Imana Gunawan, Humanosphere

Imana Gunawan


Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Imana:

See you later! The final Humanosphere podcast

For today's final Humanosphere podcast, we're going to talk about ourselves - why we do what we do, what are some of our favorite stories and where we go from here. Due to lack of funding, we must now take a break. → Read More

What we mean when we talk about terrorism: A chat with Rebecca Wolfe of Mercy Corps

For today’s Humanosphere podcast, we are talking with Rebecca J. Wolfe of Mercy Corps about how we talk about terrorism. No, that's not a grammatical error. We wanted to ask Wolfe, an expert on violence prevention, about the standard narrative around terrorism and if it over-simplifies or disguises some of the less-appreciated root causes of violent extremism. → Read More

Inequality rising: A chat with Chuck Collins on what's driving the world crazy

For today's Humanosphere podcast, we talk with Chuck Collins at, a project of the Institute for Policy Studies, a left-leaning think tank in Washington, D.C. Collins is the author of several books warning against rising wealth concentration and inequality, most recently Born on Third Base: → Read More

Getting to zero: Rotary's stubborn campaign to rid the world of polio

Humanosphere podcast, Tom Murphy talks with Carol Pandak, director of Rotary's PolioPlus program. Pandak describes where the eradication effort stands today and what is needed to get to zero new cases. → Read More

Warren Buffett's son Peter talks about his music, activism and the need for a new world view

For today’s Humanosphere podcast, we’re talking with Peter Buffett, musician, author, activist and youngest son of legendary investor Warren Buffett. Peter Buffett may be more low-profile than his father. But he is a lot more outspoken when it comes to politics, equity and what he thinks humanity needs. → Read More

Build Change: Pioneering engineer works with communities to protect homes from disasters

For today’s Humanosphere podcast, we’re talking with Elizabeth Hausler, CEO and founder of Build Change – a non-profit organization that works around the world to prevent deaths from earthquakes or other disasters that lead to homes or other buildings collapsing. As engineers like to say, or well, as they say even if they may not like to say it: “Earthquakes don’t kill people; buildings kill… → Read More

Inequality and philanthropy: Author explains how they can fuel each other

Author David Callahan explains why inequality and philanthropy are fueling each other and what needs to change to avoid oligarchy. → Read More

Podcast: A discussion with a member of Iceland's Pirate Party.

For today’s Humanosphere podcast, we are talking with Halldóra Mogensen, an MP with Iceland’s Pirate Party, about equity, democracy and basic income. → Read More

Ichiro Kawachi: How wealth inequality fuels poor health, and vice versa

For today’s Humanosphere podcast, we're talking with Ichiro Kawachi, a physician at Harvard University about the connection between wealth inequality and poor health. → Read More

On the fight to recognize LGBT rights as human rights

For today's Humanosphere podcast, we are talking to Mark Bromley at the Council for Global Equality about his mission to improve U.S. foreign policy so that it is more inclusive of gender identities and sexual orientations. → Read More

Peru's minister of health urges new approach to fighting disease

Peru's Minister of Health Patty Garcia says we need to change in how we seek to improve health around the world. The Humanosphere podcast → Read More

On the Trump travel ban, refugees and walling off America: Cut off nose, spite face

For today's Humanosphere podcast, we seek to provide some background and context for the controversy following President Donald Trump's travel-immigration ban aimed at prohibiting entry from select Muslim-majority countries like Syria, Somalia, Iraq and four others to protect us from the threat of Islamic extremist terrorism. → Read More

Podcast: After the women's marches, what's next for the fight for equity?

In today's podcast we talk about the women's marches, what's next, and we unpack what this means for the fight not just for unity, but for equity. → Read More

Menstruation can hinder girls' education, but it's a complicated issue

For young girls in developing countries, not knowing how to manage their periods may hinder access to education, according to a new study. → Read More

Facing forward: Finding a narrative for navigating the new global disorder

Our news team decided that inauguration day was an appropriate occasion to highlight some issues we intend to focus on in the coming year. → Read More

App helps Indonesian capital get 'smart' to improve public services

A team of developers and the government of Jakarta developed an app so citizens can channel their social media savviness to monitor public services. → Read More

Carolyn Miles of Save the Children on protecting kids in today's world

For today’s podcast, we’re talking with Carolyn Miles, CEO and president of Save the Children USA, about the challenges children face around the world. → Read More

Food writer explores improving the first science of agriculture

For today's podcast, we talk about food and agriculture with Nathanael Johnson, a writer at the environmental news site → Read More

Making Ghana the epicenter for an African revolution in education

Patrick Awuah is a Ghanaian who after having done well in the U.S. has returned to his West African home to start its first liberal arts university. → Read More

Fred Bauma: On the front lines of Congo's fight for democracy

For today’s Humanosphere podcast, we’re talking with a heroic young man from the Democratic Republic of Congo – Fred Bauma. → Read More