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  Carolyn Hammerschmidt
9/12/2015
Spirit In Action -A Need for Poverty
Oh, how wonderful to see this! I'll be listening; they're remarkable. I heard about them about a year ago on a FB friend's page and have tried to follow them since.
 
 
 
  Debbie Cosentino
5/18/2015
Song Of The Soul -What Song Thru Lighted Window Shines?
Wonderful stuff! Especially loved that song, "Abide." Great stuff!
 
 
 
  Laurie Childers
1/28/2015
Song Of The Soul -Songs From The Well - Two-Spirit Deep Waters
This is wonderful! I'm so glad to learn about Marca and her music.
 
 
 
  Mary Beth Cross
1/26/2015
Song Of The Soul -A Mother of Sons
Mark, Thank you for having me on the show and featuring My song of the soul. So wonderful to get to know you and have a chance to talk about music, Wisconsin, The Packers and the beauty of life!
 
 
 
  Bill Dureen
1/24/2015
Song Of The Soul -Folk House Musician
Enjoyed this immensely... Hearing Doug's voice, music and stories was a great pleasure. You have the ear to be a successful impressionist Doug. The Scottish accent and "Bob Dylan" made me smile.. :)
 
 
 
  Andy Western
1/20/2015
Song Of The Soul -Folk House Musician
I listened to the entire program. What a treat! Killer Scottish brogue, Doug.
 
 
 
  damian
12/26/2014
Spirit In Action -Refusing to be Enemies - Nonviolence in Palestine & Israel
Just listened to the Jan 5 2014 program with Maxine Kaufman-La Custa . I learned more in an hour then I've picked up from mainstream media in decades. Really like the concept of "outside the box of a two state solution" Confederation analogous to the European union makes a lot of sense ! Thanks for the Christmas gift.
 
 
 
  Peter Alsop
12/26/2014
Spirit In Action -Addressing Upstream
Thanks for having me on Mark! I'll send out your link. Hope your listeners like it. Be well. Bye for now!
 
 
 
  rich f
12/9/2014
Spirit In Action -Jesus Made Me a Communist
Nice interview. I always wondered what would have happened if Karl Marx has said that communism was the Christ like thing to do. He probably would have been ignored and forgotten. Something I always heard about communal living is that the only ones that survive were the ones that have a spiritual foundation.
 
 
 
  Dixie Budke
12/6/2014
Spirit In Action -No Poisons In Our Food!
Your Spirit in Action program will be a delight for Lopez. Our community is all about organic, local food. The entire county has voted to be GMO free. Next...we tackle the labeling laws. Thank you, as always, for sharing your wealth of goodness with us. KLOI, Lopez Island Radio
 
 
 
  Ulla Skold
12/5/2014
Song Of The Soul -Descendant of a Condemned Witch
I didn't know anything about Anne Hills, except that she has an absolutely perfect voice - I have heard her on a "Tribute to Pete Seeger" CD. Hers is the kind of voice you would enjoy even if you didn't know the language she was singing in. Turns out she had lots of interesting stories to tell also, and a kind and caring personality, as you would expect from a friend of Pete's. As I was listening to the program, two deer came peacefully walking through my garden outside the window in the middle of "Nighttime Falls". It was so beautiful I wept with joy. Thanks for a great program!
 
 
 
  rich
11/24/2014
Song Of The Soul -Open Heart, Open Hand & Open Tunings
That was delightful. David is a singing mystic. Perfect for our time.
 
 
 
  rich
11/19/2014
Song Of The Soul -Native Flutes & Singing Bowls
Nice.
 
 
 
  Larry Capra
11/19/2014
Spirit In Action -Debunking the Lies My Teacher Told Me
History... a consensus when chronicling experience. There are so many people, from just as many places with their individual stake in the story. Example: WWII as told by the journalists at Normandy and Iwo Jima vs. what has been told by US citizens of Japanese decent, incarcerated in internment camps. Then, those stories are so different, than a widow trying to run the family farm while her sons are at Normandy. Then consider the grandson of the grandfather who came home with PDSD and became the crippling element of his family, passing on his pain to the following generations; long after the stories have been printed in the history books. Excellent interview Mark.
 
 
 
  Angel Troyer
11/19/2014
Spirit In Action -Debunking the Lies My Teacher Told Me
I just can't give you 'the best' right off the bat. I am glad I finally got on board. Keep it up there, Helpsmeet!! And I could not figure out how to pause the show when I needed to. Peace Angel
 
 
 
  Paulette Meier
11/16/2014
Song Of The Soul -Spirited Tribe
So glad I caught this program! I love Tribe 1 and had the good fortune to be able to sing with them briefly while I was in Philadelphia in 2005-06. Niyonu Spann's welcoming spirit and open heart was such a gift to me, and, as Ingrid and Johnathan said, her ability to tune in and listen - and to change plans on the spot, out of her intuitive listening! - cultivates in the group an exciting experience of walking in faith all the time. I miss Tribe 1 immensely, not living in Philly now, and am grateful for this interview and program!
 
 
 
  rich f
11/13/2014
Spirit In Action -Drugs, Mental Health, & Healing Justice
I hope lots of people hear this show.
 
 
 
  John Higgins
11/7/2014
Song Of The Soul -Embedded Reporter - In the Human Race
It was great to hear Howard talk about details of his songs. He is a great songwriter and thanks so much for this program. Respectfully, John
 
 
 
  James Godsil
11/4/2014
Song Of The Soul -Embedded Reporter - In the Human Race
I have been a longtime follower of Howard's Embedded Reporter, inspired by the lyrics, the music, and the life of Howard Lewis Hintertheur. I uploaded the link to Howard's interview along with the lyrics here: http://www.milwaukeerenaissance.com/EmbeddedReporter/HomePage Thanks for this great gift! Godsil
 
 
 
  Todd Vandenbark
11/3/2014
Spirit In Action -Raging Grannies Are Conspiring
After all, what harm can an elderly woman cause? Apparently, police think these women are a threat, and need to be treated with the same level of physical contact as younger, more active people: http://www.isthmus.com/daily/article.php?article=41269
 
 
 
  Sandra McKinney
10/30/2014
Spirit In Action -Mesoamerica Resiste: Beyond Colonialism
Love having the visuals to follow along. Great message and well presented.
 
 
 
  rich f
10/12/2014
Spirit In Action -Healing Justice, Part 1
Awesome, Rachael was hard to understand because of the sound quality but the whole thing was well worth listening.
 
 
 
  Mark Ruddy
10/12/2014
Spirit In Action -Healing Justice, Part 1
The comments of the AIM Court particpant Rachel highlights the wisdom and insightfullness of our brothers and sisters who have had run-ins with our legal system. This program gives them a structured way to share their maturity. In all of our attempts to improve social problems we need to hear and sometimes to be led by these courageous spokespersons. In the words of Fr. Greg Boyle "we need to be awed by compassion for the load some people care rather than in judgement of how they carry it". I acknowledge that my high rating of this program reflects my passion for the use of Treatment Courts. Thank you for shining your spotlight on this program that diverts needy people into treatment that works for so many. Their model needs to be adopted by the "Department of Corrections" to deserve that title; presently, this state agency could be more aptly called the Department of Warehousing Those With Diminishing Hope. Thank you Mark.
 
 
 
  Sandra McKinney
10/9/2014
Song Of The Soul -Sandy McKinney's Song of the Soul
Really fun to listen to almost 10 years later.
 
 
 
  Sandra McKinney
10/7/2014
Spirit In Action -Strength for the Struggle
Rev Joe Elwanger inspired me to "fan the flame" of my social justice pilot light back in 2007. I know he inspires many. His stories give us a rich history of the Civil Rights movement.
 
 
 
  Jenny Beer
10/1/2014
Spirit In Action -Practical Peacemaking Through Mediation - The Mediator's Handbook
As to Jo Rudrud's question as to if it would work in Ireland, it so happens that I just returned from a mediator conference in Ireland. The highlight was a speech by their former president, Mary Robinson, about her excellent high-level international mediation work in Somalia and now on climate change. The country has many mediation programs and skilled mediators, and to my surprise, many were trained using The Mediator's Handbook. We had the privilege of visiting the retreat centre at Glencree to hear from mediators there about their decades of work hosting dialogues among all parties to the Northern Ireland troubles. Their skill, thoughtfulness, and long-haul dedication to forging connections through honest face-to-face conversation was and still is vital to the peace process there, and we were deeply moved by the experiences they recounted.
 
 
 
  Connie
9/28/2014
Spirit In Action -Holistic Ministry
I am so inspired by the work of Dawn Ravella. She speaks so clearly about the need to address the underlying causes of poverty and violence, not just use punishment as a "solution." She shows how compassion and empowerment are needed if we are to truly transform individuals and society. Programs aimed at transformation are the most cost effective solutions as well. Beautifully done interview--thank you.
 
 
 
  Mary Kiernan-Tighe
9/25/2014
Spirit In Action -Holistic Ministry
Listening to your interview with Dawn Ravella was very inspiring. It is wonderful to hear wholistic solutions, like education of both the "client" and the "helper". Regarding the discussion regarding the most zip codes that go to prison was very interesting. I would like to note though, that all kinds of crime are committed from every zip code, however, money and postion does keep some criminals out of prison, or for a shorter duration.
 
 
 
  patricia sullivan OP, Ed. D
9/23/2014
Spirit In Action -Holistic Ministry
I am proud to be a friend of Dawn. She started this work while at Mount Saint Mary College where I'm a faculty member. We have become friends and still try to steal time together. Dawn is a recipient of The Mount Saint Mary College Distinguished Alumnae Award. You can see why she deserved it.
 
 
 
  fran
9/22/2014
Spirit In Action -Holistic Ministry
Dawn is the real deal. A genuine, loving soul who puts her faith into action. Proud of her accomplishments, blessed to call her friend.
 
 
 
  rich f
9/22/2014
Spirit In Action -Curing Down-home Racism on Tomlinson Hill
I'm not much into history, but this was pretty interesting. Rather than worrying about the mistakes from the past, we would do well to try to improve the what's happening right now. That should keep us quite busy.
 
 
 
  rich f
9/22/2014
Spirit In Action -Holistic Ministry
Beautiful and inspiring. In a one or two generations, I fully expect "mustard" trees to be growing all over the place. Ooh spicy.
 
 
 
  rich f
9/22/2014
Spirit In Action -Alzheimer’s from the Inside: Fear, Anger, Faith & Healing
Wow, really nice show. Like the old lady says, when she has fears she can't think to clearly. I think Greg showed us that when we're thinking with the mind of God (Love), it's always clear.
 
 
 
  Marie
9/16/2014
Song Of The Soul -A Chanteuse Friend of Mother Nature - Victoria Vox
Powerful, lively; an unexpected treat.
 
 
 
  barry
9/7/2014
Spirit In Action -Justice Powered from Healing Within
an eloquent speaker with a beautiful smile
 
 
 
  (Cor)Nelia Sargent
8/18/2014
Spirit In Action -Stopping Mountains Into Molehills
Blind, my screen reading software is unable to start any program. Luddite that I am, I nevertheless am guessing your webpage is missing text labels for visual graphics invisible to screen readers? Please call me at 603-542-6600 if you are willing to work with me to improve blind access. I was involved with the founding of AFSC NH, and am former Clamshell Alliance staff opposing nuclear power and promoting renewables. I am an active occasional attender of Quaker City Unity Friends Meeting, Unity NH Thank you for your marvelous service I just discovered thanks to my local Pacifica alternative community radio, WOOL.FM, Bellows Falls VT.
 
 
 
  Heidi W
7/23/2014
Song Of The Soul -The Balkan Babes
What a wonderful listening experience. Loved the stories and songs. Love the Babes!
 
 
 
  Ann
7/20/2014
Song Of The Soul -Another Trip Around the Sun
Lindy sings with such soul and conviction. It is always such a treat to see her live performances, she is a true entertainer. Her piano skills are unbelievable and when they are coupled with her singing ability it is pure joy! Thank you for having her on your show.
 
 
 
  Lindy Gravelle
7/19/2014
Song Of The Soul -Another Trip Around the Sun
Hi Mark, First of all, let me tell you that I love you! Gotcha! Ha! I finally had enough break in the action to listen to the show from beginning to end and I wasn't too embarrassed by my self! Ha! And I thought your editing was wonderful and smooooth, just like YOU! Thank you again for having me as a guest on Song of the Soul. It was an honor and I wish you continued success with it. Love you again, Lindy
 
 
 
  Deborah R Knox
7/18/2014
Song Of The Soul -The Balkan Babes
What an engaging interview. I could just feel the smiles. Your questions were informed and thoughtful. Bravo/Brava!
 
 
 
  Nancy
7/15/2014
Song Of The Soul -Another Trip Around the Sun
I loved hearing a show from Lindy, especially one with such a spiritual side. I was one of her groupies in Oregon more than 30 years ago and am very glad that we've somehow stayed in touch all of these years, even though our paths have taken us in very different directions. Wonderful work, Lindy!!
 
 
 
  Carolyn Hammerschmidt
7/13/2014
Song Of The Soul -Another Trip Around the Sun
What a beautiful voice she has. Thanks for this interview; I'm always looking for music with meaning or a story to tell.
 
 
 
  John Spears
7/11/2014
Spirit In Action -The Business World as Spirit Work
Hi Rob, I enjoyed listening to the interview. It seemed to me that you and the interviewer are essentially pretty negative toward business in general, negative toward most business, judgmental toward most business and toward capitalism. Unlike you and the interviewer, I think that the Invisible Hand that Adam Smith described is a blessing for mankind: Business people of all sorts who compete with each other to provide goods and services that people buy--of their own free will--have lifted up standards of living for mankind, lifted people out of poverty, provided employment and provided resources for charity and for government services. Some of these business people may just want to get rich, but to do so, they have to serve--they have to compete to provide products and services that people want to buy. They have to compete for employees--pay them enough, and they have to invest in their business, trade with other businesses and pay taxes. What a bounty capitalism has provided over the years! How many of us would want to be alive 100 years ago, with the lifespans and standards of living .that prevailed then? And I think that dispersal of wealth/private property across the populace --versus being concentrated in government--enhances individual freedom / liberty. I don't look down my nose at regular ordinary people, Quaker and non--Quaker people, engaged in the useful, nitty gritty world of making pizzas, pumping oil out of the ground, fixing cars, building roads and houses, lending money, and manufacturing swimming pool covers, etc. I think God gave us a mosaic of talents among people. Business people like me feel judged in today's Religious Society of Friends. Best regards, John
 
 
 
  Meredith Knight
7/1/2014
Song Of The Soul -Psychedelic Folk Revival in the Country - Joanne Rand, Part 2
Love listening to Joanne Rand! Whether she's singing about a maple tree or a rattlesnake I love her highs and her lows. Thanks!
 
 
 
  Jack Roderick
6/13/2014
Song Of The Soul -How Could Anyone Ever Tell You
Tremendous program. Libby Roderick is great
 
 
 
  Carolyn Hammerschmidt
5/25/2014
Song Of The Soul -Hope Reasserted - David Roth
I really like David Roth. Your show introduced me to his music.
 
 
 
  Paul Nagle
4/18/2014
Spirit In Action -Singing, Fighting, and Mushing for Bristol Bay
Thank you for this terrific show!
 
 
 
  Suzanne Little
4/16/2014
Spirit In Action -SPROUTS: Singing, Fighting, and Mushing to Save Bristol Bay - Stopping the Pebble Mine
Yay! It's wonderful work Mark! Thanks so much!!
 
 
 
  Melody Johnson
4/15/2014
Song Of The Soul -Stardreamer - Priscilla Herdman's Song of the Soul
A wonderful interview with Priscilla---such a treat!
 
 
 
  damian
4/14/2014
Spirit In Action -Social Class & Powerful Social Action
another great program white sheep ! yes, captivating...and seminal to activism of all stripes muchas gratias Betsy and Mark damian obrien
 
 
 
  Susan Grace
4/13/2014
Song Of The Soul -Come into the Light -- of Alaska
Great Job! How fun! Thanks Mark! Joyous Spring!
 
 
 
  Kathy D. Norris-Wilhelm
3/26/2014
Song Of The Soul -Gypsy Bells
Thanks for featuring Brianna on your program. I enjoyed the indepth interview with her and have a deeper appreciation for her work. Bravo! and keep up the great work.
 
 
 
  Nathan Camp
3/25/2014
Song Of The Soul -What You Put Down Now
Thank you very much for the program with Niyounu Span. It's so rewarding to hear such an in-depth and enriching conversation with a great role model.
 
 
 
  Betsy Leondar-Wright
3/20/2014
Spirit In Action -Social Class & Powerful Social Action
Mark is a delight to talk with. Mark told his own straddler story on tape and when I made a point, he used his own experience about how he used his own class cultural strengths to encourage a kid.
 
 
 
  Elaine Emmi
3/17/2014
Song Of The Soul -Studying Music & Violence, Singing & Harping Peace
I'm so delighted!
 
 
 
  Mark Taylor
3/17/2014
Song Of The Soul -Gypsy Bells
Thanks for the great interview with Brianna Lea Pruett! Much appreciated.
 
 
 
  Heidi Hart
3/16/2014
Song Of The Soul -Studying Music & Violence, Singing & Harping Peace
Thanks to Mark for the generous interview! The article is from the journal Quaker Theology.
 
 
 
  rich featherly
3/3/2014
Spirit In Action -Navy Commander for Peace - Leah Bolger
Thanks for bringing Leah Bolger to our attention. I also find myself wishing I could do as much for peace as she does, but then a lot of the work I do at my home and farm allows me to live on an income that is low enough to not pay federal taxes for at least 30 years. The other thing I do is try to be at peace in my mind with all of life, if enough people do that, it will end war in the world.
 
 
 
  Richard Pena
2/17/2014
Spirit In Action -Healing Burns at a Distance - Fire Burn Doctor
I was getting ready for bed and was making a tea to relax me. I put a tea bag into a cup the water was boiling hot and i poured it into the cup.and accidently dropped it on my right foot.i was wearing long socks.which very quickly soaked up The hot liquid my first thought was to get the sock off! My second was my diabetes! And what's going to happen! Then i quickly remembed the burn doctor. And got the phone number from. The internet. I called asap!and now its day 2 and no pain no blistering.just some redness but that's all!! It's. Amazing im going to let everyone know about the burn doctor!!!x
 
 
 
  Marianne
2/15/2014
Song Of The Soul -Out of the Depths - Nancy Bowker
Good morning -- I was very moved by your show with Nancy Bowker. Tears of understanding and recognition came to my eyes. Thanks for bringing her to us. Marianne
 
 
 
  Damian
2/4/2014
Song Of The Soul -Brazil, Tijuana, and Chicago - Lani Hall Alpert's Song of the Soul
Just listened to the Lani Alpert SOS. Great program! Beautiful, soulfull, insightful and intelligent. Thanks once more....
 
 
 
  Melody Johnson
2/4/2014
Song Of The Soul -Out of the Depths - Nancy Bowker
This is a great interview--beautiful voice, soul...
 
 
 
  dee swanson
2/3/2014
Spirit In Action -Practical Peacemaking Through Mediation - The Mediator's Handbook
Bought the Mediators handbook a few weeks ago. I was very happy to hear j beer's voice and her background comments on her research. I enjoyed this broadcast and hope it will help me along my journey to becoming a great mediator to the world. peace
 
 
 
  Rose Marie Cipryk
1/25/2014
Spirit In Action -Refusing to be Enemies - Nonviolence in Palestine & Israel
The quality of this interview is top notch for both interviewer and subject; not a superfluous word in the show.Maxine's depth of knowledge, reflecting her decades of involvement, is inspiring as is her humility.
 
 
 
  Rich
1/25/2014
Spirit In Action -From the Battlefields of Iraq to Capitol Hill
Thanks for bringing Matt's wisdom to us. I was sorry to hear that he believes that PTSD is a lifetime diagnosis. I'm sure that Pharmaceutical companies are happy to have him spreading this belief. There are evidence based therapies such as EFT and EMDR that quickly and permanently reduce the symptoms of PTSD. IF EFT was a pill that someone could get rich from, we'd all have heard about it by now. I think if veterans who have PTSD could find these treatments that work, they would be able to rise to influential positions like Matt seems to be doing instead of killing themselves or sitting in jail like too many do. I'm glad to hear that Matt is out there working for Peace the way he is.
 
 
 
  Carolyn Hammerschmidt
1/21/2014
Spirit In Action -From the Battlefields of Iraq to Capitol Hill
A really fine interview. I've listened to it twice.
 
 
 
  Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta
1/15/2014
Spirit In Action -Refusing to be Enemies - Nonviolence in Palestine & Israel
I thought I already left a comment, but just in case: I was really thrilled to hear this interview, as it was not only seemlessly edited (read: I couldn't tell what, if anything, was left out, moved, etc.), hearing it reminded me of what a great experience it was. Mark clearly had both read my (500+-page) book and thought about it. His questions showed that thought and made me think, without putting me on the spot. I'm sharing this link with everyone I think might be interested in the subject of nonviolent resistance to the Israeli occupation. With thanks, Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta Burnaby, BC Canada http://refusingtobeenemiesthebook.wordpress.com
 
 
 
  Mark Ruddy
1/10/2014
Spirit In Action -Practical Peacemaking Through Mediation - The Mediator's Handbook
What a peaceful interview/exchange!The tone of this program appears to mirror the mediation process that was discussed. It contains lots of helpful general and specific examples. Jenny allowed herself to be very personal and human, complementing her calm, precise, well spoken, professional delivery. Well done, Mark and Jenny!
 
 
 
  Todd
1/7/2014
Spirit In Action -Debunking the Lies My Teacher Told Me
That book was a real eye-opener for me. I'm glad it was written.
 
 
 
  rich
12/24/2013
Spirit In Action -Debunking the Lies My Teacher Told Me
You caught another big one. It left me wanting more. I see he has some youtube vids so I may check them out.
 
 
 
  rich
12/21/2013
Spirit In Action -Organic Farming VS Koch Industries - Turn Here, Sweet Corn: Atina Diffley
Very nice. As an organic gardener myself, I found the story of growing $80,000 of Kale on two acres (if I heard that right) quite awesome. I can imagine how traumatized I would be if my neighbors killed the land right next to ours. It's all beautiful forestland on all four sides right now.
 
 
 
  Bill Withers
12/19/2013
Spirit In Action -Practical Peacemaking Through Mediation - The Mediator's Handbook
It is clear from this interview why Jennifer Beer's book continues to be the go to for mediators and mediator educators. What a pleasure to hear her. Thanks for promoting this important work.
 
 
 
  rich featherly
12/9/2013
Spirit In Action -Practical Peacemaking Through Mediation - The Mediator's Handbook
I went to a 40 hour mediation training this past summer and bought that book from the trainers. I hadn't thought about it ahead of time, but as soon as the training started I realized that it was peacemaking. One thing I noticed about the tools that are taught is that different forms of love are used such as gratitude, empathy, acceptance, patience and not judging, persuading or making decisions for them. Thanks for bringing Jennifer to us.
 
 
 
  Mark Helpsmeet
12/9/2013
Spirit In Action -Practical Peacemaking Through Mediation - The Mediator's Handbook
I'm not sure about the question, Jo, but I'll take a stab at it. Would mediation work for the Irish? I think the answer is that it has, that a good part of what has facilitated the slow, even painful, progress toward a resolution of the English/Irish/Northern Ireland dispute has been mediation techniques, with some methods and tools that are specific to that kind of conflict, as Jenny discussed. Non-mediation techniques, used by both sides, like war and bombings and imposed decisions by one side or the other, have mainly aggrevated the tensions. There is so much more we have to learn about peace and working things out, but mediation is definitely helping us on our way.
 
 
 
  Jo Rudrud
12/9/2013
Spirit In Action -Practical Peacemaking Through Mediation - The Mediator's Handbook
I heard the program, or most of it, on Sunday morning. Very good. Would it work for Irish people?
 
 
 
  Sta?a Morgan-Appel
12/9/2013
Spirit In Action -Practical Peacemaking Through Mediation - The Mediator's Handbook
Yay, Jenny!
 
 
 
  James A. Schwartz
12/2/2013
Spirit In Action -Poi-Sand Mining - A Fracking Business
Mark and Crew...Thanks for the PBS video and commentary re frac sand/shale mining. Your program touches many areas with thoughtful ideas, memorable music and,in this case, opportunities for others who missed the PBS interviews to revisit what's happening in Wisconsin via the mantra "jobs" take priority over clean air, water and productive lands and waters. We, through documentaries and books, lament what prairie folk in Oklahoma and elsewhere decades did to boost profits from their land by tillng stabilizing grasses and other practices leading to "Dust Bowl" areas that produced choking dust storms, bug and animal infestations, and ruination of homelands, lives and productive land. Today, with much chatter about "Going Green" the coming frac mining disasters cause doubt that we'll ever get our priorities straight when it comes to protecting healthful an productive environments,those with clean air and water, the intelligent and careful use of natural resources and community protection of scenic and recreational lands and waters. But time's a wasting. NJim Schwartz, Altoona, WI
 
 
 
  rich
12/1/2013
Spirit In Action -Soul Repair - Recovering From Moral Injury After War - Rita Nakashima Brock
I'm pretty sure I listened to this before because I have mentioned it to a caller on the crisis line where I work who was describing a classic case of moral injury to me. Thanks
 
 
 
  Dixie Budke
11/30/2013
Thank YOU, Mark, for sharing your inspirations with our Lopez community....week after week. KLOI would not be the dynamic communication, thought provoking and entertainment tool for our island if our program partners didn't feel they were contributing to a greater good. Well done Mark  
 
 
  Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta
11/26/2013
Spirit In Action -Deeper Relationship with Earth - Process & Practice
I listened to the first few minutes this morning, enough to get a sense of how well the live interview (which I had heard at FGC) was edited. Then I wanted to pause the playback so I could get back to reviewing my book in preparation for my interview a little later this morning. But I couldn't find a way to do that. I think a "pause" button would be helpful, if feasible. The sound quality also was excellent. Thanks, Maxine in Canada p.s. Canadian Yearly Meeting is also a part of FGC, so it's not only a US body ; - )
 
 
 
  Rich
11/26/2013
Spirit In Action -Passionate on the Farm - Inga Witscher
What a delightful conversation. As a fruit farmer up north from you and your guest this was of obvious interest. One thing Inga mentioned that I can relate to was a few years ago she sold her cows because she was getting lonely on the farm. In the last few years, I have found myself in employment situations that are quite solitary and don't often have company on the farm. It doesn't help that my favorite side hobby is to go out in the woods and make bike trails. I seldom even see people in the woods during hunting season; there's just too much room for the hunters. Someday I'll figure out a way to bring people to the farm or else get myself out into a more social lifestyle. I'm not too religious either but like the idea of invoking patron saints or angels.
 
 
 
  Mark Judkins Helpsmeet
11/24/2013
Spirit In Action -Beyond Diversity 101 - Niyonu Spann
Tomorrow is Niyonu Spann's birthday, and I revisited feedback she gave me after I interviewed her at the FGC Gathering in 2010 about her Beyond Diversity 101 work, equipping people to move forward to a wiser, more loving, future of full mutual embrace. You can listen to the interview here. Given that she and Tribe 1 are finishing up the recording of a new album, I hope to have her on Song of the Soul soon. But here's the comment. Greetings Mark, believe it or not, I just this week took the time to listen to the full interview that you did with me last summer. What a great job! It was nice to listen to it with some distance. In addition to learning about my self (in a strange kind of way) I found that your questions reflected a deep understanding of issues of oppression. Couldn't see that so much as I was IN IT. Thank you again for that opportunity Mark. Blessings on your work going forward ~ Niyonu
 
 
 
  Cheryl Habesland
11/18/2013
Spirit In Action -Future Movement - The Evolution of Transportation
Great interview that makes each of us realize we can make a difference! We cannot wait for the government to do it for us.
 
 
 
  Ellen Terwilliger
11/11/2013
Spirit In Action -Future Movement - The Evolution of Transportation
Mark, Nice job on this interview. Tricky to cover this topic of transportation on radio, but you did a good job of getting the information together in an understandable sequence. Ellen (prejudiced listener)
 
 
 
  Jude
11/9/2013
Spirit In Action -Evolution's Purpose - Science, Spirituality, & Philosophy
I was listening to the show for the first time via a rebroadcast of it through WBAI. I had to go to your website and look at the archives. Great work, phenomenal thinking and wide view of the reality. My main concern was the fact that I wanted to download the show, but could, it doesn't allow me to do so. If I could find a way to do so, I would really appreciate. Thanks
 
 
 
  Terry Hokenson
11/4/2013
Wonderful radio venue!  
 
 
  Carolyn Hammerschmidt
10/31/2013
Spirit In Action -The Chimpanzee Chronicles and Growing Compassion
Everyone should listen to this interview. It sure opened my eyes, and I've already set a reminder to get her book when it comes out. Great job.
 
 
 
  Aunt Jeanne 10/23/2013
10/23/2013
Song Of The Soul -From the 3rd Planet and Beyond - Don D Harvey's Song of the Soul
Don D. Harvey - Song of the Soul I just listened to your interview with Mark. You were both wonderful. Thank you so much. I am so proud of you Don. Your music is beautiful and I love listening to you. The songs are wonderful. You are so talented. Just like your music, you are so special. I look forward to hearing more new songs. Thank you too Greg, for being part of Don's success with your talent.
 
 
 
  Aunt Jeanne 10/23/2013
10/23/2013
Don D. Harvey Song of the Soul interview with Mark. I just listened to your interview and both you and Mark were wonderful.Your music Don,is so beautiful and so special.I get very emotional when I hear your music. You have always been very special to me and I am very proud of what you have accomplished.You are so talented with your music and I look forward to hearing more new songs. Thank you too Greg,for sharing your talents with Don. Thank you Mark for a very special program and interview with Don.  
 
 
  Susan Taylor
10/23/2013
Spirit In Action -Deeper Relationship with Earth - Process & Practice
Listening to this show was a deeply spiritual experience. Mary Jo followed through with the love she said she'd take back home by sharing this link with all of us in Southeastern Yearly Meeting. I appreciated Mark's gentle, insightful, knowledgeable moderation along with the integrity, loving and open sharing of the panel members. The program did open my heart in unexpected ways, because I've heard much about the environmental crisis that has closed my heart. I listened because Mary Jo was on the panel and I have felt her deep, loving, firm, nonjudgmental commitment to healing the earth. The gentleness, the ways in which pain was addressed, the stories, the influential books, the commitment, the non-dichotomous view and the journey the panel shared about their week together as part of a much wider journey were much of what spoke to me made the difference. I felt the Spirit moving profoundly. Thank you all! I'm glad to be brought back to this show, which I was introduced to at FGC when it was held at Grinell College, Iowa. A voice (voices) of peace in the world. The theme music is a lovely part of it all. I will make a contribution.
 
 
 
  JYXYVGJeanne
10/23/2013
Song Of The Soul -A Voice for Women - Cris Williamson's Song of the Soul
Have been a Cris Williamson fan for over 30 years--fell in love to her music. This is the first time I've heard an interview with her focused on the spiritual aspects of her music--and it has deepened my appreciation for the spirit from which she lives and composes. Thanks for this in-depth and sensitive interview--and the choice of her songs.
 
 
 
  Maureen Mack
10/14/2013
Song Of The Soul -The Sun Goes On Rising - Sarah McQuaid's Song of the Soul
Enjoyed her very much.
 
 
 
  Gail
10/3/2013
Spirit In Action -Walk In Their Shoes: Can One Person Change the World? Education & Service As Transformation
Hi Mark and Jim - Just listened in. You both did such a wonderful job. I could really feel your connection. And I appreciate how you really got the heart of the story. Well done, team. Many thanks to you, Mark.
 
 
 
  rich
10/3/2013
Spirit In Action -Walk In Their Shoes: Can One Person Change the World? Education & Service As Transformation
I wrote a nice review but lost it when I typed in the letters that I could hardly see and got it wrong.
 
 
 
  Hansahs
10/1/2013
Song Of The Soul -Hot Music & Warm Heart from a Cold Clime
I love how they present themselves...! Very cool!
 
 
 
  Peter Brown Hoffmeister
9/15/2013
Spirit In Action -Yosemite, Dumpster Diving, & Correcting Native History - Fiction Toward Truth
Because of the publicity campaigns for Let Them Be Eaten By Bears and Graphic the Valley, I was fortunate enough to do forty or so radio interviews this summer with local, regional, and national radio shows. So I talked to a lot of hosts, some of whom had read the books and liked the writing or the message, and were willing to promote outdoor education or literary writing in general. In many of these conversations, I realized how positive radio hosts are, how supportive they are of the arts, how much a lot of them love books and storytelling. As a group, radio hosts are good people doing a job they seem to love. So it was a fun summer for me. Every once in a while, a radio interview feels like a conversation with a friend, like a long involved talk about life and what’s important to both people. My interview on Wisconsin’s syndicated Northern Spirit Radio was like that. We talked about Graphic the Valley, and the host, Mark Judkins Helpsmeet, was a thoughtful and involved reader. He engaged with the novel in a way an author can only hope for. He considered the extended metaphors and had insights I hadn’t considered. Plus, Helpsmeet recently made wild-rice and acorn burgers at his rural home in Wisconsin. And if that isn’t something that Tenaya’s parents would do, I don’t know what is. Helpsmeet has a perspective on the novel that most readers don’t ( he had a wandering cougar down by his canoe a while back), and that’s just one of the reasons that this interview was one of my favorites.
 
 
 
  Judy Lumb
9/3/2013
Spirit In Action -Deeper Relationship with Earth - Process & Practice
I was listening to this wonderful interview and it stopped in the middle. I couldn't seem to get beyond a certain point. So, I downloaded the MP4 file and that is working OK. It may be just me, but I thought I should to let you know.
 
