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.

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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.

Podcast: Conscious Capitalism Florida with Vinny Tarfuro

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Conscious Capitalism Florida Chapter

It’s always an enlightening experience when Vinny Tafuro is a guest on Front Porch Radio. What is the difference between unconscious and conscious capitalism? Can corporations have empathy? Did you know Florida now recognizes B Corps? This is an uplifting conversation about pragmatic & holistic businesses by two of Florida’s most visionary entrepreneurs about Conscious Capitalism Florida and oh so much more! Take a listen:

This show aired live on WPRK 91.5FM on Wednesday,July 22nd at 4pm EST.

About the book

corporateempathyEmpathy: The ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Empathy is a powerful human emotion. It is the reason we have advanced as a civilization. It is this emotion, combined with America’s adoption of capitalism through the American Revolution, that allowed our country’s greatest inventors and innovators to improve our world in profound ways. Thanks to their innovation and the economies of scale of our corporations we have been able to nurture technology and harness our natural resources bringing us to where we are today. Our best chance to fully embrace innovation and technology and move humanity forward is to empower corporations to utilize the human emotion of empathy.

About our guest

Vinny-Profile-Photo-769x1024In 2012 VINNY TAFURO published Corporate Empathy, capitalizing on the conversations, debates, and economic shifts being catalyzed by the growing rights, freedoms, and responsibilities of corporations as a result of corporate personhood. His Corporate Empathy brand uses sardonic and pointed commentary and slogans on high quality apparel and merchandise as a challenge to dated economic theories, thereby holding companies to human standards. Tafuro is also the founding president of Gasparilla Interactive, Tampa Bay’s showcase of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity and the Conscious Capitalism Florida Chapter, whose purpose is to seek out and celebrate the role models of Florida’s conscious business community.

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This show originally aired on July 22nd at 4pm EST live on WPRK 91.5 FM in Winter Park, FL.

The Living Maya with Robert Sitler

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The Living Maya

Robert Sitler’s first exposure to the genius of Mayan culture came in the mid-70s while hiking in the rainforests of Chiapas. Since then, he has spent as much time as possible in the Mayan world, visiting regularly among natives from more than a dozen language groups. His long-standing relationships with Maya and their humble wisdom inform and inspire this book. Robert is currently a professor at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida.