The World Business Academy and the Optimist Daily present a talk show hosted by Rinaldo Brutoco. There are more solutions than there are problems in this world, but the negative headlines usually drown them out! On Solutions News we flip the script, and Rinaldo and his guests discuss solutions to local, national and global problems. A wide range of issues including climate change, environmental challenges, social justice, economic concerns, and personal growth & development, are among the topics we cover. Tune in for real news that gives an optimistic view for these perilous times!
Guest: Deepak Chopra, An Exclusive Interview on Consciousness and Connection
In this edition of Solutions News, Rinaldo is joined the uniquely brilliant and globally influential, Deepak Chopra. We will be talking primarily about the NY Times Best Seller, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Human Potential, his 90th book to be published, as well providing you a “peak preview” of his newest book coming out this week, Total Meditation: Practices in Living the Awakened Life. We’ll also learn about his plans to help reduce teen and adult suicides with his new non-profit platform NeverAlone.Love and his lifelong interest in supporting the whole person: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. Don’t miss this week’s show and enjoy our intimate conversation with Deepak!
Guest: Riane Eisler, Topics: Making Partnership Mainstream, with Inclusivity and Sustainability
On this week's episode of Solutions News, we explore the benefits of a Partnership Model as opposed to Domination Systems with special guest Dr. Raine Eisler, President of the Center for Partnership Studies. Author and social scientist Dr. Eisler, among many other things, is a holocaust escapee from Austria who has both a Juris Doctorate and a Ph.D and has been a Fellow of the World Business Academy for almost three decades. In the show, we explore how human societies can be categorized along a continuum of how strongly it supports general human growth and development (the Partnership Model) versus how strongly it supports the rise of a small class of people on the backs of the rest (the Domination System). (Produced by Kristy Jansen.)
Guest: Lorenzo Kristov, PhD, Topics: Fixing the Grid and the Future of Electricity
On this episode of Solutions News we are talking about reliability, safety & resiliency in our electrical grid, and how we might cure California’s current power problems in a way that gets us off fossil fuels, addresses environmental and economic injustice, and also build resilient communities across the state. The answer is simple, we have the technology, we have the know how. All we lack is the political will. Our guest is Lorenzo Kristov, PhD who has spent his career focusing on power system transitions to integrate high levels of renewable generation and distributed energy resources (DER). He’s truly one of the visionary leaders in the field of grid systems design, and we are very excited to share his wisdom with our audience today. (Produced by Kristy Jansen) For Full Show Notes visit: https://solutionsnews.org
Guest: Julia Brownley, Topics: Solving the Climate for a Clean Energy, Equitable Future
On today's edition of Solutions News we are talking about the climate emergency. That’s right, we're calling it a Climate Emergency because that’s what it is. Yes, there are numerous other issues that have been dominating the headlines in the last few weeks and months, but among those, especially in the last few weeks, are many headlines about natural disasters: high winds and high heats. Hurricanes, Fires and Floods. So, what are we going to do about it?
Well, one thing that MUST happen is that our policy makers need to get active and pass legislation that moves our society off the worst polluting and extractive industries and towards regenerative, renewable models of power, food and transportation, and start putting resilience at the forefront of how we make decisions. With that, we are thrilled that Congresswoman Julia Brownley will be our guest today. Tune in to hear more... (Produced by Kristy Jansen) For full show details go to https://solutionsnews.org/julia-brownley
Guest: Hazel Henderson, Topics: Beyond GDP Towards a New Economy
In this edition of Solutions News Rinaldo Brutoco interviews the mother of impact investing, Hazel Henderson about what the world might look like in a new economy that measures success by putting love at the center of how we measure economic viability. It’s all about getting beyond GDP as the only metric of success.
Our guest Hazel Henderson is the founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC and the creator and co-executive Producer of its TV series. She is a world-renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, consultant on sustainable development, and author of The Axiom and Nautilus award-winning book Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (2006) along with eight other books. She co-edited, with Harlan Cleveland and Inge Kaul, The UN: Policy and Financing Alternatives, Elsevier Scientific, UK 1995 (US edition, 1996). Recognized as one of the founders of whole systems thinking as applied to economics. Her articulation of the “Love Economy” - which we will explore on today’s show - laid much of the groundwork for updated economic models that include human well-being and environmental sustainability metrics in how we measure success. For full details and more about Hazel Henderson, visit https://solutionsnews.org. (Producer: Kristy Jansen)
Guest: Patrick Maynard, Topics: The Esential Need for Timely Testing in Covid-19
This week on Solutions News, we explore the landscape of Covid-19 testing in the US, with a spotlight on Ventura County and their effective approach to widespread testing, and timely notifications. Our Guest is Director of the Ventura County Sherif's Office of Emergency Services, Patrick Maynard. He tells us about the evolution of Ventura County's testing program, and explains the different types of tests available. We also travel to a surprising location that's done a good job including surveillance testing for Covid in their approach, and has so far done a much better job at controlling spread then other places. (Produced by Kristy Jansen)
Great, timely topics & insights
I've enjoyed the World Business Academy's radio shows for years and always find spot-on, realistic, and yet optimistic & inspiring take away's. Highly recommend this show.
Rinaldo is a friend and mentor - this is a great way to hear from someone who is unendingly interesting and often has one-of-a-kind perspectives and takes. Highly recommend!
Gives me hope!
I love that this podcast talks about BIG problems in the world today, yet manages to do so in a way that gives me more hope than despair.