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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.

Conscious Voices #13 - CASA, photographer portrays Central America, and intuitive practitioner interprets archetypes


55:26 minutes (101.5 MB)

Welcome to the Conscious Voices program. I'm your host Cynthia Rosi, and today we'll be hearing from the Development Director at CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates - about this amazing volunteer opportunity, from Bob Studzinski who's been around the world recording indigenous people and their societies from behind the lens, and intuitive Jenny Seek talks about the archetypes in the Tarot, and how they can be used for personal growth.

Conscious Voices #12 - Democratic debate, inside and outside the hall.


56:30 minutes (51.74 MB)

A report from the Presidential Democratic Debate at Cleveland State University between Barak Obama and Hillary Clinton, with remarks from Mayor Michael Coleman, State Representative Tracy Heard, Governor Ted Strickland, the Reverend Jesse Jackson as well as from supporters standing outside and peaceful protesters. Thank you to Eugene Beer for additional production and technical support.

Conscious Voices #11 - Michelle Obama speech, performance muralist, OEFFA


55:09 minutes (101 MB)

Michelle Obama talks about the struggle of the average-income earner to raise a family; mural artist Kyra Kopestonski paints to a ballet, and farmers and foodies at the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association talk about their farming visions. Thank you to Jamendo.com for the creative commons piano music by Rob Costlow and his track "I Do."

Conscious Voices #10 - Cost of coal industry to family farmers; poet Betty Bleen


54:29 minutes (99.77 MB)

We listen to the poignant story of Elisa Young, a woman who moved to the farm that had been in her family since the Revolutionary War only to find everything dying around her. She blames the four coal plants that encircle her - and talks about her fight to prevent new coal plants coming to the area.

We talk to the Ohio Consumer's Counsel about their views on one of the coal plants, and give you tips on what you can do to help.

Conscious Voices #9 - Religious hijacking, Marine Iraq weapons inspector


58:45 minutes (53.81 MB)

Diane Bunnel explores the religious hijacking of her only two children. Public talk by Marine weapons inspector Scott Ritter, who told our government prior to the war there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq; Jeff Cohen talks about how the current administration primed us for war in Iraq through the media and is doing it again in Iran.

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