Native Americans and culture

iTunes Stitcher   Poddirectory  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

Indian? Native American? First Nation? The “appropriate” name of this culture varies, depending on the location.  Al Striplen, MA is a descendant of a California coastal tribe, who serves as docent at the State Indian Museum in Sacramento, also offering guidance and instruction in Native American spirituality, and mindfulness, through meditation and prayer.

Download.

New books and Earth Day

iTunes Stitcher   Poddirectory  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

Looking for new books to read? Authors introduce their books at a recent book fair event. And, in honor of Earth Day, vendors at an Earth Day event share insight, and resources.

Download

Handwriting and creativity

iTunes Stitcher   Poddirectory  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

The debate continues as to when and if handwriting should be taught in schools. Communication specialist Phwanda Moore explains that handwriting is more than a form of communication; it also taps into the creative aspects of the human psyche, and, therefore, should definitely be taught to children.

Download

Poetry and roots

iTunes Stitcher   Poddirectory  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

It’s National Poetry Month!  You are invited to listen in to a reading of poems from Mud Cloth Roots authored by mother-daughter poets Dr. V.S. Chochezi and Staajabu, which includes a back story of mud cloth.

Download.

Photography and blindness

iTunes Stitcher   Poddirectory  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

“I am only a tourist in the sighted world.” – Pete Eckert   Did you see the NCIS episode about the blind photographer? It was based on Mr. Eckert, whom I interviewed in this week’s show.

Download