#255: JohannaB on living in cmty; Ruthy tells My Money Story Pt1

Johanna Bronk came our way from Eastern Mass via Couchsurfing this weekend.  I appreciated her wisdom sharing about communal living situations she’s been in, and how to make them work better.

12m: Ben E King: Stand by Me (yes, my community-mates)

25m: Patti Smith: People have the Power

30m: we’re trying to get a pickup truck/trailer full of bicycles to Norfolk, VA, in early April to put on a sailboat/diesel boat to Haiti!

33m: My Money Story, part 1:  this is me, talking about my family background in Eastern KY.    My dad came from Polish immigrants in a coal town in Eastern PA, my mom from a family of English scholars in Raleigh, NC.  Both of them were devout Christians guided by ethical values of fairness, and rejecting materialism.    Relative to my friends, and neighbors, my family was pretty well off, never had to worry about food, clothing, school books, etc.  Yet we lived frugally, largely off the land.  And thank God my parents protected us from having TV in the house.  More of My Money Story coming next week!  cuz i only got to about age 15 today.

51: Pointer Sisters: Yes we Can Can

#254: Heather Diaz: librarian at Forbes

Heather Diaz tells us all about what it’s like to be an information services (aka reference) librarian at Forbes, the main library in downtown Northampton.    Who comes? How did she become a librarian?  Does the library loan drums and induction cookplates?  Can she help you host a virtual meeting about reparations?  Are they open til 8pm?  Are they building a bandstand in the yard?  and more!

20m:  Mt Desert Island High School sings All About Those Books: https://vimeo.com/111859592

#253: c4cancer(Prevention?), Purim Puppetistas Sadie Yael, BenW Amish observations

Purim puppeteer interviewstarts at 9 min

Tech problems in the studio for this show.  Electrical issues.  it went over the air sporadically, there was no internet connection, and it didn’t record.  so this recording is just a  hashing together of my clips.  only 28 min.


#251: Carmageddon and bike songs

I rode the length of Rte 9 in Hadley today on an errand, which inspired this show.   That and I’ve been reading Andy Singer’s book  CARtoons.     Mostly this show is bike songs from the Americas and Europe, and quotes from Andy’s book, including other thinkers such as Ivan Illich.

But first my neighbor Derek Goodwin invites us to Kirtan this evening, while playing harmonium.

15m: Flobots,  No Handlebars

25m: Carlos Vives and Shakira,    La Bicicleta

30m: Los Mismos, Un puente a Mallorca

35m: Serafin Zubiri, Pedaleando

41m: El David Aguilar, Cumbia de la Bici

51m:  Op de Fiets

52m: Robin Moore, Le Velo:    “what is existence… without le velo? What is life? What is love? Without this, there is nothing…  everyone you know, in the club, does le Velo…”

56m: Will’s Jams,  Boogie a le velo



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