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GIMMIE MINES - REPARATIONS' presented by DA COTTON PICKAS is a film about reparations: why it is owed, who decided a payment should be made, when that decision was made, why it has not been paid, why society feels it has and why some feel descendants of slaves don't deserve compensation.
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DVD of Amy Goodman's latest interview with Filmmaker Michael Moore
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Shane Bauer is an American journalist, and reporter at Mother Jones magazine. He won a Goldsmith Prize and 2017 Michael Kelly Award.
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Timothy David Snyder is an American author and historian specializing in the history of Central and Eastern Europe
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Naomi Klein is a Canadian author, social activist, and filmmaker known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization and of capitalism.
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Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic and political activist.
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Independent journalists Jeremy Scahill, Glenn Greenwald, and Michael Moore expose government lies and corporate deception, inspired by the legendary investigative journalist I.F. Stone. All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone is a theatrical documentary created by a team of Emmy Award-winning filmmakers, who subscribed to I. F. Stone’s newsletter in their teens. “I. F. Stone’s Weekly” inspired us then, and compels us now to tell the story of a new wave of independent, investigative, adversarial journalists following in Stone’s footsteps. We hope this film will inspire the next generation of independent journalists, many of whom are now in college, to carry on I.F. Stone’s legacy of speaking truth to power. This film will change the way you look at the mainstream media or “MSM”. Giant media conglomerates are increasingly reluctant to investigate or criticize government policies – particularly on defense, security and intelligence issues. They are ceding responsibility for holding governments and corporations accountable to the independent journalists and filmmakers who risk their careers, their freedom and their lives in war zones – to expose the truth. With government deception rampant, and intrusion of state surveillance into private life never more egregious, independent voices like Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and Amy Goodman are crucially important. All three are inspired by the iconoclastic rebel journalist named I. F. Stone, whose fearless, independent reporting from 1953 to 1971 filled a tiny 4-page newsletter which he wrote, published, and carried to the mailbox every week. Stone is little known today, but All Governments Lie will reveal the profound influence he’s had on contemporary independent journalists like Greenwald, Scahill, Goodman and others. Directed by Fred Peabody
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HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream? is stunning audiences across the globe as it traces the worldwide economic collapse to a 1971 secret memo entitled Attack on American Free Enterprise System. Written over 40 years ago by the future Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, at the behest of the US Chamber of Commerce, the 6-page memo, a free-market utopian treatise, called for a money fueled big business makeover of government through corporate control of the media, academia, the pulpit, arts and sciences and destruction of organized labor and consumer protection groups. But Powell?s real ?end game? was business control of law and politics. HEIST?s step by step detail exposes the systemic implementation of Powell?s memo by BOTH U.S. political parties culminating in the deregulation of industry, outsourcing of jobs and regressive taxation. All of which led us to the global financial crisis of 2008 and the continued dismantling of the American middle class. Today, politics is the playground of the rich and powerful, with no thought given to the hopes and dreams of ordinary Americans. No other film goes as deeply as HEIST in explaining the greatest wealth transfer of our time. Moving beyond the white noise of today?s polarizing media, HEIST provides viewers with a clear, concise and fact- based explanation of how we got into this mess, and what we need to do to restore our representative democracy.
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SECRET INGREDIENTS shares the heartfelt story of Kathleen and her family of five who were collectively struggling with 21 chronic diseases. They were like many other families ? despite living a healthy lifestyle and making a point to exercise and ?eat right? ? they were constantly struggling with one condition after another. When Kathleen was faced with a severe health crisis, she became determined to figure out what was causing these conditions. Everything changed when she identified the secret ingredients that were keeping them a perpetual state of illness ? and eliminated them from their kitchen. The results were dramatic. Kathleen?s experience is not uncommon. The film shares many other powerful stories of people who regained their health after changing to an all organic diet, free of GMOs, Roundup and other toxic pesticides. Skin and digestive conditions disappear; cancer patients now have a clean bill of health; autistic children are now thriving; infertile couples now have healthy babies. These experiences are backed up by physicians, scientists and experts who explain the science, and the political history, of GMOs and Roundup. Artfully directed by Amy Hart and leading anti-GMO consumer advocate, Jeffrey Smith, this film is the perfect blend of heartfelt stories and scientific explanations that may inspire you to ask, What could happen if I remove the secret ingredients from my kitchen?
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When Donald Trump said, “This election is rigged”—he should know. His buddies rigged it. Rolling Stone investigative reporter Greg Palast busted Jeb Bush for stealing the 2000 election by purging Black voters from Florida’s electoral rolls. Now Palast is back to take a deep dive into the Republicans’ dark operation, Crosscheck, the secret purge list that helped steal the 2016 Election. Crosscheck is controlled by a Trump henchman, Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State who claims his computer program has identified 7.2 million people in 29 states who may have voted twice in the same election–a felony crime. The catch? Most of these “suspects” are minorities—in other words, mainly Democratic voters. Yet the lists and the evidence remain “confidential”. Palast and his investigative side-kick Badpenny do what it takes to get their hands on the data, analyze it and go find some of these 7.2 million Americans tagged “suspects” and “potential duplicate voters”. They hunt down and confront Kobach with the evidence of his “lynching by laptop.” Then they are off to find the billionaires behind this voting scam. The search takes Palast from Kansas to the Arctic, the Congo, and to a swanky Hamptons dinner party held by Trump’s sugar-daddy, John Paulson, a.k.a. “JP The Foreclosure King.” Palast and Badpenny stake out top GOP donors, the billionaire known as “The Vulture” and the Koch brothers, whom Palast nails with a damning tape recording. This real life detective story is told in a film noir style with cartoon animations, secret documents, hidden cameras, and a little help from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit detectives, Ice-T and Richard Belzer, Shailene Woodley, Rosario Dawson, Willie Nelson and Ed Asner, Palast and his associates expose the darkest plans of the uber-rich to steal America’s democracy.
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The Long Shadow by Frances Causey Produced by Donald Goldmacher Of all the divisions in America, none is as insidious and destructive as racism. In this powerful documentary, the filmmakers, both privileged daughters of the South, who were haunted by their families slave owning pasts, passionately seek the hidden truth and the untold stories of how America—guided by the South's powerful political influence—steadily, deliberately and at times secretly, established white privilege in our institutions, laws, culture and economy. William Faulkner once said, “The past is never dead. The past is not even past.” and this echoes one scholar’s warning in the film: “We’re still fighting the Civil War, and the South is winning.” Anti-black racism has survived like “an infection”, rigging the game against African-Americans and denying them full access to the American dream. By telling individual stories—of free, enterprising blacks in Canada; of a modern, racially motivated shooting—the filmmakers movingly personalize the costs and the stakes of our continued inaction. The Long Shadow presents a startling, unrecognized history that provides much needed context when considering the major issues impacting black/white relations in the United States today. Finally, The Long Shadow is a masterful film that captures the disturbing story of the enduring human cost of prejudice and ignorance in the US that continues to cast a long shadow over our national identity and values and ultimately, our celebrated democracy.
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Unrelenting by Rev. Kevin Daniel Annett 4 DVD Set
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"To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully "invades" them to see what they have to offer."
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Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. Directed by Peter Bratt.
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Al Nakba, documentary (200 min) -produced by Al Jazeera- was first broadcasted in Arabic on the 60th anniversary of the Palestinian catastrophe. It was translated into English in 2009 and then into four different languages: French, German, Spanish and Italian. Al Nakba won the prize for the best long documentary about Palestine in Al Jazeera Fifth International Film Festival (Doha/Qatar) and the audience award in Amal Ninth Euro-Arab Film Festival (Santiago/Spain). It participated in other film festivals in Brazil, Argentina, Italy, Jordan, Egypt and Palestine.
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Bananas are everywhere: Americans eat nearly 10 billion of them per year, consuming more pounds of bananas than apples and oranges combined. WHEN BANANA RULED tells the story of the men who made bananas the most ubiquitous fruit in the world, through a multinational empire that dominated production and sales, overthrew governments, and created a business model still largely used by today’s tech giants. The story of bananas as commodities begins with a failed railway project started in Costa Rica in 1871, led by American Minor Cooper Keith. When the Costa Rican government defaulted on its payments to Keith for its construction, the businessman faced ruin. His salvation? Bananas. Keith would go on to co-found the United Fruit Company and within decades—after a concerted campaign led by the father of public relations, Edward Bernays—bananas became a staple of the North American diet. Animated mascot Miss Chiquita Banana was a pop culture icon, doctors recommended bananas as an ideal food for children, and bananas popped up in movies and Broadway musicals. But, as WHEN BANANA RULED documents, the entire enterprise was built on a rapacious, imperialist business model that required the domination of countries including Guatemala, Honduras, and Colombia. United Fruit took over critical national infrastructure like railways and ports, rapidly expanded plantations by displacing small (often Indigenous) farmers, bought itself favorable legislation, and, like today’s largest companies, sheltered profits offshore to avoid taxes. Life on the plantations was a world within a world: A strict hierarchy with white managers from the best business schools, foremen from the US South (recruited for their knowledge of slavery), and black laborers paid largely in company food coupons and strictly forbidden to unionize. When a new, revolutionary government was formed in Guatemala, United Fruit’s plantations were nationalized. What happened next came straight from the playbook that would dominate US foreign policy in the region: claim a Communist threat, persuade legislators back home of its dangers, bomb the country, and install a new, pro-American and pro-business regime. Using a rich trove of archival footage and documents, including letters to and from lobbyists, telegrams, vintage ads and movie clips, and gorgeous, hand-tinted stills, WHEN BANANA RULED is a story of intrigue that touches on economics, international politics, the history of multinational business and reveals how an array of forces conquered the world through a simple fruit.
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12-chapter documentary series, created and executive produced by Academy Award-winning writer/director Oliver Stone. As Americans, do we really know and understand our shared and complicated history? How do we recall the small details and forgotten players that influenced some of the biggest events from America's past? Will our children actually get the whole story from reading history books? And how will it affect the future of our country? 4-DVD set tracking America's unique and complex history over the 20th century. From the atomic bombing of Japan to the Cold War and the fall of Communism, this in-depth, surprising, and totally riveting series demands to be watched again and again.
