Pritpal S Tamber and Michael Little conclude the community power series

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Pritpal S Tamber and Michael Little conclude the community power series
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In this episode, Michael, Ratio Talks’s co-host, and Pritpal, our resident community power expert who’s based in Sao Paolo, Brazil, meet for the first time in person to conclude the podcast series. They discuss the series as a whole and the observations that listeners in Australia, the United States and England sent to us in…

Donna Hall on working from what the people of Wigan described as a good day

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Donna Hall on working from what the people of Wigan described as a good day
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In this episode, Michael talks to Donna Hall, the former Chief Executive at Wigan Council. During the UK government’s austerity programme, the council suffered the third worst cuts in the UK – about £100 million. In response, Donna explored and initiated a new way of working with the people of Wigan, one that involved a…

Tony Iton on how communities in California are pursuing health equity through structural change

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Tony Iton on how communities in California are pursuing health equity through structural change
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In this episode, Michael talks to Tony Iton, a Senior Vice President of the California Endowment, the foundation that has placed people power at the heart of its strategy for health equity.

Katherine Zappone on the path to liberation and social change

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Katherine Zappone on the path to liberation and social change
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In this episode, Michael talks to Katherine Zappone, one of the architects of same-sex marriage in Ireland. Katherine describes her early work, with her partner and fellow educator, Ann Louise Gillighan, in providing ‘classes’ to local working-class women to help build their confidence.

Three Organisers illustrate how it’s about justice, not charity

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Three Organisers illustrate how it’s about justice, not charity
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In this episode, Michael talks to three organisers, Olivia Masoja, Marzena Zukowska, and Stephanie Wong. They talk about how power is built, the importance of relationships, and how what’s key to societal change is the pursuit of justice rather than the provision of charity.

Leigh Carroll and Lynn Weidner on how unions can help create a better society

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Leigh Carroll and Lynn Weidner on how unions can help create a better society
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In this episode, Michael talks to Leigh Carroll, an organiser with United Homecare Workers of Pennsylvania, and Lynn Weidner, a member organiser within the same union.

Martha Mackenzie on community organising and staying accountable to communities

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Martha Mackenzie on community organising and staying accountable to communities
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In this episode, Michael talks to Martha Mackenzie, Executive Director of the UK-based Civic Power Fund. Martha describes what community organising is, how it creates power in communities, and what it means for democracy.

Paul W. Speer on relationships, conversations and mediating institutions

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Paul W. Speer on relationships, conversations and mediating institutions
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In this episode, Michael talks to Paul W. Speer, a Professor in the Department of Human and Organizational Development at Peabody College in Vanderbilt University.

Jennie Popay on why communities need to outward gaze for lasting impact

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Jennie Popay on why communities need to outward gaze for lasting impact
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In this episode, Michael talks to Jennie Popay, a Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Health at Lancaster University in the UK.