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We investigate philanthropy, nonprofits and international aid. In-depth interviews and shoe leather reporting from across the globe. Send us your tips. www.tinyspark.org

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 137 Ratings

We investigate philanthropy, nonprofits and international aid. In-depth interviews and shoe leather reporting from across the globe. Send us your tips. www.tinyspark.org

    The Colonialism of Prizes & Publishing

    The Colonialism of Prizes & Publishing

    Award-winning Zambian writer Namwali Serpell digs into publishing’s problems with race and colonialism, as well as the enduring legacy of white saviorism in literature.

    • 32 min
    “The Country Does Not Like Me"

    “The Country Does Not Like Me"

    Three generations of Black women in Baltimore share their perspectives on the significance of today’s protests, reflecting on what has - and has not - changed in the past fifty years.

    • 36 min
    Why Teachers, Not Reformers, Should 'Reimagine Education'

    Why Teachers, Not Reformers, Should 'Reimagine Education'

    Education expert Diane Ravitch documents the corrupting influence of major philanthropists in “school reform” efforts and celebrates the educators who resist.

    • 46 min
    'I Don't Feel Like A Hero': Voices from the COVID-19 Front Lines

    'I Don't Feel Like A Hero': Voices from the COVID-19 Front Lines

    With nursing homes leading as COVID-19 hotspots, frontline nurses speak to us about unsafe working conditions and reject the notion that they are “heroes.”

    • 28 min
    Former CDC Head Pushes For Equity In Pandemic Policies

    Former CDC Head Pushes For Equity In Pandemic Policies

    Having led the CDC during the deadly H1N1 influenza pandemic, Dr. Richard Besser, president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, shares the lessons he learned as we deal with COVID-19.

    • 24 min
    Facing 'Existential Threat,' Nonprofit Leaders Hold It Together

    Facing 'Existential Threat,' Nonprofit Leaders Hold It Together

    Nonprofit leaders share their hopes and fears about the challenges facing their organizations during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

rachelpjones ,

Excellent

Thank you for not letting us settle, for pushing the conversation, exposing issues. I look forward to each episode.

Music.Freak83 ,

Essential Listening

If you work in the non-profit sector, this pod should be required listening. Terrific insight, interviews, and topics that are incredibly relevant. Love the current batch of episodes re: race that are coming out! Keep up the awesome work Amy and Co.!

ChiefStylist ,

Great journalism!

5 star reporting, digging into hard topics and uncovering interesting findings. Love this one!

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