Terrence McNally podcast
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Free Forum - What are you willing to sacrifice? TIM DeCHRISTOPHER Civil disobedience (bidding) at public lands auction landed him 21 months in prison.
February 18, 2017 11:18 PM PST
Originally aired June 2013
In 2008 TIM DeCHRISTOPHER disrupted a highly disputed BLM auction, effectively safeguarding thousands of acres of land. Tim outbid industry giants on land parcels (which, starting at $2 an acre, were adjacent to national treasures like Canyonlands National Park), winning 22,000 acres of land worth $1.7M Two months later, incoming Interior Secretary Ken Salazar invalidated the auction. Yet DeChristopher was tried on two federal felonies and spent 21 months in prison.Free Forum - (1) Sessions is AG, Trump's attacking judiciary. so you'll hear longtime NYT Supreme Court reporter LINDA GREENHOUSE (originally aired May 2005) (2) Betsy DeVos confirmed by Pence so you'll hear 30+ year LA public school teacher RAFE ESQUIT
February 11, 2017 08:54 PM PST
Originally aired November 2005
The last week gave us an Attorney General with a terrible record on civil rights and the drug war, a Supreme Court nominee in the mold of Scalia, the President attacking the judiciary, and an Education Secretary with no experience of public school. Listen to my 2005 interviews with the wise and knowledgeable Linda Greenhouse and Rafe Esquith, award-winning 5th grade teacher, famous for the Hobart Shakespearians.Free Forum - JARED DIAMOND, COLLAPSE: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed.
February 09, 2017 08:03 PM PST
Originally aired April 2005
Environmental damage, climate change, rapid population growth and unwise political choices were all factors in the demise of these societies, but other societies found solutions and persisted. The subtitle claims "societies choose to fail or succeed."Free Forum - Trump Takes Office, Millions Hit Streets with Drew Dellinger, Richard Eskow & Mark Hertsgaard
January 24, 2017 09:24 PM PST
I recently broke my two-year hiatus with a show of reflections on the election and the path forward. I couldn’t resist again this week, following the inauguration of Donald Trump and the millions around the US and the globe who marched yesterday. in protest. I discuss recent events and the meaning of the marches with: • Richard (RJ) Eskow (www.patreon.com/thezerohour), host of the syndicated radio show The Zero Hour, was a writer for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. • Drew Dellinger, Ph.D. (drewdellinger.org), founder of Planetize the Movement, is the author of the award-winning poetry collection, Love Letter to the Milky Way, and the upcoming book, Martin Luther King—Ecological Thinker: Toward a Cosmology of Connection. • Mark Hertsgaard (markhertsgaard.com), Veteran journalist, Investigative Editor of The Nation, and the author of seven books including HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth and On Bended Knee: The Press and the Reagan Presidency.Free Forum - FIRST NEW SHOW SINCE 2014 RESPONDING TO TRUMP I open with a 10 minute commentary EDDIE KURTZ, Courage Campaign COLBY DEVITT, Divest from Standing Rock Pipeline
January 13, 2017 08:13 PM PST
After hosting and producing this show for 17 years, I stepped away from recording new live interviews nearly two years ago, but I couldn't resist commenting about Trump's election and our path forward confronting his administration. The Courage Campaign is spearheading resistance in California with a mix of online and ground organizing and action. Colby Devitt shares her experience at Standing Rock and her work in the campaign to divest from banks funding the pipeline.Free Forum - CHARLES DUHIGG THE POWER OF HABIT: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Businesss also his NYT Reporting on Apple's Labor Practices
January 13, 2017 06:55 PM PST
Originally Aired: August 2012
Brain science has learned a lot about habits. That gives corporations new power
January 05, 2017 09:05 PM PST
originally aired July 2013
After a life-changing battle with concussion syndrome, TOM SHADYAC walked away from a career directing blockbuster comedies. In the documentary, I AM, he asks a variety of thinkers and doers including David Suzuki, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, and Desmond Tutu, "What's wrong with society and what can we do make things better?" In LIFE'S OPERATING MANUAL, he asks if life comes with a set of guidelines. If so, what are they? Finally, do we have the courage to pay attention and to change?Free Forum - JON KABAT-ZINN & TRUDY GOODMAN MINDFULNESS IN EVERYDAY LIFE
January 05, 2017 09:01 PM PST
originally aired September 2010
As we celebrate holidays with family, loved ones, and friends, may we reconnect with the deepest, truest parts of ourselves and the human experience. May we reaffirm the simple value of seeing, hearing, respecting, accepting and loving one another. May we call forth and share the best of who we are. Science and sages both say the practice of mindfulness can help us to do these things on a regular basis. Please accept my offering of this conversation with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Trudy Goodman.Free Forum - JONATHAN GOTTSCHALL THE STORYTELLING ANIMAL: How Stories Make Us Human
December 19, 2016 11:21 AM PST
(originally aired December 2012)
The late evolutionary biologist Steven Jay Gould called humans "the primate who tells stories..." And it's not just Gould. Anthropologists have found societies that have existed for millennia without the wheel, but they've never found one that doesn't tell stories. In fewer than 300 pages of THE STORYTELLING ANIMAL, JONATHAN GOTTSCHALL traces the cultural and scientific connections between story and the human brain, touching on nearly every facet of society long the way.
December 09, 2016 04:51 PM PST
(originally aired April 2010)
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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