Prose, Poetry and Purpose

A show about finding inspiration everywhere

March Twisdale

James Lyons-Weiler

James Lyons-Weiler

Dr. Lyons-Weiler is the CEO and Director of The Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge, which exists to conduct research in the public interest without profit motive. He is best known for contributions to advances in medical bioinformatics, and for his three books, “Ebola: An Evolving Story,” “Cures vs. Profits: Successes in Translational Research,” and “The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism.” A true-blue academic, he has directed the analysis of data from over 100 medical studies, served as Founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Cancer Informatics, serves on the Editorial Board of Cancer Research, and has published more than 48 papers in reputable journals. His lives in Western PA with his two well-adjusted teen-aged sons and his fiance.



Makana’s music accompanies my interviews
Described as “dazzling” by the New York Times, Makana is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, and composer who is widely known for lending his musical talent for social change. In 2011, at the apex of the “Occupy” movement, Makana’s song We Are the Many went viral on YouTube garnering more than half a million views and was coined the “Occupy Anthem” by Rolling Stone Magazine. On the global scene, Makana’s captivating and wide-ranging performance style has led him to share the stage with Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson, open for music legends Sting, Carlos Santana and Elvis Costello, and perform in venues ranging from Asian and European opera houses to The White House.