The People Speak, October 27, 2015

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The People Speak with Sophia Rae and special guest, Damone Presley

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October 27, 2015

DAMONE PRESLEY Coordinator of the Frogtown Rondo Action Network (FRAN) shares his community activism and efforts to make a difference for the better.

Guest, Damone Presley

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Damone Presley
Damone Presley
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Coordinator of the Frogtown Rondo Action Network
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Damone J Presley is the Coordinator of the Frogtown Rondo Action Network (FRAN). He was born and raised in the Rondo Community of Saint Paul, and is the proud father of ten children and grandfather of three. Damone is passionate about his involvement as the Community Founder and Director of Vision In Living Life (VILL) “Change is Possible”, a Building Healthy Lifestyle Leadership program. As part of this program, he developed a six-lesson curriculum that he teaches to youth ages 12-21.

Damone has seen many changes in the Rondo Community, both positive and negative, during his lifetime. The goal of FRAN is to get residents and community partners working together for the community to Strive, Thrive, and Prosper. In the VILL “Change is Possible” Building Healthy Lifestyle Leadership program, the Youth Leadership group, directed by Damone, has made great progress within the Rondo Community, including policy work that resulted in passing a bill for decreasing window signage.

Currently, he is working on policy change around tobacco sales that will prevent youth from getting access to tobacco products. Damone is a Public Speaker, Mentor, and Advocate for community issues that bring residents to the table to use their voices to better their community. He has worked with MPLS Urban League, Amicus , African American AIDS Task force, and Breaking Free. Damone has also worked in the health field and has a duel certification in training the trainer from the Saint Paul Red Cross.

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The People Speak has evolved over the years with many great guests who have been interviewed by some very fine hosts.

We are a 55 minute show airing every other Sunday between 5-6pm Pacific/8-9pm Eastern. The show features a guest interview from any number of realms of interest (entertainment, science, philosophy, healing, spirituality, activism, politics, literature, etc.).

The guests share their stories, lives, strategies, books, philosophy, films, music, or whatever it is they use as a vehicle for making a difference for the better.

The radio show name, The People Speak, is based on the idea of allowing our audience - the People - a chance to interact with the guests during the hour, and we take phone or text questions from them during the interview.

Past guests include such notables as Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the late Howard Zinn, Nobel Laureates Mairead Maguire, Shirin Ebadi, Kathryn Najimy, Oliver Stone, Jesse Ventura, Richard Belzer, Cynthia McKinney, Cindy Sheehan, Scott Horton, Joan Jett, Willie Nelson, George Galloway, Roseanne Barr, Ed Asner, Chevy Chase, as well as various reps from Amnesty International, UN World Food Programme, and many others.