Free Forum with Terrence McNallyAuthor: Terrence McNally
15 Aug 2018

Free Forum with Terrence McNally

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Features conversations with people who offer pieces of the puzzle of “a world that just might work” -- provocative approaches to business, environment, health, science, politics, media and culture. Guests have included Michael Lewis, Ken Burns, Arianna Huffington, Paul Krugman, Temple Grandin, Bill Maher, Cornel West, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Norman Lear. [http://terrencemcnally.net]

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    NEW: MDMA/Ecstasy Therapy for PTSD Cole Marta MD, LA's FDA-sanctioned clinical trials Seven McDonald, journalist

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    Michael Pollan's How To Change Your Mind, once as high as #4 on the NYTimes best-seller list, currently #4 in LA, tells the story of the scientific research as well as his personal experience of guided sessions with psychedelics. Award-winning LA Weekly columnist, Seven McDonald, does the same in an article for Playboy on the therapeutic use of MDMA (ecstasy) to treat PTSD. I'm joined by McDonald and Cole Marta MD, the principal investigator at the Los Angeles site of FDA-sanctioned phase II and III trials with MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD.

  • Posted on 11 Aug 2018

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    (1) THOMAS FRANK What's the Matter with Kansas? (2) GEORGE LAKOFF Don't Think of an Elephant - both recorded in 2004

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    Late summer 2004, I recorded conversations with Thomas Frank on What's the Matter With Kansas? and with George Lakoff on Don't Think of an Elephant. We were deep in two wars and three months from the Bush-Kerry election. Both Frank and Lakoff point to blind spots about the way we see the world, how we frame what we experience, and how powerful both can be. What do they have to tell us today three months from the 2018 midterms?

  • Posted on 08 Aug 2018

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    CHARLES DUHIGG-How do you make - or break - a habit?

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    Want to spend less time online and more time in the real world? Brain science has learned a lot about habits. That has given corporations new power with which to manipulate us, but it also gives us greater power over our own behavior. Listen to my 2012 conversation with CHARLES DUHIGG about his book THE POWER OF HABIT, in which he tells us what a habit is, how they form, how they can be broken, and how we can put what science has learned about habits into practice.

  • Posted on 21 Jul 2018

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    NEW-ADAM WINKLER-Supreme Court-Why do corporations have civil rights?

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    Under John Roberts, Supreme Court decisions are consistently pro-business, recently based on corporate rights of free speech and freedom of religion. How did we get here? Will it only get worse with the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh? Listen to my conversation with ADAM WINKLER, constitutional law professor at UCLA and author of Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America and his latest, We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights.

  • Posted on 20 Jul 2018

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    MARCIA COYLE - The Roberts Court (2013) - GOP’s justices favor corporations over people

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    With the retirement of Justice Kennedy and the looming fight to hold back the confirmation of a replacement until after the mid-terms - which would increase voter turnout on both sides - let’s listen to my 2013 conversation with MARCIA COYLE re her book THE ROBERTS COURT: The Struggle for the Constitution. Coyle confirms my belief that the most crucial issue in considering the last few GOP-nominated justices is not abortion or gun control - but the rights and powers of corporations vs those of human beings.

  • Posted on 09 Jul 2018

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