Sometimes, a single moment can change a person’s entire life. Like when documentary filmmaker Ken Burns saw his father cry for the first time, or when Sal Khan, a hedge fund analyst, decided to tackle the impossible and educate people around the globe. Host Alicia Burke talks to doers like Ken Burns, Arianna Huffington and Sal Khan about the powerful moments that inspired them to make an impact.
Andrew Heinrich, Founder and Executive Director, Project Rousseau
What if every child had access to higher education? Advocate Andrew Heinrich discusses finding his purpose helping young people from underserved backgrounds, and how the smallest moments can make the biggest impact. Learn about what inspired him to start such a vital organization at a young age and what gives him hope for the future.
Matt Damon and Gary White, Water.org and WaterEquity co-founders
What if clean water could help women achieve true equality? Learn about how actor/writer Matt Damon and engineer Gary White are combining practical solutions with storytelling to help create global access to clean water. Hear what inspired their work and what they learned along the way.
Jeni Britton, Founder & Chief Creative Officer Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
What if you really listened to the kid in you? Entrepreneur Jeni Britton discusses how a childhood inspiration led her to see owning a business as an act of fellowship. Hear how starting small and always improving were her “secrets” to building a successful business and a better world.
Catherine Coleman Flowers, Environmental Justice Activist
What if where you were born inspired your life’s work? Hear how growing up in the rural South drove Catherine Coleman Flowers to become one of America’s top advocates for environmental justice. From clean water to climate solutions, Catherine has fought tirelessly for the place she calls home.
Savita Subramanian, Head of ESG Research, BofA Global Research
What if doing well and doing good could go hand in hand? From climate solutions to the pursuit of equality, Savita Subramanian talks about her journey and current day work in this insightful discussion. She also talks about her own background and how she found her calling.
Henry Louis Gates Jr., Professor, Harvard University
What if your love of history could help unite us all? Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. discusses discovering a passion for history, his own genealogical roots, and helping others do the same. Hear about his latest documentary, ‘The Black Church,’ the history of the African-American experience and the discovery that we all have more in common than we might think.
I loved this interview!
Did you know Bank of America is one of the biggest funders of fossil fuel infrastructure projects? The interviews with environmentalists are pretty ironic greenwashing attempts.
Bank of America and Fossil Fuels
No thanks- I’ll listen to a podcast funded by Bank of America that promotes “advocacy , equality, and environmental justice” when they divert from the fossil fuel industry. In 2020, BOA invested $42 billion in the fossil fuel industry. Interviewing environmentalists means nothing when you are funding the problem. This is a terrible PR move to cover for them destroying the planet.