Tune in this Monday, February 23rd, from 2-5pmPST/5-8pmEST, on KLAV 1230 AM – The Talk of Las Vegas, for an all new episode of Conversations With Cogee as we celebrate Black History Month with not only discussions of past accomplishments, but great encouragement from our special guests speaking on future possibilities for the youth of our nation – featuring Dr. Mary Gillam and A’Lelia Bundles.

DR. MARY GILLAM
Dr. Mary Gillam is a retired Air Force Colonel, and former senior executive service (SES) member with the Department of Defense at the Pentagon where she served as the Director of Technology, Innovation, and Engineering. She’s the founder and CEO of M2G Dynamic Leadership Solutions and
the producer/host of the TV show Leadership Table Talk.
Mary Gillam encourages young African Americans to get into the science and technology field. “Black History Month is a time to honor and remember African Americans’ accomplishments, but it can also be a vehicle to bridge the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) gap. Many statistics substantiate the fact that there is a shortage of STEM graduates.

A’LELIA BUNDLES
Author and journalist A’Lelia Bundles is at work on her fourth book, The Joy Goddess of Harlem: A’Lelia Walker and the Harlem Renaissance, a biography of her great-grandmother, whose parties, friendships, international travels and arts patronage helped define the era. On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker –her biography of her great-great-grandmother—was named a New York Times Notable Book.
A’Lelia was a network television news executive and producer for thirty years at NBC News and then at ABC News, where she was Washington, DC deputy bureau chief. She currently is chairman of the board of the National Archives Foundation, a Columbia University trustee and on the advisory boards of the March on Washington Film Festival and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study’s Schlesinger Library at Harvard. As president of the Madam Walker/A’Lelia Walker Family Archives, she shares the history of her famous ancestors through speeches, publications, documents, photographs and several public initiatives.
An engaging public speaker, who mixes her love of history and interest in current events, she has delivered keynote addresses and served as master of ceremonies at dozens of events, book festivals and conferences including at Harvard University, London City Hall, the National Archives and on all the major television and radio networks including ABC, NBC, CBS, BBC, PBS and NPR.

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