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World Leaders & Thinkers “In Their Own Words

Here is where you can experience the vast wisdom and knowledge of geniuses as interviewed by Dr. Alvin Augustus Jones. Listen to them in their own words as they share their expertise. This experience will give you strength for your journey and food for thought. Please feel free to browse the interviews listing by clicking it. Some audio and video is in Windows Media Format. To download a free Windows Media Player, click the link below. Thanks for stopping by.

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Featured Interviews

 

Councilwoman Sharon Hurt Of Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival chats with Dr. Alvin

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From nationally known to emerging artists, the Jefferson St. Jazz & Blues Festival celebrates the influence of African American music on American culture. The musical event features multiple stages set throughout the Bicentennial Mall filled with vendors, food trucks, a customized Children’s Pavilion, and much more.

Festival-goers can enjoy tunes of jazz, blues and R&B from local artists and headliners such as Latimore, Midnight Star, and Lakeside.

With thousands of attendees each year, the Jefferson St. Jazz & Blues Festival builds cultural awareness, attracts diversity and commemorates the historic Jefferson Street Corridor through the sounds of […]

Run, Spot, Run: The Ethics Of Keeping Pets By Jessica Pierce chats Dr. Alvin

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A life shared with pets brings many emotions. We feel love for our companions, certainly, and happiness at the thought that we’re providing them with a safe, healthy life. But there’s another emotion, less often acknowledged, that can be nearly as powerful: guilt. When we see our cats gazing wistfully out the window, or watch a goldfish swim lazy circles in a bowl, we can’t help but wonder: are we doing the right thing, keeping these independent beings locked up, subject to our control? Is keeping pets actually good for the pets themselves?

That’s the question […]

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Real Talk With Dr. Valencia Campbell: Promoting Academic Excellence; How You Can Help chats with Dr. Alvin

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A Perfect Life By Eileen Pollack chats with Dr. Alvin

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A luminous and insightful novel that considers the moral complexities of scientific discovery and the sustaining nature of love. A young researcher at MIT, Jane Weiss is obsessed with finding the genetic marker for Valentine’s Disease, a neurodegenerative disorder. Her pursuit is deeply personal—Valentine’s killed her mother, and she and her freewheeling sister, Laurel, could be genetic carriers; each has a fifty percent chance of developing the disease. Having seen firsthand the devastating effect Valentine’s had on her parents’ marriage, Jane is terrified she might become a burden on whomever she falls in love with and so steers […]

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The Arm: Inside The Billion-Dollar Mystery Of the Most Valuable Commodity In Sports By Jeff Passan chats with Dr. Alvin

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Every year, Major League Baseball spends more than $1.5 billion on pitchers—five times the salary of all NFL quarterbacks combined. Pitchers are the lifeblood of the sport, the ones who win championships, but today they face an epidemic unlike any baseball has ever seen.

One tiny ligament in the elbow keeps snapping and sending teenagers and major leaguers alike to undergo surgery, an issue the baseball establishment ignored for decades. For three years, Jeff Passan, the lead baseball columnist for Yahoo Sports, has traveled the world to better understand the mechanics of the arm and its place in […]

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Tied Up In Knots: How Getting What We Wanted Made Women Miserable By Andrea Tantaros chats with Dr. Alvin

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Fifty years after Betty Friedan unveiled The Feminine Mystique, relations between men and women in America have never been more dysfunctional. If women are more liberated than ever before, why aren’t they happier? In this shocking, funny, and bluntly honest tour of today’s gender discontents, Andrea Tantaros, one of Fox News’ most popular and outspoken stars, exposes how the rightful feminist pursuit of equality went too far, and how the unintended pitfalls of that power trade have made women (and men!) miserable.

In a covetous quest to attain the power that men had, women were advised to work like […]

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Good For The Money: My Fight To Pay Back America By Ari Benmosche chats with Dr. Alvin

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In 2009, at the peak of the financial crisis, AIG – the American insurance behemoth – was sinking fast. It was the peg upon which the nation hung its ire and resentment during the financial crisis: the pinnacle of Wall Street arrogance and greed. When Bob Benmosche climbed aboard as CEO, it was widely assumed that he would go down with his ship. In mere months, he turned things around, pulling AIG from the brink of financial collapse and restoring its profitability. Before three years were up, AIG had fully repaid its staggering debt to the U.S. government […]

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