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60 minutes | 7 days ago
EP#74 Going Green with The Hastings
Our first guests of this season are a couple with shared interests that involve numerous environmental issues and green living best practices. Josh and Alyssa Hastings. Josh Hastings is Forever Maryland’s newly appointed Program and Policy Director. Alyssa Hastings is the City of Salisbury's first sustainability coordinator. She oversees projects ranging from overseeing the City's sustainability planning process, managing the City's Green Business Program, and implementing environmental projects including the Green Team's community cleanup efforts. We cover all sorts of topics including: What is a land trust? The clean up of the Chesapeake Bay. Why cleaning up your town is important and becoming a bird, tree and bee city.
60 minutes | 21 days ago
Our 5th season kicks off with live music, stories and reflections on the path that brought us to this our 5th season of the No, I Know Podcast. We preview what the year ahead will bring on the podcast. All Music and Lyrics by your co-hosts, James Harrell and Ilyana Kadushin. Visit our sites to learn more and contact us: www.noiknowpodcast.com www.storieslovemusic.com
60 minutes | a month ago
EP#72 Listening Party of Lythion's Weights and Measures.
As 2020 comes to a close, we want to bring you our joy of life, MUSIC. In this episode, a 2nd listening party of Lythion's 2009 release called "Weights and Measures". Co-hosts, Ilyana and James reflect back on the process of creating this EP and share the stories behind the music, including the song they wrote on their honeymoon. All Music and Lyrics by James Harrell and Ilyana Kadushin.
60 minutes | 2 months ago
EP#71 From the Beginning
In this episode we are having a listening party of Lythion's debut album from 2004 called "From the Beginning". Your co-hosts, Ilyana and James reflect back on the process of creating this album and share some stories behind the music. Selected tracks include: Peak, Traveling, Blue Spot, Perilous Mouth, *Meaningless, Hussy and Champagne. All Music and Lyrics by James Harrell and Ilyana Kadushin. *Except where noted.
60 minutes | 2 months ago
EP#70 Maintaining Active Citizens
In honor of National Family Caregiver Month, we feature an interview with the MAC (Maintaining Active Citizens) Center Area Agency on Aging in Salisbury, Maryland. They offer many services and resources for senior citizens and caregivers; for the body, mind and spirit as we age. We also have a special update about Stories Love Music and how we are adapting our creative engagement programs during the pandemic. Helmed by your co-hosts, Ilyana Kadushin and James Harrell www.storieslovemusic.com
60 minutes | 3 months ago
EP# 69 Kindness Commission
We hear from the Secretary of Kindness, Grace Foxwell Murdock, from Salisbury,Maryland; which is the first city in the United States to achieve the kindness city designation. What does it take to be a kindness city? What role does kindness play in leadership? We unearth that the bridge between tragedy and good is kindness in service to others. World Kindness Week begins Nov. 8th. This episode includes a music treat! The radio premiere of "Peace, Love and Understanding" performed by Jamie Leonhart (lead vocals), Michael Leonhart (arranger/producer) and Elvis Costello (backing vocals). written by Nick Lowe.
60 minutes | 3 months ago
EP#68 Rebirth of Main Street
No, I Know Podcast, where we shed light on what we think we know. Interviews with people who make a difference in their communities and music performances too! All across America, in every town and city, there is a main street, downtown area. Over the years some of these main streets have flourished, while others have become ghost towns, due to malls, big box stores and online shopping. Especially during Covid-19, places to safely socialize, spend money at mom and pop small businesses and local eateries, have become scarce and are in jeopardy of closing. And despite this, some folks are taking the risk and opening businesses and still serving their communities. Today's episode is devoted to just this. We chat with an awesome young couple, Eva and Bryan Whipple, who are small business owners of Soul Yoga and Lurking Class Skate Shop, on one those "main streets" in downtown Salisbury, Maryland.
60 minutes | 4 months ago
EP#67 Radical to Redemption: Testimony of Change
Jeff Schoep is the Founder and CEO of Beyond Barriers, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people leave extremist organizations as well as providing support and connections to individuals and communities affected by extremism. Before starting Beyond Barriers, Jeff Schoep lead the largest Neo-Nazi organization in the United States from 1994-2019. After 25 years as the National Leader of the National Socialist Movement, Jeff now uses his past experience and insights to help combat and prevent violent extremism. In addition to founding Beyond Barriers, Jeff is an international extremism consultant, human rights activist and public speaker. Actively working to promote peace building while helping to educate communities, and policy makers. We talk with Jeff about why he initially joined NSM, what helped him de-radicalize and begin to help others.
