Robert Dallek tells Judith Strasser what five qualities are necessary for leadership greatness. Dallek is the author of "Hail to the Chief: The Making and Unmaking of American Presidents." Also, former senator and presidential contender Gary Hart tells Steve Paulson that today's greatest leaders are afraid to go public in contemporary America. Hart's latest book is "The Patriot: An Exhortation to Liberate America from the Barbarians."SEGMENT 2:
Sound archivist Gordon Skene tells Steve Paulson what goes into great rhetoric; and we hear excerpts from some great speeches. Also, a commentary from Mark Montgomery on why there are no great speakers in politics today.SEGMENT 3:
Emmett Murphy, author of "Leadership IQ," tells Steve Paulson that great leaders need front line experience and that we should have a job description for the Presidency.For cassette copies of this hour, call 1-800-747-7444, and ask for program number 10-20-A.
We've known that stress can cause ulcers and heart disease. Now, researchers say chronic stress can alter the structure of the brain. Stanford University neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky tells Steve Paulson how trauma can actually erase human memory. Also, Mary Roach (a contributing editor to Health magazine) tells Jim Fleming about the latest rage in Bombay, India - laughing clubs.SEGMENT 2:
Psychotherapist Brad Blanton has spent much of his career searching for ways to beat stress. The real problem, he says, is that we're chronic liars. He explains to Judith Strasser why lying is the main cause of stress. Blanton is the author of "Radical Honesty."SEGMENT 3:
Suppose what gets you down isn't some garden-variety stress, but real trauma - crippling emotional pain left over from a nighmarish childhood. Psychotherapist Lilliam Rubin tells Steve Paulson that even the most traumatic childhood can be overcome. Rubin is the author of "The Transcendent Child."For cassette copies of this hour, call 1-800-747-7444, and ask for program number 10-20-B.
Rabbi Burton Visotzky tells Judith Strasser why the Book of Genesis is like a soap opera and how it can prompt moral development in today's readers, even if they're not churchgoers. Visotzky teaches at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and is the author of "The Genesis of Ethics." Also, Stephen Mitchell tells Judith about the multiple authors of Genesis. Mitchell has translated many sacred texts and poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. His latest book is "Genesis."SEGMENT 2:
Clarissa Pinkola Estes - poet, psychoanalyst and author of the best-selling "Women Who Run with the Wolves" -- tells Steve Paulson some of the stories of survival and regeneration that she learned from her refugee Hungarian relatives. Estes' new book of these stories is "The Faithful Gardener."SEGMENT 3:
PC story-meister James Finn Garner tells Jim Fleming his enlightened version of Hansel and Gretel; talks about the nature of satire; and recites part of his updated alphabet. Garner is responsible for "Politically Correct Bedtime Stories," "Once upon a More Enlightened Time: More Politically Correct Bedtime Stories," and "Politically Correct Holiday Stories."Cassette copies of this hour are not available.