Chezuba Talks

Chezuba Talks is a series of podcasts highlighting the work of non-profits and their leaders, celebrating these inspiring changemakers in their journey of benevolence.

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Global Classrooms: Empowering Educators Through Adventure

Embracing the World Through Travel: Cultivating Curiosity and Connection in children

Cultivating Change: Empowering Communities Through Data, Art, and Design in Easton

Galloping Towards Healing: Unbridling the Power of Horses in Therapy.

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Ep-176 • 19 min 04sec
Global Classrooms: Empowering Educators Through Adventure

This nonprofit organization is dedicated to empowering educators by encouraging them to volunteer abroad, thereby broadening their horizons and enriching their teaching back home.

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February 22, 2024
Ep-175 • 22 min 46sec
Embracing the World Through Travel: Cultivating Curiosity and Connection in children

Discover how Travelnitch is pioneering a movement to ignite the travel itch in young minds, encouraging families to step out of their comfort zones and embrace the rich tapestry of our global diversity.

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February 22, 2024
Ep-174 • 30 min 01 sec
Cultivating Change: Empowering Communities Through Data, Art, and Design in Easton

Stuart Phelps is crafting a future where community engagement and innovation converge to spark widespread positive change. Discover the stories, the challenges, and the victories of a charity that's truly making a difference, one project at a time.

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February 19, 2024
Ep-173 • 15 min 30 sec
Galloping Towards Healing: Unbridling the Power of Horses in Therapy.

This episode unveils the profound impact of therapeutic horsemanship at SIRE, showcasing how horses can be magnificent healers and teachers. Through a blend of heartfelt stories and insights into SIRE's operations, listeners are invited to explore the symbiotic relationship between humans and horses, underscoring the enduring legacy and future potential of equine therapy.

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February 12, 2024
Ep-172 • 22 min 17sec
Breathing Hope: Unveiling the Global Fight for Respiratory Rights and Wellness.

This episode of the podcast highlights the essential work being done by GAAPP and sheds light on the global challenges and advancements in the treatment and awareness of respiratory and allergic diseases. Through strategic partnerships, volunteer involvement, and relentless advocacy, GAAPP is paving the way for a healthier, more breathable world.

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February 12, 2024
Ep-171 • 19 min 40sec
Unlocking Avian Wonders: Joni Ellis' Mission to Equip Bird Conservationists

Joni Ellis shares her inspiring journey and the impactful work of Optics for the Tropics, highlighting how a simple pair of binoculars can transform lives and advance bird conservation efforts globally.

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January 29, 2024
Ep-170 • 16 min 30sec
Education's Ripple Effect: Desirée Lee's Journey to Empower Haiti's Tomorrow

This episode of ChezubaTalks offers a profound look into Desirée Lee's efforts to uplift communities through education in Haiti, illustrating the power of knowledge in changing lives and shaping futures.

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January 29, 2024
Ep-169 • 23 mins 23 sec
Shattering Period Taboos: Dr. Azumah's Mission with Love Your Menses

This episode of Chezuba Talks with Dr. Azumah dives deep into menstrual health, exploring everything from public health policies to personal experiences, making it a must-listen for anyone interested in understanding and supporting menstrual equity.

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January 29, 2024
Ep-168 • 21 mins 43sec
Part II : Stitching Success: A Sartorial Odyssey with Andrew Ramroop OBE

Listen to Andrew Madan Ramroop's insightful discussion on the art and philosophy of bespoke tailoring, his educational endeavors, and his interactions with notable figures.

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January 29, 2024
Ep-168 • 18mins 33sec
Part I : Stitching Success: A Sartorial Odyssey with Andrew Ramroop OBE

Founder of the Savile Row Academy, Andrew's story is one of passion, resilience, and excellence.

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January 29, 2024
Ep-167 • 15mins 11sec
Connecting Hearts in Healthcare: The Compassionate World of Nursing with Dr. McCamey

Join us on an inspiring journey into the heart of healthcare with our esteemed guest, Dr. Danielle McCamey, a veteran nurse practitioner, and visionary leader. In this episode, we delve into the transformative power of nursing, highlighting its noble role in patient care.

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January 29, 2024
Ep-166 • 21 mins 18sec
Bridging the Opportunity Gap: Educate. Radiate. Elevate. - Empowering Underserved Students Through Quality Education

Join us as we delve into the inspiring world of Lindsey Wander, the visionary founder of Educate. Radiate. Elevate, a nonprofit providing free tutoring to underserved students. Learn about her journey, challenges, and the transformative impact of quality education.

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January 29, 2024
Ep-165 • 25 mins 34sec
Preserving Possibilities: Tackling the Epidemic of Wasted Medicines

Join us in an eye-opening episode as we unravel the hidden world of wasted medicines and explore the inspiring efforts of GiveMed, a nonprofit organization working relentlessly to turn surplus into salvation.

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January 29, 2024
Ep-164 • 25 mins 30sec
From Homelessness to Hope: Painting a Brighter Future for Kids

In this illuminating episode of "Chezuba Talks," host Tej engages in a heart-to-heart conversation with the remarkable Joslyn Dobson, co-founder of the Amherst Foundation and Cap City Kids. Together, they delve into the pressing issue of homelessness among children and the transformative impact that Cap City Kids has had on countless young lives.

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January 29, 2024
Ep-163 • 22 mins 20 sec
Stargazing Odyssey: Unveiling the Cosmos with The Summit County Astronomy Club

From distant galaxies to the wonders of our night sky, this podcast takes you on a cosmic adventure.

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January 29, 2024
Ep-162 • 22 mins 39sec
'HATCH'ing a Better World with Yarrow Kraner

Join us as we dive into the world of innovation, collaboration, and social impact with Yarrow Kraner, the creative alchemist and founder of HATCH. Discover how extraordinary humans from diverse backgrounds come together to tackle global challenges and create meaningful impact.

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November 8, 2023
Ep-161 • 20 mins 39 sec
Amplifying Change: The Art of Advocacy Communication

Don't miss this insightful episode on the art of advocacy communication, as Piper Hendricks shares her expertise in driving positive change through effective communication. Join us in unlocking the secrets to amplifying change!

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November 8, 2023
Ep-160 • 16 mins 23 sec
Stories of Mini Pig Rescue : A Heartwarming but Herculean Task

Join us on this journey into the world of mini pig rescue, where compassion knows no bounds. Explore the challenges, triumphs, and the profound impact of Meagan's work in making a difference, one mini pig at a time.

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November 8, 2023
Ep-159 • 29 mins 48sec
Uncovering True Strength: How Fitness Fuels Transformation & Service

In this engaging podcast episode, Sarah Mayo, the founder and executive director of Point One Vision, discusses the organization's mission to empower the fitness industry by redefining strength as a force for service. She shares her personal journey of transformation and how she realized the deeper purpose of fitness beyond physical health. Sarah's insights challenge the conventional self-love culture and emphasize the power of service to others as a path to personal growth and fulfillment.

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October 18, 2023
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Wings of Hope: The Flying Dog Foundation's Lifesaving Mission for Dogs

Discover the unwavering commitment and extraordinary efforts that go into saving dogs from dire situations. From greyhounds to meat trade survivor dogs, Jacqueline shares the remarkable stories of resilience, compassion, and hope that define their mission.

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October 18, 2023
Ep-157 • 32 mins 12sec
Soaring Dreams: Philadelphia Boys' Gymnastics

Join us as we explore the dynamic world of gymnastics, core strength discipline, and the pursuit of excellence in physical fitness.

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October 18, 2023
Ep-156 • 29mins 03sec
Parking Paradigm: Unveiling the Canvas of Urban Landscapes

This podcast explores the often-underestimated role of parking in shaping our cities and the urgent need for parking reforms to create more sustainable, accessible, and vibrant urban environments. Join us as we unlock the hidden world of parking and its impact on our daily lives.

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October 18, 2023
Ep-155 • 20 mins 04sec
Shining a Light on Autism Meets Faith: Love Conquers All

Join us in this episode to discover how Holly is bringing hope and support to autistic children and their families.

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October 9, 2023
Ep-154 • 23mins 31sec
The Soondra Foundation: Illuminating Hope for Healthcare Equity

Gayatri's unwavering passion for healthcare equity has led to the establishment of this grassroots foundation, where empathy, advocacy, and innovation play a pivotal role in transforming lives.

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October 9, 2023
Ep-153 • 31mins 04sec
Redefining Beauty: The Power of Fighting Pretty

Discover how Fighting Pretty empowers women to navigate the unique challenges of their cancer journey, fosters community, and provides a safe space for individuals and caregivers alike.

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October 9, 2023
Ep-152 • 26 mins13sec
From Compassion to Change: Donna Werner's Quest to Empower Orphans

Join us in this inspiring episode as we delve into the heartwarming story of Donna Werner, the founder of Dorcas Destiny International. Donna's journey from the financial services industry to becoming a passionate advocate for orphans in Kenya is nothing short of remarkable.

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October 9, 2023
Ep-151 • 30mins 19sec
Young, Restless and Fearless: Love For Red

This podcast episode highlights Maanya Pandey's incredible journey in addressing period poverty and offers valuable insights and advice for young activists.

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October 9, 2023
Ep-150 • 29mins 36sec
Preserving Cultures: An Insightful Conversation about Gullah Geechee

Discover the untold stories, traditions, and the incredible resilience of the Gullah Geechee people as Luana takes us on a journey through time. Learn how you can contribute to the preservation of this invaluable cultural heritage.

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September 28, 2023
Ep-149 • 20mins 01sec
Paws and Purrs: Championing Feline Welfare with Angie Campbell

Join us as we explore the challenges and rewards of helping our feline friends in need and learn about the critical work done by Feline Lifeline.

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September 28, 2023
Ep-148 • 22mins 52sec
Shaping Tomorrow: The Alberta Tomorrow Simulator for Sustainable Land Use

This episode provides an inspiring look into the Alberta Tomorrow Simulator, shedding light on its potential to empower the next generation with the knowledge and tools needed to create a sustainable future.

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September 28, 2023
Ep-147 • 24mins 21sec
The Timeless Art of Theater: Building Community and Bridging Generations

Julia Rodriguez sheds light on the enduring value of theater as an art form and how Beaumont Community Players continues to foster a vibrant and inclusive cultural community.

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September 28, 2023
Ep-146 • 23mins 47sec
From Madison Avenue to Mowing Lawns: A Journey of Compassion

Join us on this inspiring journey of transformation and compassion as we explore how Brian Schwartz went from Madison Avenue to becoming a beacon of hope and kindness through "I Want to Mow Your Lawn.

