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Now displaying: June, 2022
Jun 24, 2022

Santa Fe listeners monsoon season is upon us and as excited as we are to finally have blessed rain on our parched land what’s the chance of being Struck by Lightning? Statistician Jeff Rosenthal joins us from the University of Toronto to reassure us. The respected author of numerous professional research papers and two books for the lay person (us), we chat about the weather, election polls, algorithms, gambling and how statistics help to make order out of our lives. His fascinating books are Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities and Knock on Wood: Luck, Chance and The Meaning of Everything.  Find Jeff and his work at www.probability.ca

Jun 17, 2022

A show filled with heart for the week of Juneteenth with Laurie Gunst discussing and reading from her memoir Off-White.  Born into a prominent Jewish family in Richmond, Virginia, Laurie tells the intimate story of being raised by the family’s beloved Rhoda Lloyd.  Beautifully written with the deft hand of mystery, Off-White reveals a life of many twists and turns uncovering shocking and often shameful actions of the family’s hidden past that shaped this country’s history as well as the author’s own. How do you find a way to belong ?  And what if you never do ?  Laurie Gunst can be reached at lgunst49@gmail.com

Jun 3, 2022
A truly delicious interview today with internationally-recognized Ayurvedic educator, yoga teacher, cook and author, Amadea Morningstar.  Take out your blenders and smoothie shakers to make Easy Healing Drinks from The Wisdom of Ayurveda, Amadea’s newest and beautifully illustrated book with mouth-watering photography by Renee Lynn.  We discuss nourishing “mocktails” and Agua Fresca for summer sipping plus the use of spices for our digestive wellbeing year round.  Amadea gives us a glimpse into the 5,000-year-old healing tradition of Ayurveda trusted by millions in India and around the globe.  Join her on  instagram.com/ayurvedaamadea/  for a free Easy Healing Drinks class on June 23 at 3:30.  www.amadeamorningstar.net
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