|Naked! Part One - Jon Watts' Song of the Soul||
Jon Watts digs deep with talk about nakedness, righteousness, our global body, and more, in his distinctive, quirky, style: Spirited music-enhanced spoken word poetry. Come on!
All the songs in this program are written & performed by Jon Watts
|Ann Arbor's Banjo-toting Shoemaker||
In the hours when Paul Tinkerhess is not repairing Birkenstock footwear for the people of Ann Arbor, he finds other ways to nurture his town - by organizing the Water Hill Music Fest, by keeping winter sidewalks walkable with Snow Buddy, and by sharing his banjo-playing and song-writing talents generously in the cause of community. A CD of the live music from this interview will be available for sale at NorthernSpiritRadio.org, the only current source of Paul's music!
|Standing As Witness In Honduras||
|Healing Banjo from Arkansas - Jacob George's Song of the Soul||
Jacob George did 3 tours of duty in Afghanistan, and it changed him completely, including the healing process in the aftermath leading to his involvement with Vets for Peace. With tools like this banjo and bicycle, Jacob takes us inside a Soldier's Heart, the title of his CD, to be released on 5/1/2013.
|Mesoamerica Resiste: Beyond Colonialism||
Tyler Norman and The Beehive Collective are tackling the big issues, like globalization, climate change, and the danger of extinction in creative and decentralized ways. Grown out of the anti-WTO movements and with an eye to encouraging, energizing methods of spurring change, an important approach to spreading the word has been super-sized graphic creations which empower alternative story-telling. Their largest project to-date has been Mesoamerica Resiste.
|Joyful Animal Compassion||
There's a long history of trying to convince folks to go vegetarian or vegan by argument, but Compassionate Action for Animals (CAA) (or on FaceBook) is trying something different - emphasizing the sheer fun of it.
|Pete Seeger's Bountiful Harvest, Part 1||
Pete Seeger planted seeds of music & change everywhere he went, and some of that harvest is shared today (& next week) by a visit with Leda Schubert, author of Listen: How Pete Seeger Got America Singing (and also The Princess of Borscht), and musician friends of Pete's,
|Bill Wiese - The Ministry||
Bill Wiese has served as a kind of representative of 6 Eau Claire area churches to UW-Eau Claire in a program known as "The Ministry". Bill, a life-long Methodist, provides a portal to the community for the students and enriches their lives by doing things like teaching free yoga sessions and sharing from his more than a decade under a Native American teacher.
Laurie Childers lives out a stunning world of art and activism in Corvalis, Oregon. She performs both solo and with her band, the River Rocks, and her activism takes a number of forms, including her work as chair of the National Council of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Beautiful music from a beautiful spirit.
|Milwaukee's Queen of Folk||
Sandy Weisto has been a part of Milwaukee's folk music scene for 30 years, in front of and behind the spotlights.
|Evolutionary Cultural Design||
Pamela Boyce Simms refers to herself as a Buddhist-Quaker Evolutionary Culture designer. She has worked as convenor of the Mid-Atlantic Transition Hub (MATH), and currently represents Quaker Earthcare Witness at the United Nations. New Jersey born-and-raised, Pamela's journey has included decades living in West Africa and living in a Buddhist monastery.
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|Strangely Wrapped Gift - Red Grammer's Song of the Soul||
Red Grammer, while known especially for his children's/family music, also caters to adult listeners. Mixed with an irrepressible inner child is his spirit-deep Baha'i adult, bebopping and crooning, all approaches leading to joy, joy, joy. His beautiful voice, speaking through great lyrics, will lead you in celestial, exuberant, pathways.
