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Scholars’ Circle -Empathy-from-Powerful-/-Scotland’s-vote-for-Independence-Sept. 21st, 2014
admin - Sep - 20th

A new study suggests that the powerful feel less empathy. Does it have implications for society? [ dur: 18 mins. ] Michael Inzlicht, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. Author of Stereotype Threat: Theory, Process, and Application and co-author of article Power Changes How the Brain Responds to Others Then, we compare [...]

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Scholars’ Circle – Chile’s-toppled-democracy-in-1973-/-Just War-Theory- Sept. 14th, 2014
admin - Sep - 13th

First, this week marks the anniversary of the September 11th, 1973 coup in Chile that toppled democratically elected Salvador Alende and installed the dictator Augustin Pinoche. We’ll revisit what happened, explore that latest revelations and how Chileans are dealing with their past now. [ dur: 23 mins. ] John Dingus is Professor of Journalism at [...]

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Scholars’ Circle – plastics-in-ocean-/-democracy-in-Hong Kong-/-Ban Ki-Moon-speech- Sept. 7th, 2014
admin - Sep - 6th

First, tons of discarded plastic are choking off the ocean, killing wildlife, and building islands of garbage. How bad has it become and what can be done? [ dur: 21 mins. ] Captain Charles Moore is an environmental researcher, an internationally recognized pollution expert and activist, and founder of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation. He [...]

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Scholars’ Circle -Fritjof Capra-the-systems-view-of-life-:a-unifying-vision-Aug. 31st, 2014
admin - Aug - 30th

We spend the hour with Fritjof Capra about his book The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision. He is also the author of, The Tao of Physics, The Turning Point, The Web of Life, The Hidden Connections, The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance, and Learning from [...]

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Scholars’ Circle – Indonesia Election / Ferguson Missouri – Aug. 24th, 2014
admin - Aug - 23rd

First, Indonesia’s new political era–What the Court’s decision for Wiwodo really means. [ dur: 20 mins. ] Dr. Chris Wilson, Lecturer at University of Auckland, New Zealand. Author of Ethno-Religious Violence in Indonesia: From Soil to God Then, we look at the hidden structural problems that led to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, [...]

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Scholars’ Circle – Human and Animal Health / Human Rights Intervention? – Aug. 17th, 2014
admin - Aug - 16th

First, do animals get depression, eating disorders, alcoholism, or diabetes? What can we learn from animals about healing? We explore the surprising common grounds between animals and us with the authors of ZOOBIQUITY: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health. [ dur: 28 mins. ] Dr. Barbara Netttern-Herowitz, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; [...]

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Scholars’ Circle – Partisan Congress/ US Penal System – Aug. 10th, 2014
admin - Aug - 9th

First, is the US House Speaker Newt Gingrich responsible for damaging the culture and productivity of the US Senate? An interview with Sean Theriault, author of,The Gingrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress. [ dur: 29 mins. ] Sean Theriault is a Professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas [...]

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Scholars’ Circle – Philanthropic Colonialism / Politics of Emotions – Aug. 3rd, 2014
admin - Aug - 3rd

First, has our society created a “charitable industrial complex?” We speak with Peter Buffet about “philanthropic colonialism” and “conscious laundering.” Buffet is Emmy winning musician, author and philanthropist. [ dur: 28 mins. ] Peter Buffett has an acclaimed career that spans more than 30 years as an Emmy Award winning musician, composer, philanthropist and author. [...]

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Scholars’ Circle – Human Rights / Israel / Are We Warlike by Nature – July 27th, 2014
admin - Jul - 27th

First, what can the history of human rights tell us about the struggles of today. [ dur: 15 mins. ] Michelline Ishay is Professor and the director of the International Human Rights Program at the University of Denver. She is the author of The History of Human Rights: From Ancient Times to the Globalization Era. [...]

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Scholars’ Circle – Biology of Violence / Earth 2050 – July 20th, 2014
admin - Jul - 19th

First, how much does biology effect the propensity for violence? We are joined by Adrian Raine, author of, Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime. [ dur: 28 mins. ] Adrian Raine is Professor of Criminology and Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of, Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots [...]

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