Friday, January 7, 2011

Jan 10 - 14 Programs

Jean returns from vacation on Monday. Here’s the lineup for our first new shows of 2011:

Monday: The Art Instinct:

Rebroadcast from 06/09/2009. Can you imagine what our cave people ancestors were thinking as they relaxed by the side of a fire and enjoyed a beautiful sunset? If you think that we've only learned to appreciate beauty more recently, think again. We are celebrating Darwin's bicentennial year with author Denis Dutton and his book The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution which explores the evolutionary role of aesthetic appreciation.

Tuesday: Twelve Steps To a Compassionate Life: Comparative religion scholar Karen Armstrong's "Charter for Compassion" has been signed by thousands and is inspiring compassionate deeds around the world. Her latest book brings it all home.

Wednesday: The Future of Recycling: Tom Szaky, the 28-year-old founder of TerraCycle, one of the fastest growing green companies in the world, is making a business out of recycling and a name for himself as "#1 CEO in America Under 30."

Thursday: Wisdom in the Workplace: Swarthmore sociologist Barry Schwartz brings together Aristotle and modern-day psychology to help us re-imagine how each of us can do our job better and feel more satisfied at the same time.

Friday: All You Need to Know About Olive Oil: Last year about this time, I spent a few days in Montreal where I met a charming Frenchman named Renee Lavallee whose shop in a downtown market is famous for its olive oil, with one entire wall lined from floor to ceiling with bottles from all over the world. He's so devoted to liquid gold, he claims it's even great with ice cream.

We hope you will join us!

~The Here on Earth Team

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