To The Contrary

The First Influencer

This week on To The Contrary, we speak with Julia Allison, one of the first online influencers. She tells us how she innovated this profession, and what she thinks of online influencers today.

The First Influencer

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    Climate Anxiety and the Kid Question

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    Jade Sasser, a University of California associate professor, shares her research how the increasing concerns about the environment are affecting people's decision to have children in her latest book, “Climate Anxiety and the Kid Question: Deciding Whether to Have Children in an Uncertain Future.”

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    Motorhome Prophecies - Carrie Sheffield

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    Carrie's memoir, "Motorhome Prophecies: A Journey of Healing and Forgiveness," details her transformation from an abusive childhood in a fundamentalist Mormon family to finding fulfillment through Christianity and mental health practices, highlighting resilience, forgiveness, and hope amid adversity.

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    Homelessness - HUD Sec. Marcia Fudge

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    Homelessness in America: We speak with outgoing HUD Sec. Marcia Fudge about her work in helping those who are unhoused. Fudge announced her retirement on March 16 after three years in the position. She had previously served in the US House of Representatives for 13 years and was chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.

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