Summary: Paradigms is a radio show which explores the question "What visions do you have of a viable future for life on Earth, including humans?" combining interviews and music.
Zedashe is a musical ensemble from the Republic of Georgia, offering traditional songs and dances. Keto, the founder talks about the music, the traditions and their roots, and their value in the world today. Music by: Zedashe
The Green Mtn. Teen Institutes, or GMTI, were a series of week long workshops for high school students that were held in Vermont from the mid 1980s through the 1990s. The model was based in Primary Prevention, and included a variety of leadership skill building opportunities, and community. We'll hear from alumni of GMTI about what it meant to them, and how their lives were effected. Music by: Prem Joshua and Chintan, Bill Withers, James Taylor, Tears for Fears, Whitney Houston, and U2.
America's Journey for Justice is a project of the NAACP; in the tradition of civil rights marches past, a march from Selma Alabama to Washington DC. They started marching on August 3 to and will arrive in Washington on September 16. Meet one of the organizers, Jamiah Adams, and several of the marchers; Rabbi Steve Sirbu, Royal Mayo, Keisha Thomas, and Genevieve. Music by: The Beatles, Joan Baez, Miriam Makeba, Xavier Rudd and Izintaba, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Nina Simone, and Toshi Reagon
The Guy Mendilow Ensemble is currently touring, offering a sonic adventure "Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom: Ladino Songs Renewed" an emotionally powerful, artistic voyage awash with warm harmonies, intricate textures and spellbinding rhythms. Music by: The Guy Mendilow Ensemble, and The Guy Mendilow Band
Starhawk discusses Justice, Permaculture, and her new book "City of Refuge" which is the long awaited sequel to her widely-read "The Fifth Sacred Thing." Music by: Medicine Dream, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations, Buffy Sainte-Marie, James Taylor, Redwood Magic, Maria Muldaur, Nahko and Medicine for the People, and Ransom Kong.
Stevhen Koji Baianu is founder of The Dolomites, playing a tribal transnational musical mash that fuses traditions and genres from Japanese, Rumanian, Balkan, Cumbia, Gypsy, Dub, Punk, Alternative, Electronic, Roots, Bass and Sub-natural mystic rhythms. Music by: The Dolomites
The Acadian power trio Vishtèn (Pastelle LeBlanc, Emmanuelle LeBlanc, and Pascal Miousse) has carved a prominent place on the international stage. These talented multi-instrumentalists combine original arrangements of traditional Acadian songs with original compositions in Acadian and Celtic flavors. We discuss their inspirations, musical and otherwise, and the mission of spreading joy through music. Music by: Vishtèn
Chattanooga, Tennessee is a community transitioning towards sustainability and social justice. Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, Michael Gilliland, Beth Foster and Spring Blossom each describe aspects of what people are doing in Chattanooga. Music by: The Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, Lena Horne, Welala, Matthew Weaver, Bessie Smith, and Mdahts.
Cheri Sicard is the author of Mary Jane The Complete Marijuana Handbook for Women. Cheri is a Cannabis and Prison Reform Activist. There are hundreds of people serving life sentences for nonviolent cannabis crimes in the US. Many of them are now in their 60's and 70's. Music by: Stevie Wonder, Cab Calloway, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Michael Franti, Danny Kirwan, Peter Tosh, and Dar Williams.
Echo Valley Farm is a sustainable farm and community in Wisconsin. Sustainability classes are free! Dena Eakles, founder, discusses the farm and the associated educational non-profit Echo Valley Hope. Music by: R.E.M., Aimee Mann & Michael Penn, Holly Near, Joe Jackson, Paul McCartney, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Richard Shindell, and Marcel Khalife.
Jacque Fresco and Roxanne Meadows describe what The Venus Project is and how it can help humanity. Music by: Miles Davis, Joe Jackson, Ferron, Bonnie Raitt, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Maya Azucena, Joaquin Pacheco, Destruct “Inner City Soul," and Kevin Johansen.
Architecture 2030 is the brainchild of Ed Mazria. Vincent Martinez has been involved since the project started. Construction is one of the largest producer of greenhouse gases. Vince discusses trends in reducing the carbon footprint of construction through the innovative design tools offered by Architecture 2030. Vince is also a musician and we'll be playing some of his music. Music by: Talking Heads, Merrie Amsterburg, Simon & Garfunkel, Steel Pulse, Laura Nyro, Paul McCartney, and Vince Mtz. & the Great Blue Yonder.
Dr. David Jacobs of International Energy Transition discusses the global energy transition. Allison Gillette from NRG Solar explains what a microgram is. Freedom Flotilla III is preparing to sail to Gaza to protest the Israeli blockade. Music by: Maceo Parker, 3 Trees, Danny Kirwan, Lene Lovich, OneWorld, Roger Waters, and Buffy Sainte-Marie.
Mariame is a singer at the beginning of her career. Her background is Cree/Arab. Her original songs are mainly R & B but there are occasional hints of tribal rhythms. Her debut CD Bloom has just been released on the N'we Jinan label. Mariame and Baruch's conversation is revealing, and the music is moving. Also on tonight's show, Paul Howe reports after completing his 700 mile bike ride from Charlotte NC to New York NY to raise money for Plan International, an organization that helps children around the world. Music by: Kirby Erickson, Mariame, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Michael Miller, Leon Russell, and The Pentangle.
Yacine Boulares is a Tunisian/French saxophone playing man currently living in New York City. He's a jazz musician and much more. Tune in for the great conversation about music, philosophy, justice, and our humanity. Music by: John Coltrane, Maceo Parker, AjOYO, and Selif Keita.