Radiozine on 11/23/12
100 Voices: Americans Talk About Change: Chapter 2
"In this adaptation of her book 100 Voices: Americans Talk About Change, cultural psychologist Mary Clare hits the U.S. highways to begin her mission to talk with everyday Americans about change. Beginning with the prompt, “What does change mean to you?” this podcast miniseries takes listeners on the journey to listen to opinions and beliefs that stretch across a nation. Clare hosts and narrates the show, opening a door for dialogue across our differences and allowing her subjects the space to tell their stories. In a time of manic politics and the acute distortion of democracy, the show points back at us - the people of the United States. These voices call for the radical act of listening to one another. Here is a compelling adaptation of a book that arises directly from the cultural zeitgeist to guide the reclaiming of democracy.
In the second chapter of 100 Voices, Mary heads south through California from Mt. Shasta to San Diego. Focusing on the subject of change and what it means to them, she speaks with car mechanics, ex-volleyball players, war veterans, and students. Also, she receives a reminder about road safety, visits “Arlington West,” and hears about volleyball in Cuba. Episodes are free to stream, download, and share. Buy the full book, complete with all 100 interviews, illustrations, and commentary on Amazon.com or find out more information on the Ex:Change Project at facebook.com/exchange09. You can hear the other episodes and find out more about Pagatim at communityradio.fm/100voices.