Existential Despair and Living Deliberately Prof. Justin McDaniel is the Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the Chair of Undergraduate Studies. He is also an associate editor of the peer reviewed Journal of Asian Studies. Justin received his Masters from Harvard Divinity School and an additional MA and his doctorate at Harvard’s department …
A Just Cause – Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & President Barack Obama – 01.01.17
The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks will be Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & President Barack H. Obama, who was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on January 20th, 2009, in the middle of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, and at a time when our economy was losing 800,000 jobs a month.
Valerie Strauss – How schools are turning ‘joy’ into a character strength — and why it’s an awful idea
Back in March I published a post titled, “Now some schools are testing kids for their ‘grit’ and ‘joy’ levels. Really.” For years we’ve heard of schools viewing “grit” as a character strength and moving to measure how much grit students have while attempting to build it up in those deficient. Now one of the co-authors of that post is …
Melissa Hellmann – The Other Housing Crisis: Finding a Home in Rural America
For Debbie Green, purchasing a home was a dream come true. The 56-year-old resident of rural Elkins, West Virginia, suffers from five types of debilitating epileptic seizures, and had been renting a friend’s mobile home at a discounted rate. Unable to work, she got by on monthly disability payments of about $900, but was still struggling to pay her utility …
White racism tied to fatal heart disease for blacks and whites
Living in unabashedly racist communities can shorten the lives of both blacks and whites, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley. Researchers compared the racial biases of nearly 1.4 million people nationwide to death rates in more than 1,700 U.S. counties. Their findings suggest that blacks and, to a lesser degree, whites who reside in overtly racist …
Sarah Lazare – Government Witch Hunt for ‘Insider Threats’ Profiles Public Workers for Sexuality and Financial Troubles
In a witch-hunt for the “next Chelsea Manning,” the Obama administration is mass surveilling public employees for characteristics that fall under a dubious profile of the jailed whistleblower, including financial problems, family issues and, perhaps most invasively, gender dysphoria. The discovery was made by Manning herself, who obtained a 31-page document  on February 16 through a freedom of information action request. …
Scientists Discover That Bacteria Have a Collective Memory
Collective motion can be observed in biological systems over a wide range of length scales, from large animals to bacteria because collective systems always work better for adaptation than those which are singular. Individual bacterial cells have short memories. But groups of bacteria can develop a collective memory that can increase their tolerance to stress. This has been demonstrated experimentally …
Energy Stew – Dr. Bernie Siegel – 01.01.16
Dr. Bernie Siegel is one of the most fascinating people and always inspires our hopes for a better world. He’s back on the show with his latest book, “Love, Animals & Miracles, Inspiring True Stories Celebrating the Healing Bond”.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from one of the great men of our time.
Smart Show (goharrison) with Cary Harrison – 12.21.15
ANTARCTIC ICE DRILLS: knowing whether rising carbon dioxide levels played a part, along with factors such as changes in Earth’s rotational tilt – would help scientists to better understand how ice sheets will behave as the world warms
Guest 1: Al Jazeera America’s Jake Ward
Inside Hitler’s Secret Nazi Bunkers (Exclusive)
Guest 2: Cary harrison takes you under Berlin’s current subway system into the 3rd Reich’s recently-discovered bunker systems.
The Gary Null Show – 09.25.15
Prof. Lisa Miller is a professor of clinical psychology and the Director of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University’s Teachers College. She is also the founder of the Spirituality Mind-Body Institute at Columbia and the co-editor in chief of the journal Spirituality in Clinical Practice published by the American Psychological Association. For the past 20 years Prof. Miller has been conducting scientific research on the integration of spirituality with mental health and wellness, and has published almost 100 peer-reviewed papers on the subject. She has degrees from Yale University and received her doctorate in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Lisa is the author of the recent book “The Spiritual Child: The New Science of Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving” which is accumulation of many years of research providing a sound basis supporting the important role spirituality play in human development. Her website is LisaMillerPhd.com
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