Financial Insights with James Cox

Financial Insights with James Cox

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This podcast covers issues of Climate Change, Socially Responsible Investing, Retirement Planning, the Economy, and Life and Disability Insurance. Securities products and advisory services offered through Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS), member FINRA, SIPC. OSJ: 7101 Wisconsin Ave. Suite 1200, Bethesda MD 20814 (301-907-9030) PAS is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian), New York, NY. Important Disclosures 2019-78223 Exp 4/21


Living a Happier, Healthier Life Through Giving: a chat w Stephen Post
Nov 8 • 44 min
Stephen Post has a diverse background and pooled his experience to write a book titled “Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Happier, Healthier Life by the Simple Act of Giving.” In this podcast we discuss how generosity on many…
Impacting Animal Health Through the Humane League: a chat w Wendy Watts
Oct 25 • 28 min
The Humane League works cooperatively with industry to improve the health and lives of animals. 2019 has been a year of tremendous progress with more coming on the horizon. Wendy offers great insight into an important topic.
Improving Soil Quality: a chat w Elizabeth Pearce
Oct 21 • 32 min
Because of climate change and soil degradation we are in danger of falling crop yields. I talk to Elizabeth Pearce about advances that may help to address both problems in the immediate future.
Climate Change Impacting Economic Growth
Aug 8 • 16 min
In the past decade the global economy has struggled to produce sustained economic growth. While the financial crisis of 2007-2009 and the Great Recession left a lasting impact on companies and decision-makers, the structural changes to the economy since…
Finding a Sacred Space, Praying and Healing: a chat w Wayne William Snellgrove
Aug 2 • 36 min
Wayne William Snellgrove, a medicine man from Fishing Lake First Nation, who recently reconnected with his family after being seperated as a child. During the summer he went home on a spiritual pilgramige and offers insights that can help us all heal in…
Personal Growth and Relationship Building: a chat w Elliot Talenfeld
Jul 30 • 42 min
Elliot Talenfeld is the author of Through a Still Imperfect Lens: a True Story of Personal Growth and Relationship from a Psychospiritual Perspective . We discuss the importance of communication and a self awareness in living our best lives possible. To…
Helping the Victims of Climate Change: a chat w Jacalyn Heinl
Jul 25 • 33 min
Jacalyn Heinl is a scientist and humanitarian. She shares her experiences as an eyewitness to “how we got here” regarding Climate Change and the impact it is having on people who suffer destructive climate events. Great insights into the need for…
Healing from Families and Trauma: a chat w Jeanne McCulloch
Jul 22 • 35 min
Jeanne McCulloch is author of “All Happy Families” which has recently been released in paperback. We discuss issues around trauma, alcoholism, and healing within family dynamics. Its an issue that is widespread and Jeanne’s examination gives insights that…
As hurricane season starts… : a chat w Bruce Kersten
Jul 19 • 31 min
Climate Change is affecting weather patterns and we have seen the wettest 12 month period in US history. Bruce Kersten is a specialist in property insurance with Bradley and Parker. He offers insights and valuable advice for property owners as well as…
Healing and Addiction: a chat w Mindy Vanderford
Jul 1 • 24 min
Mindy Vanderford is with Crestone Freedom Project in Colorado. She shares her expertise around addiction, its causes, and healing from addiction. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email: [email protected] First Financial Group…
Building Hugels and Permaculture: a chat w Jeff Bass
Jun 29 • 35 min
Jeff Bass is a retired scientist and permaculture evangelist. We discussed his work in building hugels and educating people about permaculture. He offers abundant advice on the how-to and whys. These are lessons we all need to embrace in the years to…
The Disappearing Middle Class: a chat w Peter Temin
Jun 26 • 28 min
Peter Temin is an MIT Economist and author of “The Disappearing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy”. Together we examine what is driving wealth inequality and social problems, and what we need to do to succeed in this new environment. It…
Social Justice and Overcoming: a chat w Karen Dunscomb
Jun 17 • 47 min
Karen Dunscomb is an educator and social justice activist. She shares her experience in helping others, especially in terms of addressing homelessness. Its a conversation rich in love and compassion. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936…
Ecorestoration Strategies to Rebuild Degraded Environments: a chat w John D. Liu
Jun 14 • 43 min
John D. Liu is a film maker and environmental activist. His film ‘Green Gold” looks at how arid and degraded areas have been greened and restored using regenerative strategies. He shares his work in building ecorestoration camps around the world. These…
Integrating Eastern and Western Medicine for Real Results: a chat w Brian Dailey
Jun 11 • 34 min
Brian Dailey is Medical Director of Urgent Care Now in Webster, NY. He has spent decades integrating the use of Reiki and sound therapy with western medicine. The result has been improved outcomes and happy patients. His insights give validation to the…
Using Yoga to Treat Arthritis: a chat w Steffany Moonaz
Jun 9 • 31 min
Steffany Moonaz is a holistic practitioner and therapist helping people who suffer with arthritis live their best lives. A great discussion of the importance of combing eastern and western medicine. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936…
