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Dr. Cindy Speaks
Podcast

 Dr. Cindy Banyai has been a decorated professional in the field of community development for almost 20 years, collaborating with nonprofits around the world on issues such as homelessness, children’s services, education, and sustainable development. 

 

Dr. Banyai is a mom and small business owner ready to fight for our water, our health, and our community.

Hear from the candidate herself  on her Podcast, where she discusses all things Southwest Florida, government, and the future of #OurCommunity.

Dr. Cindy Speaks Featured Episodes

Palm Trees

THE FUTURE OF FL'S DEMOCRATS

December 12th, 2020

Dr. Banyai speaks with Dr. Janelle Christensen, President of the Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida and candidate for Florida Democratic Party Chair, about the challenges faced by Democrats in Florida during the 2020 election, the failure of the management of the party, and why it's important to invest in Democrats everywhere to win. 

International Flags

INTERNATIONAL POLICY

August 11th, 2020

Dr. Banyai discusses the history of American global leadership with Ambassador Peter Galbraith. Galbraith shares his extensive experience in US foreign policy including his role as Ambassador to Croatia, cabinet member in East Timor, constitutional advisor in Iraq, Deputy UN Envoy to Afghanistan, and in the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

Group of Women

CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN: LEE COUNTY

September 12th, 2020

No stranger to intimate partner violence, Dr. Banyai listens to Deanna Williams, a reporting crime victim, share her story of being maneuvered into a relationship with Sheriff Carmine Marceno. Confronting violence against women is a critical step we must take to make #OurCommunity safer.

Protest Signs

SYSTEMIC RACISM & SOCIAL JUSTICE

June 2nd, 2020

Dr. Banyai speaking with Ft. Myers community organizer and activist Chantel Rhodes about organizing peaceful protests in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and to shine a light on police brutality and systemic racism in Southwest Florida.

Plastic Polluted Ocean

OUR ENVIRONMENT

October 30th, 2020

Dr. Banyai speaks with environmental activist, Dr. Jeffrey Van Treese II about the critical environmental issues Florida faces, and the actions we need to take to prioritize conservation of our state's natural resources.

Dollars

OUR ECONOMY

September 12th, 2020

Dr. Banyai discusses the nature of our economy with famed economist Dr. James Galbraith of the University of Texas, who insists we need to address the pandemic first then make the right investments to move us forward.

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