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Conscious Voices #22- Hosted by Cynthia Rosi and Michael Paul


54:41 minutes (50.08 MB)

Recordings of a public presentation in Columbus of Iraq Veterans Against the War.

Michael Paul checks out the green building scene in Columbus.  He speaks with representatives of the Columbus Housing Partnership, which has created affordable housing and helped over 20,000 people find housing since 1987.  CHP is currently working on a Green House project.

Conscious Voices #20A - Hosted by Tom Over


55:41 minutes (50.99 MB)

Tom Over speaks with Pat Marida and Jennifer Miller from the Central Ohio Sierra Club. 

Out-takes from Ralph Nader's talk and Q&A in Columbus before Election 2008.

Conscious Voices #20 - Hosted by Michael Paul


55:01 minutes (100.73 MB)

Reporter Michael Paull spends time with the Homebrew Cub as they prepare for the national conference. Our music today is from Pirate, a band from 26th East Blake, Washington Beach.

 

Conscious Voices #19 - Solar ovens, alternative media, and mime


55:04 minutes (100.83 MB)

Today in the studio we'll be talking to Tim Chavez, a solar oven fan who tells us what's cooking in his couch potato oven this summer. Jody Kushins explains new media, and why that's important in a progressive community, and mime artist David Krohn reflects on his electrifying stage life. Music is courtesy of Feveria and their album 'Past Time Reflections' on Jamendo.com. But first, a little word on chickens.

Conscious Voices #18A - Hosted by Tom Over


59:01 minutes (108.08 MB)

Recordings of speeches made at a Sept, 2008 rally of the Blue [collar] - Green [environmentalism] Alliance at the Ohio Statehouse.

Conscious Voices #18 - Cynthia Rosi


56:00 minutes (102.55 MB)

Michael Dowd and his wife Connie Barlow travel the US in a giant van painted with a logo of the Jesus fish kissing the Darwin fish, under the caption "Thank God for Evolution." It's a descriptor of their marriage - he's born again, she's an atheist - and of his book, which celebrates evolution and the billions of years our tiny blue planet has been travelling around the sun. (www.thankgodforevolution.com)

Conscious Voices #17 - Cynthia Rosi


55:53 minutes (102.34 MB)

Compilation of previous shows: 

Jeff Redfield, Director, Court Appointed Special Advocates

Marilyn Welker, Director, Simply Living, speaks of sustainability, greening of the earth, and healing towards wholeness.

Jim Merkle (author, Radical Simplicity) speaks of his low-footprint lifestyle and his upcoming visit to OSU for the Sustainability Conference

Conscious Voices #16 - Hosted by Shawn Paulson and Cynthia Rosi


55:00 minutes (100.71 MB)

Betsy Lobe, from the Nurturing Nature Program, describes a 4-organization collaborative effort in developing a 10 hour environmental curriculum for early childhood education.

Growing-to-Green coordinator, Bill Dawson, talks about Franklin Park Conservatory and community gardens.

Cynthia reflects on poetic composition with local poet Dun Zhong.

Conscious Voices #15: Radical Simplicity and Flying Cars


55:07 minutes (100.93 MB)

Josh Benniston, Botany and Horticulture expert, talks to us about "Habitat Landscaping" including ecological home gardens, food spaces, entrance spaces, habitats for birds, landscapes that aren't toxic, and organic practices. Landscape can enhance the health of the family and the natural world, as an opportunity for children to learn, as well as a healing place to promote physical and psychological health... (read more)

Conscious Voices #14 - Hosted by Cynthia Rosi


53:55 minutes (98.72 MB)

Is your life in alignment with your values? People who want to live like that are attracted to Simply Living. Executive Director Marilyn Welker talks about how you can receive support in your values by taking part in the Earth Institute discussion groups and other Simply Living activities.

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