|Nuclear Sanity? Investigating Nuclear Power||
Karen Street had a jarring experience in 1995 - she found that her prejudices and beliefs opposing nuclear power were ill-founded, and that the alternatives were doing much greater damage to people, other animals & the Earth. Carefully researched and examined, Karen provides a compelling, compassionate case for using nuclear power.
|Free From Hell||
Could the God of Love create a system which condemns the majority of humanity to Hell? Universalism, i.e., the belief in Universal Salvation, says no, and I agree.
|Music Genre ADD||
Jillian Rae says that she's got music genre ADD, unable to stay focused on any one genre of music. Trained in classical music on the violin, she's likely to be on stage singing and playing pop, cosmic country, old-school folk, hard rock and anything else in reach. You can see her in person at the Great River Folk Festival, August 28-30, 2015.
|One Wild Thing||
Many people find an important piece of themselves in nature, but Deirdre Jenkins knows herself in oneness with nature at a whole new depth. Through her journeys with trauma, devotion, and remembering-the-self, Deirdre produces music that transports and transforms the listener. Contact her on Facebook.
|We're All In Heaven||
Sarah Vos is a founder and lead vocalist of Dead Horses. With poise, depth, and beauty, she and the band take listeners on a sensuous and soulful glide through layers of experience and meaning. With language that is evocative and comforting, Sarah welcomes you into a piece of heaven. They'll be appearing at the Great River Folk Festival in LaCrosse, WI, August 27, 2016.
|Camp A Little While In The Wilderness||
Rhonda Rucker is most often heard performing as part of Sparky & Rhonda, with a strong flavor of Southern Appalachian music, but also Civil Rights folk music, old hymns, and a number of songs by Rhonda. She was a medical doctor for 5 years, cares deeply about our Earth, and her writings include a recent novel called Swing Low, Sweet Harriet.
|Pete Seeger's Generations of Music||
Part 3 of musicians who performed with & whose music was grown by Pete Seeger.
|Worldwide in Nova Scotia|
|Laura Joy's Actual Miles||
Laura Joy won the Songwriter Contest at the Great River Folk Fest 2017, and it's no mystery why. The young Phoenix-to-Chicago transplant has talent far beyond her actual miles. And what's more, "Laura Joy has been known to quell dark, angry bars full of ornery old Irishmen".
|Nuclear Weapons & The Nobel Peace Prize||
Timmon B. Wallis has spent his life building the tools of peace & getting rid of the weapons of war. In Disarming the Nuclear Argument: The Truth about Nuclear Weapons, Tim dispells the myths, clears the fog, & inspires for a better, safer, world. Tim's Ph.D. is in Peace Studies, and he's worked with Peace Brigades Intl, Peaceworkers UK, Nonviolent Peaceforce, and, most recently, with Peace & Disarmament for Quaker Peace & Social Witness in the UK.
|A New York Cowgirl's Tale||
Let Elizabeth Erin Kemler ride into your heart with her passionate songs related to The Weight of Mortal Skin. Elizabeth champions an array of organizations like Kids for Peace, Songs for a Cause, Hope Sings, and many others, while single parenting her son. The skin may be mortal, but not so the music.
|Who Are We Winning For: On Competition||
"So it doesn’t just matter if we win, it also matters who we are winning for. And it matters which games we’re willing to play." Just one tidbit from the overview by editor Mary Klein to the Jan/Feb issue of Western Friend "On Competition".
|The Rustic Riders - Lisa Meissner's Song of the Soul||
Lisa Meissner performs with The Rustic Riders with a definite spiritual/religious element, fueled by personal & cultural struggles and a with a healing vision of the possibilities.
All the songs in this program are performed by The Rustic Riders
|Injustice in Latin America And In The Church||
Fr. Roy Bourgeois become a Catholic priest after witnessing the error of the Vietnam War, and founded SOAWatch after seeing the damage the School of the Americas caused in Bolivia.
|Nicole Miller's Song of the Soul||
Nicole Miller is, among many things, a DJ on WHYS radio, with a program called The Positive Frequency. She a musician from childhood on and just completing her last year at college. She finds peace and joy through music, energy to transcend the negative realities so abundant these days.
|Alternatives to Violence, in US Prisons, Nigeria, & Nepal||
Mary Amel is a facilitator for the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) through FNVW/AVP Minnesota. AVP happens in 6 prisons in Minnesota and a few dozen states around the USA, and widely internationally.
|Strokin' Them Strangs||
Darrell Smith's day job is with Purple Cow Organics, which tells you something significant about one of Darrell's passions, and in his other hours he plays with Embedded Reporter and The Pardee Boys, using his skillful voice and fiddle.
|George Fox's Breakthrough||
When at wit's end, George Fox found one that could "speak to his condition".
From The Journal of George Fox.
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.
|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.
|Keeping It Halal||
In Keeping It Halal: The Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teenage Boys, John O'Brien looks at the lives of the Legendz, a small group of members of the Muslim Youth Program of a mosque John worked with. The tensions of be a member of a too-often-feared religion and to be accepted as a teenager in the USA can be a real challenge, and John explores the way it works.
|Manifest Buddhist Amen||
Anastasia Vishnevsky shares her Buddhist soul locally as Manifest Eau Claire and as part of RavenWolf (with Kai Ulrica). Stasia does alchemy, mixing pain, errors, injury, blessings, & vision into golden music.
|Enough is a Feast - Bill Harley's Song of the Soul||
Bill Harley is a singer/songwriter with something more - powerful/funny/insightful storytelling capturing glimpses of the human condition. Whether singing of our greed and hunger, of tossing a TV out the window, or of the compounding complexity of juggling reality and virtual reality, Bill's music and stories open up the listener.
|Baptist Buddhist - SuZ Ogden's Song of the Soul||
SuZ Ogden is an angeltonk Baptist Buddhist living in Oklahoma, with visits to California, Russia and Israel. In other words, she's all over the map, from nightclub singer to minister in the United Centers for Spiritual Living.
All the songs in this program are performed by SuZ Ogden:
|Beit Shira/House of Song - Part 2 Jewish Music in America||
Howard Shalowitz is the hazzan (cantor) for Beit Shira Synagogue. His experience with music, both Jewish & non-Jewish, is impressive, including the singing telegram he delivered to the renowned opera star Luciano Pavarotti. He's served as hazzan with several prominent synagogues across the country and beyond. He shares programs on Jewish music widely as part of the Ambassador Program of the Cantors Assembly.
Songs included in this program: