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Episodes #400 - 412 (January-April 2013): Click here for details
Episode 418 (May 11-17)
Segment 1 -- "An Evening with Amy Goodman"
On January 13, 2012, Amy Goodman spoke to a capacity crowd of about 500 people at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Sacramento. She discussed the winds of change blowing across the globe, from Tahrir in Egypt to the Occupy Movement throughout the United States. Amy Goodman is a progressive broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter and author. She is the principal host of Democracy Now!, an independent global news program broadcast daily on radio, television and the Internet. After graduating from Harvard in 1984 with a degree in anthropology, she spent 10 years as producer of the evening news show at WBAI, Pacifica Radio’s station in New York City. Democracy Now!, which began in 1996, now airs on more than 225 stations across North America. Goodman has received dozens of awards for her work, including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and the George Polk Award.
Segment 2 -- "Leaving"
Threatened with kidnap and facing escalating and horrific violence in their neighborhood, a Mandaean family from Baghdad reaches the difficult decision to leave their home of more than 30 years and go to live in Damascus. The film documents the painful process of selling all their goods and dividing up their house so it can be rented out and finally it records their dangerous road trip to the Syrian border and their arrival to their new, temporary home.
Episode 417 (May 4-10)
The “Peak Moment” series has been shown regularly on “Media Edge” since 2006. Tonight, we present four new episodes of the “Peak Moment series.
Segment 1 -- "Peak Moment"
“The external growth of a budding economy is over. The focus on growth now needs to be on the inner world.” Carolyn Baker’s "Navigating the Coming Chaos" is a toolkit to prepare emotionally and spiritually for the collapse
of industrial civilization now underway. First build an “internal bunker,” she suggests, to begin healing the fear, grief and despair that immobilize many people in our “culture of numbness.” From that foundation, she invites us to look at who our allies are —people, places, possessions. Carolyn observes that many people experience a level of joy by doing this work.
Segment 2 -- "Peak Moment"
“Changing times calls for changing lifestyles.” says Brian Kerkvliet. “So [we've] put more energy into the land… The more you get your fingers in the soil, the more endorphins rush through your head. You get excited by all of
that.” Using permaculture and biodynamic practices, Brian’s family is endlessly experimenting and innovating to find what works. His wife Alexandra and daughter Rosalie introduce us to the goats, pigs, and cows who are essential players in their farm’s web of life. Don’t miss the outdoor shower with water heated by microbes in the compost pile!
Segment 3 -- "Peak Moment"
Join the kids at Farm Camp! You’ll watch them care for turkeys and rabbits, listen to a harvest season story, and cook up applesauce. Campers have fun growing and preparing food and, best of all, eating the results. They raise veggies from seed to harvest and take field trips, like the Camp Pizza kids who visit a cheese maker. It all started because founder Laura Plaut wanted her son to have joyful food experiences. “We do [this] because it feels good. It makes us happy, takes care of the planet, [and] takes care of communities.”
Segment 4 -- "Peak Moment"
Take a whirlwind tour of Free Geek, powered almost entirely by volunteers. Free Geek keeps electronic stuff out of the landfill while refurbishing computers. “Volunteer for 24 hours, and you get a free computer, a class on how to use it, and a year of free tech support,” says Reuse Coordinator Alison Briggs. Her tour starts with volunteers receiving used equipment donations at the front door. After initial testing, stuff gets deconstructed. Recyclable materials are separated out. Computers are refurbished in a Build Room — even laptops. Finished computers go to volunteers, non-profits, and Free Geek’s thrift shop. They’re living up to their byline: “connecting our community one computer at a time.”
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