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Aired 08/15/10

Prohibition has failed — again. Instead of treating the demand for illegal drugs as a market, and addicts as patients, policymakers the world over have boosted the profits of drug lords and fostered narcostates that would frighten Al C…

Q&A: Naomi Wolf-Vagina: New Biography

  Aired 9/30/12 When Naomi Wolf’s The Beauty Myth was published in 1991, Gloria Steinem hailed it as “a smart, angry, insightful book, and a clarion call to freedom,” recommending “Every woman should read it.” The New York Times called it one of the most important books of the 20th century. Over the intervening two…

Q&A: RAJ PATEL, Writer, activist, and academic

Aired 08/01/10

RAJ PATEL has worked for the World Bank and WTO and been tear-gassed on four continents protesting against them. Writer, activist, and academic, he is currently a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley’s Center for African Studies, a researche…


Aired 11/14/10

Spiritual, but Not Religious

From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation — How Indian Spirituality Changed the West

Humanist Chaplain, Harvard University

Q&A: GREGORY BOYLE – Priest / Homeboy Industries / Author – TATTOOS ON THE HEART

Aired 04/11/10

Father Boyle has made a point of collecting and telling uniquely powerful stories of life and death, and his work has supplied him with more than anyone should know.He has so far buried 168 of his homies, and fills his first book TATTOO…

Q&A: Gil Friend, President & CEO of Natural Logic Inc

Aired 08/01/09

“You don’t have to choose between making money and making sense…. Green business practices are good for business and for the world. They can increase profits, lower costs, and attract customers.”

Those are the words of Gil Friend. …

Q&A: DAVID GOLDHILL, AUTHOR- CATASTROPHIC CARE: How American Health Care Killed My Father And How We Can Fix It

Aired: 02/03/13 This week, my guest is DAVID GOLDHILL. After the death of his father, Goldhill, a business executive, began a personal exploration of a health-care industry that for years has delivered poor service and irregular quality at astonishingly high cost. His September 2009 Atlantic cover story rocked the health-care world, and Goldhill has written…

Q&A: Chris Mooney – The Republican Brain

    Aired 05/16/12 Crazy though it may be, I assume many have accepted the fact that the Republican party has a problem with science and ultimately with evidence facts — reality. It is now a matter of politics for them to deny science. Among their presidential primary candidates, only Jon Huntsman and Mitt Romney…

Free Forum Q&A : JANE McGONIGAL, REALITY IS BROKEN – How Gamers Can Change the World

    In her There are 183 million active video gamers in the US, and the average young person will spend 10,000 hours gaming by the age of 21. There are now more than five million “extreme” gamers” in the US who play an average of 45 hours a week. According to game designer JANE…

Q&A: DAVID KIRP, Author – Kids First

Aired 07/24/11

DAVID KIRP is a professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California Berkeley. He taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and was founding director of the Harvard Center on Law and Education. He se…