Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace public access tv shows completed in 2015



Episode 22:   This is an interview with Joe Lombardo recorded on January 20, 2015. Joe Lombardo is a founding member of Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace. He is a member of many other local organizations that promote peace and justice, including: the Muslim Solidarity Committee, Troy Area Labor Federation, Solidarity Committee. He was active in Occupy Albany. Joe is also the co-coordinator of the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC). In this interview her talks about current events, the situation in the Ukraine, the United National Antiwar Coalition and the future of peace.


Episode 23:  This is an interview with Angelica Clarke, recorded on February 24, 2015. Angelica Clarke is executive director of the Albany Social Justice Center and a co-founder of Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration. In this interview, Angelica talks about the organization she co-founded Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration, her new job as executive director of the Social Justice Center, the Black Lives Matter movement and much more.



Episode 24:  This is an interview with Mo Hannah, recorded on March 11, 2015. This is an interview with Mo Hannah, recorded on March 11, 2015. Dr. Maureen Hannah is a professor of psychology at Siena College. Mo is als a psychologist, and an activist. Mo is co-founder of the national annual Battered Mothers Conference, where many of the nation's leading attorneys, batterers' intervention experts, authors, and advocates working in area of battered mothers custody issues gather to present their knowledge and experience. In this interview, Mo talks about the conference that she has been organizing since 2004, and also about her recent trip to Moscow, Russia as a member of the United National Antiwar Coalition.



Episode 25:  This is an interview with Jon Flanders, recorded on May 13, 2015. Jon is a retired railroad worker from CSX, a long time union activist and organizer of the James Connolly Forum series in Troy, NY. Jon is also a photographer, having documented hundreds of peace, social justice, environmental and union events in the Capital District. He is also a writer and has had many articles published in CounterPunch and The Monthly Review. Jon talks about activism, organizing, "bomb" trains, rail safety, and the James Connolly Forum.



Episode 26:  This is an interview with John Amidon, recorded on June 3, 2015. In this interview, John Amidon talks about his recent antiwar activism and the annual Kateri Peace Conference, held every August at the Kateri Shrine in Fonda, NY. He discusses drones, nuclear weapons, endless war and working to create a culture that values peace. John also talks about his recent work with the Interfaith Alliance of New York State.



Episode 27: This is an interview with Mickie Lynn, recorded on August 5, 2015. Mickie is a long time peace activist, well known for her work with Women Against War and she is a frequent blogger in the Times Union for Women Against War. In this interview, she talks about her motivation for activism and Women Against War (WAW)and the issues that they are addressing. She discusses Grannies for Peace projects, potential for war with Iran and the dangers of drones. Mickie also discusses the blog that WAW does for the Albany Times Union.



Episode 28: This is an interview with Miki Conn, recorded on September 8, 2015. Miki Conn is the daughter of Margaret and Dr. James Cunningham. She grew up in Delmar, NY, a suburb of Albany. The Cunningham family moving to Delmar from Alaska, in 1957. Her family was the first black family to live in Delmar. Arlen Westbrook rented her house in Delmar to the Cunningham family in 1957, and shared the house with them for a time. Margaret Cunningham and Arlen Westbrook co-wrote a book about their experience titled: "Integrating Delmar: A Story of Friendship". In this interview, Miki talks about her experiences growing up in Delmar. She also discusses the book, her parents, and gives her perspective on the "Black Lives Matter" movement.



Episode 29: This is an interview with Terri Roben, recorded on October 14, 2015. Terri is a long time peace and environmental activist, as well as a musician. In this interview Terri discusses how and why she became an activist and a musician, and how she has combined these passions. Terri also plays her guitar and sings a couple of the songs that she wrote. In addition, Terri talks about the People's Music Network, and how this organization has created a national network of people, who use music to promote progressive ideas.



Episode 30: This is an interview with David Easter, recorded on November 5, 2015. In this interview, David talks about his work as a peace activist, starting with the Vietnam War and continuing today. He discusses his activism with the American Friends Service Committee and the Syracuse Peace Council. David has worked on many progressive issues over the past 40 years, including: organizing the first Quaker delegation to North Korea, advocating for gay rights, promoting feminism eliminating nuclear weapons, and much more. David also talks about his recent work with the Upper Hudson Peace Action and Campus Action.



Episode 31: This is an interview with Imam Faisal Ahmad, recorded on December 9, 2015. In this interview, Imam Ahmad talks about what life has been like for Capital Region Muslims, since 911. He describes how some members of the Muslim community have been treated by people who have targeted them because of their religion. He talks about Islam, and what is meant by "sharia law". Imam Ahmad also has some suggestions for how people in the local community can better understand Muslims and how we can be more supportive of our Muslim friends and neighbors.