Here's Something Good

Here's Something Good

Each day we aspire to bring you the good news. Because there is good happening in the world, every day, everywhere — we just need to look for it and share it. Here’s Something Good is a short daily podcast that offers inspiring stories, helpful tips and shared experiences to motivate and inspire you every day. We’re letting you in on the best advice we’ve gotten, the news that’s brightening our day, and practical insights from experts and leaders you know and some that you may not, including ordinary people making an extraordinary difference. Here’s Something Good comes to you Monday through Friday — it’s a great way to start your day on the positive side of life. Here’s Something Good is a production of the Seneca Women Podcast Network and iHeartRadio, with support from Founding Partner P&G and Bank of America. For more information on Seneca Women, visit our website senecawomen.com and download the Seneca Women app free in the App Store.... Show More

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July 7, 2020 6 min

Resilience—the ability to bounce back from life’s hardships—is a particularly valuable trait right now. The good news is, we all have it to some degree; the better news is we all can learn to be even more resilient. In this episode, we get great insights and advice on resilience from Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Science Director at the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.  

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July 6, 2020 7 min

This past weekend we celebrated the Fourth of July. Men who fought for American independence fill the history books, but now’s a good time to learn about the women who had a major role, like Abigail Adams and Phillis Wheatley. We talk to historian Dr. Arica Coleman.

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The three Black women who make up the String Queens are on a mission to change the audience for classical music—and the perception of what that music should be. Their strategy includes mixing things up, with compositions by everyone from Handel to Adele. We talk to the String Queens’ violinist, Kendall Isadore, about the power of music to heal, inspire and transform.

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Today we’re delighted to share a preview of the third episode of our new series, Made By Women. We talk to Maribel Lieberman, founder of MarieBelle chocolates. Hear how she learned to build an international brand, pivot during economic crisis, and face down even the biggest problems. Enjoy this preview.

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After months of closed doors, American cultural institutions are gradually reopening. Italy, which started opening museums in late May, can provide a glimpse of the future. We talked to Karole Vail, director of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, who gave us the good news about what to expect.

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June 29, 2020 8 min

Here's something ironic about the coronavirus: While it's forced us all to practice social distancing, it’s also brought us together. Across the US, people are forming mutual aid groups to help neighbors with everything from grocery delivery to dog walking. We talk to the founder of a mutual aid group—Dr. Eden Almasude—who is also a Yale psychiatry resident, about how individuals and communities benefit from these self-form...

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June 26, 2020 8 min

Here we are, after being shut down for months, and the US is reopening in stages. If you're feeling both excited and worried, you aren't alone. Psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz helps us figure out the brain game of reopening and gives tips on how to manage the newest normal in a way that's best for you. 

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The LiftFund is one of the largest micro-lending programs in the US, providing entrepreneurs from low-income communities with access to capital and financial training. We hear from LiftFund founder Janie Barrera about how this CDFI works to change lives, and from Bank of America's Sharon Miller about the Bank's commitment to small businesses. 

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Today we’re thrilled to share a preview of the second episode of our new series: Made By Women. We're showcasing Jane Mosbacher Morris and To The Market. Jane proves it is possible, and profitable, for companies to manufacture products that are ethically made, that protect the environment and lift up workers. And hear how we can each make a difference through our purchases. Enjoy this preview of Made By Women.

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June 23rd marks the 48th anniversary of Title IX, which prohibits educational institutions from discriminating on the basis of sex, including participation in school sports. Today we learn about Title IX and also celebrate the birthday of one of the greatest women athletes in track and field— the late, great Wilma Rudolph. 

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June 22, 2020 8 min

Everything you need to ease anxiety is right outside your door or window. Nature therapy expert Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller tells how a little time in the fresh air can benefit both mind and the body.

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June 19, 2020 6 min

Today is Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the US in 1865. In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, Juneteenth carries a special meaning, as Americans call for racial justice and widespread reform. Seneca Women's Sharon Bowen joins us to discuss one way we can all observe Juneteenth, today and year round. 

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June 18, 2020 6 min

The pandemic has given us all a new appreciation for our homes. But how do we maintain a sense of calm and control when our kitchens are busy 24-7 and that means more dishes to clean? We discuss the "clean as you go" method with P&G Scientific Communications Manager Morgan Brashear, and learn why science tells us that cleaning can actually be a mood-booster.

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These are challenging times that call for new ways of thinking. We're excited to announce our new podcast about women and entrepreneurship, Made By Women. Enjoy this preview and a valuable lesson from the twin sisters who founded one of the most fashionable eyewear lines out there, Coco and Breezy. 

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Father’s Day is going to be different this year. Many of us are still stuck at home, so impulse shopping is out — but reading is having a revival. Today we share book recommendations from Lissa Muscatine, the owner of renowned bookstore Politics and Prose in Washington DC.

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If we’re going to find a way out of the pandemic, the answer may come through technology. But there's one problem: the tech industry has a huge gender gap. Today we hear about an amazing organization that's bringing young women into computer science: Girls Who Code. Founder Reshma Saujani tells how the nonprofit is building the next generation of coders, including through its summer immersion program.

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We’ve been forming new habits during the long months of the coronavirus—and one that's worth keeping is the revival of the family dinner. The Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Family Dinner Project, psychologist Anne Fishel, shares why meals together are great for physical and mental health — and how dinner-time conversations can strengthen family bonds.

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June 11, 2020 7 min

Uncertainty seems to be the order of the day. It’s hard to stay positive, when we’re yearning for the past or fearing the unknowable future. Dr. Gail Saltz shares the benefits of focusing on the here and now as well as tips that can help relieve our anxiety and provide real psychological benefits. 

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Americans really miss restaurants, but the restaurants miss us more. More than 8 million restaurant employees lost their jobs, and four out of 10 restaurants were closed at one point. Harvard Medical student Natalie Guo had an idea to keep restaurants working while getting nutritious meals to frontline workers. We’ll hear about Off Their Plate, a non-profit that’s saving jobs and supporting health care workers. 

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Today, amid turmoil and grief as we hear calls for justice and institutional change, we ask ourselves: What is our responsibility as citizens? The bi-partisan non-profit, iCivics, founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and today championed by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, teaches youth about civic participation and how to make their voices heard. On this episode, we talk about the opportunity to engage with our government and the import...

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