Category Archives: Podcast

Q&A: DON BARLETT & JIM STEELE – The BETRAYAL of the AMERICAN DREAM

    Aired 09/09/12 Let’s suppose, for a moment, there was a country where the people in charge charted a course that eliminated millions of good-paying jobs. Suppose they gave away several million more jobs to other nations. Finally, imagine that the people running this country implemented economic policies that enabled those at the very…

Q&A: BRUCE LIPTON, Ph.D., and STEVE BHAERMAN (comic), Co Author – SPONTANEOUS EVOLUTION

Aired 01/17/10

BRUCE LIPTON, Ph.D., a leading voice in new biology, bridges science and spirit. A cell biologist by training, he taught at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine, and later performed pioneering studies at Stanford University….

Q&A: AMY BACH, Author – ORDINARY INJUSTICE

Aired 12/12/09

Attorney AMY BACH spent eight years investigating the chronic lapses in courts across America. Lawyers sleep through trials. False confessions and mistaken eye-witness identifications convict the innocent. The rich walk, the poor go to …

Q&A w/ Author, GEORGE PACKER – THE UNWINDING: Inner History of New America

Aired: 06/09/13   NYTimes review: “This book hums – with sorrow, outrage and compassion.”- #8 Best-seller GEORGE PACKER has written a remarkable book, THE UNWINDING: An Inner History of the New America. In it, he argues that seismic economic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and losers, leaving the social…

Q&A: THOMAS GEOGHEGAN, Author

Aired 10/03/10

THOMAS GEOGHEGAN, a graduate of Harvard and Harvard Law School, is a labor lawyer with Despres, Schwartz and Geoghagen in Chicago. He has been a staff writer and contributing writer to The New Republic, and his work has appeared in many…

RALPH NADER, The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for a New America

    Aired 10/14/12 I’ll be talking with NADER about the critical ideas in his wonderful new book, THE 17 SOLUTIONS: Bold Ideas for Our American Future. Learn more about RALPH NADER and SEVENTEEN SOLUTIONS at http://nader.org/ Some of the 17 solutions: * Reforming the tax system * Making our communities more self-reliant * Reclaiming…

Q&A: Rebirth of US Manufacturing – James Fallows, Charles Fishman

    Aired: 03/31/13 I do my best to question conventional wisdom, but I had heard and repeated the fact that the US had lost its manufacturing and it was never coming back so often that I assumed it must be true. But I pick up the December 2012 issue of the Atlantic magazine recently…

Q&A: ATUL GAWANDE – Surgeon / Teacher / Author – The Checklist Manifesto

Aired 03/14/10

Though Atul Gawande is a best-selling author, a Harvard professor, and an innovator in best practices for the W.H.O., he still performs 250-plus surgeries a year. A framed copy of Sylvia Plath’s poem “The Surgeon at 2 a.m.” stands on t…

Q&A: ROBERT WRIGHT, Author and Blogger

Recorded 06/05/09

Christianity, Judaism and Islam are both peaceful and violent. Robert Wright discusses what circumstances bring out the best and worst in religion.

Is religion a force for good or ill?

This question has been more energetically deba…

Q&A: LESTER BROWN – FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES

Aired: 12/23/12 Recorded: 10/17/12 When gas prices were at or near record highs a few months ago in the US, that got people’s attention. What about food prices? Have you noticed them rising? Are you making different choices in the supermarket? If not, it might be because of two things. One, in America so much…