Forces Unseen: What Shapes Our Daily Lives

Forces Unseen: What Shapes Our Daily Lives

7/5/20 - 7/11/20 A glimpse of how our daily lives are influenced in ways we often do not know or understand, by people, algorithms and nature. Many have helped to lift the veil on these shapers of modern life, and have provided us insight on how we as individuals can better recognize and contend with forces influencing our personal realities.

Forces Unseen: What Shapes Our Daily Lives
  • Six Sermons by Rev. Traci deVon Blackmon

    This series of six sermons by Rev. Traci deVon Blackmon originally aired during week two of the 2020 summer assembly.

    Sunday: "WE, TOO, SING OF FREEDOM" Luke 1:46-55 NRSV

    Monday: "WHERE ARE THE DREAMERS" Joel 2:28 NRSV

    Tuesday: "STORY MATTERS" Joshua 4:1-7 NRSV

    Wednesday: "FAITHFUL WITHOUT FA...

  • Reformation of Policing and Systemic Racism

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Monday, July 6, 2020.

    Cedric Alexander joins Michael Hill in conversation on the need for police reform in the U.S.

    Alexander served over four decades in law enforcement and public service, Cedric Alexander is the former Chief of Police in DeKalb County, G...

  • CLSC: ‘A Nail the Evening Hangs On’

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 9, 2020.

    Monica Sok details her debut poetry collection 'A Nail the Evening Hangs On.'

    Sok, a Cambodian American poet, is joined in conversation by Sony Ton-Aime, Chautauqua’s director of literary arts, to discuss her new work, which examines...

  • Looking for God in All the Right Places: an Appeal to the ‘Nones.’

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, July 6, 2020.

    Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin says religion can offer people without faith a role in a “larger story.”

    Salkin produces his award-winning blog, “Martini Judaism: for those who want to be shaken and stirred,” published by the Religion News Service...

  • Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court presented by Ruth Marcus

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Monday, July 6, 2020.

    Author Ruth Marcus speaks on the Supreme Court and the conservative takeover.

    Marcus continues the annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture.

    Marcus oversees The Washington Post’s signed opinion content and is a highly acclaimed reporter wh...

  • ChamberFest Cleveland in Concert

    Originally broadcast at 4 p.m. EDT Monday, July 6, 2020.

    Launched in 2012 by Cleveland Orchestra principal clarinet Franklin Cohen and daughter Diana Cohen, ChamberFest Cleveland focuses on creating thematic programming for unique chamber music experiences in a variety of venues.

    Diana Cohen ...

  • Human Longing and the Search for Meaning

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

    Acharya Judith Lief provides a Buddhist guide to encountering mortality.

    Lief is a Buddhist teacher and author who has been leading workshops on a contemplative approach to death and dying, and on the teachings of The Tibetan Book of th...

  • Into the Music with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "Swing into the Season"

    Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

    Beginning with jazz is the perfect example of how this series featuring musicians of the CSO will surprise and delight. Bassist Kieran Hanlon, in his first season as a member of the CSO, joins with CSO Principal Percussionist Brian Kus...

  • How the Black List Revives Dead Scripts

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

    Franklin Leonard has been supporting screenwriters and bringing to light screenplays that otherwise would have remained shelved.

    Leonard founded and is CEO of the Black List, a well-known force in Hollywood for finding the best un...

  • Organ Recital with Joshua Stafford 7/8/20

    Originally broadcast at 12:00 p.m. EDT July 8, 2020.

    Chautauqua Institution interim organist Joshua Stafford plays a weekly concert on the Tallman Tracker Organ in the Hall of Christ. Originally built in 1893 for the First Baptist Church in Nyack, New York, the Tallman Organ was gifted to the In...

  • Finding Myself in the Other: Learning from Those Outside My Faith

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

    Hartford Seminary President Joel N. Lohr presents his research and scholarship.

    Joel N. Lohr, president of Hartford Seminary, is an award-winning author, scholar of religion, and passionate leader in interreligious relations and highe...

  • Does the Deep State Exist?

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

    David Rohde presents his latest book about the existence of a “Deep State” in government agencies.

    Rohde’s book, In Deep: The FBI, The CIA, and the Truth about America's “Deep State,” is a non-partisan investigation addressing cons...

  • An Afternoon Piano Recital with Nicola Melville and John Milbauer

    Originally broadcast at 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 8, 2020, on the Virtual Porch. To view the event in its entirety, go to https://porch.chq.org/re/event/83/

    Music Program:
    Dolly Suite, op. 56 - Gabriel Fauré
    3. Le jardin de Dolly
    5. Le pas espagnol

    Rondo in A major, D. 951 - Franz Sc...

  • Drafted Into the Meme Wars

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 9, 2020.

    Joan Donovan shares her research on internet and media influence and the effects of widespread misinformation.

    Donovan is the director and lead researcher of the Technology and Social Change Research Project at the Shorenstein Cent...

  • Falling in Love with Being Together, Because We Can't Afford to Fall Apart

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 9, 2020.

    Gretta Vosper details the improved subjective well-being experienced by many adherents of religion.

    Vosper, a best-selling author, has served as clergy at West Hill United Church in Toronto for over two decades. She supported its trans...

  • Recitals with Rossen featuring JIJI

    Originally broadcast at 5:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 9, 2020.

    Applauded by the Calgary Herald as “…talented, sensitive…brilliant,” JIJI is an adventurous artist on both acoustic and electric guitar, playing a wide range of music from traditional and contemporary classical to free improvisation. ...

  • How COVID-19 is Reshaping Our World

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday, July 10, 2020.

    Derek Thompson discusses what life might look like after this moment’s most disruptive unseen force, the novel coronavirus.

    Thompson is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he writes on economics, technology and the media. He is al...

  • Interfaith Friday: ‘Evangelical Christianity’

    Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, July 10, 2020.

    The Rev. Willie James Jennings teaches in the areas of theology, black church and Africana studies.

    Jennings is the author of The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, which is now a standard text read in colleges, se...

  • Traditions at Chautauqua

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 PM EDT Friday, July 10, 2020.

    Jon Schmitz looks at the origins and meaning of some traditions that have emerged over the years.

    Schmitz has served as the archivist and historian for Chautauqua Institution since 2003.

    This series is made possible with a gift from ...

  • 20for2020: A Glimpse into the Future

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Friday, July 10, 2020.

    Former U.S. CTO Megan Smith discusses the (inclusive) future of innovation, work, AI and more.

    An award-winning entrepreneur, engineer, and tech evangelist, Smith is the CEO and co-founder of shift7, a company working collaboratively...