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Sound of Silence

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

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Brother Can you Spare a Quarter

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

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Brewed

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

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The Last One Out

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

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#theshowmustbepaused

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

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Rescued

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

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Music in the Mitten

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

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Does Anyone Need?

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

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