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The Russian Revolution. The Spanish Republic. The Paris Commune. The Ukrainian revolution. The Mexican Revolution. From the late 19th century until World War II, anarchists played a key role in these events and in social movements that would shape the world we live in. Yet these contributions are largely forgotten. Anarchists were considered so dangerous that forces of the state slaughtered them by the thousands, while they were betrayed, arrested, and killed by their erstwhile revolutionary allies. Anarchy is often used as a synonym for chaos and destruction - with anarchists seen as black-clad nihilists fomenting violence at peaceful protests. But NO GODS NO MASTERS reveals the far more complex history of a viable social system and the men and women who devoted themselves to making it a reality. NO GODS NO MASTERS is a sympathetic history of a century of anarchist thought and practice, featuring leading historians and essayists, dramatic archival footage, and lively commentary that keeps the subject engaging. Divided into sections each based on key events, NO GODS NO MASTERS is a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the multi-faceted global anarchist movement - once a mass force that sought not to seize political power, but to utterly destroy it. Director: Tancrede Ramonet Format: 2 DVD set Language: English, German, French Subtitles: English
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Capitalism has been the engine of unprecedented economic growth and social transformation. With the fall of the communist states and the triumph of "neo- liberalism," capitalism is by far the world's dominant ideology. But how much do we understand about how it originated, and what makes it work? CAPITALISM is an ambitious and accessible six-part documentary series that looks at both the history of ideas and the social forces that have shaped the capitalist world. Blending interviews with some of the world's great historians, economists, anthropologists, and social critics, with on-the-ground footage shot in twenty-two countries, CAPITALISM questions the myth of the unfettered free market, explores the nature of debt and commodities, and retraces some of the great economic debates of the last 200 years. Each fifty-two minute episode is designed to stand alone, making these ideal for classroom use or as an additional resource for students Director: Ilan Ziv Format: 3 DVD Box set Language: English
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Collection of three incredible documentary films: Dolores by Peter Bratt, When Banana Ruled by Mathilde Damoisel, and The Long Shadow by Frances Causey
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KPFA Event - CHRIS HEDGES with Norman Solomon America:The Farewell Tour Hosted by Kris Welch Wednesday, September 12 2018 @ First Congregational Church of Berkeley DOWNLOAD
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Audio CD of KPFA Event - CHRIS HEDGES with Norman Solomon America:The Farewell Tour Hosted by Kris Welch Wednesday, September 12 2018 @ First Congregational Church of Berkeley 2 CD Set
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Audio CD of KPFA Event - JOAN MORGAN She Begat This: 20 Years of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Hosted by Davey D Thursday August 30, 2018 @ First Congregational Church, Oakland Co-Presented by MARCUS BOOKS + HARD KNOCK RADIO
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KPFA Event - MARTHA NUSSBAUM The Monarchy of Fear Hosted by Kris Welch Thursday, August 23 2018 @ St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley DOWNLOAD
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Audio CD of KPFA Event - MARTHA NUSSBAUM The Monarchy of Fear Hosted by Kris Welch Thursday, August 23 2018 @ St. John's Presbyterian Church Berkeley 2 CD Set
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Audio CD of KPFA Event - MICHAEL ERIC DYSON What Truth Sounds Like Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America Hosted by Kevin Cartwright 6/14/18@First Congregational Church Oakland
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Audio CD of KPFA Event - MIKO PELED Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five Hosted by Nora Barrows-Friedman Thursday, September 6, 2018 @ First Congregational Church of Berkeley 2 CD Set
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KPFA Event - MIKO PELED Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five Hosted by Nora Barrows-Friedman Thursday, September 6, 2018 @ First Congregational Church of Berkeley DOWNLOAD
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KPFA Event - JOAN MORGAN She Begat This: 20 Years of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Hosted by Davey D Thursday August 30, 2018 @ First Congregational Church, Oakland Presented by Marcus Books +Hard Knock Radio DOWNLOAD
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Audio CD KPFA-FM Event RICHARD WOLFF As US Capitalism Declines: Winners vs Losers, Ways Forward February 21, 2018 Wednesday, 7:30 pm @ First Congregational Church of Berkeley Hosted by: Sabrina Jacobs" 184913,Heist: Who Stole The American Dream by Frances Causey,Heistthemovie.jpg,"HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream? is stunning audiences across the globe as it traces the worldwide economic collapse to a 1971 secret memo entitled Attack on American Free Enterprise System. Written over 40 years ago by the future Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, at the behest of the US Chamber of Commerce, the 6-page memo, a free-market utopian treatise, called for a money fueled big business makeover of government through corporate control of the media, academia, the pulpit, arts and sciences and destruction of organized labor and consumer protection groups. But Powell’s real “end game” was business control of law and politics. HEIST’s step by step detail exposes the systemic implementation of Powell’s memo by BOTH U.S. political parties culminating in the deregulation of industry, outsourcing of jobs and regressive taxation. All of which led us to the global financial crisis of 2008 and the continued dismantling of the American middle class. Today, politics is the playground of the rich and powerful, with no thought given to the hopes and dreams of ordinary Americans. No other film goes as deeply as HEIST in explaining the greatest wealth transfer of our time. Moving beyond the white noise of today’s polarizing media, HEIST provides viewers with a clear, concise and fact- based explanation of how we got into this mess, and what we need to do to restore our representative democracy." 184914,"Fall Film Pack incl. The Long Shadow, When Banana Ruled, and Dolores
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Conscious Aging is an unforgettable learning session with Ram Dass, the former Harvard professor whose teachings about love, compassion, and sacrifice have received international acclaim. On this live recording, Ram Dass brings into focus one of the great issues of our day: the fear of aging and death. Carefully examining both Eastern and Western spiritual traditions, he offers wisdom tempered with reality. His point-when you lose your fear of death, you gain a love for life-holds profound meaning for the young and old. Here is a spiritual discussion about moving beyond our youth-fixated culture, to a place where we can see clearly that the final years of life can be just as creative and fulfilling as the early years. Conscious Aging is a masterwork that will speak to you personally about living each day with an open heart, knowing that the most incredible stage of your experience has yet to come.
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A collection of Letters and Politics interviews related to American History
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A Collection of Letters and Politics Interviews
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KPFA Fall 2018 Speech Pack (includes: Miko Peled, Chris Hedges, Martha Nussbaum and Joan Morgan) DOWNLOAD
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KPFA Fall 2018 Speech Pack (includes: Miko Peled, Chris Hedges, Martha Nussbaum and Joan Morgan) MP3 CD
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Lovingkindness Meditation - Sharon Salzberg 3 CD set (180 minutes plus study guide) Within your own heart is a limitless source of supreme energy—the energy of love. No other force in the universe compares to it. The world's great spiritual traditions, both past and present, agree on this simple principle. Can love be harnessed and applied to others used as a tool for changing lives? Lovingkindness Meditation teaches a traditional practice for cultivating love, and applying it as a life-changing force. Dating back 2,600 years, metta (an ancient Buddhist meditation practice on lovingkindness) is a timeless method for unlocking your heart's immense healing resources. Metta meditation is not a technique for repressing your awareness of life's pain. Rather, it is a way to break down the artificial mental barriers that separate you from others. Here is a universal meditation practice to help you: Melt away feelings of isolation Awaken your true compassion, even for those who have hurt you Free yourself from needless suffering, while helping others find happiness Learn to trust in your own loving, intelligent heart Samples Reviews" 184236,The Big Bad Blues by Billy F. Gibbons,https://secure.kpfa.org/support/media/Premium_Images/BigBadBlues.jpg,"Concord Records is releasing The Big Bad Blues, ZZ Top legend Billy Gibbons’ second-ever solo release. This is the follow-up to his acclaimed 2015 Afro-Cuban-flavored solo album Perfectamundo. The Big Bad Blues, as the title suggests, focuses on Gibbons’ lifelong love of the blues and rock & roll, showcasing the blues-influenced vocals and guitar licks that have together served as the foundation for his numerous hits over the past five decades. The album features 11 tracks balancing some classic covers like “Rollin’ and Tumblin’” and “Standing Around Crying,” along with some of Billy’s signature new blues originals." 184237,Harpbreaker by Mark Hummel,https://secure.kpfa.org/support/media/Premium_Images/Harpbreaker.jpg,"Grammy nominated blues harp legend Mark Hummel unleashes an all instrumental harmonica album, and it redefines the scope and beauty of what the instrument is capable of in the right hands. The disc features Mark's hand picked selection of newly recorded, live, previously released and unreleased material. Mark is joined by his stellar band of R.W. Grigsby (bass) and Wes Starr (drums) as well as blues guitar legends Anson Funderburgh, Little Charlie Baty, Chris "Kid" Andersen, and Rusty Zinn. Recorded at Kid Andersen's famed Greaseland Studios in California, as well as Joyride Studio in Chicago. Blues harmonica and guitar aficionados everywhere will be delighted with the high standard of excellence set on Harpbreaker." 184238,Journey To The Heart of The Blues by Joe Louis Walker,https://secure.kpfa.org/support/media/Premium_Images/JourneystotheHeaartoftheBlues.jpg,"Grammy-winnng singer/guitarist Joe Louis Walker, keyboard wizard Bruce Katz and UK harp ace Giles Robson join forces for a spellbinding journey through a treasure trove of rare and classic blues brought to vibrant new life. " 184239,The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Lauryn Hill,https://secure.kpfa.org/support/media/Premium_Images/MiseducationofLaurynHill.jpg,"The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is the debut solo album by American singer and rapper Lauryn Hill. It was released on August 25, 1998, by Ruffhouse Records and Columbia Records." 184441,The Epic of Gilgamesh by Kent H. Dixon and Kevin H. Dixon,https://secure.kpfa.org/support/media/Premium_Images/TheEpicofGilgamesh.jpg,"The Epic of Gilgamesh is the Ur-epic—the hero's journey, quest, and education—inscribed onto damp clay tablets several millennia before Odysseus or the priest of Ecclesiastes found their voices. Sumerian versions of the epic date back almost 5000 years. It is a Bildungsroman of a bad king learning to become a proper human being and therefore a wise king, and to do so, besides defeating lions and monsters and surviving great physical and emotional suffering, he must face, and answer, the first (and last) great question: mortality. Translated into English and presented here in its entirety as a graphic novel, this version of The Epic of Gilgamesh is a father/son project by scholar and translator Kent H. Dixon and his son, the comix artist Kevin Dixon, who bring a fresh take on this great work. The reader is slowed down by the artwork and visual jokes and the artist's wry hat-tippings to various masters (Crumb and Gilbert Shelton alongside Schultz and Capp, Popeye and Krazy Kat, Uderzo's Astérix and Hergé's Tintin), and then, once the reading pace has shifted into lower gear, having all these aspects complementarily drawn out, makes for an especially satisfying counterpoint to the low-key, the wise and cynical and morally sophisticated, and sometimes sublimely Olympian humor." 184442,The Framers' Coup by Michael J. Klarman,https://secure.kpfa.org/support/media/Premium_Images/Framers'CoupBook.jpg,"The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution by Michael J. Klarman -The definitive account of the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution -Authored by one of America's leading historians -Troubling thesis that elites drove the process and won the day will reshape our understanding of the Founding era -Major reinterpretation of the event that created the United States" 184512,"Soweto Gospel Choir, Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre
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A collection of Dolores Huerta archival material from KPFA and Pacifica Radio Archives ranging from 1971 to 2018. The total duration is 186 minutes. Comes on a USB stick.
