A Passion to Serve is a podcast about migrant and seasonal farm workers and individuals who work on their behalf. Host Don Kuchnicki interviews a variety of guests who are passionate about their role serving the farm worker population.
Season Three Episode Eight
A Passion to Serve host Don Kuchnicki features a Facebook Live Event from the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP). In 2020 leaders from the nonprofit farming community spoke about their work lifting up black and brown voices in agriculture and combating the racism that is endemic to our food system-as well as the additional challenges brought on by Covid-19. Enjoy the episode.
Season Three, Episode Seven
Hispanic /Latino Commission of Michigan (HLCOM) Executive Director Felipe Lopez Sustaita and Daniel Carreon-Camberos speak with HLCOM Commissioner Consuela Barber-Lopez about her work as a community activist in the City of Detroit.
Season Three, Episode Six
A Passion to Serve host Don speaks with Isabel Gross, Occupational Safety & Health Project Coordinator with Farmworker Justice. During the interview we discuss the Medicaid enrollment initiative, which has the intent of disseminating reliable information about Medicaid so marginalized populations feel empowered to make informed decisions about their healthcare. Enjoy.
Season Three, Episode Five
A Passion to Serve host Don Kuchnicki speaks with Dr. Felipe López Sustaita, Executive Director of the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan.
Season Three, Episode Four
In 2020 A Passion to Serve host Don Kuchnicki was part of an alumni panel put on by Michigan Sfate University’s (MSU) College of Arts and Letters. The theme was employment opportunities with nonprofits. MSU students submitted questions such as what to expect after graduation as well as how to develop a career path that aligns with one’s passion and skill set. Enjoy the episode!
Season Three, Episode Three
A Passion to Serve host Don Kuchnicki speaks with Edgar Torres-Salina about his work as a Labor Program Coordinator with Great Lakes Agricultural Labor Services, LLC. Great Lakes Agricultural Labor Services, LLC has been in operation since 2015 and supports growers by meeting their agricultural workforce needs through the H-2A foreign worker visa program.