Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Afghanistan on the Brink of Disaster

    Afghanistan on the Brink of Disaster
  Friday, August 2
12 p.m. (PT)/3 p.m. (ET)
 A Live & Online Broadcast

For Beyond 50's "Political" talks, listen to an interview with Nasir Shansab.  Nasir Shansab was once one of Afghanistan’s leading industrialists until he was forced to leave in 1975.  In recent years he has returned often to view the country’s struggles firsthand.  He'll talk about the opportunity to rebuild Afghanistan has been squandered, and America is losing the war.  Since the fall of the Taliban in November 2001, Afghanistan has not evolved into a functioning state. Democracy never had a chance to take root.  Without exception, the country’s elections were rigged, allowing the worst elements of society to rise to the top. Warlords have retained their power.  Institutions have stayed weak and ineffective.  The government is infested with corruption and nepotism.  Endemic corruption, utter lawlessness, and government incompetence have pushed Afghanistan to the brink of disaster.

    To Hear the Upcoming Interview, Click on This:   Beyond 50

*Subject to change.  To join in the conversation during the live broadcast, call (724) 444-7444.  When asked for the Talk Show ID, dial 59781#.  And for the last code, press 1#.  If you happen to miss any of our past interviews, you can hear them from our listings: archive 1  and archive 2.

Violet Young: Love Loss and the Now
For Beyond 50's "Personal Growth" talks, listen to an interview with Violet Young.  She'll talk about her profound experiences around grief and offer ways for people to weather the storm of major life changes.   We, as humans, have free will which gives us the options to love freely or lock ourselves down. To lock down means that we don't have to feel the pain but it also means that we no longer have the chance to feel the exhilaration or deep companionship of love.  So eventually we start to exist but not live fully.  We start sleepwalking through life in kind of a neutral way and joy just dries up.  Young will also offer ways you can focus focus on peace and tranquility.

    To Hear the Past Interview, Click on This:   Episode 328

Beyond 50's Travel Talks
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