We bring together experts and visionaries in their fields to explore ideas to help us to learn and thrive.
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.
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.
Renowned New Yorker cartoonist and writer Liza Donnelly shared highlights of her fascinating career and insights into the art of cartooning on May 28th, 2020.
Listen: The Art of Cartooning
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.
On May 14th, 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.
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 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.
Dr. Tia Powell, Director of the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics and Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, an area badly hit by the pandemic. She shared her experiences on the front line battle against COVID-19, as well as ways to cope better and support our well-being.