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ASHTON APPLEWHITE:
This Chair Rocks – How Ageism Warps Our View of Long Life
January 7, 2019

From childhood on, we’re barraged by messages that it’s sad to be old. That wrinkles are embarrassing, and old people useless. Author and activist Ashton Applewhite believed them too—until she realized where this prejudice comes from and the damage it does. … Read more »

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PATRONS BRUNCH
with special guests Ashton Applewhite and Albert Coffee
January 9, 2019

i3: ideas that inform & inspire patrons are invited to an exclusive brunch at Cesar Arias’s “Aldama 9” (formerly Posada Corazón). … Read more »

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JOHN “Economic Hit Man” PERKINS:
Economic Colonialism and the Redemptive Power of Indigenous Cultures
February 5, 2019

As a young man, Perkins developed cost justifications for huge infrastructure projects funded by the World Bank and other aid organizations. Recognizing the harm wrought by his work, Perkins suffered a crisis of conscious, leaving his lucrative position and eventually telling all in his international bestseller, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. … Read more »

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JOHN D. LIU:
Healing the Earth
March 5, 2019

Habitat destruction, desertification, biodiversity loss—these signatures of planetary abuse mark our decline into a dystopian future of degraded landscapes. According to ecologist and filmmaker John D. Liu, it doesn’t have to be that way! … Read more »

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LISA COVERT:
Finding the American Dream in Mexico
April 2, 2019

The concept of the “American Dream” has been a key part of the cultural conversation in the U.S. since at least World War II—the white collar job, the house with a picket fence, keeping up with the Joneses—all have come to signify the attainment of success in America. But what of those who leave the United States in order to attain that dream? … Read more »

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MILES O’BRIEN:
What’s Up with Climate Change?
What the science says, what the media tells us, and what you need to know
April 16, 2019

Miles O’Brien is a veteran journalist who focuses on science, technology and aerospace—and is an accomplished pilot and aviation enthusiast. His award-winning journalism has earned him six Emmys, a Peabody and a DuPont for his coverage of Hurricane Katrina. … Read more »

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