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David Kopacz and Suzanne Richman—-The Call/The Invitation Part 3/3
May 22 • 19 min
David and Suzanne continue their moving discussion around ‘doing better than rushing to return to normal’ after things shift once again with COVID 19. This episode dwells in the land of opportunity: What could things look like for us as a people, a world,…
David Kopacz and Suzanne Richman: The Call/The Invitation Part 2/3
May 21 • 18 min
David and Suzanne do some wrestling for us in this episode: The push to ‘return to normal’ after a stretch of chaos. *What could we miss as a people, a nation, a world? *What questions could we be asking of ourselves right now, and one another? *What gems…
David Kopacz and Suzanne Richman: The Call/The Invitation Part 1/3
May 20 • 17 min
The Call/The Invitation: *What happens if we did something better? *Better than return to what was before COVID 19? *What if we slowed the rush to return? Seattle psychiatrist David Kopacz and Vermont educator/community activist Suzanne Richman extend an…
Lyn Ford: The Masks We Wear
May 9 • 16 min
Author, speaker, storyteller and TLA leader Lyn Ford speaks with Host Beth Turner about the eyes and the heart: A new way of communicating in a time of chaos. Lyn Ford is a fourth-generation, nationally recognized storyteller. An author many times over. A…
Lyn Ford: The Uninvited Guest.
May 8 • 18 min
TLA instructor, author and speaker Lyn Ford talks with Host Beth Turner about a flood, a virus, other unwanted visitors and the things they leave behind. Lyn Ford is a fourth-generation, nationally recognized storyteller. An author many times over. A…
Lyn Ford: Masks, Capes and the Strength to Smile
May 7 • 17 min
TLA leader and member Lyn Ford talks with Host Beth Turner about the things we wear during times of upheaval. Lyn Ford is a fourth-generation, nationally recognized storyteller. An author many times over. A mama, grandmama and great grandmama—-and a good…
“The Work that Reconnects” episode 3 of 3, with Jennifer Browdy
Apr 19 • 20 min
This is the 3rd episode of a 3rd part series with Jennifer Browdy, hosted by Beth Turner. Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Literature, and Communications: Bard College at Simon’s Rock and Division Head, Languages & Literature Division.…
“Fully Human” episode 2 of 3, with Jennifer Browdy
Apr 19 • 17 min
This is the 2nd of a 3rd part series with Jennifer Browdy, hosted by Beth Turner. Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Literature, and Communications: Bard College at Simon’s Rock and Division Head, Languages & Literature Division. Aligning…
“Memoir” episode 1 of 3, with Jennifer Browdy
Apr 19 • 15 min
This is the 1st of a 3rd part series with Jennifer Browdy, hosted by Beth Turner. Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Literature, and Communications: Bard College at Simon’s Rock and Division Head, Languages & Literature Division. Aligning…
“Your voice in challenging times”-Host: Beth Turner Guest: Vanita Leatherwood
Apr 5 • 52 min
Poet and TLA leader Vanita Leatherwood talks about voice, power and position during times of crisis. You can contact Vanita at: 4poeticpower@gmail.com Check out more on her blog at:…
A conversation with Gregg Levoy
Sep 8, 2019 • 45 min
Gregg Levoy, Kelly DuMar, and Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg discuss following your passion and calling.
A conversation with Seema Reza
May 10, 2019 • 33 min
Seema Reza discusses her TLA work with U.S. military veterans, her latest poetry collection, and finding balance between caring for other and caring for ourselves.
Empowering Human-Trafficking Survivors: A conversation with Jennifer Jean
Mar 12, 2019 • 37 min
Kelly DuMar interviews Jennifer Jean about her transformative language arts work with survivors and asks Jennifer to read some of her own work. This is an opportunity for TLA practitioners to learn and share best practices for working with survivors in…