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September 21st is recognized by the United Nation as the International Day of Peace. This will be the 34th year of worldwide recognition of this day. Local Humboldt Chapter Members of Women’s International League For Peace & Freedom, Andy Sehic and Sue Hilton discuss Peace activities throughout the year and the event “Speak Your Peace”that takes place on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Arcata Playhouse,located at 1251 9th Street.

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SUE HILTON is also a member of Humboldt’s  Raging Grannies –who promote peace, justice, social and economic equality through song & humor.

AZRA ANDY SEHIC is a  Bosnian native and also the Founder of TRUEntertainment.

 TRUEEntertainment  is presenting the 3rd annual family-oriented International Day of Peace observation in Arcata. Donations  will help pay for the Peace Pole project. It will be an evening of creativity, music, short film, narratives and stories from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM with hands on activities, storytelling, narratives, poetry, film and music. $5-10 donations accepted, kids under 7 are free.  Snacks and teas from around the world will be provided. Come celebrate inner and global peace!

 

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ELEANOR FARJEON was born in London in 1881. She wrote childrens stories and fantasy stories. The FARJEON AWARD is awarded for outstanding work in children literature. She lived in Sussex UK and was a personal friend of War Poet Edward Thomas. She died in 1965.

Peace    by Eleanor Farjeon

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I am as awful as my brother War,
I am the sudden silence after clamour.
I am the face that shows the seamy scar
When blood and frenzy has lost its glamour.
Men in my pause shall know the cost at last
That is not to be paid in triumphs or tears,
Men will begin to judge the thing that’s past
As men will judge it in a hundred years.

Nations! whose ravenous engines must be fed
Endlessly with the father and the son,
My naked light upon your darkness, dread! –
By which ye shall behold what ye have done:
Whereon, more like a vulture than a dove,
Ye set my seal in hatred, not in love.

II.

Let no man call me good. I am not blest.
My single virtue is the end of crimes,
I only am the period of unrest,
The ceasing of horrors of the times;
My good is but the negative of ill,
Such ill as bends the spirit with despair,
Such ill as makes the nations’ soul stand still
And freeze to stone beneath a Gorgon glare.

Be blunt, and say that peace is but a state
Wherein the active soul is free to move,
And nations only show as mean or great
According to the spirit then they prove. –
O which of ye whose battle-cry is Hate
Will first in peace dare shout the name of Love?

 

In her poems and plays, Suheir Hammad blends the stories and sounds of her Palestinian-American heritage with the vibrant language of Brooklyn to create a passionately modern voice.

 

FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THE HUMBOLDT CHAPTER OF WOMENS INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE & FREEDOM Events, Activities and Membership visit: http://www.WILPFHUMBOLDT.WORDPRESS.COM

To listen to and/or download Brenda’s conversation with Sue Hilton and Andy Sehic click the following link: 

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If you know of an older adult who has memory loss and confusion, then you know how difficult it can be to communicate with him or her.

Some of you may have seen Odile Lavault playing the accordion with the group “Baguette Quartette”  performing in cafes and musical venues or listened to the CDs.  Six years ago, Odile redirected her musical talents  into a communication technique called “The Validation Method.”  This technique, developed in the 1980’s by Naomi Feil teaches both professional and family caregivers how to empathize, understand and communicate with old-old disoriented people.

According to Naomi Feil, the incomprehensible and illogical behavior that people with dementia sometimes exhibit is an attempt  by the person to communicate and express their needs. Odile describes the aim of the Validation Method is to allow care-partners to enter the personal reality of a disoriented person to reduce their anxiety, decrease the need for medication or physical restraints, improve their sense of self worth and allow them to feel safe when communicating and relating to another person.  At the same time the care partner can feel more fulfilled and better prepared to handle difficult situations that can occur with people who are demented.

The following is an example from Naomi Feil of how the validation method works to help communication between a person with dementia and their caregiver. First is a scenario that is less than optimal:

Mrs. K: “Doctor, I have to go home now to feed my children.”

Physician: “Mrs. K, you can’t go home.  Your children are not there.  You are 96 years old.  Your children are grown and live far away.”

