Authentic Politics, A Better Morning, Broken Recycling

Authentic Politics, A Better Morning, Broken Recycling

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 4, Episode 235

  • Oct 21, 2015 1:00 pm
  • 2:20:15 mins

Authenticity in Politics (11:24) Dr. Seth Masket is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Denver. Author of No Middle Ground: How Informal Party Organizations Control Nominations and Polarize Legislatures. Worked as a senior writer in the White House Office of Correspondence and as a direct mail consultant on several political campaigns in the mid-1990s. Dr. Masket joins Dr. Townsend to discuss authenticity in politics and how much we really want to know about our politicians.  How to Have a Better Morning (57:56) John Boitnott is a journalist and digital consultant who has written on many topics throughout the years. One article that he published for teaches us all more about what we can do in our mornings to help us improve our health and cure those “Monday morning blues” that impact so many of us. Being an extremely sleep deprived, rushed culture the accompanying stress can add up over time and is unsurprisingly hazardous to our well-being. Today he talks to Dr. Townsend on how to have a better morning.  Self-Deceptions of Recycling (1:44:40) Dr. Kenneth Worthy is the author of Invisible Nature: Healing the Destructive Divide between People and the Environment and is a research associate at the University of California. He teaches environmental history, philosophy, and ethics at UC Santa Cruz, St. Mary’s College of California, and UC Berkeley. Dr. Worthy joins Dr. Townsend to discuss the what really goes on when we recycle and how important it is to reduce consumption overall.

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