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If you've been listening to the last seven shows, they were all recorded between February and June 2006 and originally hosted on Gcast.  Now I'm done with the transfer of old interviews and we're on to the new!I'm thrilled to have had an opportunity to interview Anna Lappe, the co-author of Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen with Bryant Terry, and co-author of Hope's Edge with her mother Frances Moore Lappe.  Anna is also a co-founder, with her mother, of the Small Planet Fund, and a founding principal of the Small Planet Institute, based in Cambridge Massachusetts.You can read a transcript of this interview on my blog, Have Fun * Do Good.
The Rockwood Leadership Program specializes in delivering the best practices and methodologies in leadership development to the non-profit community.  Andre Carothers is the Rockwood Leadership Program's Executive Director and  Co-founder. Since 2000, Rockwood has trained more than 1500 leaders from thousands of organizations in the US and Canada through a variety of programs designed to increase the collaborative capacity of the non-profit advocacy sector. Andre served on the staff and Board of Directors of Greenpeace USA, and currently serves on the boards of the International Rivers Network and the Rainforest Action Network. You can read a transcript of the interview on my blog, Have Fun * Do Good.
Patricia Loya is the Executive Director of La Cocina, a San Francisco Incubator Kitchen for Women.  The mission of La Cocina is to cultivate food entrepreneurs as they formalize and grow their businesses by providing affordable commercial kitchen space, industry-specific technical assistance and access to market opportunities.  They focus primarily on women from culturally diverse and immigrant communities.  Patricia earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Irvine and went on to earn a Masters of Education degree from Harvard University.  In 2001, Patricia was a fellow with the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders through the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.  In 2003, she participated in the Hispanics in Philanthropy Leadership Institute at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.Upon receiving her undergraduate degree, Patricia joined La Raza Centro Legal in San Francisco.  She later co-founded Ujima Unidos, a Saturday school for African American and Latino youth in Oakland, California.  She then went on to become the Executive Director of Centro Legal de la Raza where she worked closely with immigrant and low-income communities, assisted day laborers in forming their own worker association, and launched the flagship project, The Youth Law Academy. She became the Executive Director of La Cocina in 2009.A transcript of this interview is available on my blog Have Fun Do Good.
Favianna Rodriguez is a political digital artist and printmaker based in Oakland, California.    She is the co-founder of the EastSide Arts Alliance (ESAA) and Visual Element, programs dedicated to training emerging artists. She is also the co-founder and president of Tumis, a bilingual design studio serving social justice organizations.  Utne Reader named Favianna one of their 2008, “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World,” and she recently received a Sisters of Fire Award from the Women of Color Resource Center.  For more information about Favianna and her work, go to favianna.com.You can read a transcript of this interview on my blog, Have Fun * Do Good.
Jonah Sachs is the Principal of Free Range Studios, an advertising and marketing firm with offices in Washington DC and Berkeley, CA that specializes in nonprofits and socially responsible businesses.  His company created the award-winning film, The Meatrix, about factory farms, and the hilarious film, Store Wars, about the importance of organic farming.You can read a transcript of this interview on my blog, Have Fun * Do Good.
Martin Fisher is the Co-founder and CEO of KickStart. KickStart is a non-profit organization that develops and markets new technologies in Africa.  These low- cost technologies are bought by local entrepreneurs and used to establish highly profitable new small businesses.  The organization has received numerous awards for its work including Fast Company’s Social Capitalist Award, Schwab’s Outstanding Social Entrepreneurs for 2003, and TIME Europe's European Hero award.  Fisher recently received the $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability.A big thanks to Houria Iderkou who made it possible for me to interview Martin Fisher.  Check out her KickStart Cause on Facebook.A transcript of this interview is will be available on my blog, Have Fun * Do Good.
Beth Terry is the author of Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too. She also writes the popular blog, My Plastic-Free Life, and is a founding member of the Plastic Pollution Coalition. Beth gives presentations on living plastic-free and why our personal changes do make a difference.  She spearheaded the successful Take Back the Filter Brita recycling campaign in 2008, and her life and work have been profiled in Susan Freinkel's book, Plastic: A Toxic Love Story, Captain Charles Moore's book, Plastic Ocean, and the award-winning film, Bag It. When she's not out fighting plastic pollution, she spends her time with her husband, and two rascally kitties in Oakland, CA. Listen and subscribe to the Big Vision Podcast on iTunes. Connect with me: Website: brittbravo.com Speaking & workshop calendar: brittbravo.com/speaking Blog: havefundogood.blogspot.com Facebook: facebook.com/britt.bravo Twitter: @Bbravo Music: "Mango Delight," by Kenya Masala.  Connect with Kenya through CD Baby and Source Consulting Group.
