Compassionate Las Vegas Podcast with Will Rucker

Compassionate Las Vegas Podcast with Will Rucker

Hosted by: Will Rucker

Compassionate Las Vegas - The Podcast is part of the grassroots organization whose mission is to foster the Charter for Compassion and the movement of compassion in the Las Vegas, Nevada area. Compassion acts as our...


Hope Means Nevada

Season #1 Episode #18

While Hope Means Nevada is about raising awareness around mental health and teen suicide, we are also aware that COVID-19 has changed everyone’s life drastically. With these changes comes stress, anxiety, and the need...
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Interview with Evelyn Thompson-Hilbert, MA, ALSP | Mindful Leadership, Conscious Compassion, UNLV Masters of Arts - Urban Leadership

Season #1 Episode #16

Evelyn Thompson-Hilbert graduated from University of Southern California (USC) with a BS in Public Policy and Development. She received her Professional Spiritual Practitioner License at the Agape University of...
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Interview with Councilman Steve Black

Season #1 Episode #17

Scott Black, a native of Southern Nevada, was elected in June 2017 to represent residents of Ward 3 in North Las Vegas. He was born in Henderson and spent the majority of his childhood in North Las Vegas, attending...
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Interview with Ciara Byrne | Green Our Planet, School Gardens, Obama Foundation Fellow, Food Justice

Season #1 Episode #15

Ciara Byrne is a documentary filmmaker and entrepreneur who set up and ran a film production company, Lion Television, with offices in LA and New York. During that time, she managed over 60 employees and produced...
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Interview with Tahil Sharma | AHMAUD ARBERY, Social Justice, United Religions Initiative, Interfaith

Season #1 Episode #13

Tahil Sharma is an interfaith activist based in Los Angeles who was born to a Hindu father and a Sikh mother who works as the North American Coordinator for the United Religions Initiative, the world's largest,...
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Interview with Senator Pat Spearman | Diversity, LGBTQ+, UBI, Ageism, Religion, 2020 Census, & More

Season #1 Episode #12

“I think it's very important at a time like this for us to be reminded that diversity is a strength, not a weakness. Equality matters, and so does equity.” — Patricia Spearman Doctor Patricia Spearman's courage,...
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Interview with Mario Lemons | Compassion in Education, Using Innovation to Lead Through Crisis

Season #1 Episode #14

Mario Lemons is a native of Detroit, and was educated in the Detroit Public Schools system. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, and a Master’s Degree in...
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Maslow, Privilege, TeleMental Health, and More with Dr. Dominique Hammonds

Season #1 Episode #11

Dr. Dominique Hammonds is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling from The University...
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Compassionate Justice - Restoration and Rehabilitation with Attorney Nadia Krall

Season #1 Episode #10

Nadia Krall graduated from the Boyd School of Law at UNLV right here in Las Vegas in the year 2000. For the past 12 years, she has had a successful law practice and now, Nadia is running for District Court judge....
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Why Life Itself is the Greatest Guru with Aaron Abke, Spiritual Teacher

Season #1 Episode #9

This episode features a special COVID-19 rendition of Coldplay's "Fix You". Aaron Abke was born and raised as a Pastor’s Son in the Silicon Valley of California. He desired to work in Church Ministry like his father...
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Evoking a Mosaic of Compassion Through the Performing Arts with Rick Sperling

Season #1 Episode #8

Rick Sperling is a world-renowned Arts Education, Community Arts and Creative Youth Development pioneer. He is the founder and Artistic Director Emeritus of Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit which he began as a way to...
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From Life to Death and Back Again | How Dr. Anne Weisman Is Imparting Compassion Into the Next Generation of Physicians Through Integrative Medicine

Season #1 Episode #7

Dr. Annie Weisman is the Director of Wellness & Integrative Medicine with the UNLV School of Medicine. She is working to develop wellness and integrative medicine curriculum and workshops for the medical students,...
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