A discussion of Conscious Elderhood with David “Lucky” Goff and Alexandra Hart, co-founders of the Transition Sebastopol Elder Salon, and James Stark, co-founder of Commonweal Garden in Bolinas.
We discuss their new book, The Age of Actualization: A Handbook for Growing Elder Community. It is based on their experiences of creating and running the Transition Sebastopol Elders Salon, formed in 2010. They also co-host a monthly radio program called "Growing an Elder Culture." David has a psychotherapy practice and is also the author of “EMBRACING LIFE: Toward a Psychology of Interdependence. It is Alexandra's expectation that if enough of this new generation of older people can attain Elderhood (vs. merely aging), their gifts of perspective and collective wisdom could guide humanity to a new understanding of the possibilities of a well-developed and mature population.
DAVID "LUCKY" GOFF had a brain aneurism in 2003. As a result of his stroke and the onset of a rare brain syndrome, he nearly died and ended up permanently disabled. This experience had a transformational effect on David, which made him "Lucky," and cued him into how radically connected all things are.
FaceBook: EON - the Ecological Options Network
Restart Ruling may set precedent, Abe’s push to restart
Re-militarization – Abe, Obama
Radioactive Soil – impossibility of ‘cleanup’
Increasing hyperthyroidism in kids
Leak in Unit 5 fuel pool
Implied deterrent – plutonium stockpile
Women of Fukushima – EON correspondent Umi Hagitani
CA CCR bill 2145 – utilities’ attempt to kill community choice energy
Hanford – Fukushima-on-the-Columbia
WIPP – new releases, still no certainty re:cause, back-up of waste program
EPA proposal to raise ‘safety’ standards 350x – “good for profits and health”
Nuclear ‘Posture’ Review – first strike doctrine, ‘Life Extension Program’, new nuke sub fleet
Reactors as ‘terrorist weapons in place’ – case of Ukraine
Harvey Wasserman on Nuclear History - 17:50
Nuclear energy/waste/weapons connection
Conversation with Michael Tobias, ecologist, author, filmmaker, and president of the Dancing Star Foundation focused on international biodiversity conservationglobal environmental education, and animal protection.
Also joining Bernie and Bing is John Littleton, West Marin resident holding master's degrees in both Education and Cultural Anthropology. Upon retiring after 40 years of Montessori and public school teaching, he has continued to follow his passion for environmental studies and indigenous cultures.
A thought-provoking conversation about Hope on Earth: A Conversation with Paul Ehrlich & Michael Tobias on the most pressing environmental concerns of the moment and the myriad options and complications involved in solving them.
Nuclear news updates with Mary Beth Brangan & Jim Heddle of the Ecological Options Network EON3.org: Interview bites of California’s Diablo Canyon and San Onofre reactor communities, and an update on citizen efforts to monitor the impact of ongoing Fukushima radioactive emissions on the US west coast.
Links to their blog: eon3EMFblog.net and PlanetarianPerspectives.net and their extensive video reporting at YouTube.com/eon3
They're currently at work on a forthcoming documentary entitled SHUTDOWN: The California-Fukushima Connection. You can find more about that project at SHUTDOWNdoc.tv.
Interview with Jim Schultz, Executive Director of Democracy Center, who lives in Cochabama, Bolivia, and Victor Menotti, Executive Director of International Forum on Globalization, on strategic climate activism and keeping up the fight.
Nuclear news updates with Mary Beth Brangan & Jim Heddle of the Ecological Options Network: the radioactive release at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) at Carlsbad, NM, interview with Donna Gilmore on San Onofre spent radioactive fuel, David Weisman of the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility on Diablo Canyon, and Fukushima ocean radiation monitoring along US West Coast.
Interview with David “Lucky” Goff and Alexandra Hart. They formed an Elder Salon four years ago in Sebastopol, exploring the meaning of elder hood as something quite distinct form just getting old. What experiences of our lives generate wisdom, and how can we share that with the world? Susan Prince who attended the Conscious Elder Project conference will also joined us.
David and Alexandra have authored Elders in Transition: A Handbook for Growing an Elder Community. They also have a monthly radio show, Growing An Elder Culture, that airs on KOWS Radio, 107.3 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm on each 2nd Thursday (or more conveniently all back shows can be streamed from the website www.elderculture.com - click the radio image).
Interview with San Geronimo Valley resident, Michael Stocker. Michael is a modern-day Renaissance man. He is an acoustician and naturalist by trade and a musician by avocation, he has written and spoken about bio-acoustics since 1992, presenting in national and regional hearings, national and international television, radio and news publications, and museums, schools, and universities. His understanding of both physics and biology has proven invaluable in court testimony and legal briefs, defending the environment against the dangers of human generated noise in the sea.
Michael's new book, Hear Where We Are, is an assembly of ideas and understandings of human and animal sound perception cultivated over a lifetime of interdisciplinary thinking incorporating Michael’s studies in world cultures, western intellectual history, physics, architecture, biology, acoustics, signal processing, music, theology, and literature.
Guest co-hosts, Mary Beth Brangan and James Heddle of the Ecological Options Network interview Cindy Folkers of Beyond Nuclear, a radiation and health hazard specialist, who sheds light on the health impacts of Fukushima radiation coming to the US West Coast.