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  • Designing Our World

  • Kristina Marusic, Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, Sandra Steingraber, Host Kristin Schafer

    Science, Storytelling and a New War on Cancer

    Join award-winning journalist Kristina Marusic, Children’s Environmental Health Network Executive Director Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, renowned biologist, author, activist, and cancer survivor Dr. Sandra Steingraber, and Host Kristin Shaefer in an exploration of the power of storytelling as a tool for communicating complex scientific issues and reaching people in ways that motivate action for change.

  • Mary Watkins and Host Michael Lerner

    Toward Psychologies of Liberation: Literal and Metaphorical Migrations in the Polycrisis

    Join depth psychologist, professor, and author Mary Watkins in conversation with Host Michael Lerner about the cultural and community transformation happening in these times.

  • Rue Mapp and Host Lyons Filmer

    Nature Swagger: Storytelling Black Joy in Nature

    Learn how outdoorswoman Rue Mapp turned her childhood experiences on family farmland into a national movement of Black joy and healing in nature. Her first book, Nature Swagger, celebrates those she has connected with along her outdoor journey, sharing each contributor's transformative connections to nature.

  • Rachel Naomi Remen and Karen Drucker

    Resurrecting Ourselves: Reclaiming Parts of Ourselves that We’ve Left Behind

    Join us for the next stories and music event in our series with master storyteller Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, and musician/songwriter Karen Drucker. 

  • Zachary Scholz

    Maintenance as Meditation

    Join us for a hands-on workshop at Commonweal with artist Zachary Scholz. Zac will be introducing a number of simple meditation techniques and showing the way these practices relate to his situationally generated art practice, and to restoration and maintenance more broadly.

  • Rachel Naomi Remen and Karen Drucker

    Yo Papa! Celebrating Father's Day with Stories and Songs

    Join us for the next stories and music event in our series with master storyteller Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, and musician/songwriter Karen Drucker. 

  • Waubgeshig Rice and Host Christine Luckasavitch

    Making Space for Indigenous Voices: Sharing Our Stories with the World

    Join the conversation between Host Christine Luckasavitch and Waubgeshig Rice to dive into their favorite works by Indigenous authors, the importance of making space for Indigenous storytelling, and imagining Indigenous futurisms.

  • Ravi Agarwal and Host Michael Lerner

    An Ecology of the Self, Part 1

    Join Host Michael Lerner for part 1 of a conversation with Indian photographer, environmental campaigner, and writer Ravi Agarwal.

  • Bill Glenn and Host Rabbi Irwin Keller

    I Came Here Seeking a Person

    Join TNS Host Rabbi Irwin Keller, in-person or virtually, for a conversation with Bill Glenn Bill, as he shares the joys and the traumas of growing up gay and Catholic in the 1950s and 60s.

  • Earth Month: Love Your Mother

  • Thomas Smith and Host Michael Lerner

    Easing Cancer Pain and Suffering

    Join Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's director of Palliative Medicine Thomas Smith, MD, with Host Michael Lerner for a conversation about easing cancer pain and suffering.

  • Sue Mondello and Host Michael Lerner

    Conversation at the Edge: A Spiritual Biography

    Join Commonweal Cancer Help Program alumna Sue Mondello with Host Michael Lerner as they explore her hospice experience and the view from the edge of life.

  • Anna O'Malley and Host Steve Heilig

    Good Medicine: Music, Creativity, Culture and the Cultivation of Resilience

    Join us for a conversation with TNS Host Steve Heilig and Dr. Anna O’Malley—both public health experts and music lovers—for a conversation about how creative play, including music-making and dancing, is soul medicine and builds individual and community resilience. This conversation took place live at the Commonweal Open House.

  • Poetry as an Antidote