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Neighbors Nashville Public Radio

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A show about what connects us hosted by Jakob Lewis and Cariad Harmon.

Call the Neighbors “reverse complaint line” and tell us what you like about your neighbors 615-601-1411.

Join “The Neighborhood” on Patreon.

    Neighbors presents: Resettled

    Neighbors presents: Resettled

    For this episode Neighbors is presenting an episode from the show Resettled from VPM:

    Not a lot of teens are excited about being the “different” kid that stands out in high school. As a Muslim teen from Iraq, Fatimah is learning to navigate that typical experience: striking the balance between fitting in and being your own person. In her senior year at Harrisonburg High, Fatimah decided to try out for the school play, which pushed her boundaries around sexuality and acceptance.

    Harrisonburg, Virginia is unique as well: there are 51 countries and 57 languages represented in Harrisonburg’s public schools. Not every refugee teen experience is a positive one, but the overwhelming support and pride that the Harrisonburg community takes in its immigrants and refugees means that leaders prioritize their needs in a way that the federal government is not.

    Resettled is hosted by Ahmed Badr. This story was reported by Maria Parazo Rose. This episode was produced by Gilda Di Carli and edited by Kelly Hardcastle Jones. Learn more at vpm.org/resettled and listen to Resettled wherever you get your podcasts.

    You can join “The Neighborhood” along with these wonderful, thoughtful, generous people by becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/neighbors

    Who’s in “The Neighborhood”: Allison Sebastian, Adrian Cobb, Nathalie Stewart, Ben Lehman, Caroline Martin, Clark Buckner, Cody Spriggs, Dan Burns, Em Vo, Eric Detweiler, Gina, Griffin Bonham, Heather Price, John Kesling, Landon Rives, Marc Kochamba, Patrick Black, Patrick Gillis, Ray Ware, Ryan Arnett, Samuel Adams, Tom and Rachel Kraft, Nikki Black, Hunter and Bonnie Moore, Newton Dominey, Bea Troxel, Craig and Brenda Burns, Laurel Dean, Travis Hall, Clark Hill, Tony Gonzalez, and my mom Tonya Lewis (thanks mom!)

    Visit our website at www.neighborspodcast.com

    Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts

    Music from the Blue Dot Sessions, Sandhill and Dan Burns

    Our sonic logo at the beginning of the episode is by Dallas Taylor’s company Defacto Sound. Dallas makes a podcast about sound called Twenty Thousand Hertz listen at www.20k.org

    • 43 min
    Sunday Night Soul

    Sunday Night Soul

    Nashville, Tenn., aka Music City, has thrown a lot of money at its own tourism industry. But if you walk country music’s famed Broadway Street you will notice that these tourist spaces are overwhelmingly white. But just across the river every 2nd and 4th Sunday night of the month you can reliably find an alternative to the country music scene in town via soul music acts put together by Jason Eskridge. You can also find something else that’s a rarity in Nashville—a racially diverse crowd.

    This story was produced by Cariad Harmon. Editing and story consulting provided by Andrea Williams with additional editorial help from Mohini Madgavkar. Special thanks to the 5 Spot and everyone at Sunday Night Soul. You can hear Jason’ music here: https://www.facebook.com/jasoneskridgemusic and learn more about Sunday Night Soul here: https://www.facebook.com/sns5spot

    As always this episode also contains YOUR voices from the Neighbors “Reverse Complaint” Line sharing how you’re doing. This episode we asked people to call in and tell us about an interaction with someone that has brought them hope.

    You can always share a message with us by recording a voice memo on your phone and emailing it to **neighborspodcast@gmail.com **or call 615-601-1411 and leave us a message. We’d love to hear from you!

    You can join “The Neighborhood” along with these wonderful, thoughtful, generous people by becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/neighbors

    Who’s in “The Neighborhood”: Allison Sebastian, Adrian Cobb, Nathalie Stewart, Ben Lehman, Caroline Martin, Clark Buckner, Cody Spriggs, Dan Burns, Em Vo, Eric Detweiler, Gina, Griffin Bonham, Heather Price, John Kesling, Landon Rives, Marc Kochamba, Patrick Black, Patrick Gillis, Ray Ware, Ryan Arnett, Samuel Adams, Tom and Rachel Kraft, Nikki Black, Hunter and Bonnie Moore, Newton Dominey, Bea Troxel, Craig and Brenda Burns, Laurel Dean, Travis Hall, Clark Hill, and my mom Tonya Lewis (thanks mom!)

