November 2009

Wall Street's Game, Main Street's Pain

Tue, Nov 10 2009 - 6:00pm

Wall Street’s Game, Main Street’s Pain

Nomi Prins, Senior Fellow, Demos; Author, It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bailouts, Bonuses, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street

Former Goldman Sachs managing director Prins provides an insider’s view of Wall Street’s destructive money system. Read more »

Saving Civilization Is not a Spectator Sport

Tue, Nov 10 2009 - 12:00pm

Saving Civilization Is Not a Spectator Sport

Lester Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute

Brown sees concern in the merging of world food and energy economies. Putting corn ethanol in gas tanks and grain-intensive food (beef) into more human bellies will drive up commodity prices and exacerbate fresh water scarcity. Though he believes the Earth is under stress, Brown is hopeful, in part because for the first time since the Industrial Revolution we have begun investing in energy sources that can last forever. Read more »

Old Solutions for New Problems: The Relevance of Traditional Chinese Medicine Today

Mon, Nov 9 2009 - 6:00pm

Old Solutions for New Problems: The Relevance of Traditional Chinese Medicine Today

John Nieters, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; Certified in Integrated Diabetes Care, Xin Hua Hospital

As the oldest professional integrated medicine in the world, traditional Chinese medicine has been recognized by the World Health Organization as the number-one treatment for stroke recovery and for many orthopedic pain syndromes. Read more »

Tim Brown: Change By Design

Mon, Nov 9 2009 - 6:30pm

Tim Brown

CEO, IDEO; Author, Change By Design

One myth of innovation is that brilliant solutions leap fully formed from the minds of geniuses. In reality, we don’t simply realize solutions; we design them. Design thinking is now being applied to address a wide range of concerns, from delivering clean drinking water to improving airport security and microfinancing.  IDEO is a leading design firm that has introduced us to ‘design thinking’. Read more »

Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse

Mon, Nov 9 2009 - 12:00pm

Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse 

David Orr, Professor, Environmental Studies and Politics, Oberlin College

Due to our refusal to live within the Earth’s natural limits, we now face a multitude of problems that will have a severe negative impact on human civilization. Orr, an expert on environmental literacy and ecological design, further argues that political negligence, an economy driven by insatiable consumption and a disregard for future generations are only adding to our plethora of environmental challenges. Read more »

Frank Luntz: What Americans Really Want

Fri, Nov 6 2009 - 12:00pm

What Americans Really Want… Really

Frank Luntz, Pollster; Political Consultant; Communications Expert; Author, What Americans Really Want…Really

Joseph Tuman, Professor of Political and Legal Communications, San Francisco State University; Political Analyst, CBS5 News and KCBS Radio - Moderator

Whether it’s health care, religion and the Bill of Rights, or the size of your retirement nest egg, Luntz answers the question of “what Americans really want.” Luntz addresses the private hopes, dreams and fears of the A Read more »

Peter Greenberg: The Travel Detective

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Thu, Nov 5 2009 - 6:30pm

Peter Greenberg: The Travel Detective

This program has been cancelled

Travel Editor, CBS News; Host, “The Royal Tour” and "Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio"; Author, Travel Detective series and Don’t Go There

Known as the Travel Detective, Greenberg has traversed the globe and shared his experiences both in print and on his Travel Channel show. Come hear why he thinks that when the going gets tough, the smart people travel, but the smart people also know where not to travel. Read more »

Practical Intuition: Making Wise Choices in Difficult Times

Thu, Nov 5 2009 - 5:15pm

Practical Intuition: Making Wise Choices in Difficult Times

This program has been cancelled

Leslie Davenport, M.F.T.

The world is in a state of heightened turmoil. Just functioning regularly can be a practical test of the mind’s limits. Davenport discusses the difficulty of navigating crises and cultivating a deeper, more meaningful life during such chaos. Read more »

SuperFreakonomics with Steve Levitt and Stephen Dubner

Wed, Nov 4 2009 - 8:00pm

SuperFreakonomics with Steve Levitt and Stephen Dubner

Steve Levitt, Economics Professor, University of Chicago; Blogger, The New York Times; Co-author, Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics
Stephen Dubner, Journalist; Blogger, The New York Times; Author, Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics

In Conversation with Alan Murray, Deputy Managing Editor and Executive Editor Online, Wall Street Journal
INFORUM’s Next 21st Century Visionary Aw Read more »

Prevention of Osteoporosis

Wed, Nov 4 2009 - 12:00pm

Michael Castleman: Prevention of Osteoporosis

Science Writer; Co-author, Building Bone Vitality

For 30 years, health authorities have insisted that calcium is the key to bone health, but during that period, fracture rates have increased. In addition, the countries that consume the most calcium have the highest rates of osteoporotic fractures. What does this mean? Noted San Francisco health journalist Castleman and nutritionist Amy Lanou, Ph.D., analyzed 1,200 studies of diet and osteoporosis risk and concluded that calcium is not the answer. Read more »