|5/14/13 Adam Duritz, Counting Crows : UnderWater Sunshine & Echoes of the Outlaw Roadshow
Adam describes his experience in the mainstream and indie music scenes with essential tips for musicians and music lovers to tap into scenes that bring one directly into the ongoing process of creating music and finding those who wholeheartedly respect and honor the craft.
Visit the Counting Crows Website.
to listen (59:51) or click here .....for direct download right click here
|10/17/12 "Rustling the Leaves"
presented by Raiders of Niagara and Randy Rumley. Sponsored by Talking Leaves Books with Mark Fulk, Susan Marie, featuring Ken Feltges.
|5/12/12 Live from Cairo: From Tahrir to the Muslim Brotherhood
Hany Ghoraba, a political analyst and journalist in Cairo, recounts events leading up to Jan. 2011 to present: The Egyptian Revolution. Topics discussed: Muslim Brotherhood, The National Day of Police, The Friday of Fury, SCAF, Tahrir, Khaled Said, Hosni Mubarak, Emergency Law, the 2011-2012 elections, and the culture, history and strength of the people of Egypt.
Lady Liberty wails. Happy, I hope, heartlessly destroying mortor built from the blood & sweat of backs of immigrants & slaves. My America is muddied and stained like the riverbeds of the mighty Mississippi. Her tears are endless, flowing. Happy, I hope. Dollar signs have become the new happy, yet ones who bathe in silver and gold do not know their own soul. They've grown cold as the dead. My America has bled itself dry. She screams in terror waking Mother Nature in glorious fury for the selfishness of mankind. America, my birth mother, have faith in those of us who are not deaf, dumb and blind. Be happy, be happy in the mornings.
|3/25/12 One Hour With The Sketches: Unplugged
Saif Samejo and Naeem Shah, The Sketches, from Jamshoro, Sindh, perform 3 new songs, and speak of folklore, history, culture and art. The Sketches have been on Coke Studio, MTV Pakistan, MTV Unplugged and BBC Asia. Their website: http://www.sketchesart.com
|3/14/12 Peru and Beyond: Ingrid Bernuy
Two segments with Ingrid Bernuy, 21 yrs old of Lima, Peru outlines 3 organizations: A Roof Over My Country, Cycle Action, Social University. Ingrid speaks of environmental and social change, and political history of Peru: Tupac Amaru and The Fall of Dictatorship.
|2/12/12 What is Occupy? In 3 interviews, 4 people continuously active within Occupy describe through their experience, education, and advocacy exactly what Occupy is, not only as a "movement", but as global transformation.
1. Robert Albini and Logan Noonan discuss: True Face of Media, Social Order, Stepping Out of Comfort Zones, Lack of Government Representation, Moving Forward as a Species, Steps to a Well Informed Population, and Class Division.
to listen (29:28) or click here .....for direct download right click here
to listen (3:42) or click here .....for direct download right click here
|1/30/12 Poem: There's a Message in the Madness
to listen (1:44) click here
|10/13/11 Shredd and Ragan from 103.3 WEDG FM LIVE radio interview on Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Buffalo.
|4/2/11 Ali Abbas, Asian composer, spoken word poet, songwriter and acapella vocalist, was 2010 finalist in Brit Asia. Ali speaks of his native language, Punjabi, culture, and his message for all people: My religion = peace, my faith = humanity and my message is love. Ali sings live acapella and Qawwali, along with spoken word poetry in Punjabi and English. His piece, "My Nation" is a strong call against extremism in all forms and for all people to be one with another. Ali is featured on various artists recordings, included in this interview is "Inqilab e Pakistan Zindabad."|
|3/17/11 Khalil Karbani: Idi Amin: Uganda to Calgary
Khalil Karbani, 1965 Uganda Africa, born under the regime of dictator Idi Amin, were expelled with 80,000 South Asians in 1972. Khalil's family fled to the UK with only 20lbs. Khalil has organized grassroots orgs, businesses, and global charities. He is currently a nominee for Calgary's McCall Wildrose Member of Legislation. Khalil is a true humanitarian, compelling human being and consistently gives back globally despite his hardships.
to listen to Part 1 (29:18) or click here .....for direct download right click here
to listen to Part 2 (34:54) or click here .....for direct download right click here
|2/5/11 The Tunisian Revolution 2010-11 with Hind Houas (Tatouine, Tunisia)
Hind Houas, 22 yr old university female speaks of the Tunisian uprising that led to the end of the oppressive authoritarian regime under President Ben Ali for 23 years. Hind speaks in detail of all events leading up to, during and after the revolt. The Tunisian people sparked a global uprising seen in Yemen, Jordan, Algeria and Egypt. For the first time in her entire life, Hind is now free.
