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Sean Bonner: On Safecast and Japan

9/18/2018
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One of the most interesting and innovative global projects based in Tokyo is Safecast and who better to explain it than one of the most interesting and innovative people I know: Sean Bonner! I visited him at Safecast HQ in Tokyo and he explained not only what the project is, but also how it impacted his life as a new resident of Japan.

Duration:00:34:48

From Crickets to Baseball, Back in Japan

9/8/2018
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It's another wonderful Japan visit! This time we start with crickets in the Tokyo suburbs and then move on to the top of the 5th inning at an exciting Swallows (Tokyo)- Baystars (Yokohama) baseball game. People are getting really drunk all around me and boy oh boy do they love Lopez.

Duration:00:23:32

Monday’s with Marky

8/20/2018
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We begin today with my ode to Berlin and what remains a city with real heart despite all the speculators and grifters doing their best to co-opt that beautiful soul. Then its over to a modern classic that I finally read/listened to: Tuesdays with Morrie. There is something so profound and very relevant to our current status as people on this planet, Morrie's words are still well worth hearing. And even more fun we can hear them in his own voice. This leads to an examination of the power of...

Duration:00:28:03

The Portugal Uganda Connection

7/18/2018
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From somewhere in Portugal to somewhere in Uganda. Today's podcast takes a few turns and comes with a bold declaration to take it back to the old school. Weekly podcasts are back? Can it be? Listen to all if it and subscribe in your podcast app. CTRP is in there somewhere.

Duration:00:26:29

Catarina Gomes: The Wildfires of Portugal

6/5/2018
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Dynamic journalist and inspiring global citizen Catarina Gomes joins me at the kitchen table on the 1 year anniversary of the deadly wildfires in Portugal. What is going on today? What lessons have we learned? What is the road forward? Much to figure out and to do in the years to come. Where to begin?

Duration:00:41:25

Mike Spine: A Socio-Musical Journey

3/1/2018
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A few months ago Mike Spine and Barbara Luna played a show in Amsterdam that I was fortunate enough to attend. As a bonus, Mike came over for a kitchen table conversation. In this conversation we look at his own path as both an educator and a musician and what he has learned along the way.

Duration:00:53:28

The Crossroads of Sound: Gnawa Music in Morocco

2/13/2018
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There are only a hand full of places in the world that come close to Essouira when it comes music and art. For hundreds of years this place has been a crossroads for trade, culture, and a self-expression. In 2018, from traditional music to spontanous improvised sound, that tradition continues. Today on the podcast we're recording in Essouira, Morocco, with the great Imad telling the story of music and why this place was, is, and will remain so vital to anyone who loves art and the beauty of...

Duration:00:28:06

Chris Lydon: Movements and Ideas for 2018

1/15/2018
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Chris Lydon is a journalist, radio host, and observer of human behavior. He also has a deep love for jazz, books, and a good bowl of oatmeal. Chris and I became friends some ten years ago because of his legendary radio show and podcast, Radio Open Source. The first podcaster in the history of the medium, a former reporter for the NY Times, and a active member of that long tradition of Bostonians making a difference in this world. Over the years it has become a tradition that I come spend...

Duration:00:40:09

Matthew Dons: What Sets Japan Apart

12/2/2017
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Matthew Dons and I sit high above one of the busiest sections of Tokyo to discuss what it is that sets Japan apart from the rest of the world and why it is noteworthy and inspiring. Support Matthew's campaign to fund his cancer treatment Matthewdons.org

Duration:00:59:00

Manikandan: The Vast World of Mobility and Manufacturing in India

5/19/2017
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The South of Mumbai podcast series rambled into the busy and bustling city of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, where we were immediately emersed in the topic of mobility. On one particular afternoon we went to visit Manikandan at his office where he told us about the history of Coimbatore, the impact of growth and the strong tradition of manufacturing. The centerpiece of our conversation, a project close to his heart - the Spero E-Bike. Listen in as we talk history, mobility, awareness,...

