On the next Digging in the Dirt, Kevin Gallagher will rebroadcast a speech originally presented by The Ecologist and Resurgence.com. The speaker is George Monbiot, a long-time British environmental activist, author and filmmaker. Films like Apocalypse Cow and The Age of Stupid, as well as the book Age of Consent. This recent talk is an important rumination on how our planet is “Dying from Consumption.”
Monday, May 31, 4 PM.
I have to confess, when I first heard about Michaeleen Doucleff’s book Hunt, Gather, Parent, I thought to myself, “just another parenting book.” When my son was growing up, I consulted a lot of them, but only one or two told me anything useful.
So I was intrigued but skeptical when I sat down to read about what Doucleff had to say about What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans—the subtitle of her book.
I was quickly won over by Doucleff’s combination of her personal story — trying to parent her strong-willed young daughter — her research into parenting style of three indigenous cultures — Maya families in Mexico, Inuit families above the Arctic Circle, and Hadzabe families in Tanzania. And her eminently practical suggestions. And her ideas don’t just work for young children, but for relationships we have with family members of all ages.
Michaeleen Doucleff is a correspondent for NPR’s Science Desk, where she reports on disease outbreaks, cross-cultural parenting, and women and children’s health. Hunt, Gather, Parent is a NYT bestseller.
MIT social psychologist Sherry Turkle is best known for her books, Reclaiming Conversation and Alone Together. They offer penetrating insights into the toll that digital technology has taken on our human connections.
Now, in her intimate memoir of love and work, The Empathy Diaries, Turkle ties together her own life’s story and her pathbreaking research on technology, empathy, and ethics. Growing up in postwar Brooklyn, she searched for clues to her identity in a house filled with mysteries. Empathy became her strategy of survival as she strove to master the codes that governed her family’s secrets.
In The Empathy Diaries, Turkle asks the big question that has motivated her research: how does one change minds? She discovers the clue to unlock that process of change through examining her owns story — it’s all about creating and preserving connections between people.
Sherry Turkle is Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT, and the founding director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self.
Monday, May 31, 10 PM and archived.
Tiokasin Ghosthorse’s guest this week on First Voices Indigenous Radio is George Nuku, an artist from Aotearoa. He is of Scottish, German and Maori descent. George’s works range from delicate pearl shell, bone and jade amulets to life-size plexiglass sculptures and multi-story high polystyrene depictions of Polynesian demi-gods and Maori culture heroes. His work has been displayed at the British Museum, National Museum of Scotland, Museum of Geneva, Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, British Columbia, Museum of Contemporary Art in Taiwan, United Nations Forum for Indigenous People, Tijibao Cultural Centre in Nouméa, New Caledonia and many more.
Tuesday, June 1 at 12:00 noon.
8:30 pm: Jim Goodman and Andrew Pahnke will talk about their article defending Biden’s allocation of
$5 Billion to help farmers of color from attacks by white farmers who are claiming anti-white racism.
9:15 pm: Dr. Jack Rasmus will explain the good, the bad and the ugly of the stock market and opine on
whether real progress economic reform is possible without abolishing the exchanges.
Tuesday, June 1, 8 pm and archived.
On this month’s North Fork Works, two members of the North Fork Dark Sky Coalition talk about why the dark sky is important, not only to astronomers and nature lovers, but to many many species of birds and insects, our agriculture and tourism economies and to our own sense of wellbeing and wonder. They will tell us what they and the Town of Southold are doing to educate the public to protect this crucial natural resource by combating light pollution and keeping it from escaping.
Wednesday, June 2 at 7:30 pm and archived.