Tiny Spark

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Tiny Spark is an ongoing series of in-depth interviews aimed at igniting debate about the Business of Doing Good. Veteran public radio producer and former Africa Correspondent, Amy Costello, explores the complexities behind seemingly good ideas.

Tiny Spark is a series of in-depth interviews aimed at igniting debate about the Business of Doing Good. Veteran public radio producer and former Africa Correspondent, Amy Costello, explores the complexities behind seemingly good ideas. The pilot is made possible through a generous contribution from The Chronicle of Philanthropy.


6 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Dr. Gary Slutkin and Autry Philips, Credit: Bill Healy
American communities are still reeling from recent gun violence, including the June mass shooting at a church in Charleston, S.C., and the gang vio...

Bought by KRZA and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Washington State


  • Added: Aug 01, 2015
  • Length: 12:06
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jennifer Hemsley with daughter, Pearl and Hazel (R), 2007, Credit: Jennifer Hemsley
Tiny Spark takes a look at a seemingly good idea - international adoption - and explores its unintended consequences: corruption, fraud and child t...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 06, 2011
  • Length: 19:35
  • Purchases: 1
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This is an optional second segment, which can be added to Part 1, for a package nearing 26 mins in length. In the second segment, Tiny Spark host, ...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2011
  • Length: 06:55
Caption: Mark Goldsmith speaks to former inmates
In this edition of Tiny Spark, we explore what happens when someone refuses to accept the idea of a "lost cause" and instead gets down to the work ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Washington State and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 23, 2011
  • Length: 14:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Promo for TOMS podcast

  • Added: Feb 19, 2012
  • Length: :58
Caption: TOMS Founder, Blake Mycoskie.
TOMS shoes promises that if you buy a pair of its canvas slip-ons, they'll give a pair to a child in need. The company's "Buy One, Give One" busine...

Bought by KUOW, HowSound, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 15, 2012
  • Length: 19:11
  • Purchases: 3