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November 2019

28 November 2019

Land-based food production is in crisis - driven by climate change and population increase. While we try to feed more people - an estimated 2 billion more by 2050, land-based farm yields simply cannot meet demand. The solution according to my guest isn’t on land, it’s in the sea. But wild fisheries cannot bear the burden: fish stocks are either fully fished or overfished. Yes, the answer is in the ocean… but its farming the ocean that poses the most…

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December 2019

12 December 2019

Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. They invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Their goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which they believe are essential for a healthy democracy. In Philadelphia, Knight Foundation focuses on the power of public spaces to unite and strengthen the city. In partnership with the city and other funders, they piloted Reimagining…

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26 December 2019

With a population in excess of 1 billion and a low labor demand, unemployment is as high as 80-96% across sub-Saharan Africa.  Throughout the continent, men and women are in need of income that sustainable jobs provide to support their families with food, shelter, and education. The answer, according to my guest is: High volume handmade production. A type of manufacturing that creates thousands of jobs and connects people to the real and competitive markets across the world, resulting in…

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February 2020

6 February 2020

Numbers don't lie. Philadelphia is the poorest big city in the country. Nearly 40-percent of the city’s students are not graduating high school and only 30-percent of eighth grade kids are reading and writing at grade level. That’s why in 2009, Mighty Writers was launched with a five-word elevator pitch: To teach kids to write. They do this through four-day-a-week writing academies at their six neighborhood locations in Philadelphia, at their Kennett site in West Grove, and at their site…

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March 2020

5 March 2020

Disability Rights Pennsylvania, known as DRP, is part of a national network of disability rights non-profit organizations that protect and advocate for the rights of children and adults with disabilities so that they may live the lives they choose, free from abuse, neglect, discrimination, and segregation. DRP helps people with disabilities in many areas such as abuse and neglect, access to community services, discrimination, ADA compliance issues, education, assistive technology, voting access, and access to Medical Assistance services. They help…

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19 March 2020

World Water Day is an annual United Nations observance day (always on March 22nd) that highlights the importance of freshwater. The day is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. In commemoration of that event, today we’re talking about access to potable water. Today 785 million people lack access to safe water at home. And 2 billion don't have access to a toilet. The water crisis negatively impacts the health and livelihood of more than one-third of…

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August 2020

6 August 2020

Managing Editor Robert Rimm talks with Director and CEO Timothy Rub of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and past president of the Association of Art Museum Directors. Serving at one of the country’s largest art institutions, he 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. This is a rebroadcast of an Innovate podcast.

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September 2020

17 September 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Managing Editor Robert Rimm talks with Frank Leto, president and CEO of Bryn Mawr Trust. For 130 years, its professionals have focused on being collaborative partners with individuals, families, businesses and organizations. Their culture is based on uncovering clients’ needs, not just for today but tomorrow, and being a responsible supporter of the communities they serve, both within the Philadelphia region and internationally. Frank Leto has served in his current position since 2015. He joined the bank in 2002 as…

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October 2020

1 October 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Managing Editor 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…

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15 October 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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. David Devan joined Opera Philadelphia…

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