The Drive

Who are the people driving change in our communities? What can be learned from their experiences? The Drive is a podcast about personal stories on the road to leadership.

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Host Katie McCleary uncovers the driving force behind what they do and they’ll share ideas, lessons and wisdom accumulated from their struggles and success. The Drive is a production of Capital Public Radio and the American Leadership Forum- Mountain Valley Chapter, in Sacramento, California.

Friday, December 21, 2018

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Daniel Hahn: Tough Love And Compassion

Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn credits his adoptive mother with helping him overcome hardship and instilling in him the value public service.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

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Cassandra Pye: Confidence And The High Road

Cassandra Pye’s passion for politics lead her to a successful and fulfilling career as a Republican strategist. But she hasn’t always been seen as an equal by her peers in the white-male-dominated field of politics.

Thursday, December 6, 2018


Vikram Janardhan: Curiosity And Sacrifice

Vikram Janardhan risked his life savings to invent a medical device to help millions suffering from stroke.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Marco Rodriguez: Positivity and Education

As a young man traveling from Mexico, Marco Rodriguez faced many challenges in America. Fifteen years later, he found himself a paraplegic and serving former President George W. Bush.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

William Ishmael: Transformation And Relationships

William Ishmael’s journey has taken him from Kentucky to Sacramento, where he went from being a happily married, straight, civil engineer to being a happily married, gay, artist in California.

Thursday, November 15, 2018


Faith Whitmore: Grace and Forgiveness

As a young pastor, Faith Whitmore was assigned to a congregation in a small California foothill town. The locals told her they didn’t want a young single woman to lead them.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Coming Soon: The Drive Podcast

The Drive podcast reveals the personal stories behind local changemakers. Host Katie McCleary talks with leaders in the greater Sacramento area about the moments that made them who they are and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.