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Business with Purpose
How this Beauty Brand is Going Beyond Fair Trade | EP 281: Olowo-n'djo Tchala, CEO of Alaffia

Business with Purpose

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 51:24


My guest this week is Olowo-n'djo Tchala. Born in the village of Kaboli, Togo, West Africa near the border of Benin, Olowo-n'djo grew up sharing an 8'x10' room with seven siblings and his mother. Although they did not always have enough, his mother, Ina, instilled in him the importance of kindness and generosity by always sharing what they could. Unable to afford school fees, Olowo-n'djo dropped out of school in the sixth grade to help support his family. After meeting his wife he founded Alaffia in 2003. In 2004, armed with his understanding of the value of indigenous West African resources and sustainable business ideologies, he launched Alaffia's first collective. Alaffia continues to redefine the natural products industry through its values of beauty, equality and empowerment. Alaffia handcrafts award-winning clean, green beauty and grooming products and is a social enterprise on a mission to invest in a more equitable future. 4:25 – My personal testimonial I'm such a huge fan of Alaffia. My son Amos, who is almost 6, had horrible eczema as a child. We tried everything. Somebody recommended Alaffia to me, and I became a believer. It was safe and smelled amazing. It was a lifesaver. 6:09 - Olowo-n'djo 101 He sees Alaffia as everybody's brand, not just his. He feels honored to do something that he believes in. 10:43 – Meeting his wife Olowo-n'djo's wife, Rose, studied chemistry and is from Washington state. He decided to follow her because, “You have to follow the one that touches your heart.” 14:38 – Meaning of Alaffia Alaffia means peace and health. His beauty brand represents a social movement, not just a business. 18:55 – How his business sprouted Olowo-n'djo's mother instilled a sense of responsibility in him. He wanted to be a subway engineer at one point to help find clean water. 21:20 – Fair trade model Alaffia has gone above the idea of the  “fair trade” model. He is setting a standard for other companies. 24:36 – Funding births Olowo-n'djo has funded over 6,500 births. 29:24 – Women's issues I am so grateful to Olowo-n'djo for talking about important topics, like women's' maternal health. Women often have to advocate for themselves, so it's nice to see a man advocating for us. 33:53 – Biggest challenge The biggest challenge he faces depends on the day. The challenges are continuous, and there are incredible difficulties. 37:09 – His products Alaffia makes a lot of bath products, but they also make creams for moisturizing the skin. 41:29 – Get to know you Who would play him in a movie? He would play himself. Who would play his mom in a movie? His aunt FEATURED QUOTES I don't want anyone to feel sorry for us. We have so much to offer the world. I get to do something that I deeply and profoundly believe in, really deep in my heart and my soul. CONNECT: https://www.alaffia.com/ About Olowo-n'djo Tchala: Olowo-n'djo Tchala, founder and CEO of Alaffia, was born and raised in the village of Kaboli, Togo, Africa located in the Central region near the border of Benin. Growing up, he shared an 8' x 10' room with his mother and seven siblings. Olowo-n'djo's mother taught him the importance of kindness and generosity and by the age of five, Olowo-n'djo was working on the family farm to help support his family. After meeting Prairie Rose Hyde, who was serving in the Peace Corps at the time, he came to the United States and worked his way through school, eventually graduating from the University of California, Davis with a degree in organizational theory. Shortly before graduation, Olowo-n'djo and Rose felt they had the responsibility to fight the injustices that existed in West Africa. They founded Alaffia, which handcrafts award-winning clean and fair trade beauty and grooming care. The organization advances gender equality and alleviates poverty through the fair trade of indigenous African resources such as unrefined shea butter, African black soap, coconut oil and neem extract. Thank you to our partner of the show! Are you looking to clean up your household cleaning products this year? MamaSuds would like to help! The best way is to simply start with one product. Every time you run out of a specific cleaning product, replace it with a non-toxic one. Another tip, purchase a product that has multiple uses. The MamaSuds Collection has many multiple use products (castile soap or the toilet bombs are just a few!). Their blog has lots of great tips and a castile soap recipe that you can print and make a lot of your own effective cleaners! Give them a try at www.mamasuds.com and don't forget to use the coupon code MOLLY for 15% off your order!

Blackpacking
Flight or Fight

Blackpacking

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 51:24


In this episode I get to sit down an interview my lovely partner Rheame.  We have just celebrated our 1 year anniversary and since things are getting serious she decided she would let me interview her on past travel experiences, Peace Corps, and what it is like traveling with me.  Listen to this episode to find out more of why I fell in love with her and how our travels brought us together. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/blackpackingpodcast)

The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson
654: Alyssa Brodsky on Composting for Profit

The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 37:09


Building a Network of Neighborhood Compost Hubs. Do good and earn a profit? Sign us up!  Alyssa Brodsky explains Food2Soil, a program in San Diego that creates soil farmers, people who get paid for turning food scraps from homes and restaurants into rich compost.  She passionately describes how the program works, how she got involved, and the many ways the program has positively impacted both the environment and the participants.  Alyssa also provides some tips for anyone considering a similar program in their own community. Don't miss an episode! visit UrbanFarm.Org/blog/podcast   Alyssa is a Soil Farmer at Food2Soil, as well as their "Web Builder", meaning she is working to expand the Food2Soil web of decentralized community composting hubs throughout the city of San Diego, including policy work and participant outreach. She served in the Peace Corps working in agriculture for 3 years in Madagascar and with her partner is starting her own market garden farm. Alyssa is fueled by outrage that food scraps are considered "waste", and by awe in the beauty of the composting process. Visit www.UrbanFarm.org/Podcast-by-episode-titles for the show notes on this episode, and access to our full podcast library! Composting for Profit.

Going North Podcast
Ep. 455 – “Andean Adventures” with Allan J. “Alonzo” Wind (@galacticemp)

Going North Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 52:03


Be patient and always look for opportunities to explore the world. Today's featured bestselling author is a father, husband, retired Senior Foreign Service Officer, Global Development Executive, and International Adventurer, Allan "Alonzo" Wind. Allan and I talk about his book, “Andean Adventures: An Unexpected Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Discovery Across Three Countries”, being a part of the Peace Corps, and more!!   Key Thing's You'll Learn: Why he joined the Peace Corps and what he gained from it. What is it like raising a family overseas. How he Overcame the "Ugly American" Presence Overseas. The 3 major leadership skills he picked Up from the Peace Corps.   Allan's Site: https://enableennoble.net Allan's Book: https://www.amazon.com/A.-J.-Alonzo-Wind/e/B08GXV3HV1?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000   The opening track of this episode is titled “Light Wind” by MadXRuler. Click the following link to hear the full track and financially support the artist. https://madxruler.bandcamp.com/track/light-wind   You May Also Like…   Ep. 433 – “Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes” with Ira Rosen: https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-433-ticking-clock-behind-the-scenes-at-60-minutes-with-ira-rosen/   Ep. 441 – “I'll Get Back to You” with Sam George: https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-441-ill-get-back-to-you-with-sam-george/   Ep. 447 – “Crucible Leadership” with Warwick Fairfax (@CrucibleLeaders): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-447-crucible-leadership-with-warwick-fairfax-crucibleleaders/   Ep. 332 – “Her Perfect Life” with Hank Phillippi Ryan (@HankPRyan): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-332-her-perfect-life-with-hank-phillippi-ryan-hankpryan/     Ep. 361 – “Stark Reflections on Writing and Publishing” with Mark Leslie (@MarkLeslie): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-361-stark-reflections-on-writing-and-publishing-with-mark-leslie-markleslie/

Straight Outta Lo Cash and The Scenario
Mic Checka: Following Your Head and Your Heart w/ Jennifer Covington

Straight Outta Lo Cash and The Scenario

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 72:08


How does a woman find her purpose? This edition of Mic Checka Darryl talks to his homie, certified life coach,  business strategist, and host of the podcast Shine on, Sista! Jennifer Covington as his guest. They discuss how she went from trying to find herself while doing Peace Corp in South America was able to helping her find her purpose of helping women in business reach their goals. She talks about how you have to find a balance between following your head and your heart.   Email the show at straightolc@gmail.com               Hit the Voicemail at 641-715-3900 Ext. 769558   Follow SOLC Network online Instagram: https://bit.ly/39VL542                     Twitter: https://bit.ly/39aL395                     Facebook: https://bit.ly/3sQn7je               To Listen to the podcast Podbean https://bit.ly/3t7SDJH                 YouTube http://bit.ly/3ouZqJU                 Spotify http://spoti.fi/3pwZZnJ                 Apple http://apple.co/39rwjD1                 Stitcher http://bit.ly/3puGQ5P                 IHeartRadio http://ihr.fm/2L0A2y1 

The John Batchelor Show
Randolph W. Hobler #UNBOUND. The complete, forty-minute interview. Libya and Peace Corps events. December 10, 2021.

