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Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 04/30/2021
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Today’s treat is a Question: “May we talk about Travel?"

Tomorrow is the first day of May a month many people think about getting away and we have the most stringent travel restrictions most of us have ever seen. Not to worry!

Our Guest today is the award-winning Bill Arnott. He’s been awarded for prose, poetry AND songwriting… is the creator of Bill Arnott’s Beat and Bill’s Artist Showcase, and he has been granted a Fellowship at London’s Royal Geographical Society for his Gone Viking expeditions. When not globe trotting with a weatherproof journal and his trusty camera phone, Bill hangs out on Canada’s west coast, making friends and making waves. @billarnott_aps

  • Posted on: 29 April 2021
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 04/23/2021
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On this Episode of SULUAU, Sista C shares a special treat - an Earth Day episode of the Powered By Age Podcast featuring Vancouver-based arts-researcher, Christine Germano, who joined the show to share stories, poems and songs gleaned from her work with children from the Arctic to the South Pacific on their understanding of climate.  We also hear a short story from Aideen Dufour who reflects upon her childhood in Ireland with its special connection to the land.

  • Posted on: 23 April 2021
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 04/16/2021
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Guest Dr “Hitu” (Hiteshini) Jugessur, acclaimed international teacher-project developer for the Art of Living Foundation, discusses 3 things that can help people live happier, more peaceful lives.  #TraumaRelief
#Happiness #WelcomeHomeTroops #deaddiction #Meditation #ArtofLiving

  • Posted on: 15 April 2021
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 03/26/2021
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HHP & Young Voices South Africa Choir Harambe YVTV Live Performance
Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive Love Tracks
John Kudusay Aweil Jazz Live PErformance - GarangKuot
Sade Awele Care Time Love Journey
Sade Awele Take It Easy Time Love Journey
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Sista C re-connects with friend, filmmaker and Model Adhel Arop. Adhel tells of her travels to South Sudan (including her experience catching and recovering from COVID-19 and Malaria while abroad), lessons she learned while unplugged from her mobile phone, and a nice surprise on her way home.

  • Posted on: 26 March 2021
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 03/19/2021
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Sista C presents an episode of the Powered By Age podcast: Choose to Challenge

Charlotte acknowledged we are still celebrating Women’s History Month and we will have special stories today related to the international theme, “Choose to Challenge.”

Joel Flynn announced the St. Patrick’s Day release of an album by his father Doug Flynn which is available for no charge at https://soundcloud.com/podstream/sets/doug-flynns-desolation-sounds-vol-1. Joel assures us he will be sharing some of his personal music next week.

Nansey Sinclaire told a personal story about improving her physical and mental health through observing her eating prompts and habits during a 30-day nutrition challenge. She describes how learning to read labels helped her eliminate and find substitutes for dairy, wheat, and sugar.

Chris Morrissey read “Walking in History,” which memorializes the day she and her partner were officially recognized for their successful fight to obtain immigration rights for same sex and common law couples.

Charlotte Ferrell highlighted plans for PBAs 50th episode celebration and asked everyone to invite friends to subscribe to
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVNU4fOZZQ7DgLufr1ReLmQ so they can interact with our live broadcast on YouTube next week or post comments on our podcast audios anytime.

Hosted by #CharlotteSistaCFerrell. Sponsored by the 411 Seniors Centre Society, Vancouver.

 

  • Posted on: 19 March 2021
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 03/12/2021
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This week on SULUAU, Sista C presents a TRIBUTE to the life and legacy of Charan Gill, co-founder of the Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society and recipient of such awards as The Order of British Columbia, Honorary Doctor of Laws. He served on the 411 Senior Centre Society Board of Directors for three years during which he helped the Center add senior housing to their future new building.

Marion Pollack, Board Chair will facilitate the speakers paying homage to Mr. Gill, including The Hon. Raj Chauhan, Speaker of BC's Legislative Assembly, who co-founded the British Columbia Organization to Fight Racism with him; and Sarwan Boal who assisted in founding PIC and organizing Canadian farmworkers and improving their working conditions.

