We bring together experts and visionaries in their fields to explore ideas to help us to learn and thrive.
A 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.
We talk with Laurie Buckle, founder and CEO of CookIt Media, about food and its transformative powers in uncertain times. With a stellar career in food publishing from Bon Appetit to Editor-in-Chief of Fine Cooking, Laurie has a passion for all things food. So yummy.
A conversation with Robin Hirsch, founder and Minister of Culture of Cornelia Street Cafe, which was hailed as a culinary and cultural landmark, bringing people together for creativity, community and sustenance for forty-one years. We recapture a little of that magic of being together at the cafe.
With a degree in philosophy from Harvard University, composer, pianist, and performer Ellen Mandel brings a unique vision to her career in music. Recorded on June 4, 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. Recorded on June 11, 2020.
Renowned New Yorker cartoonist and writer Liza Donnelly shared highlights of her fascinating career and insights into the art of cartooning. Recorded on May 28th, 2020.
Writer, filmmaker and teacher, Ann Hedreen, discussed the power of writing memoir to heal, how it helps to reflect on the world around you, and better cope in these difficult times, on May 21, 2020.
We had a special book launch celebration as acclaimed poet Dana Robbins discussed the healing power of poetry and read from her new book of poetry, After the Parade, published by Moon Pie Press, which movingly captures the human condition. Recorded on May 14th, 2020
Randall Kennedy, Professor of Law, Harvard University, and expert on civil rights, 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 on May 7th, 2020.
On April 17th, 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.
On April 24th, 2020, Anemona Hartocollis, national correspondent for The New York Times, covering higher education, discussed the pandemic's impact on colleges and students. Rae Nelson joined us to share the effect on students taking gap years.