Podcasts

Ossie Davis looks back on the highschool teacher and acting mentor who helped shape his life

Chapter 57 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, American film, television and Broadway actor, director, poet, playwright, author, and social activist, Ossie Davis looks back on the highschool teacher and acting mentor who helped shape his life.        

Gloria Estefan credits her intuitive relationship with her grandmother for her musical success

Chapter 69 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, Cuban-born American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman, an Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honour awardee, Gloria Estefan credits her intuitive relationship with her grandmother for her musical success.        

How Does Mentoring Benefit Youth? Let’s Count the Ways

by David DuBois One of the most common frustrations I have heard voiced by folks in practice and advocacy roles within our field is that the measures used in evaluations of programs do not seem adequate to the task of capturing the benefits that high-quality mentoring can offer to young people. It is tempting for […]

Jamie Wyeth discusses his art and culture mentor, Lincoln Kirstein

In Chapter 190 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, contemporary American realist painter and son of Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth discusses his art and culture mentor, Lincoln Kirstein.            

Stanley Tucci recalls his father’s emphasis on the importance of art

In Chapter 183, of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, Stanley Tucci, American actor, writer, film producer and film director, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Lovely Bones, and won an Emmy Award for his performance in Winchell, recalls his father’s emphasis […]

Alan Alda discusses how his mentor taught him to distinguish the person from the behavior and to test assumptions

Chapter 1 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, actor, director, screenwriter, and author, Alan Alda discusses how his mentor taught him to distinguish the person from the behavior and to test assumptions.            

Listen and Learn! Bill Clinton reflects on his southern roots and Nelson Mandela

Chapter 41 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, politician, former Governor of Arkansas and the 42nd President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton reflects on important advice and teachings from his southern roots and Nelson Mandela.  

Marcia Gay Harden remembers all those who played a part in the formation of who she is today

Chapter 92 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, actress, Marcia Gay Harden star of the CBS medical drama ‘Code Black’ and recurring character in the ABC drama ‘How to Get Away with Murder’, peers back over her life of success remembering all those who played a part in the formation […]

James Earl Jones speaks about the teacher that helped him find his voice and lose his stutter

In chapter 103 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, Tony, Golden Globe and, Emmy award winning actor, James Earl Jones, speaks about the teacher that helped him find his voice and lose his stutter.  

John McCain remembers the teacher who provided him with the idealism he admired and emulated.

In chapter 126 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, United States Senator, Republican presidential nominee in the 2008 and a prisoner of the Vietnam War, John McCain, remembers the teacher who provided him with the idealism he admired and emulated.