Podcast

From Surface to Heart:

The Healing Power of Touch

Air Date: 2/1/14

Guest:

Tiffany Field,

Director, Touch Research Institute, University of Miami, Miami, FL

From holding hands to massage, recent research has found that touch can improve health, address trauma, or even be life saving. Join us in this hour to explore how our hands are instruments of change.
Wildly Affordable Organic:

Eat Healthy on a Budget

Air Date: 1/25/14

Guest:

Linda Watson,

Author, Wildly Affordable Organic, Raleigh, NC

Start the New Year off right with these tips for eating better without spending more. Learn how you can plan to cook delicious organic meals for less than $5 a day.
Healthy Travel:

Keeping Your Groove on the Move

Air Date: 01/18/14

Guest:

The AOC Team

Whether you choose to travel or you have to travel, how can you best support yourself throughout your journeys? In this hour, we are discussing veteran travel tips to make the most of your time away from home.
2014:

An Astrological Preview

Air Date: 1/11/14

Guest:

The AOC Team

What do you want to create this year? How are the stars aligned, and what does 2014 hold? Join the AOC Team as we evaluate our relationships and create the possibility for change, new habits and health.
What the Frack?:

The Un-Natural Process of Natural Gas Production

Air Date: 11/23/13

Guest:

Tia Lebherz,

Organizer, Food & Water Watch, Washington, D.C.

Confused about it? Concerned about it? Discover with us what “fracking” is, what “fracking” does, and decide yourself where you stand on this controversial topic.
The New Face of Hunger:

Building Community Through Food

Air Date: 11/16/13

Guest:

Karl Robillard,

Communications & Outreach Sr. Manager, St. Anthony Foundation, San Francisco, CA

This week we explore the responsibility we have to fellow members of our community, the role food plays in creating relationships, and the unlikely places to find reward.
Cold & Flu Care:

Heal Yourself Naturally

Air Date: 11/9/13

Guest:

Jessica Kellner,

Editor-in-Chief, Mother Earth Living, Topeka, KS

Tune in to find out which herbal remedies help your body fight illness and strengthen the immune system and how you can prepare these super-ingredients deliciously.
Sacred Grounds:

Protecting the Relationship to Place

Air Date: 11/02/13

Guests:

Christopher "Toby" McLeod,

Producer & Director, Standing on Sacred Ground, Berkeley, CA

Caleen Sisk ,

Spiritual Leader & Tribal Chief, Winnemem Wintu Tribe, Mt. Shasta, CA

Join us for an important discussion about the rapid loss of sacred sites around the world, its impact on indigenous and modern communities, and what we can do to protect the land that gives us life.
Preserving the Harvest:

It’s Easier Than You Think

Air Date: 10/26/13

Guest:

Ruby Blume,

Founder & Headmistress, Institute of Urban Homesteading, Oakland, CA

Celebrate the bounty at the market with easy and versatile preservation tips that allow you to enjoy your favorite fruits and vegetables long after their season has past.
Conscientious Candy:

Tips for a Healthier Halloween

Air Date: 10/19/13

Guest:

The AOC Hosts

In this episode, the AOC Team discusses nutritional, environmental, and social concerns with commercial candy and uncovers the alternatives that still allow for a delicious and indulgent holiday.
Putting Your Garden to Bed:

Valuable Preparations for Winter and Spring

Air Date: 10/12/13

Guest:

Cheryl Long,

Editor-in-Chief, Mother Earth News, Topeka, KS

Tune in to learn about what you should do now to feel your soil for better production in the Spring and which crops can even yield produce through the Winter.
Hello Harvest:

Produce Picks for the Season

Air Date: 10/5/13

Guest:

Earl Herrick,

Found & Owner, Earl's Organic Produce, San Francisco, CA

It's the most abundant time of the year, and this week looks at how to buy right, find the best flavor, and get more life out of late Fall's favored fruits and vegetables.
Bee in This World:

Understanding the Collapse of Honeybee Colonies

Air Date: 9/28/13

Guest:

Jennifer Sass,

Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Washington, D.C.

