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Everything you need to know about Biden’s new tax plan with Joe Maier, Johnson Financial

Everything you need to know about Biden’s new tax plan with Joe Maier, Johnson Financial

How will the new tax laws affect you? Here in the US, we have a tax code that is thousands of pages long and can…

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How will the new tax laws affect you? Here in the US, we have a tax code that is thousands of pages long and can be very overwhelming. Right now, with Biden’s new pending tax plan, there is a lot of uncertainty regarding corporate tax rates, capital gains tax, gift, income, and estate tax. How will this affect different income brackets of the population?

Today, to help break this down we have Joe Maier from Johnson Financial, so you’re going to want to tune into this because there could be some major implications for you as someone who works in a corporation, as a small business owner, if you are part of a family estate, or just as a general citizen of the United States.

Joe is the Senior VP, Director of Wealth Strategy at Johnson Financial, an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin – Madison Law School, and a former Succession Planning Attorney at Foley and Lardner.

ESPN’s Jesse Washington: What was it like writing the biography for legendary Hall of Fame Georgetown Coach John Thompson

ESPN’s Jesse Washington: What was it like writing the biography for legendary Hall of Fame Georgetown Coach John Thompson

What was it like writing the biography of a trailblazing Hall of Fame basketball coach?Jesse Washington shares his experiences working with John Thompson writing his…

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What was it like writing the biography of a trailblazing Hall of Fame basketball coach?
Jesse Washington shares his experiences working with John Thompson writing his biography “I Came as a Shadow” and shares amazing stories from the life of John Thompson.
John Thompson arguably did more for race relations than any other coach in the history of the game and was the first black coach to win the NCAA title in 1984 with the Georgetown Hoyas. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999.

AAPI Community Leaders Speak Out with Alexa Alfaro, Erik Kennedy and Shary Tran

AAPI Community Leaders Speak Out with Alexa Alfaro, Erik Kennedy and Shary Tran

There has always been a problem with racism and othering towards the AAPI community here in the United States, but there has been a ginormous…

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There has always been a problem with racism and othering towards the AAPI community here in the United States, but there has been a ginormous uptick in the number of incidents involving hate crimes and attacks since the beginning of COVID. Many of these individuals being targeted are Americans, born and raised in this country. How did we get to this point of having so much hate towards our brothers and sisters in our communities? And why are people pointing the COVID-finger at them?

On this episode of The GoGedders Podcast, Richie is joined by three Milwaukee community members to have a candid conversation about the Anti-Asian movement that has swept the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are joined by: Erik Kennedy, a returning GoGedder who is a community leader at Advocate Aurora; Alexa Alfaro, co-founder of Meat on the Street; and Shary Tran, who works for Amazon as the Executive Program Manager Diversity and Inclusion. Erik, Alexa, and Shary are all also members of the AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islanders) Coalition of Wisconsin and have been named among Wisconsin’s most influential Asians. Together, we dig into and expose these issues. Listen to the full podcast to find out how you can help be an ally to the AAPI community.

John Burke, President of Trek Bicycle (and Richie’s Dad) live from the Milwaukee Rotary Club

John Burke, President of Trek Bicycle (and Richie’s Dad) live from the Milwaukee Rotary Club

JB talks all things Trek: The early days, getting the company off the ground and turning it into a global company, the role his Dad…

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JB talks all things Trek: The early days, getting the company off the ground and turning it into a global company, the role his Dad (my grandpa) Dick Burke played, what it's been like running Trek during the pandemic, creating an amazing culture and much more. 
This episode of the GoGedders is live from the Milwaukee Rotary Club 

Get on the right track to financial freedom with Melissa Olson and Kelly Mould of Johnson Financial Group

Get on the right track to financial freedom with Melissa Olson and Kelly Mould of Johnson Financial Group

Looking to make some changes to your finances in 2021? Or are you a young professional wanting to learn how you should be managing your…

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Looking to make some changes to your finances in 2021? Or are you a young professional wanting to learn how you should be managing your wealth? Are you wondering how much you need to save for retirement? How to handle finances during a divorce? What are the financial pitfalls you need to avoid? We cover a wide range of topics to help you get on the right track and maximize your wealth no matter where you are at in life.  

On this episode of The GoGedders Podcast, we are joined by Melissa Olson and Kelly Mould. Melissa and Kelly are both financial advisors at Johnson Financial Group. Melissa is also a wealth RPS education specialist, and Kelly is the Senior Vice President and Wealth Sales Team Lead. 

Together, we talk about finances. With financial stress being so high during the pandemic, we are going to go over ways you can help reduce that stress, smart decisions you can be making, and how you can get to a point of financial freedom.

