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We believe the world needs people who are determined to see love, compassion and justice win. We interview the perfectors doing just that. #perfectors (formerly the Mama Bear Dares Podcast)
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Now displaying: February, 2021
Feb 28, 2021

On this episode of The Perfectors, Tesi and Leslie take a look at the complex issue of immigration and break it down for listeners by looking back through its long and complicated history. This breakdown episode invites listeners to dive in, wrestle, and learn with the co-hosts in hopes of uncovering the inaccuracies of some of the history we’ve been taught and trying to make sense of today through the lens of where we’ve been. After discussing President Biden’s proposal for immigration reform, the co-hosts end the episode by sharing a few pandemic pleasures and encouraging their community of perfectors to keep learning about the world in order to better by it. For complete Show Notes, visit the Perfectors website.

Feb 22, 2021

On today’s Perfector’s podcast, Tesi sits down with Kitty O’Meara who is a retired teacher, chaplain, and author of the much-celebrated prose poem And the People Stayed Home. Kitty’s viral poem is now a beautifully illustrated children’s book that contains important and much-needed wisdom for us all. Listeners will learn from Kitty’s words and experiences, and will hear her plea to closely examine our individuals lives during this season in search of meaning, purpose, more love, and compassion.

Feb 15, 2021

On today’s breakdown, Leslie and Tesi dive into learning about the massive protests happening in India. Since late last year, farmers and farmworkers in Delhi have been in the streets protesting three farm bills that threaten their livelihood and way of life. Because of the interconnectedness of our global community and because over 250 million people are protesting, the Perfectors co-hosts felt they needed to understand the protests, the government’s response, and the human rights at stake.



Feb 8, 2021

On Episode 6 of The Perfectors Podcast, Tesi sits down with Janet Hill, the Chief Operating Officer and Public Information Officer of the Rock Island County Health Department in Illinois. Janet offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at her work as a public health official during a global health crisis. The women talk about the effort to administer vaccines as quickly and fairly as possible, the drumbeat of the pandemic, and the fragility and importance of public health services  in America.

Feb 1, 2021

On Episode 4 of The Perfectors, Tesi sits down with Ceci Hall of Humanity Forward, a nonprofit dedicated to continuing the movement inspired by Andrew Yang’s 2020 Presidential Campaign and to making its core ideas a reality, including universal basic income, and HUMAN-centered capitalism. The women talk about the finer points of universal basic income and direct cash relief, and how money needs to get directly to people, not corporations. Ultimately the conversation encourages listeners to be an active part of our democracy.

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