Closing the Gap: An Interview with Krista Kramer

Sunday, December 20

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Krista Kramer will discuss Close the Gap Idaho, strategies and efforts to provide health care to 70,000 Idahoans who do not have health care coverage.

Krista is the Independent Living Coordinator at Disability Action Center NW, Inc. in Moscow, Idaho.

Maree McHugh will be your host!

Visit Closing the Gap Facebook Page here: Closing the Gap

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Women In Buddhism: Interview with the Venerable Thubten Chodron

December 6, 2015


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Photo by Phil Borges

In 1975, she attended a meditation course given by Venerable Lama Yeshe and Venerable Zopa Rinpoche, and subsequently went to Kopan Monastery in Nepal to continue to study and practice Buddha’s teachings. In 1977 she was ordained as a Buddhist nun by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan.

She studied and practiced Buddhism of the Tibetan tradition for many years in India and Nepal under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tsenzhap Serkong Rinpoche, Zopa Rinpoche and other Tibetan masters. She directed the spiritual program at Lama Tzong Khapa Institute in Italy for nearly two years, studied three years at Dorje Pamo Monastery in France, and was resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Center in Singapore. For ten years she was resident teacher at Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle.

Venerable Thubten Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings.

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Bringing Science and Nature to Prison: An Interview with Nalini Nadkarni

Sunday, November 23, 2-3 PM

“One of the most pressing problems facing society today is the increasing distance between humans and nature.” NaliniNadkarni1

“Another issue—seemingly unrelated—is the failure of our system of incarceration to provide inmates with the education and experiences they need to become useful citizens after release.”

Nalini Nadkarni, PhD, is a world-renowned forest ecologist who works to bring science and job training to prisons. Her innovative efforts promote social inclusiveness of prisoners and reduce post-prison joblessness.

To address both of these problems, Nadkarni has worked with corrections systems in Washington state and across the country to bring science and nature/conservation projects to the incarcerated, from prisoners in minimum security to those in solitary confinement. In her presentation, she will describe her successes and challenges she has faced at the convergence of academic science and state corrections.

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Black Faces, White Spaces: An Interview & Reading with Carolyn Finney

Black Faces, White Spaces: An Interview & Reading with Carolyn Finney

October 25, 2015Carolyn Finney

Carolyn Finney, Ph.D. is a writer, performer and cultural geographer.  As a professor in Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the College of Natural Resources, formely at the University of California, Berkeley, and now at University of Kentucky, she explores how issues of difference impact participation in decision-making processes deigned to address environmental issues.

“All of my work grows out of a commitment to question conventional wisdom and reconsider long-held assumptions regarding the production, representation, and dissemination of knowledge about people, places, and ideas.”

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Stories of our Hearts: An Interview and Reading with Terry Tempest Williams

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October 11, 2015

Terry Tempest Williams has been called “a citizen writer,” a writer who speaks and speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice.

“So here is my question,” she asks, “what might a different kind of power look like, feel like, and can power be redistributed equitably even beyond our own species?”

Vist Terry’s Website

Listen to the Interview Here:*

Listen to the Public Participatory Reading of Richard Jeffries’ The Story of my Heart Here:

*With great apologies, I misnamed the writer of ‘The Story of My Heart’ as ‘Robert’ Jeffries, when in fact, it is ‘Richard’ Jeffries. Later in the second half of the broadcast I correct this, but at the outset of this interview, you will hear the misnomer.

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The Hunting Ground: Sexual Assault Prevention on Campus, Interviews with Virginia Solan & Amber Morczek

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Sunday September 27 on Yin Radio:

Bystander Awareness Programs such as Green Dot are changing the culture of our campuses and or our society at large.

Interviews with Virginia Solan, Coordinator of Violence Prevention Programs at University of Idaho and Amber Morczek, PhD Student and Assistant to Violence Prevention Programs at WSU.

Introduction to Take Back the Night 2015 by Vice Provost, Jean Kim.

Spoken word from the 2015 Take Back the Night Event by: Mimi Price, Samantha Hansen, and Jessy Forsmo-Shadid.

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Sustainability Goddess & Bioregional Discussion: Interview with Donna Mills

Sustainability Goddess & Bioregional Discussion: Interview with Donna Mills

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Donna Mills, owner of Rowan Tree Community Enrichment Courses and academic scholar in the field of Food Systems and Sustainability speaks to Yin about the importance of finding our connection to health and wellbeing through our local food systems.

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