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A talk with Terry Tempest Williams about her new book, When Women Were Birds; also the work of the French feminist Claudine Hermann; also several of Terry Tempest Williams's experiences in activist campaigns; poem by Marya Grathwohl

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A talk with Joanna Macy about her new book, Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're In Without Going Crazy, coauthored with Chris Johnstone; her  technique called "The Work that Reconnects": a wider sense of self, a different kind of power, a more interrelated sense of community; poem by Rilke, translated by Joanna Macy (with Anita Barrows)
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16 August:       The Power of Political Metaphors -- a talk with the linguist and cognitive scientist George Lakoff about his new book, The Little Blue Book: The Essential Guide to Thinking and Talking Democratic, coauthored with Elizabeth Wehling; linguistic suggestions for Democratic and Green campaigns this fall; poem by Adrienne Rich
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Poets Theater -- a live performance in the PRN studios of an excerpt from the play Among the Goddesses, written by the poet Annie Finch; live music, as well as some music recorded in the Temple of Isis, is included; the play is introduced by the poet and the director and is also discussed afterward.
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Restorative Justice -- a talk with Bonnie Wills, a certified facilitator in a 9-month program in Restorative Justice within San Quentin Prison; also, a program in Restorative Justice that  operates in middle schools and high schools in Oakland, CA, to break the schoolyard-to-jailyard pipeline; impressive success rates here and abroad; Insight Prison Project (insightprisonproject.org) and Restorative Justice for Oakland's Youth (rjoyoakland.org); poem by June Jordan
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