Aug 8, 2017

Dr. Arabia Mollette

If anyone epitomizes grit, determination and heart it's Dr. Arabia Mollette.  Even though she always wanted to be a doctor, achieving that goal was going to be no easy feat for a child from a broken home, surrounded by crime, drugs, alcohol and despair. But she sure as hell did!  There's no way you can afford to miss the inspiring, life-affirming, riveting story of Dr. Arabia Mollette.

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Jul 25, 2017

Civia Tamarkin

In her decades long career as an award-winning investigative journalist, former television executive and documentary filmmaker, much of Civia Tamarkin's focus has been on criminal and social justice. She's covered stories all around the world, including the fall of Vietnam. Her latest project is "Birthright: A War Story." This riveting, feature length documentary tells the story of "how women have become collateral damage in the aggressive campaign to take control of reproductive health care and to allow states, courts and religious doctrine to govern whether, when and how women will bear children." This is yet another conversation you can't afford to miss.

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Jul 11, 2017

Meklit Hadero, Singer/Songwriter

Meklit Hadero was just 2 when she, her two older sisters and parents fled to the U.S. from Ethiopia to escape the violence that followed the country's 1974 revolution. They settled in Iowa before moving to Brooklyn, New York where Meklit sang in choirs and was introduced to the music of Billie Holiday. She continued singing while attending Yale University, earning a degree in political science. But music remained an important part of her life. Meklit eventually settled in San Francisco, developing and performing her own sound - a combination of jazz, folk and East African influences; what she describes as, "music coming from in-between spaces." You can't afford to miss this conversation with the talented, passionate, committed artist and activist, MeklitHardero.

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Dec 20, 2016

Khuraira Musa, Make Up Artist

Khuraira Musa's career as a successful make up artist and creator of a cosmetics line that bears her name is a far cry from her humble beginnings in a small village in Northern Nigeria. Life began in an orphanage after her mother died in childbirth. She was later adopted by an aunt, who had very little. They lived in a mud hut with no electricity or running water. What Khuraira says she didn't lack, was a tremendous amount of love. Listen in as she shares the details of her life in Nigeria and here in the States in this riveting, no-holds barred conversation.

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Aug 9, 2016

Barbara Collins and Marsha Wallace, Philanthropists

Barb Collins and Marsha Wallace, two amazing, inspirational and committed women. They are the co-founders of Dining for Women, the largest educational giving circle that connects people in the West with projects supporting women and girls living in extreme poverty in the developing world. Thanks to their tireless efforts and drive to make the world a better place, Dining for Women has 8,000 grassroots members in just about every state and 6 countries, who meet in home and community-based chapters. Members donate what they would have spent dining out. Since it's founding in 2003, DFW has raised more than 5 million dollars. Marsha and Barb will 'blow you away!'

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Aug 2, 2016

Alexis Okeowo, Journalist

What's it like working as a foreign correspondent? You're about to find out. Alexis Okeowo spent a good part of her career in Nigeria, Uganda and Mexico freelancing for various publications/organizations, including the New York Times Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Financial Times and the international news agency, Agence France-Press. Alexis, who joined the New Yorker as a staff writer in 2015, is working on a book: A Moonless, Starless Sky: Womoen and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa. She shares the challenges and rewards of global reporting as a woman in what's typically thought of as a man's world.

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Jun 14, 2016

Priscilla Anany, Ghanian Filmmaker

Priscilla Anany hit the big time - the first time. Her feature, "childreN of the mountaiN," premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. It's the first time a Ghanian film debuted at the prestigious New York event. By the way, she won the Best New Narrative Director Award. Priscilla, who came to the States in 2003, earned a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina and a Master's in Corporate Communications from NYU.  She divides her time between New York and Ghana where she runs i60Productions, the film company she founded in 2011. There's plenty to talk about - so sit back and tune in.

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May 17, 2016

Victoria Herrmann, Climate Change Expert

Victoria Herrmann's a woman on a mission - and what a mission it is. The 25 year old climate change specialist is a Bill and Melinda Gates Cambridge University Scholar and PhD student at the Scott Polar Research Institute. She also happens to be the Managing Director of the Arctic Institute, an inter-disciplinary, independent think tank made up of young professionals who work from locations around the world and who represent expertise in many different disciplines. When it comes to saving the planet, our conversation with Victoria is one you absolutely CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS.

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Apr 19, 2016

Heidi Neumark, Pastor and Author

Can you imagine what it must be like when your family history - the one that defines you, is not 'you' after all - but rather, a long-kept secret that forces you to re-think your entire identity? That's exactly what happened to Lutheran pastor and author Heidi Neumark. She shares her journey into an unimagined past, that brings with it life-changing repercussions for her future. There's no way you'll want to miss this honest, riveting and moving conversation.

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Mar 22, 2016

Robin Kahn, Artist and Curator

Meet feminist artist, curator and author Robin Kahn. Her paintings, drawings, sculptures, have been exhibited internationally since 1990, and can be found in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Smithsonian Museum of Women in the Arts, and the J. Paul Getty Museum, to name just a few. Robin says her artistic practice is committed to expanding the definition of art by exploring new strategies for engaging the public. To that end, she recently co-curated "The Value of Food: Sustaining a Green Planet." The exhibition, installed throughout the vast interior of Manhattan's majestic Cathedral of St. John the Divine, focused on food security, sustainability and accessibility. Her introduction to and relationship with food and art is a fascinating and inspirational one. Tune in and learn why.

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