10 episodes

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 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
    EP 732 There’s a War Below to Power Our Electric Future

    EP 732 There’s a War Below to Power Our Electric Future

          There is a war raging below the surface, literally, for the critical minerals–lithium, copper, cobalt and that packet called ‘rare earth’–needed to power the conversion from fossil fuels to electrification of our lives.  To build electric cars, solar panels, cell phones and millions of other devices will require the world to dig … Read More Read More

    • 35 min
    EP 731 Don’t Confuse Misinformation with Disinformation and Beware of the Latter

    EP 731 Don’t Confuse Misinformation with Disinformation and Beware of the Latter

    Last time we spoke to our guest on this podcast he was trying to help us talk to science deniers.  What ever happened to the America that thought better living(and longer life)could be achieved by following the science?  He told us not to be argumentative and try to understand those who might still be smitten … Read More Read More

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
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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