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Investments Matters With Patterson Investments CEO Tanya Patterson
Welcome and thanks for joining us on today’s episode of We the Scenario! I’m your host, Maggie B. alongside the fearless Mr. Tony Siona. Today we continue to celebrate women’s history month with another amazing guest. Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, she is the founder and CEO of Patterson Investments, she has over twenty years of real estate experience, and specializes in real estate investments. She is a dedicated professional with a very strong connection to her community, please join me in welcoming Tanya Patterson! As always, we are so thankful to share this space with you all! You can find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Anchor and Youtube. You can also follow us on Instagram @wethescenariopodcast @weleadours @mentoringonthefly. 
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April 19, 2021
The Light of LIFE with Doula Nyisha Green Washington
Salutations my beautiful people and welcome to another episode of We The Scenario. Still celebrating Grace, Beauty, Talent and incredible resilience of our Women this Month and should be celebrating everyday. As always I am your host Tony Siona alongside the Elegant Miss Maggie B. This week we have a very special guest on the show. Hailing from San Diego, California. The Founder of March for Black Women San DIego, an Advocate for Social Justice, A Freedom fighter at heart as well as a Birth and Postpartum for Give Light Doula & Advocacy Services. Please join me in welcoming The Extremely Talented and Gorgeous Miss Nyisha Green Washington.
01:07:44
April 19, 2021
Becoming Alfpha Live Interview
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Long Beach Resident, Alfpha, is a Musician, Wellness Advocate/Coach, Proud Father and Loving Husband. He began writing music in 2008 as a way to express his emotions, and soon realized that it had become a form of therapy for him. Working with youth in South Central Los Angeles, he realized just how impactful music and other art mediums were to the individuals he served. GIFTS (Giving Individuals Freedom Through Sound) is a curriculum that was birthed out of Alfpha's passions, Music, and Community Work. GIFTS is a 12-15 week program that assists youth and young adults in pursuit of a creative outlet, while learning and practicing Independent Living and Social Skills. Alfpha is currently working on an Album, in hopes that following his dreams will inspire others to do so as well. He is also continuing his education in Health and Wellness as a way to uplift and create change in his community.
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March 18, 2021
Introducing The Soulful Ms. Dwana DW Timms @2dope2deep IG
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What’s up everyone and welcome to a very special episode of We the Scenario. I’m your host Maggie B, here with the unstoppable Tony Siona. I’m so excited to introduce our guest today! She is an artist, mentor, and a deep thinker--she is a fellow TUPE Coach and supports and uplifts youth in Oakland Unified School District. She also inspires readers and listeners with her beautiful, real, and raw poetry (seriously, everyone, I went to a livestream of a poetry battle she did back in September--she is amazing!!) She is a captivating presence who’s sure to share some words of wisdom and spread some positivity today. Please join me in giving a very warm and enthusiastic welcome to Ms. Dwana DW Timms! 
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March 16, 2021
Brother To Brother Talk What Is Toxic Masculinity
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Welcome family to another episode of We The Scenario. I'm your Host Tony Siona. This week my partner in crime is a little busy building the empire, y'all know her as the Incomparable Miss Maggie B. Today Our Governor slash Director of the Agents Of The Scenario will be tackling a very sensitive subject. Toxic Masculinity. Let me formally introduce you all to The Founder of We Lead Ours, Xavier University's Finest my brother and true friend joining me as Co Host Sir Dwayne Aikens.
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March 16, 2021
Partnerships Matter A Nonprofit State Of Mind With Kevin Nichols Founder of The Social Engineering Project Inc.
Welcome all to a very special episode of “We The Scenario”. As Always the Dynamic Duo is here for all your hosting needs. Im Tony Siona alongside The Incomparable Miss Maggie B. This week we are excited to have a Bonafide Star on our show today. With a laundry list of accomplishments along with an extensive list of work he is doing today, we are in for a great interview folks. An Alumni Of Cal Berkeley, Stanford University, as well John F. Kennedy University. Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Social Engineering Project Inc. Mr. Kevin Nichols. 
