Staying Power Podcast with Phyllis Cole-Dai
“The Same Job As Always”

“The Same Job As Always”

August 15, 2020

In the midst of the ongoing pandemic, some of us want—even need—our children to return physically to school. Others of us can’t bear the thought of it. How do we come together?

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“The Dugnad in Our DNA”

“The Dugnad in Our DNA”

August 8, 2020

The Norwegian word dugnad (doog-nod) is the collective effort of individuals who temporarily sacrifice their personal desires for the benefit of their community or country, especially in hardship. Maybe we've all got some dugnad inside us.

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“On Top of the Pyramid”

“On Top of the Pyramid”

August 1, 2020

Asking for help—like offering it—can lead to great and unexpected things.

 

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“Birthplace”

“Birthplace”

July 25, 2020

A visit to the headwaters of the Mississippi River yields valuable lessons for living through a pandemic, or just living, period.

 

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“A Bit of Heaven”

“A Bit of Heaven”

July 11, 2020

The words of a retired firefighter and the death of a 10-year-old boy prompt this meditation on kindness. it’s a “pebble in the water” whose ripples spread in ways we’ll never be aware of. 

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“Circling the Pond”

“Circling the Pond”

July 4, 2020

On this July 4th holiday weekend, a story from a long ago Independence Day inspires the desire for greater interdependence.

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“I Want to Play”

“I Want to Play”

June 27, 2020

Do you work hard? Sometimes too hard? Call it “passion” or “devotion” or “loving what you do,” but it is possible to have too much of a good thing. For now, take a break and join Phyllis on the playground of poetry. 

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“You Don’t Want to Go There”

“You Don’t Want to Go There”

June 20, 2020

In this Father's Day episode Phyllis recounts a remarkable story from her family's 1976 bicentennial vacation. When help comes in an unexpected form, are we willing to receive it?

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“The Secret of Blooming”

“The Secret of Blooming”

June 13, 2020

The sun’s setting fast. You hurry, wanting to walk home before dark. But you glimpse a line of people in the backyard of a humble house. They're ranked like a row of tin soldiers, socially distanced, standing at attention. What are they up to?

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“The One True Thing”

“The One True Thing”

June 6, 2020

The world's a hard schoolroom. Our homework is overwhelming: Slow the pandemic. Create tens of millions of jobs. End police brutality. Establish racial justice.... Every assignment counts heavily and is already overdue. Where to begin? By remembering "the one true thing."

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