Kill 'em With Kindness
  • Jun 4, 2020 1:00 am
  • 56:50 mins

We’ve all heard about “The Golden Rule,” doing to others what we would have them do to us. Frustrated kids may ask their wiser parent how to handle a schoolyard nemesis, only to have him or her facetiously say, “Kill ‘em with kindness.” Today on the Apple Seed, we’ll be playing stories of kindness, and how people across the world have experienced it.  On today’s episode, enjoy the following: Radio Family Journal: Superstitious Story Kickoff: “The Tale of Two Brothers” by Linda Goodman Story Spotlight: “Senegal Story” by Charlotte Blake-Alston Storytime:  “Judgement of the Wind” by Eshu Bumpus “Sticky Sticky Pine by Laura Deal “Golden Crane” by Anne Shimojima Storyteller Spotlight: Charlotte Blake-Alston With talents as varied as the symphony orchestras with which she often performs, Charlotte Blake Alston is unique in the cultural abundance with which she augments her tales. Stitched together with brilliance and texture, Charlotte tells stories guaranteed to color your world-view with vivid impressions of people and vistas you have never imagined. Charlotte opens your eyes and heart to a new way of experiencing the world around you. She has received numerous honors and awards, including the Zora Neale Hurston Award from the National Association of Black Storytellers and the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Association. Charlotte, with her breadth of experience and skills, her generosity of spirit, and her dignity of character, is gratefully welcomed back to The Apple Seed Why I love storytelling:  I love storytelling’s ability to transcend man-made barriers of class, race, gender and remind us of our commonalities as members of the human family.