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Michael Basta: The Science Of Conflict Resolution

Persevering through difficulty in your key relationships
Monday, October 2, 2017, 3:47 PM

Michael Basta has worked in mental health for 30 years and is a certified Master Gottman Therapist. (Those who read Malcolm Gladwell's book Blink may remember the chapter on John Gottman, whose decades of research studying couples enables him to determine with 94% accuracy after just a few minutes of observation whether a couple will stick together or not.)

In this week's podcast, Mike pinpoints the most common threats that can derail a relationship when it confronts conflict, and he shares the top success strategies that the Gottman Institute's research has identified for rescuing, repairing and strengthening relationships through adversity.

These insights apply to nearly any relationship -- your spouse/life partner, family member, friend, co-worker or neighbor. Anyone looking to live in better harmony with the people in their life should find the insights in this discussion of real value. » Read more

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Neil Howe: What To Expect From The Fourth Turning We're Now In

More centralized control, crisis & conflict
Sunday, March 15, 2015, 12:58 PM

Fourth turnings are characterized by a growing demand for social order, yet supply of it remains weak. The emergence of the surveillance state, a perpetual war machine, increased intervention in the markets by the central planners, greater government control of critical systems like health care and the Internet -- all of these are classic signs that we are well into a fourth turning now. » Read more

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Michael Klare: Finite Resources And The Geography of Conflict

In the end, all wars are resource wars
Sunday, July 27, 2014, 12:49 PM

Ukraine. Iraq. Nigeria. Libya. Tunisia. Syria. All are hotspots of conflict in different regions of the world, yet the same underlying cause behind each can clearly be seen when looking through the lens of finite resources.

In this week's podcast, Chris talks with Hampshire college professor Michael Klare, author of The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for World's Last Resources and Resource Wars. » Read more

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On Creating a World Worth Inheriting

Our current actions will define our future
Monday, July 14, 2014, 3:52 PM

We all know that the current paradigm is unsustainable over longer time frames. Here are a few of the ways in which we can express that concept more specifically: » Read more

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Off the Cuff: Poking the Stick

We may just get the trouble we're asking for
Thursday, September 5, 2013, 12:05 PM

In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish discuss:

  • Syria
    • Hard to see an upside to intervention there
  • India
    • Showing us what a full-blown currency crisis looks like
  • Japan, Brazil, the PIIGS...
    • In danger of soon following India's lead