Podcast: What happens when a man wears a pussy hat?

“Don’t be a pussy!” is apparently the thing every little boy is supposed to not be. So what happens when the occasion arises during the Women’s March on Washington for this guy when he dons a #pussyhat? As our new president and lawmakers get to work destroying environmental protections in the first days of a Trump presidency, we get some personal reflections from environmental activist Matt Wasson, whose life’s work was recently featured in this NPR story. The work ahead is personal and powerful: sorting through masculinity and seeing the progressive movements best opportunity is in pussy power.

Women are now leading a resurgent and increasingly united progressive movement and it’s the greatest opportunity we’ve seen in years for the majority of this country to recapture the reins of power. I want to help men overcome their resistance to following the leadership of women by delving into its roots – like the “pussy-shaming” we faced in locker rooms by the likes of Donald Trump (and unfortunately, bought into and dealt out ourselves).

Here’s a link to the GOOD MEN PROJECT that was brought up during the interview.

Take a listen (talk starts at 3:38 mark):

About Our Guest

Matt Wasson is an ecologist and the director of programs for Appalachian Voices where he oversees the award-winning online campaign to stop mountaintop-removal coal mining on iLoveMountains.org.

This show originally aired live on Wednesday, January 25th on WPRK 91.5fm.

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Podcast: Frontline report of Refugee Crisis in Greece with Kelly Milligan

We are witnessing a global refugee crisis unfold before our eyes and when we look to our own country, racism and fascism are on the rise.   Kelly Milligan of Sisters in Health,  spoke to us just before she left for Greece last year (listen to that podcast here) and has returned to the states to tell the tale from a front line account of the refugee rescue operation on the shores of Greece. This show aired live on WPRK 91.5fm on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

Listen to the podcast here:

About OUR GUEST

 

milliganKelly Milligan is a Midwife and Naturopath & the Executive Director of Sisters in Health. In the process of attaining her ND with a specialty in women’s and community health, Kelly specializes in low resource women’s health care and disaster relief. Providing care on the front lines is her passion.

In addition to continuous education in Biology, Psychology, Global Women’s Health, Alternative Medicine and Disaster Relief, Kelly has also lived and worked around the world learning about women from their own communities and is currently writing a book about her adventures traveling the world, the world of women around the globe, and providing health care for women and families and chronicles her life in the field on her blog.

In 2014, while responding to the devastation that was left from Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, Sisters In Health came to her as she sat in the birth tent with her sisters from around the globe & from there her non-profit organization, Sisters In Health, was born to serve all sisters of the globe on the premise that we all deserve to live our lives healthy, well and empowered. The Sisters in Health mission is to bring humanized health care, peace, and love to the women that have given up everything in order to survive.

Podcast: Workers Voice Tour with Lupe Gonzalo

There have been incredible strides in the Florida Fight for Fair Food, but there are still a few holdouts, notably Wendy’s, which made an interesting decision recently. According to the Coalition for Immokalee Workers: “Just as the industry was being called “the best working environment in American agriculture” on the front page of the New York Times for its commitment to the human rights standards of the Fair Food Program, Wendy’s moved its substantial purchases of fresh tomatoes away from Florida in early 2015.  That’s right, they affirmatively decided to buy their tomatoes from farms offering workers fewer protections.
Guadalupe Gonzalo, a farmworker with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers & interpreter Daniel Cooper brought us the latest from the fields of Florida and the Workers’ Voice Tour that is happening on March 2-12 and gave us insight into the organizing structure of the CIW & how they are now sharing their activism throughout the country with farmworkers around the nation.
Listen to the interview here:

About the Fair Food Program

FFPPoster_GRNFINAL_600.pngThe Fair Food Program (FFP) is an historic partnership among farmworkers, Florida tomato growers, and 14 multibillion-dollar tomato retailers. By committing to the FFP, participating retailers require more humane labor standards from their suppliers, agree to purchase exclusively from those who meet these higher standards, and pay a “penny-per-pound” premium which is passed down through the supply chain and paid out to workers by their employers. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is a worker-based human rights organization based in Immokalee, FL and the creator of the internationally recognized Fair Food Program (FFP).

16WVTfinal_600About the Workers’ Voice Tour

This March, Immokalee farmworkers will embark on the 10-day, 5-city Workers’ Voice Tour where, joined by thousands of consumer allies, they will take the powerful message of Fair Food directly to Wendy’s doorstep.
The final march will be help Saturday, March 12 in Palm Beach, FL to amplify CIW’s call for justice in the fields and demand that Wendy’s become part of an industry that hears, respects – and gives a rightful, dignified place to – workers’ voices.
This program originally aired live on WPRK 91.5 fm at 4pm on Wednesday, February 3, 2016.  

