Todd Moss is the author of his first novel The Golden Hour, a fictional tale about international intrigue in the Horn of Africa. But he's also an expert on real life foreign policy as a Senior Fellow and CEO for the Center for Global Development, a Washington DC Think tank that conducts research and analysis on the developing world. He talked with Don Merrill about terrorism, economic development and a few of the good stories across the African continent. 29:04 minutes (26.61 MB)
Old Moles Bill Resnick and Norm Diamond talk about union organizing by way of a mutual review of Jane McAlevey's book "Raising Expecations, and Raising Hell: my decade fighting for the labor movement". They consider the official and cynical meaning of labor day, but also the stagnation of the labor movement as it's moved away from rank-and-file organizing, direct action, and using workers' power to drive social change. 18:32 minutes (16.97 MB)
In light of the recent death of Robin Williams, Iven Hale reflects on depression and suicide. Statistics indicate a global epidemic of depression, although those figures work in the interests of the pharmaceutical industry. While medication can be life changing and life saving for those suffering this genuine and physical as well as mental illness, Iven questions the risk that the Western medical model poses to alternative cultural and political traditions of suicide. 9:43 minutes (4.45 MB)
Gongs are one of man's oldest therapeutic instruments and are believed to have a profound effect on the nervous system. They are reported to bring about relaxed and meditative states, aid in pain control, and decrease negative thought patterns, addictive behaviors, and depression. Many people use gong therapy every day to 'raise their vibration', which improves the quality of their thoughts and actions, and helps restore a state of inner balance.
You can learn more and watch Faye Henry perform this gong bath using four Paiste Gongs at: http://www.tsvibrations.com Click on 'Sonic Massage' and scroll down to 'Energize Your Field With Gongs.'
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