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Leadership, Legacy, Love with Russell Fugett

Leadership, Legacy, Love with Russell Fugett

By Russell Fugett

A serial entrepreneur and 5th generation business owner, Russell shares his insights through the lens of his Christian faith. He'll feature guests from a variety of backgrounds who will share they're perspective and stories of leadership, legacy, and love. With each episode, Russell wants you to Be Encouraged!
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Inauguration Day in Maryland: Wes Moore, RFL & My Ancestors, and My Friend Chris.

Leadership, Legacy, Love with Russell FugettJan 26, 2023

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Inauguration Day in Maryland: Wes Moore, RFL & My Ancestors, and My Friend Chris.
Jan 26, 202337:41
Georgetown Prep Convocation - Hope: The Blessing & The Battle

Georgetown Prep Convocation - Hope: The Blessing & The Battle

On January 11, 2023 Russell gave a brief address to the students, faculty, and staff at his alma mater, Georgetown Prep. This year's theme at Prep is Hope. Russell draws from Romans 5 and shares a bit of his reflections on his time at prep, referencing Prep as his beloved community in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King. Russell challenges the Prep community to make perseverance its identity and to leverage character in seeking their vocation. In doing this he says we can achieve our mission of being men for others. 

Jan 11, 202312:28
My Dad's Thoughts at 70 (Dedicated to His grandchildren)

My Dad's Thoughts at 70 (Dedicated to His grandchildren)

In December 2021,  Russell interviewed his father Jean Fugett Jr. on the occasion of his 70th birthday. In a brief but wide ranging lecture, Jean shares his perspective on being Black in America, history, education, his ancestors, and his hopes for the world his grandchildren will inherit. This episode is dedicated to his grandchildren- August Russell, Paige Mariah, Axel William, and Natalie Josephine. 

Mar 14, 202223:46
Joseph R. Fugett Middle School

Joseph R. Fugett Middle School

On February 15th, 2022, Russell shared his family story to the 900 students of Joseph R. Fugett Middle School in West Chester, PA. Joseph R. Fugett is Russell's namesake and great grandfather. Russell tells the story of his great grandfather 6 times over, Henry Bakeman, a free Black man who fought in American Revolutionary War. He tells his great great and great grandfather's stories as well as those of his grandfather Jean S. Fugett Sr., father Jean S. Fugett Jr, and Uncle Reginald F. Lewis.  

Feb 28, 202223:59
Memories of Gen. Colin Powell- Reginald F. Lewis Family Reflects

Memories of Gen. Colin Powell- Reginald F. Lewis Family Reflects

Russell and his family share their memories of Gen. Colin Powell. First, Russell shares his story of two times he missed out on meeting General Powell. Then Russell's cousin Marcus Fugett shares his story of meeting the General at a party in New York with he and Russell's uncle Reginald F. Lewis. To conclude, Russell's father Jean Fugett Jr. tells the his story of a meeting he had with General Powell at the Pentagon as he prepared to fly to Paris to take the helm as the new CEO of Beatrice Foods after his brothers passing. Happy MLK Day!

Jan 17, 202229:52
Make Some NOISE!

Make Some NOISE!

Russell takes us through Ezekiel 37:1-14 and the story of The Valley of Dry Bones. What are you believing for in 2022? God gives us authority to pray over the dry bones of whatever we have believed for and bring it back to life if our heart and spirit are aligned with Him. This short message will encourage you and get you ready for the new year.
Dec 31, 202116:13
Adam Jones on Leadership, Legacy, Love, and Japanese Baseball
Dec 10, 202138:43
A Tribute to ESPN's Pardon The Interruption (PTI).

A Tribute to ESPN's Pardon The Interruption (PTI).

In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the launch of ESPN's PTI, Russell shares how his life intersected with the shows hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon. Russell tells the story of how his dad ended up at the Washington Post where he would mentor a college intern named Mike Wilbon. For Russell, the Washington Post sports section featuring Tony and Mike was a must read growing up in the late 80s and 90s. Russell met Tony when he interned as a high school senior at WTEM sports talk radio. Years later, Russell had a chance to speak to Mike during a meeting at Russell's high school alma mater Georgetown Prep. Russell shares how watching Tony work and what Mike shared during their meeting impacted him. PTI inspired Russell in 2009 to shoot a TV pilot with his father entitled Fugett Squared, an intergenerational dialogue on the world of sports. In telling this story, Russell pays tribute to the unique impact Tony & Mike and the PTI program have had on his life as a sports fan and as an entrepreneur. 

