Air Date: 4/11/17 – Toronto-based writer, Beverley Golden, loves testing unconventional ways to shift paradigms in the playing fields of health and wellness, storytelling and creativity as a path to world peace. Her best-selling book, Confessions of a Middle-Aged Hippie, is filled with anecdotes from her years in the entertainment industry, coupled with her stories of survival from a life lived with health issues. Her passion is turning the “impossible” into the possible and she shares her thought-provoking observations on the Huffington Post, among others. Learn about her 101-year old trailblazing mother, her child TV star-daughter, her frightening and serious bout with a life-threatening illness, and how her outlook as a Middle-Aged Hippie has carried her through it all.
Month: March 2017
Air Date: 3/21/17 – What is it like living with AIDS? Is staying alive with AIDS an art or luck, or both? What medical breakthroughs have been made regarding cures? Award-winning international public speaker, HIV/AIDS educator and author, Scott Fried, will answer these questions and many more as he has done during his more than 1000 appearances and speaking engagements at youth retreats, juvenile detention centers and prisons, alternative schools, learning disabled populations, Gay/Straight Alliances, PTO meetings and teacher training workshops. Scott’s work, aimed at teenagers, has taught him that the issue of sexual responsibility extends to other topics including self-esteem and addiction problems. Scott begins each lecture with his story of how he got infected with HIV in 1987 at the age of 24, during his first and only unsafe sexual encounter.
Air Date: 3/13/17 – Musician, singer, collaborator, performer, educator and mentor, Martha Redbone was born in Kentucky and and had maternal roots in Virginia and other parts of Appalachia. She absorbed music from many local traditions: African American, Cherokee, Choctaw, English folk music, and others. Her father had a strong gospel music tradition from North Carolina and she grew up learning and exploring her Native American roots among Cherokee and Choctaw groups. What is her lens and take on the world like? Has she found healing and rejuvination through her musical theatrepiece, the Martha Redbone Roots Project. Has anything changed for her in this new administration? Find out!
Air Date: 3/7/17 – What makes a “good mother?” Can we all stand that litmus test? Is it real or imagined, necessary or just an impediment to our growth? Avital Norman Nathman, author of the widely popular anthology, The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood to Fit Reality will explore this topic. Moving forward, Avital just wrapped up a stint as a contract employee with Yale School of Public Health, where she helped launch a research-based prenatal education program. What’s the state of prenatal care in America? And, what’s next for this Western-Mass-based feminist/activist/writer? Find out!