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Equal Rights Amendment: Time’s Up

Series 17 Episode 9 | Length 28:30

Ever since women won the right to vote in 1920, women leaders and their allies have sought to pass an Equal Rights Amendment to drive total equality and justice for women into the U.S. Constitution. It did pass in 1972, but fell three states short of ratification. Today’s next wave of the women’s movement might finally make the ERA a reality. Why is Constitutional protection so crucial? Join leading advocates Joan Blades (MomsRising co-founder), attorney Kimberle Crenshaw and Jessica Neuwirth (ERA Coalition President) to learn the true story of what’s at stake and how life would be different and better for women and men.

“Unsolved” by Gaussian Curve from the album, Clouds; Music From Memory Records, 2014.
“Clear” and “Wide” by Christopher Willits from the album, Opening; Ghostly International Records, 2014.
Theme music: “Awaya Baka” from the album East to West by Baka Beyond, 2003. March Hare Music march-hare-music.com

 

Patriarchy: Thousands of Years Old But Only a Few Days Deep

Series 17 Episode 8 | Length 28:19

What will it take to begin to heal the deep wounds between women and men? What is the role of men in this transformation? Cynthia Brix and Will Keepin from Gender Reconciliation International say that only by bringing these wounds into the light can we heal them. Patriarchy destroys men’s souls, too, so a revolution in gender relations can liberate women and men.

“Unsolved” by Gaussian Curve from the album, Clouds; Music From Memory Records, 2014.
“Clear” and “Wide” by Christopher Willits from the album, Opening; Ghostly International Records, 2014.
Theme music: “Awaya Baka” from the album East to West by Baka Beyond, 2003. March Hare Music march-hare-music.com

 

Backlash Moment: Converging at the Crossroads of Identity and Justice

Series 17 Episode 7 | Length 27:17

When Donald Trump rode a wave of white anxiety into the White House, it was part of a backlash to the Obama presidency, one that revealed an increasingly explicit white nationalism and revived an overtly exclusionary agenda: roll back rights and protections for people of color, immigrants, Muslims, women, and gay and transgender people. Then came the backlash to the backlash: a rapidly spreading awakening that all these peoples, movements and struggles are actually connected in one story. Visionary law professor and change-maker Kimberlé Crenshaw shows that it’s only at the crossroads of our many identities that will we will find a story big enough to embrace the diversity and complexity of our globalized 21st century world.

Theme music “Across The River, Beneath The Trees” by The Phantom from the album, Schleißen 2; Emotional Response Records, 2015.
“Last Breath” by Gaussian Curve from the album, The Distance; Music From Memory Records, 2017.

 

3-D Ocean Farming: Making a Living on a Living Planet

Series 17 Episode 6 | Length 27:20

What if there are ways to sustainably harvest protein and nutritious vegetables from the seas in ways that restore coastlines, local economies, produces abundant food, and sequesters vast amounts of carbon dioxide? Pathfinding ocean farmer Bren Smith has cultivated a breakthrough method of near-shore aquaculture called 3-D Ocean Farming, which has the potential to transform our relationship with the ocean, make room again for the flourishing wild diversity of ocean animals, and launch a novel, delicious and authentically sustainable cuisine along with way.

Theme music “Awaya Baka” from the album East to West by Baka Beyond, 2003 – used by permission of March Hare Music, http://march-hare-music.com/
“Post Tenebras Lux” by Bartosz Kruczyński from the album, BALTIC BEAT; Growing Bin Records; 2016
“High Tide” by Dreadful Sea Shanties from the album, An Old Soul; Dead Bunny Records, 2013

 

Nature’s Phoenix: Fire As Medicine

Series 17 Episode 5 | Length 27:24

Contemporary Western fire science is integrating what Indigenous Peoples discovered over thousands of years of observation, and trial and error: fire is key to optimizing forest vitality and biodiversity. The merging of these two ways of knowing could signal the end to our misguided policy of fire suppression, and the beginning of fire-resilient communities with a new relationship to one of nature’s most elemental and fearful forces. With fire ecologists Chad Hanson and Frank Kanawha Lake.

