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460: Understand How People See You. Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of "No One Understands You and What to Do About It," explains the science of perception.
543: Building Emotional Agility. Susan David, author of "Emotional Agility" and psychologist at Harvard Medical School, on learning to unhook from strong feelings.
Episode 51: Money Tree. When Axton Betz-Hamilton was 11 years old, her parents' identities were stolen. At that time, in the early 90s, consumer protection services for identity theft victims were basically non-existent. So the family dealt with the consequences as best they could. But then when Axton got to college, she realized that her identity had been stolen as well. Her credit score was in the lowest 2%. As she was working to restore her credit, she inadvertently discovered who had stolen the family's identity. It would change everything forever. View the photograph Axton describes here. If you live in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Durham, Philadelphia, Anaheim, Brooklyn, Boston, Chicago, Iowa City, Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, or Toronto. . . come see us tell all new stories live! Learn more at http://thisiscriminal.com/live/. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.
Case 60: Jonestown (Part 3). [Part 3 of 3] You may think you know the story, but do you… This is the chilling conclusion to Jonestown. Researched and written by Milly Raso For all credits and sources please visit casefilepodcast.com/case-60-jonestown-part-3
Rank #1: Episode 12: Do deadlines even matter?. With five voting days to go until the state budget is due, we still have very few specifics about what it will look like. ABC27’s Dennis Owens and Karen Langley of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette join us to recap what we know so far–and to ask whether lawmakers are even trying to meet the deadline. Plus, the US Senate has released its long-awaited Affordable Care Act replacement. The Better Care Reconciliation Act already has Democrats in Pennsylvania–and around the country–up in arms, including PA’s senior US Senator Bob Casey. Casey shed his usual mild demeanor at a rally at the Capitol Friday, calling the bill “obscene,” among other things. We discuss how the BCRA could impact Pennsylvanians. We’ll be back next week with more budget analysis, whether it’s on time or not. Stay tuned!
Rank #2: Episode 50: Philly soda tax / Capitol roundup. When Philadelphia wanted to combat obesity and reduce its impact on health care early last year, it turned to a controversial measure: the soda tax. Since then, the 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax has inspired equally passionate support and opposition. Detractors of additional food, beverage and container taxes say they result in job loss, harm communities and adversely impact lower income families. Proponents, meanwhile, cite health benefits, and say the additional tax revenue is an investment in neighborhoods and public education. More than a year after its implementation, Philadelphia’s tax is now coming back to the fore in Harrisburg, as a number of lawmakers move to kill it, plus prevent any new levies on food, beverages and food containers. Allegheny County Republican Mark Mustio, the lead sponsor of that legislation, joins Smart Talk to explain why he thinks the tax is such a bad idea. And representing the other point of view is Donna Cooper, Executive Director of Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY), a Greater Philadelphia child advocacy organization. Cooper believes the tax is doing a world of good for the Philly community and the programs that serve it. In other news, this week was a busy one in the state Capitol. With WITF State Capitol Bureau Chief Katie Meyer hosting, Capitolwire Bureau Chief Chris Comisac stops by to discuss the major events: including the House passing contentious bills on abortion and Medicaid work requirements, new rules for medical marijuana, some inter-legislator tension, and much more. Chris Comisac
Rank #1: Ep34: Scott Martin, Pa. State Senator. Pa. State Senator Scott Martin is passionate about helping Pennsylvanians move from dependency to self-sufficiency. A lifelong resident of Lancaster County, Scott recently sat down with Commonwealth Partners president and CEO Matt Brouillette to talk about the values he learned while growing up as the oldest of seven children, his reason for running for office, and how Pennsylvania can achieve priorities including greater healthcare access, economic growth, and improved educational opportunity.
Rank #2: Ep23: Pat Toomey, U.S. Senator. U.S. Senator Pat Toomey entered national politics almost accidentally. In this conversation with Commonwealth Partners president and CEO Matt Brouillette, Senator Toomey talks about his background as one of six children, his road to the Senate, and his views of President Trump’s policies.
