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The Dalai Lama: Conversation with the head of Tibet Fund August 29, 2009

Here’s a link to this coming week’s Initiative Radio program. It’s gives a decent history of how the Dalai Lama came to be exiled from Tibet through Angela Mckenzie conversation with the head of the Tibet Fund.

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Since 1959 over 140,000 Tibetans have fled their homeland and endured great hardship to start a new life in exile. The Tibet Fund was founded under the…  LISTEN TO IT >>>

Intiative Radio: NYC Poet Richard Cooper Williams June 29, 2009

angela“Initiative Radio’s” motto is “Food for the Mind & Music for the Soul” and in this edition Angela is joined by New York City poet Richard Cooper Williams to focus on the soulful aspect of the program. Williams reads several selections from his book “From A Whisper To A Scream” whilst Angela spins the acoustic guitar based tracks of East Coast singer/songwriter Matt Duke’s “Acoustic Kingdom Underground.” This show is perfect for setting the soul adrift on an ocean of bliss and reflection.


This week on Initiative Radio: The Professional Do-Gooder May 12, 2009

Angela Mckenzie, host of Initiative Radio

Angela Mckenzie, host of Initiative Radio

Cathy Lanyard is a self-described, “Professional Do-Gooder.” Having grown up in a privileged New Jersey suburb, her mother’s inability to “give-back” inspired her to do just the opposite.

Cathy’s first foray into philanthropy begun when she rallied members of her community to build a playground for the local public school. Later on she became a Washington lobbyist and eventually she left that position to become a fundraiser for an organization whose goal is to encourage pluralism in Israel. 

Today, Cathy is the Executive Director of The American Friends of ALYN Hospital In Tel Aviv, Israel. This round-the-clock rehabilitation facility, serves children of ALL ethnic and religious backgrounds using innovative techniques, designed to improve the quality of their lives, regardless of the severity of their injuries and illnesses.

In this position, Cathy is able to promote her two most beloved causes – children and Israel. To listen to the show:



Initiative Radio with Angela McKenzie: Ayurvedic medicine April 13, 2009

angela2Check out “Initiative Radio with Angela McKenzie.” It’s a great weekly radio show that airs daily on NPR, Pacifica and PRI outlets. Here’s a link to an episode about Ayurvedic medicine. Hear more.


A Girl with Real Soul September 26, 2008

Angel McKenzie isn’t your average Roots-Rock and Soul singer. She has a mission in her music, specifically to use her songs as a vehicle to spotlight poverty and hunger with her AMcK Initiative. Musical activities include staging benefit concerts/food drives, where the audience comes out to enjoy great music in exchange for food donations. After each show the collected food is turned over to a local food rescue agency for distribution to the needy. That officially makes Angela a beautiful person inside and out. Check out her soulful music here.