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 39:30


Photo: Libyan Girl Scouts 1960s CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Randolph W. Hobler #UNBOUND. The complete forty-minute interview. December 10, 2021. As one former U.S. ambassador states, the book is “…a veritable and precious treasure trove of Libyan history, politics and culture, of the individual experiences of Peace Corps volunteers and an exciting piece of storytelling that rivals any academic enterprise.” 101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya, by  Randolph W. Hobler  Paperback – August 28, 2020  https://www.amazon.com/101-Arabian-Tales-Persevered-Peace/dp/171681166X 101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya is substantially set apart from the over-1,000 published Peace Corps memoirs because they are individual memoirs and this is a unique collective memoir, garnered from in-depth interviews with 101 fellow Libyan returned Peace Corps volunteers. A herculean effort. The story's spine is Hobler's own narrative, anchored to and deftly embroidered with hundreds of other anecdotes. Rather than being a narrow, individual view, this collective sharing provides many rich hues and shades of experiences—hilarious, heartbreaking, insightful, poignant, as well as educational and inspiring. These volunteers were spread out over 900 miles, resulting in an omniscient kaleidoscope of experiences, many of which fall under the category of “you can't make this up” It's an amazingly detailed chronicle of anecdotes, historical perspectives, fun, adventure and hardship. Hobler's breezy, whimsical style is accessible and entertaining, capped off with 220 compelling photographs. “Randy Hobler has written the best memoir of a Peace Corps experience that I have ever read. His amazingly detailed book instantly grips the reader by putting Libya in its properly rich and unique historical perspective.” —Niels Marquardt Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Madagascar and the Union of the Comoros; Peace Corps Volunteer—Zaire and Rwanda The book is available on Amazon. Lulu and other publishing sites. For more information go to www.101arabiantales.com.

Our Daily Bread Podcast | Our Daily Bread

In the early 1960s, the US was filled with anticipation of a bright future. Youthful President John F. Kennedy had introduced the New Frontier, the Peace Corps, and the task of reaching the moon. A thriving economy caused many people to expect the future to simply “let the good times roll.” Then the war in Vietnam escalated, unrest on a national level unfolded, Kennedy’s assassination took place, and a dismantling of the accepted norms of that previously optimistic society ensued. Optimism simply wasn’t enough, and in its wake, disillusionment prevailed. Then, in 1967, theologian Jürgen Moltmann’s A Theology of Hope pointed to a clearer vision. This path was not the way of optimism but the way of hope. The two are not the same thing. Moltmann affirmed that optimism is based on the circumstances of the moment, but hope is rooted in God’s faithfulness—regardless of our situation. What is the source of this hope? Peter wrote, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter 1:3). Our faithful God has conquered death through His Son Jesus! The reality of this greatest of all victories lifts us beyond mere optimism to a strong, robust hope—every day and in every circumstance.

The Hartmann Report
IS IT TIME FOR NATIONAL SERVICE?

The Hartmann Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 58:32


Thom and his callers take a deep dive on the pros and cons of a period of mandatory service for young Americans. Could it be what we need to bring us together as a nation?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Worn of the Phono
Worn Of The Phono #28

Worn of the Phono

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 60:10


1 Le Singe Bleu - VANGELIS 2 Tape From California - Phil Ochs 3 Chanson d'un jour d'hiver - Cortex 4 The Days I Most Remember - Poet and the One Man Band 5 Are you Hung Up??Who Needs the Peace Corps? - The Mothers of Invention 6 Poem by the Sea - Eric Burdon & the Animals 7 Ghost Story - John Cale 8 So Sad - George Harrison 9 For What It's Worth - Sergio Mendes & Brasil "66 10 Helpless - Buffy Sainte-Marie 11 The Fez - Steely Dan 12 The Running Water - SMUBBS 13 Sunny Side of Heaven - Fleetwood Mac Intro from Beliefs Unlimited by John Lilly

SUNcast
431: Legacy, Equity, & Solar for All, w/Geoff Greenfield of Third Sun Solar

SUNcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 97:11


Merry Christmas! As a special bonus for these longer days, I decided to NOT break out this 100 minute episode into 2x50min episodes bc I believe you don't need to be tricked into listening when the content is good enough - just know that it's long and you might need to pause and come back - or like listener Alex recently did you can just binge for 10 hours while you paint the house! (thanks for telling me your story, Alex! Stoked you're loving SunCast.) I believe today's guest's journey is my journey, and maybe it's yours. I identified so much with him and had so much curiosity about how he built his company, that I ended up interviewing him for 2 solid hours! In short, Geoff Greenfield uses the power of business as a force for good.  If you think this is white-guy speak for “i really want to feel good about what I do” well then you're in for a treat bc you and I both want to hear how Geoff rationalizes his privilege (hint: he's very aware of and in touch w/it) and contextualizes the equity & diversity he says his company, Third Sun Solar, stands for. Geoff founded (B-Corp) Third Sun Solar, now a woman-owned and led company, as well as solar financing software company New Resource Solutions from his attic more than 20 yrs ago in rural Ohio, and has served the Appalachian (mainly coal-miner) communities surrounding him for 2 decades helping wean them off fossil fuels.  Geoff's an ADD kid, and a visionary - likes to start stuff and can barely finish it. Sound familiar? He hitchhiked across the Sahara He is no stranger to the DE&I discussion; in fact, he's on a mission to get more white straight males to recognize their privilege! Speaking of which, He also hosts the podcast Solar For All (all about Equity & Diversity in Solar), is an owner and former board member of the Amicus Solar Cooperative and has been on the Board of NABCEP since 2012.  He also served in the Peace Corps in Africa and is yet one more reason that I have an affinity for this Solar Warriors story.  So I hope you'll click “Play” or “queue” or whatever your app does to make this the next thing in your earballs. You won't regret this investment of the next 100 minutes of your life.  I promise.

SunCast
431: Legacy, Equity, & Solar for All, w/Geoff Greenfield of Third Sun Solar

SunCast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 97:11


Merry Christmas! As a special bonus for these longer days, I decided to NOT break out this 100 minute episode into 2x50min episodes bc I believe you don't need to be tricked into listening when the content is good enough - just know that it's long and you might need to pause and come back - or like listener Alex recently did you can just binge for 10 hours while you paint the house! (thanks for telling me your story, Alex! Stoked you're loving SunCast.) I believe today's guest's journey is my journey, and maybe it's yours. I identified so much with him and had so much curiosity about how he built his company, that I ended up interviewing him for 2 solid hours! In short, Geoff Greenfield uses the power of business as a force for good.  If you think this is white-guy speak for “i really want to feel good about what I do” well then you're in for a treat bc you and I both want to hear how Geoff rationalizes his privilege (hint: he's very aware of and in touch w/it) and contextualizes the equity & diversity he says his company, Third Sun Solar, stands for. Geoff founded (B-Corp) Third Sun Solar, now a woman-owned and led company, as well as solar financing software company New Resource Solutions from his attic more than 20 yrs ago in rural Ohio, and has served the Appalachian (mainly coal-miner) communities surrounding him for 2 decades helping wean them off fossil fuels.  Geoff's an ADD kid, and a visionary - likes to start stuff and can barely finish it. Sound familiar? He hitchhiked across the Sahara He is no stranger to the DE&I discussion; in fact, he's on a mission to get more white straight males to recognize their privilege! Speaking of which, He also hosts the podcast Solar For All (all about Equity & Diversity in Solar), is an owner and former board member of the Amicus Solar Cooperative and has been on the Board of NABCEP since 2012.  He also served in the Peace Corps in Africa and is yet one more reason that I have an affinity for this Solar Warriors story.  So I hope you'll click “Play” or “queue” or whatever your app does to make this the next thing in your earballs. You won't regret this investment of the next 100 minutes of your life.  I promise.