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March 15, 2021
It’s Life Close Some Deals with Terrence McRae
Welcome one and all to another episode of We the Scenario, a podcast where each week we interview incredible and impactful individuals in the community to find out just what it took to get them to where they are today and to inspire and educate ourselves and our listeners of all ages. I’m your host, Maggie B alongside the fearless Mr. Tony Siona. We are super excited for our guest today, he’s the founder and CEO of the Close the Deal Show, a workshop facilitator and communication professional extraordinaire, please join me in welcoming Mr. Terrence McRae! Thanks and love to all those who take the time to join us weekly. We are very humbled to have this platform to share with you. As always you can follow us @wethescenariopodcast @mentoringonthefly and @weleadours Special shout-out To our TUPE Team and The OUSD for all the support. We stream on all Platforms Including Apple Podcast, Spotify, Anchor and Youtube. Thanks again to all. I'm your Host Tony Siona alongside The Incredible Miss Maggie B. This is We The Scenario. See you next week family. Hosts: Atilua “Tone” Siona/Maggie “MB” Buchanan Director: Dwayne “Governor” Aikens Jr Executive  Producer: Jhamel “HMTWNHERO” Robinson Production Team: WELO Internship Team
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March 2, 2021
Tell Me Where To Go with Romeo Brown
Welcome everyone to this week’s episode of We the Scenario. I’m your host, Maggie B. 2021 has already proven itself to be another extremely challenging year, but we take the time today to be together, take a breather, and have inspiring conversations with another one of our amazing guests. I’m so excited to introduce our guest today, an actor with multiple credits including the hit shows Shameless and Dave and an Oakland native, please join me in welcoming Mr. Romeo Brown!  Thanks and love to all those who take the time to join us weekly. We are very humbled to have this platform to share with you. As always you can follow us @wethescenariopodcast @mentoringonthefly and @weleadours Special shout-out To our TUPE Team and The OUSD for all the support. We stream on all Platforms Including Apple Podcast, Spotify, Anchor and Youtube. Thanks again to all. I'm your Host Tony Siona alongside The Incredible Miss Maggie B. This is We The Scenario. See you next week family. Hosts: Atilua “Tone” Siona/Maggie “MB” Buchanan Director: Dwayne “Governor” Aikens Jr Executive  Producer: Jhamel “HMTWNHERO” Robinson Production Team: WELO Internship Team
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February 18, 2021
Interview With Clinical Pharmacist Dr. Pam
Welcome all to another episode of We The Scenario. I am your host Tony Siona alongside the incomparable Miss Maggie B. Before we get started I have to give big love and gratitude to my Team here at We The Scenario. Even during a pandemic, social unrest, and political bombs we have not taken our foot off the gas. I'm extremely proud to be a part of this family. Now today our guest has an Incredible resume. Chief Executive Officer of United Pharmacy In Berkeley, Ca. A Consultant Pharmacist For The City of Berkeley Clinics, an Alumni of The University of California School Of Pharmacy as well as The University Of California Geriatric Institute. Please Join me in welcoming The Very Talented Dr. Pam.  Thanks and love to all those who take the time to join us weekly.  We are very humbled to have this platform to share with you. As always you can follow us @wethescenariopodcast @mentoringonthefly and @weleadours Special shout-out To our TUPE Team and The OUSD for all the support. We stream on all Platforms Including Apple Podcast, Spotify, Anchor and Youtube. 
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February 18, 2021
Living Starts With You
Happy 2021 and welcome to the first episode of We the Scenario of the new year! We enter this new year with hearts and minds that have been challenged by the events, both personal and political, of 2020 and beginning of 2021. But those hearts and minds also remain open and hopeful for change and better days to come.  As always, today we strive to spark interest and bring a little more of that hope via open conversations with our amazing guests.  Today, we’ll be talking to Mr. Dominique McDowell, Director of Substance Abuse and Homeless Services--Marin City Health and Wellness.
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January 17, 2021
BONUS EPISODE: Legit Money Club with Entrepreneur Branden Weber
Hosts: Atilua “Tone” Siona/Maggie “MB” Buchanan Director: Dwayne “Governor” Aikens Jr Executive  Producer: Jhamel “HMTWNHERO” Robinson Production Team: WELO Internship Team Branden Weber is a seasoned insurance professional with more than 14 years experience within the industry. As Agency owner of Alpha Insurance Group, Branden owns and operates a premier insurance agency whose mission is to “super serve” all we encounter. Under the Alpha Insurance Group umbrella is the Alpha Performance Insurance company, which is the agency of choice for Elite Level Athletes and Entertainers and is the only agency of its kind in the United States. Current clients include multi platinum recording artists, current and former athletes, Olympians, coaches, and executives from all major sports leagues. Outside of professional advancement, the Compton, California Native is PASSIONATE about closing the wealth gap that exists between black and brown communities and that of the majority. As a result, Branden is a sought after communicator and is mission driven in educating communities on how to unlock the secrets of wealth transfer and asset protection to end cycles of poverty. Branden received his undergraduate degree in Marketing from Xavier University of Louisiana and his Masters of Business Administration from Baylor University.  Brenden has launched 1124 Creative “To provide an outlet for creative content that brings to light all that is great about our story. We are not just here as behind the scenes producers, we are here to create a company that will hire, develop, and execute projects with a majority of HBCU graduates. We will donate 40% of revenue back to  HBCUs.” Outro Instagram @wethescenariopodcast @mentoringonthefly @weleadours Featured On Spotify, Apple Podcast, Youtube Sponsors WELO, TUPE, Bay Area Seminoles, OUSD
