Podcast | The Optimist Daily - Part 2
Today’s Solutions: July 15, 2024
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The Optimist Daily Weekly Roundup

With Arielle Tiangco and Karissa Garcia

Do you like the stories from around the world that recognize and celebrate the people and events making a positive change? Tune in to The Optimist Daily Weekly Roundup, where our solutions-focused stories continue, and hear behind-the-scenes discussions from the people bringing you the news.

Episodes

Virginia Welcomes Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and Pakistan's Stories-on-Wheels Program

April 19, 2024

Virginia Welcomes Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and Pakistan's Stories-on-Wheels Program

This week's news is for book lovers!

Karissa and Arielle talk about a couple international initiatives that champion children's literacy around the world. First up is Dolly Parton's Imagination Library which the state of Virginia is gearing up to join. Then, they switch gears to Pakistan's Kahaani Sawaari program, an effort powered by volunteers on bicycle ice-cream carts, riding through underserved communities and reading to children.

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 PLAY   16:26 min

Thailand's Rainbow Revolution and The Surprising Anger-Reducing Strategy

April 12, 2024

Thailand's Rainbow Revolution and The Surprising Anger-Reducing Strategy

This week's positive news:

Karissa starts the show off with exciting news from Thailand: The nation is set to become the first ever Southeast Asian country to officially recognize non-heterosexual marriages. Then, Arielle shares the best strategy to reduce anger... and no, it's not venting!

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 PLAY   15:36 min

The Green Solution to Better Sleep and Positive Self Talk

April 05, 2024

The Green Solution to Better Sleep and Positive Self Talk

This week's good news:

Arielle discusses the link between greener streets and better sleep quality, a revelation that may persuade policy makers to integrate more urban green space as a public health solution. Then, Karissa talks about the importance of shutting down our inner critics with positive self talk.

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 PLAY   22:46 min

Reef Stars and Botswana's Women Safari Guides

March 29, 2024

Reef Stars and Botswana's Women Safari Guides

This week's solutions news:

Karissa shares a story about "Reef Stars," newly developed tech that supports the restoration of coral reefs destroyed by blast fishing. Then, Arielle highlights the amazing women in Botswana who are changing the safari industry and challenging gender stereotypes.

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 PLAY   17:25 min

The Over-The-Counter Opill and Positive Masculinity Influencers

March 22, 2024

The Over-The-Counter Opill and Positive Masculinity Influencers

This week's solutions news:

Karissa speaks about the revolutionary Opill, the first over-the-counter contraceptive pill in the US. Then, Arielle shifts gears and discusses how male influencers are countering toxic masculinity on social media.

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 PLAY   22:04 min

Boosting Girls' Confidence with Team Sports and 'March Meowness'

March 15, 2024

Boosting Girls' Confidence with Team Sports and 'March Meowness'

This week's positive news:

Arielle talks about a new report that explores the long-lasting positive impact team sports has on young girls. Then, Karissa shares a heartwarming story about one Massachusetts library's feline forgiveness campaign for overdue fees: March Meowness.

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 PLAY   20:15 min

Celebrating International Women's Day and France's Move to Guarantee Abortion as Constitutional Right

March 08, 2024

Celebrating International Women's Day and France's Move to Guarantee Abortion as Constitutional Right

Happy International Women's Day!

Today Arielle and Karissa focus on the theme for International Women's Day 2024, ‘Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress.’ They discuss the history of this remarkable day as well as five strategies for combatting economic disempowerment among women globally. 

Then, they turn their attention to what's happening in France; The country has set a remarkable global precedent by guaranteeing abortion as a constitutional right, making it the only nation with such explicit protection.

 

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 PLAY   15:35 min

US Finally Returns Asante Kingdom Artifacts to Ghana and The Power of Joy Lists

March 01, 2024

US Finally Returns Asante Kingdom Artifacts to Ghana and The Power of Joy Lists

This week's uplifting news:

Arielle shares exciting news about how UCLA's Fowler Museum is returning seven royal Ghanaian treasures to the Asante Kingdom, and launches into a discussion about the importance of the repatriation of cultural artifacts. Then, Karissa talks about the powerful practice of keeping "joy lists" and how you can incorporate them into your day-to-day life.

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 PLAY   25:04 min

Taylor Swift's Lifesaving Songs and Diversity Training for AI

February 23, 2024

Taylor Swift's Lifesaving Songs and Diversity Training for AI

This week's solutions news:

Karissa gets to talk about one of her favorite artists: Taylor Swift! Turns out that over 50 of Swift's songs are the perfect BPM for administering CPR. This means millions of Swifties out there have an edge in terms of saving people from cardiac arrest. Then, Arielle takes on an emerging tech solution that aims to create an inclusive future by bridging cultural gaps in AI: diversity training for Large Language Models (LLM).

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 PLAY   22:45 min

Whale Cultural Exchange and England's Biodiversity Net Gain Program

February 16, 2024

Whale Cultural Exchange and England's Biodiversity Net Gain Program

This week's positive news:

Arielle dives into a fascinating story about a number of Baird's Beaked Whales that appear to practice and share cultural traditions. Then, Karissa goes into an exciting article about England's new Biodiversity Net Gain program, an ambitious initiative for sustainable construction.

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 PLAY   18:59 min