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Walk Talk Listen, an attempt to connect people and make this world a bit better by sharing opinions and experiences based on the belief that everyone’s perspective is true albeit partial.

Walk Talk Listen Podcast Maurice A. Bloem

    • Society & Culture
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Walk Talk Listen, an attempt to connect people and make this world a bit better by sharing opinions and experiences based on the belief that everyone’s perspective is true albeit partial.

    WTL special series: Enough for All - John L. McCullough (episode 2 - part 1 of 2)

    WTL special series: Enough for All - John L. McCullough (episode 2 - part 1 of 2)

    Finally the first real episode of the special podcast Walk Talk Listen series: Enough for All - the 75th anniversary of the faith based organization Church World Service. The first episode is my conversation with President Emeritus Rev. John L. McCullough (former President/CEO of CWS for 20 years until January 2021), this is part 1 of a total of two episodes with him. For more info about CWS, please check out this website. The interviews with John took place in 2021.
     
    Please let me/us know via our email incubationlab@cwsglobal.org what you think about this new series. We would love to hear from you.
     
    Please like/follow our Walk Talk Listen podcast and follow @mauricebloem on twitter and instagram.  Or check us out on our website 100mile.org (and find out more about our app (android and iPhone) that enables you to walk and do good at the same time!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Merle Collins (episode 72)

    Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Merle Collins (episode 72)

    Merle Collins is an author and Professor of Comparative Literature and English at the University of Maryland. She was born in 1950 in Aruba to Grenadian parents, she was taken to Grenada shortly after her birth. Her primary education was in St Georges and she graduated from the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica, where she took a degree in English and in Spanish.  In 1980 she was awarded a Masters degree at the Georgetown University in Latin American Studies. 
     
    Her first collection of poetry Because the Dawn Breaks was published by Karia Press in 1985. At this time she was a member of African Dawn, a performance group combining poetry, mime and African music. In 1987, she published her first novel Angel, which follows the lives of both Angel and the Grenadian people as they struggle for independence. This was followed by a collection of short stories, Rain Darling in 1990, and a second collection of poetry, Rotten Pomerack in 1992. Her second novel, The Colour of Forgetting, was published in 1995. Her critical works include "Themes and Trends in Caribbean Writing Today" in From My Guy to Sci-Fi: Genre and Women's Writing in the Postmodern World, and "To be Free is Very Sweet" in Slavery and Abolition. In the podcast she talks about a new book/project (about Louise Langdon Norton Little- mother of Malcolm X), she is working on that is expected later in 2022.
     
    The social media handles from her publisher Peepal Tree Press: Facebook and Twitter.
     
    Merle refers to several songs in this podcast and one of them is the song Book of Rules by the Heptones. According to Merle, the lyrics must owe their existence to a poem by RL Sharpe and there are some things about RL Sharpe that remind her of the approach to the 100-mile walk.  RL Sharpe was a poet from the American South (Georgia, I believe) who died around 1951 and you can find his poem "Bag of Tools" here.
     
    Please let me/us know via our email incubationlab@cwsglobal.org what you think about this new series. We would love to hear from you.
     
    Please like/follow our Walk Talk Listen podcast and follow @mauricebloem on twitter and instagram.  Or check us out on our website 100mile.org (and find out more about our app (android and iPhone) that enables you to walk and do good at the same time!

    • 57 min
    Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Marina Mahathir (episode 71)

    Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Marina Mahathir (episode 71)

    Marina Mahathir is a writer, activist, business owner and podcast host. She began her career in advocacy in the HIV/AIDS sector and was a member of numerous international and regional committees on HIV/AIDS. She served as the President of the Malaysian AIDS Council for 12 years from 1993-2005.
     
    After leaving her position, Marina went on to focus on issues related to Islam and gender. Currently, she is the chair of the International Advisory Group of Musawah, the global movement for justice and equality in the Muslim family. Previously a member of the Board of Sisters in Islam, Marina continues her efforts through fundraising to advocate for justice and equality for Muslim women.
     