Dead Meat: a chat w Michael Martin
Jun 6 • 33 min
Michael Martin is with Physicians for Social Responsibility and a researcher at UCSF. He has an extensive background in examining the impact red meat has on peoples health, as well as the health of the planet. Eliminating or reducing meat from the diet is…
Plant-Based Food as a Pathway to Healing: a chat w Edward Esko
Jun 3 • 24 min
Edward Esko is an entrepreneur and teacher of plant-based cooking. He recently set up the Kushi School in NYC that combines the teaching of plant-based cooking and eastern philosophy to heal, nurture and create “radiant health”. To learn more contact:…
Integrating Plant-Based Into Hospitals: a chat w Shannon Farrell
May 29 • 41 min
Shannon Farrell is medical professional who is on a mission; integrate plant-based diets into medical treatments at hospitals. She shares her insights and experience… lots of value here for us to reclaim our best quality of life. Get a pencil and take…
Climate Change driving Extreme Weather: a chat w Jeff Berardelli
May 25 • 32 min
Jeff Berbardelli is an extreme weather expert and meteorologist. He shares his perspective of the changes taking place in weather and factors related to Climate Change driving this change. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email:…
Improving Medical Training for a Changing World: a chat w Robert Gould
May 23 • 36 min
Robert Gould is a longtime member of Physicians for Social Responsibility and professor at UCSF focused on improving and updating the medical curriculum. A recent project examined “Women’s Health, the Environment, and Health Professional Activism”. We…
Climate Change… a Farmers’ Perspective: a chat w Kevin Fulton
May 17 • 35 min
Kevin Fulton is a multi-generational Nebraska farmer. We discuss the impact of climate change and the recent rain bomb cyclone has had on the midwest. We get into a wide ranging conversation about CAFOs, organic farming practices, and the legacy we are…
Economic Models for the Anthropocene Era: a chat w Carey King
May 15 • 43 min
Carey King is a researcher and professor at University of Texas Energy Institute. He has been working at developing economic models that account for the relationship between energy and wages. I would encourage you to watch some of his presentations that…
Raising Environmental Awareness In Schools: A chat w Dave Finnigan
May 13 • 23 min
Dave Finnigan is the founder of Green Actioneers, a school based program to foster environmentalism and leadership building in schools and families. Recent actions by Greta Thunberg and school strikes show that kids are not afraid to lead. This program…
The Plant-Based Food Industry Comes of Age: a chat w Anthony Tabanji
May 10 • 31 min
Anthony Tabanji is with Sprouted Ventures, a firm that helps develop companies in the Plant-Based food space. The recent IPO of Beyond Meat is just the latest indicator of success in this growing market. We discuss changes taking place and what effect…
How to Manage the Aging Process: a chat w Hans Parge
May 8 • 32 min
Hans Parge is a lifestyle and health coach dedicated to helping people live high quality lives, regardless of age. Hans outlines a variety of strategies that people need to commit to in order to avoid negative outcomes in old age. In the end we relate…
The Current State of Environmental Law in Pennsylvania: a chat w Joe Minott and Robert Routh
May 6 • 37 min
Joe Minott and Robert Routh are with the Clean Air Council. The Clean Air Council has been active in protecting the environment in PA, NJ, and DE for over 50 years. It is a legacy to be proud of, but they are not done yet… In this episode we discuss the…
Dealing with the Psychological Impact of Climate Change: a chat w Lise Van Susteren
May 2 • 35 min
Lise Van Susteren is a practicing psychiatrist and a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Since 2008 she has worked on issues involving climate change and the traumas we are collectively experiencing. This episode offers tons of insights that…
Residential Solar on the Rise: a chat w Dave Brown
Apr 30 • 24 min
Dave Brown is a solar energy consultant who helps home owners install solar. The economy is changing… solar has been become increasingly affordable and desirable. Can you benefit from going solar? To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email:…
What a Difference a Year Makes in Animal Activism: a chat w Chase Avior
Apr 24 • 31 min
Chase Avior is a leader and activist in the fight against speciesism. In the past year there have been substantial changes in the field of animal rights. Veganism is growing rapidly. Dairy lost over $1 billion dollars last year to plant based…
Helping Non-Profits Magnify Their Impact: a chat w Matt Hugg
Apr 23 • 36 min
Matt Hugg is the founder of Nonprofit.courses, an organization designed to help educate, train and inform nonprofit leaders and organizations. Matt shares his breadth of experience to a field where many people have to learn on the fly. Its an informative…
Growing Gardens and a Warming Climate: a chat w Saskia Esslinger
Apr 19 • 23 min
Saskia Esslinger is an entrepreneur and coach helping people grow their own food. She shares her experience and insight to inspire us to get outside and start digging. We also discuss the warming climate of Alaska and its impact on the food chain. What…
How is Climate Change Affecting India: a chat w Gopal Patel
Apr 17 • 38 min
Gopal Patel is a climate activist working with organizations world wide to address climate change and the social issues it magnifies. India is particularly vulnerable due to increased glacial melt in the Himalayas affecting water supplies and rising…
