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hubbard american-Visionary-wideWed.., April 24, 6pm EDT: World-renowned philosopher, futurist, evolutionary leader, teacher and author Barbara Marx Hubbard transitioned just two weeks ago with blessings given from around the world to her as she embarks upon the next steps of her profound journey.  Barbara has been a guest on A Better World Radio & TV a number of times over the years starting in her own living room in Santa Barbara around 10 years ago and her presence will be greatly missed.

Until her recent passing, Barbara was working with Don Beck, Ph.D. of Spiraldynamics fame on a series of global initiatives through the House of Lords, the United Nations and elsewhere.  To discuss these joint projects as well as his work-at-large, Don will be joining Mitchell in this week’s show.

beck donConceived and led by Dr. Don Beck, a leading global authority on value systems, societal change, and stratified democracy, SDi is an advanced extension and elaboration of the bio-psychosocial systems concept originated by the late Dr. Clare W. Graves of Union College, New York, and later developed as Spiral Dynamics – a model that Canada’s Maclean’s Magazine rather grandly dubbed  “The Theory that Explains Everything.”

Don has been developing, implementing, and teaching the evolutionary theory of Spiral Dynamics for more than three decades. Beck has elaborated upon the work of his spiralmentor, Clare Graves, to develop a multidimensional model for understanding the evolutionary transformation of human values and cultures. As cofounder of the National Values Center in Denton, Texas, and CEO of the Spiral Dynamics Group, Inc., Beck is employing the Spiral Dynamics model to effect large-scale systems change in and among various sectors and societies of the world. He is the author of Spiral Dynamics: Mastering Values, Leadership & Change, written with Christopher Cowan in 1996. Beck’s long consulting career has taken him to such diverse settings as 10 Downing Street to consult with Tony Blair’s Policy Unit; the south side of Chicago to address the problems faced by inner-city schools; the World Bank to consider the future of Afghanistan; and the boardrooms of major banks, energy companies, airlines, and government agencies. In his 63 trips to South Africa between 1981 and 1988, he had significant impact on political leaders, the business sector, religious leadership, and the general public in order to help bring about the peaceful transition from apartheid to democracy.

Out of his experiences there, Beck wrote The Crucible: Forging South Africa’s Future (1991) with Graham Linscott. Before his work in South Africa, Beck taught for twenty years at the University of North Texas. There he was named Outstanding Professor in 1978, named Honor Professor in 1979, and listed as an “Outstanding Educator in America”in 1980. Beck has also been the team psychologist for The South African Springboks, winners of the 1995 Rugby World Cup, and has been associated with the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, the Texas Rangers (baseball), and the U.S. Olympic Committee for Men’s Track and Field. He writes a “sports values”column for the Dallas Morning News. He makes his home in Denton, Texas.


Mitchell Rabin is the Founder, President and CEO of A Better World Foundation & Media, with a background in psychology  stress management,IMG_9599 acupuncture and social entrepreneurship. He is a counselor, and executive coach all as a means of educating and inspiring clients and students alike to leading others by modeling humane, eco-sensitive values.  He has been a consultant to business leaders and CEOs of green and health-oriented start-ups over the past  25 years. He is an impassioned environmentalist and social entrepreneur using media & business as agents for change. www.abetterworld.tv    www.mitchellrabin.com

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gelb michael hdshtMon., April 22, 7pm EDT:  Mitchell’s guest this evening is author, teacher, consultant Michael Gelb.

Michael is leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. He is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership. Gelb leads seminars for organizations such as DuPont, Merck, Microsoft, Nike, Roche and YPO. He brings more than 35 years of experience as a professional speaker, seminar leader and organizational consultant to his diverse, international clientele.

Michael is the author of 14 books on creativity and innovation including the international best seller How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to gelb michael how to think bookGenius Every Day. (1998) How to Think Like Leonardo has been translated into 25 languages and has appeared on theWashington PostAmazon, and the New York Times best seller lists.

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In 2007 Gelb released Innovate Like Edison: The Five Step System for Breakthrough Business Success, co-authored with Sarah Miller Caldicott, the great grand niece of Thomas Edison. As Professor Vijay Govindarajan, author of Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators noted, “This book is a must have for anyone who wants to turn creative ideas into profitable reality.”

