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Free Forum Q&A – RANDY HAYES, ED of Foundation Earth former head of Rainforest Action Network Now working to “ecologize” the economy

  Originally Aired November 2012 RANDY HAYES, described in the Wall Street Journal as “an environmental pit bull,” is a veteran of many high-visibility corporate accountability campaigns and has advocated for the rights of Indigenous peoples. These days the primary work of the founder of RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK and current Executive Director of FOUNDATION EARTH…

Free Forum Q&A – ANDREW BACEVICH U.S. Army, Colonel, Ret.(after 23 years) who lost his son in Iraq WASHINGTON RULES: America’s Path to Permanent War

    Originally Aired August 2010 President Obama’s recent decision to add an additional 450 American soldiers to our 3,000 strong train-and-equip mission in Iraq made me reach for a dose of ANDREW BACEVICH, a voice of sanity on issues of war and peace. Bacevich wrote of Obama’s move in an op-ed, Washington in Wonderland:…

Free Forum Q&A – HAZEL HENDERSON, From activist mom to respected expert on global economics and sustainability

    Originally Aired December 2013 In the mid-60’s a mom in NYC organized other moms as Citizens for Clean Air to fight pollution and wrote articles calling for industry and business schools to take quality of life into consideration in planning and decision-making. Though she never attended college, HAZEL HENDERSON, has gone on to…

Free Forum Q&A – JANINE BENYUS founder, Biomimicry Institute author, BIOMIMICRY: INNOVATION INSPIRED BY NATURE

      Originally aired June 2011 After 3.8 billion years of R&D on this planet, failures are fossils. What surrounds us in the natural world is what has succeeded and survived. Nature has already solved many of the problems we grapple still with. Animals, plants, and microbes are the consummate engineers. They have found…

Free Forum Q&A – PETER DIAMANDIS Chairman, X PRIZE Foundation author, ABUNDANCE: The Future Is Better Than You Think

    Originally aired March 2012 Opening day of the 2012 TED conference featured two talks one after the other. The first by Paul Gilding entitled The Earth is Full asked questions like, Have we used up all our resources? Have we filled up all the livable space on Earth? Gilding suggests we have –…

Free Forum Q&A – (1) ROKO BELIC director, HAPPY documentary (Originally aired January 2012) (2) RAFE ESQUITH American Teacher of the Year 30+ years, 5th grade, Hobart Elementary, LA author, REAL TALK for REAL TEACHERS (Originally aired September 2007)

  Do you want to feel better? Listen to this week’s show. In the first half hour, I talk with Academy-Award-nominated filmmakerROKO BELIC about his documentary,HAPPY, and in the second half with award-winning LA school teacher and author,RAFE ESQUITH about his book,TEACH LIKE YOUR HAIR’S ON FIRE.  Are you happy? How often are you happy?…

Free Forum Q&A – MINDFULNESS JON KABAT-ZINN WHEREVER YOU GO, THERE YOU ARE; COMING TO OUR SENSES: HEALING OURSELVES AND THE WORLD THROUGH MINDFULNESS TRUDY GOODMAN founder, InsightLA in Santa Monica

    Originally aired September 2010 You startle awake to a rude alarm clock. Nothing you’d rather do than sleep a bit more. Coffee gets you going enough to make it out the door. On your morning commute you zone out, oblivious to radio reports of weather disasters or war casualties. At work, juggling your…

Free Forum Q&A – MARCIA COYLE Chief DC Correspondent, The National Law Journal Supreme Court Correspondent, PBS News Hour THE ROBERTS COURT: Struggle for the Constitution

    Originally aired July 2013 I struck up a conversation with a hip looking man in his late 20s-early 30s in a movie line on LA’s west side shortly before the 2004 election between George Bush and John Kerry. When asked who he planned to vote for, the young man answered that he hadn’t…

Free Forum Q&A – SYSTEMS THINKING (1) FRITJOF CAPRA, author of several books including The Tao of Physics; The Turning Point & (2) NORA BATESON, director AN ECOLOGY OF MIND doc re: her late father, Gregory Bateson

(1) FRITJOF CAPRA – Originally aired April 2009 (2) NORA BATESON – Originally aired July 2012 Both interviews this week explore systems thinking – one of the key ingredients of a world that just might work. First. I speak with FRITJOF CAPRA, who wrote a book in 1981 that greatly influenced my view not only…

Free Forum Q&A – JOHN WARNER One of the founders of Green Chemistry Can we have progress without pollution?

(Originally aired November 2010) According to Scientific American, “Experts guesstimate that about 50,000 chemicals are used in U.S. consumer products and industrial processes. Why the uncertainty? The 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act does not require chemicals to be registered or proven safe before use. Because the Environmental Protection Agency must show, after the fact, that…