The Thriving Farmer Podcast
159. Matt Lebon on Perennial Planting and Foodscaping Your Property

The Thriving Farmer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 43:04


What is foodscaping and is it something you can do with your farm? Today on the show we're hosting Matt Lebon, Founder and CEO of Custom Foodscaping, a full-service edible landscaping company located in Saint Louis, Missouri. Custom Foodscaping provides consultation, design, and installation services to help you achieve your edible landscaping, farm and garden or permaculture goals. They specialize in raised bed vegetable gardens, food forests, orchards, herb gardens, culinary gardens, and profitable vegetable farms. They love to work with residential clients as well as institutions including schools, universities, hospitals, community centers, and restaurants. Matt is a proud St. Louis native with over ten years of farming and gardening experience. He got his start with farming as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay. He went on to study permaculture and work on several farms in Israel and Brooklyn, NY. Tune in to hear all about how Matt conceived and built this thriving business!   You'll hear: About Matt's experience in the Peace Corps and how it led him to foodscaping 2:37 How Custom Foodscaping cultivates sugar cane 4:42 When and how Matt got into permaculture 8:22 About Matt's favorite Custom Foodscaping projects 13:49 What techniques they use for rainwater management 18:53 What kind of opportunities the typical farmer has for foodscaping 24:08 How Custom Foodscaping communicates sustainability 34:42 What excites Matt the most about The Foodscaper Summit 39:24   About the Guest:Matt Lebon is the owner and founder of Custom Foodscaping, a full service edible landscaping company in St. Louis, Missouri. Matt got his start with farming as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay. He went on to study permaculture and work on several farms in Israel and Brooklyn, NY. In 2017, Custom Foodscaping was born out of a dream of utilizing more of St. Louis's urban and suburban spaces for gardens that produce an abundance of food. Matt is most passionate about creating magical food moments in the everyday places we work, learn, and play. In 2020, the team at Custom Foodscaping launched The Foodscaper, a new online publication for edible landscaping hobbyists and professionals. The Foodscaper will host its inaugural virtual educational summit - The Foodscaper Summit - on January 20-21, 2022 for anyone who wants to learn to grow ecological edible landscapes for clients. Learn more at: thefoodscapersummit.com   Resources:Website - https://www.thefoodscaper.com, https://www.customfoodscaping.com, https://www.thefoodscaper.com/summit Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/customfoodscaping Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/customfoodscaping/, https://www.instagram.com/thefoodscaperhq/

The Thomistic Institute
The Bible as Revealed Truth and its Relationship To Rational Thought | Fr. Jordan Schmidt, O.P.

The Thomistic Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 63:29


This talk was delivered on November 4, 2021 at Cornell University. For information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the Speaker: Fr. Andrew Jordan Schmidt, OP, grew up in North Dakota and received a Bachelor's degree in English and East Asian Studies from St. John's University in Collegeville, MN in May 2002. After serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural China, he entered the seminary, studying for the diocese of Bismarck at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, MO from 2004-2006. He joined the St. Joseph province of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) in the summer of 2006, and moved to Washington, DC to study at the Pontifical Faculty Immaculate Conception where he earned an STB and MDiv in 2009. In the Fall of 2009, he entered the STL program in Biblical Theology at The Catholic University of America. Upon completing his Licentiate degree in 2012, he was ordained a priest at St. Dominic's parish in Washington, DC after which he was assigned as associate pastor to St. Mary's parish in New Haven, CT. In the Fall of 2013, he returned to Washington to pursue a doctorate in Biblical Studies at The Catholic University of America. During his time at The Catholic University of America, Fr. Jordan has served as a teaching assistant and teaching fellow in addition to taking on various posts in the STRS student association.

Art and Life With Taylor Gallegos
No. 84 - Season 2 Finale

Art and Life With Taylor Gallegos

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 134:08


In this episode I talk with Benjamin Morse of the Techawat Podcast. Ben is a fellow podcaster, a husband, a father, a long distance runner, a Peace Corps veteran, and more. For the season finale for each of our pods, we thought we'd take turns interviewing each other, wrapping up both our respective seasons.. Season 1 for Techawat, and Season 2 for Art and Life. In this episode we talk podcasts - process, growth, the future.. We also talk about the world at large, our lives, our visions, and our philosophies. You can connect with Ben online at @techawat_podcast and at Techawat.com. For details on the upcoming Art and Life Retreat visit https://taylorgallegosart.com/art-and-life-retreat/ Thanks for tuning in! See you next year! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/c-taylor-gallegos/support

With Good Reason
Food Is Family

With Good Reason

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 52:00


While many Americans keep the Christmas decorations stowed away until after Thanksgiving, the Philippines takes Christmas to another level. From September to December, the Southeast Asian island-country celebrates the longest Christmas season in the world. Ken Garcia Olaes and his parents bake some Bibingka, a filipino-style cake, and share fond memories of Christmas time in the Philippines. And: Erica Cavanagh spent two years as a member of the Peace Corps in Benin, West Africa. She says sharing food with her host family helped to shed her long-held values of independence and self-reliance. Plus: Over the last few decades, pumpkin spice has become synonymous with the Fall season. If you've never had a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks have you ever truly experienced the glory of Fall? Catherine Franssen breaks down our obsession with pumpkin spice and explains how our brain is hardwired to love Fall. Later in the show: Ever tried to drink a bottle of hot sauce? That's what Ray Parrish says his new Signal One beer tastes like. He's teamed up with Sarah Smith and her student, Val Ebenki, to attempt to create the world's spiciest beer.

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 17, 2021 is: venerate • VEN-uh-rayt • verb Venerate means "to feel or show deep respect and honor for someone or something." // Volunteers of the Peace Corps are venerated for their selfless dedication and contributions. See the entry > Examples: "But for those of us who venerate the written word, … a lost book is not an insignificant item gone astray…. Its value comes from the story and who we were and what we learned when we first encountered it." — Ana Veciana-Suarez, The Miami Herald, 8 Sept. 2021 Did you know? Venerate comes from the Latin root venerārī, which has the various meanings of "to solicit the good will of," "to worship," "to pay homage to," and "to hold in awe."  That root is related to Venus, which, as a proper noun, is the name of the Roman goddess of love and beauty.

The Jiggy Jaguar Show
Ep. 12/15/2021 - The Jiggy Jaguar Show

The Jiggy Jaguar Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021


ABOUT SARA ACEVEDO Sara Acevedo is a Los Angeles-based celebrity stylist for the fashion and entertainment industries. About: Ollie Marshall-Rico is a native of Springfield, Arkansas, where she grew up with ten brothers and five sisters and now makes her home with her husband in Orange, New Jersey. Ollie is a retired teacher from Newark Public School System, she has been a VISTA Volunteer (domestic branch of the Peace Corps), a community organizer and President of the missionary Society. She is currently a community activist. Scattered Changes is her 6th book. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Robert Hardgrave has a diverse background as an educator and teacher for the Navajo Nation, Alaska Native Schools Yukon River, and California Public Schools. He served as the Director of Eskimo Olympics. A parent, pilot, and retired schoolteacher, he followed his dream of publishing a novel. He currently lives in California.

