Richard Abercrombie

Podcast Release Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020

Richard grew up and became a Baha'i in the 60's. He and Joann Boravicka together recorded his story in a book called Crossing the Line: A memoir of race, religion, and change . His story starts with him turning away from the church and becoming a delinquent. He tells the remarkable story of the influences that turned his life around.

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Susan Engle - Dizzy Gillespie

Podcast Release Date: Friday, January 31, 2020

Susan is a singer, song writer, and author who has now written two books for the Baha'i Change Maker Series. The Change Maker Series is a series of biographies targeted toward middle schoolers. Her first one is Robert Abbott who founded the Chicago Defender newspaper. Her most recent, to be published February 8th of this same year, is "John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie: A Man, a Trumpet, and a Journey to Bebop". We talk about Dizzy Gillespie's life and I feature recordings of Dizzy Gillespie in the program.

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Emily Sadeghi

Podcast Release Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020

Emily is a singer songwriter and speech pathologist who uses music to help kids with speech difficulties. We share a number of her compositions in the interview in which she puts the Baha'i writings to song. She also describes in the interview how she incorporates music  into her work as a speech pathologist and we share one example in the interview.

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