Season One

The Lifeline of Crisis Management: Effective Communication

The Lifeline of Crisis Management: Effective Communication

In an age where communication should be seamless, why is it that institutions, particularly in the realm of security, often choose silence as their response to crises? Join host Mike Matranga and special guest Anastasiya Bolton as they dissect the crucial importance of communication in security incidents, debunking the notion that less is more. The…

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Education & EdTech
The Domino Effect: Capitol Security Disrupted by a Fire Alarm Pull

In today’s world, security breaches have become all too common. The pressing question is whether these incidents are genuine accidents or convenient excuses. With the stakes higher than ever for security, it’s time to dissect this issue. Recent events demand accountability, and it’s a topic that can’t be brushed aside. Challenging the Narrative: Join hosts…

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Education & EdTech
The Empty Mandate and Unfunded Promises of House Bill 3

Hosted by Mike Matranga, CEO of M6 Global Defense, and co-hosted by Mike Monsive, CEO of ASAP Security, this episode peels back the layers of recent legislative actions in the realm of school security. Beyond the headlines and mandates, the hosts scrutinize the fine print, emphasizing the necessity of holistic planning and real funding. Key…

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Education & EdTech
The Dark Side of School Funding: Where Does the Money Really Go?

In an era where the safety of our educational institutions has never been more critical, the latest episode of SecurED dives headfirst into the imperative conversation surrounding school security. The pressing question at hand: Are quick fixes and high-tech solutions really the answer? With a surge in security spending, it’s time to take stock and…

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Education & EdTech
Political Shenanigans: The Fire Alarm Prank and Its Consequences

This episode of SecurED, scrutinizes the events surrounding Rep. Bowman’s actions, emphasizing the potential consequences of such actions in government buildings. The hosts analyze the impact on security protocols, the allocation of resources, and the perception of elected officials by the American public. Key Takeaways: Unintended Consequences: The incident’s ripple effect, from heightened security to…

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Education & EdTech
Breaking the Stigma Behind Men’s Mental Health

This episode of SecurED, delves deep into the emotional toll experienced by individuals exposed to traumatic events, from law enforcement officers negotiating with shooters to reporters covering tragic stories. Anastasiya Bolton, a seasoned journalist, shares her insights on the lasting effects of such experiences and how addressing mental health is not a sign of weakness…

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Education & EdTech
How School Security Bidding Falls Short

In this episode of SecurED, Mike Monsive, CEO of ASAP Security, and Mike Matranga, CEO of M6 Global Defense, take a deep dive into the flaws in the legislative process and the repercussions these flaws have on school security. The Flawed Process: Monsive begins by highlighting the fundamental flaws in the legislative process, particularly in…

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innovations in healthcare
Innovations in Healthcare: A Discussion with Dr. Craig Joseph at HIMSS 2024
May 24, 2024

Innovations in healthcare were easy to spot at the recent HIMSS 2024 conference. Healthcare Rethink’s Brian Urban caught up with one of those innovators for a live discussion at HIMSS 2024. podcast, Their conversation opens a window and dialogue into the cutting-edge trends reshaping healthcare technology today. This episode features Dr. Craig Joseph, the…

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Preventing burnout
Achieving Professional Growth and Preventing Burnout: The Importance of Time Management and Support Networks in a Fast-Paced World
May 23, 2024

In today’s fast-paced world, balancing professional growth with personal well-being is more crucial than ever. With the rise of remote work, digital transformation, and the constant hustle culture, finding this balance has become a significant challenge for many. A survey conducted by Deloitte suggests that a whopping 77% of professionals experience burnout at work….

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Fan-Centric Business Transformation
Prop Room
May 23, 2024

In this episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, shares with us that in the vibrant world of marketing, creativity knows no bounds—a philosophy embodied by a prop room and studio teeming with eclectic costumes and outlandish ideas. This creative hub, seemingly disconnected from conventional themes like bananas,…

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Ace Gardner and Jacob Lewis discuss NIL Deals and Transfer Portals
NIL Deals and Transfer Portals are Also Impacting College Staff and Their Roles
May 23, 2024

College sports is undergoing a significant transformation with the advent of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rights and the increasing prevalence of transfer portals. These changes are reshaping how college staff operate, presenting both opportunities and challenges. With the rise of NIL deals and transfer portals, understanding the behind-the-scenes impact on college coaching staff…

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Other Season One
The Hidden Impact of Law Enforcement Stories of Survival and Recovery
November 2, 2023

In this episode, SecurED host Mike Matranga and Mike Barry dive into a critical issue that demands immediate attention. The mental health challenges faced by law enforcement professionals are often concealed beneath the surface, but recent events and heightened awareness are bringing these struggles to the forefront. Why This Discussion Matters Now: The rising number…

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The Economic Consequences of Bad Legislation
November 1, 2023

In a candid and impassioned discussion, Mike Matranga, CEO of M6 Global Defense, and Mike Monsive, CEO of ASAP Security, delve into the deep-rooted issues plaguing American politics today. They explore instances of elected officials behaving with impunity, disregarding accountability, and reflect on the dire consequences of such actions. During their conversation, Matranga and Monsive…

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The Lessons Learned from Covering Breaking News
October 27, 2023

In this gripping episode of SecurED, host Mike Matranga delves into a profound conversation with Anastasiya Bolton, Founder of ViKSTORY Media. Together, they unearth the chilling patterns that underlie some of the most tragic events in recent history. The conversation starts with a haunting memory, the story of Natalie Holloway, a name etched into our…

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Are School Boards Informed Enough to Make Security Choices
October 26, 2023

In a shocking turn of events, a recent school security contract decision has left many scratching their heads. The core question here is clear: Did the school board prioritize the right factors in their selection process? Diving into this perplexing scenario, Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive provide eye-opening insights. Mike Matranga brings up a pivotal…

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The Unspoken Traumas of Law Enforcement
October 25, 2023

In the demanding realm of law enforcement, a stark reality often lurks behind the badge, one that goes unnoticed but leaves deep scars. Today, we dive into a powerful conversation with Mike Barry, a seasoned law enforcement specialist, shedding light on a pressing issue that has remained in the shadows for far too long –…

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A Look Inside the Heart-Wrenching Baby Grace Investigation
October 24, 2023

In a haunting story that tugged at the heartstrings of a nation, the tragic tale of Baby Grace unfolded on the shores of Galveston Bay in 2007. A fisherman’s discovery of a blue container along the shoreline would set off an investigation that would test the mettle of law enforcement and stir the empathy of…

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Unraveling Procurement Problems: The State of Purchasing in Texas
October 16, 2023

In the often perplexing world of Texas school procurement, a deeply concerning issue has emerged. At the heart of the procurement problems lies a critical question: How do consultants influence this intricate process, and what are the real financial implications? Mike Monsive, a seasoned expert in the field, has pulled back the curtain on…

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The Real Cost of a Capitol Fire Alarm Prank
October 13, 2023

In the latest episode of SecurED, the podcast committed to dissecting issues surrounding security and life safety, we divert momentarily from our usual focus on K-12 security to address a deeply concerning matter that transcends political divides. I’m your host, Mike Matranga, and joining me is Mike Monsive. Let’s clarify: SecurED is not a platform…

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Breaking Stereotypes: The Geography of School Violence
October 12, 2023

In this episode of SecurED, Mike Matranga, the Host and CEO of M6 Global Defense, engages in a thought-provoking discussion with Anastasiya Bolton, Founder and CEO of ViKSTORY Media. They delve into the human side of trauma, specifically addressing how individuals like themselves, who are exposed to the most harrowing events in their professions, cope…

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