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Doing Good

Doing Good

By Becky Powers
Doing Good is a lively and engaging podcast conversation with people who are actively engaged in projects in their communities that are Doing Good.

Twice a month, join Josh Smith, local news anchor and Rebecca Powers, MD, pediatrician and owner at Village Pediatrics and Breastfeeding Medicine as we talk with interesting guests who share what sparked them to make positive changes and how they overcame the fear and inertia that keep others from tackling problems they see in their communities.
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17. Dr. Allen Gorman and ETSU's STRIVE program for veteran entrepreneurs
Today on "Doing Good" the Podcast - a helping hand for America's heroes. We love the men and women who volunteer to serve in the military. They raise their hands and they give their lives for the good of the country they love. The Doing Good gang recently found out about an amazing program that's helping veterans turn their great ideas into a new business. Thousands of veterans are now living their dreams as captains of their own destiny in business for themselves. Today's guest will spell out how it works - and how all of us can step forward to help veterans launch the next chapter of their lives. Doing Good is hosted by Dr. Becky Powers and Josh Smith, along with Susanna Digby and Elijah Smith. Doing Good is a proud member of the Market Street Media family of podcasts, along with: Better Every Day with Brad Weems I See You, Mama: A Maternal Mental Health Podcast with Kristina Dulaney Marketing That Works with Drew Bedard Johnson City Living with Colin Johnson Measure Once, Cuss Twice with Seth Thomas The Johnson City Small Business Podcast with Ryan McKinney One Conversation at a Time with Kelly Rhea Barber College Success with Craig Charles The Huddle with Spencer Huddleston and Brad Weems Allpointswhole with Krista Wright Doing Good with Dr. Becky Powers and Josh Smith
47:57
March 1, 2021
16. Nancy Fischman from Johnson City Public Arts
Making the world better...through art.   "But wait... I'm not an artist!" you say.  "I can't even color between the lines, you say." Stay with us, because the great thinker Thomas Merton once said it best:  “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” These days, finding yourself and losing yourself both seem like great ideas.  But in a day when we're bombarded by images all day long, how long do you stop and savor someone's beautiful artistic creation.   And in communities where the arts aren't as emphasized as others, it's even harder to do. Today on Doing Good the podcast, you'll hear about an initiative to celebrate arts in the hills of Appalachia.   You'll hear how a scrappy group of volunteers is finding ways to turn brick walls, street corners, and even utility poles into canvases of creativity.  And in so doing, they're making their community an even better place to live. We think you'll be inspired by their story bring the beauty of art into your world. Doing Good is hosted by Dr. Becky Powers and Josh Smith, along with Elijah Smith and Susanna Digby. Doing Good is a proud member of the Market Street Media family of podcasts, along with: Better Every Day with Brad Weems I See You, Mama: A Maternal Mental Health Podcast with Kristina Dulaney Marketing That Works with Drew Bedard Johnson City Living with Leighton Hart Measure Once, Cuss Twice with Seth Thomas The Johnson City Small Business Podcast with Ryan McKinney One Conversation at a Time with Kelly Rhea Barber College Success with Craig Charles The Huddle with Spencer Huddleston and Brad Weems Allpointswhole with Krista Wright Doing Good with Dr. Becky Powers and Josh Smith
01:05:53
February 15, 2021
15. Malia Grant from the Southern Appalachian Ronald McDonald House
On today's episode, the Doing Good gang welcomes Malia Grant, executive director of the Southern Appalachian Ronald McDonald House. Doing Good is hosted by Dr. Becky Powers and Josh Smith, along with Susanna Digby and Elijah Smith. Doing Good is a proud member of the Market Street Media family of podcasts, along with: Better Every Day with Brad Weems I See You, Mama: A Maternal Mental Health Podcast with Kristina Dulaney Marketing That Works with Drew Bedard Johnson City Living with Leighton Hart Measure Once, Cuss Twice with Seth Thomas The Johnson City Small Business Podcast with Ryan McKinney One Conversation at a Time with Kelly Rhea Barber College Success with Craig Charles The Huddle with Spencer Huddleston and Brad Weems Allpointswhole with Krista Wright Doing Good with Dr. Becky Powers and Josh Smith
