Really Being With You is a weekly program of spontaneous talk, aimed at helping listeners develop their spiritual level of awareness. Meditation is a key to this change. The talks are meant to help lead to the contemplative experience, and its presence in daily life.
Among the questions Moshe asks are these: How can we deal with conflicts, threats and fears? How can we feel peace inwardly and foster it outwardly? How can we respond when a situation looks hopeless? The answers to these questions can be found deep within, and provide a way to open, through meditation, that well of love and guidance.
One of the principles Moshe explores is Reconciliation unto Love. In reconciliation, we discover the harmony of the great wisdom traditions of humanity. And in our reconciliation practice, we learn to access a strength within that allows us to drop our judgments and see through our doubts to an unconditional serenity. We look into our own half-hidden problems, sometimes reverberating from our childhood, and we can begin to forgive our own faults. Solutions to conflicts that will bless everyone involved can come to us. And as we find ourselves growing, we are also becoming accepting and approving. We begin to feel compassion and love, love that overcomes our divisions and suffering.
Instead of struggling, feeling separated from people and things, we can open a new way of Oneness. Through meditation we come into contact with the one life, which appears to us as healing, as happiness, as a whole transformed world.
Really Being With You can be heard every Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Most of the previous programs are available in the "Programming" section of our website.
This all started in February 2012 when a local farmer discovered gmo sugar beets growing within Ashland city limits, and beyond throughout the Rogue Valley. Citizens organized and proposed an Initiative to ban the growing of gmo crops in Jackson County, concerned about genetic contamination from these patented laboratory inventions, and the spread of the toxic pesticides use to grow them. Josephine County followed.
The state of Oregon eventually passed its own preemption law in special session we call the Oregon Monsanto Protection Act, which prevents any other county from regulating its own seed and agriculture by passing gmo growing bans. Jackson County received an exemption to this law, and it is not clear if Josephine County was also allowed to bring its own ordinance under exemption.
The political campaigns in both counties heated up, with large opposition funding coming in from out of state chemical companies, sugar conglomerates and the Farm Bureau, a front group for the chemical companies who engineer and patent gmos. Local concerned citizens organized and conducted a wide-spread grassroots campaign, bringing in a surprising amount of money from local and national supporters, yet was still outspent 4 to 1. The official Jackson County campaign focused on the effect of gmos on farmers, while other concerns focused on the influence multi-national chemical companies have on our local politics, land use, public health and ecology, and self-determination.
Despite an alarming assessment by the County Administrator for the 1st year cost to implement such an ordinance, featured in the most prominent local newspaper, organizers and citizens continued the grassroots campaign. A large 'tractor brigade' of farmers driving tractors through downtown Medford was a great awareness-builder, also was featured in local papers. Lawn signs, phone banking, canvassing door-to-door by many committed volunteers, a letter-to-the-editor campaign that influenced many voters (and irked the opposition), and much else all accelerated up to the May 20th, 2014 election night.
There the results came in: an overwhelming victory for the grassroots campaign, 66% voting to ban gmo crops! Josephine County won with 58%! Joyous celebration ensued.
Six months later the Jackson County was sued by two gmo alfalfa growers backed by the chemical companies. They claim their right to farm under a state law is infringed by the county ordinance, requesting over $4 million in compensation, and permanent repeal of the ordinance. Four other parties filed to intervene and defend the county ordinance, including the original farmer who discovered gmo's, another county farm, the coalition of farmers who led the campaign, and a national organization that assists such cases. Depositions and discovery are underway at this time, and a decision is expected on May 20th, exactly one year after the resounding victory.
Tune in every second and (when there is one) fifth Friday of the month.
Sprouts is a weekly program that features local radio production and stories from many radio stations and local media groups worldwide. It is produced in collaboration with community radio stations and independent producers across the country.
Every week Sprouts broadcasts stories from local communities with national significance. The features are produced independently, but are generally tied by a common theme. Sprout's mission is to bring new voices to the airwaves, increase communication between this larger community of media producers of conscience, and encourage production collaboration across geographical distances via the Internet. The producers aim to bring unique voices from many individual parts of the country, joined together within the context of issues of national scope. They always welcome new members and provide support for to them via conference calls and other forms of communication. They seek diverse voices and viewpoints, new producers coming to the air, and the unique viewpoints from local areas.
Sprouts is broadcast every Monday, 10-10:30 am.
"This Way Out" is the award-winning internationally distributed weekly LGBT radio program, currently airing on over 175 local community radio stations around the world. The half-hour "magazine"-style program is produced in Los Angeles and distributed to stations via websites, satellite and even post-mailed CDs.
Despite the limitations of a "tattered shoestring budget", "This Way Out" programming has been honored with multiple awards from the U.S. National Federation Of Community Broadcasters and the Radio and Television News Association, by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Parents, Families and Friends Of Lesbians and Gays (P-FLAG), the Los Angeles chapter of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA), and internationally by Tupilak (the organization of lesbian and gay cultural workers in the Nordic area).
"This Way Out" leads off each week with NewsWrap, a summary of some of the major news events in or affecting sexual minority communities, compiled from a variety of media outlets around the world. If you see a local news story that you think deserves coverage, please copy/paste the text into the body of an email message, including the name of the media source and the date, and send it to us! Thanks!
Tuesdays, 11-11:30 am.