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September 28, 2023
EP-96 • 18 min 51sec
Seeding Hope: The SOL Foundation's Mission to Save Species and Restore Nature

Join the conversation and discover how you can contribute to a greener future on this insightful episode.

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September 28, 2023
EP-95 • 19min 26 sec
From Classroom to Global Impact: Recognizing an Extraordinary Educator's Journey

Join Tej and Monique in this inspiring episode as they discuss the power of education, overcoming barriers, and creating opportunities for the next generation.

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September 28, 2023
EP-94 • 20 min 22 sec
STEM Amplified: Empowering Youth to Bridge the Representation Gap

Join us on this empowering journey with Sade Luwoye as we break barriers and inspire success in the world of STEM. Tune in to the "Win in STEM" podcast and be part of the movement to create a more inclusive and diverse STEM community.

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September 28, 2023
Ep-145 • 28 mins 52 sec
From Dreams to Reality: Nurturing Young Entrepreneurs : Crystal Victoria and Target Evolution

Join us as Crystal Victoria takes us on a journey of empowerment, resilience, and the transformation of young minds into the entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow. If you're interested in fostering creativity, problem-solving, and a proactive mindset in children, this podcast is a must-listen. Discover how experiential learning can make a significant impact on our future leaders.

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September 20, 2023
Ep-144 • 21 mins 54sec
Amigos Internacionales: Saving Children, One Life at a Time

Join us as we explore the incredible work of Amigos International, an organization dedicated to nurturing vulnerable children and their communities. Discover their journey, challenges, and the power of compassion

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September 20, 2023
Ep-143 • 24 mins 27sec
Wells International Foundation: Forging women to recognize their legacy

We embark on a journey with Dr. Monique Wells, the visionary behind the Wells International Foundation. Dr. Wells shares her incredible story and the foundation's mission to empower women through various avenues, including education, mentorship, and philanthropy.

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September 15, 2023
Ep-142 • 23mins 46sec
First-generation pioneers.Women Inspiring Women

Join us as we celebrate the strength, resilience, and unity of women, especially first-generation pioneers. In this episode, meet Paulaska Ramirez, founder of Generation Fearless, a beacon of hope for women navigating uncharted territories

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September 15, 2023
Ep-141 • 30mins 15sec
Transforming Lives: Change Course - A Journey of Hope and Redemption

Join us as we dive into the inspiring world of Change Course, a non-profit organization on a mission to break the cycle of hardship and transform lives. Discover how they're bridging the gap in career development and creating a community of resilience.

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September 15, 2023
Ep-140 • 22mins 38sec
Art for Healing: A Journey of Hope and Resilience

Discover the transformative power of art in healing as we delve into the heartwarming stories behind Hearts Need Art, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing creativity and hope to patients in hospitals.

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September 15, 2023
Ep-139• 27 mins 11sec
Tools of Resilience: How Tool Bank Disaster Services Empowers Communities in Crisis

Join us in this inspiring episode as we explore the power of community and preparedness in times of disaster. Discover how Tool Bank Disaster Services equips and empowers volunteers to make a difference when it's needed most.

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September 15, 2023
Ep-138 • 27mins 03 sec
Harvesting Hope and Solving Hunger: a Revolutionary Solution to Food Waste

Our guest, Gary Oppenheimer, the visionary behind Ampleharvest.org, unveils a revolutionary solution that reframes hunger and food waste as information problems rather than just food problems. Drawing parallels with game-changing companies like Tesla and Uber, Gary discusses how he transformed the landscape of food donation, bridging the gap between gardeners with surplus produce and food pantries desperately in need of fresh ingredients.

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September 15, 2023
Ep-137 • 17 mins 44sec
Navigating Infertility : Bridging Parenthood and Making IVF Accessible

Are you curious about the world of in vitro fertilization, the challenges of infertility, and the remarkable work being done to support aspiring parents? In this episode of Chezuba Talks, host Tej introduces us to Elana Frank, the visionary behind the Jewish Fertility Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to bridging the gap between the dream of parenthood and the realities of IVF.

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September 15, 2023
Ep-136 • 25 mins 56 sec
Unveiling Journeys of Literacy, Learning, and Community Transformation

In this episode, we're privileged to have Andrea Meyer, the Secretary and Executive Director of the Center 4 Success Network, as our guest. Andrea's journey unfolds as a former educator turned champion of education equity. Through the power of community partnerships and personalized mentorship, Andrea and her organization have been instrumental in bridging the literacy gap and empowering students across Detroit and Pontiac, Michigan.

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September 15, 2023
Ep-135 • 26mins 37sec
Embracing Inclusivity through Technology and Compassion

In this episode, we explore the significance of disabilities within the context of inclusivity and highlight the extraordinary efforts of Easter Seals Greater Houston, a nonprofit organization with a 75-year legacy of serving people of all ages with disabilities. Kristen Reed, a compassionate advocate and driving force behind the organization, sheds light on their innovative approach to harnessing technology to empower and transform lives.

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August 18, 2023
Ep-134 • 27mins 10sec
Building Community, and Nurturing Leaders for a Just Future.

Join us on an inspiring episode as we delve into the world of youth empowerment, community building, and social justice advocacy. Our guest, Khary Lazzare-White, co-founder of The Brotherhood Sister Sol, takes us on a profound journey through the organization's founding vision and its evolution over the years.

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August 18, 2023
Ep-133 • 22mins 27sec
Elevating Women's Voices and Empowering Communities.

In this empowering episode of Chezuba Talks, we bring you an incredible story of resilience and hope as we delve into the work of Women with Initiatives, a remarkable nonprofit organization based in Montgomery County, Maryland. Hosted by Tej, this episode takes you on a journey through the heartwarming endeavors of Women with Initiatives and their tireless efforts to make a positive impact on women and children across North America, the Caribbean, and West Africa.

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August 18, 2023
Ep-132 • 25 mins 43sec
Banging Pots: Leading Voices Home, One Beat at a Time!

Don't miss out on this uplifting conversation with Emma, co-founder of the Banging Pots Foundation. Tune in to the full podcast episode to be inspired and motivated to make a positive impact in your community and beyond. Remember, together, we can all be the voice that leads others home.

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August 18, 2023
Ep-131 • 22 mins 20sec
Literacy Matters:Unlocking Doors Through Learning and Empowerment

Tune in to this episode, as we uncover the transformative influence of literacy, engage with dedicated individuals like Dr. Dodi Hodges, and explore the boundless potential that comes with a world enriched by education.

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August 18, 2023
Ep-130 • 29 mins 32sec
From Rot to Resilience: The Journey of Food Forward in Ending Hunger

Join us as we dive into a compelling conversation with Rick Nahmias, a visionary leader who saw the potential of surplus produce to combat hunger and poverty. Learn about the incredible work of Food Forward, transforming lives and building a more resilient food system. Discover how food can be more than sustenance—it can be a solution

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August 3, 2023
Ep-129 • 32 mins 18 sec
Challenging Capital Punishment: The Fight for Justice and Abolition

Join host Tej in this thought-provoking episode,as she engages in a profound discussion with Hillary Taylor, an ardent advocate against the death penalty.

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August 3, 2023
Ep-128 • 23 mins 42 sec
From Desperation to Liberation: How Families to Freedom Breaks Barriers and Rebuilds Lives

Stand with us and Families to Freedom as we shed light on the critical issue of domestic violence and the incredible work being done to break the cycle of abuse. Tune in to this powerful episode and be inspired to make a difference in the lives of survivors. Together, let's create a world free from violence and full of hope.

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August 3, 2023
Ep-127 • 33 mins 03 sec
Drops of Hope: Empowering Lives through Water, Sanitation, and Global Health

Join us as we explore the heart-wrenching reality that by 2025, half of the world's population will be living in water-stressed areas. In developing countries, every two minutes, a child under 5 loses their life to water-related diseases. Shockingly, 1 in 10 people lack even basic drinking-water services, with 159 million relying on surface water for survival. These statistics paint a stark picture of the dire need for action and compassion.

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August 3, 2023
Ep-126 • 21mins 42 sec
Breath of Hope : Creating Awareness About Lung Transplants.

Tune in to this episode and be inspired by the remarkable journey of the Sid Foundation, led by Ananya Vahal Perez, as they pave the way for a future where lung transplant patients find hope, healing, and the breath of life they deserve.

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August 3, 2023
Ep-125 • 25 mins 04 sec
Embracing Unique Abilities: The Power of Creative Enrichment for Special Needs Individuals.

Join us as we delve into the magic of Joshua Stage, where after-school programs, summer camps, workshops, and online sessions come alive with theater, art, music, dance, and more. Through the "Creative Outlet Method," Joshua and his team empower participants to find their creative spirit and strengthen their unique abilities, all while building self-confidence and social skills.

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July 27, 2023
Ep-124 •19 mins 56 sec
Neighborly Bonds: Uniting Hearts in Challenging Times

Jake shares his heartfelt vision of creating a community coordinator of nonprofits, channeling people's energy and passion into productive actions right in their own neighborhood. Learn how Blue Skies provides essential care packages filled with food, hygiene products, and more to those in need, aiming to be the first responders to poverty. Find out how Jake and his dedicated team of local and remote volunteers make a significant impact, not only with material support but also through advocating for those facing challenges within the system.

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July 27, 2023
Ep-123 • 22 mins 32 sec
IFAOH: Creating Space for Healing and Support.

In this episode, we have the honor of welcoming Mrs. Omolola Adekeye, a woman of power, purpose, and passion. Her heart beats with the rhythm of compassion, empathy, and love, as she endeavors to support women, especially single mothers and widows, who are suffering from inner trauma. Through her nonprofit organization, the Institute for the Advancement of Humanity (IFAOH), Omolola aims to create a space where women can be heard, seen, and empowered to transform themselves and their communities.

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July 27, 2023
Ep-122 • 24 mins 47sec
From Tragedy to Triumph: Empathy, Hope and Healing for all!

Join us in this heartfelt conversation, as we explore the power of empathy and the profound impact of community-driven initiatives in bringing hope and healing to those in need.

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July 27, 2023
Ep-121 • 21 mins 35 sec
Miracles in Makeovers: Room Redux's Mission of Hope and Healing

Step into the world of miracles as Suzie Vybiral,the founder of Room Redox, unveils the power of room transformations in healing the scars of child abuse. Join us on a heartwarming journey to create safe havens and brighter futures for innocent souls.

