• 01:01

    Filmmaker, Thomas Allen Harris, Through a Lens Darkly..The Emergence of a People

    in Culture

    Join The Gist of Freedom tonight as we welcome filmmaker, Thomas Allen Harris.  Inspired by Deborah Willis’ book, Reflections in Black, THROUGH A LENS DARKLY (Willis is also a co-producer) casts a broad net that begins with filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris’s family album. It considers the difference between black photographers who use the camera to define themselves, their people, and their culture and some white photographers who, historically, have demeaned African-Americans through racist imagery. The film embraces both historical material (African-Americans who were slaves, who fought in the Civil War, were victims of lynchings, or were pivotal in the Civil Rights Movement) and contemporary images made by such luminaries as Roy DeCarava, Gordon Parks, and Carrie Mae Weems. The film is a cornucopia of Americana that reveals deeply disturbing truths about the history of race relations while expressing joyous, life-affirming sentiments about the ability of artists and amateurs alike to assert their identity through the photographic lens.

    Note: The Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow is an interactive project that ties-in with the film. For more details, go to www.1World1Family.me.

  • 00:19

    Harlem Renaissance Through the Caribbean Lens

    in Women

    The first waive of Caribbean immigrants took place during the Portugese and Spanish Caribbean's planotractic design that supported the growth of the British and Dutch colony's slave system.  While Caribbean slavery started 150 years prior to the British colonies', it was the Caribbean that was the "seasoning" process for middle-America's human trafficking.  While the slavocratic sucess can be observed through the development of Amercian construction, there were components of resistance that shifted the sociopolitcal frameworks of the Caribbean design.  


    The second waive took place when Haiti (1804) and Jamaica (1834), provided a new waive of Caribbeans immigrants.   According to Caribbean lineage socio-anthropologist, WEB DuBois, in his book, The Souls of Black Folk (1903), he indicated that the "free northern Negro" should consider the views of the "West Indian mulattos".  Integrating into black American construct, Caribbean Americans took their place into American black history. During the early 20th century, with the push-pull immigrant principal that brought "West Indians" to New York, the essence of the Harlem Renaissance was within the Caribbean immigrant.  Join us as we talk about the Caribbean Lens within the Harlem Renaissance. 


     


     


     

  • 00:19

    John Carver Show - Trust -Seeing Through a New Lens (Stephen M. R. Covey)

    in Self Help

    The Speed of Trust is a book I read a few years back and it helped me see the importance of trust in every relationship.  Today's show features a short talk by the author Stephen M. R. Covey where he shares just the highlights of how critical trust really is in your life and mine.


    Some of the authors quotes (from his book) include:


    “Over time, I have come to this simple definition of leadership: Leadership is getting results in a way that inspires trust.”


    “I know it is possible not only to restore trust but to actually enhance it. The difficult things that we go through with the important people in our lives can become fertile ground for the growth of enduring trust – trust that is actually stronger because it’s been tested and proved through challenge...


    “One of the fastest ways to restore trust is to make and keep commitments – even very small commitments – to ourselves and to others.


    “The reality is that everybody makes mistakes. The issue isn’t whether you will make them, it’s what you will do about them. It’s whether you will choose the path of humility and courage or the path of ego and pride.”


    “When you make a commitment to yourself, do so with the clear understanding that you’re pledging your integrity.”


    “How does humility manifest itself in leadership and in life? A humble person is more concerned about what is right than about being right, about acting on good ideas than having the ideas, about embracing new truth than defending outdated position, about building the team than exalting self, about recognizing contribution than being recognized for making it.”


    https://summaries.com/Platinum/The%20Speed%20of%20Trust.pdf (Click this link for a summary of the book)