This month's guest is Lisa Truong, the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Help a Mother Out. Help a Mother Out is a grassroots organization that raises diapers and awareness, and advocates for long term change in the social safety net. Lisa is a social entrepreneur with over 12 years experience in technology and nonprofit sectors. Her work has been featured in media outlets including Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, KQED's The California Report, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The San Jose Mercury News, as well as national blogs including The Nation and The Huffington Post. She is passionate about social innovation and technology used to change the world. You can learn more about Lisa and Help a Mother Out at helpamotherout.org and follow her on Twitter at @helpamotherout. Listen and subscribe to the Big Vision Podcast on iTunes. Connect with me: Website: brittbravo.com Speaking & workshop calendar: brittbravo.com/speaking Blog: havefundogood.blogspot.com Facebook: facebook.com/britt.bravo Twitter: @Bbravo Music: "Mango Delight," by Kenya Masala.  Connect with Kenya through CD Baby and Source Consulting Group.
Temra Costa is a nationally recognized sustainable food and farming advocate.  Her recent book, Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat is the product of the past seven years she has spent working to promote a more vibrant local food economy in California, and beyond.  Farmer Jane features the stories of over 30 women and how they are changing our food systems for the better as farmers, educators, mothers, chefs, businesswomen, and policy wonks.  The book also explains how eaters, farms and businesses can get more involved in changing how our country eats and farms. Temra works, cooks, gardens and writes in the East Bay of California.  She is a radio show co-host on Green 960 with her show the Queens of Green (which you can also download as a podcast). To learn more about Temra's work, go to: www.farmerjane.org. A transcript of this interview is available on my blog, Have Fun, Do Good. Listen/subscribe on iTunes.  Intro and outro music by Kenya Masala.
Kjerstin Erickson, the founder and Executive Director of FORGE.  FORGE is a US-based nonprofit organization that facilitates African refugees’ developing and running projects in their communities that range from libraries to health centers to microlending programs to preschools.Erickson founded FORGE in 2003, when she was a 20 year-old junior studying Public Policy at Stanford University. Now 26, Kjerstin continues to manage FORGE's operations, growth and development. FORGE serves 60,000 refugees in 3 different refugee camps in Southern Africa, and is an official Operating Partner of the United Nations’ refugee agency (UNHCR).  She has been named a Haas Public Service Fellow at Stanford, a "Top 10 College Woman" by Glamour Magazine, and a "Person You Should Know" by CNN.A transcript of this interview is available on my blog, Have Fun * Do Good.
Marsha Wallace is the founder of Dining for Women.  Dining for Women's mission is to empower women and children living in extreme poverty by funding programs that foster good health, education, and economic self-sufficiency and to cultivate educational giving circles inspiring individuals to make a difference through the power of collective giving.You can read a transcript of this interview on my blog, Have Fun * Do Good.
Kristen Zimmerman is one of the co-authors of the Movement Strategy Center report, Out of the Spiritual Closet: Organizers Transforming the Path of Social Justice, along with Neelam Pathikonda, Brenda Salgado, and Taj James. As a Senior Fellow at the Movement Strategy Center, she leads the development of the Center's movement building practice and methodology. Her primary focus is the integration of transformative practice with strategy, movement building and alliance building technologies, and the use of story and narrative for movement building. Currently, she serves on the design team and faculty of the NoVo Foundation's Move to End Violence — a 10-year movement building initiative to end gender-based violence. She lives in Oakland with her 8-year-old son, Jonah Ravi, and her partner Adrienn. You can learn more about the Movement Strategy Center, and download the report, at movementstrategy.org. Listen and subscribe to the Big Vision Podcast on iTunes. Connect with me: Website: brittbravo.com Speaking & workshop calendar: brittbravo.com/speaking Blog: havefundogood.blogspot.com Facebook: facebook.com/britt.bravo Twitter: @Bbravo Music: "Mango Delight," by Kenya Masala.  Connect with Kenya through CD Baby and Source Consulting Group.