60 minutes | 4 months ago
EP#66 Your Vibration Matters
Music and sound and the vibration and frequencies they emit, have a power to shift and transform us and even heal us. How? What does this mean and feel like? That’s what this episode is all about. We have special treat, we recorded a sound bath healing session with Chrissy Earhart of Zenna Wellness Studio in Berlin, Maryland. What is a vibration in sound? How does it enter on a cellular level and how does sound heal us on a cellular level? What does it do to our body, mind and spirit? Headphone friendly episode, so listen with headphones!!! Intro and Outro Music written performed by Ilyana Kadushin and James Harrell This episode of NIK POD is sponsored by: Zenna Wellness Yoga and Sound Studio.
60 minutes | 5 months ago
EP#65 Recovery Resource Center
Your co-hosts, Ilyana Kadushin and James Harrell speak with special guest: Curtis Paul, the Executive Director of Recovery Resource Center. How has Covid-19 affected addiction, relapse, overdose and recovery. What resources are out there? What is the connection between recovery and reinvention? Music By James Harrell and Ilyana Kadushin.
60 minutes | 5 months ago
EP#64 Closer to God
Your co-hosts, Ilyana and James speak with special guest: Reverend Elder Pat Bumgardner, who is currently the Senior Pastor of Metropolitan Community Church of New York and is also the Executive Director of MCC’s newly formed Global Justice Institute. They talk about: The role of the church today. What does religious freedom really mean? What is true acceptance? What influences our choices? Is there a misuse of faith to reject others? Music Segment: Ilyana and James performance of “Grateful” written by James Harrell *originally recorded and digitally released in 2017.
60 minutes | 6 months ago
EP#63 everyman, the musical
Your co-host Ilyana Kadushin interviews musician, composer and producer, James Harrell about a collection of music he wrote about the time we are living in called, everyman, the musical. Tune in and hear music performances and the stories behind them. All Music and Lyrics and Performances by James Harrell and Ilyana Kadushin. This episode is sponsored by Coops to Co-ops.
60 minutes | 6 months ago
EP#62 Dr. Brante Dashiell Interview: Black History in Schools
Ep#62 Our "Race and Community Esteem" Series continues with this conversation with Dr. Brante Dashiell. She reflects on her life on the Eastern Shore and how her path of education led her back after she traveled the world. We look at how the lack of African American History being taught in schools adds to the normalization of whiteness and our racial bias. Why are cross-racial partnerships and inter-generational conversations so vital right now in the face of so much violence and outrage? How does race influence our self esteem and our community esteem?
60 minutes | 7 months ago
EP#61 Mary Ashanti Interview: NAACP
Race and Community Esteem Series launches with the first episode, a powerful interview with Mary Ashanti, the president of NAACP in Wicomico County in Maryland. This conversation covers the relevance of the NAACP today, the challenges of achieving lasting police reform, the importance of partnerships in making change and how race influences our self esteem and our community esteem. Includes a performance of the song "Lift Every Voice", written by John Rosamond Johnson and James Weldon Johnson and performed by your co-hosts, Ilyana Kadushin and James Harrell.
30 minutes | 8 months ago
EP#60 Caregiving during Covid
In this episode your co-hosts Ilyana Kadushin and James Harrell, interview special guest: Nancy Hendley, a dementia care trainer at Caring Kind NYC about care giving during Covid-19 health care crisis. Senior care facilities and senior citizens themselves are a vulnerable group and even more so during Covid-19. The isolation, depression and anxiety has increased greatly around the senior care community and relief is needed. Caregivers are under an extraordinary amount of stress and need relief. On this episode, Ms. Hendley gives great tips and ideas for caregivers to not only engage the person they care for but also for their self care as well.