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July 27, 2023
Ep-120 • 33 mins 59 sec
Breaking the Herpes Stigma: Empowering Lives, One Conversation at a Time

Join Tej and Courtney W. Brame on a powerful episode of "Something Positive for Positive People," where they challenge the herpes stigma and bring awareness to this commonly misunderstood condition. Courtney, a sexual and mental health advocate who was diagnosed with herpes in 2013, opens up about his personal journey through stigma and how it led him to create a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

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July 27, 2023
Ep-119 • 26 mins 49 sec
Unveiling the Science of Stress Illness: Unraveling the Mind-Body Connection

Join us as we uncover the science behind stress illness and its profound impact on the mind and body. Dr. David D Clark MD empowers us with knowledge and hope, showcasing how understanding the mind-body connection can lead to transformative healing. Tune in to this insightful episode to gain valuable insights into managing stress and unlocking the path to a healthier, happier life.

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July 27, 2023
Ep-118 • 16 mins 42 sec
Paving the Path to Justice Reform with Patrice Sulton

In this episode, we converse with Patrice Sulton, the driving force behind DC Justice Lab, a collective of law and policy experts dedicated to revolutionizing the criminal legal system in Washington DC. As an attorney, criminal justice reform advocate, community organizer, and law school professor, Patrice is on a mission to fundamentally transform the face of justice for the underprivileged.

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July 27, 2023
Ep-117 • 20 mins 26 sec
Where Love Finds Home: Empowering Kinship Families for a Brighter Future

Join us as Michelle recounts her inspiring decision to become a foster parent to teenagers and how it ignited her passion for empowering kinship families. Discover the profound impact of kinship foster care and how it preserves connections with family, culture, and community, ensuring children find their way home.

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July 27, 2023
Ep-116 • 29 mins 60sec
The Power Within : Triumph over Chronic Pain with Barby Ingle

In this special episode, we have the privilege of hosting Barby Ingle, an acclaimed author, speaker, and influential voice in the field of chronic pain and illness. Having experienced the challenges of living with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), also known as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), Barby's insights offer a unique perspective on the physical, emotional, and societal impact of chronic pain.

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July 27, 2023
Ep-115 • 16 mins 35 sec
Hope Beyond Borders: Inspiring Stories of Humanitarian Impact with Rob

Meet Rob, the inspirational leader with contagious energy and an entrepreneurial spirit. As the Executive Director of CC PC, he has over 29 years of experience leading and building non-profit organizations. Rob is a sought-after speaker, seminar facilitator, and the host of the nonprofit leadership podcast. He was recognized as a hometown hero by Salt Lake magazine and invited to be part of Harvard Business School's Young American Leaders program in 2021. Rob's dedication to serving all people, regardless of race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or gender, has made a significant impact on communities.

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July 27, 2023
Ep-114 • 31 mins 08 sec
TADSAW Incorporated: Healing Heroes with Canine Companionship

This organization carefully matches highly trained service dogs with veterans and first responders, providing them with companionship, love, and a sense of purpose. These incredible animals are not only trained to support individuals with everyday tasks but also to sense emotional distress and provide comfort in times of crisis.

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July 27, 2023
Ep-113 • 19 mins 46 sec
Empowering Ageless Change Agents - Inspiring Seniors for a Vibrant Future!

Join the conversation with Dr. Annie Ferguson on how seniors can be the driving force for positive change, as she shares inspiring stories of transformation and community building in the Bay Area.

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July 27, 2023
Ep-112 • 21 mins 37 sec
Every Neighbor Matters!

This podcast shines a spotlight on the remarkable work of Greer Relief and their dedication to empowering individuals and building a stronger, more supportive community. Listeners will be inspired by the organization's commitment to understanding and addressing the root causes of issues faced by their neighbors, as well as their efforts to provide essential services and create sustainable solutions for long-term change.

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July 27, 2023
Ep-111 • 20 mins 01 sec
The Transformative Power of Education for Youth

Don't miss this thought-provoking podcast that will open your eyes to the transformative power of education and the remarkable work of Empower in empowering the youth to break free from cycles of disadvantage and reach their full potential.

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July 27, 2023
Ep-110 • 36 mins 12 sec
Breaking the Incarceration Cycle: Instilling a Sense of Purpose and Optimism

Meet Joel Van Kuiken, a seasoned professional in communications, public relations, digital media, and design-thinking. Driven by a profound passion for transforming ideas into reality, he took a leap of faith in 2020, leaving his corporate job to fully dedicate himself to The Delta Project's vision. As co-executive director, Joel leads the charge in ensuring the organization's sustainability and impact on juvenile students caught in the cycle of incarceration. Through his role as a facilitator of The Delta Project Conversations and leading the Future Skills - Digital Editing program, Joel is making a significant difference in the lives of marginalized youth, providing them with hope, education, and opportunities to break free from social stigmas and limited resources.

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July 27, 2023
Ep-109 • 36 mins 47 sec
Unite and Inspire: A Campaign of Empowerment and Hope

Meet Rajani Priya Ayilvarapu, a dentist by profession and a philanthropist by passion. With a heart full of empathy and a burning desire to make a difference, she stands as a beacon of hope for underserved communities. Rajani is a force of unwavering commitment, advocating for education sponsorship for special needs children, spearheading clothing drives to restore dignity to trafficking victims, and orchestrating meal sponsorships that nourish bodies and souls. Her work goes beyond providing material support; it instills hope, empowers individuals, and creates a sense of belonging within communities that may have otherwise felt forgotten.

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July 27, 2023
Ep-108 • 22 mins 19 sec
The Healing Power of Horses: A Riveting talk with Kali Brooks of Oaks Restorative Ranch !

Kali Brooks, visionary founder and executive director of Oaks Restorative Ranch, brings her passion for horses and healing to the forefront. With a deep understanding of equine-assisted therapy, Kali leads her nonprofit organization in transforming lives through the profound connection between humans and horses. Her compassionate approach and commitment to creating a safe space for emotional restoration have made Oaks Restorative Ranch a beacon of hope in the community.

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July 27, 2023
Ep-107 • 30 mins 15 sec
Bridges of Connection: The Power of Listening, Loving, and Serving selflessly

Steve Messeh, a former corporate professional turned altruistic leader, shares his remarkable journey into the world of volunteering and nonprofit work. Steve advocates the significance of listening and empathetically engaging with underprivileged communities to develop impactful programs. Discover how Hope Multiplied thrives under Steve's adept leadership, understanding the unique requirements of each community they serve. Learn about the challenges he faces and how he builds a strong, capable team to ensure smooth program management. Steve's insights will move you to believe in the power of human connection, empowering you to make a positive difference in your own community."

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July 27, 2023
Ep-106 • 24 mins 30 sec
Global Health Heroes: Healthy Communities through Telehealth Innovation

Sharon Allen, CEO of World Telehealth Initiative, is a trailblazing leader in the field of international philanthropic telehealth. With her unwavering commitment to bridging healthcare disparities, she has been invited to speak at prestigious conferences worldwide, including the American Telehealth Association and the Global Health Summit. Sharon's pioneering work in surgical robotics and telehealth has garnered her recognition on the World Health Organization's Digital Health Board of Advisors, where she is actively involved in shaping the telehealth roadmap for underserved regions.

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July 27, 2023
Ep-105 • 29 min 53 sec
Discover Your Inner Strength and Align Your Goals with The Bright Beings Academy

Meet Peter Paul Parker, a transformation coach and founder of The Bright Beings Academy. With a background in Qi gong and meditation, Peter helps individuals heal emotional childhood wounds, soothe anxiety and depression, and gain a deeper understanding of themselves to shine outwardly in their lives.

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July 17, 2023
Ep-104 • 28 min 16 sec
The Power of Reading: Where Books Save Lives and Hearts Connect!

Meet Daphne Russell, the erudite founder and director of Book Save Lives, a remarkable nonprofit dedicated to spreading the transformative power of reading. With her method of connecting students with books that truly resonate with their hearts, Daphne helps young minds break barriers, conquer trauma, and discover the joy of reading.

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July 17, 2023
Ep-103 • 23 min 06 sec
A Transformative Journey of Healing and Self-Discovery with S.A.S.S.Y's Founder Tressa Johnson.

Tressa Johnson, the inspiring founder of S.A.S.S.Y (Spiritually Active, Saved, Sound Young Women), is a dedicated life coach and mentor who passionately helps women overcome past issues and develop healthy coping mechanisms. With a focus on self-awareness and self-love, Tressa empowers women to embrace their worth and value, transforming their lives and relationships for the better.

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July 17, 2023
Ep-102 • 18 min 19 sec
Feathers and Conversations: Tales from the Parrot Sanctuary

Join us on a wild ride with Majid Esmaeili, the Parrot Savior, as he shares stories of rescuing and protecting these intelligent and talkative birds.

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July 17, 2023
Ep-101 • 26 min 20 sec
Shaping Future Generations by Building Character and Confidence in Youth .

Join Tej on Chezuba Talks as she delves into the inspiring world of youth development with Lorraine Orr. Learn how BGCA is empowering young individuals, nurturing their dreams, and building character and confidence for a brighter future. This is a community that uplifts and transforms lives.

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July 17, 2023
Ep-100 • 25 min 50 sec
Breaking the Silence, Inspiring Change: Chezuba Talks Presents Keasha Kellam on Domestic Abuse and Empowering Women

Discover how the foundation honors Tyler's memory by awarding educational scholarships to deserving students and advocating for water safety education. Leonie's unwavering commitment to making a difference shines through as she discusses the challenges she faced in starting the nonprofit and her determination to create a world where every child is safe in and around water.

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July 17, 2023
Ep-99 • 18 min 30 sec
Advocating water safety education: A mother's unwavering commitment to support youngsters.

In this inspiring episode of Chezuba Talks, we have the privilege of interviewing Leonie, a mother on a mission to reduce financial limitations for students pursuing higher education and educate youth on water safety and drowning prevention. Leonie shares her personal story of tragedy and resilience, revealing how the untimely drowning of her son, Tyler, led to the establishment of the Tyler Green and Taylor Grant Foundation.

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July 17, 2023
Ep-98 • 22 min 59 sec
Honoring the Valor: Addressing Challenges and Celebrating Veterans in Civilian Life

In this captivating episode, we bring you an in-depth conversation with Scott Dulebohn, the passionate Executive Director of Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center. Scott shares his personal journey, from serving on Air Force One to becoming a firefighter, and how his own experiences led him to establish this remarkable nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting veterans in South Carolina.

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July 17, 2023
EP-97 • 40 min 56 sec
Exploring the Senses: Unveiling Artistic and Scientific Dimensions in Immersive Experiences

Join us on this captivating podcast as we delve into the fascinating world of the senses and their profound impact on our perception. In this episode, we are thrilled to have Jeff Yang, the creator and Artistic Director of In The Realm of Senses, as our guest. With a diverse background and experience collaborating with renowned artists, Jeff provides valuable insights into the interplay between our senses and the artistic realm. From his appearances on PBS Sound Stage to live performances with legendary musicians, Jeff's expertise shines as he explores the intricate relationship between our senses and the captivating world of music. Tune in to uncover the wonders of our senses and their captivating influence on our perception.

