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June 18, 2014


Lou Michels joins the show with special guest John Hope Bryant to discuss Bryant’s latest book “How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class”. Along with the Chief, the trio uncover entrepreneurial paths for underprivileged youth to achieve success and ultimately help stabilize the American workforce. 

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Guests & Co-Hosts

Lou Michels

Lou Michels is an employment and sports law attorney with a national law firm, who is also an NFL player agent. He joins the Stocks & Jocks show every Thursday morning from Denver, Colorado. Lou represents companies and individuals in dealing with workplace problems ranging from labor union and discrimination cases to employment contracts and trade secret disputes. He played football at Air Force, and graduated from Duke Law School, where he developed an appreciation for college basketball. He is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel. Lou grew up in Winnipeg, Canada, and Minneapolis, where his father was a professional football coach for the Minnesota Vikings for almost 30 years. Read more.

John Hope Bryant

John Hope Bryant is an American financial literacy and poverty eradication activist, and “silver rights” entrepreneur. Bryant is the founder, chairman and CEO of nonprofit Operation HOPE, member of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, and co-founder of Global DignityHe is a member of the Forum of Young Global Leaders for the World Economic Forum, and a place on the Forum’s Global Agenda Council. He served as the vice chair on the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy and as the chairman of the Committee on the Under-served.

Bryant was born on February 6, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, and raised primarily in Compton, and in the South Central area of Los Angeles, by parents Juanita Smith and Johnnie Will Smith. Bryant graduated from Santa Monica High School in 1984. Later in life, on May 8, 2004 he received an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Human Letters from Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Texas, for his work around education and poverty eradication.

 

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