1. Finding the Sacred Within the Profaned

    A pueblo dump near a holy tribal clay pit inspires a Santa Clara Pueblo Indian artist to honor discarded items in a way that echoes tribal traditions and questions contemporary consumption. Nora Naranjo-Morse is a Mixed Media Artist. She is a member of the Tewa Tribe and a mixed media artist. Though...
  2. Divided We Sink

    We must unite to save the planet–because there’s no such thing as a hole in just the other side of the boat.  Mel Hoover is Reverend Emeritus of the Unitarian Universalist Church. He was the 2013 recipient of Unitarian Universalist Association Distinguished Service Award for his work in anti-racism, anti-oppression, community-building,...
  3. A Moveable Musical Village with Artist Delaney Martin

    This will make your day and remind you what creativity can do to lift the spirit in hard times. New Orleans artists are using salvaged materials to build mobile houses that are also musical instruments.  Delaney Martin is Artistic Director of Dithyrambalina and Co-founder of New Orleans Airlift.  Over the past decade...
  4. No Scrap Left Behind

    ]A retired teacher revives the ancient practice of gleaning—to reduce waste and feed the hungry.  Dennis Karas  is a retired teacher, professional gleaner and a resident at Columbia Eco-Village in Portland, OR. Food For Thought & Conversation Dennis Karas has a passion to help lessen food scarcity for people through gleaning...
  5. hOurworld: A Global Time Bank Cooperative

    Social currency and community capital replace dollars in this bank. And you can join for free.  Linda Hogan is founding member of hOurworld Cooperative and previously served as board member and Director of Hour Exchange Portland and as a consultant for TimeBanksUSA. She has been a non-profit administrator, community organizer and...
  6. The Business Ownership Revolution with Marjorie Kelly

    How to make money nurture life instead of Wall Street.  Marjorie Kelly is Vice President and Senior Fellow with The Democracy Collaborative. Previously, she  was a Fellow with the Tellus Institute in Boston, where she led a variety of consulting and research projects, including co-founding Corporation 20/20, a five-year initiative that brought together...
  7. The Missing Piece with Curtis Acosta

    An Arizona teacher discovers the missing piece of the achievement gap puzzle in our schools. Turns out, it has been right there in the classroom all along, staring teachers in the face. Curtis Acosta  is an educator and consultant with the Acosta Latino Learning Partnership.  He taught English and Chicano literature...

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