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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.

    Okere City: A Ugandan hub of progress

    Okere City: A Ugandan hub of progress

    In a little more than two years, Ojok Okello has helped transform a small Ugandan village into a model of rural development, adding a preschool, a boxing club, a shea butter co-op, and an adult literacy program. It’s a vision of progress in the heart of Africa. Hosted by Dave Scott.

    LavaMaeX: Hot showers and radical hospitality

    LavaMaeX: Hot showers and radical hospitality

    Kris Kepler leads LavaMaeX, a California organization that provides mobile showers for those who are unhoused, and creates Pop-Up Care Villages, providing everything from haircuts to job interviews. A story of hope, empathy, and innovation. 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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12 Ratings

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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The Monitor highlights the good!

This is a great concept executed with the Monitor’s signature style. Need more of this!!

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