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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 versions of themselves. (Broadcast on WPKN on February 8, 2017 and produced by Tony Ernst.)


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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

Tim Johnston: His Own Man–biography of Otto Peltzer

Tim Johnston. co-author

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

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

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

Avigail Abarbanel: “Liberate our language!”

Avigail Abarbanel

Israel-born and -bred psychotherapist and activist, Avigail Abarbanel, brings her psychological expertise to analyze how changing the language we use can fundamentally alter the way we understand human and geopolitical relationships, with particular reference to Israel’s settler-colonialism in Palestine. This conversation is a … View full post

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Budding new leafages project

For a daring new leafages project made possible by the leather-like quality of this most noble of leaves.

Very old film: refugees during 1947 India-Pakistan partition

Rare video showing refugees reaching Lahore’s  Wagha border on trains, bullocks and Lahore Omnibus Service during the  1947 partition war.  These were Muslims forced to flee India because what was formerly India had now been partitioned by the British into primarily Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan, … View full post

Freud’s couch

Yusuf and the story of Batir

Yusuf’s story is relatively simple: before 1967, Batir was in Jordan. After the Six Day War, it became part of Israel’s occupied territories. Until two years ago, Yusuf was able to move and work between Batir and Israel. Today, Batir … View full post

Beggars and begging on blog

Like tipping, the subject of another early Tidings program, begging creates an unequal relationship between giver and receiver, an unbalanced one-way exchange with the amount of money transferred depending on the generosity and intentions of the donor with the receiver having … View full post

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