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In a world of problems, this eight-episode podcast talks to the problem solvers. These are ordinary individuals worldwide who are stepping up. They offer credible hope, find innovative answers, fuel generosity, and inspire others to uplift their fellow human beings.  Each episode offers a specific challenge for listeners to make a difference. Hosted by Dave Scott.

People Making a Difference The Christian Science Monitor

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In a world of problems, this eight-episode podcast talks to the problem solvers. These are ordinary individuals worldwide who are stepping up. They offer credible hope, find innovative answers, fuel generosity, and inspire others to uplift their fellow human beings.  Each episode offers a specific challenge for listeners to make a difference. Hosted by Dave Scott.

    The Sewing Machine Project

    The Sewing Machine Project

    Margaret Jankowski has given away more than 3,300 secondhand sewing machines. But The Sewing Machine Project is also a vehicle for teaching empathy, generosity, and how to repair lives. And she has learned to trust that a good idea has power, and is often shaped in ways she could never have imagined. Hosted by Dave Scott.

    The Grace Project

    The Grace Project

    Megan Cohen struggled with addiction and homelessness for nearly a decade. But then, aided by small acts of kindness by strangers, she turned her life around. Today, at age 28, she leads The Grace Project, which brings food and medical supplies – and hope – to people who are experiencing homelessness and dealing with addiction in Philadelphia. Hosted by Dave Scott.

    Global Gardens: Sowing science and peace

    Global Gardens: Sowing science and peace

    Global Gardens is active in more than a dozen elementary schools in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Yes, it helps kids grow gardens. But sowing seeds is also a path to learning how to cooperate, manage conflict, and nurture critical thinking skills. It's a program about peace, science, and hope. Hosted by Dave Scott.

    The Travelling Telescope

    The Travelling Telescope

    Susan Murabana’s mission is to give all Kenyans equal access to the skies, and to inspire the next generation of scientists. She and her partner have reached about 200,000 schoolchildren with their Travelling Telescope program. A tale of dream-building and love. Hosted by Dave Scott.

    Daisy Hampton: Including You

    Daisy Hampton: Including You

    Twelve-year-old Daisy Hampton’s mission is to forge friendships with peers who have disabilities and help close the digital access gap for kids who face income inequality. Hosted by Dave Scott.

    Theresa Betancourt: How ex-child soldiers heal

    Theresa Betancourt: How ex-child soldiers heal

    Professor Theresa Betancourt of Boston College has studied why some child soldiers in Sierra Leone heal after the trauma of war. But she took it a step further. She’s helping create programs that foster resilience, love, and hope. Hosted by Dave Scott.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Slamdog ,

Inspiring

We can each make a difference and these stories provide great examples and opportunities of how that happens. Our world needs to see we can this…and to DO things like this. Very inspiring!

dwboston ,

Uplifting content from a trusted source

Finally some rays of sunshine that remind us of the power of hope and resilience. Great listening too.

mamalojo ,

Resilience and love are a powerful combination

Nicely done!

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