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This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!
Our first guest is Linda Livingston, persussionist and drummer who is featured at AfroSolo in the Gardens Concert tomorrow at Yerba Gardens, 3rd and Mission in San Francisco, 1-3 p.m. It is a free concert (afrosolo.org). She is also performing in the Emperor Jones production at the Cyclone Warehouse in San Francisco (415-420-8000).
We close with a rebroadcast of an interview with Ben Vereen.
Music: Ben Vereen's I've Got A Lot of Living to Do; Wolf Hawk Jaguar's Esu Exit; Boukman Eksperyans Gran Bwaile (A Vodou Spirit).
World Footprints will take you on an exploration of the wonderful city of Norfolk, VA. On today's show we will travel through rich historical neighborhoods like Ghent, meet fascinating residents like the Doumars Family—creators of the ice cream cone, and visit cultural attractions like the Chrysler Museum and Attucks Theatre. From the Waterfront to the Freemason District, the Botanical Gardens, Nauticus and beyond, Norfolk offers a treasure trove of art, culture, history and culinary delights.
For many years, DDT was considered to be a popular chemical. It was used to control insect pests on crop and forest lands, around homes, gardens as well as industrial and commercial purposes. Today, a new family of chemicals called neonicotinoid pesticides are even more toxic than DDT and are polluting the earth with even more deadly consequences.
In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, which is produced by The Organic View Radio Show, host June Stoyer and special guest co-host, Colorado beekeeper, Tom Theobald talk to former EPA analyst, Dr. Evaggelos Vallianatos. Stay tuned!
Evaggelos Vallianatos, Ph.D., is a former EPA analyst. He is the author of hundreds of articles and several books, including “Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA” (with McKay Jenkins, Bloomsbury Press, 2014).
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This Weeks Show:
1) USDA news or various items
2) Some recipes from the Monsanto Hot Pepper Breeder
3) American Community Gardening Association Annual Conference in Denver, CO, this year---Register to attend
4) Charlottesville, VA, Food Hub information
5) Mention of the Metal Garden Beds. Look up the website www.metalgardenbeds.com. I will have a great interview with the President next week on this show.
Have a Great Community Garden Day!
Mary K. Hukill, Author and Radio Show Host
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Call in to learn how Black Lives have been "caged" for entertainment since the turn of the century. Bars by any name...are a prison...and a cage. Join host Dr. Sonia Banks, Chair, Manhattan Chapter, NCBW for our Leadersatplay Education Series. Meet an award-winning journalist, Pamela Newkirk, as she reveals a little-known and shameful episode in American history, when an African man was used as a human zoo exhibit—a shocking story of racial prejudice, science, and tragedy in the early years of the twentieth century in the tradition of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Devil in the White City, and Medical Apartheid. In 1904, Ota Benga, a young Congolese “pygmy”—a person of petite stature—arrived from central Africa and was featured in an anthropology exhibit at the St. Louis World’s Fair. Two years later, the New York Zoological Gardens displayed him in its Monkey House, caging the slight 103-pound, 4-foot 11-inch tall man with an orangutan.
The Conservatory Garden is Central Park's six-acre formal garden.
It is divided into three smaller gardens, each with a distinct style: Italian, French, and English. The Garden's main entrance is through the Vanderbilt Gate, on Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets.
The Italianate center garden is composed of a large lawn surrounded by hedges and is bordered by two exquisite spring-blooming pink and white crabapple trees.
A 12-foot high jet fountain plays on the western end of the lawn, backed by tiered hedges and stairs that lead up to a wisteria pergola.
On the walkway under the pergola are medallions inscribed with the names of the original 13 states.
spectacular seasonal displays of spring tulips, all within an ellipse of Japanese holly.
In the center is the charming Three Dancing Maidens fountain by German sculptor, Walter Schott.
To the south is the very intimate English-style garden.
There are five mixed borders of trees, shrubs and perennial plants, and five seasonal beds featuring spring bulbs that are followed by annual flower displays.
A slope of woodland plants lines the western edge of this garden.
At the center is sculptor Bessie Potter Vonnoh's lovely Frances Hodgeson Burnett Memorial Fountain, a tribute to the author of the children's book, The Secret Garden.
The children — a girl and a boy, said to depict Mary and Dickon, the main characters from the classic — stand at one end of a small water lily pool.
The Conservatory Garden is an officially designated Quiet Zone and offers a calm and colorful setting for a leisurely stroll, and intimate wedding, or an escape with a good book.
For many years the garden was tended by volunteers from the Garden Club of America and in 1983 it was restored by the Central Park Conservancy.
Now is your time in starting your own indoor/outdoor garden. The good thing is that you will have a community of gardeners, helping you as your garden grows. Networking with gardeners who grow vegetables,fruit's, herbs, flowers and plants in container indoor/outdoor. Wouldn't be wonderful harvesting abundance of produce 365 days a years and networking with our families and friends.
Suspense Radio is back before we take our summer break for one final hour of great interviews. Two authors on the show for you today led by Chris Karlsen and then Robert Kidera. Both authors have written fantastic books. While we are off for the month of July, make sure you listen back to all the shows you missed On Demand. Also visit www.suspenseradionetwork.com to check out all the shows on the Network.
