW CP Panelist : Aqila “Mimi” Benjamin , Founder of Network Your A** Off
Nov 11, 2019 • 36 min
Tell you what, pitch me an idea in 20 seconds, GO! Hard to be put on the spot right? Well what if that pitch was your major shot of networking to a huge potential sponsor or client, you need to be ready to do so at any given time. Networking is not…
Ep. 8: Running the Ronin Way with Kian Kelley-Chung
Nov 7, 2019 • 46 min
Think of a platform that would help artists create art in any way they could possibly imagine. If it can be done, then why not try? That’s exactly what Kian Kelley-Chung is doing. The University of Maryland Senior is opening up the realms of creativity…
GEW CP Panelist : Gina DeLuca , Multi-media Artist
Nov 3, 2019 • 37 min
Gina DeLuca is a self-taught, multi-media artist from Baltimore. Her love for the arts was evident at a very young age. Primarily a musician, Gina also makes jewelry, stained glass and after an injury left her temporarily unable to play guitar, she took…
GEW CP Panelist : Josh Griffith , Professional DJ + UMD Student
Oct 31, 2019 • 38 min
Student DJ? Sounds crazy right, well not really. Not when it comes to Josh Griffith, also known as DJ Griff. In partnership with Global Entrepreneurship Week College Park 2019 , we are introducing a new series featuring the panelists that will speaking at…
Ep. 7: One Cup at a Time with Chris Vigilante
Oct 27, 2019 • 49 min
They say to always do what you love, what you’re passionate about. Well what if that passion comes after so much self exploring and testing the waters out, that’s what exactly Chris Vigilante did. The founder of the local staple coffee shop, Vigilante…
Ep. 6: Faith + Rap - Live Performance by Theycallmereggie, Johny Locus & Michael Cocita
Oct 21, 2019 • 40 min
What do you get when you mix your faith with your talents? In this case you get the lifestyle of Theycallmereggie, Johny Locus & Michael Cocita, three rappers that are not ashamed to express their beliefs in their music. Instead they use it as a platform…
GEW CP Panelist : Camila Tapia , Founder - Living Artists & Co.
Oct 19, 2019 • 34 min
In partnership with Global Entrepreneurship Week College Park 2019 , we are introducing a new series featuring the panelists that will speaking at the November event. We want to thank Discovery District UMD , WeWork & Operation A.R.T.S. for this…
Ep. 5: Your Finances 101 with Xavier Epps
Oct 6, 2019 • 51 min
Saving for that new car or that dream house? Is saving money the tough part? Trust us we know, but it doesn’t have to be. Thats what we dive deep into this episode along side Financial Advisor Xavier Epps. With a ridiculous background and years of…
Ep. 4: Calling All Creatives with Operation A.R.T.S
Sep 29, 2019 • 40 min
What you create is worth a lot and it should always be. In comes Operation A.R.T.S, a program designed by creatives for creatives to help distribute your work and get paid as well! Operation A.R.T.S is designed to help creatives advocate for themselves…
Ep. 3: From One Story to the Next with Leora Lihach
Sep 23, 2019 • 57 min
Ukrainian and Lithuanian yet writing on a Latin American country’s civil war. Meet Leora Lihach, a local screenwriter that is bringing to the stage the destructive Salvadorian Civil War. In this episode we deep dive the ways she came to create this play…
Ep. 2: Food, Persistency & Mental Health with Chef Roro
Sep 15, 2019 • 59 min
“Changing someone’s world is changing a world.” - Chef Roro. On this episode we have special guest Chef Roro, a local DMV chef and entrepreneur and mental health advocate for the community. From giving back to the community through his passion of cooking…
Ep. 1: Comeback Season
Sep 1, 2019 • 50 min
The District Channel is here! We start off a new season of our show with exciting news. Over our break The District Channel partnered up with Strength From Above, or SFA , from the DC Maryland Area to cohost. On this episode we discuss about our future…