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Free Forum - TOM HAYDEN Our last interview, four years ago this week, We talk electoral politics and Tom strongly endorses Barack Obama.
October 29, 2016 12:24 PM PDT
Tom Hayden (12/11/1939-10/23/2016)
Tom Hayden wrote the Port Huron Statement in 1962 and for the next 54 years worked passionately, smartly, and effectively for the ideals it espoused. Wise beyond his years at 23, he retained the passion and yearning of youth until his passing this week at 76. Radical, pragmatist, public servant, legislator, author, teacher, mentor, organizer, and baseball player. I stopped doing new interviews in 2014 and this is our last conversation. Recorded on the eve of the 2012 election, we talk electoral politics and he offers a ringing and detailed endorsement of Barack Obama.Free Forum - DAVID KIRP, KIDS FIRST Five Big Ideas to Transform Children's LIves and America's Future
October 13, 2016 07:29 PM PDT
Originally Aired July 2011
DAVID KIRP envisions an effort to support and develop children based on a simple "Golden Rule:" Every child deserves what's good enough for a child you love. In KIDS FIRST, he offers on-the-ground accounts of initiatives that work - and that could affordably be implemented everywhere - to achieve five key priorities:
October 13, 2016 07:27 PM PDT
Originally Aired February 2002
September 24, 2016 09:17 PM PDT
Originally Aired August 2002
September 22, 2016 11:13 PM PDT
Originally aired July 2002
September 10, 2016 03:01 PM PDT
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
September 03, 2016 09:19 AM PDT
(originally aired July 2011)
August 27, 2016 12:23 PM PDT
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)
August 27, 2016 12:18 PM PDT
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)
August 11, 2016 11:25 PM PDT
"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."
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 Michael Lewis, Ken Burns, Arianna Huffington, Paul Krugman, Temple Grandin, Bill Maher, Cornel West, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Norman Lear. [http://terrencemcnally.net]
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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