  • Posted on: 11 March 2021
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 03/05/2021
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Sista C interviews Lezley George, Producer, and Sanah B. Mitchell, a Featured Speaker for the " Women in White Spaces" virtual Conference happening on March 7th, the day before International Women's Day. Learn more about how her guests are forging collaborative paths across age, race and gender lines to soar into in spaces traditionally blocked to women, especially women of color.

  • Posted on: 5 March 2021
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 02/26/2021
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Sista C hosts a @PoweredByAge storytelling session with Dr. Charles Quist Adade, Comfort Ero, and Kombii Nanjalah, who also preview their upcoming event Celebrating Black History Month and Africa Heritage, jointly organized by the Africa-Canada Education Foundation, African Stages Association, Great Lakes Networking Society and the Ghanaian-Canada Association of BC.

  • Posted on: 26 February 2021
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 02/19/2021
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This Week, Sista C has a conversation with Lama Mugabo (Co-Founder of Building Bridges with Rwanda) and Mama Kolbii Njala (Founder of the Great Lakes Society and Harambecouver) about the importance and benefits of two time-honoured traditions from People of the African Diaspora: Rwanda's #Umuganda and Kenya's #Harambee

  • Posted on: 19 February 2021
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 01/29/2021
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Sista C's latest episode discusses the Write to Read program, founded by Lillian Bittaye, and the special joy Black grandparents and grandchildren express when reading children's books written by Black authors.

  • Posted on: 29 January 2021
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 01/22/2021
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Drake God's Plan
Aretha Franklin (You Make Me Feel Like A ) Natural Woman
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A Conversation Potluck

(A PBA Podcast)

Host, Charlotte Sista C Ferrell, convenes “A Conversation Potluck” with “appetizers”, a Main Course, and Dessert. As our appetizer, participants introduce themselves by describing a flavour that reflects their character.

For our main course we share take-aways from the U.S. Jan. 20 Inauguration, starting with Vancouver poet, Sherry Duggal reading the dynamic last stanza of Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman’s awesome poem. Our savory discussion included possible directions for US politics; the implications of President Biden’s Executive Orders, particularly the closing of the XL pipeline, for Canada. We acknowledged the historical rise in women’s prominence and roles in the celebration. We concluded this course noting ways that writers, especially, can encourage international unity, and reduce fear or anxiety.

Our Desert was poetry. Sherry Duggal reads her poem “I Stand with Farmers” and Lesley Hebert reads her poem “Thanks Be.”

Hosted by Charlotte Sista C Ferrell. Sponsored by the 411 Seniors Centre Society, Vancouver.

  • Posted on: 22 January 2021
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 01/15/2021
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Stevie Wonder Happy Birthday
Mahalia Jackson If I Can Help Somebody
The O'Jays Love Train
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Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr.! While MLK day is celebrated on January 18th, today, January 15th, is MLK's B-Day!

Celebrate with Sista C and her guest: poet, actress, dancer and activist Sherry Duggal, whose latest work "I Stand With Farmers" gives voice to protesting farmers in India.

 

 

  • Posted on: 15 January 2021
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 12/18/2020
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JB the First Lady Plantin' Seeds (ft. Kimmortal) Righteous Empowered Daughter
Drizay SHae A Hand, Make A Friend Mentors
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Today on Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon: Ssta C talks with Julia Hunter, executive director of foodstashfoundation, about its "Double Up for Zero Hunger and Half the Waste" campaign and the phenomenal bridge Food Stash's initiatives have built between building food security and environmental sustainability.

  • Posted on: 18 December 2020
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 11/27/2020
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Manu DIbango Soul Makossa
Alessia Cara You've Got A Friend in Me
Drizay Mentors SHake a Hand, Make A Friend
Charlotte 'SIsta C' Ferrell Love Time, Poem Time
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  • Posted on: 27 November 2020
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 11/13/2020
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Johnnie Proby We Single
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Sista C's guest today is Johnnie Proby, an internationally-acclaimed Inspirational Soul recording artist, music therapist and HeartMath Practitioner. Experience some of the ways she helps people transform stress or "COVID fatigue" into increased gratitude and positive energy, right here on #SULUAU.

