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ILYSM Ep. 56: finding opportunity and good java at Empowered Coffee

In this week’s episode of “I Love You So Much: The Austin360 Podcast,” the co-founder Jonathan Davis and employees of Empowered Coffee talk with co-host Tolly Moseley about running a radically inclusive coffee shop, where employees of all abilities pour you a cup of joe. Davis explained why he wanted to create meaningful employment for a segment of population that wants to work hard but doesn’t always get the opportunity. You can read more about it in this Kristin Finan story.

Radio host Deb O’ Keefe didn’t always have dreams of becoming a bodybuilder, but when she found out the mission of a local competition called Make A Vet Sweat, she decided to compete. She joined co-hosts Omar L. Gallaga and Addie Broyles to talk about the local bodybuilding community and why they raised more than $100,000 for local veterans.

Peter Dutton of Australia may have lost his bid for prime minister, but Peter Dutton of Austin (seen here), who works with Soul Popped Gourmet Popcorn, has emerged as a winner of a case of mistaken identity. (Ricardo B. Brazziell / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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Last week, Peter Dutton, a 30-year-old Austinite, found himself caught up in a case of mistaken Twitter identity with an Australian politician bidding to become the country’s prime minister. That Dutton lost, but Austin’s Dutton has found a new family Down Under. He explained to Omar and Addie why this mix-up has turned out to be a blessing.

Omar recommended a new Netflix show called “Disenchantment,” an animated series from “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening that is a dark fairy tale comedy for adults. If you’ve been reluctant to get into food delivery, Addie suggested checking out H-E-B’s curbside pickup, which is a quickly growing new service that allows customers to shop online and then pick up their order during an allotted time at the store. Deb O’Keefe saw two movies recently, Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” and “Christopher Robin,” which were polar opposites in theme and tone, but helped balance each other out, she says.

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