This podcast covers issues of Climate Change, Socially Responsible Investing, Retirement Planning, the Economy, and Life and Disability Insurance. James Cox is a financial advisor with FFG Advisors. He focuses on wealth and risk management for clients of the firm. He is on the board of several organizations. James joined FFG/DFP in January of 2012.
Many of Mr. Cox’s clients are entrepreneurs and business owners. His practice helps individuals manage risk within their finances, even as they are striving toward creating successful companies. To learn more go tojamesacox.com
Holly Skodis is a yoga teacher, vegan life coach and educator who has a new project called "Yoga is Vegan". The goal is to build awareness within the yoga community for the importance of veganism. She offers great insights and advice on the relationship between the two concepts and the importance of raising awareness.
Art Mitchell is the author of "Grateful, Not Dead", a book he recently published about the retirement, the process of growing older and how we can live our best lives possible. Art explore the issues surrounding ageism in our society and give a framework on rethinking what growing older means. Art is a leader, coach and guide for those of us wanting more out of life.
Our chat today is with Nancy Scherlong, a councilor and therapist who specializes in using poetry therapy to help people heal from trauma and abuse. She offers valuable insights into the ability of creative arts to help people grow and become whole. Give a listen and enjoy.
William O. Douglas was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1939- 1980. In 1970 he published "Points Of Rebellion", a description of the challenges facing American society and the first amendment of the Constitution. His words and concerns are as relevant today, as they were in 1970. This is the third of three readings
Steve Knight has a background in finance and is a group discussion leader at the Marxist Education Project. We discuss what philosophical connections exist between Marx and environmentalism, esp in the context of Climate Change and the New Green Deal. Awesome discussion!
Wayne Snellgrove is a teacher and Native American Elder. We met at the Indigenous Peoples March in January. There Wayne offered a really incredible opening prayer that initiated a day of healing and connection. As we talked it became clear that Native American spirituality offers a road map to people concerned about the degradation of the planet and the future of mankind.
William O. Douglas was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1939- 1980. In 1970 he published "Points Of Rebellion", a description of the challenges facing American society and the first amendment of the Constitution. His words and concerns are as relevant today, as they were in 1970. This is the second of three readings
Priya Sawhney is an organizer and activist with Direct Action Everywhere, an organization working for revolutionary social and political change on behalf of animals. We discuss recent activities which have led to the arrest of several members and confrontations with several large companies.
Alan Lockwood is senior scientist and past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility. He has spent his life campaigning against the health impacts of coal. In this chat we discuss not only coal, but the impact of higher temperatures worldwide and the importance of taking immediate action.
Kelly Martin is CEO of Inovium Labs LLC and is bringing together theory and practices to lengthen and improve the quality of the lives that we lead. As we age and live longer, as we see our loved ones live their final years tortured by Alzheimer's, cancer, and hundreds of other diseases, we are forced to examine what we can do to improve the quality of our lives in our later years.
Mary J. Kirsch is a professional artist who specializes in watercolors. Her newest series of paintings is titled "the Ugly Truth" and it exposes the brutal reality of industrial animal agriculture and the problems that follow in its wake. It is a beautiful expose' of the reality that most people choose to ignore. Connect to her on Facebook to see this series of paintings.
Judah Cohen is a climatologist and shares his expertise to help us better understand the current cold snap that is affecting the country. We discuss how this is connected to the warming taking place in the Arctic. To learn more check his website.
William O. Douglas was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1939- 1980. In 1970 he published "Points Of Rebellion", a description of the challenges facing American society and the first amendment of the Constitution. His words and concerns are as relevant today, as they were in 1970. This is the first of three readings
Swedina Hurt is a nuclear activist and shares some personal stories related to her struggle against the nuclear power industry, issues of corruption and safety, and how all this relates to the climate change crisis. We cover a lot of important issues. A great episode that changed my mind on several issues.
Barbara McVeigh is an author, social activist, and filmmaker. Her father was one of the striking Air Traffic Controllers during the early eighties. In this episode we compare government labor policies at that time and today's treatment of workers in today's government shutdown, and look at the importance of connectedness.
Glenna Crooks is co-founder of CogentSage and author. She has a unique perspective on the lives we lead. She has been examining the relationships and roles we carry with us and how we can improve our quality of life by recognizing this interconnectness. In our conversation, she pulls back the veil of complexity and chaos and offers valuable advice to live less stressful lives.
Barbara Warren is a retired physician and member of Physicians for Social Responsibility. We discuss the impact of Climate Change on peoples health and the need to build Climate Resilient Communities. The need to take action is now...
Veronica Monet is an intuitive relationship coach, anger management specialist and certified sexologist. As a survivor of a lifetime of sexual abuse, Veronica has valuable insights into how women, men and society as a whole, can heal. We examine this healing in the context of the development of the #MeToo movement in 2018.
