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Free Forum Q&A - RON SCHULTZ, Editor, CREATING GOOD WORK: How to Build a Healthy Economy - with a panel of leading social entrepreneurs
April 27, 2016 09:55 PM PDT
Originally Aired March 2013
RON SCHULTZ, editor of a new book, CREATING GOOD WORK, brings together essays by social entrepreneurs that share their experiences as well as their insights and advice for others. Ron's invited a few of his book's contributors to join us, and I want to tap each person's individual story while asking some of these bigger questions: What is a social entrepreneur? What's working in the field? Why is it working? What is the larger goal or vision? Why is social entrepreneurship important? What are the big challenges? What lessons have they learned? Where can listeners learn more?
RON SCHULTZ, is the founder and Executive Director of the microfinance/micro- enterprise lending program, Entrepreneurs4Change.
PAUL HERMAN, author, The HIP Investor: Make Bigger Profits by Building a Better World.
JIM FRUCHTERMAN co-founded Calera Recognition Systems, which developed character recognition that allowed computers to read virtually all printed text, and Arkenstone, a nonprofit social enterprise, to produce reading machines for the disabled community.
CARRIE FREEMAN is a partner with SecondMuse focused on applying the art & science of collaboration to solve perplexing problems and create positive impact.
Q&A - On tax weekend, my favorite tax expert DAVID CAY JOHNSTON Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author PERFECTLY LEGAL; FREE LUNCH; FINE PRINT
April 21, 2016 12:01 AM PDT
Originally Aired April 2011
As millions of Americans are hard at work filing their taxes and the Panama Papers reveal once again how the super-rich avoid paying theirs, listen to my April 2011 conversation with DAVID CAY JOHNSTON, my go-to guest re taxes. People used to joke about how they hated taxes, but they paid them, and we had a solid middle class society. Real wages rose from WWII through 1973. Today the GOP, nationally and in state capitols, is unwilling to consider raising taxes no matter the circumstances, while orporations create shell companies to keep their untaxed profits overseas.
DAVID CAY JOHNSTON worked as an investigative reporter for several newspapers. He was with the Los Angeles Times from 1976 to 1988, and at the New York Times from 1995-2008 where he won a Pulitzer Prize for his innovative coverage of our tax system. His books include Perfectly Legal; Free Lunch; and The Fine Print.
Free Forum Q&A - (1) MUHAMMAD YUNUS Nobel Peace Prizewinner, pioneer of micro-credit (2) VANDANA SHIVA SOIL NOT OIL: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis
March 14, 2016 11:49 PM PDT
(1) MUHAMMAD YUNUS
(2) VANDANA SHIVA
DISRUPTIVE #5: Molecular Robotics – Building with DNA
March 14, 2016 11:18 PM PDT
DISRUPTIVE – the podcast from Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.
February 22, 2016 09:51 PM PST
In this podcast, I go solo. Rather than interviewing others, I share with you the best of the work I do to help organizations develop more engaging narratives and tell better stories. Learn why narrative is uniquely powerful as well as the recipe for a good story – whether in a Hollywood screenplay or a one-to-one conversation.
Free Forum Q&A - (1) THOMAS HOMER DIXON, THE UPSIDE OF DOWN: Catastrophe, Creativity, and Renewal (originally aired March 2009) (2) JOE STIGLITZ, $3 TRILLION WAR (originally aired April 2008)
January 29, 2016 04:16 PM PST
This week as the stock market falls and we're sending more troops to Iraq, you'll hear two previously recorded interviews. First, my March 2009 interview with THOMAS HOMER DIXON, author of THE UPSIDE OF DOWN: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization about how it may take hitting bottom for societies to change. And, in the second half of the show you'll hear my April 2008 conversation with Nobel prize winning economist JOE STIGLITZ about his book, THE $3 TRILLION WAR, on the enormous costs of our tragic adventures in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Free Forum Q&A - RICK HANSON - best-selling author of BUDDHA'S BRAIN - HARDWIRING HAPPINESS: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm and Confidence
January 22, 2016 05:50 PM PST
Originally Aired: December 2013
In HARDWIRING HAPPINESS, Hanson brings mindfulness and neuroscience together and offers pro-active practices to actually shift the brain's neural structure. I'll talk with him about how you can use science's newest lessons to overcome the brain's negativity bias - it's tendency to hardwire negative and threatening experiences more easily and more quickly than positive ones.
RICK HANSON, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist, a founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, and on the Advisory Board of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. he's been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. His books include Buddha's Brain, Just One Thing, and his latest, HARDWIRING HAPPINESS: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm and Confidence.
Free Forum Q&A - STEWART BRAND editor, 1968, WHOLE EARTH CATALOG author, 2009, WHOLE EARTH DISCIPLINE An EcoPragmatist Manifesto
January 22, 2016 04:03 PM PST
Originally Aired November 2009
STEWART BRAND's Whole Earth Catalog introduced millions to new ways of thinking and doing and probably contributed to the birth of environmentalism in the US. Confronting today's challenges to global civilization, Brand questions conventional environmental positions against GMO foods, Geo-engineering, and nuclear power.
In 1968 a totally original cultural item appeared. It owed something to old time catalogs perhaps akin to the Farmers almanac. Its style was funkily low fi while its content had one foot in a simpler past and the other in a high tech sci fi future. It was called the Whole Earth Catalog and subtitled "Access to Tools."
STEWART BRAND was its founder, editor and publisher, and Brand has been at the founding of several other cultural entities, events, and movements. Today, in his '70s, Brand is no less curious, no less purposeful, and no less forward looking. His new book, WHOLE EARTH DISCIPLINE: An EcoPragmatist Manifesto, confronts the challenges we face as a global civilization - population, urbanization, resource depletion, peak oil, and most profoundly climate change, by issuing challenges of his own to what has passed for years as environmental orthodoxy. Brand characterizes many in a movement he helped to create and inspire as being anti-science, and anti-intellectual in their opposition to GMO foods, Geo-engineering, and nuclear power.Free Forum Q&A - ED HUMES, author, FORCE OF NATURE: The Unlikely Story of Wal-Mart's Green Revolution
January 16, 2016 10:02 PM PST
Originally aired: June 2011
Pulitzer-prize winning author Ed Humes starts with skepticism, asks tough questions, and ends up delivering good news. Wal-Mart embraced an unprecedented green makeover, leveraging the power of 200 million weekly customers to reduce waste, toxics, and carbon emissions. Neither an act of charity nor an empty greenwash, Wal-Mart's move reflects a simple philosophy: that the most sustainable, clean, energy-efficient, and waste-free company will beat its competitors every time.
January 16, 2016 09:56 PM PST
Originally Aired: November 2013
After 3.8 billion years of R&D on this planet, failures are fossils. What surrounds us in the natural world has succeeded and survived. So why not learn as much as we can from what works? JAY HARMON translates nature's lessons into technologies that solve problems and perform tasks more elegantly, efficiently, and economically.
JAY HARMAN has founded and grown multi-million-dollar research and manufacturing companies that develop, patent, and license innovative products, ranging from prize-winning watercraft to interlocking building bricks, afterburners for aircraft engines, and non-invasive technology for measuring blood glucose and other electrolytes. His latest ventures - PAX Scientific, PAX Water Technologies, PAX Mixer, and PAX Streamline - design more efficient industrial equipment including turbines, fans, and pumps. He's the author of THE SHARK'S PAINTBRUSH: Biomimicry and How Nature is Inspiring Innovation.
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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