January 31, 2011
Has being sexy changed your life?
Freddy and Eddy , A website for couples sex, healthy marriage & passion
Posted Date :January 31, 2011 | Length: 4:22
Ian (Freddy) and Alicia (Eddy), married since 1989, believe sex and intimacy are integral to the happiness and longevity of all relationships and that these components should be better the longer people are together. They wish to defy the stereotype that marriage shouldnt be the sexiest and most fun time of life. They created the website Freddy and Eddy in 2001 to address issues they encounter as they navigate marriage. They believe that sex is a beautiful and natural occurrence, vital to fulfilling roles of husband and wife, and that we need not be ashamed of our sexuality in any way. Ian and Alicia have been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The Discovery Channel, and CBS, and they write a weekly column for LA and Orange County Weekly newspapers. They live a lowkey lifestyle in Mar Vista, California and love to take their 10 year old son to the beach every chance they get. (Mar Vista, California) Interview & Camera by Jordan Dawes Editing by Neco Turkienicz Produced by Jordan Dawes
November 17, 2010
How do we find meaning in tragedy?
Demetrio Maguigad , Musician, Media Producer
Posted Date :November 17, 2010 | Length: 3:17
Demetrio Maguigad shares a story of loss from his childhood.  Demetrio works with Community Media Workshop, is the cofounder and radio host of Chicago is the World , and is a musician with the Filipino cultural collective  Bagwis. (Chicago, Illinois) Interview by Erin Williams Camera by Ian Kibbe Editing by Matt Lauterbach Produced by Erin Williams
September 26, 2010
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Whats Your Calling ,
Posted Date :September 26, 2010 | Length: 2:50
Welcome to Whats Your Calling? Whats Your Calling? explores religious and secular notions of calling through sharing the stories of what people feel most passionate about doing with their lives and why. Adding new videos each week, were looking at all of the stuff that makes us human: our values, our passions, our doubts and hopes. Profiling individuals from diverse backgrounds – professional snowboarders, jazz musicians, tug boat captains, academics, improvisers, Muay Thai fighters, religious leaders, social workers, environmental activists, toy inventors – Whats Your Calling? shares what people have been called to do with their lives and how they hope to change the world. Camera & Interviews by Danny Alpert, Erin Williams, and Ian Kibbe Editing by Carol Martori
March 31, 2011
When theres a need, is it your responsibility to help?
Eric Neufeld , Prosthetist & Orthotist
Posted Date :March 31, 2011 | Length: 3:32
Eric Neufeld is an American Board Certified and Illinois Licensed Orthotist and Prosthetist based at Scheck and Siress Chicago Rush University Medical Center location. In addition to providing services in the Chicagoland area, Eric is a founding member of the Range of Motion Project (ROMP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing prosthetic care and education throughout the developing world. In 2004, Eric was awarded the Gunther Gehl Scholarship given to the most deserving resident in the Midwest Area. (Chicago, Illinois) Interview & Camera by Rachel Pikelny Editing by Matt Lauterbach Produced by Rachel Pikelny Photos by Marc Altman Photography
February 08, 2011
Does a calling require some chutzpah?
Sid Schwarz , PANIM Founder & CLAL Senior Fellow
Posted Date :February 08, 2011 | Length: 4:41
Rabbi Sid Schwarz talks about chutzpah and his calling. Rabbi Schwarz is the founder of the PANIM Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values and the founding rabbi of Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, Maryland, where he continues to teach and lead services. The author of two groundbreaking books, Finding a Spiritual Home: How a New Generation Can Transform the American Synagogue and Judaism and Justice: The Jewish Passion to Repair the World, Rabbi Schwarz now serves as a Senior Fellow at CLAL: The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership and as a consultant to Jewish organizations around the country. (Washington, D.C.) Interview & Camera by Kasey Kirby Edited by Matt Lauterbach Produced by Rachel Pikelny & Erin Williams
March 02, 2011
How do you give people strength?
