Talkupy features interviews with regular people who are doing positive things in their communities to make them, and the world, a better place.

Talkupy features interviews with regular people who are doing positive things in their communities to make them, and the world, a better place.
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Talkupy features interviews with regular people who are doing positive things in their communities to make them, and the world, a better place.






Gabriel Shapiro - Student Organizer

!!ALERT!! TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES FROM 7:20 to 10:00 PLEASE SCROLL PAST UNTIL I CAN EDIT & RELOAD! THANKS! ALERT!!! Young people are torn in many directions these days. Unfortunately, they must prepare for their future while simultaneously ensuring that the planet they live on actually has one. From climate change to social justice, more and more college students are finding time to organize, speak out and effect change on important issues. Talkupy welcomes student organizer Gabriel Shapiro...


Art Tanderup - Nebraska Farmer/Activist Update

Nebraska farmers and activists, often one and the same, are heading into the Fall with more determination than ever. They are working closely together to keep their land from being snatched up by the big oil & gas industry only to ship fossil fuels overseas where they will continue to have a devastating effect on the environment and climate. Talkupy welcomes Art Tanderup, Nebraska farmer and activist, back to the show at 9 pm ET on September 29, 2015. Art will give us an update on how the...


Phourist & The Photons - In Infinite Indigo

Phourist & The Photons have achieved a firey and thrilling lift-off with their new album, In Infinite Indigo. This incredibly well-matched three-man band sparks musical alchemy as they play. The band creates a deep pocket of space for listeners to move, think and feel in as they weave each song's story with air, beats and notes. Ultimately, In Infinite Indigo is like that ride you can't stop getting back in line for at the theme park. "Again, again!" Talkupy welcomes Nick Hill (guitar,...


LIVECAST: BXE Hunger Strike at FERC

Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE) activists have been fasting since Labor Day in an effort to get the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to stop rubber stamping requests for gas pipeline permits. The hunger strikers are a dedicated group of people, ages 20 - 70+, that has tried just about everything else, including more than 100 arrests, to get FERC employees to do the right thing for people, wildlife and the environment that suffer with each new permit. Talkupy will go live via telephone with...


Michael Pellagatti - Occupy Wall Street Tour

Radical New York City tour guide Michael Pellagatti is preparing to launch a three-hour Occupy Wall Street Tour on Tuesday, March 17. A licensed tour guide and original "occupier," Michael's love for sharing history, and first hand knowledge of the important people, places and events that made the 2011 occupation of lower Manhattan so special to so many, make him uniquely qualified to launch and lead #OccupyTourNYC. Talkupy with Annie Lindstrom welcomes Michael to the show on Thursday...


Rivera Sun - The Dandelion Insurrection

The positive impact of nonviolence is highly underrated. In fact, it is emerpircally proven to be the most effective way to bring about change, according to activist/author Rivera Sun. She wages peace 365 days a year through her novels, blogs, performance art, and radio broadcasts. Talkupy Radio with Annie Lindstrom welcomes Rivera to the show on Thursday February 26 at 1 pm ET. We will discuss her latest novel, The Dandelion Insurrection and its ongoing 40-day book tour. We also will talk...


Dr. Jorge Chiu - Getting Back On The Road

When we last spoke to Guatemala City firefighter/paramedic/heart surgeon Dr. Jorge Chiu, he was riding off into the sunset in a "new" ambulance. The sorely needed vehicle was made possible by the many people who donated money to a fundraiser that was launched and coordinated by photographer and former Talkupy guest Giles Clark. Sadly, that was not to be the beginning of a happy ending. The ambulance has been out of commission months due to an accident in early December. Talkupy with Annie...


Beth Foster - Mercy Junction Justice & Peace Center

Chattenooga, TN started 2015 out right with the opening of theMercy Junction Justice & Peace Center. The center and its staff are devoted to supporting and building a movement of equality for all people, and freedom for all of creation, while advancing social justice in the city and across the south. Talkupy with Annie Lindstrom welcomes Talkupy-alum Beth Foster, Co-Director of Mercy Junction Justice & Peace Center back to the show on Thursday February 12 at 11 am Eastern Time. We will...


Rhana Bazzini - 81-Year-Old Activist Walks To Get Money Out of Politics

A lot of people are fed up with all the money being shoveled hand over fist into politicians pockets. But one 81-year-old woman took her frustration all the way from Sarasota to Tallahassee, Florida -- on foot. Talkupy with Annie Lindstrom welcomes Rhana Bazzini to the show on Thursday at 11 a.m. ET. Rhana will talk about her two-month walk across western Florida to raise awareness for the need for a Constitutional Amendement and Move To Amend's efforts. Inspired by Doris "Granny D"...


Ted Glick - Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Dedicating his life to the progressive social change movement, Ted Glick currently focuses on the climate crisis through writing, speaking and activism. Talkupy Radio with Annie Lindstrom welcomes Ted, National Campaign Coordinator of Chesapeake Climate Action Network, to the show on Tuesday Dec. 9 at 11 am ET. We will discuss the climate crisis and what we need to do during the next two years to turn things around. We'll also talk about what it takes to build movements to tackle specific...


