Barry Daniel of The Middle Way Society speaks with Peter Block in this podcast using the broad themes of Peter’s books to base the discussion. The Middle Way Society’s aim is to encourage a universal approach to living a more integrated, ethical life, avoiding dogma or any appeal to authority.
Atty Kim Wright
Kim Wright talks with Peter Block , John McKnight and guest caller Edgar Cahn about being an Integrative Lawyer and her practice of Restorative Justice: an alternative way of dealing with crimes and taking a holistic approach that factors in emotions of both parties. She speaks about how Restorative Justice is not well received by many who practice law, and touches on how it started with Nelson Mandela. Kim also explains Therapeutic Jurisprudence: a way to create solutions rather than unhelpful punishments, and discusses the related practice of Unitive Justice.
Ed Everett, former city manager and now city strategist at nextdoor.com, talks about how technology and social media can bring neighbors closer together and strengthen community ties.
Tom Mosgaller talks about the necessity of having “gappers” aka people who work in the space between citizens and institutions.
Jackie Reed embodies the community embedded in efforts such as Every Block a Village and Westside Health Authority. She explains how health has become “a focus on problems” rather than on the people having them, and how she has helped create a new kind of health that offers fulfillment.
Drs. Paul Uhlig and Ellen Raboin
Doctors Paul Uhlig and Ellen Raboin talk about the flaws in our current healthcare system: mainly how the practice of medicine does not do enough to build community for patients in hospitals. They talk about Relational Infrastructure.
Bruce Anderson talks with Peter Block and John McKnight about how people are unified by the desire to feel welcomed in a community, how everyone has felt unwelcome at some point regardless of class or caste. He also discusses his initiative, WelcomeVashon, which is about finding a group of people who all share the desire to make their community more welcoming. He further speaks about the differences he sees in “community organizing” versus the idea of welcoming.
John and special guest Ruston Seaman of New Vision Renewable Energy talk about different ways people and communities can enable others to recognize and use their gifts to do great things wherever they are.
This is a discussion of a real alternative economy. Mark is an economist who has figured out how to measure genuine wealth on any scale. From neighborhood to provinces and countries. Shifting what we measure transforms how we think, how we speak, and what we value. He offers the tools and the strategies for transformation on a serious scale.
Jim Diers explains that the best city restoration projects stem from local communities getting involved.
Mike Butler discusses the differences of the interworking of two types of patriarchal systems: local government and criminal justice.
Economist Olivia Saunders explains how the current economy does not work for all and destroys the middle class.
Source: Thought Grenades
Edgar Cahn, founder of TimeBanks, was a guest on Thought Grenades talking about how TimeBanking is an extraordinary way of giving and receiving that builds supportive networks and strong communities.
Robert Thompson of leadersinsideout.com sits down with Tim Soerens and Kevin Jones, founders of the SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) Conference, to discuss money and how it is not working for us in a way that creates the kind of lives we should all be living.
Jim Diers elaborates on what can happen in a local setting if absolutely everyone gets involved, including those who tend to be marginalized in the community.