International Trade & the Re-negotiation of NAFTA

Raja Bhala & Eric LeCompte 

International trade and the re-negotiation of NAFTA is the focus on this week’s JustLove show on Sirius XM 129. Monsignor Kevin Sullivan invites two guests to speak: Raj Bhala, J.D., Associate Dean of International and Comparative Law and Rice Distinguished Professor of the University of Kansas’s School of Law; and Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the Jubilee USA Network , a development coalition of more than 650 religious groups and U.S. civil society organizations.

On the show Professor Bhala will be talking about plans for re-negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the Mexican and Canadian governments.  Monsignor Sullivan and Bhala will discuss what these negotiations will mean for industries like sugar production and its employees – both in the United States and Mexico; and what this may portend for future international trade negotiations under the Trump Administration. 

Eric LeCompte will cover the Jubliee USA Network’s mission on financial accountability and transparency in international debt relief and trade agreements. Msgr. Sullivan and Eric will also particularly  focus on the Network’s interest in ensuring that all trade agreements and debt crisis legislation – like that effecting Puerto Rico – benefits all people – particularly the most vulnerable.

JustLove’s Show on Father’s Day

 

Lance Somerfeld  & Laura Tropp

On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Sullivan focuses on Father’s Day with two guests on the phone:

Lance Somerfeld Co-Founder of  City Dad’s Group – a nation-wide network for fathers that use Meetup.com to bring together a diverse community of gatherings. These Meetups provide social interaction and support, including play dates, outings, “Dad’s nights out”, educational workshops and special events. Msgr. and Lance will talk about the founding of the first City Dad’s Group, called NYC Dad’s in 2008 and how this concept grew from a small gathering of just a few fathers to its current 9,000 participants in 28 metropolitan areas

Also on the show is, Laura Tropp, PhD Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Marymount Manhattan College and the co-editor of the recent book:  “Deconstructing Dads: Changing Images of Fathers in Popular Culture.” Msgr. Sullivan and Laura will be discussing the depiction of fathers – and grandfathers – in the popular media, and how these depictions have changed over the years 

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Training Today’s Workers & Students for the Jobs of Tomorrow

Charles Russell “Rusty” Justice & Justin Reich

On this week’s broadcast JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will be speaking with two guests on training today’s workers and students for the jobs of tomorrow.

On the phone  Charles Russell “Rusty” Justice Co-Founder and Managing Member of  Bit Source LLC  will be joining the show Bit Source LLC is a Pikeville, Kentucky based web development company located in the heart of Appalachia. Msgr. Sullivan and Rusty will be talking about his founding of “Bit Source” and how his company endeavors to tap the region’s workforce of laid off coal miners to teach them a new skill of computer coding.

Justin Reich, Executive Director of Teaching Lab Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be speaking with Monsignor about training young people to fill the jobs of the future – a field that will require we teach more creative, problem solving and communications skills in addition to the traditional skills of numeracy and language 

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PRO-ACT OR RE-ACT: Loving Yourself

Tip 10:

Love your neighbor as yourself. (Mt. 22:39)

First, let’s respond to God gift of life by loving ourselves deeply so that our neighbors benefit when we respond to God’s great command to love them.

Guarantee – the world will be a better place for all of us.

Love yourself!!!

…and a little child shall lead them (us). (Isaiah 11:6)

#PENTECOST2017

Fire, chaos, loud noise, crowds, foreign languages –today, sadly, our first thought is destructive life-taking terror.   #Pentecost2017.

Fire, chaos, loud noise, crowds, foreign languages – then, on Pentecost, it was God’s creative, life-giving spirit. #Pentecost2017.

Is there something I can do to unleash God’s spirit to change today’s narrative? #Pentecost2017.

Economy of the Future

 

Amy Webb & Michael Chui

On this week’s episode of JustLove Monsignor Sullivan speaks with Amy Webb author of “Futurist” and Founder of Future Today Institute; and Michael Shui, Partner at McKinsey Global Institute (San Francisco).

Michael Chui speaks about his professional journey and how McKinsey’s Global Institute has been a frequent speaker at global conferences on information technology.  On the show, Michael and Monsignor question if robots will replace workers in the economy of the future.

Amy Webb focuses on the Future Today Institute and how it is a leading future forecasting and strategy firm that researches technology and answers the question “what is next?” for a global client base. Monsignor and Amy also discuss what is a Futurist how can we predict which technologies that are on the fringe today will become central to our lives in the future.