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The Arts & Culture series enriches our community with imagination and creativity. Whether reinventing the classics for a new audience or presenting an innovative new art form, these events are aimed at expanding horizons. From poetry to music to storytelling, this series leaves our audiences inspired, encouraged, and seeing the world with new eyes.
 
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What kind of beat is irresistible to listeners, and how is it achieved? What makes a musical collaboration successful? What can musical minds teach us about innovation? They don’t think like we do, and in the creative process, they don’t act like we do. R. Michael Hendrix believes it isn’t a coincidence that some of the world’s most respected creat…
 
This episode is brought to you from a Blue Zone - Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, where we are vacationing. I thought it would be fun to do a Q & A session answering some of your questions, from my top travel health tips to apple cider vinegar and tips for elimination. How do you stick to healthy habits when in tempting places / fallen off the path? Can …
 
The message that the patriarchy and toxic masculinity negatively impacts men and boys as well as women has gotten louder in recent years. But what does that understanding mean for mothers who want to raise feminist sons? Seattle University journalism professor Sonora Jha joined us to offer her own thoughts about this complex and important question.…
 
In this episode I'm talking to Annie Jaffrey (@anniejaffrey), a digital content creator who has amassed nearly 1Million subscribers on Youtube. We discuss how she organically grew her channel, content creation and tips for anyone wanting to start as a content creator. Annie shares her skincare tips: from healing acne internally, to glowing skin fro…
 
For many generations, Americans were sold the idea of upward mobility. But today’s generations are unfortunately and unexpectedly struggling with downward mobility, both financial and emotional. A new essay collection gives irreverent and empathetic voice to this generation, hurtling into their next chapter with no safety net, and author Annabelle …
 
Johny Pitts talks to Jon McGregor about his latest novel Lean Fall Stand, inspired by a trip to Antarctica. Opening with sparse, barely describable landscape in the midst of a storm, it follows Robert "Doc" Wright's recovery in the aftermath and sensitively examines heroism, modern masculinity and the failure of words.Chester Himes is an often over…
 
I'm sharing my top tips to create healthy habits when you may have none. Whether you want to workout more often, add in the Lean Green Smoothie or finally take the step to eating more plantbased I have you covered with actionable steps to implement today. Surround Yourself with People Living the Healthy Habits Start Slowly Make the Commitment to Yo…
 
Was Shakespeare a timeless prophet, a verbal innovator, a technical genius, a man who encapsulated the human condition as no one else has? Well, sort of. But Shakespeare expert Emma Smith argued that much of what we are taught about Shakespeare is not important. She contended that the inconsistencies and uncertainties in his plays are not a problem…
 
Fly fishing, historian Mark Kurlansky has found, is a battle of wits, fly fisher vs. fish–and the fly fisher does not always (or often) win. The targets–salmon, trout, and char; and for some, bass, tarpon, tuna, bonefish, and even marlin–are highly intelligent, wily, strong, and athletic animals. The allure, Kurlansky learns, is that fly fishing ma…
 
Today we are talking about trendy health and wellness topics all of us have seen or already do daily. I thought it would be interesting to deep dive on: Lemon Water to "detox" in the morning, Buying Organic Produce and how the Dirty Dozen List is created and whether "Clean" Wine is just a marketing ploy. Q. Why do I not drink Lemon Water every morn…
 
Elizabeth Day talks to Chris Power, writer of the short story collection Mothers, about his debut novel A Lonely Man. Robert Prowe is a struggling writer living in Berlin with his wife and two young daughters. One night he meets Patrick, a stranger with a story to tell, who is a ghostwriter for a Russian oligarch who is now being followed. Robert f…
 
In this episode I chat with the founder of De La Heart, Gigi Vogel, on starting her business, her life and health beforehand and what she learned along the way, as well are her daily practices, anti-aging tips, lymphatic drainage and everything in between. TOPICS: + Gigi's story from failing health to optimal vitality + Navigating diet culture and …
 
Johny Pitts visits his local bookshop, Review in Peckham, as it prepares to reopen and talks to manager Ben Pope about missing bookseller recommendationsNaomi Ishiguro discusses her debut novel Common Ground, about a friendship across a cultural divide and the importance of open space for everyone.And we reflect on making room in our homes for Spri…
 
Have you ever wanted to ask Enrique Iglesias, Descemer Bueno, and Gente De Zona about their 2014 hit “Bailando”? What’s the story behind that Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine hit “Conga,” the one you that makes it irresistible to move? How does Daddy Yankee feel about being the “King of Reggaeton,” and were he and Luis Fonsi surprised by …
 
Today's Superfood Episode is all about COCONUT - from coconut oil, to coconut water and flakes - what does the research tell us and should we be consuming it every day for optimal health? Coconut Oil: Cholesterol and heart disease, weight loss, Alzheimers. Type of coconut oil and what to avoid. Coconut Water: Nutritional profile, skin health, anti-…
 
Tracing his grandparents’ exile from Eastern Europe to South America through to his own experiences, anthropologist Claudio Lomnitz joined us with a stunningly personal study of the intersections between Jewish and Latin American culture. Drawing on his memoir about his immigrant family, Nuestra America: My Family in the Vertigo of Translation, Lom…
 
