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The Scholars’ Circle

Features top thinkers and scholars who tackle current events and systemic issues within the broader context of the deeper phenomena that drive and shape those events, trying to make sense of what is occurring with humanity. Where are we in the great scheme of things? How did we get here and what do these mean for the future of humanity? The Scholars’ Circle focuses on bridging, rather than dividing.

Program host Maria Armoudian is the author of Kill the Messenger: The Media’s Role in the Fate of the World, and a lecturer at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. She served as an environmental commissioner for the city of Los Angeles for five years and in the California State Legislature for eight years, working on environmental protection, government oversight, poverty reduction, civil rights, and corporate reform legislation. Her articles have been published by the Columbia Journalism Review, New York Times Syndicate and the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, The New Zealand Herald, the Los Angeles Daily News, the Progressive,, Truthout, Alternet, Inc., Daily Variety, and Billboard.