Theme music for each program is from “Baltic Beat” by Bartosz Kruczyński from the album, BALTIC BEAT; Growing Bin Records; 2016. “Shaman Mirror Medicine Tree” and “Weaving Luminous Strands” by Rich Goodhart from the album, Shaman Mirror Medicine Tree; Beginner’s Mind Productions; 2010.

 

Power Struggle: The Unstoppable Rise of the Clean Energy Era

Series 17 Episode 4 | Length 27:29

Today in the fossil fuel-induced age of escalating climate disruption, the joker in the deck is the climate imperative to transition rapidly off fossil fuels worldwide. Clean energy has reached the proverbial tipping point – and the smart money is hot on the trail of the clean energy revolution. Entrepreneur and visionary change-maker Danny Kennedy says clean energy not only makes dollars, it makes sense, and this literal power struggle could take us from energy monopoly to energy democracy.

Theme music for each program is from “Baltic Beat” by Bartosz Kruczyński from the album, BALTIC BEAT; Growing Bin Records; 2016.
“Let it Go” by Jamie Catto & Alex Forster from the album, MUSIC FOR DISSOLVING; Sounds True.

 

Breaking the Male Code: The Tyranny of Masculinity

Series 17 Episode 3 | Length 27:21

To transform our culture from its focus on dominance and hierarchy to one of connection, empathy and collaboration, it’s vital that we re-envision the essential (or archetypal) masculine, which changes everything. This rarely tackled topic is the subject of a deeply authentic dialogue among Playwright and activist Eve Ensler and three men working to change men and change the story: Tony Porter, co-founder, A Call To Men; Dallas Goldtooth, Indigenous activist, member of the 1491’s Native American comedy troupe; George Lipsitz, board president, African American Policy Forum.

Theme music for each program is from “Baltic Beat” by Bartosz Kruczyński from the album, BALTIC BEAT; Growing Bin Records; 2016.
“Let it Go” by Jamie Catto & Alex Forster from the album, MUSIC FOR DISSOLVING; Sounds True.

 

Whale Whisperers: Making Deep Contact

Series 17 Episode 2 | Length 28:30

In the late 20th century, a handful of scientists proved that aquatic mammals have advanced communication capabilities and a consciousness strikingly similar to humans. Author and adventurer James Nestor leads us on a deep dive into the mystery of marine mammal consciousness, and the story of how a small band of freedivers, pushing the limits of human endurance, is finding that saving the whales may become the story of the whales saving us.

View James Nestors 2016 Keynote, click here

Theme music for each program is from the song “Awaya Baka” from the album East to West by Baka Beyond, 2003 and is used by permission of March Hare Music, http://march-hare-music.com/.
Additional music in this program: “Baltic Beat” by Bartosz Kruczynski from the Album Baltic Beat, and “Pilot” by Wilson Tanner from the album 69, Growing Bin Records 2016.

 


Shamans and Scientists: Changing the Landscape of Power

Series 17 Episode 1 | Length 28:30


Mark Plotkin with Santos Sana, political leader of the Kogi tribe. Photo courtesy of Richie Rey / Amazon Conservation Team

As we hurtle into the Sixth Age of Extinctions, we face the cataclysmic loss of half the world’s biological diversity. 80% of the remaining biodiversity is on Indigenous lands. Ethnobotanist and Indigenous rights advocate Mark Plotkin of the Amazon Conservation Team tells us how scientists are helping protect the people who will protect the land, and the age-old wisdom that’s imperative for our future.

View Mark Plotkin’s 2016 Keynote, click here

Check out this story from The Guardian for more information on how indigenous peoples are key to addressing climate change.

Theme music for each program is from the song “Awaya Baka” from the album East to West by Baka Beyond, 2003 and is used by permission of March Hare Music, http://march-hare-music.com/.
Additional music in this program: “Journeying” by Michael Brant DeMaria from the album “In the Flow: Music for Emotional Healing”, Sounds True, 2011; “Inspiral” by Bobby Cochran from the album Buddha Lounge 3, Sequoyah Records 2004; “Lunar Tides” by Glen Velez from the album Breathing Rhythms, Sounds True, 2000.
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