|Priests of Our Democracy: The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge||
Marjorie Heins is the author of Priests of Our Democracy: The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge, examining the roots of free speech by teachers as a special concern of the US constitution, and the lessons we can learn from the way these rights were compromised badly during the McCarthy Era. Through decades of work as a civil rights lawyer, Marjorie carries a passion and deep insight into the ways our rights are, or are not, protected by our government.
|Yosemite, Dumpster Diving, & Correcting Native History - Fiction Toward Truth||
Peter Brown Hoffmeister's new book, Graphic the Valley, wraps readers in an adventure that connects us to the Earth (Yosemite in particular), replaces the official lies of history with the truth, and introduces us to useful skills like dumpster diving, all while thrilling the reader with human foibles and triumphs.
|America Beyond Capitalism - Gar Alperovitz||
Gar Alperovitz is author of "America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy", about democratizing wealth and empowering communities through worker-ownership, co-ops, community land trusts, decentralizing control, and many other strategies.
|Fair Share of Sustainable Carbon, Water & Bread - Any Way You Slice It||
Stan Cox is author of Any Way You Slice It: The Past, Present, and Future of Rationing and a Senior Research Scientist and coordinator of research for the The Land Institute. With an eye to a just & sustainable future, Stan explores our history with rationing and the possibilities for an equitable future of necessary constraints.
Stan Cox is also author of Loosing Our Cool
|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.
|Coasting Home - Tracy Feldman's Song of the Soul||
Singer/songwriter Tracy Feldman is one of the many rewards I got for going to this year's MREA Clean Energy & Sustainable Living Fair. While there's a clear and powerful passion in his guitar, violin & lyrics, teaching Biology at UW-Stevens Point is also a major calling of his life.
|I Wish I Were Krishna - Lon Milo DuQuette's Song of the Soul||
Lon Milo DuQuette is a stunning combination of sweet music, profundity, hilarity, and love. With a career as a folk/rock musician from the precocious age of 14, through many employment variants including his 15 books and position as US Deputy Grand Master of Ordo Templi Orientis, Lon has word and song riches to pour out.
|Mathematician Mystic - Michelle Lynn's 2nd Song of the Soul||
Michelle Lynn packs more profundity per square inch of her 25 years on this planet than anyone I've every met. With a musical voyage which is an exploration of the mind, body and spirit, Michelle goes deep and universal.
|More Light - Christopher Grundy's Song of the Soul||
Christopher Grundy is a UCC minister and teaches at Eden Theological Seminary in St Louis and he's one of the founders of a group called the Progressive Christian Artists Network. His songs are filled with vivid images and diverse subjects, including even one ghost story!
|Turning Toward the Morning - Gordon Bok's Song of the Soul||
Gordon Bok is one of the greats of folk music, with many songs coming from the sea, or the edge of the sea, where he lives. He delivers them with a depth and a resonance that echos deep in the soul. With 22 of his own recordings, plus collaborations with Ann Muir, Ed Trickett, Cindy Kallet, among others, Gordon Bok has created and passed on an immense wealth of balladry and inspiration.
All the songs in this program are performed by Gordon Bok::
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (715) 344-1063.
|Ari Herstand's Song of the Soul||
Ari Herstand is a Midwestern singer/songwriter, soon to be in LA. Much of his studio work is mellow, painting images from an inner palette and, raised as a cultural & religious Jew, Ari provides a new and valuable perspective for many listeners.
|Love Call Me Home - Peggy Seeger's Song of the Soul||
Peggy Seeger has a wealth of recordings from the 50+ years she's been performing, on her own, with her husband, Ewan MacColl, with her brothers, Mike & Pete Seeger, and other folks. Traditional folk music is where she started from and she has enriched them with her own songs on feminist, peace and other themes.
|All Shall Be Well - Eileen McGann's Song of the Soul||
Eileen McGann is a Canadian singer/songwriter who combines a stunning voice, deep passion for the natural world, wide-ranging education and thoughts with a rich Irish/Celtic upbringing to make top notch music of the Spirit.
Songs included in Eileen McGann's Song of the Soul:
|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:
|Rolling Wheelchair Blues - Mike Hamer's Song of the Soul||
Mike Hamer is a singer/songwriter from Greenville, North Carolina, who performs a rich variety of music, often as part of Mike Hamer and the Rhinoceroses with the Angelic Choir. Until an accident left him a quadriplegic, Mike had played guitar and bass, but found that the hammer dulcimer worked for him afterwards. He's an inspired and inspirational musician and songwriter.
|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.
|Listening Below the Noise: The Transformative Power of Silence - Anne LeClaire||
Anne LeClaire is an author whose 20 years of twice-monthly days of silence taught her the potential for rest, healing and growth of the practice. She shares the lessons of the experiment-turned-way-of-life in Listening Below the Noise". She leads workshops and retreats on silence, creativity and authenticity, like the program she'll lead on March 23-24 at the Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
|J.E. McNeil/Center on Conscience & War||
J.E. McNeil, of the Center on Conscience & War describes the message and work of that organization, helping those seeking conscientious objector status, and those in the military seeking to get out, whatever the reason, and the spiritual roots that led her to this work.
|Justin Otto's Song of the Soul||
Justin Otto's Song of the Soul tells of his thought and journey leading him to Christian Science, where he was a member until the summer of 2006. Justin was a senior at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, studying social work at the time of this interview.
Songs included in this program:
|Gaylord Oppegard/Veterans for Peace||
Gaylord Oppegard served in the military from 1962-1965. But it was not until 2004 and after 30 years as a Methodist, that he took part in his first action opposing war and standing for peace.
|Resisting War Taxes in Southern California||
2 members of Southern California War Tax Resistance, Frances Schneider Liau & Cathy Deppe, speak of WTR, witness, community the SCWTR alternatave fund.
|Sharon Jensen-Olson's Song of the Soul||
Sharon Jensen-Olson was raised Catholic, ran away from home definitely at the age of 14, and has not found a spiritual home that seems to fit for her yet. She loves singing along with the radio, with pop and country topping her list of musical favorites. And besides that, she is Mark Helpsmeet's little sister, by 2 years!
Sharon's Song of the Soul includes the following music:
|Eau Claire Action Network||
Virginia Wolf is active in the effort of FairWisconsin to defeat the proposed constitutional amendment to narrowly define marital status and rights in Wisconsin. Virginia is a Unitarian Universalist minister in Eau Claire, and about 30 years into her partnership and marriage with another woman.
|Brian Bethke's Song of the Soul||
Brian Bethke emerged from 8 years of illness by capturing the vivid stories of his life in song. On his own since the age of 15, his folk/Americana/country style music conveys a powerful journey with powerful, heartfelt music.