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MoxieTalk with Kirt Jacobs

Kirt Jacobs is the host and producer of MoxieTalk, a talk show that gives an intimate look into the courage, character and defining moments of today’s most inspiring individuals.
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Oct 24, 2022

Taylor Everett - Louisville, KY, Independent Mayoral Candidate, 2022

Born in Phoenix, Arizona, and a Louisville Resident Since 2011, Taylor moved to Pittsburgh, PA, at the age of 4 and lived there through high school. He graduated From the University of Louisville with a bachelor’s in Marketing and a minor in entrepreneurship. Taylor believes his life has presented him with challenges that many Louisville residents face daily, which uniquely qualifies him to relate to their concerns and motivates him to fix them. With first-hand experience of chronic health issues with his wife and daughter, as a very young parent, losing a parent due to alcohol, and divorced parents, who personally have been on government-sponsored programs WIC and CCCC, Taylor started a division of a business that focuses specifically on how the government buys goods and services. I hope to continue making Louisville a place where businesses and residents thrive!

Oct 17, 2022

Bill Dieruf - Louisville, KY, Republican Mayoral Candidate, 2022

Mayor Bill Dieruf is in his 12th year as Mayor of the City of Jeffersontown, where he has overseen a police department, public works, an economic development authority, parks and recreation, and all other city services. He instituted the WOW customer service approach to city operations that he used during 35 years operating Dieruf Hardware, the longest-operating family-owned business in Jeffersontown.

Mayor Dieruf has had many accomplishments during his three terms as Mayor. He used his business acumen as an accountant to eliminate Jeffersontown’s $17 million debt.

He renegotiated the debt, paid it off 11 years early, saved $1 million in interest, and did not raise taxes to do it.

Mayor Dieruf served as president of the Kentucky League of Cities for two years, including during the pandemic in 2020.

That year he visited almost 200 cities across the state, helping his fellow mayors navigate the complicated process of filing for CARES Act funding that kept those communities financially sound.

Before he served at KLC, Mayor Dieruf was president of the Jefferson County League of Cities for five years and remained immediate past president.

In addition, he serves on the Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency board and is the organization’s past chairman.

For 12 years, he has been a board member of GLI and the Jeffersontown Chamber of Commerce and has served on the Campbellsville University Visitors Board of Directors since 2011.

Mayor Dieruf was a member of Leadership Louisville’s 2020 Bingham Fellows class that studied the Digital Divide, concluding it is imperative that affordable Internet access, training, and hardware be available to all Louisville households so all residents can thrive.

A native of Louisville, Mayor Dieruf was raised in the Hikes Point neighborhood and graduated from St. Xavier High School.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky.

Mayor Dieruf and his wife, Jody, reside in Plainview. They have a daughter, Jennifer, son-in-law Ben, and two grandsons.

Mayor Dieruf says his grandsons are one of the reasons he chose to run for Louisville Mayor because he wants to make sure our city is where they will be proud to call their home.

Oct 10, 2022

Craig Greenberg - Louisville, KY, Democratic Mayor Candidate, 2022

Craig is a proud Louisvillian, husband, father, entrepreneur, and community leader who believes in thinking big, working hard, and making things happen.

Craig has spent his career turning dreams into realities and will bring that energy to building a Louisville that works for every family.

Craig, an attorney by training who went from Jefferson County Public Schools to Harvard Law School, helped start and build a Louisville-based company, 21c Museum Hotels, which grew to more than 1,100 team members. 21c received international recognition and helped revive Main Street in Louisville and other urban neighborhoods across the country.

Craig has also led other transformative, historic preservation projects that have driven Louisville’s downtown revitalization, including 111 Whiskey Row, which was nearly destroyed by fire.

No matter how great, the desire to solve problems will be at the core of Craig’s effort to build a stronger Louisville.

Craig has leadership experience enacting reforms for good government and transparency.

As a member of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees, Craig led the effort to hold the former University President accountable for inappropriate financial dealings.

