Episode 7: Esma Loved the Wrong Doctor

“The wrong doctor” that Esma Kitchum loved was the sugary, syrupy Dr. Pepper. For years, stressed-out Esma self-medicated with potato chips, cakes, sweet rolls, and soft drinks. But then some other doctors got involved—the ones... Read More

Episode 6: How Nakia Got His Groove Back

Not every Austin musician hits it big. R&B singer Nakia is one who has. He was one of eight finalists on NBC’s The Voice in 2011, he enjoys a steady stream of local bookings, goes... Read More

Episode 5: The Man Who Couldn’t Sleep

David Hart is a highly educated engineer who spent decades working on complex problems in both government and the private sector. How did David end up homeless?   Listen to David’s story, which took him... Read More

The latest on Dalton, Charlie, and Bonnie

Dalton Duffie Without Fear--After we recorded this podcast, Dalton accepted a new job within Foundation Communities.  He has been hired as a health advocate for other FC residents, helping guide them into the appropriate health... Read More

Episode 4: Sean of the Interpreters

What happens when the language a patient speaks isn’t the same language the doctors and nurses who treat that patient speak?  Enter the medical interpreter, in this case Seton’s Sean Normansell, a highly trained, certified... Read More

Episode 3: Bonnie Durkee Needs People

Mobile Loaves and Fishes has been feeding the homeless in Travis County for years.  Now, they’ve taken their care of the homeless to an entirely new level with the creation of CommunityFirst! Village, a planned... Read More

Episode 1: Dalton Duffie Without Fear

Being homeless carries enormous health risks.  Estimates are that nearly half of Austin’s homeless population is at risk of imminent death. While he was living on the streets, Dalton Duffie contracted a life-threatening disease. Listen... Read More

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