New York: Ground Zero for Challenge and Activism: John Tarleton, co-founder and executive editor of The Indypendent, a New York City-based newspaper and website has been covering the experience, challenge and community response to COVID-19, quarantine, Black Live Matter protests and the recent primaries with outcomes that will shape the city’s and the country’s future. He’ll share his observations on the ground in the city for the first half of 2020— in conversation with Alison Rose Levy.

Recovery from Racism:  Fannie LeFlore, MS, a social justice activist leader, educator, journalist, and counselor for over 30 years, explores the individual, social, and health implications for racist systems and structures, and how to end them— in conversation with Alison Rose Levy. Fannie LeFlore will also be offering an Anti-Racism Online Zoom Meeting on June 6th. To sign up, please write

COVID Epidemiology: Rob Lipton, PhD, MPH in Epidemiology offers a deeper dive into questions on COVID-19 — in conversation with Alison Rose Levy.

Responses to COVID-19: Eric Levitz, New York Magazine journalist on popular and governmental missteps on COVID response— in conversation with Alison Rose Levy


COVID-19: New Developments and Unsolved Problems: Jim Naureckas, Editor at Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting,  discusses both media reporting on COVID-19 as well as evolving information about it’s rise and the government response— with Alison Rose Levy.

A Love Story: Sheltering at Home with COVID:  Smart Elections co-founder, advocate, and journalist, Lulu Friesdat and her husband, Joe Illidge, an editor and reporter, working for Heavy Metal and Humanoids, recount their experience of becoming ill with COVID-19 concurrently, going through their illnesses simultaneously, and recovering together in their New York City home— in conversation with Alison Rose Levy.

The Problem with “Humans: Ketan Joshi, an energy expert, environmental blogger and author of an upcoming book on Climate Change in Australia discusses Michael Moore’s odd new film— with Alison Rose Levy


Why We Still Need the Green New Deal Plan for 100% Clean Energy:  In response to the Michael Moore film Planet of Humans, Stanford Professor Mark Z  Jacobson, a civil and environmental engineer who is one of the architects of the energy transition plan foundational to the Green New Deal discusses the current state of solar, wind, hydro-electric and more to move usrapidly from fossil fuel dependent energy to 100% Renewable Energy (with 2030 as the target for an 80% transition)— in conversation with Alison Rose Levy.

Storytelling in Wild Times:  Martin Shaw PhD, author of Courting the Wild Twin, the Myth Teller Trilogy, and Cinderbiter (with Tony Hoagland) is an acclaimed scholar and author, director of the Westcountry School of Myth in the UK, created the Oral Tradition and Mythic Life courses at Stanford University, and has guided wilderness rites of passage for 20 years. He will offer the nourishment myth and story can provide even in wild times— in conversation with Alison Rose Levy.

COVID-19 in the U.S.: Are Deaths Under-Reported and How to Address the Pandemic? Margaret Flowers, MD, a co-founder of Popular Resistance and co-host of Clearing the Fog radio program (with Kevin Zeese) discusses which people are hardest hit, testing, under-reporting, and how to cope with this crisis— in conversation with Alison Rose Levy.


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