Restoration and remediation expert Michael Rubino joins me today to discuss his critical work and book The Mold Medic. We uncover the often unnoticed way that mold can form and proliferate in our homes, even in dry climates like New Mexico. How our health can be seriously compromised by the biotoxins mold produces and how to prevent mold in the first place. Michael is not a medical professional himself but consults with doctors and specialists who are putting together the puzzle pieces of medical mysteries that appear to mimic other illnesses but are, in fact, caused by dangerous mold and bacteria on our homes. www.themoldmedic.com An interview not to be missed.
Earlier in her career Adrienne Youdim, M.D. was the medical director of the Center for Weight Loss at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She observed that clients’ desire to lose weight very often masked a deeper desire for something more meaningful in their lives. For the past 15 years her private practice has revealed that many of us are hungry for more, inspiring her book Hungry for More: Stories and Science to Inspire Weight Loss from The Inside Out. In this interview Dr. Adrienne asks you what you’re really hungry for. Your own answer may surprise you, mine did. www.dradrienneyoudim.com
When pioneering labor leader Cesar Chavez put his trust in then 15-year old Antonio Salazar-Hobson by affirming, “Antonio, We Know You,” he helped to turn around Antonio’s life. The two went on to work together for 20 years.
Kidnapped at age four, heinously abused by his abductors and trafficked for sex, Antonio’s memoir, “Antonio, We Know You” is the story of the young Chicano man’s courage, the few who advocated for him, and his journey to become a fierce legal advocate for international unions, women, and Native American tribes.
Holding on to the memory of his beloved mother, 13 siblings, and his Chicano roots and culture, how does Antonio find his family of origin and the love of his life? An interview like no other, a book filled with love and hope against all odds. “Antonio, We Know You” by Antonio Salazar-Hobson.
A sensitive, heart-warming yet heartbreaking interview with Lesley Lowe author of Autumn Gold: A Rendezvous with Cancer, Knowing Death is Not Final. When her beautiful and brilliant daughter Vashti was diagnosed with the rare blood cancer Multiple Myeloma at age 31 Lesley was by her side every moment, including through two bone marrow transplants. Revealing with pain-filled accuracy Vashti’s grueling journey this interview and book is also a journey of love between mother and daughter who share a grounded spiritual awareness of life after death and also a delicious and poignant love story between Vashti and her once lost first love who comes back into her life at the perfect moment. www.33greyhound.com
Listen and be transported to the excitement, cafes, and art of the bohemian Left Bank of 1920’s Paris with author Kerri Maher who literally embodies the spirit and mind of courageous bookseller Sylvia Beach. In her new novel, The Paris Bookseller, Maher weaves the true story of the creation of the famous bookstore, Shakespeare and Company, and Sylvia’s intrepid saga to overcome censorship to publish the first edition of James Joyce’s groundbreaking Ulysses and “smuggle” it into prohibition-era New York City.
A sumptuous novel, taste “forbidden” love and delicious food, and sit in Beach’s wonderful bookstore with the “cultural creatives” of their time, Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, and of course Joyce himself. How does an historical novelist bring her legendary characters to life? www.kerrimaher.com
A poignant interview to commemorate World Holocaust Remembrance Day with Canadian composer and author Stella ter Hart. As a child, Stella knew nothing about her family’s horrific recent past, nor of her Jewish heritage. However, no secret is safe forever as the sub-title to her book, Discovering Twins, warns us. Part memoir, part biography, and part vividly re-imagined true stories, Stella discovers first through whispers and then through ancestral web site myheritage.com, not only the extraordinary prevalence of twins in her family, but that more than 1,200 members of her family perished in Auschwitz-Berkenau and labor camps including most of the sweet twins.
Her mother, born in Holland, had been trained in childhood never to reveal that she was half-Jewish and her deception was the only thing that saved her life as her cousins, aunts and uncles were rounded up and transported to hell. Weaving skillfully back and forth between present day and 1940’s Amsterdam and filled with photographs of happy, loving families lost to the Nazi gas chambers, Discovering Twins is honest, graphic, and beautifully written. Stellaterhart.com
A true delight to welcome Santa Fe’s Miriam Sagan, creative writing teacher and gifted, award-winning author of over 30 books of poetry, memoir and fiction. Miriam joins me today to read from her new collection Start Again. A fascinating and intimate conversation revealing that poetry doesn’t necessarily have to stem from anger or disillusionment, but that careful observation and perception offer both the writer and the reader a doorway to profound understanding, hope and joy.
Miriam has a zoom presentation and reading on Tuesday February 1st sponsored by Santa Fe Community College. Register at http://www.sfcc.edu/events/
Start Again is published by Red Mountain Press and available locally and from online vendors.
A privilege and a wonderful treat to interview one of Santa Fe’s most gifted poets, Donald Levering with fine artist Jane Shoenfeld who has recently published her first book of poetry and paintings, Petals in The Tunnel. Jane and Donald read today ahead of their February events and listeners will learn what and who has inspired their new work and perhaps feel inspired themselves.
On Thursday, February 3rd Jane brings her exquisite art and poetry to life with fellow painter Bill Sortino at the opening of "Paintings and Poetry: The Center Cannot Hold" from 5:00–7:00 at Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery. The exhibit will be up through February 24th. The following evening, Feb 4th they read new works together at 6:00 pm at The Strata Gallery in The Design Center, 418 Cerrillos Rd.
And on Friday, February 11th, Donald offers a free poetry workshop, “Poems on Paintings,” where participants will write poems on the Shoenfeld/Sortino exhibit. The workshop is from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Visual Arts Gallery, SFCC. Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to attend the workshop.
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Attention animal advocates: Today’s interview is with the president of PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals) Ingrid Newkirk. Ingrid’s new book is especially for cat guardians and written from a cat’s point of view: 250 Vital Things Your Cat Wants You To Know is filled with excellent and sometimes surprising tidbits, plus essential life-saving tips and information. In 23 minutes we touch on health and sickness, communication between cats and humans, and how to recognize a feline emergency. Ingrid writes and speaks with humor, compassion, and lots of experience. There’s a quiz and lots of resources at the end of the book. PETA.org
Start off the New Year with a quick health check-up of our finances with Stacking Benjamins podcaster Joe Saul-Sehy and colleague Emily Guy Birken. Their new book, Stacked: Your Super-Serious Guide to Modern Money Management, is fun and easy to read for everyone, millionaires or college students alike. We discuss insurance, smart investing, and against all past financial advice: why emotions can actually be helpful when dealing with our money! Published by Avery (Penguin) www.stackingbenjamins.com