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By The Heinz Endowments - Grant Oliphant
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The Heinz Endowments’ Grant Oliphant shares the unique journeys of leaders in and around the social justice movement as they tell their stories of community and possibility. Often moving, sometimes funny, and always inspiring accounts of how they came to believe that together we can be a more just region, state, country and world.
||ExplicitBrick by brick: Steve Shelton got his second chance & now he makes certain others have a shot at their own redemption (S01EP11)||In the summer of 1972, The Staple Singers’ “I’ll Take You There” was a No. 1 hit, the Watergate scandal was in the news, and ...||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpinning our moral compass: Rabbi Ron Symons on why centuries-old traditions may be the secret to navigating race, wage & immigrant issues. SE01E10||Rabbi Ron Symons grew up a few train stops away from vibrant, multi-cultural Manhattan in New York City. He now shares his world view of ...||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitR2-D2, Illah & Ethics: How robotics & AI genius Illah Nourbakhsh was inspired to use his superpowers for good SE01E09||Illah Nourbakhsh’s journey began with his birth in Iran, and has since taken him around the world as a leader in robotics and artificial intelligence. ...||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCircles of love: Tammy Thompson draws on her own remarkable journey in her work to break poverty trauma cycles (S01EP08)||Tammy Thompson was nine when she and her family left a West Virginia coal mining town for the promise of a good-paying job and a ...||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHumor, Rap, Poetry & Love: the New Muslim Cool of Hamza Perez (S01E07)||“God writes straight with crooked lines” is a popular adage that has been used to describe the journey of Hamza Perez, and he good naturedly ...||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Story of Two Wilsons: Janis Burley Wilson grew up in an arts-loving family in playwright August Wilson’s hometown, and now she leads his namesake Center for African American Culture. (S01E06)||Two Wilsons – Janis Burley Wilson and playwright August Wilson – have intersected in ways both meaningful and magical. The first Wilson is Pulitzer Prize-winning ...||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFrom Miami to the Midwest: Change Agency’s Betty Cruz has made it her life’s work to make her city a welcoming place for immigrants. (S01E05)||All across the Untied States, cities that grew out of the industrial age were founded on the strength of immigrants who provided power to steel ...||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCenter for Coalfield Justice’s Veronica Coptis and her fight for one rural America county’s environmental justice (S01EP04)||Those living in rural towns where coal has long been the backbone of their economy and culture are often doubly hit with the realities of ...||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitActor/writer David Conrad’s long journey home, identity of place, and the key role artists play in shaping our future (S01 EP03)||Actor/writer David Conrad discusses why the most striking sound in an industrial town is silence, where his own creative plans will take him next and the ...||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKazakhstan candy, a Wisconsin dairy farm, PBS and innovative investigative news: the fantastic journey of PublicSource Exec. Director Mila Sanina (S01EP02)||Born in the Soviet Union and raised in Kazakhstan – with stops at a Wisconsin dairy farm and CNN and PBS News Hour along the ...||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPost-9/11 vets’ unique role in a more perfect union w/ Nick Grimes of Veterans Breakfast Club (S01EP01)||The role post-9/11 vets can play in bridging racial and cultural divides comes to light as Veterans' Breakfast Club's Nick Grimes talks about his journey with The ...||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
You had me at the inaugural episode...
Truth be told, I have subscribed to many podcasts that sit in my queue waiting to be played next. We Can Be will not be one of those. After hearing only the inaugural episode I am a fan. Intelligent human conversation that opened my heart and mind. What a phenomenal guest to kick things off. I want to know more and will be back. Thank you for building another bridge to humanity in Pittsburgh.