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The Relational Thought of Leonardo da Vinci -- a talk with Fritjof Capra on his book The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance, in which he illuminates Leonardo's discoveries and projects in art, science, and design by highlighting Leonardo's core fascination with the processes, patterns, and transformations of nature; also an excerpt from Vasari's chapter on Leonardo in his Lives of the Artists.
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The Lived World of Place and Urban Design -- a talk with David Seamon, editor of the journal Environmental & Architectural Phenomenology, about relational dynamics between humans  and their built environment; also featuring Mindy Fullilove, author of Root Shock and Urban Alchemy about the destructive effects of post-war urban renewal projects on African-American communities and about how we can restore joy to "our fragmented cities"; arch.ksu.edu/seamon/EAP; poem by Mary Oliver

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World Future Council -- a talk with the founder, Jakob von Uexküll, about WFC's 24-point Global Policy Action Plan (advocating policies and Best Practices that have been proven successful) and the global network of parliamentarians; worldfuturecouncil.org; poem by Wislawa Szymborska
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MLK's "Cosmology of Connection" -- a talk with Drew Dellinger about the themes and relational worldview in Martin Luther King's last five years of speeches and writings; Fourth of July program; also performance poetry by Drew Dellinger; drewdellinger.org
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