The Old Farmer’s Almanac: Guiding Us for Centuries

29Feb

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Just how relevant is a periodical that's been in print for 225 years - from a time in which our society was deeply connected to the land? With a blend of wisdom from nature and wit from mankind, you'll be surprised by the practicality and entertainment value of this annual publication with tide tables to know the movement of water, sunrise, moon cycles, and planting charts for the organic farmer and gardener alike, recipes for those who live in the kitchen, and forecasts for those who don’t like the question of weather left up in the air.


Guest:
Janice Stillman, Editor, The Old Farmer's Almanac, Dublin, NH

Painted Nails: The Dirty Side of Pretty

22Feb

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Join us on the journey of two filmmakers who set out to make a movie about culture and unearthed surprising details about the dangerous conditions inside nail salons, unflinching gratitude in the face of unfair circumstances, and the transformative power of a courageous spirit.


Guests:
Erica Jordan, Producer & Director, Painted Nails, San Francisco, CA Dianne Griffin, Producer & Director, Painted Nails, San Francisco, CA

Digestive Wellness: What’s Next in Nutrition

15Feb

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Holistic nutrition says that overall health relies on the gut and we cannot absorb what we cannot digest. Despite our best efforts to fill our bodies with nutrient-rich fresh foods, we will not reap the benefits if we do not focus on our digestive health. Learn about the root causes of IBS, how to get the most nutrition out of your food and the truth behind the statement, "you are what you eat.”


Guest:
Laura Knoff, Senior Nutrition Consultant Instructor, Bauman College: Holistic Nutriton + Culinary Arts, Berkeley, CA

Letter Writing: The Beauty of a Lost Art

8Feb

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Up until only a few decades ago, hand-written letters were a universal way to connect with others. As we remember this forgotten art, how can we carry it into our future? A pioneering female entrepreneur in India shares the value of written word through stories left by her father, the tradition carried forward to her son in America, and a conference that inspires young change agents to voice innovative ideas that connect the world.


Guest:
Lakshmi Pratury, Founder & CEO, INK, Bangalore, India

COP21 Climate Agreement: An International Call-to-Action

1Feb

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The Paris Agreement to reduce carbon emissions across the globe will change the future of climate change, but how? Tune in to learn which countries are participating, how they'll be held accountable to their commitments, and what you can do to help.


Guest:
Ken Berlin, President & CEO, The Climate Reality Project, Washington, D.C.