Flourish Conversations: Meet the Director of NPR’s “Out of the Blocks”

Flourish Conversations: Meet the Director of NPR’s “Out of the Blocks”

November 18, 2021

Find out how business owners are navigating the COVID-19 reality:

  • What are their personal stories of life in neighborhoods that range from Baltimore to Seattle’s China-International district?
  • What lessons did they learn?

Based on the award-winning Baltimore WYPR podcast, Out of the Blocks looks at the impact of COVID on people living “on the blocks” of Baltimore, Seattle, Charleston, and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Recorded as personal iPhone video diaries and scored with original music, this documentary shares the powerful and sometimes surprising stories witnessed by small business owners during one week of 2020.

Join Flourish Ventures Tina Moran and Out of the Blocks co-host and director, Aaron Henkin, as they discuss the real challenges that small businesses are facing and share stories of resilience and opportunity. Flourish, a global fintech venture capital firm, partnered with Aaron to send iPhones to these small business owners so that they could tell their own stories.

Stick around afterward for a private screening of the full documentary!