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Each week, Spirit In Action brings you stories of people living lives of fruitful service, of peace, community, compassion, creative action and progressive efforts. We will trace the spiritual roots that support and nourish them in their service. Above all, we will seek out Light, Love and Helping Hands, being shared between our many neighbors on this planet, hoping to inspire and encourage you to sink deep roots and produce sacred fruit in your own life.

Spirit In Action is an hour of interviews with those providing leadership in peace, justice and "good works", interspersed with relevant music. The theme music is "The Turning of the World" performed by Sara Thomsen (written by Ruth Pellham)

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Al Gini
9/30/2017
Funny Medicine

Stressful, challenging, daunting times call for special medicine. Al Gini, author of The Importance of Being Funny: Why We Need More Jokes in Our Lives, believes that humor is a vital ingredient in good emotional/mental health. Al is Professor of Business Ethics at the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University, and for decades was the "resident philosopher" on NPR's affiliate WBEZ in Chicago.

Chuck Collins
9/23/2017
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.

Paula Palmer
9/16/2017
Toward Right Relationship with America's Native Peoples

Paula Palmer is leading an effort to tackle one part of America's dismal past with respect to Native Americans. Through a project called Toward Right Relationship with America's Native Peoples, she is engaging Quakers and the wider world in a kind of Truth & Reconciliation work. One step is an eyes-wide-open look at the well-meaning attrocities done by the Indian Boarding Schools and the groups, like Quakers, who led the effort.

George Lakey
9/9/2017
Viking Economics

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.


9/3/2017
Alt-Med & LIIFT Healing

Brian Eastman is a hub for Alt-Med info - resources of non-mainstream US healing modalities, which he researches and shares in the Cincinnatti area, but he also has evolved his own technique to help folks produce amazing changes in themselves in a very short time. He calls it LIIFT (Life Improving Internal Focus Technique), and he demonstrates it today with an audience. You can call him at 513-724-4325.


8/27/2017
Rape Hurts Uganda

Hellen Lunkuse Waiswa Tanyinga is a women's (and human) rights pioneer in Uganda and the founder of the Rape Hurts Foundation. At the age of 11 she was raped while doing the tradtionally female job of hauling water, and she transformed that pain into healing & power for herself, women, and all abused people.


8/20/2017
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.


8/13/2017
Climate Apocalyse, Messaging, & Pets

Guest-host Peterson Toscano of Citizens Climate Radio explores climate apocalypse, fear, & how to deliver the message effectively, in the first part of today's program, and in part two he'll talk about pets & climate change. Peterson speaks with Halldor Björnsson, the Head of the Atmospheric Research Group at Veðurstofa Iceland also known as the Icelandic Met Office, Dr.


8/6/2017
Healing Vets

Kevin Basl served served 2 tours of duty in Iraq and was profoundly changed by the experience. He is among the vets who use the arts for healing. Kevin's work is with Warrior Writers, Combat Paper NJ, and through his music, some of which he recorded in Iraq during his 2nd tour.


7/30/2017
Buying Humanity's Future

Pamela Haines calls us to a right relationship with finance. With a BA in Social Ecology, MA in Labor & Women's History, and as a self-taught economist, she looks to the future & seeks to foster integrity. She was lead author of Toward a Right Relationship with Finance.

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