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18 – Karin Tamerius – Talking across the Great Divides

We live in challenging times. Populism/Nationalism is on the rise all over the world. We confront increased political, cultural, and economic discord. Religious animosity is high. It seems people distrust one another more than ever. Tribalism is on the rise. What do we do? What do you do? How do we reverse the trend? Dr.…

16 – Peter Schlactus – The Westchester Airport, (and FCWC Part 3)

In Part 3 of my series related to the Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, better known as FCWC, I interview Peter Schlactus, who co-founded the Coalition to Prevent Westchester Airport Expansion. Peter grew up in Westchester, left for school, graduated from Harvard and returned after a time to help with the family business. However, like…

13 – Dicky Shanor – Wyoming can change the world.

Occasionally you encounter something that acts as a catalyst for making a major change in how you think about problems, situations, issues, whatever. One afternoon I initiated a conversation with a guy, nothing unusual about that. He happened to be the Chief of Staff to the Secretary of the Department of Education of the State…

10 – Jo Child and Political Biology

Dr. Jo Child runs an ER unit in a hospital in Santé Fe, New Mexico. He was a Philosophy major in college and is exceedingly well read in sociology, psychology and literature. He is a good friend and former neighbor of Mike Doolittle, who I interviewed on a previous podcast about Education and Sports in…

08 – Jill Kubit – Dear Tomorrow

Occasionally one meets a person, or discovers an organization that makes you see the world a little differently. Jill Kubit, and Dear Tomorrow, which she co-founded, fall into that category. To Jill, the future is about your family, your friends and children. She wants to ensure all the people dear to her heart have an…