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We are taking ourselves to the outskirts of consciousness by looking at research that attempts to collect near death experiences from around the world.
And, lastly, Altheide devotes his research to the development of qualitative methodology, specifically Ethnographic Content Analysis (ECA).
Altheide’s second research focus examines the media as a form of social control.
Altheide reflects on his research which has broadly focused on qualitative methodology and the media’s impact on society, especially through inciting fear.
Knowing yourself in order to build public speaking skills and ultimately grow in terms of personal development.
We chat with Allison Sutter, Lifestyle Coach, public speaker, teacher and best-selling author, about conquering fears of public speaking and personal development.
This week is Karma Week. We speak with a psychology professor and a marketer on the rippling effect of small acts of kindness and karma.
We’ve all heard the age-old saying, “what goes around comes around,” but does it ring true? For “Karma Week” at BTRtoday, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in NYC’s Madison Square Park about whether or not karma has ever affected them or the choices they’ve made. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Honey Tiger Eyes” by Ducktails Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Allison provides visualization techniques that help ease anxieties at the thought of having to give a talk, a speech or just being in a social situation.
Allison’s approach is education, and personal success, is student-centric versus content or teacher agenda centric.
Allison Sutter, personal development coach and public speaker, chats about public speaking fears and becoming the person you want to be.
Everything form solar panel mounting hardware and instructions to keeping yourself sane on the open plain.
Zach Both talks about his inspiration to quit a desk job for a sustainable way to work and live in a van.
It’s Cool Week here on BTRtoday and we are chatting with a movie director and an AI researcher to learn about their fascinating journeying to creating a computer algorithm that develops entire screen plays for film.
Skydiving, wild parties, embarking on distant adventures… for “Cool Week” at BTRtoday, Zach Schepis talks to people in New York City about the coolest things they’ve ever done. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “My Real Name” by Genevieve Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
“While the idea of living and traveling the country in a van can sound adventurous and exciting, it is certainly not for everyone.” – The Vanual
The Vanual includes tips for stealth van living, like installing wooden shelves in an old van and building an solar running vehicle.
Zach Both has written an online manual for aspiring van dwelling nomads, which he calls the Vanual.
We chat with Katina Kulow, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Louisville and author of a study on how the beliefs about karma influence consumers’ responses in advertising.
We chat with Katina Kulow, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Louisville and author of a study on how the beliefs about karma influence consumers’ responses in advertising.
We’ll chat with a viticulture extraordinaire on the delicate task of building vineyards with a mission for greater environmental awareness and a filmmaker who’s developed a manual for maintaining life on the open road.
Beginning this October, New Yorkers will have to pay for the convenience of plastic bags when they do their shopping. In an effort to curb pollution and encourage a greener lifestyle, plastic bags will cost five cents each. For “Sustainable Week” at BTRtoday, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people for their opinions about this new fee. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Salt Water” by Brazos Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
The belief that the universe bestows rewards for doing right and exacts punishments for doing wrong, is largely an Eastern philosophy, there are numerous examples of the notion in Western culture as well.
The study, “In Pursuit of Good Karma: When Charitable Appeals to Do Right Go Wrong,” was authored by Katina Kulow, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Louisville.
We chat with Katina Kulow, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Louisville and author of a study on how the beliefs about karma influence consumers’ responses in advertising.
Discover the effect global markets have on data and intelligence for the cyber security in the future.
We learn about the controversy of cyber criminal practices for the sake of social justice.
We’ll discuss the implications of cyber security and cyber criminals that prowl the deep-web, and take a closer look at if karma actually exists.
Conversations can quickly turn awkward due to the sting of an unexpected comment or just a complete loss for words. For “Conversation Week” at BTRtoday, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in NYC to divulge their handy tricks and skills for maneuvering out of those uncomfortable moments. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “How The Ranks Was Won” by Brazos Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
With such unique data, cyber security experts produce a robust intelligence service focused on the online channels where malicious actors operate.
Flashpoint’s highly differentiated data is cultivated from a wide variety of illicit communities operating within the Deep & Dark Web.
We talk about the latest technologies in surgery that are helping aid workers across the world.
We talk about the latest technologies in surgery that are helping aid workers across the world.
