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RareGem media features ten broadcast networks of positive programs and podcasts for business, lifestyle, inspiration, education, community, sports, youth, faith, health and entertainment. More at at www.oneraregem.com. Shows include #1 iTunes rated health podcast, The Model Health Show with Shawn Stevenson.




TEN-The Empowerment Network for Men facing Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is not only an invader of the human body it is an infiltrator of the human spirit. Survivor, Mellve Shahid made a promise to God to support and serve other men battling prostate cancer when he was diagnosed ten years ago. He founded The Empowerment Network and has been changing lives and creating hope for hundreds of men ever since.

Duration: 00:19:31


Did you know, St. Louis is home to the largest Promise Zone in the country? Covering most of North St. Louis City and North County the Promise Zone is a special Federal designation created during the Obama administration to draw investment to distressed and urban communities that have been neglected for generations. Since its inception, Promise Zone director Erica Henderson, has brought together 150 partners and thought leaders to coordinate activities in order to maximize impact and...

Duration: 00:45:49

Diversity Awareness Partnership - For Such a Time as This...

Jade Harrell with Steve Parks, Director of Programs, Diversity Awareness Partnership. Steve is responsible for facilitating and leading diversity and inclusion discussions with youth and adults. He offers tools and strategies to open up communication. He shares the ways we can listen and express for influence. Steve distinguishes between dialogue and debate to encourage awareness, understanding and healing. The mission of Diversity Awareness Partnership is to be a catalyst to increase...

Duration: 00:25:27

ETHINKSTL-046-Get on the Bus! The StartupBus

Who knew that in addition to an elevator pitch you might one day find yourself making a pitch on The StartupBus!? Theresa Hines, St. Louis’ StartupBus conductor, describes it as a hack-a-thon on steroids…and wheels! She joined us in studio with Austin Murdock to tell us all about what happens on the Bus. This year, 100 participants were on 7 buses from 7 cities. They drove over 8,000 miles and visited 32 cities on their way to New Orleans. The St. Louis bus had 9 riders and two teams....

Duration: 00:39:15

ETHINKSTL-046-Virta Health-Managing health with technology that helps

Healthcare today is changing! We have technologies that are helping patients and physicians effectively manage chronic illnesses that years ago would severely impact and shorten the lives of those with illnesses like diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. Today, we are speaking with Virta Health, a company that is using technology, a treatment plan that is geared specifically for each patient and a team approach that has been clinically demonstrated to reverse type 2 diabetes safely and...

Duration: 00:42:56

Community Trauma and Racial Equity


Duration: 00:38:20

ETHINKSTL-044-Ferguson 1000-Coding without 'Code-Switching'

On the heels of the National Urban League Conference in St. Louis and the third anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, we are reminded that the events in Ferguson on August 9, 2014 are not past tense, nor should they be. In the intervening years there have been a wide range of protests, activism, engagement and change movements – all trying to change the status quo. Ferguson 1000 is one way people have reacted locally to the need for economic equity for people of color in St. Louis....

Duration: 00:41:18

ETHINKSTL-045-39 North and Venture Cafe': Big Space to Build Agriculture and Innovation Community

Agriculture is an $88B industry for Missouri. In St. Louis alone, there are more than 1,000 plant scientists – it is arguably the epicenter of world-class professionals in this field. In this episode we spend time with Janet Wilding, Vice President of Major Projects at the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. Janet is leading the master planning of 39 North, the region’s newest and largest innovation community. On 600 acres at the western end of what some call the innovation...

Duration: 00:42:46

The Saint Louis Science Center Perfectly Positioned for a Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Jade Harrell with Bert Vescolani, Saint Louis Science Center president and CEO. The Saint Louis Science Center is Perfectly Timed, Matched and Placed to Host a Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party 10am to 3pm, Monday, August 21 -Live Music by Johnny Chase -Food and drinks -Free bottled water from Coca-Cola -Attend a Live Sky: Eclipse show at the James S. McDonnell Planetarium -Free activities for all ages -Science Center educators will narrate what is happening during the eclipse The mission...