Zero To Travel Podcast
How To Create A Life Of Travel By Being Open w/ Joe Esten

Zero To Travel Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 63:36


What does it mean to create a life of travel?  This episode dives into the story of loyal listener and world traveler Joe Esten, whose journey started when he traveled to Namibia for the Peace Corps in 2015. What Joe didn't realize at the time was how his experiences were helping him manifest his future travels, working for Norwegian Cruise Lines and teaching English in China. If you want to know how being open to unexpected opportunities and new experiences will help you become a travel Swiss Army knife, then you don't want to miss this episode.   Do you have any tricks for transitioning back into stationary life after a stint of long-term travel? I'd love to more about them and hope you will share by sending me an audio message. Don't forget that if you want access to the private Zero To Travel podcast feed, a bonus episode every month (decided on by YOU), exclusive content, direct access to me to answer your questions, and more. Click Here To Try Premium Passport For Only $1 and get: Access To The Zero To Travel Podcast Archives (300+ amazing episodes and growing)  One Bonus Episode Per Month (Decided By YOU) + Exclusive Content You Can't Hear Anywhere Else  Ask Me (Jason) Your Burning Questions, and Get A Personal Answer!  All Episodes Ad-Free (From April 2021 Onward) Today's episode is sponsored by Expedia's new podcast,  Out Travel The System, subscribe today to get tips, tricks, inspiration, and information to help plan your next trip. Today's episode is also sponsored by the amazing folks over at Wildly Goods which helps to keep me (and my feet) ridiculously comfortable and blister-free through all seasons. Tune In To Learn: 13:30 What it's like to experience reverse culture shock 17:20 Why coming home after traveling is like opening a time capsule 19:40 Cultural takeaways from living in China over the past 2 years 22:00 The key to having authentic cultural exchanges when abroad  24:00 Joe's inspiration to create a life of travel & why it started as a secret 30:40 Lessons from living & teaching Namibia for nearly 2 years 37:00 How traveling changes your outlook on life 38:50 The transition from the Peace Corps to a cruise ship 42:20 How Joe went from working on a cruise ship to teaching in China 46:50 What's unsettling about Joe's next chapter 52:00 Why flexibility pays off when you create a life of travel And so much more Resources: Join Zero To Travel Premium Passport Out Travel The System &  Wildly Goods- Today's Sponsors Reach out to Joe via email at josephesten@gmail.com or connect on LinkedIn Find everything you need to know about working on a cruise ship or yacht Location Indie Want More? World Towning: 5 Years of Full-Time Travel  Joys of Solo Travel w/ Manjinder Kang Bending Time For Travel

Catalog of Interviews and Bits
Interview with Ollie Marshall-Rico Author of Scattered Changes (Step Ladder Changes)

Catalog of Interviews and Bits

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021


Ollie Marshall-Rico is a native of Springfield, Arkansas, where she grew up with ten brothers and five sisters and now makes her home with her husband in Orange, New Jersey. Ollie is a retired teacher from Newark Public School System, she has been a VISTA Volunteer (domestic branch of the Peace Corps), a community organizer and President of the missionary Society. She is currently a community activist. Scattered Changes is her 6th book.

Munch My Benson: A Law & Order: SVU Podcast
86 - How Many Times Were Her Feet in That Cum? (S12E23 Delinquent)

Munch My Benson: A Law & Order: SVU Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 82:26


On this week's Munch My Benson, we wonder openly if the world would be a better place if the two leading actors from a certain 1985 Peace Corps comedy had a little less chemistry. While we certainly do break down this Season 12 stinker ("Delinquent") from the dark days just before Meloni left SVU, we go hard on the digressions in this one folks, so get ready for the only SVU podcast brave enough to incorporate Dolph Lundgren's Japanese bonafides, Finnish art house darling Aki Kaurismäki, and radical fecal gymnastics in a single episode. Music: Divorcio Suave - “Munchy Business” 19:21 - The Art Of Noise - "Dragnet '88" from Dragnet (1988) 34:08 - The Lollipops - "Naked When You Come" from Dansk Pigtråd vol.5 / Lollipops The Complete 1966 - 1971 (2008) 1:02:37 - Buddy Fo & His Group - "When It's Time To Go" from When It's Time To Go (1967) Next Week's Episode: Season 19, Episode 4 "No Good Reason"

When the BioMass Hits the Wind Turbine
137 - How AmeriCorp is Cleaning up your Neighborhood

When the BioMass Hits the Wind Turbine

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 28:45


Just as the Civilian Conservation Corp helped rebuild America during the Depression, and the Peace Corp has helped in developing nations for generations – the AmeriCorp is now tackling the problems associated with climate change right here in the good old USA. Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station are joined by Bryn Sowash, National Serice Program Planner for Rural Action for a discussion of how AmeriCorps volunteers will meet the challenges presented by a changing environment.

The John Batchelor Show
4/4: 4/4 101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya, by Randolph W. Hobler Paperback – August 28, 2020

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 8:00


Photo:   Nalut Ksar CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 4/4   101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya, by  Randolph W. Hobler  Paperback – August 28, 2020  https://www.amazon.com/101-Arabian-Tales-Persevered-Peace/dp/171681166X 101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya is substantially set apart from the over-1,000 published Peace Corps memoirs because they are individual memoirs and this is a unique collective memoir, garnered from in-depth interviews with 101 fellow Libyan returned Peace Corps volunteers. A herculean effort. The story's spine is Hobler's own narrative, anchored to and deftly embroidered with hundreds of other anecdotes. Rather than being a narrow, individual view, this collective sharing provides many rich hues and shades of experiences—hilarious, heartbreaking, insightful, poignant, as well as educational and inspiring. These volunteers were spread out over 900 miles, resulting in an omniscient kaleidoscope of experiences, many of which fall under the category of “you can't make this up” It's an amazingly detailed chronicle of anecdotes, historical perspectives, fun, adventure and hardship. Hobler's breezy, whimsical style is accessible and entertaining, capped off with 220 compelling photographs. “Randy Hobler has written the best memoir of a Peace Corps experience that I have ever read. His amazingly detailed book instantly grips the reader by putting Libya in its properly rich and unique historical perspective.” —Niels Marquardt Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Madagascar and the Union of the Comoros; Peace Corps Volunteer—Zaire and Rwanda The book is available on Amazon. Lulu and other publishing sites. For more information go to www.101arabiantales.com.

The John Batchelor Show
3/4 101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya, by Randolph W. Hobler Paperback – August 28, 2020

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 12:40


Photo: Queen Fatima of Libya (left) with Mrs. John Tappin, the wife of the American Ambassador to Libya 1954-1958. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 3/4   101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya, by  Randolph W. Hobler  Paperback – August 28, 2020  https://www.amazon.com/101-Arabian-Tales-Persevered-Peace/dp/171681166X 101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya is substantially set apart from the over-1,000 published Peace Corps memoirs because they are individual memoirs and this is a unique collective memoir, garnered from in-depth interviews with 101 fellow Libyan returned Peace Corps volunteers. A herculean effort. The story's spine is Hobler's own narrative, anchored to and deftly embroidered with hundreds of other anecdotes. Rather than being a narrow, individual view, this collective sharing provides many rich hues and shades of experiences—hilarious, heartbreaking, insightful, poignant, as well as educational and inspiring. These volunteers were spread out over 900 miles, resulting in an omniscient kaleidoscope of experiences, many of which fall under the category of “you can't make this up” It's an amazingly detailed chronicle of anecdotes, historical perspectives, fun, adventure and hardship. Hobler's breezy, whimsical style is accessible and entertaining, capped off with 220 compelling photographs. “Randy Hobler has written the best memoir of a Peace Corps experience that I have ever read. His amazingly detailed book instantly grips the reader by putting Libya in its properly rich and unique historical perspective.” —Niels Marquardt Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Madagascar and the Union of the Comoros; Peace Corps Volunteer—Zaire and Rwanda The book is available on Amazon. Lulu and other publishing sites. For more information go to www.101arabiantales.com.

The John Batchelor Show
1/2 101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya, by Randolph W. Hobler Paperback – August 28, 2020

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 9:55


Photo:   The first locomotive arrived in Tripoli Harbor CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 1/2   101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya, by  Randolph W. Hobler  Paperback – August 28, 2020  https://www.amazon.com/101-Arabian-Tales-Persevered-Peace/dp/171681166X 101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya is substantially set apart from the over-1,000 published Peace Corps memoirs because they are individual memoirs and this is a unique collective memoir, garnered from in-depth interviews with 101 fellow Libyan returned Peace Corps volunteers. A herculean effort. The story's spine is Hobler's own narrative, anchored to and deftly embroidered with hundreds of other anecdotes. Rather than being a narrow, individual view, this collective sharing provides many rich hues and shades of experiences—hilarious, heartbreaking, insightful, poignant, as well as educational and inspiring. These volunteers were spread out over 900 miles, resulting in an omniscient kaleidoscope of experiences, many of which fall under the category of “you can't make this up” It's an amazingly detailed chronicle of anecdotes, historical perspectives, fun, adventure and hardship. Hobler's breezy, whimsical style is accessible and entertaining, capped off with 220 compelling photographs. “Randy Hobler has written the best memoir of a Peace Corps experience that I have ever read. His amazingly detailed book instantly grips the reader by putting Libya in its properly rich and unique historical perspective.” —Niels Marquardt Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Madagascar and the Union of the Comoros; Peace Corps Volunteer—Zaire and Rwanda The book is available on Amazon. Lulu and other publishing sites. For more information go to www.101arabiantales.com.