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Voices of Independence was a day-long special on July 4th - KPFA's version of Independence Day - where we carefully culled and curated material from our vast archival collection, material that runs far and wide across an array of politics and culture, from music to the arts - bold voices presented amidst moments and movements...and change. Speakers include: Gore Vidal, James Baldwin, Dolores Huerta, Chris Hedges, Bob Dylan, Sarah Vaughn, Langston Hughes, Judy Chicago, Frank Zappa, Harvey Milk, Jimi Hendrix, Frances Ford Coppola and more.
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The new Chris Hedges Audio collection comprises recordings of events spanning 16 years, from the aftermath of September 11 to the opening months of the Trump presidency. There is one speech presenting each major book Hedges produced over that period, plus the KPFA-organized debate between Chris Hedges and the late Christopher Hitchens that partially prompted Hedges to write When Atheism Becomes Religion. Includes an hour-long interview with Letters and Politics host Mitch Jeserich that takes you inside the work of Chris Hedges: his process for thinking and writing, and why he does what he does.
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Sometimes illumination occurs spontaneously or, as Ram Dass experienced, in a heart-wrenching moment of opening. More commonly, it happens when we polish the mirror of the heart with daily practice?and see beyond the illusion of our transient thoughts and emotions to the vast and luminous landscape of our true nature. For five decades, Ram Dass has explored the depths of consciousness and love and brought them to life as service to others. With Polishing the Mirror, he gathers together his essential teachings for living in the eternal present, here and now. Readers will find within these pages a rich combination of perennial wisdom, humor, teaching stories, and detailed guidance on Ram Dass' own spiritual practices, including: Bhakti Yoga?opening our hearts to unconditional love Practices for living, aging, dying, and embracing the natural flow of life Karma Yoga?how selfless service can profoundly transform us Working with fear and suffering as a path to grace and freedom Step-by-step guidance in devotional chant, meditation and mantra practice, and much more For those new to Ram Dass' teachings, and for those to whom they are old friends, here is this vanguard spiritual explorer's complete guide to discovering who we are and why we are here, and how to become beacons of unconditional love.
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Letters & Politics Mondo Pack (Includes all L+P Packs) USB
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Since its original landmark publication in 1980, Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version of history taught in schools-with its emphasis on great men in high places - to focus on the street, the home, and the workplace. In this recording you'll hear from Zinn reading from his introduction to the book, and you'll hear Matt Damon, an American actor and Academy Award-winning screenwriter for his work on Good Will Hunting, read passages that span the Summer of 1966, the 1967 Urban Riots in Newark and Detroit, the Civil Rights Act of 1968, to name a few highlights.
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The largest and most comprehensive collection of historic audio ever compiled by Pacifica Radio Archives, now available for the very first time on a single USB memory drive. With over 1300 hours of meticulously curated audio, covering dozens and dozens of topics, listening will find you inspired, challenged, entertained, and educated - the true fulfillment of Pacifica Radio's Mission Statement! Unique Pacifica recordings include Bob Dylan, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks , Fannie Lou Hamer, W.E.B Dubois, Allen Ginsberg, Alan Watts, Alice Walker, Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Edward Said, Francis Ford Coppola, Maya Anjelou, Audre Lorde and many others.
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Pianist Omar Sosa and violinist-vocalist Yilian Ca?izares have come together to create Aguas, a beautiful and very personal album. Featuring their compatriot, per- cussionist Inor Sotolongo, Aguas reflects the perspectives of two generations of Cuban artists living outside their homeland, interpreting their roots and traditions in subtle and unique ways. Songs range from the poignant to the exuberant, and are expressive of the exceptional musical chemistry, poetic sensibilities, and originality of the artists.
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Asere Ko by John Calloway Label - John Calloway / Round Whirled Records Asere Ko represents my vision of combining Afro-Latino music with whatever musical styles I feel comfortable mixing into them: Contributing to this project are musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Los Angeles and Habana. Genre: Latin: Latin Jazz Release Date: 2016
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A CD selected from KPFA's Blues Music Selection
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The recording Chano & Colina was culled from the duo?s live performance at Sala de Camara del Auditorio Nacional de Musica in Madrid on January 19, 2017. The performance captured the musicians? incredible musical breadth and skill, not to mention their fascinating rapport as musicians and friends. The program begins with Colina?s ?Luces De La Fragua,? a festive tribute to the region where Dominguez was born . The track contains some intriguingly nuanced playing from both musicians. The Schwartz and Dietz standard ?You the Night and the Music? receives a flamenco treatment with a rhythm straight from the tanguillos of C?diz. Dominguez?s lovely ?Habanera De La Habanera? was originally written for the WDR Big Band but is reduced here for a hypnotic duo treatment. The Wood and Mellin standard ?My One and Only Love? is performed movingly in a waltz- time signature, while Dominguez?s tribute to Chick Corea, ?Para Chick,? is an aggressive rumba that the duo had honed for years. Under the aural influence of piano great Bill Evans, the duo?s take on Parker and Charles? ?We Will Meet Again? is done in a slow-flamenco rhythm that goes into double time upon each chord change. Michel Legrand?s haunting ?You Must Believe In Spring? follows and fits their setting as a flamenco tango. The great guitarist and composer Paco de Lucia remains a huge influence on Dominguez and Colina. They perform the maestro?s wonderful ballad ?Canci?n De Amor? to perfection and create some tremendous moments on his ?Ziryab.? The program concludes with a spontaneous (and very fast) rendition of Miles Davis?s ?Serpent?s Tooth.? Building on a history and style they championed for decades, Chano Dominguez and Javier Colina have reunited to create a truly stunning recording that will stand as a perfect consolidation of their craft and influence on Chano & Colina.
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A CD selected from KPFA's Classical Music Collection
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Recording of Emmit Powell and the Gospel Elites live at the AfroSolo Arts Festival in San Francisco Credits Marcel Arron Percussion Dorothy Love Coates Arranger Barbara J. Davis Composer, Soloist Charles H. Gabriel Arranger Cassietta George Arranger Roy Hundley Arranger, Keyboards Albert Jackson Guitar Mary Jackson Composer, Soloist Sam Manning Arranger, Keyboards Kevan Peabody Arranger, Keyboards, Producer Emmit Powell Arranger, Executive Producer, Liner Notes, Soloist Emmit Powell & the Gospel Elites Primary Artist Howard Silvers Executive Producer Thomas Simpson Arranger Janie Williams-Robinson Composer Release Date April 11, 2000 Duration 46:47 Recording Location Offplanet Entertainment, San Francisco, CA Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
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Omar El Mistico is a Cuban composer, producer and percussionist who was born in Havana and has now found his new home in San Francisco via the stopover Miami.
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A CD selected from KPFA's Folk Music Collection
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Herencia de los Carrillo is a musical project that originates from the Carrillo family history of playing and writing traditional original tunes, focusing on two genres of Puerto Rican folk music: Bomba and Plena. The CD features original songs written by Los Carrillo family members from Monacillo, Puerto Rico.
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The Kathy Kallick Band is based along the west coast, from the San Francisco Bay Area to Anchorage, but their powerful mixture of original and classic music, mirroring their distinctive combination of traditional and contemporary sensibilities, has great appeal everywhere. Their new release ? Horrible World ? promises to follow in the tradition of the previous five Kathy Kallick Band albums; all received widespread critical acclaim, and all spent a year in the upper echelons of the national charts. This one contains a half-dozen new Kathy compositions, an original instrumental from KKB member Tom Bekeny, distinctive covers of numbers learned from Bill Monroe, the Carter Family, and Bob Wills, plus a couple of unique interpretations of traditional songs.
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Recording of Emmit Powell & the Gospel Elites live in Paris France March 1994 - Elite Royal Records
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Cabanijazz Project: Passionate Border-Defying Music For a Post-Trump Era. The Debut Album INFRASONIC By Percussionist Javier Cabanillas of GRAMMY Award-Winning Latin Big Band Pacific Mambo Orchestra Label: Cabanijazz Records Released May 2018
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Fifteen is the fifth full-length album from Canadian folk trio The Wailin' Jennys. The nine-song album of covers commemorates the trio's fifteen years as a recording entity. The songs are a combination of ones played during their concerts and those decided during the five?day recording session.
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The GRAMMY award-winning sextet, The Earls of Leicester, have returned with a triumphant live album. Taped over two nights at Nashville?s historic Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the robust 23-song set, features 14 new recordings, and fan favorites from their two previous studio albums. The all-star outfit of Jerry Douglas, Shawn Camp, Barry Bales, Johnny Warren, Charlie Cushman, and Jeff White bring the Foggy Mountain Boys to life, bearing a boundless vitality that makes songs from over a half-century ago feel irresistibly fresh.
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If one were to have access to a time machine and could go back to see legendary bandleader Thelonious Monk in concert during the 1950s and 60s, you would likely see him so compelled by the music that he would retreat from his piano mid-performance and conduct his band, no matter how small or large, through an impassioned dance. But behind the joyous dance that overtook the stage lay the societal struggles a jazz musician endured to present that 90 minutes of musical freedom: a tale of police harassment, systemic oppression and constant battles for equality. Fast forward to 2017 and composer-arranger-pianist John Beasley is using Monk’s spontaneous movements and experiences as the basis for conducting radically reconceived versions of the late composer’s music for his critically acclaimed big band project: MONK’estra. John Beasley has shared stages with some of the most important names in jazz during his three-decade career. From his days as a member of Freddie Hubbard’s quintet and one of Miles Davis’ last touring bands to his role as Music Director for Jazz Day galas for the Thelonious Monk Institute, Beasley has had a first-hand involvement with the genre's never-ending evolution. Label: Mack Avenue Released August 2016
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Randy Weston and Billy Harper?s long partnership has culminated in their first duo recording, The Roots of the Blues, recorded by French producer Jean-Phillippe Allard for Universal and recently released stateside by the Sunnyside label.
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Label: Delmark Records ?? DD-648 Format: CD, Compilation Country: US Released: 1993 Genre: Blues Style: Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues
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The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is the debut solo album by American singer and rapper Lauryn Hill. It was released on August 25, 1998, by Ruffhouse Records and Columbia Records.