Oct 08, 202133:59
Be Encouraged!
Sep 24, 202123:35
Entrepreneurship Corner w/ Fano Ministries (South Africa)

Entrepreneurship Corner w/ Fano Ministries (South Africa)

Ayanda Noma of Fano Ministries (https://fanoministries.co.za/) interviews Russell for their Entrepreneurship Corner (awareness), Train and Networking circle.  As part of the Entrepreneurship circle, our interview was one of many recorded conversations with entrepreneurs in South Africa and abroad.  The conversation was to focus on the journey from idea to business but this convo was a bit different.  

Learn more about Russell at www.RussellFugett.com

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Sep 10, 202120:09
Getting Out of My Own Way
Aug 27, 202138:60
YOLO Thanksgiving

YOLO Thanksgiving

YOLO! You Only Live Once...at least that's how many proceeded with their Thanksgiving plans. Russell uses a cute antidote from a conversation with his daughter to illustrate how Americans interpret COVID risk. He shares his thoughts on Americans selfish attitude and inability to delay gratification to avoid the virus and to lessen the burden on our front-line healthcare workers. Russell concludes by talking a little about his recent media project: Necessary Trouble Show (www.NecessaryTroubleShow.com). Please leave a rating & subscribe. Follow Russell @RussellFugett on IG, Twitter, & FB.
Dec 22, 202026:24
Election Day: A Blue Wave Crashing on The Rocks

Election Day: A Blue Wave Crashing on The Rocks

Russell predicts a Blue Wave for this election. He also reminds us the wave will crash on the rocks of voter suppression, voter intimidation, and attempted litigation as our current President attempts to bully his way to a 2nd term. These effort and the spirit and intent behind them will not end on election day or in 2020 even if we have a new President. Russell shares his perspective on whats ahead in this decade as the large, organized, progressive, and diverse Gen Z & Millennial's grow and as the GOP's white evangelical base shrinks. For more from Russell on the election check out: www.necessarytroubleshow.com Works Cited for this episode: Why Joe Biden is Going to Win: https://kendallkaut.substack.com/p/why-joe-biden-is-going-to-win ‎The Bakari Sellers Podcast: Ronald Brownstein on What's Going to Happen on Election Night: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bakari-sellers-podcast/id1520269301?i=1000496912256 The Raw Desperation of the Republican Party: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/10/raw-desperation-republican-party/616904/
Nov 03, 202025:18
Where are we (Christian) America?

Where are we (Christian) America?

In this episode, Russell offers a hopeful lament on the state of our American Democracy as we begin to head to the polls. Click here to join a 40-Day Fast & Prayer for a Free, Fair, and Safe 2020 Election and for Our Nation. https://www.turnoutsunday.com/40-day-fast To listen to episodes of "The Soul of the Nation with Jim Wallis" go here: https://sojo.net/media/gallery/soul-nation-jim-wallis
Oct 12, 202026:36
The Relaunch of Good Word Digital

The Relaunch of Good Word Digital

Good Word Digital is back! After 7 years in business, Good Word is focusing on loving its customers and its community. This renewed focus is based on the value of radical generosity. In this new season, we’re returning to our initial mission of helping you get out the good word. Take a listen to find out how!
Jul 23, 202012:45
Beginning Again
Jul 20, 202035:20
An Open Letter to Trinity College

An Open Letter to Trinity College

In this #PowerCast, Russell reads his latest blog, a letter to the President, Trustee's, and Faculty at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Russell is a 2001 graduate of Trinity where, as a student leader, he helped lead a protest to demand more resources for students of color. 2 of the demands made over 20 years ago were not addressed and are again being demanded by the students of the Umoja Coalition of Trinity College. You can read & follow Russell's blog at https://medium.com/@russellfugett Follow Russell via www.RussellFugett.com and @RussellFugett across social media.
Jul 11, 202019:29
Resist The Temptation to Criminalize and Dehumanize Black People
Jun 22, 202003:11
A Loving Day Wedding: An Interview with Paige Robnett & Eric Barnes

A Loving Day Wedding: An Interview with Paige Robnett & Eric Barnes

June 12th marks the anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in sixteen U.S. states. Today, Russell interviews Paige Robnett and Eric Barnes who are holding a virtual zoom wedding in celebration of Loving Day. In honor of Loving Day, if you are able, the newly weds ask that you donate time or money to support 2 causes: #BlackLivesMatter: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#donate Focus Hope which combats racism, poverty, and injustice in Detroit: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/focus-hope/paige-robnett-eric-barnes Follow & Like @RussellFugett on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Jun 12, 202031:18
A Republic If We Can Keep It: A Message to White America

A Republic If We Can Keep It: A Message to White America

This episode is dedicated in the memory of:
#AhmaudArbery
#BreonnaTaylor
#GeorgeFloyd
#ManuelEllis
Jun 06, 202036:09
On Prayer: An Interview with Rev. John Mayden Jr.
May 20, 202026:17
I Think I got it...

I Think I got it...

