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Thomas Merton, contemplative, Trappist monk, poet and author, is the subject of spiritual direction for thousands of people, Catholic and nonCatholic alike. He is also one of our favorite authors! Join Lori and Alice as they take on some of Merton's greatest essays, opening up discussion on subjects such as sin, war, honesty, mercy and God's will. This is a can't-miss for Merton fans!
What Do The People Want…? Essays of Note on Black Music Post 1960s..
"To Motivate", "Take you some place else", "Inspire". These were the leading words from a group of 30 people gathered at a local party who celebrated Black History month, and then discussed culture. They were all between 25-40 something. The question Rahn and I asked was, "How does music have meaning for you, ..and what do you value today.?" Great conversations! The Essay of Note this week focuses on a journey through some Black Music emerging post the 1950's, .. Bebop, Oliver Nelson, Sun Ra, Coltrane, Soul, Aretha, Take 6. Don't miss any of Blog Talk Radio's/ Tavis Smiley networks shows. Hear what 30,000 listeners have experienced with ACC.Hear You There! Be sure to follow us now on Twitter. Be a follower @accbillbanfield Look for Bill Banfield's The jazz Urbane, ACC show's Theme Music(s) on the Jazz Urbane YOUTube channel news on the music and the grooves.
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Join the Bougie Girl as she reads a new essay, tries her hand at fan fan fiction, discusses her own personal struggles with consistently writing, gives a shout-out to poets, and gives an honorable mention to National Novel Writing Month.
Dr. Yancy, Professor of Philosophy at Duquesne, works primarily in the areas of critical philosophy of race, critical whiteness studies, and philosophy of the Black experience.Today, Dr Yancy, will help us understand the killing of Michael Brown as part of America's deeply embedded racism.
GEORGE YANCY is professor in the Department of Philosophy at Duquesne University. He received his Ph.D. (with honors) in philosophy from Duquesne University. He received an M.A. in philosophy from Yale University and a B.A. (cum laude) in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh. He received a second M.A. from New York University in Black Studies. He has authored, edited, and co-edited 16 books, including Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008), Look, a White! Philosophical Essays on Whiteness (Temple University Press, 2012), and Pursuing Trayvon Martin (Lexington Books, 2012). His philosophical areas of specialization are Critical Whiteness Studies, Critical Philosophy of Race and African American Philosophy.
Etan Thomas is More Than An Athlete. He’s been called a “gentle giant.” A “rebounder with a cause.” “The Poet”. Thomas defies the stereotype of the apolitical athlete, and plants his roots in his budding literary career with the conviction of a Bill Russell, and poetic finesse of Muhammad Ali. Born in Harlem and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Thomas’ childhood was surrounded by books on the civil rights movement, politics and the 1960′s. He was greatly influenced by his mother and school teacher, Deborah Thomas.
In 2005 he released a collection of poems called More Than An Athlete; In January 2013 he released Voices Of The Future a collection of poems and essays from young writers on topics such as Racism, Trayvon Martin, President Obama, Gun Violence, Aids etc. On May of 2012 he released Fatherhood (Rising To The Ultimate Challenge) and his writings have appeared in CNN, ESPN, The Washington Post, Huff Post, Hoopshype.com and slamonline, and he co-hosts the radio program "The Collision: Sports and Politics with Etan Thomas & Dave Zirin. Website etanthomas.com Twitter @etanthomas36
A hundred years on, in 2014 what insights can we gain from the war that started 100 years ago in August of 2014? What are some of the lessons we need to remember in all four levers of national power; diplomatic, informational, military, and economic - in order to help steer our future course as a nation, and to better understand developing events?
Using his article in The National Interest, World War I: Five Ways Germany Could Have Won the First Battle of the Atlantic as a starting point for an hour long discussion, our guest will be James Holmes, PhD, professor of strategy at the Naval War College and senior fellow at the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs.
Jim is former U.S. Navy surface warfare officer, graduating from Vanderbilt University (B.A., mathematics and German) and completed graduate work at Salve Regina University (M.A., international relations), Providence College (M.A., mathematics), and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (M.A.L.D. and Ph.D., international affairs).
His most recent books (with long-time coauthor Toshi Yoshihara) are Strategy in the Second Nuclear Age and Red Star over the Pacific.
Jim has published over 25 book chapters and 150 scholarly essays, along with hundreds of opinion columns, think-tank analyses, and other works. He blogs as the Naval Diplomat and is an occasional contributor to Foreign Policy, The National Interest, War on the Rocks, CNN, and the Naval Institute Proceedings.
Join us for a discussion with Dr. Peter Gabel about the role of law in shaping popular consciousness and how best to use it to bring about progressive social change.