In 1999, Michael won the Brain Trust Charity’s “Brain of the Year” award; other honorees include Prof. Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, Garry Kasparov and Gene Rodenberry. In 2003, Michael was awarded a Batten Fellowship by the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business. Michael co-directs the acclaimed Leading Innovation Seminar at Darden with Professor James Clawson. From 2008 to 2012, Michael Gelb also served as the Director of Creativity and Innovation Leadership for the Conscious Capitalism Institute.

A former professional juggler who once performed with the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, Gelb introduced the idea of teaching juggling as a means to promote accelerated learning and team-building. He is the author of The 5 Keys to High Performance: Juggling Your Way to Success. A fifth degree black belt in the Japanese martial art of Aikido, Gelb is co-author with International Grandmaster Raymond Keene, of Samurai Chess: Mastering Strategic Thinking Through the Martial Art of the Mind. Michael Gelb is also a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, (the method taught at The Juilliard School for cultivating commanding stage presence), and the author of the classic work: Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique. Michael’s 1988 release Present Yourself! Captivate Your Audience with Great Presentation Skills guides readers to develop the communication strategies they need to generate support for their innovative ideas.  

Michael reveals to Mitchell in this interview some of the secrets to actualizing our brain’s fullness and potential. 


15-Year old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, at the COP 24 in Katowice, Poland