01:02:40
February 1, 2021
14. Vanessa Bennett mobilizes an entire city to Do Good!
On today's episode, the Doing Good gang talks with Vanessa Bennett, executive director of operations and talent development for the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce. Doing Good is hosted by Dr. Becky Powers and Josh Smith, along with Susanna Digby and Elijah Smith. Doing Good is a proud member of the Market Street Media family of podcasts, along with: Better Every Day with Brad Weems I See You, Mama: A Maternal Mental Health Podcast with Kristina Dulaney Marketing That Works with Drew Bedard Johnson City Living with Leighton Hart Measure Once, Cuss Twice with Seth Thomas The Johnson City Small Business Podcast with Ryan McKinney One Conversation at a Time with Kelly Rhea Barber College Success with Craig Charles The Huddle with Spencer Huddleston and Brad Weems Allpointswhole with Krista Wright Doing Good with Dr. Becky Powers and Josh Smith
01:00:37
January 15, 2021
13. Lori Jones from Do Good Goods
Today on Doing Good - the Podcast. Goodbye 2020.... hello New Year.  Every January feels like a fresh start.  For so many reasons, that seems like an especially good idea as we kick off 2021.    The planet seems to be in the mood for a reset.   And that can start in small ways - like cleaning out the closet.... emptying that yard barn... decluttering the basement. Recently, the Doing Good gang found out about a great way to do a life cleanse of the things you don't need or want...while helping causes you hold dear.   It's called Do Good Goods - we love the name.  And we love the idea.  Consign clothing, furniture, household items... whatever you don't need or want anymore!  Someone who does need it and wants it buys it.  And a portion of the proceeds can be donated to a charity of your choice.  It's a whole new way of Doing Good.  Just what we all need in 2021. Doing Good is hosted by Dr. Becky Powers and Josh Smith, along with Susanna Digby and Elijah Smith. Doing Good is a proud member of the Market Street Media podcast network, along with: Better Every Day with Brad Weems I See You, Mama: A Maternal Mental Health Podcast with Kristina Dulaney Marketing That Works with Drew Bedard Johnson City Living with Leighton Hart Measure Once, Cuss Twice with Seth Thomas The Johnson City Small Business Podcast with Ryan McKinney One Conversation at a Time with Kelly Rhea Barber College Success with Craig Charles The Huddle with Spencer Huddleston and Brad Weems Allpointswhole with Krista Wright Doing Good with Dr. Becky Powers and Josh Smith
01:02:53
January 4, 2021
12. Timmy Norman cooks up edible works of art
Today on Doing Good - the podcast: preheat the oven, grab your favorite mixing bowl, and get ready to savor something really good. After a crazy 2020, we are settling in to celebrate the Christmas season with a whole episode about.... FOOD. Specifically, we’re talking baked goods and sweet treats and delicious desserts - all the wonderful things we love to eat this time of year. But you know the Doing Good gang. While dishing about flaky crusts and fabulous fondants, we are talking about something bigger than baking.  In today’s episode, we meet a man who ditched his job he didn’t love and decided to pursue his passion.  Along the way, he inspired others while creating edible works of art and turned his small-town bakery into a platform for national television exposure. Fans of the Food Network saw him win some tough competitions.  But in today’s episode, fans of the podcast get to learn more than just about how he’s a winning whiz with a whisk. You’re about to hear how he’s a winning “do-gooder” with the recipe for a great business, a great community partnership, and a great life. Doing Good is a proud member of the Market Street Media family of podcasts, along with: Better Every Day with Brad Weems I See You, Mama: A Maternal Mental Health Podcast with Kristina Dulaney Marketing That Works with Drew Bedard Johnson City Living with Leighton Hart Measure Once, Cuss Twice with Seth Thomas The Johnson City Small Business Podcast with Ryan McKinney One Conversation at a Time with Kelly Rhea Barber College Success with Craig Charles The Huddle with Spencer Huddleston and Brad Weems Allpointswhole with Krista Wright Doing Good with Dr. Becky Powers and Josh Smith
01:06:58
December 21, 2020
11. Doing the MOST Good with Capt. Antwann Yocum of the Salvation Army