An Introduction to Socially Responsible Investing
Apr 16 • 3 min
Your investments have an impact on the world we live in… do your investments match your values? Learn how SRI can have a positive impact on your portfolio, and the world we live in. To learn more contact: James Cox Phone: 610 293 8309 Email:…
Cleaning Up Environmental Messes Related to Abandoned Coal Mines: a chat w Bobby Hughes
Apr 15 • 38 min
Bobby Hughes is a lifelong environmentalist and President of EPCAMR, a non-profit that coordinates clean up efforts for Pennsylvania’s abandoned coal mines. It is a difficult challenge on normal days… today EPCAMR is challenged by cuts to the EPA budget,…
Crafting a Message To Address Sustainability: A chat w Marissa Rosen
Apr 13 • 34 min
Marissa Rosen is the founder of marketing and branding firm Climate Social. Today we discuss the messaging around climate change and sustainability, and what companies can do to improve their future prospects in a climate changed world. Give a listen! To…
Fighting Human Trafficking in LA: a chat w Michelle Gomez
Apr 11 • 14 min
Michelle Gomez is a social activist in southern California and she was kind enough to share some insights into a new program designed to fight Human Trafficking in Los Angeles. The program not only works to prevent Human Trafficking, but also seeks to…
The Health Impact of Fossil Fuels: a chat w Barbara Donachy
Apr 8 • 34 min
Fossil fuels have a negative impact on health on many levels. Today we chat with Barbara Donachy, a health professional with Physicians for Social Responsibility. We discuss recent efforts in Colorado to address these health impacts, particularly through…
Teens, PTSD, Depression and Healing: a chat w Cindy Beers
Apr 6 • 31 min
In the past few weeks two teens who survived the Parkland shooting took their own life. It seems as if the modern age is taking a huge toll on the happiness of our children. We talk today with Cindy Beers, an integrated health professional, for insights…
How is AI Changing Education and Why It Can’t Happen Fast Enough: a chat w JT Kostman
Apr 4 • 42 min
Today we discuss the changes taking place within Education and the role AI is playing to make improvements with JT Kostman. JT Kostman is a data scientist and AI expert with Grant Thornton. He works with companies and institutions to utilize the tools of…
Corporate Change and the Need to Evolve: a chat w David Belden
Apr 2 • 34 min
David Belden is the CEO of ExecuVision International, a firm dedicated to improving the quality of Leadership within companies around the world. David shares his experience and insights as we examine some of the issues facing business leaders today. For…
Creating a Food Revolution: a chat w Ocean Robbins
Mar 30 • 27 min
Ocean Robbins has an amazing story and for decades has been leading people to change their diet and their quality of life. Great insights on the need for people to effect change in their lives. His new book 31 Day Food Revolution offers a blueprint and…
The Doctrine of Discovery and the Basis of Racism: a chat w Mark Charles
Mar 27 • 49 min
Mark Charles is a social activist, writer and teacher; We met each other at the Indigenous Peoples March in January 2019. Mr. Charles discusses the Doctrine of Discovery and why it is crucial to understand for anyone dealing with social justice issues…
Yoga is Vegan: a chat w Holly Skodis
Mar 22 • 28 min
Holly Skodis is a yoga teacher, vegan life coach and educator who has a new project called “Yoga is Vegan”. The goal is to build awareness within the yoga community for the importance of veganism. She offers great insights and advice on the relationship…
Ageism, Purpose and the Process to Becoming Elders: a chat w Art Mitchell
Mar 19 • 42 min
Art Mitchell is the author of “Grateful, Not Dead”, a book he recently published about the retirement, the process of growing older and how we can live our best lives possible. Art explore the issues surrounding ageism in our society and give a framework…
Poetry Therapy and Healing Trauma: a chat w Nancy Scherlong
Mar 16 • 23 min
Our chat today is with Nancy Scherlong, a councilor and therapist who specializes in using poetry therapy to help people heal from trauma and abuse. She offers valuable insights into the ability of creative arts to help people grow and become whole. Give…
Greenland and Sea Level Rise: a chat w John Englander
Mar 8 • 30 min
John Englander, author and sea level rise expert, shares his insights and observations of the current state of Greenland’s ice sheet and its continuing effect on global sea level rise. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email:…
A Start Towards Restructuring Our Society: third reading from Points of Rebellion by William O. Douglas
Feb 24 • 51 min
William O. Douglas was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1939- 1980. In 1970 he published “Points Of Rebellion”, a description of the challenges facing American society and the first amendment of the Constitution. His words and concerns are…
The Green New Deal and the Politics of Climate Change: a chat w Karl Aldinger
Feb 23 • 37 min
Karl Aldinger is a climate activist and organizer with the Sunrise Movement. We discuss the Green New Deal, grass roots organizing, and the path forward to address climate change. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email:…
Marx, Eco-socialism and the Green New Deal: a chat w Steve Knight
Feb 22 • 32 min
Steve Knight has a background in finance and is a group discussion leader at the Marxist Education Project. We discuss what philosophical connections exist between Marx and environmentalism, esp in the context of Climate Change and the New Green Deal.…
