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This show features conversations with remarkable ordinary people who are leaving their positive imprint on humanity and the earth.

This show features conversations with remarkable ordinary people who are leaving their positive imprint on humanity and the earth.
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This show features conversations with remarkable ordinary people who are leaving their positive imprint on humanity and the earth.








Ten Year Old Global Environmental Activist Lilly Platt. Lilly’s Plastic Pickup. Clean up the world! Who’s with me?!

Ten year old GLOBAL environmental activist Lilly Platt is taking an active role in seeking political action against global warming and against plastics. She is a youth ambassador of plastic pollution coalition. One day I was walking with my grandfather. I think I was eight. Maybe younger. There was something plastic on the ground and I picked it up. My grandpa told me that the plastic will make its way to the ocean over here in Holland. I started Lilly's Plastic Pickup because I want to...


Britain’s Got Talent Star Father Ray Kelly reminisces memorable audition and family memories

Father Ray Kelly had no desire to sing in front of Britain's Got Talent, Simon Cowell but he went for it! His audition is memorable. Father belted R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" song with emotion. He shares his experiences on this podcast episode. Today he continues to serve Ireland. Listen to Part Two of this episode now.. Don’t forget to listen to Part One!


Father Ray Kelly Hallelujah singing sensation reminisces and humanizes his journey into the priesthood Part One

Fr. Ray Kelly humanizes his journey into the priesthood. He had a great Civil Service job and money in his pocket. What inspired him to give it all up? Father sang for Pope John Paul II and Father also formed a band. He continues to serve Ireland as a Catholic priest. His singing sensation was Hallelujah at a wedding and his Everybody Hurts memorable audition on Britain’s Got Talent. Listen to Part One of this episode.


Federal CID Agent turns Author. Writing provides outlet for PTSD issues. Stuart L Scott. I stopped suffering in silence.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I Didn’t suffer in silence. I dealt with my PTSD through writing. US Federal CID Agent Stuart L. Scott turns experiences into a romance novel and a humorous compilation of short stories. My experiences are woven into my fiction books. My writing is my legacy. ‘Prisoners of War’ and short-stories book, ‘Gritty, Grisly and Greedy Stories Inspired By True Crooks and Crimes From My 28 Years As A Fed.' Listen Now! YOUR POSITIVE IMPRINT. What's YOUR P.I.?


Outside Magazine Online freelance writer Eva Holland; Physician’s Assistant Kayla inspired by Starfish Story

Eva Holland is a free-lance writer for Outside magazine. She also does work for National Geographic and other publications. She write stories that will have some meaning for people but the stories don't have to be super serious because there's something fun in reading about schlepping across the sea ice. Island Medicine Physician’s Assistant Kayla is inspired by the starfish story. Kayla is a medical provider in rural Alaska. Through focus groups she re-instills a sense of camaraderie for...


Vegan Czech Engineer inspired by Joaquin Phoenix and the movie ‘Earthlings’. Learned English working with American carnival

Becoming vegan is a choice I am able to make. In the past, people in Czech Republic couldn't really make those choices because of the scarcity of so many things but today we have developed a very competitive country. The old regime is recent and people still remember that and so whenever there are ways or rules that seem impossible we will find a way through it. We have the freedom to study and the freedom to travel. Being a vegan was a choice I made about a year ago but I was thinking about...


Natural Disaster survivors find hope through All Hands and Hearts global response team. Relief from volunteers in purple shirts

We can't control nature but we can control the actions that we take in a natural disaster. Every situation that we deal with a homeowner or school child or whatever it is those situations are each heart-wrenching and they are beautiful and you walk away feeling on top of the world when you hear the words ‘thank you’ because I don't think you will ever hear a thank you that means as much as that does. I want to encourage anybody who's listening to be a part of this. It is an experience that...


Archaeologist recovers human remains. History vanishes as ice melts- Anne M. Jensen; Vanessa Crandell-Beck studies Mt. St. Helen’s.

Scientists. Anne. Somebody reported human remains in far north North America. I helped to recover them before they were washed away. This one individual dated back to 1000 A.D. or earlier and this person had grave goods intact. Vanessa I’ve worked in the oil fields before and I’ve been employed on ships. These are male dominated jobs but I did well and I succeeded. But what I want to do is be a vulcanologist. I want to study volcanoes. My research was done at Mt. St. Helen’s and that was...


Engrave Your Forever, Leave Your Mark, The Recognition Place Small business owners, Jason York & Thomas DeMoss

"Leave your Mark” is our slogan. As a business model this is what we do. People bring things in for engraving. These are items that people want to give to someone else that are reminders of something special or for an appreciation but whatever the case, it is forever. Forever is popular around here because what we do is forever. It’s fun to leave your mark on something that’s going to be passed down for generations. Personally I want to tutor somebody in astrophysics, math or science and...


Dirk Wales, storyteller, “Jack London’s Dog,” “A Lucky Dog.” Filmmaker, get unhooked of prescription drugs.

