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Jini Palmer is a filmmaker, multi-instrumentalist, and the Digital Media Producer at Town Hall. She is the host of In The Moment, as well as Town Hall’s Science, Civics, and Arts & Culture series podcasts. Prior to joining Town Hall’s program team, she interned on 88.5 KNKX‘s Sound Effect.



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Sep 28, 2020

In this week’s episode, Correspondent Venice Buhain talks with Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman about her book Not for the Faint of Heart: Lessons in Courage, Power, and Persistence. Sherman brings listeners inside the negotiating room to show how to put diplomatic values to work in their own lives. With personal experiences, from her own life—from growing up in civil-rights-era Baltimore, to stints as a social worker, campaign manager, and business owner, to advising multiple presidents—she shares how she has relied on values like authenticity, acceptance of change, and commitment to the team. Join Wendy and Venice as they take us inside the world of international diplomacy—and stay in the know about what’s going on in this moment at Town Hall Seattle.

Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman is Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group and former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. She led the negotiating team that reached agreement on a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between the P5+1, the European Union, and Iran for which, among other diplomatic accomplishments, she was awarded the National Security Medal by President Barack Obama. You can follow her on Twitter @wendyrsherman.

Venice Buhain has been a journalist based in Washington State for two decades. Her work has appeared on, The Seattle GlobalistTVW News, AOL’s PatchThe Olympian, The Daily News in Longview, and the Eastside Journal in Bellevue.

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