|Message From a Red-tailed Hawk||
Jody Soland's spiritual gifts were refined and deepened through a period of painful adversity, a series of years which included West Nile Virus, mono, complications, traumatic brain injury, and more. As you'll find out, Jody has chosen the bright pathway up from such depths, called to the path by a red-tailed hawk and channeled through beautiful vocals and instrumentation.
|Healing Banjo from Arkansas - Jacob George's Song of the Soul||
Jacob George did 3 tours of duty in Afghanistan, and it changed him completely, including the healing process in the aftermath leading to his involvement with Vets for Peace. With tools like this banjo and bicycle, Jacob takes us inside a Soldier's Heart, the title of his CD, to be released on 5/1/2013.
|Healing Burns at a Distance - Fire Burn Doctor||
Fireburn Doctor provides a simple, free, miraculous, service - healing of your burns with a single phone call. It sounds absolutely unbelievable, but what are we to believe when the evidence is there? We visit with Alison McDermott of the Fireburn Doctor team & 3 who've experienced it - former Judge Charles Barnhardt, actress Mary Badham, Vitaly Korobov of the US Patent & Trademark office. Plus, in Excerpts, a 3-time user, 1998 Mr.
|Julie (Hecksel) Patchouli's Song of the Soul||
Julie and Bruce Hecksel are Patchouli and 'Fast Forward Folk' is what it says on their website. Julie caught the guitar bug seeing Taj Mahal while in her teens.
Most Americans would be at least leery of moving to Liberia, West Africa, from a comfortable home in the Midwest USA, especially with 4 teenagers in tow, but not everyone is as faithful to God's call as are Mark & Peggy Halvorsen.
|Example of problem - SPROUTS Version: Faithful Transition Towning - Ruah . . . . . .||
Half-hour version produced for Pacifica's SPROUTS program.
|Eau Claire Action Network||
Virginia Wolf is active in the effort of FairWisconsin to defeat the proposed constitutional amendment to narrowly define marital status and rights in Wisconsin. Virginia is a Unitarian Universalist minister in Eau Claire, and about 30 years into her partnership and marriage with another woman.
|All Shall Be Well - Eileen McGann's Song of the Soul||
Eileen McGann is a Canadian singer/songwriter who combines a stunning voice, deep passion for the natural world, wide-ranging education and thoughts with a rich Irish/Celtic upbringing to make top notch music of the Spirit.
Songs included in Eileen McGann's Song of the Soul:
|Terra Guitarra - Bruce Hecksel's Song of the Soul||
Bruce & Julie Hecksel are Patchouli, 2 former city folks thriving on nature and music in rural Wisconsin, making deeply stirring vocal and instrumental songs to reconnect and deepen lives. Bruce answered the call of his guitar one semester short of finishing seminary, and it was a fortunate choice for music lovers everywhere.
|Practical Peacemaking Through Mediation - The Mediator's Handbook||
Mediation is an art of practical peacemaking. Jennifer Beer, is co-author of the 4th edition of the The Mediator's Handbook, a skilled mediator and teacher of mediation, including teaching negotiation at Wharton. She has a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology.
|The Children of Mother Glory||
Michele (C.M.) Harris has written a probing and powerful novel involving issues of sexual identity, pacifism and toxicity in the environment over the past 100 years. With multiple protagonists facing a world that is judgmental to gay/lesbian/trans/pacifist people, Michele takes us for a walk in the shoes of the "other", helping us to understand the issues from many directions.
|The Hope Fund for Palestinian Students||
A visit with the founder of The Hope Fund, a project to help connect promising, but poor, young people from the Palestinian refugee camps with special college scholarships here in the USA. Fahim Qubain, himself raised in the Middle East, found his way up via the education he received at the Ramallah Friends School in, at that time, Palestine, graduating in 1942. He labors on, diligently and remarkably, at the age of 82.
