Storytelling

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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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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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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Settle In

Jenna and Chris Simpler chose the Poconos and have invested both significant amounts of money and time in this revitalization – valuing the history, natural beauty and economic opportunities of these mountain communities. The Simpler’s call it “Everything Old is New Again”. Jenna and Chris are a wonderful example of when spouses work together well. You’ll fall in love with their visions for making hospitality more inclusive, more sustainable and their passion and commitment to caring for others.

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Never Give-r Up

Have you ever wondered…. How a brand is born?  It is an idea?  Is it a philosophy?  Or could it be both? 7 years ago, Bubba Albrecht started a brand in his garage with 2 close friends where he lives in Jackson Hole, WY.  The company is a direct reflection of his love for the…

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