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Through research, teaching, and outreach, faculty, staff, and students are devoted to generating knowledge and developing policies, techniques and skills to help practitioners manage and conserve natural and environmental resources to meet the full range of human needs on a sustainable basis.
 
- En podcastserie om bæredygtig turisme på Zanzibar. Velkommen til Zanzibar – et paradis ud for Tanzanias østkyst med hvide bounty-strande, palmer og turkisblåt vand. Den perfekte destination for en drømmeferie. Men paradiset er under hårdt pres fra de tusindevis af turister som hvert år besøger Zanzibar. Med turisterne kommer penge og muligheder, men også enorme problemer så som bjerge af affald og pressede arbejdsforhold. I tre episoder følger vi antropolog Emil Morell, som rejser rundt fo ...
 
A showcase for fresh insights that are making a difference, and progressive solutions that really work. Peer leaders from across the nation share their stories about fighting hunger, coping with regulation, and meeting sustainability goals. About winning kids over and changing lives with creative menus packed with fresh whole food. Need help keeping up with emerging school nutrition policy, legislation, and research? We’ve got that covered, too. From the Heritage Radio Network.
 
Add Passion and Stir: Big Chefs, Big Ideas is the weekly Share Our Strength podcast about people who are changing the world. Each week, Billy Shore, the founder and chairman of Share Our Strength, has a conversation with a guest from the culinary world and an industry thought leader creating a thought-provoking discussion. As much as food has become a source of pleasure and celebration, it’s amazing how food is central to our health, environment, educational achievement, sustainability, and ...
 
Podcasts, voices and sounds from the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany. The IASS conducts research with the goal of identifying, advancing, and guiding transformation processes towards sustainable societies. Its research practice is transdisciplinary, transformative, and co-creative. The institute cooperates with partners in academia, political institutions, administrations, civil society, and the business community to understand sustainability challenges and ...
 
Expert insights on the science of mind, meditation, productivity, and mental health. Liam McClintock, the Founder of FitMind, talks with leaders in their fields, from neuroscientists and psychologists to Buddhist monks and professional athletes. At FitMind, we believe that the next great human frontier is the mind. FitMind combines ancient techniques with western psychology to provide mental fitness training that is taught at Fortune 500 companies, addiction centers, schools, government orga ...
 
There are many elements in our life that affect our well-being and there are many different ways that we can explore it. One avenue to optimal self-care is having open, honest conversations about what it means to be well. Navigate love and relationships, purpose and meaning, mental health and wellness, success and failure, and all of those things that make us human with Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen on This Might Get Uncomfortable. With a combined 25 plus years of professional experienc ...
 
Welcome to THE college admissions industry podcast! Join Mike Bergin and Amy Seeley as they discuss the latest issues in testing, admissions, learning, and education with leading experts. Tests and the Rest is perfect for school counselors, educators, test prep professionals, college consultants, and just about anyone engaged in the college admissions process. You can subscribe to this podcast or stream it online via any podcast app, including iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and ...
 
There is a new world order: accelerators are the new business schools and technology entrepreneurship is the biggest driver of future economies. Best-selling author, technology venture expert and entrepreneur Vitaly M. Golomb digs deep into the nitty gritty of what startup founders need to know to get ahead. Vitaly brings in subject-matter experts to share ideas and timely tactics to help you thrive. It is easier to create a startup anywhere in the world today than it was in Silicon Valley i ...
 
Next to Natural is a behind the scenes look into the lives of incredible moms from around the world, including naturopaths, holistic herbalists, psychologists, home birthers, nature schoolers, and moms in their pursuit of nurturing the innate wisdom and curiosity of their children while creating minimalistic and healthier lives for their families. This is a show by Nui Organics, makers of natural and sustainable apparel for families that cause no harm and inspire a culture of sustainable sol ...
 
A.R.I.S.E✨ Action. —Releasing.— Inner.— Strength.— Everyday. 😊 Since the start of COVID-19, there has been a surmountable surge in Domestic Violence Cases. With the continued uncertainty of financial challenges, loss of income, evictions, and the loss of family and friends, another pandemic continues which is domestic violence. Across America, there are horror stories of murder, madness, and mayhem involving members of our society. When staying at home orders were put in place, Schools close ...
 
We all want to make our mark on the world, but how we go about doing that can seem daunting, if not outright impossible. If you’re an entrepreneur, business owner, c-suite executive, or just someone who just wants to fast-track your version of success, you need to join us on The Radical CEO: Transformation Stories from the C-Suite.Hosted by Libby Gill, The Radical CEO provides a wealth of bold ideas and innovative strategies to help you create your ideal career, shift your corporate culture, ...
 