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July 17, 2023
EP-93 • 28 min 55 sec
"Guardians Against Nature's Wrath : (ACLE Net) is on a mission to empowering Lightning Strike Survivors and Communities"

In this episode of our podcast, we explore the awe-inspiring yet potentially dangerous natural phenomenon of lightning. Lightning is not only a breathtaking spectacle but also a force that can cause significant harm to individuals, property, and the environment. Join us as we delve into the world of lightning with Dr. Mary Ann Cooper, co-founder and president of the African Centers for Lightning Electromagnetic Network (ACLE Net), a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities and providing support for those affected by lightning strikes. Dr. Cooper, a retired emergency physician and lightning safety advocate with over 40 years of experience, shares her inspiring journey and sheds light on the importance of lightning safety.

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June 30, 2023
EP-92 • 22 min 6 sec
Empowering Her World: Girls Going Global

Martice Sutton, the founder and executive director of the nonprofit organization "Girls Going Global" (GGG), is a passionate and purposeful globe trotter. Marti's work revolves around creating better experiences for young girls, both in India and America. She champions their causes and engages people on topics ranging from entrepreneurship to philanthropy and travel. Martice has been recognized for her remarkable work by the White House, the Travel Channel, Black Enterprise, Centric TV, and Mary Claire. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.

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June 30, 2023
EP-91 • 17 min 59 sec
Unleashing the power of mentorship for personal and professional growth!

Join Tej in another inspiring episode of "Unlocking Potential: Empowering Future Leaders." In this episode, she sits down with Riyani Indriyati, the founder of the Dahuni Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals develop new skills and reach their full potential. With a background in journalism and two master's degrees in public relations and applied linguistics, Riyani Indriyati is not only a successful entrepreneur but also a passionate mentor. Together, they explore the importance of mentorship and its impact on personal and professional growth. Discover the incredible stories of students whose lives have been transformed through the foundation's scholarship and mentorship programs. Tune in to learn how you can unlock your potential and make a difference in the lives of others.

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June 30, 2023
EP-90 • 18 min 19 sec
Unleash the Power of Play: Join Pat Rumbaugh, the Play Lady, as she redefines the importance of play for all ages in this inspiring episode of Chezuba Talks.

Join Tej on an inspiring journey as she delves into the world of play with the renowned "Play Lady" Pat Rumbaugh. In this episode of Chezuba Talks, we explore the importance of play for physical and mental well-being, community building, and fostering creativity. Pat, the founder of Let's Play America, shares her insights on why play is crucial for both children and adults. Discover how Pat's nonprofit organization is dedicated to creating safe spaces for outdoor and indoor play, making play a regular part of people's lives. Get ready to be motivated and reflect on the role of play in your own life!

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June 30, 2023
EP-89 • 13 min 11 sec
Minimizing Food Waste: An Imperative for Economy, Environment, and Society

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June 30, 2023
EP-88 • 28 min 6 sec
An attractive bird, a guitar strap and an amazonian village- the link? Campbell Plowden.

Campbell Plowden, founder of Amazon Ecology, is a lifelong advocate for people and nature. With a background in activism and conservation, Campbell now focuses on creating sustainable livelihoods and empowering communities in the Peruvian Amazon. He works with traditional artisans from native and mestizo communities, promoting fair trade handicrafts and strengthening leadership and marketing skills.

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June 30, 2023
EP-87 • 18 min 39 sec
Restoring Education, One Backpack at a Time: Empowering Students After Disasters

Craig Floyd is the co-founder of Restore Education After Disasters (READ), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students regain a sense of normalcy and continue their education following natural disasters. Craig's inspiration to start READ came after his own school was affected by a devastating fire, leading him to realize the lack of support for students in such situations. With a passion for rebuilding schools and providing essential supplies, Craig and his team have already made a significant impact by distributing over 5,000 backpacks to students in need.

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June 30, 2023
EP-86 • 22 min 33 sec
Unleash Your Passion for Primate Conservation and Explore the Interdependence of Species!

Welcome to the Chezuba Talks podcast, where we highlight agents of change and share inspiring stories that ignite the spirit. In this episode, we dive deep into the world of primate conservation with our special guest, Debra Curtin, the president and founder of the New England Primate Conservancy. Prepare to be captivated by the astonishing diversity of primate species and learn about the urgent need for their protection.

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June 30, 2023
EP-85 • 18 min 10 sec
Unlocking Potential: Empowering Autism Through Drone Mastery

Taleana Williams-Hurst is an FAA-certified remote pilot, parent advocate, and a source of inspiration for youth and families affected by autism or special needs challenges. She is on a mission to challenge stereotypes and showcase the capabilities of individuals with autism. In this engaging episode of Chezuba Talks, host Tej invites Taiana Hurst, an FAA-certified remote pilot and advocate for autism and special needs, to share her inspiring journey. Taleana reveals her mission to empower individuals with autism, showcasing their potential in the drone technology field. Listeners will learn about the challenges faced by autistic individuals when taking the FAA part 107 knowledge test, the wide range of applications for drones, and the career opportunities available. Taiana's work and dedication prove that individuals with autism can excel and make meaningful contributions in various industries.

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June 30, 2023
EP-84 • 19 min 12 sec
Discover the Power of Post-Traumatic Growth and Unleash Your Potential

Join host Tej as she delves into the transformative journey of trauma survivors and explores the concept of post-traumatic growth. In this thought-provoking podcast, Tej engages in insightful conversations with inspiring individuals who have not only overcome trauma but also found strength, purpose, and meaning in their lives. From experts in the field to everyday heroes, each guest shares their unique story and offers valuable insights into navigating the challenges of trauma. Whether you're seeking personal growth or wish to support others in their healing journey, this podcast is your guide to understanding the power of resilience and the path to a brighter future.

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June 30, 2023
EP-83 • 21 min 46 sec
Awake and Aware: Navigating Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders

In this enlightening episode of "Awake and Aware," join host Tej as she delves into the world of circadian rhythm sleep disorders with expert guest Naomi Mittet. As an advocate for those affected by these disorders, Naomi sheds light on the challenges faced by individuals with non-24 sleep-wake disorder and delayed sleep phase disorder. Together, they explore the impact of these disorders on physical, mental, and emotional well-being, while discussing the importance of recognition, diagnosis, and treatment. Discover the genetic components, lifestyle factors, and potential solutions to help you better understand and manage your sleep patterns. Join the conversation and take charge of your sleep health!

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June 30, 2023
EP-82 • 20 min 44 sec
Footprints Unveiled: Inspiring Stories of Change and Hope in Africa

Join us on Footprints in Africa, a captivating podcast that shares incredible stories of nonprofits around the world and the narratives of people who have suffered and made it their mission to create positive change for the greater good. In each episode, we delve into the fight against superstition, the challenges faced by village elders, and the journey of rescuing children from tribal killings. Our host, Tammy Darmel, founder and president of Footprints in Africa, takes us on a compelling exploration of her vision and compassion for humanity, fueled by her love for the African continent. With over two decades of community service experience, Tammy is no stranger to the complexities of building and nurturing nonprofit organizations. In this podcast, we uncover the inspiring highlights of her conversations with guests, shedding light on their remarkable work, the impact they create, and the stories that drive them. Get ready to be inspired, informed, and uplifted as we showcase the footprints of change being made in Africa and beyond.

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June 30, 2023
EP-81 • 18 min 33 sec
Discover how citizens are shaping a sustainable future through their contributions and understanding of the SDGs.

Join host Tej as she delves into the world of sustainable development goals (SDGs) and their impact on creating a better future. In this episode, she welcomes Nuria, an erudite young lady with extensive knowledge in geography, GIS, and remote sensing. With a PhD in Library and Information Sciences, Nuria is an assistant professor at the Compliants University of Madrid and an affiliated researcher at the University of Yale. Her expertise lies in organizational sustainability and bibliometrics. Together, Tej and Nuria explore the significance of SDGs and their role in addressing global economic, social, and environmental challenges. They discuss the OS DG (Open Science for Sustainable Development Goals) initiative, which aims to increase awareness and empower individuals to contribute to the SDGs. Noria explains how the OS DG tool classifies texts and PDFs into different SDGs, allowing researchers, students, and citizens to understand the alignment of their work with the goals. They also delve into the citizen science initiative launched by OS DG, which aims to capture the diverse perspectives and understandings of SDGs across different communities. Noria highlights the challenges of representing marginalized communities and discusses ongoing efforts to ensure broad representation. Throughout the conversation, Nuria emphasizes the importance of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in their research. The machine learning approaches used in the OS DG tool help classify texts and improve its performance over time. They discuss how AI plays a crucial role in analyzing and understanding the different perspectives and concerns of citizens. The ultimate goal of their research is to use the information collected to create awareness, inform policymakers, and bridge the gap between public understanding and policy implementation. Nuria explains how this bottom-up perspective can help identify gaps in public knowledge and guide awareness campaigns and policy decisions. By giving citizens a voice, the OS DG initiative aims to shape a sustainable future driven by collective action.

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June 30, 2023
EP-80 • 28 min 54 sec
"Gentle Giants, Fragile Future: Securing the Conservation of Elephants"

Join us in this captivating episode of our podcast as we delve into the fascinating world of elephants. Elephants are not just large, majestic creatures; they are intelligent, empathetic, and crucial ecological engineers. However, African elephants are facing a dire situation, with less than 500,000 remaining in the wild and a significant portion of their habitats falling outside protected areas, leading to increased human-animal conflicts. But there is hope. Meet Dr. Kate Evans, the founder, CEO, and principal researcher of Elephants for Africa, a registered charity in England and Wales, and an NGO in Botswana. Dr. Evans, an award-winning behavioural ecologist and conservation biologist, conducted groundbreaking research on the behavioral ecology and movements of adolescent male African elephants in the Okavango Delta. In this episode, Dr. Evans shares her personal journey of falling in love with elephants and how it shaped her life's mission. She also sheds light on the critical importance of understanding male elephants' behavior and their role as the main instigators of conflicts with local communities. Get ready to be inspired by Dr. Evans' passion for conservation and her dedication to ensuring the survival of these magnificent creatures.

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June 30, 2023
EP-79 • 30 min 57 sec
Inspiring Stories of Hope, Determination, and Humanity in Women's Rights

Jim Grant is the Executive Director of the Global Birthing Home Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Leawood, Kansas. With a background in IT, Jim made a career change to pursue a socially redeeming job. He joined the foundation in 2008 and has since been dedicated to reducing maternal and infant mortality rates in rural Haitian communities. Jim's passion for making a positive impact on society led him to the organization's mission of providing high-quality maternal and infant healthcare services in underserved areas.