To see photos click here.
to listen to Part 1 (40:42) or click here .....for direct download right click here
to listen to Part 2 (41:19) or click here .....for direct download right click here
|1/16/11 Susan Marie interviewed live
Chicago, Illinois by Ruthann Amarteifio with Casey, for Akasha News Radio operating since 1988, regarding her work in human rights and radio. You can view the Chicago based radio here
to listen (18:42) or click here .....for direct download right click here
|11/14/10 Producing and Selling Music III: Marketing and Networking.
Sponsored by Just Plain Folks, John Kloberdanz, University at Buffalo, State University of New York Jam Club, Jay Jerose and Stuart Shapiro.Featured speakers: Susan Marie Public Relations, Derek Presti and Alex Foote of Free Henry! and Joseph Wooten (3 time Grammy nominee.) Each speaker diversely educates all aspects of marketing, networking, and business in relation to music.
Books/websites referenced for further study:
The Indie Bible by David Wimble, The Art of Practicing by Madeline Bruser, When I Stop Speaking, You Will Know I Am Dead by Jerry Weintraub, Website Magazine.com, Wam Buffalo.com, I Matter, You Matter.com
John Kloberdanz (Just Plain Folks)
to listen (1:40) or click here .....for direct download right click here
Jay Jerose (University at Buffalo Jam Club)
to listen (1:23) or click here .....for direct download right click here
to listen (2:02) or click here .....for direct download right click here
to listen (23:50) or click here .....for direct download right click here
to listen (1:27) or click here .....for direct download right click here
Alex Foote (Free Henry!)
to listen (21:10) or click here .....for direct download right click here
Derek Presti (free Henry!)
to listen (16:23) or click here .....for direct download right click here
Joseph Wooten (3 time Grammy nominee)
to listen (19:12) or click here .....for direct download right click here
Joseph Wooten performing live his single, "I, Matter."
to listen (4:21) or click here .....for direct download right click here
|10/6/10 An Interview with Sheniz Janmohamed: Bleeding Light:Ghazals
Sheniz Janmohamed, poet, spoken word artist, parents born in Kenya, East Africa, Sheniz resides in Toronto Ontario. Sheniz has an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Guelph, is founder of Ignite Poets, and nominated for "Favourite Author" by Masala! Mehndi! Masti! People's Choice Awards. Sheniz reads ghazals from her recently published volume, in English, entitled, "Bleeding Light." She speaks of Kenya, India, Toronto, culture, diversity, Sufism, ghazals, writing and art. Purchase her book at TSAR BOOKS and talk to Sheniz on Facebook
to listen (30:28) or click here .....for direct download right click here
|8/17/10 A commentary from Susan Marie
On the recent killings in Buffalo, NY, and the current mindset and state of our world. Take this moment and listen. Its essential. We need to band together instead of separating as people.
to listen (30:28) or click here .....for direct download right click here
|7/20/10 Iara Lee: Mavi Marmara: Cultures of Resistance
Iara Lee, producer/director/activist, speaks of her experience on the Freedom Flotilla to aid Gaza May 2010, the Israel (IDF) attack on the Mavi and passengers, her film history, Caipirinha Productions, Turkish NGO IHH, civil disobience, her firsthand experience 2006 Lebanon War and her stay in Iran 2008. Iara's organization, Cultures of Resistance, utilizes all genres of art as a vehicle to promote social justice globally. View Iara's work on You Tube.