On today's episode of Doing Good, Capt. Antwann Yocum of the Salvation Army talks about all the ways his organization is "leaning in" to help people during the very difficult times we're living through. Doing Good is hosted by Dr. Becky Powers and Josh Smith, along with Susanna Digby and Elijah Smith. Doing Good is a proud member of the Market Street Media family of podcasts, along with: Better Every Day with Brad Weems I See You, Mama: A Maternal Mental Health Podcast with Kristina Dulaney Marketing That Works with Drew Bedard Johnson City Living with Leighton Hart Measure Once, Cuss Twice with Seth Thomas The Johnson City Small Business Podcast with Ryan McKinney One Conversation at a Time with Kelly Rhea Barber College Success with Craig Charles The Huddle with Spencer Huddleston and Brad Weems Allpointswhole with Krista Wright Doing Good with Dr. Becky Powers and Josh Smith
01:08:08
December 4, 2020
10. The Worst Christmas Episode EVER
In this very special Christmas episode, the Doing Good Gang talks all things Christmas, from favorite traditions and songs to opportunities to do good in the community.  Doing Good is hosted by Dr. Becky Powers and Josh Smith, along with Elijah Smith and Susanna Digby. Doing Good is a proud member of the Market Street Media family of podcasts, along with: Better Every Day with Brad Weems I See You, Mama: A Maternal Mental Health Podcast with Kristina Dulaney Marketing That Works with Drew Bedard Johnson City Living with Leighton Hart Measure Once, Cuss Twice with Seth Thomas The Johnson City Small Business Podcast with Ryan McKinney One Conversation at a Time with Kelly Rhea Barber College Success with Craig Charles The Huddle with Spencer Huddleston and Brad Weems Allpointswhole with Krista Wright Doing Good with Dr. Becky Powers and Josh Smith
44:01
December 1, 2020
9. Terry Maughon from Doe River Gorge
Think back to when you were a kid and to the best summer of your life.   For a lot of people, that was a summer spent at camp - extended time away from family and friends, meeting new people, spending the entire day hanging out with new friends and doing new things in a new place.  For some, summer camp was transformational.  That certainly can be said for thousands of people who spent their summer months at a camp in the hills of Northeast Tennessee.   Doe River Gorge opened with the idea of doing good in the lives of young people. Today, you’ll meet Terry Maughon, the founder and camp executive director.  You’ll hear how his vision translated an abandoned theme park in the middle of nowhere into a first class camp that draws kids from around the country. You’ll hear how his faith literally moved a mountain (no joke).  And you’ll hear how his determination to do good led to a powerful pivot during the pandemic. He’ll share ideas for doing good when everyone around you says your idea just can’t be done. And we think he’ll revive your belief that anything is possible when there is a higher power leading the way. Doing Good is a proud member of the Market Street Media podcast network, along with: Better Every Day with Brad Weems I See You, Mama: A Maternal Mental Health Podcast with Kristina Dulaney Marketing That Works with Drew Bedard Johnson City Living with Leighton Hart Measure Once, Cuss Twice with Seth Thomas The Johnson City Small Business Podcast with Ryan McKinney One Conversation at a Time with Kelly Rhea Barber College Success with Craig Charles The Huddle with Spencer Huddleston and Brad Weems Allpointswhole with Krista Wright Doing Good with Dr. Becky Powers and Josh Smith
01:00:05
November 16, 2020
8. Chad Wolfe from Trek
In some parts of the world, bicycling is not only an accepted mode of transportation.  It’s  wholeheartedly embraced.  Travel Europe and Asia or visit  larger cities in the U.S. and you will see people getting from here to there on their bicycles.  And they’re not only getting around.  They’re  getting great exercise at the same time.  But in some communities, cyclists will tell you they take their lives in their own hands when they hit the road.  Traveling by bike is definitely uncommon.   And places to enjoy a recreational bike ride or hard to find. But today’s guest did what most do-gooders do.  He stared a “negative” in the face and saw a  “positive”.  Chad Wolfe is the owner of the Trek Bicycle Store Johnson City Tennessee.   In the episode, you’re going to hear how he turned a specialty business into an agent for community change. He’ll explain how the pandemic served to accelerate a rural Appalachian community’s love for biking.  And you’ll hear how his approach and his passion became a force for good in his newly adopted hometown.   You’ll hear some real wisdom that can be applied as you do good where you are. Doing Good is hosted by Dr. Becky Powers and Josh Smith, along with Elijah Smith and Susanna Digby. Doing Good is a proud member of the Market Street Media podcast network, along with: Better Every Day with Brad Weems I See You, Mama: A Maternal Mental Health Podcast with Kristina Dulaney Marketing That Works with Drew Bedard Johnson City Living with Leighton Hart Measure Once, Cuss Twice with Seth Thomas The Johnson City Small Business Podcast with Ryan McKinney One Conversation at a Time with Kelly Rhea Barber College Success with Craig Charles The Huddle with Spencer Huddleston and Brad Weems Allpointswhole with Krista Wright Doing Good with Dr. Becky Powers and Josh Smith
