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Add Passion and Stir: Big Chefs, Big Ideas

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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 fascinating 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 overall quality of life.

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 fascinating 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 overall quality of life.
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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 fascinating 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 overall quality of life.

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Episodes

Unfit for Service: Food as a Matter of National Security

2/14/2018
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In an episode that host Billy Shore calls “one of the most important conversations we’ve had,” U.S. Army Lieutenant General Mark Hertling and Air Force Master Sergeant Jennifer Medeiros discuss how poor nutrition, lack of fitness, and food insecurity in society at large are impacting our troops and our national security. “77% of America is not fit enough to join the military,” says Lt. General Hertling. “This is a constant fight for the future of our country,” he warns. During the wars in...

Duration:00:38:15

Lessons From The Bully Pulpit: Showing the Face of Hunger

2/7/2018
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How can we create a groundswell of support to end childhood hunger in America? On this episode of Add Passion & Stir, No Kid Hungry champion Dorothy McAuliffe shares her insights on what became her signature issue as the First Lady of Virginia. She talks with chef Jason Alley about building awareness and tackling the issue of childhood hunger in Virginia and beyond. “As a first spouse, I learned pretty early that you do have an opportunity with this bully pulpit to raise awareness and to...

Duration:01:01:20

Stronger Together: Learning From and Inspiring Each Other

1/30/2018
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How does collective impact save ives? In this episode of Add Passion and Stir, philanthropist Karen Ansara talks with chef Michael Serpa about the transformative power of learning and doing within a group setting. Ansara and her husband founded New England International Donors in 2008 to create a network of donors, grant-makers, social investors, and advisors focused on ending global poverty. “How do you address poverty? It’s more than handing out food. Do people have livelihoods, safe...

Duration:00:44:59

The Hometown I Love: Growing Up in Camden, NJ, One of the Most Dangerous Cities in America

1/24/2018
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What is the distinction between helping individuals and helping entire communities? In this episode of Add Passion and Stir, Debbie Shore talks to Michellene Davis, Esq., Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer for RWJBarnabas Health, and celebrity chef Rahman "Rock" Harper about hunger, healthcare, and the vicious cycle of poverty. Both guests see the importance of thinking outside traditional provision of service. Davis works to make structural changes to healthcare...

Duration:00:49:23

Connecting The Dots: Using Grassroots To Inform Systems Change

1/17/2018
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To change systems that perpetuate poverty and hunger, where do we start? Erin McAleer, President and CEO of Project Bread in Boston, discusses eradicating hunger with Bob Luz, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA) on this episode of Add Passion and Stir. McAleer describes a multi-level approach that uses on-the- ground learning to drive a wider systems-level change. “We’re in community health centers, we’re in schools, we’ve got this hotline, but we take...

Duration:00:41:52

You’ve Got to Measure the Hum: Why Kids In Boston Love School Meals

1/10/2018
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Where does the food come from that we feed our kids in schools? Laura Benavidez, Executive Director of Food and Nutrition Services for the Boston Public Schools, discusses a program she’s spearheading aimed at transforming how food is sourced, prepared, and served throughout Boston’s public schools. Currently, most of the food is prepared in New Jersey, frozen, and transported to Boston. “We’re going to revolutionize how we feed kids,” says Benavidez. Jill Shah, serial entrepreneur and...

Duration:01:02:19

Living on $2 a Day: Poverty and Food Equity in America

1/3/2018
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To start the new year, we are revisiting one our most important episodes of Add Passion and Stir when we spoke with sociologist, poverty expert and author Kathy Edin ($2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America) and Washington, DC area social entrepreneur Tom McDougall of 4P Foods have a powerful and timely discussion with Share Our Strength founders Billy and Debbie Shore about poverty in America. Kathy and Tom illustrate how our current systems - political, social, economic, geographic...

Duration:00:47:49

Form and Function: Creating Buildings That Heal

12/20/2017
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Architecture and design affect your attitude, your health, and even your life. Architect Michael Murphy, executive director of MASS Design Group, and Ken Oringer, one of Boston’s most notable chefs and restaurateurs, talk to Billy Shore about how good design can drive systems change. “We see architecture as a crucial piece … of our daily lives and as a systems approach to how we live either more productive or less productive lives,” says Murphy. Oringer knows the importance of design in...

Duration:00:53:17

Psychological Change: Bringing Dignity to Poor Communities

12/13/2017
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How can we move poor communities from hopelessness to hopefulness? In this fascinating episode of Add Passion and Stir, Pierre Ferrari, President and CEO of Heifer International, and Matt Bell, chef and owner of South on Main restaurant in Little Rock, share insights about creating value in poor communities with hosts Debbie and Billy Shore. Ferrari speaks about the success Heifer International has had in poor agricultural communities throughout the world by driving social...

Duration:00:58:15

Closing the Empathy Gap

12/6/2017
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Do you feel more empathy for certain people in need than you do for others? Feeding America CEO Diana Aviv says we need to “close the empathy gap.” She discusses empathy and food with Nick Stefanelli, chef/owner of Masseria Restaurant in DC, and Share Our Strength founders Billy and Debbie Shore on this episode of Add Passion and Stir. Aviv cites recent research that found people who were sympathetic toward people using food banks changed their attitudes when asked about people using...

