We often hear how poorly educated American students are, ill prepared for 21st century tech jobs, which go to other workers in other countries. But what if more education will not lead to more highly paid skilled jobs? Educational psychologist Gerald Coles discusses how American companies are getting the workers they need, since most of … Continued
Given the disparities between the lifespans of whites, African Americans, Native Americans and other groups, it might seem to be sensible to gear medicine along racial lines. But sociologist Leslie Hinkson argues that it represents a dangerous turn in science and healthcare. She discusses race, biology, and debt. Resources: Nadine Ehlers and Leslie R. Hinkson … Continued
Caroline welcomes the return of Eric Davis, science-myth wizard, author of TechGnosis, perspicacious playful liberating jaunty discerning magical intellect with whom to co-animate the desirable potential of now, keeper of the Hermetic realms, history of entheo sci-fi, illusion – “in-ludo = “in the game,” v. delusion = “out of the game.” (and discerning betwixt the former which strives … Continued
Plowshares activist Sister Megan Rice, the 83-year-old nun recently freed from federal prison, talks about activism, nuclear weapons, feminism and the Church; Lina Nilsson discusses how to attract more women engineers.
Alexander Harcourt, Professor Emeritus at UC Davis and author of the forthcoming book Humankind: How Biology and Geography Shape Human Diversity. And social justice advocate Hilary Klein, author of Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories, about women’s involvement in the Zapatista movement, the indigenous rebellion in Chiapas, Mexico.
“Idealism is naive: people won’t rise above self-interest to serve the greater good.” Cynicism rules in much of modern life—but not in a new book by Stanford professors William Damon and Anne Colby. ALSO: actor and activist Sherry Glaser takes us behind the cannabis curtain with her new one-woman show. With host Kris Welch.