Bonus: How a Local Restauranteur captured the attention of Barstool Sports Founder, Dave Portony, with his new pizza and got it reviewed in front of hundreds of thousands during the pandemic

Bonus: How a Local Restauranteur captured the attention of Barstool Sports Founder, Dave Portony, with his new pizza and got it reviewed in front of hundreds of thousands during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic created bumps in the road for many of us, and has hit the food industry particularly hard. No longer could you walk…

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The COVID-19 pandemic created bumps in the road for many of us, and has hit the food industry particularly hard. No longer could you walk into your favorite joint and sit down for a meal, nor can restaurants rely on dine-in service as their main source of revenue. In order to stay afloat during these unprecedented times, pivots have been necessary. 


Cameron Whyte is one of those restauranteurs who made some major pivots in the past year. Cameron is the owner of three local restaurants in the Milwaukee area,
Merriment Social, Third Coast Provisions, and, his latest venture, Flour Child Pizza. On this bonus episode of The GoGedders Podcast, we talk to Cameron how a pandemic forced him to pivot as well as his fascinating story about how he ended up grabbing the attention of he who has all authority on frozen pizzas, Barstool Sports Founder, Dave Portnoy. 

The Crazy Housing Market: Buy, Sell or stay on the sidelines? With Jonathan Newby, Cameron Whyte and Tony Petrie

The Crazy Housing Market: Buy, Sell or stay on the sidelines? With Jonathan Newby, Cameron Whyte and Tony Petrie

With mortgage rates being so low, it may be the best time to find that new home– if you’re up to the challenge of battling…

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With mortgage rates being so low, it may be the best time to find that new home– if you’re up to the challenge of battling other interested buyers in the competitive market.
On our latest episode of The GoGedders Podcast, we talk about the crazy Milwaukee housing market with some of our local experts. We are joined by Jonathan Newby, Tony Petrie, and Cameron Whyte; Jonathan is a real estate agent who serves the Milwaukee area, Tony is a loan officer at Johnson Financial Group, and Cameron is a recent buyer and seller who also is a partner at Merriment Social, Third Coast Provisions and Flour Child. Together, they break down the chaos in a way to help you navigate the market and decide if it is a good time to start looking for a new home.

Meet the woman behind the new HBO Max Documentary “Growing Up Milwaukee”: Tyshun Wardlaw

Meet the woman behind the new HBO Max Documentary “Growing Up Milwaukee”: Tyshun Wardlaw

Tyshun Wardlaw, a Milwaukee native, comes on the podcast to give us an inside look at her documentary “Growing Up Milwaukee”, it’s importance to the…

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Tyshun Wardlaw, a Milwaukee native, comes on the podcast to give us an inside look at her documentary “Growing Up Milwaukee”, it’s importance to the city, how it got picked up by HBO Max and shares her inspiring entrepreneurial story! 

The Booming State of Podcasting 2021: Is it too late to get in the game? Platform growth, acquisitions, how to start a show, 5 tactics to monetize a podcast today and more!

The Booming State of Podcasting 2021: Is it too late to get in the game? Platform growth, acquisitions, how to start a show, 5 tactics to monetize a podcast today and more!

Podcasting had another big growth year in 2021 with several more acquisition from industry giants, overall listener growth, celebrities and influencers getting big payouts and…

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Podcasting had another big growth year in 2021 with several more acquisition from industry giants, overall listener growth, celebrities and influencers getting big payouts and the evolving ad landscape. In this episode I break down: 

  • The growth of podcasting in 2020 and 2021 projections 
  • Review big acquisitions in 2020 and what it means for the future of the platform 
  • Should you or should you not start a podcast in 2021? 
  • Our top 5 tactics to monetize a podcast in 2021 and how we have made over 900k off of this show. 

How Reddit disrupted the market and where we go from here, explained by a High Risk Trader and a Securities Litigator, with CJ Krawczyk and Joe Taylor

How Reddit disrupted the market and where we go from here, explained by a High Risk Trader and a Securities Litigator, with CJ Krawczyk and Joe Taylor

It has been absolute chaos these past few weeks in the stock market. We have seen stocks like GameStop, AMC, and Koss surge, driven up…

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It has been absolute chaos these past few weeks in the stock market. We have seen stocks like GameStop, AMC, and Koss surge, driven up by certain Reddit communities and threads. This has led to some investors making huge returns on their investments, sums that are in the billions for some; Ryan Cohen, co-founder of Chewy who owns 13% of GameStop shares, made $1.3 billion!

