Tidings Podcast

Rasta artists in Jamaica

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This month Tidings  brings you conversations with two Rasta artists from Oracabessa on the north coast of Jamaica.  (WPKN broadcast on May 14, 2014)  Rani Carson talks about her journey from growing up Jewish to becoming a Rasta artist.  See Rani Carson’s … View full post

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Writing letters (Part II): a conversation with Clare Wigfall

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Clare Wigfall, Berlin-based British author of the novel The Loudest Sound and Nothing, and I continue the conversation, begun with Storyacious editor Jenny Bhatt, about handwritten letters, how email can never take their place and how difficult it is, in these … View full post

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Writing letters (Part I): a conversation with Jenny Bhatt

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This is the first of a two-part series on the art, craft and practice of letter writing.  An avid letter writer myself, I invited Jenny Bhatt, a kindred spirit and editor of Storyacious, a fine new literary magazine in which … View full post

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Nature Wars: Jim Sterba

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Jim Sterba talks about his book Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds  in which he examines the last five hundred years of wildlife plundering, deforestation, conservation and suburban sprawl along with our “denatured” … View full post

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Reflections on a passport

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Do you know where your passport is?  Listen and you’ll hear my personal reflections along with what my son, grandson and two friends have told me about their feelings about their passports.  Could my neurotic feelings be a legacy from … View full post

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Nora Kramer and YEA Camp

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Our society trains people to become teachers or athletes or plumbers but Nora Kramer, activist and animal rights worker, argues we should also be training youth to become activists–and explains how Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp does just that.

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