Teresa Thorne, executive director of the City Action Partnership, is the guest on episode 22 of Birmingham Shines. She describes the role of the CAP team, the services they provide, and shares an example of how the CAP officers go beyond the "call of duty."
Teresa is a former Birmingham police officer and she shares some of the reasons she thinks downtown Birmingham Shines.
I'll be publishing another part of our conversation in a future episode that focuses on Teresa's writing. She's a successful author who's published several acclaimed books under her pen name, T.K. Thorne.
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David Sher is a Birmingham businessman who started the Comeback Town blog in 2012 to spark a conversation about change in Birmingham.
David's goal is to have a conversation about hard questions that many have said should not be asked because the effort would be futile. Perhaps the tide is turning now, due to the Comeback Town Blog's growing readership and the increase in subscribers to the companion email newsletter.
In episode 16 of Birmingham Shines, David Sher explains how he came to be interested in social media (especially LinkedIn) at the stage of life when most successful businessmen are thinking of retiring to a golf course or lake house. After several years as a social media consultant to businesses and executives, David put his knowledge of online relationship building and content marketing to work with The Comeback Town blog.
I met David briefly at TEDxBirmingham in February 2014 and reached out to him through LinkedIn recently to be a guest on Birmingham Shines. I had just discovered his Comeback Town blog through a post he shared on LinkedIn.
I think it's very important to have meaningful conversations about important issues in our community and I love the work that David is doing to make this happen.
I hope you enjoy this conversation. Visit http://birminghamshines.com for more.