Rank #1: Ep. 7: Civility in a Clickbait Culture. Has political discourse turned into one big social media flame war? Jeff Coleman, former Pennsylvania state representative and author of "With All Due Respect" joins us for a conversation about engaging in politics with those we disagree with, the harm of labeling your opponents, and creatively engaging in a heightened political environment without giving into clickbait culture.
Rank #2: Ep. 6: Matt Lewis on the Roots of Conservatism. What are the roots of conservatism? How has conservatism and its messengers changed over time and what are the consequences for the nation?Political commentator Matt Lewis, author of “Too Dumb to Fail,” answers these questions and more in our latest episode. Matt argues that to stay relevant, conservatives must overcome the media’s soundbite culture and advocate for long-term policy solutions consistent with the values of our nation’s founding.Read more from Matt at The Daily Caller or The Week. www.commonwealthfoundation.org
Rank #1: Episode 4: Congressional races that should be on your radar. Joining us to explain which congressional races to watch is Associated Press political reporter Marc Levy. Public radio reporters Lindsay Lazarski (of WHYY) and An-Li Herring (of WESA) will also give their input on a couple of interesting, individual races they’ve been following.
Rank #2: Three Mile Island: As It Happened Part 1. At 7:24 a.m., on Wednesday, March 28, 1979, something goes terribly wrong at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Middletown, Dauphin County. What unfolds over the next few hours is chaos and confusion as people are confronted with a partial meltdown in TMI’s Unit 2 reactor.
Rank #1: Why are mothers still dying from childbirth? (Encore episode). What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, March 18, 2019: Giving birth to a child is one of the most significant events in a woman’s life. It is also one of the most dangerous. It is difficult to believe that in a modern medical era women still die from childbirth complications. In fact, while … Continue reading "Why are mothers still dying from childbirth? (Encore episode)"
Rank #2: Governor Tom Wolf and Restore PA / understanding migraine. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a news conference at the John H. Taggart School library, Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Philadelphia. Wolf discussed his infrastructure package, Restore Pennsylvania, to help remediate contaminants from Pennsylvania schools. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) What to look for on Smart Talk, Friday, June 21, 2019: Governor Tom Wolf proposed a … Continue reading "Governor Tom Wolf and Restore PA / understanding migraine"
Rank #1: KaneCast: Live from jury selection for Kathleen Kane. PennLive reporters Steve Marroni and Wallace McKelvey give you the latest from Day One of Attorney General Kathleen Kane's criminal trial.
Rank #2: Keystone Q&A: A conversation with policy secretary John Hanger. John Hanger was among the most influential members of Gov. Tom Wolf's Cabinet. His role as policy and planning secretary put him at the center of Pennsylvania's budget impasse. We spoke with him about the behind-the-scenes political wrangling on the eve of his departure from the post.
