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This show is a series of expertly facilitated conversations with world experts in a variety of disciplines. These conversations illuminate problems, issues and solutions faced and considered by leaders and other professionals.

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Join us on Thursday, October 13 @ 6pm EST for an informative conversation on racial discourse in schools with research scientist, Camilla Mutoni Griffiths, and developmental and social psychology Ph.D. student, Nicky Sullivan. Camilla Mutoni Griffiths is a research scientist at Stanford SPARQ - a ?do tank? that brings researchers and practitioners together to reduce disparities using behavioral science. She studies how our interactions with American institutions contribute to our racial attitudes and biases. Griffiths also received her Ph.D. in social psychology from Stanford. Nicky Sullivan is a Ph.D. student in developmental and social psychology at Stanford University. In his research he explores how families have conversations about race and racism, and what the consequences of those conversations are for children. His current research focuses specifically on how to encourage White families to have more frequent and effective conversations about race and racism.
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On-Demand Episodes

Award-winning journalist at CNN, John Blake, joins us for an informative conversation discussing his recent article, ?White Supremacy, With A Tan.? John has been honored by the Associated Press, the Society of Professional... more

Associate professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University, Meredith Broussard, joins us for an exciting conversation on Artificial Intelligence and her recent book, Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers... more

Join us on Wednesday, September 29nd @ 6pm EST for an inspiring conversation with Dr. Jamel Adkins-Sharif, discussing his article ?Beginning Again with Marginalized Parents? and the work he is doing nationally to... more

Join us on Wednesday, September 22nd @ 6pm EST for an informative conversation with Ahtza Dawn Chavez, member of the Diné Nation and born in Kewa Pueblo, to discuss her work as Executive Director of the NAVA... more

Join us on September 15 at Noon EST to chat with Principal Mauri Chantel Melander Friestleben, the proud principal of Minneapolis' North High School. Mauri, the former leader of Lucy Craft Community school in Minneapolis was the... more

Join us for our BACK TO SCHOOL BROADCAST on Wednesday, September 1st @ 6pm EST for an informative conversation with noted scholar, lecturer and author, Dr. Na'im Akbar, discussing his work in Black Psychology. Dr. Akbar's... more

Gabrielle Apollon co-supervises the Global Justice Clinic's project on Human Rights in Haiti's Emerging Mining Sector and certain components* of the Clinic's project on Torture, Rendition, and Detention. Gabrielle previously served as... more

Founder and CEO of the Center for Black Educator Development, Sharif El-Mekki, joins us for an informative discussion on the expectations held by educators for young black people. The Center for Black Educator Development exists... more

Join us on Wednesday, August 11th @ 6pm EST for an enlightening conversation about the "voices in our head" with Dr. Ethan Kross, one of the world's leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. An award-winning... more

Join us on Wednesday, August 4 at 6pm EST for what promises to be an important and deeply informative conversation with Dr. Rafael Pelayo. Pelayo currently serves as the president of the California Sleep Society and the chair of... more