Elizabeth Gowing’s life changed when she moved from London to Kosovo in 2006 for her partner’s job on what was supposed to be a six-month contract. Fifteen years later, Elizabeth speaks Albanian, teaches English and leads The Ideas Partnership, an NGO that offers support to people through education, health and social welfare as well as offering literacy classes, and arts and dance sessions. Driven by a background in primary education and education policy, Elizabeth launched the nonprofit organization in 2009 to help children and families in the region. In the latest episode of the Make Meaning Podcast, Elizabeth speaks with […]
In a way, every person is a storyteller, according to Jake Neher, senior producer for Detroit Today on 101.9 FM WDET in Detroit. As co-host of the weekly series and podcast MichMash, not only does Jake have storytelling gifts, but he brings a huge passion for gardening to guide his curiosity when choosing guests and asking questions. As his radio career took him to Barrow, Alaska, New York City and finally Detroit, Jake nurtured this interest in growing things, via a little hydroponic garden in the dark and cold of America’s northernmost reaches to a lone tomato plant on a […]
Jason Kadlitz dropped an engineering career to become a barber, morphing his engineering skills and creative passion into vintage precision haircutting.
Lynne Golodner speaks with former Your People team member Kirstin Karoub explore the power of volunteering to instill meaning, reveal purpose, create connections and build beneficial relationships.
“It’s not like I set out to be a poet,” explains M.L. Liebler, Fulbright Specialist, Wayne State University professor and Poet Laureate of St. Clair Shores.
Clay Carnill, sound engineer and producer of the Make Meaning podcast, talks with Lynne about the storytelling power of podcasting
Lynne talks with Aaron Dworkin, author, performance artist and professor of arts leadership and entrepreneurship at University of Michigan.
Co-founder of Soulmuch, Reyanne aims to rescue the 1 million pounds of untouched restaurant food headed for the trash bin every day.
Today’s guest on the Make Meaning podcast, Rev. Dr. Maidstone Mulenga, was a journalist for nearly 17 years before he felt the call to ministry.
Nikki is Director of Strategy at Franco and in her own time, publishes the bi-weekly e-newsletter, The MichComms Report.
Jen is an author, life coach and comedian who helps people identify and fulfill their “soul purpose” in both their professional and personal lives.
Merle has found great meaning through teaching children, working with Holocaust survivors, and most recently, fulfilling a lifelong goal of publishing her book, Room 732.