CD36 - Smoothing Out the Wrinkles by Samatha Terrell

Hello there,

Today it's a pleasure to bring you "Smoothing Out the Wrinkles" a poem by Samantha Terrell.

Samantha Terrell is an American poet raised in the Midwest, whose work emphasizes emotional integrity and social justice. Her work has been published in Dove Tales by Writing for Peace, Ebola chapbook (West Chester University), Poetry Quarterly (Pennsylvania), and many other online and in-print journals. She and her family reside in Upstate NY. You can find her on Twitter @honestypoetry.

Check out Samantha's website for more of her work! https://poetrybysamantha.weebly.com/

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j

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CD35 Part 2 - Bob Dylan by Troy Jackson

Hello all!

Today I am happy to ready for ya "Bob Dylan" by Troy Jackson: poet, musician, and literacy advocate based out of Memphis Take it away, Troy!

Troy’s Book of Poetry, now on Amazon. Check it out!

Catch up with Troy Jackson on Twitter @troyrjackson!

Check out Troy’s beats! https://www.beatstars.com/leemay2k

Stop by idlewy.blog to submit your work, and to discover more stuff by and for working class creatives!

Much love,

j

CD35 - Brother Martin / My Adidas by Troy Jackson

Hello all!

Today's episode is an experiment so we can find more ways to showcase you, the working class creator, on this podcast! On this episode, I bring you Troy Jackson, a creative based out of Memphis, who will be reciting his poetry, as well as providing some underscoring for the episode. Take it away, Troy!

Troy's Book of Poetry, now on Amazon. Check it out!

Catch up with Troy Jackson on Twitter @troyrjackson!

Check out Troy's beats! https://www.beatstars.com/leemay2k

Stop by idlewy.blog to submit your work, and to discover more stuff by and for working class creatives!

Much love,

j

CD34 - The Time We Had by Susana Ramirez

Big show today! We're back in business featuring a personal essay in dramatic form! The Time We Had, by Susana Ramirez.

Susana Ramirez is a wife and mother of two. She is the Founder of Save The Sharks, a South Florida non-profit organization working to promote healthier shark populations through education, research and outreach. Susana immigrated from Cuba, living in Finland before settling in the U.S. She began writing at an early age, focusing on conservation work throughout the world. Today, she understands the power in having a voice and hopes her words can have an impact on others, leading to a global shift on how humans interact with wild animals and their environments.

Find Susana on Twitter @susanaiswriting and check out Save The Sharks! This piece was originally published in The Selkie: https://theselkie.co.uk/the-time-we-had/

Brenda Zamora is an L.A. based actor, follow her adventures on Instagram!

Produced by J. Alejandro. Visit idlewy.blog, a place for working class creatives!

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On the Edge of Forever - http://teknoaxe.com/Home.php Simple Piano Medley 1- http://teknoaxe.com/Home.php Freezing by Warm by Meydan: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Meydan/Ambient_1860/Freezing_but_warm

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CD33 - A Clear Solution by J. Alejandro

A few words and a poem too. #blacklivesmatter #nojusticenopeace

Campaign Zero: Organization that utilizes research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in the U.S. https://www.joincampaignzero.org/

Unicorn Riot: Nonprofit media collective dedicated to exposing the root causes of social, economic, and environmental issues. https://unicornriot.ninja/

George Floyd Memorial Fund: The official GoFundMe to support the Floyd family. https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd

Minnesota Freedom Fund: Community-based fund set up to pay criminal bail and immigration bonds for individuals who have been arrested while protesting police brutality. This has become one of the most prominent bail funds, providing relief to protesters in Minneapolis seeking justice for George Floyd. https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/

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