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Issues to Solve

Issues to Solve

Jim Rough is interviewed on specific societal issues -- each of which would be powerfully impacted by a Wisdom Council process.

  • Russ Waddel, a 30 year-old man, is frustrated by having NO VOICE in our democracy. He contacted Jim for help in organizing a new THIRD PARTY as a way to get a voice. But this seeming "Obvious Solution" won't achieve a real citizen voice. But there is something that will ... 4/2/10


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  • Dr. Bart Blinder, psychiatrist, author and professor at U.C. Irvine, meets with Jim Rough, originator of Dynamic Facilitation, to discuss how DF offers amazing new possibilities for healing trauma. 9/4/09


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  • Empowerment Coach Linda Showler interviews Jim Rough about the Wisdom Council as a way to empower people both as individuals and collectively. Using this approach can create a "We the People." 8/14/06


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  • Rango Eravo (current name) is a long-time homeless person, acting as part interviewee and part guest host in a conversation with Jim about homelessness and the potential impact of Dynamic Facilitation. 4/28/03


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  • The Great Turning Conference was a conference sponsored by Leslie University and attended by many environmental educators in October 17-20, 2007. This Keynote by Jim Rough describes a shortcut strategy to an environmental turnaround. In the conference was also a demonstration of the Wisdom Council concept, described in the presentation.


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  • David Whitfield, the guest host, is on a quest to bring social justice to our society. He explores the role of the Wisdom Council as a shortcut, systemic solution strategy. 8/19/08


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  • How might we achieve a system of economics beyond Capitalism? How would it work? Paul Everett helps Jim Rough explain how the Wisdom Council process can facilitate "Wise Economics". 7/21/04


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  • Jeff Smith and Tom Greco describe the economic system and strategy of Henry George. 6/23/03


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  • Two men, Don Miller and David Whitfield, grew up in the 50's in Mississippi. One white and one black, they meet to tell their stories about the emotional damage of racism and their struggles to heal. 9/23/08


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  • To overcome racism requires a particular form of community conversation where everyone comes together to face real problems and creatively seek what's best for all. This show uses slides as well as conversation to explain how this works and how it can really happen. David Whitfield is guest host interviewing Jim. 9/16/08


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  • Environmental scientist Karen Barrows interviews Jim Rough about Society's Breakthrough and it's impact on the environmental crisis. 12/9/02


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  • How could a randomly selected group of people transform corporate power? Tune in as Paul Everett, strong corporate supporter, interviews Jim Rough to find out. 11/29/04


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  • How to create a world of peace and beyond war? Jim Rough has a strategy for achieving this. Darlene Durfee, peace activist, is the guest host questioning and challenging Jim's ideas. 2/1/06


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  • We know what to do to stop global warming. The problem is that our system aims us toward economic growth as being more important. In this TV interview Jim Rough describes a realistic strategy for building the political will and individual consciousness to transform this issue. Jim is interviewed by climate activists Sam Gibbony and Kees Kolf.


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  • Ben Crichlow, public defender, is guest host of the Jim Rough Show investigating the merits of the Wisdom Council as a way to transform the Criminal Justice System. 5/27/03


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  • The Wisdom Council process can be implemented by a gathering of citizens to build community rapidly in neighborhoods. Greg Saville, community safety consultant, interviews Jim Rough about the process.


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  • Family physician, Dr. Kim Rotchard interviews Jim Rough about the impact of Society's Breakthrough on religion. 4/13/04


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  • Even though the Wisdom Council process potentially offers a way for us to transform our society, this is more than most people want or can appreciate right now. This show focuses more narrowly on how it can improve "Citizen Participation." Paul Everett Interviews Jim Rough. 8/22/05


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  • Healthcare is in crisis because our system gets in the way of people's natural desire for health. The point of leverage for aligning our system with our highest intention is to shift the quality of conversation. 11/26/02


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  • Good news! .. There is a breakthrough in solving the biggest problems of our society— Global warming, Peak oil, Debt crisis, Poverty, etc. This is an introduction to the video series describing this breakthrough. (1/17/08) The non profit organization web site is ... www.WiseDemocracy.org.


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