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Paul Saffo, Manager Director of Foresight at Discern Analytics, declares that the U.S. economy has entered a new era of great uncertainly. In what he deems the "turbulent economy", Saffo argues that "the new normal is volatility." Complete video available for purchase at http://fora.tv/2012/09/06/PaulSaffoTheGreatTurbulenceaNewEconomicOrder Futurist Paul Saffo believes we have entered a new economic order characterized by great volatility and turbulence. The 2008 crash was more than a downturn: It marked the end of the "Great Moderation," a two-decade period of mild business cycles and growth. Now many fear we are headed toward a prolonged recession (or worse), while others …

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A panel of healthcare and reproductive rights experts explore how the 2012 election could affect women's right to choose. They express concern over the Republicans' hardline pro-life platform, but remain hopeful that a Democratic victory could reverse recent pro-life legislation. Complete video available for free at http://fora.tv/2012/08/27/Reality_Check_The_Politics_of_Teenage_Pregnancies Teen pregnancies and …
The leaders of TaskRabbit, Airbnb, and RelayRides talk about the new share economy and the real incomes people generate by offering their time and assets for use in their community. Complete video available for purchase at http://fora.tv/2012/08/16/Share_Economy_Its_About_Collaboration_Not_Ownership Walk a block and borrow your neighbor’s lawn mower. Co-work in a friendly …
Peabody Award-winning journalist Jim Lehrer discusses the real reason people watch Presidential debates. He argues that while the debates are usually viewed as a forum to discuss ideas, they mostly serve to reinforce people's general impressions of the candidates. Complete video available for free at http://fora.tv/2012/07/04/Jim_Lehrer_on_the_2012_Presidential_Debates Presidential debates serve a …
Filmmaker and political activist Michael Moore points to Republican efforts to bar people from voting as the clearest sign that the GOP realizes that it's "in the crapper." Complete video available for free at http://fora.tv/2011/10/02/Michael_Moore_Here_Comes_Trouble "Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life" is an unflinchingly honest, take- no-prisoners ride through …
Dr. Shannon Bennett, Assistant Curator of Microbiology at the California Academy of Sciences, uses gene sequencing tools to trace the spread of viruses from nature to the human population and help stop the next pathogen epidemic. From her research, Bennett declares that "we are really bags of different viruses." Complete …
Janet Albrechtsen, opinion columnist for The Australian, discusses the most contentious free speech issue of today: the right to offend Islam. Complete video available for free at http://fora.tv/2009/04/03/Freedom_of_Expression_and_the_License_to_Offend Is there a point where it's better that some things are not said? If so, who gets to choose what can and …
Citing Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, journalist Michael S. Malone and Forbes publisher Rich Karlgaard discuss why the best innovators usually come in pairs. Complete video available for purchase at http://fora.tv/2012/09/13/Power_of_Pa rtners_Innovations_Top_10_Leadership_Styles Journalist Michael S. Malone and Forbes publisher Rich Karlgaard discuss innovation's top 10 leadership styles. Rich Karlgaard is …
Geoffrey Nunberg, author of "Ascent of the A-Word: Assholism, the First Sixty Years", explores how words like "incivility" don't do justice to peoples' actual emotions. Nunberg argues that words like "asshole" are more accurate, authentic methods of expression. Complete video available for purchase at http://fora.tv/2012/08/15 /Nunberg_Ascent_of_the_A-word_Incivility_vs_A--hole It went from the …
Hanna Rosin, author of 'The End of Men', talks with fellow The Atlantic editor Kate Bolick about the differences between how men and women handle living alone. While Bolick argues that women are conditioned to be better at homemaking, Rosin points to the influence of early issues of Playboy, which …
Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur Steve Blank shares the secret truth about startups and how they differ from large businesses. Blank asserts that the startup is simply "a temporary organization designed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model." Complete video available for free at http://fora.tv/2012/08/14/Steve_Blank_How _to_Build_a_Great_Startup_Step_by_Step Join Steve Blank …
Hanna Rosin, author of "The End of Men" talks with Atlantic columnist Kate Bolick and editor Garance Franke-Ruta about how changes in dating culture have affected men. While Rosin and Bolick argue that being 30 and single is a dream for men, Franke-Ruta expresses concern over the lessons they might …
Elaine Pagels, author of "Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation", discusses the influence and persistence of faith and religion in the 21st century, and how faith can be deeper than rational thought. ---- Revelations about the Book of Revelation: Elaine Pagels tells the truth about one …
Former Obama domestic policy adviser Melody Barnes and Connecticut governor Dan Malloy argue that the Tea Party has been holding the greater Republican Party hostage. Will that control extend beyond 2012? Complete video available for free at http://fora.tv/2012/09/04/Pelosi__Others_What_Obama_Must_Do_in_a_Second_Term Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders discuss what Obama must do in …
CNN journalist and news anchor Candy Crowley discusses the future of the GOP and whether it can survive as a white male-only party. Because of Obama's dominance with non-white voters, Crowley argues that Republicans cannot afford to ignore people of color. Complete video available for free at http://fora.tv/2012/08/28 /Obama_vs_Romney_Comparing_the_Candidates-2012_Election National …
Kellyanne Conway, founder and president of the polling company™ inc./WomanTrend, shares the scariest poll numbers that Obama and Romney must overcome in the election of 2012 if they hope to win the presidency in November. Complete video available for free at http://fora.tv/2012/08/28/Ayers__Conway__ Key_Pollsters_Dissect_the_2012_Election Leading pollsters Kellyanne Conway, founder and president …
Laurie Santos, associate professor of psychology at Yale University, argues that to understand the origins of the human mind, we can study the behavior of primate relatives as a proxy for our ancestors. Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2012/03/24 /Being_Human_Mental_Representations_Decision-Making As we use the tools of science to explore the nature of …
Charles Yu, author of "How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe" and McSweeney's editor Eli Horowitz discuss how the speed of advancing technology is making us feel like we're living in science fiction. Complete video available for free at http://fora.tv/2012/07/26/Charles_Yu_How_ to_Live_Safely_in_the_Fictional_Universe Charles Yu, author of "How to Live …
The Dangers of Moon Dust Aug. 29, 2012
NASA researcher Jennifer Heldmann describes the surprising dangers of moon dust. She explains that not only are the jagged particles bad for equipment, they may also pose unknown health risks to astronauts. Complete video available for free at http://fora.tv/2008/10/07/Jennifer_Heldmann_The_Moon NASA scientist Jennifer Heldmann teaches us all about earth's trusty sidekick, …
Award-winning author Chuck Palahniuk weighs in on the cultural legacy of his novel "Fight Club". He discusses peoples' apparent desire for chaos in their daily lives, and attributes the origin of "Fight Club" to his involvement with a group known as the Cacophony Society. Complete video available for purchase at …