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April 2019

4 April

Carlos Pereira is the CEO and founder of Livox. Carlos is the father of an eleven-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, caused by a medical mistake. Since he found out about his daughter’s impairment, empowering people with disabilities has become a passion for him. Out of this passion, he created several initiatives to improve the lives of disabled people. He founded a software company named Livox that enables non-verbal people to communicate.

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18 April

India has the largest blind population in the world. Eight million people are totally blind, 55 million are visually impaired and 80% are either preventable or curable. The Sankara Eye Foundation brings quality and timely eye care to the doorsteps of rural India through its award-winning Gift of Vision outreach program.

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25 April

The Philadelphia Orchestra creates and shares music of the highest caliber for people of all ages and backgrounds. The Orchestra is committed to excellence, innovation and creativity, onstage and off, and serves its many communities at home and abroad by performing music, encouraging music-making and tangibly improving the lives of all with whom it interacts.

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May 2019

2 May

This podcast features professor Andreas Heinecke, a former journalist, documentarian and groundbreaking entrepreneur whose mission is to mitigate social gaps and foster empathy. His work in the field of social entrepreneurship spans 30 years and has received worldwide recognition.

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16 May

Dock to Dish is connecting chefs and seafood consumers to small-scale local fishermen and their catches. This model of community-supported fishing (CSF) cuts out the convoluted and sometimes sketchy international seafood processors and industrial fishers in favor of a direct relationship with local fishermen and more sustainable seafood selections. The results are health, equity and sustainability—a model for all organizations with similar goals.

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30 May

The fashion industry, including the production of clothes, contributes to around 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions due to its long supply chains and energy-intensive production. The industry consumes more energy than the aviation and shipping industries combined. Our guest is People Tree founder Safia Minney—a social entrepreneur and environmental activist who is deeply concerned with all issues relating to ethical fashion, including fair trade, sustainable production, workers' conditions and animal welfare.

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June 2019

13 June

Orit Kopel, the founder of Glass Voices, is a woman who has raised her voice to help advance women in leadership positions and to encourage women to “amplify their unique voices in the public sphere.” Kopel is CEO of the Jimmy Wales Foundation for Freedom of Expression, which advocates for bloggers and social-media users who are persecuted for speaking out against repressive regimes around the world.

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20 June

John G. Hanhardt is the guest curator at the Barnes Museum for  I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like: The Art of Bill Viola. It's the first large-scale exhibition of Viola’s work to be presented in Philadelphia. During the 1970s, Bill Viola was a vanguard leader experimenting with the new medium of video. He paved the way for subsequent generations of media artists and throughout his career has created genre-defying, mind-expanding work that invites meditations on human consciousness, spirituality, and the cycle of life and death.

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27 June

Eleanor Allen is the CEO of Water For People. As a professional civil engineer, Eleanor has lived and worked all over the world. As a business executive with extensive experience in water, she has led large global and regional operations in consulting, project management, program management, business development, and engineering. Eleanor believes societal change can be accelerated through social entrepreneurship and the efforts of organizations like Water For People.

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