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At this point in his career, harmonica legend Billy Boy Arnold could just coast on his Chicago blues laurels, rehashing his old tunes and tricks whenever he decides to cut a new album. But fortunately, Arnold doesn't buy into shortcuts, and neither does his producer for this session, Duke Robillard. On Boogie 'n' Shuffle, Arnold really lets it rip -- not only in the John Lee Williamson tradition he's well-known for, but also in the R&B traditions of Ray Charles and Jimmy McCracklin. Robillard's band is certainly up to the task, seamlessly switching from flashy soul grooves ("Home in Your Heart") to lazy Jimmy Reed-styled boogies ("Come Here Baby") to Delta blues barrelhouse ("Greenville"). As for Arnold, he's still yet to prove himself a singer of much power or range (he gets a bit overwhelmed by the busy arrangements on "Just Your Fool" and "Greenback"), but he makes up for it with classy phrasing that can turn a run-of-the-mill 12-bar shuffle into a masterpiece -- the swinging "Let's Work It Out" being the best example here. While Arnold does show off some nice harmonica riffs, this isn't exactly a blues harp extravaganza; three of the tunes are harpless, and the emphasis is clearly on Arnold's singing and songwriting. The bonus track interview offers a colorful, anecdotal history of the Chicago blues scene according to Arnold, with glimpses of John Lee Williamson, Willie Dixon, and the hallowed '50s Chess sessions that produced the Bo Diddley beat.
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Not yet 30, Christian Sands is currently one of the most in-demand pianists working in jazz. In the last few years he has toured around the world as a bandleader and recently appeared as a sideman on records by Christian McBride and Gregory Porter. After the one-two punch of Reach and Reach Further - EP, Sands' dynamic 2017 Mack Avenue debut and his live/unreleased studio tracks EP follow-up released earlier this year, Facing Dragons is Sands' return to the recording studio with an indestructible band and an unwavering allegiance to the groove.
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A titan of Latin Jazz and Salsa music, Eddie Palmieri - known as ?El Maestro? - is still making musical history. The multi-Grammy Award winning pianist and music legend announces the release of Full Circle, with 9 classic salsa tracks recorded with a stunning cast of musicians from New York and beyond. The album release will be preceded by the introduction of the PalmieriSalsaJams App, the world?s first interactive Salsa music app on Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah?s Stretch Music App platform. With a career that spans several decades, and still going strong, the 81 years young Eddie is poised to continue his lifelong talent for innovation. The National Endowment for the Arts distinguished Jazz Master Award and the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Science Lifetime Achievement Award recipient has always been at the forefront of major shifts and modernizations in the music industry. From his use of a front line of trombones, rather than Latin orchestra's usual trumpets, in his heralded La Perfecta band in the 1960s, to his eight and a half minute recording Azucar Pa? Ti being added to the Library of Congress? National Recording Registry and breaking the three and a half minute industry imposed standard recording length, he pushes the creative envelope. El Maestro has earned numerous honors and broken down many barriers. The release of some of his greatest Salsa classics in the form of an interactive app is just another in a long line of firsts for the music icon. Full Circle is due out on the new Uprising Music label via Ropeadope on July 20. With fresh renditions of Salsa classics, Full Circle finds Mr. Palmieri teamed with world-class musicians from the New York scene that have played with him over the last decade; Ronnie Cuber, Brian Lynch, Nicky Marrero and many more. On Full Circle listeners will hear the basic harmonic and rhythmic structures of the original recordings but with Eddie exploring more freely and aggressively than ever on his solos. These are true representatives of Palmieri at the peak of his creative power. An interactive music player of the Full Circle recording, the PalmieriSalsaJams App (powered by Stretch Music and Spectrum) is sure to please musicians and audiophiles alike. It gives musicians the ability to completely control their practicing, listening and learning experience by customizing the player to fit their specific needs and goals. The app has the capability to mute, solo, pan and fade any instrument chosen along with tempo control, looping and sheet music for each part. Eddie Palmieri once again pushes boundaries by building bridges; between musicians, listeners, and now young students with interactive technology. Full Circle begins yet another chapter in the Palmieri legacy. credits released July 20, 2018 Music Producers: Eddie Palmieri and Eddie Palmieri II Executive Producers: Frank Abenante Lyrics, Compositions and Musical Structures by Eddie Palmieri Additional Arrangements: Jose Madera (Vamonos Pa?l Monte) and Ray Santos (La Ocha) Label: Uprising Music Eddie Palmieri is a Yamaha performing artist
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Grammy-winnng singer/guitarist Joe Louis Walker, keyboard wizard Bruce Katz and UK harp ace Giles Robson join forces for a spellbinding journey through a treasure trove of rare and classic blues brought to vibrant new life.
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Kate Wolf had a great affinity for the California coast, and she frequently performed in Mendocino County venues in the middle years of her career. When Nicholas Wilson told Kate?s family that he had recorded many of these shows, we were excited about the prospect of releasing them. Nick's 15 hours of tapes were made directly from the soundboard at each concert, and he painstakingly digitized nearly 200 song performances. We then turned to Nina Gerber, Kate?s long time accompanist, who had compiled two other posthumous Kate Wolf collections. Her deep and intimate familiarity with Kate?s music, along with a desire for quality that matched Kate?s, resulted in a selection of 20 tracks that we feel beautifully represent Kate. We?re particularly delighted about the inclusion of three previously unreleased Kate Wolf songs (lyrics). Released June 28, 2018. Musicians Kate Wolf vocals, guitar Nina Gerber harmony vocals, mandolin, harmonica, guitar Ford James harmony vocals, bass Rick Byars harmony vocals, bass
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Rise Up Detroit is more than just a Detroit-inspired jazz record. Taken individually, any one of the suite?s movements can stand alone as an outstanding piece of music; it has all the elements: beautiful composition, skillful arrangement, excellent musicianship ? But Davis?s approach to ?Rise Up Detroit? is much more deliberate, much more intentional. It?s wholistic. It?s storytelling. Each of the movements in ?Rise Up Detroit? represents a particular historical aspect of the African American experience in a city with a rich and storied past. From its crucial significance to the Underground Railroad, to the influence of the Southern migration into Henry Ford?s factories, and its later experience of exodus and healing, Davis?s suite captures the energy of a culture whose influence spans generations and the globe. With musicians such as Regina Carter on violin and Rodney Whitaker on bass, both of whom have the spirit of Detroit (perhaps even the Spirit of Detroit) intrinsically woven into their playing, the musicianship on this record is multi-layered, multi-faceted, but definably Detroit. Carter, who leads the album?s string quartet, brings an energy and feel that translates right through the rest of the string section. And while technically Whitaker may be Davis?s boss (Whitaker is the Director of Jazz Studies at Michigan State), it?s his ?undeniably distinctive bear-sized bass tones? that dictated he was the obvious choice for ?Rise Up Detroit.?
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Gilkyson?s music, in the classic folk music tradition, has always offered a vivid reflection of the times we live in. SECULARIA, the long-awaited follow-up to The Nocturne Diaries, is a collection of spiritually charged songs that don?t fit within the parameters of traditional religious beliefs and challenge us to embrace a more inclusive perspective, to respect all life and to be accountable for our actions in these divisive times. The album features a stunning performance with the internationally acclaimed Tosca String Quartet, (David Byrne, Bob Schneider), vocal cameos by Shawn Colvin and gospel singer Sam Butler, and a duet with her dear friend, the late Jimmy LaFave, as well as two songs adapted from poetry written by her grandmother, Phoebe Hunter Gilkyson, co-written with Eliza?s father, folksinger Terry Gilkyson. Recorded with what she calls a ?spare urban folk approach,? the album features songs of grief, gratitude and wonder. As always, she?s assembled a group of some of Austin?s finest players to back her in the studio: Chris Maresh (Eric Johnson), Warren Hood, Kym Warner (The Green Cards), Andre Moran, Mike Hardwick (Jon Dee Graham, Charlie Sexton), Betty Soo and more.
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Concord Records is releasing The Big Bad Blues, ZZ Top legend Billy Gibbons? second-ever solo release. This is the follow-up to his acclaimed 2015 Afro-Cuban-flavored solo album Perfectamundo. The Big Bad Blues, as the title suggests, focuses on Gibbons? lifelong love of the blues and rock & roll, showcasing the blues-influenced vocals and guitar licks that have together served as the foundation for his numerous hits over the past five decades. The album features 11 tracks balancing some classic covers like ?Rollin? and Tumblin?? and ?Standing Around Crying,? along with some of Billy?s signature new blues originals.
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Un D?a Cualquiera?is a forceful statement from a Cuban musician leading his tight-knit Cuban band, recorded in the U.S. (at WGBH Studios in Boston, Mass.), and influenced by music from both countries in ways that transcend narrow notions of ?Latin jazz.? The album nods to classic Cuban composers and musicians but it focuses mostly on pianist Harold L?pez-Nussa?s original compositions and his distinctive trio concept. These compositions are mostly new, save for one or two, such as the opener, ?Cimarr?n,? which are older pieces reinvented for the present moment.
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By the Way, I Forgive You is the sixth studio album by Brandi Carlile, released on February 16, 2018. "The Joke" is the album's lead single. The album was co-produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings.
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THE STORYTELLER recorded December, 12, 2009 Dizzy's Club, Frederick P. Rose Hall, NY, USA CD 2010 Mot?ma Music
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Mi Mundo introduces a shining new star on the world music firmament. This is the solo debut of Brenda Navarrete, a Cuban-based singer, songwriter, percussionist and bandleader of rare skill and musical originality. She has previously made an impact singing in the internationally-acclaimed Cuban group Interactivo, performing at clubs and festivals in the U.S. and Canada, but she now takes a giant creative leap forward with Mi Mundo. Released on ALMA Records, the album was recorded in Havana with producer Peter Cardinali (ALMA?s founder), award-winning engineer John ?Beetle? Bailey, and an all-star cast of Cuban instrumentalists.
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Grammy nominated blues harp legend Mark Hummel unleashes an all instrumental harmonica album, and it redefines the scope and beauty of what the instrument is capable of in the right hands. The disc features Mark's hand picked selection of newly recorded, live, previously released and unreleased material. Mark is joined by his stellar band of R.W. Grigsby (bass) and Wes Starr (drums) as well as blues guitar legends Anson Funderburgh, Little Charlie Baty, Chris "Kid" Andersen, and Rusty Zinn. Recorded at Kid Andersen's famed Greaseland Studios in California, as well as Joyride Studio in Chicago. Blues harmonica and guitar aficionados everywhere will be delighted with the high standard of excellence set on Harpbreaker.
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Circles Around The Sun explore new horizons on the band’s double album, LET IT WANDER. It’s the first new music from the quartet since their acclaimed 2015 debut, Interludes For The Dead. Guitarist Neal Casal, keyboardist Adam MacDougall (his bandmate in the Chris Robinson Brotherhood), bassist Dan Horne and drummer Mark Levy recorded seven instrumentals for LET IT WANDER earlier this year at Castaway 7 Studios in California.