Mrs. K: “Oh Doctor I know all that.  That’s why I have to get out of here, right now.  I have to feed them. They’re coming home for lunch, the the door is locked. Get me out of here!”

The following then shows how the validation method focuses on the objective here and now and avoids asking why, a concept that disoriented older people may not wish or be able to deal with.

Mrs. K:  Doctor, I have to go home now to feed my children.”

Physician:  “You must have been a good mother.  You must miss your children.”

Mrs. K:  “You know it.  I always cared for them.  Whatever they wanted, I gave them.  You guessed it.  But I get along all right now without them.”

Odile works as a validation therapist at a home for the aged in the Bay Area and she teaches workshops on the validation method to both professional and family care-partners.  She emphasizes acceptance of the disoriented older person just the way they are in the moment, without trying to change them.  This can then create an exchange of genuine, trusting moments.

For more information about the Validation Method, go to http://www.vfvalidation.org or you can contact Odile at olavault@yahoo.com.

To listen to and/or download Corinne’s conversation with Odile Lavault click the following link:     8-11-2014-Corinne_Odile Lavault.mp3

 

 

 

 

 

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Leah Crenshaw-Pepke is a hard working singer who gigs all over Humboldt County as a member of multiple bands, she also has a day job and a home life, and big changes on the horizon.

Crenshaw-Pepke says music was always in her life, from singing in school productions and choirs, to a family member who’d been in a legendary band, and a cousin who writes a music blog that you should probably check out: http://www.50percenthipster.com

Performing live in KHSU’s studio with her band mate from  Eyes Anonymous, Richard LaPreziosa, Crenshaw-Pepke performs some new twists on old tunes and talks about making a big, busy life work. “There is no plan, you just make it work.”

For more information, Crenshaw-Pepke invites you to check out her bands’ Facebook pages:

https://www.facebook.com/Bump-Foundation-193138708223/?ref=ts&fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/eyesanonymous/?ref=ts&fref=ts

To listen to and/or download this segment click the following link: 

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Marci HamiltonMarci Hamilton is the Paul R. Verkuil Chair of Public Law at the Benjamin L. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University in New York City, and a widely regarded scholar in constitutional law. She is an expert on and advocate for the U.S. Constitution’s required separation of church and state.   Her book, God vs. The Gavel: The Perils of Extreme Religious Liberty, teaches us about the First Amendment, it’s history, it’s effects of promoting the greatest good for greatest number of people, and how it is being co-opted by extreme religious concerns in ways that can be very harmful to others through the Federal and State legislative passage of Religious Freedom Restoration Acts.  She cites incidents of polygamy, child abusing clergy and parents denying their children life-saving medical care as examples of harmful religious actions hiding behind supposed religious liberty. God v Gavel As a religious person herself, she says religious belief and harm caused by belief, are separate things and protecting those who do harm in the name of religion is a dangerous trend in interpretation of constitutional law.

When Dr. Hamilton  is not teaching and arguing cases before the Supreme court she promotes adequate protection for minors, individuals and landowners.

Professor Hamilton has been honored as one of Pennsylvania’s Women of the Year; received the National Crime Victim Bar Association’s Frank Carrington Champion of Civil Justice Award; the E. Nathaniel Gates Award for outstanding public advocacy and scholarship; and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Pro Bono Legal Service to veterans groups. She clerked for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

To learn more about Dr. Marci Hamilton and her book, God vs. The Gavel: The Perils of Extreme Religious Liberty, go to http://www.cardozo.yu.edu/directory/marci-hamilton

To listen to and/or download Kathleen’s conversation with Marci Hamilton click the following link:     10-27-2014_Kathleen_Marci Hamilton

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What is your earliest memory of money?  What did you learn about money from your parents? Why is it easier to talk about sex than money in our culture? Do we really need to accumulate money?  How much is enough? In what ways do couples share money? Do men and women differ in how they deal with money? Are there ways to maximize assets and minimize taxes? What investments have been the most helpful in lifting people out of poverty?