While on the University Board of Trustees, Craig also spearheaded a successful effort to stop a proposed 5% tuition increase for students.

Craig has also served as the Chairman of the March of Dimes’ March for Babies and on the boards of Metro United Way and the Louisville Jewish Community Center.

Sep 13, 2022

MoxieMoments brings you Mary Haynes', President and CEO, Nazareth Home, the best piece of advice.

Sep 6, 2022

MoxieMoments brings you Joe Heron, Co-Founder-Copper & Kings American Brandy Company, explaining his defining moment.

Sep 5, 2022

MoxieMoments brings you Delanor Manson, CEO-Kentucky Nurses Assoc., Retired U.S. Navy Captain & Owner, Koi Gallery, telling us about her most defining moment.

Sep 4, 2022

MoxieMoments brings you Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, to discuss being misunderstood.

Sep 3, 2022

MoxieMoments brings you Summer Auerbach, Second Generation Owner, Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods, giving her best piece of advice and her thoughts on leadership.

Sep 2, 2022

MoxieMoments brings you Caleb Kilburn, Master Distiller, Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co., explaining his defining moments of adulthood.

Sep 1, 2022

MoxieMoments brings you Angela Burton, Founder of Feet-to-the-Fire Writer’s Workshops, on her contributions to humanity.

Aug 31, 2022

MoxieMoments brings you Governor Steven L. Beshear, 61st Governor, Commonwealth of Kentucky (2007-2015), providing insight into unforeseen leadership challenges as a governor.

Aug 30, 2022

MoxieMoments brings you Nina Moseley, Chief Operating Officer, Wayside Christian Mission, informing us her leadership philosophy.

Aug 29, 2022

MoxieMoments brings you Steve Cunanan, Regional Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross – Kentucky Region, explaining his driving force.

Aug 28, 2022

MoxieMoments brings you Angela Leet, CEO at QSR Automations & Metro Council Member 2014-2018, who chats about her best piece of advice.

Aug 27, 2022

MoxieMoments brings you the late John Asher, Former-Vice President of Racing Communications, Churchill Downs, telling us about the allure of Churchill Downs.

Aug 26, 2022

MoxieMoments brings you  Ingrid Hernandez, President & Creative Director, Ingrid Design, telling us about her defining moment.

Aug 25, 2022

MoxieMoments brings you Jeff Walz, Head Coach, University of Louisville Women’s Basketball, and his best piece of advice.

Aug 25, 2022

MoxieMoments brings you Heather Howell, Director of Global Innovation & Trademark, Jack Daniel’s Family of Brands, telling us about her biggest triumph and best piece of advice.

At the time of our taping, Heather was Director of Innovation, Brown-Forman Corporation.

Aug 24, 2022

MoxieMoments brings you Paul Hornung, 1956 Heisman Trophy Winner and former Green Bay Packer, chatting about the biggest influences in his life.

 

Aug 23, 2022

MoxieMoments brings you Whitney Austin, Director & Co-Founder of the Whitney/Strong Organization, telling us how she redefines failure.

 

Aug 22, 2022

MoxieMoments brings you Greg Galiette, President of Louisville Bats Baseball Club, Inc., telling us about his biggest triumph.

Since Sept. 1984, Greg has served 35+ years with the Louisville Redbirds, Louisville RiverBats, and now Louisville Bats. He has held roles as diverse as now Senior Vice President, Assistant General Manager, Marketing Director, Sponsorship Sales Director, Promotions Director, Sales Manager, Group Sales Manager, Redbirds Ticket Manager, Redbirds Public Address Announcer & Director of the 1991 & 2008 AAA All-Star Games held in Louisville.

During this time frame, Greg even did a stint as the Louisville Riverfrogs Hockey Club’s Assistant General Manager & owner from May 1995 to May 1997. Before his career in professional sports, he was an Account Executive with the Xerox Corporation from 1983-1984.

In 1983, Greg received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Louisville, with a major in Marketing, is a 1978 graduate of Eastern High School in Middletown, KY.