    Marina writes and speaks regularly on current issues particularly where it relates to gender, human rights and religion. She has authored four books, In Liberal Doses (1997), Telling It Straight (2012) and 50 Days: Rantings by MM (2009). Her latest compilation of her columns, Dancing on Thin Ice (2015), was published in December 2015. During the podcast we talk about her latest book "The Apple and the Tree. Life as Dr. Mahathir's Daughter. ", published by Penguin Random House Southeast Asia.
     
    In 2010, Marina was named the UN Person of the Year by the United Nations in Malaysia. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day in 2011, she was one of only two Malaysian women named to WomenDeliver.org’s list of 100 Most Inspiring People Delivering for Girls and Women. In March 2016, Marina was conferred the “Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur” award by the French government. In 2014, she started Zafigo.com that aims to empower women by providing the most useful information they'll need to travel safely and successfully. She currently sit on the Boards of Maybank Foundation, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Petronas Philharmonic Hall.
     
    You can find her on social media: FaceBook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
    The two books recommended by Marina are from Tara Westover and Keggie Carew.
     
    Please let me/us know via our email incubationlab@cwsglobal.org what you think about this new series. We would love to hear from you.
     
    Please like/follow our Walk Talk Listen podcast and follow @mauricebloem on twitter and instagram.  Or check us out on our website 100mile.org (and find out more about our app (android and iPhone) that enables you to walk and do good at the same time!

    • 55 min
    Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Azza Cohen (episode 70)

    Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Azza Cohen (episode 70)

    Azza Cohen is a documentary filmmaker and historian from Highland Park, IL. and at the moment is a student at Stanford as a 2020 Knight-Hennessy Scholar. Azza earned her bachelor’s in history from Princeton University, where she was awarded the Glickman Memorial Prize for inventive use of filmmaking for public service. She then earned a master’s in Culture & Colonialism from the National University of Ireland, Galway as a George J. Mitchell Scholar. Azza is a Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar.
     
    Azza’s first film, Refugee, Refugee, is a micro documentary profiling a Rwandan refugee adjusting to life in Trenton, NJ. This film was produced for a class taught by Stanford alumna Purcell Carson, who inspired her to believe in the power of moving images to catalyze social and political change.
     
    As director, her most recent film Specks of Dust follows a group of activists fighting human trafficking in India. It garnered awards and funding from the Kathryn Davis Foundation, Dalai Lama Fellows, and New York Women in Film & Television, and has been used as part of curricula on human rights and gender studies in high schools and universities around the world.
     
    During her graduate studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway, she traveled along the Ireland-Northern Ireland border in the wake of the ‘Brexit’ vote, creating a multimedia dissertation about border towns. This work solidified her desire to use documentary film as a means of interrogating borders -- physical, international, emotional -- and providing a visual medium for people to engage with others on “the other side” of the borders dividing many communities.
     
    At Stanford, she is eager to ask questions of documentary film ethics, explore new methods of collaborative documentary filmmaking, and join a community of devoted storytellers.
    She is on instagram.
     
    Please let me/us know via our email incubationlab@cwsglobal.org what you think about this new series. We would love to hear from you.
     
    Please like/follow our Walk Talk Listen podcast and follow @mauricebloem on twitter and instagram.  Or check us out on our website 100mile.org (and find out more about our app (android and iPhone) that enables you to walk and do good at the same time!
     
    And yes, i just finished the 10th 100mile.org  and there are 10 plus ways to get involved. Indeed, one way is to support my walk with a donation.  The campaign will continue until the end of the year.  #hunger100 #gotheextra100mile #bethechange

    • 49 min
    Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Cristi Hegranes (episode 69)

    Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Cristi Hegranes (episode 69)

    Cristi Hegranes founded Global Press in 2006 to create a new form of ethical, accurate global news. Her values-driven approach to journalism prioritizes dignity, diversity and transparency.
     
    She  has a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University. Cristi served as a fellow-in-residence at the Poynter Institute and has taught courses in entrepreneurship and journalism at San Francisco State University and California State University. Cristi was the Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University in 2017. She is part of the  2021 Dial Fellowship of the Emerson Collective for her work with Global Press.
     
