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Poetry & Faith Based Life Discussions: Welcome to your faith based poetry destination. I'm Anele, a contemporary Christian poet, writer, actor and filmmaker. I explore faith-based poetry from our current generation and generations passed. On my podcast we discuss about life through the lens of poetry and faith. This is a passion & interest that turned into a podcast and just kept going...
 
A conscious, humanitarian, lively radio show! Engaging in conversations with featured celebrities, leaders, authors, and average folks sharing success stories. Discussions provide listeners with inspiring ways to master the challenges we encounter on the journey of life. This is not an ordinary radio show, but rather, a unique format that offers philanthropy, compassion, social and humanitarian choices that bring together poetry, spirituality, wisdom, meditation, music,and experts that featu ...
 
Welcome to Baatein by Chhaya Dabas - a place where conversations and stories condense. Our host Chhaya Dabas is known for her ability to entertain, art, and her expressions. A wearer of many hats and a queen of many trades, Chhaya loves to write and let her words do the talking. She loves to talk to and holds Hannah Gadsby's words: 'Stories hold our cure', very close to her heart. So join her as she takes you through a weekly chapter of stories, poetry, conversations, and more and let Baatei ...
 
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The Pulitzer Prizes just announced the 2021 winners and in poetry, Natalie Diaz won for her collection "Postcolonial Love Poem." In this special episode, Connor and Jack discuss the title poem, the histories at play in the collection, Diaz's well-deserved Pulitzer win, and more!Find "Postcolonial Love Poem" here: https://www.graywolfpress.org/books…
 
Connor and Jack explore the poem "Into the Racism Workshop" by award-winning, Menominee, two-spirit poet, Chrystos. Along the way they discuss the long, complex histories held in the term two-spirit, the wry humor in Chrystos' poem, and the note of tempered hope on which it ends.Into the Racism WorkshopBy: ChrystosFor Alma Banda Goddardmy cynical f…
 
With the election of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris whose mother is of Indian descent, three Indian American women created the Inauguration Kolam 2021 Project to creatively welcome the new administration and Vice President Harris, in particular, as she became the first Asian American and Caribbean American woman to hold a nati…
 
As an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Nevada, Dr. Teruni Lamberg holds a doctorate in mathematics education from Arizona state and a Post Doctorate from Vanderbilt. She has been a college professor for 17 years and has run numerous research projects and is the principal investigator for the state of Nevada’s Mathem…
 
This episode revisits Connor and Jack's discussion of Emily Jungmin Yoon's poem "Say Grace." They explore how gender and religion intertwine in the poem, talk about the difficulties immigrant populations face in new oppressive states, and reflect on Emily Jungmin Yoon's particular kind of reclaiming.Check out the poem below or at this link: www.poe…
 
Having gone through the experience of the death of two husbands, as well as the deaths of her father, mother, sister, many family members and friends, Emily has much experience in the grieving process and has learned to face life with love, optimism, and joy. Her mission is to comfort and support those dealing with grief and loss focusing on positi…
 
Connor and Jack share poetry from Palestinian poets and reflect on the power of poetry as a form of resistance.Poems shared:"Resist, My People, Resist Them" by Dareen Tatour: https://arablit.org/2016/04/27/the-poem-for-which-dareen-tatours-under-house-arrest-resist-my-people-resist-them/ "The House Murdered" by Mahmoud Darwish: https://progressive.…
 
Today I share the END, I know crazy right? But yes you've guessed it, this is the final episode of Love In Millennia ever! Aw man what a journey, I've loved every minute. So in light of that, today's theme is ENDINGS. I share a verse related to endings and also share three things about how I came to make a healthy decision about bringing my podcast…
 
Connor and Jack close out National Poetry Month 2021 with a series of episodes exploring the history and enduring popularity of one of poetry's iconic forms: the sonnet. To finish off a full week of episodes, a look at some contemporary sonnets and ways that poets have added to (and moved beyond)the basic fourteen line form. Nicole Sealey's 29 line…
 
