MSG ’82, Spring 1990

Part 1 31:45
Grateful Dead 9/20/82 Madison Square Garden, New York City

Part 2 24:15
Grateful Dead, Spring 1990 (The Other One) (3/18/90)
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol. 5 (12/31/75)

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Hate Crimes in Amish Country, A Buddhist Solution to Drug Addiction, and More

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The Begholz Barbers, Refusing to ‘Turn the Other Cheek’
In a series of dark autumn nights in 2011, a radical group of Amish men and women forcibly entered the homes of their families and friends, held them down, and shaved their beards and hair. It was ruled a religious hate crime, but judges overturned that decision at the end of August, saying that this was a human drama, not a religious one.Pictured to the left: A victim of the beard-cutting attacks, wearing a black hat on the right. This photo was taken by a perpetrator in the Berholz group a few moments before they ambushed and attacked him.

Emma Green, religion writer for The Atlantic and author of the article, Violence Among the Amish
Donald Kraybill, author of Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes, and the Trial of the Bergholz Barbers

Bergholz preacher Johnny Mullet attacking Bishop Raymond Hershberger in a late-night attack at Hershberger’s farm in Holmes County Ohio. This was taken by members of Bergholz and used as evidence at their trial.

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Breaking Addiction, Buddhism-Style October 16, 2014
The Buddha taught that the cause of suffering is “uncontrollable thirst or repetitive craving”– which makes a whole lot of sense to people waging their own battles with food, drugs and alcohol. Noah Levine, a former heroin addict and practicing Buddhist, share his non-theistic approach to addiction recovery.Pictured: A depiction of the Tibetan Wheel of Life, which represents the cyclic suffering humans endure and must overcome to attain enlightenment.

Noah Levine, author of Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction

hat we hear about Syria today is grim: ISIS is advancing, the death toll is rising, refugees are fleeing. So today we’re going to recall the Syria that came before all that. Historically, it’s been a deeply spiritual country, full of Sufi Muslims and Orthodox Christians, whose songs and prayers represent some of the most beautiful examples of religious music in the world. Jason Hamacher recorded some of these sounds, just months before the civil war erupted.Jason Hamacher, producer of Nawa – Ancient Sufi Invocations and Forgotten Songs from Aleppo

Howard Scott

Guitarist Howard Scott of the Lowriders (formerly of War), checks in withYour Fusion Funkmeister.

Celebrating Audre Lorde: Interviews with Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Dagmar Shultz.

This episode of the F Word celebrates the life and work of Black lesbian feminist mother warrior poet, Audre Lorde. We feature interviews with Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Dagmar Shultz. Both have works featured in the Audre Lorde Fall Festival hosted by the Institute of Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice on Wednesday, October 15th and Thursday, October 16th at UBC. Alexis will be bringing her interactive oracle project, The Lord Concordance, and Dagmar Shultz will be screening her film “Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984 to1992.”

We were fortunate enough to catch up with them both and ask them about the impact of Lorde s work today, their own work, and the politics of representation.

Modesto ’69

Part 1 24:38
Grateful Dead 3/28/69 Student Center, Modesto Junior College

Part 2 30:13
Grateful Dead 3/28/69 Student Center, Modesto Junior College
Mickey Hart, Rolling Thunder

Loreena McKennitt

Loreena McKennitt’s recording career began in 1985 with the album Elemental. She has since released total of 17 albums. An active member of her community, she has founded and oversees charitable undertakings in the fields of water safety and family/childhood support services. We spoke with Loreena after the release of The Journey So Far – The Best of Loreena McKennitt, a celebration of 30 years as an independent artist.