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    • 4.9 • 155 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

    Power and Consent: Reconsidering Oral History

    Power and Consent: Reconsidering Oral History

    Half a century ago, billionaire philanthropist Doris Duke funded universities to record Native American oral histories. Today, her foundation is supporting an effort to digitize the recordings and return them to the tribes. Alyce Sadongei is leading the project and says while it is meaningful, it also raises concerns about how archives are conceived and created in the first place.

    • 28 min
    The Culinary Artist Putting Liberation on the Menu

    The Culinary Artist Putting Liberation on the Menu

    The People's Kitchen Collective uses food and art to address racial and social justice issues. Co-founder Jocelyn Jackson talks to us about their large-scale meals, which offer time and nourishment for communities to heal.

    • 36 min
    Food Rescue Hero: Salvaging Food Waste to End Hunger

    Food Rescue Hero: Salvaging Food Waste to End Hunger

    Food Rescue Hero gets volunteers to pick up excess food from restaurants and grocers and deliver it to people who need it. Founder and CEO Leah Lizarondo shares her journey creating a tech tool that says it has rescued some 50 million pounds of food.

    • 31 min
    'We Have Names': Meet the Women Fighting for Climate Justice

    'We Have Names': Meet the Women Fighting for Climate Justice

    Climate scientist Ndoni Mcunu and climate activist Evelyn Acham celebrate the African scientists and activists fighting for the planet. We speak to the pair about the difficulty of this work, and learn what inspires them to keep going.

    • 25 min
    Found in Translation Seeks Language Justice

    Found in Translation Seeks Language Justice

    Found in Translation, a Boston-based nonprofit, trains bilingual women as medical interpreters. In this podcast, founder Maria Vertkin and three graduates who speak Vietnamese, Cape Verdean Creole and Portuguese, explain why this life-changing work is so necessary.

    • 31 min
    Curator Says It’s Time to Tackle Art World’s Racist Culture

    Curator Says It’s Time to Tackle Art World’s Racist Culture

    Independent art curator Kelli Morgan shares personal, painful experiences of institutional racism and says it’s time to call out the art world’s toxic white supremacist culture.

    • 32 min

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4.9 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 Ratings

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