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Episode 10 w/ Kris Maher, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

On Crisis With Joanna Doven

Release Date: 02/07/2022

Episode 10 w/ Kris Maher, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal show art Episode 10 w/ Kris Maher, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

On Crisis With Joanna Doven

To launch On Crisis Season 2, host Joanna Doven sat down with 's , one of the nation's most esteemed national journalists writing about major American crises, from Flint's Water Crisis to the spread of PFAS contamination in American communities.    Kris just launched his book, , last fall. Telling the story of an environmental lawyer who waged a seven year legal battle with a large coal company over what was suspected to be a contaminated water supply in Mingo County, West Virginia, the book has been very well-received.   Learn what makes Kris tick, and understand the mindset of...

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Episode 9 w/ Jeff Hahn, Owner and Principal, Hahn Public show art Episode 9 w/ Jeff Hahn, Owner and Principal, Hahn Public

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Jeff Hahn is one of the nation’s top experts in crisis communications and recently published his first book, Breaking Bad News. His Austin-based agency combines data analysis with researched methods on how to best respond to crises. In this episode, we talk about why crisis communications is a skill set more necessary than ever in the age of social media. We also riff on why universities are slow to respond to crises, and dissect Jeff’s 5 step method to crisis response that ensures narrative control.

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Episode 6 w/ Chris Togneri, Pittsburgh's Public Information Officer show art Episode 6 w/ Chris Togneri, Pittsburgh's Public Information Officer

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In episode six, we talk with Pittsburgh's Public Information Officer, Chris Togneri. Formerly a beat reporter in California and an award-winning journalist for one of Pittsburgh's top newspapers, Chris became the city's Public Information Officer in 2018 and immediately innovated, utilizing social media to turn the information portal he was in charge of into a newsroom. We get his insider's perspective on the "defund the police" movement, the lack of editor leadership in local newsrooms, and more.

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Episode 5 w/ Gerardo Interiano & Faryl Ury of Aurora show art Episode 5 w/ Gerardo Interiano & Faryl Ury of Aurora

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Episode 4 w/ Allison Bentley, Former Zappos Director of Women's Fashion; Current VP of Sales, Marketing & Merchandising, Hemp Synergistics show art Episode 4 w/ Allison Bentley, Former Zappos Director of Women's Fashion; Current VP of Sales, Marketing & Merchandising, Hemp Synergistics

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As head of women's fashion for Zappos, one of the most revolutionary online shopping companies of all time, Allison Bentley of Hemp Synergistics learned alongside the renowned and brilliant -- the late Tony Hsieh. Now, Bentley turns her focus onto CBD, as one of the only female leaders in the growing hemp industry. We talk about how Bentley is deploying lessons-learned at Zappos to differentiate Hemp Synergistics from competitors, why she made the shift from shoes to CBD, and more.

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Episode 3 w/ Ira Weiss, Partner with Weiss Burkhardt Kramer show art Episode 3 w/ Ira Weiss, Partner with Weiss Burkhardt Kramer

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Episode 2 w/ Clearstead Senior Managing Director Mike Shebak show art Episode 2 w/ Clearstead Senior Managing Director Mike Shebak

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Since COVID-19 swept the globe, financial advisory firms have been thrust into an uncomfortable dual role:  becoming both financial and crisis communication experts. On this episode, we talk with Mike Shebak, senior managing director of Clearstead, one of the largest independent financial advisory firms in the Midwest, on how they pivoted from managing nearly $25 billion in client assets and setting daily client communications that quelled fears and created opportunities for stronger client relationship

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Episode 1 w/ Veteran Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter Rich Lord show art Episode 1 w/ Veteran Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter Rich Lord

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To launch On Crisis Season 2, host Joanna Doven sat down with The Wall Street Journal's Kris Maher, one of the nation's most esteemed national journalists writing about major American crises, from Flint's Water Crisis to the spread of PFAS contamination in American communities. 
 
Kris just launched his book, Desperate: An Epic Battle for Clean Water and Justice in Appalachia, last fall. Telling the story of an environmental lawyer who waged a seven year legal battle with a large coal company over what was suspected to be a contaminated water supply in Mingo County, West Virginia, the book has been very well-received.
 
Learn what makes Kris tick, and understand the mindset of a national reporter as you prepare your organization for the next possible crisis.