Healing and Hope from the Indigenous Peoples March: a chat w Wayne Snellgrove
Feb 15 • 33 min
Wayne Snellgrove is a teacher and Native American Elder. We met at the Indigenous Peoples March in January. There Wayne offered a really incredible opening prayer that initiated a day of healing and connection. As we talked it became clear that Native…
The Legions of Dissent: second reading from Points of Rebellion by William O. Douglas
Feb 14 • 30 min
William O. Douglas was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1939- 1980. In 1970 he published “Points Of Rebellion”, a description of the challenges facing American society and the first amendment of the Constitution. His words and concerns are…
Animal Rescue and Social Impact: a chat w Priya Sawhney
Feb 10 • 21 min
Priya Sawhney is an organizer and activist with Direct Action Everywhere, an organization working for revolutionary social and political change on behalf of animals. We discuss recent activities which have led to the arrest of several members and…
Coal, Climate and Health: a chat w Alan Lockwood
Feb 8 • 40 min
Alan Lockwood is senior scientist and past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility. He has spent his life campaigning against the health impacts of coal. In this chat we discuss not only coal, but the impact of higher temperatures worldwide and…
Regenerative Medicine and Extending High Quality Life: a chat w Kelly Martin
Feb 6 • 33 min
Kelly Martin is CEO of Inovium Labs LLC and is bringing together theory and practices to lengthen and improve the quality of the lives that we lead. As we age and live longer, as we see our loved ones live their final years tortured by Alzheimer’s,…
Art, Veganism, and “the Ugly Truth”: a chat w Mary J. Kirsch
Feb 4 • 20 min
Mary J. Kirsch is a professional artist who specializes in watercolors. Her newest series of paintings is titled “the Ugly Truth” and it exposes the brutal reality of industrial animal agriculture and the problems that follow in its wake. It is a…
The Polar Vortex and Arctic Warming: a chat w Judah Cohen
Feb 2 • 37 min
Judah Cohen is a climatologist and shares his expertise to help us better understand the current cold snap that is affecting the country. We discuss how this is connected to the warming taking place in the Arctic. To learn more check his website. To learn…
How America Views Dissent: first reading from Points of Rebellion by William O. Douglas
Jan 31 • 46 min
William O. Douglas was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1939- 1980. In 1970 he published “Points Of Rebellion”, a description of the challenges facing American society and the first amendment of the Constitution. His words and concerns are…
Nuclear Energy and Climate Change: a chat w Swedina Hurt
Jan 27 • 46 min
Swedina Hurt is a nuclear activist and shares some personal stories related to her struggle against the nuclear power industry, issues of corruption and safety, and how all this relates to the climate change crisis. We cover a lot of important issues. A…
The Government Shutdown, Labor, and Connectedness: a chat w Barbara McVeigh
Jan 25 • 28 min
Barbara McVeigh is an author, social activist, and filmmaker. Her father was one of the striking Air Traffic Controllers during the early eighties. In this episode we compare government labor policies at that time and today’s treatment of workers in…
Interconnectedness and Living our Highest Quality Lives: a chat w Glenna Crooks
Jan 23 • 41 min
Glenna Crooks is co-founder of CogentSage and author. She has a unique perspective on the lives we lead. She has been examining the relationships and roles we carry with us and how we can improve our quality of life by recognizing this interconnectness.…
Building Climate Resilient Communities: a chat w Barbara Warren
Jan 20 • 36 min
Barbara Warren is a retired physician and member of Physicians for Social Responsibility. We discuss the impact of Climate Change on peoples health and the need to build Climate Resilient Communities. The need to take action is now… To learn more contact:…
Healing in the Age of #MeToo: a chat w Veronica Monet
Jan 11 • 37 min
Veronica Monet is an intuitive relationship coach, anger management specialist and certified sexologist. As a survivor of a lifetime of sexual abuse, Veronica has valuable insights into how women, men and society as a whole, can heal. We examine this…
Businesses Are Employing AI: a chat w JT Kostman
Dec 21, 2018 • 36 min
This is my second interview with JT Kostman, consultant and expert in data science and Artificial Intelligence. We discuss how businesses have begun using AI to reduce costs and reduce employee count. What does this mean for the economy? What does this…
Connecting Good Health to Good Diet: a chat w Sahra Pak
Dec 18, 2018 • 32 min
Sahra Pak is a public health specialist and registered dietitian and recently presented at the GFI Conference in San Francisco. We discuss the connections between the quality of our health and the quality of the food we eat. Is this episode she provides…
AI and American Labor Productivity: a chat w Rob Atkinson
Dec 14, 2018 • 30 min
Rob Atkinson is the President of Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a non-partisan think tank located in Washington, DC working to advance technology and promote prosperity. In this podcast we discuss the role AI and machine learning play…
Veganism and Climate Change: a chat w Sailesh Rao
Dec 7, 2018 • 38 min
Sailesh Rao in the director of Climate Healers and we discuss how Veganism can help address the climate crisis. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email: [email protected] First Financial Group Advisors 744 W Lancaster Av Suite…
Medicine and Gun Violence: a chat w Stephanie Bonne, MD