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January 10, 2021
There Has Always Been A Racial Undertone In America’s Education System
Hosts: Atilua “Tone” Siona/Maggie “MB” Buchanan Guest: Kirk T. Lawson Educator Date: 12/17/2020 Director: Dwayne “Governor” Aikens Jr Executive  Producer: Jhamel “HMTWNHERO” Robinson Production Team: WELO Internship Team I have no clue where to start when it comes to Our Guest Today. It feels like we're in the presence of a legendary leader Mr. Kirk Lawson. A Native of Chicago, Illinois with a rich and truly intriguing history, plus a resume that will change the way people think about their own situation. Outro Instagram @wethescenariopodcast @mentoringonthefly @weleadours Featured On Spotify, Apple Podcast, Youtube Sponsors WELO, TUPE, Bay Area Seminoles, OUSD
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January 9, 2021
Industrial Organizational Psychology Through The Lens Of A Creative
Hosts: Atilua “Tone” Siona/Maggie “MB” Buchanan Guest: Diem Mooney, PhD Diem Mooney, PhD | LinkedIn Date: 12/10/2020 Director: Dwayne “Governor” Aikens Jr Executive  Producer: Jhamel “HMTWNHERO” Robinson Production Team: WELO Internship Team If you blend Organizational Development, User Experience, and Executive Coaching together with an extra scoop of Entrepreneurship... you get Diem! Dr. Diem, an I/O Psychologist with specializations in human computer interaction, research & development, organizational service design, and talent management. I am a Strategy Consultant with experience working in e-commerce, government, healthcare, and technology. Outro Instagram @wethescenariopodcast @mentoringonthefly @weleadours Featured On Spotify, Apple Podcast, Youtube Sponsors WELO, TUPE, Bay Area Seminoles, OUSD
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January 9, 2021
The Art of Medicine Why Black Pharmacist Matter
Hosts: Atilua “Tone” Siona/Maggie “MB” Buchanan Guest: Frank Aaron Brunson PhamD Frank Aaron Brunson PharmD | LinkedIn Date: 12/3/2020 Director: Dwayne “Governor” Aikens Jr Executive  Producer: Jhamel “HMTWNHERO” Robinson Production Team: WELO Internship Team Passion for healthcare industry services; with strong biology, chemistry, scientific and pharmaceutical skills, education and experience. Self-starter with strong project management and leadership skills.  Consistently meets deadlines and objectives.  Articulate and effective communicator with proven ability to work with diverse populations at all levels. Consistently maintains excellent relationships with colleagues and clients.  Works well as part of a team or independently.  Excellent track record for identifying complex organizational culture/climate problems, resourceful in developing and implementing creative solutions. Aaron has a  Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Franklin University, a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from  Xavier University of Louisiana, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Minor in Chemistry degree from Xavier University of Louisiana. Dr. Brunson currently serves as the Clinical Research Program Coordinator at the Institute for Genomic Medicine Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Outro Instagram @wethescenariopodcast @mentoringonthefly @weleadours Featured On Spotify, Apple Podcast, Youtube Sponsors WELO, TUPE, Bay Area Seminoles, OUSD
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January 9, 2021
Educational Engagement On A Local Level with Dr. Clyde Lewis
Dr. Clyde Lewis is the presumptive Trustee Elect for Antioch School District and has 20 years of experience working in education both domestically and internationally. Clyde has a bachelor’s degree in Ethnic Studies, a Masters in Educational Administration and a Doctorate in Education Leadership. He has raised millions of dollars through fundraising efforts, trained leaders internationally, and has managed teams. He is a wonderful public speaker and has a great sense of humor. Hosts: Atilua “Tone” Siona/Maggie “MB” Buchanan Guest: EdD Clyde Lewis & Presumptive Trustee Elect for Antioch School District Director: Dwayne “Governor” Aikens Jr Executive  Producer: Jhamel “HMTWNHERO” Robinson Production Team: WELO Internship Team
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December 9, 2020
Pre-Med Chronicles with John Zelaski
John Zelaski was born and raised in Oakland, CA. After he finished high school at Bishop O’ Dowd, he attended Oregon State for an opportunity to play D1 football. However, he decided to transfer to Xavier University of Louisiana after one year. John received a B.S. degree with distinction (Cum Laude) in Biology Pre-med with a double minor in Chemistry & Spanish. His ultimate goal is to use his education and experience to attend UC San Francisco or Stanford medical school. This would allow him to refine his abilities and better serve the community that made him who he is today. While studying for the MCAT John works for We Lead Ours nonprofit organization through their partnership with the Oakland Unified School District Behavioral Health Department where they mentor youth that may have substance abuse issues or need academic mentoring. Hosts: Atilua “Tone” Siona/Maggie “MB” Buchanan Guest: John Zelaski Recent Graduate Of Xavier University of LA Biology Pre-med Major Director: Dwayne “Governor” Aikens Jr Executive  Producer: Jhamel “HMTWNHERO” Robinson Production Team: WELO Internship Team
