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  • Lisa Bero, Lariah Edwards, and Host Kristin Schafer

    Protecting Scientists from Industry Intimidation

    At a time when strong, independent science is more important than ever, corporations are ramping up attacks on scientists in the environmental health field. In this conversation, Dr. Lisa Bero and Dr. Lariah Edwards will share their own stories of industry intimidation, and reflect on steps needed to protect researchers and maintain scientific integrity. Hosted by CHE Director Kristin Schafer.

  • Aljosie Aldrich Harding and Host Serena Bian

    What Does Love Have To Do With It? Bringing Mystery to Peacebuilding (part 2)

    In this series, join Host Serena Bian in speaking with three people who bear witness to the best and worst of humanity, holding a courageous moral imagination. Working and witnessing the front lines of injustice, war, climate change, these peacebuilders, mystics, and storytellers hold space for the miraculous to emerge, refusing to be bound by a perceived reality of “what is possible.” 

  • Peter Coyote and Host Steve Heilig

    Things As It Is

    Join Host Steve Heilig as we bring back author, actor, and local celebrity Peter Coyote to The New School. They will talk about Peter’s recent books—Zen in the Vernacular: Things As It Is, and Tongue of A Crow—and ramble across many other topics.

  • Deepa Patel and Host Serena Bian

    What Does Love Have To Do With It? Bringing Mystery to Peacebuilding (part 1)

    In this series, join Host Serena Bian in speaking with three people who bear witness to the best and worst of humanity, holding a courageous moral imagination. Working and witnessing the front lines of injustice, war, climate change, these peacebuilders, mystics, and storytellers hold space for the miraculous to emerge, refusing to be bound by a perceived reality of “what is possible.” 

  • Nnimmo Bassey and Host Michel Lerner

    Welcome, Wild Times: Conversation with Resilience Leaders in the Global South

    Join Host Michael Lerner in conversation with Nnimmo Bassey from Health of Mother Earth Foundation in Nigeria, in part 1 of our series talking with the co-creators Commonweal's Omega Resilience Awards global resilience community.

  • Jane Hirshfield and Host Michael Lerner

    Living by Poems

    Join TNS Host Michael Lerner in person or via webinar for a reading and conversation with poet Jane Hirshfield, a lay-ordained practitioner of Soto Zen.

  • Christina Baldwin and Host Michael Lerner

    Writing as Legacy: What Do We Leave in the Earth for the Future to Find?

    Join Michael Lerner in conversation with storyteller and storycatcher Christina Baldwin, talking about Christina’s lifework and her beautiful forthcoming novel, The Beekeeper's Question, that chronicles life on the Homefront during World War II and the social issues stirred.

  • Christina Baldwin and Host Michael Lerner

    Writing as Legacy: What Do We Leave in the Earth for the Future to Find?

    Join Michael Lerner in conversation with storyteller and storycatcher Christina Baldwin, talking about Christina’s lifework and her beautiful forthcoming novel, The Beekeeper's Question, that chronicles life on the Homefront during World War II and the social issues stirred.

  • Justin Nobel, Larysa Dyrszka, James Brugh and Host Kristin Schafer

    Petroleum 238: A 7-Year Investigation of Oilfield Radioactivity

    Join Host Kristin Schafer will explore the toxic by products of the gas and oil industry with author Justin Noble, Dr. Larysa Dyrszka, and James Brugh, a tribal member of Fort Berthold in western North Dakota.

  • Elizabeth Sawin, Beverley Thorpe, and Host Kristin Schafer

    Multisolving for Climate, Chemicals, and Health

    Join Host Kristin Schafer with biologist and systems thinker Dr. Elizabeth Sawin and chemicals expert and clean production advocate Beverley Thorpe as they explore opportunities to prioritize solutions that concurrently address climate change and the global crisis of chemical contamination — while also improving public health, equity, and economic vitality. 

  • Terry Tempest Williams and Host Michael Lerner

    Rejoice! Our Times Are Intolerable

    Join Host Michael Lerner for a reading and conversation with writer, educator, conservationist, and activist Terry Tempest Williams about her extraordinary journey navigating grief and loss, about her current life and work, and about the hope she holds for our world.

  • Graham Leicester, Katherine Fulton, Host Michael Lerner

    Rising to the Occasion: Practical Hope in a Global Polycrisis

  • Pat McCabe and Host Brenda Salgado

    Restoring the Heart of Our Relationships: Racial and Earth Healing / Restaurando el corazón de nuestras relaciones: Cicatrización Racial y de la Tierra

    Join Host Brenda Salgado, director of Commonweal's Racial Healing Initiative, as she speaks with Pat McCabe, a Dine elder and ceremonialist focused on deep social healing. Part 3 of the our Racial and Earth Healing series. Presented in English with a live Spanish-language translator.

  • Rachel Naomi Remen and Karen Drucker

    The Practice of Gratitude: Finding Meaning in Difficult Times

    Join us for a celebration of autumn, a time to harvest all the seeds we’ve planted in our lives. Enjoy a healing hour of stories and music with master storyteller Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, and musician/songwriter Karen Drucker.

  • Sherri Mitchell and Host Brenda Salgado

    Restoring the Heart of Our Relationships: Racial and Earth Healing / Restaurando el corazón de nuestras relaciones: Cicatrización Racial y de la Tierra

    Join Host Brenda Salgado, director of Commonweal's Racial Healing Initiative, as she speaks with Sherri Mitchell, a Penobscot activist, author, and Indigenous attorney. Part 2 of our Racial and Earth Healing series. Presented in English with a live Spanish-language translator.