These events have led many of us to wonder — does the stock market accurately represent the market and its trends? Or is it just a mirage?

We are joined on this episode of The GoGedders Podcast by CJ Krawczyk, a partner at Kravit, Hovel & Krawczyk and is a securities litigator, as well as Joe Taylor, who is a professional poker player and experienced day trader, growing $30K into $250K during the pandemic through high-risk trading. They help break down how this all started, what is happening, and where we could go from here, including what restrictions might be put in place to help make sure stocks accurately reflect the value of their companies.

Milwaukee exec battling cancer, Rich Tennessen, chooses positivity and shares lessons learned

Milwaukee exec battling cancer, Rich Tennessen, chooses positivity and shares lessons learned

While working at home after getting blood work done the week after Thanksgiving, Rich passed out on his basement floor at 4:30PM. Forty-five minutes later,…

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While working at home after getting blood work done the week after Thanksgiving, Rich passed out on his basement floor at 4:30PM. Forty-five minutes later, he woke up to his phone going off– it was his doctor, “You need to go to the hospital right now.” The next day after getting transfusions, Rich was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. He then heard the word “cancer”. 

Following our episode about Dry January (listen to the episode here→ http://bit.ly/3pnvq3Z), my friend, Rich Tennessen, reached out to me about how he appreciated my openness in sharing my love-hate story with alcohol.  He let me know that this year he was participating in “Dry January”, but not by choice, and he let me know about his recent diagnosis; he was battling cancer and wanted to come on the podcast to share his story while also putting out a PSA to anyone who might be experiencing symptoms to get checked ASAP! 

Building bridges to unite a divided political landscape

Building bridges to unite a divided political landscape

Steven Olikara joins us for his third appearance on The GoGedders Podcast. Steven is the founder of the Millennial Action Project, was named Forbes 30…

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Steven Olikara joins us for his third appearance on The GoGedders Podcast. Steven is the founder of the Millennial Action Project, was named Forbes 30 Under 30 for Law and Policy in 2017, and is the GoGedder’s unofficial political correspondent. We discuss headliners like the January 6th raid and attempted insurrection on The White House by a Pro-Trump mob, what policy the Biden administration might try passing during his time in office, and what the results from the Georgia runoff elections mean. We also discuss what we as Americans should be doing to bridge the divide between left and right, and what certain big players, like social media and political leaders, can be doing to help unite this divide.

Get Fit Mentally and Physically for 2021 with Justine Sloan and Coach Ambrose

Get Fit Mentally and Physically for 2021 with Justine Sloan and Coach Ambrose

Justine Sloan and Ambrose WB give advice on what small changes can make a huge impact and lead  you to having your best year yet….

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Justine Sloan and Ambrose WB give advice on what small changes can make a huge impact and lead  you to having your best year yet. Justine was one of the top female body builders in the US (bikini division) amassing a following of 1.9M Facebook fans, landing sponsorship deals and getting flown all over the country, but it wasn’t a sustainable lifestyle and led to a huge burnout. She has since reinvented herself as a health and mindset coach at justinesloan.com. Ambrose is the Founder of MISPIBO  and a health and mental performance coach who is also a former personal trainer and college athlete.   

Navigating the Financial Market in 2021 with Brian Andrew of Johnson Financial Group

Navigating the Financial Market in 2021 with Brian Andrew of Johnson Financial Group

As we head into a new year, many of us are wondering what to expect from the financial market in 2021. Will the rally continue?…

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As we head into a new year, many of us are wondering what to expect from the financial market in 2021. Will the rally continue? What industries will do well in this “new”, post-COVID world? Will crypto keep surging? Is this a reflection of the economy that most of us live in? How do you navigate this and make smart investments?

On this episode of the GoGedders Podcast, we were lucky enough to sit down with Brian Andrew, a local finance expert; Brian is the President of Johnson Wealth and  Chief Investment Officer for Johnson Financial Group with over 26 years of experience in the financial services industry. In the episode, we go over the trends the stock market has been experiencing, including the COVID dip and how that is projected to recover at all time highs, how certain current events may affect the market, as well as areas of the market to keep an eye on. 

The Dry(ish) January Ep – It’s all about alcohol, it’s affects, our experiences and how to successfully be sober or cut back in a city that loves to drink. With Erik Kennedy, Sarah Hoffman and Mark Palazzari

The Dry(ish) January Ep – It’s all about alcohol, it’s affects, our experiences and how to successfully be sober or cut back in a city that loves to drink. With Erik Kennedy, Sarah Hoffman and Mark Palazzari

Are you looking to cut back, learn more about alcohol or just hear some buffoon-ish as well as inspiring stories involving alcohol this is the…

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Are you looking to cut back, learn more about alcohol or just hear some buffoon-ish as well as inspiring stories involving alcohol this is the episode for you. Erik Kennedy, Sarah Hoffman and Mark Palazzari join the podcast. 

