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Everyday Heroes Radio — School Choice

It is National School Choice week and on today’s episode of Everyday Heroes, Jodi speaks with some representatives who are doing their part to ensure that all kids, especially those within our nation’s inner cities, are not locked in bad schools, but instead have choices and opportunities through education. We hear from Colin Sharkey, the… Read More

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Watered Gardens Wants Lasting Change for the Poor

In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared an unconditional war on poverty, with the aim of providing government programs to stamp out poverty across our nation. The problem is, poverty has continued in full force ever since the war “began” over 50 years ago. James Whitford saw the great need in his own community of Joplin, Missouri,… Read More

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Needy Meds Provides Prescription Drug Help to Those in Need

For some patients, finding affordable prescription drugs can seem impossible. Even after the much-publicized scandal of the exorbitant rise in cost of EpiPens, other medications like insulin also continue to soar in price. Since 2004, the cost of some insulin products is up 400 percent, reports show. These are the sorts of spiraling prescription drug… Read More

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Homeboy Industries Gives New Life to Former Gang Members

In 1988, Father Greg Boyle got sick of burying young men and women gunned down by gangs on the streets of Los Angeles. But what would fix the persistent gang violence? Boyle believed giving hope and providing jobs for the gang members would change everything. Now, almost 30 years later, he runs what has become… Read More

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How Facts Turn People Into Heroes

James Agresti always liked facts. As a man who likes to keep up with politics, it proved especially handy when in conversation. Now, as president of JustFacts.com, he gets to sit with them all day long. “I always seemed to have facts at the tip of my tongue,” Agresti told Everyday Heroes Radio. “I was… Read More

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The WorkFaith Connection Helps the Unemployed Get a Second Chance

Ten years ago, while running a for-profit business, Sandy Schultz decided to change her life’s direction so that she could help others to change theirs. She founded the WorkFaith Connection after seeing how difficult it was for people who had strayed off the path to return to a life of work, social interaction and community…. Read More

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Blackbox International Helps Rehabilitate Boys Rescued from Human Trafficking

Human trafficking, in which a person is forced to work for others, is one of the worst realities in the modern world. Whether it’s for cheap labor or sexual exploitation, the practice is perhaps most heartbreaking when you consider the number of children involved. According to a 2002 report by the International Labor Organization, about… Read More