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Oct 31, 2019

William Ryerson heads the Population Media Center, which develops serial melodramas with messages: mainly stories that lead people to change their minds about various reproductive health issues. He and Metta agree that television shows are highly influential, informing (or misinforming) people in powerful ways. The best...


Oct 4, 2019

Shubhendu Sharma founded a company in India, Afforestt, to build tiny forests all around the world, using methods developed by the Japanese botanist Miyawaki. They are dense natural forests comprising trees that grew in the region hundreds or thousands of years ago. Metta Spencer asks Shubhendu to estimate the...


Aug 25, 2019

Ashis Nandy is a political psychologist in Delhi who notes the harms resulting from India's development programs. After explaining this to Subir Guin and Metta Spencer, he analyzes Modi's reasons for depriving Kashmiris of their political autonomy.

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Aug 6, 2019

Alison Lucas is a Major in the Canadian Army and Amber Comisso is a Lt. Commander in Canada's Navy. Both have served as peacekeepers abroad, but their jobs did not call upon their special quality -- their gender -- for dealing with women who would have avoided male Canadian soldiers. Still, they say peace operations are...


Mar 1, 2019

Theodore Postol, Douglas Roche, and Sergey Rogov are all deeply worried because the US and Russia have both declared their intention of ending the INF Treaty, which banned ground launched, medium-ranged missiles. It appears that we will have another nuclear arms race, with risks comparable to the Cuban Missile Crisis.