Marilyn Mason, Ph.D., former faculty at University of Minnesota, became involved in movements for democratic participation when she led the Nuclear Free Movement in St. Paul, MN. She was a long term community activist, working with Women Against Military Madness; she committed civil disobedience and served time in jail several times along with other protestors. Her work led her to working with Tibetan refugees; she was Chair of the Tibetan American Foundation; her focus on international work led her to leading study groups in the former Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia and China. After many years of international work focusing on women’s rights, she worked with the Fulbright Scholars from many African nations. She has been leading walking safaris in East Africa, working with water projects and women’s organizations for 22 years. The author of Facing Shame: Families in Recovery and Making Our Lives Our Own, she also wrote two other books (www.marilynmason.com). Her recent book, Becoming a Genuine Leader, will be released in October. Marilyn has always been committed to public radio but was especially delighted to learn about KSFR, a true community based public radio station, a rare gem of democracy in America!
John F. Andrews is a Carlsbad native and a member of the New Mexico Humanities Council. He has taught at several universities, among them Florida State and Georgetown, and he spent ten years (1974-84) as Director of Academic Programs at the Folger Shakespeare Library on Capitol Hill, where he edited Shakespeare Quarterly and served as chairman of a national advisory committee to oversee educational outreach for The Shakespeare Plays (1979-85), a BBC and Time-Life Television series that brought the entire canon to American viewers. Mr. Andrews has produced two 3-volume reference sets for Scribners and two editions of Shakespeare’s works, one for the Literary Guild, the other a paperback series for Orion Books in London. During his time in Tallahassee (1970-74) he hosted a half-hour WFSU-FM program on contemporary issues in higher education. And during his three decades in Washington he arranged and introduced more than a dozen author-focused gatherings that were carried on C-SPAN2’s weekend Book TV service. He also assisted BBC’s Radio 4 with two American broadcasts of its venerable “Any Questions?” program and with two memorial lectures in honor of the late Alistair Cooke. Mr. Andrews is delighted to be on the board for KSFR, and he looks forward to helping the station achieve its vast potential, both as a local and regional leader and as a vehicle for sharing Santa Fe’s many cultural and intellectual treasures with listeners around the globe. For more background on his work, visit www.shakesguild.org/Andrews.html.