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June 30, 2023
EP-78 • 17 min 1 sec
How do we know that one vote in a sea of millions makes a difference?

Sarah Wolk, the executive director and secretary at Equal Vote and Star Voting Action, is an expert in sustainability and design with a passion for music, adventure, and community organizing. Sarah is dedicated to building a coalition that can heal democracy by challenging traditional election practices.

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June 30, 2023

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Ep-175 • 22 min 46sec

Embracing the World Through Travel: Cultivating Curiosity and Connection in children

Discover how Travelnitch is pioneering a movement to ignite the travel itch in young minds, encouraging families to step out of their comfort zones and embrace the rich tapestry of our global diversity.
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Ep-176 • 19 min 04sec

Global Classrooms: Empowering Educators Through Adventure

This nonprofit organization is dedicated to empowering educators by encouraging them to volunteer abroad, thereby broadening their horizons and enriching their teaching back home.
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Ep-174 • 30 min 01 sec

Cultivating Change: Empowering Communities Through Data, Art, and Design in Easton

Stuart Phelps is crafting a future where community engagement and innovation converge to spark widespread positive change. Discover the stories, the challenges, and the victories of a charity that's truly making a difference, one project at a time.
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Ep-172 • 22 min 17sec

Breathing Hope: Unveiling the Global Fight for Respiratory Rights and Wellness.

This episode of the podcast highlights the essential work being done by GAAPP and sheds light on the global challenges and advancements in the treatment and awareness of respiratory and allergic diseases. Through strategic partnerships, volunteer involvement, and relentless advocacy, GAAPP is paving the way for a healthier, more breathable world.
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Ep-173 • 15 min 30 sec

Galloping Towards Healing: Unbridling the Power of Horses in Therapy.

This episode unveils the profound impact of therapeutic horsemanship at SIRE, showcasing how horses can be magnificent healers and teachers. Through a blend of heartfelt stories and insights into SIRE's operations, listeners are invited to explore the symbiotic relationship between humans and horses, underscoring the enduring legacy and future potential of equine therapy.
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Ep-168 • 18mins 33sec

Part I : Stitching Success: A Sartorial Odyssey with Andrew Ramroop OBE

Founder of the Savile Row Academy, Andrew's story is one of passion, resilience, and excellence.
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Ep-168 • 21 mins 43sec

Part II : Stitching Success: A Sartorial Odyssey with Andrew Ramroop OBE

Listen to Andrew Madan Ramroop's insightful discussion on the art and philosophy of bespoke tailoring, his educational endeavors, and his interactions with notable figures.
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Ep-169 • 23 mins 23 sec

Shattering Period Taboos: Dr. Azumah's Mission with Love Your Menses

This episode of Chezuba Talks with Dr. Azumah dives deep into menstrual health, exploring everything from public health policies to personal experiences, making it a must-listen for anyone interested in understanding and supporting menstrual equity.
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Ep-170 • 16 min 30sec

Education's Ripple Effect: Desirée Lee's Journey to Empower Haiti's Tomorrow

This episode of ChezubaTalks offers a profound look into Desirée Lee's efforts to uplift communities through education in Haiti, illustrating the power of knowledge in changing lives and shaping futures.
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Ep-171 • 19 min 40sec

Unlocking Avian Wonders: Joni Ellis' Mission to Equip Bird Conservationists

Joni Ellis shares her inspiring journey and the impactful work of Optics for the Tropics, highlighting how a simple pair of binoculars can transform lives and advance bird conservation efforts globally.
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Ep-167 • 15mins 11sec

Connecting Hearts in Healthcare: The Compassionate World of Nursing with Dr. McCamey

Join us on an inspiring journey into the heart of healthcare with our esteemed guest, Dr. Danielle McCamey, a veteran nurse practitioner, and visionary leader. In this episode, we delve into the transformative power of nursing, highlighting its noble role in patient care.
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Ep-164 • 25 mins 30sec

From Homelessness to Hope: Painting a Brighter Future for Kids

In this illuminating episode of "Chezuba Talks," host Tej engages in a heart-to-heart conversation with the remarkable Joslyn Dobson, co-founder of the Amherst Foundation and Cap City Kids. Together, they delve into the pressing issue of homelessness among children and the transformative impact that Cap City Kids has had on countless young lives.
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Ep-165 • 25 mins 34sec

Preserving Possibilities: Tackling the Epidemic of Wasted Medicines

Join us in an eye-opening episode as we unravel the hidden world of wasted medicines and explore the inspiring efforts of GiveMed, a nonprofit organization working relentlessly to turn surplus into salvation.
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Ep-166 • 21 mins 18sec

Bridging the Opportunity Gap: Educate. Radiate. Elevate. - Empowering Underserved Students Through Quality Education

Join us as we delve into the inspiring world of Lindsey Wander, the visionary founder of Educate. Radiate. Elevate, a nonprofit providing free tutoring to underserved students. Learn about her journey, challenges, and the transformative impact of quality education.
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Ep-163 • 22 mins 20 sec

Stargazing Odyssey: Unveiling the Cosmos with The Summit County Astronomy Club

From distant galaxies to the wonders of our night sky, this podcast takes you on a cosmic adventure.
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Ep-161 • 20 mins 39 sec

Amplifying Change: The Art of Advocacy Communication

Don't miss this insightful episode on the art of advocacy communication, as Piper Hendricks shares her expertise in driving positive change through effective communication. Join us in unlocking the secrets to amplifying change!
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Ep-162 • 22 mins 39sec

'HATCH'ing a Better World with Yarrow Kraner

Join us as we dive into the world of innovation, collaboration, and social impact with Yarrow Kraner, the creative alchemist and founder of HATCH. Discover how extraordinary humans from diverse backgrounds come together to tackle global challenges and create meaningful impact.
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Ep-160 • 16 mins 23 sec

Stories of Mini Pig Rescue : A Heartwarming but Herculean Task

Join us on this journey into the world of mini pig rescue, where compassion knows no bounds. Explore the challenges, triumphs, and the profound impact of Meagan's work in making a difference, one mini pig at a time.
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Ep-159 • 29 mins 48sec

Uncovering True Strength: How Fitness Fuels Transformation & Service

In this engaging podcast episode, Sarah Mayo, the founder and executive director of Point One Vision, discusses the organization's mission to empower the fitness industry by redefining strength as a force for service. She shares her personal journey of transformation and how she realized the deeper purpose of fitness beyond physical health. Sarah's insights challenge the conventional self-love culture and emphasize the power of service to others as a path to personal growth and fulfillment.
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Ep-156 • 29mins 03sec

Parking Paradigm: Unveiling the Canvas of Urban Landscapes

This podcast explores the often-underestimated role of parking in shaping our cities and the urgent need for parking reforms to create more sustainable, accessible, and vibrant urban environments. Join us as we unlock the hidden world of parking and its impact on our daily lives.
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Ep-157 • 32 mins 12sec

Soaring Dreams: Philadelphia Boys' Gymnastics

Join us as we explore the dynamic world of gymnastics, core strength discipline, and the pursuit of excellence in physical fitness.
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Wings of Hope: The Flying Dog Foundation's Lifesaving Mission for Dogs

Discover the unwavering commitment and extraordinary efforts that go into saving dogs from dire situations. From greyhounds to meat trade survivor dogs, Jacqueline shares the remarkable stories of resilience, compassion, and hope that define their mission.
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Ep-151 • 30mins 19sec

Young, Restless and Fearless: Love For Red

This podcast episode highlights Maanya Pandey's incredible journey in addressing period poverty and offers valuable insights and advice for young activists.
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Ep-152 • 26 mins13sec

From Compassion to Change: Donna Werner's Quest to Empower Orphans

Join us in this inspiring episode as we delve into the heartwarming story of Donna Werner, the founder of Dorcas Destiny International. Donna's journey from the financial services industry to becoming a passionate advocate for orphans in Kenya is nothing short of remarkable.
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Ep-153 • 31mins 04sec

Redefining Beauty: The Power of Fighting Pretty

Discover how Fighting Pretty empowers women to navigate the unique challenges of their cancer journey, fosters community, and provides a safe space for individuals and caregivers alike.
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Ep-154 • 23mins 31sec

The Soondra Foundation: Illuminating Hope for Healthcare Equity

Gayatri's unwavering passion for healthcare equity has led to the establishment of this grassroots foundation, where empathy, advocacy, and innovation play a pivotal role in transforming lives.
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Ep-155 • 20 mins 04sec

Shining a Light on Autism Meets Faith: Love Conquers All

Join us in this episode to discover how Holly is bringing hope and support to autistic children and their families.
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Ep-146 • 23mins 47sec

From Madison Avenue to Mowing Lawns: A Journey of Compassion

Join us on this inspiring journey of transformation and compassion as we explore how Brian Schwartz went from Madison Avenue to becoming a beacon of hope and kindness through "I Want to Mow Your Lawn.
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Ep-147 • 24mins 21sec

The Timeless Art of Theater: Building Community and Bridging Generations

Julia Rodriguez sheds light on the enduring value of theater as an art form and how Beaumont Community Players continues to foster a vibrant and inclusive cultural community.
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Ep-148 • 22mins 52sec

Shaping Tomorrow: The Alberta Tomorrow Simulator for Sustainable Land Use

This episode provides an inspiring look into the Alberta Tomorrow Simulator, shedding light on its potential to empower the next generation with the knowledge and tools needed to create a sustainable future.
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Ep-149 • 20mins 01sec

Paws and Purrs: Championing Feline Welfare with Angie Campbell

Join us as we explore the challenges and rewards of helping our feline friends in need and learn about the critical work done by Feline Lifeline.
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Ep-150 • 29mins 36sec

Preserving Cultures: An Insightful Conversation about Gullah Geechee

Discover the untold stories, traditions, and the incredible resilience of the Gullah Geechee people as Luana takes us on a journey through time. Learn how you can contribute to the preservation of this invaluable cultural heritage.
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Ep-144 • 21 mins 54sec

Amigos Internacionales: Saving Children, One Life at a Time

Join us as we explore the incredible work of Amigos International, an organization dedicated to nurturing vulnerable children and their communities. Discover their journey, challenges, and the power of compassion
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Ep-145 • 28 mins 52 sec

From Dreams to Reality: Nurturing Young Entrepreneurs : Crystal Victoria and Target Evolution