The John Batchelor Show
1/4 101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya, by Randolph W. Hobler Paperback – August 28, 2020

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 8:55


Photo:   A Wadi el Kouf cave . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 1/4  101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya, by  Randolph W. Hobler  Paperback – August 28, 2020  https://www.amazon.com/101-Arabian-Tales-Persevered-Peace/dp/171681166X 101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya is substantially set apart from the over-1,000 published Peace Corps memoirs because they are individual memoirs and this is a unique collective memoir, garnered from in-depth interviews with 101 fellow Libyan returned Peace Corps volunteers. A herculean effort. The story's spine is Hobler's own narrative, anchored to and deftly embroidered with hundreds of other anecdotes. Rather than being a narrow, individual view, this collective sharing provides many rich hues and shades of experiences—hilarious, heartbreaking, insightful, poignant, as well as educational and inspiring. These volunteers were spread out over 900 miles, resulting in an omniscient kaleidoscope of experiences, many of which fall under the category of “you can't make this up” It's an amazingly detailed chronicle of anecdotes, historical perspectives, fun, adventure and hardship. Hobler's breezy, whimsical style is accessible and entertaining, capped off with 220 compelling photographs. “Randy Hobler has written the best memoir of a Peace Corps experience that I have ever read. His amazingly detailed book instantly grips the reader by putting Libya in its properly rich and unique historical perspective.” —Niels Marquardt Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Madagascar and the Union of the Comoros; Peace Corps Volunteer—Zaire and Rwanda The book is available on Amazon. Lulu and other publishing sites. For more information go to www.101arabiantales.com.

Brand the Interpreter
Technology in the Profession with Seth Hammock

Brand the Interpreter

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 84:12


Seth Hammock graduated with a degree in Computer Science from Baylor University in 2001, specializing in cryptography, and went on to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Bolivian Andes from 2003-2005. Upon returning to the U.S. he went to work in Austin's tech sector as a software developer working for start-ups, one of which was Bazaarvoice, a social media management platform, which went public in 2012.Drawing on these experiences, he earned his Master License as a court interpreter for Texas in 2017 and began full-time interpreting soon after, although still keeping up with advances in software trends. Building his practice earning just a few hundred dollars a month to more than $100,000 dollars a year, with top firms among his clients, he decided to launch GoSignify, a freelancer platform for professional interpreters.Tune in and join today's conversation as we delve into artificial intelligence, specializing in a subject matter, maintaining your economic value, and much more. On the Brand the Interpreter Podcast where I share your stories about our profession!----------------------------------------------------------Connect with Sethhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/shammock/The Rise of the AI Translator Articlehttps://www.gosignify.comhttps://www.facebook.com/gosignifynetwork---------------------------------------------------------Connect with Mireya Pérez, Hostwww.brandtheinterpreter.comFacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagram---------------------------------SPONSOR INFORMATIONThank you to Liberty Language Services for sponsoring this episode!To learn more about Liberty Language Services, please visit: https://www.libertylanguageservices.com/To learn more about The Professional Medical Interpreter course, go to: https://bit.ly/pmi-course-btiFor a limited time only, you can get $50 off the full price of The Professional Medical Interpreter: A Comprehensive 40-Hour Medical Interpreting Course. Use the following coupon code at checkout: BTI50

Bug Talk
Ep. 79: Inga Zasada

Bug Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 42:10


In this episode Zsofia talked with Dr. Inga Zasada, nematologist with the USDA-ARS based out of Corvallis, OR (https://www.ars.usda.gov/pacific-west-area/corvallis-or/horticultural-crops-research/people/zasada-inga/). We chatted about how Inga was inspired by her scientist parents and growing up in Alaska and Oregon to want to become a biologist. She also talked about her unusual path to nematology, including being a Peace Corps volunteer on the Maltese Islands for 2 years where she had to learn on the job. We chatted about her graduate education at North Carolina State University and UC Davis and then working for the USDA as a nematologist.  

Stand for Ag | Join the Conversation with Missouri Farmers Care

This episode's guest is Quentin Rund, project lead for Early Adopter Grower Innovation Community (EAGIC). Rund is a farm kid from central Illinois with a taste for technology. He has worked in precision agriculture for over 20 years and has seen many technologies come and go. From the farm, to the Peace Corps, to his own small business, his passion is to find tech that solves problems and makes work smarter and more rewarding.  EAGIC provides a new pathway for getting ag-tech innovation to the farm. They work with farmers to assess their needs and then, using their global and domestic network of innovators, find solutions that may address those needs and try them out on the farm. EAGIC shares the results with its farmer network. The program provides farmers a new avenue for learning about new technologies that interest them and finding solutions that fit their farm.

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast
The New Peace Corps: An interview with the Acting Director

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 61:19


In March 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Peace Corps returned more than 7,000 volunteers to the United States from the countries around the world where they were based. There have been many discussions and conferences advocating for changes in the structure, mission, and goals of the Peace Corps as it celebrates the 60th year since its founding by President John F. Kennedy. The Peace Corps is passionate about working to strengthen the impact of its mission both at home and abroad as well as promoting diversity and inclusion to enhance the relativity and substance of its work. The Peace Corps, a government agency, is headed by Carol Spahn, the acting director. Currently, the mission of the Peace Corps is to promote world peace and friendship through community-based development and cross cultural understanding through three important core goals: building local capacity, sharing America with the world, and bringing the world back home. Glenn Blumhorst is the president of the National Peace Corps Association ,which is a mission-driven social impact non-government organization that encourages and celebrates lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals and assists the Peace Corps. Please join us as we discuss what the future of the Peace Corps will look like. SPEAKERS Carol Spahn Acting Director, Peace Corps Glenn Blumhorst President, National Peace Corps Association Frank Price Vice Chair, Commonwealth Club International Relations Member-Led Forum—Moderator In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently hosting all of our live programming via YouTube live stream. This program was recorded via video conference on December 2nd, 2021 by the Commonwealth Club of California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast
The New Peace Corps: An interview with the Acting Director

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 61:19


In March 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Peace Corps returned more than 7,000 volunteers to the United States from the countries around the world where they were based. There have been many discussions and conferences advocating for changes in the structure, mission, and goals of the Peace Corps as it celebrates the 60th year since its founding by President John F. Kennedy. The Peace Corps is passionate about working to strengthen the impact of its mission both at home and abroad as well as promoting diversity and inclusion to enhance the relativity and substance of its work. The Peace Corps, a government agency, is headed by Carol Spahn, the acting director. Currently, the mission of the Peace Corps is to promote world peace and friendship through community-based development and cross cultural understanding through three important core goals: building local capacity, sharing America with the world, and bringing the world back home. Glenn Blumhorst is the president of the National Peace Corps Association ,which is a mission-driven social impact non-government organization that encourages and celebrates lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals and assists the Peace Corps. Please join us as we discuss what the future of the Peace Corps will look like. SPEAKERS Carol Spahn Acting Director, Peace Corps Glenn Blumhorst President, National Peace Corps Association Frank Price Vice Chair, Commonwealth Club International Relations Member-Led Forum—Moderator In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently hosting all of our live programming via YouTube live stream. This program was recorded via video conference on December 2nd, 2021 by the Commonwealth Club of California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Herbally Yours
Kat Maier - Energetic Herbalism

Herbally Yours

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 28:29


Ellen Kamhi talks with Kat Maier, a registered herbalist and founding director of Sacred Plant Traditions—a center for herbal studies in Charlottesville, Virginia. She began her study of plants as a Peace Corps volunteer, and her training as a Physician's Assistant allows her to weave the language of biomedicine into her practice of traditional energetic herbalism. She is a founding member of Botanica Mobile Clinic, a nonprofit dedicated to providing accessible herbal medicine to local communities, and has served as president of United Plant Savers. She is the author of the new book Energetic Herbalism: A Guide to Sacred Plant Traditions Integrating Elements of Vitalism, Ayurveda, and Chinese Medicine. www.katmaierherbalism.com

Disruptors for GOOD
Cultivating Beauty, Equality and Empowerment in West Africa and Around the Globe Through Personal Care Products - Olowo-n'djo Tchala // Founder and CEO of Alaffia