    Cristi has received a wide range of prestigious social entrepreneurship and journalism accolades. She is the recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists Journalism Innovation Prize, the Grinnell CollegeYoung Innovator for Social Justice Prize, the Jefferson Award for Public Service and the Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism. She became an Ashoka Fellow in 2012 and was awarded the Distinguished Young Alumni of New York University in 2015. In 2019 Global Press was named one of Inc. Magazine’s best places to work and received a Stevie Award for the Best Women-Led Business of 2019.
     
    The social media handles related with Cristi: Global Press twitter, Cristi Hegranes twitter, Global Press instagram, Global Press Facebook
     
    Don't forget to check our Spotify Playlist #WalkTalkListen consisting of songs chosen by our podcast guests.
     
    Please let me/us know via our email incubationlab@cwsglobal.org what you think about this particular episode and the previous ones. We would love to hear from you.
     
    Please like/follow our Walk Talk Listen podcast and follow @mauricebloem on twitter and instagram.  Or check us out on our website 100mile.org (and find out more about our app (android and iPhone) that enables you to walk and do good at the same time!
     
    And yes, i just finished the 10th 100mile.org  and there are 10 plus ways to get involved. Indeed, one way is to support my walk with a donation.  The campaign will continue until the end of the year.  #hunger100 #gotheextra100mile #bethechange

    • 51 min
    Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Caryl Stern (episode 68)

    Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Caryl Stern (episode 68)

    Caryl M. Stern joined the Walton Family Foundation as Executive Director after 14 years as President and CEO of UNICEF USA. Previously, Caryl served as Senior Associate National Director and Chief Operating Officer at the Anti-Defamation League, the founding director of its A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute, and the Dean of Students at Polytechnic University. A dynamic change-maker, Caryl has dedicated her career to helping others through education, compassion, advocacy and rolling up her sleeves.
     
    Caryl’s professional responsibilities have taken her to more than 30 countries, representing UNICEF USA’s emergency relief efforts for children affected by disasters, including the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the 2011 East Africa drought, the Ebola and Zika epidemics and the ongoing global refugee and migrant crisis.
     
    A sought-after public speaker on the topics of Kids Helping Kids, children and philanthropy, anti-bullying and international development, Caryl was invited to present at the White House’s inaugural summit on The United State of Women and was named one of “25 Women Changing the World in 2017” by People Magazine, “20 Most Influential Moms of 2017” by Family Circle, “25 Moms We Love” by Working Mother Magazine and “Ten Women to Watch” by Jewish Women International.
     
    She serves on the boards of directors of The Container Store and the We Are Family Foundation, in addition to being a member of the Chime for Change Advisory Board. She was selected as a recipient of the Helenka Pantaleoni Humanitarian Award from UNICEF USA in 2020 and named a Moves Power Women honoree in 2020. The recipient of five honorary Doctoral degrees, Caryl earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art, a Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel Administration and completed her PhD coursework in the same field. She wrote the book I Believe in Zero: Learning from the World’s Children,” in which she draws on her travels around the world, offering memorable, first-hand stories that present powerful and sometimes counter-intuitive lessons about life. “I Believe in ZERO” reflects her – and UNICEF’s – mission to reduce the number of children under the age of five who die from preventable causes from 19,000 each day to ZERO.
     
    Caryl is an activist, author, executive, public speaker, mother of three and grandmother of two.
     
    You can follow the Walton Family Foundation via twitter, instagram, facebook and Youtube and Caryl herself via twitter and facebook.
     
    Please let me/us know via our email incubationlab@cwsglobal.org what you think about this new series. We would love to hear from you.
     
    Please like/follow our Walk Talk Listen podcast and follow @mauricebloem on twitter and instagram.  Or check us out on our website 100mile.org (and find out more about our app (android and iPhone) that enables you to walk and do good at the same time!
     
    And yes, i just finished the 10th 100mile.org  and there are 10 plus ways to get involved. Indeed, one way is to support my walk with a donation.  The campaign will continue until the end of the year.  #hunger100 #gotheextra100mile #bethechange

    • 50 min

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