Dr. Vandana Shiva will be speaking at Unity Temple on the Plaza, Thursday. KKFI will be broadcasting her talk on the value of diversity in nature and society.
Dr. Vandana Shiva is a physicist, ecologist, activist and author who is changing the way the world thinks about food, agriculture and sustainability.
Her lecture, “Cultivating Diversity, Freedom and Hope,” will address the value of diversity in nature and in society, as well how the monoculture of the mind can destroy that diversity at every level. She will share what is happening to seed and food, and how “Gardens Of Hope” protect Seed Freedom and Food Democracy.
Her message of local ownership and self-sufficiency in the production and distribution of food offers a powerful case for the development of urban and local food systems that we’ve seen in Kansas City over the last ten years; her deep understanding of sustainability challenges us to keep reaching across sectors, disciplines, and communities as we grow our regional food system.
Hosted by: Cultivate Kansas City, UMKC’s Environmental Studies Program and Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design.
The common lament in these post-modern times is that there is not enough time. We’re overly busy and are overworking. We allow our gadgets, such as smart phones and tablets, to absorb our attention. We jump down the rabbit hole of emails and texting, and engage in social media letting them take up more and more of our time so we spend less and less time connecting with ourselves and with one another in deep and meaningful ways. Many studies have shown all of these things prevent us from having the time to regenerate and recharge and to tap into our innate wisdom. After suffering a fall from over-exhaustion, Huffington asked herself this question: “What is success?” She points out, “by the conventional definition of success, I was successful. I had just been chosen for Time Magazine as one of a hundred most influential people…But by any sane definition of success, I was clearly not successful. I was collapsing and finding myself in a pool of my own blood. That was the beginning of this journey for me. It was really about redefining success, both for me and for all of us.” Success in Huffington’s terms is about the quality of our well-being. It is about the wisdom and the wonder that manifests in our lives as well as the contribution we make to others. She has many suggestions as to how we can live a life of well-being, wisdom and wonder. (hosted by Justine Willis Toms)Bio
Arianna Huffington is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of many books. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics.
Her books include:
To learn more about the work of Arianna Huffington go to: www.huffingtonpost.com/thrive.
Topics explored in this dialogue include:
- What is the third metric of true success beyond the accumulation of money and power
- Why women are more vulnerable to health complications due to stress than men
- Why “burn out” is a disease of post-modern civilization
- What is “hyperconnectivity” and how can we disengage from it
- Why sleep is the best medicine
- Why wisdom is more than information and data
- Why we must educate our inner voice to be kinder
- How we can be more mindful and present in our lives
- How our thoughts about death and dying can stimulate a sense of wonder
- What an amazing and wise person her mother was
Host: Justine Willis Toms Interview Date: 2/14/2014 Program Number: 3499
Kellis Bayless is a coal activist with a Ph.D in Ecology in Evolutionary Biology. He is an expert on mountaintop removal and its consequences. We’ll discuss the whole spectrum of coal consumption on the program.
The Apocalypse is revealed in an upbeat musical composed and performed by Kansas City’s Black Crack Revue featuring songs such as “‘Headed Toward Extinction”, “Dinosaur Breakfast”, and “666 Dub”.
M.C. Richardson, host and executive producer of Guess Who’s Coming To Kansas City, will feature The Jayhawker, a novel by Norman Ledgin. The book deals with the battles and loves of Malcolm Erskine, a mixed-race leader in the Border War of the 1850s, and is a fascinating mix of fact and fiction about the events preceding the Civil War. In Kansas, it was a selection for “Best Book” in the 2011 Sesquicentennial of statehood. So, turn on and tune in this Saturday, April 19th from 5-6PM on your radio dial at 90.1 FM, and online at KKFI.ORG.
During WWII the Japanese military enslaved large number of women, particularly from countries Japan had colonized such as Korea, for sexual use. This edition of WINGS tells how it happened, how Japan has gotten away with it, and about the activism that women have mounted for the survivors’ claims.
Angela Lytle is a feminist activist and human rights educator who works internationally with the comfort women support movement. She is also the Executive Director of the Women’s Human Rights Education Institute.
Originally produced for Feminist Current, and edited by Meghan Murphy for inclusion in WINGS. Series Producer, Frieda Werden.
Who’s watching you? Nowadays it seems everyone wants to get their hands on our personal data, from the FBI to the welfare department, to some of the country’s biggest retailers. On this edition of Making Contact, we take a closer look at the world of surveillance.
Hasan Elahi, artist and Associate Professor at the University of Maryland; Charles Duhigg, New York Times journalist and author of The Power of Habit; Jodie Berger, public benefits lawyer; John Gilliom, professor of political science at Ohio university; Kaaryn Gustafson, welfare lawyer and University of Connecticut teacher.
Host: George Lavender
Contributing Producers: Salima Hamirani
Producers: George Lavender, Andrew Stelzer
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Web Editor: Kwan Booth
Organizational Volunteers: Dan Turner and Barbara Barnett