Dr. Gabel is former president of New College of California and was for thirty years a law professor at New College’s public-interest law school. He is Editor-At-Large of Tikkun magazine, a co-founder of the Critical Legal Studies movement in legal scholarship, and the author of many articles on law, politics, and social change. He is president of the Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art, and Politics in Santa Rosa, California, and the author of two books, The Bank Teller and Other Essays on the Politics of Meaning, and the recently released Another Way of Seeing: Essays on Transforming Law, Politics, and Culture. Dr. Gabel has written more than a dozen articles in law journals such as the Harvard Law Review and Texas Law Review, focusing on the role of law in shaping popular consciousness and on how law can best be used to bring about progressive social change. He lives with his partner Lisa Jaicks, a union organizer with Unite Here, and their son Sam, in San Francisco.
Nevin Martell is a Washington D.C. based food, travel, and lifestyle writer whose work regularly appears in the Washington Post, Plate, Wine Enthusiast, and NPR’s blog, “The Salt.” He is the author of six books, the most recent one called, Freak Show Without a Tent: Swimming with Piranhas, Getting Stoned in Fiji and Other Family Vacations, published by Possibilities Publishing. Freak Show is a collection of memoir-like essays centered around his travel experiences while growing up. Within the pages Nevin writes with a playful voice, he and his immediate family are the characters, and the world is his inspiration. For this show we discuss all of Nevin’s passions, as well as why he likes to write about them. For more on Nevin, you can find him online at nevinmartell.com and on Twitter @nevinmartell.
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Celeste Yacoboni joins Rainbow Vision at 6pm PT, 7pm MT, 8pm CT, 9pm MT to discuss her new book, How Do You Pray? She was guided to ask the world, "How do you pray?" She reached out to family and friends, then to leading figures from all walks of life and schools of thought like Arvol Looking Horse, Lama Surya Das, Dr. Patch Adams, Dan Millman, Rabbi Rami Shapiro, Margaret Starbird and many others. Culled from those responses is an original and deeply personal collection of prayers, essays, and offerings that encourage readers to contemplate the intention of prayer in their own life.
Composed essentially of prayers and short biographies of its 129 contributors (leaders of diverse spiritual and religious traditions ranging fro Buddhism to Islam to Christianity, as well as those who do not claim any particular walk of faith). How Do You Pray is an interspiritual prayer book and resource guide to an emerging global spirituality, which embraces our religious and spiritual diversity.
In our stressful world,prayers teach us faith, forgivenss, compassion and patience. Prayers can also produce miracles.
About the Author/Editor Celeste Yacoboni: She is a Minister of Walking Prayer, ordained by the Center of Sacred Studies in Sonora, California. She maintains a thriving private practice in Santa Fe, NM where she facilitates healing and wholeness through Massage Thereapy, Chi Nei Tsang, Qigong, Women's Breast Health, Plant Essences, and the Hawaiian practice of Ho'oponopono.
Life After College...
Just 30 minutes of watching the news is enough to make the average young professional woman want to crawl beneath the covers. The headlines always seem to come back to the sluggish economy, high rate of unemployment, fierce competition for jobs, and ultimately, just how unlucky young professionals are for having to build a career amid such misfortune. The bad news? It really is a tough time for job seekers everywhere. The good news? Armed with a new book, Careeranista: The Woman’s Guide to Success After College, young women can gain the knowledge and insight needed to begin crafting rewarding careers despite any obstacles they may face. Written by Chaz Pitts-Kyser, a writer and speaker on career and women’s issues, Careeranista is packed with advice to help women better navigate the path from college grad to savvy, sophisticated professional. Those already making a name for themselves will also find Careeranista a must-have resource they can turn to time and time again to solve life’s many career conundrums.
Interwoven throughout Careeranista are the author’s own stories, humorously written and packed with life lessons. Adding to the book’s depth are personal essays by both seasoned professionals and rising stars. Dozens of tips from career experts further give women the know-how and confidence needed to thrive on their journeys as newly minted Careeranistas.
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Thelma T. Reyna, Ph.D.
Thelma T. Reyna is author of The Heavens Weep for Us and Other Stories (2009), which won four national awards. Her two poetry chapbooks--Breath & Bone (2011) and Hearts in Common (2013)--were published by Finishing Line Press. Her new book, a collection of unpublished and selected poetry, is titled Rising, Falling, All of Us and will be issued in early summer 2014.
Dr. Reyna’s stories, poems, essays, book reviews, and other nonfiction have been published in literary journals, anthologies, textbooks, blogs, online literary magazines, and in print media off and on for over 30 years.
She writes two blogs and has been a guest blogger on three others. She is also an editor and writing consultant with her company, The Writing Pros, based in Pasadena, CA. She has served as an adjunct professor at two universities: California State Polytechnic, Pomona; and at California State University, Los Angeles. She received her Ph.D. from UCLA.
She was named Poet Laureate of the Altadena (CA) Library District in April 2014 for a two-year term. In 2011, she was honored by her State District Legislators with a “Most Inspirational Award” for her work as an author and businesswoman.
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