Darcia Narvaez is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. Her prior careers include professional musician, classroom music teacher, business owner, seminarian and middle school Spanish teacher. Dr. Narvaezs current research explores how early life experience influences societal culture and moral character in children and adults. She integrates neurobiological, clinical, developmental and education sciences in her theories and research about moral development. She is the author or editor of numerous books and articles. Her recent book, Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture and Wisdom (2014), won the 2015 William James Book Award from the American Psychological Association. She is executive editor of the Journal of Moral Education.
Born in the 1940s We Remember
Updates on Citibank calls “Recession” for 2016, Robert Gordon’s new book “Rise and Fall of American growth, college students to Europe for free educations, drug and food companies profit at public’s expense, economics of presidential candidates, pension struggles heat up, and why China’s slowdown due to US/Euro/Japan economies. Major discussions of (1) US unemployment and (why profit motive yields economic decisions so often good for profits but bad for society.
– Do I get occasional hate mail and complaints directed at myself or the Expat Files show? Off course, but I have pretty thick skin. On that note, today we have just such an email of complaint from a Canadian listener. Since Canadians are generally nicer and more civil than us guys from Chicago (or Cleveland), this listener is kind and gentle about his complaints and even throws in a backhanded compliment or two. Oh but don’t worry, in a future show I’ll read a few of the more evil email complaints. I get those too…
-Today we have a discussion about gringos and their use and abuse of the Spanish language. You’ll not hear this stuff anywhere else.
-Early on (or in due time) nearly every Expat Gringo or Gringa has a bad day or two: mostly when dealing with Latin bureaucracy, lousy customer service or Latin tardiness that leads to unintended consequences. True, Gringos do rage and blow up in public. I’ve done it myself. However, there are laid back Expats who don’t necessarily explode in frustration but merely count to 10 or 20 (or 200) and fume and seethe internally. Today we have a first-hand story of a long-term Expat’s full-blown public blowup.
-Supposed USA real-estate “gurus” and their seminars are rolling through in Latin America as we speak. Talk about slick! They’re selling off condos in Miami to upscale Latins who are dying to have bragging rights in what they consider the northern Latin “Mecca”. Yup, just 10% down- and buyers also get the huge side benefit of a special US immigration “investors’ visa and automatic permanent residency for the buyer (and family) along with the deal. Its stark proof that Latins don’t do their housing homework and that they’ve never had a US housing market history lesson.
The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks is shining a Spotlight on Senator Chuck Grassley, who serves as Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, where he works for a competitive marketplace with antitrust enforcement and tort reform, to reward innovation and invention with an updated patent system, and for legal immigration that will help America’s economy grow.
Living Healthy, Living with Heart and Living Life to the Fullest Every Day. Host Bobby Elias and co-host Stefan Rudolph discuss how to live a better life through daily awareness of nutrition, eating habits, sleep patterns and surrounding yourself with like minded positive people who seek a life of constant and never-ending improvement. Eat well, Sleep Well, Live Well!
A Bowl of Soul Broadcast – 02-26-2016
Soul Pioneer – Karen Bernod – R&B – 2012
Wide Open – Choklate – R&B/Funk – 2015
Don’t Push It Don’t Force It – Leon Haywood – R&B/Funk – 1980
Chitterling Con Carne – Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers – Latin Soul – 1970
Joe Cuba – Bang Bang – Latin Soul/Boogaloo – 1967
Loves Dance – Earth, Wind & Fire – R&B – 2005
She’s Fly – Inobe – R&B/Neo Soul – 2015
All Eye Knew – Ashaki Feat.Drake – R&B – 2014
Walking Along – The Solitaires – R&B/Doo Wop – 1957
The Walk – Jimmy McKracklin – R&B – 1958
Baba Boom Time – The Jamaicans – RockSteady – 1967
If You Can Want – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – R&B – 1968
VE 292 2/26/16
David Bowie: Let’s Dance (single version)
Barrett Strong: Money
Glenn Frey: Caroline No
Hall & Oates: Rich Girl
Jimi Hendrix: The Wind Cries Mary
Roy Orbison: Crying
Cat Power: Naked If I Want To
Simon & Garfunkel: America
Steve Miller Band: Take The Money And Run
Sunflower Bean: Easier Said
Spoon: Do You
Pat Metheny: Pipeline
Art Of Noise: Peter Gunn
Smiths: How Soon Is Now?
Jack welcomes local community organizers, Maria Marroquin, director of the Worker Day Center in Mt. View, California, and Gayle McLaughlin, former mayor and now city councilperson in Richmond, California, to explain the grass roots efforts underway in their cities today to resist and rollback skyrocketing rent prices. With apartment rents having risen 25%-30% the past two years, and wages either frozen or falling for working and middle class families, more are being displaced and forced to move out of their homes—often evicted unfairly and arbitrarily by apartment chain property owners owned by hedge funds and other big finance Wall St. organizations. Maria describes the efforts in progress in her city to unite forces to resist unjust evictions and stabilize rents by passing city ordnances giving renters some basic rights. Gayle describes how the Richmond Progressive Alliance in her city challenged and won majority seats on the city council and passed rent ordnances and how the California Apartment Association—the big business lobbying arm for multi-unit apartment owners—temporarily blocked the ordnance. Gayle describes the organizing underway today for an even better rent ordnance coming up this November. Jack offers suggestions how the various fragmented efforts need to unite and ‘march on Sacramento’ to force statewide rights for renters and stop the rent price gouging that is now out of control, much like pharmaceutical drugs and education price gouging.
For more information about events underway and planned in Richmond, go to: firstname.lastname@example.org or richmondprogressivealliance.net website. For events in Mt. View go to mtviewtenantscoalition.org. Find out how successful resistance to rent gouging is done.
Madness Behind, Madness Ahead. Give Your Take on ‘Free Your Mind Friday!’
We wrap up a week of madness and brace ourselves for even more with our weekly town-hall meeting. Listeners call the shots on “Free Your Mind Friday,” a free-wheeling open forum for the exchange of information, opinions and ideas. Call 888-874-4888 and join the conversation.