#84 “Living Cooperatively” Evelyn Wright, Commonwealth HV and Julia Farr, Kingston Land Trust

Today I have a special guest host, MY MOM! In town for my big nuptials happening this weekend. We’re talking commons and cooperatives, economic democracy and sustainability with special guests Evelyn Wright founder of Commonwealth Hudson Valley and Julia Farr, Executive Director of the Kingston Land Trust. The website of Commonwealth HV perfectly sums up the importance of the work these women do, "Economic stagnation and the impending climate crisis have provoked a global flowering of interest and activity in developing innovative, community-driven ways to address income and wealth inequality, meet people’s needs, and build more stable, just communities. Communities are using a growing toolbox of strategies including cooperatives, community land trusts, non-extractive financing, and collaborative processes to create good, locally rooted jobs, democratize community wealth, and rebuild local commons. Cities and regions are supporting these efforts by creating support ecosystems, mobilizing anchor purchasing, and building grassroots incubators." Both of these ladies are spearheading this type of transformation in our community, and we hope it inspires you to be more cooperatively wherever you are.

Today’s show was engineered by Ben Benton of Radio Kingston, http://www.radiokingston.org.

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#83 “Long Live Art” Sita Gomez and Susie DeFord

Today I get to have a lively conversation with two friends about art and life and how the two intersect.

Sita Gomez de Kanelba is a distinguished Cuban American visual artist born in Paris 1932. She is daughter of the doctor Domingo Mauricio Gómez-Gimeranez and Else-Marie (Formo) Gómez. Her family fled the Nazi’s after Hitler’s request for her father to work for him. They were later exiled from Cuba and lived in New York. Sita received her Diploma in Art From Parsons School of Design in 1955. She has shown in exhibits and galleries all over the world, from the Cisneros Gallery in New York to the Museum of Modern art in Bogata, Columbia. She is a close friend and contemporary of the artist Carmen Herrera, and like Herrera is beginning to gain more recognition later in life. Sita continues to paint and show her work and now lives in Hudson, New York.

Susie DeFord studied poetry at Florida State University, and received her MFA from the New School University. Her work has appeared in BOMB, Poets and Artists, Mipoesias, Work Zine, Dog Fancy, Shampoo, the Anthology "Dogs Singing," amongst others. She has taught writing at Brooklyn Friends School, Berkeley Carroll, and the College of New Rochelle. Also a musician, in 2012 she started NEON GRLZ a collaborative musical experiment. Back in the day she played in the bands Terset and Wu Wei. She writes the blog Dog Poet Laureate. She teaches at The Kingston Writers Studio in Kingston, NY. Susie is a CPDT-KA dog trainer who lives in Catskill, NY where she runs Susie’s Pet Care, a dog boarding & training business. She is also a Licensed Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty in Kingston, NY.

The two fatefully met when Sita was looking to sell her home and Susie is in the business of selling them. They are now endeavoring to publically revive Sita’s impressive art collection with her first showing in decades this October 12th and 13th as a part of Hudson, NY’s open studios. Susie is also partnering with a local filmmaker to produce a documentary film on Sita’s colorful art and life and is actively pursuing funding to complete this project.

Today’s show was engineered by Ben Benton of Radio Kingston, http://www.radiokingston.org.

We heard music from our fave, Shana Falana, http://www.shanafalana.com/

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#82 “Living Well” Emily Flynn – City of Kingston + Annie Bond – HeartMind Healer School

On today’s show I get to speak with Emily Flynn, Director of Health and Wellness for the City of Kingston, Live Well Kingston, and President of Bike-Friendly Kingston, and Annie Bond, clairvoyant, healer, founder of the Divine Mother Center and HeartMind Healer School, toxic-free living expert and award winning author.

Emily and I get to talk about the projects she’s involved with to make Kingston a healthy and vibrant community. She shares some of the details of Live Well Kingston and its many spokes, Eat Well, Play Well, Age Well. Travel Well and Heal Well. As a cycling advocate she gives us a glimpse into what it means to be "bike-friendly" and what she and others are doing to make the transition in Kingston. You can catch her at one of the weekly "Slow Rides" in Kingston or enjoying one of her favorite public spaces like the new green line.

