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Episode 165 - Dr. James Mulvale: Basic Income: An Anti-Poverty Strategy for Social Work

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Episode 240 - Dr. Medha Samant: Women's Empowerment Through "Credit-Plus" Microfinance in India

Interviewer: Gokul Mandayam, PhD

Monday, May 21, 2018, 7:53:52 AM

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In this episode, our guest Dr. Medha Samant discusses the history and implementation of Annapurna Pariwar, a group of five developmental organizations working in India since 1993. Its goal and mission is to empower poor women and their families related to their finances, education, and health. Dr. Samant describes how she optimizes social workers' skill sets in service to the mission and how she overcame institutional resistance to microfinance efforts to empower the poor.

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Episode 238 - Samantha Fletcher: Lessons Learned from Lifelong Social Activists: Overcoming Barriers to Activism

Interviewer: Diane Elze, PhD

Monday, April 23, 2018, 7:41:41 AM

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In this episode, our guest Samantha Fletcher, MSW, shares what she learned by interviewing and studying the work of lifelong social activists. She discovered how these change agents navigated a lifetime of social activism, what sustained them, and how they responded to the inevitable setbacks and barriers. The stories and lives of these committed persons provide ample insight and implications for social work practice.

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