Alternate Fridays, 9:00am to 10:00am
- Hosted by Stuart Campbell
Stuart Campbell is the host of “Consider This,” heard alternate Friday mornings on Mendocino County’s Public Broadcasting station KZYX. “Consider This” is a program that aims to provide educational and discerning conversations with notable guests—authors, educators, and other influential people—about topical issues of interest to our listeners. It is the host's intent that the conversations on the show spark thoughtful dialogue about the issues discussed.
- March 17, 2017 - Raising the Floor: How a Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Economy and Rebuild the American Dream by Andy Stern
- March 31, 2017 - Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice by Martha Nussbaum
- April 14, 2017 - Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
- April 28, 2017 - Memory and the Self: Phenomenology, Science and Autobiography by Mark Rowlands
- May 12, 2017 - Dark Matter of the Mind: The Culturally Articulated Unconscious by Daniel Everett
March 17, 2017 - Universal Basic Income
My guest on this program is Andy Stern former head of the nation’s most influential and fastest-growing union, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and author of Raising the Floor: How a Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Economy and Rebuild the American Dream. He argues that a basic income can create a floor high enough to end poverty, and respond to how technological disruption is replacing more and more jobs in this unprecedented economic climate.
March 3, 2017 - The War on Science
My guest on this program is Shawn Otto, author of The War On Science: Who’s Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It. He investigates the historical, social, philosophical, political, and emotional reasons why the evidence-based politics that gave birth to democracy are now in decline and authoritarian politics are once again on the rise on both left and right—and he provides some compelling solutions to bring us to our collective senses, before it’s too late.
February 17, 2017 - Internet Utopia
My guest on this program is Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and the Glass Cage, among other books. Former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review, he has written for The Atlantic, the New York Times, and Wired. His most recent book is Utopia is Creepy and Other Provocations, which gathers a decade's worth of posts from his blog, Rough Type, as well as his seminal essays. It offers an alternative history of the digital age, chronicling its roller-coaster crazes and crashes, its blind triumphs, and its unintended consequences.
As a follow up to this on-air conversation, Mark Zuckerberg made an announcement the day before the broadcast. Here are links to an NPR story about it, Nicholas Carr's Rough Type blog post response, and the original text of Zuckerberg's announcement:
Facebook wants Great Power, But What About Responsibility?
Zuckerberg's World by Nicholas Carr
Building Global Community by Mark Zuckerberg
February 3, 2017 - Philosophy on the Right
My guest on this program is Sir Roger Scruton, a writer (who has published over 40 books), conservative philosopher at the University of Buchingham, and a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington D.C. We'll be talking about his recent book, Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left, in which he examines the fact of a preponderance of humanities academics who are on the left, and challenges the arguments they make for their authority. We'll also be considering some of the themes in Confessions of a Heretic: Selected Essays, which is due out in America on March 28th.
January 6, 2017 - A Paradigm Shift in Education Larry Geni (pronounced JEE-nee) is a career-long, passionate educator and founder of Geni Consulting, a firm dedicated to transforming classrooms into dynamic communities of self-directed learners. In his more than 25 years as a high school science teacher, he developed a unique approach to education that teaches students to take ownership of the learning process and creates a classroom culture grounded in the personal growth and academic success for every student. His two books on this are available for free on his website.