Program Showcase

Promise of Paradise Episode 15: River

Feb 20, 2019
"Dwelling" published by Freestone Publishing Company

River began her journey as Sally Shook, a 1950s Washington DC suburban housewife who had a longing for something much more.

She found it in Mendocino County in the late 60s in the feminist revolution that produced Country Women Magazine, she found it in the book she wrote, "Dwelling:  On Making Your Own," and on the Salmon Creek Farm commune in Albion, which she helped establish.  

Now 83, River lives in a Vermont retirement community.

Promise of Paradise Episode 14: George Montag

Feb 14, 2019
George and Donna Montag

February 14, 2019 -- Today's story comes from George Montag, who was born in Hungary, grew up in New York City, and came to California for the Summer of Love. In 1971, he arrived in Elk, with his young son and two cardboard boxes that contained everything they owned. He tells the story of how he found a job setting choke chain, fell in love with the woman who ran the nursery school, and helped found the Jewish community. We'll hear about Passover muffins, the hexagonal house, and if he thinks his generation managed to pass the back-to-the-land ethos on to the next generation.

Holistic Health Perspectives: Lisa Harvey

Feb 8, 2019

Here is the audio link for the show on Vision Therapy with Lisa Harvey, OD

HHP9 15 15 Dr. Lisa Harvey Vision.mp3

Here is the audio link to Mary's show August 2018:

HHP 11 15 2016 Mary Sheila Gonnella Bones .mp3

Holistic Health Perspectives 7/3/2018

Feb 8, 2019

Beth Reidel spoke about First Aid: here is the link to the audio show:

HHP 10 6 15 Beth Reidel First aid.mp3

Julian Brave Noisecat

Feb 7, 2019

To listen to this interview with Julian Brave Noisecat, click on this link:

https://forthright.media/2019/02/07/julian-brave-noisecat/

It also contains links to articles referenced in the interview.

Episode 13: Nancy Peregrine

Feb 7, 2019
Nancy Peregrine

February 7, 2019 — Nancy Peregrine, an herbalist and healthcare practitioner carved out a spot of wilderness for her homestead in Whale Gulch - located in the furthest northwest corner of Mendocino County.

Tune into KZYX&Z’s Be More Now program at 7pm on Thursday, Feb 7 to hear host Blake More talk with Spirit House creators Ron Nadeau and Toni Bernbaum. They will be talking about the healing community/spiritual resource we have in Mendocino county, including some of the events that have taken place at Spirit House as well as some to look forward to, plus some conversation about how we can tap on our own resources to navigate the rapid changes occurring in our lifetimes. 

Episode 12: John Schaeffer

Jan 31, 2019
John Schaeffer

Jan 31, 2019 — Today we’ll hear from John Shaeffer, owner and founder of Real Goods, now in Hopland. John is the epitome of the old-fashioned entrepreneur, with an eye for innovation. As a communard who worked on computers for the county during the mid-seventies, he was in the unique position of straddling the old and the new: embracing primitivism while using cutting-edge technology.

Episode 11: John Mayfield

Jan 24, 2019
Leah (Mayfield) Ford

January 24, 2019 — Today we’ll hear from John Mayfield, Jr. whose entire family relocated from Oklahoma to the “Orr Springs country” right after WWII to help build and run Mendo Mill and Lumber Company.  John describes his adolescence at the one-room schoolhouse near Comptche and his redoubtable teacher, Ruth Mannix, who made sure he had a superlative education. John recalls Ukiah in the 50s and 60s, his emergence as a conservative business and political leader, and his perspective on the 1970s “in-migration” of “hippies” who felt that the rules didn’t apply to them.

Promise of Paradise - Episode 10: Lisa Grant

Jan 17, 2019
Lisa Grant

January 17, 2019 -- Today, Lisa Grant of Greenfield Ranch will take us on a tour of her sixteen-sided "sculpture house," which her former partner John Stevens built in the late 1970's. We'll peer at the carving of a lizard in a support beam, look through pictures of Grant and her family, and hear tales about a vicious pony, wild goats, and her mixed-race family's experiences with racism.

Henry Giroux - DEMOCRACY IN EXILE

Jan 17, 2019

To hear this interview with Henry Giroux, click on this link:

https://forthright.media/2019/01/16/henry-giroux-democracy-in-exile/

Episode 9: Sheilah Rogers and Jamie Roberts

Jan 10, 2019
Jamie Roberts

January 10, 2019 -- In this episode, we'll hear from Sheilah Rogers, who moved to Redwood Valley in the 70's after a stint as a Peace Corps volunteer. She took a job at West Company and worked hard for years, helping local women figure out how to make a living.

We'll hear next from Jamie Roberts, who wrote a letter to a stranger, asking if he could rent and develop a piece of property in Elk. By building his own cabin, he picked up the skills he needed to embark on his life career as a carpenter.

Episode 8: Wendy Jackson

Jan 3, 2019
Wendy Jackson

Jan 3, 2019 -- For our first episode of 2019, we'll hear from local carpenter Wendy Jackson, who came to Potter Valley with her husband from San Luis Obispo County in 1979. Both were formally trained  carpenters, and were well prepared to find work and build their own home. But once they got going on their nautilus shell shaped house, they ceased to be 'bored carpenters,' or the kind who live by right angles and straight lines.

Promise of Paradise - Episode 7: Meca Wawona

Dec 27, 2018
Meca Wawona

In this episode, we'll hear from Meca Wawona, a tireless environmental activist and homesteader who was instrumental in founding the California Conservation Corps on the philosophy of humanity working in concert with nature, rather than in the "Man versus Nature" mode she saw at the time. Wawona homesteaded on McNab Ranch, then at Greenfield, where she inculcated the next generation with the values that were so precious to her.

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