This episode features former Reuters correspondent, investigative journalist, and advocate Carey Gillam-- the author of “Whitewash —The Story of a Weedkiller, Cancer and the Corruption of Science.” Carey's book won the Rachel Carson book award from the Society of Environmental Journalists.Read More
The climate change debate is heating up. Record numbers of people no longer see extreme climate as a distant threat, but as a crisis that is unfolding right now. According to a Yale survey, "the proportion of Americans who are very worried about global warming has more than tripled since its lowest point in 2011."
In this episode, Richard quizzes co-host Jim Meigs, who argues in the latest edition of City Journal that nuclear is the best source of clean, reliable and safe energy.Read More
Our guest in this episode, Oren Cass, argues that we've abandoned the American worker, and pushed four-college at the cost of other, more effective, solutions.Read More
Facebook turned 15 this month. The company has gone from being universally celebrated for changing the way we communicate, to a troubled adolescent with serious questions about its entire business model. We speak to Wade Roush, a technology journalist and podcast host, who is in the process of getting off Facebook.Read More
Jim and Richard look at journalism's crisis and consider whether readers, viewers and listeners may be partially to blame. We also hear from Aron Pilhofer, professor of Journalism Innovation at the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University, and David Bornstein co-founder of Solutions Journalism Network.Read More
In this episode, Philip K. Howard attacks the failed ideologies of Republicans and Democrats, and calls for a radical simplification of government to re-empower Americans in their daily choices. Philip is the author of several books, including the best-seller “The Death of Common Sense: How Law Is Suffocating America” and, “Try Common Sense: Replacing Failed Ideologies of Left and Right.”Read More
With a simple Facebook post saying that she wanted to end partisan gerrymandering, Katie Fahey sparked the beginnings of an extraordinary grassroots campaign. Katie is in her late 20's. With neither connections nor deep pockets, she started Voters Not Politicians to change Michigan's State Constitution.Read More
All year long, the headlines were dominated by President Trump, from his abrupt decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, to his harsh descriptions of migrants and the long fight over a border wall.
But what were some of the other big takeaways from 2018: The surprising findings that may have a longer-term impact than the furious fights over the President's behavior and policies?
This episode, "8 for '18, looks at the growing power of women in politics and media, concerns about capitalism, rising debt, climate change, and why there's hope from the heartland and a strong case for optimism.Read More
Joseph Luzzi, is a Dante scholar and professor at Bard College. In this episode he talks about the power of reading, he speaks from personal experience. When his 1st wife, Katherine was 8 1/2 months pregnant she was killed in a car accident. The doctors were able to save the baby and in the space of a few hours Luzzi became a widower and a father on the same day. Luzzi turned to Dante. In our conversation, Luzzi talks about how Dante and other books helped him learn how to live again.Read More