Shifting Gears

Shifting Gears features conversations with people making life-sustaining choices. Human hearing is tuned for options that enable healthy choices. The nourishing rhythm of the sun and soil steady those who listen and stories from those breaking trails into a sustainable future inspire us. Have you ever sensed change coming, before it hit? Over the years we learn to expect change, it is happening now - we live in a time of transition. When change occurs, if we shift gears and are alert, more options are available. Join Will Evans for Shifting Gears the first Wednesday of each month at 4:30 on KDNK.

Ways to Connect

The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump

Sandra Hempel, author of The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump joins Will Evans to discuss the myth and legacy of John Snow, the British doctor who discovered that cholera is a waterborne disease.

Ouzel

Hugh Kingery speaks about the American Dipper, a source water indicator species, and how Dipper came back when the Elwha Dam came down in Olympic National Park.  When the source water flowed, the salmon ran, the ouzels fed on salmon eggs and thrived again.

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Thunder River Theatre Company founder and Lon Winston enjoys living in a “you and me” world, and also explains what he does when pushed to the edge.

Bryan Austin, studio: cosmos

Bryant Austin extends to whales “the right to be” and he understands our lifestyle is killing whales. On their part the Whales learned it was safe to come up to Bryant and as a result, he has been able to photograph them up close - creating composite life size images.

Roderick O’Connor enjoys a high level of trust with his team, because they “burn clean with each other.”  He is straight with them and they are straight with him.

Julia VonDreele

Spring is near. Do you know your garden? Raleigh Burleigh, News Director of KDNK, grew up knowing a partnership with his family's local garden and compost pile. He talks about trusting the unique gifts growing around him and within him and remembers learning how to move during a transition on the edge of an abyss.

Fred Donaldson

Fred Donaldson explains as he gained skills in non-contest playing, the patterns of fear which had grown within him and round him fell away. Fred realized, he belonged to a vast network of touchable, trustworthy life-sustaining exchanges.

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Marc Whitman explains how he organized available fire and water to save his home during the recent Thomas Wildfire in Southern California.

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Today's guest is Bill Kight, writer, poet, and director of Glenwood Springs' Frontier Historical Museum, who says he learned to trust the voters' decision last fall.

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Woody Morrison, a Haida Elder and History Keeper, in Vancouver, BC works today to heal indigenous people and describes how children grew up trusting everyone in their tribal clan. They trusted each other and themselves. When the Canadian Government took children away from their families and out of their villages by force, children were taught “Don’t trust, someone will cheat you.”

Katrina Blair explains she learned to trust herself, because the only rule for her growing up was “Be true to Yourself.”

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Will talks to Brooke LeVan of Sustainable Settings for the third in a series of conversations.

Today's guest Paul Zak explains how businesses that understand the release of oxytocin learn to build trust.

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Will's guest this month is Bob Whitehouse. They're talking about trust.

Fred Haberlein, Post Independent photo

Fred "Lightnin' Heart" Haberlein is a muralist, explorer, and all-around wise man (and sometimes wise guy.) He talks to host Will Evans about his recent trip to Yaqui country for the annual spring ceremonies.

Local resident Ross Douglas explains the Doctrine of Discovery, proclaimed by the Pope in 1493, gave Christendom absolute right to the land of North America. This legal structure continues to violate Native American human and land rights in the 21st century.

Richard Manning 3 on Shifting Gears

Feb 1, 2017
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Part 3 of Will's conversation with Richard Manning.

Shifting Gears airs the first Wednesday of every month at 4:30. This month features Pt 2 of a conversation with Richard Manning about water.

Shifting Gears airs the first Wednesday of every month at 4:30 on KDNK.

Richard Manning

Richard Manning talks about water and how caring for rivers is a measure of human integrity.

This is Part 2 of Will's summer conversation with play expert Stuart Brown.