Marc Martorana: Education in Motion: Reimagined Learning Spaces

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Metal Desks and chairs, white concrete block walls, loud bells announcing the end of the “learning period;” has the classroom based on the last century’s industrial education model lost its charm? Marc Martorana, a New York City teacher, has adopted an alternative approach. With “Walk and Talk Learning,” Marc is providing tutoring across academic subjects in outdoor settings, utilizing movement, philosophical conversation, and mindfulness-based practices. Rather than sitting still, encumbered by a heavy desk and chair, his students are walking during class. That freedom of motion creates the alert mental state that learning thrives in. Challenging commonly held assumptions that New York city is bereft of natural spaces, Marc is making use of Central Park, especially the Strawberry Fields and North Woods. Come welcome Marc to our show for a discussion on the incorporation of movement and nature into learning.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 20th, 2022, from 19:00-20:00 Central European Summer Time (1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time / 10:00-11:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time)

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Gino Cattani & Simone Ferriani: Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you your chances of entrepreneurial success.

Coco Chanel (© Man Ray Trust/ADAGP Paris 2016) 

Was it because she was a born a genius?  Or did World War I. kill off all the men she competed with?  Or maybe after a cabaret performance, she kissed the right aristocrat?  Entrepreneurship is a perilous endeavor and it’s hard to determine why someone succeeds where someone else fails.  Coco Chanel is a case in point.  She seemed to have everything against her: she was orphaned into extreme poverty, she grew up far removed from the industry center in Paris, her vision of fashion was diametrically opposed to the haute couture establishment, she was a woman in a man’s world.  But the entrepreneuse did succeed, wildly.  Chanel’s success is the subject of Management and Entrepreneurship Professors Gino Cattani (New York University) and Simone Ferriani (University of Bologna & City University of London)’s research into the role that friends might play in fostering entrepreneurship.  Come welcome Gino and Simone to our show and let’s find out how new ideas can make their way from la province to la capitale.  

WHEN: Wednesday, July 13th, 2022, from 19:00-20:00 Central European Summer Time (1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time / 10:00-11:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time)

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Wah Keung Chan: Montreal’s La Scena Musicale

Around Montreal, as you walk by the entrances to cafés, you will find stands with free tabloid papers of the kind found in any other city in the world.  But Montreal has a secret for those passersby who care to look closely: they will notice that, next to the tabloid papers, lies a monthly periodical exclusively published for classical music lovers.  La Scena Musicale is not just a calendar of and guide to the concerts happening around Montreal and Quebec: it is a phenomenal force for cultural unity.  In a bilingual city, the magazine creates a unique space for dialogue between music lovers from both French and English communities.  Wah Keung Chan, the magazine’s founder and editor-in-chief, probably never intended the magazine to do anything other than promote the music he adores – BTW he’s an engineer and mathematician by training – but Montreal had other designs and La Scena Musicale has just published its 27th volume.  Come welcome Wah Keung to our show and let’s get to know La Scena Musicale!  

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WHEN: Wednesday, July 6th, 2022, from 19:00-20:00 Central European Summer Time (1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time / 10:00-11:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time)

WHEREEnter the show’s Zoom Meeting (take part in the show, interact with the Featured Guests and participants around the world),  

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David Murray: Communicating Means Listening to Others – and to Yourself

Most communication professionals will tell you that communication means getting what’s in your head into the head of somebody else. David Murray, author and executive director of the Professional Speechwriters Association, says, not so. Communication means listening to your audience’s version of the story—with great care, and with imagination. Only after taking the other’s point of view to heart—and after honestly examining one’s own heart—does communication even begin to take place. David’s book title, An Effort to Understand, is taken from a speech by Robert Kennedy in which he broke news to Black residents of Indianapolis that Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated. Come, welcome David Murray, who will talk about communication—in words and in actions—and the fundamental difference in can make: between violence, and peace.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 29th, 2022, from 19:00-20:00 Central European Summer Time (1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time / 10:00-11:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time)

WHERE: Enter the show’s Zoom Meeting (take part in the show, interact with the Featured Guests and participants around the world),  

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Andrew Giangola: Professional Bull Riders

“They slap themselves in the face or ram a fist into their chest then climb into a coffin-shaped steel bucking chute, mounting a muscular quivering beast ten times their size, as if strapping onto an unpredictable carnival ride, part rollercoaster, part roadside bomb. Professional bull riders approach their seemingly insane job with an icy-calm self-assurance that produces shivers in the rest of us – mere mortals who can only marvel at David trying to tame Goliath in the most audacious and dangerous game of chicken imaginable. But these cowboys aren’t crazy. They are alive.”

So writes Andrew Giangola in his new critically acclaimed book, Love & Try: Stories of Gratitude and Grit in Professional Bull Riding, which introduces the rugged cast and crew behind sporting events that wrap 8-second bursts of man-versus-beast mayhem into an all-American celebration of faith, freedom, and family.  Giangola, a New Yorker and total outsider to the Western culture, was warmly welcomed into the bull riding family and he began writing about this mysterious sport mixing a hard-rock music soundtrack with the evangelical Christian faith, those who are saved and others raising hell. He’s coming on Vienna Live to give us the whole story.  Come welcome Andrew to our show for a fascinating insider’s look at just what makes these people and the growing sport of bull riding so alive.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022, from 19:00-20:00 Central European Summer Time (1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time / 10:00-11:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time)

WHERE: Enter the show’s Zoom Meeting (take part in the show, interact with the Featured Guests and participants around the world),  

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