Annie begins her story describing the sudden degradation of her physical and mental health after a one-two punch of exposure to toxic substances which she gratefully recognizes as what brought her to the work she now does. As an expert in toxic-free living, she shares a few nuggets of her vast knowledge, and recommends her book Better Basics for the Home as a good resource for living toxin-free. Her studies of energy and her own healing work led her to forming the HeartMind Healer Energy School where she teaches others how to heal themselves and others. You can book private sessions with Annie, sign up for her next school series or workshop, or you can activate your Life Channel – Pranic Tube with this meditation she practices daily.

Today’s show was engineered by Ben Benton of Radio Kingston, http://www.radiokingston.org.

We heard music from our fave, Shana Falana, http://www.shanafalana.com/

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# 81 The Magic of the Hoot with Ruth Ungar Merenda, Vern Fannin and Ally Britton

The Summer Hoot is coming up y’all! Today I get to sit down with a few of the women who make it happen. Ruth Ungar Merenda, is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist who plays fiddle, ukulele and guitar with the Mammals, Mom, AND HOOT festival founder and organizer. Veronica Fannin, illustrator, botanical drawing instructor, children’s book author/illustrator AND official Hoot visual artist/designer and co-coordinator. Last but not least Ally Britton, program director at the Ashokan Center and member of the band Silverdome!

What do we talk about today? Lots. Ruthy’s first music memory, the power of music, songwriting, why the Hoot started, Vern’s background, how they became friends, art for art’s sake, making a living as an artist, Ally’s work at the Ashokan Center, teaching kids about nature, the fun that will happen like blacksmithing, hikes and kids parades at the Hoot, the magic of the Arm of the Sea Theater, gong baths, performing, getting nervous, Ani Difranco. We hear Ruthy perform "Baby" live from the Mike and Ruthy catalogue, what a treat! We talk about Hoot highlights, the magic of the Ashokan Center and the intentional love that goes into the making of the Hoot.

You want to go right! Get your tickets here. Want to volunteer? Head over here to sign up. Catch the Hoot bus from Radio Kingston…check our website for the details.

We listened to Beautiful One (here’s the stop motion beautiful movie that a big fan made…you must watch this!), When My Story Ends and Maple Leaf by the Mammals and Bright as You Can Be by the Mike and Ruthy Band.

Today’s show was engineered by Ben Benton of Radio Kingston, http://www.radiokingston.org. With special technical support from Manuel Blas and Kale Kaposhilin.

We heard music from our fave, Shana Falana, http://www.shanafalana.com/

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#80 Lila Lolling – Yoga Philosophy Teacher, Author + Environmentalist

Today I get to go deep with an amazing woman who’s got a lot of story to share! Lila (lee-laa) Lolling is an experienced Hatha Yoga, meditation, and classical yoga philosophy teacher for nearly 20 years but that’s just the beginning. At the age of 15 she had a sudden onset of epilepsy. Around the same time she began to form a deep connection to the deaf community through a serendipitous baby-sitting gig. Serving the deaf community seemed to be her calling until at the age of 28 she found yoga which turned out to be the medicine that would keep her seizures at bay. She eventually combined the two and is the founder and co-director of the ASL Yoga Collective, formerly DeafYoga Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating yoga opportunities in ASL (American Sign Language). In 2016, she published her first book "Walking the Ancient Path of Yoga," and in June 2018 she was invited to speak on the topic "Yoga for Peace" at the United Nations. Most recently, she graduated from Omega Institute’s Ecological Literacy Immersion Program, a social and regenerative design course that further inspired her endeavor, EcoYoga Life which was envisioned in the Himalayas a year prior and birthed in the Hudson Valley where she currently resides.

Today, we talk about all of this, plus get some tips on what we can do to lead a more climate conscious lifestyle. We also get personal about the profound heart ache she experienced in 2017 following a very unexpected announcement from her then husband that he wanted a divorce. Utilizing the wisdom she’s absorbed from her years studying and practicing yoga philosophy, Lila allowed herself to feel it all, the sadness, anger, and depression, in order to truly grow from the pain of the experience and in turn heal old wounds and trauma that she hadn’t realized were still present in her consciousness. Today she gratefully walks through life with a deeper kind of presence and an open heart. Stay tuned to her website for how you can catch more of Lila’s wisdom on yoga philosophy and EcoYoga Life or catch her teaching classes in the Hudson Valley and beyond!

Today’s show was engineered by Ben Benton of Radio Kingston, http://www.radiokingston.org.

We heard music from our fave, Shana Falana, http://www.shanafalana.com/ Happy Birthday week Shana!!!

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