#15 Amy Brown-White (Diversity and Inclusivity Consultant) / Sara Milonovich (Rootstock Farm Fest) “Diversity, Inclusion, Making Music and Supporting Farmers”

Today, we talk about the Cosby verdict, women’s vindication and the fierceness of Michelle Wolf. Then we’re joined by guest Amy Brown-White to talk diversity and inclusivity. Our second guest, Sara Milonovich, talks about her vast experience as a touring musician and co-founding her own festival to raise money for local farmers.

#14 KayCee Wimbish (YMCA Urban Farm) / Sammi Niss (Cancer Survivor, Musician) “Urban Farming and Surviving Cancer”

Today we talk hair and age appropriate hair cuts. Guest KayCee Wimbish tells us about starting an urban farm and how to expand food access. Second guest Sammi Niss shares her process working through cancer and chemo at the age of 27 and releasing a solo album. Pssst, she’s a drummer and then some.

#13 Liz Harrington (O+ Fest, Entrepreneur) / Kim Field (Stargazer Lilies) “Life After New York City”

Today we catch up on things, Shana in the recording studio and the emotions that come up around that, and Theresa and “babygate.” Warning, lots of emotions around trying to conceive. We’re then joined by guest Liz Harrington, wife, Mom, pollinator for the Hudson Valley’s local currency who talks about leaving NYC behind to build her dream life upstate. Our second guest is Kim Field, singer and bass player for the band, The Stargazer Lilies. Amidst the ups and downs of musicianhood, Kim too made the leap from NYC to the Poconos in search of a…yep, a different lifestyle.

#13 Liz Harrington (O+ Fest, Entrepreneur) / Kim Field (Stargazer Lilies) “Life After New York City”

On today’s show, Shana and Theresa catch up with each other. Shana talks about her week in the studio recording her new album and on the emotions that come up thinking about whether this is her last one. Theresa gets a little vulnerable talking about the saga of setting up a baby gate for other Mom’s at the yoga studio as she works through her own emotions of trying to have a baby. Tissues may be needed.

Special in studio guest, Liz Harrington, Mom, Wife, pollinator for Hudson Valley’s local currency, community builder, and innovator talks about how she was able to leave NYC behind and is in the process of building her dream life in the Hudson Valley. After a life threatening birth with her second child, she and her family refocused their priorities, downsized, and started looking to community for support and nourishment. Liz and her cheerleading attitude is an inspiration to us all!

We also hear from Kim Field, singer and bass player for shoegaze band, The Stargazer Lilies. Kim also made the big leap away from NYC to the Poconos, PA looking for a different lifestyle. She shares the ups and downs of being a musician and how she overcomes those challenges to pursue her dreams.

On next week’s show we speak with KayCee Wimbish who founded the Kingston YMCA Farm Project in an abandoned field in the middle of the city, and Sammi Niss, drummer, cancer survivor and songwriter performing her first solo show, Hiding Behind Sound, at the end of this month.

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Liz Harrington
https://www.facebook.com/lizzy.harrington

Hudson Valley Current
https://hudsonvalleycurrent.org/

Kim Field
https://www.thestargazerlilies.com/

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#12 Carolita Johnson(New Yorker Cartoonist) / Sari Botton (Writer, NY Times ) “Learning to Say No”

Theresa and guest hostess Carolita Johnson, artist and New Yorker cartoonist, talk about Carolita’s journey back and forth between New York City and Paris, dodging careers your parents envision for you, and becoming an artist on your own terms. They are joined by special guest Sari Botton, writer, Essays Editor at Longreads, Editorial Director at TMI Project, editor of Goodbye to All That and Never Can Say Goodbye, and founder of Kingston Writer’s Studio.

#11 Rebecca Martin “Songwriter and Activist”

On today’s show, we sit down with songwriter, musician, and advocate Rebecca Martin to talk about her life as a musician, how she has been organizing from a very young age, and how she balances those two parts of herself today. Rebecca talks about how she deals with conflict and challenge, rising above and moving forward.

#10 Rebecca Moore (Musician, Avant-Guard Performer, Activist) “From Art to Veganism”

On today’s show Shana and Theresa talk with Rebecca Moore, musician, actor, performance artist, educator, activist and co-founder of Hudson Valley Veg Fest.

#10 Rebecca Moore (Musician, Avant-Guard Performer, Activist) “From Art to Veganism”

On today’s show Shana and Theresa talk with Rebecca Moore, musician, actor, performance artist, educator, activist and co-founder of Hudson Valley Veg Fest. She talks to us about what it was like growing up in NYC, collaborating with pioneers of the 80’s and 90’s NYC art scene, making and playing music, and fighting for the rights of artists and tenants during the height of Manhattan’s gentrification. Rebecca befriended a chicken at summer camp when she was 10 years old which would forever have a profound impact on who she is and what she does. Now, as a full-time animal rights activist she has The Institute for Animal Happiness , Rebecca talks about the ways she educates others on the agriculture industry, and how she is building a Vegan movement in the Hudson Valley and beyond. Her work is all about creating a culture of compassion which includes compassion for self and others. Words of wisdom from Rebecca, activists, be sure to take care of yourselves, don’t fall prey to guilt trips, and surround yourselves with those who support you!

Next week we sit down with Rebecca Martin, musician, environmental and political activist, and community builder. Mark your calendars, you won’t want to miss this!

Rebecca Moore
http://www.instituteforanimalhappiness.com/

Hudson Valley Vegfest
http://www.hvvegfest.org/

Today’s show was engineered by Ida Hakkila of Radio Kingston, http://www.radiokingston.org.
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#9 Rachel Collet (Photographer)/ Samantha Stephenson (Frenchy and the Punk) “Seeing the Shadow”

Today we chat about seeing our shadow, the subconscious parts of our personality and how setting boundaries is a powerful form of self care. Theresa speaks with Rachel Collet, photographer, about how she’s taking a break from her work to build her own home…with her own hands. Shana speaks with Samantha Stephenson from the band Frenchy and the Punk about life as a touring musician, her experience leading panels on how to have a creative life, and how to follow your joy. Shouts to the women of WINGS.

#8 Lori Ann King (Author) / Vickie Tanner (Writer, Performer) “Hashtag Me Too”

On today’s show Shana and Theresa break down the #metoo conversation further by looking at the messages they received as young women and how those messages shaped how they’ve responded to men and sexual harassment in their lives. Special guest, Lori Ann King, talks about her personal health journey through a hysterectomy, an oophorectomy, and the sudden onset of surgical menopause. Vickie Tanner shares her story about pursuing her dreams as an actor in NYC. And don’t forget self-care!