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Grateful Dead - Pacific Northwest '73-'74: Believe It If You Need It (Best of) 3-CD Set
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Ultimate Baroque:The Essential Masterpieces, Five discs -- five conductors -- four orchestras -- nine composers -- 28 works: Decca's collection Ultimate Baroque is as one might imagine a mixed bag. The best of the set is I Musici's sweet and fresh 1996 recording of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," with Mariana Sirbu as the lighter-than-air and younger-than-springtime soloist and Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields' stately yet sprightly 1971 recording of Bach's four "Suites for orchestra," and Raymond Leppard and the English Chamber Orchestra's robust and rambunctious 1970 and 1972 recordings of Handel's "Water Music" suites and "Music for the Royal Fireworks." Less successful are Karl Münchinger and the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester's 1967 and 1978 recordings of a variety of eighteenth century hits. Too often, the Stuttgart's strings are weak; the long lines of the Pachelbel "Canon" and Bach's "Air on the G string" sag and the winds waver; the pair of flutes in Bach's "Sheep May Safely Graze" are simpering; and more often than not, Münchinger's interpretations tend toward the sentimental. The tone of his Boccherini "Minuet" and his Hoffstetter (née, Haydn) "Serenade" is close to saccharine. More successful is Eduardo Fernández's 1985 and 1987 recordings of guitar concertos by Vivaldi and Giuliani plus a guitar sonata by Paganini. Accompanied by the alert George Malcolm leading a perhaps too comfortable English Chamber, Fernández is a brilliant player whose performances are compromised by the bright but shallow early digital sound. In short, Ultimate Baroque is a good but not great way to become familiar with a wide swathe of Baroque music.
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Dead.net Exclusive Limited Edition 19-Disc Boxed Set Features Six Unreleased Complete Concerts Recorded In Portland, Seattle, And Vancouver In 1973 And 1974 in a collector's box.
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Human Rights & the U.S. Drug War by Chris Conrad, Mikki Norris & Virginia Resner An evaluation of US Drug War policy in the context of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the US Bill of Rights. Analysis plus more than 20 case stories to illustrate how current US policy is a direct violation of the approved international standard for human rights, including the right to privacy, to medicine, to family, to culture, to religion, and to property. Furthermore it catalogs violations of due process and the increasing use of cruel and unusual punishments in the form of mandatory minimum sentences and establishing the death penalty for non-violent drug offenses. This official-looking book is 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, 62 pages, black and white pages with a blue, black and white cover bearing the UN logo. There are photos of prisoners and casualties of the Drug War throughout, and appendices include a resource guide, a list of established human rights, and a Drug War Truce that includes peace negotiations between the government and people. It is a smaller spin off of the book, Shattered Lives: Portraits from the US Drug War, similarly based on the Human Rights and the Drug War photo exhibit, with some new information.
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Liver Detox: Cleansing through Diet, Herbs and Massage by Christopher Vasey A practical guide to supporting and maintaining liver health naturally ? Reveals how an overburdened liver can lead to many common ailments such as headaches, constipation, respiratory issues, and skin conditions ? Explains specific foods to avoid, which supplements accelerate the liver?s cleansing abilities, and how to perform liver exercises and massage ? Details the 9 plants that are most effective in detoxifying the liver, with instructions for their safe use ? Includes charts and questionnaires to determine to what degree your liver function is compromised The liver is key to the optimal health of the body. Shouldering the heaviest responsibility for keeping the body?s internal terrain clean, the liver not only filters toxins and cellular by-products out of the blood like other excretory organs, it also neutralizes poisons, microbes, heavy metals, and carcinogens. By supporting the liver, we support the health of the entire body. In this practical guide to cleansing and detoxifying the liver, Christopher Vasey shows how many features of modern living--such as overeating, medications, cigarettes, alcohol, food additives, and environmental pollution--overtax this powerhouse of an organ. This leads to weakening of the liver and congestion with toxins, which in turn can lead to illness, including cardiovascular problems, allergies, headaches, constipation, respiratory issues, and skin conditions, as the toxins the overburdened liver cannot filter out find their way to other areas of the body. Detailing how the liver functions, the author explains how to use diet, herbs, massage, and other practices to detoxify, strengthen, and regenerate your liver. He includes simple charts and questionnaires to help you determine to what degree your liver function is compromised. He shows how a simple change of diet along with the use of hepatic herbs will often have immediate benefits for the liver and the immune system. He explains specific foods to avoid and how taking supplements, such as trace elements of sulfur, accelerate the liver?s ability to neutralize heavy metals. He details 9 plants that are most effective in detoxifying the liver, such as dandelion and rosemary, and provides instructions for their safe use. He also describes liver exercises and massage techniques as well as the use of external aids, such as a hot-water bottle, to stimulate liver activity. Offering an accessible yet detailed approach to supporting the liver, the author shows how bringing the liver back to full health and function has far-reaching effects for the whole body. Published by Healing Arts Press MArch 2018
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The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience. Published by Tim Duggan Books; 1st edition (February 28, 2017)
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The Battle For Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists by Naomi Klein In the rubble of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans and ultrarich “Puertopians” are locked in a pitched struggle over how to remake the island. In this vital and startling investigation, bestselling author and activist Naomi Klein uncovers how the forces of shock politics and disaster capitalism seek to undermine the nation's radical, resilient vision for a “just recovery.” All royalties from the sale of this book in English and Spanish go directly to JunteGente, a gathering of Puerto Rican organizations resisting disaster capitalism and advancing a fair and healthy recovery for their island. For more information, visit http://juntegente.org/. Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, documentary filmmaker and author of the international bestsellers No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, and No Is Not Enough. Published by Haymarket Books June 2018" 184408,The Revolution Where You Live by Sarah van Gelder,https://secure.kpfa.org/support/media/Premium_Images/TheRevolutionWhereYouLive.jpg,"Discover the Real Revolution Unfolding across America America faces huge challenges—climate change, social injustice, racist violence, economic insecurity. Journalist Sarah van Gelder suspected that there were solutions, and she went looking for them, not in the centers of power, where people are richly rewarded for their allegiance to the status quo, but off the beaten track, in rural communities, small towns, and neglected urban neighborhoods. She bought a used pickup truck and camper and set off on a 12,000-mile journey through eighteen states, dozens of cities and towns, and five Indian reservations. From the ranches of Montana to the coalfields of Kentucky to the urban cores of Chicago and Detroit, van Gelder discovered people and communities who are remaking America from the ground up. Join her as she meets the quirky and the committed, the local heroes and the healers who, under the mass media’s radar, are getting stuff done. The common thread running through their work was best summed up by a phrase she saw on a mural in Newark: “We the People LOVE This Place.” That connection we each have to our physical and ecological place, and to our human community, is where we find our power and our best hopes for a new America. Published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers January 2017
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Censored 2019: Fighting the Fake News Invasion Edited by Mickey Huff and Andy Lee Roth Get the book here before you can get it anywhere else! Pre-sales of the newest Project Censored book will ship out in mid September! Censored 2019, once again presents the News that Didn?t Make the News (and why) in our annual listing of the Top 25 underreported stories, as well as documenting the corporate media?s most egregious Junk Food News distractions and News Abuse propaganda, while celebrating independent news organizations and activists, such as Act Out!, Poets Reading the News, and UnKoch My Campus, that truly exemplify Media Democracy in Action. Beyond these annual features, Censored 2019 includes in-depth chapters on media coverage of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements; how data activists from communities around the world are redirecting the power of ?Big Data? to organize for social, economic, and political justice; and why it?s important to call Big Media by its proper name?corporate media is no longer ?mainstream? in any meaningful sense of that term. Our newest book, published by Seven Stories Press, concludes with an examination of ongoing democratic initiatives and promising approaches to address the ?controversial, geopolitical social problem? of fake news. With keen cartoons by Khalil Bendib, an eye-popping cover by artist Anson Stevens-Bollen that pays homage to the 80th anniversary of the infamous ?War of the Worlds? radio broadcast and its contemporary relevance, plus a no-holds-barred foreword by journalist Abby Martin, Censored 2019 is a rallying cry to arm ourselves with the power of knowledge as we join together to fight the fake news invasion.
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Today’s deliberations about a revamped health care system are stuck. We need a fresh analysis and a new vision. Health Care Revolt sets out to provide just that and at a most propitious time in U.S. history. Dr. Michael Fine’s manifesto frames the questions more expansively than others before him and offers an impassioned road map for a nation confused about which health care direction to travel. The crux of Dr. Fine’s argument is that the U.S. does not have a health system. Rather we have put our faith in a so-called marketplace in which the few profit from the public’s ill-health. This ailing market has accelerated the erosion of American democracy by contributing to economic polarization. Health Care Revolt looks around the world for examples of health care systems that are effective and affordable, pictures such a system for the U.S., and creates a practical playbook for a political revolution in health care that will allow the nation to protect health while strengthening democracy. Dr. Fine’s voice is likely to command attention. He writes with the experience of a clinician, state public health commissioner, scholar, and community organizer. He illustrates his points with personal stories and acute analysis, conveying medicalese in ways that readers will find comprehendible.
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Bestselling author, psychologist, and world-renowned expert on dog behavior and training Dr. Stanley Coren presents the most informative, in-depth, fascinating book yet on dogs. Acclaimed for its solid scientific research and entertaining, eminently readable style, How Dogs Think gives you the insight that you need to understand the silly, quirky, and apparently irrational behaviors that dogs demonstrate, as well as those stunning flashes of brilliance and creativity that they also can display. It lets you see through a dog’s eyes, hear through his ears, and even sense the world through his nose, as Coren presents a fascinat­ing picture of the way dogs interpret their world and their human companions, and of how they solve problems, learn, and take in new information.
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Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use Craft a soothing aloe lotion after an encounter with poison ivy, make a dandelion-burdock tincture to fix sluggish digestion, and brew up some lavender-lemon balm tea to ease a stressful day. In this introductory guide, Rosemary Gladstar shows you how easy it can be to make your own herbal remedies for life?s common ailments. Gladstar profiles 33 common healing plants and includes advice on growing, harvesting, preparing, and using herbs in healing tinctures, oils, and creams. Stock your medicine cabinet full of all-natural, low-cost herbal preparations.