Duration: 00:18:54

Thinking Outside the Box with the Qube (EP035) RELOADED

Cheryl and Christy with Charlie Wallace, a serial entrepreneur, whose product helps basketball players improve their shot. It’s called the “Qube Basketball Trainer System”—a patent pending product and system that touts immediate results!! Their slogan, The Qube…re-shaping the way the world shoots a basketball, one player at a time. His unique invention is a breakthrough in teaching basketball players how to become great shooters! We’re going to find how how this is possible! Charlie...

Duration: 00:31:50


Jade Harrell with Pastor Nicole Crank, co-founder and lead pastor of FaithChurch.com. FaithChurch.com is sparking a “Riot”! In light of what’s happening in the country today, St. Louis’ largest inter-racial church, FaithChurch.com is staging its own “LOVE RIOT” with thousands of St. Louisans to combat this ridiculous climate of racism and hate. Violence seems to get the bulk of today’s media attention, so we’re coming together to shed enough love and light to take back the airwaves....

Duration: 00:11:14

When Helping Hurts...1st Responders and Vicarious Trauma

When Helping Hurts... Trauma effects you, me and our first responders. How do they cope to be Alive and Well? Jade Harrell with Sgt. Sally Panzer and April Casey who know first-hand what it's like to be on the front lines.

Duration: 00:40:11

Strategy | Focus | Resilience Lessons with Mind Safety Management Founder, Ralph Thompson (EP013) RELOADED

Christy and Cheryl with Ralph Thompson, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Mind Safety Management, LLC, a St. Louis information technology company headquartered in our CORTEX Innovation District. Ralph has been an entrepreneur since he was a young child, earning extra money where he saw opportunities in his community—from selling candy to shoveling snow! He hails from a long line of entrepreneurs in his family—he learned by example! Ralph has an interesting career path that led him to...

Duration: 00:31:02

Starting from Square One (Ep025) REBOOTED

We’re all basically starting from the beginning-Square One. CET, the state’s oldest and largest Innovation Center celebrates nearly 20 years of entrepreneur training programs! CET has been working to find, support and grow entrepreneurial ventures and they’re succeeding with the Square One Boot Camp and Square One Ignite programs. Originally, CET focused on bioscience entrepreneurs. Many great startups including Nanopore Diagnostics, Immunophotonics, Kypha and MediBeacon participated in...

Duration: 00:47:16

Literally Walk A Mile In Her Shoes with YWCA Metro STL

Jade Harrell with Adrian E. Bracy, CEO, YWCA of Metro St. Louis In this episode: - Learn more about the multiple services of the YWCA: >Economic Empowerment >Women's Resource Center >Racial Justice >Head Start >YW-Teens - Get to know the CEO...Jade gets personal with Adrian to discover her NFL experience, perseverence in male-dominated industries and what tools she implements to get through her most challenging situations. -Details of the "Walk A Mile" organization and this year's event in...

Duration: 00:15:56

ETHINKSTL-043-DataDog and MediModo - Riding the Health IoT Wave

Accenture Consulting recently reported that the value of the Internet of Health Things will top $163 billion by 2020. Within the next five years the healthcare sector is projected to be #1 in the list of top 10 industries for Internet of Things app development. This kind of high-stakes, leading-edge industry development attracts brilliant young minds! Among those, Elizabeth Russell, co-founder and CEO of DataDog Health and Daniel Kapper, co-founder of MediModo, whose companies are riding...

Duration: 00:33:41

Craig Blac Community Cuts for Kids 2017 in its 17th Year

Jade Harrell with Craig Blac COMMUNITY CUTS FOR KIDS MISSION: To build self confidence within inner city youth by providing vital resources, educational opportunities, and mentoring to develop future leaders.

Duration: 00:13:38

517-WASHU-Leah Merrifield-SHOW

Jade Harrell with Leah Merrifield, Associate Vice Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis and their stellar college prep program.

Duration: 00:18:36

African and Hispanic Chambers of Commerce in St. Louis


Duration: 00:41:34

524-NightLife-Kenneth McCoy-SHOW

Jade Harrell with Pastor Kenneth McCoy, Founder and Director of NightLIFE, an outreach ministry that walks the streets of north St. Louis at night to interrupt violence in the community. Photo credit: Laurie Skrivan. laurieskrivan@post-dispatch.com

Duration: 00:26:43

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