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  • 00:28

    SpokenHeard with Danez Smith and Susan Danez Smith version 2.0

    in Poetry

    Danez Smith is the winner of a 2014 Ruth Lilly/Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. He is the author of “[insert] boy” (YesYes Books, 2014) & two chapbooks– “black movie” (Button Poetry, 2015), winner of the 2014 Button Poetry Prize, & “hands on ya knees” (Penmanship Books, 2013). He holds fellowships from Cave Canem, VONA, and the McKnight Foundation. His writing has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Beloit Poetry Journal, Narrative & elsewhere. He was featured in The Academy of American Poets’ Emerging Poets Series by Patricia Smith. He is a founding member of the multi-genre, multicultural collective Dark Noise. Danez placed second at the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam and is the two-time Rustbelt Regional Champion. In 2014, he was the Festival Director for the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam. He holds a BA from UW-Madison where he was a First Wave Urban Arts Scholar. He lives in Minneapolis, MN.

  • 00:31

    SpokenHeard with Danez Smith and Susan Dobbe Chase

    in Poetry

    Danez Smith is the winner of a 2014 Ruth Lilly/Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. He is the author of “[insert] boy” (YesYes Books, 2014) & two chapbooks– “black movie” (Button Poetry, 2015), winner of the 2014 Button Poetry Prize, & “hands on ya knees” (Penmanship Books, 2013). He holds fellowships from Cave Canem, VONA, and the McKnight Foundation. His writing has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Beloit Poetry Journal, Narrative & elsewhere. He was featured in The Academy of American Poets’ Emerging Poets Series by Patricia Smith. He is a founding member of the multi-genre, multicultural collective Dark Noise. Danez placed second at the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam and is the two-time Rustbelt Regional Champion. In 2014, he was the Festival Director for the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam. He holds a BA from UW-Madison where he was a First Wave Urban Arts Scholar. He lives in Minneapolis, MN.

  • 02:08

    AMERICA GOES COMMUNIST AND NOBODY KNOWS IT.

    in Politics Conservative

    HAGEL TIED TO PLOUGHSHARES FUNDED BY GEORGE SOROS. 


     


    I FIRST HEARD THIS 25 YEARS AGO LISTENING TO JIMMY FROM BROOKLYN. WHO WAS A REGULAR ON BOB GRANT AND SEVERAL OTHER SHOWS. HE TALKS ABOUT THE COMMUNIST PENETRATION OF RELIGIONS WORLD WIDE. LIBERATION THEOLOGY PENETRATES ALL RELIGIONS.


    JIMMY SAYS 2017 IS A VERY IMPORTANT DATE ON THE COMMUNIST CALENDAR. 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION. APRIL 22ND IS LENIN'S BIRTHDAY AND IS ALSO EARTHDAY.


    THE ENVIRO-LENINIST MOVEMENT. (CAPITALISM IS POLLUTION)  JIMMY FROM BROOKLYN ALSO FEARS COMMUNIST PENETRATION IN BLACK COMMUNITIES. THE RACE CARD IS A CARD IN THE COMMUNIST DECK. AFRO-LENINISTS. KGB FRONT GROUPS ARE TAX EXEMPT.


    JFB SAYS "COLLAPSE" IS AN ATTACK TACTIC. UNDER THE GUISE OF COLLAPSE THEY FOOL THEIR ENEMIES INTO BELIEVING THERE IS NO MORE THREAT. THE COUNTRY IS DUPED.


    IF THE COLD WAR IS OVER, WE LOST. JIMMY SAID WE SHOULD GET OUT OF THE UN AND DESTROY FREE TRADE TREATIES. 


    IF YOU NEVER LIVED IN A DEFEATED NATION YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT IS LIKE.

  • 00:19

    First Conflicts with the State (Part 3) - Nero

    in Religion

    Our Scripture passage today is Hebrews 9:28 which reads: "So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation."


    Our quote today is from Origen. He said: "To those who ask us whence we have come or whom we have for a leader, we say that we have come in accordance with the counsels of Jesus to cut down our warlike and arrogant swords of argument into ploughshares, and we convert into sickles the spears we formerly used in fighting. For we no longer take ‘sword against a nation,’ nor do we learn ‘any more to make war,’ having become sons of peace for the sake of Jesus, who is our leader, instead of following the ancestral customs in which we were strangers to the covenants."


    Today, we are discussing "First Conflicts with the State" (Part 3) from Justo L. Gonzalez's fine book, The Story of Christianity (Volume 1).


    Persecution Under Nero
    Thanks to his mother's intrigues, Nero reached the Roman throne in October of 54. At first he was a reasonable ruler, not entirely unpopular, whose laws in favor of the dispossessed were well received by the Roman populace. But he became increasingly infatuated by his dreams of grandeur and his lust for pleasure, and surrounded himself with a court where all vied to satisfy his every whim. Ten years after his accession to the throne, he was despised by the general population as well as by the poets and artists, who were offended by the emperor's claim that he was one of them. Soon the rumor began circulating that he was mad.


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  • 01:11

    Joe Milford Hosts Ed Skoog

    in Poetry

    Ed Skoog was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1971, and is the author of Rough Day (2013) and Mister Skylight (2009), as well as three chapbooks--Tool Kit (1996), L'Allegro and Il Penseroso (2000), and Field Recordings (2004)--and poems in The Paris Review, Ploughshares,American Poetry Review, Poetry, Threepenny Review, The New Republicand Narrative. He graduated from Kansas State University and holds an MFA from the University of Montana. He worked at New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, and Idyllwild Arts Academy. He lives in Seattle, and is currently a visiting professor at the University of Montana.