Dec 3, 2018 • 29 min
Dr. Stephanie Bonne is a trauma and emergency room physician at Rutgers School of Medicine. We recently discussed the reaction of doctors to the statement that they should “stay in their lane” regarding discussing gun violence. We discuss how we can begin…
Promoting Diversity in the Workplace: a chat w Rhodes Perry
Dec 1, 2018 • 36 min
Rhodes Perry is the author of “Belonging At Work”, as well as an advocate and consultant promoting diversity in the workplace. Many recent studies have shown that companies that embrace and nurture diversity perform better financially. “Rhodes Perry…
A Prayer For Compassion: a chat w Thomas Wade Jackson
Nov 22, 2018 • 35 min
“A Prayer For Compassion” is a new movie exploration about the spiritual roots we all share and the urgent need for Veganism on the planet. Thomas Wade Jackson is a film-maker with a beautiful message. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936…
Solving Homelessness: a chat w Michael Rowe
Nov 20, 2018 • 33 min
Homelessness is a growing issue that is reinforced by multiple issues; financial insecurity, psychological issues, alcoholism, crime. How do we reduce the level of homelessness and resolve these many issues? We chat today with Michael Rowe of the Citizens…
Experiencing Hurricane Maria First Hand: a chat w Stephanie Morales
Nov 15, 2018 • 26 min
Stephanie Morales was born in Puerto Rico and lived through the tragedy of Hurricane Maria. She shares her story and insights… its one of the most moving conversations I have ever had. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email:…
The Role of Young People in Fighting Climate Change: a chat w Michael Allen
Nov 8, 2018 • 30 min
Michael Allen is a film-maker who is tackling the issue of climate change with his latest film, “How Hot Is It Going To Get?” He discusses in detail the need for young people to become educated and active. Any solutions to the climate situation requires a…
Signs of Abrupt Climate Change: a chat w Kevin Hester
Nov 5, 2018 • 25 min
Kevin Hester is a climate researcher studying “abrupt climate change”. He shares his insights as to current feedback loops feeding climate change and weather disruptions. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email: [email protected]
PTSD, Trauma and Healing: a chat w Deborah Roberts
Nov 3, 2018 • 27 min
Deb Roberts is a counselor and trauma therapist. She shares insights on the impact of trauma on our overall health and how we can better heal ourselves. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email: [email protected] First Financial…
Building Empowerment, Community, and Hurricane Resistant Housing in Fiji:a chat w Philip Mirkin
Oct 31, 2018 • 38 min
Philip Mirkin is an educator and social activist who is currently working in Fiji to build Hurricane resistant housing for residents. The mission has since expanded to incorporate community building, training and woman empowerment. In an age of sea level…
The Environmental and Economic Impact of RedTide in Florida: a chat w Ken Hinkle
Oct 29, 2018 • 17 min
We discuss the causes and impacts of RedTide in Florida with Ken Hinkle, the president of Indian Riverkeepers, part of the Riverkeeper Alliance. Corporate and government decisions are having a negative impact on peoples health and the states economy. To…
Social Justice and the Migrant Caravan: a chat w Barbara McVeigh
Oct 27, 2018 • 36 min
Barbara McVeigh is a social justice advocate, writer and film maker from Marin, California. She has worked for a number of years with Guatemalan migrants and she shares her insights about the conditions and causes that have led to the Migrant Caravan.…
On the Front Lines of Climate Change: a chat w Alekz Londos
Oct 24, 2018 • 37 min
Alekz Londos has spent the last 10 years as a photojournalist and first responder dealing with climate change. His experience has brought empathy and understanding that we all can benefit from. Alekz most recently was on location as Hurricane Michael…
Fed raises rates, and questions, around the economy
Oct 17, 2018 • 5 min
On June 13th, 2018 the federal reserve raised interest rates 25 basis points and altered their expectation to raise rates a total of 4 times this year, compared to earlier expectation of 3 raises. Securities products and advisory services offered through…
Conscious Aging and Creative Retirement: a chat w Art Mitchell
Oct 8, 2018 • 34 min
Art Mitchell is a consultant and author who is focused on conscious living and conscious aging. His current book is titled “Creative Retirement:Walking the Labyrinth of Conscious Living and Aging”. We explore the importance of rethinking what we do in our…
Mobilizing for Climate Disruption:a chat w Janice Kirsch
Sep 21, 2018 • 37 min
Janet Kirsch is a physician and speaker with 350 Bay Area. We had Initially talked days before hurricane Florence made landfall. We chat today about the need to approach climate disruption with increased vigor and commitment. To learn more contact: James…
The Science of cellular aquaculture:a chat w Michael Selden
Sep 14, 2018 • 34 min
Michael Selden is co-founder and CEO of Finless Foods. His goal is to “become the world leader of seafood produced for mass consumption using cellular agriculture techniques rather than fishing in order to create a more sustainable world.” We discuss the…
How Do You Create Plant Based Meats:a chat w Sadrah Schadel
Sep 12, 2018 • 27 min
Sadrah Schadel is co-founder of No Evil Foods, a company that provides plant based meat alternatives. She writes, “In 2014 I co-founded No Evil Foods out of a desire to offer the best & most sustainable proteins on the market. Seeking an alternative to…
What are the Risks as Bond Yields Rise?