30 minutes | 9 months ago
EP#59 Elena Urioste and Tom Poster
When you create and work together and are also a couple, what makes this kind of love special and challenging? Today we have another couple, who are both accomplished, world class musicians, Elena Urioste and Tom Poster. Elena Urioste is a musician, yogi, writer, and entrepreneur. As a violinist, she has given acclaimed performances as soloist with many major orchestras including the London Philharmonic and BBC Symphony She’s performed as a featured soloist in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, given recitals at the Kennedy Center. Elena is a former BBC New Generation Artist. The release of Elena’s second album on BIS Records, Estrellita, with Elena on violin and pianist Tom Poster; her creative partner and husband. An avid chamber musician, Elena is also the founder and Artistic Director of Chamber Music by the Sea, an annual festival on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, which has a strong commitment to education, involving young local musicians in both outreach activities and in the concerts themselves. Tom Poster is a musician whose skills and passions extend well beyond the conventional role of the concert pianist. Since his London concerto debut at the age of 13, Tom has appeared in a wide-ranging concerto repertoire and has appeared as soloist with the BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony and many more.Tom features regularly on BBC radio and television, and as soloist on film soundtracks, including the Oscar-nominated score for The Theory of Everything.
29 minutes | 10 months ago
EP#58 Room to Breathe
Co-Hosts Ilyana Kadushin (vocals) and James Harrell (guitar and vocals) perform a live music concert from their backyard. We all need room to breathe in the face of life's uncertainties. Listening to music, especially live music, can create this room to breathe and feel. As artists we channel all that we are thinking and feeling about life into our music and the creative process. Enjoy the show. All music and lyrics by Ilyana Kadushin and James Harrell, except for the text excerpt from Shakespeare's Measure for Measure that opens our song Perilous Mouth.
30 minutes | a year ago
EP#57 One Year to Empowerment
In this episode we interview the founder of non-profit, 1 Year to Empowerment which was created in 2014 by Dr. Samantha Scott, Psychologist at The Child & Family Center in Salisbury, MD. At the time, Dr. Scott saw the need to help high school girls here on the Shore take part in hands-on experiences that prove how good it feels to be supported and to engage in healthy behaviors. From there, the concept of an entire year of empowering experiences was born! They provide a free and year-long program that promotes self-esteem, self-respect, and self-reliance and empowers middle and high school girls to make healthy choices, trusting friendships, and attainable goals. Their vision is to empower middle and high school girls to live happy, healthy, and balanced lives. Also in this interview is one of the Empowerees, Daisy. Daisy is 18 and a Senior at Parkside High School. She was in the 2017 Empowerment Program.
72 minutes | a year ago
EP#56 Klan-Destine Relationships
EP#56 Klan-Destine Relationships. It began with a question. How can you hate me when you don't even know me? Listen to our powerful Interview with acclaimed musician, author, educator and race reconciliator, Daryl Davis.** A chance encounter with members of the Ku Klux Klan led musician Daryl Davis on a quest to determine the source of the hate. His unorthodox, yet simple approach, has wielded surprising results and just might be the solution for all racial discourse. As a pianist, vocalist, and guitarist, he performs nationally and internationally with The Daryl Davis Band. He has also worked with such notables as _Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley’s Jordanaires, The Legendary Blues Band,_ and many others. In 1983, A chance occurrence after one of his performances led him to befriend a member of the Ku Klux Klan. This eventually led Daryl to become the first black author to travel the country interviewing KKK leaders and members, all detailed in his book, Klan-Destine Relationships. Today, Daryl owns numerous Klan robes and hoods, given to him by active members who became his friends and renounced the organization. Davis has received the Elliott-Black and MLK awards as well as numerous national awards for his work in race relations. He is also an actor appearing in the critically acclaimed _HBO's The Wire,_ and most recently, as the subject of the documentary _Accidental Courtesy,_ which filmed his real life encounters with Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi leaders as he helps to dismantle racism across the United States.
45 minutes | a year ago
EP#55 Mayor Jake Day Interview
A new season of the No, I Know Podcast is here, with your co-hosts, Ilyana Kadushin and James Harrell. Community Engagement. Community Esteem. Community taking action to make a difference. How do these ideas affect the revitalization of a city like Salisbury Maryland? How does a city re-brand itself? Listen to our interview with the Mayor of Salisbury, Maryland, Mayor Jake Day.
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