Largely unseen but absolutely vital to a balanced world ecology, this episode looks at the role bees play in our everyday lives, the imminent threat of the species, and what we can do to ensure their survival.
Blackfish:

An Exploration of Animals in Captivity

Air Date: 9/21/13

Guests:

Dr. Jeffrey Ventre,

Blackfish Cast Member & Former SeaWorld Trainer, Blackfish, Yakima, WA

Dru Rivers ,

Co-Owner, Full Belly Farm, Guinda, CA

An important new documentary prompts the question about the morality of animals used for entertainment and animals used for education.
May All Be Fed:

The “Pay What You Can” Restaurant

Air Date: 8/31/13

Guest:

Denise Cerreta,

Founder, One World Everybody Eats Foundation, Idaho Falls, ID

Abandoning all convention, one restauranteur asks guests to price their own meals, and her success sparks international interest.
What’s Their Purpose?:

A Better Understanding of Bugs

Air Date: 8/24/13

Guest:

Dr. Dave Kavanaugh,

Chairman & Senior Curator, Department of Entomology, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA

In Nature there are no mistakes; yet there are plenty of little critters that annoy us to such an extent that we can’t help wondering - what’s their purpose?
What Happens in Washington … Affects Us All:

Food Policy Updates

Air Date: 8/17/13

Guest:

Genna Reed,

Lead Researcher, Food & Water Watch, Washington, D.C.

Find out what our legislators are doing to establish the people’s will on pressing issues that affect kitchen tables around the world and what you can do to make sure your voice is heard
Healthy Junk Food:

Satisfy Your Cravings Naturally

Air Date: 08/03/13

Guest:

Jimmy Wilson,

Nutrition Program Director, Bauman College, Penn Grove, CA

Can the same formulas for fat, salt, sugar, and crunch, used to create addictive unhealthy snacks, be applied to replicate your favorite guilty pleasure foods in a wholesome way?
The G8 Summit:

Addressing a World’s Agenda

Air Date: 07/27/13

Guest:

Caroline Bracht,

Senior Researcher, The G8 Research Group, Toronto, Canada

Every year, leaders from 8 of the world’s largest economies come together to define the economic agenda and path for the entire world. What does that mean to us? Tune in to find out.
Old Wives’ Tales:

Legendary Remedies

Air Date: 7/20/13

Guest:

The AOC Hosts

We've all heard them, but do these famous folk medicines really work? Find out in this week's episode.
Stay Cool:

With or Without Ice

Air Date: 07/13/13

Guest:

The AOC Hosts

Beat the heat with these tips on what to eat, drink, wear and do when the temperatures soar
Youth Activists:

The Next Generation of Change

Air Date: 07/06/13

Guests:

Rhiannon Tomtishen,

Founder, Project ORANGS, Ann Arbor, MI

Madison Vorva,

Founder, Project ORANGS, Ann Arbor, MI

Regardless of age, prepare to be moved by this story of two young girls who set out to change the world and inspired adults and businesses around them to follow suit. Role models come from all walks of life.
What Would Nature Do?:

Answers and Solutions for Success in Life

Air Date: 6/29/13

Guest:

Kari Hohne,

Author, Nothing Bad Happens in Life: Nature's Way of Success, Tahoe, CA

An exploration of the literal and metaphorical wisdom given to us by Nature that can guide us to deeper happiness and understanding of self.
First Date Foods:

Keeping Romance on the Menu

Air Date: 6/22/13

Guest:

The AOC Hosts

What do you need to assess before the big night out? We’ll help you navigate what to order, how to prepare, and how it might influence those two hours together which have the potential to become many more meals in the future.
When the Sun Stands Still:

A Celebration of Solstice

Air Date: 6/15/13

Guest:

Dr. Vivianne Crowley,

Professor & Wiccan Author, Cherry Hill Seminary, Columbia, SC

This hour looks at time-honored traditions of acknowledging the bounty brought by the Sun and reflecting on the light and dark within us all