Terrence McNally podcast
"I believe we can do better and I want to find out how."
Free Forum Q&A- Q&A: GREGORY BOYLE – Priest / Homeboy Industries / Author – TATTOOS ON THE HEART
November 14, 2014 06:24 PM PST
Originally Aired 04/11/10
Free Forum Q&A- GIL FRIEND Chief Sustainability Officer, Palo Alto CA THE TRUTH ABOUT GREEN BUSINESS
November 05, 2014 09:39 PM PST
Originally Aired: 9/1/2009
"You don't have to choose between making money and making sense... Green business practices are good for business and for the world. They can increase profits, lower costs, and attract customers."
Gil is experienced, wise, passionate, and useful. We'll talk about The Truth About Green Business and the three key - but usually unspoken - barriers to building a sustainable economy.
"For the last few years I've been imagining what the essential one-volume green business handbook would look like. Now I don't need to imagine it, because Gil Friend has written it. The Truth About Green Business is, simply, the best green business book on the market."
November 05, 2014 09:37 PM PST
Originally aired 2-3-2013
"My dad became a statistic - merely one of the roughly 100,000 Americans whose deaths are caused or influenced by infections picked up in hospitals. One hundred thousand deaths: more than double the number of people killed in car crashes, five times the number killed in homicides, 20 times the total number of our armed forces killed in Iraq and Afghanistan."
* As a nation, we now spend almost 18% of our GDP on health care. In 1966, Medicare and Medicaid made up 1% of total government spending; now that figure is 20%.
* The federal government spends
* For every two doctors in the U.S., there is now one health-insurance employee-more than 470,000 in total. In 2006, it cost almost $500 per person just to administer health insurance.
* Of the 52 industries represented on Fortune's 2007 list, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment ranked third and fourth, respectively, in terms of profits as a share of revenue. From 2000 to 2007, the annual profits of America's top 15 health-insurance companies increased from $3.5 to $15 billion.Free Forum Q&A - JANE McGONIGAL REALITY IS BROKEN How Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
October 22, 2014 12:25 AM PDT
Originally aired: 01-22-12
According to game designer JANE McGONIGAL, this is because videogames are increasingly fulfilling genuine human needs. But she goes way beyond that, in her first book, REALITY IS BROKEN -- now out in paperback - she suggests we can use the lessons of game design to fix what is wrong with the real world.
I recommend Reality Is Broken to people who have no interest in games. Separate from what it says about the current reality and possible future of games, the book is an excellent primer on what we have learned - and most people don't know - about happiness, learning, productivity and growth.Free Forum Q&A - DAVID KIRP, author, KIDS FIRST: Five Big Ideas For Transforming Children's Lives And America's Future
October 08, 2014 10:39 PM PDT
originally aired 7-24-2011
What's good enough for a child you love? What's good enough parenting? Good enough early education? Good enough healthcare? Good enough schools?
DAVID KIRP, envisions a national effort to support and develop our children based on a simple "Golden Rule:" Every child deserves what's good enough for a child you love.
His latest book, Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America's Schools, was named outstanding book of 2013 by the American Education Research Association. The book chronicles how an urban school district has brought poor Latino immigrant children, many of them undocumented, into the education mainstream.Free Forum Q&A - FRANCES MOORE LAPPE ECO-MIND: Changing The Way We Think To Create The World We Want
October 02, 2014 10:57 PM PDT
Originally aired 12-30-2012
Where do you think the most important changes need to take place to turn things around in terms of big issues like the economy, the environment, and social justice?
In her 18th book, ECOMIND: CHANGING THE WAY WE THINK, TO CREATE THE WORLD WE WANT, Lappé argues that much of what is wrong with the world, from eroding soil to eroding democracies, results from ways of thinking that are out of sync with human nature and nature's rhythms. Drawing on the latest research in climate studies, anthropology, and neuroscience, she weaves her analysis together with stories of real people the world over, who, having shifted some basic thought patterns, now shift the balance of power in our world. Chapter-by-chapter, Lappé takes us from "thought trap" to "thought leap," and with each shift, challenges become opportunities.Free Forum Q&A- SHERRY TURKLE director, MIT Initiative on Technology & the Self author, ALONE TOGETHER: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
August 11, 2014 11:09 PM PDT
originally aired 02-13-2011
How much technology do you use? Email, texting, facebook, twitter, second life, etc. Has it freed you up, given you more time, or has it added new demands to your life that actually make you feel you have less time? If you're using social media regularly, do you feel more connected with your friends and family or less?
