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A podcast focusing on the social and political trends shaping our future.

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    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

A podcast focusing on the social and political trends shaping our future.

    EP 738 America’s Nuclear Sub Fleet: Our ‘Silent’ Military Advantage

    EP 738 America’s Nuclear Sub Fleet: Our ‘Silent’ Military Advantage

    As a Connecticut resident, it’s hard not to be aware of the storied history of Hiram Rickover, the “Father of the Nuclear Navy” and the development and commissioning of the first nuclear submarine in in 1952 at the Groton, Connecticut. Now with a fleet of over 220 boats, or ships as they came to be … Read More Read More

    • 36 min
    EP 737 The Government was the Architect of Housing Segregation in America: Now What?

    EP 737 The Government was the Architect of Housing Segregation in America: Now What?

    Richard Rothstein did America a great public service back in 2017.  In his groundbreaking book, “The Color of Law” he laid out chapter and verse the complicity of American government, at all levels, in the discriminatory practices that have led us to a condition of housing segregation in America.  That segregation is apparent in our … Read More Read More

    • 34 min
    EP 736 Will There Be Water For All in the Future?

    EP 736 Will There Be Water For All in the Future?

    The current approach to water management is failing to meet the demands of the growing human population and the severe challenges brought on by climate change.  Our guest, David Sedlak, director of the Berkeley Water Center and author of “Water for All: Global Solutions for a Changing Climate” argues that there are solutions to address … Read More Read More

    • 36 min
    EP 735 Aging Population at Greatest Risk From Climate Change

    EP 735 Aging Population at Greatest Risk From Climate Change

    When Hurricane Ian devastated Florida in 2022, two-thirds of the people who died were older adults.  Similarly, the greatest number of fatalities during Hurricane Katrina, the California Camp Fire and the winter power outages in Texas were among the same population.  And when you stop to think about it, it makes sense.  Many older Americans … Read More Read More

    • 32 min
    EP 734 Expert Leaders Outperform the Growing Legion of Generalists

    EP 734 Expert Leaders Outperform the Growing Legion of Generalists

    Our guest today has a basic rule, based on research, about leaders of businesses and organizations.  They should, first and foremost, be experts in the activity they lead and then acquire and assume the leadership skills required to run the operation.  In too many cases, as has been the trajectory since the 1980’s, more and … Read More Read More

    • 35 min
    EP 733 Follow Up to Food, Inc. Looks at New Developments in Fixing a Broken System

    EP 733 Follow Up to Food, Inc. Looks at New Developments in Fixing a Broken System

      America’s food system is broken, bringing harm to family farmers, workers, the environment and our health.  But it doesn’t have to be that way and the new documentary and companion book “Food, Inc. 2” provides plenty of approaches to reclaiming a more natural and sustainable way to feed  America.  It’s all a follow on … Read More Read More

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Stevy V. ,

Amazingly Interesting

Larry is so well informed and thoughtful on so many topics. Great podcast!

Jordyfraz21 ,

Wonderful and Thought Provoking

This podcast cover such a vast array of topics that are engaging and make you want to delve deeper into the issues discussed. I really enjoy it!

Keith00 ,

Unique and Intriguing

Great show that keeps you engaged and looking forward to the next episode. Five stars!

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