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The Stress-Proof Brain

The Stress-Proof Brain
Air Date: January 16, 2018

We can’t avoid stress altogether, but we can put a stop to unhealthy responses to stress. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re talking with Dr. Melanie Greenberg, author of The Stress-Proof Brain. Dr. Greenberg will share tips and tricks to help listeners master emotional responses, overcome negative thinking, and create more tolerant, stress-proof brains.

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Common Ground through Dialogue

Common Ground through Dialogue
Air Date: January 2, 2018

To overcome differences, engage in meaningful dialogue. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re talking with William Issacs, founder of Dialogos, a management consulting and leadership development firm. Issacs will give listeners tips on how to begin to have conversations that can break down barriers and bring communities together.

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Bridging the Divides: Humility, Honesty, Humanity

Bridging the Divides: Humility, Honesty, Humanity
Air Date: December 20, 2017

What if our differences aren’t an obstacle to overcome, but rather a resource for new ways of solving problems? This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re speaking with Dr. Kenneth Gergen, an expert on a way of thinking called Social Constructionism, a theory of communication based on humility, honesty, and acknowledging our common humanity. Dr. Gergen will discuss how conflict can be an opportunity to come together and cooperate to make the world a better place.

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The Power of Story

The Power of Story
Air Date: December 11, 2017

In these divisive times, can good storytelling make the world a better place? This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re talking with Christopher Graves, President of the Ogilvy Center for Behavioral Science. Graves will explain the science behind great storytelling, offer listeners tips to tell their own stories, and explain how storytelling has the power to change the world.

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Capitalism as a Force for Good

Capitalism as a Force for Good
Air Date: November 20, 2017

Although it might not always seem like it, the world is in many ways a better place than it has ever been and Vanguard chief economist Joseph Davis says we have Capitalism to thank for that. Davis is our guest this week on BetterWorldians Radio. He’ll talk about how Capitalism creates wealth, opportunities, and improves the standard of living around the world.

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Homeless Jesus

Homeless Jesus
Air Date: October 9, 2017

Works of art can touch our hearts and inspire kindness, love, and charity. This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re talking about “Homeless Jesus,” a life-size bronze statue of Jesus, shrouded in a blanket with his face covered and lying on a park bench, which was recently commissioned in Philadelphia. We are talking with the Karen Beyer, the statue’s benefactor, the artist Tim Schmalz, and the director of St. John’s Hospice, which was the recipient of the statue.

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Good Business: How Capitalism & Entrepreneurship Improve the World

Good Business: How Capitalism & Entrepreneurship Improve the World
Air Date: October 2, 2017

Can capitalism help make the world a better place? Political philosophy and theology expert Dr. Jay Richards says it can. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re talking with Dr. Richards about how capitalism can be a force for good and why he believes this is an “unbelievable time to be alive.”

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Hurricane Harvey Relief

Hurricane Harvey Relief
Air Date: September 17, 2017

In times of disaster, communities come together. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re talking with Michael Garrett, founder of Trusted World, a Texas based non-profit that sprang into action after Hurricane Harvey devastated the city of Houston. Garrett will share how people from all walks of life worked together to serve those in need and take care of their neighbors.

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A Case for Kindness

A Case for Kindness
Air Date: August 14, 2017

40 days and 40 ways to change the world? With her fortieth birthday around the corner, Lisa Barrickman wanted to celebrate in a memorable way that would make a difference. That project became A Case for Kindness: 40 Ways to Love and Inspire Others, a book that chronicled her efforts and launched a movement. Hear her heartwarming story and learn kindness practices to enrich your life and have an impact.

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The Pursuit of Human Well-Being: The Untold Global History

The Pursuit of Human Well-Being: The Untold Global History
Air Date: August 7, 2017

"Imagine all the people, living life in Peace." Among many today there is a sense that the world is getting worse, but what if the opposite is actually the case? Hear about the astounding worldwide research project that uncovered data showing an over thirty-year trend of improvements across many areas of life. This "Untold Global History" will warm your heart and inspire you to make the world a better place.

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McMiracle: The Founding Story of the Ronald McDonald House

McMiracle: The Founding Story of the Ronald McDonald House
Air Date: July 30, 2017

Big miracles have small beginnings. That was case for Jim Murray, a West Philly kid who went on to become the general manager of the Philadelphia Eagles during their first Super Bowl. But Jim’s biggest play was co-founding the Ronald McDonald House, a charitable organization that today helps more than 5.5 million families in over 300 Ronald McDonald Houses around the globe.

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The Joseph Fund

The Joseph Fund
Air Date: June 5, 2017

If you want to make a difference, start at home. That’s how The Joseph Fund got its start, thirty years ago, when Msgr. Bob McDermott decided to serve his community in new ways. On this episode of BetterWorldians Radio, we’ll speak with Executive Director Jim Catrambone about the incredible work being done at The Joseph Fund today, from housing, to youth ministry, to working with the homeless.