 
 
  Donna
9/3/2013
Spirit In Action -Restored Israel Of Yahweh
I was a member of this cult in 1975 and had an affair with Leo Volpe, the founder. He was a womanizer and had an affair previous to me and she had a "secret" child. I know more about him than anyone else in that cult did. He was the typical cult leader, claimed to be a prophet and isolated scripture verses, pulled them out of context and gave them his own meaning.
 
 
 
  Brad Stocker
8/28/2013
Spirit In Action -Deeper Relationship with Earth - Process & Practice
Wish I had been with them at the QEW gathering.
 
 
 
  dan
8/26/2013
Spirit In Action -Deeper Relationship with Earth - Process & Practice
i enjoyed it. i am left a bit loose-ended with a lot of nice sharing about process and our ability to make decisions about right action. i want to help save our habitat. as you know, we are moving past the ability of gaia to maintain balance. if we dont quit burning stuff, yesterday, our own species will be included in some of the mass die-offs when whole areas become uninhabitable. as we speak, highly radioactive sea water is headed around the globe. so, what i want to know, is how can we wake people out of their corporate trance, or otherwise slay the beast? i think what car we drive is part of that. i think how we communicate is part of that too, but i want to go to the 'doing' part. i want to hear discussion on how to change the way we live out lives so we stop burning stuff. aloha, dan
 
 
 
  rod zwirner
8/23/2013
Spirit In Action -Awakening Universe, Emerging Personhood - Mary Conrow Coelho
An emai to QEW from eric joy helped me connect with this program (Mary was a First Day classmate about 70 years ago) I have had little success trying to share Mary's book with others, but now I have this program. It is a gem that brings out facets of the organic contemplative experience that seems at the heart of Friends universal process. Perhaps, only you could have brought her understandings out so clearly. My deepest thanks.
 
 
 
  Judith Streit
8/22/2013
Caught this at FGC - a great concept  
 
 
  damian obrien
8/11/2013
Spirit In Action -Kitchen Chemotherapy - Beat Cancer at the Roots
The type of program that makes Northern Spirit Radio Priceless. Thank you Susan. Thank you Mark. Damian OBrien, fiancee of and incredible whirlwind of Spirit in Action and labeled with and fighting stage 4 cancer.
 
 
 
  Jamie
8/9/2013
Song Of The Soul -Standing At The Sunrise - Ellen Whyte's Song of the Soul
I liked hearing about Ellen's origin songs, but I'm not sure I needed to hear both I'm a Little Tea Pot and Roll Out the Barrel. I love her music though, and I love hearing the context.
 
 
 
  Rich Featherly
8/7/2013
Song Of The Soul -Strangely Wrapped Gift - Red Grammer
Holy singer Mark! I don't know where we got our copy of Teaching Peace, probably some Friend or another. Our kids grew up on that cassette and then in my nursing career when I took care of a physically handicapped child from 5 months to 3 years old. She and I listened frequently, and I sang along when the house was empty. I haven't looked at his web site yet, but I sure will.
 
 
 
  Hagen Gunderson
8/4/2013
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
The Peter Phippen interview was excellent––great questions and thoughtful, honest responses.
 
 
 
  Adrienne
8/3/2013
Song Of The Soul -Open Heart, Open Hand & Open Tunings
Really enjoyed this interview! What an open hearted way to approach life & religion. Very inspirational!
 
 
 
  Bob cowman
8/1/2013
Spirit In Action -Dan Nerhaugen - Civic Engagement & Literacy
Dan Where the hell r u ? R u still playing poker? Boycheck, dick, jerry j kiel say hi. Contact me bob cowman
 
 
 
  Carolyn Hammerschmidt
7/29/2013
Spirit In Action -Public Secrets & Justice - Heart & Hurt on the Circuit Court Bench
WOW - that was a riveting interview!
 
 
 
  Carolyn Hammerschmidt
7/20/2013
Your programs are so important, and they allow a person to really think while listening, thanks to the respectful and calm way you interview your guests, and I've discovered music I might not have heard any other way. Chuck Fager's interview is still my favorite and most listened to, and it was a bit of a surprise to learn that the military academy he said he attended in Hays, Kansas just happens to be where my Dad and all his brothers went to high school and is in my home town - small world! Looking forward to seeing the new website and also seeing you on Facebook - you can count on me to share your site among my Facebook friends.  
 
 
  Mary Volmer
7/19/2013
Thank you for producing such a wonderful radio show. Your choice of music and guests finds me just where I am and lightens my load. Continue the good work!  
 
 
  Jen Chapin-Smith
7/9/2013
Spirit In Action -Holy Terror: Lies the Christian Right Tells Us to Deny Gay Equality
Lexi's pastor just heard him speak at the UCC conference in California.
 
 
 
  Jacquelyn Richter
7/8/2013
Spirit In Action -Holy Terror: Lies the Christian Right Tells Us to Deny Gay Equality
Mel White is really kewl, his first book really helped me when I was coming out.
 
 
 
  Tom Adams
6/26/2013
Song Of The Soul -Leftover Dreams & Peace of the Present - Patrice Haan
After close to 40 years gone by Patice's exquisite voice and lyrics are still recognizable without any introduction.
 
 
 
  Lynn Tajcnar
6/24/2013
Song Of The Soul -Leftover Dreams & Peace of the Present - Patrice Haan
Thanks for sharing both your insights and your music. Much appreciated.
 
 
 
  Olivia Kaluta
6/23/2013
Song Of The Soul -Leftover Dreams & Peace of the Present - Patrice Haan
You are as articulate and charming as I remember you. You made me laugh and I also felt your sadness when you talked of your mothers passing. You have gone through a lot my friend, I am so happy that you have come into your own and still growing strong. All my best for you as you go down your path and see your dreams fulfilled.
 
 
 
  Celia Ramsay
6/23/2013
Song Of The Soul -Leftover Dreams & Peace of the Present - Patrice Haan
Nice work!
 
 
 
  Duncan Saunders
6/23/2013
Song Of The Soul -Leftover Dreams & Peace of the Present - Patrice Haan
Friend Patrice Haan, Listening to the broadcast as I write and love that you list Quaker as a Spiritual influence...as I was a Friend for many years and still hold "to the Light in everyone." And you hail from Canada, as did my mother's ancestors.
 
 
 
  Patrice Haan
6/20/2013
Song Of The Soul -Leftover Dreams & Peace of the Present - Patrice Haan
What an extraordinary interview! This is so far beyond "nice song, what key is it in?" Though I am happy to answer that too. We talked of God and formative life experiences and whether a church upbringing is a help or hindrance later in life .. and cabbages and kings. My most profound thanks to my new friend Mark Judkins Helpsmeet.
 
 
 
  rich
6/16/2013
Spirit In Action -Kitchen Chemotherapy - Beat Cancer at the Roots
This was great. It was a very informative discussion, which could lead a person with a more pressing need for information on a good first step. I can imagine that doing a search on alternative cancer prevention or treatment would be a morass without Ms Silberstein's website to help sort out the good from the confusion. Yet in the end this wasn't just a talk about health. Funny how it comes back to the importance of following your light and acting on your leadings. Doing that can even make cancer go away! Cowabunga!!!
 
 
 
  Sonja Roseth
6/10/2013
Song Of The Soul -Psychedelic Folk Revival in the Country - Joanne Rand, Part 2
Thank you for your inspiring programs! Sonja
 
 
 
  Erle Reed
6/9/2013
Song Of The Soul -Psychedelic Folk Revival in the Country - Joanne Rand, Part 2
I have loved Joanne Rand's deeply moving, powerful, and beautiful music for over two decades.Thanks for your feature.
 
 
 
  Edorah Frazer
6/1/2013
Song Of The Soul -Gonna Take it with Me - Sue Kranz
I found the supplemental material, thanks.
 
 
 
  Edorah Frazer
6/1/2013
Song Of The Soul -Gonna Take it with Me - Sue Kranz
What a voice! What a woman! Her story was so engaging and cohesive. I really enjoyed listening to this. The interview mentioned that there was some supplementary material on this website, but I couldn't find it.
 
 
 
  damian
5/28/2013
Spirit In Action -Poi-Sand Mining - A Fracking Business
re 4/21 sand fracking program: a big shout out to all of the Jerry Lausteds of the world for the essential work they do and to the Mark Helpsmeets who bring them to us.Let's all put our shoulders to the bumper and push this world out of the muck !
 
 
 
  Marcus Powles
5/24/2013
Song Of The Soul -Simple, Soulful, Sacred Singing - Milwaukee Friends Meeting
Just listened to this wonderful programme from Northern Spirit Radio about the Quaker singing at the Milwauke Friends Meeting. Thank you to the singers and to Mark, who hosts the programme. Now, how do I buy the CD?
 
 
 
  Melody
5/20/2013
Song Of The Soul -Simple, Soulful, Sacred Singing - Milwaukee Friends Meeting
This is what Sacred Harp music is like...
 
 
 
  Margaret Katranides
5/20/2013
Song Of The Soul -Simple, Soulful, Sacred Singing - Milwaukee Friends Meeting
Thanks for sharing this. I'd expected to just enjoy the singing, but the talk about singing, listening, dancing and joy is equally wonderful.
 
 
 
  Russ Nelson
5/20/2013
Spirit In Action -Rethinking Money - Jacqui Dunne & Bernard Lietaer
Money is a thing that you buy because you need its services. Shouldn't it be provided by the free market like everything else? YES! Our current system of monopoly money didn't evolve -- it was created by central planners who replaced the working system of competing state and locally-issued currencies by the dysfunctional system of fiat dollars we have now. If any of this confuses you or you disagree with any of it, this book was written for you
 
 
 
  Craig Groeh
5/18/2013
Hi Mark, I love your show and live in Iowa. My wife and I would love to hear music or attend a festival with the same type of music from artists like John Denver, James Taylor and Peter Gabriel. Do you have any suggestions for artists or festivals in the Midwest this year? Many Blessings, Craig  
 
 
  rich
5/13/2013
Spirit In Action -Yoga & Mindfulness in the Inner City - The Holistic Life Foundation
You caught another big fish with these guys. Hearing about them provides real hope that this world can be transformed before it's too late.
 
 
 
  Rich
4/28/2013
Song Of The Soul -Musical Mystic - Rahbi Crawford's Song of the Soul
Great interview, some of the music was nice especially for meditative purposes.
 
 
 
  d o b
4/27/2013
Spirit In Action -Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide by Jonathan Chamberlain
Your archived program with Jonatha Chamberlain and subsequently his book: Cancer Recovery Guide: 15 Alternative and Complementary Strategies for Restoring HealthCancer , is is extremely helpful. I have just shared that information with administrative Cancer support staff at Sacred Heart, St Joes (Marshfield) and Marshfield Clinic who expressed an interest. Keep up the good work....Johnny Appleseed
 
 
 
  Neal
4/16/2013
Song Of The Soul -Healing Banjo from Arkansas - Jacob George's Song of the Soul
Really enjoyed this show and the music. I am looking forward to the CD's Release!
 
 
 
  Thomas Chisholm, MD VFP
4/13/2013
Song Of The Soul -Healing Banjo from Arkansas - Jacob George's Song of the Soul
Great explanation of the etiology of Soldier's Heart and its modern name-PTSD. Even better method or treatment-- the Chicago March and the use of music in healing. Music soothes the savage breast--heart. But how can we reach the creeps that conceived and promoted these wars? How should we treat them? Forgiveness? Demand an apology? Ask them to bring back the dead and wounded and clean up the mess in the desert, recover all the mines and rounds ready to explode if some child walks on them. Find homes for the displaced? Send the bill for treatment to Washington? Are songs enough to record the history of the culture of violence and misplaced "patriotism."
 
 
 
  Chris Van Cleave
4/5/2013
Song Of The Soul -See Beyond - Chris Van Cleave's Song of the Soul
Thank you again for being the gracious host that you are and for your interest in creating shows that reflect professionalism as well as spirituality. I wish you the best of success and happiness always!
 
 
 
  Di Cutler
4/2/2013
Spirit In Action -Lopez Community Land Trust - Transforming Economics & Society
Kia Ora (Greetings) from South Island NZ. We have just listened to Mark's interview with our dear friends Sandy and Rhea of Lopez Is Washington State. Our visit to Lopez Is in 2007 was very special and to see even then the marvelous work that they have been involved in was truely inspiring. Since then Makere has made several visits to Lopez and the surrounding areas. I have not been back there unfortunately but I certainly hope to this year for their wedding in Sept. Our lives have been enriched by their friendship and love. We rang Rhea today to let her know we had listened and to catch up on all the latest from the island. Kindest regards and keep up the wonderful radio show. Di Cutler and Makere Chapman, Darfield, Canterbury NZ
 
 
 
  rifat uzunovic
3/25/2013
Spirit In Action -Pictures Without Borders - Bosnia Revisited
Very unique presentation of interesting faraway places and people, in the span of 30+ years
 
 
 
  damian
3/21/2013
Spirit In Action -Gandhi & the Unspeakable: His Final Experiment With Truth
profound. great preparation and show Mark. MLWDHD
 
 
 
  Sonja Thompson
3/19/2013
Spirit In Action -Cornucopia Institute: Organic Foods Watchdog
I have been organic for about 10year. Went organic due to asthma. I was tired of take all the mediation and decided to find another way to deal with the illness. With in two years I was off all mediation and have not had an attack since. I love what Cornucopia is doing. I hope more people will join the food movement and back the family farmers. Thanks for Spirit In Action. It a wonderful thing.
 
 
 
  angela b.
3/18/2013
Spirit In Action -Nukewatching from the Farm - John LaForge
Fantastic interview. Very comprehensive and engaging. I would love to hear John LaForge do a similar in depth interview about non-violent civil disobedience around nuke weapons - the history of the movement etc. Thanks...
 
 
 
  Rich
3/16/2013
Song Of The Soul -Stardreamer - Priscilla Herdman's Song of the Soul
Very nice show. We have a vinyl album of hers, the one with "waltzing with bears". I haven't heard her music for a very long time so it sure was nice to hear her.
 
 
 
  Nancy Ewert
3/6/2013
Spirit In Action -Pictures Without Borders - Bosnia Revisited
Steve is a long time good friend, fellow Quaker and ...... I could go on and on...but the point is, the interview was so wonderful for me to listen to. As long as I have known Steve, I still learned more and this, to me, seems to be the hallmark of a good interview. It is true that Lopez Island is a remarkable community and Steve is one of our treasures. Thank you Mark for sharing his good work, enlightening us to the struggle of the Balkans, and your continued work on Northern Spirit Radio.
 
 
 
  Iris Graville
3/4/2013
Spirit In Action -Pictures Without Borders - Bosnia Revisited
I just returned from a walk with my yellow lab, Buddy. I had two other companions, too--Mark Helpsmeet and Steve Horn--and through the podcast of their hour-long conversation I felt I’d been to Bosnia and back. As usual, Mark had done his homework and asked thoughtful questions that elicited insights from Steve about peace-making through his art as a photographer. I’ve known Steve for nearly twenty years, worship with him in our Quaker meeting, and have read and re-read his book, Pictures Without Borders--Bosnia Revisited. In this interview, I learned even more about how Steve’s work as a photographer grows from his connection to Spirit and deep commitment to peace. Thank you to both Mark and Steve for reminding me of the importance of personal connection and sharing stories and images to promote peace.
 
 
 
  Judy Hyde
3/4/2013
Song Of The Soul -Turning Toward the Morning - Gordon Bok's Song of the Soul
what joy to hear Gordon Bok sing Song of the Soul and Turning toward the Morning, or whatever it's called! I have always loved his voice. Thanks, dear one, for making this afternoon so rich. By the way, he talks about his travels with Valentine Doyle. I just saw her recently at Hartford Quarterly Meeting. I met her in my former life when I was on the trail of grant money. She manages some kind of family foundation. You should track her down and send her this link. Who knows, maybe she'd like to make a donation.
 
 
 
  margaret moore
2/28/2013
Spirit In Action -Clan in the Woods - The Teaching Drum Outdoor School Family Year-long
Mark, I really enjoyed listening to the two of us. I wish that I had said something to the effect that after living this closely to Mother Earth, we would become less able to be so destructive of her. In the meantime, my correction was in the introduction where you say that I as well as the others signed up for 11 months...I signed up for 3 months from the beginning. You might want to make that clearer if possible. I am going to alert the Teaching Drum folk to the interview next. I think they will be rather pleased with it. Gratefully, Margaret
 
 
 
  rich
2/25/2013
Spirit In Action -Clan in the Woods - The Teaching Drum Outdoor School Family Year-long
Yeah, there are many aspects of the Teaching Drum Outdoor School which are very attractive to me. Especially the intimate community would be heavenly. There was one human need that you didn't talk about. It would have been interesting to hear what happened in such a close group containing married and unmarried people and a mixture of ages. Not sure I would want to camp out 24/7 all winter.
 
 
 
  Paul
2/9/2013
Song Of The Soul -Unbelief, Rejoicing, & Tears Through Hip Hop/Rap - AGAPE/David Scherer's Song of the Soul
Great interview with David! Well done! His witness makes me proud to be in the ELCA
 
 
 
  Denise Jordan Finley
1/28/2013
Song Of The Soul -Hauntress - Denise Jordan Finley's Song of the Soul
It was a real pleasure creating my Song of the Soul program! I very much enjoy your show, and had a pleasant listen to our own conversation in the edition you recorded with me. Thanks for inviting me to be a part of it all! Denise Jordan Finley
 
 
 
  Java Joe
1/21/2013
Song Of The Soul -Heaven Below - Peter Mayer's Song of the Soul
Love Peter Mayer. Thanks for featuring him. How about featuring him again. He has some great new music since this one was recorded!
 
 
 
  Carolyn Hammerschmidt
1/19/2013
Your programs really are such a welcome relief from all the hyperbole and bickering and anger so prevalent on TV and talk radio; the courtesy, civility, and calmness you put forth is very much appreciated.  
 
 
  Meghan Wakefield
1/14/2013
Song Of The Soul -Forever At the Door - Ann Mayo Muir's Song of the Soul
Thank you so much for sharing Ann mayo Muir with us. I have been listining to Ann since I was a very young child. My favorite album for much of my youth was MAGIC PENNY (if you havent heard it, ask her for a copy!)I was so very pleased to hear her singing with Gordon and Ed! So happy to hear her still singing!Her music always makes you feel better! Thank you Ann Meghan from Maine
 
 
 
  Chico Casquarel
1/13/2013
Song Of The Soul -Forever At the Door - Ann Mayo Muir's Song of the Soul
Wonderful show both musically and personally. Thanks for making it available.
 
 
 
  Sandy Nelson
1/13/2013
Song Of The Soul -Forever At the Door - Ann Mayo Muir's Song of the Soul
Annie's love for music was so evident in this interview. Finding out the background of the artist and their music adds so.much to the songs. I love her song "Forever Came to My Door"......I find myself singing the melody over and over. Annie lives her songs,indeed.
 
 
 
  Rod Brown
1/13/2013
Song Of The Soul -Forever At the Door - Ann Mayo Muir's Song of the Soul
Wonderful show. I'm very glad to have learned of this program. Ann is a delight to hear, speaking or singing. I'll want to listen to this again, but for now, onward to the the Bok and Tricket interviews!
 
 
 
  Ulla
1/8/2013
Song Of The Soul -Forever At the Door - Ann Mayo Muir's Song of the Soul
I listened to your interview with Ann Mayo Muir last night. What a charming lady! And she can still sing! I'm sorry that she, Gordon, and Ed no longer record together. I especially enjoyed the story behind "Broken Umbrellas".
 
 
 
  Ulla
1/2/2013
Song Of The Soul -Moonchild - Christina Muir's Song of the Soul
Christina Muir is a great singer, and she seems so warm and friendly, wise and full of fun, just like her mother. (Of course I only know Ann Muir through records and the internet, but anyway.)
 
 
 
  rich
12/24/2012
Song Of The Soul -Moonchild - Christina Muir's Song of the Soul
Heavenly and Delightful.
 
 
 
  rich
12/24/2012
Spirit In Action -Face-to-face with the War Beast in Fayetteville
Too bad their aren't Peace Corp and AmeriCorps recruiters that make as easy to do something bigger than yourself, that's also peaceful and constructive, as there are to go into the military. Ah, but then it would be a perfect world and what would be the challenge of that?
 
 
 
  Suzanne Peterson
12/21/2012
Song Of The Soul -Moonchild - Christina Muir's Song of the Soul
I lived with Christina for a few years in the late 90's. My happiest memories are of coming home and hearing that sweet voice. She has so much talent and can sing anything! I loved hearing this interview - however I really miss her so much now.
 
 
 
  Ann Mayo Muir
12/18/2012
Song Of The Soul -Moonchild - Christina Muir's Song of the Soul
I enjoyed this program with Christina Muir so very much. I felt a deep connection to her beautiful songs and instrumentation. Her stories took me ever deeper in to understanding her great gifts. Mark, you have a lovely connection with your guests being so supportive and genuine in yourself. You can't help but bring out the best in your guests. Thank you for your show. It provides a great service to the music we all love.. Ann Mayo
 
 
 
  Christina Muir
12/18/2012
Song Of The Soul -Moonchild - Christina Muir's Song of the Soul
Thanks Mark! I loved listening back to our conversation! Now I look forward to checking out your interviews with others. Count me as a fan!! Thanks for doing this soulful and fascinating program! Love, Christina
 
 
 
  Irish Bain
12/2/2012
Spirit In Action -Ellen Seagren Goes to Rwanda
I'm trying to locate Ellen Seagren. Her mother, Lin, was kind to me as a child. I spent my early years with Ellen and Sean. One of my searches led to this page. Is there a way to connect me to her? She knew me as Shana Lin Leo when she was small. irishbain@rocketmail.com
 
 
 
  Rich F.
11/23/2012
Spirit In Action -Justice Rising - John Heagle
This was a very nice, hopeful interview. Just another example that people all over are being guided by the spirit love.
 
 
 
  Lori
11/19/2012
Song Of The Soul -Sings a Bright Blue Bird - Joe Maurer's Song of the Soul
Nicely done, Mark and Joe! Mark, you do a good job with research; noticed your questions are keyed to the authenticity of your guests, and I think that makes your show incredibly interesting. Joe, loved how you shredded and shined on your live song written for Dan. Farmily: farm•i•ly. /färm?le/ Adverb 1. In cultivation, of growing food, or in the keeping livestock. 2. At ease with hands in dirt, on farm apparati, or on quadrupeds (especially ruminants).
 
 
 
  Maureen
11/8/2012
My name is Maureen. Please view the youtube link below. I believe it connects with your work perfectly. God Bless. Love Maureen x Maureen - White Feathers  
 
 
  Rachael
11/3/2012
Spirit In Action -Healing From Twin Loss - Mary Rockefeller Morgan
loved the interview, and forwarded the info to a friend who had lost a twin. It turns out she had heard Mary as a keynote speaker at a couple of conferences but didn't know that she had a book out. thanks again, great service you provide with your show, and with follow up. p.s. I heard a snippet of the interview on WOOL radio in Bellows Falls, VT, and then followed up to find out what it was all about, glad I did!
 
 
 
  Sheila Garrett
10/21/2012
Spirit In Action -Faithful Transition Towning - Ruah Swennerfelt & Steve Chase
Thanks for sharing this story of my two f/Friends Steve and Ruah. I hope people are inspired and supported in their efforts to transition in their communities. And thanks for all your good work at Northern Spirit Radio. Blessings, Sheila
 
 
 
  Lori
10/15/2012
Spirit In Action -Evolution's Purpose - Science, Spirituality, & Philosophy
Holy wow. Thank you, Mark. Your guest was incredibly clear with his point. . .it was wonderful to hear such rich thought dispelled concisely and I appreciated your follow up questions as well. - Lori Chile
 
 
 
  heather
9/23/2012
Spirit In Action -Marriage Equality in Minnesota - Listening for Victory!
Engaging and informative conversation -- thank you all!
 
 
 
  rich
9/22/2012
Song Of The Soul -A Voice for Women - Cris Williamson's Song of the Soul
Not sure how I missed this the first time it aired. Isn't Cris a supreme gift to this world? Our cassette tape of Changer and the Changed has gone around many times over the years. Thanks for having her and bringing us your pleasant conversation with her.
 
 
 
  rich
9/12/2012
Spirit In Action -Marriage Equality in Minnesota - Listening for Victory!
Great show. I hope to talk to all my friends about talking to any of their friends or family who live in MN and talk to my daughter and son-in-law who live there.
 
 
 
  Liz Oppenheimer
9/9/2012
Spirit In Action -Marriage Equality in Minnesota - Listening for Victory!
What a tremendous job you did, focusing on the humanity contained within our experience and in our stories. If more of us understood *today,* as Grant testified to, how we unintentionally learned that "such-and-so" isn't our issue, be it the freedom to marry or the right to vote, we would surely be horrified and humbled to learn how our own silence, blindness, ignorance, and inaction are reinforcing disconnection and separation from our brothers and sisters in the Spirit. If we truly are about building Gd's kin(g)dom and living into it Right Here Right Now, we must stay connected with one another, especially when we hear someone cry out, "This hurts me and my family." Keep up this important work: As I once heard from someone, the universe is not made of atoms. It is made of stories. Blessings, Liz
 
 
 
  Marcus
9/8/2012
Song Of The Soul -The Verdant Mile - Tracy Grammer's Song of the Soul
Thank you so much to Mark Helpsmeet, and of course to Tracy Grammer, for this programme! (I've not finished listening to it yet - but now that I've purchased 'The Mountain' from iTunes perhaps I can finally get to the end of the programme! LOL!)
 
 
 
  Nicholas Gordon
8/20/2012
Song Of The Soul -We Will Survive - Pat Lamanna's Song of the Soul
Excellent music and interview!
 
 
 
  Rich
8/12/2012
Spirit In Action -The Triumph of Technique: The Industrialization of Agriculture & The Destruction of Rural America
"To everything there is a season..." The world and time we are in here, now certainly seems be be in a season of break down, but I also see the seeds of the build up of a new way to live for this world. Robert Wolf is, of course, one of those seeds. Just like in my garden, I plant things in the fall so that they can start growing then resume in the spring, or winter over as seeds and sprout first thing in the spring; there are people, ideas and sustainable technologies that will enable us to blossom once this season of breakdown is over. Another way I look at it. If things are so bad now, why is there no other time in the past that I would want to go back to if I could unless strictly temporarily. (Well maybe I could be convinced to go back to pre-colonial Polynesia) One last thought, if everything became perfect on this earth, it might get boring. Then why come here? It was nice, even though the subject is serious, to interject a little humor now and then. Is that a guy thing?
 
 
 
  Carl Landsness
8/11/2012
Spirit In Action -Healing The Heart of Democracy - Parker Palmer
Mark, Thank you for your April interview with Parker Palmer. A Noetic Science circle in Madison today used your interview as the main topic... inspiring the best discussion and connection I've ever felt there. See below email to Parker for more. Carl L. Parker, I felt renewed hope for democracy today after a uniquely heart-centered sharing circle re your April interview on Northern Spirit Radio (at a Noetic Science circle in the Madison Friends Meeting House). By weaving your work with HeartMath, NVC, creative expression, stillness, breath, energy work, and intuition, I saw and felt the highest level of group coherence, connection, and co-creation in my eight years attending this group. Given the bizarre and polarized political climate in Wisconsin this past year (including the recent Sikh shootings and today's VP announcment), I wonder if We The People of America's Laboratory of Democracy are being primed to model a bold new experiment in democracy... based on the power and wisdom of the heart. Thank you for your inspiration, courage, and commitment in helping me renew mine. Carl Landsness Madison
 
 
 
  Joh Gainey
8/10/2012
Song Of The Soul -Coasting Home - Tracy Feldman's Song of the Soul
I am almost in tears from the beauty of Walls of Jericho. Tracy, you are wonderful. We miss you here in Oklahoma, also.
 
 
 
  Robin Smith
8/10/2012
Song Of The Soul -Coasting Home - Tracy Feldman's Song of the Soul
So good to hear Tracy's work on the radio - thanks for hosting a much loved singer songwriter! He is much missed in NC.
 
 
 
  Ellen Whyte
8/6/2012
Song Of The Soul -Standing At The Sunrise - Ellen Whyte's Song of the Soul
Wow, Mark! You did such a terrific job on making this come alive for me! Thank you for, what honestly feels like, the best interview of my entire life! Thank you so much for making it so easy to share my heart with the audience! Blessings! Ellen
 
 
 
  Marcus
8/6/2012
Song Of The Soul -Giftsongs & Blessings - Sally Campbell Song of the Soul
Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! And Sally has very kindly sent some of her wonderful CDs to share here next weekend at Tokyo Meeting! The songs are clear and simple and beautiful and profound, I know they'll be a big hit! Thank you Sally and thank you Mark! Marcus
 
 
 
  Karen Chace
7/30/2012
Spirit In Action -A Land Twice Promised - Noa Baum, Storyteller/Peacemaker
Noa Baum walks the talk and makes the world a better place every day. I am proud to know her and call her friend and colleague. Thank you for highlighting her amazing work. Karen Chace www.storybug.net
 
 
 
  Liberty Goodwin
7/30/2012
Song Of The Soul -Giftsongs & Blessings - Sally Campbell Song of the Soul
I happen to know Sally Campbell, so I am not surprised at how delightful this show was - she is a beautiful spirit and transmits that through her singing! I also love your theme song!
 
 
 
  Rich
7/29/2012
Song Of The Soul -Heaven Below - Peter Mayer's Song of the Soul
Since I felt the desire to come back to this show and listen to the whole thing again, it must mean I liked it. Peter's music really speaks to the way I see the meaning of this life of ours.
 
 
 
  Rich
7/29/2012
Song Of The Soul -Baptist Buddhist - SuZ Ogden's Song of the Soul
HI. once again I couldn't hear most of your interview. I realized in this show, that I was able to hear all the songs just as I have been able to hear the pre-recorded parts of your other shows that I've had trouble with. Maybe it's my player on the computer I'm using. I'll have to try my own laptop sometime. She had nice music though. Thanks.
 
 
 
  Sandy Snyder
7/29/2012
Song Of The Soul -Rigaudons, Leaven & The Beatles - John Sheldon's Song of the Soul
Heard it on WTJU Charlottesville this morning, and very pleased and surprised to hear the Womyn's music, Song of the Soul, from Cris Williamson's iconic album, "Changer and the Changed". Loved the variety of music overall. Great show!
 
 
 
  Anonymous
7/26/2012
Spirit In Action -Faithful Transition Towning - Ruah Swennerfelt & Steve Chase
Therapeutic just to listen to such hopeful, inspiring dialogue with practical examples of how Transition works. Loved the music, too, but would have like to hear more of the songs.
 
 
 
  Jean Cavanaugh
7/26/2012
Spirit In Action -Faithful Transition Towning - Ruah Swennerfelt & Steve Chase
I haven't heard of a better response to the current world predicament than this.
 
 
 
  Michele
7/26/2012
Spirit In Action -Faithful Transition Towning - Ruah Swennerfelt & Steve Chase
I enjoyed and learned from the program, as a Quaker, and as a Transition person.
 
 
 
  Marcus
7/25/2012
Song Of The Soul -Threshold Singers of Eau Claire - Songs for Souls at the Edge
Amazing! I'd never heard of Threshold singers/choirs until I listened to this programme today. Beautiful. Thank you to all those wonderful singers, and to Mark for bringing their good work to a wider audience.
 
 
 
  Mark Juedeman
7/23/2012
Spirit In Action -Faithful Transition Towning - Ruah Swennerfelt & Steve Chase
This was one of the deepest discussions of Transition I have heard. Incredibly smart and heartfelt, with wonderful examples from across the country and world, but also local examples of people making a difference. Well done to the speakers and the moderator.
 
 
 
  rich
7/22/2012
Spirit In Action -A Land Twice Promised - Noa Baum, Storyteller/Peacemaker
Inspiring. Thanks for having her.
 
 
 
  Richard Fuller
7/15/2012
Spirit In Action -Faithful Transition Towning - Ruah Swennerfelt & Steve Chase
This is a fine, listenable conversation. The back and forth between the two presenters keeps it lively. And they do an excellent job of covering the basics, PLUS they capture the spirit and enthusiasm of the Transition movement.
 
 
 
  Steve Chase
7/15/2012
Spirit In Action -Faithful Transition Towning - Ruah Swennerfelt & Steve Chase
Thanks, Mark, for your great work on Spirit in Action programming. I was so honored to be interviewed by you again. You are a great radio producer.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
7/13/2012
Song Of The Soul -This Is Our Place & Time - Ken Lonnquist's Song of the Soul
Enjoyed the harmonies in Willows! Very nice. :)
 
 
 
  damian obrien
7/12/2012
Spirit In Action -America Beyond Capitalism - Gar Alperovitz
great show mark...also the pete seeger finish (< : thanks once again d-dude oayqob
 
 
 
  Ulla Skold
7/1/2012
Song Of The Soul -River of the Big Canoe - Ed Trickett's Song of the Soul
I'm so glad you took my advice and did the interview with Ed Trickett! He sounds every bit as honest, wise, caring, and humorous as I had imagined. Great to hear his story - as you pointed out, news of him is hard to come by. Thank you! The reason why I'm not giving it top rating is that unfortuately, the telephone line from Chicago wasn't very good. His voice is blurred sometimes. A pity, but can't be helped, I guess.
 
 
 
  Rich
6/15/2012
Song Of The Soul -Watchmen from Castles In Air - Chris Picco's Song of the Soul
They sound a little like U2 so that's good. The songs didn't move me. Thanks for having them anyway.
 
