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Be in the know in 30 minutes: FMC Fast Chat features notables in news, media and business. Engaging conversations get right to the point, providing you with expert insight and advice to help you improve your life, business and community.

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FMC Fast Chat with Meaghan B Murphy

More than 25 years in the magazine industry have taught Meaghan B Murphy how to put life through the fun filter, and it's evident in all that she does. As editor in chief of Woman's Day magazine, she ensures millions of readers learn how to "holiday hard." Her newly released book, "Your Fully Charged Life: A Radically Simple Approach to Having Endless Energy and Filling Every Day with Yay," shares her philosophy of how making the smallest change is the beginning of making your own happiness and, she notes, it's all backed by science. In this episode of FMC Fast Chat, Meaghan shares how her journey toward finding happiness began, and in the process, she illustrates how everyone has the ability to turn their own lives around. One yay at a time.

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FMC Fast Chat with Colin Pereira

While journalism has always been a dangerous job, two major issues -- COVID19 and social media -- are posing new challenges for those seeking to shine a light into the darkest corners of the globe. In this episode, we get an inside look at what threats journalists around the world are facing today, simply for doing their jobs. Our guest is Colin Pereira, the Chief Strategist for Journalism Safety for the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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FMC Fast Chat with Jason Feifer

Entrepreneur Magazine Editor in Chief Jason Feifer takes us for a quick ride through the history of innovation to illustrate just how bright the future looks, noting that times of great crises (COVID19 pandemic, anyone?) spurs entrepreneurship to new levels. Along the way, he offers up anecdotes and even drops a few names -- which he totally gets away with because, in addition to being smart, he's a really nice guy.

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FMC Fast Chat with Michael J. Dowling

Growing up in a small village in rural Ireland, Michael Dowling knew great poverty. Today, he calls his upbringing a great motivator for coming to America to find a better life. As the president and CEO of Northwell Health tells his story, he encapsulates his philosophy on leadership and success, and how as long as there is opportunity, there is also always a reason for optimism. And that is key to how he has navigated New York through the pandemic.

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FMC Fast Chat with Cousin Brucie

Take a quick stroll through radio, music and American history as told by the legendary Cousin Brucie Morrow. From how he got his start by playing a cavity in a school play to how he credits the Beatles for saving the music industry, Brucie illustrates why he remains one of the most popular radio personalities after six decades in the game.

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FMC Fast Chat with Douglas Brinkley

Current events meet history in this chat with noted U.S. Presidential Scholar Douglas Brinkley. The Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University, Brinkley also serves as CNN Presidential Historian, and is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. The Chicago Tribune dubbed him “America’s New Past Master.” The New-York Historical Society has chosen Brinkley as their official U.S. Presidential Historian.

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FMC Fast Chat with Hao Li

While we were distracted by politics, artificial intelligence advanced by leaps and bounds. Deep fake artistry is now so believable that, in the wrong hands, it can be dangerous. In this episode of FMC Fast Chat, go inside the world of computer scientist Hao Li, reputedly the best deep fake artist on the planet. (You may have seen his visual effects work in Furious 7 or The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.)

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This episode was named one of the most insightful stories about deep fakes on Medium

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FMC Fast Chat with Timothy J. McClimon

As we move from the "new normal" to the "next normal," what will happen to philanthropy? No one better to answer that question -- and many others -- than American Express Foundation President Timothy J. McClimon. He talks of the honor to serve, and how his team find innovative ways to support nonprofits and small businesses around the globe.

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FMC Fast Chat with Caren Bohan

This chat takes us Inside the Beltway one week after the Inauguration to explore how the Washington press is covering politics in a time unlike any other in U.S. history. Our guest is USA Today Washington Editor and Deputy Bureau Chief Caren Bohan, who has extensive experience covering politics and is a past president of the White House Correspondents Association. Prior to USA Today, Caren was the White House and Politics Editor at Reuters. She was a senior editor on Reuters’ 2016 election coverage, which focused heavily on enterprise reporting. She also spent nine years as a White House correspondent.

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FMC Fast Chat with Douglas Brinkley

Current events meet history in this chat with noted U.S. Presidential Scholar Douglas Brinkley. The Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University, Brinkley also serves as CNN Presidential Historian, and is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. The Chicago Tribune dubbed him “America’s New Past Master.” The New-York Historical Society has chosen Brinkley as their official U.S. Presidential Historian.

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FMC Fast Chat with Richard Galant

Everything you need to know to get your opinion on CNN is what this episode is all about! CNN Opinion Managing Editor Richard Galant shares his insider tips on how to submit your opinion and gives insight into the process. Spoiler alert: If you think you need to be a household name to get your opinion published, think again! Listen closely and you'll be in the know in 30 minutes. Hosted by Jaci Clement, Fair Media Council CEO & Executive Director. CNN Opinion: www.cnn.com/opinions Twitter: @CNNOpinion

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FMC Fast Chat with Richard Torrenzano

If you or your organization have an online presence, take a listen to find out what you need to know to protect your brand, reputation and identity. Everyone is at risk for death by digital assassination. The key, according to Richard Torrenzano, Chief Executive Officer of The Torrenzano Group and co-author of the best-selling book, Digital Assassination, is to be prepared. But that's only the beginning...

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FMC Fast Chat with Gary Vaynerchuk

Entrepreneur, best-selling author and one of the most sought-after public and motivational speakers in America today, VaynerMedia boss Gary Vaynerchuk shares his unique blend of high-tech business savvy & old-fashioned work ethic.

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FMC Fast Chat with Brian Lehrer

How the Media Covered the Election is the topic of this quick chat with the Peabody-Award winning host of The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC Radio. The acclaimed journalist is noted for using his weekday call-in radio show that deals with local and national politics to build community, rather than divide.

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FMC Fast Chat with Rita Cosby

Amid the pandemic, America's growing need for service and volunteerism is a topic close to the heart of Rita Cosby, Emmy-winning TV host, female legend of the year in radio, best-selling author and chair of the Global Service Institute at Long Island University

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FMC Fast Chat with Ben Smith

In this episode, we go inside the news with Ben Smith, media columnist, The New York Times. Smith gives his point of view on the good, the bad, and the complex world that is news today, the challenge of credibility, White House press briefings, Trump's quote from Woodward's new book, and so much more, so tune in.

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FMC Fast Chat with Allison Gilbert

From 9/11 to the coronavirus pandemic, we've known far too much sorrow: Noted author and grief expert Allison Gilbert offers insight, advice and tips to help you find happiness.

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FMC Fast Chat with Jeffrey Hayzlett

There's business, and then there's business today. To give you some insight (and a bit of inspiration) into how to rebuild your work and life, we spend 30 good minutes with Jeffrey Hayzlett, the boss of the C-Suite Network, and a guy who just happened to turnaround more than 200 companies. From the do's and don'ts of gaining new customers in the "new normal" to the politics of branding, Hayzlett tells it as he sees it. In between it all, expect to hear musings on a range of subjects, including Chic-fil-A sandwiches, Trump, scotch on Sundays, and how being a better human leads to better business.

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