Conversations with Michael Stone, January 4th, Joel Salatin and Rita de Quercus: Nevada County Sustainable Local Food & Farming Conference

Date 4 January 2011

Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm will be one of several prominent national speakers at the upcoming Sustainable Local Food and Farming Conference, scheduled for January 22nd. The event features a full day of lectures on the subjects of sustainable agriculture, farm to consumer direct marketing, and raising nutrient dense food and much more. The mission of Nevada County Grown is to foster a sustainable local agricultural economy by making the community aware of locally grown agricultural products and assisting qualified agricultural producers to promote their products. For more information go to

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Conversations with Michael Stone, December 28th, Jess Rimington of One World Youth Project

Date 28 December 2010

Jess Rimington is a social entrepreneur, spoken word artist and global advocate for the power of international grass roots communication to ignite crowd-accelerated innovation and affect local social change. Jess serves as Executive Director and Founder of One World Youth Project, a youth-for-youth powered movement linking schools globally in service-learning to prepare the next generation for the globalized 21st century. She will be joined on Conversations with members of her staff as well as local youth activists.

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Conversations with Michael Stone, December 21st, Gabrielle Roth: Balancing Intuition, Instinct & Intellect

Date 21 December 2010

Gabrielle Roth makes records that people can move to. She is a recording and performing artist, author, teacher, director and creator of the 5Rhythms school of moving meditation and ecstatic dance. The sound of Roth and her band The Mirrors ranges from world music to urban street beat to the chant of Buddhist mantras.

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Conversations with Michael Stone, December 14th, John Robbins The New Good Life: Living Better Than Ever in an Age of Less

Date 14 December 2010

John Robbins is a bestselling author, social activist, and humanitarian. He is the recipient of the Rachel Carson Award, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, the Peace Abbey’s Courage of Conscience Award, and Green America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. John’s latest book is The New Good Life: Living Better Than Ever in an Age of Less. He is also author of many other books including the international bestseller Diet for a New America and the Food Revolution. John serves on the Boards of many non-profit groups working toward a thriving, just, and sustainable way of life.

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Conversations with Michael Stone, December 7th, Osprey Orielle Lake, MA: Uprisings For the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature

Date 7 December 2010

Osprey Orielle Lake, is a lifelong advocate of social and environmental justice issues. She is the Director of the Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus, on the governing Board of Praxis Peace Institute and an advisor to the International Eco-Cities Standards initiative. Osprey has traveled to five continents studying ancient and modern cultures while making presentations at international conferences and universities. Her themes concern new cultural narratives and the way public imagery and stories either enhance or distance our relationship with the Earth. Her book, Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature, has just been released.

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Conversations with Michael Stone, November 30th, William Bengston, PhD: The Energy Cure

Date 30 November 2010

Dr. William Bengston, PhD. is a professor of sociology and has been involved in energy medicine research for more than 30 years. His research has appeared in a variety of professional publications and journals and he lectures widely throughout the US and Europe. He has also appeared on Oprah and friends. His new book, The Energy Cure: One man’s Quest to Unravel the Mystery of Hands On Healing has just been published.

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Conversations with Michael Stone, November 16th, Charles Eisenstein: The Assent of Humanity

Date 16 November 2010

Professor, lecturer and workshop leader Charles Eisenstein is the Author of The Ascent of Humanity and the upcoming Sacred Economics, and two influential essays on money: Money and the Crisis of Civilization and Money and The Turning of Age A faculty member of Goddard College, he speaks and writes about civilization, economics, and the evolution of human consciousness.

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Conversations with Michael Stone, November 9th, Bill McKibben: Making a life on a touch new planet

Date 9 November 2010

Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist and writer who frequently writes about global warming, alternative energy and localized economies. In 2010 the Boston Globe called him “probably the nation’s leading environmentalist” and Time magazine described him as “the world’s best green journalist. He is the founder of He is also the author of many books including The End of Nature which has been translated into 20 languages and his latest Earth: making a life on a tough new planet.

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Conversations with Michael Stone, November 2nd, Sharon Salzberg: Force of Kindness

Date 2 November 2010

Sharon Salzberg is one of America’s leading spiritual teachers and authors. She is the cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. Sharon has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. The ancient Buddhist practices of vipassana (mindfulness) and metta (loving kindness) are the foundations of her work. In her book The Force of Kindness, Sharon offers practical instruction on how we can cultivate kindness within ourselves.

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Conversations with Michael Stone, October 26th, Andrew Harvey: Sacred Activism

Date 26 October 2010

Andrew Harvey is a renowned and distinguished mystical scholar, Rumi translator and explicator, poet, novelist, spiritual teacher and writer, and architect of Sacred Activism. He has taught at Oxford University, Cornell University, Hobart, and William Smith Colleges, The California Institute of Integral Studies, and the University of Creation Spirituality as well as the at various spiritual centers throughout the United States. His latest book is The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism.