  • Posted on: 13 November 2020
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 10/30/2020
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Rockalingua Day of the Dead Song
Michael Roe I Sing a Song of the Saints of God
Vincent Price The Monster Mash
Charlotte 'Sista C' Ferrell Love Time, Poem Time
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Poetic Hallowed Days

Sista C shares a conversation with multi-talented artist Adhel Ahrop, including spontaneous poetry and a discussion of Ahrop's film work. Plus, seasonal songs!

  • Posted on: 30 October 2020
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 10/23/2020
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Raffi You Gotta Sing A Young Children's Concert
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This week, SIsta C presents PBA Podcast: a discussion the upcoming provincial election.

Robin Erickson reads a certificate of appreciation for our PBA zoomcasters.

Charlotte Ferrell introduces special guests Gudrun Langolf, past president of COSCO, and 411 Board member Stuart Alcock. Guests urge listeners to exercising their valuable voting rights.

Stuart outlines available voting methods and notes that mail ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on October 24th.  Gudrun describes how to obtain accurate information and suggests ways to advocate for change.

We discuss election issues, most importantly the need for improve funding and staffing for residential and at-home care,

Hosted by Charlotte “Sista C” Ferrell. Sponsored by the 411 Seniors Centre Society and the City of Vancouver.

  • Posted on: 23 October 2020
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 10/16/2020
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Alessia Cara You've Got A Friend In Me
William Murphy It's Working God Chaser
ArtistsCAN Lean on Me
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 Charlotte 'Sista C' Ferrell meets with Rev. Dr. Phil Harbridge about this weekend's 15th annual Multiple Myeloma March. To learn more about it, or to donate, visit Myeloma Canada at www.myeloma.ca.

  • Posted on: 16 October 2020
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 10/09/2020
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Staples Singers Touch a Hand, Make a Friend Be What You Are
Rwandan All-Stars Corona Corona
Northern Lights Tears are Not Enough Single
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This week on Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon What You've Heard: Charlotte 'Sista C' Ferrell interviews Community planner & researcher, Lama Mugabo. They talk about Rwanda's post-genocide development strategy, and the country' remarkable success at curbing the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

  • Posted on: 14 October 2020
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 10/02/2020
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Sista C shares another PBA podcast - this one recording of a live broadcast for 2 Anniversaries: First, the 30th anniversary of the UN International Year of the Older Person with special guests; and then to recognize the Powered by Age Podcast Program’s FIRST Anniversary as a Senior-led podcast creation sponsored by the 411 Center and the City of Vancouver, we’ll hear some ways creating podcasts have affected participants’ lives.

As this party rolls on, we’ll be “rolling out” our brand new Website and “Listening Sessions” with our seniors’ savvy Stories, Poems, Interviews and News. If you haven’t already, now is a perfect time to join this inspiring, friendship-building group.  You'll learn more about “remote communications” and creative ways to express your ideas and issues.

  • Posted on: 2 October 2020
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 09/25/2020
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Sly & the Family Stone Everyday People
Jennifer Hudson The Impossible Dream
JB the FIrst Lady Still Here
Sista C Love Time, Poem Time
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Sista C's next guest is Peabody Award winner @brucegeorgemedia, founder of the @geniusiscommon movement and co-creator of HBO's Def Poetry Jam.

Join us this Friday (Sept. 25), from 10am-11am, to Speak Up, Listen Up, and Act Up-on what you learn with @csistacf!

 

#BIPOC

  • Posted on: 25 September 2020
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 09/18/2020
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Diana Dimrau (Mariss Jansons, BRSO) No. 2, September Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder
Earth, Wind and Fire September Single
Natalie Imbruglia Come September White Lilies Island
the Happenings See You in September Single
Fiona Apple Not About Love Extraordinary Machine
Barry White September (When I first met you) The Man
Mozzy, Sjdva and Reason Seasons Black Panther OST
Tunji Harambee Single
Charlotte Sista C Ferrell Love Time, Poem Time Just for You
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Sista C shares a Song Story: September contrasts in music , mood and social appeals

  • Posted on: 18 September 2020
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 09/04/2020
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Little Baby Bum The Bus Song!
Otis Redding Sitting at the Dock of the Bay
Paul Izak Keiki O Ka 'Aina
Charlotte Sista C Ferrell Love Time, Poem Time
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Charlotte speaks with Alan Woodland, General Manager of B.E.S.T. - Better Environmentally Sound Transportation, about age-friendly transportation, environmentally-friendly transportation, COVID-19 and more!

