39 episodes

Host Carleena Angwin interviews guests with hands-on or misunderstood professions who shed light on the human experience, and ordinary people who have overcome adversity. Through personal stories of grit, determination, and perseverance, we find common ground. When choosing guests and topics, Carleena draws from her experiences growing up in a rural, working-class town, serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer, studying narrative journalism, and addressing public health concerns in Tennessee.

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    • Personal Journals

Host Carleena Angwin interviews guests with hands-on or misunderstood professions who shed light on the human experience, and ordinary people who have overcome adversity. Through personal stories of grit, determination, and perseverance, we find common ground. When choosing guests and topics, Carleena draws from her experiences growing up in a rural, working-class town, serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer, studying narrative journalism, and addressing public health concerns in Tennessee.

    Police Social Worker with Bloomington Indiana Police Department: Melissa Stone

    Police Social Worker with Bloomington Indiana Police Department: Melissa Stone

    Melissa Stone is a Police Social Worker with Bloomington Indiana's Police Department. Melissa and I discuss: why her department created this new program, the types of calls she responds to, how she interacts with people in crisis, law enforcement mental health, hostage negotiations, her unique role growing up in a working-class home, her decision to become a social worker, and advice she gives other police departments considering a police social worker program.


    If you enjoy this episode, you may like previous episodes where I interviewed a first responder, funeral director, forest ranger, working dog trainer, and many other guests with hands-on or misunderstood professions that help shed light on the human experience.


    Special Guest: Melissa Stone.

    • 56 min
    ProjectCiv: Promoting Civil Political Discourse In High School with Librarian Amanda Smithfield

    ProjectCiv: Promoting Civil Political Discourse In High School with Librarian Amanda Smithfield

    How do you engage teens in civil political discourse? One librarian in Nashville created a program called ProjectCiv, which seeks to promote monthly discussions between high school Republicans and Democrats. Amanda Williams Smithfield joins me on the podcast to discuss her work.


    The Carleena Show is hosted by Carleena Angwin--a writer, public health professional, and former Peace Corps Volunteer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Visit the website and connect https://carleena.fireside.fm/.


    Special Guest: Amanda Smithfield.
    Links:
    ProjectCiv: promoting monthly discussions in libraries and classrooms throughout AmericaBetter Angels: building a house united to save our republicLiving Room ConversationsOur Declaration by Danielle AllenWhy We're Polarized by Ezra KleinThe Remnant Podcast with Jonah Goldberg

    • 49 min
    Mindfulness Intervention in the Criminal Justice System with Dr. Tamiko Webb

    Mindfulness Intervention in the Criminal Justice System with Dr. Tamiko Webb

    Dr. Tamiko Webb discusses mindfulness interventions in the criminal justice system, counseling inmates in a maximum-security prison, the de-institutionalized movement of the mid-century, and reentry programs. Dr. Webb received her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Counseling, Teaching, and Supervision at Trevecca Nazarene University.


    Visit The Carleena Show website and connect https://carleena.fireside.fm/


    Special Guest: Dr. Tamiko Webb.

    • 51 min
    The Life of a Forest Ranger with Scot Greevy

    The Life of a Forest Ranger with Scot Greevy

    Scot Greevy is a Forest Ranger with Tuscarora State Forest, which is located twenty minutes west of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Today on the show, Scot shares experiences from his job that aren’t necessarily on the job description, like helping people and animals in crises, searching the forests at night for a missing person, separating a bear and porcupine trapped together in a tagging cage, and training in the police academy but knowing his calling was the forest and not the city. Visit The Carleena Show website and connect with Scot: https://carleena.fireside.fm/


    Special Guest: Scot Greevy.

    • 55 min
    Svitlana Zavialova: Wu Woman & Kung Fu Visionary

    Svitlana Zavialova: Wu Woman & Kung Fu Visionary

    My guest today is Kung Fu Visionary, Svitlana Zavialova. Born in Post Soviet Crimea, Svitlana moved to China in her early twenties to pursue Chinese traditional martial arts. She later transcended her performance style into a new form of movement storytelling. Svitlana is the founder of the Wu Woman Martial Movement style (the fusion of traditional Kung Fu and Futuristic Dance), an Actor and Entrepreneur. Discover Svitlana’s martial movement and Cognitive Kung Fu Experience from her website: http://www.svitlanazavialova.com/


    The Carleena Show features in-depth conversations with guests from around the world. Host Carleena Angwin is a writer, public health professional, and former Peace Corps Volunteer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. https://carleena.fireside.fm/


    Special Guest: Svitlana Zavialova.

    • 30 min
    Corbin Cabrera: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Legacy Mentor

    Corbin Cabrera: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Legacy Mentor

    When Corbin Cabrera was 13 years old, his father--Army Lt. Col. David E. Cabrera--was killed by a Taliban suicide bomber in Afghanistan in 2011. Two years later, Corbin discovered a program that connected other children who lost a parent in combat or the war at home. The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Good Grief Camp meets in DC each Memorial Day weekend and helps kids of the fallen connect, process their grief, and have fun together. A couple years later, Corbin would became a legacy mentor with TAPS and start mentoring a little girl and her sister. Corbin is a senior at Texas A&M University.


    Visit The Carleena Show website for a full list of episodes. https://carleena.fireside.fm/


    Special Guest: Corbin Cabrera.
    Links:
    Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) TAPS Good Grief Youth ProgramPeace Corps Revisited Podcast Episode Mentioned in IntroCorbin Cabrera on CBS Evening NewsMilitary Times: Honor the Fallen

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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Different and Informative

Each show brings something new and interesting. Carleena’s podcast is a world away from the echo chamber. Awesome!

Starfish Gleason ,

A very interesting listen

Carleena has super interesting guests and very thoughtful questions. There are so many fascinating and passionate people out there, and it’s inspiring to hear their stories! Nice work, Carleena!

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Alyssa!

I love this podcast! Thank you! I think it’s very meaningful!😘❤️❤️

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