Walk Talk Listen Podcast
Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Patrick Drabe (episode 54)

Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Patrick Drabe (episode 54)

August 25, 2021
Patrick Drabe is a guitarist and music producer (Lakeside Studio) from The Netherlands who has worked with both Dutch artists as well as international artists like Louis Johnson, George McCrae and Alex Britti. He has also been responsible for the music of movies like "Ver van Familie" (Marion Bloem), "Lijn 32" (NPO) and "De Heineken Ontvoering" (Maarten Treurniet). In the podcast he talks about the Blue Diamonds as was a new upcoming album with Lo van Gorp - True Friends (https://lovangorp.com/true-friends-2/).
He also worked with Jennie Lena on her album Jennie Lena sings Michael Jackson unplugged. Another project he has worked on is The Brooklyn Rhythm and Blues Band.
You can find his studio on social media via Facebook and Instagram.
 
Don't forget to check our Spotify Playlist #WalkTalkListen consisting of songs chosen by our podcast guests.
 
Please let me/us know via our email incubationlab@cwsglobal.org what you think about this particular episode and the previous ones. We would love to hear from you.
 
Please like/follow our Walk Talk Listen podcast and follow @mauricebloem on twitter and instagram.  Or check us out on our website 100mile.org (and find out more about our app (android and iPhone) that enables you to walk and do good at the same time!
 
I just finished participating in the Ration Challenge which means I ate the same rations as a Syrian refugee living in a camp in Jordan, based on food packs distributed by the Ration Challenge's local partner organization. By raising money, we'll help bring emergency food, hygiene kits and life-saving support to the people that need it most. It would be great if you can support me or the WALK TALK Listen team by donating by going to the Walk Talk Listen Ration Challenge page or please share the link with your network.
Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Wilfried Schasfoort (episode 53)

Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Wilfried Schasfoort (episode 53)

August 18, 2021
Wilfried Schasfoort is a development economist specialized in the integrated value chain approach, business development, program development and capacity building. He has extensive experience developing local and international market development programs and was involved in the establishment of several (export) companies. Furthermore, he is an experienced manager in the development cooperation sector. He is the director of Fair & Sustainable Consulting.  Fair & Sustainable Consulting is an international consultancy company, established in 2010 and located in Utrecht, The Netherlands. They envision a world in which people in developing countries have a decent income and sustainable livelihoods. Fair & Sustainable Consulting advise their clients on how to create sustainable economic opportunities for people in developing countries, and offer advice and support on Responsible Business (CSR)Value Chain Development, and Program Management.
 
In this episode, Wilfried talks about the pilot of the Black Soldier Fly in Kenya. You can read about it here.
 
You can follow Wilfried his company via facebook and twitter .
 
Don't forget to check our Spotify Playlist #WalkTalkListen consisting of songs chosen by our podcast guests. The music Wilfried mentions in this episode, I could not find via Spotify, so could not be added to our playlist. You can find the album on YouTube.
 
Please let me/us know via our email incubationlab@cwsglobal.org what you think about this particular episode and the previous ones. We would love to hear from you.
 
Please like/follow our Walk Talk Listen podcast and follow @mauricebloem on twitter and instagram.  Or check us out on our website 100mile.org (and find out more about our app (android and iPhone) that enables you to walk and do good at the same time!
 
I just finished participating in the Ration Challenge which means I ate the same rations as a Syrian refugee living in a camp in Jordan, based on food packs distributed by the Ration Challenge's local partner organization. By raising money, we'll help bring emergency food, hygiene kits and life-saving support to the people that need it most. It would be great if you can support me or the WALK TALK Listen team by donating by going to the Walk Talk Listen Ration Challenge page or please share the link with your network.
Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Lakecia Benjamin (episode 52)

Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Lakecia Benjamin (episode 52)

August 11, 2021
Lakecia Benjamin was born and raised in Washington Heights, a neighborhood in New York City. In grade school, she studied recorder. She attended Eleanor Roosevelt Junior High School in New York City. She has been writing songs and lyrics since the age of 13. She began playing the saxophone in elementary school. Later while attending Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts she became interested in jazz. After high school she attended The New School in New York City. Her beginnings in music were Latin dance music. She played salsa and merengue. Saxophonist Gary Bartz was an early mentor who introduced her to training technical exercise techniques such as Hyacinthe Klosé’s 25 Daily Etudes. He introduced her to the music of jazz saxophonists Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and Jackie McLean. While at the New School University, she studied under Billy Harper, Reggie Workman, Buster Williams, Joe Chambers, Gary Bartz .
 