PS: Erik Kennedy is back in the game as mentioned in the intro #ModusLife 

The Milwaukee 2020 Episode: Our recap of a crazy year with DJ Hines, Christine Specht, Ian Abston, Khalif El-Amin, Judge Derek Mosley, John Burke, Mike Malatesta, Michael Hostad and Greg Marshall

The Milwaukee 2020 Episode: Our recap of a crazy year with DJ Hines, Christine Specht, Ian Abston, Khalif El-Amin, Judge Derek Mosley, John Burke, Mike Malatesta, Michael Hostad and Greg Marshall

Going into 2020, the stars were aligned for the city of Milwaukee to shine in the national spotlight. Highly anticipated events like the DNC, Ryder…

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Going into 2020, the stars were aligned for the city of Milwaukee to shine in the national spotlight. Highly anticipated events like the DNC, Ryder Cup, Summerfest, a long Bucks playoff run, and more were all on the horizon. Then, the pandemic hit and it changed everything. Instead of experiencing an economic boom, local businesses had to picot and adapt to survive. Additionally, we saw a prevalent BLM movement in the city of Milwaukee, where protests lasted for weeks in light of the George Floyd tragedy. We went through the most polarizing election of all time, but on the bright side, the Hoan Bridge finally got lit and, just this week, Giannis signed his extension, ending the year on a positive note and leaving the city feeling good about its future! I’ve been lucky to cover all of these topics on the GoGedders and in this episode we look back on everything that unfolded. Guests in this episode include: DJ Hines, Christine Specht, Ian Abston, Khalif El-Amin, Judge Derek Mosley, John Burke, Mike Malatesta, Michael Hostad and Greg Marshall.

Founding and growing a $1B Women Owned Financial Firm with Julie and Karen Ellenbecker of Ellenbecker Investment Group

Founding and growing a $1B Women Owned Financial Firm with Julie and Karen Ellenbecker of Ellenbecker Investment Group

Karen and Julie Ellenbecker discuss starting and growing a family business, visionary and integrator relationship dynamics, what has made them successful and what they have…

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Karen and Julie Ellenbecker discuss starting and growing a family business, visionary and integrator relationship dynamics, what has made them successful and what they have overcome, the importance of giving back to the community and more. 

Our Election Recap…….and update! With Steven Olikara, Founder of the Millennial Action Project and Forbes Under 30

Our Election Recap…….and update! With Steven Olikara, Founder of the Millennial Action Project and Forbes Under 30

What a week it’s been! We look back on this past election week and talk about what could come over these next few weeks and…

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What a week it’s been! We look back on this past election week and talk about what could come over these next few weeks and what the future looks like

Women’s Entrepreneurship Week Preview with Jackie Hermes, Jenny Weeden and Christina Haidemenos

Women’s Entrepreneurship Week Preview with Jackie Hermes, Jenny Weeden and Christina Haidemenos

Jackie Hermes, Jenny Weeden and Christina Haidemenos are the Founders of Women’s Entrepreneurship Week in Milwaukee and join us on the podcast this week! We…

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Jackie Hermes, Jenny Weeden and Christina Haidemenos are the Founders of Women’s Entrepreneurship Week in Milwaukee and join us on the podcast this week! We discuss going virtual this year, what people can expect, the state of women’s entrepreneurship, what it is like being a woman in business and more! 

David Kohler, CEO of Kohler on the Ryder Cup, adapting a global company to the pandemic, running a family business and more!

David Kohler, CEO of Kohler on the Ryder Cup, adapting a global company to the pandemic, running a family business and more!

Adapting a global company, the Ryder Cup postponement, running a family business, and the importance of companies being an environmentalist as well as capitalist are…

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Adapting a global company, the Ryder Cup postponement, running a family business, and the importance of companies being an environmentalist as well as capitalist are all things we talk about on this episode with David Kohler, CEO of the Kohler Company. 
This podcast was shot live as part of The Milwaukee Rotary Club’s Thursday programming. 

