Show Highlights July 20 2017

To start the show we shared an article by Tara Brach entitled The Sacred Act of Pausing  which was published on Daily Good and was syndicated from

We go onto discuss our visit to the Community Media Day held at Dartington, Totnes where community radio stations from Devon and Cornwall were invited to talk about their work, these included The Source, PhonicFM, SoundArt Radio and Ocean Youth and how they support their own communities through their programmes.

In our travels round the bay section of the show we describe our recent trip to Kirkham House where we enjoyed a tour from the Paignton Heritage Society.  Our tour round the bay then took in Primley Park wooded nature reserve – a public open space for everyone to enjoy in Paignton courtesy of The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust.

As part of our Volunteer Opportunity of the Week we invite local residents to play in their part in helping to ensure the Paignton Regatta on Paignton Green from 5th – 13th August runs smoothly

Continuing on with our Conscious Choices section of the show we invite listeners to re-evaluate their relationship with news and take a more active role in discerning is good for their own mental wellbeing and Debbie reads a section from her book Let Go Or Be Dragged – A Book of Conscious Choices

We move onto talk about an initiative entitled Yoga Behind Bars which we became aware of via Now This video series.

In 2003, fresh out of yoga teacher training, Shaina Traisman met a former inmate at an activist camp. She was deeply moved by the man’s story of his many years in prison, and decided to put her yoga training to work in prisons, starting in Seattle’s downtown jail. The more she volunteered, the more clearly she witnessed the powerful effects of yoga on the lives of her students. There was a much greater demand for classes than she could meet by herself. One of the first instructors to step forward to help was Natalie Cielle. Together, Shaina and Natalie reached out to more volunteers and expanded classes to include more prisons and youth detention centers… and in 2008 Yoga Behind Bars was born.

We then share the inspiring story of The Young Urban Gardener Austin King Hurt  before finishing the show with news of London’s first Vegan supermarket in London entitled Greenbay which is “basically like a normal supermarket but 100% vegan” according to co-founder Paula.

Listen to the show here:

Tracks played:

Emma Stevens – Sing Out

August & After – Stream

Gipsy Kings – Moorea

Dobbie Brothers – Long Train Running

The  Stranglers – Always The Sun

Speak Softly Love from The Godfather

Ondatropica – Cumbia Especial

Emma Stevens – Let In The Good

Earth, Wind & Fire – Boogie Wonderland

George Michael – Amazing

Barrett Strong – Money that’s what I want

Junior Walker & The AllStars – What does it take to win your love

Elton John – The Circle of Life

San Lazaro – Chimera

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