 
 
  rich
6/10/2012
Spirit In Action -So Rich, So Poor: Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America
Something I didn't hear in the interview (maybe I just missed it) was any mention of the importance of physical health and, what I think is most important, mental health in helping people out of poverty. Perhaps the reason, up till now, is that we haven't had much luck in improving peoples mental health significantly.
 
 
 
  rich
6/3/2012
Song Of The Soul -Heaven Below - Peter Mayer's Song of the Soul
Great show. I'm also a former catholic and while I learned some important ideas from it, I don't miss it at all. The worship I had this morning with a small circle of Friends outside in the sun with birds singing was better than any church service I've been to.
 
 
 
  Rich
5/25/2012
Spirit In Action -The Business of Solar - Ralph Jacobson
I hope his wife didn't mind him talking about how his career affected his marriage. It really personalized the interview. Sometimes following our light leaves those who depend on us feeling a little dark.
 
 
 
  Rick
5/24/2012
Song Of The Soul -Justin Leeson's Song of the Soul
This is Rick. I just wanted to let you know that the first show I listened to with Justin Leeson really touched my soul and resonated with me. I could relate alot with his unfortunate "church" experiences and I really agree and respect what he had to say. I loved especially how you guys integrated selected songs that had meaning with what you guys were talking about. That was great! Again it was a powerful show, and I will tune into to other ones for now on. It is inspirating to hear someone with an honest heart and a deep - intelligent thought provoking mind. Blessed be!, Rick from Ames, Iowa.
 
 
 
  rich
5/23/2012
Song Of The Soul -Indiana Meets India - Carrie Newcomer's Song of the Soul
Ahhhh, very nice. Thanks.
 
 
 
  Rich
5/15/2012
Spirit In Action -Gandhi & the Unspeakable: His Final Experiment With Truth
inspiring and saddening. Leaves me wondering how can I even come close to the kind of change needed to really follow (do what they did) the real spiritual leaders.
 
 
 
  Kim Harris
5/15/2012
Song Of The Soul -Ain't I A Woman - Kim Harris' Song of the Soul
Mark, Thanks for the wonderful way that you took my many, many words and wove them into a wonderful program. Peace and joy! Kim
 
 
 
  Anonymous
5/6/2012
Spirit In Action -LGBT - Bringing One's Whole Self to God
Thanks, Mark, for posting this event. Great discussion and input from the panel!
 
 
 
  rich
5/6/2012
Spirit In Action -Radical Tennessee Preacher Shane Claiborne
Okay the whole show is playing now. Shane is just one more reason that I have hope this world is really coming round right.
 
 
 
  rich
4/29/2012
Song Of The Soul -Change Is Gonna Come - Kiya Heartwood's Song of the Soul
After listening to Meg Barnhouse, I was glad to see you hosted Kiya. Very nice voice, the story was not as compelling. With six songs there was less room for exploring her faith. It could also be that it's getting late and I didn't listen as well.
 
 
 
  rich
4/29/2012
Song Of The Soul -All Will Be Well - Meg Barnhouse's Song of the Soul
I was thinking a solid 4 stars till a little over half way. It's funny that I like some of your Spirit in Action guests, but I don't think I've heard a single "Song of the Soul" show that I didn't just love. That must be one of the most common ways a soul finds expression when it is unleashed in us, it comes out in song.
 
 
 
  rich
4/29/2012
Spirit In Action -Radical Tennessee Preacher Shane Claiborne
He's great, but the recording broke up about 2/3 of the way through.
 
 
 
  rich
4/14/2012
Song Of The Soul -I Wish I Were Krishna - Lon Milo DuQuette's Song of the Soul
Another great find. Especially liked the appreciation for lust, male for female, yin for yang and all that. I guess I'll have to google thelamite.
 
 
 
  Alan Corcoran
4/14/2012
Song Of The Soul -I Wish I Were Krishna - Lon Milo DuQuette's Song of the Soul
Great questions, great story and great music! In an era with so much divisiveness and mindless rabble rousing (especially on the radio!), it's nice to hear a message of acceptance, inclusiveness and tolerance. Best of luck with your shows and thanks for featuring Lon and his music.
 
 
 
  Lon Milo DuQuette
4/14/2012
Song Of The Soul -I Wish I Were Krishna - Lon Milo DuQuette's Song of the Soul
Thanks for having me on Mark. I had a wonderful time and enjoyed talking to you very much!
 
 
 
  rich
4/14/2012
Song Of The Soul -Seeing Stars - Meg Hutchinson's Song of the Soul
I'm in love! No biggie, it happens all the time. Thanks for another very pleasant show.
 
 
 
  Rich
4/7/2012
Spirit In Action -The Obama Question: A Progressive Perspective
Sorry about the 4 stars. There wasn't really anything wrong with the show, it's just politics.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
3/29/2012
Song Of The Soul -More Light (UNCUT) - Christopher Grundy's Song of the Soul
Thanks!
 
 
 
  Craig
3/28/2012
Spirit In Action -Healing Burns at a Distance - Fire Burn Doctor
With so much credible testimony and physical evidence, I would suggest that this interview describes a capability we share beyond any conceived by mankind. The ramifications of this method and implications for our future stretch beyond the imagination. Given the rather sudden emergence of previously unappreciated human metaphysical capabilities emerging, this is not too inconceivable to consider, quite the contrary. More information available at www.psproof.com
 
 
 
  Tada Gunter
3/27/2012
Spirit In Action -Death & Taxes - Karen Brandow
I enjoyed this show very much. Karen Brandow's contentment with so little in the way of material things is inspirational, and the music was excellent.
 
 
 
  rich
3/23/2012
Spirit In Action -Listening Below the Noise: The Transformative Power of Silence - Anne LeClaire
Silence is less precious to those who have more of it. If you are a farmer and have a job with lots of solitary time you might even long for less of it. At least at work I can find quality noise like this show.
 
 
 
  Franciscan Spirituality Center
3/19/2012
Spirit In Action -Listening Below the Noise: The Transformative Power of Silence - Anne LeClaire
Excellent interview! I am looking forward to meeting Anne this weekend in La Crosse at the Franciscan Spirituality Center, thank you so much for hosting this interview. Well done!
 
 
 
  Barbara cairns
3/18/2012
Song Of The Soul -Faithful in Dubai - ZEFFeREEN
I enjoyed the interview with ZeffeReen. You allowed him to be honest in his creativity and his origins. His music seems to be inspired from his compassion for the hurting, and each piece having powerful moments which can be interpreted as Holy Spirit activity.
 
 
 
  meera
3/18/2012
Song Of The Soul -Faithful in Dubai - ZEFFeREEN
nice song.
 
 
 
  Zeffereen
3/18/2012
Thank you Mark for having me. I will share this link with as many people as i can. I wish you well and God bless you.  
 
 
  Rich
3/12/2012
Spirit In Action -Healing Burns at a Distance - Fire Burn Doctor
Sounds too good to be true as you admit and I hope I never need to call the number but if I or someone I know gets burned, I'm sure going to call.
 
 
 
  Kristen Day
3/11/2012
Song Of The Soul -Seeing Stars - Meg Hutchinson's Song of the Soul
Thank you for spending time with Meg - allowing her to speak freely about her influences, how music has shaped her, how her family has been such an integral part of that influence. It is great that she could share her experiences and spiritual development and give some insight to her beautiful music. great interview! I will have to listen to this show again:)
 
 
 
  Anonymous
3/9/2012
Song Of The Soul -Simple Living - Fred Small's Song of the Soul
Everything Possible is such a wonderful song - what a big heart.
 
 
 
  Allen
3/9/2012
Song Of The Soul -Simple Living - Fred Small's Song of the Soul
Awesome music and profound thoughts! What more could you ask for?
 
 
 
  Anonymous
3/5/2012
Spirit In Action -Peak Oil & Druidry - John Michael Greer
Peak oil is a difficult topic and John Michael Greer is one of the best at explaining. Mark Helpsmeet did a good job in this interview at getting to the heart of the issue with peak oil and having JMG connect it to his druid spirituality. Well worth a listen.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
3/5/2012
Spirit In Action -Apocalypse? NOT!!! - Grand Archdruid John Michael Greer Part 2
Very engaging interview. Mr. Greer knows the subject very well, speaks eloquently and offers some wonderful insights. I read this book last year and was entertained and educated at the same time.
 
 
 
  rich
3/5/2012
Song Of The Soul -Find a Peaceful Thought - Mary Miche's Song of the Soul
very nice
 
 
 
  rich
3/4/2012
Spirit In Action -Apocalypse? NOT!!! - Grand Archdruid John Michael Greer Part 2
I've been a fan of Fred Small since the mid 80s if not earlier. It was real nice hearing from him.
 
 
 
  rich
3/4/2012
Spirit In Action -Apocalypse? NOT!!! - Grand Archdruid John Michael Greer Part 2
I'm not sure he knows that much more than us listeners, but he sure can speak his mind well!
 
 
 
  Anonymous
3/3/2012
Song Of The Soul -More Light (UNCUT) - Christopher Grundy's Song of the Soul
I really appreciated this program. This is the first time I've heard the Song of the Soul. Great conversation with Christopher Grundy and it was good to hear his process in creating his songs. Thank you.
 
 
 
  John Noltner
2/23/2012
Spirit In Action -A Peace of My Mind - Fostering a Larger Public Conversation
I am listening to the radio program again this morning (sorry it has taken me a few days) and I feel like you turned it into one of the best interviews I have ever been a part of. I am trying to put my finger on it....but I think you asked great questions and then left me the time and the space to feel like I could answer fully. I am grateful. Thank you Mark, for the work that you do....for reaching out to me...and for spending time producing a great program.
 
 
 
  Rich
2/21/2012
Spirit In Action -Karma, Vegetarianism & Abortion - Vasu Murti - Part 1
It has been a while since I listened to the show, but I remember the speaker seemed angry and I wasn't too excited to listen to show #2.
 
 
 
  Jerilyn
2/20/2012
Spirit In Action -Karma, Vegetarianism & Abortion - Vasu Murti - Part 1
Excellent topic, great questions Mark and Thank you for your time Vasu Murti. I enjoyed this very much. Thank you both for your time and information!
 
 
 
  Donna Buell
2/20/2012
Song Of The Soul -Tree Meditation - Joe Reilly's Song of the Soul
Was nice to listen to- mellow and interesting. liked the way the interview was done,
 
 
 
  Kathy Tate-Bradish
2/17/2012
Song Of The Soul -Turning Toward the Morning - Gordon Bok's Song of the Soul
What an amazing singer, songwriter, and most of all story-teller. Thanks for this interview.
 
 
 
  Nicholas Neal
2/11/2012
Spirit In Action -Sanctity of Life - Vasu Murti - Part 2
While I am not a vegetarian, I am a consistent life ethicist toward humans and am glad to hear a pro-life, pro-peace voice. My one disagreement is that from my experience, young catholic pro-lifers have actually been more receptive to the consistent life ethic, then young secular peace advocates. However, that is just my experience and I'm sure others have different ones.
 
 
 
  Debra Clemente
2/10/2012
Quaker Quotes -George Fox's Breakthrough
Thank you, thank you for these words that so speak to my heart. It is so comforting to hear a man speak the Truth I have found. I will look for this book now. Okay, so looking a little further I see that this program is produced by a Quaker faith group. I have been wondering where if anywhere there is for me to belong that would support this very private path I am on. Perhaps, the Quaker friends are just whom I have been looking for as a supportive community. Blessings, Debra Clemente
 
 
 
  Debra Clemente
2/10/2012
Quaker Quotes -George Fox's revealed knowledge of God & Christ
Hello, I just found your site and am anxious to explore it all. I followed a links that began at the Positive Music Association. I just listened to this brief part of George Fox's journal and heard a man tell my own story. I am on a mission to understand other peoples faith and share my own. I was very excited to see you actually use the words "Divine Love" on your site. I have very personal experiences with "Divine Love" and in fact have recorded a year of my awakening to this voice in a manuscript I am seeking to publish. The reason I am writing you is that I am seeking to share these words with others as I am told I am to do. I would love to share a pdf of my manuscript with you if you express interest. If you do choose to read, wonderful. I don't know if you are a Quaker yourself but I have researched the group and often feel I am a Friend at heart. I'm a fine art painter who is awakening to a greater connection with the universe everyday. Listen Here, I’m Talking to You, is a completed 167, 287 word manuscript journaling a year of my awakening to the voice of Love. I used to have to guard my thoughts; now my thoughts guard and guide me. It’s like I have a life coach in my head, but the wisdom is from a whole different source than my brain. Part of me speaks with a voice expressing what I think and wonder about and the other speaks with a confidence that makes firm statements of this is how it is. I hear things and know things that my mind cannot yet wrap around. My head is hearing what my heart knows. Move over brain, you get in my way. This is a different way of being. Cordially, Debra Clemente www.artistdeb.com artistdeb@gmail.com
 
 
 
  Ulla Skold
2/8/2012
Song Of The Soul -Turning Toward the Morning - Gordon Bok's Song of the Soul
I have loved Gordon Bok's music for years, and it's a delight to hear him talk of his family and life's experience, his caring for the environment, and his beliefs. Good to hear him laugh, too, after the seriousness of his songs. Thank you very much for putting this program on the internet! Ulla Skold, Vara, Sweden
 
 
 
  Sally Verrinder
2/7/2012
Song Of The Soul -Turning Toward the Morning - Gordon Bok's Song of the Soul
Listening to this interview was a wonderful treat, Gordon. As well as hearing your own story, I was touched by your mother’s story of building the children’s chapel. A quick search on the web lead me to the Vesper Hill Children’s Chapel and some lovely photographs – it looks very peaceful. In reading her dedication, it is obvious where your gift of words came from. Thank you for sharing your gift of music and for always setting the good example. I hope to one of these days be able to purchase one of your woodcarvings.
 
 
 
  Bill Gallaher
2/7/2012
Song Of The Soul -Turning Toward the Morning - Gordon Bok's Song of the Soul
Hello Mark-- I had the privelege of doing three joint concerts with Gordon and the one thing he rarely did during our time together was talk about himself. So it was wonderful to hear a bit about his past and the things that have contibuted to making him the man he is today. I have met a lot of people in my travels as a folk musician, but none finer than Gordon Bok.
 
 
 
  Bill Gallaher
2/7/2012
Song Of The Soul -Turning Toward the Morning - Gordon Bok's Song of the Soul
Have a listen to this man sing and share his stories--it will be time well spent. I had the privelege of doing 3 joint concerts with Gordon and one of the things he rearely did was talk about himself, so it was great to hear some of his fascinating background. During my days as a folk musician I met a lot of people, but none finer than Gordon Bok. A gentleman to both people and the earth.
 
 
 
  Barbara Millikan
2/7/2012
Song Of The Soul -Turning Toward the Morning - Gordon Bok's Song of the Soul
And songs by Valentine and Mary, lovely. Nice to hear a bit of your history.
 
 
 
  Blue OConnell
1/31/2012
Song Of The Soul -Pointing at the Sun - Cheryl Wheeler's Song of the Soul
PS I meant to say that I loved hearing this program. It was really inspiring. I think I will go try to write a song now.
 
 
 
  Blue O'Connell
1/31/2012
Song Of The Soul -Pointing at the Sun - Cheryl Wheeler's Song of the Soul
I became acquainted with Cheryl's music over 20 years ago when I was a folk DJ. The first song I heard of hers was "Summerfly" which really blew me away! I have always loved her wide emotional range as she can be so funny on one song and the next song have you in tears. There is a lot of wisdom in her words and voice. As a singer/songwriter myself, I had the opportunity to open for her at a concert here in town. (Charlottesville, VA at Starr Hill Music Hall) We shared a very small backstage room and I felt very self conscious about talking to her about her music. Instead, I remember we talked about the importance of exercise and baseball. At the time I was playing snare drum in a pipes & drum band and I invited two of the guys on bagpipes to join me. I remember being embarrassed when they knocked on the backstage door looking for me. I didn't know how Cheryl would react to them dressed in their kilts and wanting me to practice with them. I mean, how are two bagpipe players going to practice in that small room? I said that I would meet them later and closed the door and Cheryl said, "poor guys!' (meaning no place to practice) I thought it was nice of her to care and later she came out to watch my set. She said she really enjoyed it. It sure was a nice to remember.
 
 
 
  sue orfield
1/24/2012
Song Of The Soul -Inner Pippi - Sue Orfield's Song of the Soul
thanks mark! i had a great time talking with you, and appreciate the opportunity to be a part of your series!
 
 
 
  Jeremy Mott
1/24/2012
Song Of The Soul -1845 - Joshua Brown's Song of the Soul
Dear Mark and Joshua, I commented already. This was a wonderful program. Jeremy Mott
 
 
 
  Rosemary Coffey
1/19/2012
Spirit In Action -Dancing Peace in Cuba & Around the World
Good job, Mark! Sorry it's taken me so long to get around to listening to it. xxoo, Rosita
 
 
 
  Janine
1/4/2012
Spirit In Action -Peace-Work Quilt - Supporting CO's & Conscience
JE always tells the truth!
 
 
 
  Jim
1/4/2012
Song Of The Soul -Lying Down With Sinners - Mother Banjo's Song of the Soul
Just started listening to Valley Free Radio, which hosts your show Song of the Soul. Thank you for a wonderful show, her music was very beautiful, I am not a religious person but the true and kind spirituality of her music was apparent and refreshing, especially in these days of forced religiousness in the current presidential campaign, not to mention her expert musicianship. Again thank you, maybe Mother Banjo will come out to the Western Massachusetts Hill towns.
 
 
 
  Elizabeth
1/4/2012
Song Of The Soul -Not a Disciple of Perfection - Peter Alsop's Song of the Soul
Thanks for the heads up about Peter Alsop. I didn't know he was an educational psychologist as well as a folk musician. Here's a nice song that shows his wisdom. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q22U6L-Qnjc&feature=related"
 
 
 
  Soren Hauge
12/28/2011
Song Of The Soul -Broken Ground - Neal Swanger's Song of the Soul
Thanks, Mark, for bringing Neal on to share his music and what lies behind it. Soren
 
 
 
  rich
12/27/2011
Spirit In Action -The Whole-Brain Path to Peace - James Olson
The common left brain/right brain theories may or may not be true, but there's no doubt that basing our thoughts, words and actions on love rather than fear is a great idea. I'm a bit doubtful that women are less dualistic, less fearful or less judgmental. Science has not proven that consciousness is confined to the brain. I've heard of a different distinction that I like, which is body mind/spirit mind. The body mind is focused on the survival of our physical body, which has an element of fear. It sees us as separate and could also be called our ego. The spirit mind is focused on our unity with everyone, which is where love comes from. Our thought, words and actions that come from love, come from the part of us that is divine, which cannot be confined to a part of our physical body. When we look at things from the point of view of unity and divinity of all, love is very logical. My logical mind sees that war is stupid and doesn't help much in the long run, but my nondual mind says that even though war has killed many bodies and produced a lot of physical and emotional pain, no one has ever killed a soul. We leave this world as intact as we enter it. Great show anyway.
 
 
 
  Chava
12/19/2011
Spirit In Action -Occupy the USA - Emma's Revolution
Amazing! So glad I took the time to listen; the wisdom in both their songs and in the talk show were so powerful.
 
 
 
  Jim Lieberman
12/18/2011
Spirit In Action -Peace-Work Quilt - Supporting CO's & Conscience
Fine interview, of lasting value.
 
 
 
  Linda Jenness
12/15/2011
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
It is so fulfilling to listen to Peter talk about the flute. Listing to him play and listing to the music has so much passion and at times so spiritual and also the feeling of intense excitement. I have heard him play the base. So awesome but peter you and the flute are more involved with passion and pleasure. So exciting. Thank you.
 
 
 
  Sid Sorenson
12/13/2011
Song Of The Soul -The Fun Side of Life - Matt Wahl's Song of the Soul
I really enjoyed Matt Wahl's performance. He is a true artist and I never tire of listening to him. I love his rich, deep voice and his optimism. I am.... his Aunt Sid
 
 
 
  Ron Metcalf (Lopez Island Quaker Group)
12/11/2011
Spirit In Action -Spirit In The Digital Age: Quakers & Technology
Hi Mark, I was showing Bruce Elstad your site and how to download for the radio program on KLOI that we continue to air weekly. Keep up the good work. Nice to see you have something on the Occupy Movement. Ron
 
 
 
  Shelly
12/11/2011
Spirit In Action -Occupy the USA - Emma's Revolution
I didn't really listen to the show. I was visiting the website to see if it was something I would find uplifting. I do not think there is anything compassionate about the Occupy Wall Street protestors. They are not doing anything to help our country. To sing about perceived injustice is a good thing. To damage personal property and block customers from small businesses is not helping matters. To leave any place you have been, worse off than when you arrived, is not a Christian concept. The protestors need to be more creative in their focus. I'm sure most of the protestors have their money in banks. It is hypocritical to continue to protest while you are utilize the banks services. Making a statement with your $ would be more effective than occupy protests. Thank you, Shelly R.
 
 
 
  meg long
12/6/2011
Song Of The Soul -Broken Ground - Neal Swanger's Song of the Soul
good deal - Nunni !!
 
 
 
  Rich Featherly
12/3/2011
Spirit In Action -Alignment Yoga - Scott Anderson
Wow, this is a gem. To think this guy is practically in our back yard! I'm sure I will be learning more from him in the future.
 
 
 
  Rich Featherly
12/3/2011
Spirit In Action -Freedom Through Frugality - Jane Dwinell
Thanks Mark This show was very easy to listen to and really kept my interest. I listen to other radio shows like "Sounds True" and "Mindful Living Radio" and they are often talking about very ethereal subjects, way over my head. Your programs are much easier for me to relate to.
 
 
 
  Lynn Dixon
11/29/2011
Song Of The Soul -Broken Ground - Neal Swanger's Song of the Soul
Neal, I enjoyed the show. Your songs are really good. Nice interview!
 
 
 
  Wayne Swanger
11/29/2011
Song Of The Soul -Broken Ground - Neal Swanger's Song of the Soul
Mark, First of all thank you for giving Neal the opportunity to be interviewed on your show. When I approached you at NYM I was unfamiliar with the format and content of your show. I do recall your request for a clearness committee about 5 or 6 years ago regarding this leading. You have a wonderfully comfortable interviewing style. It is comfortable for the listener as well as the interviewee. Although, I suspect there is some editing that may take place after the recording and some preliminary prepping prior to the interview the result is an enjoyable hour of listening for the audience. In this day and age of acerbic commentary, hyped outrage, and undisguised propoganda that is broadcast today, your program is refreshing. I look forward to visiting your archived programs and listening to future programs. Peace, Wayne
 
 
 
  Len Tobin
11/23/2011
Song Of The Soul -1845 - Joshua Brown's Song of the Soul
What a wonderful program. I've always enjoyed Josh's music and fondly recall the many joyous occasions when he delighted us with his talent. My all-time favorite song is still "Waltzing with Bears."
 
 
 
  Betsy
11/19/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
I got to meet Jon at the Occupy DC gathering and was so impressed by the strength of his music and the depth of his lyrics. His work is definition thought and conversation provoking!
 
 
 
  GiGi
11/18/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
Enjoyed listening to Jon and he motivation to create he new album. I've already purchased it and enjoy listening to it while I'm driving all over Wisconsin.
 
 
 
  Louis and Debbie Clark
11/17/2011
Song Of The Soul -Broken Ground - Neal Swanger's Song of the Soul
We really enjoyed the songs, the singing took us back to the days of Woody Guthrie. Very nice that he could rhyme Michigan so easily.
 
 
 
  Gerald Swanger
11/17/2011
Song Of The Soul -Broken Ground - Neal Swanger's Song of the Soul
Going to make very good songer writter and singer
 
 
 
  Mary S
11/17/2011
Song Of The Soul -Broken Ground - Neal Swanger's Song of the Soul
Great show! My favorite song is the Lake Michigan song. I loved the interview. Very informing interview about this great young man who loves his wife. Neal is a star!
 
 
 
  Robert Margolis
11/17/2011
Spirit In Action -Nuclear Sanity? Investigating Nuclear Power
A thoughtful discussion on an important issue. We need to look beyond the narrow perspectives and rethink our energy options.
 
 
 
  Jim Grosso
11/17/2011
Song Of The Soul -Broken Ground - Neal Swanger's Song of the Soul
Great interview! What a great balance of stories and music. I really enjoyed listening to both. Neal you have such a knack of giving such respect to those who have been influential to you. You are such an humble man, and such a great artist. Thankyou so much for sharing this with us. Jim
 
 
 
  Anonymous
11/17/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
Watts is an intriguing and innovative musician. I am enjoying hearing what comes next always!
 
 
 
  Aaron
11/16/2011
Song Of The Soul -Broken Ground - Neal Swanger's Song of the Soul
Great interview! At least the Cubs have a heart. ;)
 
 
 
  Phillip Stoelb
11/16/2011
Song Of The Soul -Broken Ground - Neal Swanger's Song of the Soul
It was great listening to Neal's songs. Your questions and comments to Neal were very good. I enjoyed Neal's answers as well. But then I am a little prejudice as I am the song writer for "Big Bad Mike". My wife and I enjoyed it very much.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
11/16/2011
Song Of The Soul -Broken Ground - Neal Swanger's Song of the Soul
Thanks for featuring Neal Swanger and his song Lake Michigan. As a girl from Northern MN now living in the cities I can completely relate!! Excellent musician!
 
 
 
  katie mahlum
11/16/2011
Song Of The Soul -Broken Ground - Neal Swanger's Song of the Soul
great interview with neal swanger. his talents are many, as he mentors young musicians as well as he sings!
 
 
 
  Aaron
11/16/2011
Song Of The Soul -Broken Ground - Neal Swanger's Song of the Soul
Great show! I'm glad you highlighted Neal Swanger, a talented, local artist.
 
 
 
  Susan Hadden
11/16/2011
Song Of The Soul -Broken Ground - Neal Swanger's Song of the Soul
This was such a treat to listen to the interview with Neal Swanger and to hear the stories behind his music. This is my first time hearing Northern Spirit Radio, long distance from the East Coast. Mark Helpsmeet is a thoughtful interviewer with an ability to connect and facilitate meaningful conversation with his guest and I admire both Neal and Mark for purposefully leading with their hearts in what they are up to. The Urban Arts Academy piece was the icing on the cake!
 
 
 
  Anonymous
11/16/2011
Song Of The Soul -Broken Ground - Neal Swanger's Song of the Soul
great show! i particularly like 'michigan moon'!
 
 
 
  Maury
11/16/2011
Spirit In Action -Nuclear Sanity? Investigating Nuclear Power
Although I think Ms. Street did an excellent job presenting her argument, I found the argument itself odd. Of the 53 minutes of the program, about 50 of them consisted of various arguments boiling down to "nuclear isn't as deadly as you think". Well, who cares? The question isn't "which power system kills less people", the question is "which power system has the best combination of features", or "which power system best solves the problems we need to fix". Unfortunately, the program never actually talked about this - not once. Oh sure, there were comparisons to coal in terms of CO2, and brief mentions of other sources like wind, but that's it. At no point did she say something to the effect of "we should build out nuclear instead of wind because…" I'm not sure Ms. Street is helping the argument in favour of nuclear.
 
 
 
  Kevin Smith
11/15/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
I've already listened to this album at least 20 times! I love it!
 
 
 
  Elizabeth De Sa
11/15/2011
Song Of The Soul -The Burden of Vision Part Two - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
Thanks for Part 2. It was good to hear more themes expanded and developed upon.
 
 
 
  Adam Miller
11/15/2011
Song Of The Soul -The Burden of Vision Part Two - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
Great stuff! Interesting conversation, powerful music.
 
 
 
  Coleman Watts
11/15/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
Great interview with Jon Watts. His music, as always, touches me deeply and hearing more of the stories behind his songs inspires me to want more.
 
 
 
  Ken Haase
11/15/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
Great show. Thoughtful and provocative to hear his journey and his art.
 
 
 
  Michael Hulburt
11/15/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
Listening to Jon's music has taught me more about what it means to be a Quaker.
 
 
 
  Sam Taylor
11/14/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
A powerful and fun interview. Thanks.
 
 
 
  M
11/14/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
Jon Watts is awesome!
 
 
 
  Bill Carrigan
11/14/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
I love Jon Watts and his music, and I think his most recent project is thought-provoking and spiritual. Thank you Northern Spirit Radio for sharing this with us.
 
 
 
  Peggy
11/14/2011
Song Of The Soul -The Burden of Vision Part Two - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
Very moving and powerful interview, thanks, Mark and Jon! I'm so grateful to have more back ground on these insightful songs.TW
 
 
 
  Jon Watts
11/13/2011
Song Of The Soul -Helene Pollock's Song of the Soul
Great interview with a beautiful soul. Thank you, Helene! And Mark!
 
 
 
  Lynn Sinclair
11/13/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
Jon is both an inspired and inspiring musician as well as a beacon of Quaker Light. Great interview! A
 
 
 
  Elizabeth De Sa
11/13/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
Great interview and inspiring music! Authenticity is one of the most important messages and examples of our times.
 
 
 
  Allen Stockbridge
11/13/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
I feel that I got to know Jon Watts by listening to this show. Jon has an informed perspective which enriches his poetry and performance for listeners. I like the metaphor of nakedness; it makes us each think of how we clothe ourselves; what we put on literally and figuratively, and why. It reminds us to be intentional. Jon, I encourage you to continue your ministry in music to the greatest extent possible. Providence will support your spirited sharing; I am sure of it ! Mark, as usual, does a great job in bringing out the spirit of the artist, the why and what for, with his deep, probing and thoughtful questions. In every interview, Mark, you really connect with the artist and help reveal their soul. I look forward to next week's installment - Part Two !
 
 
 
  cass
11/13/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
You said it all, Jon "is the real thing." Thank you for this inspirational interview.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
11/13/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
Jon Watts has an important message and vision to share. I hope many will support the Clothe Yourself in Righteousness CD.
 
 
 
  Tim
11/13/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
What an inspiration. I'll definitely keep an eye out for a chance to see Jon perform!
 
 
 
  John Andersen
11/13/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
I haven't had a chance to listen to any other "Song of the Soul" episodes yet though I love the concept. Jon Watts has caught the naturist and nudist world by storm with his fresh and raw honest spirit. I've been involved with the Christian Naturist "movement" for a handful of years now and it's very refreshing to stumble across a parallel movement of God's Spirit within Quakerism and spilling over beyond.
 
 
 
  Donna McDaniel
11/13/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
Jon is an amazing writer and musician... so glad you have made this available to (I hope)lots of other people...
 
 
 
  Rick Maltese
11/13/2011
Spirit In Action -Nuclear Sanity? Investigating Nuclear Power
Thanks Karen It's great to hear from someone who has changed their mind about Nuclear Energy and now supports Nuclear Energy.
 
 
 
  Peggy
11/13/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
thanks for doing this wonderful interview!
 
 
 
  marcia dickinson
11/13/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
I love Jon's music, words, and the man himself. Great message! We should all pay attention.
 
 
 
  marcia dickinson
11/13/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
I love Jon's music, words, and the man himself. Great message! We should all pay attention.
 
 
 
  lily
11/13/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
Awesome Jon, lovin' it!
 
 
 
  Ron Akins
11/13/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
It's interesting to hear how creations sometimes naturally fit into a framework spontaneously.
 
 
 
  George S Stanford
11/13/2011
Spirit In Action -Nuclear Sanity? Investigating Nuclear Power
Ms. Street is largely correct about the relative risks and benefits of nuclear power, and is to be commended for speaking out. However, she has overstated the nuclear risk in two areas. First, her projected eventual cancer deaths from Chernobyl and Hiroshima are not well established. Such projections have no empirical basis -- they are merely calculations based on the so-called LNT assumption, the arbitrary notion that the health effects of a radiation dose can be extrapolated linearly from high doses all the way down to zero. In fact, the 2,000-death number from Chernobyl that Ms. Street quotes (from an international committee) is not a prediction, but rather an upper limit, with zero extra deaths not ruled out. Second,the waste will not necessarily have to have guaranteed isolation for thousands of years. With new fast reactor technology, such as the U.S.-developed IFR (Integral Fast Reactor), the long-lived components of used fuel can be consumed to make power, and the resulting waste will be below any level of reasonable concern in 500 years or less. See <http://tinyurl.com/34uxob>. -- George S. Stanford, Ph.D. Reactor physicist, retired from Argonne National Laboratory.
 
 
 
  Matt B.
11/13/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
This interview is great! Jon is an inspiration to anyone who wishes to let themselves speak.
 
 
 
  Brian Anthony Kraemer
11/13/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
Jon Watts and his friends are a brave, inspired, and courageous group of folk who if emulated would illustrate the kingdom of God on earth. They are following their hearts and living out a life of authenticity, the kind of life that Jesus exemplified and that ultimately cost him his life. I so admire Jon and I wish I lived in his area in order to meet him and his friends and live out our truth. Refusing to hide one's body is just the beginning, the easiest, the most natural and simplest of what Jon is espousing. Refusing to hide one's soul and one's spirtit is far more challenging and certainly the next steps in being "naked and unashamed." We have been invited by God to live lives of authenticity, even when the authentic is painful or scary or sad or angry because only when we accept our authenticity can we be overcome with joy and happiness and pleasure and love. More later, but congratulations to Jon Watts and his beautiful friends and may he and they live out their days in this truth, not just for the moment, but for the eternal.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
11/13/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
Excellent insight!
 
 
 
  marcia dickinson
11/13/2011
I love the music, the words, and Jon. Great messages put forth in an interesting way!  
 
 
  Mackenzie
11/13/2011
I've been listening to Let's Get Naked/Clothe Yourself In Righteousness on a loop for the last month. Very addictive music!  
 