These are some of the questions that have lived in the back of my mind for a long time.  Luckily I was fortunate to be introduced to Kimberley Pittman-Schulz who has had a long career in helping people from all walks of life donate to charities that reflect their personal values.  Kimberley has  been involved in philanthropy for over 30 years working for various local, national and international non-profit organizations supporting conservation, medicine, community development, small business and higher education.  When not involved in fundraising, Kimberley is a published poet and nonfiction author.  I was hoping that Kimberley would be able to read one of her poems but she had so much information to share about our relationship to money that we ran out of time. I could see that Kimberley’s ability to articulate deep emotions in writing spill over into her work with philanthropy, which if done well requires insight, compassion and the ability to guide people to use some of their money in a way that can fulfill their heart’s values, keep them financially safe and go way, way beyond consumerism.

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51WW2++q9+L._SX383_BO1,204,203,200_“SHE STOOD FOR FREEDOM, THE UNTOLD STORY OF A CIVIL RIGHTS HERO-JOAN TRUMPAUER MULHOLLAND” is a New Book by LOKI MULHOLLAND and Illustrated by CHARLOTTA JANSSEN   For Ages 7&Up; Grades 2&Up

“Segregation was unfair. It was wrong, morally, religiously. As a Southerner — a white Southerner — I felt that we should do what we could to make the South better and to rid ourselves of this evil.”  

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland

 

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland grew up in Virginia in the 1950s and witnessed the injustice of segregation firsthand. As a teenager, she joined the Civil Rights Movement, attending demonstrations and sit-ins. Because of her passionate belief in the cause, she was involved in several important and historically significant events, including
• The Freedom Rides of 1961
• The Woolworth’s lunch counter sit-ins in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1963
• The March on Washington with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963
• The Selma to Montgomery March in 1965

Joan says, “Anyone can make a difference. It doesn’t matter how old or young you are. Find a problem, get some friends together, and go fix it. Remember, you don’t have to change the world … just change your world.”

Filled with original photography, images of historical documents, and breathtaking collage artwork, “SHE STOOD FOR FREEDOM” is a celebration of the effect a single life can have on the world.

 

 

Woolworth's Lunch Counter Sit-In, Jackson, Miss 1963

Woolworth’s Lunch Counter Sit-In, Jackson, Miss 1963

Joan discusses with Brenda how Fred, the Photographer, was affected by their 3 hour ordeal.

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Joan and MLK

 

 

 

 

 

 

First White Member Of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority AND Arrested & Imprisoned Freedom Rider

First White Member Of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority AND Arrested & Imprisoned Freedom Rider

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joan was asked many times why she was putting her life in danger for the Civil Rights movement. Why had she left her family and friends and her old way of life, to fight for the cause? Her response, at least to herself, was a poem she wrote called “Dialogue”. The poem, Joan said, is “still my response. It still explains my attitude toward what I’ve done on the Civil Rights issue, primarily motivated by being a Southern and a Christian, and incidentally, an American.”

DIALOGUE

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

TO JAIL.

WHAT DID YOU DO?

NOTHING.

NOTHING BUT ACT LIKE AN AMERICAN.

WHY DID YOU DO THAT?

I THOUGHT YOU WERE A SOUTHERNER.

I AM.

YES.

THEN WHY?

THAT’S WHY.

BECAUSE I’M A SOUTHERNER.

NOTHING MORE?

I’M A CHRISTIAN.

THAT’S WHAT THEY ALL SAY.

BUT FOR A DIFFERENT REASON.

I READ THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

YOU ARE STRANGE.

YES.

VERY STRANGE.

BUT NOT ALONE.

Joan & Son, Loki Mulholland-Author of "SHE STOOD FOR FREEDOM"

Joan & Son, Loki Mulholland-Author of “SHE STOOD FOR FREEDOM”

Illustrations by Charlotta Janssen

Illustrations by Charlotta Janssen

 

 

For More Information on Joan Trumpauer Mulholland and The JTM Foundation visit:

http://www.anordinaryhero.com

 

 

 

 

 

To listen to and/or download this segment click the following link: Brenda and Joan Trumphauer Mulholland

A Fully Illustrated Children's Picture Book edition. Loki Mulholland & Angela Farewell authors. Charlotte Janssen, Illustrator

A Fully Illustrated Children’s Picture Book edition. Loki Mulholland & Angela Farewell authors. Charlotte Janssen, Illustrator

