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Jim Metzner has been producing sound-rich radio programs for the past 30 years. His series, “Pulse of the Planet,” now it in its 18th year, is on the cusp of its 4000th broadcast. Jim’s work has been featured in Wired magazine, the New York Times, Audio magazine, National Geographic, the Wall Street Journal, and on “The CBS Evening News.” Many moons ago, as a singer-songwriter, he opened for acts like Pink Floyd, Three Dog Night, and T Rex.
For more information on the “Pulse of the Planet” series and CDs, visit www.pulseplanet.com. Jim’s commentary on the commercialization of spiritual terms, “Zenophobia,” appears in the current issue.

Blair Glaser became the Internet’s first actor-advice columnist when her weekly feature, “Ask Blair,” was featured at Playbill.com. She migrated from teaching acting to becoming a drama therapist, and facilitated a series of popular workshops for women based on and in connection with Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” at the Omega Institute and in cities around the country. Blair has written for various online publications, including Sexual Health and the UK’s Flow Magazine. She is a licensed creative arts therapist whose healing business, SpiritPlay.org, incorporates her private practice as a drama therapist and psycho-spiritual counselor. Blair’s article on revitalizing one’s inner life, “Stretching and Falling,” appears in the current issue.

Bob Cianci is a longtime music journalist and author as well as a working musician. A graduate of Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia, Bob has written for the New Jersey Herald, the Pike County Dispatch, the River Reporter, Blues Revue, Blues Access, No Depression, and other newspapers and magazines. He is currently the main contributor and the features editor of Classic Drummer. His book Great Rock Drummers of the Sixties is now in its second, revised printing. Bob’s preview of the concert by Leo Kottke and David Lindley in Peekskill appears in the current issue.

A lifelong Hudson Valley resident, Katie Cahill is the editor of the Saugerties Times and a contributing writer to two of Ulster Publishing’s other weekly newspapers, the Woodstock Times and the Kingston Times. Her work has also been featured in Boating on the Hudson and Beyond and in Altercation magazine. Katie was also the co-publisher and editor of the short-lived-but-much-loved Scenery, an independent publication dedicated to the local music scene. She lives in Kingston. When not writing or editing, she is an aspiring jewelry designer and collector of vintage fashion items. Katie’s review of the self-titled CD by Guitars & Hearts appears appears in the current issue.
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