Melinda Kramer and Amira Diamond are the Co-Directors of Women's Earth Alliance.  Women's Earth Alliance, or WEA, unites women on the frontlines of environmental justice causes by coordinating training, technology, and financial support for thriving communities and the Earth. When I sat down to talk with Amira and Melinda, they had just returned from the West African Women and Water Training in Ghana.  They talked about their experience there, WEA's work, and the paths that brought them to working together.  You'll also hear some singing from the participants of the training as well as the song, "Oshun," by Hamsa Lila. A transcript of this interview will be up in about a week on my blog, Have Fun Do Good. Listen and subscribe to the Big Vision Podcast with iTunes.
Christina Arnold is the Founder of Prevent Human Trafficking. Prevent Human Trafficking is a Washington DC-based nonprofit working to build a bridge between South East Asia and the United States to prevent human trafficking. Prevent Human Trafficking empowers individuals, organizations and governments to tackle the root causes of human trafficking through direct support and technical assistance. You can read a transcript of this interview on my blog, Have Fun * Do Good. 
Brahm Ahmadi is the Executive Director of People's Grocery, an awesome food justice nonprofit in Oakland.You can read a transcript of this interview on my blog, Have Fun * Do Good.
Marsha Wallace is the founder of Dining for Women.  Dining for Women is a network of dinner giving circles.  The donations collected from the circles goes towards a different program each month that supports and empowers self-sufficiency for women and girls who live in extreme poverty in developing coutnries. Dining for Women's vision is to create a new paradigm for giving - collective giving on an immense scale while maintaining the intimacy of small groups with a focus on education and enaged giving. A transcript of this show is available on my blog, Have Fun, Do Good. Listen/subscribe with iTunes. Music: "Mango Delight," by Kenya Masala.
In this episode, rather than hearing an interview with one individual, I wanted to share a recording from a panel I organized for the Stanford Women's Leadership Conference in April called, Solutionary Women: How Can I Create Social Change?  I asked four of the women who I had previously interviewed for the Big Vision Podcast to share what brought them to their work, and their advice to the graduate and undergraduate women who attended the conference.You'll hear from Alli Chagi-Starr who is the Co-Founder of Art in Action, and the Art and Media Director of Reclaim the Future for the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Ilyse Hogue, the Campaign Director of MoveOn.org, Melinda Kramer, the Founder and Director of Women's Earth Alliance, and Reem Rahim, the Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing for Numi Tea.You can read a transcript of this panel on my blog, Have Fun * Do Good.
Samin Nosrat creates community around food with her varied endeavors as a cook, teacher, writer, and accidental activist.  She's known for the Pop-Up General Store, Tartine Afterhours dinners, Home Ec Cooking Classes, and the nationwide Bakesale for Japan that raised $140,000.  Her newest project is organizing Chez Panisse Foundation's Eating for Education, a grassroots effort to create national awareness about school kitchen/garden programs nationwide. At the heart of all of Samin's work is the fundamental belief in the power of food to create meaningful connection. Listen and subscribe to the Big Vision Podcast on iTunes. Learn more about Samin: Website: www.ciaosamin.com Twitter: @ciaosamin Eating for Education: www.eatingforeducation.org Twitter: @eat4education Connect with me Website: http://brittbravo.com Speaking & workshop calendar: http://brittbravo.com/speaking Blog: http://havefundogood.blogspot.com Twitter: @Bbravo Facebook: www.facebook.com/britt.bravo Music: "Mango Delight," by Kenya Masala.  Connect with Kenya through CD Baby and Source Consulting Group.
When I interviewed Ilyse Hogue back in June, she was still the Global Finance Campaign Director for the Rainforest Action Network, but now she is the Campaigns Director for MoveOn.org. You can read a transcript of this interview on my blog, Have Fun * Do Good.
Shalini Kantayya is a filmmaker, educator, and activist who uses film/video as a tool to educate, inspire, and empower audiences. Shalini believes in making films that spark positive social change. The mission of her production company, 7th Empire Media, is to bring a professional voice to the unheard through media. Shalini finished in the top 10 out of 12,000 filmmakers on FOX’s ON THE LOT, a reality show by Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett, in search of Hollywood’s next great director. You can see a trailer from her film, A Drop of Life, at www.adropoflife.tv.You can read a transcript of this interview on Have Fun * Do Good.