You can connect to Veronica at https://theshamefreezone.com/
This is my second interview with JT Kostman, consultant and expert in data science and Artificial Intelligence. We discuss how businesses have begun using AI to reduce costs and reduce employee count. What does this mean for the economy? What does this mean for American Labor? What does this mean for your financial future? This is a great chat which I urge everyone to listen to and be informed about what is happening right now and going forward.
Sahra Pak is a public health specialist and registered dietitian and recently presented at the GFI Conference in San Francisco. We discuss the connections between the quality of our health and the quality of the food we eat. Is this episode she provides real advice for what we should eat in order to maintain and improve our health. This pays huge "dividends" over the course of our lives.
Rob Atkinson is the President of Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a non-partisan think tank located in Washington, DC working to advance technology and promote prosperity. In this podcast we discuss the role AI and machine learning play in how the economy is changing and what workers need to do to improve the economic prospects.
Dr. Stephanie Bonne is a trauma and emergency room physician at Rutgers School of Medicine. We recently discussed the reaction of doctors to the statement that they should "stay in their lane" regarding discussing gun violence. We discuss how we can begin to reduce the level of gun violence in the United States.
Rhodes Perry is the author of "Belonging At Work", as well as an advocate and consultant promoting diversity in the workplace. Many recent studies have shown that companies that embrace and nurture diversity perform better financially.
"Rhodes Perry brings concrete advice and solid analysis from experienced professionals in corporate, government, and non-profit sectors alike. Belonging at Work is both a treasure trove of ideas and a road map for success. I'll be giving it to all my clients who are striving to be more effective and socially responsible leaders."
What can you do to encourage more diversity in you workplace?
"A Prayer For Compassion" is a new movie exploration about the spiritual roots we all share and the urgent need for Veganism on the planet. Thomas Wade Jackson is a film-maker with a beautiful message.
Homelessness is a growing issue that is reinforced by multiple issues; financial insecurity, psychological issues, alcoholism, crime. How do we reduce the level of homelessness and resolve these many issues? We chat today with Michael Rowe of the Citizens Project of New Haven where he has been successfully doing this for 20 years.
Michael Allen is a film-maker who is tackling the issue of climate change with his latest film, "How Hot Is It Going To Get?" He discusses in detail the need for young people to become educated and active. Any solutions to the climate situation requires a new level of activism.
Philip Mirkin is an educator and social activist who is currently working in Fiji to build Hurricane resistant housing for residents. The mission has since expanded to incorporate community building, training and woman empowerment. In an age of sea level rise and super typhoons, Fiji is on the front lines. Philip shares great advice that can help all of us.
We discuss the causes and impacts of RedTide in Florida with Ken Hinkle, the president of Indian Riverkeepers, part of the Riverkeeper Alliance. Corporate and government decisions are having a negative impact on peoples health and the states economy.
Barbara McVeigh is a social justice advocate, writer and film maker from Marin, California. She has worked for a number of years with Guatemalan migrants and she shares her insights about the conditions and causes that have led to the Migrant Caravan. Valuable background on this timely topic.
Alekz Londos has spent the last 10 years as a photojournalist and first responder dealing with climate change. His experience has brought empathy and understanding that we all can benefit from. Alekz most recently was on location as Hurricane Michael struck Florida.
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Art Mitchell is a consultant and author who is focused on conscious living and conscious aging. His current book is titled "Creative Retirement:Walking the Labyrinth of Conscious Living and Aging". We explore the importance of rethinking what we do in our golden years to be happier and more fulfilled, esp in the current economic environment. Art can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Kirsch is a physician and speaker with 350 Bay Area. We had Initially talked days before hurricane Florence made landfall. We chat today about the need to approach climate disruption with increased vigor and commitment.
Michael Selden is co-founder and CEO of Finless Foods. His goal is to "become the world leader of seafood produced for mass consumption using cellular agriculture techniques rather than fishing in order to create a more sustainable world." We discuss the science, economics and sustainability of cellular aquaculture.
Sadrah Schadel is co-founder of No Evil Foods, a company that provides plant based meat alternatives. She writes, "In 2014 I co-founded No Evil Foods out of a desire to offer the best & most sustainable proteins on the market. Seeking an alternative to laboratory created vegetarian mystery meats and the harsh realities of factory farming my partner and I set out on a mission to make bold, full-flavored plant meats..." Her company is growing and we learn how she does it.
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Todd Manley is a chef and CEO of Mutiny Island Vodka, a tropical spirit made from breadfruit. He is in the vanguard of developing the use of breadfruit as a plentiful, sustainable food that will change menus and economies around the world. It is an amazing story; give a listen.
Lou Cooperhouse is CEO of BlueNalu, a company dedicated to being a global leader in "cellular aquaculture", providing consumers with great tasting, healthy, safe, and trusted seafood products, that support the sustainability of the oceans. Technology is changing the food and fishing industries.