New York City is thought of by many as the greatest city in the world, but that distinction comes with some baggage in the form of myths — some good, some bad. For “Myth Week” at BTRtoday, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in Manhattan about which NYC myths they think to be untrue. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Could It Ever Get Better?” by These Shaky Isles Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
We talk about the latest technologies in surgery that are helping aid workers across the world.
We talk about the latest technologies in surgery that are helping aid workers across the world.
We talk about the latest technologies in surgery that are helping aid workers across the world.
After publishing The Transhumanist Wager, Istvan began actively promoting transhumanism and other futurist issues via speeches, media interviews, activism, and his writings.
Istvan is a member of the World Future Society, a volunteer Ambassador for The Seasteading Institute, an advisory board member of the India Future Society.
We’re going to take a closer look at emerging technologies that can be hacked to be more cost efficient, along with how one organization is breaking down barriers for the LGBT community to integrate with coding groups.
Cyber warfare and government security breaches by foreign or potentially hostile players are an ever-growing concern, but we wondered what information the average citizen would be interested in if they were given open access to their own government’s network. For “Hack Week” at BTRtoday, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in New York what information they’d seek out if given the opportunity. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Look At Orion!” by Bibio Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Internationally, Istvan has aimed to help foster other transhumanist organizations and has been active in humanitarian outreach programs.
As a third party candidate, Zoltan Istvan himself had funded nearly all of his campaign’s expenses to date, however, and he noted donations were needed.
We speak learn about a prominent third party candidate running for US presidency.
We speak with Dr. Benjamin D. Sommers, a health economist with Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a primary care physician who has conducted research on the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act.
Often called Obamacare, has reversed what had been a downward spiral in which health care was becoming more costly and less available to many Americans
We will be investigating into the political complexity and myths of the Affordable Care Act, as well as learn about a third party candidate and the pricy game of running for US presidency.
As part of “Affordable Week” at BTRtoday, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City about their favorite free activities for the summer amid the seemingly always-rising cost of living in the city. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Too Much Space Man” by Diane Coffee Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Sommers is a health economist with Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a primary care physician with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Population-level surveys from the federal government and private foundations show that the ability for Americans to get care they need and pay their medical bills has improved significantly.
A survey, which involved more than half a million U.S. adults, found that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has reversed a downward spiral in which health care was becoming more costly and less available to Americans.
It spent more than 100 years in the museum’s collection before researchers discovered that the baby’s body was inside.
This high respect and compassionate perspective on pregnancy is something that should be universally duplicated within our culture.
We could all use a new way of looking at the world, so today’s guests are here to show us some vantage points that range from the very small to the vast and interconnected.
For “Perspective Week” at BTRtoday Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people about a time in their lives when they wish they were able to change how they saw a certain situation. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Needs” by Baio Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
The baby is the youngest ever example of a human fetus to be embalmed and buried in Egyptian society.
Archaeologists made an amazing discovery recently when they found the mummy of a tiny, 16- to 18-week gestation baby taken from a tomb in Egypt.
Egyptologist Helen Strudwick talks about her work in helping to discover the youngest mummified fetus in Ancient Egypt history and how new technologies are transforming how we view the past.
We speak with an egyptologist about a the youngest ancient Egyptian mummy ever found.
Our final segment with Ira Pastor, the CEO of Bioquark, a biotech firm spearheading a new U.S.-approved “death reversal” research.
Can stem cell injections revive a dead brain? Ambitious ‘Reanima Project’ aims to find out.
We are looking at the fairly intricate and technical philosophies, as well as the advancing technologies that help reveal even the most minute of Egyptian mummies.
Donald Trump talks a mighty game, but is he really trying to compensate for something much smaller? For “Tiny Week” at BTRtoday, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people on the streets of New York City whether or not they think the presumptive Republican nominee for President of the United States is well-qualified… and well-endowed. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Penis Glove” by The Adventures of the Silver Spaceman Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Using existing medical techniques to induce nervous system regeneration, researchers will attempt to restore consciousness.
Pastor believes that brain death is a curable illness. His new research with the Reanima Project hopes to shed light on this.
We discuss sustainability theories and practices within the field of ecological economics.
If you could travel through space, where in the universe would you go? For “Space Week” at BTRtoday, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people on the streets of New York City which interstellar regions and far away planets they might venture to if given the opportunity. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Electric Love” by He’s My Brother She’s My Sister Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Cautioning that psychedelics are not for everyone, Jim dispels the myths and misperceptions.