Sep 9, 2018 • 3 min
Since December of 2017 bond yields for US Treasuries have moved up substantially. The increase in bond yields is having an impact on the US stock market, as well as markets around the world. What is driving bond yields higher? To learn more contact: James…
Breadfruit has Global Potential: a chat w Todd Manley
Sep 6, 2018 • 35 min
Todd Manley is a chef and CEO of Mutiny Island Vodka, a tropical spirit made from breadfruit. He is in the vanguard of developing the use of breadfruit as a plentiful, sustainable food that will change menus and economies around the world. It is an…
Rethinking Seafood: a chat w Lou Cooperhouse
Sep 4, 2018 • 31 min
Lou Cooperhouse is CEO of BlueNalu, a company dedicated to being a global leader in “cellular aquaculture”, providing consumers with great tasting, healthy, safe, and trusted seafood products, that support the sustainability of the oceans. Technology is…
Organic Farms Go High Tech: a chat w Steve Smith
Aug 28, 2018 • 27 min
Steve Smith is a co-founder of OrganicShopping.Com, an UBER-like app that connects consumers directly to organic farms to provide high quality food at lower costs and higher social impact. Small farms now have a chance to join the 21st century and connect…
Clean Meat vs Factory Farms: a chat w Paul Shapiro
Aug 23, 2018 • 28 min
Paul Shapiro is the author of “Clean Meat: How growing meat without animals will revolutionize dinner and the world”. He is also CEO of The Better Meat Company. We discuss how innovations in Clean Meat technology will soon change a food market currently…
Transforming Food for the Future: a chat w Bruce Friedrich
Aug 21, 2018 • 29 min
Bruce Friedrich is CEO of Good Food Institute, a non profit focused of developing and promoting healthier and more sustainable food alternatives. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email: [email protected] First Financial Group…
Helping Survivors of Abuse and HT: a chat w Kelly Dore
Aug 19, 2018 • 40 min
Human Trafficking is a huge issue, even in the United States. This is a follow up conversation with Kelly Dore, executive director of the National Human Trafficking Survivor Coalition. We discuss recent efforts by lawmakers to help survivors of HT. We…
“GMOs and Nuclear Power is Safe”: a chat w Gab Ignetti
Aug 17, 2018 • 40 min
This episode is extremely controversial. Gab Ignetti has a podcast called EcoModernist. He contends that science is being undercut by “back to nature” arguments that are misguided. We discuss Population, nuclear power, GMOs, and many other topics… it is a…
Growing Food Efficiently Anywhere: a chat w Mike Straight
Aug 15, 2018 • 34 min
This was an exciting episode!! Mike Straight is the CEO of Farmpod, a company that has developed a way to cost efficiently grow high quality food in any climate and any location. With temperatures rising and weather becoming less predictable Farmpod has a…
New Tech for Regenerative Ag: a chat w Elizabeth Pearce
Aug 9, 2018 • 26 min
Elizabeth Pearce of SymSoil discusses new technology that can benefit regenerative agriculture, while addressing climate change. Interesting stuff!! To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email: [email protected] First Financial Group…
Business Risks Around Climate Change: a chat w Scott Nadler
Aug 1, 2018 • 36 min
Scott Nadler is a longtime consultant for businesses, especially when it comes to integrating climate risks into their calculations. This is a great discussion that was so engaging that it honestly felt like we could have talked for hours. To learn more…
Art, Empathy, and Climate Change: a chat w Amy Brady
Jul 29, 2018 • 35 min
Amy Brady is a poet and editor and is responsible for leading several artistic projects to help artists express what is happening with climate change and sea level rise. Her key piece of advice on how we effect real change, foster Empathy… In that regard,…
Addressing Sea Level Rise Through the Arts: a chat w E. Rush
Jul 27, 2018 • 30 min
Elizabeth Rush is the author of “Rising”, a contemporary novel on the impact of climate change. Her work provides insights and understanding that can help more people understand and address the risks we are facing due to Climate Change. To learn more…
Managing Risk from Climate Change: a chat w Jeff Colgan
Jul 23, 2018 • 31 min
Jeff Colgan is the Richard Holbrooke Associate Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs at Brown University. His recent article titled “The Market is Valuing Climate Risk All Wrong” looks at an important issue when trying to…
Lessons from my father…: a chat w Barbara McVeigh
Jul 13, 2018 • 33 min
Barbara McVeigh is the author of “Redemption: How Ronald Reagan nearly ruined my life”. In this podcast she shares her experiences growing up in Reagan’s America with a father in the Air Traffic Controllers union. I think her experiences are relevant to…
AI and Jobs: a chat w Erman Akdogan
Jul 11, 2018 • 24 min
Erman Akdogan is a leader in AI and cloud technology, having worked on Watson at IBM. He shares his view on how AI is affecting jobs and the economy. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email: [email protected] First Financial…
How AI and Robots Can Help Mankind :a chat w Harry Novic
Jul 9, 2018 • 37 min
Harry Novic is an engineer with Samsung, a global leader in robotics and AI. Harry shares his view of a brighter future, as well as the challenges to come. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email: [email protected] First…
