Tidings Podcast

All my interviews are available as podcasts and/or as audio on hazelkahan.com

Danika Padilla: activist

Note: this interview was recorded and first broadcast in May, 2015.  Since then, the settler-colonization witnessed by Danika Padilla has intensified so that today the 51-year old occupation has encroached deeper and wider with more human rights abolished, more Palestinian … View full post

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Tipping: do we have to?

I’ve updated my earlier critical observations (Tidings, Sept. 2008) about the practice of tipping in America, gratified to see that, even if it took ten years, at least one leading New York restaurant mogul–Danny Meyer–has done away with tipping throughout his 13 … View full post

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Danny Gregory: artist, blogger, author

Danny Gregory is this month’s guest on Tidings.  He is also my son. Danny started his love affair with books when he was six years old which he credits for the creative life he has led ever since. He is a … View full post

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Beggars and begging

Begging: a profession? a misfortune? a job? a scourge? a spiritual practice? an industry? a stain on society? freedom of choice? Lively commentary along with interviews with American tourists to India and Indian bloggers and writers.  Also illustrated blog post here. First … View full post

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Inni Kaur, CEO SikhRI, on leading the Sikh life

  Based in Fairfield, Connecticut, Inni Kaur is the CEO of SikhRI, a global, virtual organization dedicated to promoting the teachings of the Sikh faith.  She tells us about her international childhood,the contradictions she had to untangle in the search for … View full post

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Malek Jandali: Syrian-American composer, pianist, activist

Syrian-American composer, pianist and humanitarian activist Malek Jandali talks about his international mission to preserve and protect Syria‚Äôs rich embattled heritage and to build peace through music and education.  In this spirit, he founded an annual competition for young pianists … View full post

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