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On Being – Running as Spiritual Practice

by Billy Mills, Christina Torres, Ashley Hicks, et al

We explore a topic our listeners have called out as a passionate force and a connector across all kinds of boundaries in American culture: running. Not just as exercise, or as a merely physical pursuit, but running as a source of bonding between parents and children and friends, as an interplay between competition and contemplation; as a way to understand body image and survival and healing.  
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#DisruptTheNarrative: Youth Leadership Summit – August 5

The Representation Project and Jennifer Siebel Newsom are excited to host our second annual #DisruptTheNarrative: Youth Leadership Summit on August 5 at Lucasfilm in San Francisco. This intensive, immersive experience will bring together 250 youth leaders (age 16-24) who are eager to acquire language and skills to lead on equality, ground their leadership practice in an understanding of their unique selves, and create a personal action plan to drive cultural change.  Continue reading

 


The Fitzsimon File: Monday Numbers: Summing up the Senate healthcare debate

By Chris Fitzsimon

July 3, 2017

22 million—number of people the Congressional Budget Office says would lose health insurance coverage under the health care plan currently being considered by the U.S. Senate (“CBO: Senate Bill Would Raise Premiums, Deductibles, or Both for Most Marketplace Consumers, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, July 26, 2017)

1,300—amount in dollars more that a 40-year-old with an income of $26,000 would pay in premiums for a silver level health care plan under the Senate health care plan (Ibid)


“Of Woman Born” aims to make a name nationally for Asheville Documentary Film Scene” 

Emily Graham Interviewed by Kristin MacLeod-Johnson

Try this on for size. You are 40 weeks pregnant. “Ready to pop,” to use a favorite American colloquialism. A documentary filmmaker is going to film the climactic finish of this journey, the labor, and whatever may transpire,which is truly unknown, because birth is treading in the waters of the great mystery. Hopefully there will be sweat, tears, dilation, grunting, nakedness, rawness, and ultimately, the opening and receiving of new life. Let’s also do it unassisted, and that does not mean just without drugs. It means without medical intervention. This is what 35 year old Emily Graham agreed to do back in February 2015 in collaboration with filmmaker Scott Kirschenbaum.


Consumer financial Protection Bureau – UPDATES TO “KNOW BEFORE YOU OWE” MORTGAGE DISCLOSURE RULE

“A mortgage is one of the largest financial decisions a consumer will ever make, and CFPB’s rules help ensure consumers have the easy-to-understand information they need before making a decision that will significantly impact their financial lives,” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “Our updates will clarify parts of our mortgage disclosure rule to make for a smoother implementation process for lenders and consumers.” 


Tales, Tips, and Love from Women Caregivers – Our Bodies Ourselves

by Elayne Clift

Women have always been caregivers. Whether looking after small children, elders, other family members or friends in small communities, tending to others in urban settings with limited support systems, or acting as professional caregivers in institutional settings, we have been the primary providers of physical care and emotional support in a variety of settings and circumstances throughout the ages.  Continue reading


Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe July Events

Wednesday, July 5 at 7 pm

David Madden presents MARBLE GODDESSES AND MORTAL FLESH

The thirteenth work of fiction by Knoxville native and Black Mountain resident David Madden consists of four novellas that weave together the life of the inimitable Lucius Hutchfield as he moves from youth to middle age and between vocations and adventures. Robert Morgan calls David Madden “a master Appalachian storyteller.” Whether you count yourself among Madden’s longtime fans or simply appreciate well-drawn characters in well-told tales, you won’t want to miss this event.


Current Perspective on Eating Disorders – Webinar Thursday, July 20, 2:30 ET

Join UCLA adolescent medicine specialist Elaine Rosen, MD, for a discussion about the difference between disordered eating and eating disorders. Dr. Rosen will address when to seek treatment and guidance, with a focus on decreasing the stigma of these diagnoses and increasing early intervention.   Register for the webinar >

BREVARD MUSIC CENTER 2017 Festival Performances – July & August

The Brevard Music Center is a community of student and professional musicians who aspire to ever-higher levels of artistry. Since all members of the community reside on campus, learning occurs constantly and is manifest through intensive practice and rehearsal and a challenging concert schedule. A consistently high level of public performance is a hallmark of the Brevard Music Center.


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