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Hamsa Stainton, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies at the University of Kansas discusses the Hindu epic, The Mahabharata.

Hamsa Stainton’s research interests include Hinduism; Sanskrit poetry, literature and aesthetics; devotion and prayer; Shaivism and Tantric traditions (especially from Kashmir); historiography; the Mahabharata; Indian Buddhism; and Hinduism outside of India. He studied at Cornell University, Harvard Divinity School, and Columbia University. He has been studying South Asian religions for over a decade and has spent significant time living, traveling, and studying in India. His current research focuses on a specific genre of Sanskrit devotional poetry called the stotra (loosely translated as ‘hymn of praise’) in the religious and literary history of Kashmir, one of the most dynamic centers of Sanskrit learning in South Asia.

https://religiousstudies.ku.edu/hamsa-stainton

Recorded on May 15, 2016 at The Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence.

The Mahabharata
Episode date : August 31, 2016
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We’ll hear from artists performing at the Kansas City Irish Fest, and and interview with Larry Kirwan.


We will have a panel of experts to discuss the Population-Health-Environment connection with a focus on gender equality as it relates to sustainability and population. Craig Lubow will host.


Ken Buch, President of the KC Friends of Carl Jung, and Radio Active Magazine host David Mitchell continue the discussion of this crazy election year, using the book America On The Couch to provide psychoanalytic insights.  Topics of discussion include the phenomena of climate denial and as well as insights about the presidential election.


The Every Woman Krew broadcasts live from the Unicorn Theatre.  Sponsored by  Women’s Equality Week, we focus on LGBTQ issues of Equality and Voting Rights.

Panelists include Una and Fiona Nowling from the 10th Voice, along with Caryn and Adrienne Richmond.  In front of a live audience, these women share their stories of perseverance through legal blocks of suppression.

Live At The Unicorn Theatre!
Episode date : August 27, 2016
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Every Woman has an open house at KKFI and invites Women’s Equality Week Coalition members to discuss why Women will never quit PUSHING BACK & MARCHING FORWARD for Equality.

Women’s Equality Week
Episode date : August 20, 2016
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This month’s book for the Sandra Moran Alphabet Soup Radio Book Club is Backcast by Ann McMan, which has been described as Fried Green Tomatoes meets The Big Chill by way of A River Runs Through It. Panelists Ann McMan, Michelle Pond, Bev Prescott, and Jeff Vincent join host Elizabeth Andersen for a good-humored yet serious discussion of this wonderful novel.


This bonus book club show featured four authors. Robin Wayne Bailey is a renowned novelist, short story writer, poet and editor who lives in the Kansas City area. Host Elizabeth Andersen talks to Robin about past and future projects. Karen Richard is a labor contract negotiator by day and author by night. Her work brought her to town recently, and Elizabeth interviewed her as well as Kansas City authors Kris Bryant and KB Draper.


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