Whats Your Calling ,
Posted Date :September 26, 2010 | Length: 2:50
Welcome to Whats Your Calling?
Whats Your Calling? explores religious and secular notions of calling through sharing the stories of what people feel most passionate about doing with their lives and why. Adding new videos each week, were looking at all of the stuff that makes
us human: our values, our passions, our doubts and hopes. Profiling
individuals from diverse backgrounds – professional snowboarders, jazz
musicians, tug boat captains, academics, improvisers, Muay Thai
fighters, religious leaders, social workers, environmental activists,
toy inventors – Whats Your Calling? shares what people have been called to do with their lives and how they hope to change the world.
Camera & Interviews by Danny Alpert, Erin Williams, and Ian Kibbe Editing by Carol Martori
Answering The Call of Stories
Cathryn Wellner, Blogger, Story Route
What stories will be part of your legacy?
Cathryn Wellner ,
Blogger, Story Route
Posted Date :April 20, 2011 | Length: 0:00
Cathryn Wellner began her professional career as a French teacher and school librarian, in Idaho, Washington, and New York. Then she traveled ten years as a storyteller, mostly in the U.S. but also in Europe, the UK, and Canada. By that time she had followed her heart to Canada, where she spent thirteen years as an organic farmer, smallscale rancher, and, when she realized community organizing was really about stories, a community developer. After serving as the first Project Coordinator for HEAL (Healthy Eating and Active Living in Northern British Columbia), she moved to Oakland, California to be Storytelling Director for Stagebridge
(America’s oldest senior theatre troupe). She returned to BC to take on the post of Food & Health Manager for Interior Health. Now she lives in the beautiful Okanagan Valley and focuses full time on her writing, mostly for three blogs: Catching Courage, Story Route, and Crossroads.
Ruth Forman is the author of three awardwinning poetry books: We Are the Young Magicians
, and children’s book, Young Cornrows Callin Out the Moon
. She is the recipient of the
Barnard New Women Poets Prize, The Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Literary
Award, The Durfee Artist Fellowship, and the National Council of Teachers of
English Notable Book Award, and  she has been recognized by The American Library
Association. A graduate of UC Berkeley and USC film school, Ruth works
to inspire others with the power and magic of language, frequently
collaborating on music and film projects, and providing readings and
workshops to a wide variety of audiences. Ruth has presented in forums
such as the United Nations, the PBS series The United States of Poetry
and NPR. Ruth is a former teacher of creative writing
with USC and June Jordan’s Poetry for
the People program at UC Berkeley. Shes also a nineyear faculty member with
the VONAVoices writing program. Her latest book of poetry is Prayers Like Shoes
Camera, interview & editing by Jack Gordon
Adam McKay: Why Funny Matters
Adam McKay, Co-Founder, Funny or Die
What does funny matter?
Adam McKay ,
Writer, director, cofounder of Funny or Die
Posted Date :December 10, 2010 | Length: 4:56
Adam McKay, comedian, director and writer talks about tridents, allowing the universe to invent itself, and losing yourself to laughter.  Adam McKay was head writer at Saturday Night Live
in the late 90s and is also the cofounder of the comedy website Funny or Die, which he launched with comedic actor Will Ferrell.  Working with Ferrell, Adam also directed the films Anchorman
, Talladega Nights
, and The Other Guys. (Los Angeles, California)
Interview by Danny Alpert Camera by Jordan Dawes Editing by Rebecca Parish Produced by Amy Cargill & Danny Alpert
Any man or woman in a bath tub can give you a tune
T.J. Anderson, Composer
Should you do what youre good at, or what you love?
T.J. Anderson ,
Posted Date :December 20, 2010 | Length: 4:34
T.J. Anderson talks risks, doubt, and the choice between something youre good at and something you love.  T.J. is a composer, conductor, orchestrator, and educator. He is wellknown for his orchestration of the Scott Joplin opera, Treemonisha. T.J. has received awards from The Rockefeller Foundation and The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, among others. He has also been commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts, Yo Yo Ma, Bill T. JonesArnie Zane Dance Company, and Harvard University, among many others. As a lecturer, consultant, and visiting composer, he has appeared in institutions in the U.S., Brazil, Germany, France, and Switzerland.
Interview & Camera by Ian Kibbe Editing by Rebecca Parrish Produced by Ian Kibbe
Kathryn Streeter, a theology student at Fuller Seminary, spent six years in China. Living in one of the most polluted cities, she developed severe health problems and was forced to return home, a traumatic experience that led her to reexamine her calling. (Pasadena, California)
Directed by Alicia Dwyer Editing by Matt Lauterbach Executive Produced by Danny Alpert
Britt Bravo, Blogger, Have Fun, Do Good
What are you compelled to do?
Britt Bravo ,
Blogger, Have Fun, Do Good
Posted Date :April 29, 2011 | Length: 0:00
Britt Bravo is a blogger, podcaster, and social
media coach who believes using social media should be fun. Shes also a
creative career consultant who loves to help people find and express
their calling. She loves to collage, bake cupcakes, write letters,
interview big visionaries, and bring groups of people together.  You can
learn more about her at www.brittbravo.com, and on her blog, her podcast, Twitter, and Facebook.
Ehon Chan is a researcher, thinker, teacher and change agent living in the Brisbane area in Australia. Ehon provides consultation on digital engagement, social media & new media, volunteer engagement &
management, social entrepreneurship, and innovation and youth engagement
strategies.  Ehon recently started a campaign titled, Soften the Fck Up, exploring and challenging the way Australian men perceive of their own masculinity.  You can learn more about Ehon and his many projects at his website, ehonchan.com. (Brisbane, Australia)