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Good People, Good Work

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

Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 15 of a Multi-part Series: Australian Top Science Communicator Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

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Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 15 of a Multi-part Series: Australian Top Science Communicator Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Today, we will introduce another outstanding refugee, Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki, who has been a professional in many fields and holds degrees in physics, mathematics, biomedical engineering, medicine and surgery. His professions have included being a scientist, an engineer, and a doctor, but he is now a renowned author and science communicator in a variety of media, particularly TV and radio, in Austr
Good People, Good Work
2021-09-20   65 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-09-20

Being Guardian Angels for Each Other, Part 2 of 2

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Being Guardian Angels for Each Other, Part 2 of 2

Your small, kind actions may save a person’s life. Such is the case for our first story from Texas, USA. Since 1984, Mr. Marcos Perez, a Shining World Compassionate Hero Award laureate, has been donating platelets every two weeks. As of March 2021, he has donated 962 times, totaling more than 450 liters, and saved about 3,000 lives, according to Ms. Ashley Frolick, the communications specialist at
Good People, Good Work
2021-09-14   224 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-09-14

Being Guardian Angels for Each Other, Part 1 of 2

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Being Guardian Angels for Each Other, Part 1 of 2

Today, we are going to introduce a few heart-warming stories that show how people give unconditionally in tough times. Ms. Donna LaMonaca is a supervisory officer working in the Johnstown-Cambria County Airport for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in Pennsylvania, USA. She has worked for the federal agency for 18 years and been recognized by her employer for helping the elderly to
Good People, Good Work
2021-09-06   367 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-09-06

Nemonte Nenquimo: Amazonian Environmental Hero

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Nemonte Nenquimo: Amazonian Environmental Hero

Nemonte Nenquimo is an Indigenous Waorani woman and champion of the environment. She was named as one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020, one of the first Amazonians ever to be featured on the list and the only Indigenous woman nominated that year. In the same year, Ms. Nenquimo also appeared on the BBC 100 Women 2020 list, was given the Goldman Environmental Prize, and was hon
Good People, Good Work
2021-09-03   330 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-09-03

Backpacks For The Street: Bringing Hope to the Homeless

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Backpacks For The Street: Bringing Hope to the Homeless

In today’s episode, we will travel to New York City in the United States of America, where we will meet a couple who has been giving out backpacks filled with hope and care to thousands of homeless people. In December 2020, there were 56,849 homeless men, women and children in New York City; this is about 14% of all homeless people in America. Many are using the municipal shelter system, but thous
Good People, Good Work
2021-08-26   354 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-08-26

Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 14 of a Multi-part Series: From Syrian Refugee to Olympic Athlete – Yusra Mardinii

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Successful Refugees and Immigrants Leading the Way, Part 14 of a Multi-part Series: From Syrian Refugee to Olympic Athlete – Yusra Mardinii

Today, we will introduce another remarkable refugee, Yusra Mardini. She bravely saved her companions during an extremely dangerous escape from Syria in 2015 and became an Olympic swimmer a year later. Now she is also a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, dedicating her voice to speaking up for millions of refugees around the world.In 2015, an unexploded bomb pierced through the roof of the swimming
Good People, Good Work
2021-08-16   423 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-08-16

Woodfield Animal Sanctuary: Retired Angel Couple’s Endeavor of Love

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Woodfield Animal Sanctuary: Retired Angel Couple’s Endeavor of Love

David Wallis and Robbie Bartington are a married couple who dreamed of retiring with their animal companions in Gower, South Wales in the United Kingdom, which is known for its wonderful beaches and scenery. At the time, they already had several horses, 11 dogs rescued from Spain, and 20 cats! One night, 20 ponies came in together! Some had encountered road accidents, others were orphaned foals, a
Good People, Good Work
2021-08-09   306 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-08-09

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   324 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   401 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   406 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   298 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   322 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   1085 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   524 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   734 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   1082 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   417 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   608 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   901 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   462 Views
Good People, Good Work
2021-04-17
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