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EP 413 Joe Biden Readies To Move America Forward

Evan Osnos starts his new book, ‘Joe Biden: The Life, The Run and What Matters Now’ by recounting one of the tragedies that has befallen our 46th President on his long and arduous rise to the political pinnacle.  And while he will often talk about the loss of his wife and daughter in a car … Continue reading EP 413 Joe Biden Readies To Move America Forward

EP 412 Can We Achieve Authentic Diversity?

No matter the effort we say is being put behind the movement for more diversity in the workplace, the sad reality is that the numbers are dismal.  In the Fortune 500 companies where diversity numbers are compiled, fewer than 4 percent of their workforce is racially and ethnically diverse.  Additionally, a study of 279 companies … Continue reading EP 412 Can We Achieve Authentic Diversity?

EP 411 Unprepared: America in the Time of the Coronavirus

In the introduction to the book we base this podcast on, Tim Egan describes the response to the coronavirus as ‘perhaps the greatest collapse of American society in so short a time, ever.’  Why did a confluence of unmet concerns coalesce around this health crisis, including economic suffering, disparities in care, inability to mobilize and … Continue reading EP 411 Unprepared: America in the Time of the Coronavirus

EP 410 What Happens When Some States Are No Longer Habitable?

Does the title sound like science fiction?  Then you haven’t been paying attention when heat besieged California this summer in ways unseen in generations.  Or that a surge in air-conditioning broke the state’s electrical grid.  Or that in Death Valley the 130 degree temperature was possibly the hottest ever measured on Earth.  Not to mention … Continue reading EP 410 What Happens When Some States Are No Longer Habitable?

EP 409 Self Neglect is Growing Threat Among America's Elderly

Most people are aware that the elderly are vulnerable and that this population is often targeted by scammers and abusers.  Elder abuse, whether it is physical, emotional or financial, is a real concern for family members of seniors.  However, there is a growing threat that receives less attention: self-neglect.  That concept may be new to … Continue reading EP 409 Self Neglect is Growing Threat Among America’s Elderly

EP 408 Can Technology Change Education?

Imaginations have run wild over the years as to what technology can do to change education. Some had predicted that half or more of courses by now would be offered on line at a lower cost and with great results. It turns out that in this fevered moment, as the pandemic descended upon the nation, … Continue reading EP 408 Can Technology Change Education?

EP 407 Corporations In Denial As To Damage Done

Faced with proof that they were harming people or the environment, corporations have long denied evidence, blamed victims complained of witch hunts, attacked their critics and found other rationale for their harmful activities.  No denial campaign was more insipid than that of the tobacco industry.  That effort set the standard for establishing doubt in the … Continue reading EP 407 Corporations In Denial As To Damage Done

EP 406 Changing Nature of Global Trade

In his book ‘The Box’ Marc Levinson explained how shipping containers were essential in the growth of international trade.  Now as he looks at the new wave of globalization, he sees a changing landscape.  Countries have begun to recognize, even before the recent pandemic, that supply chains can be precarious and unreliable.  And while there … Continue reading EP 406 Changing Nature of Global Trade

EP 405 400 Friends and No One to Call

The concept of true friendship has been challenged by the notion that someone who friends you on Facebook really can be counted on when you’re in need. You can be well-connected in the digital sphere and find yourself isolated and alone when the chips are down. Val Walker, a rehabilitation consultant, grief counselor and author … Continue reading EP 405 400 Friends and No One to Call

EP 404 How Will the Universe End?

All good things must come to an end, as the song goes. It’s no less true for the universe than it is for love stories. It’s not something we spend much time thinking about because a)it’s too depressing and b)it’s likely billions of years into the future. Please don’t confuse the universe with the earth. … Continue reading EP 404 How Will the Universe End?

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