Kerry O’Brien (Lady MC) is the founder of Young Urban Arts Foundation, a non profit organisation that empowers the lives of young people by strengthening mental well-being through creativity. Young Urban Arts Foundation works to ensure that every young person is seen, heard & celebrated. In this episode, we discuss the power of creativity and spirituality and how they can be used to empower the lives of young people. @mykindofpeoplepodcast @yuafofficial @ladymcofficial www.yuaf.org
Kerry O’Brien is an icon of Australian journalism and broadcasting. Renowned for his integrity and intellect Kerry remains one of our most respected public figures.Now 74 years of age he lives in the hinterland of northern NSW and he joins Marcus to share his personal story of his own ageing journey – how he has planned and adapted, older family members who inspired his approach to life, what he learned from some of the world’s greatest leaders and offers insightful commentary on the major social issues of our time – including our ageing population.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Kerry O’Brien is an icon of Australian journalism and broadcasting. Renowned for his integrity and intellect Kerry remains one of our most respected public figures. Now 74 years of age he lives in the hinterland of northern NSW and in this discussion shares his personal story of his own ageing journey – how he has planned and adapted, older family members who inspired his approach to life, what he learned from some of the world’s greatest leaders and offers insightful commentary on the major social issues of our time – including our ageing population. Please enjoy listening to Mr Kerry O’Brien……See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In the final episode for Season 1, we are joined by one of the most respected names in Australian journalism, Kerry O'Brien. In a wide-ranging conversation we talk of the current political climate at home and abroad; of his reflections on the major interviews of his career; and of the difficulties and triumphs facing the next generation. We're also joined by Alex Landragin, reading from his remarkable debut novel 'Crossings', while Honey & Knives echo Robert Frost with 'Two Roads'.
Improving Nonprofit Employment Practices, with Kerry O'Brien
Mickey talks with Kerry O'Brien, Employment Lawyer & Labor Policy Consultant, about broad issues in U.S. Employment Law, and how nonprofits should make sure their employment policies match their values. Your nonprofit may not be living its values and may be communicating mixed messages that can contribute to employee disengagement and turnover, and yes, even lead to the lawsuits that well-done HR policy is meant to avoid. Among the things we discuss: Employment law in the U.S. is pretty harsh, ranking last out of 71 countries in how easy it is to fire someone (OECD data). Examples on how to change, or improve policies relating to employment practices, such as implementing a grievance process to off-set a harsh at-will disclaimer, enacting a severance pay policy, and explaining more about any employee benefits and how to access them. Making the Employee Handbook a living document that is free of industrial-era clauses. We welcome support of the Nonprofit SnapCast via Patreon.We welcome your questions and feedback via The Nonprofit Snapshot website.
Commando founder Kerry O'Brien: Boutiques are set to see a resurgence
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In fashion, the small businesses have suffered more than the big ones since March.But Commando founder Kerry O'Brien thinks that, for those boutiques that can survive a tortuous shutdown, the other side will be a lot brighter. "I think they're going to have a resurgence if they can make it through these times," she said. "Women are going to want to go to their local shop, and they're going to want to have a conversation with someone they know in a small setting."Boutiques were where Commando, which started off in the underwear category, got its start. It's still carried in more than 1,000 boutiques, as well as at major department stores.O'Brien launched the company in 2003, a few years after having quit her job at public relations giant Edelman the day after 9/11.The company has since grown, playing a role in the surge in popularity of bike shorts, according to O'Brien. Bella Hadid wore a pair by Commando at Paris Fashion Week in 2017.O'Brien thinks women shopping for clothes are now looking for two things: comfort and transparency about where the clothes came from. Commando manufactures its products in the United States and imports most fabrics from Europe.With the pandemic keeping retail foot traffic down, she's been spending most of her time at the company's home base in Burlington, Vermont. For a recent photo shoot, O'Brien said, "We used a local model. We can't bring in a New York City model, because they would have to quarantine."
Kerry O’Brien is chief executive of the Young Urban Arts Foundation. For 25 years she has been a recording and performing artist under the name ‘Lady MC’ and has shared producers with Kanye West and Michael Jackson. She has appeared on BBC2’s ‘Dragons’ Den’, BBC3’s ‘Singing With The Enemy’ and Channel 4’s ‘Musicool’, and in 2001/2 she toured the east coast of the USA with TC Izlam and Prince Tafari. In 2008, she co-founded the British DJ and MC Academy and spent three years as its operations director. The following year she set up YUAF, where she remains, while also working as a reiki master and public speaker. In this in-depth conversation, she talks about the power of music to transform young people’s lives, describes the struggles of running a charity against a background of changing governments and financial support, and explains how figures in the voluntary sector can be the key to unlocking the potential inside everyone.
Episode 42: On Pauline Oliveros, with Kerry O'Brien
In the mid-1960s, Pauline Oliveros was a composer of experimental electronic music. But at the end of the 1960s, shocked by the political violence around her, she turned away from electronic technology and towards to a different kind of experimentation, which Dr. Kerry O'Brien calls "experimentalisms of the self." The immediate result of this turn was Oliveros's Sonic Meditations, a series of instructions for group bodymind practice. This work became the seed of Deep Listening, a sort of musical yoga Oliveros developed throughout the rest of her long career. Dr. O'Brien joins JF and Phil for a conversation on practice, "gaining mind," the ritual value of art, the wisdom of the body, and whether Deep Listening is really best understood as art at all. REFERENCES Kerry O'Brien, "Listening as Activism: The 'Sonic Meditations' of Pauline Oliveros" Pauline Oliveros, American composer John Cage, 4'33" Dead Territory performing Cage's 4'33" Alvin Lucier, "Music for a Solo Performer" Peter Sloterdijk, You Must Change Your Life Walter Benjamin, "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" Lawrence Weschler, Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One SeesSpecial Guest: Kerry O'Brien.