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Scholars’ Circle -Fritjof Capra-the-systems-view-of-life-:a-unifying-vision-Aug. 31st, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Scholars’ Circle – Worse than War / Peace Between Israel & Palestine – July 13th, 2014
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First, we explore eliminationism and genocide in the 20th and 21st century. And address how to prevent and hold those responsible, accountable, with Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, author of Worse than War: Genocide, Eliminationism, and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity. Daniel Jonah Goldhagen was a Professor of Political Science and Social Studies at Harvard University until [...]

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Scholars’ Circle – 1776 Loyalists / US Constitution Amendments – July 6th, 2014
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First, our monthly series with Scientific American, Scholars Circle Scientific (SCSC), with highlights in science. We discuss Cancer Research News and new discoveries about our universe. [ dur: 14 mins. ] Fred Guterl, is Executive Editor, Scientific American; Then, we revisit the American Revolution through the story of the loyalists – those loyal to Great [...]

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Scholars’ Circle – Justice Scalia / US Supreme Court – June 29th, 2014
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First, we continue our conversation about why no one predicted that Justice Scalia would become one of the most polarizing Supreme Court justices in US history. Bruce Allen Murphy is the author of Scalia: A Court of One. [ dur: 29 mins. ] Bruce Allen Murphy is a judicial biographer and professor of law at [...]

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