Ep. 8 – Combating Dyslexia

This week on Talk United we have Dr. Pam Craven, executive director of the Learning Resource Center (LRC), one of five recipients of our 2017 Star Award grants.

She and Alan discuss how LRC is using the Barton System to teach people how to overcome their Dyslexia.

Also, The Polk County Sheriff’s Office’s annual Haunted Jail Tour starts this weekend at 455 N. Broadway Ave. in Bartow. The Haunted Jail Tours are from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on October 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th. Tickets are $6 and all proceeds benefit United Way of Central Florida.


Ep. 6 – Beth Kanter

Beth Kanter, best-selling author and social media guru, joins us on the phone for this week’s Talk United.

Beth is internationally recognized thought leader in networks, social media, and data.  Beth has over 35 years working in the nonprofit sector in capacity building and has facilitated trainings for thousands of social change activists and nonprofits on every continent in the world.

Named one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company and one of the BusinessWeek’s “Voices of Innovation for Social Media,” she’s the author of the award-winning Networked Nonprofit Books and The Happy Healthy Nonprofit:  Strategies for Impact without Burnout.

Ep. 5 – After Irma

This episode of Talk United focuses on Hurricane Irma and what United Way of Central Florida is doing to help those affected. Jessica Vecchio, Director of Community Resources, joins Alan H Turner II for the second time to discuss how you can help.

For hurricane resources, please visit www.uwcf.org/afterirma. To give to UWCF’s Hurricane Irma Relief Fund, where 100 percent of donations go towards recovery efforts, visit www.uwcf.org/irma.

*Talk United previously recorded in LkldTV’s Podcast Studio. Due to the facility’s closing, we are searching for a new recording space and apologize if episode postings become sporadic.

Ep. 4 – Paying it Forward and Doing Cartwheels

We took a break from recording this week because of Labor Day so please enjoy this classic episode of Talk United!

Originally published 07/18/17

Danielle Baker, Director of Resource Development, talks about her new position with UWCF as well as when her family needed a hand up from her future employers. Alan and Director of Community Resources Jessica Vecchio also discuss how 211 can help you when preparing for hurricane season and how United Way is there for you in the aftermath.

Ep. 2 – United We All Win

Talk United is on a break this week so here is a recent episode we posted on our Soundcloud account for our new campaign. Listen for details on how to get free LEGOLAND Florida Resort tickets. (Originally published 08/02/2017)

Alan talks about our 2017 campaign this week with our new Campaign Co-Chairs, Paul and Lynne Noris. They discuss the Campaign Kickoff event on August 30th at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, UWCF’s new tagline, “United We All Win,” and more.