Fadiman outlines best practices for safe “entheogenic” voyages learned through his more than 40 years of experience.
This week is island week, and we’re going to take a look at how seemingly independent, isolated phenomenon are really surrounded by a number of waves of influence.
Stranded on a desert island, alone, and without a means to escape… what would you choose to bring with you? Whether it’s books or vodka, for “Island Week” at BTR, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people on the streets of New York City what comforts they would bring to their tropical isolation. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Merchants of Soul” by Spoon Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
It’s called micro-dosing, and while the idea hasn’t yet catapulted itself into the mainstream, it’s getting there.
Back in 1966, Fadiman published a landmark study about hallucinogen drugs that’s still held up today as one of the main pieces of hard scientific evidence about acid’s artistic utility
Dr. James Fadiman, author of The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide, talking with us about the science behind micro-dosing with LSD.
Learning what going beyond film can entail and bringing better awareness to the future of VR.
We discuss fully immersive storytelling, where the viewer no longer watches a story unfold, but is instead placed inside the scene with action taking place all around them.
This week is Break Week and we are looking into the brain and the fascinating ways that it can break us from reality.
For “Break Week” at BTR, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City what they would do if they could take a break from all the responsibilities in their busy lives. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Pocket Change” by Lettuce Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
We continue our discussion with Opeyemi Olukemi, the senior director at Tribeca Interactive, who helped to organize the New Media Fund in its inaugural year.
Trained in both the arts and sciences, Opeyemi constantly seeks to expand upon and integrate technology along various art mediums.
We look into the inspiring and innovative work of virtual reality in storytelling.
For all the weirdos out there, all the people who don’t quite fit inside any predetermined box, this week’s podcast is for you.
Fly around the world with DJ Wynn and hear tracks from El Guincho, Amadou & Mariam, Bonga, and The Very Best.
Let’s all take a step back from the rush, inhale a deep breath, and concentrate our minds on the ways in which we can better focus and center both our bodies and minds.
Amongst the overlapping currents of political slandering and entertainment media, it can be hard to keep track of the issues that matter most. For “Focus Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in New York City whether our culture has lost focus in addressing the pertinent issues of our time. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Needs” by Baio Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
We are looking at the inhumane treatment of animals in the Western world, where many of us view them as nothing more than “bodies” to be raised for the slaughter.
Is our culture helping or hindering the acceptance of more diverse body images? For “Body Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people on the streets of New York City if they truly see a positive body movement underway. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “How” by Daughter Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Part 2 with Bowman about the storm barrier he has been promoting that would stretch five miles across the entrance to New York Harbor from Sandy Hook.
We speak with Matt Rice, director of investigations for Mercy for Animals, about the large-scale animal abuse excused by federal laws at factory farms across America.
Animal abuse runs rampant within the meat, dairy, and egg industries. With no federal laws regulating the treatment of animals on factory farms, cruelty has become the norm.
A new Mercy For Animals undercover investigation into Perdue Farms—one of the largest poultry producers in the United States—reveals workers’ animal cruelty.
We are looking at the redeeming work of saving animals from shelters and how we can benefit more than we realize from rescuing animals.
We’ve all faced moments in our lives when we were forced to atone for mistakes. For “Redemption Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people on the streets of New York City about decisions that have righted wrongs and healed relationships. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Factory Flaws” by Young Galaxy Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
These investigations have led to raids of factory farms, rescues of abused farmed animals, and passage of anti-cruelty laws.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, hopes to start testing a DNA vaccine by September.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, hopes to start testing a DNA vaccine by September.
Today we’re going to take a look at some of the epidemics facing us today, and what we can do to fight them together.
An epidemic is the rampant outbreak of anything from a disease to a cultural phenomenon. For “Epidemic Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in NYC what they consider to be the greatest epidemic facing our world. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “One Day” by The Child Of Lov (Featuring Damon Albarn) Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
We continue to chat with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who hopes to start testing a DNA vaccine by September.
We continue to talk with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who hopes to start testing a DNA Zika vaccine by September.
