Ann Friedman, Founder & CEO of Planet Word: Making Words and Language Fun

Ann Friedman, Founder & CEO of Planet Word: Making Words and Language Fun

Planet Word is the world’s first voice-activated museum, with interactive galleries and exhibits that bring words and language to life in all sorts of fun ways… inspiring and renewing a love of language and reading in people of all ages. Through unique, immersive learning experiences, they provide a dynamic space to explore words, grounded in a solid understanding of language arts and science.

Dr. Jason Karlawish—Author of The Problem of Alzheimer’s: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease into a Crisis and What We Can Do About It

Dr. Jason Karlawish—Author of The Problem of Alzheimer’s: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease into a Crisis and What We Can Do About It

Part case studies, part meditation on the past, present and future of the disease, The Problem of Alzheimer's traces its beginnings to its recognition as a crisis. An unambiguous account of decades of missed opportunities and our healthcare systems’ failures to take action, it also tells the story of the biomedical breakthroughs that may allow Alzheimer’s to finally be prevented and treated by medicine, and indicates how we can live with dementia: the ways patients can reclaim their autonomy and redefine their sense of self, how families can support their loved ones, and the innovative reforms we can make as a society that would give caregivers and patients a better quality of life.

Jeff Carter, Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility: Advocating for Nuclear Disarmament, Climate Responsibility and Racial Justice

Jeff Carter, Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility: Advocating for Nuclear Disarmament, Climate Responsibility and Racial Justice

Physicians for Social Responsibility, known as PSR, is a physician-led and membership organization of health professionals in the United States working to protect the public from the global threats posed by nuclear weapons proliferation, climate change and environmental destruction. It produces and disseminates publications, provides specialized training, offers written and oral testimony to Congress, conducts media interviews, and delivers professional and public education.

Jeffrey Rosen and the National Constitution Center: Visit—Learn—Debate

Jeffrey Rosen and the National Constitution Center: Visit—Learn—Debate

Jeffrey Rosen is the president & CEO of the National Constitution Center, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate the public about the U.S. Constitution. Located steps from Independence Hall in historic Philadelphia, the Center engages millions of citizens as an interactive museum, national town hall and provider of nonpartisan resources for civic education.

Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity: Home Is Where Our Hearts Are

Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity: Home Is Where Our Hearts Are

Habitat partners with people in your community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners build their own homes alongside volunteers, and pay an affordable mortgage. With your support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. With their 2020 Strategic Plan, Habitat for Humanity will serve more people than ever before through decent and affordable housing.

Eleanor Allen and Water for People: Ensuring the Waters Flow Forever

Eleanor Allen and Water for People: Ensuring the Waters Flow Forever

Eleanor Allen is CEO of Water for People. A compassionate truth-teller and advocate of empowered equality for people across the globe, Eleanor is a world-leading water expert dedicated to helping billions of people access safe and sustainable water and sanitation services needed to save lives, stay healthy, find jobs, and thrive.

David Devan, General Director and President of Opera Philadelphia: Innovation that Broadens and Diversifies Audiences

David Devan, General Director and President of Opera Philadelphia: Innovation that Broadens and Diversifies Audiences

Managing Editor Robert Rimm talks with Opera Philadelphia’s General Director and President David Devan. Their mission is to deliver outstanding productions of traditional and new repertoire that engage the public and propel the genre forward. By presenting innovative programming that speaks to the multicultural Philadelphia region, they broaden and diversify the opera audience. They also identify extraordinary artists, both established and emerging, and provide opportunities for them to create their most imaginative and inspired work.

Afa Dworkin, President and Artistic Director of The Sphinx Organization: Making Inclusive Music Together

Afa Dworkin, President and Artistic Director of The Sphinx Organization: Making Inclusive Music Together

Host Robert Rimm talks with Afa Dworkin, president and artistic director of The Sphinx Organization, the social-justice organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Sphinx’s four program areas—Education & Access, Artist Development, Performing Artists and Arts Leadership—form a pipeline that develops and supports diversity and inclusion in classical music at every level: music education, artists performing on stage, the repertoire and programming being performed, communities represented in audiences, and artistic and administrative leadership within the field.

Elena Timofeeva of Safe House Foundation: Fighting Worldwide Human Trafficking

Elena Timofeeva of Safe House Foundation: Fighting Worldwide Human Trafficking

For most of us, these victims are faceless as we struggle to understand who they are and how they came to be victims. Elena Timofeeva and the organization she cofounded, Safe House Foundation, have been on the front line fighting against human trafficking.

Timothy Rub and the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Educating and Engaging the Public with the Vital Role of Art

Timothy Rub and the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Educating and Engaging the Public with the Vital Role of Art

Serving at one of the country’s largest art institutions, Timothy Rub provides an outstanding model for advocating for the power of art to grow communities, to educate and engage the public, and to enhance the vital role of art in our society.