Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher speaks with writer Steven Johnson, bestselling author of "Everything Bad Is Good for You." They discuss his new book, "Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation," which looks at what sparks our great ideas? He also sheds light on how to recognize the conditions that could spark creativity and innovation.
In January a new congress takes over, with a reduced Democratic majority in the Senate and a lopsided Republican majority in the House. For the first time there will be an official House Caucus of Climate Change Deniers. In this new political environment, what prospects remain for continuing to maintain — let alone enhance — protection for the natural environment? And how can the United States provide any credible leadership in international negotiations to cutback greenhouse gas emissions when so many members of congress don't even believe that climate change is a real problem?
This week Dave hosted open lines. Callers discussed various topics; from police issues to the TSA, to things they give thanks for.
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Micah White from Adbusters join us where we talk about culture jamming, Buy Nothing Day, and Carnivalesque Rebellion Week.
At the end of November, there is a week held aside for Carnivalesque Rebellion, which features Buy Nothing Day. This is an international week of resistance to the corporate culture that would have us all on hamster wheels. This is a week wherein all people are encouraged to reclaim their lives, dream big, and create action that supports a new way of engaging with one's life.
With little regard for animal suffering, the environment, or fair labor practices, our conventional food system has been based on the premise that food is a commodity that should be cheap and plentiful--the costs, even to our health, are downplayed. Scott Exo, executive director of the Food Alliance tells how his organization is working to create an alliance around trust in our relationship to food. Food Alliance Certification supports fair working conditions, humane treatment of animals, and good environmental stewardship. Based in Portland, the Food Alliance is a nonprofit organization that certifies farms, ranches and food handlers throughout North America for sustainable agricultural and f
If you want to celebrate Thanksgiving AND support fair working conditions, humane treatment of animals, and good environmental stewardship, find out how the Food Alliance can help you pick out your turkey and trimmings. Based in Portland, the Food Alliance is a nonprofit organization that certifies farms, ranches and food handlers throughout North America for sustainable agricultural and facility management practices. Call in with your questions.
Linda Neale on the Earth and Spirit Council and Grandmother Maria Alice
Host Sue Supriano interviews Linda Neale of the Earth and Spirit Council about their event with Grandmother Maria Alice Campos Freire on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. She will be speaking on Our Sacred Planet, Our Sacred Mother: The Preservation of Spirit and Nature
Richard Alpert was an eminent Harvard psychologist on the fast track to success when he fell in with fellow Harvard professor Timothy Leary who turned him on to LSD. Harvard University did not appreciate their ardent research on the psychological and spiritual potentials unleashed by LSD and other psychedelic drugs, and in 1963 Alpert and Leary were tossed out of academia. Leary continued to bask in his iconic status in the psychedelic counter-culture, but for Alpert, mind expansion via chemical substances became a catalyst for spiritual seeking.