Beverly Kirk – One Smart Woman

When you hear topics such as “international business,” “foreign policy,” and “international security” being discussed, what gender normally comes to mind first? If you’re like most people, your immediate thought is of

Keeping the Government Accountable

How often do you hear someone say, “I’m sorry. It was my fault. I am totally responsible.” Rarely is such outright honesty heard today. In fact, in many cases, even when fault

UTR: Words on Water

  Did you know that your body weight is approximately 60 percent water? Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues. Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating,

Leadership Stories

Did you know that stories are more powerful than a slew of facts and figures?  When processing facts and figures, only two areas of the brain are activated, whereas a well-told story

UTR: Patchwork

  If you’re a mom, there has probably been a time in your life when your child has appeared to be missing. Maybe he or she was delayed in coming home from

Keeping a Special Place Special

Former U.S. President Barack Obama believed that there is no greater threat to our children, our plant, and our future generations than climate change. In fact, Obama stated, “The world must come

UTR: Equals

  Equals is a seasonal podcast about hope in the fight against inequality.  The episode I listened to featured Zambian Musical Artist PilAto. Orphaned at age 16 when both of his parents

The Truth About Hugging Panda Bears

Did you know that giving is good for your health?  Yes, the old Biblical Proverb that says, “There is more happiness in giving than in receiving” is 100 percent true.  Studies show