#BIPOC # COVID-19

  • Posted on: 4 September 2020
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 08/28/2020
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Manu Dibango Soul Makossa
50 SoSa & Chin Chin Changes
Midnight Star No Parking on the Dance Floor
Ashford and Simpson Solid
Charlotte Sista c Ferrell Love Time, Poem Time
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Sista C's PBA podcast returns with a discussion about Intentional Creativity, with guest, poet Cynthia Sharp

 

 

 
  • Posted on: 28 August 2020
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 08/14/2020
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Sista C shares a Powered by Age podcast Discussion: On Raising A 2-spirit Child Into Healthy Adulthood, with presenter Kendra Crowell, an elder Knowledge Keeper and leader of an Indigenous Elders creativity group.

#BIPOC

  • Posted on: 14 August 2020
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 07/03/2020
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Voices Rock Medicine Rise Again
Long Island Musicians United We are the World- Qurantine Mix
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Sista C hosts a roundtable discussion about the need for racialized data collection.
Do you understand #racializeddatacollection? #racebaseddata? You will hear Giovanni Hosang (Black in BC Mutual Aid); Dr John Millar (Social Determinants of Health researcher);  Amal Rana (Cambium Arts Education, and co-author of a Vancouver City Council motion addressing the need for disaggregated race-based data collection); and Shila Avissa, RSW (City of Vancouver Racial Ethno-Cultural Advisory Committeee) discussing what it is, why it is important, how it will be used, and its role in ending health care disparities.

#BIPOC

  • Posted on: 3 July 2020
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 06/26/2020
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JB The First Lady Still Here
8000 Drums Women Warriors' Song
sister sledge We Are Family
charlotte 'sista c' ferrell Love Time, Poem Time
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Charlotte - Sista C discusses Kendra Crowel and Morgan Jacko's work with Indigenous People in achieving intergenerational success in using digital media to transfer education, history, values, and solutions to contemporary problems

  • Posted on: 26 June 2020
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 06/19/2020
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Nina Simone I wish I Knew How it Feels to Be Free
Rekon What is Juneteenth
Billie Holliday Strange Fruit
Sam Cooke A Change is Gonna Come
Gil Scott Heron The Revolution will not be televised The Revolution Begins
The Last Poets Understand what Black Is
Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions People Get Ready
JB The First Lady Still Here
Virtual Choir/Orchestra You’ll Never Walk Alone
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Sharing the significance of Juneteenth for Black People in the United States, and–those in Canada too.

Weaving musical selections that connect protests of Black, Indigenous, Other People of color and their allies, the expectations for change, the short-lived celebrations of the appearance of change and wrap up with music that declares that all disenfranchised people -we are Still Here and in Uniting for Good, We are Never Walking Alone. 

(With excerpts from interviews and round table discussions I recorded over past 2 weeks during the ongoing inter-generational, global protests over racism, injustice and police brutality.)

  • Posted on: 19 June 2020
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 06/05/2020
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Bob Marley & the Wailers Get Up, Stand Up
Nina Simone Brown Baby
Kellylee Evans Unbreakable Come On
John Legend & Common Glory
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Sista C and Adhel host a multi-generational discussion of racial issues and insights with a collective of young Black Canadians, in advance of today's Black Lives Matter rally in Vancouver: https://www.instagram.com/p/CA-shEQBuJz

  • Posted on: 5 June 2020
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 04/17/2020
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Kraak & Smaak The Hands of Time ft. Alxndr London Juicy Fruit
Della Orrey Warrior single
Charlotte 'Sista C' Ferrell Love Time, Poem TIme Just for You
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After a physical distancing-mandated hiatus from the airwaves, CJSF's Sista C returns with a new co-host, Adhel, for a chat about COVID-19, social resiliency, and strange days.

