Forward Radio is listener-sponsored, volunteer-powered, grassroots community radio WFMP-LP Louisville, Kentucky. We have been broadcasting at 106.5fm and live-streaming at forwardradio.org since April 9, 2017. Enjoy this selection of our archived local programs, and if you like what you hear, please donate to keep us on-air at forwardradio.org. It costs $20/day to keep this programming coming your way.
Truth to Power | REAL Good News | Single-Use Plastics | 12-8-23
This week, we bring you a vital community conversation about the problem of single-use plastics and solutions right here in Louisville. We'll listen back to the REAL Good News Virtual Forum on Plastic Pollution Solutions in The Ville from Wednesday, December 6th. Louisville’s on the move to reduce plastic pollution and increase renewable energy. Hear about initiatives to reduce single-use plastics in Louisville, get an update on the city’s sustainability programs and learn how you can attend Metro Council meetings to speak in favor of implementing Louisville's clean energy resolution. Speakers include:
• Gianna Bennett, Communications Coordinator, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
• Betsy Ruhe, District 21 Metro Council Representative
• Pam Raidt with Beyond Plastics Louisville
Music by Louisville musician and activist John Gage will open and close the event. The sponsoring organizations are 100%REAL, Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light, and the Christian Action group of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Learn more at http://renewableenergylouisville.org
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Perks S9:Ep199 | Bonus Books of 2023 : A Book Rec Episode | 12-6-23
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Books Mentioned in this Episode:
1- Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese
2- The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
3- Prophet Song by Paul Lynch
4- Threads That Bind by Kika Hatzopolou
5- Krazyland by Mar Romasco-Moore
6- Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
7- This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
8- Walking with Sam: A Father, a Son, and Five Hundred Miles Across Spain by Andrew McCarthy
9- The Weight We Carry by Christina Consolino
10- The Sunset Years of Agnes Sharp by Leonie Swann
11- House of Gold by CT Rwizi
12- The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni
13- Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
14- Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead
15- Mastering the Art of French Murder by Colleen Cambridge
16- Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind who changed the Bible and Why by Bart Ehrman
17- The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
18- The Night Eaters by Marjorie Liu
19- Those We Thought We Knew by David Joy
20- I Am Not Your Eve by Devika Ponnambalam
Five Star Read Recommended by a Fellow Book Lover Carol @pirotandpinot
We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker
Movies and TV series Discussed
1- Creature (2023/Netflix)
2- The Frankenstein Chronicles (2015-2017)
3- Mary Shelley (2015)
4- The Family Stone (2005)
5- Knock at the Cabin (2023)
Election Connection | Us and Them White Bubble |Trey Kay, W. VA Public Broadcasting | 12-5-23
This is taken, by permission, from an episode of Us and Them, "White Bubble" produced & narrated by Trey Kay, in which listeners follow along with a bus ride of mostly white passengers as they visit various landmarks and cultural icons of several Southern states and learn about slavery and its legacy of racism and discrimination.
Single Payer Radio | Retirees Resisting Medicare Advantage
Teach-in sponsored by National Single Payer - Marianne Pizzitola , lead organizer for retirees of New York city public employees unions shares her playbook for resisting forced enrollment into Medicare Advantage healthcare programs.
Sustainability Now! | Social Work Day at the Muhammad Ali Center | 12-4-23
On this week’s Sustainability Now!, your host, Justin Mog, is thrilled to have the studio filled with the amazing co-visionaries behind Social Work Day taking place at the Muhammad Ali Center on December 4, 2023 from noon to 2pm. This event seeks to explore art, research & design that illuminates Medical Racism, Human Erasure & Women's Rights, while helping participants understand place and the people erased from it, in honor of Mrs. Ada Doss Campbell. It’s an event where social work, public health, and public art collide. Guests on today’s show include:
1. Dr. Renee Campbell, Executive Director of the Phoenix Global Humanitarian Foundation (https://www.phoenixglobalhumanitarian.org/our-executive-leadership) and a recent Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the Center for Nonprofit Excellence! Her work includes teaching experience at numerous Colleges and Universities, and she served as the Coordinator and Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky for two years.
2. Dr. Lynetta Mathis, Director of the DSW program at the University of Louisville's Kent School of Social Work and Family Science (https://louisville.edu/kent/about/faculty-1/bios/lynetta-mathis). Dr. Mathis is a clinical social worker with 17 years of practice experience in medical social work, therapeutic foster care and adoptions, and clinical supervision. Her scholarship focuses on postsecondary student mental health and social work field education. The overall goal of Dr. Mathis’ scholarship is to remove barriers and increase supports to foster student success.
3. Tony Helm, Professor and Director of Campus Field Education at Spalding University's School of Social Work (https://spalding.edu/social-work/meet-social-work-faculty/). Professor Helm earned his MSSW from the University of Louisville, Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work and Family Science. His areas of interest include child welfare, LGBTQIA+, diversity and inclusion, and effective teaching. Professor Helm currently serves on the Diversity Consciousness Action Group (DCAG) and on local organizational boards.
4. Dr. Mindy Brooks-Eaves, Kentucky State University's Chair for School of Social Work (https://www.kysu.edu/directory/faculty-staff/mindy-brooks-eaves.php). Formerly worked at Louisville's Ujima Neighborhood Place. Dr. Eaves’ passion is equity, teaching, and sustainability of social workers with specific attention to disparity, blackness, identity, cultural inclusivity, and practicing radical self-care as a guiding principle. In 2021, she co-edited “The A to Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and other Helping Professionals” and published “Self-Care as Sociopolitical Liberation for Black Women” in The New Social Worker.
5. Marlesha Woods, Interdisciplinary Artist and Co-Curator for Social Work Day. Her work is still on display in the Ali Center's temporary "We Don't Wither" exhibit through December 18, 2023 (https://alicenter.org/muhammad-ali-center-announces-new-temporary-exhibit-featuring-louisville-area-artists/).
As always, our feature is followed by your community action calendar for the week, so get your calendars out and get ready to take action for sustainability NOW!
Sustainability Now! is hosted by Dr. Justin Mog and airs on Forward Radio, 106.5fm, WFMP-LP Louisville, every Monday at 6pm and repeats Tuesdays at 12am and 10am. Find us at http://forwardradio.org
The music in this podcast is courtesy of the local band Appalatin and is used by permission. Explore their delightful music at http://appalatin.com
Bench Talk | Emotional Transfer in Horses - October Sky - Wolf Spider Behavior | Dec. 4, 2023
Did you know that horses that interact closely with humans modulate their heart rates with those humans? Leslie Moise (a long-time rider) reports on recent research about this, and reads a poem she wrote for this occasion! Then, J. Scott Miller tells us what we can see in the night sky during the month of December. Finally, Rob Weber interviews Dr. Jeremy Gibson (Kentucky Wesleyan College) and two of his students, Shannon Ruble and Jenna Burns about their fascinating research on behavior in native wolf spiders.
‘Bench Talk: The Week in Science’ is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville ‘Forward Radio’ 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am.
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