BRC and Friends is a 30-minute Google Hangout where I chat with friends and adventurers from around the interwebs. Each episode includes conversations about one of my guests passions, projects or area of expertise, a current events or two and we end with five random questions. This is basically an excuse for me to talk with interesting people about interesting things.
Today on BRC and Friends, I spoke with John Burns. Enjoy.
September 16, 2014
Recap and more info about John Burns is below.
John is originally from High Point, NC. He is a lifelong Presbyterian and the son of two public school teachers. After public high school in High Point, he graduated from Davidson College with a degree in political science and eventually earned his law degree from Wake Forest University after a stint at McGill University School of Law in Montreal, which he attended while on a Rotary Ambassadorial Fellowship. He is a commercial litigator, and advise his clients in how to avoid, resolve or prevail in complex business disputes. His pro bono work has been focused on representing individuals in wrongful eviction cases and the representation of children who have been denied Medicaid coverage for bone marrow transplants. His real passions include working with high school youth in the ministry of our church, which he did for eight years, including many trips to Montreat. Beyond that, he will spend all other free time playing with or coaching his kids or loudly following Davidson Basketball and the Carolina Hurricanes.
Connect with John Burns:
- Website: http://www.BurnsforWake.org
- Twitter Campaign: http://twitter.com/Burns4Wake
Twitter Personal: http://twitter.com/johnburnsnc
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/
channel/UC47OKWaMReDG_ vPZJ9hnOQQ (includes my first campaign ad, #4pizzas, about the cost of paying our teachers a fair salary)
- Facebook Campaign: https://www.facebook.com/
Facebook Personal: https://www.facebook.com/
- Google+: https://plus.google.com/115011602281393085374/posts
Connect with Bruce Reyes-Chow
- Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/breyeschow
- Website: http://www.reyes-chow.com
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/breyeschow
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breyeschow
- Google+: https://plus.google.com/+BReyesChow
- @breyeschow on most other Social Networks
Episode Recap: John Burns
Segment 1: John talks a bit about Wake County and his run to be on the Board of Commissioners: why he is doing it, his hopes for the county and the impact on his family.
Segment 2: We talk about John’s love of hockey as well as the situations in the NFL around domestic violence and disciplining your child.
Q1: Comfort food: Ice Cream and and he’s a cookies-n-cream.
Q2: TV Show that you wish would make a comeback: Knight Rider
Q3: Something your friends would say you might be a little obsessed about: Davidson College and Davidson Basketball
Q4: Tickets for a round trip all-expenses paid one-month excursion arrive at your home. Where is the destination? New Zealand
Q5: Paying it forward, one organization that more people should know about: Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation.
And remember to keep talking, because there are times when silence is not an option.
Host: Bruce Reyes-Chow
Producer: Bruce Reyes-Chow
Guest Arrangements: Bruce Reyes-Chow
Technical Advisor: Bruce Reyes-Chow
Set design: Bruce Reyes-Chow
Lighting: Bruce Reyes-Chow
Make-up and Brow-wiper: Bruce Reyes-Chow
Social Media Coordinator: Bruce Reyes-Chow
Guacamole-maker: Bruce Reyes-Chow
Lap-Warmer: Fawn the Dog