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ASPIREist is a feature news show empowering 21st century viewers to take action on the issues that matter to them

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This season on ASPIREist

Episode 1: Oscar winner Ben Affleck talks about how he's helping communities rebuild one of the most war-ravaged countries on earth. Women may be downplaying their career ambitions to better their chances in the dating market. 

Episode 2: Comedian and actor Russell Brand talks about how to beat the opioid crisis in America. Google and Ebay were launched in the US by immigrants, but many of these entrepreneurs are now taking their ideas elsewhere.
 
Episode 3: Actor Adrian Grenier (HBO’s Entourage) is on a mission to save the oceans and he has an idea for what everyone can do to help.  Young evangelical Christians are on a crusade to save the planet from climate change. 
 
Episode 4: YouTube stars champion the rights of girls living in the most vulnerable places on earth. The Shark Whisperer dives into the waters off the Bahamas and offers a stunning view of some of the most dangerous sharks in the ocean.

EPISODE 4: SEGMENT 1

ASPIREist Original: Birthright Denied

Host: Debi Nova

A hidden camera investigation into why thousands of U.S. citizens are being denied their birth certificates.

Go to Change.org/Birthright to petition our government, demanding that all newborn citizens be granted birth certificates.


EPISODE 4: SEGMENT 2

ASPIREist Original: Teaching Trans

Host: Geena Rocero

Our transgender host visits a transgender education program to learn the benefits of teaching tolerance.

Email the schools in your area with a link to the WelcomingSchools.org starter kit.

 


EPISODE 4: SEGMENT 3

Look To The Stars: Clooney Gets Bombed - The Crisis in Sudan

Host: George Clooney

The movie star takes us to the Nuba region of Sudan to witness the horrors of the government’s campaign against its own people. 

Donate on crowdrise.com/Sudan  to help The Sentry hire a financial investigator to go after the assets of genocidal Sudanese leaders.


EPISODE 4: JUST FOR A MINUTE

Just for A Minute:

Cancer Whiz
Kid

Host: Jack Andraka
A teenager invents a faster, better, cheaper test for cancer. 

Just for a Minute:

Google Glass for Autism

Host: Ned Sahin
An inventor uses Google Glass as a tool to teach autistic children. 

 
 

EPISODE 3: SEGMENT 1

ASPIREist Original: The Suicide Epidemic

Host: Shiza Shahid

Suicide is the leading cause of death for teenage girls. We visit an Indian reservation to learn why. And, we explore a low-cost, low-tech screening tool that can cut suicide rates in half.

Go to Crowdrise.com/Suicide to donate $1-5 to Grandma’s anti-suicide organization.


EPISODE 3: SEGMENT 2

Look to the Stars: Moby and the Beasts

Host: Moby

The techno music legend explains why he believes being a vegan is the best way to save the planet.

Click Here to send a pre-written letter urging congress to stop the use of antibiotics on farm animals.

 


EPISODE 3: SEGMENT 3

ASPIREist Original: Living with Less

Host: Seth Maxwell

Inside a movement that preaches the gospel of living with less as a means to more peace and happiness.

Make a vow to downsize one aspect of your life, and post pictures using #LessIsMore.


EPISODE 3: JUST FOR A MINUTE

Just for a Minute:

Crisis Text Line

Host: Nancy Lublin
Phone texting service that provides emergency crisis counseling to people in need. 

Just for a Minute:

Rainforest Connection

Host: Topher White
How one social entrepreneur is transforming discarded cells phones into devices to stop illegal logging. 

 
 

EPISODE 2: SEGMENT 1

ASPIREist Original: Ghosts of Fort Detrick

Host: Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

A community near a U.S. military base appears to be plagued by unnaturally high rates of cancer. Could the base’s secret history be the culprit? 

Go to http://www.Change.org/Ghosts to sign a petition demanding that the army clean up the toxic waste.


EPISODE 2: SEGMENT 2

Look to the Stars: Parks and Records

Hosts: Holly Williams and Chris Coleman

A Nashville power couple uses their music to build public parks for kids.  

Take the #Unplug challenge to turn off your devices for 20 minutes a day. Share with #Unplug. Tag #ASPIREist

 


EPISODE 2: SEGMENT 3

ASPIREist Find: Last Days of Ivory

Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow’s animated film about how the ivory trade funds terrorism.


EPISODE 2: JUST FOR A MINUTE

Just for a Minute:

Girls Who Code

Host: Reshma Saujani
A startup focused on getting girls into the art and science of writing computer code. 

Just for a Minute:

Sirum

Host: Kiah Williams
A startup that gives surplus medications to those most in need.  

 
 

EPISODE 1: SEGMENT 1

ASPIREist Original: The New Jim Crow

Host: Clint Smith

Clint visits a prison to examine the relationship between race, prison terms and the fact that the United States has the largest prison population in the world. 

Go to Change.org/JusticeReformNow to petition congress and Obama to reform our criminal justice system.


EPISODE 1: SEGMENT 2

Look to the Stars: Vampires & Kittens

Hosts: Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed

Two of Hollywood’s biggest stars tell us about their passion for saving animals. 

Report illegal dog fighting to The Humane Society for a $5,000 reward.



EPISODE 1: SEGMENT 3

ASPIREist Find: Sneakers with Soul

LeBron James and a team at Nike explains how and why they created a shoe for people with disabilities. 

Nike took action! Nike expands their groundbreaking shoes with the FLYEASE entry system in kid's sizes. Read more.


EPISODE 1: JUST FOR A MINUTE

Just for a Minute:

Lucky Iron Fish

Host: Gavin Armstrong
The story of a $20 fish that’s solving one of our planet’s most pressing health problems.

Just for a Minute:

Embrace Warmer

Host: Jane Chen
A baby blanket with life-saving technology embedded in the seams. 

 

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