The Green Hour is broadcast every Sunday on WURD – 900 AM from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. They are also found on the web at www.900amwurd.com. The Green Hour is periodically hosted by Barbara Simmons, Executive Director of The Peace Center. Produced by Laura Gaines (Peace Center Director) and Michael Ledbetter. The program schedule can be found here. Sponsored by Solea. (Note: Barbara’s last show was in 2016.)
O, a Quaker and Community Activist in North Philadelphia, and Laura , Tennessee Native and is an advocate for Climate Justice since 2010, joined the program to discuss the Serenity House, a healing center with an amazing origin story.
Herbert Addison Burns, a Professional Voice Artist, Educator and Public Speaker and expert in reducing destructive behavior among youth in urban communities and other settings, joins the program to lend his expertise in lowering destructive behavior of youth.
Michael Coard, Host of The Radio Courtroom, joined the program to discuss Police Brutality, as incidents of Police killing unarmed black men have yet to cease.
Stephen Dinan, Author, Speaker and CEO/Founder of The Shift Network, joined the program to discuss his book “Sacred America, Sacred World”, which talks about how to related to politics in a “more sacred” way.
Activist and Renown Philadelphia Lawyer Michael Coard joins The Green Hour to discuss the Police Brutality, the violence that has been happening and what it would take to end this outbreak of violence.
Jody Austin, a Registered Professional Nurse with specialties in Nurse Education and War Veteran, joined the program to discuss some of her endeavors and an “emotional check in” with callers amidst the recent murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, victims of Police Violence.
Chief Joseph Brings Plenty, Vice President and Co Founder of Arrows, a South Dakota Cheyenne Reservation, and Leon Blunthorn Matthews, Founder of High Ground Coffee Shop, joined the program to discuss Native American Customs issues that their people have experienced, and their bike run event that had taken place in Philadelphia.
Stephen Tyson, Musician and Co-Founder of IMPACT (Intelligent Men-of-Color Purposefully Accomplishing College Together), joins the program to discuss education and music and the organizations Tyson is a part of that aid in progressing student’s education.
Karin Kasdin, Director and Founder of Girls Unlimited, joined the program to discuss the topic of Bullying and ”Girl Bullying” and how society has programmed young girls to deal with aggression.
Music Artist and Teacher at CCATE in Norristown on Poetry and Music Appreciation Talon Bazille Ducheneaux, Teacher and Award Winning Author Arla Patch, and Educator Donna Boyle, join the program to continue a deeper discussion on the history of Native American Society’s treatment here in America and what can change today to fully restore the culture.
Camille Turner Townsend, a Chaplin and Conflict Transformation Specialist and Facilitator, joins the program to discuss how to re direct conflict in our lives and what brought her to these lessons.
2/28/2016 – Challenges Facing Native American Culture –
Talon Bazille Dacheneaux, Arla Patch & Donna Boyle
Rapper Talon Bazille Dacheneaux, Art Teacher and Author Arla Patch & Childcare Provider Donna Boyle joined the program to discuss learning more about challenges faced in the Native American community today and deprogramming of Native American Culture.
John Anthony Bochnowicz, Founder and Director of S.A.F.E., and Vera T. Tzenova-Bochnowicz, Co-Director and facilitator of S.A.F.E. (stands for Supportive Alliance for Family Empowerment) joined the program to discuss their department at the Peace Center, Family Violence and how their department finds solutions to this issue.
Shira Goodman, Executive Director of CeaseFire PA, Representative Steven Santasiero of of the 31st District of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Amy Cox, Director of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution at Arcadia University, joined the program to discuss the uprising in gun violence through the terms of President Barack Obama and solutions to this ongoing issue.
Director of International Peace and Conflict Resolution Maters Program at Arcadia University Dr Amy Cox, Assistant to the Director of Outreach and Interfaith Relations at Zebeta Foundation Lee Nor Phillips, and Ophthalmologist and Retina Specialist DR MTS Chaudry, joined the program to discuss the fear and effects that Terrorism has on our society and the different ways we can deal with these fears.
Reverend Rhetta Morgan, Interfaith Minister and Founder of Ecclesia Spiritual Center, joins the program to discuss her organization and what we can do in our own country to bring peace to our own countrymen and to ourselves.
Alice Swan, a retired Social Worker and Experience Parent, and Debbie Burns, Peaceful Parenting Specialist at the Peace Center, join the program to discuss parenting and how to develop passion and goodness in our youth.
Steve Noland, Retired Military Major and Specialist in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, joins the program to discuss the topic of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and what anyone can do to identify it and address it.
Francis Lawn, Roots to Re-Entry Project Manager, and Nancy Minich, Registered Horticultural Therapist and Landscape Architect, join the green hour to discuss their respective programs.
Patrick Hall, Chair of Campaign to End the New Jim Crow, Dr Joseph Holahan, Physician and Health Policy Researcher, and Jondhi Harrell, Executive Director and Founder of The Center for Returning Citizens, join the show to discuss finding solutions to mass incarceration.
Dr. Joseph Hullihan, Barbara Simmons and Patrick Hall.
Alice Swan, Former Elementary School Teacher in the Ben Salem School District teaching Peaceful Parenting, joins the program to discuss the details of the Peaceful Parenting Programs. ”Parenting without hurting them”.
Barbara Simmons, Executive Director of The Peace Center, and Shira Goodman, Executive Director of CeaseFirePA, join The Green Hour to discuss lowering gun violence.