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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.
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Episode 303: Reclaiming News as a Public Good

Through Solutions Journalism Network, Tina Rosenberg thoroughly shares her passion for rigorous reporting, educating future journalists, and reclaiming the news as an agent of public good. She joins us today to talk about the media, and its role in healing.
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Episode 302: When Equal is Not Equitable with Linda Villarosa

Linda Villarosa is a brilliant storyteller, a journalist author, editor, and educator. She's a New York times magazine contributing writer where she covers race, inequality, and health. She joins us today to talk about just how far our public health system has to go on issues of equity and inclusivity.

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.
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Episode 209: Anti-Racism Work + Commitments: A Mission Forward Business Leaders Roundtable

A few weeks back, we reached out to a group of CEOs and business leaders with a very big request: join Carrie and Alex Orfinger of the Washington Business Journal for an honest, on-the-record, uncomfortable conversation about the anti-racist commitments and statements we have made over the last twelve months, and assess our progress against those commitments. In our season two finale, we bring you that conversation.
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Episode 208: Culture School with Amira El Gawly

Amira El-Gawly believes love is making a comeback at work, and she should know: she’s spent the better part of her career with a keen eye on her people, their relationships, and what leads to better results. This week she shares the hard work of bringing people together.