Brené Brown poses the questions: How do we learn to embrace our vulnerabilities and imperfections so that we can engage in our lives from a place of authenticity and worthiness? How do we cultivate the courage, compassion and connection that we need to recognize that we are enough — that we are worthy of love, belonging and joy? Find her Ted Talk here.
Jerry Brown soon becomes the longest serving Governor in California History. When he took office for his first governorship in 1975, other politicians resented him for his age. In the interview above, Capital Public Radio reporter Ben Adler asked the governor to compare himself at that time to Jerry Brown of today.
Listen to the full interview above or the short radio clip below.
In recent weeks U.S. drones in Yemen killed more than 30 people suspected of being militants. Gregory D. Johnson tells the stories behind the new Al Qaeda homeland, in an interview with KUSP Rick Kleffel.
“..he would shell somebody with one hand and then embrace them with the other…”
— Gregory Johnsen
Gregory Johnsen is immersed in the world of ‘The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America’s War in Arabia.’ I must admit that it was only as I wrote the review of the book that I realized the part that world-building plays here. That’s what enables Johnsen to turn news is story and history into a suspenseful, exciting and informative book.
For Johnsen, the book was all about the story, not just the news. As we discussed ‘The Last Refuge,’ the pleasures of the reading experience returned. realized that John creates the places that he describes so well that as a reader, after you’ve read the book, you can go back and visit the scenes in your mind. It takes a certain kind of talent to extract the story from all the data, and Johnsen and I talked about finding the story in the headlines.
By Melissae Fellet | KUSP News
Many marine invasive species enter California from San Francisco Bay and then spread into the waters of the western United States. Identifying new invasions requires knowing what organisms are currently living in the state. A scientist is helping to refine lists of current invaders by identifying them by their DNA.
Even though invasive species can disrupt ecosystems, invertebrate zoologist Jonathan Geller doesn’t get mad when he sees them.
Transcript: A New Conversation About Desal, Pt. 1
Bonnie Primbsch: CRC, the organization that I work for the Conflict Resolution Center for Santa Cruz County they have been working in this community to resolve conflict since 1986, it’s been a long time.
And normally the process that you are going to see goes into helping people resolve a conflict they have between them. As some of you have noted this is a little different, because it’s a community issue we don’t have the decision makers at the table we have people who are very active in making something happen. But they aren’t solely responsible for making the decision. So I don’t know how far we’ll get. Or if they are things that occur to Mike and to Rick as apart of being in this conversation what might happen with that understanding. Assuming that one comes so it’s all a big exciting experiment. -and it is not a debate I want to make that clear too. The goal is to not find a winner. They are not going to interview afterwards to ask who you think won.
KUSP invites you to play a game with your fellow listeners. Intelligence Squared U.S. pits major thinkers against each other in debates. The auditorium audience picks the winner based on changes in their own response to the core question.
How can we play?
- Step one – Decide what you think about the question, “Does science refute God?
- Step two – Listen to the debate July 7th at 7 pm or listen online here.
- Step three – Add your answers to our Facebook question here.
He charts the decline of violence from Biblical times to the present, and argues that, though it may seem illogical and even obscene, given events in Darfur and Syria, we are living in the most peaceful time in our species’ existence.
How? Good government. We act on violent impulses less often.
Beauty surrounds us, draws us in, gives joy and creates conflict. In this hour, TED speakers conjure up beauty both ancient and modern, and suggest reasons why humans are hardwired to crave and respond to beauty.
In the attached part one of the episode, Denis Dutton was a philosophy professor and the editor of Arts & Letters Daily, before his death in 2010. Dutton also taught philosophy at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. He has a provocative theory on beauty — that art, music and other beautiful things, far from being simply “in the eye of the beholder,” are a core part of human nature with deep evolutionary origins.
Part of Rocky Mountain Institute’s vision of getting us off oil by 2050 is a new approach to cars: electric, half as heavy, highly aerodynamic.
RMI founder Amory Lovins on Your Call Tuesday:
“About 3/5 of our mobility fuel, which is how we mainly use oil, goes to cars and if we make the cars 2 or 3 times lighter and more slippery, they use two- or three times less energy; They need a two- or three times smaller propulsion system; They also get safer by the way, because the ultra-light materials absorb 6 to 12 times as much crash energy and can do so more smoothly. And when the propulsion system gets two- or three times smaller, you can afford to electrify it.” The first new versions from Volkswagen and BMW arrive in Germany next year.
Cars Could Help Green the Electricity System
“When smart vehicles are exchanging electricity and information with through smart buildings with smart grids, they’re adding to the grid storage and flexibility that make it easier for the grid to accept varying solar and wind power,” say Lovins.