The Art of Making A Difference, Part 1: Chico and the Manny
Every morning Manny Rionda and his dog Chico, take a walk along the beach picking up trash and marine debris that washes up from the ocean. Five years ago, Manny started posting pictures of his bucket full of trash on social media. Slowly but surely a movement was born. In this episode, Manny shows me the art of making a difference.
December 04, 2020
What Makes A Hero, Part 3: Legacy of Service
Frank O'Laughlin had a near-death experience when he was a young man in Ireland... He almost became an accountant. Instead Frank O'Laughlin became a priest, moved to Florida, and eventually founded the Guatemalan-Maya center in 1992. His work and advocacy for migrant workers started long before that. In this episode you'll hear about his extensive life of service and how he inspired others to live in the same way... in service of others.
November 20, 2020
What Makes A Hero, Part 2: Maya Forever
A small community of Guatemalan-Maya families began forming in the 1980s near Lake Worth, Florida. How did that community get there? What made them leave Guatemala in the first place? In this episode you will hear the treacherous history of the Maya in Guatemala, and you will hear Ernesto's story of migration to the United States.
November 13, 2020
What Makes A Hero, Part 1: Petrona
Petrona is a first-generation American and the first person in her family to go to college. The road to higher education was anything but easy. In this episode, Petrona helps me define the characteristics of a hero by sharing her story.
November 06, 2020