Tell Us How to Make It Better

Tell Us How to Make It Better

I think we can all agree there are a lot of problems in the world. You probably know people who like to complain about them. On my podcast, I want to introduce you to people who are actually trying to make those problems better. I love people that are trying to solve problems, and I hope you’ll join me each week to hear their stories.


August 23, 2022 30 min

August 23, 2022
52. Children Need to be Taught Life Skills

Vinny Capone is the managing director of Overcoming Obstacles, a nonprofit organization that provides free resources to educators so they can teach their students essential life skills.  To date, over 300,000 educators from around the world have taught Overcoming Obstacles life skills lessons to more than 70 million students.

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August 16, 2022
51. We Have a Choice Each Day

Through her book and through her music, Melissa Bollea Rowe is sharing personal stories and reflects on the powerful effect that the three words God, Gratitude, and Giving have on her daily life and hopes that it will offer a new perspective reminding others that we do have the choice each day as to what we put our time and energy into.

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August 9, 2022 32 min

August 9, 2022
50. Not All Charities Are Equal

Charles Bresler says not all charities are equal, and some charities can be hundreds or even thousands of times more impactful than others. He tells you about a great way to the most for your money in this week’s podcast.

Here are some important moments with Charles Bresler from the podcast: 

At 3:19  Tell us what the problem is, and what are you doing to make it better?

At 10:25 With all ...

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August 2, 2022
49. Poor Treatment of Animals Around the World Needs to Stop

Dr. Nikki Savvides has been exploring the best ways to protect Thailand’s captive elephants. They often suffer from serious welfare issues due to their use in tourism, including at tourist camps that offer elephant rides and shows.

Here are some important moments with Dr. Savvides from the podcast: 

At 3:46  What is the problem you have identified, and what ar...

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July 26, 2022
48. Here's Why You Need to Prepare for a Hurricane

Resilience expert Aris Papadopoulos was part of putting together a report on what the recovery was like for victims of Hurricane Michael in the Florida panhandle in 2018. The results will make you realize why we all need to do more to prevent this damage.

Here are some important moments with Aris from the podcast: 

At 5:54 What is the primary problem you have identif...

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July 19, 2022
47. Why Work Issues Exist and How to Resolve Them

The employer/employee relationship is crucial to the success of a business. Carrie-Lynn Hotson is an HR Specialist with 25 years of experience, and she has valuable information to help you understand why issues occur in the workplace, and how to resolve them.

Here are some important moments with Carrie-Lynn from the podcast: 

At 7:53 What do you do if you have a staff of ...

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July 12, 2022
46. Why Are Shelves Empty and Products Hard to Find?

Bare shelves, hard-to-find products, most of you are probably very well aware of the current supply chain issues. Enrique Alvarez of Vector Global Logistics will explain why it’s bad, and what it will take to turn around.

Here are some important moments with Enrique from the podcast: 

At 5:00 Who is to blame for the empty shelves and rising prices?

At 8:20 What is the e...

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July 5, 2022
45. When Disaster Strikes Will You Be Ready?

Are you prepared for a major disaster? Cheryl Nelson is a Meteorologist, Lifestyle/Travel Expert, and the founder of Prepare with Cher. She has important information for you so you’re ready when disaster strikes.

Here are some important moments with Cheryl from the podcast:

At 4:55 Why are people so unprepared for disasters?

At 10:02 What is your obligation to your neighbors if...

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June 28, 2022
44. It's Possible to Learn How to Make Better Decisions

Nika Kabiri has spent over two decades studying how people make decisions in various contexts, from business to politics to relationships. She teaches people how to make better decisions and how to understand how others make decisions.

Here are some important moments with Nika from the podcast: 

At 6:21 What advice do you have for someone who says they are miser...

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June 21, 2022
43. He's Designing Homes and Buildings to Last Far into the Future

Illya Azaroff is an architect and expert in building resilient capacity and climate adaptation. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and is the founder of +lab architects focused on giving voice and viability to vulnerable communities around the world.

