Dean Cycon started his fair trade company, Dean's Beans Organic Coffee, 18 years ago with a simple idea: That business could be a vehicle for progressive, social change through advocacy, activism, and innovative development throughout the coffee lands. It was a radical idea and it worked. Link TV had a radical idea, too: Give people truth-telling programs that tell the stories and news you need to transform your world. For more than a decade Link TV has been doing that for Dean, and that's why Dean's Beans is making a $25,000 challenge grant so that you can double your impact when you make a gift to Link TV today.
Lorraine Hess, Vice President/Programming, has been a key member of the programming and acquisitions department since the channel’s inception in 1999. Prior to working at Link TV, Lorraine worked for over 13 years in international production and documentary film. Her roles ranged from series and executive producer to field producer and post-production producer. Lorraine’s work, both in the television and production realms, and in her prior work as a teacher, has taken her all over the world. It has also solidified her passion for world cultures and people, as well as her compassion for the underdog and for people whose voices can reach a wider audience through television and film. Lorraine has a degree in French Language and Literature from the University of Sheffield in the UK.