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When you look at the medical staff's historical treatment towards the black community, you can completely understand why so much of a high percentage of black people don't want to receive the vaccine. For instance, James Marion Sims, known as the Father of modern gynecology, experimented on enslaved black women without anesthesia. Today, the black …
 
Social media platforms were designed to bring out the creativity and the inner DaVinci in us. Indeed, it paved the way for trending opportunities that young and adult alike can participate in. But it's not always peaches and cream, if you feel the burnout or deterioration on your social media routine, you may have grown an addiction to social media…
 
Pronounced differences in standardized test scores often manifest across racial and socioeconomic segments of districts, states, and the U.S. as a whole. Does this mean the tests are biased, or can the bias be found elsewhere? Amy and Mike invited educator Eva Addae to explain how SAT and ACT scores highlight educational inequity. What are five thi…
 
Organizations use personality tests and classifications to identify how candidates behave at work and predict job performance and interaction towards a team or individual project. The accuracy and reliability have been questions to these examinations, and candidates are being labeled without digging outside the generated results. In this episode, h…
 
We all know how valuable scholarship awards can be in defraying the high cost of education. But how many applicants recognize how often colleges subtract from their own aid packages the exact amounts students report in external scholarship funds? Amy and Mike invited scholarship expert Ken Downs to shed light on the mysterious phenomenon of scholar…
 
This pandemic made a significant impact in our lives that introverts and extroverts alike are dealing with this unexpected switch. Do introverts feel relieved that they no longer need to socialize with other people? How are the extroverts dealing with the restriction against going out and mingling with others? Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen tak…
 
People are considered the most adaptable creatures that they can acclimate to various degrees. We were once in the "discovering yourself" stage but it seems we cannot go out of our prized comfort zones. Almost always you hear people saying that they are growing and yet, they are lost in the stagnant space. Sitting down in conversation with Whitney …
 
When more selective schools open doors to more substantial opportunities--and compensation-- gaining admission to the right MBA programs can be serious business! Amy and Mike invited test prep professional Brett Ethridge to share the most current guidance on getting into business school. What are five things you will learn in this episode? Do colle…
 
During Lucy’s first maternity leave, she felt alienated from her profession. People would tell her that she would lose interest in working full time but she didn’t. In her second MAT leave, she was determined not to be on the outside looking. While attending an event put on by the MPTP project, for the first time she became aware that she could go …
 
Can we shift our historic stigma about people living in poverty? Princeton poverty researcher and author Kathryn Edin joins hosts Billy and Debbie Shore to discuss how changes to certain tax credits in the $1.9 trillion COVID relief American Rescue Plan will give more Americans support to move out of poverty. “We have turned 400 years of history ab…
 
There's an immense rise in popularity with superfoods in the Western diet, like quinoa, spirulina, and chia seeds. The dark side of this is how Indian farmers, who grow these crops, are now unable to purchase these products themselves. In this episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen discuss how the soaring demand and price of superfoods result …
 
While teachers generally want students to be ready for the quizzes, exams, and finals associated with their curriculum, most shy away from focusing on state or national assessments. Too bad, really, when school is the perfect place to prepare for any test. Amy and Mike invited educator Laura Link to extol the virtues of incorporating test prep into…
 
You may not have heard of the term financial gaslighting before, but chances are you have already felt its effects in one way or another. Do you feel like it’s harder to live nowadays? That no matter how hard you try, you still find yourself struggling to provide more for your family? You are not alone. Keeping afloat in this economy as a single pe…
 
Leaders inspire others to make things happen. Colleges want students who make things happen. Seems like a natural fit, right? Amy and Mike invited educational consultant Lt. Col. Lisa Hillhouse to discuss how and why to demonstrate leadership in college applications. What are five things you will learn in this episode? Why does leadership matter to…
 
The path towards sobriety is also a story of mental healing. Since it directly impacts our minds, dealing with anxiety and depression is also a huge factor when getting rid of addiction. However, treatments for such a diagnosis are primarily dependent on a huge amount of medication. Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen talk with Rynda Laurel to share…
 
Many teachers who gravitate towards schools that have fallen on hard times, have been taught in similar schools, and in this way, Sajid Gulzar isn’t very different. As a headteacher, Sajid has continued to be interested in the schools that require a lot of care; but doing this can eventually spread you too thin if you're not careful. As with most o…
 