Rank #1: Out d’Coup | Biden Chronicles; Abortion Bans; No Impeachment; 23 Dems and Counting; Borowicz White-Nationalist Selfie; PA Abortion Bill; APSCUF; One Pennridge; Space Wilderness; Beer; and, More. Joe Biden’s Revisionist History Tour kicked off in Philadelphia this weekend. Biden goes all in on a middle of the road climate policy? Really? How do you cut a deal with a climate crisis, Joe? Welcome to the gates of Gilead. Extreme abortion bans set the stage for a Supreme Court challenge to Roe v. Wade. 8 states now have passed anti-abortion bills this year, the worst, of course, being this week's bans in Georgia, Alabama, and Missouri. Elizabeth Warren announces one of the most aggressive plan to defend reproductive rights. If you have not read Rebecca Traister’s article in New York Magazine this past week, do yourself a favor and read it. Her piece “Our Fury Over Abortion Was Dismissed for Decades As Hysteria,” resonates on so many levels. Your anger is an asset and when a political party tells you otherwise, there is a problem with the party. What do you do after you say the president is the biggest threat to American democracy? You fight hard for robocall legislation, of course. Really, Bill de Blasio? Good luck to you and your pals from Montana and Colorado. Beto O’Rourke will certainly be your friend. Where’s the ball? Where’s the ball? 23 Democrats now in the race. AOC gives her staff 3 months of paid parental leave. I would love to be a fly on the wall of Congress right now. While we were away, noted Islamophobe Stephanie Borowicz was caught taking selfies with white-nationalists from the American Guard. The Pennsylvania House passed another unconstitutional abortion ban. This time outlawing abortion of fetuses that may have down syndrome. Fifteen Democrats reached across the aisle to support this bill and even though this bill cleared the House, it passed with the lowest vote total an abortion ban has had in decades. And for the legislators who voted against the bill, well, they got an email from Pennsylvanians for Human Life that compared their votes to Hitler and the Holocaust. APSCUF and PA State System approve an early retirement plan outside of the contract. They say this is what “working together” looks like. The public chumminess leaves out the fact that the plan allows for an expansion of the part-time faculty cap. Martin Tower, the former international headquarters of Bethlehem Steel, is no more. The building was imploded on May 19th. I’ll be working the polls in tomorrow’s PA primary election. I’m out there for One Pennridge for the Pennridge School Board election. The team of Kelley Peloquin, Peter Yarnell, Kyle Esposito, Lisa Wilson, and Alex Rajan are the folks to pull the lever for on Tuesday - that’s tomorrow. A new study warns that unless we start setting rules now, future plans to mine the solar system could destroy our little corner of the Milky Way. The study calls for designating 85% of our solar system as protected wilderness. Dogfish Head Brewery merging with Sam Adams. What we were up to during our break.
Rank #2: Out d'Coup | Trump and Racists Stoke Fascism; Ilhan Omar Pulls No Punches; Democratic Party Leadership Withers; Second Dem Debate Netroots Nation; Apollo 11 Moon Landing; More Mashes at Free Will. The 2020 campaign now in full swing as Trump and his supporters launch their new racist chant: “Send them back!” The chant targets “The Squad,” Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Talib, and Ayanna Pressley - the most visible, newly elected progressive congresswoman...all, of course, women of color. Precisely why Trump is using them as surrogates to encourage violence and hatred against people of color and immigrants. Ilhan Omar is welcomed by constituents in her home district. She pulls no punches telling reporters that she thinks Trump is indeed "fascist." A question still remains if Democratic Party leadership has the capacity to meet Trump’s rekindled fascism. My bet is that we are on our own. Thank the old gods and the new for a growing insurgent Democratic caucus. CNN announces the lineup for the second round of Democratic Party presidential debates. Biden is spared being on the same stage with Warren once again. This time around Bernie and Warren will share the stage on night one while Kamala Harris will face off with Biden on night two. The Washington Post reports that there may be some labor unrest within the Bernie Sanders Campaign. It was Netroots Nation in Philadelphia last weekend. I’ll have a read on my limited time there. No bigger space news than the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. On July 16th, 1969 the Saturn V rocket launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida carrying Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the Moon. Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the lunar surface 50 years ago tomorrow, July 20th. Collins remained in orbit piloting the command module. Lego released their new Lunar Module set to commemorate the historic mission. My kids and I will add that to our Lego Saturn V rocket that my daughter and I built last year. Free Will Brewing will be at the Bluegrass and Blueberries Festival at Peddler's Village this Saturday and Sunday from 10 am until 6 pm. That will pair well with two new releases from their Mash series. The festival special: Blueberry Mash - Blueberry Mash - Sour Ale brewed with 850 pounds of blueberry purée, vanilla, and milk sugar. 7.5% ABV. A Mango Mash - Mango Mash 🥭 - Sour Ale brewed with 850 pounds of mango purée, vanilla, and milk sugar. 7.5% ABV.