  • 02:00

    Westchester On the Level with Narog and Aris

    in News

    YONKERS, NY -- March 30, 2014 -- Shereen Noon, Director, Elemental Films®, will be discussing her ground-breaking exposé documentary "UNLEADED" on the effects of Chelation Therapy on heart disease, especially diabetic heart disease, on the “featured” BlogTalk Radio program http://BlogTalkRadio.com/WestchesterOnTheLevel/ this Monday, March 31, 2014 at 10 a.m. EST, the first hour of our program day. Hezi Aris is your host. The call-in number is (347) 205-9201.


    The National Institutes of Health has just statistically proven with T.A.C.T., their 10-year $31 million double-blind, definitive study; a 26% improvement in heart disease, a 39% improvement in diabetic heart disease, and a 23% improvement in heart attacks and strokes. The loss to hospitals would be in the trillions of dollars and the loss to BigPharma would be in the billions, were people to receive Chelation Therapy instead of heart surgery and drugs.


    A coordinated effort by mainstream media and the American Heart Association has succeeded in keeping the astonishing statistical results from the public, until now.


    View the 6 min. trailer at: www.unleadedmovie.com  


    Rachel McCain joins us from 11 a.m. to 12 Noon. Ms McCain attends Sarah Lawrence College, holds a BA in English, has written for The Source Magazine, Ploughshares Literary Blog, among other publications. She has served as deputy editor with Home Town Media Group writing most specifically about the area known as the Sound Shore. She is the creator of the Westchester Noir photography project and is presently working on a nonfiction book manuscript. Learn more at rachelmccain.net


    Call the show at (347) 205-9201; if you use Skype: contact “eHezi18″ during the “live” broadcast, or listen on demand.

  • 00:37

    WordSmitten :: Dani Shapiro :: Still Writing

    in Books

    Kate Sullivan interviews author and creative writing instructor Dani Shapiro on this segment of About the Books.


    Her most recent book, Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life, has been called "instructive and inspiring" by Vanity Fair. 


    Shapiro's stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, One Story, Ploughshares, Electric Literature, n+1, Elle, Vogue, The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times, and have been broadcast on NPR's "This American Life."  She teaches creative writing nationally and internationally at universities and in Italy. She lives in Connecticut with her family.


    Recent guests on the WordSmitten About the Books broadcast include Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Paul Harding (Tinkers), Jane Smiley (A Thousand Acres), Elizabeth Strout (Olive Kitteridge), and Edward P. Jones (The Known World).


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  • 00:16

    NPR "Voice of Books" Alan Cheuse

    in Entertainment


    Today on the BeachLifestyle Radio Show, Host Neil Haley will interview Long-time NPR "Voice of Books" Host Alan Cheuse!

     

    Acclaimed author Alan Cheuse, National Public Radio's longtime "voice of books," is the author of five novels, four collections of short fiction, and the memoir Fall Out of Heaven. As a book commentator, Cheuse is a regular contributor to National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, The Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, The Idaho Review, and The Southern Review, among other places. He teaches in the Writing Program at George Mason University and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.

  • 00:42

    Doug Anderson | Tiferet Talk with Melissa Studdard

    in Writing

    Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal on 7/29/13, from 7-7:30 PM EST, 6-6:30 PM CST, for a conversation with award-winning poet, memoirist, playwright, and professor, Doug Anderson.  Anderson is the author of the poetry collections, The Moon Reflected Fire and Blues for Unemployed Secret Police, as well as the play, Short Timers, and the memoir, Keep Your Head Down: Vietnam, the Sixties, and a Journey of Self-Discovery. His awards include a Pushcart Prize and a Kate Tufts Discovery Award, in addition to grants and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the Massachusetts Artists Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Poets & Writers, National Endowment for the Arts, and the MacDowell Colony.
    Anderson currently teaches for Smith College, Emerson College, and the William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Its Social Consequences at the University of Massachusetts. His work has appeared in Ploughshares,the Connecticut Review, The Massachusetts Review, Virginia Quarterly, The Southern Review, Field,The Autumn House Anthology of American Poetry, and Contemporary American War Poetry.
    Of Anderson’s work, Martin Espada states, “He is one of the bravest poets I know, utterly uncompromising. His language brims with compassion, rage, tenderness and pain … Anderson is cursed and blessed with memory, and his considerable poetic gift assures that we won’t forget, either.”
    Tiferet Journal has recently published a compilation of twelve of our best transcribed interviews. To purchase The Tiferet Talk Interviews book, please click here.

  • 00:28

    The Blood-Jet Writing Hour with guest Nicole Terez Dutton

    in Poetry

    Nicole Terez Dutton's work has appeared in Callaloo, Ploughshares, among other publications.  Nicole earned an MFA from Brown University and has received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Cave Canem and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is the winner of the 2011 Cave Canem Poetry Prize for If One Of Us Should Fall. Nicole lives in Boston where she is a Lecturer at Boston University.

  • 01:30

    Joe Milford Hosts Joshua McKinney

    in Poetry

    Joshua McKinney is the author of three books of poetry: Saunter, co-winner of the University of Georgia Press Open Competition and The Novice Mourner, recipient of the Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize from Bear Star Press, and Mad Cursive, recently released from Wordcraft of Oregon. His work has appeared widely in such journals as American Letters & Commentary, Boulevard, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Poetry International, Prairie Schooner, and many others. Other awards include The Dickinson Poetry Prize and a Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative American Poetry. With Tim Kahl he co-edits the online poetry journal, Clade Song. He teaches literature and creative writing at California State University, Sacramento, and he is an avid practitioner of Japanese sword arts.