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Written on April 29th, 2016

Listen to latest podcast 
Two warnings from a decade ago 

 Arundhati Roy, author and activist
Davidson Loehr, America, Fascism, and God
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If you’re working to build a healthier and more just society, and want your ideas and your good works to achieve greater impact, let me help you tap the unique power of narrative.

pointing-reversed My path – teaching, acting,  screenwriting, music and film producing, facilitating, in-depth interviews – has led me full circle again to teaching, through speeches and workshops. After 15 years of radio interviews with visionary thinkers and doers – I now produce and host Disruptive, a podcast for Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.
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I draw on all those experiences to help you develop more engaging narratives and tell more compelling stories. Listen here
Let’s connect to explore how we might work together to change the world.

 

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MICHAEL LEWIS’s
 best-selling THE UNDOING PROJECT 
tells the story of the collaborative work of Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman which revealed previously undiscovered ways our minds fool us.

Link to LiveTalksLA video page
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FREE FORUM Progressive Voices Network on TuneIn
Sat 3/25 7pmPT, Sun 3/26 10pmPT

 

JONATHAN SMUCKER
Roadmap for Radicals
including Lessons of Occupy

 

SAT 4/1: CHIP BERLET
Right-Wing Populism and Fascism

 

Featured Podcasts:
Chuck Collins, 99-1
Tom Hayden, Endorsing Obama in 2012
George McGovern, A Bright Shining Moment

Terrence McNally, Tap the Unique Power of Story

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DISRUPTIVE podcast: Fluorescent In Situ Sequencing

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Up till now, sequencing couldn’t be done on intact cells nor provide spatial information. Now Harvard’s Wyss Institute has developed FISSEQ, a genesequencing technology that simultaneously reads sequences of thousands of RNAs and visualizes their 3D coordinates within cells and tissues. It could lead to earlier cancer diagnosis, help us understand embryonic development, and map neurons of the brain. George Church, Rick Terry, and Shawn Marcell are featured in the latest episode of my podcast with the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.

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

Written on November 12th, 2014
  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 TATTOOS ON THE HEART with their stories. I read it cover to cover on a plane flight Chicago to LA, and cried at least a dozen times. Boyle's compassion is boundless, his work is courageous, and his example is a profound challenge. Father GREGORY BOYLE was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1982. He received his Master of Divinity from the Weston School of Theology; and a Sacred Theology Masters degree from the Jesuit School of Theology. Since 1986, Father Gregory has been the pastor of Dolores Mission in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. The church sits between two large public housing projects, Pico Gardens and Aliso Village, known for decades as the gang capital of the world. In 1988, Father Boyle began what would become Homeboy Industries, now located in downtown Los Angeles. His first book is TATTOOS ON THE HEART. http://www.homeboy-industries.org/