Steve Rao Fireside Chats

Steve posts Fireside Chats with notable informative hosts regularly with details of news and events of importance to the people of Morrisville and the greater Triangle area. In the Fireside Chat Steve can delve into subjects in more detail.

Below are links to my past Fireside Chats:

September 3, 2020 | (Pinned Post)
Fireside Chat with John Chambers – “The Covid-19 Startup Playbook

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Fireside Chat with John Chambers – “The Covid-19 Startup Playbook”

Morrisville Town Council Member Steve Rao moderates a Fireside Chat with John Chambers, Chairman Emeritus of Cisco and CEO of JC2 Ventures. In this talk “The Covid-19 Startup Playbook”, John shares his vision and advice for thriving during this challenging time.


April 23, 2021
Virtual Fireside Chat with Keith Babuszczak, Provost and Chief Campus Officer for Wake Tech RTP

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Virtual Fireside Chat with Keith Babuszczak, Provost and Chief Campus Officer for Wake Tech RTP

Watch the discussion from Friday April 23rd for a Community Colleges Month Virtual Fireside Chat with Keith Babuszczak on the exciting growth and opportunities at Wake Tech RTP!


April 13, 2021
Fireside Chat with Wake Tech Community College President, Dr. Scott Ralls on the Role of the Community College in a Disruptive, Post Covid Economy.

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Fireside Chat with Dr. Scott Ralls, President, Wake Tech Community College

Watch the discussion from Tuesday, April 13th as we kick off our National Community College Month Series with Wake Tech President Dr. Scott Ralls as he talks about the Role of the Modern Day Community College in creating jobs and training our workforce in a disruptive, Post Covid Economy. He also will update on the exciting work and programs going on at Wake Tech and Wake Tech RTP!


March 31, 2021
Immigration Town Hall

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Fireside Chat – Immigration Town Hall

On the last day of Woman’s History Month, we look forward to hearing from one of the most dynamic Woman leaders in our state, Deborah Ross, who represents North Carolina in the 2nd Congressional District. She will update us on the Immigration Bills in Congress, the crisis at the Border, and the path to citizenship for skilled immigrants. Congresswoman Ross will be joined by Jeremy Robbins, Executive Director of the New American Economy for this Virtual Immigration Town Hall


February 26, 2021
Immigration Update from Jeremy Robbins, New American Economy

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Immigration Update from Jeremy Robbins, New American Economy

Watch the discussion from Friday, Feb 26 to get an Update from New American Economy, Executive Director, Jeremy Robbins on the Biden Immigration Plan and what it means for our quest for comprehensive Immigration Reform.


February 13, 2021
Celebrating the African Diaspora and Black History: A Youth Perspective

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Celebrating the African Diaspora and Black History: A Youth Perspective

Morrisville Town Council Member Steve Rao hosts a discussion for Black History Month. Watch the discussion with Morrisville resident Beverly Yekeson on Feb 13th for our Black History Month Youth Panel to talk about the African Diaspora in North Carolina and the place this community has in Black History for North Carolina and the nation.


February 6, 2021
Morrisville, Wake County and their Place in Black History, A Fireside Chat with Historian Ernest Dollar

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Morrisville, Wake County and their Place in Black History, A Fireside Chat with Historian Ernest Dollar

Morrisville Town Council Member Steve Rao hosts a Fireside Chat with Historian Ernest Dollar. Watch the discussion from Feb 6th for an engaging hour with Ernest Dollar, Historian and Manager of the City of Raleigh Museum. During this fireside chat, he will talk to us about the History of Morrisville, Wake County and their place in the Civil War and Black History! This is one engaging lecture you will not want to miss.