Radical (Re)imagining

Libby Smith

A show about our collective vision for being more human in our work lives. For evaluators, academics, researchers, and other people in the information economy.

All Episodes

Lisa Sargent - Radical (Re)imagining S2 E11   Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with Lisa Sargent an Evaluator Advocate & Project Coordinator at BECOME, a social change center in Chicago, Illinois.  This is the third episode in a three part series with members of the BECOME team on what it means to be a culturally responsive evaluator in this time of sociopolitical upheaval and collective trauma. In this episode we explore how evaluators can also be activists.  Join the conversation. Leave us a comment on the blog or tweet at us. On the web: radicalreimagining.com On Twitter: @RadReimagining On You Tube: Radical ReImagining You can also send feedback and ideas for future topics/guests to us at radical.reimagining@gmail.com

Nov 13

23 min 44 sec

Dr. Gabriela Garcia - Radical (Re)imagining S2 E10   Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with Dr. Gabriela Garcia an Evaluator Advocate at BECOME, an innovative movement building organization in Chicago, Illinois.  This is the second in a three part series with members of the BECOME team on what it means to be a culturally responsive evaluator in this time of sociopolitical upheaval and collective trauma. In this episode we explore what it looks like to engage community in a culturally responsive way. . Join the conversation. Leave us a comment on the blog or tweet at us. On the web: radicalreimagining.com On Twitter: @RadReimagining On You Tube: Radical ReImagining You can also send feedback and ideas for future topics/guests to us at radical.reimagining@gmail.com

Oct 14

24 min 38 sec

Dr. Dominica McBride - Radical (Re)imagining S2 E9 Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with Dr. Dominica McBride founder and CEO of BECOME an innovative movement building organization in Chicago, Illinois.  This is the first in a three part series with members of the BECOME team on what it means to be a culturally responsive evaluator in this time of sociopolitical upheaval and collective trauma. In this episode we explore how culture shows up in our work. They reference the following works: Tomorrow’s Child: Imagination, Creativity, and the Rebirth of Culture by Rubem Alves Join the conversation. Leave us a comment on the blog or tweet at us. On the web: radicalreimagining.com On Twitter: @RadReimagining On You Tube: Radical ReImagining You can also send feedback and ideas for future topics/guests to us at radical.reimagining@gmail.com

Sep 17

22 min 16 sec

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Dr. Tiffany Tovey, & Libby Smith chat with Dr. Aisha Rios. She is the founder and learning and change strategist at Co-Active Change. She co-laborers and collaborates with an array of people who practice evaluation and organize for abolition.  The group chats about Libby’s August post where she explores the economic and political context of evaluation and the role that evaluators have historically played in upholding oppressive systems. Aisha shares the ways in which she is re-imagining the role of the evaluator.  They reference the following works: Social Service or Social Change? by Paul Kivel The Revolution Will Not Be Funded by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence We Do This til We Free Us by Mariame Kaba   Join the conversation. Leave us a comment on the blog or tweet at us. On the web: radicalreimagining.com On Twitter: @RadReimagining On You Tube: Radical ReImagining You can also send feedback and ideas for future topics/guests to us at radical.reimagining@gmail.com

Aug 17

25 min 55 sec

Chris Hall - Radical (Re)imagining S2 E7   Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with Chris Hall, a PhD candidate in the Evaluation Track in the Educational Research Methodology Department at the University of North Carolina Greensboro who has been a consistent contributor to our blog posts since the beginning of the Rad journey. Take a look at Tiffany’s July post where she explores how evaluators can facilitate a truly collaborative learning environment.  Here are a few resources that Chris referenced in the podcast: One Nation Under God by Kevin Kruse With God On Our Side: RIse of the Religious Right by William Martin His personal blog on Domestic Violence Intervention and Education Join the conversation. Leave us a comment on the blog or tweet at us. On the web: radicalreimagining.com On Twitter: @RadReimagining On You Tube: Radical ReImagining You can also send feedback and ideas for future topics/guests to us at radical.reimagining@gmail.com

Aug 4

30 min 38 sec

Dr. Melanie Mitros - Radical (Re)imagining S2 E6   Radical (Re)Imagining host Deven Wisner chats with Dr. Melanie Mitros, Director of Strategic Community Partnerships at Vitalyst Health Foundation in Phoenix, Arizona. Take a look at Deven's June post, and listen to the earlier conversation with Rory Neuner on the topic.  Join the conversation. Leave us a comment on the blog or tweet at us. On the web: radicalreimagining.com On Twitter: @RadReimagining On You Tube: Radical ReImagining You can also send feedback and ideas for future topics/guests to us at radical.reimagining@gmail.com

