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The Spot: How to help

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This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...

Off the List,” produced by Erika Lantz for the podcast Kind World from WBUR, November 2015.

The podcast Kind World, started as a project to document stories of kindness from their community, and the profound effect that one act of kindness can have on someone’s life. And in the case of this story, many lives.

You can find more episodes of Kind World, and a link to subscribe to the podcast at wbur.org/kindworld.

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Tools for Smart Giving,” hosted by Amy Costello, originally aired on the podcast Tiny Spark, December 2015.

The podcast Tiny Spark is here to better inform you on how your donations to nonprofit organizations and support campaigns are used. In this episode, the show provides tools on how you can better evaluate charities that you’d like to give to, and whether or not holiday-giving provides a bigger impact over the year, than year-round donations. Find more episodes, and a link to download the podcast at Tiny Spark’s website.

Slime Style,” produced by Todd Whitney at the Transom Storytelling Workshop, October 2015.

Cape Cod radio station, WCAI produces the podcast Creative Life, which offers an audio tour of arts, culture, and inspirations from around the South Coast of Massachusetts. From Creative Life and Transom, former KALW Reporter Todd Whitney shares the story of two men and their how they’ve found their own slime style. You can find more stories of arts and inspirations on the Creative Life podcast, now available on iTunes.

This week's episode featured music from: Black Moth Super RainbowDjango Reinhardt, Monophonics, and Melvin Davis.

If you have a suggestion for a podcast or an audio project we should feature, please drop us a line at thespot@kalw.org.

Tune in next week for another episode of The Spot, only on KALW San Francisco.