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Podcast: Adam Olsen speaks with Raffi – Singer, Songwriter, Salt Springer, Children’s Champion

    People & Places    June 20, 2019

When I first thought of transitioning my weekly Public Circle LIVE! broadcasts from Facebook to a weekly podcast, I had it in my mind to invite Raffi as a guest. We have run into each other a few times now at the Salt Spring Island Saturday Market and I appreciate his forthright political commentary on Twitter.

It all came together at Elizabeth May’s wedding. We were standing in line next to each other – I asked, he agreed and we made it happen!

I’m a “Beluga Grad” and so it’s an absolute thrill to have the opportunity to start a friendship with someone whose work is so influential on my life. He is an inspiration for many of my peers, and our children.

In this episode of The Public Circle Podcast, we discuss what inspires him as a singer and songwriter, his second career and legacy work in child honouring, and his deep connection to Mother Earth. Over five decades Raffi’s voice has connected generations of children and their parents to nature.

Most recently the focus of his effort is on Child Honouring. It began with a covenantanthologypledge and now the latest development is a ten module course.

There are a lot of links to his work here but you can find everything you need at https://raffifoundation.org

If you need more information email Raffi’s team at info@raffifoundation.org

I hope you enjoy my conversation with Raffi!

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