Peace Matters

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A show for concerned citizens everywhere, that lights a way through our turbulent times. Host Maya Mathias uses each week's news to frame what matters, and pulls from her multifaceted experience to share what counts. Tune in for:– Curated stories that impact us as fellow humans– Tools for inner peac… read more

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Episode 37: What Makes Trailblazers Memorable?

June 25th, 2019


In today's show, I talk about blazing new trails via:

- honoring 4 global cultural icons for whom this date (Jun 25) is significant

- some qualities …

Episode 36: Melting Distrust to Champion Inclusion

June 24th, 2019


 In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on inclusion with:

- my observations on the race-related controversies Joe Biden and Pete …

Episode 35: Why Is Inclusion So Hard?

June 19th, 2019


In today's show, I talk about inclusion via:

- Taylor Swift's newest music video, and how it represents a new season of political activism for her

- …

Episode 34: Fathers' Day Special - Our Shared History of Masculinity

June 17th, 2019


In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on reliving history with:

- a tribute to an honorable (and famous) father

- the pain that some fathers inflict, and what a brave woman has done to flip the script

- a …

Episode 33: Funding For 9/11 Victims - Are Legislators Indifferent, or Misunderstood?

June 12th, 2019


In today's show, I talk about reliving history via:

- a viral video of comedian and 9/11 victims advocate Jon Stewart testifying to Congress to secure victim compensation funds

- the other side of this funding story

- …

Episode 32: We Didn't Start The Fire, But We'll Try to Fight It

June 9th, 2019


In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on the power to govern with:

- inspiration from a Billy Joel song, and some fascinating people in their 90s

- a tribute to a music icon who was celebrated this week

- an …

Episode 31: Who Should Govern?

June 4th, 2019


In today's show, I talk about the power to govern via:

- reflecting on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests

- where the power …

Episode 30: When Helping Becomes a Way of Life

June 3rd, 2019


In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on service with:

- 1 4-point prescription for public service success

- how art is being used to serve a community in rich and innovative ways

- a book that illuminates …

Episode 29: Can We Help Months After a Tornado?

May 29th, 2019


In today's show, I talk about the idea of service via:

- helping tornado victims long after the storm

- how a community rescues a missing person, who then shares her profound lessons learnt with that community

- where …

Episode 28: Mind Games, And a May Resignation

May 27th, 2019


In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on the battle over women's minds and bodies with:

- the pressure faced by worldly women in America …

Episode 27: Women's Bodies - Control or Respect?

May 22nd, 2019


In today's show, I talk about the battle over women's bodies via:

- a resurgence of the abortion debate in America

- how supportive men can become a …

Episode 26: Why Proxy Wars Often Hurt Us

May 20th, 2019


In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on proxy wars with:

- the fallout from engaging in proxy wars

- how we can heal, or learn, from …

Episode 25: Do Distant Battles Create Good Gains?

May 15th, 2019


In today's show, I talk about fighting distant battles via:

- the proxy wars that are happening right now, and our shared history of fighting them

- how we keep battles at arm's length in our personal and professional …

Episode 24: Trading In Sustainable Circles

May 13th, 2019


In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on trade and the environment with:

- thoughts on initial moves to a circular economy

- where we …

Episode 23: Trading Our Planet Away?

May 8th, 2019


In today's show, I talk about trade and the environment via:

- a new report on the state of our biodiversity, released by the United Nations

- a new life celebrated with trans-Atlantic joy

- what to look forward to in …

Episode 22: Some United Fronts

May 6th, 2019


In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on where and whether unity prevails with:

- some campaign messages from 2020 US presidential hopefuls

Episode 21: Can Unity Prevail?

May 1st, 2019


In today's show, I talk about whether unity can prevail via:

- (literal) bridge-building talks between America's president and Congressional …

Episode 20: Fighting Invisible Foes

April 29th, 2019


In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on fighting foreign and domestic enemies with:

- some reasons why we're either overwhelmed by, or suspicious of, the threats we're dealing with in our communities and …

Episode 19: Enemies Foreign...and Domestic?