All the songs in this program are performed by Red Grammer:
|A Cultural Arsonist’s Literal Reading of the Bible||
Joe Wenke has just released You Got To Be Kidding: A Cultural Arsonist’s Literal Reading of the Bible, and with humor and sometimes sarcasm, he brings new, unjaded eyes to the writings of the Bible. He aims to disarm those who would use the Bible for oppression and domination and is seriously focused on making you laugh on the way to the unshackling. Joe has been a corporate speech writer, a stand-up comedian, and has trademarked the Cultural Arsonist moniker.
|The Triumph of Technique: The Industrialization of Agriculture & The Destruction of Rural America||
Dan Dieterich is a founding member of ICE - Interfaith Community for the Earth, an organization formed to fight global warming and promote ecological well-beling. ICE is a member of Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Light. Working at the local level, ICE is a good example of how a small group of folks can harness their energy, in community, to bring about the big changes our world needs. You can contact ICE at email@example.com or (715) 344-1063.
|Threshold Singers of Eau Claire - Songs for Souls at the Edge||
A visit with the Threshold Singers of Eau Claire, a group of women who, like other Threshold Choirs across the USA, sing people at the edge of life on their way, offering comfort and peace through song.
All the songs in this program are performed by the Threshold Singers of Eau Claire:
|The Chimpanzee Chronicles and Growing Compassion||
Debra Rosenman is author of the upcoming collection, The Chimpanzee Chronicles: Spellbinding Stories from Behind the Bars, about our closest animal cousin. It's about increasing understanding & compassion, something Debra also does through her workshops on Journey into the Animal Heart Circles and by her private practice as a Certified Rubenfeld Synergist and Somatic Archaeologist.
|Sanctity of Life - Vasu Murti - Part 2||
Vasu Murti asks a disturbing question - if world hunger, climate change, and, importantly, abortion are the karma for our animal-based diet, can we get liberals and conservatives to come together to affirm the sanctity of all life? Vasu Murti is author of The Shall Not Hurt or Destroy: Animal Rights and Vegetarianism in the Western Religious Traditions and also The Liberal Case Against Abortion.
|Restored Israel Of Yahweh||
A visit with three members of the Restored Israel Of Yahwah, a religious group from southern New Jersey whose members practice religious pacifism, including their refusal to pay Federal taxes because they go primarily for war.
The organization was founded by Leo J. Volpe, known by members of the group as the prophet Jeremiah. Group efforts are concentrated around Bible study and insights, and faithful adherence to the Biblical truths, including preparation for the end times prophesied in the Book of Revelation.
|Practical Peacemaking Through Mediation - The Mediator's Handbook||
Mediation is an art of practical peacemaking. Jennifer Beer, is co-author of the 4th edition of the The Mediator's Handbook, a skilled mediator and teacher of mediation, including teaching negotiation at Wharton. She has a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology.
|Debunking the Lies My Teacher Told Me||
James Loewen is a sociologist, historian and author. His writings include the renowned Lies My Teacher Told Me. In an effort to expose the truth and improve our world, James stirs the passion for knowledge that unbiased history can provide. His first history textbook had too much fact in it, was suppressed, and led to his successful First Amendment challenge to the censorship of free speech & press. If you have info about a Sundown Town in your area, you can email James at jloewen[at]uvm.edu
|Susan Stark's Song of the Soul||
Susan Stark is a spiritually deep and musically powerful musician. She has 4 albums behind her and one in the near future. She grew up a "preacher's kid", attended Earlham School of Religion, is the mother of 2 and the piano is her preferred instrument. Raised UCC, she's been Quaker most of her adult life.
|Julie (Hecksel) Patchouli's Song of the Soul||
Julie and Bruce Hecksel are Patchouli and 'Fast Forward Folk' is what it says on their website. Julie caught the guitar bug seeing Taj Mahal while in her teens.
|Gigi Pomerantz - Tikkun Ha-Ir and Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods||
Gigi Pomerantz is a Jewish nurse practitioner doing her part to be a force for health, peace and good in the world. Recently, that includes work in Haiti, including dry composting toilets, to help agricultural productivity while improving health. But that just scratches the surface of Gigi's living out of tikkun alom - restoration of the world.
|Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul||
Peter Phippen started his musical career playing bass in a country western band, making good money, at the age of only 12. His search for the instrument of his soul was fulfilled when he met the bamboo flute 23 years ago. He's a regional icon on the flute, as both a composer and performer. Raised mostly non-religious, Peter considers himself a spiritualist with great affection for the Tao Te Ching.