We bring together experts to share their experiences and passions to inspire us and help us build our own power tool kit.
A conversation with composer, pianist, and performer Ellen Mandel. With a degree in philosophy from Harvard University, Ellen brings a unique vision to her career in music. More about Ellen.
A special book launch celebration as acclaimed poet Dana Robbins discusses the healing power of poetry and reads from her powerful new book of poetry, After the Parade, which movingly captures the human condition. More about Dana.
A lifelong New Yorker, singer, songwriter, actress, and playwright Natalie Smith draws on the energy of the city to inform her creative work. She performs regularly in clubs and on television. More about Natalie.
Robin Hirsch, founder and Minister of Culture of Cornelia Street Cafe, hailed as a culinary and cultural landmark, brought people together for creativity, community and sustenance for forty-one years.
A fascinating discussion with noted artist and curator Marianne Bernstein on her her creative journey and how her photography continues to be a social catalyst and a source of comfort, connection and change. More about Marianne.
Writer, filmmaker and teacher Ann Hedreen discusses the power of writing memoir to heal, how it helps to reflect on the world around you, and better cope in difficult times. More about Ann.
Kelley L. Allen, Director at Humble Bundle, talks about her career in digital publishing and the exciting hybrid business model that has raised over $180 million for charity. About Humble Bundle. Recorded July 23, 2020
Laurie Buckle, founder and CEO of CookIt Media, on the transformative power of food in uncertain times. From Bon Appetit to Editor-in-Chief of Fine Cooking, Laurie has a passion for all things food. About Cookit Media.
Jewelry designer, creative visionary, and CEO Marla Aaron shares the innovative ways she built her high-end jewelry business with style, humor and Instagram. Marla Aaron Jewelry
Joecy Wu, founder and editor in chief of YouMayUS, describes the mission of her non-profit that helps women from China who immigrate to the US to connect, support each other and thrive. Recorded May 8th, 2020,
Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt talks with Thrivent Financial Adviser Kevin Peters about the ABC's of surviving in uncharted financial waters, and take questions from the audience.
Renowned New Yorker cartoonist and writer Liza Donnelly shared highlights of her fascinating career and insights into the art of cartooning. Recorded May 28th, 2020.
Randall Kennedy, Professor of Law, Harvard University, shared his thoughts on civil liberties in the time of COVID-19. He is joined by Mary T. White, Professor, Medical Humanities, Dept. of Population and Public Health Sciences, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University. Recorded May 7th, 2020.
Dr. Tia Powell, Director for the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics and Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Clinical Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, shared her experiences on the medical front lines of Covid-19 as well as advice on ways to cope with the stress. Recorded April 17th, 2020.
Angela Bahns, Professor of Psychology at Wellesley College, discusses her innovative research of the dynamics of prejudice and friendship formation. Recorded July 16, 2020
Professor Dána-Ain Davis discusses reproductive justice and how today's social movements can intersect for positive change. Recorded July 9, 2020.
Mingyi Xu, a nutritionist, physical therapist and VP of Development at Urban Playground, shared her thoughts on ways to increase our well-being during these difficult times. Recorded May 22nd, 2020.
Writer and musician Michael Lydon, a pioneering reporter of 60s rock ‘n’ roll and a founding editor of Rolling Stone, shared his life and thoughts on the power of music for change.