Today's episode is on celery juice. Is it a magical drink that you must juice to get its benefits? Is it all hype with nothing to back it up? I dive into what the research shows us and how to incorporate it into your life if you are interested. Health Benefits of Celery What the Research Shows/Doesn't Show Blood Pressure Antioxidants Juicing vs. Wh…
 
A young woman outlaw in 1894 and a new look at the life of George Washington: what could these two stories have in common? Perhaps more than you’d think. Both introduce a new look at an often romanticized area of American history, seen through a feminist lens. Authors Anna North and Alexis Coe joined us in conversation about rewriting history in ge…
 
This episode covers the 80/20 Method; one of the major principles I personally follow and talk about in my REVAMP Ebook for a sustainable plantbased way of living. The beauty of the 80/20 approach is that it isn't a "diet" as you aren't restricting anything or cutting out complete food groups, which results in an effective and sustainable way of ea…
 
Born to two parents who never graduated high school, Dr. Ronald A. Crutcher grew up to become a leader at the highest levels of academia and the arts. As a child musician, he met with Coretta Scott King. As an adult educator, he sat at Maya Angelou’s holiday table. But it is Dr. Crutcher’s success as a Black intellectual steering through highly cha…
 
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month and with 1 in 10 women struggling with endometriosis, I felt this episode was timely. As someone who has endometriosis and no longer has the symptoms, I wanted to share my story as well as studies, tips and insight on how we can alleviate the symptoms through lifestyle and diet, not necessarily medication and …
 
A tiny, fastidiously dressed man emerged from Black Philadelphia around the turn of the century to mentor a generation of young artists including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jacob Lawrence and call them the New Negro — the creative African Americans whose art, literature, music, and drama would inspire Black people to greatness. Profes…
 
This episode dives deep on some of your top asked questions from IG to provide you with insight, research and my experience with these hot topics. Why am I gaining weight after going plantbased? Top reasons why you may be gaining weight even though you are eating plantbased and how to adjust to aid in weight loss. Why am I feeling bloated since swi…
 
Colin Bryar started at Amazon in 1998; Bill Carr joined in 1999. With twenty-seven years of Amazon experience between them, much of it in the early aughts—a period that brought products and services including Kindle, Amazon Prime, Amazon Studios, and Amazon Web Services to life—Bryar and Carr joined us, in conversation with Chris Devore, to offer u…
 
Grammy Award-winning bass player and author Victor L. Wooten invites us to imagine a world he has created in his book The Spirit of Music. This is a world where three musicians are mysteriously summoned to Nashville, the Music City, to join together with Victor himself to do battle against the “Phasers,” whose blinking “music-cancelling” headphones…
 
Today’s episode is about how to cultivate happiness at a 9-5 job and beyond. I am sharing all of my insight, tips and tricks I have learned over working at the same 9-5 job for 11 years. These go beyond just work and can help you with setting up your life for more happiness now. Mindset & Mantras Protecting Your Energy Creating Daily Routines You L…
 
Today's episode is inspired by a topic I receive many questions around - CARBS, eating a high carbohydrate diet, eating many fillings of carbs and how it can not lead to weight gain? I explain how and bust myths around carbs in this episode while hopefully helping to shift your perspective on this misunderstood macronutrient. TOPICS: Why we need ca…
 
For over two decades, family constellations facilitator and therapist Lisa Iversen has been working with groups, including descendants of ancestors who have perpetrated harm or been victimized in circumstances of injustice. This work has led to a timely and thoughtful discussion about the intersection of gender and white privilege, a collection of …
 
This episode is a chat with nutritionist Sarah Marlette where we go deep on the topic of FASTING. We cover the benefits of fasting, men vs. women and what the studies show, fasting for your cycle, women and workouts when fasting, bloating and weight gain, the ideal fasting timeframe, the proper meals to eat when breaking a fast, hormones and everyt…
 
Most of us grew up with images of African women that were purely anthropological–bright displays of exotica where the deeper personhood seemed tucked away. Or they were chronicles of war and “poverty porn.” But now, curator Catherine E. McKinley draws on her extensive collection of historical and contemporary photos to present a visual history span…
 
The Guardian has launched a new series called Reverberate that we think you’ll like. Each week, Chris Michael will explore incredible stories from around the world about when music shook history. In the first episode, we hear from Kashy Keegan, an unknown singer-songwriter in a sleepy English town who became the voice of Hong Kong’s nascent pro-dem…
 
Today's episode is a Q&A answering your questions from Instagram. Today we go in depth on: Q. Can I use frozen spinach vs fresh in the LGS and is there a difference? Also, studies on frozen fruit. Q. Thoughts on coffee and how much do I drink? I personally drink 1 - 2 cups per day of coffee. Q. How to Lean out your legs more? Q. Since you dont drin…
 
Fujitaro Kubota, whose unique gardens transformed Seattle’s landscape in the 20th century, immigrated to the US in the early 20th century, worked as a nurseryman, and eventually bought 20 acres of clear-cut forest in southern Seattle that he shaped into a beautiful and enduring Japanese garden. He also created a memorable garden in the Minidoka pri…
 
This episode is a Supplement Spotlight on a supplement we are all familiar with - probiotics. I break down what probiotics are and why we need them, as well as going in depth on the important questions like: Is there evidence to support probiotics work? Can they survive in our gut if they even make it that far? Is it just a trend that doesn't live …
 
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