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Movers & Shakers Affecting the World in Major Ways


The Nobel Few

The 2022 Nobel Prize points to life & living in a parallel universe.

Columbus Day Conundrum

Is it Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples' Day? Can both be the American Way?

The Metaverse Showdown

It’s a lawless Internet and virtual reality showdown but there’s a new Sherriff in town.

Sins of the Fathers

Can Pope Francis atone for the genocide of the Indigenous Peoples or is he just drinking the Kool-Aid? That answer lies in a penitential journey across Canada.

True Starlight

Sexual harassment in the workplace has historically been arbitrary, until now.

The Quixote Effect

Criminals aren’t the only ones doing time. Their sidekicks are going to jail, too.

The Bully Pulpit

Free Speech and Hate Speech can sound pretty similar, but the difference is really profound.

The Real Deal

There’s a brand new app to post and peruse pictures but this one’s different. Real different.

The Fresh Prince

Racial justice isn’t about color in Hollywood. It’s about class.

Delusions of Grandeur

Netflix is telling the real-life story of a 25-year-old socialite who swindled NYC this week. But her entire generation is still At-Large.

Class Warfare

Distinctions seperating the social classes are false. For the 2022 Academy Award season, all contenders relied on force.

Beyond Contempt

Princess Diana was stalked and killed by paparazzi. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS chats with Peter Jukes about News Corp's 'Phone Hacking Scandal' and the future of news & information in "Beyond Contempt."

Puttin' on the Ritz

César Ritz catered luxury to the new working middle class. Contributor MICHELLE SHAIL chats with Ritz-Carlton's founder about the cold reality of customer care.

Rocket Man

We landed on Mars today, flying 'space tourists' to the moon this spring and scattering thousands of satellites throughout the solar system in our never-ending search for the heavens.

America United

Joe Biden fosters unity in an inauguration address singularly focused on America United.

The All American

Gay Mormons created a community called Affirmation. Contributor CARY CRALL heads to Salt Lake City for their world conference and chats with keynote speaker: NFL Hall of Famer—Steve Young.

The Men Who Built America

He created the H-Beam and skyscrapper. Contributor BRENDA WENSIL chats with John Keabler about his portrayal of steel magnate Charles M. Schwab and the modern U.S. Labor Force.

Why We Hate the Oil Companies

He was the president of Shell Oil Company. Contributor DAVID LANDY sits down with the Texas oilman to discuss his controversial memoir "Why We Hate the Oil Companies."

Christianity & COVID-19

Christians adapt to the pandemic to commemorate and celebrate the Resurrection.

The Glass Ceiling

A record 41 women were crowned CEO's at Fortune 500 companies in 2020. Contributor KELLY HYNES charts her journey from pariah to partner at EY, and transcends the proverbial glass ceiling of corporate America.

The Gospel of Wealth

No man becomes rich unless he enriches others. Contributor BRENDA WENSIL talks with Adam Segaller about his portrayal of Andrew Carnegie in "The Men Who Built America."

In the Eye of the Storm

He was the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church. Contributor MICHELLE SHAIL investigates his alliance with The Center for American Progress.

Rugby's Anti-Bully

He won the World Cup and was knighted by the Queen. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS chats with England National Rugby's Ben Cohen in London about the Standup Foundation.

Breaking the Surface

The only man to win consecutive olympic diving titles, Editor-in-Chief DREW GOWING chats with Gold Medal Olympian Greg Louganis about "Breaking the Surface."

Break Through

From the death of enviornmentalism to the politics of possilbity, contributor DYLAN SMITH chats with Michael Shellenberger about the fallacy of environmental politics and the future of a sustainable economy in “Break Through."

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Scholars


Conversations with Scholars & Authors Informing the World in Major Ways


The Morning They Came For Us

Newsweek's Janine di Giovanni arrived in Damascus at the onset of Syria's Civil War. Contributor DYLAN SMITH chats with the war correspondent about the conflict, casualties and Syrian Refugee Crisis in "The Morning They Came For Us."

Waiting For Snow in Havanna

It’s the largest exodus of unaccompanied minors in history. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS chats with Yale Professor Carlos Eire about the Cuban Revolution and Operation Peter Pan.

Eleven Days

Mothers have sent their sons into battle for centuries. Contributor MICHELLE SHAIL chats with Lea Carpenter to reconcile the parable of motherhood and war in "Eleven Days."

Affluenza

Teenager Ethan Couch was exonerated from drinking, driving and vehicular manslaughter because his parents were wealthy. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS chats with British psychologist Oliver James about Affluenza; The contagion and consequences of consumerism.

Its was a political cautionary tale for COVID-19. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS talks with David Quammen about a global pandemic's origins and end game in "Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus."

An Indigenous Peoples'

It is the largest extermination of an indigenous people in history. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS sits down with historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz to discuss the Removal Act, forced mass migragation, and the genocide of the Native American Indian.

Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion

She consolidated England & Scotland to create Great Britain. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS visits Lady Anne Somerset in London to discuss the movie, memoir, and academy award blitz surrounding "Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion."

The Real Downton Abbey

The 8th Countess of Carnarvon recounts how the chatelaines of Highclere rescued, liberated and saved the castle. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS chats with Lady Fiona Carnarvon about "The Real Downton Abbey."

A Magnificent Catastrophe

Pulitzer Prize winning author Edward Larson compares the first presidential race to the last, and tells DYLAN SMITH why dirty tricks and a 2-party system are the crux of a democracy in "A Magnificent Catastrophe."

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