World

Can We Prevent Mass Violence by Understanding Motive?

Utah Poet Laureate, Paisley Rekdal’s most recent work, The Broken Country: On Trauma, Crime and the Continuing Legacy of Vietnam, is an ethical remembering in the sense of French Philosopher, Paul Ricouer. Rekdal...READ MORE

How to Save Our Planet in Six Acts

When discussing global warming and climate change arguing and trying to convince people of our position rarely if ever works. Our positions often get tangled up with our personal identities. Shared interests...READ MORE

What We Need to Know About Russian Power

Probably the most important thing to understand about Russia is its end game. Historian and bestselling author, Dr. Simon Sebag Montefiore tells us that Russia’s primary objective is power – with...READ MORE

Can America Find Its Way Back to a Place of Integrity?

Thomas Jefferson writes in the Declaration of Independence, “We let facts speak to a candid world.” But what happens when the world is no longer candid? Is there a contingency...READ MORE

Does Morality Have a True North?

If there was a morality pill would you take it? Would it be moral to insist it be forced upon others? Are we born moral creatures, or is morality learned?...READ MORE

Can a Capitalist Socialist’s Time Management Skills Save the World?

Technology Entrepreneur, Jim Estill is the author of two books, Time Leadership: Lessons from a CEO and Zero to $2Billion: The Marketing and Branding Story Behind the Growth. He is also a successful investor,...READ MORE

What Can One Soul Do to Change American Politics for the Better?

Charley Hardy, a former Catholic priest and prior candidate for the U.S. Senate in Wyoming will tell you a single soul can do quite a lot to change the status...READ MORE

Who’s Afraid of President Trump?

What are the limits of Presidential power and authority? Could an imbalance in the governmental power structure make our Democracy vulnerable and put it at risk of falling apart? What is...READ MORE

What Would Buddha Say About Our Free Market Economy?

Economist Clair Brown, Ph.D.,  thinks the answer is plenty. In her new book, Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science, Professor Brown discusses her holistic approach to organizing the economy...READ MORE

Sometimes Brilliant, Always Illuminating

Larry Brilliant, M.D., M.P.H., a pioneering physician, hippie, tech innovator, philanthropist and key player in the eradication of one of the worst pandemics in human history, talks about “Bending the arc...READ MORE

Vietnam and The Long Goodbye

Unraveling the mystery of his friend’s death and coming to grips with his role and the sacrifices made during the Vietnam war. Having survived Khe Sanh – living under siege,...READ MORE

A Former Soldier’s Battle with PTSD, Identity and Place

George Nickel shares his story of how post-traumatic stress, alcohol abuse, and how a mission to find his dog led to an armed standoff with the Boise Police Department. The...READ MORE

Louise Steinman and the Crooked Mirror

Author and literary curator at ALOUD, Louise Steinman discusses her work, family and incredible personal journey to discover the path of reconciliation and mending. Her literary memoir illuminates the intensity,...READ MORE

Traveling Emergency Room Physician Dr. Meeta Patel

Dr. Patel is a traveling Emergency Room Physician. She has traveled to India and Uganda to provide relief for underserved children and medical support to the underserved with Project Helping...READ MORE