On July 29, 2010, The Train interviewed Gerard O'Donovan to get an inside view of the world of life and corporate coaching. Noble Manhattan Coaching is a leading training company of coaches in Europe and Gerard shared some of the how-to and why-for of his profession.
The live interview was by phone to the UK. We looked at the method of life coaching and explored the types of life challenges that clients bring to the coaching bench. We examined the conflicts of values that can occur between the executive and the corporation and the psychology and practice of resolving such conflict and of creating a sense of meaning.
A main organizational theme was the contrast between the classic command and control hierarchy and a team-based model where individuals are valued and given a high degree of responsibility. Resource extraction corporations with questionable local practices tend to prefer strict command and control of employees and of information.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
On July 22, 2010, The Train interviewed renown Ottawa activist and second-term candidate for mayor Jane Scharf. After describing her mayor-race platform, Jane had a lot to share about how she interprets the police mass violations at G20-Toronto and the relationships to the Ottawa RBC fire incident.
Ms. Scharf has been very direct in her attempts to ensure that the RBC defendants receive fair and due treatment by the courts, their lawyers, and their supporters. She also expressed concern over the now media-stated fact that there was police infiltration related to the RBC arrests.
In addition Ms. Scharf has been writing to authorities and the government and receiving answers about her concerns, which were communicated on-air.
On July 15, 2010, The Train interviewed Dr. Rima (Rima E. Laibow, MD), Medical Director, Natural Solutions Foundation, by phone from the foundation's head office in Panama.
This intense and informative session presented a radical (at the root) criticism of mainstream medicine and of mainstream medical training. Dr. Rima also provided insight into the essential conditions for personal health and stressed the importance of the agri-food and pharmaceutical corporate threats to public health.
In her own practice Dr. Rima avoids all drugs and was able to prioritized the top three tools of the natural medicine practitioner: Nano-silver as a universal antibiotic, vitamine C as a most common/detrimental nutrient deficiency, and essential fatty acids as a major overlooked essential nutrient group.
(See all related Train interviews under the the label MEDICINE.)
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
On July 8, 2010 Dean Skoreyko, author of the blog BC Blue joined us by phone to tell us a little bit about his political career but mainly to discuss the political career of our very own president here at the U of O: Allan Rock.
From scandals as a Liberal cabinet minister to scandals as U of O president, Dean had a lot to say about our campus environment.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
In the midst of a festive Ottawa, co-host Mireille Gervais and renowned American radio host Alex Jones (second half hour) shared the July 1, 2010, 5O-Train show to rant about all the things that are oh so wrong about our world, and Canada specifically!
Just back from Toronto where she witnessed massive para-military police presence during the G20 summit, Mireille did not hold back in giving her opinion on the horrible state of our rights in Canada and the truly terrorizing ability for the police to repress protesters, free speech and heck, singing.
Famous libertarian American radio-host Alex Jones (now broadcast out of over 70 stations in the US) joined us by phone for the second half of the show. Despite having just completed a four-hour show of his own, Alex was full of energy and had a lot to say about the new world order, the queen, repression of protesters and much more! His warnings to Canadians resonated strongly on the crest of G20-Toronto. Alex recommended PRISONPLANET.com and INFOWARS.com, as do we.
Happy Canada Day to all those who are still proud to be Canadian and to all those who are willing to act to get Canada back...
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
All the way from Beirut, Lebanon, Professor Stephen Sheehi joined us live by phone for our June 24, 2010, show.
Stephen Sheehi is an associate professor and Director of the Arabic Program at the University of South Carolina.
Professor Sheehi shared his expertise on Islamophobia in the United States and how professors at various universities are being persecuted for attempting to be objective in their analyses of the Arab world. He explained that Islamophobia is not simple racism but rather part of a US domestic strategy to support the present incarnation of the US military-industrial-economic global dominance project.
We also talked about his recent essay "Teaching in a State of Fear" and his newest book to be released soon.