Community Solutions
Episode 25: How a Radical Approach to Poverty Reduction Changed Lives Forever

Episode 25: How a Radical Approach to Poverty Reduction Changed Lives Forever

October 15, 2019

Community Solutions episode 25 discusses Muhammad Yunus’ autobiography,Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty. Learn how and why Muhammad Yunus established the Grameen Bank, the obstacles he faced, how the bank has succeeded to radically improve the lives of the poor individuals around the world. To learn more go to: muhammadyunus.org or on Twitter @Yunus_Centre

Episode 24: TIME TO TALK ABOUT GLOBAL POVERTY ERADICATION - LESSONS LEARNED

Episode 24: TIME TO TALK ABOUT GLOBAL POVERTY ERADICATION - LESSONS LEARNED

October 8, 2019

This episode of the Community Solutions podcast will be discussing key points from “The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty” by Nina Munk. This book is about Jeffrey Sachs, a world-renowned economist, and his Millennium Villages Project.This project was based in Africa with one major goal in mind - to raise people out of poverty in rural African villages. In this podcast, we delve into the planning, implementation, and progress of the Millennium Villages Project,including the achievements and pitfalls. Is this project the answer to end poverty once and for all? Keep listening to find out. We hope you enjoy the podcast and learn something new about how to better your own communities!

To learn more about Jeffrey Sachs and his current work, please visit: www.jeffsachs.org

Episode 23: How to Lead a Large Group Meeting for Community Change

Episode 23: How to Lead a Large Group Meeting for Community Change

September 25, 2019

On this podcast three public health students discuss ‘The World Café’ by Dr. Juanita Brown and David Isaacs. They highlight the importance of facilitating conversations that are: inclusive of diverse groups of individuals, conducted in relaxed environments, and focused on building relationships while creating meaningful changes in communities.

Episode 22: Fostering Community Health Through Empathetic Conversations

Episode 22: Fostering Community Health Through Empathetic Conversations

July 25, 2019

MPH students at the IU Fairbanks School of Public Health engage in an enlightening discussion of the book “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” by the late Marshall B. Rosenburg, who was an expert in the field of nonviolent communication. Emily and Kelsey talk about key points from the book and give real life examples of how nonviolent communication can be utilized in the field of public health. Give it a listen and learn how nonviolent communication can be useful in your own life or career!

Episode 21: How a Simple Conversation Can Make our World A Better Place

Episode 21: How a Simple Conversation Can Make our World A Better Place

July 18, 2019

Margaret J Wheatley is an outstanding teacher and writer who travels around the world learning about different cultures and people. She has come to the simple conclusion: “We can change the world if we just start listening to one another again.” This novel, Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to restore Hope to the Future explores how simple conversations can turn into big movements. Simple listening to others and seeing them as humans can have a great impact on them. We should all make a more conscious effort to be active listeners and have more meaningful conversations with others. To learn more about Margaret J. Wheatley visit margaretwheatley.com.

Episode 20: How to Implement Assets-Based Community Development

Episode 20: How to Implement Assets-Based Community Development

July 11, 2019

Tune in to learn how to discover your community's assets and capacities by utilizing a capacity inventory. Every community member has skills and experiences that can help mobilize his or her community. Tune in to our podcast episode below to learn how you can revitalize your community!

Episode 19: How Non-Traditional Approaches Have Made Outrageously Positive Change in Neighborhoods Around the World!

Episode 19: How Non-Traditional Approaches Have Made Outrageously Positive Change in Neighborhoods Around the World!

March 28, 2019

You will get to know seven different communities across the globe, all featured in the book, “Walk Out, Walk On: A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now” by authors Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze. Join us as we discuss the unique ways these groups worked within their own neighborhoods to create thriving, sustainable communities and learn what it takes to be a public health leader that “Walks Out and Walks On”. Enjoy!

Episode 18: How to Change Community Conversations in 6 Steps

Episode 18: How to Change Community Conversations in 6 Steps

March 14, 2019

In Community: The Structure of Belonging, author Peter Block discusses how community is created through changing the narrative from one of deficiencies and entitlement to one of possibility and generosity. By utilizing six key conversations, we can foster accountability and acceptance within our world. 

Episode 17: Why Should You Get Involved With Your Community? Perspectives of a Wise Community Member

Episode 17: Why Should You Get Involved With Your Community? Perspectives of a Wise Community Member

November 26, 2018

A dedicated community member shares her insight into why it is critical for residents to get involved with community health initiatives!

Episode 16: How a Rural Health Coalition Transformed the Health and Well-Being of its Rural Community

Episode 16: How a Rural Health Coalition Transformed the Health and Well-Being of its Rural Community

November 19, 2018

An uplifting episode of how a community team optimizes the health of its rural town! Congratulations to this hard-working dedicated Coalition in Clinton County, Indiana.