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December 9, 2020
Interview with Corey Lillard
Hosts: Atilua “Tone” Siona/Maggie “MB” Buchanan Guest: Corey Lillard Life Coach & Author Director: Dwayne “Governor” Aikens Jr Executive  Producer: Jhamel “HMTWNHERO” Robinson Production Team: WELO Internship Team Corey Damon Lillard was born and raised in  East Oakland, California. As the youngest of eight siblings, he is no stranger to hard work  and determination. At a young age, he lost his mother to violence and at the tender age of eight, he was the victim of gun violence and had to be hospitalized for six months and underwent six surgeries to recover.  Corey could have easily fallen victim to his circumstances, but instead he realized that sharing his personal story of  triumph and transformation could serve in a mission of helping others. In  2017, he wrote, and self-published a book with the goal of uplifting as many  people as possible and sharing a way to overcome the obstacles that may  confront them, especially Oakland's youth. Corey’s belief emphasizes the importance of building strength in mind,  body and spirit. He teaches others how to connect mental and spiritual  strength with physical vigor through physical training and bodybuilding. Corey hopes to be a role model for his community and create a legacy for three beautiful daughters. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his  family, doing feedings for his East Oakland community. He has been a  personal trainer for over 10 years and also serves as the current Chairman  of the longest running Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Rally in the Bay  Area. For more information, please visit www.CoreyLilard.us or 510-356-7334 Instagram @wethescenariopodcast @mentoringonthefly @weleadours Featured On Spotify, Apple Podcast, Youtube Sponsors WELO, TUPE, Bay Area Seminoles, OUSD
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November 12, 2020
Test of A Man And Mental Fortitude
Hosts: Atilua “Tone” Siona/Maggie “MB” Buchanan Guest: Trestin George Co-founder of We Lead Ours Director: Dwayne “Governor” Aikens Jr Executive  Producer: Jhamel “HMTWNHERO” Robinson Production Team: WELO Internship Team Trestin George (born August 24, 1983) is an American actor and former professional American football defensive back. He played for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League until he requested his release to be closer to his family. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2006. He played college football for the San Jose State Spartans.  In 2010, he co-founded We Lead Ours nonprofit organization in Oakland, CA. While a rookie for the Jacksonville Jaguars, a film company called Spring Street Studios filmed a documentary on George's life entitled the Trestin George Story. In 2012, George joined the SAG-AFTRA union, and George made his major film debut in the movie Fruitvale Station. Instagram @wethescenariopodcast @mentoringonthefly @weleadours Featured On Spotify, Apple Podcast, Youtube Sponsors WELO, TUPE, Bay Area Seminoles, OUSD
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November 12, 2020
Great Doctors Have Extraordinary Mentors Interview With Dr. Jasper
Hosts: Atilua “Tone” Siona/Maggie “MB” Buchanan Guest: Byron Jasper, MD, MPH, AAHIVS Founder of Comprehensive Medical Mentoring Program www.cmmpmed.org Executive Producer: Jhamel “HMTWNHERO” Robinson Production Team: WELO Internship Team With a laid back attitude and southern humility to match, Dr. Byron Jasper, a native of Houma, LA, confirmed his passion for teaching and mentoring as well as his desire to learn more about improving community health during his residency in family medicine. After successfully completing his residency at Baton Rouge General Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Jasper decided to pursue a fellowship in academic and community medicine. He chose the Washington, D.C. area and, more specifically, the Community Health Leadership Development Fellowship at Georgetown University School of Medicine to better comprehend the challenges of delivering primary care to under-served populations. While at Georgetown he also would be able to learn more about the implementation of public health measures in an effort to improve the long term well-being of the community. The addition of participating in faculty development through teaching undergraduates, medical students, and resident physicians made this a transformative experience for Dr. Jasper. During his time in fellowship, Dr. Jasper saw it necessary to create CMMP because of his realization that there has been minimal growth in the number of minority physicians despite their important role in reducing health disparities. Dr. Jasper also realized that mentorship often influences academic productivity and professional satisfaction. With proper structure it can also help to promote the pursuit of an occupation in health care for those that may not have otherwise considered this field. It was from these facts and concepts that the foundation of CMMP was built. Dr. Jasper is a proud alumnus of Xavier University of Louisiana, Tulane School of Medicine, and Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Instagram @wethescenariopodcast @mentoringonthefly @weleadours Featured On Spotify, Apple Podcast, Youtube Sponsors WELO, TUPE, Bay Area Seminoles, OUSD
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October 29, 2020
Mistakes Are The Grassroots Of Growing Stronger Interview With Dwayne Aikens Jr.
