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Ila (pronouced Eye'-lah) Hatter (website) (blog) is a descendant of Pocahontas whose mother was a Cherokee woman named Amopotuskee and whose father was Wahunsunacock a/k/a "King Powhatan."
In this program, a lot about Snowbird (Eastern) Cherokee culture is discussed.
Ila Hatter’s mission is to tune people in to the many ways they can make Mother Nature’s pantry and medicine cabinet their own. Hatter does not forage the woods in the hope of making a profit. “In my case, I’m not gathering things to sell but instead am using them for education – teaching people what these plants are, how to identify them, what the traditional uses are, what the potential market might be for them. I combine my knowledge of the flora with folklore, telling interesting stories that go with the botany of what I do.”
Ila, known as THE LADY OF THE FOREST, is an interpretive naturalist, artist, wildcrafter, and gourmet cook with more than 25 years experience teaching the cultural heritage of native plants. She is a staff instructor for the Univ. of Tenn.’s Smoky Mtn Field School, guest instructor for the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, the John C. Campbell Folk School (Brasstown, NC), The Mountain Retreat Center (Highlands, NC), Snowbird Mtn Lodge (Robbinsville, NC), Charter Board Member of the Yellow Creek Botanical Institute; and Storyteller for Elderhostels in 3 states. She has been featured in major newspapers, magazines, and TV shows. Her distinctive skills were even sought out by CBS for the TV series “Christy”.
For this episode of A Reel Point Of View, we'll be having a general discussion about the state of films regarding Abraham Lincoln and his assassination. Focusing on how films have treated the man Abraham Lincoln and how films have treated the assassination; and their quality (or the absence of such films). While in our examination, not failing to mention notable films like "The Conspirator", or "Young Abraham Lincoln" and Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" or even "Birth of a Nation"; we'll also attempt to talk about how film treatments of Lincoln have changed over the history of film, i.e. improvements, shortcomings, etc., and maybe what we'd like to see in any future films about Lincoln.
TONIGHT on Full Spectrum Radio join Dennis Estlock and I as we discuss St. Albans this past weekends investigation!!!
Described by many experienced paranormal teams as the “most active location on the east coast” – a night at St Albans Sanatorium is not for the weak or squeamish! Long before the St Albans Lutheran Boys School came into existence in 1892; members of the Powhatan, Shawnee and Cherokee Indian tribes inhabited this land. The Draper’s Meadow Massacre in 1775 tells the story of the horrors faced by early pioneers and of Mary Draper Ingles journey home after her capture by the Shawnees.
The Civil War also had its share of violence on this hill overlooking the New River. In 1865 Union forces defeated Confederate forces during the battles of Newbern and Cloyd’s Mountain. Union artillery bombarded the settlement of Central Depot (now the city of Radford) from the ridge where St Albans stands today.
On June 28, 1980 the heinous murder of Gina Renee Hall was committed not far from St Albans and her blood stained car was found only a few hundred yards away on Hazel Hollow Road. Often when paranormal investigations are conducted in the basement, and in particular the bowling alley, a strange and almost sentient mist is seen in conjunction with the mention of her name.
For nearly a decade paranormal groups have investigated St Albans and the reports of full bodied apparitions, shadow figures, levitating objects, disembodied (often threatening) voices and physical contact are just some of the documented occurrences. A “ghost hunt” at St Albans Sanatorium is much more than an occasional slamming door, benign EVPs, blinking flashlights or rolling balls. It promises to be an evening complete with anticipation, excitement and fear!
Living in the south, with all its charms, traditions and iconography does not offer access into certain aspects of her history, especially when that history involves discussions around the Civil War and the Confederacy. The inability to rake through the smoldering ashes of a war fought 150 years ago, allows for a one-sided narrative that sometimes misrepresents the causes for war, the people - enslaved and free - who lived through the war and and its aftermath. Although it is a necessary, and some might add, long overdue undertaking, it is also anxiety ridden, especially within the black community.
How can parents of color approach this subject and explain to their children a war fought over, among other things, a system of that relegated their ancestors to permanent servitude?
Today, the Mommy Chronicles is on site as the Alabama State University Department of History and Political Science explores those issues by examining the Civil War history at its first Confederate Memorial Day "Mini" Conference.
Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest.
Author Jeffrey Stayton joins me this week to talk about his novel: This Side of the River
Told from multiple narrators, this gritty tale takes place in the summer of 1865 after the Confederacy has collapsed. A contingent of young Civil War widows who have survived General Sherman's March to the Sea rally around a teenage, Christ-haunted Texas Ranger named Cat Harvey to travel to Ohio to burn down Sherman's home. This compelling tale explores themes of trauma, revenge, redemption, and the disorder known then as nostalgia or soldier's heart. Author Corey Mesler proclaimd This Side of the River yarn-spinning of the highest order. Stayton's narrative, which gives Confederate soldiers body servants a voice that few Civil War stories do, will burn bright long after you ve put the book down.
