118 episodes

Stories to bridge divides and build community.

A Peace of My Mind John Noltner

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

Stories to bridge divides and build community.

    Episode 119 - Creative Changemaker Joe Davis and his band Poetic Diaspora

    Episode 119 - Creative Changemaker Joe Davis and his band Poetic Diaspora

    Joe Davis is a spoken word artist in Minneapolis. I interviewed Joe in front of a live audience for one of our Creative Changemakers events on July 25 at Squirrel Haus Arts in Minneapolis. He joined us with his band Poetic Diaspora. Enjoy a little music with them and then our conversation.

    • 53 min
    Episode 118 - Creative Changemaker Jan Selby and Beyond the Divide

    Episode 118 - Creative Changemaker Jan Selby and Beyond the Divide

    Jan Selby is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has been screened internationally in settings ranging from film festivals and art museums to university classrooms and on Public Television. BEYOND THE DIVIDE premiered at Montana’s Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and won Best Feature Documentary at the Peace on Earth Film Festival. After a year of traveling to festivals world-wide, BEYOND THE DIVIDE was broadcast on Twin Cities Public Television, which led to national distribution by Ameri...

    • 34 min
    Episode 117 - Duncan Gray

    Episode 117 - Duncan Gray

    Duncan Gray is a retired Episcopal Priest and was the 9th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi. I met him at St. Peter's Episcopal church in Oxford, Mississippi, where he was rector, like his father before him. His father served from 1957 to 1965 during the turbulent era when James Meredith was the first Black man who was allowed admission into the University of Mississippi.St. Peter’s organized itself in 1851. The church building was completed just prior to the Civil War in 1860. I...

    • 40 min
    Episode 116 - Chief Shirell Parfait-Dardar

    Episode 116 - Chief Shirell Parfait-Dardar

    Chief Shirell Parfait-Dardar is chief of the Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. She has spent decades helping her community fight for federal recognition of their tribe and finding resilient solutions to the political and environmental challenges that have seen their traditional lands literally wash away into the Gulf of Mexico.(We did this interview on the front porch, on a windy day, along a busy road, so there is some background noise, bu...

    • 57 min
    Episode 115 - Greg Campbell

    Episode 115 - Greg Campbell

    Greg Campbell has gone home to die. His liver and kidneys are failing and on Wednesday, March 8, he left the hospital because he didn't want to die in an institution. He has chosen to die at home where he finds peace and love and safety.We talked about his faith, his desire to teach people that they don't need to fear death and the deep joy in having time to say goodbye to friends.Greg said, "Am I sad? Yeah. But this is the trail I'm on. And I have to finish the trail."

    • 55 min
    Episode 114 - April Grayson

    Episode 114 - April Grayson

    April Grayson was born and raised in Mississippi. She left the state after college and returned again 10 years later to tell stories about her home state and, in particular, about the Civil Rights Movement and the history of race in Mississippi through oral history and documentary films. April is the director of Community & Capacity Building at the Alluvial Collective, formerly the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation, an organization that works to hold space for difficult c...

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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John Noltner asks the most interesting questions, and then - unlike many interviewers who want to insert an agenda or hear themselves pontificate so people know how smart they are - he listens. Lack of ego leads to peace, which is why John is a leader in peace. He does the work, he creates art out of people’s lives, and he lets them and their stories shine.

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Interesting points of view

John does a good job of setting up the questions and then allows the guest to talk. The conversation flows and there are some wonderful connections made. Thoughtful podcast in this new era.

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Good listen!

Such an interesting listen! John asks the questions we all want to ask people from all different backgrounds about Covid-19 and the way it’s changing our nation! Give him a listen

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