Wes Moore on Freddie Gray, Police Accountability, and Closing the Racial Wealth Gap
The Bakari Sellers Podcast
Bakari is joined by Wes Moore, CEO of the poverty-fighting nonprofit Robin Hood, to talk about how the death of Freddie Gray impacted his hometown of Baltimore (2:53), how to hold police more accountable going forward (10:22), and the work that he is doing to close the racial wealth gap (26:57).Host: Bakari SellersGuest: Wes MooreProducer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
From Ninety to Zero: Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon & Robin Hood CEO Wes Moore
NYC-based nonprofit Robin Hood has teamed up with corporate giants like Starbucks, McKinsey, and Goldman Sachs to launch NinetytoZero, an initiative aimed at eliminating the 90% wealth gap between white and Black families in the United States. Robin Hood CEO Wes Moore underlines how corporate decisions to hire and promote Black talent and invest in Black-owned businesses can make a tangible difference in America’s wealth disparity. Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon discusses his involvement in the initiative, acknowledging the role Wall Street plays in issues across the rest of the country. Solomon addresses junior banker burnout and equity market transparency in his first interview since the “Goldman Sachs 13” controversy and the Archegos Capital billion-dollar fiasco originally made headlines. Plus, Americans are getting back to live sports, and China’s breaking into the crypto economy.
Wes Moore: The Fight Against Poverty | SALT Talks #149
Wes Moore is the CEO of Robin Hood, a leading foundation in the fight against poverty. He is also the author of the bestselling books “The Work,” “Discovering Wes Moore,” and “This Way Home.”Venture philanthropy involves using business-oriented data to identify the best solutions to poverty around the country. The capital investments in communities are delivered in partnership with on-the-ground collaboration with the affected community members. It's important that the investments made are not seen as charity, but as tools for change. This also requires understanding why poverty exists. Poverty does not happen in a vacuum but is structurally predictable because of the public policy we implement. "We have policies that are very much still in place that are putting people and keeping people in poverty; Where we have a legacy of public policy… that's making poverty incredibly predictable."Poverty affects every aspect of a community and its members. The pandemic presented just another example of how the effects of COVID-19 were felt disproportionately in poor communities and communities of color. "Poverty has this way of showing itself in every way. It's the water you're drinking, the air you're breathing, the food you have access to, the schools your children attend, transportation assets you have or don't, the way you're policed."—————————————————————————To learn more about this episode, including podcast transcripts and show notes, visit salt.org/talksModerated by Anthony Scaramucci.
105. Wes Moore. Robin Hood’s CEO on One Year of The Pandemic Coming 2 America, Harry & Meghan & The Expanse How the COVID Child Tax Credit Will Transform America Is Wes Running for Governor? The Murder of 2LT Richard Collins, Extremism & Mountains
Independent Americans with Paul Rieckhoff
As spring finally nears, Independent Americans blooms as your fresh, trusted, independent source for news, politics, culture and inspiration. It’s a smart, dynamic perspective you won’t find anywhere else in the media. And one that’s always grounded in a focus on national security, leadership and social impact. The weather is getting warmer. The vaccine is coming. Spring is coming. And Wes Moore is back! After a brutal winter, the hope of spring is blooming across the country. And it’s the perfect time to bring back one of our most popular guests ever. Wes Moore (@iamWesMoore) returns for an extended, candid conversation about the most pressing issues in America. An inspiring force for good and one of the most exciting thought-leaders in America, Wes is a best-selling author, father, activist, combat veteran and the CEO of poverty-fighting juggernaut Robin Hood. He joined us back in Episode 6--and he’s back now to give you hope. He talks about his decision to leave Robin Hood, his work to demand justice for murdered Army 2LT Richard Collins, changes at his alma matter, Johns Hopkins, the painful loss of a friend to suicide, and his recent announcement that he’s considering a run for Governor of Maryland. His best-selling book, The Other Wes Moore describes his rise from inner city Baltimore to a Rhodes Scholarship, and is a phenomenon that will soon be a movie produced by Oprah. The combat veteran and regular on Morning Joe joins Independent Americans and his old buddy, fellow activist and veteran Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff), for an insightful conversation about the pandemic after year one, how poverty, education and health needs have skyrocketed, and what the expansion of the child tax credit in the new COVID relief bill could mean for you. Wes and Paul also dig into Coming 2 America, and the Meghan and Harry interview, and what they both reveal about race and change in America. It’s a fun and fast-moving conversation between Rieckhoff and another iconic, important and inspiring American. The kind of conversation between two renowned thought-leaders that has defined Independent Americans for almost two years. It’s the perfect episode to help you through the final days of winter-and launch you into an exciting spring we’ve all been working for. America is more divided than ever before. But Independent Americans adds light to contrast all the heat of other political shows. Every episode brings the Righteous Media 5 I’s: independence, integrity, information, inspiration and impact--and explores the most pressing issues of the day with leaders who are determining what America will be. If you’re among the 40% of Americans who are independent, this is your show. If you’re a Republican or Democrat , but you’re not a die-hard partisan, this is your show. If you’re a concerned citizen who cares about the future of your country, this is your show. All are welcome. We invite you to be a part of the solution. And join us for exclusive access and events by becoming a member of the Independent Americans Patreon community. For $5, get access to events, guests, merch discounts and exclusive content. You can also see video of this conversation with Wes Moore and over 100 episodes with leaders from Chuck D to Chuck Hagel; Sarah Jessica Parker to Meghan McCain; Stephen Colbert to Mayor Pete Buttigieg on the Righteous YouTube page.Stay vigilant, America. Independent Americans connects, informs and inspires--and is powered by Righteous Media. On the web: http://IndependentAmericans.usTwitter: https://twitter.com/indy_americansYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrlrGIJcmgIsJQgOR1ev-ewInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/IndependentAmericansUSFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/IndependentAmericansUS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wes Moore: Robin Hood Foundation CEO on Fighting Poverty and Relentless Improvement as a Leader
No Turning Back
Stan McChrystal and Chris Fussell interview Wes Moore, an army combat veteran, national bestselling author, and CEO of Robin Hood Foundation, a major nonprofit trying to fight poverty in New York City. In this episode, Wes talks about his upbringing in Baltimore and New York and how his childhood experiences in the military academy was forging for him, putting him on a powerful path towards where he is now today, a young leader with a relentless focus on serving others.
#LetYangSpeakDNC, the Kamala pick, and Wes Moore joins.
Andrew and Zach discuss Joe Biden's VP decision and go in-depth on #LetYangSpeakDNC. Bestselling author and Robin Hood CEO Wes Moore joins Andrew to talk about eradicating poverty, ending police brutality, as well as the advantages (and limits) of private philanthropy. Watch this conversation on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Y87kwzl_0nUWes Moore - https://twitter.com/iamwesmoore | https://www.wesmoore.com/five-daysAndrew Yang - https://twitter.com/AndrewYang | https://movehumanityforward.comZach Graumann - https://twitter.com/Zach_Graumann Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Wes Moore, the author of FIVE DAYS and CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation | Ep32 BOOKS CONNECT US
Books Connect Us
Wes Moore is the CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, one of the largest antipoverty organizations in the country. He is the author of the bestsellers THE OTHER WES MOORE and THE WORK, and his latest book FIVE DAYS is an illuminating portrait of Baltimore in the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray. This account of five days in the life of a city on the edge is told through eight characters on the front lines of the uprising that overtook Baltimore and riveted the world. Now let's join Chris Jackson, the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of One World, in conversation with author Wes Moore.