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n her comic, scathing essay, "Men Explain Things to Me," Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don't, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender wars works, airing some of her own hilariously awful encounters. This updated edition with two new essays of this national bestseller book features that now-classic essay as well as "#YesAllWomen," an essay written in response to 2014 Isla Vista killings and the grassroots movement that arose with it to end violence against women and misogyny, and the essay "Cassandra Syndrome." This book is also available in hardcover. Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of fourteen books, most recently The Faraway Nearby. She is a Harper's Magazine contributing editor.
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More than thirty years ago, an entire generation sought a new way of life, looking for fulfillment and meaning in a way no one had before. Leaving his teaching job at Harvard, Ram Dass embodied the role of spiritual seeker, showing others how to find peace within themselves in one of the greatest spiritual classics of the twentieth century, the two-million-copy bestseller Be Here Now. As many of that generation enter the autumn of their years, the big questions of peace and of purpose have returned demanding answers. And once again, Ram Dass blazes a new trail, inviting all to join him on the next stage of the journey. Published by Riverhead Books; Reissue edition (June 1, 2001)
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Who holds the purse strings to the majority of the world's wealth? There is a new global elite at the controls of our economic future, and here former Project Censored director and media monitoring sociologist Peter Phillips unveils for the general reader just who these players are. The book includes such power players as Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jamie Dimon, and Warren Buffett. As the number of men with as much wealth as half the world fell from sixty-two to just eight between January 2016 and January 2017, according to Oxfam International, fewer than 200 super-connected asset managers at only 17 asset management firms—each with well over a trillion dollars in assets under management—now represent the financial core of the world's transnational capitalist class. Members of the global power elite are the management—the facilitators—of world capitalism, the firewall protecting the capital investment, growth, and debt collection that keeps the status quo from changing. Each chapter in Giants identifies by name the members of this international club of multi-millionaires, their 17 global financial companies—and including NGOs such as the Group of Thirty and the Trilateral Commission—and their transnational military protectors, so the reader, for the first time anywhere, can identify who constitutes this network of influence, where the wealth is concentrated, how it suppresses social movements, and how it can be redistributed for maximum systemic change.
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In her tenth book, Sharon Salzberg provides a pathway towards more sustainable and authentic connection by offering a creative toolkit of mindfulness exercises and meditation techniques that guide us to strip away our layers of habit to access a truer understanding of love, “real love.” This journey enables us to become more present and to begin to experience real love—love based on direct interactions, rather than preconceptions. When we are truly engaged in these present experiences we are not only able to feel more connected to our own core selves, but also to those around us, and ultimately to life itself. Divided into three sections, Real Love explores love in three arenas of life: for oneself, love for an other, and love for all of life.
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At the Mouth of a Cannon: Conquest and Cupidity on Canada's West Coast: A Personal Account by Rev. Kevin Daniel Annett, AT THE MOUTH OF A CANNON puts a human face on Genocide in Canada. It depicts the last-stand resistance by one west coast indigenous nation to a three-headed assault by the British Crown, its churches, and land-hungry companies. Leading that opposition are the succeeding generations of the Maquinna clan, the hereditary Ahousaht war-chiefs who must battle not only smallpox-bearing missionaries, gunships and loggers but their own fellow chiefs who seek to accomodate to and accept the white invaders. And that battle is far from over. AT THE MOUTH OF A CANNON is one man's discovery and personal account of the untold story of the Ahousahts and how their nation and land was seized by foreigners. A renegade clergyman from his own United Church that led the assault on the Ahousahts, author Kevin Annett befriended and fought alongside Chief Earl Maquinna George during the 1990's as he struggled alone to stop the sale and logging of the last of the Ahousaht ancestral land on Flores Island. This is a moving story of Group Crime and resistance, of who owns British Columbia and how natives and whites alike are expected to dance to the tune of multinational corporations. But the unconquerable spirit of a few souls on either side of the racial divide struggles to prevail against overwhelming odds and big money.
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Comprehensive legal reference updated for 2018 containing California's cannabis laws, organized by California Code and section number. Contains seminal legislation, including: Proposition 215 (the Compassionate Use Act of 1996), Senate Bill 420 (The Medical Marijuana Program Act), Proposition 64 (the Adult Use of Marijuana Act), and the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA).
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In wide-ranging discussions with David Barsamian, his longtime interlocutor, Noam Chomsky asks us to consider “the world we are leaving to our grandchildren”: one imperiled by climate change and the growing potential for nuclear war. If the current system is incapable of dealing with these threats, he argues, it’s up to us to radically change it. The twelve interviews in Global Discontents examine the latest developments around the globe: the rise of ISIS, the reach of state surveillance, growing anger over economic inequality, conflicts in the Middle East, and the presidency of Donald Trump. In personal reflections on his Philadelphia childhood, Chomsky also describes his own intellectual journey and the development of his uncompromising stance as America’s premier dissident intellectual. Published by Metropolitan Books (December 5, 2017)
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Fascist politics are running rampant in America today—and spreading around the world. A Yale philosopher identifies the ten pillars of fascist politics, and charts their horrifying rise and deep history. As the child of refugees of World War II Europe and a renowned philosopher and scholar of propaganda, Jason Stanley has a deep understanding of how democratic societies can be vulnerable to fascism: Nations don’t have to be fascist to suffer from fascist politics. In fact, fascism’s roots have been present in the United States for more than a century. Alarmed by the pervasive rise of fascist tactics both at home and around the globe, Stanley focuses here on the structures that unite them, laying out and analyzing the ten pillars of fascist politics—the language and beliefs that separate people into an “us” and a “them.” He knits together reflections on history, philosophy, sociology, and critical race theory with stories from contemporary Hungary, Poland, India, Myanmar, and the United States, among other nations. He makes clear the immense danger of underestimating the cumulative power of these tactics, which include exploiting a mythic version of a nation’s past; propaganda that twists the language of democratic ideals against themselves; anti-intellectualism directed against universities and experts; law and order politics predicated on the assumption that members of minority groups are criminals; and fierce attacks on labor groups and welfare. These mechanisms all build on one another, creating and reinforcing divisions and shaping a society vulnerable to the appeals of authoritarian leadership. By uncovering disturbing patterns that are as prevalent today as ever, Stanley reveals that the stuff of politics—charged by rhetoric and myth—can quickly become policy and reality. Only by recognizing fascists politics, he argues, may we resist its most harmful effects and return to democratic ideals. Published by Penguin Randomhouse September 2018
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Since its original landmark publication in 1980, A People’s History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up. Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People’s History is the only volume to tell America’s story from the point of view of—and in the words of—America’s women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of our country’s greatest battles—the fights for a fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women’s rights, racial equality—were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus’s arrival through President Clinton’s first term, A People’s History of the United States features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history.
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Hypercapitalism: The Modern Economy, Its Values, and How to Change Them by Larry Gonick Bestselling “overeducated cartoonist” Larry Gonick has delighted readers for years with sharp, digestible, and funny accounts of everything from the history of the universe to the intricacies of calculus. Now Gonick teams up with psychologist and scholar Tim Kasser to create an accessible and trenchant cartoon guide to how global, privatizing, market-worshipping hypercapitalism threatens human well-being, social justice, and the planet. But Gonick and Kasser don’t stop at an analysis of how the economic system got out of whack—they also point the way to a healthier future. A primer for the post-Occupy generation, Hypercapitalism draws from contemporary research on values, well-being, and consumerism to describe concepts (corporate power, free trade, privatization, deregulation) that are critical for understanding the world we live in, and movements (voluntary simplicity, sharing, alternatives to GDP, protests) that have developed in response to the system. Gonick and Kasser’s pointed and profound cartoon narratives provide a deep exploration of the global economy and the movements seeking to change it, all rendered in clear, graphic—and sometimes hilarious—terms. Published by The New Press
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Inside Iran: The Real History & Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran by Medea Benjamin U.S. - Relations with Iran have been fraught for decades, but under the Trump Administration tensions are rising to startling levels. Medea Benjamin, one of the best-known 21st century activists, offers the incredible history of how a probable alliance became a bitter antagonism in this accessible and fascinating story.
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Donald Trump’s takeover of the White House is a dangerous escalation in a world of cascading crises. His reckless agenda—including a corporate coup in government, aggressive scapegoating and warmongering, and sweeping aside climate science to set off a fossil fuel frenzy—will generate waves of disasters and shocks to the economy, national security, and the environment. Acclaimed journalist, activist, and bestselling author Naomi Klein has spent two decades studying political shocks, climate change, and “brand bullies.” From this unique perspective, she argues that Trump is not an aberration but a logical extension of the worst, most dangerous trends of the past half-century—the very conditions that have unleashed a rising tide of white nationalism the world over. It is not enough, she tells us, to merely resist, to say “no.” Our historical moment demands more: a credible and inspiring “yes,” a roadmap to reclaiming the populist ground from those who would divide us—one that sets a bold course for winning the fair and caring world we want and need. This timely, urgent book from one of our most influential thinkers offers a bracing positive shock of its own, helping us understand just how we got here, and how we can, collectively, come together and heal.
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Sometimes illumination occurs spontaneously or, as Ram Dass experienced, in a heart-wrenching moment of opening. More commonly, it happens when we polish the mirror of the heart with daily practice?and see beyond the illusion of our transient thoughts and emotions to the vast and luminous landscape of our true nature. For five decades, Ram Dass has explored the depths of consciousness and love and brought them to life as service to others. With Polishing the Mirror, he gathers together his essential teachings for living in the eternal present, here and now. Readers will find within these pages a rich combination of perennial wisdom, humor, teaching stories, and detailed guidance on Ram Dass' own spiritual practices, including: Bhakti Yoga?opening our hearts to unconditional love Practices for living, aging, dying, and embracing the natural flow of life Karma Yoga?how selfless service can profoundly transform us Working with fear and suffering as a path to grace and freedom Step-by-step guidance in devotional chant, meditation and mantra practice, and much more For those new to Ram Dass' teachings, and for those to whom they are old friends, here is this vanguard spiritual explorer's complete guide to discovering who we are and why we are here, and how to become beacons of unconditional love. Narrated by: Ram Dass, Rameshwar Das Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
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The Epic of Gilgamesh is the Ur-epic?the hero's journey, quest, and education?inscribed onto damp clay tablets several millennia before Odysseus or the priest of Ecclesiastes found their voices. Sumerian versions of the epic date back almost 5000 years. It is a Bildungsroman of a bad king learning to become a proper human being and therefore a wise king, and to do so, besides defeating lions and monsters and surviving great physical and emotional suffering, he must face, and answer, the first (and last) great question: mortality. Translated into English and presented here in its entirety as a graphic novel, this version of The Epic of Gilgamesh is a father/son project by scholar and translator Kent H. Dixon and his son, the comix artist Kevin Dixon, who bring a fresh take on this great work. The reader is slowed down by the artwork and visual jokes and the artist's wry hat-tippings to various masters (Crumb and Gilbert Shelton alongside Schultz and Capp, Popeye and Krazy Kat, Uderzo's Ast?rix and Herg?'s Tintin), and then, once the reading pace has shifted into lower gear, having all these aspects complementarily drawn out, makes for an especially satisfying counterpoint to the low-key, the wise and cynical and morally sophisticated, and sometimes sublimely Olympian humor.
