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Tereza Coraggio

Third Paradigm is an out-of-the-box thinktank on community sovereignty and regenerative economics.

We look at how to take back our cities, farmland and water; our money, production and trade; our media, education and culture, our religion and even our God.

We present a people's history of the Bible and a parent's view on how to raise giving kids in a taking world.

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3rd Paradigm is broadcast on:

Radio Free Brighton
Tu 2:30 pm, Th 5:30 pm (UK)
Tu 6:30 am, Th 9:30 am (PST)

Free Radio Santa Cruz
Listen Live Sun 1:30 PST

Upstart Radio online

Tereza has been interviewed on...

Talkabout with Kevin Spitzer, KZSC Santa Cruz

3rd Paradigm has been featured on these shows and stations:

Unwelcome Guests
by Robin Upton
on multiple stations

The Wringer
by Pete Bianco

WHCL Hamilton College

Global Notes
by Roger Barrett
CHLS Radio Lillooet

New World Notes
by Ken Dowst, WWUH
West Hartford, CT

What is the Third Paradigm?

Third Paradigm is a radio thinktank that changes how we ask the question. On any number of issues, false dichotomies are forcing us into compromised positions. We're put on the defensive and divided into factions, without solidarity or joy on our "side." In religion, in politics, in economics, in race relations, and in multiple other debates, we're caught between the devil and the deep blue sea. Our only choice is whether to shake hands or jump.

These radio episodes look at the destructive continuum that joins both "sides," including the desire to lay blame rather than just solve the problem. A compromise would meet on the same tired road, to give up and give in, not satisfying either. But changing the question opens up a new dimension. Rather than battling over the middle of the road, it goes off-road, underground, or even into metaphysical space. It doesn't change the terrain of what we see but instead moves us, so we see everything from a different perspective. This process is called "metanoia."

Food in the Hood

A Food in the Hood Event In addition to Third Paradigm, the website hosts food in the hood, which is a frontyard gourmet deli put on by Santa Cruz High School students to raise money for global charities.

Even if you're not local, you can drool over our menus, replicate our recipes, learn about the causes we support, or even become a matching donor!


My Other Writings As a bonus, other writings by Tereza Coraggio will continue to be added to the site. These include stories like "Igor the Gyrovagus" and "Trill Me," scenes from the plays "West Bank Story" and "Don't Wait. Activate!" and poems from a collection called Becoming Yeast. We'll post sections from the in-process books, A House for the Soul in the Land Beyond Faith, and Revolutionary Mystics and How to Become One. And the topic of how to raise giving kids in a taking world will be elucidated in Don't Get Mad, Get Even!

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My Blog The blog is updated every week with summaries of new radio shows, and poems, articles, or snippets of my books.

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