hope

Episode 114: Coretta Scott King – A Legend of Her Own – Part 1

Here in the States, we just celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  This amazing civil rights leader is well-known around the world.  What is not as well known is the story of Coretta Scott King, MLK’s wife.  This woman is so inspiring and played a huge role in Martin Luther King’s success and the civil…

Read More

Episode 113: Bono – Philanthropy In the Name of Love

Three great stories for you this week!  First, the story of Nancy Russell and her amazing efforts to preserve the scenic Columbia Gorge, then a deep dive on Bono, the singer for the band U2, and his amazing work fighting for impoverished people throughout the world, and third, a story of how a school in…

Read More

Episode 112: Laura Schroff and Maurice Mazyck – A Thread that Binds Them in Friendship

Happy New Year and welcome to the first episode of Tangential Inspiration for 2023.  We start off talking about New Years’ Resolutions and how we can impact others with our resolutions.   Then Teresa does a deep dive on the book An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff- it is an amazing story you will want to hear…

Read More

Episode 110: Dr. Emil Kakkis – Determination Finds a Cure

This is our favorite time of year, coming up on the Holidays!  We have the gift of inspiration to share.  Amy starts off with the story of a gym owner in the U.K. who is using his time to train people with disabilities and the elderly in order to give them a better quality of…

Read More

Episode 109: Betty Ford – Feminist, Housewife, First Lady

Missed last week due to Covid, but we are back and feeling good!  Amy brings us the story of a local charity that is working with restaurants to help stop food insecurity in Portland.  Teresa deep dives on Betty Ford who was a First Lady for the people and whose legacy carries on.  Then Teresa…

Read More

Episode 108: Brad Montague – Learning by Listening to Kids

It’s the day before Thanksgiving!  Family, food, and thankful hearts.  It’s a great time to reflect.  There are so many things to be thankful for.  We are thankful for our listeners and all we have learned from this podcast!  This week, Amy talks about Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) and the…

Read More

Episode 106: Brandi Carlile- A Different Kind of Country

Posting this as election results are coming in- what a stressful night!  But regardless of the outcome, this episode can give you a little inspiration, a little Zen.  Teresa starts off with some stories of kids who stepped up during Covid.  Amy tells us the touching story of country music star Brandi Carlile and how…

Read More

Episode 18: The Kindness Diaries

This week we are taking a look at not only a story about one man’s struggle against plastic garbage in India and figuring out what the heck “plogging” is, but we are focusing on kindness.Our deep dive is about Leon Logothetis and his trip around the world relying only on the kindness of strangers, and…

Read More

Episode 17: Greta Thunberg

Welcome to April, Earth Month.  This month we are focusing on inspiring stories of people and organizations that help nature and our environment or put focus on the critical issues that impact our planet.  Big and small- everyone can do something.  This week our main story is the Swedish firecracker that is Greta Thunberg, a…

Read More