Ruth Forman , Poet
Posted Date :March 02, 2011 | Length: 4:25
Ruth Forman is the author of three awardwinning poetry books: We Are the Young Magicians , Renaissance , and children’s book, Young Cornrows Callin Out the Moon . She is the recipient of the Barnard New Women Poets Prize, The Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award, The Durfee Artist Fellowship, and the National Council of Teachers of English Notable Book Award, and  she has been recognized by The American Library Association. A graduate of UC Berkeley and USC film school, Ruth works to inspire others with the power and magic of language, frequently collaborating on music and film projects, and providing readings and workshops to a wide variety of audiences. Ruth has presented in forums such as the United Nations, the PBS series The United States of Poetry and NPR. Ruth is a former teacher of creative writing with USC and June Jordan’s Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley. Shes also a nineyear faculty member with the VONAVoices writing program. Her latest book of poetry is Prayers Like Shoes . Camera, interview & editing by Jack Gordon
February 16, 2011
What do you do when your backyard is burning?
Ronit Avni , Filmmaker, Human Rights Advocate
Posted Date :February 16, 2011 | Length: 5:46
Ronit Avni is an awardwinning filmmaker, human rights advocate and media strategist with an expertise in IsraeliPalestinian conflict resolution efforts. Ronit is the Founder and Executive Director of Just Vision, a nonprofit organization that researches, documents and creates media about Palestinian and Israeli grassroots leaders in nonviolence and peace building. Ronit previously worked for WITNESS and has trained NGOs from Honduras to Gambia to produce videos as a tool for public education and grassroots mobilizing, as a deterrent to further abuse, and as evidence before courts and tribunals. Ronit is currently a Young Global Leader, sponsored by the World Economic Forum, a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a United Nations Global Expert through the Alliance of Civilizations. Camera & Interview by Kasey Kirby Editing by Matt Lauterbach Produced by Rachel Pikelny & Erin Williams
October 26, 2010
Where do you come from? How does that shape your story?
Kevin Coval , Poet & CoFounder, Louder Than a Bomb
Posted Date :October 26, 2010 | Length: 3:34
Poet Kevin Coval on the importance of understanding where you come from and how it impacts your life. Kevin is the cofounder of the Chicago youth poetry festival, Louder Than a Bomb and author of the book, Everyday People. (Chicago, Illinois) Interview by Erin Williams Camera by Ian Kibbe Editing by Matt Lauterbach Produced by Erin Williams
April 12, 2011
Seasonal and Lifelong Callings
Amy Carol Wolff , Blogger, A Fresh Breath
Posted Date :April 12, 2011 | Length: 0:00
Amy Carol Wolff is a nonprofit marketing professional and blogger who, through her world travels and experience, has found that this life is completely about loving others well and being committed to lifting others up.
November 11, 2010
What does it mean to be a voice of conscience?
Father Pfleger , Pastor, Saint Sabina
Posted Date :November 11, 2010 | Length: 4:03
The Rev. Dr. Michael Pfleger, pastor at the Faith Community at Saint Sabina in Chicago, is a tireless advocate for the poor and voiceless. Though a longtime Chicago figure, Fr. Pfleger gained national notoriety during the 2008 Presidential elections for his outspoken style.  In this clip, he talks about why its so important to speak out, what it means to be a voice of conscience, and the role he believes the Church should play in our lives and in society. Fr. Pfleger was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1975. In 1981, at the age of 31, he became the youngest full pastor in the diocese when he was appointed Pastor at Saint Sabina. He is the proud adoptive father of Lamar and Beronti. 1997, he became a foster father to Jarvis Franklin, who was tragically killed in 1998 as a result of gang crossfire. Since 1968, Fr. Pfleger has lived and ministered in the African American community on Chicagos South and West sides. He spent two summers working in a Native American community in Oklahoma and did his seminary internship as a Chaplin at Cook County Jail & Precious Blood Catholic Church. Fr. Pfleger has been recognized by People, Time, Ebony, Newsweek, Jet, The New York Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and various Chicago outlets. He has also been profiled by 60 Minutes, the BBC, the Larry King Show, and Nightline. (Chicago, Illinois) Interview & Camera by Erin Williams Editing by Matt Lauterbach Produced by Erin Williams
November 10, 2010
Tell us how youve defied the odds.
