Featured This Month
Veteran labor activist Dolores Huerta joins food journalist Rose Hayden-Smith and others for an animated discussion on why food insecurity still exists in many communities and what is being done to increase access to healthy, organic food. Farmers, healthcare providers and urban planners bring their insights to this conversation as they share stories of connecting people with the food they need to thrive. This program is the fifth in a Future Thought Leaders series on food sustainability presented by the Berry Good Food Foundation. Convened by BGFF Founder Michelle Ciccarelli Lerach, speakers include Daron "Farmer D" Joffe of Coastal Roots Farm, Dave Murphy of Food Democracy Now!, Paul Watson of the Global Action Research Center, Fernando Sañudo of the Vista Community Clinic and Jillian Barber of Sharp HealthCare.
We are a country in which a majority of people who voted for one candidate in 2016 don't know anybody who voted for the other. We have a president who divided the country in a way that lost him the popular vote but gave him an electoral college victory. At the same time, many different kinds of Americans feel shortchanged by an economy that treats different groups in different regions very differently. Are we becoming a nation in which some of us find it impossible to empathize with others among our fellow citizens not only when the problems involved are different, but also when they're similar? And are our religious institutions helping to heal these divides, or are they deepening them? Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne explores these and other questions. Recorded on 02/28/2017.
Design thinking -- it's a popular buzzword these days, with companies from IBM to GE using this approach to develop innovative products and reinvigorate their operations. But what exactly is design thinking and why is it playing an increasingly important role in K-12 education? Design thinking, or human-centered design, is all about focusing on the needs of people to ensure that the correct problem is being solved in the most effective way. With critical thinking skills becoming increasingly important in a knowledge-based economy, many educators see design thinking as a way to tap into students' passions while enabling them to solve problems in an ever-more diverse and interconnected world. This panel of experts shares their insight on design thinking and its power to transform classrooms and equip students with 21st century skills vital to success.
"People carry their values with them even if they share a common geography," says Mary Walshok, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor, Public Programs; Dean, UC San Diego Extension. How do these values impact the world of work and how will they shape your career journey? Walshok speaks with a group of high school seniors about the changing career landscape and how to make opportunities in the job market. Recorded on 4/15/2017.
Blending climate science with economic modeling, Emilie Mazzacurati offers clients strategic advice on how to protect local communities by integrating climate risk into business decisions. Mazzacurati, an alumna of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, talks with fellow alumnus Jonathan Stein how she founded her company, Four Twenty Seven Climate Solutions, to build climate resilience through social innovation.
Clinical psychologist Erik Groessl talks about research showing the value of yoga in reducing pain, improving physical function and overcoming opioid addiction in military veterans, among other patients, in this conversation with Paul J. Mills of UC San Diego.