An Entrepreneurship Movement: The Young Guns with Paul Neuberger and Andy Weins

An Entrepreneurship Movement: The Young Guns with Paul Neuberger and Andy Weins

 Last February the Young Guns made a very successful debut with an event in Milwaukee, then COVID hit. Since then they have adapted, launched YGTV…

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 Last February the Young Guns made a very successful debut with an event in Milwaukee, then COVID hit. Since then they have adapted, launched YGTV and have their first online event coming up in November. On this episode I sit down with Paul Neuberger and Andy Weins to talk about the rise of the Young Guns movement, entrepreneurship during COVID, the importance of daily routines, being yourself, building a strong network and much more! 

What’s really going on in the election and how did we get here? With Steven Olikara Founder of MAP and Forbes Under 30

What’s really going on in the election and how did we get here? With Steven Olikara Founder of MAP and Forbes Under 30

Steven Olikara joins us today to talk all things election! We go over How Trump rose to power, how COVID has affected his campaign, why…

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Steven Olikara joins us today to talk all things election! We go over How Trump rose to power, how COVID has affected his campaign, why the Democrats chose Joe Biden as their candidate, how these last few weeks could play out and what will ultimately happen. Also- remember to go VOTE! 

How the Hoan Bridge got LIT! and some unrelated nonsense with Ian Abston and Mike Hostad….. and Chris Stegman (in spirit)

How the Hoan Bridge got LIT! and some unrelated nonsense with Ian Abston and Mike Hostad….. and Chris Stegman (in spirit)

Hear from Ian Abston and Michael Hostad on the journey to get the Hoan Bridge LIT after four years, how it will help shape the…

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Hear from Ian Abston and Michael Hostad on the journey to get the Hoan Bridge LIT after four years, how it will help shape the future of Milwaukee and more! 

How to build culture, lead and grow in this “new norm” with Mike Victorson, CEO of M3 Insurance and Hector Colon CEO of Lutheran Social Services 

How to build culture, lead and grow in this “new norm” with Mike Victorson, CEO of M3 Insurance and Hector Colon CEO of Lutheran Social Services 

In a time when every company is grappling to define the feel of their new virtual workplace, we talk to two extremely accomplished CEOs to…

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In a time when every company is grappling to define the feel of their new virtual workplace, we talk to two extremely accomplished CEOs to find out how they are building and maintaining culture, overcoming obstacles and still growing their organizations during COVID.

We talk to Hector Colon, CEO of Lutheran Social Services and Michael Victorson, CEO of M3 Insurance. They have great insight into how to manage remote teams, how to keep morale up, what job searchers should be doing right now, how to build a great team, and their path to leadership.

The Presidential Playbook with John Burke, President of Trek Bicycle

The Presidential Playbook with John Burke, President of Trek Bicycle

The presidential election is less than fifty days away, and our country is more divided than ever. On this week’s podcast, John Burke, President of…

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The presidential election is less than fifty days away, and our country is more divided than ever. On this week’s podcast, John Burke, President of Trek Bicycle, comes on to discuss eye-opening facts that neither candidate is talking about. 

His new book, The Presidential Playbook, presents sixteen nonpartisan solutions to complex problems The United States is facing right now. Today, we’ll go over some of those solutions and discuss with JB firsthand. 

What’s going on in the financial markets right now with Jim Popp of Johnson Financial

What’s going on in the financial markets right now with Jim Popp of Johnson Financial

As we all know, there’s a lot of uncertainty in the financial markets right now, and that raises a lot of questions. Is another stimulus…

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As we all know, there’s a lot of uncertainty in the financial markets right now, and that raises a lot of questions. Is another stimulus package coming? How can the markets be at an all time high despite businesses struggling and unemployment staying at more than double the typical rate? And, of course: How will the November election affect the financial climate? 

Like many small business owners, I had several questions of my own. What’s the right way to approach the initial process surrounding PPP loans? Will there be loan forgiveness, and is there going to be another wave? 

Luckily for us, Jim Popp, CEO of Johnson Financial, came on our most recent episode of the GoGedders podcast to answer the questions above and offer expertise on more financial topics. You’ll learn a lot about what’s happening behind the scenes of the financial industry during COVID, and the info Jim provides is useful for just about anyone.

What’s really happening in Kenosha? We speak to 3 local residents and community leaders

What’s really happening in Kenosha? We speak to 3 local residents and community leaders

Looking past everything we’ve all  seen and read in the news, Richie talks to three residents and community leaders of Kenosha about what really happened…

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Looking past everything we’ve all  seen and read in the news, Richie talks to three residents and community leaders of Kenosha about what really happened there, the reactions of the local community and what they’re doing to rebuild Kenosha.

We’re joined by Richie’s good college friend and Kenosha resident Justin Whitehead (Tiger), Nicole Thomsen, Director of 1Hope, and Pastor Roy Peeples. 

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