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Everyday Heroes Radio — Freedom and Virtue Institute

On this very inspiring episode of Everyday Heroes, Jodi speaks with Ismael Hernandez as he shares the story of his transformative journey moving from Puerto Rico where he was an anti-American, pro-communist young man to landing in the deep south of America where he says his lungs were filled with the fresh air of liberty…. Read More

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The Center for Engaging Autism Wants to Help Your Dynamic Family

Autism is a tricky disorder. Though the stereotypes of autistic people being isolated and emotionless while harboring some special gift continue to thrive, the actuality of the disorder is much more complicated. This is something Mary Powell knows well. Powell has spent more than 25 years advocating for the rights of autistic adults and children,… Read More

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How Moms Against Sexual Abuse Is Transforming Lives

Dr. Claire Reeves knows too well about the monsters preying on children in America. A psychologist, Reeves often testifies in court in sexual assault cases involving children. But in 1992, she’d had enough of just testifying. She wanted to do something about a recurring issue she kept coming across: courts returning children to parents accused… Read More

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Everyday Heroes Radio — National Association of Scholars

On this episode of Everyday Heroes, Jodi speaks with Peter Wood and Ashley Thorne, the President and Executive Director of the National Association of Scholars, a non-profit network of scholars and citizens united by their commitment to academic freedom and excellence in American higher education. Please check out their website at NAS.org.

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How FosterClub Is Transforming the Lives of Children in Foster Care

In 1996, Celeste and Jeff Bodner bought an old house in Seaside, Oregon, and hired a crew to renovate it. One day, two young boys arrived at the house to visit their mother’s boyfriend, who happened to be on the construction team. When the boys began appearing day after day, the Bodners started inviting them… Read More

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, walk towards the Syrian border on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate in this August 11, 2014 file photo. The Islamic State, which had declared a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, prompted tens of thousands of Yazidis and Christians to flee for their lives during their push to within a 30-minute drive of the Kurdish regional capital Arbil.    REUTERS/Rodi Said/Files  (IRAQ - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 

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How World Relief Helps Resettle Refugees in the U.S.

In the late 1970s, Evelyn Mangham returned with her husband from doing missions work with local communities in Vietnam and began helping with the evangelical nonprofit, World Relief. When they got back to the states, Evelyn realized how many Vietnamese people were fleeing their homeland and trying to come to the United States. Determined to… Read More

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Everyday Heroes Radio — Against Crony Capitalism

Far too many people work hard yet continue to struggle with making ends meet or getting ahead. Fortunately, there are heroes out there working hard to rid our nation of what many see as a big cause for that struggle – Crony Capitalism. On this episode, Jodi speaks with Nick Sorrentino, Co-founder of Against Crony… Read More

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Want to Help a Refugee Child? Think About Getting a Thready

In 2011, Steve Lehmann went to Haiti to help victims of the horrific earthquake that had devastated the country a year earlier. What he saw there changed his life. “I saw the problem of trauma, particularly in children,” Lehmann said. “There was less attention paid to it at that time than today. My thought was,… Read More

CHICAGO -- The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw arrives at the Navy Pier carrying more than 1,200 Christmas trees destined for deserving Chicago families, Dec. 3, 2010. The trees will be offloaded by volunteers from groups including the Sea Cadets, Sea Scouts and Young Marines before being distributed to familes selected by the Ada S. Mckinley Community Services organization. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class George Degener.

The Christmas Ship Brings Christmas Trees to Chicago’s Neediest Families

Nothing says Christmas like a Christmas tree. Real or fake, there’s something about having bright lights on the tree branches that brings joy to a room. But for some, there’s just not enough money to enjoy something that people generally take for granted. Fortunately charities like Chicago’s Christmas Ship help bring trees to the city’s… Read More

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Everyday Heroes Radio — Never Alone

Eight Native American tribes joined forces to create the Cook Inlet Tribal Council, a tribal non-profit organization in Anchorage, Alaska that is offering opportunities to Alaska Native and American Indian people residing in the Cook Inlet region. CITC is an innovative leader helping the people of their communities to pursue opportunities and develop their personal… Read More