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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.

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)

Free Forum NEW - RANDY OLSON - Use Narrative to Connect & Move People - ExhibitA: Trump
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September 21, 2017 11:07 AM PDT
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RANDY OLSON, marine biologist turned filmmaker, author of DON’T BE SUCH A SCIENTIST and HOUSTON, WE HAVE A NARRATIVE says we’re all receiving a firehose of information and can no longer deal with all the separate bits, so we look for higher levels of organization. We look for narratives. Get on board if you want to impact society. PS His Narrative Index predicted Trump’s victory.

http://www.randyolsonproductions.com/

Free Forum - NEW - John Nichols - How Do We Win Back the Rust Belt in 2018 & 2020?
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September 08, 2017 04:21 PM PDT
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JOHN NICHOLS, is National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation and Associate Editor of The Capital Times in Madison, so his beat includes the nation’s capital as well Wisconsin’s. His latest book, HORSEMEN OF THE TRUMPOCALYPSE: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America, reports on over 40 players on Team Trump. My biggest question for Nichols: What needs to happen so that Wisconsin and the rest of the Rust Belt dumps Trump in 2018 and 2020?

Free Forum - (1) NEW-ERWIN CHEMERINSKY Roberts-Gorsuch Supeme Court; Trump & the Law (2) MATTHEW HOH, former Marine captain who quit Foreign Service over unwinnable Afghan War (recorded November 2009)
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September 02, 2017 11:22 AM PDT
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(1) ERWIN CHEMERINSKY and I talk about legal issues raised by Trump administration. How far is this Supreme Court going to go in weakening separation between church and state? Is Trump violating the law by making money - including taxpayer's money - from his businesses? Who's going to enforce that law? How bad is it that he belittles and scapegoats the judiciary? Is it too early to think about impeachment? We've only got a half hour, but we cover a lot. (recorded July 26, 2017)

(2) In fall 2009, MATTHEW HOH, Marine Iraq war vet, resigned from the Foreign Service in Afghanistan because he couldn't participate in the occupation. American families, Hoh said in his letter of resignation, "must be reassured their dead have sacrificed for a purpose worthy of futures lost, love vanished, and promised dreams unkept. I have lost confidence such assurances can be made any more."

NEW Free Forum ROBERT WRIGHT - How can mindfulness help us deal with Trump’s tribal BS?
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August 22, 2017 01:57 AM PDT
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With his latest book, WHY BUDDHISM IS TRUE (#4 NYT Best-seller), ROBERT WRIGHT, who’s been asking big questions for at least three decades, asks another: What can mindfulness offer people trying to make sense and justice of contemporary politics, culture, and economics? We talk evolutionary psychology, confronting cognitive delusions, tribalism, and Trump.

NEW Free Forum ARI BERMAN - The Fraud of Voter Fraud and the Threat of Voter Suppression
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August 09, 2017 10:37 PM PDT
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The Republican party's beliefs and policies – while passionately hailed by millions - are no longer those of the majority of Americans, and so the only way they can dominate government as they do - White House, both houses of Congress, Supreme Court, and the vast majority of state legislatures and governorships - is by gerrymandering legislative districts and making it harder for millions to vote. Trump’s Election Integrity Commission aims to take it to the next level in 2018 and 2020. I talk about this with Ari Berman, author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America.

Free Forum - NEW - Naomi Klein: No is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need
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August 02, 2017 10:04 PM PDT
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Naomi Klein (No Logo; Shock Doctrine; This Changes Everything) makes it very clear that even successful resistance is not enough. We must seize this moment to pursue nothing less than the world we long for - successfully confronting climate change and inequality while rebuilding our sense of human community. In addition to No, we need to offer a compelling, inviting, and just Yes. She offers the example of The Leap Manifesto, that she helped hatch in Canada, which commits to building a society in which we care for the earth and each other.

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