Big Vision Podcast
Interviews with individuals creating positive change. For seven years (2006-2013), Britt Bravo interviewed over 70 people with big visions for a better world.
Secret Agent L: Covering the Globe with Random Acts of Kindess

Secret Agent L (Laura Miller), and her affiliated agents perform anonymous acts of kindess missions across the globe, and share them on Laura's blog, www.secretagentl.com.  Laura was anonymous for a year, until she held a reveal party and fundraiser in July of 2010.  Since then, her project has been featured on CNN, Glamour.com, and The Huffington Post, and the city of Pittsburgh, where she lives, proclaimed September 14th, Secret Agent L Day. 

A big thanks to the Big Vision Podcast listener who suggested I interview her for the show!

A transcript of the interview is available on my blog, Have Fun, Do Good.

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Music: "Mango Delight," by Kenya Masala.

Direct download: Secret_Agent_L__Covering_the_Globe_with_Random_Acts_of_Kindess.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:56am PDT

Bringing Women a Global Voice: Jensine Larsen, World Pulse

Jensine Larsen is the Founder and CEO of World Pulse. World Pulse is a global media and communcation network devoted to bringing women a global voice. They broadcast and unite women's voices from around the world into a powerful voice for change.  They produce a print and web magazine as well as host an interactive community newswire, called PulseWire, where women can speak for themselves to the world, and connect to solve global problems.

A transcript of the interview is available on Have Fun, Do Good.

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Music: "Mango Delight," by Kenya Masala.

Direct download: Bringing_Women_a_Global_Voice__Jensine_Larsen_World_Pulse.mp3
Category:citizen journalism -- posted at: 3:43pm PDT

Dinner Giving Circles: Marsha Wallace, Dining for Women

Marsha Wallace is the founder of Dining for Women.  Dining for Women is a network of dinner giving circles.  The donations collected from the circles goes towards a different program each month that supports and empowers self-sufficiency for women and girls who live in extreme poverty in developing coutnries. Dining for Women's vision is to create a new paradigm for giving - collective giving on an immense scale while maintaining the intimacy of small groups with a focus on education and enaged giving.

A transcript of this show is available on my blog, Have Fun, Do Good.

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Music: "Mango Delight," by Kenya Masala.

Direct download: Dinner_Giving_Circles__Marsha_Wallace_Dining_for_Women.mp3
Category:philanthropy -- posted at: 6:54pm PDT

Temra Costa, Author of Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat

Temra Costa is a nationally recognized sustainable food and farming advocate.  Her recent book, Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat is the product of the past seven years she has spent working to promote a more vibrant local food economy in California, and beyond. 

Farmer Jane features the stories of over 30 women and how they are changing our food systems for the better as farmers, educators, mothers, chefs, businesswomen, and policy wonks.  The book also explains how eaters, farms and businesses can get more involved in changing how our country eats and farms.

Temra works, cooks, gardens and writes in the East Bay of California.  She is a radio show co-host on Green 960 with her show the Queens of Green (which you can also download as a podcast).

To learn more about Temra's work, go to: www.farmerjane.org.

A transcript of this interview is available on my blog, Have Fun, Do Good.

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Direct download: Temra_Costa_Author_of_Farmer_Jane__Women_Changing_the_Way_We_Eat.mp3
Category:food -- posted at: 4:54pm PDT

Creating a Community Supported Kitchen: Interview with Jessica Prentice of Three Stone Hearth

Jessica Prentice is co-owner of Three Stone Hearth, a Community Supported Kitchen in Berkeley, California that uses local, sustainable ingredients to prepare nutrient-dense, traditional foods on a community scale.  She is a professional chef, passionate home cook, local foods activist, and author of Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection.  She is also the co-creator of the Local Foods Wheel, and coined the word, locavore.

A transcript of this interview is available on my blog, Have Fun, Do Good.

Listen/subscribe on iTunes.  Intro and outro music by Kenya Masala.


Father's Day Show: My Dad, Tom Aageson, Co-Founder, Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship

This month's show is a specai Father's Day edition featuring an interview with my, Dad, Tom Aageson, the co-Founder of the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship.  In addition to being the co-Founder of the Global Center, he is also the Executive Director of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation. Since coming to Santa Fe, he has developed New Mexico Creates, an economic development initiative that creates market links for New Mexico artists and artisans.  He is also the co-Founder of the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market.

Before moving to Santa Fe, he was the Director of Aid to Artisans, an international artisan enterprise development NGO.  Previous to that, he was at the Mystic Seaport Museum where he created the Mystic Maritime Gallery, which led to the opening of new markets for martime artists, and eventually spawned six for-profit gallery enterprises across the US.

A transcript is available on my blog, Have Fun, Do Good.

Music: "Mango Delight," by Kenya Masala, and "Bricks" by Crowsong.

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Diet for a Hot Planet Author, Anna Lappe

Author,  Anna Lappe, talks about her new book, Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It.  Anna is also the co-author of Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet, and Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen.

In Diet for a Hot Planet, Anna explains the link between today's global food system and climate change, and offers ideas and inspiration for making sustainable food choices that can provide a catalyst for transforming the enviornment.  For more information about the book, go to  www.takeabite.cc

You can read a transcript of this interview on my blog, Have Fun, Do Good.

Music by Kenya Masala and Tift Merritt

Direct download: Diet_for_a_Hot_Planet_Author_Anna_Lappe.mp3
Category:food -- posted at: 1:18pm PDT

Women's Earth Alliance: Co-Directors Melinda Kramer and Amira Diamond

Melinda Kramer and Amira Diamond are the Co-Directors of Women's Earth Alliance.  Women's Earth Alliance, or WEA, unites women on the frontlines of environmental justice causes by coordinating training, technology, and financial support for thriving communities and the Earth.

When I sat down to talk with Amira and Melinda, they had just returned from the West African Women and Water Training in Ghana.  They talked about their experience there, WEA's work, and the paths that brought them to working together. 

You'll also hear some singing from the participants of the training as well as the song, "Oshun," by Hamsa Lila.

A transcript of this interview will be up in about a week on my blog, Have Fun Do Good.

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Cupcakes, Veganism and Fundraising: Fat Bottom Bakery and the East Bay Vegan Bakesale

Ashley Rowe and Carolynn Webb are the owners of the Fat Bottom Bakery and co-creators of the East Bay Vegan Bakesale.  In January, they raised $2200 at the first East Bay Vegan Bakesale for a school gardening program and Bad Rap Pit Bull Rescue.  The next East Bay Vegan Bakesale is in Oakland, CA on March 20, 2010.  You can find a vegan bakesale near you at www.veganbakesale.org

You can read a transcript on my blog, Have Fun Do Good.

Music by Kenya Masala and Mary Mulliken. Listen and subscribe to the Big Vision Podcast in the iTunes Music Store.


Empowering Women Artisans: Rebecca Kousky, Founder of Nest

Rebecca Kousky is the Executive Director and Founder of Nest, a nonprofit organization that empowers female artists around the world using a unique combination of interest-free microfinance loans, mentoring from established designers, as well as a market in which to sell their crafts. 

You can learn more about Nest at http://www.buildanest.com

A transcript is available on my blog, Have Fun Do Good.

Music credits: "Mango Delight," by Kenya Masala.  "In the Quiet," by Olivia Greer on 4 Songs.

Direct download: Empowering_Women_Artisans__Rebecca_Kousky_Founder_of_Nest.mp3
Category:arts -- posted at: 9:40pm PDT