ImpActually Show

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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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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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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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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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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#theshowmustbepaused

In light of recent events we’d like to take a moment to #stoptheshow and allow listeners to be quiet, focus on their communities and embrace national healing. Our mission is to notice one another and thoughtfully engage in the national dialogue. To show up and be better. Fred Rogers and Francois Clemmons at the pool…

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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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