 

  • Posted on: 17 April 2020
  • By: cjsfpa
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 03/13/2020
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bobby ferrin don't worry be happy simple pleasures
helen reddy i am woman i don't know how to love him
adhel broken (poem) vancouver poetry slam live
jb first lady out of the gates sofar vancouver
nina simone to be young gifted & black black gold
charlotte 'sista c' ferrell love time poem time words of comfort & joy
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Charlotte highlights her guest Adhel Ropa, who was supposed to be live and wasn't able to come up for reasons unknown at show time.  Audio featured is from her documentary film Who Am I? 

  • Posted on: 17 March 2020
  • By: cjsfprog
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 03/06/2020
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The Mighty Rhino A Joy Which Nothing Can Erase A Joy Which Nothing Can Erase
Celine Dion Because You Loved Me Falling Into You
Integrity Worship Singers All Things Are Possible Family Life Presents: I Still Do
Bobby McFerrin Don't Worry Be Happy Simple Pleasures
Charlotte Sista C Ferrell love time, poem time words of comfort & joy
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Sista C interviews Emily Hsu on her new book "Mindful Eating for Vibrant Living: The Keys for Better Health for Busy Women."

  • Posted on: 6 March 2020
  • By: cjsfprog
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 02/28/2020
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Rashid Lanie Quintet Umuthi (Magical Medicine) Remembrance
Rashid Lanie with Agape Band Synth Solo Live
S.A.M.A The People Want Mandela N/A
Charlotte Sista C Ferrell love time, poem time words of comfort & joy
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Charlotte 'Sista C' Ferrell interviews internationally acclaimed composer, ​pianist, producer and recording artist Rashid Lanie

  • Posted on: 3 March 2020
  • By: cjsfprog
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 02/21/2020
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Kellylee Evans Feeling Good Nina
Kellylee Evans Unbreakable Come On
Kellylee Evans Hands Up Come On
June's Diary Lift Every Voice and Sing Live
Charlotte Sista C Ferrell love time poem time pillars to pillows
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Charlotte speaks with Juno-Award winner, jazz-vocalist Kellylee Evans via telephone from Ottawa about life and how she's come to identify what's most important.

  • Posted on: 21 February 2020
  • By: cjsfprog
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 02/07/2020
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chioma cill ogbanna all you got in these present times
derek walcott sea grapes (poem) live reading
bob marley one love exodus
golden gospel singers oh freedom a cappella praise
sean joyce harlem renaissance documentary youtube
nikki giovanni nothing makes sense the reason i like chocolate
amiri baraka why is we americans def poetry jam
afua cooper negro cemeteries (poem) live reading
lillian allen birth poem live from WOMAD fe
charlotte 'sista c' ferrell love time poem time pillars to pillows
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Charlotte made a mixtape of poetry and music from the black diaspora.

  • Posted on: 13 February 2020
  • By: cjsfprog
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 01/31/2020
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sly & the family stone everyday people the essential sly & the family stone
kellylee evans tomorrow is my turn nina
linkin park somewhere i belong meteora
charlotte 'sista c' ferrell love time poem time pillars to pillows
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Charlotte's guests are from SOCA (Students of Caribbean and African Ancestry); President, Afia Poku, and Giovanni HoSang, past-President, talk about the importance of Black student space on campus and the realities of loosing that space in relation to societal by-products and political frameworks.

  • Posted on: 5 February 2020
  • By: cjsfprog
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 01/24/2020
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patti labelle new day timeless journey
kim scott it's your time southern heat
india arie just do you songversation
charlotte 'sista c' ferrell love time poem time pillows to pillars
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Deborah Thorne, international author, coach and trainer, is Cahrlotte's guest for the hour.  They discuss what it takes to transform dreams into reality.  

  • Posted on: 29 January 2020
  • By: cjsfprog
Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon playlist for 01/10/2020
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Charlotte's guest is Rupert Common, poet/dancer/hip hop artist and youth facilitator. They talk about seasonal holidays; new avenues for creative expression and he shares a brief excerpt from his play and a song accompanied by acoustic guitar. 

  • Posted on: 16 January 2020
  • By: cjsfprog