|Psychedelic Folk Revival in the Country - Joanne Rand, Part 2||
Joanne Rand melds elements of folk/rock/country/classical and more in her songs, all of them infused with a root-deep connection to nature, peace, and roving ways. A lover of trees, whales, peace, and her Georgia-based family, she uses her music to connect all.
|Kitchen Chemotherapy - Beat Cancer at the Roots||
Susan Silberstein is author of Kitchen Chemotherapy and a number of other books & publications, and she is the founder & educational director of the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education (beatcancer.org).
|Acting in Faith - AFSC, Sustainable Agriculture, Water Rights, Divestment & Intentional Communities||
Madeline Schaefer hosts a variety of segments about AFSC's work concerning sustainable agriculture, water rights, divestment in illegal Palestinian occupation, immigrants, and her own investigation of intentional communities for change.
|Rethinking Money - Jacqui Dunne & Bernard Lietaer||
Jacqui Dunne & Bernard Lietaer are co-authors of Rethinking Money: How New Currencies Turn Scarcity into Prosperity, a book that will open your eyes and transform your thoughts about money and economics. With a view toward rescuing the world from economic and ecological collapse, Jacqui & Bernard write of complementary currencies and the potential they hold - and changes they are making - to transform our communities, nations, and world.
|All Will Be Well - Meg Barnhouse's Song of the Soul||
Meg Barnhouse is a singer/songwriter/storyteller, plus she is minister of Austin UU Church. Raised in southern evangelical Christian circles, ordained Presbyterian, Meg's faith was lost and reborn transformed as a UU when she was 40. She sings and passion and deep heart.
|Cornucopia Institute: Organic Foods Watchdog||
Mark Kastel is co-founder and senior farm policy analyst for The Cornucopia Institute, a Wisconsin-originated organization serving as a watchdog for "good food" - organics, family farms, environmental and economic justice issues, all around food. With careful research and attention to the oft-missing integrity of our food system, Cornucopia helps plug the holes in our national organic food standards.
|Pointing at the Sun||
Cheryl Wheeler does music and life her own way - openly, honestly, and comfortably - and the result is a lot of stunning music and messages. Her songs have been covered by folks like Peter, Paul & Mary, Garth Brooks, and even Bette Midler, a testament to real quality, appealing across the musical spectrum.
|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.
|New Depth to Old Time Music - Sue West||
Sue West (AKA RuralRootsMusic.com) is all about traditional folk music, including the traditional songs that she writes. With a strong environmental & spiritual bent, Sue's music conveys simplicity and depth of feeling, and a sense of rootedness. Plus, she is a prolific songwriter when under the leading of the muse and she plays with the Rush River Ramblers, an old-time string band.
|Peace Sign of the Times - PeaceButtons.info||
Carl Bunin is founder of PeaceButtons.info, and he's provided over 110,000 peace buttons to the world (plus lots of other stuff) and he provides a "This Week in Peace & Social Justice" email newsletter, mapping out the movements and actions that have produced remarkable changes in the last century. Formerly on the front of demonstrations, teach-ins, and the like, Carl now does his bit for the peace movement from a wheelchair, due to MS, but it's hardly slowed him down at all.
|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.
|Indiana Meets India - Carrie Newcomer's Song of the Soul||
Carrie Newcomer added some rich music, experience and Spirit to her repertoire by her recent visits to India, including collaboration with legendary sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and his sons Amaan & Ayaan. As always, Carrie weaves tapestries of music & Spirit spanning the globe, all launched from her home in Indiana.
|Ain't I A Woman - Kim Harris' Song of the Soul||
Kim Harris and her husband, Reggie, have been conveying passion, history, and spirit through great music for decades. In addition to the folk venues and schools where they've performed and taught, Kim has added learning & teaching as part of the degree she's poised to receive from Union Theological Seminary in NYC.
|Faithful in Dubai - ZEFFeREEN's Song of the Soul||
ZEFFeREEN is a singer/songwriter, originally from India, living in Dubai for the past 16 years. His website proclaims, "Oh! To fill the eyes of orphans with hope... To bring joy to the widow's heart... To steady the hand of the weak... That is why i create music... That is why music was created. Music transforms lives." That's what ZEFFeREEN is about.
|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!
|Nashville Homeless - The View from the Street||
Guest host Robert Wolf of American Mozaic shares the poetry, prose, and voices of the homeless people he's worked with over the years. The voices are gritty and real, providing an honest glimpse of life most of us never see. In 1989 Robert started his writing workshops with the homeless of Nashville, and he's gone on to gather writings from all over the country, creating an American Mozaic, both book and radio program, part of Free River Press.
|SPROUTS Version: Faithful Transition Towning - Ruah Swennerfelt & Steve Chase||
The topic is the Transition Town movement and the experience of Steve Chase, Director of Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability at Antioch University New England and involved with the Keene, NH, transition, and Ruah Swennerfelt, former long-time long-time General Secretary of Quaker Earthcare Witness and is currently involved with the Transition Town implementation in Charlotte, VT.
|The Fun Side of Life - Matt Wahl's Song of the Soul||
Matt Wahl's deep voice and gentle spirit carry the listener to a soothing, joyous, place, replacing the tempting distractions of the world with the things of true value - family, connection, peace and the present moment.
|Lawyer to Social Activist Musician - Anne Feeney's Song of the Soul||
Anne Feeney went from 12 years as a lawyer to full-time as a social activist musician. With 8 CD's plus other recordings, she's given us a wealth of music and messages.
All the songs in this program are performed by Anne Feeney:
|Barbara Stephan's Song of the Soul||
Barbara Stephan loves R&B and Jazz best, but performs powerfully across the musical spectrum. She hales from Millwaukee and teaches music at the Waukesha County Conservatory of Music. With a passion for spirituality, her songs combine beauty, fun and depth with a message.
|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.
|Carrie Newcomer's Song of the Soul||
Carrie Newcomer is a musical beacon of light & soul from Indiana. She is consciously reaching inward, gently sharing what she finds, delighting in people and flashes of the Divine everywhere. She's got 12 recordings of her own material and regularly collaborates with other musicians, poets, and writers. She is a member of Bloomington, Indiana, Friends Meeting.
All the songs in this program are performed by Carrie Newcomer:
|SPROUTS: A Voice for Women - Cris Williamson's Song of the Soul||
29 minute version - Cris Williamson has played an important role as one of the prominent voices of feminism and lesbians, including her part in founding the first women's record label. With more than 20 CDs, Cris has been prolific and fertile for many hearts. And, of course, her song has been our theme music since day 1.
|SPROUTS: Si Kahn - Songs of Growing in the Movement||
Si Kahn is a powerful singer/songwriter whose music tells intimate stories of people at the same time it provides valuble lessons for societal change. His newest book is Creative Community Organizing: A Guide for Rabble-Rousers, Activists & Quiet Lovers of Justice and his latest CD is Courage. Si has strong Jewish roots and his spiritual home is The Movement.
All the songs in this program are performed by Si Kahn:
|Tree Meditation - Joe Reilly's Song of the Soul||
Joe Reilly is a singer, a songwriter, an environmental educator, and a man on a spiritual quest. His spirit journey has taken him from Catholic to Native American to Buddhist and back to Catholic, all the while deeply connected to the Earth.
All the songs in this program are performed by Joe Reilly