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Discover the Real Revolution Unfolding across America America faces huge challenges—climate change, social injustice, racist violence, economic insecurity. Journalist Sarah van Gelder suspected that there were solutions, and she went looking for them, not in the centers of power, where people are richly rewarded for their allegiance to the status quo, but off the beaten track, in rural communities, small towns, and neglected urban neighborhoods. She bought a used pickup truck and camper and set off on a 12,000-mile journey through eighteen states, dozens of cities and towns, and five Indian reservations. From the ranches of Montana to the coalfields of Kentucky to the urban cores of Chicago and Detroit, van Gelder discovered people and communities who are remaking America from the ground up. Join her as she meets the quirky and the committed, the local heroes and the healers who, under the mass media’s radar, are getting stuff done. The common thread running through their work was best summed up by a phrase she saw on a mural in Newark: “We the People LOVE This Place.” That connection we each have to our physical and ecological place, and to our human community, is where we find our power and our best hopes for a new America. Published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers January 2017
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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate by Naomi Klein Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon—it’s about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better. In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author of the global bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth. Climate change, Klein argues, is a civilizational wake-up call, a powerful message delivered in the language of fires, floods, storms, and droughts. Confronting it is no longer about changing the light bulbs. It’s about changing the world—before the world changes so drastically that no one is safe. Either we leap—or we sink.
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Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean by Jonathan White, In Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides. In the Arctic, White shimmies under the ice with an Inuit elder to hunt for mussels in the dark cavities left behind at low tide; in China, he races the Silver Dragon, a twenty-five-foot tidal bore that crashes eighty miles up the Qiantang River; in France, he interviews the monks that live in the tide-wrapped monastery of Mont Saint-Michel; in Chile and Scotland, he investigates the growth of tidal power generation; and in Panama and Venice, he delves into how the threat of sea level rise is changing human culture?the very old and very new. Tides combines lyrical prose, colorful adventure travel, and provocative scientific inquiry into the elemental, mysterious paradox that keeps our planet?s waters in constant motion. Photographs, scientific figures, line drawings, and sixteen color photos dramatically illustrate this engaging, expert tour of the tides.
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The companion to the Showtime documentary series, director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick challenge the prevailing orthodoxies of traditional history books in this thoroughly researched and rigorously analyzed look at the dark side of American history. The notion of American exceptionalism, dating back to John Winthrop's 1630 sermon aboard the Arbella, still warps Americans' understanding of their nation's role in the world. Most are loathe to admit that the United States has any imperial pretensions. But history tells a different story as filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick reveal in this riveting account of the rise and decline of the American empire. Aided by the latest archival findings and recently declassified documents and building on the research of the world's best scholars, Stone and Kuznick construct an often shocking but meticulously documented "People's History of the American Empire" that offers startling context to the Bush-Cheney policies that put us at war in two Muslim countries and show us why the Obama administration has had such a difficult time cleaving a new path. Stone and Kuznick will introduce readers to a pantheon of heroes and villains as they show not only how far the United States has drifted from its democratic traditions, but the powerful forces that have struggled to get us back on track. The authors reveal that: * The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were militarily unnecessary and morally indefensible. * The United States, not the Soviet Union, bore the lion's share of responsibility for perpetuating the Cold War. * The U.S. love affair with right-wing dictators has gone as far as overthrowing elected leaders, arming and training murderous military officers, and forcing millions of people into poverty. * U.S.-funded Islamist fundamentalists, who fought against the Soviets in Afghanistan, have blown back to threaten the interests of the U.S. and its allies. * U.S. presidents, especially in wartime, have frequently trampled on the constitution and international law. * The United States has brandished nuclear threats repeatedly and come terrifyingly close to nuclear war. American leaders often believe they are unbound by history, yet Stone and Kuznick argue that we must face our troubling history honestly and forthrightly in order to set a new course for the twenty-first century. Their conclusions will challenge even experts, but there is one question only readers can answer: Is it too late for America to change?
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Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) by Rebecca Solnit Rebecca Solnit is the author of more than twenty books, including the international bestseller Men Explain Things to Me. Called “the voice of the resistance” by the New York Times, she has emerged as an essential guide to our times, through her incisive commentary on feminism, violence, ecology, hope, and everything in between. In this powerful and wide-ranging collection, Solnit turns her attention to battles over meaning, place, language, and belonging at the heart of the defining crises of our time. She explores the way emotions shape political life, electoral politics, police shootings and gentrification, the life of an extraordinary man on death row, the pipeline protest at Standing Rock, and the existential threat posed by climate change. The work of changing the world sometimes requires changing the story, the names, and inventing or popularizing new names and terms and phrases. Calling things by their true names can also cut through the lies that excuse, disguise, avoid, or encourage inaction, indifference, obliviousness in the face of injustice and violence. Published by Haymarket Books September 2018
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Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five by Mike Peled In July 2004, federal agents raided the homes of five Palestinian-American families, arresting the five dads. The first trial of the “Holy Land Foundation Five” ended in a hung jury. The second, marked by highly questionable procedures, resulted in very lengthy sentences—for “supporting terrorism” by donating to charities that the U.S. government itself and other respected international agencies had long worked with. In 2013, human rights activist and author Miko Peled started investigating this case. He discussed the miscarriages of justice involved in it with the men’s lawyers and heard from the men’s families about the devastating eff ects the case had on their lives. He also traveled to the remote federal prison complexes where the men were held, to conduct unprecedentedly deep interviews with them. Injustice traces the labyrinthine course of this case, presenting a terrifying picture of governmental over-reach in post-9/11 America. Published by Just World Books February 2018
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American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment by Shane Bauer A ground-breaking and brave inside reckoning with the nexus of prison and profit in America: in one Louisiana prison and over the course of our country's history. In 2014, Shane Bauer was hired for $9 an hour to work as an entry-level prison guard at a private prison in Winnfield, Louisiana. An award-winning investigative journalist, he used his real name; there was no meaningful background check. Four months later, his employment came to an abrupt end. But he had seen enough, and in short order he wrote an expos? about his experiences that won a National Magazine Award and became the most-read feature in the history of the magazine Mother Jones. Still, there was much more that he needed to say. In American Prison, Bauer weaves a much deeper reckoning with his experiences together with a thoroughly researched history of for-profit prisons in America from their origins in the decades before the Civil War. For, as he soon realized, we can't understand the cruelty of our current system and its place in the larger story of mass incarceration without understanding where it came from. Private prisons became entrenched in the South as part of a systemic effort to keep the African-American labor force in place in the aftermath of slavery, and the echoes of these shameful origins are with us still. The private prison system is deliberately unaccountable to public scrutiny. Private prisons are not incentivized to tend to the health of their inmates, or to feed them well, or to attract and retain a highly-trained prison staff. Though Bauer befriends some of his colleagues and sympathizes with their plight, the chronic dysfunction of their lives only adds to the prison's sense of chaos. To his horror, Bauer finds himself becoming crueler and more aggressive the longer he works in the prison, and he is far from alone. A blistering indictment of the private prison system, and the powerful forces that drive it, American Prison is a necessary human document about the true face of justice in America. Published by Penguin Press September 2018
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The benefits of marijuana for treating symptoms of severe illnesses are immeasurable. People with AIDS, cancer, neurological issues, arthritis, anxiety, depression, glaucoma, and many other illnesses are turning to cannabis to avoid the powerful and unpleasant side effects that often come with traditional medications. An easy way to incorporate cannabis into your life is to include it in your everyday diet. Ingest your marijuana in a wide range of delicious foods with Cooking with Cannabis. Featuring step-by-step photos of how to make the various infusions that are the foundation of cooking with cannabis, these more than 70 simple recipes include a variety of gluten-free and vegan options. Learn about various strains of marijuana, the different types of cannabinoids and their effects, how to use marijuana as a seasoning, and tips for storing and freezing. This sophisticated guide will teach you the importance of patience in waiting for a marijuana edible to take effect and that less is, in fact, more. Published by Quarry Books (August 15, 2016)
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Insurgent Supremacists: The U.S. Far Right Challenge to to State and Empire by Matthew Lyons, A major study of movements that strive to overthrow the U.S. government, that often claim to be anti-imperialist and sometimes even anti-capitalist yet also consciously promote inequality, hierarchy, and domination, generally along explicitly racist, sexist, and homophobic lines. Revolutionaries of the far right: insurgent supremacists. In this book, Matthew N. Lyons takes readers on a tour of neonazis and Christian theocrats, by way of the patriot movement, the LaRouchites, and the alt-right. Supplementing this, thematic sections explore specific dimensions of far-right politics, regarding gender, decentralism, and anti-imperialism. Intervening directly in debates within left and antifascist movements, Lyons examines both the widespread use and abuse of the term ?fascism,? and the relationship between federal security forces and the paramilitary right. His final chapter offers a preliminary analysis of the Trump presidential administration relationship with far-right politics and the organized far right?s shifting responses to it. Both for its analysis and as a guide to our opponents, Insurgent Supremacists promises to be a powerful tool in organizing to resist the forces at the cutting edge of reaction today.
