Sunday, July 26, 2009

People Supporting People -- from Iran to Nevada

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The underlying theme of this show is about citizens of the world working to empower themselves for action in the world, actions that, perhaps taking a long time to come to full fruition, empower individuals to really change the world.

First up is the story of an entire country undergoing a major shift: Iran and the worldwide support for its people.

At the community and individual level of empowerment Xan Sam Joi and Janet Weil present updates on the protests against drones that was held outside Creech AFB and in Las Vegas, Nevada, from July 10 - 13.

We end the show on a high note talking with Molly Burke, a life coach and executive director of the organization Life Purpose Works.

Includes the story and music of United Airlines passenger Dave Carroll who had his Taylor guitar destroyed by the airline's baggage handlers during a flight to Nebraska last year; he uses his musical talents to great effect.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Perspectives from Veterans: Reverend Susan Turley and Tyler Boudreau

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Reverend Susan Turley is a board certified chaplain of the National Association of Veterans Affairs and presently directs the clinical pastoral education program at the Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. She is also the mother of Keith Jesse Moore who killed himself in Yusifiyah Iraq in 2006 and most recently is a filmmaker reaching out to other bereaved mothers.

Former US Marine Corp Captain Tyler Boudreau is cycling across the US as a unique route to healing himself from war and rewiring his brain for civilian life. He is also author of Unpacking Inferno: The Unmaking of a Marine. I interviewed him by cell phone on the road in Helena, Montana.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Patriotism - What is It? With Dr. Michael Parenti and others

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A look at definitions of patriotism, militarism, and the pledge of allegiance with Dr. Michael Parenti.

Also Cynthia McKinney, Mairead Maguire from prison in Ramle, Israel after being arrested on the high seas by the Israeli Navy.