 
  Tom Yamaguchi
11/12/2011
Karen Street is a friend of mine whom I know through Quaker meeting. I am a member of another meeting in Berkeley. She says I helped her prepare for this interview and just shared the link with me. I am very impressed with how well she was able to articulate her ideas with you. I am also impressed with how thoughtfully you engaged her in this process. I am sure you know now that Karen is a very special person. Her story of her loss and regaining of her hearing is worth an interview in itself. It was great that you included that in the conversation, as well as her spiritual journey that led her to the Society of Friends. My assistance with preparation was to suggest questions that may come up that she should be ready to answer. I suggested she be able to respond to the weapons proliferation issue. Good program. Thanks for your work.  
 
 
  Cliff Spab
11/10/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
Every time I listen, really listen to Jon's words in his latest CD I understand more about Quakerism. Jon takes us back to our roots -- to being genuine in our relationships with others, seeing that of God in them and in us. Stipping away layers of pretense is so hard, but not impossible. Congratulations Jon!
 
 
 
  Lola
11/9/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
Great interview with Jon. There is courage in baring one's body and soul. "I am finally alive and dying at the same time." That's what it's all about. Thank you Jon! Lola
 
 
 
  M.E. Hogan
11/9/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
Jon is one of the most AMAZING musicians ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =:D
 
 
 
  choirqueer
11/9/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
Jon Watts is an incredibly gifted performer and a faithful vessel for the work of the Spirit. Every word that comes out of his mouth is worth listening to!
 
 
 
  Kimberly Cain
11/9/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
Thank you for your interview of Jon Watts. I've been digging his music for a while & his message is right on! I look forward to more "nakedness" here, there & everywhere, Kimberly Cain Naked Prayers Blog - http://www.KimberlyCainBlog.com
 
 
 
  Elizabeth De Sa
11/7/2011
Great interview and inspiring music! Authenticity is one of the most important messages and examples of our times.  
 
 
  Lois Bierman
11/7/2011
Song Of The Soul -Beit Shira/House of Song - Part 2 Jewish Music in America
It has taken me 2 months to finally find the time to sit down and listen to the full segment without interruption! Wonderful questions, informative, interesting and fun answers, and amazing music. Thank you.
 
 
 
  Marcelle Martin
11/2/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
What Jon has to say on the topic of Nakedness and the inspiration for his ministry of music is interesting, provacative and good food for the soul.
 
 
 
  Anna B
11/1/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
Thank you for interviewing Jon Watts! Each time I listen to his new album--and there have been many times--I hear something new that interrupts all my brain chatter, leaving me fresh and questioning. Some of the questions that arise in me are scary, and I don't want to deal with them all at once. But I feel like a better person for having asked them. And I trust that answers will come either when I am prepared--or when God catches me naked.
 
 
 
  Walter Hjelt Sullivan
11/1/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
Let us live transparently. You go Jon. Thanks NSR.
 
 
 
  Lauren
11/1/2011
Song Of The Soul -Naked! Part One - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
What a compelling story! Keep nudging our courage, Solomon Eccles.
 
 
 
  Peggy O'Neill
10/31/2011
Song Of The Soul -The Burden of Vision Part Two - Jon Watts Song of the Soul
Having trouble listening to this program, can you check the links? When I put in my name and email and click continue it says it cannot display this page, but when I leave them blank and click continue, it goes to the page but then won't play! Looking forward to hearing this show and thanks for interviewing Jon again!
 
 
 
  catharine lucas
10/31/2011
Spirit In Action -Nuclear Sanity? Investigating Nuclear Power
Terrific interview - thanks for giving Karen a fair hearing. More people need to think this through and hear hor as openly as you have done. Climage change is here, she says, and we need to question our 'favorite solutions' for whether they really help as much as we wish they did. And we need to question our fears to see if the are well-founded!
 
 
 
  Niece Nardini
10/28/2011
Song Of The Soul -Drumming The Soul Awake - Jaime Meyer's Song of the Soul
Nice Job Jamie! Love the music.
 
 
 
  DuffMan
10/20/2011
Song Of The Soul -Carol Johnson's Song of the Soul
It sucked
 
 
 
  leon b mcnealy
10/10/2011
Spirit In Action -Peace-Work Quilt - Supporting CO's & Conscience
I had the pleasure of meeting two McNeil sisters back at the University of Texas back in the ?1960s. I knew Martha and Laura. I was very young, but they struck me as very different from White Women that I had met at that time. They were not just very intelligent, but they were fighters for social justice for Black People like me. The program with J.E. McNeil made me think about things which had not entered my mind for decades. I left the military for Canada in the late l960s. I found help the late Fay Stender who was later shot by a Black Militant. J.E. confirmed my decision to go to Canada. I am not sure if my "soul" could have survived killing someone. Like J.E. I was raised Methodist. I rejected the Methodist because of their support of racial discrimination as well as war. I had some very serious flirtation with the Quakers but I never crossed that bridge. For a number of years I went to Quakers Meeting. I am still amazed out so many smart and just people could come from family. It has been an honor to know McNeil sisters. Finally, my brother was a marine who killed many people in war. He wrecked his life and the lives of many people who loved him. And what was gained? It was a great program. Leon B. McNealy
 
 
 
  ma feitler
10/2/2011
Spirit In Action -Peace-Work Quilt - Supporting CO's & Conscience
I can't rate the show because it is the first I have heard, but I thought the questions were provocative and JE gave her normal honest and creative answers. She is one of my favorite people and does justice to her organization and the Quakers, both. Thanks for having her on.
 
 
 
  Parag
9/29/2011
Song Of The Soul -Lisa Wildman's Song of the Soul
Soul stirringly sung song of the soul :)
 
 
 
  Linda Sentz
9/18/2011
Spirit In Action -Wilderness Witness - Walkin' Jim Stoltz
Didn't get to listen to the complete program, but will return to finish listening. Thank you for your program, and you were referred to us by a friend in Missoula.
 
 
 
  Rich Featherly
9/18/2011
Spirit In Action -Curing Affluenza: The Happiness Initiative
I've been hearing a lot lately about learning to be happy independent of external circumstances. Your interview touched on that in a round about way especially toward the end. Nice one.
 
 
 
  Lynne D'Angelo
9/18/2011
Spirit In Action -Dancing Peace in Cuba & Around the World
I enjoyed this program and despite the warnings about poor sound, the sound wasn't too bad.
 
 
 
  Laudina MacTavish
9/16/2011
Song Of The Soul -Singing the Goddess: Stasa Morgan-Appel
It was delightful and inspiring. You should have Ms.Morgan=Appel on again. It seems she is also a Minister and her calling is Healing :- Spiritual, Physical, Relationships, etc. Why don't you have her back and interview her on her profession as a minister? She has lectured widely and led numerous workshops on Healing as well as Singing the Goddess. Ms. Morgan-Appel also considers music, especially singing, as part of the Healing experience. Would be interested in and definitely tune in to hear her again. Many of my friends, etc. have also expressed the same wish. Laudina MacTavish, Chief Clan MacTavish of Garthbeg, Intl.
 
 
 
  Chuck Killingsworth
9/15/2011
Spirit In Action -Curing Affluenza: The Happiness Initiative
While this was my 1st time listening to this show, I very much enjoyed it and am "on board" vis-a-vis the Happiness Initiative. The USA needs more focus on happiness and vacation - as well as a National Health Insurance Program! Its hard to be happy when one has to worry about how to pay for health care costs! Thanks!
 
 
 
  Herb Palans
9/14/2011
Song Of The Soul -Beit Shira/House of Song - Part 1 Jewish Music in America
I didn't learn this much Jewish history in my 9 years of Hebrew school. Keep up the good work. Herb Palans
 
 
 
  Linda Blumenthal
9/14/2011
Song Of The Soul -Beit Shira/House of Song - Part 1 Jewish Music in America
Mazel Tov on your program and thanks to Cantor Shalowitz for his participation.
 
 
 
  Rev Sandra McKinney
9/4/2011
Spirit In Action -Bringing Water & Oneness to Tanzania - It Can Be Done Africa
An invitation to join us for any/all of the events during the time Alphonse & Eva Ngowi our guests from Tanzania will be with us in Eau Claire. Learn how a town who's meaning is "Clear Water" (Eau Claire)is making a difference for folks in a village in Africa. Sun 9/11 10am Unity Christ Center Sunday Service Special Music: The Night Crawlers & the Unity Choir 11am Potluck 12:30-2:30pm Community Global Circle w/Barbara Joye & Bishop James Zinzow 4-5pm "Witness for Social Justice" Unitarian Universalist, Farwell & Lake St parking lot 6-7pm Sunday Evening Worship at Unity w/Sharon Falter 7:30-9pm Ecstatic Dance led by Jean Kowalski. Offering to ICBD Africa . Mon 9/12 7pm Coffee/Cookies/Conversation at Hope United Methodist Church on Golf Rd
 
 
 
  rich featherly
9/2/2011
Song Of The Soul -Reluctant Daughter - Sally Barris' Song of the Soul
I was only half listening. The music sounded nice though.
 
 
 
  rich featherly
9/2/2011
Song Of The Soul -An Irish Heart & Wood Ticks - Larry Heagle
I can use a little humor in my life, nice music too. thanks.
 
 
 
  rich featherly
9/2/2011
Song Of The Soul -Made Out of Water - Alice Di Micele's Song of the Soul
nice show
 
 
 
  rich featherly
9/2/2011
Spirit In Action -Black Fire: African American Quakers on Spirituality and Human Rights
I only listened to half of it.
 
 
 
  peijc
8/29/2011
Song Of The Soul -Beit Shira/House of Song - Part 1 Jewish Music in America
The link is broken
 
 
 
  Minneapolis Drummer Seeker
8/22/2011
Song Of The Soul -Drumming The Soul Awake - Jaime Meyer's Song of the Soul
Groovy - in the best sense of word. Thank you for creating this show!
 
 
 
  Anonymous
8/20/2011
Song Of The Soul -Drumming The Soul Awake - Jaime Meyer's Song of the Soul
Cool music, and the interview is very interesting!
 
 
 
  MATTHEW WILLIAM MILLER
8/19/2011
Spirit In Action -Todd Dennis/Veterans for Peace
Todd you are amazing !!! - Matthew
 
 
 
  Kim
8/18/2011
Song Of The Soul -Annabelle Wood's 2nd Song of the Soul
Hi Annabela, Your song brought tears to my eyes. You unshakable spirt embody by a very tender heart. That is what made who you are - a very special soul. Thank you for bring
 
 
 
  Karen Street
8/13/2011
Spirit In Action -Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change & The New Geography of violence - Christian Parenti
I appreciate your having Parenti on to talk about risks from climate change from a somewhat different perspective than many (including myself) focus on, the one that so alarms the national security types. However, not everything Parenti says reflects best scientific understanding, either about climate change or the solutions. For example, the public discussion about the goal of a 350 parts per million atmospheric carbon dioxide (we are now at 390 ppm CO2) led to a major analysis (http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2009/01/28/0812721106.full.pdf+html) that shows we won't be returning to 350 ppm this millennium. Additionally, the idea that we can reduce greenhouse gases without significant amounts of nuclear power and carbon capture and storage has not been explored in the sources Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change depends on, and indeed, even with those, it appears almost impossible to reduce GHG emissions to the level that scientists prefer (http://www.iea.org/index_info.asp?id=1959).
 
 
 
  Anonymous
8/10/2011
Spirit In Action -Holly Near - Singer & Activist
Holly is awesome! So good to hear some of her newer music.
 
 
 
  anonymous
8/10/2011
Song Of The Soul -An Irish Heart & Wood Ticks - Larry Heagle
The songs and lyrics were all familiar to me, but they moved me all over again, especially the two poem-melodies to Kim. But also Ian and Gerald F. Mark, the interviewer, seemed to know Larry well and obviously had a 'spiritual' dimension to his perspective. Larry's reflections are genuine and beyond the usual superficial comments that so many artists engage in. In fact, he speaks to the 'holy longing', the ache for a genuine 'more' and the honest facing of loss that so many people are wrestling with day by day. It confirms for me again that religion as an organized movement has lost its roots in genuine spirituality and has become all about 'orthodoxy', ethical rule keeping, scolding, guilt projection, and--these days especially--politics. But it is the worst kind of politics--ideologically falling off into some black hole on the far right, with little or know grasp of compassion as the heart of all spirituality. So, it is little wonder that spirituality is more and more separated from religion. It's sad, however, because for millenia the diverse religious traditions of the world were also the primary bearers and locus of authentic spirituality. But not anymore. There is nothing more dangerous than religion gone awry. Except perhaps for atheism gone awry, as in Stalin, Pot Pol, and their millions of colleagues.
 
 
 
  Clint Weimeister
8/8/2011
Song Of The Soul -An Irish Heart & Wood Ticks - Larry Heagle
Mark I'm listening to this show at home. We had several of your shows on CD that we listened to while travelling home from FGC. Loved the music and the interviews. I'm am currently trying to get someone interested at our local radio station (KPTZ Port Townsend) in playing some of your shows. Can you send me some details on what you expect or require. Thanks Clint
 
 
 
  Larry Heagle
8/5/2011
Song Of The Soul -An Irish Heart & Wood Ticks - Larry Heagle
Mark: Well of course, this show was a FIVE all the way -- mostly because the interviewer was so good! Kim and I both enjoyed meeting you. Keep up the good work. Stupid me. I should have mentioned that I will be at Obsessions Chocolate on August 20th from 7-9 PM doing all the tunes from the albums.
 
 
 
  donna willis
7/24/2011
Song Of The Soul -Annabella Wood's Song of the Soul
enjoyed your interview with Meridith on road dog. I am also a lady trucker and have been out here for 33 yrs, I've been an oo most of those years. I like to hear about other lady drivers that started way back when.. Donna Willis--Black River Falls, wi
 
 
 
  Bobbi Wade
7/15/2011
Song Of The Soul -Enough is a Feast - Bill Harley's Song of the Soul
I've been a HUGE Bill Harley fan for over 20 years. I loved listening to the interview. Thank you.
 
 
 
  Karen Mihalyi
7/6/2011
Song Of The Soul -Swimming to the Other Side - Pat Humphries
Love Pat's message, her courage and the way she speaks of her journey...
 
 
 
  AJ
7/1/2011
Song Of The Soul -Swimming to the Other Side - Pat Humphries
Awesome
 
 
 
  Diana
6/30/2011
Song Of The Soul -Swimming to the Other Side - Pat Humphries
I just heard Pat and Sandy O live at the UUA's GA in Charlotte, NC last week! So awesome!
 
 
 
  Anonymous
6/30/2011
Song Of The Soul -Swimming to the Other Side - Pat Humphries
Loved it.
 
 
 
  Barbara
6/30/2011
Song Of The Soul -Swimming to the Other Side - Pat Humphries
Found you through FaceBook and totally enjoyed this program. Will be bookmarking for future programs. Thank you Barbara Vancovuer Island, BC Canada
 
 
 
  Susan Higgins
6/30/2011
Song Of The Soul -Swimming to the Other Side - Pat Humphries
Enjoyed the interview! Great to find out some of where Pat has come from and what has influenced her.
 
 
 
  Niyonu Spann
6/29/2011
Spirit In Action -Beyond Diversity 101 - Niyonu Spann
Greetings Mark, believe it or not, I just this week took the time to listen to the full interview that you did with me a couple of summers ago. What a great job! It was nice to listen to it with some distance. In addition to learning about my self (in a strange kind of way) I found that you questions reflected a deep understanding of issues of oppression. Couldn't see that so much as I was IN IT. Thank you again for that opportunity Mark. Blessings on your work going forward ~ Niyonu
 
 
 
  sue pate
6/28/2011
Song Of The Soul -Swimming to the Other Side - Pat Humphries
Great interview! You really covered so many things left out in many interviews and captured a side of Pat that isn't highlighted enough. Thoroughly enjoyed listening to it!
 
 
 
  R Thompson
6/26/2011
Spirit In Action -Philosophy of War and Nonviolence - Robert Holmes
WW2....well of course it was an unnecessary war.... the legacy of appauling mistakes, and immoral decisions made by preceeding governments, but, "Germany was (by) then governed by an ultra-rightist, homicidal, paranoid maniac who had begun by demolishing democracy in Germany itself, who believed that his fellow countrymen were a superior race, and who attributed all the evils in the world to a Jewish conspiracy"(CH) Now, with respect, please ANSWER the question, Bob Holmes
 
 
 
  Bruce Rash
6/14/2011
Spirit In Action -Bonnie Tinker - Love Makes A Family
Doing a short doc. for PSU Doc. Prod. class about Bonnie and found this useful to learn a bit more about her. Thanks!
 
 
 
  Pamela L. Miller
6/7/2011
Song Of The Soul -I Learned It In Sunday School - Andy Murray's Song of the Soul
Thank-you for pressing him to release his music again. I would love to have Cd's of his work. He and Terry have a great message. I was also surprised that he said that his students didn't know he was a musician. He needs to let his light shine. I happened to be looking for Andy Murray music tonight. My aunt Phyllis Miller died today and his song for his aunt was very touching. He has a gift. Thanks again.
 
 
 
  Pamela L. Miller
6/7/2011
Song Of The Soul -I Learned It In Sunday School - Andy Murray's Song of the Soul
I've always enjoyed Andy and Terry Murray. I enjoyed the interview and the songs. Thanks.
 
 
 
  Gail Leondar-Wright
6/6/2011
Spirit In Action -Collective Visioning & Bridging the Class Divide
Hi Mark: I wanted to pass along these comments from author, Linda Stout, whom you interviewed a short white ago: Mark Judkins was fabulous. He's Quaker also. He totally got what I was doing and we were able to focus a little more on "heart/love" in the work for social change. Thank you so much, Gail
 
 
 
  Elvirra
6/4/2011
Spirit In Action -Nikki Giovanni - Poetry From the Soul of a Black, a Woman, a Tennessean
Many Thanks, Mark -- Excellent program.
 
 
 
  iris graville
6/2/2011
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
Thought you'd be happy to know how Lopez Preparative Meeting used the Song of the Soul interview with Tom Rawson. The last Sunday of each month is "Singing Sunday" for our group, and in May, we listened to the downloaded podcast, and sang along with, Tom's interview. Everyone enjoyed hearing the stories behind the songs as well as Tom's sharing of his spiritual journey (thanks to Mark's great questions), and we were able to join in on the songs. This was the 3rd time I've listened to the interview, and I was just as inspired as on the first hearing. Some in our meeting know Tom and appreciated learning more about him; others, hearing his story and songs for the first time, were moved by both. Thank you to both of you for your ministry.
 
 
 
  sylvain nagler
5/30/2011
Spirit In Action -Death & Taxes - Karen Brandow
I know of the work of Charlie King and Karen Brandow. Still, I found this interview and the accompanying music awe inspiring and will seek to share it with others. peace Sylvain
 
 
 
  Jack Thomas
5/19/2011
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
I met Peter at the first INAFA Covention about 10-years ago... I was totally "blown away" by his rare and marvelous talent. Since then, he has only gotten better, if that is possible (smile). Hearing him play is always an unforgettable, emotional experience.
 
 
 
  Leslie Stoltz
5/14/2011
Song Of The Soul -Earth Day Collage - Artists for the Earth
Finally had a chance to listen to this very thougthful program. 2 new musicians and great to hear Magpie and Jim! Thanks, Mark for this energy you give. Leslie
 
 
 
  Joyce Rouse
5/4/2011
Spirit In Action -Wilderness Witness - Walkin' Jim Stoltz
Mark, Thank you for a spectacular show that truly explored the depth and breadth of Walkin Jim's life and work. Great choice to have Leslie and John as guests. Jim Stoltz leaves a world of fans and friends dedicating time and efforts to keep his work and music alive. Through MUSE (Musicians United to Sustain the Environment, www.musemusic.org) we will do our best to continue his vision for future generations and For the Wild. Your shows are an inspiring tonic! Blessing and best, Joyce Rouse, AKA Earth Mama
 
 
 
  pamela mccullah
5/3/2011
Song Of The Soul -Baptist Buddhist - SuZ Ogden's Song of the Soul
Enjoyed this show very much. What a wonderful woman with a beautiful voice.
 
 
 
  Eduardo Pliego
5/2/2011
Song Of The Soul -Ellen Bloom Ninneman's Song of the Soul
How can i find Ellen Ninneman ....... I'm from Monterrey Mexico ..
 
 
 
  Rev. Marjory Dawson
4/30/2011
Song Of The Soul -Baptist Buddhist - SuZ Ogden's Song of the Soul
Suz Ogden's music speaks to my soul! Outstanding interview!
 
 
 
  Anonymous
4/26/2011
Spirit In Action -Midwifery - Martha Nieman & Brenda Gagnon
As timely as it was when recorded in March of 2006. The Northern Spirit archives our a marvelous treasure trove for us all (< : tnanks mark ! damian
 
 
 
  Michael Reshetnik
4/24/2011
Song Of The Soul -SPROUTS: Si Kahn - Songs of Growing in the Movement
Couldn't play, couldn't download, following the obvious instructions. Please advise. Michael
 
 
 
  Judy Plank
4/23/2011
Song Of The Soul -River Light - Andy Juhl's Song of the Soul
It was exciting to hear the interview with Andy, my nephew. I'm one of his greatest fans. And on Sundays get to see him and his family at Paullina Monthly Meeting. Great interview. It was actually the first time I heard him give some background on some of his songs.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
4/22/2011
Song Of The Soul -Baptist Buddhist - SuZ Ogden's Song of the Soul
I know Suz for years and she is a wonderfull soul and person. Her music lifted me up alot and I still enjoy it every day. When you let the words sinck in your heart Joy bubbles up in your mind, body and soul. You find yourself rejuvenated. Maria
 
 
 
  john roberts
4/19/2011
Spirit In Action -Wilderness Witness - Walkin' Jim Stoltz
I thoroughly enjoyed the interview program on the songs of Jim Stoltz. He was a friend and a guardian of the wild.
 
 
 
  Bridget Durst
4/18/2011
Song Of The Soul -River Light - Andy Juhl's Song of the Soul
I really enjoyed the chance to hear such great music on your program. This interview was exceptional and it made me happy to be reminded there are wonderful people doing wonderful things in our world. Inspiring and delightful.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
4/17/2011
Spirit In Action -Farmer & Union Solidarity - Tony Schultz
This is thr flip side of 'The Tea Party' and very well thought out and delivered.
 
 
 
  Phil Hough
4/16/2011
Spirit In Action -Wilderness Witness - Walkin' Jim Stoltz
Very nice interview and great music selections. Walkin Jim was a personal hero and this show did him justice.
 
 
 
  john gatchell
4/16/2011
Spirit In Action -Wilderness Witness - Walkin' Jim Stoltz
Thank you Mark
 
 
 
  Ann Francis
4/15/2011
Spirit In Action -Fit For Freedom, Not For Friendship - Donna McDaniel and Vanessa Julye
Very helpful to know more about this work. The interview prompts me to read Fit for Freedom and to learn more.
 
 
 
  Charlie Winkelstein
4/15/2011
Song Of The Soul -Walkin' Jim Stoltz Memorial Song of the Soul
Thanks for a wonderful, most moving hour back with a most special "friend"!
 
 
 
  Bobbi Jo Toy
4/4/2011
Song Of The Soul -Threshold Singers of Eau Claire - Songs for Souls at the Edge
Wonderful and a perfect time for me to sit and listen before the Lord.
 
 
 
  Bobbi Jo Toy
4/4/2011
Song Of The Soul -Threshold Singers of Eau Claire - Songs for Souls at the Edge
Beautiful women singing from the Spirit of Life. Thank you. Bless you! Thanks to Mark for opening the door to sharing spiritual matters of the heart that reflect life as it really is. BJT
 
 
 
  Ginny
4/3/2011
Song Of The Soul -Tree Meditation - Joe Reilly's Song of the Soul
Joe Reilly is a phenomenal artist with music in a variety of genre's. His songs always touch my soul. Thank you for inviting him to your show and sharing his talent and heart with others.
 
 
 
  Steve Wagener
4/1/2011
Spirit In Action -Farmer & Union Solidarity - Tony Schultz
Great show with a remarkable guest. Great interview also. I felt it not only hit in a timely manner but offers some educational value as well. Specifically regarding CSAs and local economies. Thanks for putting this one together. -saw-
 
 
 
  Lorrie Harrison
4/1/2011
Song Of The Soul -Tree Meditation - Joe Reilly's Song of the Soul
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this inspiring young musician, peacemaker and activist. Joe's music lifts my soul! Thank you, thank you Mark for creating a platform for connection, community, love and hope.
 
 
 
  violet martin
3/30/2011
Song Of The Soul -Tree Meditation - Joe Reilly's Song of the Soul
I'd had a long day and enjoyed hearing songs that allowed me to feel connected to the earth, spirit, myself and life! Ended my day with a joyful, peace in my soul. Thank you for featuring Joe Reilly's wonderful music and gentle way of teaching.
 
 
 
  gertrud Nelson
3/30/2011
Song Of The Soul -Tree Meditation - Joe Reilly's Song of the Soul
Joe Reilly is a dear young man with an old soul and a brave heart. Wise beyond his years. God, please make multiple copies of Joe. We need more like him.
 
 
 
  pat champer
3/30/2011
Song Of The Soul -Tree Meditation - Joe Reilly's Song of the Soul
I am at work; but was able to hear most of the interview. both Joe and the interviewer were very good. I have to let it be known, though, that Joe Reilly is my nephew. and i am familiar with much of his music. Joe was able to put into words and music his life journey.
 
 
 
  Klaus meissner
3/26/2011
Song Of The Soul -The Rustic Riders - Lisa Meissner's Song of the Soul
I'm biased being Lisa's husband. I thank you for such a wonderful show. Your ability to interview is warm engaging and allows for the performer to open up.i had to order a copy for the grandchildren. Thank you again!! Sincerely Klaus Meissner LOGPGI PSCMNM
 
 
 
  Jack Cooper
3/26/2011
Song Of The Soul -All Shall Be Well - Eileen McGann's Song of the Soul
I enjoyed the show (and the BerLen Music plug!) but I must admit, deciphering a purple on magenta code displayed in the text box in order to save my comment required a bit of ingenuity on my part.
 
 
 
  Jack
3/24/2011
Song Of The Soul -All Shall Be Well - Eileen McGann's Song of the Soul
Great to hear Eileen's stories, as well as the music. Thanks.
 
 
 
  treei honeycutt from battle creek mi.
3/18/2011
Song Of The Soul -Annabella Wood's Song of the Soul
hi annabella not suer if you remember me.you and bobbie use to come to battle creek mi and sing to our chuch and some time you would let mike and don sing with you,i rember when they went and cut a cd with you. of cource got that cd too. any way i was giong though my cd and their i found three of your cd. so i just had to play them and i getting such a wonderful felling just like i use to every time you came to town. i sure miss thought days. my it been 11, 12 or 13 years ago. just wanted to let know you and your song were and are a big of my life to connect with spirit. if you do get this and have the time could you email me just to let me know you got this. i would be so tickel if you would just let me know.i lose track of rev. muria, rev. jerry, and kay. may be you still konw where their are and how theri doing if so give them my e mail .my spelling not so great i hope you can understand what in writing. well i will say so lone. i send my love and light to you and bobbie, i read that you are not togther so if you have a other sweet person in your life i send my love and light them too. good night. and thank you for your music. i will alway play it . terrihoneycutt1@netzero.com
 
 
 
  Anonymous
3/16/2011
Song Of The Soul -All Shall Be Well - Eileen McGann's Song of the Soul
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  Anonymous
3/7/2011
Song Of The Soul -Threshold Singers of Eau Claire - Songs for Souls at the Edge
Wonderful ministry & spirit! Keep up the good work.
 
 
 
  Joyce Rouse "Earth Mama"
2/17/2011
Song Of The Soul -Walkin' Jim Stoltz Memorial Song of the Soul
This show brings tears to my eyes. Mark, thank you for this wonderful retrospective and musical rememberence of Walkin Jim. Many of us are working to make sure his music and books will be available for future generations. Wonderful show. Great interview questions and song selections. Keep up the Great Work! Blessings and best for your ministry of love, Joyce
 
 
 
  Raul Ledon
2/16/2011
Song Of The Soul -Ellen Bloom Ninneman's Song of the Soul
Good Morning: Could you tell ellen bloom ninneman that I have change my email ,because I had some problem with it,my new email is cochitoledon1@hotmail.com,I loose all my contacts and I try to recuperate them,thank you. I am Friend of her from college and I live in Mazatlan,Sinaloa,Mexico,thank again and have a nice day. Raul Ledon
 
 
 
  Leslie Stoltz
2/16/2011
Song Of The Soul -Walkin' Jim Stoltz Memorial Song of the Soul
Last night in my wakeful hours, I was thinking of the energy you have for the Spirit in Action interview. You are a powerful interview-er and are able to get the essence of the person you honor with your sensitive approach.
 
 
 
  Buzzy Vick
2/15/2011
Song Of The Soul -Walkin' Jim Stoltz Memorial Song of the Soul
I could not help but be on the trail with Scott, Leslie and Jim's sister, the great girl scout. I loved hearing your conversations and bringing out his fascinating adventures and great gentleness and ohhhhhhhhh, his grizzly voice and harmonica return Big Sky memories of Walkin' Jim. I was singing and humming along with you all in your Wisconsin gathering and I saw you smiling and weeping. Thank you very much.
 
 
 
  Jack Noll
2/14/2011
Song Of The Soul -Walkin' Jim Stoltz Memorial Song of the Soul
I met Walkin' Jim in 1993 at a National Trails Symposium in Missoula, Montana. We became very good friends, and I was privileged to join him for two different segments of his Yellowstone-to-Yukon hike. I believe that this program did an amazing job of capturing the essence, or soul, of Walkin' Jim. Much credit goes to Leslie, Susan and Scott for doing such an amazing job...I know that the hurt of losing Jim is still very fresh for all of them. Mark, you did a wonderful job of pulling all of this together into such a dynamic, beautiful presentation. Thanks for an amazing program.
 
 
 
  yukon john
2/14/2011
Song Of The Soul -Walkin' Jim Stoltz Memorial Song of the Soul
wonderful to learn of this web site and the efforts that go into such interviews. Jim Stoltz a dear friend will be perpetuated in spirit by the wild wind and shows like this. thank you so much truly the value is precious
 
 
 
  Ron Metcalf (Lopez Island Quaker Group)
2/12/2011
Spirit In Action -Injustice in Latin America & In The Church: Father Roy Bourgeois, SOA Watch Founder
Hi Mark, I didn't listen. Just trying to download for our weekly Spirit In Action - Lopez Edition program. We are still doing it weekly but there is an agenda item for Meeting for Business to deceide if we will continue. Sure hope we do. Thanks for keeping the programs coming. Ron
 
 
 
  Anonymous
2/12/2011
Song Of The Soul -Threshold Singers of Eau Claire - Songs for Souls at the Edge
Thanks for inviting us/Threshold Singers to your show! It turned out very nice. Kathy
 
 
 
  Scott Carpenter
2/9/2011
Song Of The Soul -Walkin' Jim Stoltz Memorial Song of the Soul
The more my heart breaks, the wider it opens. Thank you Mark.
 
 
 
  Ann McKinley
2/9/2011
Song Of The Soul -Threshold Singers of Eau Claire - Songs for Souls at the Edge
First off, I love hearing Cris Williamson sing "Song of the Soul." Nothing like Women's Music from the 70's to "bring it all back." Thank you, Mark, for the opportunity to spread the lovely, caring message of Threshold Singing. Your interviewing style and production work are the perfect venue to take us into cyberspace.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
2/7/2011
Song Of The Soul -Threshold Singers of Eau Claire - Songs for Souls at the Edge
THANKS!
 
 
 
  Anonymous
2/7/2011
Song Of The Soul -Threshold Singers of Eau Claire - Songs for Souls at the Edge
Really liked hearing about the singers! Liked the song Toward the Stars.
 
 
 
  Jill Christopherson
2/7/2011
Song Of The Soul -Threshold Singers of Eau Claire - Songs for Souls at the Edge
I enjoyed listening to the program. I think that it accurately protrays the love that the singers have to be in service to others. It also demonstrates the sweetness of the songs. The music is not intended to be a performance, but an experience of consciousness. Thank you Mark for sharing this information with others.
 
 
 
  Bob Hagness
2/7/2011
Song Of The Soul -Threshold Singers of Eau Claire - Songs for Souls at the Edge
I'm gratified and humbled to learn of the Threshold Choir's service to others in the Eau Claire area. Their work is important and deserving of publicity and support.
 
 
 
  Dii
2/1/2011
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
wonderful show! Much gratitude.
 
 
 
  Mary Shea
1/28/2011
Spirit In Action -Standing As Witness In Honduras - Babette Grunow
This is a very interesting interview on a topic that deserves more attention.
 
 
 
  damian
1/27/2011
Spirit In Action -Philosophy of War and Nonviolence - Robert Holmes
to quote another prestigous philosopher: GGrrrrreatt ! (Tony the Tiger) wonderful show mark. i'm going to see if i can't get it a plug in VOP (voice of the people)
 
 
 
  Susan A
1/23/2011
Spirit In Action -Awakening Universe, Emerging Personhood - Mary Conrow Coelho
Mary's artwork is very inspiring, and her work meshes with Craig Hamilton's Evolutionary Life Transformation program. She is a voice in harmony with Andrew Cohen and Ken Wilber. It is truly an exciting time to be alive!
 
 
 
  Philip
1/19/2011
Quaker Quotes -George Fox's Breakthrough
It is interesting to hear Fox's words read aloud; it is clearer than having to struggle through words written in a very old style.
 
