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Episode 5: He Said, They Said?

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A show for concerned citizens everywhere, that lights a way through our turbulent times. Host Maya Mathias uses each week's news to frame what matters, and pulls from her multifaceted experience to share what counts.

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Episode 36: Melting Distrust to Champion Inclusion
 In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on inclusion with: - my observations on the race-related controversies Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg had to contend with this week - a way to view and hold these controversies, as citizens or leaders - how to work with me, to heal divisions among your fellow citizens For the full story, sign up for my Peace Matters newsletter at http://www.inventivelinks.com/
13:10
June 24, 2019
Episode 35: Why Is Inclusion So Hard?
In today's show, I talk about inclusion via: - Taylor Swift's newest music video, and how it represents a new season of political activism for her - the underlying challenges in making inclusion a reality in America - a way forward into more inclusion, that I can bring to your companies and communities  For the full story, sign up for my Peace Matters newsletter at http://www.inventivelinks.com/ 
10:54
June 19, 2019
Episode 34: Fathers' Day Special - Our Shared History of Masculinity
In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on reliving history with: - a tribute to an honorable (and famous) father - the pain that some fathers inflict, and what a brave woman has done to flip the script - a sneak peek at my upcoming pieces of writing For the full story, sign up for my Peace Matters newsletter at http://www.inventivelinks.com/
12:11
June 17, 2019
Episode 33: Funding For 9/11 Victims - Are Legislators Indifferent, or Misunderstood?
In today's show, I talk about reliving history via: - a viral video of comedian and 9/11 victims advocate Jon Stewart testifying to Congress to secure victim compensation funds - the other side of this funding story - the need for all of us to start verifying the news we consume  For the full story, sign up for my Peace Matters newsletter at http://www.inventivelinks.com/ 
10:47
June 12, 2019
Episode 32: We Didn't Start The Fire, But We'll Try to Fight It
In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on the power to govern with: - inspiration from a Billy Joel song, and some fascinating people in their 90s - a tribute to a music icon who was celebrated this week - an invitation to join me on my livestream shows each weekday For the full story, sign up for my Peace Matters newsletter at http://www.inventivelinks.com/
16:29
June 9, 2019
Episode 31: Who Should Govern?
In today's show, I talk about the power to govern via: - reflecting on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests - where the power govern does, or could, reside - a sneak peek of a leader who governs our hearts and souls  For the full story, sign up for my Peace Matters newsletter at http://www.inventivelinks.com/ 
12:22
June 4, 2019
Episode 30: When Helping Becomes a Way of Life
In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on service with: - 1 4-point prescription for public service success - how art is being used to serve a community in rich and innovative ways - a book that illuminates how all of us can tap into that sense of service, for more meaning in our lives For the full story, sign up for my Peace Matters newsletter at http://www.inventivelinks.com/
15:27
June 3, 2019
Episode 29: Can We Help Months After a Tornado?
In today's show, I talk about the idea of service via: - helping tornado victims long after the storm - how a community rescues a missing person, who then shares her profound lessons learnt with that community - where you can watch #PeaceMatters LIVE  For the full story, sign up for my Peace Matters newsletter at http://www.inventivelinks.com/ 
10:13
May 29, 2019
Episode 28: Mind Games, And a May Resignation
In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on the battle over women's minds and bodies with: - the pressure faced by worldly women in America and the UK - how a celebrated American abolitionist might get into money circulation after all - an invitation to send me your questions about world peace or inner peace For the full story, sign up for my Peace Matters newsletter at http://www.inventivelinks.com/
12:40
May 27, 2019
Episode 27: Women's Bodies - Control or Respect?
In today's show, I talk about the battle over women's bodies via: - a resurgence of the abortion debate in America - how supportive men can become a productive part of the conversation - how #PeaceMatters is evolving, and what's happening to my #FridaysForPeace livestream  For the full story, sign up for my Peace Matters newsletter at http://www.inventivelinks.com/ 
10:55
May 22, 2019
Episode 26: Why Proxy Wars Often Hurt Us
In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on proxy wars with: - the fallout from engaging in proxy wars - how we can heal, or learn, from proxy wars old and new - news about how this Peace Matters work is shifting For the full story, sign up for my Peace Matters newsletter at http://www.inventivelinks.com/
14:37
May 20, 2019
Episode 25: Do Distant Battles Create Good Gains?
In today's show, I talk about fighting distant battles via: - the proxy wars that are happening right now, and our shared history of fighting them - how we keep battles at arm's length in our personal and professional lives - what to look forward to in this week's follow-up #FridaysForPeace livestream Add your voice to this week's conversation. Join our live discussion   this Friday (or watch the replay) at    http://www.inventivelinks.com/events
13:11
May 15, 2019
Episode 24: Trading In Sustainable Circles
In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on trade and the environment with: - thoughts on initial moves to a circular economy - where we stand on the sharing, or peer-to-peer economy - news about my Instagram profile For the full story, sign up for my Peace Matters newsletter at http://www.inventivelinks.com/
13:45
May 13, 2019
Episode 23: Trading Our Planet Away?
