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Dr. Georgia Ede

DR. GEORGIA EDE:
Preventing Alzheimer’s Is Easier Than You Think: The Surprising Science of Food and the Brain
October 9, 2018

Rates of Alzheimer’s dementia are expected to triple by 2050, and every drug developed to try to combat this epidemic has failed miserably. The bad news is that many of us are already on the road to Alzheimer’s disease without realizing it. The good news is that scientists have identified the key driving force behind most cases of this devastating illness—and it’s something well within your power to control. … Read more »

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James E. Palombo

JAMES E. PALOMBO:
Truth to Logic – Crime, Criminal Justice and Ideology in the American Experiment
August 20, 2018

The U.S. citizenry lacks a legitimate understanding of its country’s capitalist character. This “identity crisis” presents serious problems on both national and international levels. Palombo will relay his experiences with crime, the criminal justice system and the ideological issues that inform to his conclusions. Given our current political and social turmoil, this promises to be a timely and engaging discussion. … Read more »

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Bill Plante

BILL PLANTE:
How We Got to Now—Understanding the Political Landscape
June 15, 2018

Bill Plante was a CBS News Correspondent for 52 years. He was White House correspondent during the administrations of Ronald Reagan (beginning in 1981), Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. … Read more »

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Florence Reed

FLORENCE REED:
Farmers Are Our Future (How campesinos can save our world)
April 21, 2018

Climate change and loss of biodiversity threaten the very existence of the human race. While professors and policymakers in ivory towers study, debate and try to forge agreements, campesinos with little money or education are stabilizing the climate, bringing biodiversity back to degraded lands and feeding the world. Meet some of these unsung heroes and learn how millions more could join their ranks to become the cornerstone of a healthy planet and food system. … Read more »

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WHAT’S IN YOUR WATER?
Co-hosted with Caminos de Agua and Center for Global Justice
March 22, 2018

San Miguel and surrounding communities face unprecedented water challenges. Wells are going dry, and the water that remains contains harmful minerals that cannot be removed by ordinary means. Come learn what you need to know, and what YOU can do. … Read more »

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Lisa Covert will be speaking at i3 ideas that inform and inspire

LISA COVERT:
The Best City in the World: San Miguel’s Devil’s Bargain
March 17, 2018

Over the course of the twentieth century, San Miguel’s civic and cultural leaders made a series of trade offs to position the city as a “Best Destination” according to international travel trendsetters. This talk will examine economic development strategies and decisions about infrastructure and tourism promotion that prioritized international accolades over making San Miguel a great place to live. … Read more »

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i3 presents: Guided nature walk with Emma Marris at Vía Orgánica and La Joya

BONUS EVENT:
Walk on the Wild Side with Emma
December 14, 2017
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Guided nature hike, Via Organica Ranch tour, and a special comida at the new Via Organica Conference Center. … Read more »

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Emma Marris

EMMA MARRIS:
How to Think More About Nature in Our Post-Wild World
December 16, 2017

Emma Marris is a science journalist based in Oregon, writing about nature, people, food, language, books and film. She strives to find and tell stories that help us understand the past; take meaningful action in the present; and move towards a greener, wilder, happier and more equal future.
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Nora Disis

DR. NORA DISIS:
The End of Cancer?
October 21, 2017

Dr. Disis and colleagues are investigating and developing ingenious technologies that harness own immune systems to eradicate this life-threatening disease. … Read more »

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Food Evolution Film

FOOD EVOLUTION: Film Screening
September 29, 2017

Amidst a brutally polarized debate marked by passion, suspicion and confusion, FOOD EVOLUTION, by Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy (The Garden, Fame High, OT: Our Town), explores the controversy surrounding GMOs and food. Traveling from Hawaiian papaya groves, to banana farms in Uganda to the cornfields of Iowa, the film, narrated by esteemed science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, wrestles with the emotions and the science driving one of the most heated arguments of our time. … Read more »

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Director Jeffrey Brown

DIRECTOR JEFFREY BROWN: Presents his Movie SOLD
August 12, 2017

Director Jeffrey Brown is an Academy, Emmy and Peabody Award winner. His feature film directing debut SOLD is the winner of five audience awards and two jury awards film, SOLD … Read more »

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Hedrick Smith

HEDRICK SMITH:
What Caused the Political Earthquake of 2016?

Pulitzer Prize- and Emmy Award-winning author and journalist Hedrick Smith addressed a sold-out audience at the Hotel La Aldea ballroom, sharing some of the wisdom and insights he’s gained over … Read more »

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Vicente Fox

VICENTE FOX:
Mexico and the U.S. Going Forward

On November 18, 2016 — barely a week after the stunning U.S. presidential election — former Mexican President Vicente Fox addressed a sold-out audience in the Hotel Real de Minas … Read more »

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