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Hopeful Hoosier is a podcast featuring Indiana citizens who are overcoming adversity and creating a hopeful future in America's heartland.

Hopeful Hoosier Podcast Andy Dix

    • Gesellschaft und Kultur

Hopeful Hoosier is a podcast featuring Indiana citizens who are overcoming adversity and creating a hopeful future in America's heartland.

    E13 Kevin Berkopes, Ph.D. Crossroads Education

    E13 Kevin Berkopes, Ph.D. Crossroads Education

    Kevin Berkopes, Ph.D., is a mathematics educator who believes the current education system formula does not add up to success. He has created Crossroads Education, an Indianapolis based non-profit organization, to help communities and schools deploy a proven new approach combined with the latest technology and thoughtful architecture to create more successful educational outcomes for students.  He also believes that his innovative approach to school construction, which he calls community commons, will revitalize neighborhoods and towns as well as support families and students.  He is confident his approach will usher in a new era in education.  Host Andy Dix interviews Dr. Berkopes from his model learning commons at the offices of Crossroads Education on the near west side of Indianapolis.

    • 1 Std. 36 Min.
    E12 Cassie Mecklenburg, Executive Director, Sheltering Wings

    E12 Cassie Mecklenburg, Executive Director, Sheltering Wings

    Cassie Mecklenburg, Executive Director, Sheltering Wings Domestic Abuse Shelter, in Danville, IN, shares how to recognize and prevent domestic abuse. Cassie also shares her personal success story of how her career chose her. Host Andy Dix interviews Cassie from Sheltering Wings in Danville, IN.

    • 1 Std. 14 Min.
    E10 Mike Thibideau, Director, Indiana Workforce Recovery

    E10 Mike Thibideau, Director, Indiana Workforce Recovery

    Mike Thibideau, Director of Indiana Workforce Recovery is not only a champion for finding solutions for Indiana's employers and employees who are dealing with drug and alcohol issues in the workplace, he is in recovery himself.  Host Andy Dix interviews Mike from the offices of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce in Indianapolis. 

    • 52 Min.
    E10 Debra Des Vignes, Founder of Indiana Prison Writers Workshop

    E10 Debra Des Vignes, Founder of Indiana Prison Writers Workshop

    Debra Des Vignes, Founder of the Indiana Prison Writers Workshop shares her story of finding personal and professional fulfillment through her lifelong dream of fighting for the outcast underdogs by forming her non-profit to give Indiana's offenders the skills and encouragement to write their unique stories. Host Andy Dix interviews Debra from Indianapolis.

    • 51 Min.
    E9 John McDonald, CEO of ClearObject-Internet of Things (IoT)

    E9 John McDonald, CEO of ClearObject-Internet of Things (IoT)

    John McDonald is Indiana's version of Elon Musk.  He as a crystal clear vision for Indiana's future in a new world created by the Internet of Things (IoT). John shares his take on what the near future will look like in a highly interconnected and networked world.  Data could soon be Indiana's greatest cash crop.  Host Andy Dix interviews John at the offices of ClearObject in Fishers, IN.

    • 1 Std. 23 Min.
    E8 Kristi Cundiff, Founder, President/CEO of Indiana Foster and Adoptive Parents

    E8 Kristi Cundiff, Founder, President/CEO of Indiana Foster and Adoptive Parents

    Kristi Cundiff (Indiana's Super Foster Mom) shares her insights on the needed improvements in Indiana's child welfare system and how her non-profit organization, Indiana Foster and Adoptive Parents has grown to over 9,000 members in just a couple of years.  Hear how she turned her own family's adversity into hope for Indiana's foster families.

    • 41 Min.

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