Friday, May 29, 2015

Episode Sixteen- John Kinyon

In these two interviews, we hear from John Kinyon, an inspirational speaker, author, and teacher of communication that integrates compassion, mindfulness, and universal connection. John is also the co-developer of the Mediate Your Life training program, which grows out of the work of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and a co-author of the book, Choosing Peace: New Ways to Communicate to Reduce Stress, Create Connection, and Resolve Conflict. John spoke about NVC and how nonviolent communication strategies and internal and inter-personal mediation strategies can create social change and improve our relationships with ourselves and others. 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Episode Fifteen- Joanna Macy

In this interview, we hear from Joanna Macy PhD, a highly revered local eco-justice philosopher, activist, and leader. Joanna is a scholar, teacher, and a practitioner of Buddhism, Systems Theory, Gaia Theory, and the Deep Ecology Movement. At 86, she moves through the world with profound wisdom, passion, and the rare gift to inspire us to move from despair into empowered action for the earth and all living beings. To learn more about Joanna and the work that she does please visit This interview originally aired on Women Hold up Half the Sky on KALX Berkley 90.7FM

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Episode Fourteen- Pennie Opal Plant and Rosa Fallon

In this interview from 4/25/15, we heard from Pennie Opal Plant and Rosa Fallon two community organizers in the Bay Area about the movement against the Fossil Fuel Industry and specifically the WestPac Oil Project in Pittsburg, CA. Pennie discussed the role of indigenous peoples' in initiatives to protect the environment including leading communities in Healing Walks. And Rosa spoke about the details of the WestPac Oil Project including it's health risks and potential ramifications. Pennie and Rosa also shared many local and national resources involved in this historical effort to protect communities and the environment including the Pittsburg Defense Council, Sunflower Alliance, Idle NoMore, Bay Area Refinery Corridor Coalition,, Sierra Club, Forest Ethics, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.