What is more important than your life and happiness? What can you do to take back your time?
Ani and Lyn talk with author John de Graaf about the sad state of Americans over-working, even though many are under paid, or unemployed. As people find a void of interconnectedness and meaning in their lives, they seek to fill it with more and more things, growing busier and busier to keep up with an unsustainable cycle.
Workers in the US work longer hours than their European counterparts. People with no time often feel disengaged from civic life, and personal enjoyment. For example, the super busy rely on fast food over real food eaten with friends and family.
Please join our discussion with John de Graaf, as we explore how one can free themselves from the hectic hamster wheel consumerism and busyness.
John de Graaf is the Director of Take Back Your Time and outreach director of The Happiness Initiative. He is a documentary filmaker and the co-author of Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic and the newly-released, What's the Economy For, Anyway?: Why It's Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness
Positively Revolting on 11-18-11 Occupy Portland - an update on the actions of the last week, and plans for the future
Hosts Lyn Moelich and Ani have a conversation with three people who have been active with Occupy Portland.
On Saturday, November 12th, thousands of people came out in support of the Occupy encampment. When it seemed that a peaceful resolution was had after a night of stand-offs with the Portland Police, most of the supporters left. Just a few hours later, the police moved in and "evicted" the camp. At least one protester, Justin Bridges, required hospitalization following the mistreatment he received at the hands of the PPB. Justin is a musician and American Sign Language interpreter, and as a result of the cops dragging him and kneeing him in the back, has (at least temporarily) lost the use of his right arm and leg.
There has been continued action in the days following the eviction. In the last two days, there were major actions-- a PSU student walk-out, and N17-- a day of action against the major banks.
There are many more things planned for the future, including a March for Universal Healthcare, and a neighborhood discussion coming to Col. Summer's Park on Saturday, at SE 20th and Belmont, and a march on Sunday that protests the eviction of the original encampment.
Where does the movement go from here? As part of the 99%, what do you want to see? Have you been involved? If not, why not? What would it take to get you involved?
Guests were Kari Koch of Portland Central America Solidarity Committee, Axcelle Bell, and Cameron Whitten, who is pictured above, being beaten by police during the N17 protests11-17-11.
Hosts Grace Marian and Christine White talk with Michael Meade about The Roots of Wisdom
Mythologist and storyteller Michael Meade will be coming to Portland on November 18 & 19 for a lecture on The Roots of Wisdom (Nov. 18), 7 PM at First Unitarian Church, and an intensive workshop, The Second Adventure of Life (November 19), at Native American Community Center. For more information see www.mosaicvoices.org
Checking in with mini-Astrology and Tarot readings for the masses.
As Samhain fast approaches and the wheel of the year turns us towards winter, Ani and Lyn thought it a fine time to tune in to the patterns of energy affecting us all. Combining their intuitive skills in tarot and astrology, they will offer brief on-air readings for callers to the program.
According to the Celtic tradition, this is the time of year where the veil between the worlds grows thinnest, allowing for psychic insight, and communicating with those who have passed over. This is a time that many cultures honor and celebrate the dead and ancestors. To continue that tradition, Ani and Lyn will welcome calls from listeners who would like to give thanks to an ancestor, celebrating their names and deeds.
There will be a very limited number of private consultations by Ani and Lyn offered as a thank-you gift to our listeners who contribute during the program. These consultations are a rare opportunity to have a more in depth reading with these two talented practioners.
News and updates from Occupy Wallstreet-- the beginning is near...
Ani and Lyn field information from the burgeoning Occupy Wallstreet movement. We will speak with people in the Portland occupation, as well as New York.
Hundreds of cities around the world are participating in solidarity actions in support of the Occupy Wallstreet action which started an encampment on September 17th. Bringing together thousands of people to discuss corporate greed and corruption, the occupiers are working together to create demands of significant changes to our system.
And it's spreading.
Permaculture! Getting skills to build our world in balance. NW Permaculture Convergence 10/14 - 16
Matt Bibeau will join Ani and Lyn to talk about permaculture. What is it, and why is it important? How can permaculture help us in these interesting times in which we find ourselves? There is change all around us, and we know we need to transform our culture. What tools does permacuture offer us on a local level?
The Northwest Permaculture Convergence will be held October 14 - 16th. With supporting events around the convergence there are opportunities to get involved in this transformative movement; providing opportunities for our bio-region to take a leap forward in the work that we need to do to transition from a degenerative to a regenerative culture.
Matt Bibeau is a core organizer of the Permaculture Convergence, a 4-day event focusing on proactive solutions to meeting the social, ecological and economical needs of our times, on a scale that builds community and local resiliency.
Matt received his Masters degree from Portland State University, he is a resident and educator at Tryon Life Community Farm where he serves as the organization's in-house permaculture teacher, as well as the Development Director of their outdoor school: Mother Earth School. Matt is also a core organizer of City Repair's Village Building Convergence and serves on the board of the Learning Gardens Institute and Wisdom of the Elders.
With so many urgent situations, what's your priority for the US? Avoid letting fear be your guide.
As a nation we are ignoring the very real threats of climate change, a collapsing economy & humanitarian / basic support programs, and never ending wars at home and abroad, while continuing the madness of anti-terrorism hysteria.
Coyotes, Cougars, Turkey Vultures, Owls and Hawks oh my! The natural world is coming to an urban area near you. What are the literal and mythical meanings? Are we better humans with other predators near by?
Saturday was International Vulture Awareness Day
*Hear intro song at end of show: Kan'nal "Coyote" from their 2008 release, "Myth Magic"
Perspective checked! Ani & Lyn explore the importance of travel.
What did you do on your summer vacation? Ani accompanied her partner to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for a little medical tourism. She wandered a city rich in street art and protests, and is left with the nagging question, "What can we do to bring people in the US out of alienation and apathy?"
Traveling is a great way to gain a new perspective of what is all around us. As we live our lives day to day, our surroundings often become invisible. Every now and again it's crucial to get out of our own fishbowls, so we can really see what's going on inside.
Please join us with your stories, your questions, and your comments at 503-231-8187, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*The full version of the intro song is at the end of this audio file. -AO