Entries by Pete Wright

Episode 307: What We Owe Each Other: At the Heart of Community with Mia Birdsong

Our guest this week is Mia Birdsong: pathfinder, community curator, and storyteller, who steadily engages the leadership and wisdom of people experiencing injustice to chart new visions of American life. She has an extraordinary gift for leveraging the brilliance of everyday people so that our collective gifts reach larger spheres of influence, cultural and political change, and create well-being for everyone.

Episode 304: Philanthropy’s Power Problem with JustFund’s Iara Peng

Getting resources to organizations truly doing front line work involves challenging entrenched ideologies and engaging leadership often marginalized in philanthropy: people of color. And so it is a group of funders and organizers of color who founded the organization, those who know best how to poke at philanthropy’s power problem. One of the leaders of this charge is our guest today: Iara Peng, founder and CEO of JustFund.

Episode 301: The Writing on the Wall

This is going to be a season of perspective-shifting conversations that will touch on faith, media, the economic recovery, and the role of philanthropy. We start this week with a big picture conversation with our new co-host, Natalie S. Burke.

Season Three • The Future of Health

This season, we’ll be looking at the state of our collective health in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. What will it take to bring us back together? What have we learned, and what have we lost? Stay tuned for our first episode in early May.