Speaking of Dignity

Speaking of Dignity is a podcast dedicated to listening to the voices of those workers whose labor we recognize as essential but who rarely get an opportunity to share their experiences, expertise, and insights.

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Religion and Philosophy

Recognizing the Dignity of Every Person

Dylan Schwaegel has been working with Our Lady of the Road on emergency rental services during the pandemic. In partnership with the county, they use federal funds to help those...

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Health and Society

Converting Motels into Shelter

In October, Leah Coming came on as a staff member with Motels4Now, a new model of a low barrier shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Low barrier shelters welcome those...

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Visit those in prison

Since retiring from her career as a librarian, Cheryl Ashe has devoted herself to helping ex-offenders re-enter the community following their release from prison. Cheryl began...

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Making Your Voice Heard

Stacy Odom is self-employed as the director of Odom Community Development Corporation, Vice President of Monroe Park Neighborhood Association, and the primary caretaker for her...

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What Have We Learned?

Dan Graff and Margie Pfeil, co-founders of the Speaking of Dignity podcast and regular hosts, review the past ten episodes and what they have learned from this project. We heard...

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Art and History

You Do the Best You Can Do

Cecilia Stanton-Verduzco is a high school Spanish teacher of 14 years at John Adams High School in South Bend, Ind. Cecilia shares that the best part about her job is working with...

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Health and Society

From the Frontlines

Amanda Paul is a nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, Massachusetts. A nurse for 11 years, she works at the hospital as a bedside nurse on a medical surgical floor...

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Support Small Businesses

Robyn Klingerman runs a one woman entrepreneurial catering company called A Bite with Mee out of South Bend, Ind. and has navigated a few ups and downs throughout the course of...

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Know Your Rights

Leonel Lopez is the Outreach Coordinator with the Worker Rights and Protections Project of Indiana Legal Services. Indiana Legal Services, Inc. (ILS) is a nonprofit law firm that...

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Serving Soup During a Pandemic

Peter Smith is the Director of the soup kitchen at St. Augustine Catholic Church in South Bend, IN. Peter has volunteered with the soup kitchen for over 30 years and directed the...

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A Thankless but Necessary Job

Brenda Buck, a custodian for Indiana University South Bend and Vice President of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union (AFSCME) joins us on the...

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Telling Stories that Bring People Together

Maria Catanzarite, a local TV reporter for WNDU, offers insight into the day-to-day work of a reporter and the challenges she has faced since the start of the pandemic. Maria...

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