Join us as Crystal Victoria takes us on a journey of empowerment, resilience, and the transformation of young minds into the entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow. If you're interested in fostering creativity, problem-solving, and a proactive mindset in children, this podcast is a must-listen. Discover how experiential learning can make a significant impact on our future leaders.
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Ep-142 • 23mins 46sec

First-generation pioneers.Women Inspiring Women

Join us as we celebrate the strength, resilience, and unity of women, especially first-generation pioneers. In this episode, meet Paulaska Ramirez, founder of Generation Fearless, a beacon of hope for women navigating uncharted territories
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Ep-143 • 24 mins 27sec

Wells International Foundation: Forging women to recognize their legacy

We embark on a journey with Dr. Monique Wells, the visionary behind the Wells International Foundation. Dr. Wells shares her incredible story and the foundation's mission to empower women through various avenues, including education, mentorship, and philanthropy.
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Ep-139• 27 mins 11sec

Tools of Resilience: How Tool Bank Disaster Services Empowers Communities in Crisis

Join us in this inspiring episode as we explore the power of community and preparedness in times of disaster. Discover how Tool Bank Disaster Services equips and empowers volunteers to make a difference when it's needed most.
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Ep-140 • 22mins 38sec

Art for Healing: A Journey of Hope and Resilience

Discover the transformative power of art in healing as we delve into the heartwarming stories behind Hearts Need Art, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing creativity and hope to patients in hospitals.
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Ep-141 • 30mins 15sec

Transforming Lives: Change Course - A Journey of Hope and Redemption

Join us as we dive into the inspiring world of Change Course, a non-profit organization on a mission to break the cycle of hardship and transform lives. Discover how they're bridging the gap in career development and creating a community of resilience.
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Ep-136 • 25 mins 56 sec

Unveiling Journeys of Literacy, Learning, and Community Transformation

In this episode, we're privileged to have Andrea Meyer, the Secretary and Executive Director of the Center 4 Success Network, as our guest. Andrea's journey unfolds as a former educator turned champion of education equity. Through the power of community partnerships and personalized mentorship, Andrea and her organization have been instrumental in bridging the literacy gap and empowering students across Detroit and Pontiac, Michigan.
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Ep-137 • 17 mins 44sec

Navigating Infertility : Bridging Parenthood and Making IVF Accessible

Are you curious about the world of in vitro fertilization, the challenges of infertility, and the remarkable work being done to support aspiring parents? In this episode of Chezuba Talks, host Tej introduces us to Elana Frank, the visionary behind the Jewish Fertility Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to bridging the gap between the dream of parenthood and the realities of IVF.
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Ep-138 • 27mins 03 sec

Harvesting Hope and Solving Hunger: a Revolutionary Solution to Food Waste

Our guest, Gary Oppenheimer, the visionary behind Ampleharvest.org, unveils a revolutionary solution that reframes hunger and food waste as information problems rather than just food problems. Drawing parallels with game-changing companies like Tesla and Uber, Gary discusses how he transformed the landscape of food donation, bridging the gap between gardeners with surplus produce and food pantries desperately in need of fresh ingredients.
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Ep-134 • 27mins 10sec

Building Community, and Nurturing Leaders for a Just Future.

Join us on an inspiring episode as we delve into the world of youth empowerment, community building, and social justice advocacy. Our guest, Khary Lazzare-White, co-founder of The Brotherhood Sister Sol, takes us on a profound journey through the organization's founding vision and its evolution over the years.
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Ep-135 • 26mins 37sec

Embracing Inclusivity through Technology and Compassion

In this episode, we explore the significance of disabilities within the context of inclusivity and highlight the extraordinary efforts of Easter Seals Greater Houston, a nonprofit organization with a 75-year legacy of serving people of all ages with disabilities. Kristen Reed, a compassionate advocate and driving force behind the organization, sheds light on their innovative approach to harnessing technology to empower and transform lives.
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Ep-131 • 22 mins 20sec

Literacy Matters:Unlocking Doors Through Learning and Empowerment

Tune in to this episode, as we uncover the transformative influence of literacy, engage with dedicated individuals like Dr. Dodi Hodges, and explore the boundless potential that comes with a world enriched by education.
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Ep-132 • 25 mins 43sec

Banging Pots: Leading Voices Home, One Beat at a Time!

Don't miss out on this uplifting conversation with Emma, co-founder of the Banging Pots Foundation. Tune in to the full podcast episode to be inspired and motivated to make a positive impact in your community and beyond. Remember, together, we can all be the voice that leads others home.
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Ep-133 • 22mins 27sec

Elevating Women's Voices and Empowering Communities.

In this empowering episode of Chezuba Talks, we bring you an incredible story of resilience and hope as we delve into the work of Women with Initiatives, a remarkable nonprofit organization based in Montgomery County, Maryland. Hosted by Tej, this episode takes you on a journey through the heartwarming endeavors of Women with Initiatives and their tireless efforts to make a positive impact on women and children across North America, the Caribbean, and West Africa.
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Ep-128 • 23 mins 42 sec

From Desperation to Liberation: How Families to Freedom Breaks Barriers and Rebuilds Lives

Stand with us and Families to Freedom as we shed light on the critical issue of domestic violence and the incredible work being done to break the cycle of abuse. Tune in to this powerful episode and be inspired to make a difference in the lives of survivors. Together, let's create a world free from violence and full of hope.
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Ep-129 • 32 mins 18 sec

Challenging Capital Punishment: The Fight for Justice and Abolition

Join host Tej in this thought-provoking episode,as she engages in a profound discussion with Hillary Taylor, an ardent advocate against the death penalty.
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Ep-130 • 29 mins 32sec

From Rot to Resilience: The Journey of Food Forward in Ending Hunger

Join us as we dive into a compelling conversation with Rick Nahmias, a visionary leader who saw the potential of surplus produce to combat hunger and poverty. Learn about the incredible work of Food Forward, transforming lives and building a more resilient food system. Discover how food can be more than sustenance—it can be a solution
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Ep-126 • 21mins 42 sec

Breath of Hope : Creating Awareness About Lung Transplants.

Tune in to this episode and be inspired by the remarkable journey of the Sid Foundation, led by Ananya Vahal Perez, as they pave the way for a future where lung transplant patients find hope, healing, and the breath of life they deserve.
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Ep-127 • 33 mins 03 sec

Drops of Hope: Empowering Lives through Water, Sanitation, and Global Health

Join us as we explore the heart-wrenching reality that by 2025, half of the world's population will be living in water-stressed areas. In developing countries, every two minutes, a child under 5 loses their life to water-related diseases. Shockingly, 1 in 10 people lack even basic drinking-water services, with 159 million relying on surface water for survival. These statistics paint a stark picture of the dire need for action and compassion.
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Ep-121 • 21 mins 35 sec

Miracles in Makeovers: Room Redux's Mission of Hope and Healing

Step into the world of miracles as Suzie Vybiral,the founder of Room Redox, unveils the power of room transformations in healing the scars of child abuse. Join us on a heartwarming journey to create safe havens and brighter futures for innocent souls.
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Ep-122 • 24 mins 47sec

From Tragedy to Triumph: Empathy, Hope and Healing for all!

Join us in this heartfelt conversation, as we explore the power of empathy and the profound impact of community-driven initiatives in bringing hope and healing to those in need.
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Ep-123 • 22 mins 32 sec

IFAOH: Creating Space for Healing and Support.

In this episode, we have the honor of welcoming Mrs. Omolola Adekeye, a woman of power, purpose, and passion. Her heart beats with the rhythm of compassion, empathy, and love, as she endeavors to support women, especially single mothers and widows, who are suffering from inner trauma. Through her nonprofit organization, the Institute for the Advancement of Humanity (IFAOH), Omolola aims to create a space where women can be heard, seen, and empowered to transform themselves and their communities.
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Ep-124 •19 mins 56 sec

Neighborly Bonds: Uniting Hearts in Challenging Times

Jake shares his heartfelt vision of creating a community coordinator of nonprofits, channeling people's energy and passion into productive actions right in their own neighborhood. Learn how Blue Skies provides essential care packages filled with food, hygiene products, and more to those in need, aiming to be the first responders to poverty. Find out how Jake and his dedicated team of local and remote volunteers make a significant impact, not only with material support but also through advocating for those facing challenges within the system.
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Ep-125 • 25 mins 04 sec

Embracing Unique Abilities: The Power of Creative Enrichment for Special Needs Individuals.

Join us as we delve into the magic of Joshua Stage, where after-school programs, summer camps, workshops, and online sessions come alive with theater, art, music, dance, and more. Through the "Creative Outlet Method," Joshua and his team empower participants to find their creative spirit and strengthen their unique abilities, all while building self-confidence and social skills.
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Ep-116 • 29 mins 60sec

The Power Within : Triumph over Chronic Pain with Barby Ingle

In this special episode, we have the privilege of hosting Barby Ingle, an acclaimed author, speaker, and influential voice in the field of chronic pain and illness. Having experienced the challenges of living with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), also known as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), Barby's insights offer a unique perspective on the physical, emotional, and societal impact of chronic pain.
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Ep-117 • 20 mins 26 sec

Where Love Finds Home: Empowering Kinship Families for a Brighter Future

Join us as Michelle recounts her inspiring decision to become a foster parent to teenagers and how it ignited her passion for empowering kinship families. Discover the profound impact of kinship foster care and how it preserves connections with family, culture, and community, ensuring children find their way home.
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Ep-118 • 16 mins 42 sec

Paving the Path to Justice Reform with Patrice Sulton

In this episode, we converse with Patrice Sulton, the driving force behind DC Justice Lab, a collective of law and policy experts dedicated to revolutionizing the criminal legal system in Washington DC. As an attorney, criminal justice reform advocate, community organizer, and law school professor, Patrice is on a mission to fundamentally transform the face of justice for the underprivileged.
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Ep-119 • 26 mins 49 sec

Unveiling the Science of Stress Illness: Unraveling the Mind-Body Connection

Join us as we uncover the science behind stress illness and its profound impact on the mind and body. Dr. David D Clark MD empowers us with knowledge and hope, showcasing how understanding the mind-body connection can lead to transformative healing. Tune in to this insightful episode to gain valuable insights into managing stress and unlocking the path to a healthier, happier life.
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Ep-120 • 33 mins 59 sec

Breaking the Herpes Stigma: Empowering Lives, One Conversation at a Time

Join Tej and Courtney W. Brame on a powerful episode of "Something Positive for Positive People," where they challenge the herpes stigma and bring awareness to this commonly misunderstood condition. Courtney, a sexual and mental health advocate who was diagnosed with herpes in 2013, opens up about his personal journey through stigma and how it led him to create a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
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Ep-111 • 20 mins 01 sec

The Transformative Power of Education for Youth

Don't miss this thought-provoking podcast that will open your eyes to the transformative power of education and the remarkable work of Empower in empowering the youth to break free from cycles of disadvantage and reach their full potential.
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Ep-112 • 21 mins 37 sec

Every Neighbor Matters!

