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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.

In the wake of the sweeping substance abuse epidemic which our nation has declared a public health emergency, local zoning boards across the country are blocking treatment facilities from opening. As a result, Remedies Chicago, a residential treatment facility proposed on a 120 acre campus in the Chicago metropolitan area, has filed one of the largest lawsuits in American history related to housing discrimination against those suffering from addiction. ASPIREist brought Russell Brand, activist and former addict, together with Remedies founder Steven Marco to discuss the causes of this skyrocketing epidemic.

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