Russell thinks he got it. COVID. Under control. Figured out. America. There are so many things we are all trying to figure it out during this season of pandemic. Many of these are not new and disproportionately impact the poor, women, and black & brown people. Russell unpacks a few things that he is working through and wants you to be encouraged as you work to do the same. This episode is dedicated to #AhmaudArbery. Follow Russell @RussellFugett on IG, FB, & Twitter.
May 09, 202023:35
Being the Hands and Feet of Christ: An interview with Steffan Van der Male of Hillsong South Africa and Larry Mack of i5City

Being the Hands and Feet of Christ: An interview with Steffan Van der Male of Hillsong South Africa and Larry Mack of i5City

Larry & Steffan discuss the work they are doing to meet the needs of people in Baltimore and Capetown during this season of COVID. They share with us the practical ways in which they are working while also sharing how God is moving in and through their lives as they meet the growing needs of the people in their communities. God is using this season and things are shifting as a number of new realities emerge. As you listen, you'll learn that the heart of God is the same for all of us no matter where you live, work, and serve. Iron is sharpening iron on this episode. We know you'll be encouraged! You can support and learn more about Hillsong South Africa at https://hillsongafrica.com You can support and learn more about i5City at https://i5city.com/bethechurch/
May 01, 202052:23
Sports with Family: The Return of Fugett Squared. An interview with my dad.

Sports with Family: The Return of Fugett Squared. An interview with my dad.

Russell's dad, Jean Fugett Jr., joins the show from Arizona. Russell & Jean discuss the state of our nation and the future of sports in this season of Coronavirus. Jean gives us his thoughts on when sports might be able to return and he's not optimistic for 2020. They discuss Sports as a microcosm of where we are as a global society and how we can look back to better understand our history so we can learn and be even better as we go forward.
Apr 23, 202042:03
A Call to Humility in the Season of Coronavirus

A Call to Humility in the Season of Coronavirus

Russell shares his post Easter Sunday thoughts on the state of the American economy. In this context, Russell looks to 1 Corinthians 4:8 and makes a call for humility. In the context of the war analogy in regards to the coronavirus and us being "in this together", Russell ponders how we can truly become a society that leaves no one behind.
Apr 20, 202021:06
Perspectives on this season of Coronavirus: A talk with Mom

Perspectives on this season of Coronavirus: A talk with Mom

Russell interviews his mother, Anne, to discuss where we are now from a spiritual and historical perspective. They discuss what lies ahead for the country and the world and how the church, people of faith, and each of us should respond.
Apr 07, 202036:31
World War C

World War C

We won't be fine but we will get through this. Russell shares his perspective and some Bible scripture and encourages us to lean in to this time of disruption and to be transformed through prayer and by the holy spirit. We must be transformed so that we in order to endure this season and prosper in the seasons ahead.
Apr 02, 202023:45
Kobe Bryant & Morgan Wootten- A Tribute

Kobe Bryant & Morgan Wootten- A Tribute

Russell reflects on his interactions with the late Hall of Fame DeMatha High School Basketball Coach, Morgan Wootten. He then shares his memories of Kobe Bryant and how his life and death has impacted him as a black man and #girldad.
Jan 31, 202031:26
New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Russell makes an announcement about a new assignment and shares how God has shifted his heart and perspective in regards to his entrepreneurship and faith journey.
Aug 28, 201935:15
New Frontier & Patience In the Pivot

New Frontier & Patience In the Pivot

Russell recaps his trip to South Africa and shares why its a New Frontier for him. He then spends the last 5 minutes sharing on how he is having patience in the pivot (times or seasons of transition). Russell's book, "Patience Perseverance Prayer" is now available for purchase at Amazon.com!
Apr 12, 201936:42
Fatherhood and Heading to South Africa

Fatherhood and Heading to South Africa

I discuss fatherhood in light of some recent events in sports. I also discuss my trip to South Africa as part of a private business delegation.
Feb 09, 201924:22
Thanksgiving and Forbearance

Thanksgiving and Forbearance

A few thoughts and 3 lessons I've learned recently in the context of this Thanksgiving/Christmas season. I think we all can use a bit more forbearance with family, friends, and the pressures of this time of year. I hope what I share offers some useful guide posts.
Dec 18, 201836:33
My Story: Leadership. Legacy. Love

My Story: Leadership. Legacy. Love

From Birth to Entrepreneur this is my story of challenges, growth, and learning to walk with God.
Nov 06, 201858:34
Georgetown Prep

Georgetown Prep

Russell, a prep alum, also went to a small private college in Connecticut (like Kavanaugh) where he majored in Political Science. He has loved ones and friends who shared their stories of rape and assault while he was in college and in the years since. Russell knows and has participated in the culture of alcohol and privilege that produced Justice Kavanaugh. Poltics aside, we can do better and we must! #IBelieveHer
Oct 12, 201836:55