Ep.1677: Hope Givers Ep.1678: Memoirs of an Academic

July 10, 2024
Hosted by Kathryn Zox

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Kathryn interviews Author Jodi O’Donnell-Ames.Jodi O'Donnell-Ames lost her 36-year-old husband, Kevin O’Donnell, to ALS in 2001. She now takes readers inside her own deeply emotional journey through caregiving, loss, grief and those hardest, ubiquitous lessons of adult life. She has devoted herself to giving back to others touched by a life-limiting diagnosis or other challenging transitions in life. She is the founder of Hope Loves Company, the only nonprofit dedicated to supporting the children and grandchildren of people living with ALS. She is also a motivational TEDX speaker, life coach and host of the podcast, Gratitude to Latitude: Stories of Hope and Resilience, through which she celebrates the people and the stories that have fueled her purpose and passion for personal growth and healing.Kathryn also interviews Author R. Barbara Gitenstein.Being a female administrator was relatively rare when R. Barbara Gitenstein rose to the highest level of academia in 1999, becoming the first woman and first Jewish president of The College of New Jersey, a position she held until 2018. Now a consultant for institutions of higher education, she draws upon valuable lessons she learned across more than four decades in academia — plus personal and historical obstacles she overcame — to help today’s college administrators find solutions to modern-day challenges. Gitenstein chronicles her path to the presidency and acknowledges the impact that people, places and perceptions had on her personal and professional identities. She is the author of some 30 academic articles on Jewish-American Literature and academic administration as well as the monograph Apocalyptic Messianism and Jewish-American Poetry.

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Kathryn Zox is your social worker with a microphone™. She has been producing and hosting The Kathryn Zox Show Lunchtime Talk in Albany, NY for over five years and is excited about bringing her show from the capital of NY State to the Nation's Capital. She has also recently been a co-host and featured life expert on Doug Stephan's syndicated Good Day Show. Kathryn's interviewed thousands of guests including lifestyle experts, celebrities, authors, lawyers, psychiatrists, physicians and dieticians. At Albany Medical College she has trained doctors and medical students to communicate effectively with their patients. She's an actor who can be seen on the Sopranos and Law and Order and even admits to modeling for AARP! She has Masters' Degrees in Social Work and Counseling Psychology and is a graduate of the New School of Radio and Television. Much background for her show comes from traveling the world and raising three boys now in their twenties - a rock star, an actor and a film maker. There's also one ex-husband, one boyfriend, two brothers and an aging mom!

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