|Toward Taking Away the Occasion of Abortion - Rachel MacNair and Stan Becker||
A thoughtful dialog about abortion, peace witness and care for creation. Guests are Rachel MacNair, Phd. in Psychology and undergraduate in Peace & Conflict Studies, and Stan Becker, Phd. in Demographics at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, where he is currently professor in the Dept of Population, Family and Reproductive Health.
|James Mulholland - Praying Like Jesus||
James Mulholland is an author and Quaker pastor who's religious path has spanned tremendously, including fundamentalist Christian to United Methodist to Quakerism. He fearlessly faces the big questions and shares the fruits of his learning through his writing.
|Northwest Passage Revisited||
Evalyn Parry mixes music, spoken word, with writing, directing and performing theater. With beautiful vocals, wide-ranging thoughts and creativity, and lots of engaging attitude, Evalyn makes magic, including her musical theater production, Spin, concerning the early feminist movement & biking.
|Milwaukee's Queen of Folk||
Sandy Weisto has been a part of Milwaukee's folk music scene for 30 years, in front of and behind the spotlights.
|Just Be Nice, But Demand!||
Kristen Graves is a dynamo of wonderful music and good work in the world.
|Peace On Earth, Good Will To All||
Many may be sick of the interminable string of Christmas music, but they might feel quite differently if they had been hearing these songs - seasonal music by relatively popular, mostly folk, artists that speak for a better world, performers like John Lennon, Dar Williams, Cris Williamson, John McCutcheon, John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, & Louden Wainwright III.
|Strangely Wrapped Gift - Red Grammer's Song of the Soul||
Red Grammer, while known especially for his children's/family music, also caters to adult listeners. Mixed with an irrepressible inner child is his spirit-deep Baha'i adult, bebopping and crooning, all approaches leading to joy, joy, joy. His beautiful voice, speaking through great lyrics, will lead you in celestial, exuberant, pathways.
All the songs in this program are performed by Red Grammer:
|Art Lyons' Song of the Soul||
Art Lyons, UW-EC student services staff, raised Catholic, but long-time Buddhist seeker, shares the music of his spiritual beliefs
|Sarvodaya, Awakening Of All in Sri Lanka - Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne||
Sri Lanka has been blessed by many decades of healing work under the leadership of A.T. Ariyaratne and his son, Dr. Vinya S. Ariyaratne. The organization they have led, Sarvodaya, is the largest non-governmental organization in Sri Lanka, having worked with people in 15,000 villages, combining mind, heart and spirit for the peace, health, and well-being of all citizens.
|Stardreamer - Priscilla Herdman's Song of the Soul||
Priscilla Herdman is a shy person with the gift of a singing voice that carries the listener to laughter, tears, and wonder. With 13 CD, some solo, some family albums, and some as part of a trio, Priscilla shares audio riches to paint pictures. Trained to work in fashion, the folk music scene stole her away, and the rest is history, shared here!
All the songs in this program are performed by Priscilla Herdman::
|Nukewatching from the Farm - John LaForge||
Nukewatch staffer John LaForge has produced the Nukewatch Quarterly for more than 20 years, carefully documenting the dangers and disasters of nuclear power & weapons, mixed with reporting on Nonviolent Direct Action. Originating in Madison, WI, Nukewatch has long been based near Luck, WI, with the Anathoth Community Farm, living organically, nonviolently, and mostly off the grid.
|A Voice for Women - Cris Williamson's Song of the Soul||
Cris Williamson has played an important role as one of the prominent voices of feminism and lesbians, including her part in founding the first women's record label. With more than 20 CDs, Cris has been prolific and fertile for many hearts. And, of course, her song has been our theme music since day 1.
|Raising Consciousness One Eyebrow At A Time - Vonn New's Song of the Soul||
Vonn New creates innovative music, modeling deep listening in the process. Using things like flutes, percussion, found sounds and field recordings, Vonn creates sonic playgrounds over which she improvises. She also notes that "My intention as an artist is to promote peace-building and non-violence by modeling the power of listening, and the expression of defiant joy", crucial tools and gifts sorely lacking in our culture.