Connor and Jack close out National Poetry Month 2021 with a series of episodes exploring the history and enduring popularity of one of poetry's iconic forms: the sonnet. In this episode, they explore sonnets from the United States and discuss how the sonnet traveled around the world. They dig into Claude McKay's "America" and Gwendolyn Brooks' "the…
 
Connor and Jack close out National Poetry Month 2021 with a series of episodes exploring the history and enduring popularity of one of poetry's iconic forms: the sonnet. In episode five they travel forward hundreds of years and explore sonnets that go beyond the bounds of love to describe war, internment, and much more. Poems featured include "The …
 
Connor and Jack close out National Poetry Month 2021 with a series of episodes exploring the history and enduring popularity of one of poetry's iconic forms: the sonnet. In episode four they travel to 1500s England to discuss the next major development of the sonnet, the Shakespearean sonnet. They discuss its differences from the Petrarchan, carpe …
 
Connor and Jack close out National Poetry Month 2021 with a series of episodes exploring the history and enduring popularity of one of poetry's iconic forms: the sonnet. In episode three they travel back to cusp-of-the-Renaissance-Italy to discuss Petrarch, one of the earliest and best known masters of the sonnet. They discuss his infatuation with …
 
Preity Üpala, actress and producer, is a global citizen given her remarkable heritage. She is a former investment banker turned Hollywood Actor, TV producer and entrepreneur. Being crowned several beauty queen titles, she also is multi-lingual having worked across four continents including Hollywood and Bollywood. Preity is truly international, hav…
 
Connor and Jack close out National Poetry Month 2021 with a series of episodes exploring the history and enduring popularity of one of poetry's iconic forms: the sonnet. Episode 2 explores one of the most fundamental features of the sonnet: the volta. They discuss the voltas of a canonical if problematic sonnet, "Leda and the Swan" by W.B. Yeats, a…
 
Connor and Jack close out National Poetry Month 2021 with a series of episodes exploring the history and enduring popularity of one of poetry's iconic forms: the sonnet. To start off they travel back almost 800 years to the birth of the sonnet, discuss "Sonetto 26" by Giacomo da Lentini, and then zoom back to the present and dive into Terrance Haye…
 
Revisit our conversation about the poem "Could We Please Give the Police Departments to the Grandmothers?" by Junauda Petrus. This episode originally aired almost a year ago, but the events of the last few weeks had both Connor and Jack thinking about this poem's urgent message.More about Junauda Petrus here: junauda.com/Could we please give the po…
 
There are still so few females in America in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, commonly referred to as STEM. Sharmi Albrechtsen joins Sister Jenna to discuss gender-based learning and the role her company, SmartGurlz, is playing in closing the gender gap in technology. Robotics aficionado, educator, author and mom, Sha…
 
Today I'm sharing a very vulnerable part of my faith walk and that is, using my God given gifts. I have been going through a transition over the last couple of years in learning about what it means to use my talents and gifts as a believer... and guess what? As much as I have advanced in my career in certain ways and have had some pretty incredible…
 
The great sages have taught that the answers to healing, spiritual evolution, elevation of consciousness, and living a happy and fulfilled life are inside of us. But where exactly are they and how do you work with them? Our guest today, Jonathan Goldman has spent four decades working with Energy Medicine, first as an acupuncturist and then as the d…
 
Joshua M. Greene is a renowned Holocaust scholar, filmmaker and author whose biographies have sold more than a half-million copies worldwide. His groundbreaking book on the Dachau war crimes trials, Justice at Dachau: The Trials of an American Prosecutor, was deemed “riveting - history writing at its best” by Douglas Brinkley, presidential historia…
 
After establishing his dental practice, though, Param Gill soon yearned for more. "It gets to a point where your life gets very mundane, boring, so I thought I would do something creative," Gill said. "Dentistry is a form of art. It was a natural thing to go for something in the field of art." He doesn’t recall the moment when he hit on filmmaking,…
 
Connor and Jack discuss the newly resonant poem "[By the road to the contagious hospital]" by the great William Carlos Williams, which is the first poem in Williams' iconic Spring and All. They explore the now-emergent "pandemic in spring" sub-genre, which this poem is surely canon. They also talk about the poem's modernist context, its grounded at…
 
