Episode 108

Restore: Jessica Stone on Politics, Journalism, Cultural Competency & Crossing the Divide

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She picked up many of her cross-cultural observations while reporting for China Global Television in Brazil, China, Canada, and Vietnam, including the second summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump in Hanoi. In 2016 and 2012, Jessica was the lead political reporter for the network during the U.S. presidential race. She also co-anchored coverage of the historic 2016 presidential race. Jessica also broke a series of reports on the death of Private Danny Chen, a Chinese-American soldier who was so badly hazed, he committed suicide. In 2013, she released her first documentary: Oil Sands at a Crossroads about Chinese investment in Canada’s oil sands production.

Jessica’s political coverage includes the 2016 and 2012 presidential races, the midterms in 2018, 2014, and 2010 – including an interview with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and live coverage from the unexpected three-way US Senate Race for Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski.

Jessica also covered the GTMO trial of Ibrahim Al-Qosi, an associate of Osama Bin Laden, and the aftermath of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti. In 2009, she embedded with the U.S. Army’s 10 Mountain Division to cover the national presidential elections in Afghanistan. She is fluent in French and a member of Investigative Reporters & Editors. She is a past president and vice president of the White House Foreign Press Group and a member of the White House Correspondents’ Association.

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Lori Adams-Brown is a combination of business executive, international speaker and podcast host of a top 5% global podcast, whose over 20 years of leading global teams has made her a strong and inclusive leader of teams who exceed expectations. As a former international relief & development leader, she has led diverse global teams in multiple cultures where she learned to speak six languages. Lori improves systems, motivates teams with relationship building, and achieves global results. She is a culture connoisseur and a people first global manager. Her happy place is sipping a flat white coffee while having a deep conversation and enjoying either a beach or mountain vacation with the love of her life, Jason, and their 3 teenagers.