Rank #1: Episode 16: Our "slay the gerrymander" edition. Meet Amanda Holt, the Joan of Arc of Pennsylvania politics. Hear about this Allentown-area piano teacher's stubborn, inspiring and victorious (well, partially) quest to stop her state's politicians from gerrymandering. Hear Ben Geffen of the Public Interest Law Center in Philadelphia make the case for the center's lawsuit against the state's notorious congressional map. If, during this July Fourth week, you care about making democracy work again, take a moment listen to two people who are leading the way.
Rank #2: The "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" Episode (No. 18). Philadelphia is the rare "Rust Belt" city that's growing. That's thanks in part to success in hanging onto recent college graduates. But, as much as these Millennials might love the city, they aren't sure they can stay. In this episode, three young professionals discuss the three main reasons why even some fans of Philly sometimes reluctantly decide to leave: schools, career prospects and a closed-off political system. Host Chris Satullo interviews Jason Tucker (pictured), Jennifer Devor and Bekah Gable, all of whom have been active in Young Involved Philadelphia. Tucker and Devore are also newly minted Buchholz Fellows of the Committee of Seventy.
Rank #1: Accountability Is Good For Charters, Propel CEO Says. On today's program: Propel charter schools are prioritizing early learning benchmarks; fires in the Amazon rainforest are diminishing migratory bird habitats; a lot of Pittsburghers think they live in the Midwest; and local universities want to register more student voters ahead of the 2020 elections.
Rank #2: Steel History Or Tech Future: Does Pittsburgh Have—Or Need—A Brand?. On today's program: How Pittsburgh's community gardens embody neighborhood flair; what it means to study osteopathic medicine; how the city's micromobility priorities are evolving; what the Allegheny Conference is considering to re-brand Pittsburgh; and why Allegheny County has few options to replace voting machines ahead of the 2020 election.
Rank #1: The Food Stamp Program. The basics of the food stamp program is discussed by the Center's Director of Food Assistance Policy, Stacy Dean.
Rank #2: Social Security Reduces Poverty. Senior Fellow Paul Van de Water discusses how Social Security helps to reduce poverty.
Rank #1: Episode for July 12, 2019. Families with high levels of PFAS chemicals in their well water are in limbo. We look at a landfill's effort to turn trash into fuel and a Delaware River hotdog stand. Pipeline protesters no longer face trespassing charges after reaching an agreement with prosecutors. A former Obama official and Harvard law professor gives her take on Trump's environmental efforts. The post Episode for July 12, 2019 appeared first on The Allegheny Front.
Rank #2: Episode for August 9, 2019. A conservation group is working to keep purple martins in our region, but loss of habitat, invasive species and now climate change threaten the bird. A pioneering mussel researcher reflects on her career trying to save this freshwater animal. A study links fracking with anxiety and depression in pregnant women. Climate change will cause people to have to leave their homes. We have the story of two brothers. The post Episode for August 9, 2019 appeared first on The Allegheny Front.
Rank #1: Preview of New Grapple Episodes Coming Out April 12. Grapple is back with a new round of episodes! We’ll be covering a range of hot-button issues from immigration reform to public school funding and race relations. Listen to our preview and get ready for Episode 14 coming out on April 12th.
Rank #2: Bonus Episode: The Music Behind Grapple . If you love the music on Grapple as much as we do, then don’t miss this bonus episode with musicians Tony Trov and Mike Vivas in their recording studio! They talk about how they composed the music for Grapple, who some of their musical influences are, and the sheer fun they had working on this project, including coming up with ridiculous song titles like Scrapple in the Night. Host Naomi Starobin is also joined by our executive producer Stephanie Marudas to talk about the choices she made around scoring the podcast. Check out more episodes of Grapple.
