Broadcasts/Podcasts

MyNDTALK – Grit - Dr. Angela Duckworth

Thursday, November 15, 2018
The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Angela Duckworth is now a celebrated researcher and professor. It was her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience that led to her hypothesis about what really drives success: not genius, but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.
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In Sick to Death!filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West exposes her own disturbing, yet determined, thirty-year struggle to regain her spiraling health. After seeing hundreds of doctors who either disregarded her symptoms, misdiagnosed or under treated her, Maggie discovers that her life-long thyroid problem was a fully understood medical issue as early as 1914, yet, she says, it’s been obscured by systemic medical corruption, pharmaceutical greed and physician negligence, leaving more than 750 million people sick and suffering world-wide.
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MyNDTALK - MASS - Jo Scott-Coe

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
 On August 1, 1966, after murdering his wife and mother at home, Charles Whitman climbed the clock tower at UT Austin and ordained himself high priest of the first televised mass shooting and "domestic terror" spectacle in American history. Without realizing it, Whitman replicated a twisted version of the Catholic rituals he had learned as an altar boy, in a culture where he saw how priests and fathers could get away with almost anything​.
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The Common Core State Standards Initiative is one of the most controversial pieces of education policy to emerge in decades. Detailing what and when K–12 students should be taught, it has led to expensive reforms and displaced other valuable ways to educate children. In this nuanced and provocative conversation, Nicholas Tampio argues that, though national standards can raise the education bar for some students, the democratic costs outweigh the benefits.
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Is it a growing epidemic - or is there more awareness? Is there a time when it starts? Is there a way that it starts? Is there a who? Is there a why? Learn the answer to these questions and more from Dr. Ankur Desai, a Medical Director with AmeriHealth Caritas.
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A noted religious scholars draws on centuries of Qur'ānic and Biblical studies to offer rigorous and revelatory commentary on how these holy books are intrinsically connected.
Reynolds demonstrates how Jewish and Christian characters, imagery, and literary devices feature prominently in the Qur'ān, including stories of angels bowing before Adam and of Jesus speaking as an infant.
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In The Opposite of Hate, Kohn investigates the evolutionary and cultural roots of hate and how incivility can be a gateway to much worse. Sally travels to Rwanda, the Middle East, and across the United States, introducing us to former terrorists and white supremacists, and even some of her own Twitter trolls, drawing surprising lessons from dramatic and inspiring stories of those who left hate behind. “The opposite of hate is connection.
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Author Denise Alexander Pyle invites us to consider the power and the promise of living by the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule - the ten and the one- as we journey through life. ... No matter your religious or spiritual background, The Power of 1(0) offers a pluralistic, universal message that can encourage you to pursue your true purpose and attain true joy.  Another potential tool along your path towards emotional wholeness?

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Dr. Joseph Shrand is the Founder and Creator of Drug

Story Theater. The program takes teens in the early stages of recovery from drugs and alcohol, teaches them improvisational theater, and helps them create their story. "Incorporating brain science, DST teaches how young people get addicted and how the adolescent brain is neurologically wired for addiction. Amazingly, the treatment of one becomes the prevention of many.  Don't miss this conversation - might you wish to bring DST to your area?!
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"Military veterans with PTSD are in crisis. Tragically, 20 veterans commit suicide each day, representing 18% of all deaths by suicide among adults in the U.S. Veterans desperately need new and alternative treatments to relieve their distress and enable them to resume healthy, productive lives.
The Man O’ War Project is a groundbreaking research study to determine the effectiveness of equine therapy to treat veterans who suffer from PTSD.
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