Coops, Clean Power and the Future: a chat w Dan Orzech
Jul 6, 2018 • 27 min
Dan Orzech is the GM of the Oregon Clean Power Cooperative; we discuss the opportunity to grow renewable energy using a different economic model. There are important insights he shares that have application nationwide. To learn more contact: James Cox…
Regenerative Design and Climate: a chat with Oliver Goshey
Jul 2, 2018 • 26 min
Oliver Goshey is an innovator in the field of Regenerative Design and Agriculture. He took his diverse life experience and founded Abundant Edge, a firm that helps train people around the world on how they can become more connected to nature, and in the…
Childhood Trauma and Our Health: a chat w Jeffrey Friedman
Jun 22, 2018 • 34 min
I talked to Jeffrey Friedman about his PhD thesis on the impact of childhood trauma on peoples health throughout their lives. The findings are eye opening and something we all need to be aware of. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email:…
Ocean Health and Climate Change:a chat w Tapani Vuori
Jun 20, 2018 • 34 min
Tapani Vuori is the director of the Maui Ocean Center and Marine Institute. He shares insights into the links between climate, environment, and ocean health. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email: [email protected] First…
What do rising rates mean for investors?
Jun 18, 2018 • 5 min
Since December 18th, 2017 bond yields have moved up dramatically. What does this mean for retirees and savors? Learn what is causing this move in rates, as well as how you can manage the resulting risk. To learn more contact: James Cox Phone: 610 293 8309…
Creating Sustainable Real Estate:a chat w Marla Thalheimer
Jun 15, 2018 • 34 min
Marla Thalheimer is a consultant with RE Tech Advisors. She helps property owners improve their bottom line while addressing sustainability issues and quality of life issues. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email:…
Jobs at Risk
Jun 13, 2018 • 4 min
A recent study by McKinsey Global Institute examined how robotics will affect labor and the economy. The study estimated that 800 million jobs (1/5 of all jobs) will be impacted by advances in robotics. Are you prepared? To learn more contact: James Cox…
Diet, Health and the Financial Impact on Life Insurance
Jun 9, 2018 • 7 min
A person’s health has a huge impact on the financial security of themselves and their family. Understand how living healthy can not only improve your quality of life, but also your wealth and financial security. To learn more contact: James Cox Phone: 610…
“Building a human economy”:a chat with Andrew Yang
Jun 7, 2018 • 19 min
Andrew Yang is an author and entrepreneur. Mr Yang is a proponent of Universal Basic Income as a way to address some of the disruption being caused by the growth of AI. AI is changing the economy and Mr Yang discusses what jobs are at risk. To learn more…
Climate and Biology: a chat with Erik Van Lennap
Jun 5, 2018 • 27 min
I connected to Erik Van Lennap on LinkedIn and discussed the role of ecology and sustainable design in Climate Change. Great conversation! To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email: [email protected] First Financial Group Advisors…
Climate Changing: a chat with Paul Beckwith
May 30, 2018 • 27 min
I first talked to Paul Beckwith 2 years ago. We recently chatted to discuss what changes he is seeing develop in the climate system. He also shares thoughts on what can be done to reverse Climate Change. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936…
Earthships and Sustainable Building: an interview with…
May 24, 2018 • 29 min
Michael Reynolds is the founder of Earthships, a sustainable building project located in Taos NM. I asked him to describe what goes into creating a zero carbon footprint lifestyle. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email:…
A Buddhist View of Climate Change:a Chat with Robert Thurman
May 19, 2018 • 21 min
Robert Thurman, is the founder of Tibet House and close personal friend of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. While attending the Spring 2018 Ram Dass retreat on Maui, I asked him for the Buddhist perspective of climate change and how we can enact mindful…
Advice for Young People: a chat with Duncan Trussell
May 15, 2018 • 29 min
I connected with Duncan Trussell, famed pod-caster and comedian, at the 2018 Spring Ram Dass retreat in Maui, HI. As a spiritual entrepreneur, I asked him what advice he had for young people getting started in the current economy. Note: there is comedy…
Entrepreneurship and the Law: a chat with Melissa Jaffe
May 13, 2018 • 16 min
Melissa Jaffe is an attorney who works with entrepreneurs. We chatted while attending the Ram Dass retreat in Maui in Spring 2018. She offers advice that can help people starting their own business. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936…
“It is an age of choice…”: chat with Emmanuel/Jo Clarkson
Apr 3, 2018 • 42 min
What is the relationship between spirituality and climate change. This interview looks at climate from a unique vantage point. Amazing message that is much needed today. 🙏❤️🙏 To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email:…
Climate Change and Society: an interview with Peter Buckland
Mar 27, 2018 • 39 min
Peter Buckland is with Penn States Sustainability Institute and a township official. I wanted to learn more of the connections between climate change and sociology. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email: [email protected] First…