Disruptors for GOOD

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 61:11


In episode 120 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast I speak with Olowo-n'djo Tchala, Founder and CEO of Alaffia on cultivating beauty, equality, and empowerment in West Africa and around the globe through personal care products.Olowo-n'djo Tchala, founder and CEO of Alaffia, was born and raised in the village of Kaboli, Togo. Growing up and working to support his family, he witnessed firsthand the injustices and inequalities many of the women in his village faced daily. After moving to the United States and going to University, he felt the responsibility to fight the injustices that existed in West Africa.In 1996, Tchala met his partner Prairie Rose Hyde, who was invited to his village as an environmental volunteer in the Peace Corp. Inspired by a shared calling to do right by the world, Alaffia, a social enterprise, was born. With an understanding of the value of indigenous West African resources and sustainable business ideologies, the two launched Alaffia's first shea butter collective in 2003 and in 2004 established the Alaffia headquarters in Olympia, Washington.For the last nearly 20 years, Tchala's green and fair trade organization has created sustainable programs in West Africa that have improved the lives of over 250,000 individuals. Proceeds from the sale of Alaffia's beauty and personal care products are returned to communities in Africa, such as those in Togo and Ghana, to fund their multiple empowerment programs including Maternal Care, Reforestation, Regenerative Agriculture, Eyeglass, Bicycle and in 2021 Female Genital Mutilation Eradication.Since inception, they have built 16 schools, planted over 99,000 trees, provided more than 10,000 bicycles and 30,000 eyeglasses, donated school supplies to more than 37,000 students, and funded over 6,500 births. How does it work? Women's cooperatives in West Africa handcraft indigenous ingredients, such as unrefined shea butter and African black soap, using traditional African methods. Products are then finished at Alaffia's U.S. headquarters in Olympia, Washington. Proceeds from the sale of their personal care products are returned to communities in Africa, such as those in Togo and Ghana, to fund their community programs.Today, Alaffia is available in Whole Foods nationwide and continues to redefine the natural products industry through its values of Beauty, Equality and Empowerment, fair trade, and safe, efficacious hair, face and body care.Listen to more Causeartist podcasts hereHuge thanks to our Causeartist Partners - Check them out hereCheck out:ImpactInvestor.io - Discover impact investors from around the world.Podcast Made with TransistorPodcast cover design Made with CanvaBuild amazing web platforms with Webflow

American Shoreline Podcast Network
The Fascinating Origins of the 'Ocean Decade Programme' | Ocean Decade Show!

American Shoreline Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 40:52


On this last episode of the first year of the Ocean Decade, Taylor's digging into one of the most innovative, but also old school, programmes of the Ocean Decade - Ocean Corps. Harkening back to John F. Kennedy's Peace Corps, the Ocean Corps intends to be a conveyor belt of global ocean science exchange to inspire sustained, long-term ocean science education and research collaborations between nations. Taylor talks to two of the brains behind the Ocean Corps Programme - Brian Arbic and Edem Mahu - to learn more about the origins of this Ocean Decade Programme and why ocean science capacity development is so crucial to the goals and objectives of the next ten years.

The Downtown Writers Jam
Episode 156: Clifford Garstang

The Downtown Writers Jam

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 65:00


Author Clifford Garstang stopped by the Bunker this week to talk about his latest book, Oliver's Travels. Clifford is one of those fascinating people who may slip under the radar because of his understated style, but he and Brad took a trip through his unhappy at times childhood that catapulted him into a world of travel, volunteering, and service. From the Peace Corps to the World Bank to a staple of the literary magazine world, Clifford's story is fantastic. So, pour a glass of holiday cheer and sit down for a great story! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jobs with Jodi
RPCV Leaders In Action Featuring Andrew Wilson

Jobs with Jodi

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 55:52


Jobs with Jodi  hosts a conversation with RPCV Andrew Wilson who speaks on his own experience in driving innovation in several federal agencies — promoting principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration — while working in various digital communication roles, including Web Manager, before transitioning into his current leadership role of Director of the Office of the Third Goal & Returned Volunteer Services at Peace Corps. 

Land Ethic
#21 Matt Brown

Land Ethic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 54:17


Matt Brown is the Managing Director of Global Conservation at The Nature Conservancy, and oversees their conservation initiatives in 59 countries across the globe. Prior to his current position, Matt worked with TNC Africa for 14 years. He is a dedicated conservationist with nearly 30 years of experience, from the grassroots level to the global scope. He has lived and worked on the ground in West and East Africa, including serving as Peace Corps forestry volunteer in northern Ghana and living in Tanzania for eight years.We spoke about The Nature Conservancy's work around the globe and some of the economic solutions they are able to apply to environmental problems, from carbon markets to debt conversion models. We also delved into the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic on ecotourism, and the outcomes of the recent COP26 UN Climate Change Conference.To see some of the work TNC is involved in or to offer your support, simply go to Nature.org.

Running the Bases with Small Businesses
HG Agents - eXp Realty

Running the Bases with Small Businesses

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 50:32


Running the Bases today with Michael Henry the Founder at HG Agents eXp Realty - an Ohio-based realty agency.  HG Agents is a full-service real estate company employing a staff of trained and experienced professionals, equipped with proven and modern techniques in the listing, marketing, sale, and purchase of residential real estate throughout Northeast Ohio. Michael started HG Agents 7 years ago and has been going strong ever since with 10 team members - and still growing.Michael has an incredible story to tell about his life before real estate - servicing a number of years in the Peace Corps!  Traveling around the globe, helping farmers and businesses stabilize and position for growth and prosperity.  He's assisted through natural disasters, helped build schools and houses, taught health education… and so much more.Now, Michael continues to give back whether through his company and team members or through outreach and support for those needing local housing.  He also finds the time to coach soccer and a State Champion High School football team (Go Bombers!)A great visit with Mike - a truly exceptional person!Learn more about Michael Henry and HG Agents in Chagrin Falls at https://www.hgagents.com/Get Local SEO and Digital Marketing information from 38 Digital Market Listen and subscribe to our show on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcast, iHeart Radio, Pandora or TuneIn.Follow 38 Digital Market on our Social Accounts:FacebookLinkedInTwitterYoutubeInstagramFollow our guest today at:FacebookLinkedIn

Providence College Podcast
Breaking hearts and minds — Joan Barker '04

Providence College Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 39:03


Joan Barker '04, who majored in French and history, spent much of her career abroad as a government consultant for language and cross-cultural training. Her experience includes two years teaching English to members of the Afghan Air Force, where she got to know many Afghan interpreters. After the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in August, Barker became an advocate for these vulnerable Afghans left behind, writing op-eds calling for government accountability and organizing aid and assistance. She discussed how her time in the Peace Corps and how The Cowl alumni network helped her get published. Subscribe to the Providence College Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, and YouTube.  Visit Providence College on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and LinkedIn. 

WGTD's The Morning Show with Greg Berg
11/25/21 Peace Corps Recruiter

WGTD's The Morning Show with Greg Berg

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 39:53


From the archives - sometime in the early 2000's - Erica Zager, a recruiter for the Peace Corps.

Jobs with Jodi
Straight Talk on the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program

Jobs with Jodi

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 50:18


We are reviewing and straightening out some misperceptions about Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), a program that allows for the forgiveness of specific federal student loans in exchange for 10 years of public service in a federal, state or local government, or in select nonprofits. The PSLF program has the potential to save borrowers countless thousands of dollars. But there has been a great deal of confusion about and misinterpretation of Department of Education program guidelines by organizations and lending officials alike. That has resulted in many Peace Corps Volunteers being told incorrect information regarding their participation. This has, sadly, resulted in many RPCVs not receiving credit for their Peace Corps service towards the tenure required to receive the remainder of their loans forgiven.Our featured RPCV guests speak about their own experiences with the PSLF program, sharing what they've learned along the way, and explaining some of the recent changes Department of Education has issued that may help RPCVs gain credit for their past service after all. Links and resources mentioned in the podcast:Facebook group: Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Support (PSLF) | FacebookFacebook group: RPCVs for PSLF Relief | FacebookWaiver fact sheet: Fact Sheet: Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program Overhaul | U.S. Department of EducationForbes article: Student Loan Forgiveness Changes and Who QualifiesSpecial  Guests:Katie McSheffrey, RPCV Azerbaijan 2009–11, is currently the Chief of Staff in the Office of Human Capital for the Department of the Interior. Prior to her current position, she was the Government Affairs Officer and Public Service Engagement Lead with the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service. Katie also worked for Peace Corps Headquarters in multiple roles, including Special Assistant to the Deputy Director. She has a comprehensive understanding of Public Service Loan Forgiveness, based on her own experience with it, and is committed to guiding others through the complexities of the program.Sarah Kilchevskyi, RPCV Ukraine (2006–08), is also a former Peace Corps Fellow at Columbia University Teachers College. She has worked for the Social Security Administration for over a decade and holds the title of Technical Expert for her local office. Sarah has become a staunch advocate for PSLF reform based on her own challenging experience maneuvering the program and misinformation surrounding it.Sarah has advocated extensively on the congressional side of this issue and is leading efforts to organize RPCVs around understanding and advocating for needed changes in the rollout of the program to ensure RPCVs can benefit fully from the program. Please note that Sarah Kilchevskyi participates in this podcast in a personal capacity, and her views do not represent the views of any agency or organization. 