Dirk Wales - Develop a habit that you’re going to do something for yourself and that will re-inspire you towards your passion. Dirk has inspired people to get unhooked of prescription drugs. He’s the author of novels, ‘how-to’ books, and children’s books and he found a niche in movie making through his Rainbow Film productions. Rainbow Productions produced films in the medical field as well as children’s animated films and other genre of film.


Outdoor adventures? Step outside and get inspired – Espen Lysø. Follow your dreams – Kine Leines Skår – Norway

—"You don’t need to be an expert, hike for miles or have the best equipment to have a great outdoors experience. Make do with what you have and learn from your adventures". "Du trenger ikke å være ekspert, gå milevis eller ha det beste utstyret for å ha en fantastisk turopplevelse. Man kommer langt med det du har og lær fra dine eventyr.” We live in Malvik, Norway which is close to the fjords. The fjords are beautiful. My mission is to tell people that you can make it outdoors even with this...


How one person is changing the lives of many through a warm heart and two knitting needles. Darlene Matz

‘Alone we cannot change the world but we can make it a better place for one other person.’ In 2005 my mother died and I had just started making hats after not knitting for many years. My stepfather said to me, “how many of those are you going to do anyway?” My answer was 25. Sadly, my stepfather laughed at me. Well that made me more determined to do more than 25. Since 2012 I’ve made more than 3,000 hats. Knitting is fun. I make hats for the homeless and the villages in northern Alaska. I’m...


Hey! Can I Get Some Help Here Right Now? Traveling. You’ve Got to Listen to This! Marcos Mendonca

Author Marcos Mendonca shares his perspective on traveling: To me traveling is very fulfilling. The more I see the less I know. How can I live my entire life without knowing how people do things and how they live? The most important thing for me about traveling is the culture. I like getting to know cultures and meeting different people and how they live around the world. I think by the end of the day you value the things you have a lot more. There are people that don’t have stuff and they...


Repair Cafe Don’t Throw It Away Repair It Find a Repair Cafe Near You – or Start One Part Two

“The Right to Repair movement is the idea that manufacturers have this policy where if something goes wrong with an item you purchase you have to take the item to them for repairs. That can be a big cost to you. You are not allowed to fix it. But people are saying wait a minute. I bought this. I own this. I should be able to do what I want with it. I should be able to choose whom I want to repair it.” “It doesn’t matter where you are politically or financially we can all agree that saving...


Repair Cafe Break the Throw Away Mindset What You Can Learn From Jackie Carter Part One

PART I-"The Repair Cafe is free to the public. It's a place where people can bring in items needing to be fixed. Visitors can also learn how to repair things themselves so that they can see their belongings in a different way." "The common mindset is to throw it away if it doesn't work. That causes problems for the environment and we are battling this all of the time. Sustainability is really big deal."


Elevated Cat Walks and Monkey Trails of Ray Orehowsky Construction That Wins Visitors

Ray Orehowsky executed the building of several of the habitats for the Philadelphia Zoo. "There is nowhere for the zoo to expand except up. I was part of a fantastic team and through collaboration we designed elevated trails." "It's been an interesting process because the materials are different. I've had to really think about how to do this. There is so much to take into consideration. The cats cannot have a slippery platform or one that does not make them feel secure."


I Want to Be Open to the Gifts that are Shown to Me, Organic Gardener, Marion Owen Kodiak Alaska

"Grow food you want to eat." Marion Owen lives in Kodiak Alaska where she cares for her well-established organic garden. She grows foods she wants to eat and share with others. "I live in Kodiak Alaska. It gets radical in the spring and fall with the changing light and cooler climate. I have learned from experience on how to grow in this climate. It's OK to put things in the compost pile. We learn from experience." "I grow food I want to eat but I also want to provide food for the late...


Simplify your life. Van Cat Meow Richard East provides tips. Rich and his cat Willow travel around Australia in a van

Richard East, but also known as Van Cat Meow, is a nomad from Tasmania, which he describes as one of the last untouched wildernesses in the world. He says he and his cat Willow are no longer travellers, but ‘nomads.’ They travel around Australia in a van. Rich goes on to say, “If you’d asked me when I was ten what I’d be doing in twenty years’ time, I suspect my answer would have been exactly this. Exploration and adventure — the kinds of things we lose sight of as we’re thrown into...


FEED THE FUTURE AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY, Sustainable agriculture – Andrew Bracken

Andrew's positive imprint is that he creates public and private partnerships to invest in sustainable agriculture for small farmers across the globe. His job helps to provide real income to farmers and not just for subsistence living. "In Zambia we’re working on a tomato seedling project. I like to see the product in action which means getting back in the bush. It’s valuable to see the people who are the ones intended to receive the help. I like to learn the cultures. In Malawi the culture...


Mary Shields First Woman to Complete Iditarod Race How she acquired her first dog team will surprise you

Happy Trails and Happy Tales from Iditarod Racer, author, adventurer and storyteller, Mary Shields. Mary Shields entered the Iditarod in 1974 and is known as the first woman to complete the Iditarod. She was told that she would die. One man yelled at her, “You’d better turn around now. You’ll never make it to Nome!” But she did. Mary Shields was born a city girl but wanted to live what Henry David Thoreau talked about in his books. She moved to Alaska in 1965 and lived in the rugged...