Jul 31

22 min 13 sec

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with Rory Neuner.  In this conversation, we're reimagining our relationship with funders. Rory currently works in philanthropy as a learning and evaluation officer.  Take a look at Deven's June post, listen to the conversation with Rory and then join the conversation. Leave us a comment on the blog or tweet at us. On the web: radicalreimagining.com On Twitter: @RadReimagining On You Tube: Radical ReImagining You can also send feedback and ideas for future topics/guests to us at radical.reimagining@gmail.com

Jun 25

22 min 59 sec

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with Dawn Valentine about our May prompts.  We’d love it if you joined the conversation!  On the web: radicalreimagining.com On Twitter: @RadReimagining On You Tube: Radical ReImagining You can also send feedback and ideas for future topics/guests to us at radical.reimagining@gmail.com

May 17

29 min 38 sec

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with Dr. Ayesha Boyce about our April prompts. We explore the challenges of measuring equity and inclusion and the role of evaluation in navigating equitable and inclusive programming. Resources mentioned in the conversation: The 2002 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation: Strategies That Address Culturally Responsive Evaluation Integration of Social Justice Into the Teaching of Evaluation - Thomas & Madison, 2010 Moving Beyond the Buzzword: A Framework for Teaching Culturally Responsive Approaches to Evaluation - Boyce & Chouinard, 2017 AaEA Anti-Racism Evaluation Panel     We’d love it if you joined the conversation!  On the web: radicalreimagining.com On Twitter: @RadReimagining On You Tube: Radical ReImagining   You can also send feedback and ideas for future topics/guests to us at radical.reimagining@gmail.com  

Apr 19

22 min 59 sec

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with one another on social capital.  We’d love it if you joined the conversation!  On the web: radicalreimagining.com On Twitter: @RadReimagining On You Tube: Radical ReImagining You can also send feedback and ideas for future topics/guests to us at radical.reimagining@gmail.com  

Mar 18

20 min 44 sec

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with independent evaluation consultant Maddy Frey about our February prompt.  From the blog: “So here we are, standing on the bridge, and we can’t quite see the other side. As we stand on this threshold, there are things we are leaving behind, some by choice, some painfully torn away from us. We also have some choice about what we want to carry to the other side with us. So tell us, what are you leaving behind? What are you carrying with you that you hope will serve you on the other side? What questions are you struggling with in this liminal space?” Resources mentioned in the conversation:  Tiffany quoted from The Evaluation Society by Peter Dahler-Larsen Maddy quoted from Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown We’d love it if you joined the conversation!  On the web: radicalreimagining.com On Twitter: @RadReimagining On You Tube: Radical ReImagining You can also send feedback and ideas for future topics/guests to us at radical.reimagining@gmail.com

Feb 11

23 min 47 sec

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with Aimee White to reflect and specifically share how she is and what she's noticing about herself right now.  Resources mentioned in the conversation: Learn more about #Eval20 here: https://www.evaluationconference.org/... We’d love it if you joined the conversation!  On the web: radicalreimagining.com On Twitter: @RadReimagining On You Tube: Radical ReImagining You can also send feedback and ideas for future topics/guests to us at radical.reimagining@gmail.com  

Dec 2020

20 min 59 sec

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with Dr. Allison Titcomb about what the elements of community that allow for authenticity. We’d love it if you joined the conversation!  On the web: radicalreimagining.com On Twitter: @RadReimagining On You Tube: Radical ReImagining You can also send feedback and ideas for future topics/guests to us at radical.reimagining@gmail.com

Dec 2020

21 min 35 sec

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with Carolyn Camman about what it means to them to be radical. We’d love it if you joined the conversation!  On the web: radicalreimagining.com On Twitter: @RadReimagining On You Tube: Radical ReImagining You can also send feedback and ideas for future topics/guests to us at radical.reimagining@gmail.com  

Dec 2020

20 min 1 sec

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with Rakesh Mohan about what it means to be in services to others. We’d love it if you joined the conversation!  On the web: radicalreimagining.com On Twitter: @RadReimagining On You Tube: Radical ReImagining You can also send feedback and ideas for future topics/guests to us at radical.reimagining@gmail.com

Dec 2020

15 min 54 sec

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with Jara Dean-Coffey about what it means to show up to work with our values intact. We’d love it if you joined the conversation!  On the web: radicalreimagining.com On Twitter: @RadReimagining On You Tube: Radical ReImagining You can also send feedback and ideas for future topics/guests to us at radical.reimagining@gmail.com  

Dec 2020

22 min 35 sec

Radical (Re)Imagining hosts Deven Wisner, Tiffany Smith, & Libby Smith chat with Tom Archibald about being more human in our professional lives as evaluators, academics, and data professionals. We’d love it if you joined the conversation!  On the web: radicalreimagining.com On Twitter: @RadReimagining On You Tube: Radical ReImagining   You can also send feedback and ideas for future topics/guests to us at radical.reimagining@gmail.com  

Dec 2020

15 min 58 sec