Air Date: 5–3-2019
Today we take a look at several topics that, at first glance, may seem to be unrelated but that I think are all tied together with a thread that runs through all of them and points the way toward The Great Transition we are currently in the middle of.
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Cultural critic Henry Giroux examines the slow, steady rise of cruelty in American culture - as the logic of neoliberalism strips our politics of anything besides self-regard, and the right capitalizes on the anger caused by its own policies
An extended conversation with Johann Hari, author of a controversial new book, “Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression—and the Unexpected Solutions.”
Deeyah Khan is a British documentary filmmaker and human rights activist. She’s the creator of two extraordinary films airing on Netflix right now, White Right: Meeting the Enemy and Jihad: A Story of the Others.
Loneliness is almost baked into the cake as far as a modern society with the kind of social setup and infrastructure and economic system that we have today.
Laura talks with author/activist Gar Alperovitz. From the gloom of today, he sees the principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth emerging.
It’s time to build new economic institutions that are democratic but also–critically–give us a new power base as well in the communities around the country.
Rutger Bregman discusses some of his ideas that recently caused a global sensation and the role of a historian in the modern world
Ch. 8: Progressives have always had to drag liberals along - V from Central New York
Ch. 9: Final comments on the need to spread the word about our failing institutions to bolster support for fundamental reform
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Astrisx - Bodytonic
- Quaver - Codebreaker
- Moon Bicycle Theme - American Moon Bicycle
- One Little Triumph - Piano Mover
- Donder - Darby
- Take a Tiny Train - Ray Catcher
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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