Glyphosate and Autism: an interview with Stephanie Seneff
Mar 21, 2018 • 33 min
Stephanie Seneff is an MIT researcher who has done extensive work showing the connection between Glyphosate and Autism and other health issues. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email: [email protected] First Financial Group…
US Intelligence Agencies Cite Climate Change Risks
Mar 13, 2018 • 3 min
Government agencies are citing the risk that climate change will create social and economic disruption. To learn more contact: James Cox Phone: 610 293 8309 Email: [email protected] First Financial Group 744 W Lancaster Av Suite 235 Wayne, PA…
Ethical issues around AI: a chat w Chris Butler
Mar 9, 2018 • 28 min
A discussion with Chris Butler on the impact of AI on business To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email: [email protected] First Financial Group Advisors 744 W Lancaster Av Suite 235 Wayne, PA 19087 Securities products and…
The Current State of Renewables: a chat with Jigar Shah
Mar 2, 2018 • 4 min
Jigar Shah is a leader in the renewable energy and solar industry. I was able to chat with him for a few moments to get his opinion of the clean tech space in 2018. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email: [email protected] First…
Climate Risk: an interview with Ian Dunlop
Feb 28, 2018 • 40 min
This recording is one of my first interviews on the subject of climate change in 2017. There is a transcribed version in my blog. Ian Dunlop is a climate activist with a background in the oil and coal industry. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267…
Climate Impact on Bangladesh: a chat w/ M Zakir Hossain Khan
Feb 26, 2018 • 25 min
Mr. Khan recently attended COP23 and is helping Bangladesh address issues around climate change. He brings a unique perspective to a global issue. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email: [email protected] First Financial Group…
Creating a Coalition to Fight HT: a chat with Kelly Dore
Feb 23, 2018 • 19 min
Kelly Dore is bringing together diverse organizations to combat human trafficking and help victims. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email: [email protected] First Financial Group Advisors 744 W Lancaster Av Suite 235 Wayne, PA…
How will AI affect labor? : a chat w JT Kostman
Feb 21, 2018 • 29 min
AI and the Evolution of Labor: an interview with JT Kostman. How will the job market be changed in the coming years and what can we do to prepare? To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email: [email protected] First Financial Group…
Cash Flow is Key for Start-ups:a chat w John Currie
Feb 19, 2018 • 25 min
Growing your business and focusing on getting to positive cash flow is key. An interview with John Currie. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email: [email protected] First Financial Group Advisors 744 W Lancaster Av Suite 235…
Fighting Human Trafficking : a chat w Killian Moote
Feb 16, 2018 • 27 min
An interview with Kilian Moote. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email: [email protected] First Financial Group Advisors 744 W Lancaster Av Suite 235 Wayne, PA 19087 Securities products and advisory services offered through Park…
Veganism: a chat with Chase Avior
Feb 14, 2018 • 23 min
Veganism and Animal Rights. A chat with chase Avior… To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email: [email protected] First Financial Group Advisors 744 W Lancaster Av Suite 235 Wayne, PA 19087 Securities products and advisory services…
The science behind climate a chat w Ethan Seigel
Feb 12, 2018 • 30 min
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The future of AI : a chat w Nikki Hallgrimsdottir
Feb 3, 2018 • 5 min
An interview with Nikki Hallgrimsdottir to discuss the development of AI and the effect on the economy. To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email: [email protected] First Financial Group Advisors 744 W Lancaster Av Suite 235 Wayne,…
RMDs: the risk and a solution
Jan 29, 2018 • 4 min
Longevity poses a risk that Retirees may outlive their savings due to RMDs. How can Retirees reduce this risk? To learn more contact: James Cox Cell: 267 323 6936 Email: [email protected] First Financial Group Advisors 744 W Lancaster Av Suite 235…
Women are more vulnerable…
Jan 15, 2018 • 4 min
Women face a variety of risks. To be happy and financially secure it is critical to understand these risk and how they can be addressed. To learn more contact: James Cox Phone: 610 293 8309 Email: [email protected] First Financial Group 744 W…
How to guarantee retirement?
Jan 11, 2018 • 3 min
We are all working and saving to be able to live a quality retirement. How can I improve my chances of success in an uncertain world? To learn more contact: James Cox Phone: 610 293 8309 Email: [email protected] First Financial Group 744 W…
How can you manage risks?
Jan 10, 2018 • 2 min
It’s great that the stock market is hitting new highs. With investing comes risk…. how can we reduce that risk? To learn more contact: James Cox Phone: 610 293 8309 Email: [email protected] First Financial Group 744 W Lancaster Av Suite 235 Wayne,…
Entrepreneurship & Retirement
Nov 20, 2017 • 4 min
The Role of Entrepreneurship in Retirement Planning To learn more contact: James Cox Phone: 610 293 8309 Email: [email protected] First Financial Group 744 W Lancaster Av Suite 235 Wayne, PA 19087 Securities products and advisory services offered…