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We'll talk with writer Cheryl Merrill about her applied creativity work documenting elephants in Africa, as well as her forthcoming book, Larger than Life, Living in the Shadows of Elephants. Find out what elephants have to teach us about creativity, learning, writing ... and being human.
Cheryl writes about her experience with elephants: "Together. Inhabiting the earth. Lives enlarged."
in Self Help
Actress and animal activist Wendy Michaels has a big love for life–and elephants. “Elephants have the same emotional lives as humans. Elephants in captivity are a metaphor for the captivity in our own lives.”
This BOLD conversation is about taking giant leaps in your life to follow your dreams. How do you set goals and achieve them? Wendy and LeGrande discuss:
· Setting goals on a realistic schedule
· The effectiveness of vision boards and treasure maps
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Having penned a GREAT new book called Joint Venture, Elephant's Memory Band Tour Manager, Ed Kleinman, gives John Lennon fans an exciting glimpse at John's solo career during the New York City years...a time about which we've heard so little. This week Ed Kleinman will be in the studio to talk with Jude about his first meeting with John, Yoko, and May Pang...and about their happy days at the Record Factory! Ed will be joined at 9:30 by Elephants Memory Band bass player, Gary Van Scyoc, and we'll rock'n'roll!!!! You can call in and chat with these two true rockers on Thursday night at 9pmET.
*The Walrus and the Elephants: John Lennon's Years of Revolution, James A. Mitchell.
In late 1971 John Lennon left London and pop stardom behind and moved to New York City, eager to join a youth movement rallying for social justice and an end to the Vietnam War. Lennon was embraced by radicals and revolutionaries, the hippies and Yippies at odds with the establishment. Settling in Greenwich Village, the former Beatle was soon on the front lines of the antiwar movement, championing causes and inspiring solidarity—and suspicion. Seen as a savior by a generation in need of cultural heroes, Lennon was just as passionately hounded by a government anxious to silence enemies within its borders.The Walrus and the Elephants is told by the unlikely cast of friends, among them the members of Elephant's Memory, who were some of the few who got to know the man behind the Beatle. Exclusive interviews include writer and feminist leader Gloria Steinem; Congressional Black Caucus cofounder Ron Dellums; "Chicago Seven" veteran Rennie Davis; immigration attorney Leon Wildes; and legendary poet-activist John Sinclair, whose imprisonment for marijuana—ten years for two joints—kicked off Lennon's American journey. It was a busy year of making music and controversial TV appearances, allies and enemies. It was a time of great change in America, one that saw the end of the movements of the sixties, the beginning of a new era. The Walrus and the Elephants is a look back at that time and at the John Lennon who joined the revolution, through the eyes of those who dreamed, rallied, and fought alongside him.
THE HOPE ELEPHANTS is the Maine elephant refuge in Hope , ME ( next to Camden Maine) where veterinarian Jim Laurita has his rehab center for retired circus elephants. They just hired a an education director and are ready to share this incredible story with educators and students everywhere, www.hopeelephants.org....in all of Maine, its my favorite place! Where there's Hope, there's elephants.
Wednesday, July 23, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show airs a 90 minute special INSIDE THE IVORY TRADE: IS IT TOO LATE TO SAVE THE ELEPHANT? Joining in the conversation are some of the top voices of the subject: Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Grace Ge Gabriel, Andrea Turkalo, Dr. Ron Orenstein,
In 1993, Iain Douglas-Hamilton founded the organization Save the Elephants. A zoologist, he is the recipient of the 2010 Indianapolis Prize for his work on elephant conservation. His chief research interest is to understand elephant choices by studying their movements. He is a frequent keynote speaker at the annual Wildlife Conservation Network expo.
Dr. Ron Orenstein is the author of Ivory, Horn and Blood: Behind the Elephant and Rhinoceros Poaching Crisis. Since 1987, Dr. Orenstein has been an observer at meetings of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). He was one of the engineers of the compromise amendment that led to an international ivory ban.
Field biologist Andrea Turkalo of The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has been called “The Elephant Whisperer.” She is the world's leading expert on forest elephants, working tirelessly to map the sometimes inaudible, language of elephants, in an effort to put to together the world's first elephant dictionary.
A native of China, Grace Ge Gabriel is a driving force behind the International Fund for Animal Welfare China (IFAW) and has worked tirelessly to alleviate human-elephant conflicts and raise conservation awareness in the country that stands at the heart of the “blood ivory” illicit trade.
An important conversation you won’t want to miss “Blood Ivory and the Fate of the World’s Elephants” on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, July 23, 3 pm ET. Tune in live online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
The GOP is the ElephAnt in the room. To the Big, Bold Bad ElephAnts: Be put on notice now, the ants are coming. Armies of ants will do what it takes to get everyone who wants a job a job; Keep the ACA; Prevent the high jacking of the Voters Right Act; Get veterans their deserved benefits and services; Keep the training programs available and easily accessible for Americans. Elephants, ants are organizing to get your attention. From the SCOTUS, to the GOP, to Fortune 500 companies, to the ALEC membership, To companies outsourcing US jobs, to Companies importing workers using the HIB and similiar programs.
To the Mighty Ants: This is about prosperity for elephants and ants alike. You must do the work as thus say the Lord. Go to the ant, thy sluggard. Consider her ways and be wise.
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