01:17:58
November 2, 2020
7. Claudia Byrd from Speedway Children's Charities
When people think of NASCAR, they think of really cool, really fast cars with fearless drivers in a frantic race to finish first. But what many don’t realize is that NASCAR is one of the most powerful engines for doing good in our country today.  When fans flock to tracks to watch a race, they also leave behind staggering amounts of financial support for charities that help kids. They do it in part through an organization called Speedway Children’s Charities.  And over the years they’ve given millions of dollars away and transformed the lives of young people in ways that can’t be measured. Claudia Byrd leads the Bristol Tennessee chapter of  Speedway Children’s Charities.  Wait until you hear the love story that brought her to Bristol and the fan-favorite Bristol Motor Speedway.  She’ll share the incredible story of how a race track became an engine for doing good in the heart of Appalachia.   And she’ll share some core values for mobilizing a community. And she’ll give some leadership pointers that translate into any community even if there isn’t a race track in town.
01:01:29
October 15, 2020
6. One Acre Cafe
In 2020, going out to eat became a pleasure we learned to appreciate in a whole new way.   There's nothing like being told you CAN'T do something to make you want to do it more than ever. But for people in every city and town in America, out to eat is out of the question.  Food just isn’t in the budget.  Forget about a decent meal in a decent sit-down dining room. The people at "One Acre Cafe" in Johnson City, Tennessee think it shouldn’t be that way. With the motto, “To nourish the body, replenish the spirit, and grow the community so that all might be fed,” One Acre Cafe opened in 2012 welcoming guests to come in and eat delicious, healthy food regardless of their  ability to pay. In this episode, you’ll meet Michelle Watts and Ashley Cavender, two members of the "One Acre" team.  They’ll share the story of how the cafe' was born, how good food for everyone is changing lives, and how their cafe can be a model for you to do good wherever you call home. Doing Good is a proud member of the Market Street Media podcast network, along with: Better Every Day with Brad Weems I See You, Mama: A Maternal Mental Health Podcast with Kristina Dulaney Marketing That Works with Drew Bedard Johnson City Living with Leighton Hart Measure Once, Cuss Twice with Seth Thomas The Johnson City Small Business Podcast with Ryan McKinney One Conversation at a Time with Kelly Rhea Barber College Success with Craig Charles The Huddle with Spencer Huddleston and Brad Weems Allpointswhole with Krista Wright
59:51
October 1, 2020
5. Glenn & Amanda Olson: Teaching life skills through martial arts
On today's episode, the Doing Good gang is talking with Glenn & Amanda Olson, the founders of Olson's Martial Arts Academy in Johnson City. Tune in to this episode to hear how the Olsons got their start in martial arts, and learn about the positive impact they're having on the community. Doing Good is hosted by Dr. Becky Powers, Josh Smith, Susanna Digby, and Elijah Smith.  Doing Good is a proud member of the Market Street Media podcast network, along with: Better Every Day with Brad Weems I See You, Mama: A Maternal Mental Health Podcast with Kristina Dulaney Marketing That Works with Drew Bedard Johnson City Living with Leighton Hart Measure Once, Cuss Twice with Seth Thomas The Johnson City Small Business Podcast with Ryan McKinney One Conversation at a Time with Kelly Rhea Barber College Success with Craig Charles The Huddle with Spencer Huddleston and Brad Weems Allpointswhole with Krista Wright Doing Good with Dr. Becky Powers and Josh Smith 
01:05:40
September 15, 2020
4. Joy McCray on Being Elizabethton's Biggest Cheerleader
On today's episode, the Doing Good gang talks with Joy McCray, executive director of the Elizabethton / Carter County Chamber of Commerce. Joy shares about how the Chamber is bringing people together to ensure the town's future success. Doing Good is a proud member of the Market Street Media podcast network, along with: Better Every Day with Brad Weems I See You, Mama: A Maternal Mental Health Podcast with Kristina Dulaney Marketing That Works with Drew Bedard Johnson City Living with Leighton Hart Measure Once, Cuss Twice with Seth Thomas The Johnson City Small Business Podcast with Ryan McKinney One Conversation at a Time with Kelly Rhea Barber College Success with Craig Charles The Huddle with Spencer Huddleston and Brad Weems Allpointswhole with Krista Wright Doing Good with Dr. Becky Powers and Josh Smith
