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Diversity & Inclusion: Wokeness Run Amok or Simply Good Business?: Sally Helgesen on PYP 578

Are initiatives to diversify the workplace helping or hurting organizations? Does diversity help or undermine excellence?

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The Badass Vegan: John Lewis on PYP 552

John Lewis takes on the system in his blistering documentary, They’re Trying to Kill Us. In his book and social media, he instructs, inspires, and delights.

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You Can Call It the Master Bedroom, Just Let Me Get a Loan as Easily as a White Person: Keith Knight on PYP 504

Keith Knight is the creator of the comedy/drama series “Woke,” on Hulu, and a creative, hilarious, and kind soul dedicated to making the world a better place. Listen in as my daughter Yael Zivan and I get to know Keith better and hear about his artistic vision and activism.

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Negotiating for a Better World: Greg Williams on PYP 503

Can you be an effective negotiator if you’re kind and mild-mannered? Or do you have to bully others to get what you want?

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The Only Sustainable Form of Wealth: Tyson Yunkaporta on PYP 494

How shall we live, on a boiling planet and enmeshed in a civilization that knows only how to use up and destroy all it encounters? Can we find meaning and healing in the shelter of each other, to bring to birth a new world from the ashes of the old?

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Building Multi-Faith Community Through Music: James Pollard Jr. and Harold Messinger on PYP 486

Can music bridge the gaps that divide communities? Can we sing and play together and rediscover our common humanity and deep caring for one another? Cantor Harold Messinger and James Pollard Jr. have been conducting a music “Faith Gumbo” in Philadelphia for the past 13 years. I hope their bright spirits and loving hearts will inspire you.

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Bringing Lifestyle Medicine to Black Women: Aajay Shah and Meryl Fury on PYP 484

Black women in America suffer more from obesity and chronic disease than any other demographic. In this conversation, we talk about why, and what to do about it.

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From Diversity to Belonging: How to Create Workplaces that Work for Everyone: Jennifer McCollum of Linkage, Inc. on PYP 456

Women and people of color are systematically underrepresented in business. That’s a problem for woman and people of color. But, it turns out, it’s a problem for businesses as well. In today’s episode, we’ll learn what works, and what doesn’t, in the effort to create an inclusive workplace.

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Healing Cultural Trauma: Tada Hozumi on PYP 438

Tada Hozumi is a somatics practitioner, and one of the leaders of a movement known as cultural somatics. In this challenging conversation, we discuss how our cultures can traumatize us and predispose us to oppress other cultures. And how we can “digest” our past – collective and individual as a way of healing. Read More

How Our Communities Can Get Healthy at Last:
Eric Adams on PYP 432

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams returns to the podcast to talk about his new book, Healthy at Last. Part family memoir, part political mission statement, part science review, part self-help book, and part cookbook, this is a celebration of the possibilities of health for the American people in general, and the Black community in particular.… Read More