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David and Hi-Jin Hodge: Art as Practice
Our Forest Call guest this week will be: David and Hi-Jin Hodge. They've designed with the likes of Steve Jobs, authored an anthology called Impermanence, and created art installations that have been celebrated internationally at places like the Nobel Museum. But those are side things....
Michael Stillwater: Inner harmony
Michael Stillwater is a multi-talented artist and educator using music for healing and reconnection. A recording artist of over a dozen albums, his songs reflect universal spiritual principles through the eyes of his human journey, and his chants are known worldwide for opening heart and...
Ian Watt: Youth and Social change
They're just 17 year old students -- but they already found a calling in service, are talented musicians and filmmakers and launched a website (actually a movement) that reflects their spirits: Love is the Answer  In their words, "LoveIsTheAnswer is a platform for talented people...
Jerry Wennstrom: In the Hands of Alchemy...
"In 1979 Jerry Wennstrom was a rising star in the New York art world when he let go of his identity as an artist by intentionally destroying his large body of art and giving away his possessions. With this leap of faith Jerry embarked on a journey which...
Murtaza: Movies for Healing
Working in a 5-star hotel, Murtaza found himself immersed daily in a high-stress environment. Eventually, his body broke down, and he was forced to leave his job. This propelled him down a trail of health and greater meaning, where he eventually encountered the Urban Ashram, began listening...
Amy Krouse Rosenthal: Always Trust Magic...
Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a person who likes to make things: children's books, grown-up books, short films, salads, connections with the universe, something out of nothing, and wishes. According to The New York Times, Amy's award-winning children's books "radiate fun the way tulips...
Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee: Elemental Water
Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee discovered the power of "oneness" in jazz music. "An accomplished bass player who was performing and teaching jazz by his mid-20s, he recalls with reverence those rare moments when an ensemble melds into something special that transcends the skills of the...
Sachi Maniar: Bloom Where You Are Planted
Sachi Maniar (aka Sachmo!) is one who does not let a day slip by unnoticed. A talented filmmaker with an eye for what makes life beautiful, she puts every inch of her body and mind into all that she takes on. She is a fierce change-maker, resourceful sister, social media...
Rahul Brown: Money, Service and Stillness
If anyone were to make a file on Rahul, it would go into the folder “unclassified”. His interests and experiments reach far beyond his formal education and work experience. From working at a technology startup, advocating for alternative healthcare to working with a power company,...
Bryant Austin: Art with Heart
Bryant Austin is an experimental multi-media artist whose life-long passion has been exploring the depths of possibility in connecting with the greatest minds in the waters. In 2004, he became eye-to-eye with a 45 ton female humpback whale. She had reached out with her two ton, 15 foot long...
Peggy Callahan: Heart of Service
Peggy Callahan is Co-founder and Executive Producer of Free the Slaves and is regarded as the world’s premiere filmmaker on modern slavery. Ms. Callahan is a critically acclaimed television producer with more than 20 years experience in documentary, non-fiction series and television news....
Lilou Mace: Art of Interviewing People You Just Met
Lilou Macé is a French-American author, webTV host and international Internet video blogger since 2005 with over 25-million video views on YouTube.  Back in 2006, Lilou met Oprah Winfrey which then inspired her to start interviewing and a few months later, with no television or...
Hawah Kasat: Can Art Unite Us?
HawaH is an artist, author, educator, yoga instructor, community organizer and non-profit leader. He has dedicated his life to teaching about solutions to violence and ways to peace, and has traveled to over 35 countries to facilitate interactive workshops, host dialogues, perform poetry, teach...
Anne Veh: The Art of Making the Mundane Magical
The first thing you'll notice are her shining eyes. Anne Veh is an incredible force of love. An artist, curator, mother, wife, seeker, convener of school kindness circles, interviewer extraordinaire, eternal kindergartner (a la eternal kindergarten teacher, Betty Peck),...
Phil Borges: Viewing Mental Illness Through Other Lenses
Phil Borges is an artist, activist and filmmaker who uses photography and film for storytelling. For over twenty-five years he has been documenting indigenous and tribal cultures, striving to create an understanding of the challenges they face. His work is exhibited in museums and galleries...
Mickey Lemle: Telling Moving Stories About Human Transformation
Producer/Director Mickey Lemle has been making feature films, television series and documentary specials with spiritual, environmental, and socially conscious themes since 1971. In 1982 he founded Lemle Pictures, Inc., with a mission "to tell moving stories about human...
Philippe Simonin: A Dream to Share Dreams
Philippe Simonin had a dream to share dreams. Driven by a faith in creating a collaborative community where people support and help each other actualize their dreams, he founded Dreemit.org, a personal social online project aiming at creating hope and community.  Originally from a little...
Len & Libby Traubman: A Marriage and Life in Dialogue and Bridging Divides
Libby and Len Traubman are peacemakers, filmmakers, authors, and co-founders and co-leaders of a 24-year-old nonviolent conflict resolution group, the Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue Group, established in 1992 in San Mateo, California, and preparing for its 289th meeting on the San...
Liz Mitten Ryan: The Wisdom of the Herd
In 1999 Liz Mitten Ryan, award-winning artist, mother of six and founder of a successful fine art publishing company in Vancouver, traded in the secure terrain of her known life to move with her architect husband, and a herd of eleven horses, to Gateway 2 Ranch -- a 320-acre slice of paradise...
Silas Hagerty: Film-making and Gifting for Transformation
Silas Hagerty is a filmmaker and founder of Smooth Feather Productions, a Maine-based film production company that creates films of significance and gives them away.  Silas and Smooth Feather Productions are perhaps best known for their creation of Dakota 38, a feature-length film that...