Rank #1: “Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right” with Michael Smerconish. Talk show host and columnist Michael Smerconish has been chronicling local, state, and national events for the Philadelphia Daily News and the Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 15 years. He has sounded off on topics as diverse as the hunt for Osama bin Laden and what the color of your Christmas lights says about you. In this collection of 100 of his most memorable columns, Smerconish reflects on American political life with his characteristic feistiness. With a new Afterword for each column, the author provides updates on both facts and feelings, indicating how he has evolved over the years, moving from a conservative political perspective to having more of a centrist view. Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right covers the post-9/11 years, Barack Obama's ascension, and the rise of Donald Trump. Smerconish also recounts meeting Ronald Reagan, having dinner with Fidel Castro, and barbequing with the band YES in his backyard, as well as spending the same night with Pete Rose and Ted Nugent, drinking champagne from the Stanley Cup, and conducting Bill Cosby's only pre-trial interview. Additionally, he writes about local Philadelphia culture, from Sid Mark to the Rizzo statue. Michael A. Smerconish is a SiriusXM radio host, CNN television host and Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper columnist. Description courtesy of Temple University Press.
Rank #2: "Lenape Country" with Jean Soderlund. Lenape Country is a sweeping narrative history of the multiethnic society of the Delaware Valley in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. After Swanendael, the Natives, Swedes, and Finns avoided war by focusing on trade and forging strategic alliances in such events as the Dutch conquest, the Mercurius affair, the Long Swede conspiracy, and English attempts to seize land. Drawing on a wide range of sources, author Jean R. Soderlund demonstrates that the hallmarks of Delaware Valley society—commitment to personal freedom, religious liberty, peaceful resolution of conflict, and opposition to hierarchical government—began in the Delaware Valley not with Quaker ideals or the leadership of William Penn but with the Lenape Indians, whose culture played a key role in shaping Delaware Valley society. The first comprehensive account of the Lenape Indians and their encounters with European settlers before Pennsylvania's founding, Lenape Country places Native culture at the center of this part of North America. Jean Soderlund is Professor of History at Lehigh University and editor of William Penn and the Founding of Pennsylvania: A Documentary History, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.
Rank #1: Teachers Tell All. Being a teacher takes passion and compassion…but a sense of humor certainly helps. Educators become storytellers and open up about some of their most challenging (and sometimes hilarious) experiences, including stories about chaperones misbehaving, taking career advice from a psychic, chemistry experiments gone wrong, and more. Guests: Chris Lundy, Marjorie Winther (pictured), George Dougherty, Anissa Weinraub, Jason Pittman, Dr. William Hite, Donald Deeley, Paul Arendt, Emma Hitchcock Image: Jen Cleary The post Teachers Tell All appeared first on Commonspace.
Rank #2: Woke. What does it mean to be “woke?” Are YOU woke? And if you’re NOT aware … are you denying reality? Real stories from real people, about whether the truth hit in an instant or set in slowly. Guests: Megan Hicks, Kitty Hailey, Carlos Roa, Cheyenne Barboza, Dr. Neil Bardhan, Matthew Thompson, Kendra Rosati Photo: Johanna Austin The post Woke appeared first on Commonspace.
Rank #1: Hot Issues for State Legislatures in 2019 | OAS Episode 53. For our first podcast of 2019, we take a look at the key issues America’s state legislatures will be considering this year. Our guest, William Pound, executive director of the National Conference of State Legislatures, breaks down those issues, offering his views on budgets, revenues, election reform, education, criminal justice and a host of other topics. He also walks us through the political landscape that was created after the 2018 elections. Transcription of Episode 53
Rank #2: Criminal Justice Reform: A Bipartisan Issue | OAS Episode 68. While the country mostly hears how the political parties don’t work together, criminal justice reform is an untold story of how bipartisanship works. States are working together to reduce recidivism, provide released inmates a course for a productive future, and address the backgrounds and experiences of offenders to change behaviors.To illustrate that point, our podcast focuses on laws approved in two states, Mississippi and Colorado. Our guests are: Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant (R), who got bipartisan support for legislation to make major reforms on how the state works with former inmates. The former deputy sheriff says his thinking about nonviolent offenders has changed over time. Colorado Representative Leslie Herod (D), who has gained bipartisan support for measures addressing education opportunities for offenders, expanding the definition of crime victims, and removing “the box” to help former inmates seeking jobs or education. Additional Resources Transcription of Episode 68