Cherry Bomb! The Podcast
Jeremy Ogusky on Pottery and the Art of Fermentation

Cherry Bomb! The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 33:58


Episode Notes:As an artist, Jeremey Ogusky has found a balance between the art world and the consumer world by created pottery for a wide variety of commercial clients. His work has been sold in Williams Sonoma, and used in hotels and restaurants all over the country.Through his work as a potter, he has also been involved in the growing field of food fermentation. Most people are familiar with fermentation through micro brews and bread making. However, it encompasses so much more: from Kombucha to kimchi and beyond. He is also one of the founders of the seven year old Boston Fermentation Festival.Join us as we talk about his start in the Peace Corp, his definition of art and how his practice has evolved!EXPLORE THE SHOW:Visit http://www.theartofmattmckee.com for all the episodes of the show.LEARN MORE ABOUT CHERRY BOMB! THE PODCAST HOST MATT MCKEESubscribe to his newsletter, explore his Sweet Blast, Tools and Found on the Beach art series and listen to all of Matt's shows at http://www.theartofmattmckee.comINSIDE THIS EPISODE:Guest can be found at Bostonpotter.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremyoguskyInstagram: @BostonpotterTwitter: @BostonpotterFollow Host Matt McKee on twitter and instagram https://twitter.com/mckeephoto and https://www.instagram.com/mckee_photo/This episode was produced by Matt McKee, with help from Suzanne Schultz and http://www.CanvasFineArts.com, the specialists in coaching for creatives, and editing by Bill Shamlian at Orb Sound.

The Inner Circle with Carrie Doll
Pandemic Supermom Award - And Lisa Curtis' Story Behind It

The Inner Circle with Carrie Doll

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 42:12


Lisa Curtis is the Founder & CEO of Kuli Kuli, the leading brand pioneering the sustainably sourced superfood moringa. Moringa is a protein-rich leafy green, more nutritious than kale, with anti-inflammatory benefits rivaling turmeric. Kuli Kuli's moringa powders, bars and wellness shots are sustainably sourced from African women and other small farmers around the world and sold in 11,000 U.S. stores. Lisa began working on Kuli Kuli while serving in the Peace Corps and has grown it into a multi-million dollar social enterprise. Prior to Kuli Kuli, Lisa served as the Communications Director at Mosaic where she managed a team of six to grow the company from zero to over $5M invested in solar through Mosaic's online marketplace. Previously, Lisa wrote political briefings for President Obama in the White House, served as a United Nations Environment Programme Youth Advisor, and worked at an impact investment firm in India. Lisa was recognized on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and Inc Magazine's Top 100 Female Founders list. She has been featured in numerous outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and on MSNBC's Morning Joe. Learn more at www.kulikulifoods.com and www.lisamariecurtis.com.Kuli Kuli is currently accepting submissions for moms to share their experiences over the pandemic; specifically stories of how the work-life balance of being a working mom has affected them. These women will be entered to win a prize! They have wonderful prizes they're giving away, from cash, to bundles of delicious Kuli Kuli products. 50 women will be selected as winners. To enter, visit https://www.kulikulifoods.com/pages/supermoms to nominate a supermom, or to submit your story. The contest runs until the end of November, so go, go, go! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Impact Radio USA
JAMES A. ROSS, Author (11-19-21)

Impact Radio USA

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 31:46


JAMES A. ROSS, an author from Jackson, Wyoming, joined us to discuss his writing career, and his debut novel, "Hunting Teddy Roosevelt", as well as his "Coldwater" series. FROM HIS WEBSITE: "Storytelling is fun, but it never paid the bills. To take care of necessities, I've at various times been a Peace Corps volunteer in the Congo, a low-level staffer for a Midwestern Congressman and a three-piece suited Wall Street lawyer and deal maker. Hey, it was a living. These days I write from my home in the Teton Valley of Wyoming, where elk and other four-legged residents outnumber the two-legged variety by ten to one, and the patrons of the local cowboy bars appreciate a well-told tall tale.My short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. I have been a guest storyteller on the Moth Main Stage and a several times winner of the live storytelling competition, Cabin Fever Story Slam. My debut historical novel, HUNTING TEDDY ROOSEVELT, won the American Book Festival Fiction Award for historical adventure, the Independent Press Distinguished Favorite award for historical fiction, the Firebird Book Award for action/adventure, and was a finalist for the National Indie Excellence Award for historical fiction and shortlisted for a Goethe Historical Fiction Award. My debut mystery novel, COLDWATER REVENGE won the American Book Festival Fiction Award for mystery/suspense: hardboiled crime and the Firebird Book Award for legal/thrillers. The second book in the series, COLDWATER CONFESSION, is scheduled for release in April 2022." https://www.jamesrossauthor.com

Future Ear Radio
083 - Jon Suen, AuD - Building a Bridge Between Audiology, Gerontology, Nursing and Public Health

Future Ear Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 54:49


Guest: Jon Suen, AuD - PhD Candidate at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing; Predcotoral Trainee at Johns Hopkins Cochlear Center for Hearing & Public Health Topic: Building a Bridge Between Audiology, Gerontology, Nursing and Public Health Jon joins the podcast this week to discuss his personal story of how he wound up at Johns Hopkins. Jon's story is a fascinating one, as it involves a winding path that includes passion for American Sign Language, Gallaudet University for his AuD, and a stint with The Peace Corps. Ultimately, Jon found his way to Johns Hopkins where he now is mentored by folks like Dr. Frank Lin and Jennifer Wenzel, PhD. Jon's work focuses on the intersection between Audiology, Gerontology, Nursing and Public Health. As Jon and Dave discuss, the community-based approach to Audiology that Jon is studying and helping to define, provides for a unique, collaborative opportunity for Audiologists to work within a broader team of healthcare professionals. For example, Jon describes a potential for audiologists to work in multidisciplinary programs like CAPABLE, whose goal is to support older adults “aging-in-place.” The team is comprised of a Nurse, Occupational Therapist, and Handy Person (who helps with home modifications). An audiologist could contribute very meaningfully to such a team, though most are currently not yet trained to consider social determinants of health for older adults with hearing loss. Jon and Dave discuss how community based approaches to Audiology may allow for more opportunities for the Audiologist to help train and impart their expertise on fellow health professionals & community-based team members, which might ultimately help to expand the influence and benefits of Audiology to the broader population. Transcript: here --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/futureear/message

The Stack Overflow Podcast
The polyglot who leads Stack Overflow's Platform team

The Stack Overflow Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 28:41


Rennie grew up in Kenya, Honduras, Somalia, and Oklahoma; his parents volunteered for the Peace Corps before working for the US Government overseas. Audio tape drives are real!  Check out this Retrocomputing question about how the Commodore 64 audio interface worked. If you  want  to remember something better, a 2014 study says you should write it out by hand. Rennie worked at Blackberry, and Ben remembered his colleagues at the Verge fondly hoping for their comeback. In fact, here's Ben hoping for their comeback!We did a podcast on moving from engineer to manager, which Rennie said was one of the hardest things to do. Rennie gave a shoutout to the book he's reading now, The Elegant Puzzle by Will Larson. Rennie works on our Platform team, which works on all of our reusable stuff, including our design system, Stacks. This week's Lifeboat badge goes to Vinzzz for explaining how to Create an array of random numbers in Swift.

