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Free Forum - NEW - RAJ PATEL A History of the World in 7 Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future
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January 18, 2018 10:54 PM PST
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RAJ PATEL has a written a new book (with Jason Moore): A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet. "Cheap" is the opposite of a bargain and the seven things are nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives. Linking the birth of capitalism to the separation of nature and society, telling stories from Christopher Columbus to ChickenMcNuggets, can an examination of the past help us re-imagine the future?

Free Forum - Listen up Jeff Sessions - ETHAN NADELMANN makes the case for ending the drug war
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January 05, 2018 10:06 PM PST
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As Trump's Attorney General Jeff Sessions does his best to bring back the worst of the drug war, listen to my August 2010 interview with Ethan Nadelmann, founder and longtime executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance. Nadelmann was one of those most responsible for the sensible and humane changes Sessions is now working so hard to reverse, no matter the cost.

NEW Free Forum - Frances Moore Lappe & Adam Eichen - Daring Democracy Is Already Happening
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December 14, 2017 11:55 PM PST
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FRANCES MOORE LAPPE, (Diet For A Small Planet; Eco-Mind) whose work for decades has consistently updated the best the 60’s had to offer and ADAM EICHEN, who graduated from college in 2015, met on a pro-democracy march and have co-authored a book that brings their generations together - Daring Democracy—Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want.

Free Forum - Howard Zinn, George McGovern, Our late wise elders
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December 09, 2017 11:09 AM PST
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At a moment when wisdom and principle may seem endangered, I offer 2005 conversations with two men whose long lives embodied those qualities - first, HOWARD ZINN, anti-Vietnam leader and author of A People's History of the United States, and then, longtime Senator and 1972 Democratic presidential candidate, GEORGE MCGOVERN.

NEW - FREE FORUM - CHUCK COLLINS Challenges 1% to Come Home - Born on Third Base
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November 30, 2017 10:21 PM PST
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CHUCK COLLINS is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies and author most recently of Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good. We talk about inequality in America and the GOP’s proposed 2017 tax bill that will only make things much worse.

Free Forum - Raj Patel, The Value of Nothing
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November 29, 2017 07:35 PM PST
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As Trump and the Republican Congress move closer to passing a tax bill aimed at rewarding the 1% and large corporations, stiffing the middle class, and adding to the deficit in order to shrink government, here’s my August 2010 conversation with Rag Patel about his book THE VALUE OF NOTHING: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy.

Free Forum REZA ASLAN - Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
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November 10, 2017 07:19 PM PST
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In the next few weeks I’m going to interview Reza Aslan on his new book, God: A Human History. So to get ready for that, here’s our February 2014 conversation on his previous #1 selling book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. I was brought up Catholic. Jesus and his stories were a big part of my youth. This is one of my favorite interviews.

NEW Free Forum - Jodie Evans, co-founder Code Pink which is now turning 15
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November 03, 2017 03:58 PM PDT
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I’ve known JODIE EVANS for over 20 years. And throughout that time, she’s been a tireless activist, advocate, and communicator for peace, justice and the planet. When I noticed that Code Pink, which started as a vigil by a few women in front of Bush's White House, has just turned 15, I thought it was a good time to catch up with her. What have we learned since then about the US and activism?

NEW Free Forum - DANIEL GOLEMAN - What Science Says About Mindfulness & Meditation
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October 25, 2017 06:26 PM PDT
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Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body. With the enormous growth in awareness and practice of mindfulness and meditation have come widespread claims of benefits. Best-selling author Daniel Goleman and neuroscientist Richard Davidson, both longtime meditators, examined the scientific research to find out what is true and what is not.

Free Forum NEW Paul Hawken - Drawdown: A Comprehensive Plan to Reverse Global Warming
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October 05, 2017 01:01 PM PDT
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PAUL HAWKEN (The Ecology of Commerce; Natural Capitalism; Blessed Unrest) has a new research project and a new best-selling book - DRAWDOWN. Based on rigorous scientific and economic analysis and review, it ranks the 80 most impactful solutions with which Hawken is confident we can reverse global warming. Plus it offers 20 additional very promising solutions for which there isn’t yet enough data to rank them. (drawdown.org, paulhawken.com)

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