This podcast shines a spotlight on the remarkable work of Greer Relief and their dedication to empowering individuals and building a stronger, more supportive community. Listeners will be inspired by the organization's commitment to understanding and addressing the root causes of issues faced by their neighbors, as well as their efforts to provide essential services and create sustainable solutions for long-term change.
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Ep-113 • 19 mins 46 sec

Empowering Ageless Change Agents - Inspiring Seniors for a Vibrant Future!

Join the conversation with Dr. Annie Ferguson on how seniors can be the driving force for positive change, as she shares inspiring stories of transformation and community building in the Bay Area.
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Ep-114 • 31 mins 08 sec

TADSAW Incorporated: Healing Heroes with Canine Companionship

This organization carefully matches highly trained service dogs with veterans and first responders, providing them with companionship, love, and a sense of purpose. These incredible animals are not only trained to support individuals with everyday tasks but also to sense emotional distress and provide comfort in times of crisis.
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Ep-115 • 16 mins 35 sec

Hope Beyond Borders: Inspiring Stories of Humanitarian Impact with Rob

Meet Rob, the inspirational leader with contagious energy and an entrepreneurial spirit. As the Executive Director of CC PC, he has over 29 years of experience leading and building non-profit organizations. Rob is a sought-after speaker, seminar facilitator, and the host of the nonprofit leadership podcast. He was recognized as a hometown hero by Salt Lake magazine and invited to be part of Harvard Business School's Young American Leaders program in 2021. Rob's dedication to serving all people, regardless of race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or gender, has made a significant impact on communities.
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Ep-109 • 36 mins 47 sec

Unite and Inspire: A Campaign of Empowerment and Hope

Meet Rajani Priya Ayilvarapu, a dentist by profession and a philanthropist by passion. With a heart full of empathy and a burning desire to make a difference, she stands as a beacon of hope for underserved communities. Rajani is a force of unwavering commitment, advocating for education sponsorship for special needs children, spearheading clothing drives to restore dignity to trafficking victims, and orchestrating meal sponsorships that nourish bodies and souls. Her work goes beyond providing material support; it instills hope, empowers individuals, and creates a sense of belonging within communities that may have otherwise felt forgotten.
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Ep-110 • 36 mins 12 sec

Breaking the Incarceration Cycle: Instilling a Sense of Purpose and Optimism

Meet Joel Van Kuiken, a seasoned professional in communications, public relations, digital media, and design-thinking. Driven by a profound passion for transforming ideas into reality, he took a leap of faith in 2020, leaving his corporate job to fully dedicate himself to The Delta Project's vision. As co-executive director, Joel leads the charge in ensuring the organization's sustainability and impact on juvenile students caught in the cycle of incarceration. Through his role as a facilitator of The Delta Project Conversations and leading the Future Skills - Digital Editing program, Joel is making a significant difference in the lives of marginalized youth, providing them with hope, education, and opportunities to break free from social stigmas and limited resources.
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Ep-106 • 24 mins 30 sec

Global Health Heroes: Healthy Communities through Telehealth Innovation

Sharon Allen, CEO of World Telehealth Initiative, is a trailblazing leader in the field of international philanthropic telehealth. With her unwavering commitment to bridging healthcare disparities, she has been invited to speak at prestigious conferences worldwide, including the American Telehealth Association and the Global Health Summit. Sharon's pioneering work in surgical robotics and telehealth has garnered her recognition on the World Health Organization's Digital Health Board of Advisors, where she is actively involved in shaping the telehealth roadmap for underserved regions.
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Ep-107 • 30 mins 15 sec

Bridges of Connection: The Power of Listening, Loving, and Serving selflessly

Steve Messeh, a former corporate professional turned altruistic leader, shares his remarkable journey into the world of volunteering and nonprofit work. Steve advocates the significance of listening and empathetically engaging with underprivileged communities to develop impactful programs. Discover how Hope Multiplied thrives under Steve's adept leadership, understanding the unique requirements of each community they serve. Learn about the challenges he faces and how he builds a strong, capable team to ensure smooth program management. Steve's insights will move you to believe in the power of human connection, empowering you to make a positive difference in your own community."
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Ep-108 • 22 mins 19 sec

The Healing Power of Horses: A Riveting talk with Kali Brooks of Oaks Restorative Ranch !

Kali Brooks, visionary founder and executive director of Oaks Restorative Ranch, brings her passion for horses and healing to the forefront. With a deep understanding of equine-assisted therapy, Kali leads her nonprofit organization in transforming lives through the profound connection between humans and horses. Her compassionate approach and commitment to creating a safe space for emotional restoration have made Oaks Restorative Ranch a beacon of hope in the community.
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Ep-101 • 26 min 20 sec

Shaping Future Generations by Building Character and Confidence in Youth .

Join Tej on Chezuba Talks as she delves into the inspiring world of youth development with Lorraine Orr. Learn how BGCA is empowering young individuals, nurturing their dreams, and building character and confidence for a brighter future. This is a community that uplifts and transforms lives.
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Ep-102 • 18 min 19 sec

Feathers and Conversations: Tales from the Parrot Sanctuary

Join us on a wild ride with Majid Esmaeili, the Parrot Savior, as he shares stories of rescuing and protecting these intelligent and talkative birds.
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Ep-103 • 23 min 06 sec

A Transformative Journey of Healing and Self-Discovery with S.A.S.S.Y's Founder Tressa Johnson.

Tressa Johnson, the inspiring founder of S.A.S.S.Y (Spiritually Active, Saved, Sound Young Women), is a dedicated life coach and mentor who passionately helps women overcome past issues and develop healthy coping mechanisms. With a focus on self-awareness and self-love, Tressa empowers women to embrace their worth and value, transforming their lives and relationships for the better.
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Ep-104 • 28 min 16 sec

The Power of Reading: Where Books Save Lives and Hearts Connect!

Meet Daphne Russell, the erudite founder and director of Book Save Lives, a remarkable nonprofit dedicated to spreading the transformative power of reading. With her method of connecting students with books that truly resonate with their hearts, Daphne helps young minds break barriers, conquer trauma, and discover the joy of reading.
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Ep-105 • 29 min 53 sec

Discover Your Inner Strength and Align Your Goals with The Bright Beings Academy

Meet Peter Paul Parker, a transformation coach and founder of The Bright Beings Academy. With a background in Qi gong and meditation, Peter helps individuals heal emotional childhood wounds, soothe anxiety and depression, and gain a deeper understanding of themselves to shine outwardly in their lives.
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Ep-98 • 22 min 59 sec

Honoring the Valor: Addressing Challenges and Celebrating Veterans in Civilian Life

In this captivating episode, we bring you an in-depth conversation with Scott Dulebohn, the passionate Executive Director of Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center. Scott shares his personal journey, from serving on Air Force One to becoming a firefighter, and how his own experiences led him to establish this remarkable nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting veterans in South Carolina.
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Ep-99 • 18 min 30 sec

Advocating water safety education: A mother's unwavering commitment to support youngsters.

In this inspiring episode of Chezuba Talks, we have the privilege of interviewing Leonie, a mother on a mission to reduce financial limitations for students pursuing higher education and educate youth on water safety and drowning prevention. Leonie shares her personal story of tragedy and resilience, revealing how the untimely drowning of her son, Tyler, led to the establishment of the Tyler Green and Taylor Grant Foundation.
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Ep-100 • 25 min 50 sec

Breaking the Silence, Inspiring Change: Chezuba Talks Presents Keasha Kellam on Domestic Abuse and Empowering Women

Discover how the foundation honors Tyler's memory by awarding educational scholarships to deserving students and advocating for water safety education. Leonie's unwavering commitment to making a difference shines through as she discusses the challenges she faced in starting the nonprofit and her determination to create a world where every child is safe in and around water.
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EP-97 • 40 min 56 sec

Exploring the Senses: Unveiling Artistic and Scientific Dimensions in Immersive Experiences

Join us on this captivating podcast as we delve into the fascinating world of the senses and their profound impact on our perception. In this episode, we are thrilled to have Jeff Yang, the creator and Artistic Director of In The Realm of Senses, as our guest. With a diverse background and experience collaborating with renowned artists, Jeff provides valuable insights into the interplay between our senses and the artistic realm. From his appearances on PBS Sound Stage to live performances with legendary musicians, Jeff's expertise shines as he explores the intricate relationship between our senses and the captivating world of music. Tune in to uncover the wonders of our senses and their captivating influence on our perception.
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EP-93 • 28 min 55 sec

"Guardians Against Nature's Wrath : (ACLE Net) is on a mission to empowering Lightning Strike Survivors and Communities"

In this episode of our podcast, we explore the awe-inspiring yet potentially dangerous natural phenomenon of lightning. Lightning is not only a breathtaking spectacle but also a force that can cause significant harm to individuals, property, and the environment. Join us as we delve into the world of lightning with Dr. Mary Ann Cooper, co-founder and president of the African Centers for Lightning Electromagnetic Network (ACLE Net), a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities and providing support for those affected by lightning strikes. Dr. Cooper, a retired emergency physician and lightning safety advocate with over 40 years of experience, shares her inspiring journey and sheds light on the importance of lightning safety.
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EP-90 • 18 min 19 sec

Unleash the Power of Play: Join Pat Rumbaugh, the Play Lady, as she redefines the importance of play for all ages in this inspiring episode of Chezuba Talks.

Join Tej on an inspiring journey as she delves into the world of play with the renowned "Play Lady" Pat Rumbaugh. In this episode of Chezuba Talks, we explore the importance of play for physical and mental well-being, community building, and fostering creativity. Pat, the founder of Let's Play America, shares her insights on why play is crucial for both children and adults. Discover how Pat's nonprofit organization is dedicated to creating safe spaces for outdoor and indoor play, making play a regular part of people's lives. Get ready to be motivated and reflect on the role of play in your own life!
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EP-91 • 17 min 59 sec

Unleashing the power of mentorship for personal and professional growth!

