Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes – Episode 44 – Feet in 2 Worlds: Detroit Edition

I sit down with four local journalists and fellows of WDET Feet in 2 Worlds: Serena Daniels (@tostadamagazine, tostadamagazine.com), Brittney Hutson ( fedandbougie.com, @fedandbougie) Dorothy Hernandez (@sarapdetroit, @dorothyh) and Nargis Rahman (nargisrahman.com, @nargisthewriter). These four women of color break bread in an effort to break barriers and build connections. We talk about the field of…

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Unsung Heroes – Episode 43 – Interview with Flint Water Crisis Hero Dr. Mona Hanna Attisha

Today we talked to Dr. Mona Hanna Attisha, pediatrician, activist, educator and now writer about her life and pivotal role in exposing the public health crisis of elevated lead levels in Flint’s water. She talks about melding her passion for helping kids with education, public policy and advocacy. We delve into the difficulties of speaking…

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Unsung Heroes – Episode 42 – She’s Got You Covered – Melanie Elturk of Haute Hijab

We sit down with Melanie Elturk, founder and CEO of the leading US hijab brand, Haute Hijab. An industry expert and thought leader in modest fashion, she is a true entreprenuer who melds her passion of social justice and fashion in supporting and empowering Muslim women of all ages. Tune in for an eye-opening and…

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Unsung Heroes – Episode 41 – Geetha Murali and Room to Read

Join us in an inspirational conversation with Geetha Murali, CEO of Room to Read, a global organization focusing on literacy and gender equality. We talk about what has inspired Geetha, her passion for this work, the impact of Room to Read and her heroes! Learn more at www.roomtoread.org.

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Unsung Heroes – Episode 40 – Bangladesh Coming to America

We have a full studio with Bill Meyer, a founder of OneHamtramck and Farha Hanif, Farhan Huq, and Bushrah Rahman, who are all instrumental in working on the first ever large scale mural depicting the experience of Bangladeshi’s in America. We talk about Bangladesh as an often misunderstood and marginalized community and how this project…

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Unsung Heroes – Episode 39 – Healing with Dignity Shaista Kazmi

We talk to Shaista Kazmi, founder of Apna Ghar (“Our Home”), a home health care agency aimed towards meeting the needs of ethnic minorities in South East Michigan. We discuss the challenges that the aging and sick face across the country and community and the specific ways Shaista helps so many families across this region.

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Unsung Heroes – Episode 38 – Documenting Diversity: Razi Jafri

We talk to Razi Jafri, Detroit based documentary photographer, contributor, filmmaker, educator and entrepreneur about changing life trajectories in following your life’s passion. Razi has contributed to National Geographic and is currently working on a documentary about municipal elections in Hamtrack. He was recently awarded a Doris Duke Charitable Foundation grant to produce an art…

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Unsung Heroes – Episode 37 – Inclusivity into Action: Hind Makki

We talk to Chicago based interfaith activist and educator Hind Makki about her experiences growing up as a Muslim American, her work in building bridges of understanding, making mosques and communities more inclusive, and initiating crucial conversations toward positive interfaith and interracial relationships. You can follow her on twitter @hindmakki, and find her blog on…

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Unsung Heroes – Episode 36 – Inside the Muslim Mind

Calvin and I talk to Senior Lecturer Saeed Khan about his experiences teaching college students, a life of academia as a Muslim and the line between belief and knowledge.  We talk about the transformative nature of critical thinking and education in the world today.

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Unsung Heroes – Episode 35

Unsung Heroes – Episode 35

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