Enforced Advertising? Not for Peak Moment TV!

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In an advertising-saturated culture, what's another ad? For us at Peak Moment TV, it would be capitulation to the wrong forces: It might imply that we choose to make—or not make—particular shows because of advertiser influence. It might imply that we support an … [Read more...]

Prairie Fire – Revolutionize the Food System (219)

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Novelist Dan Armstrong's Prairie Fire is a fast-paced thriller whose characters forge unlikely alliances to revolutionize the American food system. It's spearheaded by farmers squeezed by skyrocketing oil prices while marketeers get whopping price gains. This revolution is … [Read more...]

Whatcha Gonna Believe – Opinion or Information?

Differences of opinion or belief should not be confused with differences in information.  Opinions and beliefs based on myth, lies, and propaganda may seem normal, correct, or even "common knowledge" and yet hold no validity. — Caren Black, guest on Titanic Lifeboat … [Read more...]

“Hooked on Growth” documentary from GrowthBusters

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"Hooked on Growth" is the quintessential David vs. Goliath story, starring modern-day filmmaker David (yes, his real name!!) Gardner in his autobiographical crusade against industrial civilization's prevailing and largely unquestioned myth that Growth is Good, whether it's … [Read more...]

Graphical Novel with a Teen Eco-Heroine: Luz Sees the Light

Reading Nancy Drew books fed my young imagination with a much-needed female character who's intelligent, gutsy, clever, and resourceful while she solved mysteries, fighting the "bad guys" and helping the oppressed. A real heroine. Luz is a similar role model for modern … [Read more...]

The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace (212)

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"This is a very important piece of music, a very powerful piece of music," says Ken Hardin, conductor of Sierra Master Chorale. In advance of their performances on May 17 and 20, 2012, he provides a musical guided tour of this contemporary work by Karl Jenkins, commissioned … [Read more...]

Dreams by Derrick Jensen

Dear Derrick, Over the past several months, I've read your book Dreams not just once, but twice. It has been more than an intellectual foray. It has been an experiencing, a journeying, a nightly rendezvous for communications from "other sides." I didn't want … [Read more...]

Planting the Seeds for a New Society (207)

Photo, left to right, back: Heather Nicholas, Aileen Warner, Ginny Martin, Ingrid Witvoet, Sue Custance; front: Janaia, EJ Hurst, Judith Plant; Jean Wyenberg; Chris Plant.

"We're a conduit and a packager of important cutting edge material that people need to do the work that they're engaged in." Judith Plant and the New Society Publishers (NSP) team are social change agents bringing emerging ideas and authors to the forefront. They converse … [Read more...]

The many faces of Jon Cooksey, star of “How to Boil A Frog”

As the central actor in his documentary "How to Boil A Frog," Jon Cooksey brings his delicious brand of humor to the serious content by taking on many personnas. Jon's range of expressions is astounding. These frames are from How to Boil A Frog - Meet the Filmmaker (episode … [Read more...]

YES! Ready for Anything (184)

"An awful lot of what we've taken for granted about the future can't continue," says executive editor Sarah van Gelder of YES! Magazine, whose Fall 2010 issue is about people creatively building resilient families and communities. Publisher Fran Korten (at left in photo) … [Read more...]