 
 
  Jay Jordet
1/17/2011
Spirit In Action -Steve Chase - Activating the Activists
I am investigating how to include the syndicated show northernspiritradio on KPOV here in Bend, OR. The Community radio station has plenty of syndicated shows but needs LOCAL programing. I heard that Steve Chase was doing this in New Hampshire. Do you have any guidelines of what would work for northern spirit radio? Right now my thought is to edit from each show of the syndicated program and then include a short interview with local people and how they express their spirituality in social action. Would this work for Northern Spirit Radio or do you require a full hearing of the program without editing it? Jay Jordet Bend, OR 97701
 
 
 
  Philip M Williams
1/13/2011
Spirit In Action -Philosophy of War and Nonviolence - Robert Holmes
A clear and dispassionate explication of our country's most pressing moral problem. The disharmony between our placing a high value on the life of our warriors, and a low value on the life of the civilians in whose country we fight corrodes the identity of who we are. To accept this disjoint we must pretend we are pursuing peace and justice. Neither our politicians nor our religious leaders directly address the corrosive influence on our individual lives. The most telling, and the saddest example of our unwillingness to see the impact of what we are doing is the plight of the predator operators. They go home to pick up their life after spending a day or night killing souls on the other side of the earth. They are unaware of the toll on the identity of the self that their actions are taking. As the miners in the asbestos mines, they work to live and do not have the time or awareness to reflect. Some people make good hangmen. Look at Mr. Cheney, or Mr. Rumsfeld, but most humans are not good hangmen. Over time, the result of their actions will make them unable to look at that person in the mirror of who they have become.
 
 
 
  Deb May
12/27/2010
Spirit In Action -Alignment Yoga - Scott Anderson
I'm a BIG fan of Scott Anderson. Great interview. I like that you shared practical, spiritual information as well as current information about his work.
 
 
 
  Linda Merkel
12/19/2010
Song Of The Soul -Trafficking with Cynics - Marge Eiseman's Song of the Soul
Could not find link to listen-only took me to Marge's website.
 
 
 
  W. Gerald Mustard
12/6/2010
Spirit In Action -Awakening Universe, Emerging Personhood - Mary Conrow Coelho
I am a 'fan' of Mary Conrow Coelho and have listened to this broadcast earlier. I have read and studied her book but feel there is always more there for me to grasp. I can't get enough of her!! She challenges my spiritual development. Thank you for the inteview.
 
 
 
  Sandy McKinney
12/5/2010
Spirit In Action -Anne Feeney - Been To Jail For Justice
Great music; inspiring message. Super questions from the interviewer. My prayers are with the guest.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
12/3/2010
Spirit In Action -Theatre for Transformation - Black History on Stage
I found myself laughing and listening intently to the artists interviewed. Obviously a close knit group. Great Questions, Mark.
 
 
 
  Raul Ledon
12/1/2010
Song Of The Soul -Ellen Bloom Ninneman's Song of the Soul
Are you the Ellen I know,from the Eau-Claire-university,I am Raul please contact me My email is cochitoledon@hotmail.com it will be a pleasure to talk to you,have a nice day. Raul Ledon (Mazatlan,Sinaloa ,mexico
 
 
 
  luka wankok
11/9/2010
i really don,t have much to say but. wow with in every chapter i read it rise more question then answers. thank you. i still have a lot to learned I only 17 year old.  
 
 
  Patricia Morrison
10/22/2010
Song Of The Soul -Mary Shipiro's 2nd Song of the Soul
What a joy to hear the fruition of Mary's CD and her connections between music and spirituality! I feel so fortunate to know her.
 
 
 
  Roy
10/21/2010
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
Great show! Really enjoyed listening to Peter's music and getting some insight into his motivation behind the songs. Rock on Peter!
 
 
 
  Mary Shapiro
10/21/2010
Song Of The Soul -Mary Shipiro's 2nd Song of the Soul
I rank this a 5 out of 5 not because of ME but because of THEE dear Mark. Awesome job on the editing :) Thank you again and again for all YOU do to make "sounds of hope"
 
 
 
  Susan Stark
10/16/2010
Song Of The Soul -Susan Stark's Song of the Soul
Did you not get my email last night, Mark? Let me know! Thanks, Susan BYPAUH
 
 
 
  Jeffrey Miller
10/15/2010
Song Of The Soul -Savannah Rhae's Song of the Soul
I listen to this one every few months. Savannah was such an inspiration to so many people. If there is such thing as angels in disguise, then she was definitely one of them.
 
 
 
  Cynthia Drake
10/13/2010
Mark, I have been SO enjoying the many CD's of your shows...they are inspiring me and feeding my soul! Thank you and bless you in your work...  
 
 
  Julie Staskauskas
10/7/2010
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
I really liked the interview questions. It showed that the interviewer was passionate about the artist and I think this brought out good responses from the artist
 
 
 
  David Mckellip
10/7/2010
Spirit In Action -Grace Goes To Prison - Melanie Snyder
I really enjoyed this
 
 
 
  David Mckellip
10/7/2010
Spirit In Action -Grace Goes To Prison - Melanie Snyder
Melanie, What a wonderful message.....I look forward so much to having you here in Idaho...... David
 
 
 
  Mary Shapiro
10/5/2010
Spirit In Action -Holly Near - Singer & Activist
Interesting to listen to an interview fromm 2006 and see with hindsight. I go to vigil at the School of Americas every November and recall seeing Holly Near there that year. Thank you for another great show Mark
 
 
 
  mary shapiro
10/5/2010
Song Of The Soul -Carrie Newcomer's Song of the Soul
Carrie is amazing! and as authentic and fun in real life as she just was on the radio. DO go to her website and DO go see and hear her live. I have Carrie to thank for teaching me how to write songs and introducing me to my touring buddy (and Good Friend) Patricia Morrison (check out her song of the soul too :) And THANKs be to YOU Mr. Helpsmeet for being true to your Call and your name and creating and re-creating this site !
 
 
 
  Cynthia Drake
10/4/2010
Spirit In Action -Sacred Activism - Andrew Harvey
Mark - I have been listening to the first of the many CD's which you so generously gave to me. I really got a lot out of Andrew Harvey's interview and have listened to it three times today. I think I discovered what you are doing just in time. I have been struggling with mid-life for some time now. The reflective shows you run are just what I need in my space/life now.
 
 
 
  Monica
9/27/2010
Spirit In Action -Bolton Refuge House - Jerry Wilke
So very informative and eye-opening. Many bases and aspects of the program covered. I work at the shelter and feel that Jerry did an excellent job and your questions were so relevant. Thank you!
 
 
 
  chman
9/26/2010
Spirit In Action -Bolton Refuge House - Jerry Wilke
Great information about Bolton Refuge House! Wonderful insights given by Jerry Wilke. Thanks for keeping the public aware of this ministry!
 
 
 
  Pam Framarin
9/24/2010
Song Of The Soul -Barbara Stephan's Song of the Soul
Love this interview. Barbara and her beautiful spirit and ability to share it as well as her music was a real treat. Thanks so much.
 
 
 
  Michael Hardy
9/17/2010
Spirit In Action -If the Church Were Christian - Philip Gulley
I’ve been listening to a podcast called Spirit in Action, produced by the liberal Quakers at Northern Spirit Radio, and it’s added some nice confirmations to my theory of the secret UUs. John Shelby Spong was on a 2005 podcast that I just heard today. He and the host spent a few minutes on the idea of ongoing revelation, and the host asked Spong what books he might add to the canon of sacred scripture if he could. Spong named Martin Luther King Jr’s Letters From a Birmingham Jail, and works by Dag Hammerskjold, among others. And elsewhere in the interview he talked about incorporating the findings of science into one’s spirituality, naming Charles Darwin and Karl Jung in particular. Among the six sources of spiritual wisdom UUs recognize: Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love. In a more recent podcast, Philip Gulley was discussing his latest book, If the Church Were Christian, and through the course of the conversation mentioned that Fairfield Friends Meeting the Quaker meeting he pastors includes Baha’i, Jews and atheists. And as for himself, he told the host he’s not concerned with calling himself a Christian. As the first chapter of the latest book suggests, he sees Jesus as a model for living, not an object of worship. Sounds kind of like a UU congregation, doesn’t it? I was also reminded that in the book, though not in the podcast, he mentions that he would rather have a congregation of kind atheists than mean-spirited Christians. Among the seven UU principles are a respect for the worth and dignity of each person; encouragement to spiritual growth; and a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. I don’t mean to make more of this than it is. I doubt either Spong or Gulley would call themselves UUs. But the theologies they espouse, in particular their shared emphasis on action over belief and acceptance of people as they are — and their theological ideas which bear many similarities to one another and not many at all to the traditional Christian settings each of them came through suggest that they would be comfortable and very much at home in a UU congregation. More to the point, I think that the broad universe of liberal religion has more similarities than differences. If atheists can attend a Quaker meeting, and a former Episcopal Bishop can speak unreservedly of wanting to add Martin Luther King to the sacred canon (and rip Leviticus out of it), then we’re drinking from the same well. Add many reform Jews, the United Church of Christ and other liberal Christian denominations, humanists, many or most neo-pagans and various unlabeled liberal-spiritual types, and we have a movement that’s considerably larger than it might seem.
 
 
 
  Pamela
9/3/2010
I've listened to this broadcast a number of times gaining insight about the artist and the music he creates. The program is peaceful and offers a perspective that enlightens my soul and heightens my sensitivity to other avenues of spirituality.  
 
 
  Sarah Daykin
8/30/2010
Song Of The Soul -Susan Stark's Song of the Soul
I forgot to mention... the program I was referring to and enjoyed so much was Song of the Soul, interview with Susan Stark, which aired in August, 2009 (which I found today!). Thanks for such a great website and radio station, please come to AZ soon, we need more progessive thinkers here like you all seem to be! God help us, perhaps some day this state will "see the light"... we do have 2 Quaker Meetings in the Phoenix area and several peace activist groups, believe it or not!
 
 
 
  Sarah Daykin
8/30/2010
Song Of The Soul -Susan Stark's Song of the Soul
Yes, I also just listened to your interview with Susan Stark today...I just found your podcasts and website today... WOW, what a great radio station and service you are providing! I wish I could hear your programs live, but I live in AZ (ok, no comments please about SB1070... our racist immigration law, I agree it's a horrible thing and yes, Sheriff Joe needs to be run out of town!). Anyway, it was so great to hear Susan's beautiful voice again and learn more about her story as a singer-songwriter. I haven't seen her for over 25 years when she and I lived at Olney Friends School back in 1983-4 where I taught music, so your podcast has now enabled me to get back in touch with Susan after all these years! Thanks so much, Namaste to all!
 
 
 
  Brian
8/23/2010
Song Of The Soul -Susan Stark's Song of the Soul
Susan has an amazing voice, there is a lot of depth in her music.This programme is a real service. Thank you, Brian
 
 
 
  judith herstand
8/20/2010
Song Of The Soul -Ari Herstand's Song of the Soul
I feel so very grateful to Mark for choosing Ari in his Song of the Soul radio podcast! The questions were so very thought provoking. The comments of his long time friendship to Ari's parents, especially his father. Ari's voice sounded fabulous over the computer. Best quality I have heard over the airwaves! I liked it so much that I chose to "share" the link on my facebook page with a note that I hoped they tuned in also! I loved the entry song- "Song of the Soul" You are doing wonderful work, and I feel so very grateful that you are in my world. Shabbat Shalom- Today is Friday- Shabbat begins at sundown tonight!
 
 
 
  David
8/19/2010
Song Of The Soul -Steve Deasy's Song of the Soul
I am so glad to see to hear music of this Quality on the radio. Good job Mark, in finding Steve D easy. Wonderful music Steve Deasy
 
 
 
  Helene Darisse
8/18/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Allen's Song of the Soul
This was a great interview. I found Mr. Allen's songs and musical compositions delightful and uplifting. I especially enjoyed what he had to say about his involvement with Transcendental Meditation and how he was helping to establish World Peace through practice of the program. I hope to hear more of his songs in the future. Helene Darisse
 
 
 
  W. Gerald Mustard
8/17/2010
Spirit In Action -Awakening Universe, Emerging Personhood - Mary Conrow Coelho
I have read Mary's book and I feel blest by hearing her discussing of it.
 
 
 
  Kelly & Larry
8/16/2010
Song Of The Soul -Steve Deasy's Song of the Soul
Thanks for a very enjoyable show. Steve Deasy is a thoughtful and talented song writer.
 
 
 
  Mary Shapiro
8/15/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Goss' Song of the Soul
Tom Goss' honesty, clarity, and humility in a professional musician is refreshing... and his songs speak to my heart head and soul (especially "Lover"). Thanks for another great interview, Mark!
 
 
 
  Karyn Goff
8/14/2010
Song Of The Soul -Steve Deasy's Song of the Soul
Hi Mark, I just listened to your wonderful interview with Steve Deasy. He is an incredibly talented individual. I am glad that you interviewed him, so that more people can hear his music...and learn the stories behind it. Peace and blessings to you and yours, Karyn Goff
 
 
 
  Bob
8/14/2010
What fun! John provided the sound track for raising four kids in a music obsessed household. I loved the music choices. Mercifully not  
 
 
  Bob
8/14/2010
Spirit In Action -James Mulholland - Praying Like Jesus
Great interview Mark! Obviously a practiced interview participant but I think you gave him some questions that were thought provoking.
 
 
 
  Joe Detrick
8/10/2010
Song Of The Soul -I Learned It In Sunday School - Andy Murray's Song of the Soul
A great program. I stumbled on to it by "googling" Andy Murray to see if he had any songs recorded for the internet and found this web-site. I have known Andy and Terry for over over 30 years. I also play the guitar and learned to play in grade school, listened to a lot of Chet Atkins records, and also classical guitarist, Segovia. I'll need to tie into NSR again!
 
 
 
  Iris Graville
8/10/2010
Spirit In Action -Training for Change - George Lakey
Inspiring, informative interview with George Lakey. I recommend this program for activists and trainers yearning for hope and effective tools for change. What a history George has to share; his work is a model of how we can (and must) continue to evolve in our thinking and actions.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
8/10/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Allen's Song of the Soul
I loved listening to Tom. He is not the best singer, but he can sure play the guitar. He is a fantastic player. I'm in awe of his playing. He is also a wonderful person.
 
 
 
  Jed Falgren
8/9/2010
Song Of The Soul -Rod Kinny's Song of the Soul
Started listening to the show to hear what a former high school classmate was up to and was blown away! Rod was amazing and I had purchased and downloaded his New CD "Higher Self" before the the show was over. I would highly recommend the show for the background it provides and enthusiastically endorse the CD. Beautiful work Rod!!
 
 
 
  SandyStimson
8/7/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Allen's Song of the Soul
Enjoyed the music and interview. Thanks. Tom shines.
 
 
 
  Armstrong O'Brian Ongera, Jnr.
8/7/2010
Spirit In Action -Alums Serving the World - Brydie Hill & Mark Lassman-Eul
I salute Spirit in Action Radio program for highlighting real-live stories that would not have been in the airwaves in the mainstream media outlets. I'm in Kenya and I tune in more often into your program especially the one featuring humanitarian areas. Congratulations! Armstrong O'Brian Ongera, Jnr. Executive Director AID Kenya Foundation
 
 
 
  Richard Fuller
8/1/2010
Spirit In Action -Awakening Universe, Emerging Personhood - Mary Conrow Coelho
Mark, Congratulations on the interview with Mary C Coelho! This is the first time I've heard her voice, and I am grateful for that added dimension. I've just finished listening to it, and I'm offering superficial responses. I hope I'll have more to offer later. Since we met at Session, I've had a chance to get into discussions with several members of meeting (6-10) who have read the book or have tried to. All but two have said they find the book difficult, many find it daunting. Listening to Mary, especially some of the occasions when she was reading from the book, I had that experience myself. I immediately "explained" it as "well, those sentences were written to be read, not heard; they are too dense to be assimilated in a single pass, as when one is only hearing them once." That "explanation" is probably a good one, but I think, additionally, Mary's presentation, what she offers us, is dense. As an undergraduate I had trouble reading math texts, because --I came to understand-- I had a preconception of not spending more than 15 minutes on a single page. Some of the stuff I was reading required an hour on two facing pages, and if I hadn't turned a page after 30 minutes I felt stuck, bogged down. Personally, I get giddy, reading AWAKENING UNIVERSE EMERGING PERSONHOOD, but in conversation with others in my meeting I have come to understand that is because I have immersed myself in the authors she addresses, for years. Like somebody who understands most of the math concepts being presented, the pages don't seem TOO packed with material.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
7/31/2010
Song Of The Soul -Mary Shapiro's Song of the Soul
Mary has a sweet voice that melts stress and allows it to flow from the body. Her words are a gentle reminder of what is really important. Your show is a blessing to all who stop by to listen.
 
 
 
  Cathy Walker
7/24/2010
Spirit In Action -Resisting War Taxes in Southern California
Impressive - great music, real people.
 
 
 
  Ardith Tjossem
7/23/2010
Spirit In Action -Spirited Government - Sweden & Pennsylvania's Holy Experiment
Since this is the first of your programs that I have heard, I really cannot "compare" it with any other. That said, I can hardly imagine a more interesting and well-presented program; I look forward to others.
 
 
 
  Denise Mitkus
7/20/2010
Song Of The Soul -Lisa Wildman's Song of the Soul
Absolutely awesome Lisa! Your talent and your spirit shine through. I am proud to be your friend and your bandmate.
 
 
 
  Nathen Aswell
7/9/2010
Song Of The Soul -Nathen Aswell's Song of the Soul
Dear Mark - I don't think that it would be fair for me to rate this show (!). That said, it gave me great joy to listen to it; you're a wonderful interviewer, and I very much enjoyed "dancing" with you. I wish you very well with all that you do, and I hope that I get to meet you in person one fine day. Much love to you, dear man, - Nathen XO
 
 
 
  Wesley White
7/9/2010
Spirit In Action -Amy DeLong - Kairos CoMotion
Your interview with Amy 3 years ago is an important marker in the on-going history of The United Methodist Church and sexuality in general - in this case that of gay men and lesbians. Amy talked about the potential of a trial and it appears that is about to happen. Thank you for the good questions you asked of an articulate responder. That combination has and will spark growth the life of both individuals and institutions.
 
 
 
  Elvira Hauschild
7/4/2010
Song Of The Soul -Love Call Me Home - Peggy Seeger's Song of the Soul
Thanks for the possibility to listen to what Peggy has to tell us, no matter how far apart we live.
 
 
 
  Jami
7/3/2010
Song Of The Soul -Alivia Biko's Song of the Soul
The voice of an angel.
 
 
 
  Iris Graville
7/1/2010
Song Of The Soul -Alivia Biko's Song of the Soul
Another inspiring interview with an important Quaker voice. Alivia's faith journey is moving; her conversion story especially spoke to me. She also has a beautiful, clear voice that conveys the presence of the Divine in her own words and music and the interpretation of others'. This is an interview I'll return to, so I've downloaded it on my iPod.
 
 
 
  Carol Clair
6/21/2010
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
This was great as is everything Peter Phippen does.
 
 
 
  Dallas Brown
6/17/2010
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
Great interview with peter, he's such a great guy and a great flute player. i feel that his path is quite similar to my own. I can't wait to share the stage with him. thank you for letting me speak my mind, take care and may the spirits be with you...blessed be.
 
 
 
  Les Wilson
6/16/2010
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
Hi Mark, I live in england and was sent the link to this show by an Estonian friend. I would like to say that quite apart from the wonderful music played by Peter, I was struck by the warmth and intelligence of your presentation - the friendly approach that was able to draw great insights from him. Indeed it was like two dear friends talking in a pleasant unhurried way and made me envious that there is nothing quite like this in england. Perhaps one day when I amass a little more music of my own I may find myself at the happy place of being interviewed by yourself. Wonderful. Best Regards, Les Wilson
 
 
 
  Barbara Turner HarveyU
6/12/2010
Song Of The Soul -Rolling Wheelchair Blues - Mike Hamer's Song of the Soul
Mike Hamer is connected to his soul. His music is centered and has great respect for himself and for his community of listeners. Mike works to embrace differences in a way that is refreshing. He is attuned to the Great Spirit at work within each living being. His work is fresh and vital to the community. Listening to him provides one with time to play, to be sensual, to be nostalgic and to promote healing within. He is a true blessing both to the wheelchair bound and to the persons who are able to walk and to run. Mike's light is a testimony to the richness within his soul and spirit. Just cannot put anymore words into this space that tells you the love for this special human being.
 
 
 
  Rochelle
6/6/2010
Song Of The Soul -Rod Kinny's Song of the Soul
Thanks Mark for a wonderfully done interview that guides us down the path of one man's spiritual journey of awakening. I feel nourished by the content of the conversation, as well as, the music.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
6/4/2010
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
Peter is an amazing artist!
 
 
 
  Anonymous
5/25/2010
Song Of The Soul -David Serotkin's Song of the Soul
Lovely music!
 
 
 
  jami magwood
5/25/2010
Song Of The Soul -David Serotkin's Song of the Soul
Your music is beautiful as well as your word's, i enjoyed listening. To me there is nothing more beautiful then finding yourself spiritually, as i am on my journey now.
 
 
 
  Opal Wong
5/24/2010
Song Of The Soul -David Serotkin's Song of the Soul
David,I appreciate so much knowing how you came to write these songs. The last song carried the beauty of looking up at the incredible wonder of the night sky even without words.And your quote about being in a joyful state realizing we cannot comprehend the Mystery resonated with me 100%. So eloquently said. It is wonderful that you can share your soul with the world through your creative work. Your gifts bring Light and healing energy to the planet and I am happy to know you are being recognized. Thank you and bless you in all of your inspired creations!
 
 
 
  Anonymous
5/24/2010
Song Of The Soul -David Serotkin's Song of the Soul
I am so proud of you, David. I shared this radio show with many friends in China and they love it too. We hope that you bring more songs and surprises to us, and God bless you. Teng @ Shenyang, China 05-24-2010
 
 
 
  Anonymous
5/5/2010
Spirit In Action -Alaine Duncan - Crossings HealingWorks
exceptional ! What a terrific path to peace. Hoping Lee Anna might be interested in gettin hold of Alaine Duncan (< : good work !
 
 
 
  Damian
5/5/2010
Spirit In Action -The RNC 8 - Anarchism & Reprisals for Welcoming the Republicans to St Paul
only was able to access half the show on my computer )< : good topic and poits of view though. thanks Mark
 
 
 
  Totsie Marine
5/1/2010
Song Of The Soul -Love Call Me Home - Peggy Seeger's Song of the Soul
Peggy's life story accompanied by her heartful soul songs creates a charming loving and inspiring experience.
 
 
 
  Pamela
4/30/2010
I loved the interview finding it very informative. Thanks for presenting such an interesting guest.  
 
 
  Patrick Whiteman
4/29/2010
Song Of The Soul -Bruce Judkins' Song of the Soul
I was really impressed with the show. You guys sound like a couple of old pro's. I enjoyed it very much, good job Mark! Pat
 
 
 
  John De Boer
4/27/2010
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
Absolutely Wonderful!!! Peter is the best at what he does there is no one better. john
 
 
 
  Hank Hofmann
4/27/2010
Spirit In Action -Quetico & Awakening - 2 Books Opening Wider
I listened to this segment because I had first met Jon Nelson in 1981 when he was a park ranger in Quetico (and then again in Thunder Bay last autumn on my way to my most recent canoe trip to Quetico). He is a fascinating person and has produced an excellent book on the park. This was a very good interview; I thoroughly enjoyed it. (The digression on health care was also very interesting; Jon explained the Canadian system very well).
 
 
 
  Helen Marrs
4/27/2010
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
Loved it!
 
 
 
  J Sanders
4/23/2010
Just discovered your programs, mission and voice of Light and healing. After being raised in a wonderful pearl of great price.  
 
 
  Greg Laszakovits
4/12/2010
Spirit In Action -Grace Goes To Prison - Melanie Snyder
Enjoyed hearing Melanie recount the formation of the book and appreciate Northern Spirit taking the time and energy to support informative and inspirational news.
 
 
 
  Forrest Ladd
4/10/2010
Spirit In Action -Grace Goes To Prison - Melanie Snyder
I appreciate what Melanie is doing now to make the work of Grace better known, and also the work that Grace has done.
 
 
 
  michelle lynn
4/10/2010
Song Of The Soul -Brahman Shaman/Matt Olson's Song of the Soul
I enjoyed hearing indepth explanations about the songs. It is interesting how they take on a life of their own. Also, it is hopeful to me to hear conversations like this going on between people who used to be strangers. Great insights. Thank you both for your influence.
 
 
 
  amy
4/10/2010
Song Of The Soul -Rolling Wheelchair Blues - Mike Hamer's Song of the Soul
Great interview and wonderful to hear Mike talking so much about himself and then playing his music. Brought me back to Greenville days when Mike's music was the heart and soul of a community --definitely brought it all back home. Loved the way he reminded us of Annie Dillard's mysticism, his myth classes and telling now of going back to church. Full circle. Loved hearing about trying a new musical instrument not just for the fun of it but also the therapy, never defeated by his physical ills and even now finding ways to make more and better music when physical limits assailed him. Most of all it was great to hear about his undying love for the world and that beautiful eastern North Carolina swampland, the Tar River by his back doorstep and the sweet blackwater creeks where good friends still paddle him around among the cypress trees and blue herons. Mike and his music are a part of many lives. Lucky am I to be one of them. Amy Hannon, Clinton, NJ
 
 
 
  Jean Moyer
4/9/2010
Spirit In Action -Grace Goes To Prison - Melanie Snyder
How wonderful to have a radio program where people like Melanie Snyder can share what they are doing to bring light, peace and justice to our world. Thank you for providing a voice for people who are seeking bring compassion and light to others.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
4/8/2010
Song Of The Soul -Rolling Wheelchair Blues - Mike Hamer's Song of the Soul
Wonderful and inspiring guest, well-interviewed too.
 
 
 
  damian
4/6/2010
Spirit In Action -Quetico & Awakening - 2 Books Opening Wider
great 1-2 insight and grounding. thanks mark damian dude
 
 
 
  michael steele
4/4/2010
Spirit In Action -Quetico & Awakening - 2 Books Opening Wider
I really like the sound of both voices being heard and was impressed by both the type of questions and also the responses Michael Robins gave...it seems to be resonating that his experience is an awakeing to us also. Having spoken to Michael myself now, I feel that there is truth in what not only he says, but the power in which broadcasts out of him in a form of LOVE. Thanks to both of you for your passion and path that is leading others inwards and resonating out. Peace Michael
 
 
 
  Nichole
4/3/2010
Powerful infomation.  
 
 
  joan hamer
4/2/2010
Song Of The Soul -Rolling Wheelchair Blues - Mike Hamer's Song of the Soul
Mike is my brother...heard a few things I wasn't aware of!!!!! Good showBLAKOW
 
 
 
  Anthony Reczek
3/31/2010
Song Of The Soul -Rolling Wheelchair Blues - Mike Hamer's Song of the Soul
Mark, Thank you for bringing us the wonderful spirit and music of Mike Hamer. He taught me guitar some 40 years ago with the utmost patience and good humor, and I remember fondly the days of playing music with him. Whatever the venue: bars, coffehouses, nursing homes, or girl scout meeings, and whomever the audience - from the most disconsolate drunk to the most irrepressible kid, Mike brought an incredible joie de vivre and ability to connect, and was always looking to dissolve that stuff that holds us back from one another. And he's been doing that with his music for over half a century! Rock on, my man!
 
 
 
  Anonymous
3/31/2010
Spirit In Action -Honduran Witness & US CO's - Father Melo plus Center on Conscience & War
I purchased the CD of Father Moreno's radio interview in Eau Claire and played it in class at Carroll U. on Monday. It was wonderful!
 
 
 
  Bruce Pruitt-Hamm
3/18/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
What a guy! What a great guy! Thanks for the songs, the inspiration, the humor and the clear delight you carry in having fun while doing good. Great show!
 
 
 
  S. Ann Kessler
3/18/2010
Song Of The Soul -Memories - Warren Petryk's Song of the Soul
Inspirational, beautiful, brilliant, God-filled! Perhaps this is a biased evaluation as I treasure Warren as a personal friend. While listening meditatively to his words and his music, I couldn't help reliving many of the memories I have shared with the Memories, especially Warren, with whom I have spent many unforgettable hours over the years. His person and his music have always been an inspiration to me--whether we were discussing the place of God in our lives or watching the Gandhi video together, or just enjoying the range of his tenor as he and his friends shared themselves with us decades ago in Aberdeen, South Dakota, my hometown. I miss him and will never forget how willing he was to share his gift of music, his time and energy, and the love of God with this elderly Benedictine nun. Everyone whose life he has touched has profited by the experience. Thank you for having him on your radio show and giving us the opportunity of sharing it on the internet. I loved it all! May God reward him and you.
 
 
 
  Allen Stockbridge
3/11/2010
Song Of The Soul -David Rovics' Song of the Soul
I saw David Rovics perform last night at the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center in Bellingham, WA. I was pleased to learn that he had already been a guest on the Song of the Soul show, and I am listening to it now. Thank you, Northern Spirit Radio, for lifting the voice of David, and people like David, to take the progressive and enlightened message of peace and environmental stewardship, among others, to the people.
 
 
 
  Dan Hawley
3/10/2010
i would like to use a photo from your site and i need your permission to use it. it is for my school project and i will not be making any money from it, please and thank you  
 
 
  Jody Hagedorn
3/7/2010
Song Of The Soul -Eco Boogie - Gina Citoli's Song of the Soul
WOW! Mark, thank you for sharing your gifts through this radio program...VERY WELL DONE!!! I appreciate all you do to promote wellness and love! If you have any more ideas on how we best promote her time here, thanks for letting me know. Are you attending Gina's concert on Tuesday the 16th? Best of bests to you! Jody
 
 
 
  Sam
3/7/2010
Spirit In Action -The Children of Mother Glory - Michele Harris
Sounds like a good read. Thanks for bringing this to us.
 
 
 
  Joanna Schoettler
3/2/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
It is always a pleasure to hear Tom and his music! It makes me want to sing, dance, laugh, and to stand up and take more actions on Peace,Social Justice and Environmental issues! We have known each other through protesting the Bangor nuclear submarine base, Fellowship of Reconciliation (MLK,jr joined this pacifist organ. 12/06/58, 2 days after I was born), Seattle Folklife Festival, taking the photograph on his first album, producing Bill Staines concerts, and attending a recording session on an album. He is a great man and humanitarian! Peace to you, Justice for all and Love to ya' Tom!
 
 
 
  Bob Higgins
3/1/2010
Song Of The Soul -Annabella Wood's Song of the Soul
I happen to run into Annabella Wood here in Reading, PA at a Unity Church Service yesterday. Her music touched me a great deal and I purchased a her current CD and asked her for her card where I got her website and. consequently, this interview/performance. I am moved by her story, her singing and her song writing. Thanks for providing her the platform on which to meet many others of the mystery and quest for spiritual truths. Bob
 
 
 
  Dan Lambert
2/26/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
Great show. I've seen Tom perform several times and have talked to him but this interview gives me a deeper understanding of his background and where some of his songs came from. Thanks
 
 
 
  Cyndi Morrison
2/23/2010
Spirit In Action -Paddle for the Planet - David Abazs
Appreciate that efforts like this are being showcased to inspire the rest of us to make a difference. Thanks for your positive news reporting!
 
 
 
  Iris Graville
2/22/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
An inspiring program that left me smiling, singing, crying, and full of hope. Tom's stories of his spiritual journey and how he uses music to promote peace and justice are affirming of the value of the creative spirit in such efforts. Plus it sounds like he has lots of fun! I also appreciated learning more about the songs, song-witers, and Tom's philosophy about performing music. Mark asked insightful questions, and Tom was eloquent in his responses. I'll listen again (and buy some of Tom's CDs) when I need a lift.
 
 
 
  Crispin Pierce
2/21/2010
Spirit In Action -ENPH - Environmental Public Health At Work
Thanks so much Mark for giving my students and me the opportunity to share the important academic preparation and community involvement in our UW-Eau Claire Environmental Public Health Major. I felt that you did an excellent job in bringing out our spiritual values as they guide our efforts to protect public health.
 
 
 
  Janice Marshall
2/21/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
I loved these songs, especially Somewhere to begin. Thank you for having this program on your show. Janice Marshall
 
 
 
  Katelon Jeffereys
2/18/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
I love Tom's concerts and music. What a treat to hear more about his life, his influences, thoughts, inspirations! I've never heard about this program and am excited to get introduced to it. Music has been my deepest passion since early childhood. It has been my healer, my companion, my savior, my inspiration. How wonderful to find a program and honors that. Thank you!!!
 
 
 
  Tom Rawson
2/18/2010
Spirit In Action -Hands At Work - Iris Graville
Very inspirational and thought-provoking. Thanks, Iris and Mark.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
2/18/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
Lovely music and interesting discussion - good to learn about what motivates this artist, and his background.
 
 
 
  Tom and Barbara Proehl
2/18/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
This is a great program. Tom is a wonderful folk singer. His songs made a big difference in our day. Thank you for having him on your program.OSKJFH
 
 
 
  gail longo
2/18/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
A lovely way to start the day.. with music and hope and Tom playin' on his banjo. I liked it!
 
 
 
  Cyndi in BC
2/15/2010
Spirit In Action -Medicine Song Woman - Brenda MacIntyre
Great interview! Thanks to Brenda for sharing her stories and songs with us.
 
 
 
  Carrie
2/15/2010
Spirit In Action -Medicine Song Woman - Brenda MacIntyre
Healing, sharing, creating ~ thanks for first recognizing, then sharing your blessings with us! Much love.
 
