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Pirate Hour: David Brin

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[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO_FxE3DidY[/embed] The tenth episode of the Pirate Hour is a philosophical discussion about a transparent society, government influence and a projection of the future if current trends are followed. Speaking with David Brin about his work and philosophy as it relates to human nature and political participation was an amazing opportunity. Brin is a scientist, futurist and award winning science fiction writer. He has received the Hugo, Locus, Campbell and Nebula awards for his work writing novels, short stories, graphic novels, nonfiction and articles. His most recent novel is Existence,…
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Pirate Hour: Jim Gray

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[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OU1BTkYSvs[/embed] The ninth episode of the Pirate Hour is a discussion with the Vice Presidential Candidate for the Libertarian Party. We are very excited to speak with Judge Jim Gray, former presiding judge for the Orange County Superior Court, author and Libertarian candidate for Vice President. Gray has been a member of the California Judicial Council, as well as the California Judicial Council's Advisory Committee on Juvenile Law, the Alcohol Advisory Board to the Orange County Board of Supervisors, the Advisory Board of the California Department of Alcohol and Drug…
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Pirate Hour: Lawrence Lerner

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[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GID0VkoLLdU[/embed] The eighth episode of the Pirate Hour is a discussion about revolutionary innovation, social media and tactics for achieving change. This week we speak with Lawrence Lerner, President of LLBC, llc and Vice President and Global Head of Quality and Testing for GENPACT LLC. Lerner describes his method for analyzing problems as "constructive disruption" and "revolutionary innovation." This is a method for identifying as many variables as possible and analyzing facts when implementing change in an organization. We were very interested to discuss Lerner's ideas as they relate to…
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Pirate Hour: Eric Maag

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[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uJuaG8KpvA[/embed] The seventh episode of the Pirate Hour is a discussion about upcoming propositions that would effect education, student rights and the labor movement. This week we speak with Eric Maag, Professor of Communication at Southwestern College in San Diego. Prof. Maag is also interim president of the Southwestern College Education Association (faculty union), where he coordinates labor union activities on behalf of 800 college educators in San Diego. Maag is an influential college debate coach and activist. We are very lucky to have the opportunity to speak with him.…
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