Vijay Iyer , Pianist, Composer, Writer
Posted Date :November 10, 2010 | Length: 2:53
Vijay Iyer, a pianist, composer, producer, and writer talks about the American dream, jazz, and defying the odds to become an artist. A polymath whose work has spanned the sciences, arts, and humanities, Iyer holds a B.S. in Mathematics & Physics from Yale and a Masters in Physics and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Technology and the Arts from UC Berkeley. He was chosen as one of nine Revolutionary Minds in Seed Magazine , and his research in music cognition has been featured on the radio programs This Week in Science and Studio 360. (New York, New York) Interview & Camera by Danny Alpert Editing by Matt Lauterbach Produced by Erin Williams
September 27, 2010
What if everyone pursued their dreams?
Asad Jafri , Director of Arts and Culture, InnerCity Muslim Action Network (IMAN)
Posted Date :September 27, 2010 | Length: 2:25
Asad Jafri, aka DJ ManoWax, describes his decision to postpone school with just one semester left in order to to follow his passion.  Asad is the Director of Arts and Culture for the InnerCity Muslim Action Network. As a multidisciplinary artist, Asad has created, curated, and presented original productions across many genres of music, theater, visual art, and dance. His fusion of art and social change has been recognized both nationally and internationally, especially in the Hip Hop Community. He holds a position on the National Office of the Hip Hop Congress and is a member of the Universal Zulu Nation. Check out stories about Asad and his work in The Chicago Reporter and on Chicago Public Radio (Chicago, Illinois) Interview by Erin Williams Camera by Ian Kibbe Editing by Matt Lauterbach Produced by Erin Williams
September 27, 2010
How much of ourselves do we give up to help others?
Rachel Durchslag , Founder & Director, CAASE (Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation)
Posted Date :September 27, 2010 | Length: 3:20
Rachel Durchslag, Executive Director and Founder of the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE), talks about the balance between helping others and helping yourself. CAASE is committed to building a global community free from sexual exploitation and believes that all forms of sexual exploitation, including sexual assault and the commercial sex trade are detrimental to a healthy society and undermine the dignity of all people. CAASE directly addresses the culture, institutions, and individuals that perpetrate, profit from, or tacitly support sexually exploitive acts against all people. (Chicago, Illinois) Interview by Erin Williams Camera by Ian Kibbe Editing by Matt Lauterbach Produced by Erin Williams
March 24, 2011
What knowledge would you like to pass on?
Wendy Takeguchi , Founder, Hana Hou Hula Productions
Posted Date :March 24, 2011 | Length: 4:57
Wendy  Takeguchi was born and raised in Aiea, Hawaii and has been dancing hula for over 25 years. In 2009, she relocated to the Chicago area and started the Hana Hou Hula Productions in Naperville, Illinois, which is a company dedicated to sharing authentic Hawaiian culture, education, and the Aloha spirit through classes and performances.  Wendys young hula career includes winning Keiki Hula Competitions, entertaining for hotels and cruise ships in Waikiki, performing for the United Nations and President George Bush, being highlighted as the ProBowl Half Time Show, and traveling around the world to dance the hula and share the Hawaiian culture. (Naperville, Illinois) Interview by Jessica Tevaga Camera by Ian Kibbe Editing by Matt Lauterbach Produced by Jessica Tevaga
December 20, 2010
Should you do what youre good at, or what you love?
