|Knowing What The River Knows||
Jim Bizer is a profound, engaging, talented lyricist, singer, & musician whose songs speak of our connection and the mind-blowing reality we live in. It's folk with some jazz touches, joyful with scattered clouds, deep with occasional dancing on the surface.
|Pets and Climate Change|
|Building A Whole Earth Economy and The Moral Economy Project||
A visit with Geoff Garver, one of the 5 co-authors of "Right Relationship, Building A Whole Earth Economy." Combining a concern for the environment, awareness of economic mechanics, alternative governing structures and how to harness moral energy, this book seeks to find a way forward to preserving our world and well-being.
|Certifiably Organic - Shairon Beale||
Shairon Beale is an organic lifestyle advocate, an LEED Platinum Home Builder Designer, former host of the Certifiably Organic radio program and current co-host of Making A Spash on BlogTalkRadio.com. PLUS, she's a racecar driver, Republican and a complete delight!
|Peace Love Advocate Network||
There are many ways to participate in world healing, among them by inspiring us to come together - even folks from the other side, and what better way to do that with song, humor, compassion, and Billy Jonas. Billy is a creative genius and musical pied piper, leading us where we need to go, and doing it by example, not lecture.
Past/current religious/spiritual influences:
|Building the Agricultural City||
Robert Wolf, author of Building the Agricultural City: A Handbook for Rural Renewal advocates a move away from globalization and toward regionalism. Robert is co-host today, completely in charge of the 2nd half of this program. Robert is also author of American Mosaic, and has a vision of government small enough to be responsive, but large enough to accommodate the diverse needs of a community.
|Dr. Harold Koenig - Spirituality and Health||
Harold Koenig is vitally interested in studying the relationship be religious faith/practice and healing, both mentally and physical and has led more than 25 studies documenting an astonishing correlation between religious devotion and health. He is the founder of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University Medical Center.
|The Privilege of Being (and Seeing) White - Making Racism Visible||
Our racism is mostly invisible to us because all the assumptions around it seem "normal" to us, The authors of Seeing White: An introduction to White Privilege and Race lead us through a rigorous inspection of the history and present of racism in the USA - and the way out of this ingrained social construction.
Billy Jonas is more fun and spiritual depth than you can hardly imagine. Sometimes described as doing neo-tribal hootenanny, industrial re-percussion, and soul-spelunking, he started as part of the Oberlin College Big Bang Theory performance art collective, was part of The Billys, sometimes shares as part of the Abraham Jam, and is at the core of the Billy Jonas Band.
Some things just beg to be called evil, and when we see them we cry out "Why?" Charlene Embrey Burns traces 1000's of years of answers to that question in
Past/current religious/spiritual influences:
Buddhism, Episcopalian, Meditation, UCC - United Church of Christ
|Charlie King - A Voice for Peace and Justice||
Charlie King has been performing music since he was four, eventually finding a home with folk music. A lifelong Roman (or roaming) Catholic, he morphed from a Goldwater supporter in 1964 to an anti-war protester by 1967, and he's been an outspoken voice for peace and justice ever since.
|How Corporations are Remaking America||
One of the most informative & persuasive writers ever, Gordon Lafer is author of The One Percent Solution: How Corporations are Remaking America One State At A Time. Both empowering & maddening, the piercing exposé of the destruction of labor & the middle class by moneyed interests is essential to mounting an effective reply. Gordon Lafer is a political economist and Associate Professor at the Labor Education and Research Center of the University of Oregon in Eugene.
|Ep 9 Rebel or Advocate featuring Eileen Flanagan||
So much protesting, marching, and disruption happening these days. What are the best ways to get governments to address pollution and the effects of global warming? Eileen Flanagan, a writer, a social change teacher, a Quaker, and an activist, chats with host, Peterson Toscano about the four different roles people have traditionally taken in change movements. Are you a rebel, an advocate, an organizer, or a helper? Maybe a little bit of each. How do these models apply to organizations. Amani Thurman, a college student who has spent time protesting but has begun to do volunteer lobbying weighs in. You will also hear under-reported good news happening with American Conservatives and climate change.
|Art Lyons' SECOND Song of the Soul||
Art Lyons, host of the annual event known as Bobstock (as in Bob Dylan) is back to share the music that speaks of the important steps in his journey. Raised Catholic with a serious engagement with Buddhism, and onward from there, Art is thoughtful with a deep passion for music.
|Treaty Rights & Standing Rock||
Myron has been out to Standing Rock twice, and here's his take on native rights and how treaties have been dealt with.
|Inclusivity 101 & Peace||
Josette Jackson is an ordained Unity pastor, international speaker, spiritual educator, and peace educator, who helps Unity and the wider world tap into the power of Nonviolent Communication, A Season of Nonviolence: 64 Ways in 64 Days, and Inclusivity 101, and more.
|Sailing on a Slow Movin' Train to Nowhere||
Weekdays, Jim Phillips is a mild-mannered Chemistry prof at UW-EC, but after hours to transforms into a singer/songwriter, well-favored bass guitarist who has found a reborn calling to music after dramatic changes in his life.
|Lessons from Jim Crow Maids||
Katherine van Wormer's book, The Maid Narratives: Black Domestics and White Families in the Jim Crow South draws on interviews from black maids and white women who had maids, to understand the reality of segregation, its norms, and its consequences.
|End-of-life, Compassion, & Choices||
Kim Callinan is Chief Program Officer of Compassion & Choices, an organization that works for and attempts to empower personal choice in end-of-life decisions. After Oregon approved the Death With Dignity Act in 1997, other states have continued and advanced the ways in which medical consumers were put in control of their own life decisions.
|Peter Alsop - Humor and Song as tools for growth, change and insight - Part 2||
Peter Alsop does many types of work. He's an educational psychologist, a motivational speaker, recipient of 7 Best Children's Album awards, a trainer of therapists, counselors, teachers, parents and kids. He mixes humor and insight in profound, amusing and healing ways.
|Allah Made Me Funny - Azhar Usman||
Azher Usman is an author, artist, activist, philanthropist, lawyer, but most of all he's a very serious comedian. He gave the keynote address at the Ways of Peace II Conference on Nonviolence in the Islamic Tradition sponsored by FNVW. He's been part of the Allah Made Me Funny - Official Muslim Comedy Tour, The Laughing Peace Tour and The Make Chai, Not War Tour.
|Extinct, In Our Hearts||
We care about & for that which we know, so B.J. Hollars leads us into Flock Together: A Love Affair with Extinct Birds. While captivating & enjoyable, B.J. also narrates a story that is deeply compelling in how we live in relationship to our world. He is founder of Chippewa Valley Writers Guildand associate professor of English at UW-Eau Claire.
|Any Good Wars?||
People lose track of essential facts of history about war, and Myron Buchholz sets us straight!
|The Movement Is My Home - Si Kahn's Song of the Soul||
Si Kahn is a powerful singer/songwriter whose music tells intimate stories of people at the same time it provides valuble lessons for societal change. His newest book is Creative Community Organizing: A Guide for Rabble-Rousers, Activists & Quiet Lovers of Justice and his latest CD is Courage. Si has strong Jewish roots and his spiritual home is The Movement.
All the songs in this program are performed by Si Kahn:
|Vietnam Vet, Recovering Alcoholic and Russian Sojourn||
Pete Wagener spoke at the 2006 Veterans Day event sponsored by the Veterans for Peace. His stories about what he learned in his 4 years with the Marines, in facing his alcoholism, and in the course of the 5 years he spent in Russia, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, are personal and powerful.