 
 
  Mark
2/15/2010
Spirit In Action -Medicine Song Woman - Brenda MacIntyre
I love the music and Brenda is a great story teller
 
 
 
  Julie Hoffman
2/14/2010
Song Of The Soul -Terra Guitarra - Bruce Hecksel's Song of the Soul
Patchouli is my favorite music so I enjoyed Bruce Hecksel's Song of the Soul. The site was easy to use and I am likely to listen again. Thank you for having Patchouli on your show!
 
 
 
  Andy Wangstad
2/13/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
A great show. Tom Rawson is the "real thing." He speaks - and sings - from the heart. If at all possible try to see a live show.
 
 
 
  gale lurie
2/12/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
Tom is terrific.
 
 
 
  Pat Carfra
2/11/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
HI, I don't know if my comment was actually sent, so I'm repeating it' I love Tom Rawson. I enjoyed your program featuring him very much and thought that you did him justice in your interview, showing your radio audience what a fine man he is in every way. Pat Carfra Victoria, B.C. Canada p.s. Chris Williamson does a great job on the old song, your theme song, 'Song of the Soul'. The last time I heard it was when my 96 year old aunt sang it to me over the phone with great gusto. Does she have it on a CD? I couldn't find that info on her website. Thanks
 
 
 
  damian dude
2/11/2010
Spirit In Action -Paddle for the Planet - David Abazs
outstanding lives and program ! I'm forwarding it to Jim, kate, my friends at the 60th parallel (< : and others..... good work mon d-dude
 
 
 
  Joyce Zerwekh
2/10/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
Authentic truthtelling. Beautiful music reflecting the human condition.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
2/10/2010
Spirit In Action -Paddle for the Planet - David Abazs
Love hearing how people are making a difference on the planet. David is an innovator and I look forward to hearing more while they take their trip. Good interviewer!
 
 
 
  Shirley Robbins
2/9/2010
Spirit In Action -Paddle for the Planet - David Abazs
I may be prejudiced, since Lise Abazs is my niece. I liked David the moment I met him, and found the boys (as quite young ones, when I saw them) to be unusually nice, and talented. This interview kept me listening to the end. Well done! What great work that family has been doing for 20 years - puts the rest of us to shame.
 
 
 
  Joseph E Fasciani
2/9/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
Hello! I was given one of his albums b y Bob & Betty McInnes, and enjoyed it then, but now even more knowing some of the background and history! I'm 67, an ex-pat from the USSA [not a typo] in 1969, and now live near Victoria, BC All best, Joseph PS: The colours of the code box make it impossible to read.... Fortunately, I was able to highlight and copy it!
 
 
 
  Diane Pasta
2/9/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
I do love Tom Rawson's performances and in person he is even better!
 
 
 
  Liz Kohlenberg
2/9/2010
Song Of The Soul -Kate MacLeod's Song of the Soul
wonderful show. I was not familiar with much of kate's music and I loved this.
 
 
 
  Marsha Traxler
2/8/2010
Spirit In Action -Goin' Wild - Wild Foods & Fauna
I have the deepest respect for Sam Thayer. His knowledge and ability to convey his excitement and reverence for Creation are inspiring and reassuring. It's comforting to know that people like Sam are out there helping Americans to understand the incredible blessings that surround us naturally. Thank you for featuring him.
 
 
 
  Kathy Meyerson
2/8/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
I like what your show is doing and I like that you found out about Tom Rawson. I used to be in a folk singing group with Tom called The Raging Zephyr in Seattle area and he was a driving force in that group with his wonderful musical and singing ability and the fine songs he brought to our performances. I have also heard him perform throughout Washington state and he gives a top notch show and has a sincerely good heart and mission. I am so happy to know Tom and will continue to attend his shows.
 
 
 
  Karen Kirkwood
2/8/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
I love it when my past lives collide. After leaving Menomonie Wisconsin, where Dean and I attended Quaker meeting for awhile and met Mark, we lived in Chehalis. We became part of the Fellowship of Reconciliation and got to hear Tom sing and play at Seabeck and various other places. Yay! Blessings, karen
 
 
 
  Jeannie Graves
2/8/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
Thank you so much for this program. Tom is something of a local hero and it's wonderful to hear a bit of his story as well as his songs. Jeannie Graves
 
 
 
  laurie Childers
2/8/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
I loved it! Safari let me listen (Google Chrome did not). Glad I persevered and got through. Many thanks. You got the best of Tom Rawson in a lovely radio show. Laurie
 
 
 
  Anonymous
2/8/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
It is good to hear from the life of someone so dedicated to moving this world ahead a step or two in the direction of peace and rationality.
 
 
 
  laurie childers
2/8/2010
I can't get it to play on my computer! MacBook OS X, using Chrome as my browser. I'll try another browser but . . .  
 
 
  Liz Kohlenberg
2/8/2010
Song Of The Soul -Sally Rogers' Song of the Soul
I have loved Sally Roger's music for years. This interview and its music was a delight -- a lovely introduction to who she is as well as some songs I did not know. It amazes me that she has blended such a steller musical career with such a family and community centered life.
 
 
 
  Liz Kohlenberg
2/8/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
I loved this interview with Tom Rawson. I know Tom as a friend and musical comrade, and I have been to some of his concerts and own his CDs. I loved listening to him talk about the reasons he selected each song he played here. They do represent his community and nature-centered heart and soul. For Tom, there is not much distinction between doing good caring work in the world and being "spiritual". This is my first encounter with the format for this show, which I really like, by the way.
 
 
 
  mary van buren
2/8/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
This was wonderful! Tom's fan base extends all the way across country to Connecticut, where his loyal hometown fans remain. What a pleasure to hear his voice and his music.
 
 
 
  Peggy Love
2/8/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
Wow. Thanks for this wonderful hour with Tom. I have been a fan for years and count him a friend, too. I really enjoyed learning more about his music and his spiritual journey. He really lives a life that is making a difference. Thanks, Tom.
 
 
 
  joe marchbanks
2/7/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
Great show with Tom Rawson, who is a dear friend of our Family, and a person that we can't seem to get enough of, Musically or Spiritually. Many Thanks to you Mark, for this opportunity.
 
 
 
  Carol Elwood
2/7/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
Lovely to hear this interview, thanks both Tom and Mark. I loved also hearing it bracketed by an old favorite by Chris Williamson. This almost makes up for not seeing you in Bend, OR last fall. Enjoy your sabbatical but hurry back...we have fish here!
 
 
 
  Jim Moffatt
2/7/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
Good to hear you again Tom. Hope to see hear more of you soon
 
 
 
  Anonymous
2/7/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
I'm at a public library... and I wasn't able to connect to the audio link, so I didn't hear it. I know Tom Rawson, though, and I think he's great!
 
 
 
  Nancy Ewert
2/2/2010
Song Of The Soul -Tom Rawson's Song of the Soul
WOW!! I listened to Tom Rawson on my early morning walk today and what a treat it was!! Such beautiful music and lyrics. I was uplifted for the day....thank you Tom and Mark!
 
 
 
  Arvy Mack
2/2/2010
Spirit In Action -Goin' Wild - Wild Foods & Fauna
Interesting with great content.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
2/1/2010
Spirit In Action -Goin' Wild - Wild Foods & Fauna
I always love listening to interviews with Sam. This was both thought provoking and informative. Thanks for the opportunity to hear Sam speak.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
1/30/2010
Spirit In Action -Risë Hunter - Monteverde, Costa Rica & The Cloud Forest School
Nice assortment of questions with good informational answers.
 
 
 
  Julie Schmitt
1/23/2010
Song Of The Soul -Mary Shapiro's Song of the Soul
Inspiring and Uplifting. Thank you Mark and Mary for filling this last hour with enjoyment and grace.
 
 
 
  Joan Sanders
1/16/2010
Song Of The Soul -Terra Guitarra - Bruce Hecksel's Song of the Soul
This program is new to me. It came to me from being on Patchouli's listserve and I'm so grateful. Hearing Bruce's journey and his freedom to pursue what he loves is very healing to me. I love the idea of ministering through music. It seems many of us brought up in the '50s and '60s were boxed in by a rather conservative stricture. Even though loving, it could bring a judgmental atmosphere which was easy to take on as baggage. Thank you, Bruce, Mark and Julie for bringing that joyful, loving sense of forgiveness.
 
 
 
  David Abazs
1/12/2010
Song Of The Soul -Terra Guitarra - Bruce Hecksel's Song of the Soul
I find this interview to be very interesting and thought provoking. I also think that Mark's interviews are more refreshing than the NPR program Fresh Air. In fact, I think the Song of the Soul program, this one with Bruce Hecksel is no exception, is a cross between Fresh Air and Speaking of Faith. Keep up the good work Mark!
 
 
 
  Kim and John
1/9/2010
Song Of The Soul -Terra Guitarra - Bruce Hecksel's Song of the Soul
We thoroughly enjoyed the program and in gaining insight into Bruce's musical journey. Rock on my friend.
 
 
 
  Kimberly
1/8/2010
Song Of The Soul -Kenzie Joy's Song of the Soul
Listening to Kenzie Joy's beautiful music makes me feel so happy and proud. As her mother I feel bleesed to be a part of her life knowing she is doing what she loves most.
 
 
 
  Amazed
1/7/2010
Song Of The Soul -Kenzie Joy's Song of the Soul
I thoroughly enjoyed the program! The lyrical content and melodies flow so easily from you Kenzie Joy. You do have a song in your soul and please keep sharing!
 
 
 
  Kelly
1/5/2010
Song Of The Soul -Kenzie Joy's Song of the Soul
Loved the music and the interview. Such easy-listening sounds that I found soothing. Kenzie Joy has such a soulful voice beyond her years, wisdom that belies her years. Thanks for featuring her on your show, she is truly destined for great things.
 
 
 
  Aunt Sue
1/5/2010
Song Of The Soul -Kenzie Joy's Song of the Soul
Finally got it to work - I am so glad! KenzieJoy, it was wonderful and I can hardly wait for the release of your CD. You Go, Girl!! Love, Aunt Sue
 
 
 
  Anonymous
1/5/2010
Song Of The Soul -Kenzie Joy's Song of the Soul
Such a beautiful voice and what lovely songs. Kenzie will go far. Thank you for sharing.
 
 
 
  Sue
1/4/2010
Song Of The Soul -Kenzie Joy's Song of the Soul
I could not get the link to play.
 
 
 
  Allen Stockbridge
12/21/2009
Song Of The Soul -Kate MacLeod's Song of the Soul
I really enjoy all of the Song of the Soul shows. Please keep them coming. Kate's show was particularly interesting since I am a member of the Salt Lake Monthly Meeting, and enjoy her music very much. I think the show gives important visibility to Quakers and their view of the world. The Quaker spiritual approach and testimonies come to light in direct and subtle ways. Continued success with your important work.
 
 
 
  Cindy Peto
12/11/2009
Song Of The Soul -Annabella Wood's Song of the Soul
I actually think it's pretty good. This girl should be on the Ellen DeGenerus Show singing that Truck Driven Mama song. Annebella has much to offer and a good future a head of her. She will go far. I will keep her in my prayers.
 
 
 
  Bertie
12/11/2009
Song Of The Soul -Annabelle Wood's 2nd Song of the Soul
I'm not a frequent web listener, so hearing this interview with its six original songs was a special treat. Thanks for presenting it.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
12/8/2009
Song Of The Soul -Annabelle Wood's 2nd Song of the Soul
Fabulous.
 
 
 
  Ruth ( Marti ) Williams
12/7/2009
Song Of The Soul -Annabella Wood's Song of the Soul
wonderful, wonderful, keep them coming
 
 
 
  Ruth (Marti) Williams
12/7/2009
Song Of The Soul -Annabella Wood's Song of the Soul
WONDERFUL, GIVE ME MORE. DON'T KNOW WHY SHE DOESN'T GO ON AMERICAN IDOL. I LOVE HER.
 
 
 
  Art
12/7/2009
Spirit In Action -Holistic Development Mission in Rwanda - Debby Thomas
I can relate to these young missionaries because they are Quakers and their spiritual perspective. It has much more meaning to me, personally. I loved listening to their involvement with the local agriculture. I agree that it's best to teach someone to fish than to provide fish. Teaching empowers people. My own personal belief is that teaching someone about the spirit within us all is the ultimate empowerment. Conversely, teaching that God is outside and requires a third party for salvation is the ultimate enslavement.
 
 
 
  Terry Reynolds
12/3/2009
Song Of The Soul -Paulette Meier's Song of the Soul
Wonderful! I'm so grateful for Paulette and her music.
 
 
 
  Bry Preston Yost
11/23/2009
Song Of The Soul -Russ Downs' Song of the Soul
Great program! Russ writes from his heart. His personal experiences have enhanced if not perfected his songwriting talent. Russ, you are a romantic, keep up the great lyrics. Bry
 
 
 
  Miriam Yagud
11/16/2009
Spirit In Action -Fit For Freedom, Not For Friendship - Donna McDaniel and Vanessa Julye
I am an English Friend based in the UK. I am reading this book at the moment. Its great that Donna and Vanessa have done all the work to get this VERY important book out there. I have always been suspicious of the holier than thou attitude that crops up again and again among Friends. Recently I suggested we get a copy of this book for our Quaker meeting library but was told it was not an appropriate book as it was about American Friends. I reminded people that most early Friends who went to the US were English! It is our history too. Having attended Meetings in the US, I have found little difference in attitudes among white Friends regarding reasons why Black people are not among us or are so few. The same goes for working class people. The patterns described are the same or very similar as described in the book. This work will serve the cause of anti racist Friends in the UK as much as in the US. It is a very very important myth buster...Your interview was very good. Thankyou for your inspiration. I will definately stay tuned from afar
 
 
 
  damian
11/11/2009
Spirit In Action -Injustice in Latin America & In The Church: Father Roy Bourgeois, SOA Watch Founder
Great Work Mark and very Timely. SOA watch is one of the most exemplary Christian and Humanistic endeavors going. To hear about it from the founder Fr Bourgeois is inspiring damian
 
 
 
  Daniel Zwickel ben Avram
11/8/2009
Spirit In Action -Injustice in Latin America & In The Church: Father Roy Bourgeois, SOA Watch Founder
Dear Spirit In Action (certainly preferable to spirit inaction), Thank you for including my music in your podcast last week, in your interview with Fr. Roy. Here are a couple of good reasons it's always a good idea to contact the artist: First, I've added orchestration to the recording since it first came out, and fixed a couple of things that were annoying me. I would have been happy to send you a wav file of the latest version. Second, my name is pronounced "ben AH-vrahm" (son of Abraham.) However, wonderful interview, and I feel honored to have been a small part of it. For you listeners who would like to hear the later version, here's a link, and it includes a link to another version where it is in a medley with another song, one I wrote at the beginning of the Gulf War ("From the jungles of Central America to the deserts of the Middle East, Empire marches on ...." www.Lagrimas.ws/lagrimas_candle.htm By the way, the recording is part of a larger work, "Metanoia -- a Universalist Mass", a musical call for radical transformation and social justice. YOu may hear a sampling at: http://www.MetanoiaMass.com/SacredJazzSampler_09.htm, and, should you wish to contact me, my e-mail address is Daniel@PeaceHost.net. Peace, Daniel Zwickel ben Avram
 
 
 
  Nancy Ewert
11/2/2009
Spirit In Action -Sacred Activism - Andrew Harvey
This morning I listened to your interview with Andrew Harvey. I really enjoyed the interview and found the interview really spoke to me, especially on the heels of a worship sharing we had yesterday. I could not figure out where I had heard his name before but I knew I had..... Came home and looked into my emails (where I thought I had seen it) and found that he is coming in November to Lopez!!!! I just signed up to spend the day with him!! So once again, Mark, thank you!!!!
 
 
 
  Liz Oppenheimer
10/27/2009
Hey, Mark-- It's GREAT to see how far a reach Northern Spirit Radio has these days! I have some serious catching up to do, looking over the number of topics covered and people interviewed. Blessings, Liz Opp(enheimer) - thegoodraisedup.blogspot.com  
 
 
  Catherine Hix
10/22/2009
Quaker Quotes -George Fox's Breakthrough
I would not want to rate your show, as I have only listened this time; however, i applaud the intent of your program. Through this medium you may touch many that we in the clergy do not reach in the church.
 
 
 
  Chloe Wolsey
10/21/2009
Spirit In Action -Building Bridges Anti-racism Training
Enjoyed the show. We love what you are doing with Northern Spirit Radio. My wife & I live in Holland and attend the Amsterdam Meeting. We are encouraged by hearing the about lives well spent: we are trying to make headway toward living totally sustainable lives, with many family & friends thinking we are scare-mongering, or batty. So, thanks. We believe faith is empty without action. Much Love Chloe & Helen
 
 
 
  Anonymous
10/19/2009
Spirit In Action -Alums Serving the World - Brydie Hill & Mark Lassman-Eul
I loved every bit ofthis radio interview. Brydies crystal clear voice, the giggles and the occasional laughter were very familiar .This is a practical example of Illuminating the connections between the roots and fruits of the Spirit. Brydie is a wonderful woman, and a blessing to many. May God Bless your work and fill your baskets.
 
 
 
  Mark Helpsmeet
10/18/2009
Spirit In Action -Body, Mind, Spirit (Moving) - The Oct 30-31 Conference at UW-Stout
Thanks, Bob, for the interview and the correction on the phone number - I tend to be somewhat dyslexic - by the way, did you hear about the dyslexic devil-worshipper who screwed up and sold his soul to Santa?
 
 
 
  Bob Salt
10/17/2009
Spirit In Action -Body, Mind, Spirit (Moving) - The Oct 30-31 Conference at UW-Stout
thanks, Mark. Nicely done. I appreciate your efforts. 1 minor correction the phone number is 232-2793. You had the numbers out of order in the box. many thanks!!!!
 
 
 
  "Mom" Ginger Erdman
10/15/2009
Song Of The Soul -Brian Bethke's Song of the Soul
I am Brian's mom and his music is awesome. I never get sick of listening to it. I am so proud of him. Great interview!!
 
 
 
  Sarah Bethke-Erdman
10/15/2009
Song Of The Soul -Brian Bethke's Song of the Soul
Great interview! I have had the pleasure of listening to Brian since he was a young boy and watched his evolution into an amazing artist and man. The interview was very tastefully done and got to the core of what Brian stands for. Great Job both of you!!
 
 
 
  Jamey D
10/14/2009
Song Of The Soul -Brian Bethke's Song of the Soul
Brian Bethke rocks. If you have a chance to meet Brian and listen to his origanal music you will quickly become a fan. Brian is a very real person and so is his music. He playes a lot between Eau Claire and Osseo, make sure you check out one of his shows you won't regret it.
 
 
 
  Antoine Smith
10/13/2009
Song Of The Soul -Brian Bethke's Song of the Soul
Very nice music!
 
 
 
  Holly
10/12/2009
Song Of The Soul -Brian Bethke's Song of the Soul
I am very lucky to be the cousin of such a wonderful musician and I am glad he is letting the world hear his music. Brian's music is very personal and Song of the Soul is a great program that lets artists share the personal story of their songs.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
10/12/2009
Song Of The Soul -Brian Bethke's Song of the Soul
This young man has a grasp on things far beyond his years. his music transports you to the places he sings of. Keep an eye on him, he will go far with talent like this....
 
 
 
  Willis Sage
10/12/2009
Spirit In Action -Alums Serving the World - Brydie Hill & Mark Lassman-Eul
I really liked the interview. I was actually on the electrical mission with Tim. I really enjoyed my time there, it is really hard to see just how bad these people have it compared to the way we live. I would recommend a trip with Brydie to anyone. I would like to return there some day myself.
 
 
 
  Grace of God
10/11/2009
Song Of The Soul -Brian Bethke's Song of the Soul
I absolutely enjoyed listening to Brian Bethke”s interview! It was nice getting to hear some Bethke favorites and to hear what they mean from the heart of the artist. Brian has a unique style that is deserving of great things! Thank you for taking the time to share your journey! For His Glory and by His Grace, Nancy
 
 
 
  brydie
10/11/2009
Spirit In Action -Alums Serving the World - Brydie Hill & Mark Lassman-Eul
Thanks so much Mark for having me as a guest. Brydie
 
 
 
  chad of KYZER
10/11/2009
Song Of The Soul -Brian Bethke's Song of the Soul
hello...ive been a fan and a friend of Brians since the early days...I think its great to hear his story and i was delighted to see you take somuch interest in his music he is a great performer and look forward to seeing more stuff in the future.....psif yall get a chance please take a look at my personal collection of music at myspace.com/kyzermusic thanx chad
 
 
 
  Jamie Regier
10/10/2009
Song Of The Soul -Brian Bethke's Song of the Soul
LOVE the Brian Bethke interview. Brian's style is so origional. Obviously God has plans for Brian and has gifted him with amazing Talent.
 
 
 
  Becky L Fox
10/10/2009
Song Of The Soul -Brian Bethke's Song of the Soul
Wow it is about time Brian gets noticed more he is AWESOME!!! He is like my little brother and thanks for having him here!!!
 
 
 
  Anonymous
10/10/2009
Song Of The Soul -Brian Bethke's Song of the Soul
Winters so lonely is so deep and meaningful
 
 
 
  Brian Bethke
10/10/2009
Song Of The Soul -Brian Bethke's Song of the Soul
Thank you Mark for having me! Brian Bethke
 
 
 
  Bob Nechal
10/6/2009
Spirit In Action -Matt Hunter - Mindful Methodist & Friend of Non-violence
Mark, Great job of bringing out Matt's personal spiritual development and the work that FNVW is doing. Bob Nechal
 
 
 
  Barbara A. Dixon
10/2/2009
Song Of The Soul -Russ Downs' Song of the Soul
This is a most wonderful introduction to your show. Russ Downs is the consummate artist--performer and creator. You have truly brought out his spirit. I love his music, and I thank you for having it on your generous show. Yours truly, Barbara Dixon
 
 
 
  Suzy Grindrod
9/26/2009
Song Of The Soul -Ed Feeny's Song of the Soul
One of the best concerts Ed and I ever attended was Johnny Clegg in Madison on Halloween, 1992. They performed Asimbonanga; it was going along nicely and then, the female vocalist stepped up to the microphone and belted out her part of the song -- it was a POWERFUL moment. That part of the song never fails to give me goosebumps! Thanks for this program. It goes w/o saying that I think Ed is a pretty special person.
 
 
 
  Judy Miner
9/20/2009
Spirit In Action -WNPJ Awards - Esther Heffernan & Prison Reform
Thanks for this interview on the Lifetime work and awards coming up with WNPJ!
 
 
 
  Mark Helpsmeet
9/18/2009
Essay & Thoughts -Free From Hell
I'll toss my 2-cents-worth here in about Lawrence's comments - I appreciate the feedback. While I don't expect that Lawrence will agree with me, I can provide ample evidence of my statements. One of statements that Lawrence apparently ignored, is that the Bible contains statements on both sides. In other words, in some places it implies that NO ONE will go to hell, and in other places (more popular for hell-fire and damnation oriently preachers) it definitely refers to people going to hell. The Bible is NOT of one mind on this issue. There's a lot more to be said, but the essay was limited to 800 words, for my local paper. If you want a full, thoughtful, careful treatment of the topic, read Gulley & Mulholland's books, "If Grace is True" and "If God is Love" - my comments are a weak echo of what they have to say. And I thank you again, Lawrence Felip, for your comments, and I promise to be as faithful to God's Word as I am able. Mark Helpsmeet
 
 
 
  Anonymous
9/17/2009
Essay & Thoughts -Free From Hell
Dear Lawrence Felipe The U. S. A. is a free country last I knew ...that would mean freedom of or from religion. It is not right that you impose your religious views here. I for one thought "Free from Hell" was a Great read and quite true.
 
 
 
  Nancy Ewert
9/12/2009
Have you ever met Tom Rawson? I wonder if you have....I love Tom and he adds SO much to our Quarterly and Yearly meetings....He might be a great one for Song of the Soul. here is his site.... http://www.tomrawson.com/folksinger.html  
 
 
  Nancy Ewert
9/12/2009
Spirit In Action -Books to Heal the World - Buddha's Wife & Quaking
I just posted a comment but forgot to also tell you that I immediately bought Quaking for myself and my daughters...can't wait to read it....
 
 
 
  Nancy Ewert
9/12/2009
WOW!!! Where do I start?????? I finally got the kinks worked out and began to download your podcasts and I just can't get enough!! It is blackberry picking season here in the Northwest and I have loved picking with Marcus Borg!!!! Mark, you asked so many of the questions I would have wanted to ask him!! And then I went to Rwanda and had my heart filled, remembering Florence who talked to North Pacific Yearly Meeting about HROC last summer. I could go on and on. Then, of course there is Song of the Soul.....I DID wonder what had ever happened to Claudia Schmidt! Now I know! I had heard a few of Susan Werner's songs before and always wondered about her. And I am learning about so many others....thank you for this rich, deep work you are doing and for enabling me to add so much to my daily tasks!!! Can't wait to hear more and more..... Thank you, thank you  
 
 
  Joyce Akayesu
9/10/2009
Spirit In Action -Rwandan Witness - Friends at Ground Zero
I have tried to listen to your voice,Sizeri,my self and Gaston today and Iam sheding tears of joy as I write this message to you, becouse I extreamly missing you and Gaston.It also made me remember the time you were in Rwanda as a group.thank you very much for every thing especially the simplified English which made me listen to peace makers Radio.Blessings to you,and the whole family.
 
 
 
  Alex
9/6/2009
Spirit In Action -Matt Hunter - Mindful Methodist & Friend of Non-violence
This is a great example of the Spirit of God at work as we seek to live lives of peace. Thank you for sharing this great work! I've known Matt for many years and am so thankful for the way Matt allows God to use him.
 
 
 
  Lorna Reese
9/3/2009
Spirit In Action -Hands At Work - Iris Graville
Iris is both thoughtful and articulate in this insightful interview about her astonishingly-beautiful book. I'm delighted to know that her thinking and her work are going out to a wider world and urge listeners to go to her website and see the book for themselves.
 
 
 
  Ron Metcalf
8/31/2009
Spirit In Action -Hands At Work - Iris Graville
A very interesting and inspiring interview. Both Mark and Iris did a great job. Thank you.
 
 
 
  Lawrence Felipe
8/29/2009
Essay & Thoughts -Free From Hell
sorry "Wrong direction" Using your secular "rationalism" will always send you in the right direction
 
 
 
  Lawrence Felipe
8/29/2009
Essay & Thoughts -Free From Hell
Wow. just Wow. Do you even believe in Jesus? Your article assumes second guessing the Lord, do you know how dangerous this is? Especially if the unsaved take your point of view seriously. The main reason most people who follow Jesus "get it" ,(meaning what the Bible means in scripture) is through the Holy Spirit, who gives us discernment. The Lord loves completely, and he has a completely opposite plan for those who reject him. You cannot attempt to understand the Lords' plan/intentions in human terms- far from it. We live by faith and trust in Him, regardless of our human reservations. Allow yourself to trust COMPLETELY in the Lord. It will Indeed set you free. The Spirit does seem to be within you my brother. Using your secular "rationalism" will always send you in the right direction. Choose which promises to believe? Wow. I'll seriously ask the Spirit to speak with you my friend.
 
 
 
  Rose Marie Cipryk
8/28/2009
Song Of The Soul -Paulette Meier's Song of the Soul
The interview is totally engaging. It is encouraging to hear how Paulette persisted through challenges, guided by her dreams. The interview flows smoothly from one topic to another. I love Paulette's humility, light tone and great stories
 
 
 
  Dhaivyd Hilgendorf
8/24/2009
Song Of The Soul -Magic Mama's Song of the Soul
Hi, Mark- I ran into Magic Mama yesterday, just after your Song of the Soul show was broadcast. Small world. Beautiful people. A Marriage Clearness Committee at TCFM just recommended that the meeting take my marriage under its care in June of next year. Almost done with that masters program. Hope you're well. Hugs, -Dhaivyd
 
 
 
  Sooz
8/21/2009
Song Of The Soul -Mary Shapiro's Song of the Soul
SO PROUD OF YOU, MARY!!!!!! What a wonderful show. I truly enjoyed listening to it and cannot wait to see you here in Cleveland soon!
 
 
 
  damian
8/18/2009
Spirit In Action -Books to Heal the World - Buddha's Wife & Quaking
Hey mark another great program. it's great to see you evolve as an interviewer and to listen to such comforatable and insightful dialog. you always were good (< : hasta manana damian
 
 
 
  Donna McDaniel
8/8/2009
Spirit In Action -Fit For Freedom, Not For Friendship - Donna McDaniel and Vanessa Julye
Of course, I think it's "best" because I'm one of those interviewed. I do want to thank Mark for asking great questions and, best of all, leaving time enough to answer them without having to talk as fast as possible! To have such time is a gift and it produced a very fair and full program about our work. Thank you, Mark, and those who spend the time listening.
 
 
 
  Lindy Gravelle
8/6/2009
Song Of The Soul -Earth Mama's Song of the Soul - Joyce Johnson Rouse
What an entertaining,informative,intelligent and talented artist! I thoroughly enjoyed listening to your program with Earth Mama!
 
 
 
  Ken Schaefer
8/2/2009
Essay & Thoughts -A Cover to Match the Book: Finding the Israel in Your Jacob
Great essay, Mark. I also feel there is something more in a name. We can either pick a new name or look in a different manner at the one we have. My last name is Schaefer. It means shepherd. I have been examining this name for years. My daughter is an artist and drew a picture of a shepherd with sheep and with calligraphy wrote SCHAEFER under the picture. It means very much to me on many levels. My confirmation name is James. I actually took it because the bishop who confirmed me was named James and we shared a birthday. Perhaps a shallow reason but the spirit has guides me to hold the name James in the Light and discern that the author of James wrote about social justice and righteousness. Thanks for all you do.
 
 
 
  Ken Schaefer
7/15/2009
Essay & Thoughts -What God Has Joined - One Man, One Woman?
Echoed my position exactly.
 
 
 
  Bob Pressler
7/13/2009
Spirit In Action -Porter Place Ministries - Bobbi Jo Toy
Very good. Good to hear BJT and to feel with her the desire to face the need that is there and conquer it with service.
 
 
 
  Sara Graham
7/12/2009
Spirit In Action -Bonnie Tinker - Love Makes A Family
Thank you so much for having the forsight to interview Bonnie and the thoughtfulness to make it available at this time of great sorrow. As you must know, she was killed on July 2nd in a bicycle accident, hit by a dump truck, in Virginia while attending Friends General Conference. It is a great comfort to her family and friends to hear her tell her story in this marvellous interview. Thank you again.P
 
 
 
  Barbara
7/10/2009
Spirit In Action -Bonnie Tinker - Love Makes A Family
What an amazing interview! Thank you! I may ask to play it at our next Prospect Hill Friends Mtg's "3rd Friday!" so that we'll have time to listen and discuss. I want these local Quakers, most of whom haven't been to FGC or FLGBTQ events to have a chance to experience Bonnie's clear leadings and actions, and her influence on the world.
 
 
 
  Cecil Charles Prescod
7/9/2009
Spirit In Action -Bonnie Tinker - Love Makes A Family
I am a colleague and friend of Bonnie. We have known and worked together since the early 1990's. Together we travelled the country leading the LARA (speech as non violence) workshops. This interview is a gem; It captures Bonnie's spirit and life in a way that is poignant and filled with love. May the spirit of this wonderful woman live on in all who knew her. grace and peace, Cecil Charles Prescod, OCC
 
 
 
  Anonymous
7/9/2009
Spirit In Action -Bonnie Tinker - Love Makes A Family
Just listened to your interview with my friend Bonnie Tinker; what a great job you did of asking questions and editing the program. Thank you... it is a fitting memorial to her life.
 
 
 
  Eric Kristensen
7/8/2009
Spirit In Action -Bonnie Tinker - Love Makes A Family
Bonnie Tinker died last week while riding a bicycle on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. She was attending the annual Gathering of Friends held by Friends General Conference. More information can be found here. I saw her grow through her anger into the loving person you hear in this program, and which she described near the end of this program. She was faithful to her leadings -- the highest compliment one Quaker can pay to another.
 
 
 
  Mona Cardell
7/8/2009
Spirit In Action -Bonnie Tinker - Love Makes A Family
After I finally got my computer to play it (seems like the download took longer than I expected it to), I enjoyed the program. The world was diminished when we lost Bonnie and her ministry of advocacy for equal rights due to a tragic accident last week.
 
 
 
  Mona Cardell
7/8/2009
Spirit In Action -Bonnie Tinker - Love Makes A Family
I couldn't actually get it to play on my computer. Not sure why.
 
 
 
  Mariana Ruybalid
7/8/2009
Spirit In Action -Bonnie Tinker - Love Makes A Family
I couldn't play the program after I downloaded it. I have Windows Media Player.
 
 
 
  Kathryn Erskine
6/26/2009
Spirit In Action -The Local Eating Challenge - Ann Hippensteel
After reading "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" and "Plenty: One Man, One Woman, and a Raucous Year of Eating Locally," I particularly enjoyed Ann Hippensteel's 100 Mile Diet interview. My son did a video last year about eating local for a day in Virginia ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGy5r-2wiO8 ), and it's definitely possible! I'm hooked (well, except for coffee, but at least it's roasted in Virginia). Ann has really thought this through and has some great ideas. I challenge everyone to try this, even a very modified version of this -- like buying some of your food at a farmer's market -- and you'll feel so good, physically and spiritually.
 
