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The Chef Sessions with Michael Tusk
October 20, 2017 01:09 PM PDT
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Michael Tusk is the Chef and Owner, along with his wife Lindsay, of two of San Francisco’s most critically acclaimed restaurants, Quince and Cotogna. His approach to Italian and French regional cuisine is refined and modern, taking inspiration from the seasonal bounty of Northern California and his close relationships with local purveyors.

A native of New Jersey, Tusk graduated from Tulane University with a degree in Art History and attended the Culinary Institute of America
in Hyde Park, New York. After completing his studies, Tusk left for Europe to gain experience in Michelin-starred restaurants throughout France and Italy. His experience in Italy’s Barbaresco region resonated most profoundly and was the catalyst for his sustained interest in Northern Italian regional cuisine.

Tusk returned to the United States in 1988 and settled in the San Francisco Bay Area where he contributed to the success of some of the
country’s most pioneering, influential restaurants including Stars and Chez Panisse. In December 2003, Tusk and his wife Lindsay opened Quince, and the restaurant quickly became one of San Francisco’s top fine-dining destinations. In November 2010 they opened Cotogna, a bustling, rustic Italian restaurant adjacent to Quince.

The James Beard Foundation has recognized Tusk’s contributions to the industry and named him “Best Chef: Pacific”. Under Tusk's helm, Quince has also been awarded four stars by the San Francisco Chronicle, three stars from the Michelin Guide and is a distinguished member of Relais & Châteaux.

Quince - http://www.quincerestaurant.com/

Cotogna - http://cotognasf.com/

Relais & Châteaux -https://www.relaischateaux.com/us/chef/michael-tusk

The Chef Sessions with Tyson Cole
October 13, 2017 10:13 AM PDT
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Tyson co-founded Uchi in 2003 as the restaurant’s Executive Chef. Before Uchi, he was a passionate student of the Japanese sushi tradition, training for more than 10 years in a variety of roles from dishwasher to head sushi chef in Tokyo, New York, and Austin, under two different sushi masters. Formative years were spent at Musashino, one of Austin’s top sushi restaurants, where he completed an intensive traditional apprenticeship under owner Takehiko Fuse. The two spent time in Japan, where Tyson experienced the food and gained technical skill. Fuse challenged him to learn the Japanese language, which helped Tyson learn more about the cuisine. He later trained at Bond Street, one of the busiest sushi restaurants in New York City. After Uchi opened in 2003, Tyson was recognized as one of Food and Wine Magazine’s Best New Chefs of 2005. In 2010, he opened Uchiko and in 2011, he celebrated the release of the Uchi Cookbook. Later that year, Tyson also received a James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Southwest.


Autumn is here. Shall we change it up a bit?
October 13, 2017 07:28 AM PDT
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Introduction to a new series of Let The Music Play Podcast episodes.

The Sound(s) of Being Human with Ryan O'neal (Sleeping At Last)
October 06, 2017 07:26 AM PDT
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Sleeping At Last is the moniker of Chicago-based singer-songwriter, producer and composer, Ryan O’Neal.

Sleeping At Last can be heard frequently on popular TV Shows and Films such as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, The Fault In Our Stars – Trailer, Grey’s Anatomy, So You Think You Can Dance, Criminal Minds, Bones, The Vampire Diaries, J.J. Abrams & Alfonso Cuaron’s Believe and many more.

Show notes:

Sleeping At Last http://www.sleepingatlast.com/

The Sacred Enneagram by Chris Heuertz https://gravitycenter.com/sacredenneagram/

What is the Enneagram? https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/

Mending the Divides with Jer Swigart
September 22, 2017 09:41 AM PDT
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Jer Swigart is a social innovator, an organizer, a professor, and the cofounding director of The Global Immersion Project, a peacemaking training organization that forms, equips, and mobilizes individuals and communities to enter any kind of conflict to heal rather than to win. He was the founder and lead pastor of The Open Door Community, a courageous collective of people pursuing God’s dream for the San Francisco Bay area, and he is a contributing author to a number of books that focus on theology, leadership, justice, and reconciliation.

A modern-day peacemaker, Jer has found himself contending for restoration in beautifully bizarre corners of our global village. Whether in the tribes of northern Pakistan, the slums of India, the red-light districts of Southeast Asia, the violence of Israel and Palestine, or the racial injustice of his own neighborhood, Jer loves people in a way that disarms violence and dismantles divides. His engagement within national and international conflicts has formed him into a guide for the church as she seeks to leverage her influence as an instrument of peace in our world.

A sought-after speaker, Jer frequently teaches in the areas of peacemaking and conflict transformation, faith and culture, neighbor and enemy love, spiritual formation, culture creating, and innovative leadership. He completed his undergrad at The University of Northwestern-St. Paul and has an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary, where he received the prestigious David Allen Hubbard Award. He currently resides with his family in Bend, Oregon.

Linkg to Mending the Divides - https://www.amazon.com/Mending-Divides-Creative-Conflicted-World/dp/0830844848

Unseen with Sara Hagerty
September 15, 2017 07:05 PM PDT
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What if the mundane is where the enchantment of our days resides? This one of the questions Sara Hagerty journeys into with her latest work Unseen: The Gift of Being Hidden in a World that loves to be Noticed.
She joins us in this episode of Let The Music Play Podcast as we discuss her insights from cultivating a life of rhythmic solitude.


The Sacred Enneagram with Chris Heuertz
September 08, 2017 01:47 PM PDT
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Christopher L. Heuertz was first introduced to the Enneagram in the slums of Cambodia. Since then he has trained under some of the great living Enneagram masters including Father Richard Rohr, Russ Hudson, Marion Gilbert, and Helen Palmer, and now teaches the Enneagram in workshops and retreats around the world. Chris is an International Enneagram Association Accredited Professional. He and his wife Phileena live in Omaha with their puppy Basil, and you can join him on Facebook and Twitter in his intentions to love on the margins.

Find more information on Chris and his latest book, The Sacred Enneagram, at https://gravitycenter.com/sacredenneagram/.

The Grain of Love with Brian Zahnd
September 01, 2017 07:24 AM PDT
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Brian Zahnd is the founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church, a non-denominational Christian congregation in Saint Joseph, Missouri. Brian and his wife, Peri, founded the church in 1981. Brian is also the author of several books, including, Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God, Water to Wine, A Farewell To Mars, and Beauty Will Save the World.

For more information on Brian and his books, visit https://brianzahnd.com/books/.

Reboot with Aaron McHugh
August 28, 2017 01:54 PM PDT
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Aaron McHugh is a writer, podcaster, adventurer and author of the best-selling book, Fire Your Boss: A Manifesto to Rethink How You Think About Work. He is mastering the art of living a sustainable work-life balance that constantly interweaves rhythms of play and adventure. That includes road trips in their 1974 VW Bus, aka The Joy Bus, catapulting them into many father-daughter adventures together.

For information on his Reboot gathering, visit https://www.aaronmchugh.com/rebootworkshop/

True or False?
August 21, 2017 06:49 AM PDT
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Ashton shares his reflections True Self and the false self.

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