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The Harrison Street DIY Project: Kansas City’s DIY Skate Park – Ben Hlavacek (POY 10)

Ben Hlavacek and his friends decided to build a skate park in Kansas City and were met with help from a surprising amount of people. Here’s their story.

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Visiting the Lonely in an Alabama Detention Center – Katherine Weathers (POY 09)

Katherine Weathers is a detention center volunteer in Alabama. She is part of a group that visits men awaiting deportation in a socially isolated facility.

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How Friday Night Meatballs Can Create Tighter Neighborhoods – Sarah Grey (POY 08)

Sarah Grey maintains a popular website about neighboring that is based on weekly gatherings at her home. Hear her and Josh have a fun conversation about it.

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Light Pollution Awareness Near Chicago – Drew Carhart (POY 07)

Drew Carhart has spent years raising light pollution awareness and encouraging fondness for nature near Chicago. Listen as he shares what he has learned.

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[2023 UPDATE] Fit to Recover: A Sober Gym in Utah – Ian Acker (POY 06)

Ian Acker founded Fit To Recover, a nonprofit sober gym, to unite former addicts. His story is one of redemption, and he is using it to change lives.

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Turning Santa Ana’s Libraries into Community Centers – David Lopez (POY 05)

David Lopez is a technology librarian in Santa Ana who enjoys helping people. Hear him talk about his work, his love for his city, and what motivates him.

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Ending Homelessness Among Salt Lake City Veterans – Elizabeth Buehler (POY 04)

Elizabeth Buehler is Salt Lake City’s Homeless Services Coordinator. In this episode, she describes her city’s heartfelt mission to give everyone a home.

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Boatbuilding with Lake Erie’s At-Risk Youth – Jodi Carpenter (POY 03)

Jodi Carpenter is a Maritime Educator who teaches boatbuilding and life skills to troubled teens on Lake Erie. Hear Jodi and Josh’s fun talk about her work.

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[2023 UPDATE] The Public Bench Project – Adam Greenfield (POY 02)

Adam Greenfield is a co-founder of The Public Bench Project, which is building public benches in San Francisco. Topics include community and urban design.

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[2023 UPDATE] Propel: Making Food Stamps User-Friendly – Jimmy Chen (POY 01)

Jimmy Chen is a co-founder and CEO at a startup that is redesigning services like Food Stamps to be user-friendly. Learn about the podcast and about Jimmy.