|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.
|Ep 12 Values with Marshall Saunders and Leslie Beatty||
As climate advocates, we come to this work with our own set of values. Citizens' Climate Radio host, Peterson Toscano speaks with marketing researcher and volunteer climate advocate, Lesley Beatty about the Citizens' Climate Lobby's Core Values. CCL founder Marshall Saunders joins in the conversation with a burst of optimism.
|River of the Big Canoe - Ed Trickett's Song of the Soul||
Ed Trickett has a long and fruitful connection with folk music, on his own and as part of the nearly legendary trio, Bok, Muir & Trickett, all recording with Folk Legacy Records. When he's not on the road, Ed is a prof of psychology at Univ of Illinois - Chicago.
|An Irish Heart & Wood Ticks - Larry Heagle||
Larry Heagle has created serious & humorous music for the Midwest for 33 years. He's mostly Irish, with all the sentiment and humor that frequently comes with those origins, though I doubt that he'd ever blame anyone else for his sometimes-bawdy sense of humor.
All the songs in this program are written & performed by Larry Heagle
|Friend of the Soul - Rabbi Marcia Prager's Song of the Soul||
Marcia Prager is Rabbi at Philadelphia's P'nai Or community, an affiliate of ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. Marcia is a teacher, a singer and a dynamic source of spiritual guidances vibrantly rooted in the Jewish faith.
|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.
|Message From a Red-tailed Hawk||
Jody Soland's spiritual gifts were refined and deepened through a period of painful adversity, a series of years which included West Nile Virus, mono, complications, traumatic brain injury, and more. As you'll find out, Jody has chosen the bright pathway up from such depths, called to the path by a red-tailed hawk and channeled through beautiful vocals and instrumentation.
|Mediator & Prisoner for Peace||
|Observance of Dead and Injured in Iraq and Afghanistan||
Six years ago today, US forces commenced military operations in Iraq. Following are the names of the 93 fallen soldiers from Wisconsin, from the the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Please take a moment to honor the soldiers and the countless innocent civilians who have suffered in this conflict.
|Folk House Musician||
Doug MacKenzie has a long pedigree - as a jet engine mechanic and as a folk musician. Currently in collaboration with Sue West as Rural Roots Music, they are churning out music at an incredible rate. Because of his brother, Guy MacKenzie, Doug got used to having folks like Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Dave Van Ronk, and others around the house. After a hiatus of a couple decades, Doug is back doing full-time folk music.
|Critter in the Choir - Bill Staines||
After 4 decades, Bill Staines continues to produce some of the best folk music of our times, some well-known like All God's Critters and River, hundreds more less-known. With inspirational, heartfelt, and sometimes just fun themes, Bill's music has reached folk devotees everywhere. Having logged more than 3 million miles while touring, Bill takes his musical gifts virtually everywhere, constantly adding to all the critters in the choir.
|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.
|Simple Aussie Folk||
Mandy Breeze and Doug Kelly take traditional folk tunes, mostly, and transform them into vibrant, living stories and culture. With rich, beautiful vocals and creative, engaging instrumentals, you'll discover a love for traditional songs with modern impact.
All the songs in this program are performed by Mandy Breeze & Doug Kelly, and, unless otherwise noted, they are of traditional origins:
|My Rap Name is Alex||
Alex Mead is My Rap Name Is Alex, and he makes world-healing rap/hip-hop music in Buffalo, NY. A year-round bicyclist in a snowy land, a member of Bloodthirsty Vegans, and a reformed computer programmer, Alex combines tech savy with peace-justice-environmental passions to create absorbing music & videos.
|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".
|Eyes Wide Open||
A visit to the Eyes Wide Open display - The human cost of the War in Iraq. Interviews with 3 visitors and organizers of the display.
|Raising Consciousness One Eyebrow At A Time - Vonn New's Song of the Soul||
Vonn New creates innovative music, modeling deep listening in the process. Using things like flutes, percussion, found sounds and field recordings, Vonn creates sonic playgrounds over which she improvises. She also notes that "My intention as an artist is to promote peace-building and non-violence by modeling the power of listening, and the expression of defiant joy", crucial tools and gifts sorely lacking in our culture.
|Lisa Wildman's Song of the Soul||
Lisa Wildman performs kids music with Peanut Butter Jellyfish, folk music with Group W, as well as performing country, opera and symphonic music. She plays flute, guitar and sings, and her current passion is sacred chant. Lisa is accompanied on some of these songs by Brenda Rose Simkin (vocals) and Paul Tinkerhess (banjo).
All the songs in this program are performed by Lisa Wildman (and friends):
|I Learned It In Sunday School - Andy Murray's Song of the Soul||
Andy Murray's music has been featured regularly on our Spirit In Action program because his music is steeped in a combination of deep spirit and healing work for the world. Andy has long worked as a teacher of Peace and Conflict studies at Juniata College in Pennsylvania. With a singer/songwriter sideline that has spanned 3 plus decades, Andy has created a lot of wonderful music, much of it originating with his lifelong faith as a member of the Church of the Brethren, one of the historic peace churches.
|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.
|The Whole-Brain Path to Peace - James Olson||
James Olson is the author of The Whole-Brain Path to Peace about the role of left and right brain dominance in the polarization and reunification of America. It's an investigation into the effects of brain perspective on government, corporate life, war, and our personal lives. James Olson is a management-trained philosopher with studies in business, engineering, art, eastern and western religion, yoga, qigong, neuro-linguistic programming, philosophy and brain perspective. Plus, he's a former farmer & church deacon.
|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.
|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.
|Daniel Winings' Song of the Soul||
Daniel Winings was raised without any real religious faith, but discovered it himself in college, in his pursuit of truth and consistency. He was eventually baptised into a "mega-church", but the deepening and refining of his faith did not end there. A sojourn in Indonesia and other experiences broke open his concepts of materialism and "American exceptionalism", leading him into simplicity and community with the Mennonite Church.