T.J. Anderson , Composer
Posted Date :December 20, 2010 | Length: 4:34
T.J. Anderson talks risks, doubt, and the choice between something youre good at and something you love.  T.J. is a composer, conductor, orchestrator, and educator. He is wellknown for his orchestration of the Scott Joplin opera, Treemonisha. T.J. has received awards from The Rockefeller Foundation and The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, among others. He has also been commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts, Yo Yo Ma, Bill T. JonesArnie Zane Dance Company, and Harvard University, among many others. As a lecturer, consultant, and visiting composer, he has appeared in institutions in the U.S., Brazil, Germany, France, and Switzerland. Interview & Camera by Ian Kibbe Editing by Rebecca Parrish Produced by Ian Kibbe
April 25, 2011
Is your work a job or career, or is it a calling?
Beth Kanter , Beths Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media
Posted Date :April 25, 2011 | Length: 0:00
Beth Kanter is the author of Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media, one of the longest running and most popular blogs for nonprofits.  She coauthored the book titled The Networked Nonprofit with Allison Fine, published by J Wiley in 2010, which received Honorable Mention for the Terry McAdams Award.  Beth has over 30 years working in the nonprofit sector in technology, training, capacity building, evaluation, fundraising, and marketing. Beth is a cofounder and partner of Zoetica, a company that serves nonprofits and socially conscious companies with toptier, online marketing services.
October 12, 2010
What challenges do your neighbors face?
Jennifer Bailey , ReStoring Nashville
Posted Date :October 12, 2010 | Length: 3:56
In 2009, Jennifer Baily received a Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship to work with Community Food Advocates campaign, ReStoring Nashville, a group dedicated to improving Nashvilles food desert neighborhoods. She has been trained in interfaith leadership work by Interfaith Youth Core. (Nashville, Tennessee) Interview, Camera & Editing by Suree Towfighnia
December 20, 2010
How does technology help you play with ideas?
Paul D. Miller: DJ Spooky , Composer, Multimedia Artist, Writer, Founder of Vanuatu Pacifica Foundation
Posted Date :December 20, 2010 | Length: 4:31
Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid, talks about the Starbucks of the mind, finding patterns, and the relationship between music and information. DJ Spooky is a composer, multimedia artist, and writer. His Rebirth of a Nation was his first largescale multimedia performance piece and has been performed more than fifty times in venues around the world. Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica ,  a multimedia performance piece with video projections and a score composed by DJ Spooky and performed by a piano quartet, is a portrait of a rapidly transforming continent. DJ Spooky is also the founder of The Vanuatu Pacifica Project, a contemporary arts, green energy, and education program in Tafea, which provides an arts retreat to invited contemporary artists while serving the subsistence of three traditional villages on the island through clean energy, ecorestorative operations. (New York City) Interview & Camera by Thomas Peyton Editing by Neco Turkienicz Produced by Erin Williams & Rachel Pikelny
October 26, 2010
What gives you the will to persevere?
Scott Wallisch , Catholic Marathoner
Posted Date :October 26, 2010 | Length: 4:30
Scott Wallisch, a marathon runner and priest in training, talks about the connections between running marathons, maintaining faith, and finding the will to persevere. Directed by Maggie Bowman Editing by Matt Lauterbach Executive Produced by Danny Alpert
December 22, 2010
If not you, who?
Mark Horvath , Founder, invisiblepeople.tv
Posted Date :December 22, 2010 | Length: 5:57
Mark Horvath has been a drug addict, a con artist, a producer for Christian television, and for a time, homeless.  Now, hes using social media to raise awareness about homelessness and poverty in America.  Armed with a website (invisiblepeople.tv), Twitter account, and a camera, Marks on a mission to give a face and a voice to homelessness. Interview by Rachel Pikelny Directed by Susanne Suffredin Additional footage thanks to invisiblepeople.tv Camera by Ines Sommer Editing by Matt Lauterbach