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Woodstock Roundtable 9/12/21

Woodstock Roundtable 9/12/21

Welcome to the Woodstock Roundtable. Conversational Improv with Host Doug Grunther, Woodstock Round Table Poet Laureate Victoria Sullivan, and Radio Woodstock Weekend Warrior Ron Van Warmer. Key Topics: The World Happiness Report is out for the year 2021.  We’ll dive into the data and see what patterns emerge. And this brings up a philosophical question:  Is “Happiness”…Listen

Woodstock Roundtable 9/5/21

Woodstock Roundtable 9/5/21

Welcome to the Woodstock Roundtable. Conversational Improv with Host Doug Grunther, and Radio Woodstock Weekend Warrior Ron Van Warmer. Among Subjects for Conversation: Say the phrase World Wide Web and you get comments like, oh, too much noise, too much fake news, too  many pop up ads, too much depressing news…..OK, all true….but how about the fact…Listen

Woodstock Roundtable 8/29/21

Welcome to the Woodstock Roundtable. Conversational Improv with Host Doug Grunther, Woodstock Round Table Poet Laureate Victoria Sullivan, and Radio Woodstock Weekend Warrior Ron Van Warmer. Key Topics: Work is a false idol. Why would a young woman voluntarily quit a really good job producing an intelligent public radio program.  Her reasons tie into the title of…Listen

Woodstock Roundtable 8/22/21

Woodstock Roundtable 8/22/21

Welcome to the Woodstock Roundtable. Conversational Improv with Host Doug Grunther, and Radio Woodstock Weekend Warrior Ron Van Warmer. Key Topics: What animals live the longest here on planet earth.  The answers will probably surprise you quite a lot.  The animal that lives the longest, for example, is one many of us handle at least once a…Listen

Woodstock Roundtable 8/15/21

Woodstock Roundtable 8/15/21

Welcome to the Woodstock Roundtable. Conversational Improv with Host Doug Grunther, Woodstock Round Table Poet Laureate Victoria Sullivan, and Radio Woodstock Weekend Warrior Ron Van Warmer. Key Topics: Time to catch up with AI—and its moving so fast, tough to catch up…..there are chatbots that have become very adept at flirting—and in many cases it works for…Listen

Woodstock Roundtable 7/18/21

Woodstock Roundtable 7/18/21

Welcome to the Woodstock Roundtable. Conversational Improv with Host Doug Grunther, Woodstock Round Table Poet Laureate Victoria Sullivan, and Radio Woodstock Weekend Warrior Ron Van Warmer. Key Topics: “Can Silicon Valley Find God?” Well, if there’s one thing we know for sure, robots and computers will never  be self-aware.  Never be able to authentically express empathy, right? …Listen

Woodstock Roundtable 7/25/21

Woodstock Roundtable 7/25/21

Welcome to the Woodstock Roundtable. Conversational Improv with Host Doug Grunther, and Radio Woodstock Weekend Warrior Ron Van Warmer. Key Topics: What’s all that chatter going on inside our brains? We’ll identify it and talk about ways to quiet that noise down; And what do rocks have to do with our very existence…Turns out a great deal…in…Listen