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This weekly hour-long program is a forum for powerful conversations with the philosophers, scientists, activists, healers, artists and others who are leading the movements to restore our beleaguered planet to its natural balance. The show deals with the most urgent questions facing the next generation of Earth stewards. How do we reverse ecological damages and create a culture of regeneration? How do we confront the psychological challenges of an uncertain future, while healing the age-old wounds of alienation from nature?

This weekly hour-long program is a forum for powerful conversations with the philosophers, scientists, activists, healers, artists and others who are leading the movements to restore our beleaguered planet to its natural balance. The show deals with the most urgent questions facing the next generation of Earth stewards. How do we reverse ecological damages and create a culture of regeneration? How do we confront the psychological challenges of an uncertain future, while healing the age-old wounds of alienation from nature?
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Mendocino, CA

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This weekly hour-long program is a forum for powerful conversations with the philosophers, scientists, activists, healers, artists and others who are leading the movements to restore our beleaguered planet to its natural balance. The show deals with the most urgent questions facing the next generation of Earth stewards. How do we reverse ecological damages and create a culture of regeneration? How do we confront the psychological challenges of an uncertain future, while healing the age-old wounds of alienation from nature?

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English


Episodes

RAJ PATEL on Cheapness in the Age of Capitalism /137

9/18/2019
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Raj and Ayana discuss cheapness in relation to the prison industrial complex, the invisibility of domestic labor and care work, the fallacies of fair trade, and the enclosure of the commons. How does modern-day cheapness deny collective fulfillment in our work and create a void of connection in our communities? What forms of recognition, reparations, and redistribution are urgently needed for justice and reinvestment in the sacred?

Duration:03:45:10

COREY LESK on Warming Winters and Southern Pine Beetle Migration /136

9/11/2019
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Ayana and Corey discuss the implications of southern pine beetle expansion, how forest structures will shift, the threat to native biodiversity, the importance of cold winters, and how, ultimately, forestry measures are not the solution to a transformation that is propelled by our own short-sightedness in choosing consumerism as the dominant expression of this culture.

Duration:03:50:04

PÁDRAIG Ó TUAMA on Finding Uncommon Ground /135

9/4/2019
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Ayana and Pádraig explore the language of uncommon belonging; how we must learn from our shame and the danger of forgetting history, the life cycle of violence, the nature of colonial power, the poetic origins of violence embedded in policy, and how to confront the inheritance of privilege

Duration:01:08:02

RICHIE RESEDA on Dismantling Patriarchy /134

8/28/2019
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Richie and Ayana examine how harmful patriarchy is to us all, why we must let go of our limited understanding of crime, the geography of prisons, and meaningful and revolutionary organizing in prisons.

Duration:01:03:14

TARA HOUSKA & RUTH BREECH on Divesting from Toxic Capitalism /133

8/21/2019
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Join us as Tara, Ruth, and Ayana navigate the worlds of man camps and resistance movements, track money trails, meet face to face with European banking leaders, and enter the boardrooms of America’s wealthiest shareholder meetings.

Duration:03:36:33

RACHEL HEATON & ROXANNE WHITE on Funding, Fossil Fuels and Femicide /132

8/14/2019
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This week’s episode seeks to shed light on the ongoing, urgent crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls or MMIWG that remains largely invisible in public life and mainstream media.

Duration:05:03:40

DONNA HARAWAY on Staying with the Trouble /131

8/7/2019
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Ayana and Donna’s fascinating conversation this week winds through topics like the reclamation of truth and “situated knowledges,” the importance of mourning with others, the etymology of “Anthropocene,” the place of forgiveness in movement building, and the urgency of making non-natal kin.

PUA CASE on the Heart of a Mountain⌠ENCORE⌡ /130

7/31/2019
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This week we rebroadcast Pua Case’s interview in honor of the heart of a mountain and the rising of a Nation.