April 24th, 2019


 In today's show, I talk about protecting our national sovereignty via:

- remembering what the Mueller report was about in the first place

- how some countries' citizens are responding to their inept leaders

- what to …

Episode 18: Where We Seek Refuge

April 22nd, 2019


In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on symbols of peace and refuge with:

- my thoughts on all the violent and confusing news stories on …

Episode 17: What Does Notre Dame Symbolize?

April 17th, 2019


 In today's show, I talk about the symbols we value and protect via:

- the unexpected Notre Dame cathedral fire, and what it aroused in people

- …

Episode 16: Causes and Consequences Go Beyond Borders

April 14th, 2019


 In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on border security with:

- my take on other borders, or lack thereof, in our modern world that we need to pay attention to

- thoughts on why some lawmakers and citizens …

Episode 15: Who's Right About Border Security?

April 10th, 2019


 In today's show, I talk about the crisis at America's Southern border via:

- the perspectives of the parties concerned

- some practical …

Episode 14: When Humor, In Another Room, Wouldn't Smell As Sweet

April 8th, 2019


  In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on perceptions of inappropriate behavior with:

- my take on how former VP Joe Biden addressed the allegations made against him

- a reflection on how to play to a room …

Episode 13: Comforting Hugger or Callous Human?

April 3rd, 2019


In today's show, I talk about balancing affection and respect via:

- allegations of inappropriate behavior by a former Vice President of the United …

Episode 12: Voicing New Power

April 1st, 2019


 In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on the new faces of power with:

- my take on why there are so many emerging faces of power that we may not be accustomed to

- a perspective on the journey to deep and …

Episode 11: Who Embodies Power?

March 27th, 2019


In today's show, I talk about the changing face of power by:

- sharing some of the eye-opening events I'm attending this week

- walking you through the way I navigate identity-based minefields

- giving you a sneak peek …

Episode 10: The Changing Face of (Your) Great Work

March 25th, 2019


 In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on great places to work with:

- reflections on the release of the Mueller report, and the ongoing Brexit process

- a recap of how to create great places to work, and …

Episode 9: Are You In a Great Place to Work?

March 20th, 2019


 In today's show, I talk about the growing importance of happiness at work by:

- reflecting on why we seek happiness at work like never before

- sharing highlights from a conference I'm attending this week

- revealing …

Episode 8: And The Youth Shall Lead Us

March 18th, 2019


 In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts and stories with:

- more on the grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 planes worldwide

- reflections on Beto O'Rourke's 2020 campaign announcement

- the mass shooting in …

Episode 7: Grounding Airplanes - Rash or Prudent?

March 13th, 2019


In today's show, I explore our rash vs prudent natures via:

- almost 20 countries deciding to ground the aircraft model that has crashed twice in …

Episode 6: The Comfort of Clear Evidence

March 11th, 2019


 In today's show, I round up this week's thoughts on navigating murkiness via:

- Michael Cohen's hearing, Ilhan Omar's messaging, R. Kelly's & …

Episode 5: He Said, They Said?

March 6th, 2019


 In today's show, I explore the murky context of:

- investigative probes going into high gear in the US Congress, against the sitting President

- the new documentary leveling sexual abuse allegations against Michael …

Episode 4: Healing a Country's Soul

March 3rd, 2019


 In today's show, I round up this week's exploration of values via:

- how two American Senators transcended their political differences, and made …

Episode 3: Eastward Bound - Essential or Existential (Threat)?

February 27th, 2019


In today's show, I explore the theme of East vs West via:

- initial thoughts on the Hanoi Summit between the US and North Korea, where denuclearization talks are happening this week

- reflections on how US-Vietnam …

Episode 2: A Return to Decency

February 25th, 2019


In today's show, I explore the theme of decency and share:

- whether potential presidential candidate Howard Schultz can win in 2020

- a …

Episode 1: To President or Not to President?

February 20th, 2019


In today's show, and in honor of America's Presidents' Day, I'm exploring the theme of presidential leadership, by way of:

- the candidates throwing their hat in the ring for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination

Trailer: Why Peace Matters

February 7th, 2019


 What is this elusive thing we call peace? And why does it seem to be in short supply right now? Listen as Maya Mathias, peaceful leadership advocate …

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