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Free Forum - BILL McKIBBEN climate activist, founder 350.org author, The End of Nature; Deep Economy
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September 24, 2016 09:17 PM PDT
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Originally Aired August 2002
BILL McKIBBEN is a great writer - hundreds of New Yorker articles (1982-87), The End of Nature (1989), The Age of Missing Information (1992), Deep Economy,(2007) and Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist (2013). He is an impactful if reluctant activist, founder of perhaps our most effective climate change organization, 350.org. In this 2002 interview, meet him 6 years before the founding of 350.org.

Free Forum - SHARON SALZBERG, author of FAITH: TRUSTING YOUR OWN DEEPEST EXPERIENCE
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September 22, 2016 11:13 PM PDT
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Originally aired July 2002
Faith is a word loaded with promise and controversy. Facing a frightening political season, terrorist threats, corporate corruption, and constant change, where do we place our faith? Or is faith today naïve or worse, a form of denial? Join me for this July 2002 interview with SHARON SALZBERG, author of FAITH: TRUSTING YOUR OWN DEEPEST EXPERIENCE, and ask yourself what faith means to you and what role it plays in your life? SALZBERG has been a student of meditation since 1971, and leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. A co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, Sharon is also the author of Loving Kindness; A Heart as Wide as the World; and and Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation.

Free Forum - WADE DAVIS Light at the Edge of the World Human Cultures In Danger of Extinction
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September 10, 2016 03:01 PM PDT
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Originally Aired March 2002

In this remarkable conversation, WADE DAVIS speaks eloquently about a number of fascinating topics - his wild path to the corners of the earth from the Amazon to the Arctic, his experiences with psychotropic plants, the pluses and minuses of Western progress, and the threats to indigenous peoples as told in his book The Light at the Edge of the World: A Journey Through the Realm of Vanishing Cultures.

Free Forum - PAULA CAPLAN When Johnny & Jane Come Marching Home
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September 03, 2016 09:19 AM PDT
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(originally aired July 2011)
Traumatized veterans are often diagnosed as suffering from a psychological disorder and prescribed psychotherapy and psychiatric drugs. But psychologist PAULA CAPLAN in her book, WHEN JOHNNY AND JANE COME MARCHING HOME, asks why is it a mental illness to be devastated by war? Caplan argues that the standard treatment of therapy and drugs can often be harmful., and she proposes an alternative: that we welcome veterans back into our communities and listen to their stories, one-on-one.
PAULA CAPLAN, a clinical and research psychologist, has been a Lecturer at Harvard and a Professor of Applied Psychology and Head of the Centre for Women's Studies in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. She is the author of 11 books, including Don't Blame Mother: Mending the Mother-Daughter Relationship; You're Smarter Than They Make You Feel; They Say You're Crazy; and When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home: How All of Us Can Help Veterans.

Free Forum -1) DEBORAH TANNEN YOU'RE WEARING THAT? Mothers and Daughters in Conversation (originally aired December 2006) 2) SARA DAVIDSON, LEAP: What Will We Do With the Rest of Our Lives? (originally aired March 2007)
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August 27, 2016 12:23 PM PDT
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In You're Wearing That?, bestselling author DEBORAH TANNEN (You Just Don't Understand) untangles the knots daughters and mothers tend to get tied up in. We'll also talk with her about The Argument Culture which explores why America seems to make everything a battle. SARA DAVIDSON started writing LEAP! when her life fell apart. After 25 years of writing for TV, she could no longer find work, her partner of 7 years left, and her kids left for college. She discovered she was not alone - and interviewed 150 people grappling with the question, "Why are we still here?"

Free Forum - 1) PIERCE HOWARD OWNER'S MANUAL FOR THE BRAIN (originally aired August 2006) 2) RAFE ESQUITH THE HOBART SHAKESPEARIANS (originally aired September 2006)
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August 27, 2016 12:18 PM PDT
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School seems to start earlier every year, so it feels like a good time for these two interviews. First, PIERCE HOWARD on his book, OWNER'S MANUAL FOR THE BRAIN: The Ultimate Guide to Peak Mental Performance At All Ages. You will definitely learn some useful facts and hacks. Second, RAFE ESQUITH, who taught fifth grade in LA for 30 years, winning just about every honor a grade-school teacher can. I'll talk with Rafe and director MEL STUART about the documentary HOBART SHAKESPEARIANS, which follows inner-city kids - mostly from families where English is not the first language - as they learn to perform a full-text Hamlet by the end of their school year.

Free Forum - PAUL RUSESABAGINA Real-life manager of Hotel Rwanda who risked his life to save nearly 1300 others (originally aired March 2007)
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August 11, 2016 11:25 PM PDT
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"In April 1994, when a wave of mass murder broke out in my country, I was able to hide 1,268 people inside the hotel where I worked. When the militia and the army came with orders to kill my guests, I took them into my office, treated them like friends, offered them beer and cognac, and then persuaded them to neglect their task that day. And when they came back. I poured more drinks and kept telling them they should leave in peace once again. It went on like this for 76 days."

Free Forum - 1) NEAL BARNARD MD Reversing Diabetes with a Vegetarian Diet (originally aired January 2007) 2) THOMAS HOMER DIXON THE UPSIDE OF DOWN: Catastrophe, Civilization, and Renewal (originally aired March 2009)
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August 11, 2016 11:23 PM PDT

This week two interviews about the possibility of turning things around. First, diabetes and obesity are pretty clearly diseases of lifestyle - and that's good news. NEAL BARNARD MD claims a change in diet can not only prevent the onset of diabetes, but can reverse the disease. In the second half, THOMAS HOMER DIXON compares our current global situation to driving too fast along a country road in a dense fog. He asks, whether a deadly crash is inevitable? Is that what it will take for us to change what we're doing - or can we find a positive path through the rough road ahead?

Free Forum - 1) DOUGLAS BRINKLEY, THE GREAT DELUGE Katrina, New Orleans and the Gulf Coast (originally aired July 2006) 2) LINDA GREENHOUSE, Longtime NYTimes Supreme Court Correspondent BECOMING JUSTICE BLACKMUN (originally aired May 2005)
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July 29, 2016 06:00 PM PDT

Following the GOP nomination of Donald Trump, you'll hear two conversations that might remind you why voting matters. First, my July 2006 interview with New Orleans native DOUGLAS BRINKLEY about catastrophic negligence on the part of the oil industry, Hurricane Katrina, and his book, THE GREAT DELUGE: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In the second half, my May 2005 chat with LINDA GREENHOUSE, longtime Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times on the Court and her book, BECOMING JUSTICE BLACKMUN.

Free Forum - 1) DOUGLAS BRINKLEY, THE GREAT DELUGE Katrina, New Orleans and the Gulf Coast (originally aired July 2006) 2) LINDA GREENHOUSE, Longtime NYTimes Supreme Court Correspondent BECOMING JUSTICE BLACKMUN (originally aired May 2005)
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July 29, 2016 06:00 PM PDT
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Following the GOP nomination of Donald Trump, you'll hear two conversations that might remind you why voting matters. First, my July 2006 interview with New Orleans native DOUGLAS BRINKLEY about catastrophic negligence on the part of the oil industry, Hurricane Katrina, and his book, THE GREAT DELUGE: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In the second half, my May 2005 chat with LINDA GREENHOUSE, longtime Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times on the Court and her book, BECOMING JUSTICE BLACKMUN.

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