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We talk about principles discussed in faith traditions that could be very helpful to help us decide how do we pick a president
I asked John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman how things have changed. He replied, Things have changed, gotten much worse-- spread from developing countries where I worked, to the US and Europe. "People are waking up. There's a real consciousness going on. People are waking up that the system is a failed system."
Jun 14, 2016 8
Deena Stryker, on her conversations with Fidel, Che and more
A new, revised edition of Deena Stryker's classic book, CUBA, A DIARY OF THE REVOLUTION, Inside the Cuban Revolution with Fidel, Raul, Che, and Celia Sanchez has just come out. We talk about her conversations with some of the most interesting people of the 20th century
Douglas Rushkoff returns. I asked him to describe the most important new memes and ideas in his book. He replied, "the economy is an operating system. It is not a feature of nature. People made it. These rules were designed. If you forget that human beings have the ability to change them If you accept them as facts of nature then you are pretty doomed. They are not facts of nature. and were created not with our best i
Greg tells how the primaries have been rigged, how the general election will be rigged and casts new light on Fukushima and the threat to the USA
Child rearing practices may be the key to reducing crime, eliminating psychopaths and sociopaths and raising the morals, empathy and kindness of people. I interview Darcia Narvaez on the neurobiology underlying all these
I was VERY excited to do this two part 2 hour interview. Darcia Narvaez has written an award winning book that simply blew my mind. It explains so many of our modern day problems, including psychopaths, narcissists, crime, loss of empathy in our culture. We dive deep to discuss how ancestral parenting , the way children were raised for 99% of human history, is a key part of brain moral development.
I interview Graeme Barker Senior Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Professorial Fellow, St John's College, Cambridge University, England. He is the author of the book, The Agricultural Revolution in Prehistory: Why did foragers become farmers. and has written extensively about humanity's transition from forager/hunter/gatherer to farmer.
I interview Wendell Potter and Nick Penniman on their new book, Nation on the Take which describes all the way that advocacy for constituents is corrupted by special interests.
Interview with Anne Holcomb, supportive services supervisor Unity Parenting and Counseling, which runs nine homeless programs, mostly for youth and children. Some will soon be closed because of billionaire governor Bruce Rauner. Anne also went through a few times in her life when she was homeless,
I have a conversation with single-payer health care economist Gerry Friedman, discussing the attacks and claims against Bernie Sanders single payer plan.
Julian Kunnie, author of The Cost of Globalization: Dangers to the earth and it's people, doesn't think the earth and humans have a future with capitalism. He talks about how the prison industry is an intrinsic part of globalization, about globalization and race, patriarchy, aboriginal peoples, exploitation of women
Jan 18, 2016 14
CEO of $200 million/Year Biz: Single Payer is Good For Business
I interview CEO Richard Master, who believes in Single Payer so much-- as good for business-- that he's funded and produced a documentary movie Fix It, showing how it would be good for companies, employees and the USA. And Chuck Pennacchio co-guests with deep expertise on single payer.
Julian Kunnie is the author of The Cost of Globalization: Dangers to the earth and it's people. He doesn't think the earth and humans have a future with capitalism.
I talk with Katherine Maher is the Chief Communications Officer for the Wikimedia Foundation, the organization behind Wikipedia, the largest free knowledge project in human history and one of the world's most popular websites. She is an expert on the intersection of technology, human rights, democracy, and international development.
Bonnie Burstow has written, Psychiatry and the Business of Madness, a blistering excoriation of psychiatry, documenting, with erudite detail, her accusations that psychiatry is a dangerous, ineffective business, without scientific support.
Chuck just co-authored a report on wealth inequality that is shocking. We discuss the report, billionaires, the dangers and damages billionaires wreak, solutions and billionaire psychopaths
William I. Robinson is professor of sociology at US Santa Barbara and author of the book, Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity We discuss how global capitalism and the Transnational Capitalist Class force us to change the way we think about change-- about activism, revolution, and system change. He also offers an extraordinary explanation of the connection between murders of blacks and Global Capitalism
Nov 18, 2015 15
Clinton Foundation Laundering Foreign Money
Ken Silverstein's Harper's magazine article, Shaky Foundations: The Clintons’ so-called charitable enterprise has served as a vehicle to launder money and to enrich family friends, has just been published. He tells me how they do it and throws in the dirt on one of the Clinton's closest advisors, Sidney Blumenthal. Silverstein says the Clintons should be indicted and prosecuted
As Brian described, we went deep discussing the aspects and implication of Holocracy, a powerful manifestation of how the organization is transitioning from a top-down patriarchal, parent child model to one with distributed power, empowering ALL the employees. I see it is the leading edge of a movement that could change the way we think about leadership, about how government and organizations work.
Nov 4, 2015
Spreading Kindness: Steffi Black
Steffi Black is the creator of Spread the Kindness interactive workshops and presentations focusing on bringing kindness into schools and the workplace.
I interview Andrew Bard Schmookler about his new book, What We're Up Against. We discuss evil, brokenness and the challenges we must face to deal with the evil he describes
There an effort to force the Nobel Peace Prize nominating committee to return consistently to awarding peace prizes to people who meet Alfred Nobel's criteria for the award, as he stipulated it in his will. I interview David Swanson and Mairead Maguire. David Swanson ia a dedicated anti-war, peace activist and author. Mairead Maguire was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and has continued to work for peace for a long time.
I have David Swanson in this second half of the night's show on pushing the Nobel Peace Prize to return to giving awards to people who do what Alfred Nobel specified in his will.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is a pioneering Positive Psychologist and a leading researcher. He's calling for the field to start looking at the world from a group or cultural perspective, not just individuals. He gives some fascinating history of his early work and inspirations, and insights on new info on the neurobiology of flow.
Some government organizations are outrageous in their efforts to resist cooperation with FOIA requests. Here are some crazy stories, and some discussion of doing investigative reporting.
Micah L. Sifry is a democracy activist, cofounder and Editorial Director of Personal Democracy Forum, one of my favorite conferences for smart people and cutting edge innovation, and the author of numerous books, including Wikileaks and the Age of Transparency, The Big Disconnect, Why the Internet Hasn't Transformed Politics (Yet) and, most recently, co-editor of A Lever and Place to Stand.
Psychologist Stephen Soldz has been advocating for the American Psychological Association to change it's ethics policy for psychologists so they could not enable torture. After nine years, SUCCESS. We talk about the issues, how the success happened, in terms of policy changes and activism strategies.
Kevin Gosztola has co-founded a new website, Shadowproof.com , that, like the Phoenix, has risen from the ashes of Firedoglake.com, where Kevin had written a column, The Dissenter, which he is continuing along with archiving all of the past content from Firedoglake. Kevin was, earlier in his career, a writer and editor at OpEdNews.com.
Jul 29, 2015 1
Whistleblower John Kiriakou, Truth-Teller Out of Prison
Whistleblower John Kiriakou was recently released from prison, another hero punished for telling the truth.
List Of All PodcastsMarcia Pally; individuality, separateness, separability and situatedness