Don Joseph Goewey is the executive director of the Center for Spiritual Exchange, which is the official archive for all the works of Anthony De Mello. Don has also worked at Stanford University Medical School, ran a regional emergency medical services system, and headed an institute that pioneered a psycho-spiritual approach to overcoming catastrop…
 
One thing about my comfort zones that I've learned over the years is that it's never easy to get out of them. However, I have learned how to get our of many comfort zones in various ways and in many ways that has helped me grow as a person. Not all comfort zones are bad and not all of them need to be examined, but today we're talking about comfort …
 
There are still so few females in America in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, commonly referred to as STEM. Sharmi Albrechtsen joins Sister Jenna to discuss gender-based learning and the role her company, SmartGurlz, is playing in closing the gender gap in technology. Robotics aficionado, educator, author and mom, Sha…
 
Connor and Jack are joined by special guest (and Close Talking social media manager) Corey China for this discussion of Marilyn Chin's devastating poem "Blues on Yellow." In the conversation they discuss the history of anti-Asian hatred and violence in the United States, the struggles for cross-community solidarity, and the resonances of the poem's…
 
At the age of 3, Ed Hajim was kidnapped by his father, driven cross-country, and told his mother was dead. Shortly after, his dad left him behind and Ed grew up in orphanages and foster homes, with no mother or father. Ed Hajim, the son of a Syrian immigrant, is a seasoned Wall Street executive with more than 50 years of investment experience. He h…
 
Dr. Dain Heer is a best-selling author, change-maker, internationally renowned speaker and co-creator of Access Consciousness, one of the largest personal development companies practiced in 176 countries. For more than 20 years, Dr. Heer has traveled the world, sharing his unique insights on happiness, relationships, getting over the “yuck” and eve…
 
I can't tell you how learning the true meaning of the Sabbath and resting has meant for me my overall health and especially my spiritual life in Christ. So today I will be sharing my thoughts about rest, what it looks like for me and how the Sabbath is rest of a very different and beautiful kind. I also audio journal with you! Enjoy! I'm sharing 1 …
 
Zalah walked away from a successful career in finance to find freedom by going deep within spiritually. Studying abroad with a living Master for seven years, he brought his knowledge of ancient truths back to Canada to grow through huge life challenges. Zalah says he learned when the truth sets you free, life starts to really happen “for you” inste…
 
Death, even for a moment, changes everything. Jacob Cooper’s near-death experience as a child ripped an opening between him and the spirit world. He lived but was forever changed. As he grew, darkness and light led him on a roller coaster ride of turmoil, loss, discovery, and renewal. He now shares this mystical journey with those brave enough to e…
 
Ann Purcell is an award-winning author of The Transcendental Meditation Technique and the Journey of Enlightenment and The Power of Transcendence: Growing in Love, Creativity, Health, and Happiness. She also published two collections of poetry: Tender Flower of Heaven and, her most recent, Droplets of Reflection. Since 1973, Ann has taught Transcen…
 
Connor and Jack discuss Zaffar Kunial's elegant sonnet, "The Word." They marvel at the poem's seemingly effortless meditation on being between two cultures—particularly in a postcolonial context—and how it evokes so much through one simple word: "the."Check out Kunial's latest collection, here: https://www.faber.co.uk/9780571337651-us.html.You can …
 
Rabbi Moshe Gersht is a sought out spiritual teacher in Jerusalem and a Wall Street Journal bestselling author. A student of Torah, Kaballah, and Chasidus, he shares ancient mystical and philosophical wisdom in a way that is practical, relatable, and enjoyable. For nearly a decade Moshe toured the states as the singer and songwriter for a popular L…
 
Adam Weber is an author and speaker who’s overcome tremendous challenges, both mentally and physically, through meditation. Adam was working in commercial real estate in New York City when a back surgery led to a devastating diagnosis that he had multiple sclerosis. Stress aggravated his MS, sometimes to the point where Adam couldn’t eat or walk on…
 