Duration:00:40:56

A Passion For Building Bikes in India

3/27/2017
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What do you get when you combine a group a friends who studied engineering, a passion for bicycles, and a city known for manufacturing? My answer: a sweet bike and a really good time. Today on the podcast, as part of the South of Mumbai series on the road in India, we hear from the talented team at Scolarian bikes in Coimbatore about what they do and why they do it. And how it all ties back into life and changes in India.

Duration:00:32:53

The Battle To Protect Kudremukh

1/27/2017
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The conflict is a familiar one no matter where you live in the world: Beautiful natural ecosystem where a vast amount plants and animals thrive is also the same land that a mining company wants to extract resources from. Kudremukh National Park got its status in 1987. Unfortunately it was the target of Iron-ore extractions since the 1960s. Over the years instead of halting the mining, the company found ways to continue. That is- until a group of concerned and determined activists came...

Duration:00:41:02

Video Volunteers: Stories From The India You’re Not Supposed to Hear About

1/5/2017
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While there is much pride about India as a democracy where people have rights and representation, there is also another side of India domestic and international media rarely hear about - the marginalized groups of this vast country (think geography, caste, class, ethnicity, gender, and more). Since 2003, Video Volunteers has been daring to challenge the status quo of media within Indian democracy, helping train and amplify video reporting by members of communities that are considered by...

Duration:00:37:14

Upcycling and Saving Wildlife in Goa

12/3/2016
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(Episode 491) When you think recycling and reusing, India might not be the first place that comes to find. But you'd be wrong to underestimate the longstanding traditions of making use of waste materials that exist throughout the subcontinent. One of the foremost states for recycling in India is Goa, and one of the key protagonists in the story of upcycling as well as wildlife preservation in Goa is my guest on today's podcast. A program we recorded in just the right setting; at night on one...

Duration:00:40:56

Riding the Trains in South India

11/24/2016
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It may draw some stares and annoy my traveling companions, but occasionally I take out the recorder while we are on long train journeys to try and capture the sounds and memories. The following is audio from some of those train rides. Some of South India's most beloved train lines coming to you directly in audio format. Enjoy!

Duration:00:19:55

Colin D’Cruz: The Music of Goa

11/22/2016
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Legendary musician, producer, and music label Colin D'Cruz takes us into the studio to learn about the many layers and rich tradition of music made in Goa.

Duration:00:35:10

Amin Sheikh: Growing Up Mumbai

11/18/2016
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Amin Sheikh grew up living on the streets of Mumbai, with all the horror and joy that such a place can bring to a child with no one to turn to. Those streets might have eaten him alive, and they almost did. Until someone came along. A few someones in fact, who's actions changed the direction of his life. His personal slogan, I am because of you, means exactly what it says: If you're reading this, listening to this, sharing in this experience, then he is in many ways - because of you. We sat...

Duration:00:44:24

Break Down: The Struggle For Responsible Ship Recycling

10/25/2016
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While global shipping is a massive and lucrative business that benefits people in so many ways, there is another side to it. Once the massive vessels need to be retired, they have to be broken down and their valueable materials recycled. Doing this using well equipped workers and proper facilities comes at a cost, and for decades, companies have been getting around that cost by sending their ships to parts of the world like India and Bangladesh where neither equipment nor proper facilities...

Duration:00:37:10

CTRP486 The Most Pain Ever: Matthew Dons on Chemo and more

9/17/2016
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2 weeks of chemo therapy and its horrid side effects, Matthew checks in to talk about how his daily struggle is progressing. We also talk about family, friends, the internet, gaming and how it all ties into this ongoing battle to live.

Duration:00:42:59

CTRP485 Support Our Friend Karamoon

8/17/2016
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Matthew Karamoon is a longtime friend of this podcast who over the years has contributed his observations on and off the air. This summer he learned that he is dying of cancer that is uncurable. In an effort to survive longer and have more time with his young family, he is persuing immune therapy that comes at a price tag he cannot afford. Therefore we as a community of friends and yes even strangers, are getting involved and helping Karamoon get the therapy he needs. On today's program I...

Duration:00:32:19