 
 
  Kathryn Erskine
6/26/2009
Spirit In Action -Rwandan Witness - Friends at Ground Zero
Wow -- I was so touched by the interviews with those from Rwanda's Friends Peace House. How uplifting to hear of the wonderful work they do with children and with reconciliation as a result of the terrible atrocities there in 1994. I was moved to tears by the man who has not only forgiven those who killed members of his family, but is actually friends with those men. Incredible. Thanks for this eye-opening and heart-warming interview.
 
 
 
  Peter
6/17/2009
Essay & Thoughts -Free From Hell
Very good show Mark. Thank you.
 
 
 
  Mary Shapiro
6/13/2009
Song Of The Soul -Russ Downs' Song of the Soul
I know Russ: as a performer, teacher, producer, friend--and still I learned a lot about his beliefs and songs. Thanks for a great show, Mark and Russ.
 
 
 
  Lori Yates
6/8/2009
Song Of The Soul -Russ Downs' Song of the Soul
Russ I love it. Your niece trixie is so proud & happy for you!!! Went on my space & listened to the songs. Great!!! Don't ever forget us. Congratulations
 
 
 
  Dale Allan Edminster
6/8/2009
Spirit In Action -Davida Johns - "Mature" Peace Corps volunteer and ProNica - Quaker aid to Nicaragua
Davida has always been a good speaker and scincere person and is to be commended for her peace work around the world.
 
 
 
  Russ Downs
6/7/2009
Song Of The Soul -Russ Downs' Song of the Soul
Why I believe this fellow is a genius! O.k. maybe not, thank you Mark for having me. It sounds great, I will spread the word. Russ
 
 
 
  Russ Downs
6/7/2009
Song Of The Soul -Mary Shapiro's Song of the Soul
Very Nice Songs. Thank you Mary
 
 
 
  Anonymous
6/2/2009
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
I really enjoyed listened to Peter Phippen's music and his words spoken, he is truly gifted and and is in tune with all flutes he plays. I have had the pleasure meeting this amazing artist of wind that travels through many flutes and I can say it has been an honor for me to listen to his love in song. I totally agree with what he shared with giving everything away when making the music... that is the gift in receiving.. and I must say that most flute players are very gifted and play from their center the heart which is truly amazing. I thank you Mark from bringing Peter to the airwaves for us to hear his music and his words... I would LOVE to hear him again on your station. Good Music to you... Bernadette
 
 
 
  Tina Mercier
5/29/2009
Spirit In Action -If Grace Is True - Philip Gulley
Mark, at the Lion's Camp you asked me to comment after listening to one of your cd's. I thoroughly enjoyed your interview with Phil Gulley, but had a question regarding his mention of supporting abortion in some specific cases. Why wouldn't he support adoption instead of abortion? Do you know? Thanks!
 
 
 
  Patricia Morrison
5/28/2009
Song Of The Soul -Mary Shapiro's Song of the Soul
Wow, I love Cris Williamson's music and love the idea of connecting music and spiritual journey. It is a quite natural connection and I know that that, from an early age, each mixed tape, CD and now playlist I make is a kind of spiritual snapshot. I, too have been blessed by Mary on and off stage and look forward to touring the west coast with her this summer. Thank you!
 
 
 
  Sam Hensley
5/25/2009
Song Of The Soul -Mary Shapiro's Song of the Soul
Mary is truly a person who speaks with her soul, and I have been blessed to spend time with her, both on and off stage. The songs she selected are truly a genuine representation of the walk she has engaged, and I can't wait for her new disc to come out.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
5/23/2009
Song Of The Soul -Mary Shapiro's Song of the Soul
POWERFUL SHARING
 
 
 
  mary
5/23/2009
Song Of The Soul -Mary Shapiro's Song of the Soul
Thank you SOOOO much Mark! You made this, (my first radio interview!) easy and enjoyable!
 
 
 
  magda capurso
5/19/2009
Peter Phippen is divinely inspired for his music, and beliefs, are sublime. His music takes you on an ethereal journey into nature and the universe...It's soulful and touches your heart. Brilliant artistry. Wonderful radio interview. Loved his insights about music and spirituality!  
 
 
  Anonymous
5/18/2009
Song Of The Soul -Todd Werner's Song of the Soul
Great Music. I'd love to hear about his kids music
 
 
 
  diana Roder
5/17/2009
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
Excellent musician Peter Phippen, and a beautiful person. Thank-you for the interview I rather enjoyed listening to it.
 
 
 
  Mary Ann
4/13/2009
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
This is the Peter I know. Brutally honest. The interview was meaningful and deep from within about different aspects of Peters life. I felt like I was in the room. There is so much passion in his music. He plays with his heart and soul about his experiences in life. I truly enjoyed listening to every minute.
 
 
 
  Yvonne
4/10/2009
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
I am enthralled with Peters music. Most amazing is his Blue Sunset which echoes the univeral rhythms I made in a painting from a blue sunset in Exuma. Yes, there are blue sunsets. Also Stevie Ray Vaughn also did not control his music and stated he felt his soul just was a receiver from universal rhythms. This is the hallmark of an artist, when their soul has a direct influence in their work.
 
 
 
  Jari Ylamaki
4/10/2009
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
Very intereasting and enjoyable.
 
 
 
  Yvonne
4/10/2009
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
Great interview and music ...
 
 
 
  Sharon
3/23/2009
Essay & Thoughts -Observance of Dead and Injured in Iraq and Afghanistan
I thought the way the names were read, slow and somberly, really made you think about the fact that theses young people were no longer with us and the sadness their family must be living.
 
 
 
  Anthony Lee
3/22/2009
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
This interview further deepend my respect for Peter as an artist and a person. I have listend several times. There is magic in his music, and in his thoughts. GREAT show. Even led me to my first bansuri purchase.
 
 
 
  Sydney J. Tanner
3/20/2009
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
Great program, with a fantastic artist. Excellent-- thanks for sharing!
 
 
 
  Dan Ricketts/The Noisy Bear
3/19/2009
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
Peter's music is very emotive. He pours his life into his music and it shows. I have had the pleasure of knowing Peter for some time and following his career. The questions were insightful and well thought out. I enjoyed hearing Peter talk about his music again. It was a wonderful interview, insightful, informative, and entertaining. Kudos to both Mark and Peter it was a pleasure! Peter's music has had a positive affect on my life. Thanks Peter for putting it
 
 
 
  Melissa
3/19/2009
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
Enjoyed the intimacy of this interview....
 
 
 
  Anonymous
3/19/2009
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
Peter Phippen is genuine! Great show...really enjoyed listening to what Phippen had to say....great sounds, too! I'm buying his music! Would enjoy hearing more!
 
 
 
  Mark Halvorsen
3/19/2009
Essay & Thoughts -Observance of Dead and Injured in Iraq and Afghanistan
Mark/Lou/Ann: Thanks so much for the idea and the professional job you did in reading the names of the 93 soldiers we've lost in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Listening to each of those names certainly gave all of our listeners a chance to pause and consider the toll of war. Again, it was a privilege to partner with each of you on this. Thanks for the excellent job you did! Your friend in Christ, Mark
 
 
 
  DEE DEBONTE
3/18/2009
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
THE MUSIC GOES RIGHT TO MY SOUL AND LEAVES ME SPELBOUND
 
 
 
  Jeff G.
3/18/2009
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
Excellent. Quality radio.. So many people miss so much by relying on TV for their entertainment.
 
 
 
  Jonas Gonstead
3/18/2009
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
I have known Peter since I was 15 years old growing up with his daughter and attending the same high school. Peter and the rest of his family have taken me into there family. He is my "adopted father" and he has taught me not to listen but to feel music. Thats what he gives to his listens or should I say feelers. He gives his soul, his mind, all his energy in what he preforms. He said in this interview that he does force the music and it cant be duplicated. He can play the same notes, the same melody, but its never the same because everytime he plays he give you something different. I have so many memories of Peter playing during famuly gatherings and its not a party without Peter giving us some music. If you haven't listened to Peter before you owe it to yourself, to your soul to listen and relax. To become one with yourself. You wont be disappointed. Much Love, Jonas Gonstead
 
 
 
  Anonymous
3/18/2009
Song Of The Soul -Peter Phippen's Song of the Soul
Nice show! Enjoyed the musical selections...they were an excellent representation of Peter's spirit and musical abilities...and the questions regarding them were insightful and helped bring out the 'feelings' that quided the playing.
 
 
 
  Heid Henderson Smith
3/10/2009
Spirit In Action -Wix Covey - Northwoods Peace Fellowship & Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice
Hi Mr. Covey. I just wanted to say Hi. I was one of your Art Students from 1984- 1988 in Halfway Or. I loved your class and it really impacted my life in an awsome way. I hope everything is well with you and your family. You should join Face Book. There are tons of kids on there from Halfway and im sure they would love to touch base with you. Take care and God Bless. Heidi
 
 
 
  miles l. joseph
3/6/2009
Spirit In Action -Peace Learning Center of Milwaukee
i live abou t 60 miles east of fort wane in. on u.s. 24 im menber of fort wane meeting. im log on northernspiritradio every sunday fort wane meeting is menber of in. and ovym yearly meeting. keep the g ood work up. add me on your e mail. friend, miles l. joseph mljno@yahoo.com
 
 
 
  Elizabeth Boatwright
3/4/2009
Song Of The Soul -Adam Kirby's Song of the Soul
hi- Great show. I'm an old friend of Adam's from phoenix and am very happy to hear him on the radio show. Sounds just like him--very content and happy. Keep the good news spreading... Elizabeth elizaboatwright@yahoo.com
 
 
 
  Zon Moy
2/26/2009
Spirit In Action -James Mulholland - Praying Like Jesus
I found the show interesting but think that we need to dig much deeper. A few questions that need to be asked. Why is there an assumption that if god exists he must be good? What is the nature of good, is god the definition of good or is the definition of good something that goes far beyond whatever gods might exist.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
2/15/2009
Song Of The Soul -Todd Werner's Song of the Soul
Content, depth, and music was great!
 
 
 
  Ramona Hussey
2/2/2009
Quaker Quotes -George Fox's Breakthrough
This is the first I've heard, so can't rate anything. But I'm grateful for your doing this. I believe I got more out of hearing this quote than I ever did from reading it.
 
 
 
  kenn w
1/30/2009
Song Of The Soul -Wanaku's Song of the Soul
Hi Mark, Here is a comment from one of my co-workers: "Wow. Great program!" That's good enough for me. Thanks much. ~kw
 
 
 
  Kay Hilgendorf
1/29/2009
Song Of The Soul -Dhaivyd Hilgendorf's Song of the Soul
Loved it! Of course, as Dhaivyd's Mom, My opinion may be a bit biased. Also, I am delighted to have had this occasion to stumble onto your wonderful prograam. I hope to check it out on line again in the future!!! Thanks for inviting Dhaivyd to share a little of his music and his thoughts.
 
 
 
  Sara Bryan
1/13/2009
Spirit In Action -Savannah Rhae - Pancreatic Cancer Journey
Thank you, Mark, for sharing Savannah's story.
 
 
 
  Lori Tuckey
1/11/2009
Spirit In Action -Savannah Rhae - Pancreatic Cancer Journey
Savannah passed from this world this morning. I thank you for sharing this interview with us on her Caringbridge site. What a pleasure it is to hear her voice. I will listen again and again. What a great interview, with lots of insight. I will miss my friend but I can now find a little bit of her here. Thank you!
 
 
 
  Bobbi Jo Toy
1/11/2009
Mark, I personally want to thank you for sharing your fabulous skills and abilities with the community. Your passion and life's work blesses so many and truly is an exciting adventure for you and an educational treat for your listeners. Also, thank you for the opportunity to share Porter Place Ministries with your listening audience. Like Northern Spirit Radio, PPM is one of the best kept secrets in town and I think it is time to change that. Thanks for the opportunity to shout it out! Partnering with you to build a strong and peaceful world. Bobbi Jo Toy, Director of Porter Place Ministries and Idea Master for Wise Ideas by Toy, llc. 715.831.1633  
 
 
  Anne Felton
1/10/2009
Spirit In Action -Porter Place Ministries - Bobbi Jo Toy
Bobby Jo Toy is a refreshing voice for all women. I can't overstate her gifts of literacy, communication, and bringing women together. Thank you for empowering women by bringing them together in your unique manner, and providing life and job counseling. Also, thanks, Bobby Jo, for providing the Porter Place Building to be used for any type of gathering. The ambience of the space of your building, convenient and close to downtown, is incredible - full of solitude and serenity, despite the convenience of its location behind the downtown YMCA. Finally, as one may observe that several religious philosophies throughout our history have been used to suppress women, thank you for facilitating women working together, producing fruit, while accepting the diversity of their individual creeds, religion, or spiritual beliefs. Thanks, Bobby Jo A.Felton
 
 
 
  damian
1/9/2009
Song Of The Soul -Sara Hickman's Song of the Soul
damn you helpsmeet ! here i am a comitted partner and you go and give occaision to fall in love with a married woman (<: Wow. What a heart mind,soul and musical talent ! i plan on sharing this link with Lee Anna and Rick - I think two kindred spirits of Sarah's.... but who isn't. Well, back to the dishes with Sara.....sigh damian
 
 
 
  Mary Shapiro
1/4/2009
Spirit In Action -Jim Scott - A Song for the Earth, A Prayer for Peace
I really enjoyed hearing Jim's personal and pertinent stories...especially about the power of music and war and peace in the vietnam era. Well done Mark!
 
 
 
  Mary Shapiro
1/4/2009
Song Of The Soul -Julie Schmitt's Song of the Soul
This is a very interesting interview: Julie sounds very grounded in spite of (because of?) the wide variety of music that moves her and spiritual backgrounds. Although Julie said she was nervous, she didn't sound like it: Mark was especially skillful in his questions and ability to edit and flow in and out of the songs. 4 stars :) PS: Although this interview is from 06, I just heard it and just met Julie (briefly) this summer. I and my friends in and around Washington DC are grateful to Julie for introducing me to Mark and northern spirit radio!
 
 
 
  College Memory
12/30/2008
Song Of The Soul -Ellen Bloom Ninneman's Song of the Soul
It was very interesting listening to Ellen describe her life struggles and her eventual spirituality that has transformed her into the wonderful person she is today. I met Ellen many, many years ago while attending college and had no idea the struggles she was going through with her religious upbringing and the guilt that came about because of it. I can tell you she had a definite impact on my life and I am a better person today for having known her. Hearing now what she had to go through and how she has survived and become an even stronger person doesn't surprise me one bit. I apologize if I in any way contributed to her struggles as I had no idea what she was going through - she hid it very well. While I only knew her for a short period of time, I am grateful that our paths crossed. The little time I was able to spend with her helped me to fight my own "demons" at the time as well. I wish only the best for her! Her positive beams of light were shining bright even in her worst times. Thanks for sharing your thoughts during this program.
 
 
 
  yata
12/5/2008
Song Of The Soul -Yata's Song of the Soul
Dear Mark, I just listened to our interview for the first time. It was wonderful talking with you and searching the soul ... using the gifts of music and friendship. I will tell others about your program. Thank you for sharing your talents. Peace and Music, Yata
 
 
 
  Barbara Arnold
12/4/2008
Spirit In Action -Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping - Judith Levine
I chose to listen to Judith Levine's Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping in my goal to simplify my life. I learned a lot from Mark's interview with Judith, and while I still don't know if I could do what she did, I know I did enjoy hearing another perspective on consumerism.
 
 
 
  Richard
11/12/2008
Song Of The Soul -Julie (Hecksel) Patchouli's Song of the Soul
This story is told honestly – that, I think adds to the appeal of the 7 wonderfully crafted songs Julie shares with us. I got tripped up a bit when she talked about the origins of ‘The Day We Let Go’ and ‘Labyrinth’ – it’s hard to imagine that such a positive sprit as Julie’s could, or would every have to suffer. But realistically, I think the experiences she speaks of where necessary in order for her to create songs of this depth. It may have been her way of distancing herself from her troubles and losses. In a sense, I see her some of her songs as prayers. In particular, her writing ‘Labyrinth’ during that particularly difficult period of time she speaks of seems to have brought her closer to those she lost – much like prayers do for me.
 
 
 
  Bill Hortenbach
10/21/2008
Song Of The Soul -Julie (Hecksel) Patchouli's Song of the Soul
Terrific Interview. The story behind each song is a big part of the experience when you attend a Patchouli show. Julie and Bruce are two of the most positive and friendly people I have ever met.FRC
 
 
 
  Ester Gallero
10/18/2008
Song Of The Soul -Regina Gallero's Song of the Soul
MARAVILLOSO ESCUCHAR UN TESTIMONIO TAN BELLO,VALIENTE Y SINCERO, PARA APRENDER Y REFLEXIONAR.TE QUIERO, HERMANITA.
 
 
 
  Loribeth
10/16/2008
Song Of The Soul -Julie (Hecksel) Patchouli's Song of the Soul
What an amazing, positive person. Their music is truely from their hearts. You can't help but smile.
 
 
 
  Dale Draeger
10/13/2008
Song Of The Soul -Julie Rust's Song of the Soul
What a beautiful voice! I appreciate your honesty about your story. Its wonderful to hear you talk about Meher Baba. Beloved One. Jai Baba, Dale
 
 
 
  Julie Rust
10/5/2008
Song Of The Soul -Julie Rust's Song of the Soul
Thank you Mark for putting together Song of the Soul. What a beautiful project. It was an honor meeting you and doing the interview. I had a wonderful time. I hope more people learn about your show. It's uplifting to share our stories with one another. Keep up the great work!
 
 
 
  Donna Roost
10/3/2008
Song Of The Soul -Dhaivyd Hilgendorf's Song of the Soul
Mark, you have a gift for segwaying into topics and neatly tying them all together. The interview was interesting and spiritfilled. It was a joy to get a glimpse into Dhaivyd's life and to experience the overlap of his ideals and values which clearly merge into his musical life. Thanks!
 
 
 
  Dhaivyd Hilgendorf
9/30/2008
Song Of The Soul -Dhaivyd Hilgendorf's Song of the Soul
Mark- Somehow, you managed to make me sound articulate and interesting. You've really got the knack of this ability to bring out the Spirit in others. Thank you for giving that gift to the world. Namaste, -Dhaivyd
 
 
 
  captcrisis
9/25/2008
Spirit In Action -J.E. McNeil/Center on Conscience & War
Very good interview and thanks. I posted the link to it in comments to one of The American Prospect blog’s (TAPPED) typically sneering posts about pro-lifers. Won’t change any minds there probably, but at least they know about it.
 
 
 
  Julie Patchouli
9/4/2008
Song Of The Soul -Jon Watt's Song of the Soul
i enjoyed john Watts show we have played at Guilford a few times we always enjoyed that campus it was so much fun to play there. I enjoy the"city" song exhale love - yes indeed
 
 
 
  Anonymous
9/3/2008
Song Of The Soul -Julie Rust's Song of the Soul
What a great interview! Julie Rust is amazing.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
8/1/2008
Spirit In Action -Toward Taking Away the Occasion of Abortion - Rachel MacNair & Stan Becker
Dear Friends, No where in this interview did anyone mention Spirit, and how a woman is led to make her decision. As Quakers, we should be concerned that women are free and able to follow their spiritual leading about their conception/pregnancy.
 
 
 
  Lou Recine
7/22/2008
I think your 7/20/08 interview of Steve Chase is very beautiful. In the midst of my current work with a group of folks planning a peace event, the Steve Chase's thoughts are stimulating, refreshing, and inspiring! Thank you for doing this interview!  
 
 
  Sandy
7/8/2008
Song Of The Soul -Dennis Warner's Song of the Soul
Warner's lyrics present story with depth and feeling. His voice adds to the enjoyment of listening; whether in song or story-telling. He will be in Eau Claire, WI on January 24, 2009,7pm at Unity Christ Center.
 
 
 
  Hilary Miller
6/30/2008
Spirit In Action -Toward Taking Away the Occasion of Abortion - Rachel MacNair & Stan Becker
Thank you so much for this considerate, thoughtful and thought-provoking conversation on a highly emotional subject. I hope we will begin to see more and more of this sensitivity and intelligence in the abortion debate, as there is healing needed here.
 
 
 
  Mary Krane Derr
6/27/2008
Spirit In Action -Toward Taking Away the Occasion of Abortion - Rachel MacNair & Stan Becker
I commend everyone involved in this conversation for their civility, honest recognition of differences, and identification of common-ground solutions to abortion. And I invite anyone, prolife or prochoice, who is serious about reducing abortion, to visit the Nonviolent Choice Directory, www.nonviolentchoice.info This is a global directory of abortion-reducing resources. There is a regularly updated list of simple-to-take action alerts on our blog at www.nonviolentchoice.blogspot.com Nonviolent Choice takes a prolife feminist approach, but we welcome visitors and participants of any vantage point. Thank you.
 
 
 
  Kristen Hannum
6/24/2008
Dear Mark, Thank you so much for the information. I just bought the song, and it's the one (I think) from "The Essential Cris Williamson." A dear friend of my son's - a girl who lived with us for a while, and who is a sparkling and loving presence in the world - just lost her mother, and they used the song with a montage of photos. http://blip.tv/file/1005286 I'd never heard the song; it's lovely. You did well to use its name for your show. I subscribed to your show through it, and enjoyed listening. Be well, Kristen  
 
 
  Kristen Hannum
6/24/2008
Hi Mark, Could you tell me which cd has the version of Cris Williamson's "Song of the Soul," with the lovely choir singing the chorus? Thanks, Kristen  
 
 
  Bill Samuel
6/23/2008
Spirit In Action -Toward Taking Away the Occasion of Abortion - Rachel MacNair & Stan Becker
Thanks for doing this show, and handling it so well. We do need to really be able to hear considered views. The issue is very important.
 
 
 
  Dennis Warner
6/23/2008
Thanks, Mark for the interview. I very much enjoyed being on "Song of the Soul" and appreciated your well thought out questions. Great show!  
 
 
  Pamela Johnson
6/21/2008
Rejoice Jesus is here on Earth, Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall, in Australia. You Tube site is subscriber site @ Michelle Nye.  
 
 
  Anonymous
5/7/2008
Song Of The Soul -Helene Pollock's Song of the Soul
As a Haverford student I enjoyed listening to Helene on this program- she was wonderful as she is always- I was moved.
 
 
 
  Susan
5/6/2008
I found your podcasts looking for other podcasts after much enjoying Speaking of Faith for the last month or so. I have already recommended you to friends - including Delle McCormick, current exec. director of Borderlinks. We have quite a few activist communities here in Tucson - some faith-based. The Sanctuary Movement started here in 1983 with John Fife (Presbyterian), Ricardo Elford (Catholic) and Jim Corbett (Quaker). I got into it in the later years after the 1986 trial until 1992 - when the peace accords were signed. And at sometime you would want to talk to Rick Ufford-Chase - sanctuary volunteer, founder of Borderlinks, youngest ever Moderator of the Presbyterian USA General Assembly, director of Pres. Peace Fellowship is leaving Tucson with his Quaker wife Kitty to go to Stony Point Center. You can read about it: http://www.stonypointcenter.org/ He wants to start an ecumenical peace order - had a general meeting to talk about it last week. I am enjoying the older episodes of both podcasts. Keep up the good work!  
 
 
  Crispin Pierce
3/28/2008
Song Of The Soul -Chris Pfeiffer's Song of the Soul
Beautiful music highlighting a love of God in nature!
 
 
 
  Robert Park
3/27/2008
Spirit In Action -Holly Near - Singer & Activist
Great show. I look forward to arranging a rebroadcast of it on WIDE-LP in Madison.
 
 
 
  Jeffry B. Weidner
3/13/2008
Song Of The Soul -Walter Craft's Song of the Soul
Well, it's the best Song Of The Soul I've heard anyway, being the first and only. I Googled "Walter Craft" and your URL was second on the list. Congratulations. Thanks for a well-produced, interesting program. I'll find Walter now, one way or another. Peace On Earth ~ JBW
 
 
 
  Eduardo Pliego
2/2/2008
Song Of The Soul -Ellen Bloom Ninneman's Song of the Soul
Hi ... Im from Monterrey Mexico and I want to now if MISS Ellen Ninneman is the same person that was met a long time ago in Tecnologico from Monterrey, because if is true im glad to chat with her. Please ask her and my email is eduardopligo59@hotmail.com . Thanks
 
 
 
  SeeQ Radio
1/30/2008
Song Of The Soul -Scott Beck's Song of the Soul
It's nice to go deep with the Artist's. This is a nice addition to New Thought information on the internet.Scott, you bring a true and honest gift to New Thought Music. Thank you for being you and Thank you for your gift of music Namaste
 
 
 
  Scott Beck
1/30/2008
Song Of The Soul -Scott Beck's Song of the Soul
Mark ~ This is the best interview anyone has done with me. From the thoughtful questions to the way the songs are worked into the commentary, to the whole flow of the session, I felt relaxed and at ease, and when listening it felt like two old friends catching up after years of not being in touch. Thank you for doing what you do to shine more light into this world. I look forward to listening to some of the other interviews in your archives.
 
 
 
  David Huber
1/24/2008
Song Of The Soul -Cyndi Bradbury's Song of the Soul
As expected, well thought and inspirational. And very Cyndi, in terms of music. Yay!
 
 
 
  David Huber
1/24/2008
Song Of The Soul -David Huber's Song of the Soul
I'm amazed at how well Mark can take 2 or 3 hours of somewhat unfocused rambling and edit it down into something that makes me seem incredibly eloquent and organized of thought. Thanks, Mark!
 
 
 
  John Hackman
1/14/2008
Spirit In Action -Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping - Judith Levine
Judith was intelligently brilliant in her presentation and in her interview with you. I tried to detect something about faith and knowing in the Spirit, and she did mention breath and breathing. And if we manipulate language there it is. But she did have a very upside and "spiritual" impact on others-on me! Speaking of Spirit I hope after 5-6 months you will have Ruah Svennerfeld and Louis Cox on your program to be interviewed by you when they return from their 1400 mile walk from Vancover to San Diego visiting Friends Meetings in the genre of John Woolman. I am "walking" with them through travelpod.com/z/peaceforearth/ peace-for-earth/1197176160.Anyone can. In the Light, John
 
 
 
  Scott Dizack
1/13/2008
Song Of The Soul -Peter Alsop's Song of the Soul, PART TWO
Mark it was nice to read your news letter and listen to you and Peter Alsop immediately after vis via the www! As much as technology has divided us I do believe it brings us together spiritually with greater ease and the ability to cut through the chaffe. My five year old child came into the room while peace chickens were a cluckin and let out a burst of laughter at the same time understanding the message! Thank you both for inspiring him. Thank you both for renewing my spirit and hope in mankind that we do indeed some day park the evil tools we do posess and make it a better world for our children to live in. There are to many distractions that can lead us from that path of light and levity. I welcome those gifts along the way that keep us from falling off the edge. Keep your "spirit alive and strong my friend" the world needs you more than ever! -Blessing, Scott-
 
 
 
  Pat Washburn
1/7/2008
Mark, I looked you up on the web, and was wondering how it was going with editing my interview?  
 
 
  A friend of Nora's
1/6/2008
Song Of The Soul -Nora Bates' Song of the Soul
I learned a lot about Nora I did not know before. Often while listening to the program I found myself crying, because I too have anger I often don't know what to do with, struggle with my belief/faith in God and the different churches' teachings, was married and am divorced, and am struggling to become a better person. Some days I feel like it's almost too long and too hard of a battle that I don't have the energy to fight and some days I'm much more enthusiastic and willing to do what I have to reach my goal of being a happier, more loving, kind, patient person. Today is a day I'm lonely and depressed (yes, I too have a so-called Mental Illness) and have little motivation to do much and don't feel very optimistic, but I have some hope I didn't have before and know "This Too Shall Pass" and like Nora feel there is some reason I'm where I am now and going through what I'm going through to reach a better place someday. I just wish it didn't take quite so long and was a little easier. I didn't rate this show, because I've never listened to any other ones, but it meant a lot to me personally and has caused me to really think a lot about what was said and the songs' messages. At first I thought I didn't want to take the time to listen to the whole thing, but knew I would talk that long to Nora on the phone or in person, if she was able to, about my difficulties, thoughts, wishes, hopes, dreams and want to know how she "understands" so much of me so well. I really do want to be a better person, but wonder how long it's going to take. The physical energy and endurance is not there today. I don't know what to do or who to call to help me today.
 
 
 
  Ellie Langenhorst
1/6/2008
Song Of The Soul -Ellen Bloom Ninneman's Song of the Soul
I have known Ellen for 40 years. I am the other half of "The Singing Sisters" that she mentioned. I was truly touched, inspired, and overwhelmed by her openness to talk about her spirituality. I too was raised WELS like Ellen, in fact, in the same church and in the same small town, Ripon, WI. I can relate to Ellen's struggle to free herself from the constraints that WELS has put on her life. I have shared many experiences with Ellen in our 40 years but feel that I have really come to know who she is today by listening to her on Song Of The Soul. My struggle has been ongoing due to the fact that I have two children and a husband whom I wanted to at least experience the basis of my belief...that being their is one God and that Jesus Chris IS our Saviour. I do not believe in many other aspects of WELS and that is where my struggle and guilt come from. It is hard to break away from something you lived your whole life believing is right. I admire Ellen, and Bob, for their spirituality and the journey they have taken to reach the point of being content with who they are and what they believe. When I visit them in Eau Claire, I come away feeling at peace...if only for a short time. Ellen, you have given me new inspiration. It is time for me to break away from a religion that does not fit with who I truly am and what I was intended to be. For that, my dear friend, I love you. Thank you for sharing your spirituality with me and the others out there who may be struggling.
 
 
 
  Beth Olson
12/14/2007
Song Of The Soul -Sara Thomsen's Song of the Soul
I love Sara's voice and music. it speaks to my soul. Her song Holy Angels helped to heal me when i was very ill and with high fever. I put it on repeat and listened over and over. Thank you for helping to share her spirit with the world. When will this show be broadcasted in the Superior, WI, area and on what radio dial? thank you and blessings to you. Beth
 
 
 
  Breeze Bryson
12/10/2007
Song Of The Soul -Carlton Schreiner's Song of the Soul
First, I want to compliment you on the format of you program, "Song of the Soul." Dividing the time between songs and commentary between you and your guest is both interesting and entertaining. A song may have universal meaning to the listeners, which is why we want to hear it again and again. Knowing the story behind the composing of the lyrics adds new interpretations and appreciation. Getting to meet the songwriter, the producer, the singer, the arranger, and the instrumentalist, as in the case of Carlton Schreiner, is a rare privilege. His CD "Love is the Cure" can be a cure for many ills in this world. For me, the calming influence of his special arrangement of "Amazing Grace" has slowed down the pulse of my rapid and irregular heartbeat. The energizing rhythms of other songs makes me want to sing a long or to dance, while bringing a message of hope, love, joy, and peace.. Thank you for bring this king of programming to the airwaves and the Internet.
 
 
 
  damian
12/7/2007
Song Of The Soul -Ellen Bloom Ninneman's Song of the Soul
great show ellen and mark ! Also thanks so much for the context and music introductions to Alannis and colors of the wind ! damian
 
 
 
  Ed Gunsalus
11/27/2007
Song Of The Soul -Sara Hickman's Song of the Soul
Wonderful interview, Sara is so inspirational.
 
 
 
  Bobbi Jo Toy
11/25/2007
Mark; it is always a pleasure to listen to your programs; thank you for sharing your spirit. Peace,  
 
 
  Emily Bradley
11/24/2007
Song Of The Soul -Annabella Wood's Song of the Soul
As always, Annabella Wood is at Her Best! What a beautiful, touching song.. what an original talent, Anabella.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
11/21/2007
Spirit In Action -Judy Hyde - Free The Slaves
So glad that you decided to do a show on the topic of slavery. The music is really cool.
 
 
 
  Katharina
11/17/2007
Song Of The Soul -Carlton Schreiner's Song of the Soul
'The world as a whole has forgotten the real meaning of the word "love". Love has been so abused and crucified by man that very few people know what true love is. Just as oil is present in every part of the olive, so love permeates every part of creation. But to define love is very difficult, for the same reason that words cannot fully describe the flavor of an orange. You have to taste the fruit to know its flavor. So with love. All of you have tasted love in some form in your hearts; therefore you know a little about what it is. But you have not understood how to develop love, how to purify and expand it into divine love. A spark of this divine love exists in most hearts in the beginning of life, but is usually lost, because man does not know how to cultivate it.' (Paramahansa Yogananda, 1943, from The Divine Romance) Lots of joy on the way – back home – to the Divine!
 
 
 
  Elizabeth Gordon
11/16/2007
Spirit In Action -Frances Ford & The War Plays Project
I'm listening right now and enjoying the description of how the play about Rachel Cory came to be--the inspiration behind it and also the process. Get the story out, yes! I have wanted to hear more about that. The War Plays Project is well worth hearing about! thanks!
 
 
 
  Suresh Anand
11/16/2007
Song Of The Soul -Carlton Schreiner's Song of the Soul
It is a wonderful CD.....fills you with Love for God and Mankind. am eagerly looking forward to Carlton Schreiner's next music CD. I hope to work with him in his "Ashram" some day. Carlton is truly a Divine soul!
 
 
 
  Gabe
11/15/2007
Song Of The Soul -Carlton Schreiner's Song of the Soul
That was a great show! Thanks Carlton Schreiner for your stirring spiritual music! I bought your cd and look forward to more in the future.
 
 
 
  Liz Opp in Minnesota
11/15/2007
Spirit In Action -Frances Ford & The War Plays Project
Hey, Mark. Thanks for this interview. Fran makes so many interesting comments about her own experience and what she has been uncovering in her work with the War Plays Project. I also really like the songs you've inserted. Nice job. Blessings, Liz Opp, The Good Raised Up
 
 
 
  Daniel
11/15/2007
Song Of The Soul -Carlton Schreiner's Song of the Soul
Great show! That was very inspiring - thank you so much!
 