Connor and Jack explore the poem "In Youngsville" by Tyree Daye. They discuss the way the poem creates a sense of place, its connections to the blues form, and even dive deep into how it plays with using stressed and unstressed syllables.You can buy Daye's latest book, Cardinal, here: https://www.coppercanyonpress.org/books/cardinal-by-tyree-daye/Y…
 
Tina Sloan spent 26 years on The Guiding Light, the famous soap opera on CBS, and was featured on 60 Minutes when the show closed after an historic 75 year run. Tina, then in her 60’s, reinvented herself as an author, playwright and speaker. She is the author of “Changing Shoes” and her new book, a romantic thriller, “Chasing Cleopatra.” Her one-wo…
 
Gina Belafonte has spent her life in the arenas of entertainment and activism where her professional work thrives today. She is the Executive Director of Sankofa.org, a social justice organization, that enlists the support of today’s most celebrated artists and influential individuals in collaboration with grassroots partners to elevate the voices …
 
Content Warning: SuicidalityConnor and Jack think through Diana Khoi Nguyen's remarkable poem "Family Ties," part of her haunting debut collection Ghost Of. They discuss the complex emotional textures Nguyen evokes in the poem, the challenges of representations of suicide, and ideas of family, self, and metaphorical webs.More on Nguyen here: https:…
 
Since he first picked up his sister’s guitar at age 12, music has taught Gerald Leonard many things: the discipline of practice, playing fairly, how to listen, connect with others, and how to have fun. Today, the conservatory-trained musician is the CEO of the business consultancy, Principles of Execution, a Certified Minority Business Enterprise, …
 
Dr. Augustus White III has been called “the Jackie Robinson of Orthopedics.” He was the first African American medical student at Stanford, the first African American surgical resident at Yale, the first African American professor of surgery at Yale, and the first African American chief of service at a Harvard teaching hospital. He is now a profess…
 
Is it possible to talk about racism without being racist or without causing other people pain? Should the “what are you” question even be on the census form? Can we build enough trust to talk about race without judgment? Just as he does with his new YouTube series, “Difficult Questions with Glen Dunzweiler,” Glen tackles subject matter which is oft…
 
Acclaimed spiritual medium and popular author Carole J. Obley has been the bridge between the earthly and spirit world in over 11,000 group and individual readings. She has been the subject of newspaper articles, spoken on both radio and TV and is the author of four books on mediumship and healing, including her newest release, Wisdom From the Spir…
 
Connor and Jack discuss a deceptively simple poem full of interwoven contradictions - Humberto Ak'abal's "The Altar." They discuss the multiple layers of linguistic conquest implicit in a poem that has moved from K'iche' to Spanish to English, the history of Guatemala and US involvement in the country's political affairs, and ponder the big questio…
 
Christine Arylo is on your side, as she shines a light on the external forces and internal imprints that push you into overwhelm and self-sacrifice and shares how to access your power to achieve what matters most, including receiving what you need and desire. You will learn to release the old approach to working, succeeding and managing a full life…
 
Paul Babin shares a unique perspective on creativity. He talks about the elements which help to build real, inner and outer spiritual leadership. The discussion also takes a turn into a beautiful meditation led by himself. He also talks about his studies in the field of spiritual psychology – the study and practice of art and science of conscious a…
 
Rabbi Simon Jacobson shares a broad perspective on the recent happenings at the U.S. Capitol and talks about the two sides of consciousness that are taking place in the world right now. The conversation shares insights into the efforts we have to make at the present moment to transition into the Golden Age. Rabbi Simon Jacobson is considered one of…
 
Mark E. Klein M.D. is a physician and author. He’s treated more than 100,000 patients and he’s the doctor his colleagues call when they have a patient who needs an ear or shoulder to help calm down and cope with what’s ahead. Dr. Klein’s career has been centered on caring for others, whether they be patients, colleagues, or strangers. He is always …
 
Sergio Magaña says this moment has been prophesized for thousands of years. According to the Aztec calendar, we’re undergoing a 29 year transitional period that is both challenging humankind and offering new opportunities for healing and realignment. Tune in as Sergio joins Sister Jenna on the America Meditating Radio Show! Sergio Magaña is a Pract…
 
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