How do we continue to care for each other as the pandemic draws to a close? Congressman Mike Thompson from California’s 5th District and influential Sacramento chef Patrick Mulvaney join host Billy Shore to discuss how the pandemic has affected the food and wine industries. “The [recently-passed] FEED Act is pretty straightforward: It recognizes th…
 
Trigger Warning: Discussion of harassment and harm to women. In this episode, Jason Wrobel & Whitney Lauritsen discuss the issue of women's physical safety. Whitney starts off with a curiosity around her seeming ignorance of her own safety as a woman. She's traveled very far distances on her own without having been threatened. But one woman’s exper…
 
Dr. Robynne Chutkan is the Founder of Gutbliss, an integrative gastroenterologist, microbiome expert, and bestselling author. She did her undergrad pre-Med at Yale and went on to get an M.D. from Columbia. Here we dive deep into a relatively recent discovery and surprising area of mental fitness—your second brain, the gut. Dr. Chutkan describes the…
 
The road to college ideally ends when a student arrives at a school that aligns perfectly with both fit and ambition. So why do so many parents take the wheel? Amy and Mike invited educational planner Kristina L. Dooley to explore the role of parents in the college process. What are five things you will learn in this episode? In what ways can paren…
 
Are you often told that other people have it worse than you? This phenomenon is what Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen refer to as the Reverse Comparison Trap. When you share your sufferings with people, their immediate response is to compare your pain with that of others in an attempt to console you. The question is, does it help? Or does it wors…
 
Keeping track of the newest social media platforms can be exhausting for many adults. Taking the time to figure out where teens focus their attention, though, offers a rare opportunity to deliver education they’ll actually engage with. Amy and Mike invited educators Jackie Pollina and Josh Kariyev to open a window into the surprising world of test …
 
In today's world full of divisive communities, many people deal with multiple identities, particularly their sexual orientation. But this burden does not only lie with the people who are struggling with their own identities, but also the individuals who mingle with them – and sadly, diminish their importance through homophobia and misogyny. Author …
 
Education should prepare students for the world they are going to live in. That world will require more awareness of the impact humans have on the planet and each other. In 2015 the United Nation set out 17 sustainable development goals, with their mission statement being, “A blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030…
 
On today's episode of Add Passion and Stir, we'll be talking with former Secretary of Education John B. King about closing achievement gaps in our educational systems. We recorded this episode on Monday March 21st just hours before the tragedy in Boulder, Colorado when a gunman entered a grocery story and killed 10 people. We spoke with Congressman…
 
Human as we are, we’re living life constantly reaching for the better things. We’re aiming for the next opportunity, next level, next step in our career, or the next phase in our lives. But why is that? Why do we want to be better? Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen reflect on this human quest of personal development, seeking and striving to become…
 
Every relationship depends on clear communication for success, including and especially those involving educators, students, and, when relevant, parents. Amy and Mike invited educational coach Michael Gibben to explore the concept of clarity in educational relationships. What are five things you will learn in this episode? What does clarity mean in…
 
Society has instilled in our minds that we should gain the trust of others to have self-fulfillment. But with our constant pursuit of people-pleasing, our own personality and humanity may be sacrificed and diminished. Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen talk about how seeking validation from others can lead to making ourselves small, have a constant…
 
The global pandemic made standardized testing impractical for much of 2020. Before we get used to life without high-stakes exams--as lovely as that might sound--let’s consider what we lose when we abandon objective academic assessments. Amy and Mike invited author and researcher Mike Petrilli to explicate the heightened need for testing in 2021. Wh…
 
We often take shame for granted, but it is actually one of the most basic, earliest developed emotions that we, humans, have. Nick Jaworksi even goes so far as to treat shame as a structural force that shapes a lot of things we live with in the world. In his podcast, Shame Rules! he explores the different ways in which shame shapes the way we think…
 
Yamina grew up in the majority Bangladeshi area of Tower Hamlets. When her family moved to Canary Wharf things changed; 9/11 happened and the overt racism began. When she became a teacher years later, she didn’t go back to Tower Hamlets, she went to teach in Lewisham. It was in Lewisham where the prejudice she faced as a kid was still present in he…
 
The We Are In Beta podcast is back. We -schools, Are In Beta- Always learning. Over the past year, we have done a lot of that learning very quickly and through our own trial and error. The WAIB podcast shares stories from the experience of teachers in schools, so we can learn from them, challenge our own thinking and see things from an others persp…
 
Can you build a successful and fun brand around serious social justice topics? Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream join Billy Shore to talk about feeding hungry kids, police reform, and how businesses can make a difference on social issues. “Passing legislation that is going to reduce child poverty in the US by 40% is huge – i…
 