  • 01:00

    Guest:Kari Perkins/Costume Designer/Boyhood/A Scanner Darkly

    in Movies

    KARI PERKINS (costume designer) has created the wardrobes for seven films directed by Austin-based filmmaker Richard Linklater, first working with the two-time Oscar® nominee as additional costume designer on his critically-acclaimed 1993 comedy, “Dazed and Confused.”While it would be another decade before Perkins reteamed with Linklater on his 2002 HBO feature, “$5.15/Hour,” she has since collaborated with him on five additional features -- “Fast Food Nation,” “A Scanner Darkly,” the critically-acclaimed comedy-thriller, “Bernie” (Best Picture nominee at the Independent Spirit Awards, Best Comedy from the People’s Choice Awards, and recognition as one of the Top 10 Films of 2011 by the National Board of Review), his epic  12-year-odyssey, “Boyhood” and, most recently, the period baseball drama, “That’s What I’m Talking About.”In addition to her film/TV work, Perkins has also designed for some of Austin’s most prolific dance choreographers such as Ballet Austin’s Stephen Mills’ “Women and Light,” “Torso” and “Wall of Names,” and Sharir+Bustamante’s “For Four” and “Court 6.”  Perkins has also worked on Ariel Dance Theater’s “Gyre,” “Five2Ten,” “Flush” and “Everything Between”; and Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Co.’s “Murmur,” “Royal Pair,” “Spin” and “Woman Smiling.”  Her stage work also include the 2002 B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Costume Design for the stage production “Dark Goddess.” You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 01:59

    Wanda's Picks Radio Special: Thomas Allen Harris

    in Art

    THOMAS ALLEN HARRIS joins me to talk about the National Broadcast of his work: THROUGH A LENS DARKLY: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People.

    The Producer, Director Writer was raised in the Bronx and Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania. He is the founder and President Chimpanzee Productions, a company dedicated to producing unique audio-visual experiences that illuminate the Human Condition and the search for identity, family, and spirituality. Chimpanzee’s innovative and award-winning performance-based documentary films - VINTAGE – Families of Value, E Minha Cara/That’s My Face, and Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela - have received critical acclaim at International film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, FESPACO, Outfest, Flaherty and Cape Town and have been broadcast on PBS, the Sundance Channel, ARTE, as well as CBC, Swedish broadcasting Network and New Zealand Television. Mr. Harris’ video and installations – including Splash, Black Body, AFRO (is just a Hairstyle) Notes on a Journey Through The African Diaspora and ALCHEMY - have been featured at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial, the Corcoran Gallery, Reina Sophia, London Institute of the Arts, Gwangju Biennale, and the Long Beach Museum of Art. Harris has received numerous awards and fellowships including a United States Artist Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, Rockefeller Fellowship, two Emmy nominations as well as Sundance Film Institute Directors Fellowships and a Tribeca Film Institute Nelson Mandela Award. A graduate of Harvard College and the Whitney Independent Study Program, Harris has taught at a variety of institutions including University of California San Diego where he received tenure as an Associate Professor of Media Arts. A published photographer, curator, and write, Mr. Harris lectures widely on the use of media as a tool for social change.

  • 00:27

    Healthcare Innovation Through The Lens Of Abundance: Ayelet Baron

    in Business

    One of the biggest challenges in healthcare is that we are still using practices that are stuck in the 1900s.  Ayelet Baron, Futurist and Chief Instigator at Simplifying Work is our guest today and we are going to take a deep dive into the concept of abundance and its impact on healthcare. Think back to the 19th century, where we did not have enough, and lived in a world of scarcity driven by economic depression and war; we had to take from others and had a deficiency mindset. In the 20th century we reshaped management practices based on scarcity where we needed to compete to survive, and now the 21st century, with a mindset of abundance, we discover unique opportunities to create new markets, products and services. 


    Healthcare is part of the mix because it is scrambling to meet new expectations from the informed consumer.   Organizations that make a commitment to thinking from a perspective of abundance will optimize strategies by collaborating across industry walls and including the voice of the healthcare consumer to continuously generate and manage insights.  Ayelet will share where the concept of abundance is in play and making an impact. Please join us as we put Ayelet in the innovation hot seat


     


     


     


     

  • 00:36

    Celebrating 5 years of HEALing THrough Hurt i-Talk Radio!

    in Women

    it was February 19, 2010 that HEALing THrough Hurt i-Talk Radio was born.  I took a risk starting my show before the demond I called my husband left my home for the last time.  I wanted to let the world know the great icon who was known to be the "come to" lady was now a a member of the system; I became a statistic, I was victimized by domestic violence and abuse.  


    This ignited something within my soul; I lost everything so I had nowhere to go but forward.  I knew it was my calling to help others through this storm so my calling became very clear.  We are still standing 5 years later and enjoying the journey.