 

 

Dr. Susan Greenhalgh Dr. Susan Greenhalgh enjoys what she calls ‘thin privilege’; in other words, through no particular effort of her own she is, and has always been, thin.  She is quick to point out, however, that thin doesn’t mean better.  Dr. Greenhalgh is currently a Professor of Anthropology at Harvard University.  Before she moved to Boston and joined Harvard’s faculty she taught for 17 years at the University of California, Irvine.  Fat-Talk Nation:The Human Costs of America’s War on Fat emerged from her experience teaching a course at UC Irvine on ‘The Woman and the Body’ which explored issues of body image, weight, and eating disorders among other topics.  In 2010 and 2011 she offered her students extra credit to write personal essays about weight, diet and the BMI.  BMI is the acronym for Body Mass Index, a height to weight ratio used by medical clinicians, doctors and nurses, to determine if any one person is fit or fat.  BMI calculations are measured in children as young as two, teens, young adults, older adults and the elderly.  According to Dr. Greenhalgh, its universal use in schools, clinics and doctor’s offices could be causing an epidemic of fat anxiety, particularly among young people.Fat-Talk Nation

Fat-Talk Nation offers insights and examples of almost insurmountable weight anxiety in the young adults sampled from those class essays.  No matter where you are in the weight spectrum Dr. Greenhalgh challenges you to look at the role of ‘fat-talk’ in your own lives and the lives of those you love; and then she counsels empathy, kindness and understanding.  To learn more about Fat-Talk Nation visit the website www.fattalknation.com where you can read samples of some of the essays like the one below.

 — Elise; 20 year old Caucasian from Sherman Oaks, CA from her personal story “A Rock Weighing My Spirit Down”

When I was an 8-pound baby who was a week early, it should have been a sign that being skinny would never by my destiny. In high school and college I have been bothered and ashamed by my weight. I noticed that food is my “support” and I abuse it. When I am stressed, I eat. When I am depressed, I eat. When I am angry, I eat. When I am bored, I eat, creating a vicious cycle that is spinning out of control, snuffi ng out the person I am inside. Looking to food to comfort my hormonal and emotional episodes is unhealthy because, if during one of my “feeding frenzies” I happen to gain weight, even just one or two pounds, I fl ip out and feel disgusted with myself. I can feel the disgust manifest in the pit of my stomach like it has a voice, and with every growl and every grubble, it is like a knife into my self-esteem telling me I am too fat and asking why I eat so much.

I believe my problems with my weight began when I was a little girl. My father’s side of the family is very materialistic and looks-based; if you’re not rich, pretty, and skinny, you are nothing. My mother is quite a large woman, and so my father’s mother didn’t like her and always ignored her. When my brother and I were born, my mother gained 60 pounds and my grandmother’s cruel words became more vocal, to the point where as a second grader I knew my grandmother thought my mother was too fat to be with her son. Yet as the years went by and my mother didn’t lose any weight, and I began to grow rounder, her hurtful needle-like words became aimed at me. I will never forget the pain and disgust I felt when I was about in fifth grade. My grandmother, father, and I were at the family restaurant Islands. I was eating a chicken tenders kids meal, yet my grandmother thought this was too much for me. So in the middle of the meal, she looked at me and told me to “stop eating, because if you don’t then one day you will look like that .”

“That” happened to be an extremely large woman in the restaurant, with my grandmother’s finger pointed directly at her. I felt confused and hurt. All these thoughts swarmed in my head: I knew I was big, but was I fat? That day changed my life forever. I have not been able to look at myself the same way again.

To learn more about Fat-Talk Nation:The Human Costs of America’s War on Fat visit www.fattalknation.com

To listen to and/or download this segment click the following link:Kathleen and Susan Greenhalgh

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Maggy Herbelin talks with Chara Tolber-Food, Specialist 1 and Elizabeth Schiedel-Boatswine, Mate from the US Coast Guard Humboldt Bay.  Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay serves the public along 250 miles of rugged coastline from the Mendocino-Sonoma County line north to the California-Oregon border.

Cold Pacific currents, powerful Alaskan winter storms, towering offshore rocks, fog, and dangerous harbor entrance bars consistently threaten commercial and recreational vessels operating in the area.

