Present Tense Future Perfect

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Wednesday (100) 3:00 pm 4:00 pm
Wednesday (200) 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Technology, Globalization and The State of America

Welcome to the program! In 2017, Present Tense, Future Perfect focused on the pace of accelerated change in our society, driven by the factors of Technology, Climate Change, Innovation, and Globalization. We questioned how institutions and we ourselves can cope with incessant change. As importantly, if not more so, we asked if we were developing into capable leaders who can adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world.

We have written our conclusions from 16 weeks of discovery on these issues and will share our findings with you in the future.

In the immediate, I want to present the focus for the 24 radio shows we will broadcast in 2018.

We will examine several themes in greater depth this year. As a result, we will devote several broadcasts to a specific theme. The first being Technology, the second Globalization, and the third theme, which coincides with the autumn elections, focuses on the state of our Democracy.

Theme one will look at many aspects of Technology: its link to innovation, how it changes the life sciences, what it means for the working world in the 21st century, and its effect on what and how people learn.

Our vast globalization theme will cover topics including: mergers and acquisitions, global industries such as oil and gas exploration, education, and cultural, behavioral differences. We will examine what the term means and whether or not it is restricted to our economies.

The final theme, The State of Our Democracy, are we Headed to Oligarchy? will coincide with the 2018 elections. We will try to conclude if ‘American Exceptionalism’ exists, or if the US is just as likely to succumb to tyranny as a Third World nation. We will look closely at our institutions to determine if they can withstand threats to the separation of powers, as written into our Constitution.

Welcome to Present Tense, Future Perfect, I invite you to listen to my guests who will elucidate and illuminate on each of our major topics throughout the year. Listeners are invited to call in with questions or comments during our live broadcast. The recording will be available several days after the show on the BBM website under my host page.

We invite you to listen to Present Tense, Future Perfect, and to participate.  The hope is to provoke, stimulate, and inspire.


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Reader's opinions
    • Marion   On   May 1, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      Hello Christine,

      Thanks so much for listening! I appreciate the compliment. My guests have been fantastic. All of them have said how much fun they had on the program. Considering we are discussing some heavy topics, it’s a great compliment.

      If you can, listen to this Wednesday’s show, May 3rd. We are discussing climate change and global warming. It is NOT a Chinese plot. My guest is an expert, Dr. Burton Jaffee, who is passionate about the subject. I think people will enjoy listening.

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