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She Begat This: 20 Years of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Joan Morgan Celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the acclaimed and influential debut album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill with this eye-opening and moving exploration of Lauryn Hill and her remarkable artistic legacy. Released in 1998, Lauryn Hill’s first solo album is often cited by music critics as one of the most important recordings in modern history. Artists from Beyoncé to Nicki Minaj to Janelle Monáe have claimed it as an inspiration, and it was recently included in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress, as well as named the second greatest album by a woman in history by NPR (right behind Joni Mitchell’s Blue). Award-winning feminist author and journalist Joan Morgan delivers an expansive, in-depth, and heartfelt analysis of the album and its enduring place in pop culture. She Begat This is both an indelible portrait of a magical moment when a young, fierce, and determined singer-rapper-songwriter made music history and a crucial work of scholarship, perfect for longtime hip-hop fans and a new generation of fans just discovering this album. Published by Atria August 2018
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The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War Joanne B. Freeman In The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress. Drawing on an extraordinary range of sources, she shows that the Capitol was rife with conflict in the decades before the Civil War. Legislative sessions were often punctuated by mortal threats, canings, flipped desks, and all-out slugfests. When debate broke down, congressmen drew pistols and waved Bowie knives. One representative even killed another in a duel. Many were beaten and bullied in an attempt to intimidate them into compliance, particularly on the issue of slavery. These fights didn’t happen in a vacuum. Freeman’s dramatic accounts of brawls and thrashings tell a larger story of how fisticuffs and journalism, and the powerful emotions they elicited, raised tensions between North and South and led toward war. In the process, she brings the antebellum Congress to life, revealing its rough realities?the feel, sense, and sound of it?as well as its nation-shaping import. Funny, tragic, and rivetingly told, The Field of Blood offers a front-row view of congressional mayhem and sheds new light on the careers of John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, and other luminaries, as well as introducing a host of lesser-known but no less fascinating men. The result is a fresh understanding of the workings of American democracy and the bonds of Union on the eve of their greatest peril. Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux September 2018
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The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution by Michael J. Klarman -The definitive account of the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution -Authored by one of America's leading historians -Troubling thesis that elites drove the process and won the day will reshape our understanding of the Founding era -Major reinterpretation of the event that created the United States
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We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights by Adam Winkler We the Corporations chronicles the revelatory story of one of the most successful, yet least known, “civil rights movements” in American history. We the Corporations chronicles the astonishing story of one of the most successful yet least well-known “civil rights movements” in American history. Hardly oppressed like women and minorities, business corporations, too, have fought since the nation’s earliest days to gain equal rights under the Constitution—and today have nearly all the same rights as ordinary people. Exposing the historical origins of Citizens United and Hobby Lobby, Adam Winkler explains how those controversial Supreme Court decisions extending free speech and religious liberty to corporations were the capstone of a centuries-long struggle over corporate personhood and constitutional protections for business. Beginning his account in the colonial era, Winkler reveals the profound influence corporations had on the birth of democracy and on the shape of the Constitution itself. Once the Constitution was ratified, corporations quickly sought to gain the rights it guaranteed. The first Supreme Court case on the rights of corporations was decided in 1809, a half-century before the first comparable cases on the rights of African Americans or women. Ever since, corporations have waged a persistent and remarkably fruitful campaign to win an ever-greater share of individual rights. Although corporations never marched on Washington, they employed many of the same strategies of more familiar civil rights struggles: civil disobedience, test cases, and novel legal claims made in a purposeful effort to reshape the law. Indeed, corporations have often been unheralded innovators in constitutional law, and several of the individual rights Americans hold most dear were first secured in lawsuits brought by businesses. Winkler enlivens his narrative with a flair for storytelling and a colorful cast of characters: among others, Daniel Webster, America’s greatest advocate, who argued some of the earliest corporate rights cases on behalf of his business clients; Roger Taney, the reviled Chief Justice, who surprisingly fought to limit protections for corporations—in part to protect slavery; and Roscoe Conkling, a renowned politician who deceived the Supreme Court in a brazen effort to win for corporations the rights added to the Constitution for the freed slaves. Alexander Hamilton, Teddy Roosevelt, Huey Long, Ralph Nader, Louis Brandeis, and even Thurgood Marshall all played starring roles in the story of the corporate rights movement. In this heated political age, nothing can be timelier than Winkler’s tour de force, which shows how America’s most powerful corporations won our most fundamental rights and turned the Constitution into a weapon to impede the regulation of big business. Published by W.W. Norton February 2018
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A profound and provocative examination of America in crisis, where unemployment, deindustrialization, and a bitter hopelessness and malaise have resulted in an epidemic of diseases of despair—drug abuse, gambling, suicide, magical thinking, xenophobia, and a culture of sadism and hate. America, says Pulitzer Prize­–winning reporter Chris Hedges, is convulsed by an array of pathologies that have arisen out of profound hopelessness, a bitter despair and a civil society that has ceased to function. The opioid crisis, the retreat into gambling to cope with economic distress, the pornification of culture, the rise of magical thinking, the celebration of sadism, hate, and plagues of suicides are the physical manifestations of a society that is being ravaged by corporate pillage and a failed democracy. As our society unravels, we also face global upheaval caused by catastrophic climate change. All these ills presage a frightening reconfiguration of the nation and the planet. Donald Trump rode this disenchantment to power. In America: The Farewell Tour, Hedges argues that neither political party, now captured by corporate power, addresses the systemic problem. Until our corporate coup d’état is reversed these diseases will grow and ravage the country. A poignant cry reported from communities across the country, America: The Farewell Tour seeks to jolt us out of our complacency while there is still time. Published by Simon & Schuster August 2018
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The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It by Warren Farrell and John Gray The Boy Crisis is a comprehensive blueprint for what parents, teachers and policy-makers can do to renew our sons’ sense of purpose to help them become men, fathers, and leaders worthy of our respect. Published by BenBella Books March 2018
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The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis by Martha Nussbaum From one of the world’s most celebrated moral philosophers comes a thorough examination of the current political crisis and recommendations for how to mend our divided country. For decades Martha C. Nussbaum has been an acclaimed scholar and humanist, earning dozens of honors for her books and essays. In The Monarchy of Fear she turns her attention to the current political crisis that has polarized American since the 2016 election. Although today’s atmosphere is marked by partisanship, divisive rhetoric, and the inability of two halves of the country to communicate with one another, Nussbaum focuses on what so many pollsters and pundits have overlooked. She sees a simple truth at the heart of the problem: the political is always emotional. Globalization has produced feelings of powerlessness in millions of people in the West. That sense of powerlessness bubbles into resentment and blame. Blame of immigrants. Blame of Muslims. Blame of other races. Blame of cultural elites. While this politics of blame is exemplified by the election of Donald Trump and the vote for Brexit, Nussbaum argues it can be found on all sides of the political spectrum, left or right. Drawing on a mix of historical and contemporary examples, from classical Athens to the musical Hamilton, The Monarchy of Fear untangles this web of feelings and provides a roadmap of where to go next. Published by Simon & Schuster July 2018
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Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains by Robert Lustig The New York Times-bestselling author of Fat Chance reveals the corporate scheme to sell pleasure, driving the international epidemic of addiction, depression, and chronic disease. Published by Avery (September 12, 2017)
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Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military by Neal deGrasse Tyson An exploration of the age-old complicity between skywatchers and warfighters, from the best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. "The overlap is strong, and the knowledge flows in both directions," say the authors, because astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi-spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. Tyson and Lang call it a "curiously complicit" alliance. "The universe is both the ultimate frontier and the highest of high grounds," they write. "Shared by both space scientists and space warriors, it’s a laboratory for one and a battlefield for the other. The explorer wants to understand it; the soldier wants to dominate it. But without the right technology—which is more or less the same technology for both parties—nobody can get to it, operate in it, scrutinize it, dominate it, or use it to their advantage and someone else’s disadvantage." Spanning early celestial navigation to satellite-enabled warfare, Accessory to War is a richly researched and provocative examination of the intersection of science, technology, industry, and power that will introduce Tyson’s millions of fans to yet another dimension of how the universe has shaped our lives and our world. Published by W.W. Norton September 2018
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What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America by Michael Eric Dyson What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America by Michael Eric Dyson An analysis of American race relations with the focal point a 1963 meeting between Senator Robert Kennedy and a group of notable African-Americans including James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Lena Horne and Lorraine Hansberry and Freedom Rider Jerome Smith Published by St. Martin's Press; 1st Edition edition (June 5, 2018)
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To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party by Heather Cox Richardson When Abraham Lincoln helped create the Republican Party on the eve of the Civil War, his goal was to promote economic opportunity for all Americans, not just the slaveholding Southern planters who steered national politics. Yet while visionary Republicans like Teddy Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower shared Lincoln’s egalitarian dream, their attempts to use government to guard against the concentration of wealth have repeatedly been undone by the country’s moneyed interests and members of their own party. Ronald Reagan’s embrace of big business—and the ensuing financial crisis—is the latest example of this calamitous cycle, but it is by no means the first. In To Make Men Free, celebrated historian Heather Cox Richardson traces the shifting ideology of the Grand Old Party from the antebellum era to the Great Recession, showing how Republicans’ ideological vacillations have had terrible repercussions for minorities, the middle class, and America at large. Expansive and authoritative, To Make Men Free explains how a relatively young party became America’s greatest political hope—and, time and time again, its greatest disappointment. Published by Basic Books September 2014" 184416,How Dogs Think: Understanding The Canine Mind by Stanley Coren,https://secure.kpfa.org/support/media/Premium_Images/HowDogsThinkBook.jpg,"Bestselling author, psychologist, and world-renowned expert on dog behavior and training Dr. Stanley Coren presents the most informative, in-depth, fascinating book yet on dogs. Bestselling author, psychologist, and world-renowned expert on dog behavior and training Dr. Stanley Coren presents the most informative, in-depth, fascinating book yet on dogs. Acclaimed for its solid scientific research and entertaining, eminently readable style, How Dogs Think gives you the insight that you need to understand the silly, quirky, and apparently irrational behaviors that dogs demonstrate, as well as those stunning flashes of brilliance and creativity that they also can display. It lets you see through a dog’s eyes, hear through his ears, and even sense the world through his nose, as Coren presents a fascinat­ing picture of the way dogs interpret their world and their human companions, and of how they solve problems, learn, and take in new information. How Dogs Think also answers questions about our canine companions that have puzzled many: Can dogs count? Do they have an appreciation of art or music? Can a dog learn how to do something just by watching another dog or even a person do it? Do dogs dream? What is the nature of dog personality? Which behaviors are prewired into your dog, and which can you actually change? And, can dogs actually sense future earthquakes or detect cancer? With sound behavioral science and numerous funny, informative anecdotes, experiments, and firsthand observations, How Dogs Think shatters many common myths and misconcep­tions about our four-legged friends and reveals a wealth of surprises about their mental abilities and potential. It will make you love and appreciate all dogs—including your own—in wonder­ful new ways. Published by Simon and Schuster June 2005
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This lavishly illustrated atlas takes readers off the beaten path and outside normal conceptions of California, revealing its myriad ecologies, topographies, and histories in exquisite maps and trail paintings. Based on decades of exploring the backcountry of the Golden State, artist-adventurer Obi Kaufmann blends science and art to illuminate the multifaceted array of living, connected systems like no book has done before. Kaufmann depicts layer after layer of the natural world, delighting in the grand scale and details alike. The effect is staggeringly beautiful: presented alongside California divvied into its fifty-eight counties, for example, we consider California made up of dancing tectonic plates, of watersheds, of wildflower gardens. Maps are enhanced by spirited illustrations of wildlife, keys that explain natural phenomena, and a clear-sighted but reverential text. Full of character and color, a bit larger than life, The California Field Atlas is the ultimate road trip companion and love letter to a place. Published by Heyday (September 1, 2017)
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