Talking about things that matter deeply is a powerful way to communicate their meaning and extract lessons to help others learn from it.
From July 2019 through March 2020, I hosted a weekly podcast, a live interview called Meet The Problem Solvers. We taped it live at Cambridge Community TV. I talked with experts from a variety of fields about a pressing social problem and its solutions. Guests shared knowledge and passion on a wide range of issues ranging from social services through climate change, ways to gracefully sidestep political discussions, an "episode entitled, "Should you still be driving?" and much more.
It was a wonderful privilege to host this show. We made the pivot to a remote format when the pandemic hit, and hosted several topical episodes, but then stopped when I lost my mother in April. Over 30 Meet The Problem Solver episodes can be watched or listened to as podcasts on our website:
Additional Video/Communication Services:
Working with videographer Quenton Thomas and other social media partners, we can help you create a video about a project, a process, or a person, expand your community's public input process using social media and video tools, and develop a communications plan to capture important moments of decision-making and change.
I first collaborated with Quenton, and cinematographer/friend Aaron Stowers, on a video project entitled, "Partnering to Redesign Community Services in Flint, Michigan."
The film documents the government’s shifting role in delivering important services including emergency home repair, youth recreation, and homeless contracts out to City residents. Our video team interviewed city residents of all ages, as well as city and community agency officials, about the purpose and results of the initiative. This experience led us to seek out new projects where we could bring our complementary skills and knowledge to bear. Our purpose is to give voice to many people, with varied perspectives, to flesh out the picture of a project or initiative.
In 2018, we collaborated on a film that highlighted a specialized course for Physical Therapists, providing them with skills and insight to improve health and wellness outcomes for transgender patients. Here again, the team drew on many voices – participants, instructors, and course originators – to bring to life this complex and meaningful work.
Judy and Quenton have a unique vision: grounding our story in the experiences of patients and practitioners.
As we work to integrate Physical Therapy into Trans/gender-diverse health care, Judy and Quenton have been there to capture the voices of patients, instructors, students, and providers. The video team's talent and vision is essential to our effort to share our insights widely and professionally. "
– Holly Herman, DPT