Connect & Collaborate Hosts for January 23-27, 2017

January 23  – Latino Leadership Institute – BRIDGE Act
Joelle Martinez, Executive Director of the Latino Leadership Institute at the University of Denver, joins us to discuss concerns that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) might be repealed under a Trump Administration. Similarly, we’ll discuss the proposed BRIDGE Act (Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy) which will provide temporary relief from deportation and work authorization to undocumented youth. 
January 24 – Meredith Badler – Colorado Business Committee for the Arts
Meredith Badler, Program Manager for Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA), joins us to discuss the Business for the Arts Awards. These statewide awards recognize outstanding arts and business partnerships, honoring both individual leaders and companies for their engagement with and support of the arts. There are 14 finalists this year across 5 different categories, to be awarded at the CBCA Awards Luncheon on March 15.
January 25 – Jeff Wasden, COBRT – Manufacturing Matters
Colorado Business Roundtable brings together leaders in manufacturing with educators who are training the next generation of makers. Today’s show is a glimpse into our Manufacturing Matters event which will be starting at the same time. We’ll launch the statewide manufacturing coalition, Dream It Do It Colorado, with Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne. At the event, we’ll also start our COBRT Author Series with Alvaro E. Espinosa and have a happy hour. Tune in to hear from speakers and guests live from ICOSA Event Center.
January 26 – Legislative Preview
We take a look at the issues on the minds of our state legislators, two weeks into the 71st General Assembly convened in the Colorado legislature. We will review Governor John Hickenlooper’s State of the State Address and share an interview with Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne. We also check-in with some of our state congressional delegates about their goals for this year. 
January 27 – Andrea Young – Colorado Technology Association
Colorado Technology Association (CTA) leads the network of companies that propel Colorado's economy with technology. We'll talk with Andrea Young, CEO of Colorado Technology Association, about the upcoming C-Level at Mile High. CTA’s largest fundraiser, C-Level at Mile High gathers tech companies and influential IT leaders in the perfect setting for collaboration.

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