You’ve just tuned in to The Daily Beat! This week on the Daily Beat: We chat with Thomas Rothstein, a biologist at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, to learn about his work with Cuban doctors for the lung cancer vaccine called Racotumomab. Today on the Daily Beat, Firday March 25, 2016: We continue to speak with Thomas Rothstein, a biologist at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, has for six years worked with the Center for Molecular Immunology on another vaccine to treat lung cancer called Racotumomab, with an entirely different mechanism. (It messes with a particular lipid found in tumor cell membranes.) “Investigators from around the world are trying to crack the nut of cancer,” Rothstein says in an interview with Wired.com. “The Cubans are thinking in ways that are novel and clever.” 00:00 The Daily Beat Intro 01:15 The Daily Beat pt. 1 – Thomas Rothstein 04:30 The Daily Beat pt. 2 – Global Collaboration 09:00 The Daily Beat pt. 3 – Working across the world for a cure 11:22 The Daily Beat Outro 12:18 Gaunt – Kiasmos 17:32 Finish
We learn what how the Cuban embargo impacts the ability for researchers to collaborate on innovative treatments.
What are some of the ways that we can sustain a natural and ongoing dialogue, to form communities of knowledge outside of institutions?
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Is it possible to live a natural lifestyle in a teeming metropolis? For “Natural Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people on the streets of New York City how they find holistic balance in one of the busiest industrial epicenters of the world. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Born Tight” by Man Man
We learn about the Cuban process in researching and creating new, low-cost drugs for its citizens.
We continue to speak with Thomas Rothstein, a biologist at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, working for six years for a revolutionary vaccine to treat lung cancer.
We chat with Thomas Rothstein, a biologist at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, about his work with Cuban doctors for the lung cancer vaccine called Racotumomab.
Dr. Charles Mueller, clinical associate professor of nutrition at NYU Steinhardt, discusses the movement toward food with less additives.
Continuing the conversation on how there have been no conclusive long-term medical effects on consuming MSG.
We will be looking into the essentials that cause America’s drug shortages and demystifying what food additives mean for our health.
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Can you capture your personality in one word? For “Essence Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people on the streets of New York City about the core of their personalities and how the world has helped to shape their characters. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Planting Flowers” by Shadow In The Cracks
Learning about processed foods that tend to have long lists of ingredients that add flavor, color and texture, along with preservatives to extend shelf life.
Charles Mueller, clinical associate professor of nutrition at NYU Steinhardt, will discuss the health effects of the common additives.
We continue to learn about Dr. Unguru and his colleagues’ framework to deal with these shortages in pediatric oncology
In the battle between community gardens vs. affordable housing: what do we truly lose in choosing the latter?
We continue to learn that the drug shortages don’t end at cancer treatment agents but also for milder diseases and illnesses too.
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! What does it take to build a happy community? For “Community Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz take to the streets to learn about what people want their communities to aspire to. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Owl (Featuring Doom)” by The Child Of Lov
We continue the conversation with Dr. Yoram Unguru about the bioethical difficulties in treating patients with pediatric cancer during this drug shortage epidemic.
We speak with Dr. Yoram Unguru, a pediatric oncologist at Children’s Hospital at Sinai and professor at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.
We speak with the founder and leader of the Oneironauticum, an international dream group that explores the use of oneirogens that promote vivid dreaming.
We learn how dreamwork in a workshop program can have practical applications to your waking life.
We learn about the creative human process of dreaming by speaking with neuroscientists and dreamwork teachers.
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Vivid, recurring dreams can considerably impact our lives. For “Dream Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz speak to people about the most memorable dreams of their lives, and whether any significance lies within the subconscious. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Dreams” by Jessica Pratt
We learn the difference between liminal and lucid dreaming and how they can both feed our creative selves.
Part 2 with Jennifer Dumpert talking about the group dreaming workshops she leads that promote untapped ideas.
How dreams and art therapy join in a sacred junction of aesthetics and psychological healing.
We speak with Jennifer Dumpert, writer, lecturer, and workshop leader who teaches experience-based forms of dreamwork to promote creativity.
We learn about the chemical PFOA that has only recently been regulated by the EPA after much pollution and destruction.
We take a look at how to combat the negative news cycle and instituting change after the disastrous Dupont chemical pollution scandal.
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Humor relaxes tension and brings about happiness during the day. As part of “Positivity Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz take to the streets to learn about what makes people laugh. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Waiting” by Black Lips
Continue the conversation with Nathaniel Rich, a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, on EPA toxin regulations.
