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Most advocates build support for their cause by working the phones and sending out email blasts. John Francis built support for his environmental views with silence. Over the course of 17 years, he built a nonprofit organization and earned a PhD — all without speaking. He joins Kojo to share his unusual story and discuss his decades-long career studying and advocating for the environment.
- John Francis Founder, Planetwalk; Author, "Planetwalker: 22 Years of Walking. 17 Years of Silence"
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