Monday, June 18, 2018
Who can solve income inequality, homelessness, a crisis of affordable housing, a broken democratic system in the United States, and the never-ending Israeli/Palestinian conflict in the Middle East? It's not Jared Kushner. It's Glen Weyl, principal researcher for Microsoft's think-tank and author of "Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society."
Monday, June 11, 2018
John J. Lennon is a journalist who is tackling the tough topics of prison reform and the treatment of the 400,000 people incarcerated who are diagnosed with mental illness. John is also currently a prisoner at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility in New York, serving time for murder. You can read his latest piece in Equire Magazine.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff's new book is "Sh**show: The Country's Collapsing . . . and the Ratings Are Great"
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Ken Langone is one of the co-founders of Home Depot, and author of the book "I Love Capitalism: An American Story"
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Homelessness has been an 'emergency' for over a decade in Seattle, and the problem is only getting worse. But, there are solutions that could be implemented in 5 years that would transform our region, and the lives of thousands of our neighbors living on the streets. That's according to Sara Rankin, Director of Homeless Rights Advocacy Project, Seattle University. This is a can't-miss conversation for anyone who wants to understand what Seattle isn't doing to solve homelessness and what it IS doing to contribute to the problem.
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
An avowed "lefty," CNN Commentator Sally Kohn is noted for her ability to host civil conversations with people of all political persuasions. As political and racial divisions deepen -- at least in a way many Americans are becoming more publicly vocal about -- Sally writes about how to understand those who are different and come to common ground.
Friday, April 13, 2018
There are ways to reduce gun violence in America, that we can all agree on. As an emergency room physician, an NRA member, and one of the nation's foremost gun researchers, Dr. Garen Wintemute has devoted much of his career to finding evidence based solutions. The Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis, which Dr. Wintemute leads, has come up with guidance for doctors and legislators on how to take consensus action to reduce mass shootings, suicides, and all types of violence committed with firearms.
Go ahead: take a look at all the data companies like Google and Facebook have accumulated about your life. Your mind will be blown. Dylan Curran, the tech consultant whose expose of his own data became a viral sensation will show you how to find your own data, and more importantly, how to delete it.Â
As Director of the Centre for Social Media Analysis, Jamie Bartlett has observed a slow, dangerous decline in our both our adherence to the ideals of democracy, and our belief in the system's ability to work for everyone in our society. And he points to the internet and new technologies as the cause -- but it's not to late to change course. In his new book, "The People Vs. Tech: How the Internet is Killing Democracy (And How We Can Save It)," Bartlett both diagnoses our ailing democracy and prescribes necessary for a society in danger.Â
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
While Congress struggles to grill, Molly McKew shares the questions Facebook's CEO should be called to the carpet on -- and her answer to why the US has failed to adequately respond to Russia's 'final solution' in Syria.
Thursday, April 05, 2018
Amidst the continuing failure of Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform or provide funding for the President's border wall, the drug crisis in America continues unabated. In his new book, "Our 50 State Border Crisis: How the Mexican Border Fuels the Drug Epidemic Across America," Howard Buffett shines a light on the humanitarian crisis happening at the border -- and the implications of failed border policy for every state in America.
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Johann Hari has traveled the world seeking answers for people who are suffering from depression. He shares what he learned in his book, Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression--And the Unexpected Solutions
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Cybersecurity and information warfare expert Molly McKew shares her insights on how to protect your data online, and what you need to know about Facebook and every other social media platform in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations. And... even why your Amazon.com orders are a potential privacy concern.
Friday, March 09, 2018
How has America become so divided -- and how can repair the fabric of our society to recover a larger national identity while recognizing the diversity within the country? Yale Law Professor Amy Chua is best known for her book, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," but her scholarly expertise is in the field of ethnic conflict -- her latest book explores the causes of and solutions for an increasingly fractured America.
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Vegas Tenold spent years getting to know the members of American white power groups, and saw them organize and rise to their current status in society. His book is "Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in America"
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Sgt. Eric Pisconski, head of the Seattle Police Department's Crisis Response Squad, explains Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs). They allow the police to seize the firearms of people who are a threat to themselves or others
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
With the introduction of any new form of media, anxiety around its adoption is inevitable. While the latest fears about social media are widespread, they aren't always well-founded. Professor Jeffrey Hall has studied the impacts of social media on our traditional social lives and answers whether we're actually replacing our time with friends and family with time online with their digital avatars.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The scientific body of evidence is overwhelming: traumas experienced during childhood have a lasting, severely detrimental impact on those who experience them. And those adverse experiences change our very DNA. The good news? The consequences of childhood trauma can be reversed. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris offers a roadmap for changing our medical system to limit and heal the damages done to individuals, families, and society from adverse experiences in our formative years.
Monday, February 12, 2018
Rudeness is on the rise, and it's not only an unpleasant trend -- it's actually contagious and can even make you more likely to die on the roads or suffer a botched surgery. Comedian and author Danny Wallace takes us through the humorous history of modern rudeness, beginning with incivility on the internet, and how we can police the poor behavior and create a more civil society.
Thursday, February 08, 2018
If you're a baby boomer or you saw the recent Steven Spielberg movie, "The Post," about the Pentagon Papers published in 1971 you know who Daniel Ellsberg is. He's the man that leaked those famous documents which informed the American public the government knew, for years, the war in Vietnam was unwinnable. But Daniel Ellsberg actually had even MORE explosive documents that didn't trickle out at the time -- documents outline the US nuclear war plans. Ellsberg helped write them. And in his new book, "The Doomsday Machine," Daniel lays out those scenarios -- which are still classified -- and outlines exactly how many people on Earth would die as a result.