Tidings Podcast

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

Malek Jandali–Syrian-AmericanSyrian-American composer, pianist and humanitarian activist Malek Jandali talks about his international mission to preserve and protect Syria’s rich embattled heritage and to build peace through music and education.  In this spirit, he founded an annual competition for young pianists and the Pianos for Peace festival in Atlanta. The Carnegie Corporation named him a Great Immigrant in 2015.  The program includes a section from Jandali’s  “Variations for Piano and Orchestra.”  (Broadcast on WPKN radio on April 12, 2017 and produced by Tony Ernst.) composer, pianist, humanitarian

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

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Tamara Winfrey Harris: “The Sisters are Alright…”

A great interview with Tamara Winfrey Harris, author of “The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America” in which she exposes anti-black-woman propaganda and shows how real black women are pushing back against distorted cartoon … View full post

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Christina Nichol: Waiting for the Electricity

What a wonderful first novel Christina Nichol has written! Waiting for the Electricity, first published in 2014 by Overlook Press and now available in  paperback, is set in post-Soviet Georgia.  It’s a most unusual story about a strange, fascinating country. If, … View full post

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Tim Johnston: His Own Man–biography of Otto Peltzer

Tim Johnston, co-author of His Own Man: the biography of Otto Peltzer, Champion athlete, Nazi victim and Indian hero.     A remarkable story about a gay Olympic athlete living through Germany’s Weimar and Third Reich eras. An exceptional man living in extraordinary times. … View full post

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Making sense of a world in crisis: part 1: John Daido Loori and Peter Russell

In this first of a three-part series, two conversations: the first, with John Daido Loori (1931-2009), founder of Zen Mountain Monastery in upstate New York, who analyses our current global crisis from a Zen Buddhist perspective;  the second, with Peter Russell, a writer … View full post

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Natalie Vie: Latina, fencer, activist, yogi, supersonic nava

Natalie Vie is a Latina and a US Team fencer, sculptor, yogi and immigration and civil rights activist.  Within a historical context of segregation and minority consciousness in the Southwest, Natalie builds a vivid picture of what it means to grow … View full post

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