    Visit our website at www.neighborspodcast.com

    Music from the Blue Dot Sessions, and Dan Burns

    Special thanks to everyone at the 5 spot and Sunday Night Soul

    Our sonic logo at the beginning of the episode is by Dallas Taylor’s company Defacto Sound. Dallas makes a podcast about sound called Twenty Thousand Hertz listen at www.20k.org

    • 28 min
    Listening, Learning, Taking Action

    Listening, Learning, Taking Action

    A list of resources to learn from this moment so it's not just a moment.

    We recommend this course, the 7 Day Anti Racism Challenge that starts June 15th but possibly will repeat again

    Podcast recommendations You can find all of this on this Spotify playlist Listening, Learning, Taking Action

    Reveal

    The Stoop

    Seeing White

    The Ezra Klein Show

    Intercepted

    Books:

    White Fragility

    How To Be Anti-Racist

    The Color of Compromise

    Articles:

    Reflections From A Token Black Friend

    Videos:

    John Oliver This Week Tonight: Police

    • 4 min
    The Race Horses Of The Sky

    The Race Horses Of The Sky

    Today we’re giving you a break from all things Covid and we’re entering into the intriguing and competitive world of pigeon racing. From the pigeons released at the first Olympic Games to the heroic birds of WWI, homing pigeons have been helping humans deliver important messages for thousands of years. These days, however, homing pigeons are bred and sold not to deliver mail, but to compete in avian races. Although pigeon racing is rapidly growing in places like China and India, here in the U.S., organizations like the Rhode Island Racing Pigeon Club are struggling to gain new members. Despite the challenges, pigeon fanciers in the Northeast are dedicated to keeping the sport alive.

    As always this episode also contains YOUR voices from the Neighbors “Reverse Complaint” Line sharing how you’re doing.

    If you would like to share the ways you’re staying sane and connected with your community during the COVID-19 crisis, give the Neighbors “Reverse Complaint” Line a call: record a voice memo on your phone and email it to **neighborspodcast@gmail.com **or call 615-601-1411 and leave us a message.

    You can join “The Neighborhood” along with these wonderful, thoughtful, generous people by becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/neighbors

    Who’s in “The Neighborhood”: Allison Sebastian, Adrian Cobb, Nathalie Stewart, Ben Lehman, Caroline Martin, Clark Buckner, Cody Spriggs, Dan Burns, Em Vo, Eric Detweiler, Gina, Griffin Bonham, Heather Price, John Kesling, Landon Rives, Marc Kochamba, Patrick Black, Patrick Gillis, Ray Ware, Ryan Arnett, Samuel Adams, Tom and Rachel Kraft, Nikki Black, Hunter and Bonnie Moore, Newton Dominey, Bea Troxel, Craig and Brenda Burns, Laurel Dean, Travis Hall, and my mom Tonya Lewis (thanks mom!)

    Visit our website at www.neighborspodcast.com

    Music from the Blue Dot Sessions, Dan Burns and Lobby Hotel from their album Psychedelephant

    Our sonic logo at the beginning of the episode is by Dallas Taylor’s company Defacto Sound. Dallas makes a podcast about sound called Twenty Thousand Hertz listen at www.20k.org

    Stay Home. Save Lives.

    Cover Art features photo by Sanjiv Nayak

    • 20 min
    How Long Is The Dark?

    How Long Is The Dark?

    In August of 2017 Neighbors co-host Jakob and his wife Catherine got to witness a total solar eclipse from inside an orchard owned by a living saint—Hector Black. Hector is 95 and has lived a storied life, most notably he did the hard work of forgiving the man who murdered his adopted daughter Patricia. Through Hector’s ominous question “how long is the dark?” we explore our current circumstance amidst this pandemic and the wisdom that Hector’s story might have for us.

    You can visit Hector’s family’s plant nursery website here: http://www.hiddenspringsnursery.com/

    As has become our custom this episode also contains YOUR voices from the Neighbors “Reverse Complaint” Line sharing one thing that’s difficult right now and one things that you’re grateful for.

