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On this episode of Pure Imagination, we had writer and entrepreneur Yolanda Spivy, to speak about black insurance news, women's rights, and segregation. Music by Simon and Garfunkel and Pixes. Wahoo!

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Today Rachel is joined by Mr. Patrick and Master Lee, artists and storytellers who curate the Talkingstick series at the Rubin Museum, for conversation about art, family, performance, and truth-telling.

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1. Temples- shelter song 

2. The faces- ooh la la

3. Chad and Jeremy-  A summer song 
4. Daniel Johnston- held the hand
5. Skating Polly (oklahoma) - kick.
6. jeffrey Lewis- back when i was four
7. Sibylle Baier- the end
8. Breeders- do you love me now. 
9. George Harrison- the light that has lighted the world
10. Quasi- no one 
11. Simon and Garfunkel- i am a rock
12. Nirvana- i hate myself and i wanna die
13. MIA- bad girls
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Novelist, filmmaker, investigative journalist, poet, playwright, and photographer, Andre has covered dozens of war zones and conflicts from Bosnia and Peru to Sri Lanka, DR Congo and Timor Leste. He is the author of a novel Nalezeny, published in Czech. Point of No Return is his major work of fiction written in English and translated and published in French by Yago. Other works include a book of political nonfiction Western Terror: From Potosi to Baghdad (translated into Turkish and published by Bilim + Gonul). Pluto publishing house in London recently published his provocative and critical book on Indonesia: Archipelago of Fear.  Together with Rossie Indira, he is responsible for a book of conversations with the foremost Southeast Asian writer Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Exile (translated into Korean, Spanish and Bahasa Indonesia). Non-fiction book Oceania (published by Expathos) is a result of his five years work in Micronesia, Polynesia and Melanesia and a damning attack against neo-colonialism in the Pacific. The plays Ghosts of Valparaiso and Conversations with James were translated into several languages including Spanish. His discussion with Noam Chomsky is published by Pluto in London as 'On Western Terrorism'. He has collaborated with UNESCO in Vietnam, Africa and Oceania through various publications including fiction books The Story of Ann and The Story of Moana. Presently he is finishing writing his monumental political novel Winter Journey. He is a Senior Fellow at The Oakland Institute. He writes and photographs for several publications worldwide, corporate and progressive, including CounterPunch, Z Magazine, Newsweek, Asia Times, People's Daily, China Daily, Irish Times, A2 and  Asia-Pacific Journal (Japan Focus). He produced the feature length documentary film about the Indonesian massacres in 1965  'Terlena – Breaking of The Nation', as well as the film on the biggest refugee camp in the world Dadaab 'One Flew Over Dadaab'. His feature documentary film 'Rwandan Gambit' is reversing the official narrative on 1994, exposing Rwandan and Ugandan plunder of DR Congo on behalf of Western imperialism. His Japanese crew recently filmed his lengthy discussion with Noam Chomsky on the state of the world which is presently being made into a film. Latin American TeleSur recently broadcasted his documentary film 'Turkey Between East and West'. He is working on several new documentaries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He frequently speaks at major universities, including Columbia, Cornell, Oxford, Cambridge, Tsinghua (Beijing), Sydney, Hong Kong, Auckland and Melbourne. Cofounder and Coeditor of Mainstay Press and Liberation Lit, he presently lives in Asia and Africa. His website is: http://andrevltchek.weebly.com/index.html. He can also be reached through his Twitter account.

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A special show co-hosted by Rachel and Jason, with guest Corn Mo, speaking about the New York music scene, Corn Mo's music, and upcoming projects. 

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Today on Pure Imagination, we had Ramona Cadogan, speaking about being a vegan weightlifter. Music by Nirvana, and Pixies. Hiyo!

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Today on Pure Imagination, we had Shafeka Hashash and Emad Rajeh and Kumar Salehi from the NYU group SJP, talking about the upcoming events during Israeli Apartheid Week. Music by the Cardigans. 

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Today on Pure Imagination,  we interviewed Sunsara Taylor, writer and activist, on subjects ranging from women's rights and the Revolutionary Communist Party. revcom.us. Music by the Beatles. Boffo!

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Sport Murphy, co-writer of the book "Everything's Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals." With music by Mac DeMarco and a sampling of industrial musical gems. Wahoo! 

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On this episode of Pure Imagination we had Anita Shepherd, self-taught vegan chef, baker, and entrepreneur to talk about food and her new vegan homemade coconut yogurt. All songs about food! Yum!

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