57:24
September 1, 2020
3. Ronda Paulson Drops Truth Bombs!
On today's episode of Doing Good, we're joined by Ronda Paulson, founder and director of Isaiah 117. Isaiah 117 works to provide physical and emotional support in a safe and loving home for children awaiting foster care placement. Tune in to hear the powerful story of how Isaiah 117 was born, and the transformative impact it has on the lives of children. Doing Good is a proud member of the Market Street Media podcast network, along with: Better Every Day with Brad Weems I See You, Mama: A Maternal Mental Health Podcast with Kristina Dulaney Marketing That Works with Drew Bedard Johnson City Living with Leighton Hart Measure Once, Cuss Twice with Seth Thomas The Johnson City Small Business Podcast with Ryan McKinney One Conversation at a Time with Kelly Rhea Barber College Success with Craig Charles The Huddle with Spencer Huddleston and Brad Weems Allpointswhole with Krista Wright Doing Good with Dr. Becky Powers and Josh Smith
56:29
August 14, 2020
2. Katy Brown: A Festival of Yes!
Today's episode features an interview with Katy Brown, the producing artistic director at the historic Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA. In the interview, Katy talks about the origins of Barter Theatre, her experience producing shows in a normal world, and the very special way Barter is keeping live theater going during the pandemic. It's a lovely interview you don't want to miss! Doing Good is a proud member of the Market Street Media family of podcasts, along with: Better Every Day with Brad Weems I See You, Mama: A Maternal Mental Health Podcast with Kristina Dulaney Marketing That Works with Drew Bedard Johnson City Living with Leighton Hart Measure Once, Cuss Twice with Seth Thomas The Johnson City Small Business Podcast with Ryan McKinney One Conversation at a Time with Kelly Rhea Barber College Success with Craig Charles The Huddle with Spencer Huddleston and Brad Weems Allpointswhole with Krista Wright Doing Good with Dr. Becky Powers and Josh Smith
53:47
August 3, 2020
1. Your New Favorite Podcast
Doing Good is a lively and engaging podcast conversation with people who are actively engaged in projects in their communities that are Doing Good.  Twice a month, join Josh Smith, local news anchor and Rebecca Powers, MD, pediatrician and owner at Village Pediatrics and Breastfeeding Medicine as we talk with interesting guests who share what sparked them to make positive changes and how they overcame the fear and inertia that keep others from tackling problems they see in their communities. And you won’t want to miss the insight into the teen mind provided by their oldest offspring Elijah Smith and Susanna Digby both 16, and their impression of what Doing Good looks like to the next generation of Do Gooders. We look forward to learning and growing with you to make all of our communities safer, healthier and happier! Doing Good is a proud member of the Market Street Media family of podcasts, along with: Better Every Day with Brad Weems I See You, Mama: A Maternal Mental Health Podcast with Kristina Dulaney Marketing That Works with Drew Bedard Johnson City Living with Leighton Hart Measure Once, Cuss Twice with Seth Thomas The Johnson City Small Business Podcast with Ryan McKinney One Conversation at a Time with Kelly Rhea Barber College Success with Craig Charles The Huddle with Spencer Huddleston and Brad Weems Allpointswhole with Krista Wright
37:14
July 17, 2020