|Democracy Spring: Frances Moore Lappé|
|Does the Minimum Wage Work?||
What does the minimum wage do to help us? Has it worked, historically? Myron has the facts.
|Dollars Should Not Vote||
Myron shares his views on campaign finance, and the role of unlimited money in our (really?) democratic process.
It's easy to forget what the "healthcare system" used to be like, and what drove it, as opposed to the current system in the USA driven primarily by profit.
When is mass media supportive of progressive causes?
|Civil Rights Pilgrimage||
A visit with 3 people connected with UWEC's alternative spring break trip, the Civil Rights Pilgrimage.
|World Famous in Bloomsburg||
Paul Loomis spreads his time between teaching Math at Bloomsburg (PA) University, traveling in South America, raising 2 kids, and making music. His latest CD is World Famous in Bloomsburg, just like him.
All songs on this program were written & performed by Paul Loomis
How has thinking about our relationship to the Earth and its creatures evolved in the USA since the nation's founding?
Greenfire Farm is a vortex of environmental thought, research, and action, located near Athens, Ohio, and Dick Hogan is at the center of that energy. With penetrating ideas about how we need to think about our place in creation, there are equally transformative lifestyle methods being studied.
|Farming Like Nature - Savanna Institute||
Keefe Keeley, Executive Director of the Savanna Institute, explains their goal of exploring the potential of savanna-based systems to become ecologically sound, agriculturally productive, and economically viable alternatives to the corn-soybean rotation which currently dominates. Keefe has a masters in Agroforestry.
|Saving the Land||
Has the USA exploited or protected the land by our agriculture? Where are we heading from here?
|Schools for Everyone||
How did public schools start in the USA, and are they really for everyone? Myron knows!
|Black Girls: Dropout or Pushout||
Black Girls have double challenges in successfully navigating school, dealing with both racism & sexism. Monique W. Morris, author of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools explores both the problems and the solutions. She is co-founder of the National Black Women's Justice Institute and author of 3 other books, including Too Beautiful for Words: A Novel.
|Standing Ovation for Freebo||
Freebo has an impressive musical pedigree, having recorded, performed & toured with oodles of luminaries, including Ringo Starr, John Mayall, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Maria Muldaur, and including 10 years playing bass with Bonnie Raitt. After decades doing other people's music, he found his calling to write his own songs, and it has fueled a rich collection of musical styles united by a strong spiritual undercurrent and, sometimes, overcurrent.
|Let's MoveOn! Michael Moore - Where to Invade Next|
|Social Safety Net, Then and Now||
We take portions of our Social Safety Net for granted, but not so long ago the proposals for Social Security & the like brought charges of communism!
|God is Still Speaking||
After 27 years devotion as a grade school teacher, Heather Jerrie has now freed up more of her time for her musical passion. As a cancer survivor, 12-step fan, and very engaged UCC member, Heather's beautiful voice sings of hope, service, depth, & devotion.
All songs in this program are written & performed by Heather Jerrie:
George Lakey really packs a punch with his book, Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got It Right - And How We Can Too. Exploring the history and power of the "Nordic Model" for economic development and truly democratic government, George lights a way forward to a much better USA, in schools, health, foreign policy, and more.
|With Tarzan, Jesus, & Jim||
Jan Krist creates stunning songs of the human condition, sometimes with deep pathos, sometimes with a wry eye, always with superb lyrics and voice. She often takes the stage solo, but also commonly with Jim Bizer, and sometimes with the Yellow Room Gang.
Past/current religious/spiritual influences:
Baptist, Evangelical Christian, Lutheran, Quaker
|Beginnings and Transformations||
Welcome to the first episode of Citizens’ Climate Radio. In this podcast we highlight people’s stories, we celebrate your successes, and together we share strategies for talking about climate change.
|Duh, We Are The Children||
For those of us who want to motivate our friends to climate advocacy, we often look for a silver bullet — that perfect talking point that will get people on board. One of the most popular is, We need to think about future generations. We must act on behalf of the children and the grandchildren. In this episode we explore this climate pitch.
|Dr. Katharine Hayhoe and Communication Myths||
Want to be a better climate change communicator? Then listen to this episode! Not only will you learn essential lessons about connecting with others about climate change, host Peterson Toscano will lead you through an exercise that connects climate change to passions and people in your life.
|Western Soul Landscapes||
Kate MacLeod was East Coast born, but Utah settled, capturing the beauty & stories of the Western landscape in her songs. With her powerful fiddle and magical voice, Kate transports everyone into the realities she's read and experienced.
Past/current religious/spiritual influences:
All songs in this program are written & performed by Kate MacLeod
NSR's event, Broadcasting From The Heartland, was graced by speeches by Mike McCabe of BlueJeansNation.com and Matthew Rothschild of Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, enhanced by the music of Peter Leidy, and they collectively light the way forward for a country that serves the commonwealth.
A Nation In Blue Jeans
|Born on Third Base: Tackling Inequality||
Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good, by Chuck Collins, is an excellent and persuasive look at wealth inequality by a man who gave away his inherited wealth when he was 26, and finds common ground and allies across the income spectrum. Chuck is a senior scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies.