WE NEED YOUR HELP.

People in Southwest Louisiana need real help in every direction and on every layer you can think of in the wake of Hurricane Laura's devastating landfall on August, 27th, 2020. Homes have been destroyed or rendered completely unlivable. Basic resources and infrastructure have shutdown with only loose timetables for the restoration of water, power, medical, and financial services. The economic infrastructure that creates fertility for small businesses to survive is nowhere to be found. National media has already moved on to more dramatic stories that increase ratings. The people of Southwest Louisiana are dependent on the mercies of surrounding communities.


FIND THE GOOD NEWS

WITH BROTHER ORAN PARKER

Brother Oran Parker
Brother Oran Parker

Old news. Bad news. Fake news. Sometimes you want to shut down and get no news at all!

 

With Find The Good News I aim to change that by focusing on good people doing good works. I visit with artists, educators, civic & spiritual leaders, musicians, business owners, students, volunteers, and everyday citizens who are using their creativity, resources, and talents to bring hope & happiness to their corner of the world.

 

In each episode I dig into the hearts & minds of my extraordinary guests. We have street-level conversations about relatable things going on in their lives. I discover the critical life experiences that shaped them, the perspectives that drive them, and the fundamental beliefs that have anchored them to a path of goodness.

 

 

There's a lot of news in the world. My name is Brother Oran, and I'm going to find the good.

 



NEW EPISODE

EP. 96 - THE PH.D. IN THE GLITCH - FT. HERSCH WILSON

Author of Firefighter Zen: A Field Guide To Thriving In Tough Times


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EP. 95 - THE JEWEL IN THE ASHES - FT. ROBIN EASTON

Author of Naked in Eden: My Adventure and Awakening in the Australian Rainforest


RECENT EPISODE

EP. 94 - THE Guardian - FT. LINDA CARROLL

Author of Love Skills: The Keys to Unlocking Lasting, Wholehearted Love

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So often, the guests I’ve spoken with on Find the Good News have been relevant to what was going on in my life, or in the world at the time. This hasn’t been intentional, or by design, necessarily; I talk to the guests in turn, accepting whatever good people come into my life through the Good News signal.

 

It’s a fascinating thing, really, to speak deeply with a guest and adopt, or understand, their worldview for the duration of these talks. I take the things we discuss seriously, and I’m always looking for something applicable and relevant that I can put to work in my very ordinary life. When I visited with Hersch Wilson, author of the new book “Firefighter Zen: A Field Guide To Thriving In Tough Times,” I had no idea that only a week after our conversation I would be asked to put everything in our talk, and his book, to the test.

 

You see, Hersch’s book is all about finding meaning, resilience, hope, and your personal metal during the difficult days that are sure to come, moments when everything you’ve trusted in crumbles before your eyes. Hersch, who has been a firefighter since 1986, calls these moments of discord and disruption “the glitch."

On August 27th, only 9 days after our conversation, Hurricane Laura barreled through Southwest Louisiana, and I—along with all the citizens of our region—got to experience the glitch first hand. Everything that I had read in Hersch’s book, and had taken away from our conversation, immediately came into play.

 

One day you’re planning your next podcast episode, tightening the screws on your existing comforts, thinking about how to navigate the existing glitches caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the approaching civil boiling point, made worse by divisive, power-mad politicians in an election year, and the next you’re quickly making evacuation preparations, shoring up resources, leaving stability behind, eventually returning to a powerless region with no potable water, filled with shattered businesses, crippled infrastructures, desperate citizens, and obliterated homes. This was the glitch, and I, along with many others, was in it.


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Maybe you heard something on this show that helped you on your path to a happier life, but I need your finding the good. Get in touch and let me know what you think I should ask my upcoming guests and I'll see about getting your questions into the fishbowl in our Fishing For Goodies segment of the show! If you'd like to have your name and city/state/country read on the show just include it in your email when you submit your question. Your question will stay in the fishbowl for other guests to answer. Each guest will be fishing out 3 goodies each episode, so make sure your questions are creative, thought provoking, and designed to find the good! Don't be shy. I want to hear from you so we can find the good together.

 

Please note that by submitting you are allowing your content and questions to be used on the podcast. I'll do my very best to use your submission with respect and kindness. 

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(802) 459-1668


KNOW SOMEONE GOOD?

I'D LIKE TO TALK TO THEM.

Is there someone in your life that's working to make their patch of the world a better place? I'd like to talk to them so others can find out where their good comes from. Let's get them on the show, learn what makes them tick, and get that good news out there. 

Please note that by submitting you are allowing your content and questions to be used on the podcast. I'll do my very best to use your submission with respect and kindness. 

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(802) 459-1668


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