Hosts: Atilua “Tone” Siona/Maggie “MB” Buchanan Guest: Dwayne Aikens Jr. Co-founder & Executive Director of We Lead Ours Director: Dwayne “Governor” Aikens Jr Executive  Producer: Jhamel “HMTWNHERO” Robinson Production Team: WELO Internship Team Dwayne Anthony Aikens Jr. currently resides in Oakland California; where he serves as the cofounder and executive director of We Lead Ours (WELO).  WELO is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides youth in Oakland and surrounding areas with school and community based enrichment programs year-round since January 2010. WELO uses hands-on learning experiences to nurture life skills that focus on; career exploration, civic leadership, college preparation, and health and wellness. Dwayne is the creator of the Time 2 Dig Deep Podcast and co-creator of We The Scenario Podcast. Dwayne served on the BOD for Keep Oakland Beautiful for 6 years. Is the current Western Regional Secretary for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Oakland Parks & Recreation Commissioner, on the BOD for Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation and on the advisory commision for BART Title VI and Environmental Justice Advisory Committee. In 2015 he was inducted into Xavier University of Louisiana’s 40 Under 40 young alumni club and in 2018 received The Golden State Warriors Community Champion Award. Dwayne holds a degree in psychology with a minor in special education from Xavier University of Louisiana and a masters degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix. Outro Instagram @wethescenariopodcast @mentoringonthefly @weleadours Featured On Spotify, Apple Podcast, Youtube Sponsors WELO, TUPE, Bay Area Seminoles, OUSD
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October 29, 2020
Storyteller's Matter With Author & Screenwriter William Perdue
William Perdue is an Author, Screenwriter, Husband and Father of one. He is the Executive Producer and Screenwriter of the recently released Amazon Prime film, “Saturday School” (2020). William is also the Author of the newly published children’s book, “Shawn’s Window”. William has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Education. Shawn’s Window Synopsis: Five-year-old, Shawn, has a habit of daydreaming through his classroom window to his teacher, Mrs. Rush’s, dismay. Will Shawn find his way into big trouble, or will he find a way to rise to the occasion? Shawn’s Window Link: https://www.amazon.com/Shawns-Window-William-Perdue/dp/1662900481/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=shawns+window+william+perdue&qid=1599624139&sprefix=shawns&sr=8-1 Saturday School Link: https://www.amazon.com/Saturday-School-Cherie-Johnson/dp/B08F4KY53X/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=saturday+school+movie&qid=1600112970&sprefix=saturday+sc&sr=8-1 We The Scenario Hosts: Atilua “Tone” Siona/Maggie “MB” Buchanan Guest: William Perdue Arthor & Screenwriter Director: Dwayne “Governor” Aikens Executive Producer: Jhamel “HMTWNHERO” Robinson Production Team: WELO Internship Team
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October 7, 2020
"Know Your Why" With Anthony Young, MSN, RN, CPHQ
Welcome to another fixin of “We The Scenario”. I am your host Tony Siona alongside my fearless Comadre The Incomparable Miss Maggie B. Before we get started I want to send some love to all the parents, teachers and staff across the country. As a parent of 2 Teenagers I see what kind of pressure we are all under and I just want to say to you all that you are appreciated. I also would like to send a heavenly apology to Breonna Taylor. I love my country but she has a long way to go when it comes to compassion.  We should not be living in fear of our own people. I have faith that we can be better but I have to be realistic and prepare my family for the worst which is ridiculous. So with that out the way let's dive into our show. Today we are honored to have a special guest joining us today.  WIth close to 20 years of experience in Nursing he has transcended in the medical field. An alumni of University Of Maryland School Of Nursing and Emory University School Of Nursing. Hailing from Washington D.C. please welcome Sir Anthony Young follow him on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-young-msn-rn-cphq-6b43433a Hosts: Atilua “Tone” Siona/Maggie “MB” Buchanan Guest: Anthony Young RN MSN CPHQ Director: Dwayne “Governor” Aikens Executive Producer: Jhamel “HMTWNHERO” Robinson Production Team: WELO Internship Team
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September 30, 2020
Black Male Veterinarians From Oakland CA Do Exist
Welcome to The Second Season of We The SCENARIO. We are humbled and extremely grateful to everyone involved with the creation of the show. Our main goal is to provide Information to our youth. Every special guest we have the honor of interviewing has the chance to change the narrative for our young children. In these trying times a little hope can go a long way. Thank you for supporting us. We will do our best to maintain the dignity and honor of the show intact.  So with all that being said let's bring on our first guest of the new season. Oakland Native Skyline HS alumni graduate from North Carolina A&T & Tuskegee University both great HBCUs with a resume that is chocked full of accomplishments. The extremely talented Veterinarian Dr. Morgan Cornelius. Hosts: Atilua “Tone” Siona / Maggie “Maggie B” Buchanan Special Guest: Dr. Morgan Cornelius Director: Dwayne “The Governor” Aikens Production Team: Jhamel Robinson WELO Internship Team Sponsors: We Lead Ours-WELO- Bay Area Seminoles- TUPE-OUSD
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September 22, 2020
Drugs & Junk Food Can Kill Your Smile: One On One With Dr. Wharton- Lake D.D.S
