Economic catastrophe usually brings social protest and demands for change—or at least it's supposed to. But when today's guest set out in 2009 to look for expressions of American discontent, all he could find were loud demands that the economic system be made even harsher on the recession's victims and that society's traditional winners receive even grander prizes. Today we will examine the peculiar mechanism by which dire economic circumstances have delivered wildly unexpected political results. Our guest on Pathways today is Thomas Frank, the author of Pity the Billionaire, The Wrecking Crew, What's the Matter with Kansas?, and One Market Under God.
Our guest today on Pathways is storyteller Will Hornyak. From Irish folktales and American tall tales to Native American legends, Russian fairytales and beyond, Will weaves a wide web of well-crafted stories into energetic and highly engaging performances. A former newspaper reporter in Latin America, he combines an understanding of world cultures with a love for the rhythm and music of language.
Our guest on Pathways today is Scott Teitsworth, author of the new book, Krishna in the Sky with Diamonds: The Bhagavad Gita as Psychadelic Guide. Scott is a lifelong student of Indian philosophy and modern science under the tutelage of Nitya Chaitanya Yati, himself a disciple of Nataraja Guru, in the lineage of Narayana Guru. An editor of books written by these gurus, he and his wife host the Portland branch of the Narayana Gurukula, where they have taught classes on the Bhagavad Gita and Indian philosophy since the 1970s.
Our guest on Pathways today is Helena Norberg-Hodge, analyst, author, speaker, filmmaker, and producer of a new award-winning documentary entitled The Economics of Happiness. Helena is the founder and director of International Society for Ecology and Culture. She is a pioneer of the ‘new economy’ movement, and has been promoting an economics of personal, social and ecological well-being for more than thirty years. Trained in linguistics, she has given public lectures in seven languages, and has appeared on broadcast, print, and online media worldwide, including MSNBC, The London Times, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Guardian.
Our guest on Pathways today is Jonah Lehrer, author of the new book, Imagine: How Creativity Works. He is also a contributing editor at Wired and a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. He writes the "Head Case" column for the Wall Street Journal and regularly appears on WNYC's Radiolab. The author of two previous books, Proust Was a Neuroscientist and How We Decide, he graduated from Columbia University and attended Oxford as a Rhodes scholar.
Michelle’s “keeping it real” personality and entrepreneur style has been described as vivacious, committed as a catalyst able to see beyond reality, a wordsmith wizard, and a playful connector and leader. She can often be found goofing with her sweet-love son, dancing, or gratefully working with amazing everyday visionaries dedicated to an integrated and kind world. Yet don’t let her spunk and business mindedness distract you from her focused devotion to cultivating awareness around what she calls our super powers of acceptance, curiosity, and connection as the elixir of youth, health, and living wholeheartedly.
We all know what love is. Or at least we think we do. But why do we fall in love? What actually goes on in our brains when we love someone? What does "chemistry" really mean for the way we approach relationships? In this day and age we want our advice backed by cold, hard science. Instead of Mom's shoulder, Freud's couch or the pastor's office, we often look for answers in genetic profiles and brain scanners. Today's guest has investigated the latest findings in biology, neuroimaging, endocrinology, evolutionary science, psychology and more to gain insight into why we do what we do when we're in love.
Our guest on Pathways today is Marney Makridakis, author of the new book, Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life. She founded the Artella print magazine and the online community for creators of all kinds. A popular speaker and workshop leader, she created the ARTbundance approach of self-discovery through art. She lives in Dallas, Texas.
Our guest on Pathways today is David Rynick, author of the new book, This Truth Never Fails, A Zen Memoir in Four Seasons. David is a Zen teacher authorized in two lineages, a Korean Linji lineage and Japanese Soto one. He’s a founding teacher of Boundless Way Zen, a rapidly expanding national network of Zen groups. Since 1991 Rynick has worked as a life and leadership coach as part of the International Coaching Federation and through the Coaches Training Institute. He provides faith-based coaching to individuals and peer coaching for clergy from diverse faiths.