Voted by 2020 Downbeat Critics Poll Rising star Alto Saxophonist and Up and Coming Artist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association ,Charismatic and dynamic saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin fuses traditional conceptions of Jazz, HipHop, and Soul. Benjamin’s electric presence and fiery sax work has shared stages with several legendary artists, including Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, The Roots, and Macy Gray. As the bandleader of Lakecia Benjamin and Soul Squad, she melds the vintage sounds of James Brown, Maceo Parker, Sly and the Family Stone, and the Meters with soaring, dance-floor worthy rhythms. Benjamin’s grooves take the classic vibe to a whole new level with sultry alto saxophone creating something special on every cut – be it a smoldering late-night ambiance, or a forceful jazz intensity, or even the tight funk multi-horn harmony sections.
 
Currently Lakecia Benjamin’s latest album “Pursuance” is an intergenerational masterpiece that takes one on a journey through the lineage of the music with the works of John and Alice Coltrane. Benjamin pays homage to those who have come before by featuring innovative bandleaders of her generation, such as, Reggie Workman (Coproducer and playing ), Ron carter , Gary Bartz, Dee Dee Bridegwater, Meshell Ndegecello, Regina carter, Bertha Hope, Last poets, Greg Osby, Steve Wilson, John Benitez, Marc Cary, Marcus Gilmore, Keyon Harrold, Marcus Strickland, Brandee Younger, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and Jazzmeia Horn.
 
You can follow Lakecia via facebook, twitter and instagram.
 
Don't forget to check our Spotify Playlist #WalkTalkListen consisting of songs chosen by our podcast guests.
Please let me/us know via our email incubationlab@cwsglobal.org what you think about this particular episode and the previous ones. We would love to hear from you.
 
Please like/follow our Walk Talk Listen podcast and follow @mauricebloem on twitter and instagram.  Or check us out on our website 100mile.org (and find out more about our app (android and iPhone) that enables you to walk and do good at the same time!
 
I just finished participating in the Ration Challenge which means I ate the same rations as a Syrian refugee living in a camp in Jordan, based on food packs distributed by the Ration Challenge's local partner organization. By raising money, we'll help bring emergency food, hygiene kits and life-saving support to the people that need it most. It would be great if you can support me or the WALK TALK Listen team by donating by going to the Walk Talk Listen Ration Challenge page or please share the link with your network.
Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Shawn Baker (episode 51)

Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Shawn Baker (episode 51)

August 4, 2021
Shawn K. Baker serves as the Chief Nutritionist for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). In this position, he chairs the Agency’s Nutrition Leadership Council, oversees the vision and strategy of the Agency’s Center for Nutrition in the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security, and coordinates related efforts across USAID. He also guides USAID’s investments and engagement with partners to address malnutrition in developing countries. Prior to joining USAID, Shawn was the first director of nutrition at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has over 30 years’ experience in global public health nutrition, including 25 years living in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
 
Shawn worked for Helen Keller International for 19 years, including 16 years as Vice President and Regional Director for Africa. He also served as country director for Helen Keller International in Niger and Bangladesh. I know Shawn from Bangladesh where we closely worked on the Nutritional Surveillance Project in the mentioned country.
 
Shawn spent nine years with Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine working with the Niger Health Information System, Center for International Health and Development, Famine Early Warning System in Southern Africa and Niger, and Madagascar food and nutrition surveillance system. Mr. Baker started his career in international development as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Shawn has a master’s of public health from Tulane University, with concentrations in international health and nutritional epidemiology. He earned his bachelor’s of science degree in biology from the University of Miami.
Shawn has a LinkedIn Profile, the same for the USAID project called Feed the Future. and the twitter related handles of his organization USAID are: @FeedtheFuture, @USAID, @USAIDGH, @Agrilinks@NutritionforDev. The facebook account of Feed the Future can found via this link.
 
Apologies for the quality of this week's episode as we had some challenges with the microphone and background noises, hopefully you will still enjoy this week's episode.
 
Don't forget to check our Spotify Playlist #WalkTalkListen consisting of songs chosen by our podcast guests.
Please let me/us know via our email incubationlab@cwsglobal.org what you think about this particular episode and the previous ones. We would love to hear from you.
 
Please like/follow our Walk Talk Listen podcast and follow @mauricebloem on twitter and instagram.  Or check us out on our website 100mile.org (and find out more about our app (android and iPhone) that enables you to walk and do good at the same time!
 
I just finished participating in the Ration Challenge which means I ate the same rations as a Syrian refugee living in a camp in Jordan, based on food packs distributed by the Ration Challenge's local partner organization. By raising money, we'll help bring emergency food, hygiene kits and life-saving support to the people that need it most. It would be great if you can support me or the WALK TALK Listen team by donating by going to the Walk Talk Listen Ration Challenge page or please share the link with your network.
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