Marianna has worked for over 25 yrs with people who are working to bring about a better world and because of this, she has a unique vantage point from which to tell the stories we don’t generally hear in the media today. Marianna possesses the rare gift of presence, a deep listening which evokes in people the desire to tell their story. She enters into intimate conversations with ease, and now she brings these dialogues to VoiceAmerica.com.
Having suffered a childhood tragedy that spiraled downward into her teens and young adult years, she eventually turned it around and, in 1988, created a grief center in Tucson, AZ, that continues to bring healing to thousands of people. She recounts the full story in her book, Being There For Someone In Grief
Everyday Marianna meets ordinary people doing extraordinary things through her work as Executive Director of Bread for the Journey, a philanthropic organization with 20 locations nationally. Each volunteer-run chapter practices neighborhood philanthropy in their respective communities, helping everyday people bring their community-minded ideas to life. BFJ’s vision is to nurture the seed of generosity in every human heart. Join her as she ignites the heart of generosity in you.
Bread for the Journey Radio Show
Today’s news media is filled with stories that break our hearts. On Bread for the Journey Radio, you’ll hear stories that mend it back together. Join Marianna Cacciatore each week as she interviews ordinary people doing extraordinary things—people who, in small and big ways, are making their world a better place.
Some, like Marianna, have suffered a tragedy, and, as a result, have created something beautiful to bring others healing. Others are helping women in crisis, making life better for children living in poverty, greening their neighborhood, or any number of creative things that make life in their community more beautiful, healthy, and connected.
These women, men and young people inspire us to think about our own lives, and what we can do to make a difference in the world, despite the hardships we face. Their stories become Bread for our Journey, inspiration and nourishment for a life well lived. Bread for the Journey airs live Saturdays at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel Internet Radio.