In today's show, I talk about trade and the environment via: - a new report on the state of our biodiversity, released by the United Nations - a new life celebrated with trans-Atlantic joy - what to look forward to in this week's follow-up #FridaysForPeace livestream Add your voice to this week's conversation. Join our live discussion  this Friday (or watch the replay) at   http://www.inventivelinks.com/events
14:19
May 8, 2019
Episode 22: Some United Fronts
In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on where and whether unity prevails with: - some campaign messages from 2020 US presidential hopefuls - stories in and outside the US, of where groups are presenting united fronts against darkness and hate - an invitation to step into your deeper mission for a more united community or country For the full story, sign up for my Peace Matters newsletter at http://www.inventivelinks.com/
17:41
May 6, 2019
Episode 21: Can Unity Prevail?
In today's show, I talk about whether unity can prevail via: - (literal) bridge-building talks between America's president and Congressional leaders, and movements within countries and political parties - a return to America's core sense of unity - what to look forward to in this week's follow-up #FridaysForPeace livestream Add your voice to this week's conversation. Join our live discussion this Friday (or watch the replay) at  http://www.inventivelinks.com/events
14:07
May 1, 2019
Episode 20: Fighting Invisible Foes
In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on fighting foreign and domestic enemies with: - some reasons why we're either overwhelmed by, or suspicious of, the threats we're dealing with in our communities and countries - some wise words from a wise teacher of the heart - an invitation to answer the "Why am I here" question for yourself For the full story, sign up for my Peace Matters newsletter at http://www.inventivelinks.com/
14:31
April 29, 2019
Episode 19: Enemies Foreign...and Domestic?
 In today's show, I talk about protecting our national sovereignty via: - remembering what the Mueller report was about in the first place - how some countries' citizens are responding to their inept leaders - what to look forward to in this week's follow-up #FridaysForPeace livestream Add your voice to this week's conversation. Join our live discussion   this Friday (or watch the replay) at http://www.inventivelinks.com/events
17:26
April 24, 2019
Episode 18: Where We Seek Refuge
In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on symbols of peace and refuge with: - my thoughts on all the violent and confusing news stories on this Holy week for Christians and Jews - a new way to look at the religious and government institutions we've grown to distrust - an invitation to find refuge within yourself, and the unique life journey you've taken thus far For the full story, sign up for my Peace Matters newsletter at http://www.inventivelinks.com/
15:24
April 22, 2019
Episode 17: What Does Notre Dame Symbolize?
 In today's show, I talk about the symbols we value and protect via: - the unexpected Notre Dame cathedral fire, and what it aroused in people - some metaphysical musings on why the fire erupted this week - what to look forward to in this week's follow-up #FridaysForPeace livestream Add your voice to this week's conversation. Join our live discussion  this Friday (or watch the replay) at    http://www.inventivelinks.com/events
12:54
April 17, 2019
Episode 16: Causes and Consequences Go Beyond Borders
 In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on border security with: - my take on other borders, or lack thereof, in our modern world that we need to pay attention to - thoughts on why some lawmakers and citizens couldn't agree on the basic facts of a key issue For the full story, sign up for my Peace Matters newsletter at http://www.inventivelinks.com/
16:43
April 14, 2019
Episode 15: Who's Right About Border Security?
 In today's show, I talk about the crisis at America's Southern border via: - the perspectives of the parties concerned - some practical considerations that haven't been fully discussed in the public square - a broader look at the centuries-long conversation between America and its migrants Add your voice to this week's conversation. Join our live discussion this Friday (or watch the replay) at   http://www.inventivelinks.com/events
14:22
April 10, 2019
Episode 14: When Humor, In Another Room, Wouldn't Smell As Sweet
  In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on perceptions of inappropriate behavior with: - my take on how former VP Joe Biden addressed the allegations made against him - a reflection on how to play to a room without raising a hue and cry outside of it - an invitation to sign up for my new-and-improved, just-for-you email series For the full story, sign up for my Peace Matters newsletter at http://www.inventivelinks.com/
17:53
April 8, 2019
Episode 13: Comforting Hugger or Callous Human?
In today's show, I talk about balancing affection and respect via: - allegations of inappropriate behavior by a former Vice President of the United States - expanding on the tensions that result when two different social worlds collide - inviting you to add your story to my current conversation on good work and workplaces Add your voice to this week's conversation. Join our live discussion   this Friday (or watch the replay) at  http://www.inventivelinks.com/events
16:27
April 3, 2019
Episode 12: Voicing New Power
 In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on the new faces of power with: - my take on why there are so many emerging faces of power that we may not be accustomed to - a perspective on the journey to deep and lasting power - an invitation to join our upcoming conversation about reclaiming the good nature of work For the full story, sign up for my Peace Matters newsletter at http://www.inventivelinks.com/
19:03
April 1, 2019
Episode 11: Who Embodies Power?
