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The Natural Nurse And Dr. Z – Plants Go to War: A Botanical History of World War II – 07.19.16

Host Dr. Eugene Zampieron, ND, AHG , www.drznaturally.com, interviews botanist Judith Sumner. Judith specializes in ethnobotany, flowering plants, plant adaptations, and garden history. She has taught extensively both at the college level and at botanical gardens, including the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and the Garden in the Woods, the foremost native plant garden of New England. Judith graduated from Vassar College and completed graduate studies in systematic botany at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She studied at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and at the British Museum (Natural History) and did extensive field work in the Pacific region on the genus Pittosporum. She has published monographic studies in the American Journal of Botany, Pollen et Spores, and Allertonia, as well as monographing two families for Flora Vitiensis Nova, the recently published flora of the Fiji Islands. Judith’s book American Household Botany won the American Horticultural Society Book Award. She was awarded the Gertrude B. Foster Award for Excellence in Herbal Literature by the Herb Society of America. On todays show, we will discuss Plants Go to War: A Botanical History of World War II – a look at military history from a botanical perspective, and the images say it all: From victory gardens and agriculture to rubber, coal, paper, timber, drugs, and fibers, plant products supplied the wartime materials that played key roles in victory.
CONTACT: www.judithsumner.com [includes a link to a recent lecture at Harvard on victory gardens]

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Heart of Mind Radio – 03.11.16

On today’s Heart Of Mind Radio, host Kathryn Davis speaks with Mark Becker, founder of The New Life Expo. http://newlifeexpo.com/

In our first segment we will discuss the next New Life experience opportunity that is coming up on March 18th – 20th at the Pen Plaza Pavilion: 401 7th Ave., NY, NY 10001. Host Kathryn Davis will give a lecture on Vibrational Intelligence on Friday May 18th at 9 PM, Room C 2nd Floor.

In the second part of today’s program we feature segments from three inspiring authors on the general topic of self-realization from the series: Sounds True Producers Pick. Go to this link for the full collection of inspiring audio clips

http://www.soundstrue.com/store/weeklywisdom/?search=search+archives&category=PP&page=search

Rick Jarow: Honoring Your Calling

Rick Jarow is a professor of religion at Vassar College and an acclaimed alternative career counselor. Most counselors will tell you that the way to find the right job for you is to make an inventory of your skills and then match them to the trends and demands of the marketplace. Yet how often does that end up providing us with truly fulfilling work? Rick teaches a radically different approach. “We are all called toward a unique expression that only we can offer to the world,” he says, “and if we do not honor that calling, our gifts may remain lost to the world forever.” In selecting this Producer’s Pick, Sounds True producer Matt Licata chose an excerpt from The Beginner’s Guide to Finding Your Perfect Job that showcases not only Rick’s wisdom for finding our purpose, but also his ability to carry us with his voice into a spacious place where we can naturally hear our unique calling.

Tara Brach: Connecting with Your Aspirations

There is a saying in Zen Buddhism: “The most important thing is to remember the most important thing.” As Tara Brach teaches, this is a pointing instruction that guides us to reflect on the essential values that are most important to us—heartfelt truths that are often obscured by our hectic movement through the everyday world. In this selection from her audio program Finding True Refuge selected by Sounds True producer Randy Roark, Tara offers a simple and profound guided meditation to help you reach a place of truth, love, and awareness in order to rediscover and reconnect to what is most important to you.

Jack Kornfield: Becoming a Child of Spirit

The play of sunlight through leaves . . . the songs of the wind . . . the arc of a brushstroke on paper. To be awake, reflects Jack Kornfield, is to discover the beauty hidden in all things—and to express that beauty ourselves. “The thing that resonated with me most in Jack’s new program, Turn Toward the Beautiful: Creativity as a Path of Liberation,” says Sounds True producer Randy Roark, “is the realization that the greatest impediment to our creativity is the false sense of certainty we so often seek—our desire to ‘solve’ life like it’s a problem.” In this excerpt, Jack explores how we can reclaim our childlike attitude of wonder, attuning ourselves to the beauty that often passes us by unnoticed

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Annie Waldman and Sisi Wei – Colleges Flush With Cash Saddle Poorest Students With Debt

New York University is among the country’s wealthiest schools. Backed by its $3.5 billion endowment as well as its considerable fundraising prowess, the school has built campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, invested billions in SoHo real estate, and given its star faculty loans to buy summer homes. But the university does less than many other schools when it comes …

Nearly 2,500 Bridges to Nowhere: Congress Considers Expanding Charter Program Despite Millions Wasted on Closed Schools – Jonas Persson

As both the House and the Senate consider separate bills that would reauthorize and expand the quarter-billion-dollar-a-year Charter Schools Program (CSP), the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) has examined more than a decade of data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) as well as documentation from open records requests. The results are troubling. Between 2001 and 2013, 2,486 charter schools have …