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    Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast*
    Produced as a Collaboration of Jubilee OneEarth Economics and Simple Living Works!

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    *NOTE: This podcast was formerly known as The Common Good Podcast (TCGP).

    Why this podcast?

    Because the economy shaped by corporations and capital aggressively promotes living beyond our one planet’s capacities, dividing the world into rich and poor. All of us need to resist it and articulate alternatives. This podcast brings you voices that speak for justice, peace, and the common good while living with one planet abundance.

    The podcast is directed by Lee Van Ham with Jerry Iversen as producer and co-host.

    Episodes feature conversations with people who are growing in the consciousness of living a OneEarth economy, meaning that they search for choices they can make daily to best fit their lives into the abundance of our one planet home. Interviewees talk about their workplace, congregation, organization, or personal lives.

    We interview people who we believe are contributing substantively to Earth’s full community of life — people who seek to live with sufficient rather than excessive incomes, who believe in democratic distribution of power, who seek right relationships between all species, and who work for healthy, balanced eco-regions. This OneEarth worldview is, we believe, infused with the sacred as expressed in diverse spiritualities.

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    Friday
    Dec142018

    Mid-Dec. :: WHOSE Birthday? part 4:

    SHOW NOTES

    To LISTEN, click a player below, or visit the Episode Index.
    SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunes, Stitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.

    Counter-Offensive to Over-Commercialized Christmases

    Since we’re likely to see indications of the commercial Christmas before Halloween is over, it’s not too early to begin a Counter-offenseive to such over-commercialization of a special day for one of the world’s primary religions. Simple Living Works (SLW) has conducted an annual counter-offensive for many years. In 2013, SLW added podcasting to their counter-offensive, reprising audio from their annual anti-consumerist question, “Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?” This year The Common Good Podcast (TCGP) joins the effort, and does so for two reasons.

    (1)*OneEarth celebrations of special days.—*Christmas, as defined commercially, is all about giving. Which, commercially speaking, means you have to buy first so you have something to give. As a result, the economics of Christmas exceeds by far the resources of one planet. The Common Good Podcast and Simple Living Works move side-by-side in pointing the way to a OneEarth Christmas.

    (2)*Multi-Faith societies can enrich one another’s special days.—*Is Christmas a Christian holiday? The commercial, consumerist Christmas is definitely not Christian. The only religion it expresses is Market Religion. But the birth stories of Jesus have a radical, anti-imperial edge. Many people of other spiritual paths would be interested in talking about such a story. Especially, so, if they are invited to share one of their own special day stories in turn.

    In pursuit of a OneEarth Christmas that throws open the door to any interested persons in our Multi-faith society, TCGP and SLW join in offering a new podcast episode on the 15th of each month, September through December.

    WHOSE Birthday? Part 4 (12/15/18)

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    Thursday
    Nov222018

    Ep. 102: Fair Trade in Schools and Congregations

    SHOW NOTES

    To LISTEN, click a player below, or visit the Episode Index. SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunes, Stitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.
    This episode features Lee’s conversation with Anne Pacheco and Diane Hartley on how they brought the Fair Trade Campaigns to their school and congregation.

    For most of us the news about free trade agreements, tariffs and trade wars feel quite beyond our control. But in this podcast we talk about a different paradigm of trade, and it’s the kind of trade over which we have lots of control. We’re talking about the trade structures known as FAIR TRADE. And just how do we exercise our power regarding trade that is fair? In elementary schools, high schools, colleges and congregations. That’s what you’re about to hear about. Stay with us.

    We’ve done several podcasts on Fair Trade. But they’re not redundant. FT has so many aspects, so each podcast is different. Today is no exception as we focus on campaigns to bring FT to schools. Think of the schools where children of your friends and family go — elementary, middle, senior high schools and colleges. That means that actions on trade aren’t just for economic ministers and presidents of countries, whose actions are about the structures of FREE Trade. They are fraught with injustices and bringing favors to corporations and the wealthiest. You and I can protest those, but even better, we can implement Fair Trade, a completely different set of structures that make trade agreements fair and just for all involved and for the planet.

