June 7

Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, author of Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, & Better at What You Do joins us to talk about his years and years of research.

 

Dr. Enric Sala, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence & Pristine Seas Director launched the Pristine Seas project to find, survey, and help protect the last wild places in the ocean. He says it is essential that we let the world know that these places exist, that they are threatened, and that they deserve to be protected.

 

Rafael Simon, Managing Director at Alpha Membrane Technologies, is active in the Silicon Valley start-up community and director of several clean-tech start-ups. He tells us how, when it comes to water, the U.S. is getting it all wrong.

 

Greg Crawford of Surplus Permaculture is based in Detroit and lives off the grid. He joins us to talk about water’s role in Detroit: 150,000 people have had their water shut off due to overdue bills. He says it doesn’t have to be this way. And explains why.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 24

David Graham of The Atlantic joins us to discuss his latest article Why Are the Republican Debates Limited to 10 Candidates? Fox and CNN have chosen a cutoff that neither accommodates all of the candidates nor facilitates a satisfying debate.

 

Washington DC’s Newseum this week opened “Reporting Vietnam,” a provocative new exhibit that marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The exhibit explores the dramatic stories of how journalists brought news about the war to a divided nation. Set to a soundtrack of protest songs, the exhibit opens with an exploration of the culture clash that emerged in the 1960s as seen through mainstream and counterculture publications of the day. On this Memorial Day weekend, we explore the music behind “Reporting Vietnam.”

 

Martin Ford, author of Rise of the Robots: Technology & the Threat of a Jobless Future, explains whether we should be concerned about what jobs will be disappearing over the coming decades because of technology.

 

People who say they’re ‘fiscally conservative but socially liberal’: What they don’t understand. Mark and Jonathan explore the concept, and urge Americans to use the phrase carefully.

 

 

 

 

May 17

Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey, former LAPD, who wrote Black & Blue, The True Story of an African-American Woman on the LAPD and the Powerful Secrets She Uncovered joins us to talk from a police officer’s perspective.

 

April Ryan, White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) and author of The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America is a Baltimore native with a valuable perspective on how the city can help itself moving forward.

 

Ben Jacobs, political correspondent for The Guardian, was protected by rival gangs in Baltimore as riots broke out. He complimented both bloods & crips on Twitter for keeping him safe.

 

Dr. Jared Ball, Morgan State University Associate Professor of Communication Studies talks about today’s leaders in the protest against the system which continues to disenfranchise lower classes in our cities’ ghettos.

 

What is “red lining”? Richard Rothstein of UC Berkeley & Beryl Satter, author of Family Properties: How the Struggle Over Race and Real Estate Transformed Chicago and Urban America explain how government policy has been creating ghettos for decades.