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A podcast highlighting the people, places, and current events that are affecting the world in a positive way. Each week Hannah sits down with a different performer/comedian and unveils to them all of the best (and silliest) news she’s discovered. Let’s be honest, the bulk of our news tends to highlight the absolute worst dang stuff going in the world. A lot of it is fear based, repetitive, and goes straight bummer-town. This is not to say that being aware of these events isn’t valid or important, but it is just as important to acknowledge that, most of the time, when bad shenanigans are happening there are also people out there working to make it better. So join Hannah and her comedic guest as they discuss those positive rays of sunshine that are making a difference in the world.

This week’s guest is Mary Holland! (HBO’s Veep, Seeso’s Shrink, The Largo Theater, UCB Theater) We talk about:

  • A Tool Library in Minnesota, which allows you rent any tool that you need for up to 7 days.  The best part is that most of the tools were donated by a local senior David Merry.
  • A dad who showed up at school and saved his daughter from embarrassment in the best way and also maybe the worst.
  • A caterpillar that eats through plastic and might just be the answer to ridding our Earth of waste piles in an environmentally friendly way.
  • Britain went without coal for a full 24 hours for the first time since the industrial revolution and several other countries have made great environmental strides.
  • The gofundme of the week is an indiegogo.com fundraiser for Yoots, a ride service that provides underserviced kids with rides to school programs and activities. There goal is to broaden the reach of every non-profit and school by shifting the burden of finding and paying for transportation.
  • Writing Our Rights is an empowerment workbook for young girls. It teaches the skill of writing by using quotes and facts from historically groundbreaking women in politics. It was created by a group called Ignite which works to create more of a female presence in politics by educating and providing political leadership training in highschools, colleges and city chapters.
  • Mary’s hometown is Galax, Virginia and is home to the Rooftop of Virginia Community Action Program, which works to combate poverty and focus on assisting and empowering low-income citizens by using various strategies to increase their level of self-sufficiency. It is also home to the most amazing animal corner/non-profit, Smokey’s Bunny Haven!
29. Good Job Science With Mary Holland

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