  • 00:44

    Take A Walk Through The WORD 'Prophetic Perspectives with Prophet K. J. Dumpson'

    in Religion

    This is a show that will appeal to the masses of people who desire to 'Take a Walk Through the WORD', learning in detail how to apply the Word of God into their daily lives. We have individualized shows that explore all of the facets of our lives as disciples and followers of Christ. This is a complete A - Z walk using God's Word as a guide to a fulfilling life and the ability to live abundantly above and beyond with Christ as the foundation. We have in our line-up of programs, Marriage Monday’s “Marriage: When 1+1=1” with Ministers Kevin & Lynette Harrison of Washington, D.C. Tuesday we have “Prophetic Perspectives with Prophet K. J. Dumpson”, Thursday’s show is “Real Talk 4 Real People” with Minister Kevin Harrison of Washington, D. C.. Fridays show is “Conned, Hoodwinked, and Lied To” with Minister Dwight Lewis Sr., and Come hear the fantastic lessons from our variety of teachers then enjoy and participate in a show that allows you to be a co-moderator, as you "Take a Walk Through The WORD". Contact us at 770-873-2622. E-mail us at dwightelewis@gmail.com. Amen.

  • 00:38

    Driving with Selvi: Through the lens of filmmaker Elisa Paloschi

    in Culture

    Gentle World Cafe host, Suparna Malhotra, talks with Elisa Paloschi, about her film.


    Driving with Selvi is a documentary film that tells the story of a remarkable young woman who defies strict patriarchal traditions and escapes a child marriage to become South India’s first female taxi driver.


    We first meet 18-year-old Selvi at a girls’ shelter in 2004 - timid, soft-spoken, a fresh runaway from a violent past and the victim of a life set against her.


    Over the 10 years filmed, we see a remarkable transformation as Selvi finds her voice and refuses to surrender to societal expectations – learning to drive, starting her own taxi company and working on the front lines of reproductive health education.


    Instead of adhering to the patriarchal codes that oppress and restrict women, Selvi’s bold determination defies and challenges them. Will she hold steadfast on her road to economic empowerment? Will she remarry? After being unwanted and abused by her own mother, will she be able to break the vicious cycle of devaluing girls so prevalent in her society?


    This character-driven story highlights the challenges that the disempowered female population in India face. While the film offers a glimpse into a world of poverty, prejudice and desperate circumstances, it shatters stereotypes as Selvi redefines herself from victim to survivor.


    Through Selvi’s eyes, the audience is taken on an intimate journey, and perhaps even a familiar one, of healing, overcoming obstacles, and fulfilling dreams. Throughout this journey, it is Selvi’s unwavering spirit that shines through. Her refusal to surrender offers inspiration, hope and the clear message that anything is possible.


     


     

  • 00:45

    Take A Walk Through The WORD 'Marriage: When 1+1=1'

    in Religion

    This is a show that will appeal to the masses of people who desire to 'Take a Walk Through the WORD', learning in detail how to apply the Word of God into their daily lives. We have individualized shows that explore all of the facets of our lives as disciples and followers of Christ. This is a complete A - Z walk using God's Word as a guide to a fulfilling life and the ability to live abundantly above and beyond with Christ as the foundation. We have in our line-up of programs, Marriage Monday’s “Marriage: When 1+1=1” with Ministers Kevin & Lynette Harrison of Washington, D.C. Tuesday we have “Prophetic Perspectives with Prophet K. J. Dumpson”, Thursday’s show is “Real Talk 4 Real People” with Minister Kevin Harrison of Washington, D. C.. Fridays show is “Conned, Hoodwinked, and Lied To” with Minister Dwight Lewis Sr., and Come hear the fantastic lessons from our variety of teachers then enjoy and participate in a show that allows you to be a co-moderator, as you "Take a Walk Through The WORD". Contact us at 770-873-2622. E-mail us at dwightelewis@gmail.com. Amen.

  • 01:01

    #211 Guest Marla Koupal and the LENS System and Biomats

    in Spirituality

    Happy 2015!!  May you prosper in the coming year!


    Please join Dave the Mystic on Monday, January 5th, at 8PM MST with guest Marla Koupal discussing the Low Energy Neurofeedback system and the amethyst biomats. Marla delights in being a resource for anyone seeking to support, build and maintain a vibrant body, mind and spirit. She lives life with intention, integrity and joy. She loves to create what she wants and practices not getting “stuck” in the “what is appropriate” conversation. When it comes to creating a career and livelihood her friends have called her authentic, humorous, tenacious, appropriately blunt, and lively. She defines success on her terms and has created a work-life balance that leaves her fulfilled.


    No matter the career or job title she has always been a coach, educator, director of projects and inventor of small businesses. This should be a fascinating discussion!


     


    If you would like to contact Marla about the LENS system or Biomats, - her phone number is 719-964-2268 and her website is Vibrancy.biz


    Blessings!


    Dave the Mystic

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