Join Tej in another inspiring episode of "Unlocking Potential: Empowering Future Leaders." In this episode, she sits down with Riyani Indriyati, the founder of the Dahuni Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals develop new skills and reach their full potential. With a background in journalism and two master's degrees in public relations and applied linguistics, Riyani Indriyati is not only a successful entrepreneur but also a passionate mentor. Together, they explore the importance of mentorship and its impact on personal and professional growth. Discover the incredible stories of students whose lives have been transformed through the foundation's scholarship and mentorship programs. Tune in to learn how you can unlock your potential and make a difference in the lives of others.
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EP-92 • 22 min 6 sec

Empowering Her World: Girls Going Global

Martice Sutton, the founder and executive director of the nonprofit organization "Girls Going Global" (GGG), is a passionate and purposeful globe trotter. Marti's work revolves around creating better experiences for young girls, both in India and America. She champions their causes and engages people on topics ranging from entrepreneurship to philanthropy and travel. Martice has been recognized for her remarkable work by the White House, the Travel Channel, Black Enterprise, Centric TV, and Mary Claire. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.
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EP-70 • 15 min 14 sec

The importance of caregivers cannot be overstated. Listen to how Paula cares for the caregivers, an oft overlooked population.

Join Tej, the host of Chezuba Talks, a podcast dedicated to sharing stories of hope and inspiration, as she celebrates the incredible people who dare to dream of serving the community and fighting against all odds. In this episode, Tej welcomes Paula Myrick, the founder and executive director of Refresh Her Community. Paula is a life coach and community champion for African American caregivers and single moms. Together, they delve into the importance of recognizing and supporting caregivers and the challenges they face. Get ready to be inspired and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of caregivers.
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EP-71 • 22 min 14 sec

Vroom out of military life to zoom into motorsports- VetMotorsports keeps the adrenaline and the spirit of veterans alive!

Peter "Pete" Cline, CEO and founder of Best Motorsports, an award-winning nonprofit and non-clinical outreach program that supports and empowers active military, National Guard, Reserve members, gold star parents, and veterans with service-connected injuries and their caregivers.
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EP-72 • 25 min 44 sec

Shining a Light on Child Trafficking: Join us as we uncover the grim reality and share stories of hope and progress.

Michael Brosowski AM is the founder and strategic Director of Blue Dragon Children's Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping kids safe and ending human trafficking. With over 20 years of experience in the field, Michael has been a leading advocate in the fight against child trafficking in Vietnam. His dedication and work have earned him recognition as one of CNN's heroes in 2011, becoming the first Australian to receive this prestigious accolade.
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EP-73 • 24 min 39 sec

Can a dinner conversation overcome racial inequity? Yes, that's what Ariel facilitates.

Join us as we delve into the innovative work of Ariel Fristoe, the artistic director of the nonprofit Out of Hand Theater. Ariel and her team have revolutionized the way we engage with important issues through their immersive dinner theater experiences. Get ready to be captivated by their unique approach, as we uncover how a simple dinner conversation can overcome racial inequity and spark transformation in our communities.
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EP-74 • 23 min 53 sec

Knowing your roots can be invaluable in more ways than one. Wendy Kramer ensures donor-conceived children know theirs too!

Join us as we delve into the world of gamete donation and its impact on families and individuals. In this episode, we have the privilege of speaking with Wendy Kramer, the founder of Donor Sibling Registry (DSR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting donor-conceived individuals and their families. Wendy shares her insights on the emotional and practical aspects of gamete donation and the transformative power of connection. Discover the mission of DSR, the challenges faced by the industry, and the importance of transparency and ethical practices. This conversation sheds light on the journey of donor-conceived individuals and the need for a more inclusive and compassionate approach to gamete donation.
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EP-75 • 33 min 43 sec

Preserving the Past, Protecting the Future: The Importance of Conserving Natural and Cultural History

Join host Tej in an enlightening conversation with William "Billy" Creech, president of the Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association (MDHCA), as they delve into the significance of natural and cultural history preservation. Discover the intricate relationship between humans and the environment throughout history, and how organizations like MDHCA are working to protect the Mojave Desert's resources. Billy shares his personal journey, from his childhood experiences in the Mojave Desert to his pivotal role in restoring the historic Mojave Road. Learn about the challenges faced in conserving the delicate ecosystem and promoting responsible exploration. Explore the treasure trove of historical artifacts and documents curated by MDHCA, shedding light on the rich heritage of the desert. Get ready to embark on a captivating adventure through time, conservation, and the wonders of the Mojave Desert.
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EP-76 • 21 min 1 sec

Dreams of Joy: Spreading Christmas Magic to Those in Need

In the podcast "Dreams of Joy: Spreading Christmas Magic to Those in Need," host Tej invites listeners to join her in exploring the heartwarming work of Christmas Dreams, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing entertainment and creating positive memories for terminally ill children. Paige sits down with Leanne Steer, the passionate President of Christmas Dreams, to discuss the inspiration behind the organization and how they make a difference in the lives of these children and their families. From early celebrations to a mobile experience in a specially designed trailer, Leanne shares the incredible ways they bring joy, comfort, and hope to families facing difficult times. Tune in to learn more about their heartwarming initiatives and find out how you can support their mission.
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EP-77 • 14 min 45 sec

Visual impairment need not impair the ability to walk with a friend in the park or pick up groceries.

In this episode of Chezuba Talks , Tej welcomes Ishan Jha, CEO and founder of Travel Hands, a remarkable nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering visually impaired individuals. With a mission to connect visually impaired people with fully sighted volunteers, Travel Hands transforms everyday errands into safer and more memorable experiences. Discover how Travel Hands started, the challenges they faced, and their innovative approach to ensuring the safety and well-being of both VIPs and volunteers. Ishan shares the heartwarming stories and highlights the positive impact of these journeys, fostering new friendships and creating lasting bonds. Tune in to learn about their strict safety procedures, collaboration with organizations and stakeholders, the impact of COVID-19, and their future plans to expand and create a more inclusive society.
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EP-78 • 17 min 1 sec

How do we know that one vote in a sea of millions makes a difference?

Sarah Wolk, the executive director and secretary at Equal Vote and Star Voting Action, is an expert in sustainability and design with a passion for music, adventure, and community organizing. Sarah is dedicated to building a coalition that can heal democracy by challenging traditional election practices.
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EP-79 • 30 min 57 sec

Inspiring Stories of Hope, Determination, and Humanity in Women's Rights

Jim Grant is the Executive Director of the Global Birthing Home Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Leawood, Kansas. With a background in IT, Jim made a career change to pursue a socially redeeming job. He joined the foundation in 2008 and has since been dedicated to reducing maternal and infant mortality rates in rural Haitian communities. Jim's passion for making a positive impact on society led him to the organization's mission of providing high-quality maternal and infant healthcare services in underserved areas.
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EP-80 • 28 min 54 sec

"Gentle Giants, Fragile Future: Securing the Conservation of Elephants"

Join us in this captivating episode of our podcast as we delve into the fascinating world of elephants. Elephants are not just large, majestic creatures; they are intelligent, empathetic, and crucial ecological engineers. However, African elephants are facing a dire situation, with less than 500,000 remaining in the wild and a significant portion of their habitats falling outside protected areas, leading to increased human-animal conflicts. But there is hope. Meet Dr. Kate Evans, the founder, CEO, and principal researcher of Elephants for Africa, a registered charity in England and Wales, and an NGO in Botswana. Dr. Evans, an award-winning behavioural ecologist and conservation biologist, conducted groundbreaking research on the behavioral ecology and movements of adolescent male African elephants in the Okavango Delta. In this episode, Dr. Evans shares her personal journey of falling in love with elephants and how it shaped her life's mission. She also sheds light on the critical importance of understanding male elephants' behavior and their role as the main instigators of conflicts with local communities. Get ready to be inspired by Dr. Evans' passion for conservation and her dedication to ensuring the survival of these magnificent creatures.
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EP-81 • 18 min 33 sec

Discover how citizens are shaping a sustainable future through their contributions and understanding of the SDGs.

Join host Tej as she delves into the world of sustainable development goals (SDGs) and their impact on creating a better future. In this episode, she welcomes Nuria, an erudite young lady with extensive knowledge in geography, GIS, and remote sensing. With a PhD in Library and Information Sciences, Nuria is an assistant professor at the Compliants University of Madrid and an affiliated researcher at the University of Yale. Her expertise lies in organizational sustainability and bibliometrics. Together, Tej and Nuria explore the significance of SDGs and their role in addressing global economic, social, and environmental challenges. They discuss the OS DG (Open Science for Sustainable Development Goals) initiative, which aims to increase awareness and empower individuals to contribute to the SDGs. Noria explains how the OS DG tool classifies texts and PDFs into different SDGs, allowing researchers, students, and citizens to understand the alignment of their work with the goals. They also delve into the citizen science initiative launched by OS DG, which aims to capture the diverse perspectives and understandings of SDGs across different communities. Noria highlights the challenges of representing marginalized communities and discusses ongoing efforts to ensure broad representation. Throughout the conversation, Nuria emphasizes the importance of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in their research. The machine learning approaches used in the OS DG tool help classify texts and improve its performance over time. They discuss how AI plays a crucial role in analyzing and understanding the different perspectives and concerns of citizens. The ultimate goal of their research is to use the information collected to create awareness, inform policymakers, and bridge the gap between public understanding and policy implementation. Nuria explains how this bottom-up perspective can help identify gaps in public knowledge and guide awareness campaigns and policy decisions. By giving citizens a voice, the OS DG initiative aims to shape a sustainable future driven by collective action.
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EP-82 • 20 min 44 sec

Footprints Unveiled: Inspiring Stories of Change and Hope in Africa

Join us on Footprints in Africa, a captivating podcast that shares incredible stories of nonprofits around the world and the narratives of people who have suffered and made it their mission to create positive change for the greater good. In each episode, we delve into the fight against superstition, the challenges faced by village elders, and the journey of rescuing children from tribal killings. Our host, Tammy Darmel, founder and president of Footprints in Africa, takes us on a compelling exploration of her vision and compassion for humanity, fueled by her love for the African continent. With over two decades of community service experience, Tammy is no stranger to the complexities of building and nurturing nonprofit organizations. In this podcast, we uncover the inspiring highlights of her conversations with guests, shedding light on their remarkable work, the impact they create, and the stories that drive them. Get ready to be inspired, informed, and uplifted as we showcase the footprints of change being made in Africa and beyond.
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EP-83 • 21 min 46 sec

Awake and Aware: Navigating Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders

In this enlightening episode of "Awake and Aware," join host Tej as she delves into the world of circadian rhythm sleep disorders with expert guest Naomi Mittet. As an advocate for those affected by these disorders, Naomi sheds light on the challenges faced by individuals with non-24 sleep-wake disorder and delayed sleep phase disorder. Together, they explore the impact of these disorders on physical, mental, and emotional well-being, while discussing the importance of recognition, diagnosis, and treatment. Discover the genetic components, lifestyle factors, and potential solutions to help you better understand and manage your sleep patterns. Join the conversation and take charge of your sleep health!
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