The Command Center located at Sector Humboldt Bay monitors for distress 24 hours a day and directs Coast Guard boats and aircraft to respond to any maritime emergency in the region; along the coast, well offshore, or even inland. The Sector also works with many local, state and federal agencies as needed.

 

FS1 Chara Tolbert.

 

As part of Eureka’s Coast Guard City celebration, the Coast Guard will be opening their Humboldt Bay bases to the public. August 13th: Historic Station Humboldt Bay at Samoa will hold an open house 10AM-3PM.

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/U98epeKLhvm

POC: LT Audra Forteza 707-839-6113

coast guard houseTo listen to and/or download Maggie’s conversation with Chara and Elizabeth click the following link :

IMG_1896In   The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency

Author Ellen Fitzpatrick tells the story of three remarkable women who set their sights on the American Presidency. Victoria Woodhull (1872), Margaret Chase Smith (1964), and Shirley Chisolm (1972) each challenged persistent barriers confronted by women presidential candidates. Their quest illuminates today’s political landscape, showing that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign belongs to a much longer, arduous, and dramatic journey.

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The tale begins during Reconstruction when the radical Victoria Woodhull became the first woman to seek the presidency. Although women could not yet vote, Woodhull boldly staked her claim to the White House, believing she might thereby advance women’s equality. “Visions of the offices I would hold”, she remembered, “danced before my imagination.”

 

Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith came into political office

1458149805813through the “widow’s mandate.” Among the most admired women in public life when she launched her 1964 campaign, she soon confronted prejudice that she was too old (at 66) and too female to be a creditable presidential candidate. She nonetheless became the first woman to have her name placed in nomination for President by a major party. Unknown-1

 

 

Democratic Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm ignored what some openly described as the twin disqualifications of race and gender in her spirited 1972 presidential campaign. She ran all the way to the Democratic convention, inspiring diverse followers and angering opponents, including members of the Nixon administration who sought to derail her candidacy.

 

 

ELLEN FITZPATRICK, is a professor and scholar specializing in modern American political and intellectual history, and is the author and editor of eight books. Ellen is Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire, where she has been recognized for Excellence in Public Service.She lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

Ellen FitzpatrickFor more info: http://www.ellenfitzpatrick.net

To listen to and/or download Brenda’s conversation with Ellen Fitzpatrick click the following link:20001_TTEOW 7-25_program

 

 

Click here to watch a PBS video, “The Overlooked History Of Women Running For President”: http://player.pbs.org/viralplayer/2365716304

 

 

IMG_6920Ladies, has your trainer ever told you if you’re not peeing yourself, you’re not working out hard enough? If you didn’t already rightfully call them crazy and book it on out of there, this is your moment. Sure, some of us have health issues that will make incontinence a part of living, but all of us can benefit from learning about our pelvic floor and how to keep everything “down there” in the best possible shape.

Statistics on this embarrassing subject are hard to come by, and most incontinence studies focus on the elderly. But everyone has a youngish, healthy-ish friend or family member trying to be subtle about racing wild-eyed for the public restrooms, conditioned to believe that this is part of life, or life after 30, or life after childbirth. What if it’s not?

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Courtesy of the Center for Women’s Fitness

Dancer and movement educator Susie Kidd is proprietress and instructor at Sacred Bodies Pilates in Eureka CA. She is also a faculty member for the Center for Women’s Fitness, makes continuing education a part of her practice, is certified in “Pink Ribbon” post operative exercise, and she recently brought her students a boatload of new information after renewing her certification in pre and post natal fitness.

Kidd dropped by KHSU to tell our listeners all about the pelvic floor, what it is, how it works, how to find it, and how to keep it in tip top shape for healthy menstruation, childbirth, sex, and just getting through another day without peeing oneself.

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To listen to and/or download this segment click the following link: TTEOW Emma and Susie Kidd 7-18-16

For more information about Susie Kidd and Sacred Bodies Pilates:  sacredbodiespilates.com

For more information about Carolyne Anthony and the Center for Women’s Fitness: thecenterforwomensfitness.com/about/founder-faculty-profiles/carolyne-sidhu-anthony/

 

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