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Celebrate notable organizations and individuals who dedicate their efforts to better society as we highlight their admirable actions for the greater good. “Every single person on this Earth has the power to change the world. And when we all come together, our power becomes irresistible. Now we must use our power to tackle the biggest threat humanity has ever faced.”~ Emma Thompson British Academy Award-winning actress

Protectors of Colombia’s Elderly: Albeiro Vargas and the Guardian Angels Foundation

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Protectors of Colombia’s Elderly: Albeiro Vargas and the Guardian Angels Foundation

Today, we are excited to present the inspiring, special and wonderful work of the Albeiro Vargas and the Guardian Angels Foundation. It is located in the city of Bucaramanga, that is part of Colombia’s department of Santander. Albeiro Vargas is a gerontologist well known for his life-long dedication to transforming the lives of seniors in Colombia. Albeiro was born in a large, humble family
Good People, Good Work
2021-08-02   79 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-08-02

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary - True Love to Animals

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Woodstock Farm Sanctuary - True Love to Animals

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary (WFS) was established in 2004 by an extraordinary couple, Jenny Brown and Doug Abel, outside of Woodstock, New York, USA. These two lovely people noticed that there was an abundance of help for dogs and cats in need but very little aid available for animals abused by the animal livestock industry. Thus, they decided to build a sanctuary to take care of animals rescued from
Good People, Good Work
2021-07-19   232 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-07-19

Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 13 of a Multi-part Series: Joseph Pulitzer – Father of the Modern American Newspaper

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Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 13 of a Multi-part Series: Joseph Pulitzer – Father of the Modern American Newspaper

Born into a wealthy family in Hungary, young Joseph had private tutors and learned both French and German. When he was 11 years old, his father died, and the family went bankrupt. Joseph became determined to become a soldier. He was soon offered a job as a reporter at a German-language newspaper. Then, he acquired another paper and later combined it with his first one to create the “St Loui
Good People, Good Work
2021-07-12   203 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-07-12

The Latino Community Foundation - A Guardian Angel

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The Latino Community Foundation - A Guardian Angel

The Latino Community Foundation was established in 1989. At the very beginning, it was an affinity group of the nonprofit United Way of the Bay Area to boost workplace donations to Latino charity organizations. It was not until 2016 that LCF became an independent California-wide foundation. Masha Chernyak is the Senior Vice President of Programs and Brand Strategy at LCF. She gives a brief introdu
Good People, Good Work
2021-07-09   141 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-07-09

Helen Wright (vegan) and Vegans Against World Hunger

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Helen Wright (vegan) and Vegans Against World Hunger

After meeting vegans in this predicament and being “aware of the lack of UK-based charities providing vegan food and other necessities to people suffering from hunger, starvation, and malnutrition,” Helen Wright, the British founder of Vegans Against World Hunger (VAWH), launched the Bath Vegan Food Bank in Bath, UK, for the most vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether they follow
Good People, Good Work
2021-06-21   267 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-06-21

Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 12 of a Multi-part Series: The Pioneer of Modern Philanthropy - Andrew Carnegie

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Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 12 of a Multi-part Series: The Pioneer of Modern Philanthropy - Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie was born on November 25, 1835, in Dunfermline, Scotland. As they were forced into poverty by the arrival of automated weaving machines, they decided to immigrate to the United States in 1848 for the prospect of a better life. At the age of 18, he was recruited by Thomas Scott, superintendent of the Pennsylvania Railroad, as his secretary and personal telegrapher. As this yo
Good People, Good Work
2021-06-14   817 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-06-14

The Heartfelt Work of Stéphanie Besson and Tous Migrants (We Are All Migrants), Part 2 of 2

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The Heartfelt Work of Stéphanie Besson and Tous Migrants (We Are All Migrants), Part 2 of 2

Another avenue of Stéphanie Besson’s outreach and education efforts regarding refugees is her book “To Find a Refuge: Stories from Across Borders.” We were delighted to learn more about the work. “About the book, I would like to say that it is a polyphonic book, in that 56 people express themselves through the book. Lots of stories are intertwined. It's not just my own diary; and beyond the border
Good People, Good Work
2021-06-07   283 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-06-07

The Heartfelt Work of Stéphanie Besson and Tous Migrants (We Are All Migrants), Part 1 of 2

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The Heartfelt Work of Stéphanie Besson and Tous Migrants (We Are All Migrants), Part 1 of 2

Founded in 2015, We Are All Migrants is a peaceful citizen movement that welcomes refugees. Its members not only conduct search and rescue missions for these vulnerable people still in the wilderness but continue to help by organizing shelter and medical aid for those that need it. The association also defends refugee and asylum seeker rights through advocacy and legal action and shares informatio
Good People, Good Work
2021-05-31   490 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-05-31

Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 11: British Platinum-Selling Pop Star Rita Ora

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Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 11: British Platinum-Selling Pop Star Rita Ora

Ms. Ora is regarded as a distinguished singer and fashion icon, an active philanthropist, and advocate of women's rights. Rita was born on November 26, 1990, in Pristina, Yugoslavia, or what is now present-day Kosovo. At age one, her family fled to the UK because of internal conflict in the nation. In 2009, a talent scout in the UK learned of Rita and told Roc Nation, a prominent American entertai
Good People, Good Work
2021-05-29   828 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-05-29

Sweet Farm: A New Kind of Sanctuary, Part 2 of 2

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Sweet Farm: A New Kind of Sanctuary, Part 2 of 2

