WCRS Podcast - consciousvoices

Conscious Voices #11 - Michelle Obama speech, performance muralist, OEFFA

55:09 minutes (101 MB)

Michelle Obama talks about the struggle of the average-income earner to raise a family; mural artist Kyra Kopestonski paints to a ballet, and farmers and foodies at the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association talk about their farming visions. Thank you to Jamendo.com for the creative commons piano music by Rob Costlow and his track "I Do."

Conscious Voices #10 - Cost of coal industry to family farmers; poet Betty Bleen

54:29 minutes (99.77 MB)

We listen to the poignant story of Elisa Young, a woman who moved to the farm that had been in her family since the Revolutionary War only to find everything dying around her. She blames the four coal plants that encircle her - and talks about her fight to prevent new coal plants coming to the area.

We talk to the Ohio Consumer's Counsel about their views on one of the coal plants, and give you tips on what you can do to help.

Conscious Voices #9 - Religious hijacking, Marine Iraq weapons inspector

58:45 minutes (53.81 MB)

Diane Bunnel explores the religious hijacking of her only two children. Public talk by Marine weapons inspector Scott Ritter, who told our government prior to the war there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq; Jeff Cohen talks about how the current administration primed us for war in Iraq through the media and is doing it again in Iran.

Conscious Voices #8 - Compilation

59:49 minutes (54.76 MB)

A compilation of our favorite songs, people and events from previous shows.

Conscious Voices #7 - Music cafe; poet Regina Sewell; activist Harvey Wasserman

57:12 minutes (104.74 MB)

Eric Alteen Conceived the idea for Espresso Yourself Music Cafe in Powell, Ohio when he was a chocolate salesman who stopped at endless coffee shops, and always came up with ideas as to how he could do it better. His vision for a vibrant, live-music venue in a sleepy suburban town dominated by antique shops has attracted a wide palette of bands into the former church. (www.espressoyourselfmusiccafe.com for a list of bands.)  read more ...

Conscious Voices #6 - Poets, art cars, and food

59:15 minutes (108.51 MB)

Poetry, learn how to turn your plain car into an art car, and find out how local produce feeds your soul at The Greener Grocer in Ohio's historic North Market.

Allyson Pitts, poet, reads from her work (what cadence!), talks about inspiration and how writing connects her to the earth. Music for this segment: http://www.jamendo.com/ (Creative Commons) by Allison Crowe, "Secrets".

Conscious Voices #5 - Storyteller

47:31 minutes (87.02 MB)

This gifted storyteller, Michael Kasony O'Malley, encourages us to put away electronic games, to turn away from distractions and share our stories with each other.

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