Dr. Djavan (DJ) Wharton-Lake was born in Washington D.C. in the Spring of 1986. Raised by his two immigrant parents from Trinidad and Tobago, Djavan grew up in a household where education was made a priority from early on. Djavan, affectionately known by his friends as DJ, attended the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he majored in Biology while also walking-on to the Football Team. Inspired by his father and several mentors close to his family, DJ decided to pursue a career in Dentistry and was admitted to Howard University’s College of Dentistry in the Fall 2010. He assumed multiple leadership roles during his intense four years in Dental School including being the DC Representative for ADEA (American Dental Education Association) and Vice President of the Student Council. In these roles, DJ continued his passion for community service and organized events geared toward educating the surrounding underserved communities about Oral Hygiene. The event he enjoyed planning the most was “Give Kids a Smile Day” where Kids from ages 5-12 traveled in buses to the Dental School to participate in educational dialogue and receive free teeth cleanings from the Dental Students and Hygienists.  In his spare time, DJ enjoys traveling with his fiancé, Lauren. They are currently planning their wedding for the Spring of 2021. DJ has also taken a new vested interest in Angel Investing in tech startup companies. He recently invested in The Players Circle, a company that developed an app geared toward creating a social media platform for high school athletes. DJ continues to search for tech startups that look to push new innovation. Linkedin- https://www.linkedin.com/in/djavan-wharton-lake-dds-166692156/ Instagram- @doclakejr Angel Investment Ventures: *The Players Circle – App available for iPhone in App store https://www.theplayerscircle.co/      Instagram- @theplayerso *DNABLOCK https://www.dnablock.com/   Instagram- @dnablock.ai *RiskAverse https://riskaversehealth.com/
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September 8, 2020
Mentoring Starts With Me - Interview with Chris Green
Christopher was born in Hollywood Fl. Christopher graduated from Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Education, and then later matriculated to South Carolina State University, where he earned his Master of Science Degree Individual and Family Development and masters in Professional School Counselor. He is employed at Bamberg Job Corps Center as the Assistant Deputy Director, where he makes an impact on the lives of youth ages 16-24. Recognizing that his job is not the only venue in which he can contribute to the success of young people all over, he is actively involved in the community, where he continues to have a positive impact on the lives of young adults from all walks of life. He is the youth minister at Victory Tabernacle; Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, in Orangeburg SC. Christopher is a member of the Delta Zeta Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and a member of the Orangeburg Branch of the NAACP.  He served on the board of directors for Bamberg County First Steps, Bamberg County Chambers of Commerce, and Lower Savannah Council of Government.  He was featured on the SC Educational TV website as an American Graduate Champion, featured on WACH FOX News, ABC Augusta, and the Wall Street Journal, the edition of Who ’s Who among Executive and Professionals and Sheen Magazine. Christopher is a facilitator, speaker, community activist, and youth panel member for various churches and community centers for the State of South Carolina; concentrating on topics geared toward the positive growth and development of young adults. Christopher is the founder of Open-Mind Mentoring, a non-profit organization, which gives him the opportunity to further mentor and positively influence the lives of young people. He is a community activist, a community organizer and philanthropist. He has organized and hosted many events geared towards the development of youth in the community. He has partnered with many agencies to help build and motivate the lives of young adults.  Christopher is the author of a book in titles “Mentoring At Its Best, Stories of young men who triumphed over adversity” and co-author of a book in titles, “20 Courageous Men, True stories of triumph, hope and the audacity to succeed”. Christopher is married to Sabrina Green and they have one beautiful daughter, Harper Christian Green. https://www.openmind-mentoring.org
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August 31, 2020
Interview With Lauren Whitted
Lauren enlisted as a paralegal in the California Army National Guard in 2006, with dreams of becoming an attorney.  After serving a year in Iraq she came home and immediately applied for law school.  In 2011, she started law school at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.  After law school, Lauren worked as an Investigator for the U.S. Department of Labor for 4 years advocating for the rights of the American worker.  She is currently serving as Trial Counsel at the 40th Infantry Division.  Lauren is also in the process of launching a lifestyle brand with Designer, Sophie Taylor.  The brand, Belamar, features lux items for home and office. Lauren is extremely proud to be from the Bay Area!  She was born in Oakland and grew up in Pittsburg.  She has lived and worked all over the Bay from Vallejo to Daly City - and spent 7 years in San Francisco before relocating to Los Angeles to be with her fiance. Lauren believes everyone should live a well balanced life mixing fun and enjoyment in with everything that they do!  She enjoys being a mentor and providing inspiration whenever she can.
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August 22, 2020
Interview With Leslie Rose
Leslie D. Rose is a journalist, creative writer, photographer, and public relations consultant. She is the Founder and Chief Operating Officer of the independent consulting firm/creative activism organization, CreActiv, LLC, which houses The Picture of Health, and a founding member of the production team for Black Out Loud Conference. She holds a B.A. in mass communication from Xavier University of Louisiana. Leslie D. Rose: https://www.lesliedrose.com/ journalist: https://lesliedrose.contently.com/ creative writer: https://medium.com/@lesliedrose CreActiv: https://www.creactivllc.com/ The Picture of Health: https://www.instagram.com/picofhealthbr/ Black Out Loud: https://www.blackoutloudbr.com/
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August 19, 2020
Surviving Corporate Burnout With Vanita Lee-Tatum
Vanita Lee-Tatum helps organizations and entrepreneurs optimize growth for small businesses. Providing expertise in the following areas: -Small Business Development -Small Business Financial Strategy & Education -Partnership Development -Community Engagement
53:20
August 12, 2020
Interview with Pastor Smoke
New Life Community Church was birthed in the heart of Pastor Darnell Hammock while still residing in Fresno, CA with his wife and newborn son. The ever increasing reports of homicides and hopelessness in his hometown of Oakland burdened him to action. The hope which is in Jesus is what Oakland needs. While faithfully serving as the Executive Pastor of Pearly Grove Baptist Church, he was blessed and sent to start the God-honoring work of planting New Life Community Church in 2012. After several meetings in the home of Pastor Hammock’s parents and prayer walks in the North Oakland community, a launch team of 17 people was formed. To introduce the ministry to the community, four monthly preview services were hosted in the fall of 2012. New Life Community Church officially launched January 6, 2013. Since its inception, New Life has strived to I.M.P.A.C.T. I-Intentionally inviting M-Mission motivated P-Passionate preaching and powerful prayer A-Acts of kindness C-Creating Community Partnerships T-Thermostats and not thermometers
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August 1, 2020
Interview With Orange County Councilwoman Letitia Clark
Interview With Orange County Councilwoman Letitia Clark
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July 30, 2020
Interview with Mayor Libby Schaaf
Libby Schaaf was born in Oakland and is a graduate of Skyline High School. She holds a B.A. in political science from Rollins College and a J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Her professional experience includes working as an attorney, as the Chief of Staff to former Oakland City Council President Ignacio De La Fuente, as an aide to former Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, as the Director of Public Affairs for the Port of Oakland and as the Senior Policy Adviser for Community & Economic Development of Oakland, California. Libby Schaaf is the Mayor of Oakland in California. Schaaf assumed office in 2015. Schaaf's current term ends in 2023. Schaaf ran for re-election for Mayor of Oakland in California. Schaaf won in the general election on November 6, 2018.
