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Welcome to Changing the Conversation! We discuss critical and timely topics focused on equity, homelessness, substance use, mental health, and trauma. Our hosts interview health and human service experts, researchers, and advocates. Conversations explore how we can adapt our systems to the rapidly changing landscape of social services.

Oct 3, 2022

Makeba Boykins and Ashley Stewart reflect on practical things to think about when pursuing higher education and preparing to work in social justice organizations.

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Dec 21, 2017

In our last episode of 2017, host Jeff Olivet shares personal reflections on the 7 words reportedly prohibited from the upcoming Centers for Disease Control (CDC) budget.

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May 8, 2017

High school juniors Ali Chalmers and Carrie Sweeney join host Jeff Olivet to introduce Change the World Club, where a reciprocal relationship is taking place. This new Natick High School club is raising funds for Gambian girls' education through Starfish International located in the Gambia, West Africa. Girls in...

Dec 19, 2016

Host Jeff Olivet sits down with Jeffrey Thielman, President and CEO of the International Institute of New England, which serves 2,000 refugees and immigrants a year, to discuss the process of gaining refugee status, the range of IINE's resettlement services, how they support trauma survivors, affordable housing for...

Dec 5, 2016

In this episode host Jeff Olivet, looks at trauma and recovery just one month after the presidential election results. Take this moment to regain focus and channel your energy for the journey ahead.