Greg is married to his lovely high-school sweetheart Kelly, & they have two beautiful twin children, Erika & Anthony; & as of this interview, Erika is with the Cincinnati Reds, & Anthony is with HUMANA working as a Cyber Security Analyst.

Aug 21, 2022

MoxieMoments brings you Robbie Bartlett, Band Leader of the Robbie Bartlett Band, talks about the greatest influence in her life.

Aug 20, 2022

MoxieMoments brings you Tom Jurich, Former-Vice President and Director of Athletics, the University of Louisville, on what drives him.

Tom Jurich cites his motivation to do things right and see results as he leads athletic programs at the University of Louisville.

Since 1997, Tom has made a permanent mark at the University of Louisville by leading an athletic department that has enjoyed tremendous athletic and academic accomplishments. In 2003, Tom began his run as vice president at U of L.

Under Tom Jurich, the Cardinal athletic teams have produced unparalleled success in multiple sports. Louisville’s 2012 – 2013 year marked the first time any university has ever won a BCS level bowl game, placed both its men’s and women’s basketball teams in the NCAA Final 4, and reached the baseball College World Series in the same season.

CBS Sports ranked Cardinals Athletics among the top three nationally for the past three years. Tom and his wife share U of L’s prestigious Hickman-Camp Award and he was named Louisville magazine’s Person of the Year in 2007.

He resides in Louisville with his wife, Terrilynn. They have four children and several grandchildren.

EFFECTIVE OCT. 2017, Tom Jurich was relieved of his duties as the Athletic Director of University of Louisville Athletics

Aug 19, 2022

MoxieMoments brings you Summer Dickerson, Founder of Women of the Well Ministry, discussing what she stands for.

Summer Dickerson was a victim of child abuse, sexual abuse & a victim of human trafficking which led to pain, gang violence, sexual torture, drug addiction, mental health illness including PTSD. She was even buried alive and pistol-whipped. While living with and in constant fear for her life, not to mention unrelenting anxiety, Summer was, in her words, delivered through a relationship with Christ. 

Now it is her calling to work with women that are in similar situations and lifestyles. So much so, she has now founded a Ministry called Women of the Well Ministries which has a Residential Program to help women change their lives so they can walk in the destiny God created for them. 

She is also the business owner of a company called Esther’s Soap Company which allows women in her Ministry learn a new trade on how to make all-natural goat milk soap. All proceeds go back to the ministry.

She has a documentary out & is working on a book.

Aug 18, 2022

MoxieMoments brings you Tawanda Chitapa,, Zimbabwean Immigrant & American Healthcare I.T. Expert, Mentor, and Soccer Fanatic, telling us about their perception of influencers.

Tawanda is the System Director Business Intelligence, Clinical Value & Healthcare Analytics at Norton Healthcare, with oversight of a team of analysts that use business data, computer techniques & statistical methods to provide insight into business performance & suggested areas of & ways of improving operations. Tawanda joined Norton Healthcare in 2015. Before joining Norton healthcare, he helped implement the Epic EMR (electronic medical record) systems in consultant roles for numerous healthcare organizations, including Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, Sutter Health in Sacramento, California, the Univ. of Miami in Miami, Florida, Lahey Health System in Boston, MA, Inova Health in Virginia, Premier Health in Dayton Ohio, & San Diego Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA. He began his career as an Implementation Specialist at Epic Systems in Madison, WI. Tawanda is a highly active member of the community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Louisville YMCA, is a Board Member for Volunteers of America Mid-states & a Board of Trustees for the Speed Art Museum. Tawanda Chitapa holds a bachelor’s degree & an MHA, BOTH from W. KY. Univ. Tawanda enjoys watching soccer, exploring sights around the city, and indulging in every foodie experience he can find around Louisville. He lives in Louisville with his son Isaiah and is a native of Zimbabwe, but today an American immigrant success story!

Tawanda’s favorite saying is that he enjoys mentoring young professionals to grow their wings “so they too can fly.”

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