Keep warm with global melodies from El Guincho, Konono No.1, Manu Chao, and The Very Best.
Part 2 with Nathaniel Rich, a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, on Dupont Chemical pollution.
Can we transform journalism to be a source of optimism and hope, rather than fear?
We speak with Nathaniel Rich, a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, about his story on the pollution of the DuPont Company.
We learn about the grass-roots efforts ongoing to fight big soda companies and the importance of public awareness in this battle.
We learn about the World Health Organization’s recommendations on sugar intake and the big soda company responses.
With the help of our guests, we look at the movement to end big soda companies and the ideas that can evolve American Universities.
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Revolutionary ideas don’t have to change the entire political climate to be important and impacting. As part of “Revolution Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz talk to people in New York City about their own involvement in movements and the revolutions, no matter how small, that they hope to lead in the future. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Everywhere I’m Local” by Har Mar Superstar
Marion Nestle lays out how big soda companies are similar to the big tobacco companies in manipulating information for sales.
Discovering how to establish public trust in police once again, while simultaneously having the police trust the public.
We learn from Marion Nestle, all the ways in which big soda companies are using brilliant marketing strategy for profit in expense of public health.
Marion Nestle talks with us about her latest book, Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning).
We speak with a long-time fitness writer on the detrimental effects of a sedentary lifestyle and how we can make more time for movement.
We continue the conversation on simple ways we can change our behaviors for overall better health.
Today we’re going to hone in on a couple of specific issues, those being how Americans view changing perspectives in fitness trends and wellbeing.
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Sometimes a simple smile or giving up of one’s seat can completely change someone else’s day. As part of “Change Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz hit the streets to learn about how people create small changes to make large impacts on the daily lives of others. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Holdin’ On” by Good Field
We continue the conversation on how stress is introduced to the brain and how it can be mitigated with simple meditation techniques.
DJ Wynn is serving up double shots of Mahala Rai Banda, Las Rubias del Norte, El Rego, and Amadou & Mariam.
Gretchen Reynolds, NY Times Fitness columnist, lays out the simple workout exercises that increase speed for healthier results.
NY Times Fitness columnist, Gretchen Reynolds, reveals to BTR the best science research for simplifying and improving daily workout.
NY Times Fitness columnist, Gretchen Reynolds, talks to us about some simple ways to improve fitness.
We learn the fundamental questions in the field of quantum optics and how quantum communications is utilizing it for the future.
We learn about the competition to bring quantum communications to space and the benefit in a global common goal through scientific collaboration.
This week we speak with a Swedish photographer on his trip to North Korea and a plastic surgeon on America’s obsession with youth.
The existence of parallel universes is a theory in physics that allows us to open our minds to what could be possible in another similar realm. As part of “Parallel Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz asked people in NYC about their visions of a parallel universe and what their place might be in an alternate world. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Don’t Make Me Hit You” by Har Mar Superstar
We continue to speak about creating the world’s largest quantum communication network in China.
Part 2 with Surendra P. Singh, professor of quantum optics at the University of Arkansas, about creating the world’s largest quantum communication network in China.
A look into the research by Dr. Esther Sternberg that rectifies the inextricable relationship between memories and our immune system.
We speak with Surendra P. Singh, professor of quantum optics at the University of Arkansas, about the world’s largest quantum communication network in China.
You’ve just tuned in to The Daily Beat! This week on the Daily Beat: We look into the launch of Clowns Without Borders with director Molly Levine. Today on the Daily Beat, Friday January 29, 2015:The performance of being a clown in war-stricken areas has unexpectedly attracted audiences of more than 700 children, proving to there is a great need for clowns and entertainment in crisis situations.  Clowns Without Borders offers humor as a means of psychological support to communities that have suffered trauma. We speak with Molly Levine, who joined Clowns Without Borders in late 2013. She has an enthusiasm for and belief in what happens at the intersection of performing arts and humanitarian aid. “Molly graduated from Global College- Long Island University with a B.A in Global Studies; a concentration of human rights activism and violence against marginalized ethnic people. Molly is a project coordinator, facilitator, teacher, event producer, burning man enthusiast, with an unhealthy delight in making the impossible possible.” – ClownsWithoutBorders. 00:00 The Daily Beat Intro 00:19 The Daily Beat pt. 1 – Molly Levine 03:45 The Daily Beat pt. 2 – Performing Arts 09:20 The Daily Beat pt. 3 – Humanitarian Aid 11:04 The Daily Beat Outro 11:09 Neptune Sun – Ghost Ease 15:25 Finish
We continue the conversation by looking into the proven psychological support laughter has on the human mind.