Global I.Q. with Jim Falk
The Art Of War In An Age Of Peace

Global I.Q. with Jim Falk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 64:18


This event is now a virtual program. About the Book Since the end of the Cold War, the United States has been the world's dominant superpower. But in the decades that have followed the collapse of the Soviet Union, Michael O'Hanlon argues that American leadership has done little to solidify a strategic approach to the country's comprehensive national security policy. While China has clearly laid out its aggressively expansionist ambitions, and Russia steadily regains its lost power by capitalizing on newfound influence, has the United States developed its own vision of the future? In The Art of War in an Age of Peace, O'Hanlon argues that we haven't – but that we easily can. Drawing on decades of experience in defense and security, O'Hanlon proposes a blueprint for American national security that considers realistic viability, the current political atmosphere, and moral duty, envisioning a future in which the United States is not at risk of losing sight of its place in the world. Michael E. O'Hanlon is the Sydney Stein, Jr. Chair and director of research in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution. He has been named one of the “most influential people” in national security and defense by Washingtonian. His vast experience includes roles with the CIA, a Congressional budget office, the Peace Corps, and the Institute for Defense Analyses, among other organizations. He holds both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Princeton University. . . Do you believe in the importance of international education and connections? The nonprofit World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth is supported by gifts from people like you, who share our passion for engaging in dialogue on global affairs and building bridges of understanding. While the Council is not currently charging admission for virtual events, we ask you to please consider making a one-time or recurring gift to help us keep the conversation going through informative public programs and targeted events for students and teachers. Donate: https://www.dfwworld.org/donate

Mike Safo
Mike Safo with Author Ben Guest

Mike Safo

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 46:00


Joined today by basketball coach, traveler and author of the new book, “Zen and the Art of Coaching Basketball: Memoir of a Namibian Odyssey”, Ben Guest. Ben talks about quitting his job and what made him write this book, the process of being a self-publisher and how he wants to grow this into his own business. This being Ben's first “real” book, we chat about the process of making it, why now was the correct time to do it and the awesome memories that came back to him. He reminisces about growing up, what made him want to join the Peace Corps and being assigned to Namibia. Ben explains what made him drop it all to move back to Namibia and how he got back into coaching. We talk about his different coaching methods of being a more Zen-like calm coach, using meditation with his teammates, how he gained their trust and why he believes relationships can sometimes overcome talent on the court. Ben shares his experience about being high school coach of the year, starting his own professional basketball team and shocking the KBA and winning the title. From what Ben misses the most about Africa to why he stopped coaching basketball. All this and more with Ben Guest. If you enjoy traveling, basketball, self-help and everything in between then purchase his book and follow Ben here.   Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Ben-Guest/e/B091BV3YJQ/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/bguest

Locals Know Best
30: Alexandria, Virginia, a Nice Mixture of Old and New

Locals Know Best

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 43:13


Today, I'll be speaking with Cecilia and Scott Fix about how to spend a fantastic day outdoors in Alexandria, Virginia. Join Cecilia, Scott, and me as we start off our day, waking up in a spooky spot. Then we continue adventuring outdoors via boating the Potomac and geocaching. All while also appreciating old architecture, waterfront parks, art installations, Cherry Blossoms, and all of the best eating and drinking Alexandria has to offer along the way. About Cecilia and Scott Fix Scott and Cecilia are a travel blogging married couple who travel both locally and internationally. They have an insatiable desire for outdoor adventure, not necessarily just in the adrenaline junkie sense of the word, but for anything exciting and new. Cecilia has a background in humanitarian work, a Master's degree in International Development, and has served as a Peace Corps volunteer for 2 years in Cape Verde, giving her a keen interest in human relationships and connectedness. Scott has a background in physics and math. His love for travel is driven more by an intense curiosity to discover the history and theories of why things are the way they are. Together Scott and Cecilia have climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, scuba-dived in the Philippines, safari'd in Tanzania, and slept in a yurt in the mountains of West Virginia. But it's their love for "micro-adventure" that has led them to many of their new favorite experiences, including geocaching, camping in their backyard, sleeping in treehouses, and exploring haunted and abandoned locations. Learn more about Cecilia and Scott Fix at lovicarious.com or on Instagram. What We Cover in This Episode What makes Alexandria worth a visit for both outdoor explorers and history buffs. What keeps Alexandria feeling small. The best (and worst) times of year to visit Alexandria, VA. Why Alexandria is a great place to visit during Christmas time. A few spots to see the Cherry Blossoms bloom, where you can avoid the crowds. A haunted historical hotel worth staying at in Alexandria. Where the locals eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and go out for drinks in Alexandria. The best ways to spend a day on the Potomac River, including an option sure to be appreciated by your dog! A location that is sure to be an art lover's delight. A few beautiful parks and spots along the waterfront that should be visited. Why geocaching is worth your time in Alexandria, and how to do it! Which local tours are the best, which are overrated, and a way to get a tour of the town for free! The best spots in Alexandria for Instagram photos. Quotables There are very few places in the U.S. that you can go to that genuinely feel old, that you can look around and there's unique architecture. There's something unique about the town. I think a lot of places in the U.S. either tend to look the same or look very modern. Alexandra is someplace that definitely looks historical and it's that way, because it genuinely is.  So that history mixed with little bits of Modern cuisine, modern culture, with live performances, and pop up boutiques, it's a nice mixture of old and new. Scott & Cecilia Fix Links to Places Mentioned in this Episode Where to Stay in Alexandria, VA: The Alexandrian Old Town Alexandria, Autograph Collection Alexandria, VA Outdoor Activities Mentioned in the Episode: Old Town Free Trolley Stand, King Street Mount Vernon Georgetown Waterfront Park Old Town Waterfront Park Torpedo Factory Art Center Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge Jones Point Lighthouse Mount Vernon Trail Gravelly Point Be the Change / Butterfly Effect Mural City Cruises Alexandria Water Taxi Green Spring Gardens River Farm Alexandria, VA Restaurants, Pubs & Speakeasies Mentioned in this Episode: Gadsby's Tavern Table Talk Restaurant Jack's Place Bob & Edith's Diner Fish Market Restaurant Myron Mixon's Pitmaster Barbeque Chop Shop Taco Le Refuge Restaurant Daniel O'Connell's Irish Restaurant & Bar Murphy's Grand Irish Pub Captain Gregory's Thanks for Listening! We love our listeners! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave me a comment below and let me know about your favorite part! If you've been enjoying the show, please also consider leaving me a review in Apple Podcasts. It's super easy; click here and go to “ratings and reviews.” I read and appreciate every single one! Each review helps new listeners find the podcast. Thank you!! Follow Cinders Travels on Facebook or Locals Knows Best Podcast on Instagram for Locals Know Best updates.

Juniper + Journey
Hogwarts Style

Juniper + Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 70:58


Jomara Laboy joins us to talk about her time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon, learning to face the anger she was harboring, and what she carries with her from that life-changing experience. Join Our Patreon: Support J+J by joining our Patreon fam! You'll get exclusive access to merch, fun behind-the-scenes content with Keziah & Lindsey, and other goodies along the way. Thank you for helping us build this space for the raw, beautiful, inspiring stories of women! https://www.patreon.com/juniperandjourney

Reality Life with Kate Casey
Ep. - 402 - YAMIR CASTILLO FROM 90 DAY FIANCE BRAVO BREAKDOWNS WITH DAILY DISH

Reality Life with Kate Casey

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 45:33


In 2014, 90 Day Fiancé season 2 introduced Chelsea, a 25-year-old from Galesburg, Illinois, and 28 year old Yamir from Nicaragua. Their romance was like one from a teen movie. Chelsea met popstar Yamir in Nicaragua when she attended a concert featuring his boy band Myla Vox while serving in the Peace Corps. Kate tracked down Yamir to find out how the show found the couple, and how it changed his life. Megan Segura from Bravo Daily Dish podcast answers a speed round of questions about Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, Potomac, and the Beverly Hills reunion. Reality Life with Kate CaseyPatreon: http://www.patreon.com/katecaseyCameo: https://cameo.com/katecaseyTwitter: https://twitter.com/katecaseyInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/katecaseycaTik Tok: http://www.tiktok.com/itskatecaseyClubhouse: @katecasey Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/113157919338245Amazon.com: www.amazon.com/shop/katecaseySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.