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Dec 27, 2017

You've likely heard about the Bundy trial that's been taking place these past few weeks in Las Vegas. What many people don't realize is that the conflict over cattle and public lands are merely symptoms of a larger power struggle that's been going on for decades. It's been a long time since the average citizen has had to do any heavy lifting regarding keeping government--at all levels--accountable to we the people. Get ready for some behind-the-scenes insights about the Bundy family's struggle and why it affects more than just Western ranchers.

Dec 22, 2017

Few things have stirred up the discussion on social media like the Federal Communications Commission's recent repeal of net neutrality. Depending on who you were listening to, the end of net neutrality was either going to destroy the internet or make it better by introducing genuine competition between internet service providers. Since Brad Green is a highly savvy businessman who makes his living via online commerce, we wanted to get his take on net neutrality and how its repeal may impact our lives.

Dec 19, 2017

Jack Phillips isn’t exactly a household name but he may be in the near future. Phillips is the Colorado baker who declined a request to create a wedding cake for a same sex wedding. That action landed him before his state’s civil rights commission who told him he could not decline to make the cake. This decision was affirmed by the Colorado Supreme Court and is now before the U.S. Supreme Court. Is it strictly a matter of his religious free speech or is there a better argument to be made for his property rights?

Dec 13, 2017

It’s not enough to simply be rich or famous, if you want to change the world in any measurable way, you must understand how to wield influence. If you don’t share your message, who will? Josh Steimle joins us to talk about the process of becoming a thought leader and influencer and how to build your personal brand in a way that gets you the right kind of attention.

Dec 10, 2017

The social script that most of us grow up with is something along the lines of: “Get good grades in school, go to college, get a degree and then get a good job.” That’s not a bad idea if life is primarily about having a career. But what happens when you discover a sense of personal purpose in your life? Purpose brings a sense of fulfillment and motivation to our lives that a paycheck or fame and fortune cannot. In this episode we’ll discuss how to seek out your individual purpose and why the world needs more individuals who consider this a priority.

Dec 5, 2017

Urban sprawl is creating serious challenges in a number of population centers across America and throughout the world. We’ve grown accustomed to having big homes and spending considerable amounts of time commuting to our work, shopping and community functions. Many of us have also lost touch with how our food gets to our table. Is there a better way we could be living in 1/5 of the space we currently inhabit? Could we produce more of what we eat right in our own communities? David Hall is a scientist, a visionary, and a prospective community planner who has some surprising answers to these questions and how we may be living in the future.

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