Steve McAllister - Awakening The Vote

Steve McCallister, Director of Operational Development for Sarasota's The Flow Factory and Common Wealth Time Bank, recently campaigned to become a Sarasota County Commissioner in District 2. He didn't do it the old fashioned way, though. He ran as a write-in candidate. Be sure to listen to his Talkupy show at the beginning of the race for more information on his platform and decision to run. Talkupy Radio with Annie Lindstrom welcomes Steve back to the show Tuesday Dec.2 at 11 a.m. ET to...


Dr. Jorge Chiu & Giles Clarke - Saving Lives In Guatemala City

In January 2014, photographer Giles Clarke met "Bombero Voluntario" (volunteer fireman) and cardiac physician Dr. Jorge Chiu Quevedo at the scene of a shooting on the streets of Guatemala City. After the needs of the moment were attended to, Giles learned that Dr. J was the former head of the #1 cardiac clinic in the U.S. - The Cleveland Clinic. Yet he had returned to Guatemala to work at a local hospital in the day and volunteer in the dangerous streets at night. Giles asked if he could...


Lynn Molnar - Thankful Paws

Some of us can only imagine the pain of having to give up a pet because we lack the money to pay for our own food, let alone pet food. Some people that are actually at this crossroads are finding the help they need to hold onto their furry loved ones through a group of caring people called Thankful Paws. Talkupy with Annie Lindstrom welcomes Lynn Molnar, founder of Thankful Paws Pet Food Bank, to the show on Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Lynn and her team celebrate the bonds of...


Steve McAllister - Write-In Candidate For Sarasota County Commissioner

Some people do things by the book. Others write the book. Enter Steve McAllister. He is running for Sarasota County Commissioner District 2, but hopes to find his way onto the ballot and into a seat on the Commission via write-in votes on November 4th. Talkupy with Annie Lindstrom welcomes Steve McAllister, Director of Operational Development for Sarasota's The Flow Factory and Common Wealth Time Bank, to the show on Tuesday, August 12 at 12 pm Eastern Time to discuss his creative and...


Sarah Fertig - Pie It Forward

Changing the world one pie at a time, Pie It Forward believes that every human being deserves tasty, nourishing food, made with care and served with dignity. Talkupy with Annie Lindstrom welcomes Sarah Fertig, Executive Weirdo Do-Gooder, on a mission to change the world with the power of pie, to the show on Saturday, June 14 at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. The Pie It Forward crew, which is comprised of Sarah, her fiance Chris Kovac and their Border Collie, Shalosh, is based in Ann Arbor,...


Mary Ellen Ryall - Happy Tonics Pollinator Sanctuaries

Pollinators of all kinds are facing an uphill battle these days. Fortunately there are people working hard to create and preserve habitat for them and educate the public on how to do the same. Talkupy with Annie Lindstrom welcomes Mary Ellen Ryall, founder of Happy Tonics Pollinator Sanctuaries to the show on Thursday, June 12 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. We will discuss Happy Tonics' work in several states to help butterflies and bees flourish despite their loss of habitat and the devastating...


Janet Wilson - Pueblo House & Occupy The Roads

Janet Wilson loves to Occupy The Roads, but you'll find her 31-ft. Winnebago , the "V," parked at the a place called Pueblo House more often than not these days. Talkupy with Annie Lindstrom welcomes Janet Wilson to the show on Friday May 30, 2014 at 12 p.m. Eastern Time. Donated to Occupy the Roads in 2012, Janet and a host of volunteers are developing Pueblo House into a community space that empowers the local community through education, music, art, permaculture, sustainability and...


Ruth & John Scott - Clean Water Initiative of Florida

People who love Florida's beaches and springs are sounding the alarm because the state's water resources need much more TLC than they are getting. Talkupy with Annie Lindstrom welcomes Ruth and John Scott of the Clean Water Initiative of FLorida (CWIFL) to the show on Tuesday, May 27 at 11 a.m. ET to talk about protecting and restoring the state's waterways. CWIFL is a water advocacy group created to help educate the public, raise awareness and effect critical policy related to Florida's...


Mr. Let's Paint TV Launching Kilduff Motors

Mr. Let's Paint TV is going to be opening up his own car dealership -- Kildfuff Motors -- on May 8th at the Blackstone Gallery in downtown Los Angeles. Talkupy with Annie Lindstrom welcomes ultra-creative painter/performance artist John Kilduff to the show on Saturday, May 3 from 2 - 3 pm ET (11 am - 12 pm PT) to talk about this ambitious art project. At his new dealership, John will be making 3 - 4 life-sized cardboard cars in a "showroom" complete with sales people in suits, flags and...


Artister - Other Possibilities Network - Feb 04,2014

Talkupy with Annie Lindstrom is delighted to kick off Season #3 with Mark Boyd, Artister and Impresario, founder of the Cacophony Circus, and Producer Director of The Other Possibilities Network on We'll talk about his weekly Mountain Minutes show, doing awesome stuff and the good works, and trusting your cape. To receive notifications of upcoming Talkupy shows and weekly blog posts please click here and drop me a short note to be added to the e-mail list....