Talk United

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Latest Episodes

Ep. 20 – Loaned Executives
December 13, 2018

First-time host Shirley Balogh, Interim President and CEO of United Way of Central Florida, talks to two of our 2018 Loaned Executives, or Associates on Loan, from Publix Supermarkets. Listen to find out how the LE program helped Cedrick Minick and Kay...

Ep. 19 – Soar Eagles
October 22, 2018

Dr. Angela Garcia Falconetti, President of Polk State College, Joins host Alan H. Turner II for his final episode of Talk United. Tune in to discover more about PSC, Destination: Graduation, Student United Way and more!

Ep. 18 – Caring for our Elders
October 05, 2018

In this episode of Talk United, Laurie Murphy, NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, and Steve Bissonnette, VISTE, discuss the services available to local seniors and the importance of investing in our elderly.

Ep. 17 – Making the Grade
July 26, 2018

Polk County Public Schools Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd joins us this week for Talk United. She and Alan H. Turner, II, President and CEO of United Way of Central Florida, discuss the upcoming Community Partnership School at Crystal Lake Elementary S...

Ep. 16 – Maximize Your Impact
March 23, 2018

Chrissanne Long, CEO of Maximize Digital media and founder of Lakeland Business Leaders, joins Alan H. Turner II for another episode of Talk United. Chrissanne discusses her philanthropic journey; how she learned that you can make a difference in the c...

Ep. 15 – Women Who Lead
March 07, 2018

This week on Talk United we are discussing the great work that is being done by the women of United Way of Central Florida and our group Women United, a powerful group of women who address key issues affecting women and children in our community.

Build United Food Drive!
March 05, 2018

Build United is a food drive with a twist. After you and your group register to collect non-perishable food items at, we want you to build something. Turn your collected items into a castle, a pirate ship or anything else you can think o...

Ep. 14 – A conversation with Mayor Bill Mutz
March 01, 2018

Lakeland Mayor Bill Mutz stopped by our studio for a great conversation with Alan H. Turner II, President & CEO of United Way of Central Florida, about his time in office so far, his leadership style and how years of volunteering with UWCF helped prope...

Ep. 13 – Stress Free Taxes
February 22, 2018

It’s a new year and a new season of Talk United! To kick things off, Alan H. Turner II, President & CEO of United Way of Central Florida, is joined by Robert Sansome, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Florida Prosperity Partnership.

Ep. 12 – ReadingPals
November 28, 2017

Alan is joined this week by the head of our ReadingPals program, Sylvia Palmer.