October 29, 2014 @ 9:49 pm
Then Dan Kinch spoke to author and psychotherapist Carolyn Baker about climate collapse and personal spiritual healing. She has just co-written a book with Guy McPherson titled Extinction Dialogs: How to Live with Death In Mind . Her own book Collapsing Consciously: Transformative Truths For Turbulent Times (2013) offers suggestions and help as to how humans who grasp the likelihood of near-term human extinction can prepare emotionally and spiritually for the demise of many species on Earth.
On Friday September 26, we had a full house for Sex and Politics. First, Heather Height spoke to 'Doctor Steve', who wanted to talk (anonymously) about hospice care and the dying. Next up, Phil Rosenberg spoke to S&P alumnus Erdinc Erdem about Turkey, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the continuing story of ISIS in the near East. Then Dan Kinch spoke to Camilo Mejia, who deserted from the US Army in 2003 during the Iraq war and was voted a Prisoner of Conscience by Amnesty International after being sentenced to prison. He talked about the drumbeat for war that is displayed in the administration's decision to bomb Iraq and Syria. He also talked about his memories of Iraq, which he chronicles in his book The Road from ar-Ramadi
On September 5, 2014 Phil Rosenberg talked to sports journalist/ Activist Chuck Modiano about the riots (police and otherwise) in the town of Ferguson, Missouri after a young African American man named Michael Brown was shot by Police, allegedly after raising his arms.
Then it was Dan Kinch’s turn to talk to Karl Grossman, an award-winning reporter and expert on nuclear power, about the continuing crisis at Fukushima Japan. Have the melted cores of reactors 1, 2, and 3 melted through the buildings? And if so, what danger does that pose to Japan? Are people on the West Coast of North America in danger? Give us a listen and see.
On June 27 on Sex and Politics, Dan Kinch interviewed Rachel Schragis, an artist and activist. She is an Arts Coordinator for the People’s Climate March, scheduled for this coming September. The United Nations has called a special summit to address climate change/climate disruption. The summit will bring world leaders together to hammer out some serious attempts to deal with climate change internationally. While the leaders meet, activists will march. We talked about the issues of climate change and and why activists are marching.
Rachel’s interview with us came one week after our radio conversation with Guy McPherson, which you can find here. As Guy McPherson has said, if you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t, then do. This is not a time to give into despair, tempting though it may be.Share | Comments
April 25: Dan Kinch's arts guest for this episode is Brian Kenny. Brian is an accomplished artist and sculptor. He works in 'assemblage', which involves the gathering of items within a structure (a box) and using the boxing of the items as commentary. He has been profiled in the New York Times and in Art News, and his work has been exhibited numerous times since the 1990’s. He had a retrospective of his work at Sweet Lorraine gallery in Red Hook. Currently he works with the gallery Schroeder Romero and Shredder. You can look at his sculpture here.
On Friday June 13, Phil Rosenberg spoke with Loretta Chin, an S&P alumnus now working as a reporter for the Canarsie Courier. She has been writing about the decline of the number of children eligible for entry to K-3 gifted and talented programs in NYC public schools--and the decline of those programs in number. We also listened to the music of EWALD and Dan Kinch talked to founder Jason Ewald and his bandmates bassist Jim Saxa and keyboardist Kevin Bernstein. Since arriving in New York City in 2007, Jason has seen his creative growth blossom, fed by the hum of city life and the energy of its inhabitants. His music is inspired by the refined sounds of 70s pop, the greasy soul of Muscle Shoals, the explorations of jazz, and the insistent rhythms of funk and rock.
How were the 60's started? The Hippy movement and the social causes surrounding it? Philip Rosenberg interviews Howard Bloom who gives us a few highlights from his latest book, "How I Accidentally Started The Sixties." Additionally Camille Crosdale interviews the urban designer Platinum, who joins us at the 8:30 mark to discuss fashion in the inner cities. Erdinc Erdem interviews Emre Sahin in a discussion of greater Kurdistan, and Dan Kinch brings in a telling report on unemployment in the United States.