Not only does the charity rescue farm and other exploited animals, but it also has a biodiverse, veganic produce farm that welcomes people to come and pick vegetables through its community-supported agriculture program. Furthermore, Sweet Farm supports food and technology firms that are finding innovative ways to make our food supply more equitable and peaceful. “Technology at Sweet Farm is an inc
Good People, Good Work
2021-05-17   347 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-05-17

Sweet Farm: A New Kind of Sanctuary, Part 1 of 2

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Sweet Farm: A New Kind of Sanctuary, Part 1 of 2

“Sweet Farm is an animal sanctuary, an heirloom vegetable farm, and a tech haven dedicated to creating a more humane and sustainable world.” Sweet Farm is located in Northern California, USA, near the city of Half Moon Bay. It is such a unique animal sanctuary that it is sometimes referred to as Sanctuary 2.0! Sweet Farm’s philosophy is “Educate. Inspire. Innovate. Driving change to create a more
Good People, Good Work
2021-05-10   544 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-05-10

SEA LIFE Trust: Safeguarding Marine Life and Habitats, Part 3 of 3

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SEA LIFE Trust: Safeguarding Marine Life and Habitats, Part 3 of 3

On today’s show, we invite you to join us in enjoying the touching moment that the two belugas, Little Grey and Little White, return to their original home - the ocean. “And the great thing that happened, in moving Little White and Little Grey from China to Iceland, was that four of their carers in China actually committed to move with the whales, which is absolutely amazing.” Upon arrival to Icel
Good People, Good Work
2021-04-19   850 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-04-19

Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 10: Computer Scientist Sergey Brin

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Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 10: Computer Scientist Sergey Brin

Today, we will introduce another prominent refugee, Sergey Brin. He left the Soviet Union, now Russia, at the age of six and, in his college years, co-founded a technology company that continues to shape the way we access knowledge and will likely do so for generations to come. Since June 2000, Google has become the world’s largest and most popular search engine and never looked back. Over
Good People, Good Work
2021-04-17   412 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-04-17

SEA LIFE Trust: Safeguarding Marine Life and Habitats, Part 2 of 3

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SEA LIFE Trust: Safeguarding Marine Life and Habitats, Part 2 of 3

Today, we continue our interview with Andy Bool, the Head of the SEA LIFE Trust. He will tell the story of the Beluga Whale Sanctuary and the challenges involved in returning the two beluga whales from the water park back to the ocean. “There have been many challenges in creating this world's first sanctuary for whales coming from a captive environment to a more natural environment. Firstly, it wa
Good People, Good Work
2021-04-12   532 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-04-12

SEA LIFE Trust: Safeguarding Marine Life and Habitats, Part 1 of 3

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SEA LIFE Trust: Safeguarding Marine Life and Habitats, Part 1 of 3

In today’s show, we are going to introduce a group of good people who are devoted to protecting the world’s oceans and marine lives. SEA LIFE Trust is a charity registered in England and Wales, United Kingdom, and a Shining World Compassion Award recipient. It champions, “the need for plastic-free oceans and an end to the over-exploitation of marine life through global projects and campaigns,” and
Good People, Good Work
2021-04-05   538 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-04-05

Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 9: Isaac Bashevis Singer (vegetarian) – Nobel Prize Laureate and Mystic

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Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 9: Isaac Bashevis Singer (vegetarian) – Nobel Prize Laureate and Mystic

One of the most profound and powerful writers of the 20th century is Mr. Isaac Bashevis Singer, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1978. His best-selling novels include “The Family Moskat,” “The Magician of Lublin,” and “The Slave.” A book of his short stories called “The Collected Stories” is considered by many to be his greatest work. His writings portray deep and colorful characters who
Good People, Good Work
2021-03-29   618 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-03-29

Heartwarming Police Stories, Part 2 of 2

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Heartwarming Police Stories, Part 2 of 2

“The police are the assets, the good, good assets of any country. They have been trained to do many things – even midwife, they can even deliver a baby. I mean, if they have to, emergency-wise. And they can do CPR to help the unconscious people, or babies or children even. Or even help in many ways that I probably forget to mention.” Sometimes the help that a police officer gives may seem l
Good People, Good Work
2021-03-22   653 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-03-22

Heartwarming Police Stories, Part 1 of 2

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Heartwarming Police Stories, Part 1 of 2

All over the world, police officers perform amazing feats of bravery and compassion every day. These heroes have a rare combination of courage, caring, strength, and intelligence. Police officers walk into a multitude of different situations where they must think quickly and come up with a solution, whether they need to save someone in an emergency or use their intelligence and wisdom to diffuse a
Good People, Good Work
2021-03-15   774 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-03-15

Jennifer Stojkovic (vegan): Empowering Female Vegan Entrepreneurs

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Jennifer Stojkovic (vegan): Empowering Female Vegan Entrepreneurs

Today, March 8, is International Women's Day. In honor of this occasion, we profile an influential vegan woman who is passionately dedicated to inspiring and empowering businesswomen worldwide who are leading or creating new plant-based ventures. Jennifer Stojkovic, originally from Canada, has established herself as an influential community relations leader for tech companies in San Francisco, Uni
Good People, Good Work
2021-03-08   468 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-03-08

Faunalytics: Providing Research Essential to Effective Animal Advocacy

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Faunalytics: Providing Research Essential to Effective Animal Advocacy

Faunalytics is a United States-based non-profit organization with a unique mission to empower animal advocates by providing them with access to research, data, and strategies – all at no cost. It also shares data with and gives assistance to vegan business owners to help them succeed. Faunalytics has a small staff, but its output of data has been nothing but extensive! In 2019 alone, Faunalytics’
Good People, Good Work
2021-03-01   497 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-03-01
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