What does it mean to reach milestones personally and professionally? The show has been on for 200 episodes now, but to Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen, it seems like it was only yesterday when they capped the 100th. With Wellavatr’s third anniversary and Whitney’s birthday on the horizon, there is much to unpack when it comes to milestones. Is t…
 
Civilization has never before known the wealth of inexpensive and accessible educational resources that we find on the modern web. However, finding a great site is only the first step in learning from it. Amy and Mike invited programmer Don Sevcik to clarify both using and creating educational websites. What are five things you will learn in this e…
 
Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen take the National Day Of Unplugging seriously. Also inspired by "Digital Minimalism," they realize the many benefits that you gain when unplugging from technology. For one, you'll have more time in your hands, helping you to become more present in the moment. You get many things done when you're not distracted by …
 
Why is it that so many of us know so much about APs but so little about IB? Amy and Mike invited college coach Kim Raybuck to explain not just what International Baccalaureate programs are, but where they fit in the continuum of academic rigor. What are five things you will learn in this episode? What are the International Baccalaureate (IB) Progra…
 
“The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology." ~ E. O. Wilson Society treats anxiety like a tumor. We have been trying to cut it out, burn it, and act like it's something that needs conquering. Yet even with this, so many people still suffer from anxiety no matter how h…
 
When is philanthropic giving the most meaningful? Bestselling author John Grisham and Share Our Strength Board member Renee Grisham join Billy Shore to discuss their partnership, philanthropy, and how they choose to support issues that are personal to them. “There is plenty of food in this country… but the framework isn’t always there to get the fo…
 
The pandemic has made many of us a bunch of skeptics, particularly on the institutions that seemingly hold us during these trying times. Now, social trust is deteriorating, and more and more people are holding back from a lot of things they used to do. In this episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen dive deep into the erosion of social trust th…
 
The rhythms and rituals of college athletic recruiting have traditionally mirrored the predictability of sports seasons themselves. Then came COVID. Amy and Mike invited educational consultant Chad Dorman to describe the most prevalent athletic recruiting trends in 2021. What are five things you will learn in this episode? Has recruiting for some s…
 
Termed by psychologist and researcher Paul Slovic, compassion fade is the idea that the more people are impacted by a tragedy, the more empathy decreases. In today’s episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen discuss compassion fade in light of approximately 500,000 deaths caused by COVID-19 in the US as of February 2021. It begs the question, "Wh…
 
Even with the growing use of plant medicines, many people are still hesitant to try out these alternatives to healing—owing to the fact that we simply haven’t fully understood it yet. When thinking about plant medicine and CBD products, people get so hung up on the images of stoners and other misconceptions, overlooking the many health benefits it …
 
Ready to learn the history, philosophy, and practice of an experienced professional in the test prep industry? Meet Silvia Eufinger, co-founder of Edison Prep, based in Atlanta, GA. Silvia graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2007. While an undergrad, she enjoyed serving with Uncle Joe's (a peer counseling group), the Each One Teach…
 
Ready to learn the history, philosophy, and practice of an experienced professional in the test prep industry? Meet Jeanne Lucas. After over two decades of experience in education, Jeanne is no stranger to standardized testing. During her 17 years as a high school English teacher, Jeanne taught in several settings, including a suburban, Catholic hi…
 
What will it take for Americans to trust each other again? Long-time New York Times columnist Frank Bruni joins the podcast to talk about his days as a restaurant critic, his goals as an op-ed columnist, and the current state of civic discourse in America. “Based on which [cable news channel] you’ve gone to, you can have an understanding of events …
 
Ready to learn the history, philosophy, and practice of an experienced professional in the test prep industry? Meet Jason Robinovitz, the Chief Operating Officer of all Score At The Top Learning Centers. Jason oversees each Center’s day-to-day operations, ensuring the delivery of top-quality educational support and guidance services to client famil…
 
What are your dreams and ambitions, and why aren't you going after them? The biggest roadblock between you and your destiny is fear. In this episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen break down the reasons why people are afraid to take that first step. It could be the fear of not getting instant results, the fear of failure, or the fear of gettin…
 
Ready to learn the history, philosophy, and practice of an experienced professional in the test prep industry? Meet David Lynch, the founder of StudyLark Test Prep. He has been working with students worldwide since 1999 on the LSAT, SAT, ACT, GMAT, and GRE tests, and he’s taught Chemistry and English as a Second Language. David is the author of the…
 
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