Out Of His Shell (Episode 157)

Meet Protest Singer Michael Naphys

Michael NaphysMichael Naphys is a singer/songwriter from South Jersey. Music has always been a big part of his life, and he has some musical releases including his first original album, Coming Out of my Shell, that we’ll learn about in this conversation. Michael performs live acoustic sets in Southern New Jersey including at Whims Brewing in Atco where co-host Robin Renée was lucky enough to catch his set not long ago. He finds using music to express his views on political issues to be very rewarding and empowering, and joins us on The Leftscape to talk about his experiences with writing and performing protest music and the journey of growing into his political focus.

In The Artscape, Robin talks with co-host Wendy Sheridan about her recent work and upcoming art shows. In This Fortnight I Learned, Wendy discovers the songs by Shel Silverstein and Robin discovers the joy of Asking for What You Want. News covered includes trouble for the Great Barrier Reef, a new union for Volkswagen workers, a search engine for conservatives, a new nondiscrimination law in Oakland, CA for polyamorous and other alternative family structures, states where abortion will be on the ballot, President Biden announces environmental grants and jobs on the 55th Earth Day, recreational cannabis use linked with lower risk of dementia-related diseases, and remembering David Newman aka Durga Das. Wendy nominates Earth Day creator Gaylord Nelson as the Lefty of the Week.

Things to do:

Keep up with Michael Naphys on Instagram, Facebook, and X/Twitter.

Listen to Michael Naphys on Soundcloud or Spotify.

Say hi to Wendy Sheridan and buy her art at the Spring Craft & Vendor Show, Saturday, April 27th, 10am – 4pm, Allaire State Park 4263 Atlantic Avenue Farmingdale, NJ 07727. Booth #40. Raindate Sunday, April 28th.

See Wendy’s work in the Union County Senior Art Exhibit, Union College of Union County, 1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, NJ, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm. Tuesdays until 8 pm, Closes May 30th at noon.

Check out wendycardz on Etsy and Wendycards on Facebook for more art by Wendy Sheridan.

Listen to healing sounds by David Newman.

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