In today's show, I talk about the changing face of power by: - sharing some of the eye-opening events I'm attending this week - walking you through the way I navigate identity-based minefields - giving you a sneak peek into my next campaign with, and for, you Add your voice to this week's conversation. Join our live discussion  this Friday (or watch the replay) at  http://www.inventivelinks.com/events
19:39
March 27, 2019
Episode 10: The Changing Face of (Your) Great Work
 In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on great places to work with: - reflections on the release of the Mueller report, and the ongoing Brexit process - a recap of how to create great places to work, and the respective roles we play in that creation - an invitation to experience, and move into, the great work of your life. Learn more at http://inventivelinks.com/voice18 For the full story, sign up for my Peace Matters newsletter at http://www.inventivelinks.com/
24:57
March 25, 2019
Episode 9: Are You In a Great Place to Work?
 In today's show, I talk about the growing importance of happiness at work by: - reflecting on why we seek happiness at work like never before - sharing highlights from a conference I'm attending this week - revealing lesser-known reasons why some people exude passion and drive for their work Add your voice to this week's conversation. Join our live discussion this Friday (or watch the replay) at http://www.inventivelinks.com/events
15:12
March 20, 2019
Episode 8: And The Youth Shall Lead Us
 In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts and stories with: - more on the grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 planes worldwide - reflections on Beto O'Rourke's 2020 campaign announcement - the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand - how school children going on strike fills my reservoir of hope For the full story, sign up for my Peace Matters newsletter at http://www.inventivelinks.com/
16:00
March 18, 2019
Episode 7: Grounding Airplanes - Rash or Prudent?
In today's show, I explore our rash vs prudent natures via: - almost 20 countries deciding to ground the aircraft model that has crashed twice in less than 5 months - the stillness of speaking to an older person - what to decide when facts are in short supply, and human safety is at stake Add your voice to this week's conversation. Join our live discussion this Friday (or watch the replay) at http://www.inventivelinks.com/events
12:46
March 13, 2019
Episode 6: The Comfort of Clear Evidence
 In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on navigating murkiness via: - Michael Cohen's hearing, Ilhan Omar's messaging, R. Kelly's & Jussie Smollett's indictments, and the latest Michael Jackson documentary - town hall sessions with three 2020 Democratic presidential candidates - an opportunity to uncover clear evidence in your life and career, in order to move into your future choices with more meaning and soulful purpose For the full story, sign up for my Peace Matters newsletter at http://www.inventivelinks.com/
19:56
March 11, 2019
Episode 5: He Said, They Said?
 In today's show, I explore the murky context of: - investigative probes going into high gear in the US Congress, against the sitting President - the new documentary leveling sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson - where to land when we're faced with a case of "he said, they said." Add your voice to this week's conversation. Join our live discussion this Friday (or watch the replay) at http://www.inventivelinks.com/events
14:07
March 6, 2019
Episode 4: Healing a Country's Soul
 In today's show, I round up this week's exploration of values via: - how two American Senators transcended their political differences, and made peace with a former adversary in Asia - a moving panel discussion with survivors of a school shooting - feeling a personal call to help heal what many Americans are experiencing individually, and collectively, after decades of disillusionment with their government For the full story, sign up for my Peace Matters newsletter at http://www.inventivelinks.com/
22:23
March 3, 2019
Episode 3: Eastward Bound - Essential or Existential (Threat)?
In today's show, I explore the theme of East vs West via: - initial thoughts on the Hanoi Summit between the US and North Korea, where denuclearization talks are happening this week - reflections on how US-Vietnam relations have healed since the Vietnam War - the values we hold dear in the East vs West Add your voice to this week's East vs. West conversation. Join our live event this Friday (or watch the replay) at http://www.inventivelinks.com/events
14:18
February 27, 2019
Episode 2: A Return to Decency
In today's show, I explore the theme of decency and share: - whether potential presidential candidate Howard Schultz can win in 2020 - a declaration that emerged from last week's Munich Security Conference, for free nations to reset their pursuit of peace in the 21st Century - my reflections on the magic and inspiration of the 2019 Academy Awards Get the full stories in my Peace Matters newsletter. Sign up at http://www.inventivelinks.com/
17:21
February 25, 2019
Episode 1: To President or Not to President?
In today's show, and in honor of America's Presidents' Day, I'm exploring the theme of presidential leadership, by way of: - the candidates throwing their hat in the ring for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination - the wisdom (or not) of running as an independent candidate - what past presidents have to teach us about tackling the issues of our time
11:36
February 20, 2019
Trailer: Why Peace Matters
 What is this elusive thing we call peace? And why does it seem to be in short supply right now? Listen as Maya Mathias, peaceful leadership advocate and mentor, shares why she's developed this show to build more peace within us, and for the world.
02:49
February 7, 2019
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