Duration:04:44:00

CINTA KAIPAT on the Militarization of Pågan and Defending Island Sovereignty /129

7/24/2019
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In the Northern Marianas, communities are resisting a future in which aerial bombardments become the norm, where amphibious-assault trainings sever communities from key fishing grounds and decimate aquatic ecosystems, and shelling, artillery, and mortars destroy sacred land.

Duration:01:09:03

LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE 2019⌠ON LOCATION⌡ /128

7/17/2019
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This conversation explores the nature of festival culture, village living, and our inherent desire for community.

Duration:00:54:29

KURT RUSSO on The People Under the Sea ⌠ENCORE⌡ /127

7/10/2019
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This episode is a call to the human heart. The impassioned Kurt Russo, speaking on behalf of the qwe 'lhol mechen, is one that will imprint itself on your memory as a cold hard look into the mirror of humanity.

Duration:03:40:45

LYLA JUNE on Resistance and Forgiveness in the Final Years of Patriarchy ⌠ENCORE⌡ /126

7/3/2019
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Lyla June retraces the origins of oppression of European women, men and earth-based cultures through to recent histories of genocide, inter-generational trauma, and the enduring forces that seek to destroy Indigenous women and the earth and more …

Duration:03:35:02

EXTINCTION REBELLION on Mobilizing Mass Dissent /125

6/26/2019
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Extinction Rebellion has become the biggest civil disobedience campaign in modern British history, taking over the peace movements of the 1980s. In this podcast, Ayana speaks with three core members of the mass movement, Extinction Rebellion, a response to governmental inaction towards our climate and ecological crisis.

Duration:03:55:09

MICHAEL MEADE on Cultivating Mythic Imagination /124

6/19/2019
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Michael explores the relationships between wounds and dreams, chaos and beauty, and meditates on his own journey of initiation and the archetypal ground of ancestors, as well as the potent nature of retelling stories.

Duration:03:58:13

ROB GREENFIELD on Confronting Convenience /123

6/12/2019
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Take a moment to drop in this week and meditate on your own practices as you listen to Rob and Ayana’s insightful reflections on growing food and foraging, reimagining wealth and de-monetizing your life, how to hold and move through hypocrisy, and the importance of addressing intersectionality and structural oppression in this work.

Duration:01:00:24

CHRIS HEDGES on Deflating the Ruling Elite through Civil Disobedience /122

6/5/2019
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Ayana and Chris discuss wealth inequality, deindustrialization and the rise of the gig economy, the birth of fascism and Christian fundamentalism, and the fusion of corporate and government power under the reigning umbrella of the security state.

Duration:03:55:17

MICHAEL MARTINEZ on Transforming Waste Relations /121

5/29/2019
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Michael and Ayana discuss our widespread culture of disposability, the ecological services and benefits of healthy soil, the beauty of decay and decomposition, the necessity of circular economies, the importance of individual responsibility and community action, and the lessons that compost teaches us about humanity, value, and reverence for what we cannot see.

Duration:03:48:57

Dr. MARY EVELYN TUCKER on Cosmological Re-inheritance /120

5/22/2019
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Ayana and Mary Evelyn explore how spiritual traditions can respond to environmental crisis, why it is so valuable to understand the emergence of the early universe as we navigate the Anthropocene, and how we can nourish stories of birth, inheritance, and long lineage between body and universe.

Duration:03:49:30

JOHN A. POWELL on Institutions of Othering and Radical Belonging /119

5/15/2019
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john and Ayana explore the frameworks of “othering and belonging” and "targeted universalism," as well as ideologies of supremacy, global dislocation, rethinking citizenship, and lastly, how we can co-create shared visions and practices of humanity that bring us back into belonging.

Duration:00:57:46

Dr. VANDANA SHIVA on the Emancipation of Seed, Water and Women ⌠ENCORE⌡ /118

5/8/2019
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Dr. Shiva explores how systems of domination have been artificially constructed, the pervasiveness of GMOs in our food, the roots of violent agriculture, the importance of seed saving, cultures of violence, economies of care, and the role of women in changing paradigms.

Duration:03:58:10