Turkle writes: "Technology promises to let us do anything from anywhere with anyone. But it drains us as we try to do everything everywhere. We begin to feel overwhelmed and depleted by the lives technology makes possible. We may be free to work from anywhere, but we are also prone to being lonely everywhere. In a surprising twist, relentless connection leads to a new solitude. We turn to technology to fill the void, but as technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down."Free Forum Q&A- DAN PALLOTTA CHARITY CASE: How the Non-Profit Community Can Stand Up for Itself and Really Change the World
August 11, 2014 11:04 PM PDT
originally aired 04-14-2013
When someone approaches you to donate to a non-profit, how many of you want to know how much of of its money goes to salaries and fund-raising and how much goes to actual program services? If you're like most people, that question probably figures into your decision.
I have factored that question of how much is spent on overhead into my charitable giving. But is it a valid or wise way to make such decisions? While it may be helpful, according to DAN PALLOTTA, much more important is how well they serve their mission and how good a job they're doing solving the problems you care about.
With a new book, CHARITY CASE: How the Non-Profit community Can Stand Up for Itself and Really Change the World and in a recent TED talk, he says "My goal ... is to fundamentally transform the way the public thinks about charity within 10 years."Free Forum Q&A: JEREMY SCAHILL DIRTY WARS The World is a Battlefield Best-selling book, Oscar-nominated film Founding Editor, THE INTERCEPT with Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras
August 11, 2014 10:51 PM PDT
originally aired 05-05-2013
You're busy trying to make ends meet. The news is filled with celebrity gossip, natural and corporate disasters, the latest mass homicides, and dysfunctional politics. How much do you know about the covert wars the US is involved in around the globe?
DIRTY WARS reveals covert operations unknown to the public and carried out across the globe by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress, raising questions about freedom and democracy, war and justice, morality and politics. No matter how little you know, these actions are being done in your name.Free Forum Q&A: MARSHALL GANZ Organized with United Farmworkers for 16 years Led Obama grassroots in 2008 campaign, Teaches Public Narrative at Harvard on the Unique Power of Story and Narrative
July 23, 2014 09:27 AM PDT
originally aired 03-03-2012
In the early 1960s, MARSHALL GANZ dropped out of Harvard to join the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi. He then spent 16 years working with César Chávez and the United Farm Workers. He returned to Harvard in the 1990's, graduated, earned his Ph.D., and now teaches the power of public narrative at the Kennedy School.
Features conversations with people who offer pieces of the puzzle of “a world that just might work” -- provocative approaches to business, environment, health, science, politics, media and culture. Guests have included Ken Burns, Deborah Tannen, Andrew Weil, Jeremy Rifkin, Arianna Huffington, Roger Ebert, Bill Joy, Alvin Toffler, Paul Krugman, Bill Maher, and Norman Lear.
TERRENCE McNALLY, journalist and radio host, is also a consultant, speaker, writer, and coach to public agencies, foundations, non-profits, and responsible corporations. Terrenceâ€™s radio show Free Forum (KPFK 90.7fm, Los Angeles, streaming and podcasting at kpfk.org, in print at AlterNet.org) features conversations with people who offer pieces of the puzzle of â€œa world that just might workâ€ -- provocative approaches to business, environment, health, science, politics, media and culture. Guests have included Ken Burns, Deborah Tannen, Andrew Weil, Jeremy Rifkin, Arianna Huffington, Roger Ebert, Bill Joy, Alvin Toffler, Paul Krugman, Bill Maher, and Norman Lear. McNally speaks on strategic communications and the power of storytelling, as well as on issues of social responsibility and sustainable development. Speaking and training clients include American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, CERES, Friends Of The Earth, Glaxo Smith Kline (Patient Advocates), Greenpeace USA, Intel, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Herman Miller, NASA, NASD Investor Education Foundation, Nemours Foundation, US Climate Action Network, US Department of Agriculture, and Volunteers Of America. His organizational work encourages and focuses communication, creativity, and cooperation; resolves conflicts; clarifies and aligns vision, mission and objectives; and develops plans for effective action. Consulting clients include the Environmental Protection Agency, Union of Concerned Scientists, Natural Resources Defense Council, Redefining Progress, Business for Social Responsibility, Global Green USA, Rhino Records, and Interface Flooring. A graduate of Harvard, where he won its highest academic award, he has also worked as a writer, producer, and director of documentaries ("Buckminster Fuller - World Man, World Game", BBCâ€™s 1992 Earth Summit special "Greenbucksâ€.) He co-wrote and produced Julie Brown's "Goddess In Progress", voted #4 mini-album of 1985 in the Village Voice National Music Critics Poll. Having acted in over a hundred films and television shows, McNally co-wrote and co-produced the musical comedy feature "Earth Girls Are Easy". Called by Time Magazine "the freshest thing to come out of the space program since Tangâ€, it is now being developed as a Broadway musical. Co-author with Hyla Cass MD of Kava: Nature's Answer to Stress, Anxiety, and Insomnia, Terrence is an annual participant at the Conference on World Affairs, a member of the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences, and has served on the boards of Earth Communications Office, Show Coalition, and Education 1st.
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