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Barbara Marx Hubbard on A Better World Media
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Here are a few of Barbara’s appearances on A Better World and promotions of her work over time:
Are We Emerging From A Web?
The U.S. as a country has been in a series of trances from pretty much its birth.  Deceit, deception, subterfuge, competition, violence and murder are a few of what were the common means the European settlers used to overwhelm the Native Peoples here on Turtle Island.  Yes, there were some examples, thankfully, of peace and cooperation, of gratitude expressed toward the hosts when the guests came on shore but, so far as I know, these were the exceptions and not the rule.  The rule was power over, the dominator model.  And has been that way ever since.
In Union Square Park, just after the 9/11 attack, there were t-shirts being sold which had a group of Native Americans on the front and underneath it read “Fighting Terrorism since 1495”.  I always found that extremely true and ironically extremely amusing.  It is the U.S. that has acted as the main terrorist over the course of centuries, along with the Europeans who conquered and colonized everywhere they could.
Fast forward to this current administration, which to me, is the most arrogant, mobster-like of them all, rivaled by the Bush-Cheney Administration which first stole the Presidency with the (illegal) help of the Supreme Court, and then initiated two illegal, pre-emptive, wholly unfounded wars (as most are).  While one can see the decay of integrity throughout time in each Administration, each era of this country’s history, it is as though our ability to dialogue and sustain rational conversation is also decaying.  The goal of Congress and all branches of government, government itself, to serve its people, is just at an all-time low, and serving its corporate masters at an all-time high.  While it’s better that things be transparent of course, we can see so clearly how government works: laws and policies go to the highest bidder.  And the system is ‘broken’ in so many ways, but what makes it so God awful is Citizens v. United, which confers ‘personhood’ to corporations (when was the last time you saw a corporation smiling, laughing or having sex?) and hence, money into campaign coffers from corporations can endlessly flow.  This means then that money is always going to be the deciding factor in who runs and in many ways, who wins.  If you can’t get money out of the electoral process, you will never have fair elections—it just can’t happen!  It’s hard enough to have fair elections, but this keeps even true servants to the People on the money treadmill, not doing their job because they are always fund-raising.
If you get rid of re-elections, you will have solved a good part of the problem.  How about 1 4-year term for all elected offices including Supreme Court.  This changes everything.  Never does a politician have to worry about re-election because there won’t be one!  He or she can just do their job, not get too sucked in, serve and leave.  It will also shake up power and the bi-partisan nonsense that dominates Congressional dialogue.  Money out, re-elections out.
I feel Mueller fell far short of completing his job, thorough as he may have been.  With the current deadlock in Congress, it is outrageous to think that impeachment would be a realistic option due to the Republican stronghold in the Senate.  Facts and evidence of wrong-doing simply no longer sway Republicans.  Ethics, rule of law, character, integrity no longer matter.  Why?  Are they dead?  I think they’re mainly scared.  Scared of the wrath of Trump.  No one wants to be bullied and abused publicly and that’s Trump’s M.O.  Only those strong enough to pay it no mind and shrug him off as the mobster that he is can get anywhere in this political swamp which he has worsened triple-fold. 
Mueller had a sheer abundance of evidence of wrong-doing, of obstruction of justice, of intent to obstruct, of meddling with the Russians, of seeking favor, of lying to the American public over and over and over again, of emoluments violations, of campaign finance violations, of public threats of individuals, of endangering people’s lives through the power of the Presidential pulpit (most recently, specifically, Rep. Ilhan Omar), of overt racism, of policies that harm families, of using the National Emergency Act for something that was clearly not an emergency, of abuse of power, of seeking to control the DOJ and three Attorneys General, Assistant AG and trying to fire Special Counsel.  Obstruction and abuse of power can’t be made any clearer.  It is just that we see these acts virtually daily so it is an assault on our senses to that we become numbed to the sickness, immorality and illegality of just so many of Trump and family’s acts.  No one can keep up with the barrage, and that in fact, is a big part of the strategy.  Just as he said “I can walk down 5th Ave. and shoot someone and get away with it”, as he’s been getting away ‘with murder’ in different ways all his life.  People in NY know this if the rest of the nation does not and seemingly doesn’t.
There is a desperation in our country, and one can understand, because government hasn’t been for the People in a long time, maybe since FDR.  It’s like government is supposed to be 100% for the People, and it is now about 5-10% (social programs) and 90-95% for its corporate masters, ALEC and the military-pharmaceutical-chemical-energy-big-ag-media industrial complexes. 
These run government.  If we had 90% for the People, as a People, we would be so healthy, educated, happy, robust, loving leaders in the world, making peace, being sustainable and sharing good cheer instead of warring with each other, other governments and with the Earth Herself.  But this desperation is not answered by Trump.  He can’t even play golf without cheating!  He is truly one of the most tragic human beings ever.  Redeemable?  Perhaps, but that’s not the subject of this article.  It’s to recognize the collapse of the three branches of government and how they have each ceded power to the Executive through intimidation, fear-mongering, threats and bullying, just like the worst of corrupt 3rd world governments.  Thankfully there are some Congresspeople who really do maintain their integrity in the face of virtually overwhelming pressure to conform to lobbying persistence and ‘business-as-usual’ and we here at A Better World applaud them.
Sadly, this AG, Bill Barr has lost his way and his bearing, and now his standing and reputation.  His defense of the President is deplorable yet he continues to do so.  DOJ of course, is an independent branch of government as we all know.  Does he?!!  I personally think that the Founding Fathers made a terrible mistake by having the AG be an appointee of the President.  It engages an immediate conflict of interest, as does the nomination of Justices, Supreme and downstream.  My opinion.
Barr is to uphold law, order and justice, both its letter and its spirit.  And he is doing none of that.  This memo that states that a sitting President cannot be indicted, only since Agnew, is flimsy, and unconstitutional since the Constitution states that NO ONE is above the law.  Yes, Mr. President, the non-presidential President, that includes you.
Republicans have been found in the bushes (e.g., Nunes) sneaking into the White House to report to him ‘what’s going on’ in Congress.  This is a separate and equal branch of government!  WHAT’S HAPPENED???  Why such abdication of power?  Why such trembling before the occupant of the White House?
I end here to urge a restitution of integrity, a remembrance of the potential of our government to serve its People, and for People to live in the spirit of service and obligation to each other, instead of fighting each other, declaring what one’s rights are instead of what we all can all do to serve the whole.  We want to restore our own dignity and hence our national dignity, then who we are as humans on the planet with an identity that goes beyond national and becomes global and planetary (if not universal, which is the whole truth of the matter!)
I call on Barr to release the Mueller report in its native entirety without any redaction to the people who paid for it: US!  It’s ours and we don’t want any interference.  I call for the DOJ to remove the flimsy memo that is Unconstitutional that says that sitting Presidents cannot be indicted.  Why the hell not?!!  Breaking the law is breaking the law.  I call on Congress to let women decide themselves regarding their pregnancy and their bodies and mind their own business!  I call on government to restore integrity. 
But most important today is that it is Earth Day, and She needs to be celebrated.  In fact, we had a wonderful celebration yesterday through PlanetHeart.  I was the host/MC and we had music, dance, speakers (Fabien Cousteau was the keynote), poetry, Native American Wise Women, et al making it a very special day.
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