We’ve got two interesting interviews on some of the greatest launches of communication that transcends borders and perceived limitations.
It’s “Launch Week” at BTR, as we celebrate the unveiling of our new website and mobile app. That means big changes and, in that spirit, BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz take to the streets of New York City to ask people about big changes in their own lives. Ideas from eating healthier to living more fulfilling lives are discussed as people imagine the best changes they can make for themselves. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Do It” by Good Field
How Clowns Without Borders is now organizing in twelve countries hoping to send at least one hundred projects throughout the world each year.
Learn about the resilient journey of one Chinese physicist with a mission to test quantum mechanics to its ultimate limits.
Part two with Molly Levine on how Clowns Without Borders goes to refugee camps to bring laughter and joy.
We look into the launch of Clowns Without Borders with director Molly Levine.
Our final segment on alternative/functional medicine bringing balance back into our medical system
Our society is experiencing a sharp increase in people suffering chronic diseases, functional medicine attempts to heal from the source.
We investigate the international pharmacopoeia and the American hunt for a viable lung cancer vaccine from Cuba.
Nobody knows what the future might hold or what changes could uproot everything we know. BTR ‘s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz take to the streets of Manhattan to ask people what aspects of our society they think are built to last.
We speak with Sarah Josey, a clinical herbalist and nutritionist, on how her work parallels that of the functional medicine movement.
BTR explores the transition from treating diseases to treating the underlying systems that create them with Functional Medicine. Herbalist and nutritionalist Sarah Josey discusses the implications.
We continue the conversation with Sarah Josey, clinical herbalist and nutritionist, to learn about functional medicine as a roadmap to navigating the systems that cause disease.
We chat with Sarah Josey, clinical herbalist and nutritionist, about the mechanisms behind alternative medicine that help heal disease at the source of the issue rather than treating the symptom.
Ellen Bass gives advice for young poets to be intrigued by the “ordinary” or over-looked aspects of our lives and discusses more of her recent book of poetry, Like a Beggar.
Unique poetic techniques and tools are revealed in this interview with Ellen Bass as she breaks down her poem, “What Did I Love?”.
We speak with two creative individuals who are finding unconventional sources of inspiration: Trinity De Guzman and Ellen Bass.
Inspirations for our creative endeavors usually come from a particular muse or event. BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz take to the streets to ask people about their greatest sources of inspiration and creativity.
Driving forces of poetry, such as small moments of every day life, are what Ellen Bass speaks upon as muses for her poetry.
Part 2 with Ellen Bass’s most recent book of poetry, Like a Beggar, and the way poetry can be a tool for investigation.
An interview with award-winning poet Ellen Bass about love, truth, and butchering chickens.
BTR sits down for an interview with the award-winning poet Ellen Bass, who writes and speaks about love, truth, and butchering chickens.
We learn about the initiatives by Blue Zones to make American cities more fit and healthy environments.
We learn about fitness and diet benefits of a plant-based nutritious from Dan Buetter, a National Geographic Fellow and author of Blue Zones.
What does it take to tackle the seemingly insurmountable, the physically audacious feats that we watch others accomplish with awe and wonder?
BTR gets down and dirty with serial Tough Mudders where participants wade through a mile of waist-deep mud, run through dangling electrical wires, and leap over open fires.
BTR’s Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis recently visited the Javits Center in New York City to speak with marathon runners, health-product representatives, and the general public about their top fitness goals for the year.
Dan Buetter, author of Blue Zones, speaks with us about creating a Blue Zone Certification program to create easy, healthy choices in a community.
Part 2 with Dan Buetter, a National Geographic Fellow and multiple New York Times bestselling author, on how to life long lives like centennials.
Dan Buetter, a National Geographic Fellow and multiple New York Times bestselling author, discusses the five places in the world where people live the longest, and are healthiest and happiest.
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