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In Talks With... we aim to break down the world’s most pressing problems in a way that is interesting, exciting, and easy to understand. Our podcast hosts, Emil Ekvardt and Spirit Rosenberg, talk with organizations and experts dedicated to doing good in the world. Together, they shed light on some incredible work being done globally.
#305 Talks With... Food Finders
A staggering 1 in 7 Americans rely on food pantries and meal programs. The coronavirus pandemic has only made matters worse, hitting poorer communities hardest as it ravages the hospitality job market. Food Finders is tackling hunger in Southern California, providing vital food assistance to anyone struggling to make ends meet by salvaging food that would otherwise go to waste. Want to support Food Finders?
Dec 6, 2021
21 min
#304 Talks With... Native Plant Trust
A terrifying half of all the world’s plants are at severe risk of disappearing. The primary cause is shifting weather patterns brought about by global climate change. Native Plant Trust promotes the conservation of New England’s plantlife while educating about the importance of biodiversity. Find out how you can help protect native flora and preserve fragile ecosystems for future generations. Want to support Native Plan Trust?
Nov 14, 2021
35 min
#303 Talks With... Solar Cookers International
Approximately 3 billion people cook their food over open fires. Not only is fueling an open fire a drain on time and resources, but the smoke and ash can have a lasting impact on respiratory health. Solar Cookers International champions thermal cooking that relies solely on the sun’s heat. Find out about the environmental, health and financial benefits that come from helping communities around the world make the switch. Want to support Solar Cookers International?
Nov 2, 2021
22 min
#302 Talks With... Kidney Cancer Association
More than seventy thousand people a year are diagnosed with kidney cancer in the USA. Fortunately, survival rates are high among those diagnosed early. The Kidney Cancer Association was founded in 1990 and promotes scientific advances in kidney cancer research through grants, advocacy and education. Find out how you can help contribute to research on groundbreaking treatments and patient care. Want to support the Kidney Cancer Association?
Oct 23, 2021
24 min
#301 Talks With... POAC Autism Services
We all deserve connections that matter. But for the one New Jersey child in thirty-two who is diagnosed with autism, communication can sometimes be a difficult challenge. POAC Autism Services aims to improve the quality of life of autistic people in New Jersey. Find out how investing in training and recreational enrichment can uplift children with autism, their families and the whole community.  Want to support POAC Autism Service?
Oct 11, 2021
43 min
#299 Talks With... Reach Out and Read GNY
Many factors shape our odds of success. Some come into play almost from the moment we are born. When a child is encouraged to engage with books from a very young age, their chance of success in later life skyrockets. Reach Out And Read GNY provides children and parents or carers with books during pediatric care. Find out how you can help level the educational playing field for disadvantaged children. Want to support Reach Out And Read GNY?
Oct 3, 2021
36 min
#298 Talks With... Love Justice International
There are a shocking 40 to 45 million slaves in the world today. That equates to around 1 in 200 people living on our planet. And it’s a problem that affects every country in the world, even the most developed. Love Justice International intercepts and prevents human trafficking. They have so far stopped 24 thousand instances. Find out how you can help ensure vulnerable communities don’t fall victim to traffickers. Want to support Love Justice International?
Sep 30, 2021
23 min
#297 Talks With... Heifer International
A huge proportion of the food that sustains the world is produced by smallholder farmers - independent, often family-run operations. These smallholders feed over 2 billion people. Heifer International is helping farmers in 21 countries produce food sustainably to help end global hunger and poverty. Find out how you can help galvanize farming communities and support long-term economic growth across the developing world. Want to support Heifer International?
Sep 27, 2021
24 min
#296 Talks With... Project for Public Spaces
Many of us see the big city as an alienating place, where busy people rush past each other, never stopping to catch their breath and appreciate their surroundings. The Project For Public Spaces is reimagining the way we interact with our towns and cities, focusing on community, health and wellbeing. Find out how enhancing public spaces could improve the health and prosperity of a district near you. Want to support the Project for Public Spaces?
Sep 26, 2021
31 min
#295 Talks With... PCRM
Many of us are aware of the potential health benefits of a plant-based diet. But fewer people know that there are several proven ways of testing new medical treatments that don’t involve animals. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) promotes the ethical treatment of animals as well as plant-based diet plans to help tackle health epidemics. Find out how you could benefit from going vegan. Want to support PCRM?
Sep 21, 2021
22 min
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