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Conversations with Michael Stone, October 26th, Lynne Twist: The Soul of Money

Date 26 October 2010

Lynne Twist is a global activist, fundraiser, speaker, consultant, and author. She has dedicated her life to global initiatives that serve the best instincts in all of us. Lynn has raised hundreds of millions of dollars and trained thousands of fundraisers to be more effective in their work. The compelling stories and insights gained from her experiences inspire Lynne’s keynotes and workshops, and are the foundation for her best selling, award winning book The Soul of Money. Lynne founded the Soul of Money Institute to express her commitment to supporting and empowering people in finding peace and sufficiency in their relationship with money and the money culture.

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Conversations with Michael Stone, October 19th, Ania Brandysiewicz: Consciousness and the Enlightened Body

Date 19 October 2010

Ania Brandysiewicz covers the spectrum from highly technical to highly interpersonal. She began as an electronic engineer, worked in the early design of hardware and operating system programming for computers, and helped design and test the first MRI scanner in England. Ania developed over many years a method of teaching people how to be more aware of the beliefs they held and stored in their bodies. With this increased awareness, they learned to better observe their own and other’s emotions and learn how to remain peaceful and balanced when another person was running an emotional “operating system error” nearby and not “catch the virus”.

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Conversations with Michael Stone, October 12th, Warren Farrell: The Myth of Male Power

Date 12 October 2010

Warren Farrell Dr. Warren Farrell is the author of many books, including two award-winning international best-sellers, Why Men Are The Way They Are plus The Myth of Male Power. His most recent books are Women Can’t Hear What Men Don’t Say. Dr. Farrell is the only man in the US elected three times to the Board of Directors of the National Organization for Women in New York City. His background in male/female issues, combined with his Ph.D. in American government and constitutional law, has led to his doing expert witness work with sex discrimination and sexual harassment.

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Conversations, Tuesday October 5th, Dr. Kevin Danaher: Grassroots Globalization: Empowering local communities to create sustainable local economies

Date 5 October 2010

Dr. Kevin Danaher Described by The New York Times as the “Paul Revere of globalization’s woes,” Dr. Kevin Danaher’s analytical expertise, sense of humor and blunt eloquence make him an exceptionally dynamic communicator. Dr. Danaher is a co-founder of Global Exchange, founder and Executive Co-Producer of the Green Festivals, and Executive Director of the Global Citizen Center. He has published numerous articles and is the author and/or editor of thirteen books.

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Conversations with Michael Stone, September 28th, Bradford Keeney, Ph.D. The Bushman Way of Tracking God

Date 28 September 2010

Bradford Keeney, Ph.D. is an American psychotherapist, ethnographer, and cybernetician. He has been called “an all-American shaman, the Marco Polo of psychology, and an anthropologist of the spirit” by the editors of Utne Reader. Author of more than thirty books in the fields of psychotherapy, cybernetics, and ethnographies of healing traditions, many of his works are considered classics in their fields.

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Conversations with Michael Stone, Tuesday September 21st, Nina Simons: Women's leadership and leading from the Feminine

Date 21 September 2010

Nina Simons co-founded Bioneers in 1990, a nonprofit that identifies, promotes and connects breakthrough solutions for our most pressing environmental and social challenges. Previously, she was President of Seeds of Change and Director of Strategic Marketing for Odwalla. Now, Nina translates her life experience to inspire and inform the emerging leadership of others, with an increasing focus on the leadership of women and restoring the ‘feminine’ within us all.

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Conversations with Michael Stone, Tuesday September 14th, Luis Diaz - Cellular Memory Release

Date 14 September 2010

Luis Diaz, author of Memory in the Cells presents a simple, yet radical, way to heal and transform negative experiences through Cellular Memory Release (CMR) to create a more full and harmonious life. Luis created the Cellular Memory Release technique out of his training and practice in oriental medicine, shiatsu, acupuncture, holistic nutrition, herbology, homeopathy, Touch for Health and NLP-Neurolinguistic Programming. He resides locally in Nevada County.

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Conversations with Michael Stone, Tuesday September 7th Gary Malkin: Innertainment: Media Medicine for the Mind, Heart, and Soul

Date 7 September 2010

Gary Malkin is an emmy award-winning composer/producer and performer dedicated to making a difference in the world by participating in projects that inspire the heart and catalyze social change. Gary is launching a new genre in media, something he calls “Innertainment: Media Medicine for the Mind, Heart, and Soul.” His hope and prayer is that we can begin to understand how media, like anything, is a form of energy that either inspires or robs us of our core well-being.

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Conversations with Michael Stone, Tuesday August 31, Jeff Klein: Working for Good

Date 31 August 2010

Jeff Klein is the CEO of Cause Alliance Marketing, an organization that designs and produces collaborative cause-related marketing programs that address social issues while fulfilling the business objectives of alliance partners. He currently serves as Executive Director for FLOW, a nonprofit dedicated to “liberating the entrepreneurial spirit for good.”

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Conversations, Tuesday August 17, Dr. David C. Korten: Agenda for a New Economy

Date 17 August 2010


Dr. David C. Korten: Author, teacher, publisher and lecturer, David Korten has over thirty-five years of experience in preeminent business, academic, and international development institutions. He is a major contributor to the report of the International Forum on Globalization on Alternatives to Economic Globalization.

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