Rabbi Nahum Ward-Lev is author of the new book, The Liberating Path of the Hebrew Prophets: Then and Now. We talk about the relevance of the teachings of the Torah to our lives today, and the continuities between ancient and modern social and political problems.
Are you distracted, unable to read deeply or for more than a few minutes? Are you continually checking your devices? If so, you’re one of millions whose brains have changed because of our technologies. Nicholas Carr is one of the world’s leading experts on how this works–and what we can do.
Neal came from sharecroppers in Louisiana, and made his way to the air force and then Las Vegas, NV, where he became the first and longest-serving African American state senators in the state’s history–always fighting for justice and equality.
We talk about what’s wrong with education, but what does it take to look at the whole system–including the local economy, health care, substance abuse, and so many other factors that affect our kids? Educator Terry Holliday talks about innovations in our schools–and our thinking–that can improve schools and communities.
Three mothers paddle down the Gila River after the deaths of their teenage children, following the path the kids had chosen as environmental advocates for the river and surrounding wilderness.
Assistance dogs have changed the lives of innumerable people with disabilities. We talk to filmmakerHeddy Honigmann about her film Buddy, and to Jill Felice of Assistance Dogs of the West.
Our ideas about marriage tend to include assumptions about what is “natural” or “universal”–most of which are not true. Anthropologist Laura Fortunato helps us sort out the diversity of marriage and family traditions throughout the world.
For over a hundred years, there have been attempts to damn and divert the Gila river in NM, and so far none of them has succeeded. We explore the potential ecological and economic impacts of the current proposed diversion.
Congresswoman Deb Haaland supports it, as do innumerable young people and veteran climate activists alike. Hear Haaland as well as youth activist Hannah Laga-Abramand environmental activist Craig O’Hare, as they talk about their perspectives on climate mitigation.
David Osher has devoted his life to building an education system that respects and meets the needs of all students, and that allows more successful structures to replace outdates ones. We talked to him during his recent visit to New Mexico.