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Career Development

Journalism and the Ethics of Encounter

How do you educate students and young journalists to listen actively to people, understand them, and accompany them in difficult situations? Richard Jones and Victoria St. Martin...

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Health and Society

Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods ft. Jonathan “Pastah J” Brooks

Where am I supposed to be and where will I be most transformed? Jonathan “Pastah J” Brooks challenges us with this question in today’s episode. Jonathan currently serves as...

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Health and Society

Recognizing the Dignity of Work in the Appalachian Region ft. Brandon Dennison

Listening to those closest to both the challenges and the beauty of the Appalachian region is critical to the success of a more diversified and stable local economy. Brandon...

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Science and Technology

Neuroscience and Behavior for the Common Good

What does neuroscience and behavior have to do with community-engaged work? According to our guest, Nancy Michael, everything. Neuroscience and the understanding of how the...

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Health and Society

Fostering Knowledge for Social Change

In order to solve the most significant, complex problems of the world, universities must recognize that the answers do not reside in institutions but rather in working in a...

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Health and Society

Human Dignity, Belonging, and Caring for Others

Finding community in college can be difficult, but it can be especially difficult when you feel like you don’t belong. Shelene shares the struggles she faced her first few years...

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Religion and Philosophy

Healing Racism Through Faith

Preserving hope in the face of racism has been both challenging and elusive for Native Americans due to historical trauma from government policies of genocide, annihilation,...

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Religion and Philosophy

Act Justly: Healing Racism through Faith

Rev. Henry Sands delivered the 2019 Rev. Bernie Clark, C.S.C. Lecture on Catholic Social Tradition, discussing racism against Native Americans from historical, personal, and...

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Religion and Philosophy

Becoming a Just Church

Justice often gets characterized as a project, something we go out in the world to do and check a box–but justice needs to first be about the kind of people we are rather than...

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Religion and Philosophy

Father Joseph Brown Keynote – 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Conference

Father Joseph Brown gave his keynote during the the 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Conference, inspired by Catholic Social Teaching and titled Open Minds, Loving Hearts & An Engaged...

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Health and Society

Face to Face

Pilo Bueno Jr. grew up as a migrant farm worker traveling around the country, following the harvests in a circle that started in Texas, went through the Carolinas and Indiana, and...

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Global Affairs

Rallying Around Puerto Rico

The day Hurricane María hit Puerto Rico, Marisel Moreno talked briefly on the phone to her mother there, who said the home’s walls were shaking and it sounded like a jumbo jet...

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