For more about Jeffrey Stayton and This Side of the River:
Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This broadcast presents our regular PANW reports with dispatches on developments in South Africa, Libya, Yemen and Detroit. The second hour continues the examination of the 150th anniversary of the conclusion of the Civil War through the presidency and assassination of Abraham Lincoln who was killed just five days after the surrender of the confederacy. We also look at a mid-twentieth century presidency of John F. Kennedy and his response to the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in early 1961. An audio file of a press conference held by Kennedy to explain the efforts to topple the revolutionary government of Fidel Castro is presented along with a secret telephone conversation with his brother Robert Kennedy, then attorney general, attempting to manage the fallout after the failed counter-revolution in Cuba.
A Thriving Ancient Metropolis
According to archaeological finds, the city of Cahokia was inhabited from about A.D. 700 to 1400. At its peak, from A.D. 1050 to 1200, the city covered nearly six square miles and 10,000 to 20,000 people lived here. Over 120 mounds were built over time, and most of the mounds were enlarged several times. Houses were arranged in rows and around open plazas, and vast agricultural fields lay outside the city.
The site is named for the Cahokia subtribe of the Illiniwek (or Illinois tribe, a loose confederacy of related peoples), who moved into the area in the 1600s. They were living nearby when the French arrived about 1699. Sometime in the mid-1800s, local historians suggested the site be called "Cahokia" to honor these later arrivals.
Archaeological investigations and scientific tests, mostly since the 1920s and especially since the 1960s, have provided what is known of the once-thriving community.
Custer's Luck Radio Show host Jean Barto briefly outlines the life and career of Brigadier General Gilbert Moxley Sorrell, Longstreet's Chief of Staff during most of the Civil War, and reads selections from his memoir "Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer."
"The Urgency of Thinking Black"
A Conversation with Dr. Tommy J. Curry
“The Negro, in the universities and colleges of Europe and America, has to do his thinking and his reading in…the white man’s language…Our environment makes us think white, and some of us think white so persistently that we haven’t the time to think Black. I urge upon you…to help, with voice and pen, to hasten the coming of the morning when Negroes all over this broad land will wake up to the importance of thinking Black.
John Edward Bruce—“The Importance of Thinking Black”—1917
• WE SUFFER POLICE MURDER, POLITICAL STRANGULATION AND THE REIGN OF WHITE CONTROL
• WE LIVE IN A POLICE STATE.
• THE CONFEDERACY IS RISING ACROSS THE LAND.
• THE WAR WAGING AGAINST POOR PEOPLE.
OUR reconstruction and redemption as a people will only come when we start THINKING BLACK.
BROADCASTING BOLD BRAVE and BLACK
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"Speaking Truth to Power and OURselves"
No, this Ohio gentleman is not talking about the South rising again. I came across several stories today that deal with financial signs and maybe even some plotting or preparing behind the scenes for something that is coming down the pike I still think as early as next year when it comes to a financial collapse. We also have a story of Al Qaeda in Syria apparently using UN vehicles to do their dirty deeds and the UN condemning America or the CIA yet again. Plus, Christianity, biblical Christianity, true Christianity, continues to be watered down and attacked of course again and again. We've got the government and even the Republicans that seem to be okay with amnesty and the ruinous effects that would have for many in this nation. Through it all even as things are on the verge seemingly of collapse, it's all orchestrated so that man can try to bring it all together, and so ultimately Jesus Christ can break it to pieces. There are almost literally a ton of things to talk about today, so I'll do the best I can with the time I have, starting at 4:30 Eastern time and archived after that.
Ever affable (say what?), sometimes bombastic, (read: jerk) always iconoclastic (meaning "one who smashes Idols"), Blueotter is always full of surprises, just like his animal namesake. Instead of bashing clams on his stomach while lying on his back floating in the water (another of Blueotter's many useless talents) like Otters do - his favorite pastime is bashing peoples heads full of knowledge that some of them yearn to know -- and others would just as soon like to forget.
Blueotter received his name directly from Creator in August 2000 -- the night after he was given another name in a naming ceremony -- a name (Runningbull) that he had carried forward from his work with another nation. Puzzled at first, Blueotter figured "Creator must have thought, 'New Nation, New Work, New Name'" which was customary anciently but ignorantly scoffed at by many of today's natives. Blueotter discovered later that the color blue when associated with a person or thing, in Cherokee Way, means that person or thing is a "spoiler" and is the Cherokee equivalent of the Greek word "Iconoclast."
Will Blueotter is founder of the Oklevueha Native American Church of The White Roots of Peace. Born in Minnesota, his mother's home is Vicksburg, Mississippi. He is Cherokee, descending from Savanukah (Cherokee for "Shawnee Chief", Raven of Chota, First Beloved Man 1781-83) and Powhatan, descending from King Powhatan and his Cherokee wife AmoPostuskee and his daughter Matoaka aka "Pocahontas."
In 1985, Mad Bear Anderson appeared to him in a dream suggesting he follow up his Cherokee genealogy. This later led Blueotter to Zula Brinkerhoff, Daughter of David Monongye, Keeper of the Hopi Prophecy, who then introduced him to John "Rolling Thunder" Pope. Between 1999 and 2013, he has run up against several corrupt "Chiefs' and a few good Indians too!
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