Podcast: 2% Solutions for the Planet with Courtney White

2percentThe environmental problems we face today are significant. So it’s somewhat natural to assume that the solutions that will have an impact on those problems must themselves be significant, must be big. But in Two Percent for the Planet, Courtney White argues that many of the solutions that can make a real difference are actually smaller ones: low-cost, easy-to-implement strategies that can be employed today.

In this podcast, Courtney White takes us through a few of the the fifty innovative & engaging success stories from his book to inspire urban-dwellers, farmers, ranchers—anyone lamenting the scope of the problem and the apparent lack of action steps. New concepts such as agrivoltism and fibershed are introduced with a very practical overview of innovations from around the world.

Take a listen:

About the Author

Screen shot 2016-01-14 at 1.10.50 PMCourtney White is a former archaeologist and Sierra Club activist. He dropped out of the “conflict industry” in 1997 to co-found the Quivira Coalition, a nonprofit dedicated to building bridges between ranchers, conservationists and others around practices that improve economic and ecological resilience in western working landscapes. He is the author of Grass, Soil, Hope, Revolution on the Range, and The Age of Conqequences. He lives in Santa Fe with his family and a backyard full of chickens.

This show originally aired live on January 13th at 4pm EST to WPRK 91.5 FM in Winter Park, FL.

Podcast: Social Justice with Susanna Barkataki and Kelly Milligan

Todays headlines are hard hitting & devastating: we are watching a global refugee crisis unfold before our eyes and when we look to our own country, racism and misogyny are at the forefront  with #blacklivesmatter and the recent attacks on Planned Parenthood.   What is the appropriate response at times like these, both as a community and as individuals? Susanna Barkataki & Kelly Milligan, both experts at the intersection of healing & justice spoke about these tough issues & what people can do, right now, to stand on the side of love & justice.

Listen in (the conversation starts around 7:20 minute mark):

About OUR GUESTS

susannabarkatakiSusanna Barkataki, M.Ed. E-RYT, is passionate about bridging self-care and community-care. She is a writer, speaker and educator working at the intersection of self-care, yoga, Ayurveda, socially-engaged entrepreneurship, and healing justice. A descendant of Ayurvedic healers and teachers, she integrates powerful tools for everyday wellness. She applies ancient teachings with an educator’s practicality and organizer’s healing justice twist.

She has a Masters degree in Education and is a Master Yoga teacher trainer with over 5,000 hours of certified training in diverse modalities in Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness, Energy Work and Ayurveda. She has taught over 2,500 students, been an educator for 15 years teaching social justice history K-12, and lead retreats, workshops and trainings for adults.

She is viral Wellness and Yoga Blogger, regular columnist for Huffington Post Healthy Living, and has been featured in Elephant Journal and Everyday Feminism magazine. She’s honored to be a member of the core community of mindfulness with Thich Nhat Hanh as well as serve on the board of the Yoga Service Council making yoga and mindfulness equally accessible to all.

Susanna is overjoyed to run current programs with groups and students in person and online on topics ranging from Healing Justice + Trauma-informed Yoga Teacher Trainings to Visionary Business Net-Workshops and Online Coaching Program. More on her offerings at www.SusannaBarkataki.com.

milliganKelly Milligan is a Midwife and Naturopath & the Executive Director of Sisters in Health. In the process of attaining her ND with a specialty in women’s and community health, Kelly specializes in low resource women’s health care and disaster relief. Providing care on the front lines is her passion.

In addition to continuous education in Biology, Psychology, Global Women’s Health, Alternative Medicine and Disaster Relief, Kelly has also lived and worked around the world learning about women from their own communities and is currently writing a book about her adventures traveling the world, the world of women around the globe, and providing health care for women and families and chronicles her life in the field on her blog.

In 2014, while responding to the devastation that was left from Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, Sisters In Health came to her as she sat in the birth tent with her sisters from around the globe & from there her non-profit organization, Sisters In Health, was born to serve all sisters of the globe on the premise that we all deserve to live our lives healthy, well and empowered.
Kelly is about to embark on another adventure to set up a women’s health tent clinic in Greece to provide care for the refugee women. Sisters in health mission is to bring humanized health care, peace, and love to the women that have given up everything in order to survive.

​Sisters In Health will be having a fundraiser to benefit the refugee women on December 12, 2015 5-9 at 2535 Lotafun Ave, Winter Park, Florida. For more information, click here.

Tune in on December 2nd at 4pm EST to WPRK 91.5 FM in Winter Park, FL or listen live online here.