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Dovetail Project

Dovetail Project
Air Date: April 24, 2017

Good fathers can help create a better world. That’s the goal of Sheldon Smith, the founder of Dovetail Project, a non-profit with a mission to give young African American fathers the skills they need to be good fathers and good men in their communities. On this episode of BetterWorldians Radio, we’ll chat with Smith about the programs his non-profit offers to help young men be the best fathers they can be.

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The Coming Technology Tsunami

The Coming Technology Tsunami
Air Date: March 13, 2017

A “technology tsunami” is coming and it will be a great time to be alive! That’s according to our guest this week on BetterWorldians Radio, Dr. Rocco Martino, author of The Coming Technology Tsunami. Dr. Martino will share his predictions for how technological advances will change the world over the next decade for the better and how our listeners can best prepare.

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A Sense of Home

A Sense of Home
Air Date: March 6, 2017

Imagine being 18 years old and having no family to lean on. That’s reality for many former foster youth once they age out of the system. Enter Georgie Smith and A Sense of Home, a non-profit that transforms the lives of former foster youth by helping them create their first ever homes. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re speaking with Georgie about her organization brings volunteers together to give young people in need a place to live and a community to count on.

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Dollywood Foundation

Dollywood Foundation
Air Date: February 20, 2017

Generous, grateful, and thoughtful…. Those are just some of the words used to describe Dolly Parton, a true BetterWorldian! This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re celebrating Dolly Parton with David Dotson, the President of the Dollywood Foundation. Dotson will tell listeners how Dolly’s humble beginnings inspired her to make giving back a big part of her incredible career.

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Pheel the Love

Pheel the Love
Air Date: February 12, 2017

This Valentine’s Day, BetterWorldians Radio is Pheeling the Love! Our guests are the man that plays the Phillie Phanatic, Tom Burgoyne, and Evan Marcus, his co-author on the book Pheel the Love. Burgoyne and Marcus talk about how the Phillie Phanatic approaches every day, and every situation, with love and how business leaders can do the same to create strong, successful companies.

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Safari Doctors

Safari Doctors
Air Date: February 6, 2017

“From those to whom much has been given, much is expected.” That’s the motto of Safari Doctors founder, Umra Omar, our guest this week on BetterWorldians Radio. Omar will talk about how she left behind a career in Washington, D.C. to return to her homeland of Kenya to provide medical care to those who otherwise wouldn’t receive it.

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The Center for Mindful Eating

The Center for Mindful Eating
Air Date: January 23, 2017

What if you could say goodbye to dieting forever? Our guest this week on BetterWorldians Radio says you can, and you should! We’re talking with Marsha Hudnall, the President of the Center for Mindful Eating. She’ll explain how Mindful Eating can help people achieve a balanced, healthy, and joyful relationship with food and eating.

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Experience Camps

Experience Camps
Air Date: January 16, 2017

“It’s the best week of the year!” That’s what kids say after attending Experience Camps, a week long camp for kids who have lost a close loved one. The week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re speaking with Experience Camps founder Sara Deren. She’ll discuss how the idea for Experience Camps was formed and how it’s brightening the lives of young people living with grief.

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Nurturing Minds in Africa

Nurturing Minds in Africa
Air Date: January 9, 2017

One woman’s dream is changing lives for girls at risk in Tanzania. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re talking with Polly Dolan, founder of Nurturing Minds in Africa, a non-profit with a mission to educate Tanzanian girls who are poor, marginalized and at-risk of becoming involved in exploitative forms of child labor. Dolan will discuss the organization’s SEGA Girls School and how it is educating girls and giving them the tools for successful, happy lives.

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Happiness in the New Year

Happiness in the New Year
Air Date: January 2, 2017

Are you hoping for a “happy” new year? Try mindfulness. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re talking with Joseph Emet, author of Finding the Blue Sky. Emet will discuss how mindfulness can help listeners choose happiness by replacing negative thoughts with positive ones. Emet shares tips and tricks for a happier, more fulfilling life.

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JustGive.org

JustGive.org
Air Date: December 19, 2016

It’s the season of giving. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re talking with Kendall Webb, founder of JustGive.org, a nonprofit organization with a mission to increase charitable giving by connecting people with the charities and causes they care most about. Webb will tell listeners how JustGive.org revolutionized the way we give online, and how anyone can make giving back a fun part of the holiday with charity gift cards.

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Mindful Coloring

Mindful Coloring
Air Date: December 12, 2016

Stressed out? Trying opening up a coloring book, it’s a great form of meditation! This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re talking with Dr. Nicole Martinez about the many benefits of coloring for adults. Dr. Martinez will explain how coloring can help reduce stress and relax the brain.

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