    The FT movement continues to grow. When I moved to San Diego in 2002, I tried to get FT coffee, tea, and chocolate into an exhibit at an alternative holiday market. The person running the market hadn’t heard of it and was skeptical. But she let me display. Well, in the next few years FT began catching on in this area. Leaping ahead, somewhere in the movement toward FT hear in this region, FT took hold in Anne Pacheco and Nancy Ryan. They educated businesses in La Mesa about FT and on the second attempt, the La Mesa City Council approved the proposal to declare LaMesa a Fair Trade town, having met the requirements for such. Anne and Nancy have championed FT tirelessly and continue to have such an impact. Today I interview Anne, and because we’re focusing on FT schools, we include Diane Hartley, principal at St. Martin of Tours Academy, a FT School.

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    Wednesday
    Nov142018

    Mid-Nov. :: WHOSE Birthday? part 3--Simpler OneEarth Christmas in a Multi-Faith Society

    SHOW NOTES

    To LISTEN, click a player below, or visit the Episode Index.
    SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunes, Stitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.

    Counter-Offensive to Over-Commercialized Christmases

    Since we’re likely to see indications of the commercial Christmas before Halloween is over, it’s not too early to begin a Counter-offenseive to such over-commercialization of a special day for one of the world’s primary religions. Simple Living Works (SLW) has conducted an annual counter-offensive for many years. In 2013, SLW added podcasting to their counter-offensive, reprising audio from their annual anti-consumerist question, “Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?” This year The Common Good Podcast (TCGP) joins the effort, and does so for two reasons.

    (1)*OneEarth celebrations of special days.—*Christmas, as defined commercially, is all about giving. Which, commercially speaking, means you have to buy first so you have something to give. As a result, the economics of Christmas exceeds by far the resources of one planet. The Common Good Podcast and Simple Living Works move side-by-side in pointing the way to a OneEarth Christmas.

    (2)*Multi-Faith societies can enrich one another’s special days.—*Is Christmas a Christian holiday? The commercial, consumerist Christmas is definitely not Christian. The only religion it expresses is Market Religion. But the birth stories of Jesus have a radical, anti-imperial edge. Many people of other spiritual paths would be interested in talking about such a story. Especially, so, if they are invited to share one of their own special day stories in turn.

    In pursuit of a OneEarth Christmas that throws open the door to any interested persons in our Multi-faith society, TCGP and SLW join in offering a new podcast episode on the 15th of each month, September through December.

    WHOSE Birthday? Part 3 (11/15/18)

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    Sunday
    Oct212018

    11/1/18 :: Episode 101--The Power of Small, Jubilee Circles to Bring Change

    SHOW NOTES

    To LISTEN, click a player below, or visit the Episode Index.
    SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunes, Stitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.

    Jubilee Circles in Mexico: The Power of Small, Jubilee Circles to Bring Change

    Episode #101 of TCGP - with co-hosts Lee Van Ham and Jerry Iversen - features Lee’s conversation with Angelica Juarez de Swanson and Lindsey Mercer Robledo from the September gathering of three Jubilee Circles in San Cristobal de las Cases in Chiapas, Mexico.

    See Circle Report in “Jubileo” Newsletter below.

    DONATE to Jubilee One Earth Economics

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    Saturday
    Oct132018

    Mid-Oct. :: WHOSE Birthday? part 2--Simpler OneEarth Christmas in a Multi-Faith Society

    SHOW NOTES

    To LISTEN, click a player below, or visit the Episode Index.
    SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunes, Stitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.

    Counter-Offensive to Over-Commercialized Christmases

    Since we’re likely to see indications of the commercial Christmas before Halloween is over, it’s not too early to begin a Counter-offenseive to such over-commercialization of a special day for one of the world’s primary religions. Simple Living Works (SLW) has conducted an annual counter-offensive for many years. In 2013, SLW added podcasting to their counter-offensive, reprising audio from their annual anti-consumerist question, “Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?” This year The Common Good Podcast (TCGP) joins the effort, and does so for two reasons.