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July 25, 2020
Interview with Dr. Nicole Lee Plenty
Dr. Nicole Lee Plenty is a double board-certified OB/GYN and Maternal-Fetal MedicineSpecialist, blogger, public speaker, and patient advocate. Although standing just shy offive feet tall, she is described by those who know her as having a giant, bubbly personality and even bigger vehemence for service. Being raised from humble beginnings in the ruraltown of DeRidder, Louisiana, Nicole is passionate about mentorship of youth from low-income communities and advocacy for health and work equity for women of color. Nicole attended Xavier University of Louisiana where she held the title of Miss Xavier University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with honors. She then obtained a dual Medical Doctorate (MD) degree and Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Health Systems Management from Tulane University. Dr. Plenty completed her OB/GYN residency training as well as Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where she also earned a Master of Science degree concomitantly.  Due to her natural leadership, she served as administrative chief resident and administrative chief fellow during her years ofexpertise training. Through the practice of medicine, she grew an increased awareness of how public policy and legislativeissues relevant to women’s health directly shaped health outcomes. Because of that, she served as a state and nationalleader in various sections of the American Medical Association and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Additionally, she was one of two recipients of the ACOG National Gellhaus Fellowship which granted her the opportunity to continue women’s health advocacy work on Capitol Hill. She currently serves as a leader of the AMA Women Physician Section and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine National Health Advocacy and Policy Committee. Dr. Plenty’s passion for service is also evident through her international advocacy and medical missions work in Nicaragua, Mexico, and Jamaica. Most recently, she launched Pregnancy Pearls with Dr. Plenty, a website and vlog she created to help patients advocate for themselves by providing pre-/post-conception advice and education regarding complications of pregnancy. She has received local, state, and national honors for her involvement in health policy, mentorship, and her work in community advocacy. Among those, she has received Top 40 under 40 recognitions from the National Minority Quality Forum, the National Medical Association, the Indianapolis Business Journal, as well as her alma mater, Xavier University of LA. Dr. Plenty is the the proud wife of Rev. Dr. James Anthony Plenty. Together, they are co-owners of Green District, asalad spot, in Fishers, IN. She and her husband currently reside in the Houston Metropolitan area with their son, Harrison, and “fur baby”, Sophie. There, she provides high risk pregnancy care full time. Facebook.com/pregnancypearls @pregnancy_pearls @NicoleLeeMD
50:33
July 22, 2020
Interview With Shaughn Thomas
Shaughn Thomas is a multi-award winning educator who is passionate and believes that learning should be FUN and engaging! The content on my page will feature my love for technology in my classroom and also current and past students who wanted to help me make learning fun! You will also see my “Invest in Yourself” after school program which not only teaches students about financial literacy and entrepreneurship, but also helps them apply it.
33:28
July 16, 2020
Interview with Sejal Thakkar
Sejal Thakkar is an employment law practitioner with over fifteen years of employment law experience that includes advising clients, human resources personnel, and legal counsel regarding sound, standard employment practices.  She conducts investigations regarding harassment, discrimination, bullying, retaliation, misconduct and other topics. Her passion for training led her to create, TrainXtra, a proactive training practice where she brings the wealth of her employment law expertise in customized training to executives, managers and employees in an interactive, engaging environment.
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July 15, 2020
Interview with Brandy Jenkins
Special Guest Brandy Jenkins HR Business Partner WEBCOR
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July 15, 2020
Interview with Dr. Max Madhere
Pulse Of Perseverance With Co-founder & Board Certified Cardiac Anesthesiologist Dr. Max Madhere
47:45
June 25, 2020
Interview with Nathan Anthony Smith, MS, Ph.D
Nathan Anthony Smith, MS, Ph.D,  Principal Investigator at Center for Neuroscience Research &  Children's National Hospital
51:09
June 25, 2020
Interview with Miss Courtney Harrington
On this episode of We The Scenario,  we are honored to have the very talented Miss Courtney Harrington.  Miss Harrington is an alumna of Xavier University in Louisiana hailing from Houston, Texas now residing in the Bay Area. She also is a Top Producing Real Estate Agent in The Silicon Valley Area from EQ1 Real Estate. she also has an amazing podcast called The Real Women Real Estate Podcast.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/courtney-harrington-76a08148/ https://www.facebook.com/thewealthgap/?modal=admin_todo_tour https://www.instagram.com/courtneyharrington.ca/?hl=en
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June 12, 2020
Interview with Sonia Ferrell
Best-selling Author, Leadership Facilitator M.A. in Leadership and a Values Coach Accredited  Join her Facebook group: Habits for Success
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June 10, 2020
Interview with Psychiatrist Dr. Damien Larkins
Join us for this amazing conversation about mental health in  minority communities with Dr. Damien Larkins
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May 30, 2020
Interview with Marta Zelaya
Join us for a discussion with Marta Zelaya about staying productive while shelter-in-place.
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May 20, 2020
Interview with Dr. Lauren Middlebrooks & Dr. Angie Curtis
Join us for an OUSD youth panel with Dr. Lauren Middlebrooks & Dr. Angie Curtis Cruz about COVID19, self-care, healthy coping mechanisms during shelter-in-place.
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May 8, 2020
Interview with Fernando Cruz
On this episode of We The Scenario Podcast, we interview Fernando Cruz, a COST manager at Dewey Academy and a host of Oakland students as we continue our conversation about being affected by the school closures and COVID-19.
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May 1, 2020
Interview with Robert Dousa & Cindy Gonzales
On this episode of We Are The Scenario, join us for a discussion with TUPE leader Robert Dousa, TUPE Coach Cindy Gonzalez, and Oakland Unified School District Youth about caring for our mental health during this uncertain time and how TUPE is supporting our OUSD youth during this pandemic.
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April 25, 2020
Interview with Greg Hammons
On the first episode of We Are The Scenario, We spoke to Greggory Hammons, Oakland native and founder of Forever Phase, about staying healthy and sane during the Covid19 pandemic.
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April 21, 2020