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Points of Departure

Arkansas Global Changemakers presents, with KUAF, the podcast Points of Departure, an extension of their work connecting people from around the world to each other to discuss possible solutions for local manifestations of global problems.

Latest Episodes
  • In this episode we hear from Luz Solidaria, a foundation in Spain working to provide equitable and affordable energy services to consumers while also giving back to charitable causes around the world.
  • Who is fit to work? And who decides? We hear from a professor and social entrepreneur in Spain who are trying to make the labor market more inclusive.
  • We hear from the founder of an inclusive tea company in Barcelona about topics ranging from immigration, socially responsible companies and how to measure the real outcomes of development projects.
  • In this Episode Laurence and Rogelio visit an amusement park in Spain that's helping kids suffering with serious illness and their families.
  • The Arkansas Global Changemakers kick off a season in Europe with a trip to the UofA hub in Rome.
  • In the fifth episode of Points of Departure, we hear from four students about their experience with the Arkansas Global Changemakers. Three University of Arkansas Students - Juliana , Sol Halle and Caleb Elkington-Stauss - and one high school student from Hass Hall Academy - Anders Hare - share how the changemaker class and model have helped them discover new approaches to addressing social problems, integrating business and public service and how young people can find the tools to make a direct impact in their communities.
  • In the fourth episode of Points of Departure, Laurence and Rogelio introduce us to Meredith Adkins, Director of Northwest Arkansas Industry and Community Engagement in the Division of Economic Development, and Mark Howard, P4 advisor and former P4 lead consultant, who tell us about the P4 initiative with the Arkansas Global Changemakers.
  • In our third episode, we welcome Camilla Lai, Global Studies Faculty member at the University of Arkansas Rome Center and Francesco Bedeschi, Director of the UA Rome Center to the podcast to discuss building global classrooms, creating service learning opportunities and cultivating the Changemaker experience in Rome.
  • We discuss a global classroom that includes students in Bangalore, India, and in Fayetteville, Arkansas, that focuses on finding solutions to common problems, building cultural competency, and on social innovation in the biomedical field.
  • In our first episode, we meet hosts Rogelio, Laurence and Leigh and learn about the Arkansas Global Changemakers' work in bringing communities together to enhance local solutions to global challenges.