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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: 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…

Q&A: MICHAEL LEWIS – author – Moneyball / The Blind Side / The Big Short

Aired 04/04/10

Michael Lewis received a BA in art history from Princeton University and an Masters in economics from the London School of Economics. He worked as an investment banker for Salomon Brothers in the 80s before leaving to write LIAR’S POKER…

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…

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: 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…

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…