    (1)*OneEarth celebrations of special days.—*Christmas, as defined commercially, is all about giving. Which, commercially speaking, means you have to buy first so you have something to give. As a result, the economics of Christmas exceeds by far the resources of one planet. The Common Good Podcast and Simple Living Works move side-by-side in pointing the way to a OneEarth Christmas.

    (2)*Multi-Faith societies can enrich one another’s special days.—*Is Christmas a Christian holiday? The commercial, consumerist Christmas is definitely not Christian. The only religion it expresses is Market Religion. But the birth stories of Jesus have a radical, anti-imperial edge. Many people of other spiritual paths would be interested in talking about such a story. Especially, so, if they are invited to share one of their own special day stories in turn.

    In pursuit of a OneEarth Christmas that throws open the door to any interested persons in our Multi-faith society, TCGP and SLW join in offering a new podcast episode on the 15th of each month, September through December.

    #117, Part 2 (10/15/18)

    TEXT & AUDIO

    The Spirit of St. Nicholas
    My Hand-Make Advent Wreath
    I Am a Recovering Christmas Hater
    Strangers Invited in for Christmas
    A Christmas Cow
    Putting Christ in Christmas
    Christmas Dinner
    “Posada sin Fronteras” (Shelter without Borders)

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    Friday
    Sep282018

    10/1/2018: Actions on Climate Science When National Decision-Makers Are Hostile and Big Business Won’t Do Nearly Enough 

    SHOW NOTES

    To LISTEN, click a player below. To find other episodes, use the Search box at the right, or scroll down (in Summary), or use the previous-next arrows at the top (in Read More).
    SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunes, Stitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.

    The Common Good Podcast #100

    You may have heard of the climate summit held this past Sept. 12-14 in San Francisco. What happened there? Our conversation today is with two people who were there: Derek and Nancy Casady. Oh, and what’s Al Gore doing these days? Hopefully you saw his 2006 documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.” We’ll also hear about Gore’s recent conference in Los Angeles.

    Derek & Nancy Casady were our guests a year ago on TCGP #91 telling of their experience with The Climate Mobilization. Then they said, “Climate Crises Are Moving Fast! They’re Big! And They Require a WWII Size Mobilization.” Their knowledge and spirit help us face the climate disasters—disasters that have yet to be adequately faced in this country.

    Click to read more ...

    Saturday
    Sep152018

    Mid-Sept. :: WHOSE Birthday? Simpler OneEarth Christmas in a Multi-Faith Society

    SHOW NOTES

    To LISTEN, click a player below, or visit the Episode Index.
    SUBSCRIBE for free through iTunes, Stitcher.com or your favorite podcast service.

    Counter-Offensive to Over-Commercialized Christmases

    Since we’re likely to see indications of the commercial Christmas before Halloween is over, it’s not too early to begin a Counter-offenseive to such over-commercialization of a special day for one of the world’s primary religions. Simple Living Works (SLW) has conducted an annual counter-offensive for many years. In 2013, SLW added podcasting to their counter-offensive, reprising audio from their annual anti-consumerist question, “Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?” This year The Common Good Podcast (TCGP) joins the effort, and does so for two reasons.

    (1)*OneEarth celebrations of special days.—*Christmas, as defined commercially, is all about giving. Which, commercially speaking, means you have to buy first so you have something to give. As a result, the economics of Christmas exceeds by far the resources of one planet. The Common Good Podcast and Simple Living Works move side-by-side in pointing the way to a OneEarth Christmas.

    (2)*Multi-Faith societies can enrich one another’s special days.—*Is Christmas a Christian holiday? The commercial, consumerist Christmas is definitely not Christian. The only religion it expresses is Market Religion. But the birth stories of Jesus have a radical, anti-imperial edge. Many people of other spiritual paths would be interested in talking about such a story. Especially, so, if they are invited to share one of their own special day stories in turn.

    In pursuit of a OneEarth Christmas that throws open the door to any interested persons in our Multi-faith society, TCGP and SLW join in offering a new podcast episode on the 15th of each month, September through December.

    Click to read more ...

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