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Rumi, Hafiz, Naomi Shahab Nye, Hariharan and Jagjit Singh are known for their poetry written in the form of the ghazal. Listen and discover the rich history of one of the world's oldest forms of poetry and learn what is takes to write one yourself. Hosted by Cassandra Tribe.
Tonight's guest is Connecticut, Massachusetts and the U.S. District Court Attorney Michelle S. Cruz.
Attorney Michelle Cruz has over two decades worth of experience working with crime victims in a myriad of diverse roles. In November of 2007, Governor M. Jodi Rell appointed her as Connecticut’s 2nd State Victim Advocate to head the Office of the Victim Advocate, an independent crime victims’ rights agency. Attorney Cruz diligently fought against the early release program in CT which led to the release of 7,589 violent offenders, including Frankie Resto who murderer Ibrahim Ghazal only few months after being released early.
She has argued numerous motions on behalf of CT crime victims, including a successful argument that allowed Dr. William Petit, the surviving family member of the Cheshire CT triple homicide, to attend the entire capital felony murder trial. She was also successful in advocating for the creation of a State Missing Persons Unit within the CT’s Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.
Attorney Cruz has published numerous articles and has made numerous appearances on both radio and television and a frequent columnist for the CT Law Tribune. Michelle is a Lecturer at Law at the University of Connecticut, School of Law, and serves as an Adjunct Instructor at Bay Path College and Capital Community College. Attorney Cruz has a private law practice in CT serving clients in MA and CT.
Michelle is a regular contributor to the Connecticut Law Tribune
AR Persian-American activist and vegan Ghazal of Broward, FL talks about animal rights in her community.
Born and raised in rural Massachusetts, James quit high school at 15 and began playing drums for internationally known cabaret singer Helen Schneider. He later moved to Boston where he began working with former Muddy Waters guitarist Luther "Georgia Boy" "Shaky Snake" Johnson. James soon found himself touring college campuses in "packaged" blues shows featuring such blues greats as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Mose Allison, John Hammond, Jr., Robert "Jr." Lockwood and John Mayall. His affiliation with Johnson ultimately led to more work as a drummer with a variety of blues greats including John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, Jr. Wells, Hubert Sumlin, Big Joe Turner, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and others.James received his bachelor's in psychology from Tennessee State University in 1999, and his master's in pastoral counseling and theology at Vanderbilt University Divinity School in 2001. In 2007, he earned his Ph.D. in History and Critical Theories of Religion from Vanderbilt. His dissertation focused on music in Islam, with a special emphasis on the South Asian practice of Qawwali (Sufi devotional music). James also serves on the board of the Depth Psychology Alliance, a global community for discussing Jungian and depth psychology.James' most recent CD is "The Songs of Hafiz," breaking new artistic ground by setting to music the poetry of 14th century Persian Sufi poet Hafiz of Shiraz. He sets the classic images of Persian ghazal poetry to an eclectic blend of world, folk and blues melodies. His feel for American blues evokes the ambiance of the traditional Sufi tavern, with the traditional Persian themes of lover and beloved, the wine of Divine intoxication, and the torturous path of love.
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Ghaza Omid was born in Iran, during the reign of the Shah, into the second of her father's two families, both of whom he abused, neglected, and deserted. As a child she witnessed death and destruction daily and faced near starvation while surviving the armed conflict to escape the danger of the Iranian revolution and Iran-Iraq war. She grew to adulthood under the dictatorial Islamic regime of Khomeini and his mullahs. In reprisal for daring to quietly defy false Islamic rules imposed by authorit
Andrew Castanuela talks about Capitalism.Andrew "Cas" Castanuela is running for U.S. Senate representing the Republican Party of the Great State of Texas.Post Summary
Wow... What an awesome show. We started the show with The Pledge of Allegiance by John Wayne from the 1950's for Veteran's Day. Andrew Castanuela explained Capitalism and the reasons it still works, but may not always seem like it because of Big Business and the Government over-taxing and over-regulating small businesses. Ghazal