GUEST INTERVIEWS

The Business of Giving radio program by Denver Frederick aims to spread the word on social good by featuring the largest and greatest nonprofit organizations in the US. Denver has a weekly show and podcast on AM970 where he interviews CEOs of nonprofits talking about how their organizations help the world a better place.

Fred Krupp, the President of the Environmental Defense Fund, Joins Denver Frederick

Guided by science and economics, the Environmental Defense Fund, commonly referred to as EDF, tackles urgent threats with practical solutions, which includes being one of the first environmental groups to engage corporations in a constructive way. And in the world of today, where the median time a person spends with an organization is less than five years, EDF has been led by the same individual for 35 years. He is Fred Krupp, the President of the Environmental Defense Fund.

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Jessica Sager, the Founder and CEO of All Our Kin, Joins Denver Frederick

One of the most significant challenges for a low-income family with young children is finding high quality, safe, and affordable child care. All Our Kin, based in Connecticut, is one of the few organizations in the country that addresses child care needs and workforce development simultaneously. And here tonight to tell us about it is Jessica Sager, the Founder and CEO of All Our Kin. 

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Ellen Futter, President of the American Museum of Natural History, Joins Denver Frederick

There are few institutions that generate such universal love and respect as does the American Museum of Natural History. And we can add appreciation to that as well, as this year, they are celebrating their 150th anniversary. Here to share with us their story and what they have planned for their sesquicentennial anniversary is Ellen Futter, the president of the American Museum of Natural History.

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Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, Dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, joins Denver Frederick

The long-held belief that white meat is less harmful for your heart than red meat may still be the case, but new research, which indicates they have an identical effect on your cholesterol level, has confused many consumers. And when it comes to food nutrition, there are a number of things that we are simply unclear about. So, to bring some clarity to all of this, it’s a pleasure to have with us tonight Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, the Dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.

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Sian Beilock, President of Barnard College, Joins Denver Frederick

There may be some in the audience who go back far enough to remember the commercials for Doublemint chewing gum, where a set of twins would tell us how you would receive “double the pleasure” from a single stick of gum, or something like that. I feel a little bit that way about my next guest. She is the president of one of the most prestigious colleges in America, as well as a preeminent cognitive scientist doing groundbreaking research.  And as you’ll soon hear, the two are quite related. She is Sian Beilock, the eighth president of Barnard College and the author of a number of books including Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To.

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Joe Daniels, President & CEO of the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation, Joins Denver Frederick

At a time when we agree on so little, it’s good to have an initiative that everyone can subscribe to and rally around, and that would be saluting those who have been awarded the National Medal of Honor, and now there’s a museum in the works to tell the stories of these service members who received our nation’s highest honor. And here to discuss that with us is Joe Daniels, the former CEO of the National 9/11 Memorial Museum, and currently, the President and CEO of the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation.

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Keri Putnam, Executive Director of Sundance Institute, Joins Denver Frederick

When an event is so iconic, it can overshadow all the other incredible work of the hosting organization. Some might say that is the case with the Sundance Institute. They put on the world-renowned Sundance Film Festival, but they do so much more than that. And to discover what some of that is, in addition to learning more about the festival itself, I’m delighted to have with us tonight the Executive Director of the Sundance Institute, Keri Putnam.

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Mike Kubzansky, Managing Director of Omidyar Network, Joins Denver Frederick

There are only a handful of organizations that look to address societal problems in a multi-dimensional fashion, seeking new combinations and approaches to achieve impact. Omidyar Network is one of the most highly respected of those in both advancing the conversation and implementing new strategy. It’s a delight to have with us tonight the managing director of Omidyar Network, Mike Kubzansky.

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