Saturday, February 26, 2011

What Should I Do with the Rest of My Life?

What Should I Do with the Rest of My Life?
Friday, February 25
12 - 1 p.m. (PT)/3 - 4 p.m. (ET)
A Live & Online Broadcast

For Beyond 50's "Personal Growth" talks, listen to an interview with Bruce Frankel. He will tell stories of men and women who demonstrate that it's never too late to blaze new paths and achieve significant goals. You'll find out about a belittled wife to liberated entrepreneur and founder of a world-class museum of erotic art; a betrayed woman and financial marketer to founder of a model microfinance program in African; and many others who lead inspiring lives.

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Diana CooperDiana Cooper: Keys to the Universe
For Beyond 50's "Spirituality" talks, listen to an interview with Diana Cooper from England. She is back on our program to discuss about preparing for 2012 and beyond, when the Universe will present vast changes for humanity as we progressively and collectively move towards a fifth dimensional reality from the three-dimensional one we are currently in. You'll understand about spiritual laws and how to access specific, universal energies. Cooper is an international authority on angels and archangels.

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Robert Jordan
How They Did It:

Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America
For Beyond 50's "Business" talks, listen to an interview with Robert Jordan. He'll talk about his interviews with 45 of America's most success company founders to reveal the best practices of billionaires in the Midwest - many of them running high tech companies. They have several common attributes you can adopt.

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And the Winner Is...
Beyond 50 only recommends films that are creatively responsible to reveal the finest qualities of the human spirit; allow you to think and feel deeply about life; make your heart soar; and champion human rights.


Beyond 50's
Choices for Best Film of the Year:

The King's SpeechThe King's Speech
Set in the 1930's, King George VI wants to overcome his stuttering problem and seeks the help of an Australian, unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Their friendship grows to show a great student-teacher relationship. The King relies on Logue to help him broadcast a speech, addressing the people about the coming war with the Nazi's. He begins preparations for the biggest speech of his kingdon. (Available in theatres; Genre: Biography, Drama, History; Running Time: 118 min.)

The FighterThe Fighter
The film is based on the real-life story of two half-brothers, Mickey Ward, a blue collar worker with a dream of making it big as a boxer and his drug-addicted brother, Dicky Eckland, locally famous as a former boxer for knocking down Sugar Ray Leonard. Family life is oppressive for Ward, who also has to deal with his emotionally abusive mother and harpy sisters. Forces are against him until he meets Charlene Fleming, who helps him get his career and life on track. (Available in theatres everywhere; Genre: biography, drama, sport; Running Time: 115 min.)

Beyond 50's
Choices for Best Foreign & Documentary Films:

Louder Than a BombLouder Than a Bomb
(Not Nominated by the Academy)
The film follows a group of talented, young poets competing in Chicago's "Louder than a Bomb" (LTAB) that attracts more than 600 high school students from 60 schools all over the city. It's the world's largest poetry slam. They are scored not on individual performances, but on team collaboration with their peers to critique and rewrite their pieces. For many kids, the experience can be life-changing. (Soon to be available on DVD; Genre: Documentary; Running Time: 99 min.)

(Not Nominated by the Academy)
The story revolves around young, 6-year-old Yusuf and his father that he adores - a wild honey collector living in an isolated region of Turkey's Black Sea Region. He is taught the secrets of the forest and his dreamy inner world is threatened by the reality of school and his father's bizarre death. You'll get a world view of a child, about loss and mourning. The Nature scenes are quietly meditative and beautiful. (Available on DVD; Genre: Foreign, Documentary, Nature; Running Time: 103 min.)

Uncle BoonmeeUncle Boonmee Who Can
Recall His Past Lives
(Not Nominated by the Academy)

A beautiful and tender drama, Boonmee is suffering from acute kidney failure. During the last days of life life, he receives visions of his past lives, along with visits by the ghosts of his wife and son. Questioning what happens to us when we die, he decides to take a trek into the jungle with his family to find the cave in which his first life was born. You'll get a surreal sense of other-worldliness from watching this film. (Soon to be available on DVD; Genre: Foreign, Drama; Running Time: 114 min.)

Honorable Mentions:

The First Grader -
Submitted by Great Britain, it is a true story of an elderly man (in his 80s) who enrolled in Kenya for a free education at a primary school. A moving story. (Not nominated by the Academy)

Steam of Life -
Submitted by Finland, the film reveals how Finnish men are notorious for keeping their feelings bottled up. But in a steam-filled sauna, Finnish men's deepest feelings about life, love and famly are easily liberated. (Not nominated by the Academy)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Is Slow Money the Answer to the Global Economic Crisis?

Woody Tasch
Is Slow Money the Answer to the Global Economic Crisis?
Friday, February 18
12 - 1 p.m. (PT)/3 - 4 p.m. (ET)
A Live & Online Broadcast

Could there be an alternative to the stock exchange, deciated to slow, small and local? Could a million American families get their food from Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)? What if you had to invest 50 percent of your assets within 50 miles of where you live? For Beyond 50's "Sustainability" talks, listen to an interview with Woody Tasch. He will present an essential, new strategy for investing in local food systems and introduces a group of fudiciary activists who are exploring what should come after industrial finance and industrial agriculture.

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Ayurvedic MedicineAyurvedic Medicine: Fasting & Cleansing
For Beyond 50's "Natural Healing" talk, liste to an interview with Richard Haynes, founder of Ayurveda Plus and Gianna Piccardo. Learn about a method of fasting and cleansing that has been used for thousands of years in India. Find out how the Ayurvedic Medicine approach differs from how Westerners practice this. You'll also understand about the benefits from a holistic perspective and the type of person who benefits the most from this Easter approach.

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February is Black History Month

In recognition of the contributions of African Americans, Beyond 50 encourages you to learn about their rich history, which is our own. Collectively, we are all genetically linked to Africa - the Cradle of Civilization, no matter what our cultural background may be.

The bushman tribe of the Kalahari hold the oldest spiritual, shamanic and healing practices on Earth. Unlike most other cultures, they do not believe that "words" can change the world. They offer a true alternative to the language games of other cultural religions, philosophies and ways of being.

Tune in to a previous conversation with Bradford Keeny, who lived for many years with the bushmen in Namibia. You'll learn about their practice of Ecstatic Shaking that comes froma connection with n/om (an intangible energy or vital force) similar to Chi or Kundalini.

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