MikeyPod 77 | Habitat for Humanity Founder Millard Fuller

A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!

Yes right after I made that last post, the clouds parted and the upload began! The opening song is by Issa (formerly known as Jane Siberry). Here are her comments about the music.

Millard was great and so personable and an easy interview. This is just the first half of it, The second half will be up as soon as I can get it up. ahem. In the next podcast I will be giving away a signed copy of his book Building Materials for Life, Vol. II

More about Millard:

The Fuller Center for Housing
Habitat for Humanity

MikeyPod 72 | Koinonia Community Member Israel

My spiritual companion Israel joins me this week to talk about his former community, his conversion to Judaism, and his reasons for moving to Koinonia. Music from The Magnetic Fields and Alexis Cole.

Thanks to John Whiteside for the camera and to Sharon in Tampon and Derek Etnyre for the donations to the MikeyPod Recording Fund!

MikeyPod 64 | Activist Ray Hill

I first met Ray Hill in the early 90’s when I became involved with Queer Nation. As a fledgling queer activist, he was always someone I looked up to, as I do to this day. As my time here in Houston is coming to an end, I felt that Ray was one of those people I needed to talk to before I left.

Among his accomplishments are winning four Federal suits against the City of Houston, including a landmark First Amendment US Supreme Court Case: Houston v Hill 107 S.Ct 2502.
Ray was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the ACLU, Texas in 2005. winning four Federal suits against the City of Houston, including a landmark First Amendment US Supreme Court Case: Houston v Hill 107 S.Ct 2502.
Ray Hill
KPFT Pacifica Radio for Peace

MPOB62 | Composer Eve Beglarian

At last! The hugely talented and inspiring Eve Beglarian and I managed to coordinate our schedules and talk about her new album, Tell The Birds, the ins and outs of being a human being, and lots more. I know the file size is pretty big, but since it’s music, I couldn’t bear to encode it at a smaller rate. Hope you can deal

I should also mention that Eve’s piece Making Hey has never been heard before—-a MikeyPod exclusive!

Music Featured:
Landscaping for Privacy from the album Tell The Birds
Making Hey previously unreleased
Solitude from The Story of B
Written on the Body from Twisted Tutu’s Play Nice

Links:
EVBVD Music
DiverseWorks Houston
Twisted Tutu
Pierre Louÿs
Phil Kline

MikeyPod 46 | Soundseeing to an Animal Rights Protest at the Chinese Consulate

KPFT 90.1 Radio for Peace
Go Vegan Texas!
Double Dutch Bus-Frankie Smith
Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Houston
Marilyn Mouradjian and Janice Blue were two of the women I spoke to.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
In Defense of Animals
In Solidarty with Animals
The Humane Society of the United States
Go Vegan Texas! Cooking School
Society of Peace
this podcast is for richard and chauncy

Music:
Shihan – Activism (featuring Ursula Rucker)

MikeyPod 41 | Singer David Rovics

Today’s guest David Rovics, the man Amy Goodman referred to as “the musical version of Democracy Now!” David talks about his songs, file sharing, the corporate media, and lots more.

Featured songs:
Halliburton Boardroom Massacre
Santiago
The Commons

All of David Rovics’ music is available for download here
David’s tour dates