Chris Karlsen: "Silk":
The city is in a panic as Jack the Ripper continues his murderous spree. While the Whitechapel police struggle to find him, Detective Inspector Rudyard Bloodstone and his partner are working feverishly to find their own serial killer. The British Museum's beautiful gardens have become a killing ground for young women strangled as they stroll through.
Their investigation has them brushing up against Viscount Everhard, a powerful member of the House of Lords, and a friend to Queen Victoria. When the circumstantial evidence points to him as a suspect, Rudyard must deal with the political blowback, and knows if they are going to go after the viscount, they'd better be right and have proof.
Robert Kidera: "Red Gold":
Shaken by the death of his beloved wife and wrestling with powerful personal demons, Professor Gabriel McKenna leaves New York City for New Mexico to claim an inheritance from mysterious distant relatives. He finds something other than a Land of Enchantment.
Unseen enemies threaten his life. Old friends turn up and rally to his side. Together they plunge into a lethal struggle for a 19th Century treasure, the fabled Lost Adams gold. McKenna enters a world of violence, passion, sexual abuse, deceit, and death that cause him to question his core beliefs and values, and even his sense of self.
We have a couple of returning guests this morning, Jill Brunkhardt from Chevron and Nancy Vrankovic from the Simm’s Group.
Jill Brunkhardt has been a Public Affairs Representative at the Chevron El Segundo Refinery since September 2006. She’s very active in the community and currently sits on the board of directors for the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce, Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden, Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce and several other organizations.
Nancy Vrankovic is the Director of Catering and Special Events for Simms Restaurants, a relatively new company based in Manhattan Beach with a rich family history in the restaurant business. She began her career in her family’s restaurants in Arizona as a teen, bussing tables to make gas money. What began as an after school job blossomed into a career when she began managing a restaurant while attending the University of Arizona. She then worked at the Westin la Paloma where she worked her way up to Catering Sales Manager.
Our guests are on the Manhattan Beach Chamber Executive Board and this morning, we’re going to talk about the different Chamber events that are scheduled for the rest of the year.
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This weeks Guests"
1) Bayer CropScience "Bees and Bee Keeping" Data and information
2) Urban Harvest STL in Saint Louis, Missouri about Roof Top Farming
3) USDA news items on College Rooftop Gardens, Food to other Nations, and Scientists working on Food Fortification to fight Malnutrition
Have a Great Community Garden Day!
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On this show, we will be talking about the intrusion onto private property by a seemingly tyrannical and hypocritical government. Joining me in studio will be Ron and Ruth Kerns whom for the last 6 months have been battling their local government, and various departments, seeking a resolution to an extremely destructive act by their county involving their beloved property. Unfortunately they have had to take the unpleasant steps of a very expensive law suit to seek some kind of resolution to this matter. This destruction involved the removal of very old trees, grounds ripped up by heavy equipment and the destruction of a federally protected wetlands that was on their property. All of this happened without having any permission, permits or proper paperwork by the offending parties. Until very recently they have been met with nothing but resistance, silence and obstruction by the EPA, County Engineers, Army Corp of Engineers, Courts etc. It wasn't until the Department of Fish and Wildlife got involved that communication finally was established, and possible steps forward might be in the future. With all that said, it still took a six month battle, a ball park sum of $40,000.00 and an incredible amount of stress just to get this far, still without being able to have their day in court. Tyrannical government or just business as usual here in America? You be the judge.
Ron and Ruth are rabid environmentalists in their own right. They support all things nature, and live what they preach. This is a couple that looks forward to one thing during their stressful work week; to simply spend time working on, and enjoying their beautiful wooded property. They have spent thousands of hours on exotic gardens, preserves for the wildlife that reside on the property and they also keep bees. At the end of the day, they can sit on their deck with immense satisfaction of their contribution to their little corner of nature, or at least used too...
Downtown residents of Buffalo are feeling pushed-out more and more over the past few years, and most of this has to do with an initiative launched years ago that has little or nothing to do with them, but affects where they currently live and the future of Buffalo, NY.
What is taking place stands to be part of Buffalo's version of Gentrification called UB 2020 that is eating away at the rights of the immediate black community affecting it-also known as the Fruit Belt-and the latest issue regarding it is the practice of suburban employees who work downtown taking parking spaces in front of homes of residents. A bill that would create a parking permit system is currently having trouble going through.
Chris will once again interview Veronica Nichols who has been fighting for the residents of the Fruit Belt (where she resides) and nearby McCarley Gardens for the past several years.
According to a report by WGRZ TV: "The proposal would allow a program to be established along the most heavily impacted streets, including sections of Maple, Mulberry, Locust, Carlton and High streets. Residents would be issued permits to park and 20 percent of the spaces would still be available for non-residential parking.
Two On Your Side has obtained a document showing that CSEA does not support a permit program because employees have limited places to park.
Currently, 3,100 employees work at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and only 1,600 spaces are available. In the next five years, 17,000 people are expected to work at the medical campus."