Steve Smith is a co-founder of OrganicShopping.Com, an UBER-like app that connects consumers directly to organic farms to provide high quality food at lower costs and higher social impact. Small farms now have a chance to join the 21st century and connect directly to consumers. Exciting technology that will beta test in the Fall of 2018.
Paul Shapiro is the author of "Clean Meat: How growing meat without animals will revolutionize dinner and the world". He is also CEO of The Better Meat Company. We discuss how innovations in Clean Meat technology will soon change a food market currently dominated by factory farms. Great insights to a future that is not far away...
Human Trafficking is a huge issue, even in the United States. This is a follow up conversation with Kelly Dore, executive director of the National Human Trafficking Survivor Coalition. We discuss recent efforts by lawmakers to help survivors of HT. We also discuss how we can help people we may know individually. VERY CRUCIAL INFORMATION
This episode is extremely controversial. Gab Ignetti has a podcast called EcoModernist. He contends that science is being undercut by "back to nature" arguments that are misguided.
We discuss Population, nuclear power, GMOs, and many other topics... it is a raucous chat that has real utility.
This was an exciting episode!! Mike Straight is the CEO of Farmpod, a company that has developed a way to cost efficiently grow high quality food in any climate and any location. With temperatures rising and weather becoming less predictable Farmpod has a real role to play in the future of food.
Scott Nadler is a longtime consultant for businesses, especially when it comes to integrating climate risks into their calculations. This is a great discussion that was so engaging that it honestly felt like we could have talked for hours.
Amy Brady is a poet and editor and is responsible for leading several artistic projects to help artists express what is happening with climate change and sea level rise. Her key piece of advice on how we effect real change, foster Empathy... In that regard, the arts play a critical role in the future of the human race.
Elizabeth Rush is the author of "Rising", a contemporary novel on the impact of climate change. Her work provides insights and understanding that can help more people understand and address the risks we are facing due to Climate Change.
Jeff Colgan is the Richard Holbrooke Associate Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs at Brown University. His recent article titled "The Market is Valuing Climate Risk All Wrong" looks at an important issue when trying to manage risk (https://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/07/2018/market-valuing-climate-risk-all-wrong). Our conversation looks at how Climate Risk affects many parts of the economy and our lives.
Barbara McVeigh is the author of "Redemption: How Ronald Reagan nearly ruined my life". In this podcast she shares her experiences growing up in Reagan's America with a father in the Air Traffic Controllers union. I think her experiences are relevant to anyone struggling with the current state of political and economic affairs.
She shares how she was able to overcome the darkness in her youth and still live out her dreams. She is a writer and movie producer. Her most recent work is found here, http://www.racingwithcopepods.com/
She is working on several other projects including a movie and helping Guatemalan refugees.
Dan Orzech is the GM of the Oregon Clean Power Cooperative; we discuss the opportunity to grow renewable energy using a different economic model. There are important insights he shares that have application nationwide.
Oliver Goshey is an innovator in the field of Regenerative Design and Agriculture. He took his diverse life experience and founded Abundant Edge, a firm that helps train people around the world on how they can become more connected to nature, and in the process become more secure.
Since December 18th, 2017 bond yields have moved up dramatically. What does this mean for retirees and savors? Learn what is causing this move in rates, as well as how you can manage the resulting risk.
A recent study by McKinsey Global Institute examined how robotics will affect labor and the economy. The study estimated that 800 million jobs (1/5 of all jobs) will be impacted by advances in robotics.
Are you prepared?
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A person's health has a huge impact on the financial security of themselves and their family. Understand how living healthy can not only improve your quality of life, but also your wealth and financial security.
Andrew Yang is an author and entrepreneur who is running for President of the United States in 2020. Mr Yang is a proponent of Universal Basic Income as a way to address some of the disruption being caused by the growth of AI. AI is changing the economy and Mr Yang discusses what jobs are at risk.
I first talked to Paul Beckwith 2 years ago. We recently chatted to discuss what changes he is seeing develop in the climate system. He also shares thoughts on what can be done to reverse Climate Change.
Robert Thurman, is the founder of Tibet House and close personal friend of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. While attending the Spring 2018 Ram Dass retreat on Maui, I asked him for the Buddhist perspective of climate change and how we can enact mindful change.
I connected with Duncan Trussell, famed pod-caster and comedian, at the 2018 Spring Ram Dass retreat in Maui, HI. As a spiritual entrepreneur, I asked him what advice he had for young people getting started in the current economy. Note: there is comedy and sarcasm in this podcast, Duncan-style ...
This recording is one of my first interviews on the subject of climate change in 2017. There is a transcribed version in my blog. Ian Dunlop is a climate activist with a background in the oil and coal industry.
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