Celebrating Samhain-- Celtic New Year: Ani speaks with local author Lichen June on transformations.
Samhain (aka Halloween) is a time of endings, of death, and of deep transformation-- as every ending carries inside it a new beginning. Many of us fear this sort of profound changes, and painfully clutch to our past, because it is all we know. Some who seek transformation still try to retain rigid control, fearing chaos and loss of agency.
Oil Spill Pilgrims, Reflections from the Gulf Coast
On Tuesday October 26, listen to Oil Spill Pilgrims, a half hour special documenting a group of Portlander's trip to the Gulf Coast during the oil spill. We'll hear from group members about their time spent in the gulf, and we'll also hear from some of our Gulf Coast neighbors who've been directly effected by the spill. Don't forget to tune in Tuesday at 7 pm!
C Street, You’ve probably heard about it. The Secret house in the nation’s capital linked to three congressional sex scandals. A private, tax free sanctuary and congressional Boarding house owned by a shadowy religious organization know as TheFamily. Jeff Sharlet is the author who ripped the cover off of this secret organization with his book The Family. But he didn’t stop there.
Staff of the We'Moon collective joined Ani for a look at their history, and what they are doing now. For thirty years, the We'Moon calendars have explored topics of deep ecology, women's culture, and goddess-centered spirituality through art and verse written by women. Along with the inspiring art, the calendar also holds detailed astrological information and lunar cycles.
(Intro song is a clip from Joanne Rand's "Earth My Body" featured on the album, "The Monkey-Puzzle")
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