Here are some important moments with Illya from the podcast: 

At 8:22 How do w...

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June 14, 2022
42. DIY Queen’s Secret is to Keep It Simple

Cara Newhart is an Interior Designer and DIY Queen on a mission to empower everyday people to create spaces they’re obsessed with.

Here are some important moments with Cara from the podcast: 

At 6:15 What do you hear from your viewers when they actually dive in to your DIY projects?

At 11:42 One of my favorite videos was the boring nook. Why was that even there?

At 15:11 What is ...

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June 7, 2022
41. A New App to Keep Your Family Safe

Tammy Haldeman has developed an app called Your Shield - to fight against bullying, kidnapping, sexual harassment, domestic violence, and human trafficking. Learn how it works and why it can help you in this week’s podcast.

Here are some important moments from the podcast: 

At 4:31 What got you thinking of creating this app?

At 11:03 What are you learning as people start using the app...

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May 31, 2022
40. Do You See the Stars Where You Live?

Have you ever traveled to the mountains or the desert, looked up at the night sky, and a whole universe of new things appeared before your eyes? This week’s guest Cindy Luongo Cassidy wants everyone to experience that and she’s working with the Texas Chapter of the International Dark-Sky Association to make it possible. 

Here are some important moments from the podcast: 

At 5:43 Ci...

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May 24, 2022
39. Are You Ready for Hurricane Season?

Hurricane season starts on June 1st, are you ready? While making our documentary film The Last House Standing, we interviewed several experts who have great advice for you. Advice ranges from what you should be thinking about when choosing where to live, to things you can do to make your home safer and protect your family. There is something everybody can do to improve their chanc...

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May 17, 2022
38. Coaching You to Reach Your Full Potential

Great advice from a woman who climbed the corporate ladder and is now using that knowledge to help others navigate the workplace. Genesis Amaris Kemp empowers others to speak up for themselves. She is a trailblazer who wants you to live out your dreams, goals and visions. She tells it like it is.

Here are some important moments with Genesis in the podcast: 

At 5:17 Genesis tal...

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May 10, 2022
37. Disaster Preparation Are You Ready to Help Yourself

We need to do a better job proactively preparing for major disasters. Learn how from Nat The Preparedness Guy, an emergency manager who works from the bottom up, helping people help themselves so they can prepare for and manage disasters.

Here are some important moments with Nat in the podcast: 

At 8:01 What should our mindset be as we prepare for potential disasters...

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May 3, 2022
Growing New Trees to Save the People of Haiti

Karen Nicolas is on a mission to bring back the forests in Haiti. She believes reforestation is the best way to help people recover from disasters and live sustainably. 

Karen has years of experience in emergency relief and is now turning her focus to reforestation. Karen and her husband, Mackenson, a Haitian native, live with their two children in North Carolina.

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April 26, 2022
35. What You Eat Impacts You and The Environment 

We all want to live long and healthy lives and we want our children to have a bright future. But how can we expect that future if our diet is not sustainable with the planet we call home? Ximena Yáñez Soto talks about what we do as individuals is not just a matter of free choice but is crucial to saving the planet and recovering our health. 

Here are some important mome...

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April 19, 2022 26 min

April 19, 2022
34. Making the Most of Every Minute 

Her name says it all, Katie B Happyy. Hear her inspirational story from personal loss and health issues to the inspirational message she shares every day about making the most out of every minute. 

Here are some important moments with Katie in the podcast: 

At 4:41 How do you share your "getting the most out of every day" message with people?

At 8:41 Katie talks about how she ...

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April 12, 2022
33. The Transition to Clean Energy and Reducing Climate Change

Amy Simpkins believes that the transition to clean energy and its associated contribution to reducing climate change is the foremost challenge of our time. She is the co-founder and CEO at muGrid Analytics.  Amy provides bankable techno-economic analysis, optimized control, and project development of renewable energy, energy storage, and microgrids to maxi...

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