WALKING THE WALK
How far would you go for what you believe? If you're
a practicing Jew or Christian, does it matter to you to do EVERYTHING
the Bible tells you to? If you follow a guru, how much of your life are
you willing to change? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge,
the strange things that happen when people take their beliefs literally.
Sometimes it works out; sometimes it's a mistake. But one thing's for
certain walking the walk takes a lot of guts.
Kumar became a Jain monk at the age of nine. Now he's the editor
of Resurgence magazine, founder of Schumacher College in England, and
one of the leading voices bringing together spirituality and ecology.
Kumar talks with Steve Paulson about how his spiritual values have informed
is the editor at large of Esquire magazine and the author of "The
Year of Living Biblically." He tells Jim Fleming he started by
growing a beard, buying a stack of Bibles and before he knew it, he
was confronting adulterers in the Park. Also, Geoff Gilpin, author
of "The Maharishi Effect," tells Anne Strainchamps how he
became interested in the Transcendental Meditation movement, why he
stayed in it for several years, why he left and what's happened to TM
in the years since. But he still meditates.
Alix Olson is a well known progressive artist-activist. She talks
with Steve Paulson about her work and her life, and reads a few excerpts.
Her documentary is called "Left Lane: On the Road with Alix Olson."
CD's include "Built Like That" and "Independence Meal."
Her new anthology is "Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken
CD copies are available at 1-800-747-7444.
Ask for program number 07-12-30-A.
|A.J. Jacobs, The Year of Living
Biblically (Simon & Schuster)
|Geoff Gilpin, The Maharishi
|Alix Olson, ed, Word Warriors:
35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution (Seal Press)
- Oceanic part 2
Anoushka Shankar/Karsh Kale Breathing Under Water - Manhattan/EMI
- Rick Stanley Song Of Life Ganesh Productions
- Within You, Without You
The Beatles Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
- Independence Meal
- Alix Olson, Pamela Means, Lyndell Montgomery, Chris
Pureka Independence Meal Subtle Sister Productions 2003
- Ripper Sole
- Stomp Tank Girl Soundtrack MGM
week of 12/14/2008 - hour 2
week of 12/30/2007 - hour 1
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