The Conversation: Wednesday, June 24th 2015
Forgiveness; Yoga and Healing; Maui Cane Burning; Rick Smith
Some actions test our capacity to forgive, and few recent events have challenged that capacity like the killing last week of nine churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina’s Emanuel African Methodist Church. Family members of the victims have offered their forgiveness to the killer, but many around the country have said they are both unable and unwilling to take that step. Are they losing some of their own humanity as a result? The Rev. Walter Brownridge, Dean of the Cathedral of St. Andrew, is a former federal prosecutor as well as a former Canon at St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa, who has seen the power of forgiveness first hand.
- Intro Music: Semper by Dorena
- Outro Music: Let Us Live by Dorena
Fusing yoga with psychology, neuroscience, deep breathing, and mindfulness, Sarah Joy Marsh has just written a book about her journey from the trauma of a serious car accident to her early struggles with an eating disorder and has become a sought after teacher of teachers using her methods of natural healing for the body and the mind. Her latest work Hunger Hope and Healing shares her 26 years of expertise in mastering the art of mindful eating and an increased awareness of using exercises, including yoga, to help treat those with addiction, anxiety, depression, Parkinson’s disease, and more. She joined the show via phone to share more about her methods and how yoga can be an agent for healing and social justice.
- Intro Music: Awakening Mind by Asian Zen Meditation
- Outro Music: Time of Reflection by Nadi
Cane burning continues on Maui with State Department of Health approval, but community opposition continues. A group called Stop Cane Burning is asking a number of community voices to make themselves heard, and one of them is Maui Resident Dr. Lorrin Pang. He joined the show to take a look at the science behind the health concerns.
- Intro Music: Fun to Be Happy by Love Tractor
- Outro Music: Ramblin' Man by Lemon Jelly
From the Mississippi Delta to Chicago’s south side, Rick Smith with his band the Trailer Park Romeos is going to take us on a blues pilgrimage this weekend at the Atherton Performing Arts Studio. But first he joined us in our studio with a sneak peak of his musical technique.
- Intro Music: Usetabe by Joe Green
- Outro Music: Dip In the Morning by Joe Green