Halle Butvin is the Founder and Director of One Mango Tree, a fair trade clothing company. One Mango Tree uses a fair trade model to provide income-generating opportunities for women in impoverished and conflict areas around the globe.  At the moment, their work is focused in Uganda.  In addition to working on One Mango Tree, Halle often works as a development consultant focused on economic development in conflict areas.  She spent much of 2010 in Pakistan assisting women-owned garment businesses to develop their products and export potential. Listen and subscribe to the Big Vision Podcast on iTunes.Learn more about Halle and One Mango Tree One Mango Tree website: http://www.onemangotree.com One Mango Tree blog: http://onemangotreeuganda.blogspot.com One Mango Tree on Twitter: @onemangotree One Mango Tree on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onemangotree Halle's personal blog: http://hallemarie.blogspot.com Halle on Twitter: @hallebutvin Connect with me Website: http://brittbravo.com Speaking & workshop calendar: http://brittbravo.com/speaking Blog: http://havefundogood.blogspot.com Twitter: @Bbravo Facebook: www.facebook.com/britt.bravo Music: "Mango Delight," by Kenya Masala.  Connect with Kenya through CD Baby and Source Consulting Group.
Mei-ying Ho is the co-Director of SOUL (The School of Unity and Liberation) a youth activist training program.You can read a transcript of this interview at my blog, Have Fun * Do Good.
Robert Wolfe is the co-founder of Crowdrise, an online fundraising website with the tagline, "If you don't give back, no one will like you."  They're all about, "raising money for charity and having the most fun in the world while doing it." Robert co-founded Crowdrise with his brother, Jeffrey Wolfe. Before creating Crowdrise, they started and built Moosejaw, a successful multi-channel retailer that combined humor, crowdsourcing, social commerce and creative marketing.Crowdrise's two other co-founders are Shauna Robertson, who has produced comedies like Suberbad, Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Anchorman, and Edward Norton (pictured here with Robert), who you  know from his roles in films like Fight Club, American History X, and 25th Hour, but who is also a committed social and environmental activist. He has personally raised over 100 million dollars for charitable causes over the last 20 years. Listen and subscribe to the Big Vision Podcast on iTunes. Connect with Crowdrise Website: http://www.crowdrise.com Twitter: @crowdrise Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/crowdrise Koh Scholar Computer Drive Robert mentioned: http://www.crowdrise.com/KohScholarComputer/fundraiser/KohScholarCorey Will Ferrell's Crowdrise campaign Robert mentioned:http://www.crowdrise.com/scholarshipsforcancersurvivors/fundraiser/willferrell Connect with meWebsite: http://brittbravo.comSpeaking & workshop calendar: http://brittbravo.com/speakingBlog: http://havefundogood.blogspot.comTwitter: @BbravoFacebook: www.facebook.com/britt.bravo  
Melinda Kramer is the co-founder of Women's Global Green Action Network(WGGAN).  WGGAN cultivates global partnerships of grassroots women environmental leaders by providing access to communication tools, support services and networking capabilities.  Working with organizations like Pacific Environment, the PIRGs, the Sierra Club, CARE Kenya, and the St. Louis Lead Prevention Coalition, Melinda has been involved in multi-stakeholderwork, coalition-building, campaign-organizing, legal assistance and capacity building.A transcript of this interview is available on my blog, Have Fun * Do Good.
Naomi Natale is the founding artist behind One Million Bones. Both an installation artist and photographer, Naomi was the founder and director of The Cradle Project, a large scale installation calling attention and raising funds for the 48 million children orphaned in Sub-Saharan Africa. Over 550 cradles were created and donated by artists around the world. Naomi has served as an artist-in-residence at Columbia College Chicago in 2008, 2010 and 2011.  She speaks internationally on the topics of art and activism as well as her installation works.  She is currently both a TED Senior Fellow and Carl Wilkens Fellow, respectively. Listen and subscribe to the Big Vision Podcast on iTunes. Learn more about Naomi and One Million Bones Website: www.onemillionbones.org Twitter: @onemillionbones Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OneMillionBones Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/profiles/onemillionbones/bio The Cradle Project: http://www.thecradleproject.org Connect with me Website: http://brittbravo.com Speaking & workshop calendar: http://brittbravo.com/speaking Blog: http://havefundogood.blogspot.com Twitter: @Bbravo Facebook: www.facebook.com/britt.bravo Music: "Mango Delight," by Kenya Masala.  Connect with Kenya through CD Baby and Source Consulting Group.
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Started
Aug 8th, 2006
Latest Episode
Aug 31st, 2013
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No. of Episodes
78
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25 minutes
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