Duration:00:29:01

Make It Personal: The Names and Stories Behind the Numbers

11/29/2017
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Do you think beyond the statistics to the individual lives affected by conflict, poverty, and hunger? In this episode of Add Passion and Stir, two powerful and passionate advocates, Abby Maxman, President of Oxfam America, and Tatiana Rosana, executive chef at Outlook Kitchen & Bar at the Envoy Hotel in Boston, discuss national and international humanitarian problems through the lens of personal stories of suffering, courage, and hope. Both women rose to the top of male-dominated...

Duration:00:43:40

Finding Passion: Make Every Day the Best Day

11/22/2017
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Have you ever wondered how people who motivate others stay motivated themselves? In this episode of Add Passion and Stir, two high-powered changemakers talk about what drives them as they inspire those around them. Dr. Clint Mitchell, Principal at Mount Vernon Woods Elementary School in Fairfax, VA works in a low-income community school. In a career that has unusually high turn-over (statistics say most teachers will quit after three to five years) Mitchell finds he has to hire teachers...

Duration:00:47:55

The Ripple Effect: Making a Difference in Someone’s Life

11/15/2017
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Have you ever wondered how helping another person can cause a ripple effect of positive impact? In this heartfelt episode of Add Passion and Stir, host Billy Shore and guests celebrity chef Curtis Stone and attorney and foster care advocate Miles Cooley discuss the far-reaching effects that occur when we act as an advocate for people in need. Cooley, who experienced profound neglect as a young child and lost his mother at age five, grew up in the foster care system in California. “The...

Duration:00:44:25

Maximum Impact: Changemakers in the Age of Broken Government

11/8/2017
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How do we tackle the big social problems that government should be solving? In this episode of Add Passion and Stir, Jamie Leeds, chef/owner of Hank’s Oyster Bars in Washington DC and long-time supporter of the No Kid Hungry campaign, and Bruce Lesley, President of First Focus, an organization dedicated to making children and families the priority in federal policy and budget decisions, talk about the best ways to have an impact on the most important social problems. Leeds - who just...

Duration:00:33:14

A Very Special Message from Jeff Bridges

11/3/2017
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Jeff Bridges, the award-winning actor and national spokesperson for Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign has recorded a very special message for you. Jeff is helping us celebrate the anniversary of our new passion project, Add Passion and Stir, a weekly podcast I host with my sister Debbie about making a difference in the world through an examination of the central role food plays in all of the issues we care about. Every week, we talk with dedicated and compassionate culinary...

Duration:00:04:02

It’s Way Past Time: Focusing Empathy to Solve Hunger

11/1/2017
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How can we focus our empathy for others to solve big social problems? The two guests on this week’s episode of Add Passion and Stir use their empathy to make the world a better place. AARP Foundation President Lisa Ryerson’s conscience led her to mission-driven work. Right now, that mission is hunger among America’s older population. “Ten million people who are 50 and older are hungry each and every day in this nation. And older adults who are hungry living in poverty don’t often ask for...

Duration:00:44:55

Purchasing Power: Harnessing Demand to Change Food Systems

10/25/2017
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Did you know that low-income kids get 80% of their calories from school meals? How can schools push the food system to provide better food? On this episode of Add Passion and Stir, hosts and Share Our Strength cofounders Billy and Debbie Shore chat with Washington, DC chef and restaurateur Mike Isabella and social impact innovator and strategist Josh Wachs about child hunger and improving school food programs. Both have seen how demand can drive food systems to be healthier and more...

Duration:00:35:37

American Cuisine at the Intersection of Food and Social Issues

10/18/2017
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This episode marks the one year anniversary of Add Passion and Stir, and we celebrate with a special introduction from the legendary Jeff Bridges, who serves as national spokesperson for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. How can you make a difference if you are passionate about the intersection of food and political, social, and environmental issues? “Mindfulness and inquisitiveness, which go hand in hand,” says Mitchell Davis, Executive Vice President of The James Beard...

Duration:00:37:28

The Role of Hospitality in Building Community

10/11/2017
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How can a focus on hospitality create the relationships that build and transform communities? In this episode of Add Passion and Stir, host Billy Shore explores the concept of hospitality with Chef-owner Will Gilson (Puritan & Company in Cambridge, MA) and Sarah Rosenkrantz and Sam Greenberg, social entrepreneurs and co-directors of Y2Y Harvard Square (a youth homeless shelter in Cambridge, MA). Although from different professional backgrounds, the guests share how they are building...

Duration:00:31:37

Real Help for Real People

10/4/2017
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When so many things feel out of our control in this world, how can we provide tangible help to people in need? Changemakers Michael Babin (Neighborhood Restaurant Group, Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture) and Meghan Ogilvie (Dog Tag, Inc., Dog Tag Bakery) are giving people skills and tools to find meaning and purpose. In this episode of Add Passion and Stir, Babin and Ogilvie describe what drives them to serve their communities and bring opportunities to deserving kids,...

Duration:00:44:24

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