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Beehold

From his work with local nuns looking for answers about their barren apple trees to his consulting with golf courses in natural habitat management to classrooms, and his own design workshop – he is a true beeliever in the good story – the gospel of abundance as taught by bees and he’s helping protect Wisconsin’s…

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Respect

Here we are a year into Covid and it’s still part of the landscape. But as restrictions ease, there is light at the end of the tunnel for those struggling to make ends meet. But, there’s one issue that cannot be fixed by open doors, micro-grants or stimulus checks, and that is the inequity of representation of women in the music industry.

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Testimony

For two Jewish women whose parents miraculously survived the Holocaust, storytelling as a means of remembering the tales of horror and heroism are part of their family legacies.  While their stories of loss and survival are different, they are bonded in their work as active voices of the Second Generation.  It’s called “Testimony,” and our story starts here.  Hanna Bloch…

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Brother Can you Spare a Quarter

Modern philanthropy is known as the powerful impact of kindness directed towards stranger, setting out to improve the human experience.  Put giving and wealth together, these two very complimentary instruments allow us to address and work to answer global issues creatively, constructively and with purpose.  But with giving patterns focused on 60+ US population and…

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Forgotten

This is a true, ongoing story of David versus Goliath.  Of a tiny, 100-year-old Baptist church that – like David, stands alone in stark contrast to its neighbors – a towering apartment building to one side and a parking lot and open construction site to the other where church elders decry that well-funded developers are…

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The Last One Out

Think Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Harry Potter.  Dungeons and Dragons is a  game of where friends as fictional characters embark on imaginary adventures within a fantasy setting.  Each game is a quest. Each quest has a challenge. Ultimately, players must rely on one another to survive. But what happens when one…

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Dumpster

For one woman in Teton County, Wyoming, education exposed her to concepts and truths about nutrition’s roll in the health of our communities. A most unconventional date with a guy named Alex piqued her interest – refocusing her life’s work path to non-profit food rescue.  It’s called Dumpster and our story starts here. Links: Ali Milburn,…

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Sweetie

Champale Anderson wasn’t raised with wealth but she remembers goodness around her.   Today she is that most important person to her north St. Louis neighborhood.  Most notably, she is a champion for the children who call Penrose home.  And lucky for them – there is so much more to her mission than food.  It’s called…

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Rescued

What animals bring to society – to our families, into our homes or our work – is priceless. But sometimes, their lives don’t start out or end up so great. From Houston to Wisconsin, for two women, their passions in life have come as a calling and they care for souls, both two and four-footed,…

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Music in the Mitten

There’s a special bond among Michiganers, particularly in the music community.  And there is one woman, Elle Lively -Pelegrom, in this unique fraternity who is playing a significant role in supporting out-of-work artists.  Her work manifests as a love for her fellow musicians in good times AND in bad.  Musician Jake Allen joins in on…

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Does Anyone Need?

The weight of one man’s gratitude triggered a movement in Pittsburgh that can’t be missed.  Sometimes it’s manifested in a small home repair.  Sometimes it’s a sizable cash loan.  And at least once it was the gift of life.   Each deed is based on intuition and integrity.   And as long as it’s legal and it…

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Moms on a Mission

Bridging humor with dreaming and exploring big ideas.  Taking risks.  Building trust.  Experimenting.  Valuing & encouraging play.  Children making a difference in their own lives and the lives of others with kindness.   Some schools are building curriculum around these uniquely human skills because we know young minds developmental success depends on it.  For two women,…

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EJ Precisely

Eric Wallner, is a visionary who is powered by the sun, art, invention and thermal winds – self-taught and with quiet focus, he looks for them.  To live.  To imagine.  To fly.  He and his partner, Michelle, built this little house on the hill with social and environmental responsibility at the top of their list.  Along with Tony Wood and…

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Take Me Home

West Virginia is home to spectacular river valleys, stunning mountainous terrain, important natural resources and a strong sense of belonging.  Its a state of unimaginable beauty with more than 24,000 square miles of it being Appalachian forest.  It’s a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. A group of locally sourced leaders from West Virginia feels SO strongly about the…

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One’s Breath

We may call nurses humanitarian super heroes for any number of reasons, but at the end of the day they are people just like the rest of us.  For one nurse who for decades has been a champion and advocate for her patients and their families through some tough medical therapies – even death, the…

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Now What?!

Maria Yuan learned the meaning of democratic civic engagement by witnessing the journey of her immigrant family and how they embraced their duties as new American citizens. Her impact was to start Issuevoter.org – a non-profit civic engagement tool meant to all Americans.  For another, Emma Welsh-Huggins, it was a college experience: a broad range…

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Sound of Silence

Imagine, or maybe you don’t have to, caring for a dependent with a sensory processing disorder.  In the United States alone 1 in 20 people – children, teens and adults, experience some degree of difficulty filtering information from one or more of their heightened seven senses.  An overload of stimuli to their sight, hearing, sense…

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Brewed

What if buying a large cappuccino, could significantly change a person’s life?  Sound implausible? Think again. For one woman, opening a small restaurant staffed by at-risk youth was her first step in mending a hole in the social justice system. It’s called Brewed and our story starts here. Links: www.curtscafe.org www.restorativejusticeevanston.org www.evanstonc2c.org https://www.foodforthoughtchicago.com/ https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/juvenile/stats/ https://mitmgmtfaculty.mit.edu/jjdoyle/…

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