NEW Free Forum ROBERT WRIGHT – How can mindfulness help us deal with Trump’s tribal BS?

Written on August 22nd, 2017

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.

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Tap the Unique Power of Story and Narrative

Written on August 22nd, 2017


In this podcast, I go solo. Rather than interviewing others, I share with you the best of the work I do to help organizations develop more engaging narratives and tell better stories. Learn why narrative is uniquely powerful as well as the recipe for a good story – whether in a Hollywood screenplay or a one-to-one conversation. 

Free Forum – NEW – ARI BERMAN: The Fraud of Voter Fraud and the Threat of Voter Suppression

Written on August 10th, 2017

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.

http://ari-berman.com

Free Forum – NEW – Naomi Klein: No is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need

Written on August 3rd, 2017

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.

www.naomiklein.org

Free Forum NEW – ERWIN CHEMERINSKY, Dean of Berkeley Law – the law and Donald Trump

Written on July 30th, 2017

I turn to constitutional scholar ERWIN CHEMERINSKY to talk about legal issues raised by the Trump administration. How far is this Supreme Court going to go in weakening the separation between church and state? Is Trump violating the law by making money – including taxpayer’s money – from his businesses and properties? 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.

https://www.law.berkeley.edu