The Self-Determination Of Prince And His Audio Engineer: The Susan Rogers Story
What's Your Why?
by Emy DiGrappa
1M ago
"You can move mountains when you're happy and you're motivated and you're getting rewarded for your actions." – Susan Rogers In this episode of "What's Your Why?" hosted by Emy Digrappa, you'll dive into the captivating journey of Susan Rogers, a former record producer renowned for her work with music icon Prince. Susan shares her transition from the music industry to pursuing a doctoral degree in behavioral neuroscience, emphasizing the transformative power of passion and continuous learning. She reflects on her experiences working closely with Prince, shedding light on his private nature and ..read more
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Ruth Rathblott: Embracing My Disability And The Power Of Inclusivity
What's Your Why?
by Emy DiGrappa
2M ago
"I was given a gift with my hand, that it was a tool to start to get people talking about what they're hiding and to share my journey of unhiding, so that wherever people found themselves on this continuum of hiding and unhiding, they could say, wow, she did it." - Ruth Rathblott Uncover the unexpected truth about embracing differences and the power of unhiding. Join Ruth Rathblott as she shares her journey of self-acceptance and authenticity, challenging the norms of diversity and inclusion. Ruth unveils the surprising impact of embracing differences and fostering inclusive environments. Ruth ..read more
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Embracing Awkward Conversations About Racism With Comedian W. Kamau Bell
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by Wyoming Humanities | ThinkWY
3M ago
Renowned comedian W. Kamau Bell fearlessly challenges societal norms and amplifies underrepresented voices, sparking conversations on race and identity in America. W. Kamau Bell shared his journey of self-discovery and growth. From childhood dreams of becoming a superhero or entering show business to finding his voice as a comedian. Kamau's path reflects the universal quest for identity and purpose. His decision to use the initial "W" in his stage name was a tribute to the wide-eyed kid within him, aspiring to be in show business. As he delved into the world of comedy, his experiences and inte ..read more
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Tanner Dunn: Overcoming Challenges and Pursuing Artistic Dreams
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by Wyoming Humanities Council
4M ago
“Just treat people the same way you treat anyone else. Don't just assume something about someone and just truly see them for what they can become.” - Tanner Dunn In this episode of What's Your Why? hosted by Emy Digrappa, our guest Tanner Dunn, a photographer and musician with autism, shares his journey from capturing nature's beauty to aspiring to be part of his first ever photography art exhibit. Tanner's determination to achieve his artistic aspirations while emphasizing the importance of treating everyone with respect and empathy makes this an episode of true inspiration and find ..read more
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Reclaiming Sacred Spaces: The Importance of Native Identity in Yellowstone
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by Wyoming Humanities Council
4M ago
"There are many layers of tradition that people carry with them and their families and their communities." - Shane Doyle In this episode we talk with Dr. Shane Doyle, a Montana-based scholar, teacher, and community advocate whose work focuses on the history and heritage of Native American tribes of the Northern Great Plains. Growing up on the reservation, he experienced the rich oral traditions, history, and culture of his community. His native roots inspire him  to teach the importance and appreciation for the heritage and traditions of Native American cultures. As he delves into the com ..read more
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The Role of Buffalo in Native American Cultural Revitalization with Jason Baldes
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by Wyoming Humanities | ThinkWY
5M ago
"The buffalo is still central to our lifeways, our spirituality, our ceremonies, but has been missing for over 130 years. Bringing them back is integral to our healing from atrocities and the restoration of our cultural value." - Jason Baldes Jason Baldes, an Eastern Shoshone and member of the Inter Tribal Buffalo Council, joins us on this episode of What's Your Why? to discuss his work in restoring buffalo to tribal lands. With a background in biology and a deep respect for the natural world, Jason has dedicated himself to bringing buffalo back to the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming ..read more
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Finding Inspiration and Purpose: Bonnie Wan
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by Emy Digrappa
6M ago
“Action is a byproduct of clarity. When you know what you want and where you're going, it's easier to make decisions, take action, and let your intuition and instincts guide you.” - Bonnie Wan In this episode of the podcast What's Your Why?, you'll hear from Bonnie Wan, a strategist, author, and speaker, as she shares her insights on the power of creating a life brief. Bonnie's expertise as the head of brand strategy at an advertising agency shines through as she discusses her role in creating the iconic Got Milk? campaign and tackling important social issues through her work. But Bonnie's jou ..read more
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Transformative Truths: Bob Berky's Journey to Empathy and Connection
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by Emy Digrappa
6M ago
"Clowning is about revealing the truth of things. It's about that moment of epiphany when the world makes sense and laughter emerges." - Bob Berky  In a world where destiny can take unpredictable turns, one man's journey from the symphony to the circus is a wonderful story of learning and accomplishment.  From the enchanting sound of the French horn to the uproarious laughter of working as an accomplished professional Clown, Bob Berkey’s path took an unexpected twist that changed his life. But what led Bob to embrace the world of clowning? Join us as we unravel the captivating story ..read more
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The Power of Unity: Ashleigh Chapman's Call to Action Against Human Trafficking
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by Emy DiGrappa
7M ago
It's the worst evil on the planet. It's the worst kind of exploitation of the vulnerable populations, and it's everywhere. - Ashleigh Chapman Welcome, Ashleigh Chapman, a truly remarkable advocate in the fight against human trafficking. Ashleigh’s journey began as a child, providing a safe haven to three abused children, which sparked a lifetime dedication to the cause. She has since tirelessly worked to institute change, earning her recognition from USA Today as one of their Women of the Year in 2022. As a human rights lawyer and founder of the Alliance for Freedom, Restoration and Justice, A ..read more
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Celebrating Diversity: The Inspiring Story of Ivan McClellan and Black Cowboy Culture
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by Emy Digrappa
8M ago
Step into a world where cowboy culture meets an unseen community, a world that will leave you captivated and yearning for more. Ivan McClellan, a self-taught photographer, learned about the existence of black cowboys and black cowboy rodeos and embarked on a journey that defied his expectations. From the dusty rodeos of Oklahoma to the heart and soul of a culture unknown to many, Ivan's immersion into this world will leave you wanting to learn more. But little did he know, this was just the beginning of a chapter filled with untold stories and new life experiences. Cowboy culture and black cow ..read more
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