    If you would like to share the ways you’re staying sane and connected with your community during the COVID-19 crisis, give the Neighbors “Reverse Complaint” Line a call: record a voice memo on your phone and email it to **neighborspodcast@gmail.com **or call 615-601-1411 and leave us a message.

    You can join “The Neighborhood” along with these wonderful, thoughtful, generous people by becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/neighbors

    Who’s in “The Neighborhood”: Allison Sebastian, Adrian Cobb, Nathalie Stewart, Ben Lehman, Caroline Martin, Clark Buckner, Cody Spriggs, Dan Burns, Em Vo, Eric Detweiler, Gina, Griffin Bonham, Heather Price, John Kesling, Landon Rives, Marc Kochamba, Patrick Black, Patrick Gillis, Ray Ware, Ryan Arnett, Samuel Adams, Tom and Rachel Kraft, Nikki Black, Hunter and Bonnie Moore, Newton Dominey, Bea Troxel, Craig and Brenda Burns, Laurel Dean and my mom Tonya Lewis (thanks mom!)

    Visit our website at www.neighborspodcast.com

    Music from the Blue Dot Sessions and Dan Burns https://danburns.bandcamp.com/music

    Our sonic logo at the beginning of the episode is by Dallas Taylor’s company Defacto Sound. Dallas makes a podcast about sound called Twenty Thousand Hertz listen at www.20k.org

    Stay Home. Save Lives.

    Cover Art features photo by Palmer Richardson

    • 30 min
    The Tree

    The Tree

    When a Nashville man named Robert was young, no one seemed to care that he didn’t know how to read. As he got older, lack of literacy affected his life in devastating ways no one could have predicted. Now at Age 55, he’s learning a new skill and awakening the poet within.

    You can find out more about the Nashville Adult Literacy Council here: http://nashvilleliteracy.org/

    As has become our custom this episode also contains YOUR voices from the Neighbors “Reverse Complaint” Line sharing one thing that’s difficult right now and one things that you’re grateful for—for some that’s getting a moment to brush their teeth.

    If you would like to share the ways you’re staying sane and connected with your community during the COVID-19 crisis, give the Neighbors “Reverse Complaint” Line a call: record a voice memo on your phone and email it to **neighborspodcast@gmail.com **or call 615-601-1411 and leave us a message.

    You can join “The Neighborhood” along with these wonderful, thoughtful, generous people by becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/neighbors

    Who’s in “The Neighborhood”: Allison Sebastian, Adrian Cobb, Nathalie Stewart, Ben Lehman, Caroline Martin, Clark Buckner, Cody Spriggs, Dan Burns, Em Vo, Eric Detweiler, Gina, Griffin Bonham, Heather Price, John Kesling, Landon Rives, Marc Kochamba, Patrick Black, Patrick Gillis, Ray Ware, Ryan Arnett, Samuel Adams, Tom and Rachel Kraft, Nikki Black, Hunter and Bonnie Moore, Newton Dominey, Bea Troxel, Craig and Brenda Burns, Laurel Dean and my mom Tonya Lewis (thanks mom!)

    Visit our website at www.neighborspodcast.com

    Music from the Blue Dot Sessions and Dan Burns https://danburns.bandcamp.com/music

    Our sonic logo at the beginning of the episode is by Dallas Taylor’s company Defacto Sound. Dallas makes a podcast about sound called Twenty Thousand Hertz listen at www.20k.org

    Stay Home. Save Lives.

    Cover Art features photo by Sean Brown on Unsplash

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
446 Ratings

446 Ratings

slchuf ,

Late to the game

I just discovered the Neighbors podcast and Jakobs lovely storytelling during my mindfulness walks in these days of COVID19 shelter in place orders. In a time where connection and neighbors are on our minds, its a necessary deep and enlivening breath!@slcchuftalin

bea trox ,

My favorite

I weep every time I listen!!

Jjj7& ,

Perfect podcasts!

I have truly discovered a gem when I found neighbors and have told many to look for it. Each episode is just right. Enjoyable tidbits that you could never know otherwise and lasts through one day’s errands...., about 20 minutes!

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