to listen (48:20) or click here .....for direct download right click here
|7/15/10 Live performance/interview: Grace Stumberg: Change the World
Singer/Songwriter Grace Stumberg of South Buffalo, NY has just released her first album entitled " To Whom it May Concern". This album touches on many issues that are both social and simply fun. It taps into something soulful and meaningful. No auto-tune, no click tracks, just simply the power of song. "to whom it may concern" can be purchased on her website.
to listen (60:00) or click here .....for direct download right click here
|7/5/10 Stephanie McMillan, Minimum Security: Code Green
Stephanie McMillan, political and environmental activist/cartoonist, educates the public on social, political and environmental issues through her website, Minimum Security through her self-syndicated weekly editorial cartoon, Code Green. Stephanie speaks of capitalist economy, the British Petroleum oil spill, awareness with action, the destruction of our planet, societal/governmental systems, and the essential need to live independent of all systems currently in place for complete survival of this world. Subscribe to her at Minimum Security and go to Sneak Previews. Stephanie is a fantastic artist, her cartoons are hysterical, as well as educational. She is a true artist, with an intellectual background in activism.
to listen (59:07) or click here .....for direct download right click here
|7/3/10 Live From the Gaza Strip: An Interview with Shadi Salman
Shadi Salman, Palestinian photographer, human rights activist, lives on the Gaza Strip. Shadi is involved with The International Solidarity Movement, Free Gaza and Gaza 2 Istanbul. The Israel West Bank barrier violates international law. All people, especially children, are subjected to violence, oppression, little or no food, medical supplies/medication, freedom to move in their country, and the world, due to the Gaza blockade. Shadi speaks from a human perspective, not a political or religious viewpoint. He is dedicated to educate globally of the conditions on the Strip in order to replace what has been lost for the people of Palestine. Check out: Death in Gaza and The Gaza Flotilla Raid.
to listen (43:43) or click here .....for direct download right click here
|6/29/10 Drepung Loseling Monastery: Buddhist "Puja" Healing Ceremony.
Ten Tibetan Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery visited Buffalo NY at Unity Church to perform a Buddhist "Puja" healing ceremony. In the Tibetan world, all practitioners associated with the healing profession seek out this empowerment, and then practice the associated mantra on a daily basis in order to enhance personal healing power. Names of family, friends and individuals are dedicated for prayers for health and healing. Gala Rinpoche leads the ceremony in Buffalo. Drepung is located on the Gambo Utse mountain, 5 km from Lhasa. 40% of the old monastic town was destroyed after Chinese arrived in Lhasa in 1951. Drepung Loseling is dedicated to the study and preservation of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of wisdom and compassion. The Tibetan culture is endangered and leads a fragile existence in India and Nepal. To donate to the education of a monk, learn more about Buddhism and Unity Church, visit the links above. For photos click here.
to listen (57:05) or click here .....for direct download right click here
|6/1/10 A Class Divided: Anti-Racial Activist 1968-present
Jane Elliott, in 1968, after the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr, began an exercise entitled, "The Blue Eyed/Brown Eyed Exercise", with her 3rd grade students in Iowa to educate them about racism. Jane has been on Johnny Carson, Oprah, PBS Frontline, ABC Peter Jennings, and The White House Conference on Children and Youth. Jane speaks that racism is taught, we are not born with racism, and how to educate and provide awareness in order to cease all racial behavior. To view the original exercise in 1968, visit Jane's website. Presently, Jane educates adults about racism in the workforce, government, military, and speaking engagements at universities and institutions internationally.
to listen (59:36) or click here .....for direct download right click here
|4/2/10 Dr. Frederick Sachs, UB School of Medicine, GsMTx4
Dr. Sachs, Center for Single Molecular Biophysics, Physiology and Biophysical Sciences introduces a peptide (protein) developed by Sachs Lab that is a new therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, as well as cardiac arrhythmias and neuropathic pain. Rose Pharmaceuticals (a biotech startup created for this purpose) needs funding for pre clinical testing for the FDA. The least amount needed is 1.5 million dollars for FDA Approval, then for clinical use. There are no known side effects. Donations To: The Grammastola Spatulata Fund, UB Foundation PO Box 900 Buffalo NY 14226 (donations are tax deductible.) Visit Sachs Lab and on facebook search for Rosie's Therapy For Dystrophy.
to listen (58:03) or click here