Studio 145 produces podcasts featuring interviews about current affairs through the artistic lens. Meant to start a deeper conversation, Studio 145 stokes creativity in how we think about some of the most pressing issues of our day, and how we might approach them differently and more effectively.

The Gibney Dance Company and Community Action Team
Thu, 04/21/2016

This weeks program features a wonderful conversation with two representatives from The Gibney Dance Company and Community Action Team. Ms. Amy Miller, Associate Artistic Director and Ms. Sandra Manick, Sanctuary for Families mentor discuss both the history of Gibney Dance and the amazing support and empowerment they provide to the community through their unique creative arts programming.

Story of God Conversation 2
Tue, 04/19/2016

This podcast is inspired by National Geographic’s Story of God. Episode 3, Who is God?, features Rev. Rett Zabriskie, who has over 35 years ecumenical work with the Reformed Church in America, and Sarah Flatto, the Director of Programs & Outreach at the NYC Family Justice Center and a member of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom. Hosted by Farid Johnson.

Story of God Conversation 1
Tue, 04/12/2016

This podcast is the first in a new series inspired by National Geographic’s Story of God. Episode 2, Apocalypse, features Rev. Jennifer Crumpton of and Rev. Bob Chase, Intersections’ Founding Director, in conversation with host Farid Johnson about the end of time in sacred texts and in today’s world. (

Pearls of Wisdom
Tue, 04/05/2016

Dr. Joyce D. Duncan and Ms. Crystal Kilgore, two amazing storytellers from the “Pearls of Wisdom” explain their organization, the importance of sharing story and how dance and creative expression has enriched both their lives and shaped the contributions they have made to the community.

Imtashal Tariq
Wed, 03/23/2016

Imtashal Tariq, Intersections Global Peace Making specialist shares heartfelt reflections and positive outcomes from the recent US Pakistan Interreligious Consortium Conference convened in both Islamabad and Lahore, Pakistan.

Cliff Downs
Tue, 03/08/2016

Awarding winning composer Cliff Downs shares some of his international experiences and insight into how the visceral impact of music can heal the divide between the people of the world. Featured music on today's program by Eugene Friesen as well as a musical collaboration between Cliff and Farid.

James Rowe
Mon, 02/22/2016

James Rowe, Director of Believe Out Loud, gives us an overview of this dynamic program. Believe Out Loud reaches between 3 to 5 million users per month and is a leading voice for LGBTQ social justice.

Molly Pearl
Tue, 02/02/2016

This week’s program introduces to our Studio 145 audience the newly appointed Program Manager for Service Together, Ms. Molly Pearl. Service Together is our program dedicated to educating and illuminating  the gap between the civilian population and our  veteran and their families.

Dr. Rahimeh Andalibian
Fri, 01/22/2016

Dr Rahimeh Andalibian, Psychologist, Author and playwright shares a powerful story of her personal transformation and gives us insight into the emotional impact of trauma and how artistic expression can serve as a doorway to healing.

Vieve Radha Price
Tue, 01/12/2016

Vieve Radha Price, Founding Director of the TE’A company shares new and exciting innovations in her work as she continues to define “Insight theater” and the role of art in conflict transformation.

Rachel Switlick
Tue, 12/15/2015

Rachel Switlick, performance based artist and stage manager for the Intersection northeastern productions of Uniform Justice shares her insight into the importance of art in its many forms as a balancing force in re-humanizing global relationships and inspiring a greater desire for peace in our lives.

Tim Frakes
Mon, 11/30/2015

Tim Frakes, Videographer/Documentarian, shares his thoughts about the importance of the arts and pictorial representations as a way to educate and inspire the global family to seek understanding and peace.