 
 
  grace marie smith
11/13/2007
Song Of The Soul -Annabella Wood's Song of the Soul
anabella: along with your wonderful parents, we have just heard your wonderful songs and thoughts on faith. My sincere prayers are with your at this time that the your future surgery will be most successful and that you will recover to continue to tell your faith through song and deeds. My love to you Annabella Marie
 
 
 
  Wistar Wood
11/10/2007
Song Of The Soul -Annabella Wood's Song of the Soul
Wonderful interview, Annabella and Mark! Honest, fair, interesting, human, piercing, enlightening, inspiring, and even more. We all wish you the best of recoveries after the next operation. Love to you both.
 
 
 
  Bertie Wood
11/10/2007
Song Of The Soul -Annabella Wood's Song of the Soul
Thanks, Honey, for your strength, clarity, and joy!
 
 
 
  Lianne Smith
11/8/2007
Song Of The Soul -Annabella Wood's Song of the Soul
Awesome and amazing interview...just like the woman that gave the interview. All the best Annabella. Much Love
 
 
 
  Bobbie Bush
11/7/2007
Song Of The Soul -Annabella Wood's Song of the Soul
Glad to hear you are recovering, sorry there is more surgery in your future. It is nice to hear you doing so well emotionally/spiritually. It sounds like God has blessed you with great Spiritual pinnacles to get you through some major challenges. The new arrangement for Prisioer was Right On. Best wishes on your journey... I will hold you in a healing light... God Bless!
 
 
 
  Lynn Blue
11/5/2007
Song Of The Soul -Annabella Wood's Song of the Soul
Annabella; It was no coincidence that I could not get through the other night. I needed it tonight. The interview was so honest, uplighting and spiritual.... so you... and so needed by me tonight. Thanks Mark for the interview. Annbella I am so proud to say I know you. Love your style. happy to hear that you are recuperating well....All the best and much love.
 
 
 
  Jay Dog
11/5/2007
Song Of The Soul -Nicole Miller's Song of the Soul
Very, very sweet. I would love sit down and talk to this girl!
 
 
 
  Bobbi Jo Toy
11/4/2007
Keep up the good work! BJ  
 
 
  Melinda Bergen
11/1/2007
Song Of The Soul -Annabella Wood's Song of the Soul
This program is so rich. The host asked great questions of Annabella, and Annabella answered from a deep place of spirit, of connection with herself and of life. The music you featured fit the interview beautifully. I am honored to know Annabella.
 
 
 
  Joni Carley
10/31/2007
Song Of The Soul -Annabella Wood's Song of the Soul
Annabella is awesome!
 
 
 
  Carol L. Skolnick, ClearLifeSolutions.com
10/31/2007
Song Of The Soul -Annabella Wood's Song of the Soul
Annabella rocks in more ways than one. What a deeply sweet offering, thank you!
 
 
 
  Debbie Rae
10/31/2007
Song Of The Soul -Annabella Wood's Song of the Soul
annabell wood was great. keep up the good work Northern Spirit Radio
 
 
 
  Alicia
10/31/2007
Song Of The Soul -Annabella Wood's Song of the Soul
Wonderful slice of life. Thank you, Mark, and thank you Annabella.
 
 
 
  Annabella Wood
10/29/2007
Essay & Thoughts -What God Has Joined - One Man, One Woman?
This was very good, Mark. I liked what you had to say, particularly in bringing up the point about those who marry without intention of procreating. I had not thought of that. Well thought out, and well spoken. Annabella
 
 
 
  Kaohsiung85
10/15/2007
Song Of The Soul -Helene Pollock's Song of the Soul
Song of The Soul
 
 
 
  Serena
10/11/2007
Song Of The Soul -Mark Morgan's Song of the Soul
It is so rich and heartwarming to hear a man speak so eloquently and lovingly of his journey to depths and heights of soul, of how he nurtures the souls of his own children, and especially to know that the sons of our time are being raised to look deeper for what is truly important and most real. Mark's choice of music also paints a richly textured picure of a life honoring authentic soul in self and others. Thanks, Mark, for sharing an intriguing glimpse of your life, both movingly reverent and delightfully irreverent, along your way! Suggestion: Have Mark back for Father's Day.
 
 
 
  Pamela Moran
10/1/2007
Song Of The Soul -Dana Tock's Song of the Soul
Dana's music and voice are so inspirational---thankyou for the wonderful program.
 
 
 
  Angey Brandau
10/1/2007
Song Of The Soul -Dana Tock's Song of the Soul
Mark, I have known Dana since I was 15, and now over six years later she is releasing her new cd. I am very excited for her. I have been blessed to know Dana and have her in my life. Throughout my years at our church she has been a wonderful inspiration and a great role model. I have wonderful memories of listening to Dana in her various bands and at church, and I am looking forward to seeing her release her new cd. I am very blessed that God placed Dana in my life and I am very proud of her for following her dreams. Thank you for the wonderful interview and helping Dana on her beautiful journey. Angey Brandau
 
 
 
  Al and Sandy Jackson
9/30/2007
Song Of The Soul -Dana Tock's Song of the Soul
Mark Al is Dana`s Dad and I am her Step Mom and we really enjoy your interview with Dana. We were excite to hear that we could listen to it on line. We been waiting for her new CD coming out. Even though we been hearing the songs she been coming out with we both have are favorite, but we enjoy them all. I am glad you got to interview her on your show. We will keep on listening to radio on line. Keep up the good job with every singer that comes along your way. Dana does have really lovely voice to listen to. Again Thank you for spreading the good news like in Danas song We sincerly wish the messages in her music will touch people heart and draw them near to the lord. Al and Sandy Jackson
 
 
 
  Claire Fawcett
9/30/2007
Song Of The Soul -Helene Pollock's Song of the Soul
This was a very interesting program. I enjoyed the variety of songs that gave me a variety of feelings. It was especially good for me to hear popular songs such as "Fake Plastic Trees" analyzed in a spiritual sense.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
9/27/2007
Song Of The Soul -Helene Pollock's Song of the Soul
This was a wonderful show!!!! Thank you Helene for sharing yourself, your spiritual journey, and the songs that touch your soul...I found it all very inspiring. I also appreciate the way the moderator handled the program ... moderating the flow without overpowering the guest or the music.
 
 
 
  Jen Karsten
9/25/2007
Song Of The Soul -Helene Pollock's Song of the Soul
Helene said something like "if someone could listen to my music, then they might really know me". This idea spoke to me -- so many times we gravitate towards songs because they speak our feelings for us (at least I do) yet I'd never heard that truth expressed like that before. I'd never heard of John Michael Talbot; I'm glad for the mix of performers she wove into this interview. Thank you to Helene and to Northern Spirit for this piece.
 
 
 
  Mari
9/24/2007
Song Of The Soul -Helene Pollock's Song of the Soul
Thank you so much for doing this. It was really helpful to listen to this show and the wonderful conversation between you and Helene. Seeing music as it effects personal narratives is incredibly meaningful and I am grateful for Helene sharing that experience so openly. I could feel there was a lot of deep emotional significance for the music she chose to share.
 
 
 
  Annabella Wood
9/23/2007
Song Of The Soul -Helene Pollock's Song of the Soul
This is really nice. I love the show, and I love what you are doing with it. I think Helene has something to offer all of us in her loving way. Thank you for sharing her with us. I will be listening more in the future.
 
 
 
  Elizabeth Gordon
9/21/2007
Song Of The Soul -Anna Fritz's Song of the Soul
I'm not sure I can say "best," since this is the first I've listened to. That said, the blend of music and discussion, the movement of the questions and depth of the answers, makes it an interesting and engaging show. thanks!
 
 
 
  Marney Dewey Billings
9/20/2007
Song Of The Soul -Katherine Kocs' Song of the Soul
Kathi's sensitivity comes through on her selection of songs. They sing of caring, political activism, and heart. From Scottish fiddlers singing the Road of Tears to the Greatful Dead, this is inclusive and thoughtful music. What a journey. Lovely to hear Kathi's voice as well as the music. She is a wonderful spirit facing a dangerous time. Her soul and spirit comes through...she will face the lions and anything up ahead with grace. Hugs and God be with You, Marney
 
 
 
  Anonymous
9/12/2007
Song Of The Soul -Helene Pollock's Song of the Soul
Helene's insight is outstanding, and she goes from herself and beyond herself in a beautiful way. The show had a wonderful shape and flow. The moderator is very skillful and does not overpower the guest. I especially was touched by the Promise of St. Francis, but everything was first rate.
 
 
 
  Alex Morisey
9/12/2007
Song Of The Soul -Helene Pollock's Song of the Soul
I thoroughly enjoyed the music as well as the comments. I know Helene and she is a deeply spiritual person. It was wonderful to share her music. The format was excellent and I can see the program as a powerful spiritual tool.
 
 
 
  Cindy Maier
9/12/2007
Song Of The Soul -Helene Pollock's Song of the Soul
This was a wonderful show with Helene, and I really enjoyed her commentary accompanied by the music. I, too, am a product of the '60s college scene and the struggles of that era!
 
 
 
  Anonymous
9/12/2007
Song Of The Soul -Helene Pollock's Song of the Soul
great show. thanks
 
 
 
  Mary Anne Crowley
9/11/2007
Song Of The Soul -Helene Pollock's Song of the Soul
Listening to Helene's sharing of her soul and the music that inspires her was a most uplifting experience. What touched me the most was her vulnerability and her willingness to share so deeply about her connection to God through music. I resonnated with that level of spirituality, being a liturgical musician with Medical Mission Sisters in Philadelphia, PA. Music sustains me on many different levels. Helene's spiritual journey is one that obviously is done with great care and loving. Thank you, Helene, for sharing yourself with us so fully! Thank you, Mark, for a wonderful program and I wish you all the luck in the future. Peace, Mary Anne
 
 
 
  Amy Kelly
9/11/2007
Song Of The Soul -Helene Pollock's Song of the Soul
The music really helps to illustrate Helene's wonderful spiritual growth and exploration. It is a great way to share things that can be hard to articulate in conversation. It's like being invited inside of her meditations; that is a valuable gift. Thank you for sharing Helene and her knowledge and her journey with the wider world of seekers.
 
 
 
  Tony Manasseh
9/11/2007
Song Of The Soul -Helene Pollock's Song of the Soul
Dear Mark, Just to say how I enjoyed listening to this program which I thought was “Music from the soul to the soul and talk from the deep mind to the mind”. I would also like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to know my friend Helene Pollock better and appreciate her keen understanding of the human mind through music of the heart. The songs were inspiring particularly ‘Cave of the Heart’ by John Michael Talbot and “Anointed” by Kathy Sherman. These 2 songs brought memories of my soul searching periods and set in me a wave of spiritual exuberance. I will refer to them in my lonesome search for peace and love in a world of much needed understanding and truth. As a Quaker from Lebanon having fled with my family the atrocities of the war of summer 2006 to the peace and compassion of Haverford College, Helene Pollock was a steady support for us in a period of anxiety and adaptation. I thank you dear Mark for giving me the opportunity to know Helene better and know where she is coming form. Please excuse my subjective comment. I wish you and your program continued progress in outreach and the spread of deep contentment of the soul. In Friendship Tony Manasseh
 
 
 
  Anthony Manousos
9/10/2007
Song Of The Soul -Helene Pollock's Song of the Soul
My dear friend Helene Pollock emailed me about your show and since she is someone whom I regard as a spiritual friend, I listened. What an amazing and moving experience! What a wonderful gift you have for bringing out a person's hidden depths through music! I have known and admired and loved Helene for years and had many deep and soulful conversations with her but I had no idea of this side of her personality and spirit. What a wonderful revelation! I was so impressed by the idea of your show that I invited my wife (who is a Methodist pastor) to listen in and suggested that this might be a meaningful and moving way to organize a worship sharing experience for music lovers. I think that Quakers might find this format to be spiritually enriching and will certainly recommend your show to Friends. Yours in peace and friendship, Anthony Manousos, Editor of Friends Bulletin
 
 
 
  Roy Gathercoal
9/10/2007
Song Of The Soul -Helene Pollock's Song of the Soul
What an amazing testimony! The songs truly did serve as commentary on the words. And Helene, while Mark did do an exceptional job of taking the pieces to create a wonderfully unified whole, you were the source of those pieces. Thank you for a deeply rewarding experience, one which transcended the usual quotation bits. Thank you for sharing this aspect of your life. It is obviously a well considered, intentional walk. An inspiration.
 
 
 
  Helene Pollock
9/9/2007
Song Of The Soul -Jon Watt's Song of the Soul
I was captivated by Jon's journey. He has a *presence* that really connects. What a deep and powerful person -- so *real*! I feel like I know him. It's great to meet new friends through music and a common spiritual connection.
 
 
 
  Helene Pollock
9/9/2007
Song Of The Soul -Helene Pollock's Song of the Soul
Mark deserves a lot of credit for an excellent interview. He managed to make the various points hang together, and he especially highlighted *the music*, and that's what it's all about -- our experience of Divine Love, through music. Thank you Mark!
 
 
 
  Anonymous
9/9/2007
Song Of The Soul -Helene Pollock's Song of the Soul
This was really a great show. It covered a wide range of perspectives in the music and the life of the interviewee, yet hung together extremely well. This was well worth listening to.
 
 
 
  Crispin Pierce
8/29/2007
Spirit In Action -Spirit Afoot at the MREA's Energy & Sustainable Living Fair 2007 - Part 1
I really liked the variety of interviews (and music) that was included in this show. I was personally moved by the interviews with the bright and caring 14 year-old Lillian and her peace-committed father. Although I know it would be more work for you, Mark, it would be totally cool to have links from the segment text descriptions to that portion of the audio stream.
 
 
 
  Peggy O'Neil
8/18/2007
Song Of The Soul -Jon Watt's Song of the Soul
Thank you so much for the CD's and especially for featuring Jonathon on your radio show. It is such a blessing to have this record of his spiritual/musical journey. The show was wonderful, and it was a treat to be there at the recording. Please keep up this important work! Blessings!
 
 
 
  Frances
8/14/2007
Song Of The Soul -Katherine Kocs' Song of the Soul
Kathi- Your "Song of the Soul" was beautiful! I want to thank you for sharing it and thank Northern Spirit Radio for broadcasting it. Web and I listened to it and we both learned something about you that we had not known before. You are an incredible person - so intelligent, thoughtful, and generous. I am proud to be your sister! I love you.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
8/11/2007
Song Of The Soul -Katherine Kocs' Song of the Soul
Great
 
 
 
  Mary Bliss
8/11/2007
Song Of The Soul -Katherine Kocs' Song of the Soul
I have just finished listening to your program in its entirety. Kathi, thank you so much for your gift to our family as well as to the world. The music was wonderful, with artists Fred and I have never heard. Your words were enlightening and gave me a much better sense of you and your soul. You have always been an inspiration to me with your accomplishments throughout your life and times of difficulties. Your sons and the entire family are so much richer for having you as part of our lives, Peace and love, Mary Bliss
 
 
 
  Chuck Pfeiffer
8/11/2007
Song Of The Soul -Katherine Kocs' Song of the Soul
Kathi, I'm listening to Song of the Soul interview. It is really moving. Thank you for sending it. I forwarded it on to Sister Sue, and Brother Jim who are both praying for you. Blessings and love my friend. Chuck Pfeiffer
 
 
 
  John Hackman
8/3/2007
Song Of The Soul -Jon Watt's Song of the Soul
I listened to Mark's interview with Jon today. I don't know how I missed Jon at the Gathering 2007. What a spirit led and directed young man! His openness is astounding. What an example for young Quaker Friends. His hip-hop and Indie Rock is unobtrusive background music to the verbal messages. So much popular music emphasizes the music and the words are incidental and hard to hear. Jon has a depth and a breadth. He draws from images from his own life experiences with others, from his memories or from reading history and brings them to life, capturing the evolutionary nature and testimonies of early Quakerism with an active and alive imagination, bringing history to life. The song about his relationship with Tom Fox, a recent martyr to the War in Iraq, as a member of a Christian Peacemaker Team really immortalized Tom for me. I really did need to hear the CD, Mark as the wailing in the background brought a realism to the horror and grief of Tom's death. It brought chills to my body. I could really hear that the god in Tom is the god in Jon as his song created that oneness. It was a sensitively done interview as are all of Marks interviews on Northern Spirit Radio.
 
 
 
  Steve
7/30/2007
Spirit In Action -Marcus Borg, Author of Meeting Jesus Again For the First Time
Great show. I'm thinking about playing the show regularly on my community radio station. My only suggestion is finding a new theme song. It felt smaltzy and cheesing rather than dynamic, activist, and engaging. There are great religious songs. I would encourage you to seek them out and choose a better song--perhaps something like Sweet Honey in the Rock, but there are many other options.
 
 
 
  Anonymous
7/24/2007
Spirit In Action -Marcus Borg, Author of Meeting Jesus Again For the First Time
While I found Mr. Borg to be articulate and eloquent in his analysis of biblical elements, I missed the connections to everyday life (and the values I hold dear) that I have heard on other Spirit in Action programs.
 
 
 
  Crispin Pierce
7/20/2007
Spirit In Action -Peterson Toscano - Ex-gay Survivor
What a refreshing and thoughtful perspective on one person's struggle and success to define his sexuality and spirituality! Technical notes: Mark's introductory comments about the purpose of the show seemed a bit wooden. There was also a real difference in the clarity through the guest's microphone (very clear) and Mark's microphone (kind of fuzzy). I would enjoy future programs that illustrate how others have found spiritual guidance through issues that are often rigidly defined by religious dogma, e.g., Catholicism and contraception, the religious right and war, Buddhism and political activity.
 
 
 
  Amy Chabot
6/26/2007
Song Of The Soul -Amy Chabot's Song of the Soul
Thank you, Mark, for making my first time on radio such a wonderful experience! It was an honor to share my spiritual journey with your listeners, and I look forward to listening to your future broadcasts. Every Blessing, Amy Chabot
 
 
 
  Sandra McKinney
6/24/2007
Song Of The Soul -David Howard's Song of the Soul
Awesome! David lives up to the title of his latest CD "Spark". We look forward to having him at Unity on September 9th, 2007, at our 10am Service and afternoon Concert starting at 12:30pm.
 
 
 
  Cyndi
6/22/2007
Song Of The Soul -David Huber's Song of the Soul
As always, David's choice of music is eclectic and wonderful.
 
 
 
  Sara Hickman
6/17/2007
Song Of The Soul -David Howard's Song of the Soul
I really enjoyed listening to David talk about his journey, hearing his music, including my song, "Comfort's Sigh"....Yes! This was a heartwarming show. Your two voices were very calming, serene. It is a blessing you have this show! Thank you for having David on because he is an insightful, and wondrous, light in this world. I am so glad to know him. And your sharing him with others is fantastic... Keep spreading the word of others on their faith journeys. I would love to do your show someday, if you'd ever like to have a Christian musician/mom/humanitarian who is enjoying her journey, enjoying the criss-cross of meeting others, and eager to talk about God, and all the aspects and unknown and joys and fears of living on a spirit based path. God bless you! Gratefully, Sara
 
 
 
  Julie Schmitt
6/16/2007
Thank You Mark for sharing your gifts in an inspiring way with sincerity, depth, and authenticity. Each program I am gifted to hear is a valued experience of gentleness, strength and joy. You inspire your listeners and guests to further explore the wonders in our hearts and lives. To stretch, receive, love and grow in our ways of living. And thank you to the past, present, and future guests as they share their authentic selves.  
 
 
  Lyn Cope
5/21/2007
Song Of The Soul -Catherine Price's Song of the Soul
What interesting dimensions you provide listeners! I thoroughly enjoyed your interview with Catherine Price, FL. I love her music and spirit and scope of her oversight. Thanks for interviewing her. I am hopeful that in due time, she does cut a CD—I'll stand in line to buy it!
 
 
 
  Robert Rackelman
5/21/2007
Song Of The Soul -Catherine Price's Song of the Soul
I have known Catherine for a few years and have always enjoyed her music. Thank you for including her in your program. She is a genuine and wonderful individual and this is reflected in the music she does.
 
 
 
  Pam and Larry Tilley
5/21/2007
Song Of The Soul -Catherine Price's Song of the Soul
What a treat...great music and a genuine interview of our friend, Catherine--personal and Quaker. This was a wonderful opportunity to experience the fruits of your practice, both spiritually and musically. We truly enjoyed listening to your favorite artists and especially the songs you wrote and sang so beautifully. We are proud of your accomplishments and so very happy for you. We love you, Catherine. Super job--an A+ from your teacher friends!
 
 
 
  Colleen Lowery
5/21/2007
Song Of The Soul -Catherine Price's Song of the Soul
I thought the music and commentary blended so well to define the spirit and soul of Catherine. David and Catherine are my neighbors and I am so fortunate to be able to converse with them often. Catherine even helped me through the rough trials of setting up a computer and it was great to be able to hear this E-mail.
 
 
 
  Melissa Price
5/13/2007
Spirit In Action -The Birth & Midwifery Episode with Ina May Gaskin, author of Spiritual Midwifery
I listened to this program three times. I'm an RN in labor and delivery and loved listening to this interview. It was very inspiring and uplifting.
 
 
 
  Davida Johns
4/27/2007
Spirit In Action -Davida Johns - "Mature" Peace Corps volunteer and ProNica - Quaker aid to Nicaragua
Mark, Thanks for the opportunity to share the ProNica mission. Davida
 
 
 
  Heather
4/6/2007
Spirit In Action -Praying for Peace, Paying for Peace, Part One - A Visit with Robin Hood & Maid Marian
What a lovely radio station you have. I love your wisdom and insights....and your love shines through. The interview was great. It was informative and thought provocative. I hope many people hear the show. It was clarifying for me to speak with you, and thank you for your support. I appreciate what you are doing with your program.. I hope to meet you someday. meanwhile, I'll tune into your station. Thank You again, Mark.... walking in the light of love,
 
 
 
  Christoforos
3/30/2007
This is one of the best sites I have ever found. Thanks!!! Very nice and informal.  
 
 
  Crispin Pierce
3/23/2007
Spirit In Action -Peter Alsop - Humor & Song as tools for growth, change and insight - Part 1
A very important topic -- healthy sexual attitudes for all ages! Little bit of hum from Mr. Alsop on the phone.
 
 
 
  Joe V.
3/7/2007
Spirit In Action -Restored Israel Of Yahweh
Whoever "Anonymous" is that posted above should 1) Say who they are, and 2) Get over it already. You are either associated with them, or you aren't. Pick one and move on.
 
 
 
  Big Bird
3/7/2007
Song Of The Soul -Nicole Miller's Song of the Soul
Everyone finds there soul sometime. I just hope it's not to late for people to understand love. Music helps everyone find love, it helps people forget who they are and become what that love. Nicole loves music and even without it she is a beautiful person. Play the music that relates to life, and realize you are never alone. When you loose a friend of music you loose a guy that will always be your best friend. -Luv
 
 
 
  Richard Fuller
3/6/2007
Spirit In Action -Quaker Earthcare Witness
A fine show! Ruah and Louis have always been very quiet about themselves when I have been around them. It is a great pleasure to hear them speaking about themselves. And about all our lives, of course.
 
 
 
  Daniel wolpert
2/27/2007
Song Of The Soul -James Schattauer's Song of the Soul
Wonderful show. James is the best!!
 
 
 
  Rosemary
2/27/2007
Song Of The Soul -James Schattauer's Song of the Soul
I have known James for several years and keep meeting people who know him through their children. He is a bit of an icon for kids in the Twin Cities. He is also a great human being. Blessings to you James! Rock on! - Rosie
 
 
 
  Sharon Knopp
2/26/2007
Mark, I've listened to just two of your programs: Ruthie Rosauer and Sara Bryan. I enjoyed them both immensely. Very impressed with your concept, guests, conversation, music. Have you thought of distributing the program more widely? I think it's national quality.  
 
 
  James Schattauer
2/25/2007
Song Of The Soul -James Schattauer's Song of the Soul
I just listened to the program. It was a moving experience for me. It is rare for me to encounter public venues that readily match up with my music and spirituality. Song of the Soul was like running into a good friend. I want to give you credit and honor for the labor of love you put into doing this important work. Mark, it was a pleasure doing this program with you. I am humbled and honored that you would seek me out for this program. Your heart, mindfulness and stewardship to the the landscape of spiritual learning is deeply evident in your creation of Song of the Soul. Well done! With Heart, James Schattauer www.misterjim.net
 
 
 
  Anonymous
2/25/2007
Song Of The Soul -James Schattauer's Song of the Soul
Its www.misterjim.net ( not .com)
 
 
 
  Phyllis Berentsen
2/18/2007
Spirit In Action -Peace Learning Center of Milwaukee
Mark -- As one of the participants in your interview, I want to say that you did a terrific job of pulling it all together. I am very pleased with the results that aired today. Phyllis
 
 
 
  Barb Kleist
1/26/2007
Song Of The Soul -Cyndi Bradbury's Song of the Soul
Cyndi is a member of our Plymouth family. She has brightened our church with her music. I think we all enjoy singing with her & listening to her. She has what I would call a "sunshine spirit". We are so glad she came to join our family.
 
 
 
  Sara Bryan
1/22/2007
Song Of The Soul -Savannah Rhae's Song of the Soul
What a treat to listen to the soul song of my friend Savannah. Even though I know her quite well, this listen gave me a new angle into her story. Loved to hear her laugh, too. Haven't we come a long way?
 
 
 
  Sara Bryan
1/22/2007
Song Of The Soul -Sara Bryan's Song of the Soul
A note from the interviewed: Mark first asked me to consider sharing my story about a year ago. It took me that long to decide that yes, it was time. The preparation was meaningful and healing. The interview itself was affirming; it gave me a chance to speak of what is most important to me. Mark is a sensitive and respectful interviewer, his skills are just what are needed to make these interviews hold together and come alive. The service that Mark provides to our community with his Song of the Soul program is of great value. My prayer is that everyone who seeks good company on their soul journey will discover this treasure, for the good of all.
 
 
 
  Kathi Bradbury Frelk
1/21/2007
Song Of The Soul -Cyndi Bradbury's Song of the Soul
I am Cyndi's "Episcopalian sister"...she sent me the link and I very much enjoyed listening to your program, actually learning more about her through your questions and her answers, and enjoyed being entertained by her music. One anecdote about our family that came to my mind while listening involves one of our last family gatherings. Cyndi was playing her guitar and singing the Hank Williams song "I Saw the Light" and our "atheist" brother noticed that one of the bulbs in the dining room light fixture was out so he stood up and tightened the bulb and it lighted and we all rejoiced that Richard finally Saw the Light! You have an interesting concept for your program...making me think about which songs would represent my soul...I've started my list, but unlike Cyndi, would NEVER be asked to sing in public! I'll check back on other programs in the future. Kathi
 
 
 
  Jack Frost
1/2/2007
Spirit In Action -Sandra Lyons/Bernadine Franciscan Sisters
I hate to bother you, but I have been looking for a friend of mine by the name of Sandra Lyons. I knew her in Hawai'i in 1963-1964. Her father was stationed in Hawai'i as was mine. We originally met at Radford High School (she subsequently went to Saint Francis). Would it be possible to forward this meassage to your guest and see if she is possibly the Sandra I knew? If you are not able to accomodate this request I will understand. I have thought and prayed for her often over the years. Respectfully and gratefully, Jack Frost 509.929.1950 frostj@cwu.edu jackfrost@jackfrostaa.com 2900 Canyon RD, SP 59 Ellensburg WA 98926
 
 
 
  George Grogan
12/26/2006
Hello, I have left you a message on your voice mail, but I thought I would give you a better understanding of what we can do together in this email. I have a book, that is not for sale, that I should read to people about how each one of us need to be taught how we all can "fix" the problems we have currently. The way we fix these problems is with a different set of rules from our Maker, God. What I teach has nothing to do with religion. When we all realize that in America there are over 190 religions, just try to imagine "anyone" trying to make sense of 190 versions of what God has said to them. There is a simple answer to what we need to do, and that is what I would teach. I would like to speak with someone on the phone about that. What I would be teaching is not taught anywhere. One of the things I teach people to do is demonstrate to themselves they are a miracle from God, and I can prove that. Thank you for your time. I look forward to speaking with you. George Grogan (951) 679-1875 wms_grogan@yahoo.com  
 
 
  Julia Marguerite
12/15/2006
Song Of The Soul -The Peace Sing-along - Eau Claire's Song of the Soul
Ok, Mark now it's this little light of mine,and I want to add that- all the way to Toulouse you've shown your light and it's brightened my day, you are an amazing person who has been able to bring out the best in people, thank you.
 
 
 
  Julia Marguerite
12/15/2006
Song Of The Soul -The Peace Sing-along - Eau Claire's Song of the Soul
This is such an enjoyable radio show! Every time I'm feeling down, I pick the latest show and my spirits are always lifted! This peace sing-along especially bring me all smiles hearing the songs I grew up singing at Nightengales, a Quaker gathering for singing and sharing in the Midwest. Thanks for your beautiful voices and souls!
 
 
 
  Eileen Immerman
12/3/2006
Spirit In Action -Nichola Torbett - Network of Spiritual Progressives
Mark: Thank you for a wonderful show and for bringing the community more information on the Network of Spiritual Progressives (NSP). All are welcome to join us tomorrow night, Dec. 4 for an informational meeting. See our website: www.idd-ec.com/nspmain.htm Shalom/Shalam (Peace in Arabic and Hebrew). Eileen, Eau Claire
 
 
 
  Jaan H.
11/8/2006
Spirit In Action -Paul Kaldjian - Geography & Refuser Solidarity Network
Hi from the northeastern corner of Europe - Helsinki, Finland; With a little help from my U.S. friends I was led to your site and listen to Spirit In Action 11/05/2006. Thanks for a great interview with Paul Kaldjian. I hope you keep this and other programming available on-demand for some time so the slow ones get a chance to hear them, too. So now - on top of BBC world and NPR - there's one more international wavelength worth listening! Thanks again and keep up the good work, Jaan
 
 
 
  Dave Perchard
10/8/2006
Song Of The Soul -Debi McClain's Song of the Soul
I was having a conversation with my long time friend Debbi and she mentioned how she was on a radio show and I have since listened to your program and enjoyed both the conversation about debb's MS and the music that was played and absolutely loved it...congrats from Dave Perchard from ST.John's,Newfoundland & Labrador,Canada.
 
 
 
  Robert Webb, Boston, MA
10/8/2006
Song Of The Soul -Debi McClain's Song of the Soul
Debi has been a friend of mine for a long, long time. Like your sister, I met Debi in a chat room. Mark after hearing your interview with Debi, I’m going to give her a call; She is the sweetest young lady I’ve ever known. Mark I’m glad you had the chance to talk to her.
 
 
 
  Steve Kastner
10/4/2006
Spirit In Action -Wisconsin Coalition Against the Death Penalty - Arthur Thexton
Hello Mark, Thanks for an excellent radio show and an interview with great depth. Thanks as well for providing it on-line in a format that is archived and able to be shared with our audience. I will link to it on the WCADP.org Web site and plan to use the link in article to be published in The Door County Compass and the Wisconsin Progressive sites. Your shows are a great discovery with a lot of other titles that I plan to access. Steve
 
 
 
  Anna Sandidge
9/19/2006
Spirit In Action -Anna Sandidge - Friends Peace Teams
Mark - Thank you so much for this great work that you do. It is so encouraging to hear what people are doing in their faith. Having heard the excerpts from the interview we did together - I didn't even recognize myself! You do work miracles. Your work lifts up the gifts of Spirit in a way that is truly wonderful. Hearing the work of others gives me so much joy and great hope for the world. In peaceful service, anna
 
 
 
  Leah
9/15/2006
I have been listening to various Song of the Soul and Spirit in Action programs in the past few days, it is just what I needed! I love getting insight and inspiration from well-known people doing things I would have a hard time doing, and also from people who are more like me--it's a great balance. Now my list of things to read and people to get to know is even longer than before. THANKS!  
 
 
  Phyllis Berentsen
9/10/2006
Mark -- My husband Frank and I just finished listening to excerpts from several of your shows and we were fascinated. It is wonderful to hear folks speaking from their hearts about following leadings of the spirit -- so different from much of what one hears on radio. I wish that we could hear your show regularly.  
 
 
  colleen
9/10/2006
Song Of The Soul -Julie Schmitt's Song of the Soul
I just finished listening to the julie Schmitt show twice over the last couple of days. I think this is a wonderful show and you are the right person to be doing this. Hearing Julie 's song picks and info about her life showed me there are still ways to connect i nthis crazy disconnected world. It is so hard for me to find like-minded people. Hearing Julie speak about her life made me think-i have to meet this person. I loved her chanting music picks and it was a delight to my soull and heart to listen. Thanks again!
 
 
 
  Eli Gottfried
9/10/2006
Spirit In Action -Gigi Pomerantz - Tikkun Ha-Ir & Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods
Mark: I just finished listening to your interview with Gigi. It was a powerful, powerful interview. Thanks for doing the interview. Keep up the work. It's much needed. Eli
 
 
 
  Jonathan Lutz - from Finland
9/6/2006
Spirit In Action -Chuck Fager/Quaker House
Please let Mark know that I have just listened to Northern Spirit radio--interviews with Tim Lane and Chuck Fager. Great stuff! Jonathan Lutz
 
 
 
  Dick Dubielzig
8/31/2006
This is a great resourse and, I am sure, a lot of work. I will pass this on to Friends and friends. It took some computer savy beyond my own to be able to play the programs but now I will visit again.