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Are You Powered by Connections?

Podcast with Peter Block Peter talks with Lewis Alloro of The Change Lab on many aspects exploring how creating wellbeing and change is all about connection. To listen, read key takeaways and sign up to get the supporting "Making It Work Cheatsheet,"...

Connect to Others and Connect to Yourself

Podcast with Peter Block Peter shares insights on why having community is critical to all humanity, starting with yourself. Sponsored by One Idea Away. To listen and read key takeaways, go here. Listen

The Church in Action: Faith and Church with No Bricks and Mortar

Conversation with Father Joe Kovitch Download or listen to John and Peter's June 26, 2018 conversation with Father Joe Kovitch, pastor of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Westerville, Ohio. Father Joe had just been appointed to serve at St. Matthew's when the...

Restorative Practices: A Toolbox for Turbulent Times

Conversation with Thom Allena About every six weeks for the last five years, John and Peter have hosted online / dial-up conversations with community-building pioneers as their guests. For their May 8, 2018 dialog they invited Thom Allena to talk...

Organizing the Unorganizables

Conversation with Ann Livingston About every six weeks for the last five years, John and Peter have hosted online / dial-up conversations with community-building pioneers as their guests. On March 27, 2018, they talked with Ann Livingston about her pioneering work...

How to Connect Neighborhood Churches to Your Local Community

About every six weeks for the last five years, John and Peter have hosted online / dial-up conversations with community-building pioneers as their guests. For their February 20, 2018 dialog they invited Paul Sparks, a leading voice in the growing...

How Neighborhoods and Local Government Can Work Together to Make Both Stronger

About every six weeks, for the last five years, John and Peter have hosted online / dial-up conversations with community-building pioneers as their guests. For their November 6, 2017 dialog they invited Pacific Community Solutions founder Ron Dwyer-Voss to...

Who Has the Skills to Build Community? We All Do

About every six weeks, for the last five years, John and Peter have hosted online / dial-up conversations with community-building pioneers as their guests. For their September 12, 2017 dialog they invited YES! Magazine co-founder Sarah van Gelder to share the stories...

How Community Animators Work Around the World

About every six weeks, for the last five years, John and Peter have hosted online / dial-up conversations with community-building pioneers as their guests. For their July 25, 2017 dialog they invited Cormac Russell to share his experiences in...

How Community Action Shapes Health

About every six weeks, for the last five years, John and Peter have hosted online / dial-up conversations with community-building pioneers as their guests. For their June 6, 2017 dialog they invited Deborah Puntenney to share her experiences in...

Old Age as an Asset

Conversation with Parker Palmer Parker is a world-renowned writer, speaker and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change. He has reached millions worldwide as founder and senior partner of the Center for Courage &...

You Are the Guest

You Are the Guest Conversation with John and Peter December 12, 2016 About every six weeks, for the last five years, John and Peter have hosted online / dial-up conversations with community-building pioneers as their guests. For their December 2016 dialog they...

Be a Neighbor First

In her work with the Michigan Area Health Education Center executive director Lisa Hadden has developed creative ways to get medical professionals oriented to support rather than control local partners. In this discussion with John and Peter the focus...

Discovering Assets of a Small Town

Conversation with Priscilla Corcoran Mooney Priscilla is the former mayor of Branch, Newfoundland, a small town of 250 citizens on the Atlantic coast. There she led residents to think about their assets and how to make their community stronger. Listen or...

Visions of a Just Economy

Conversation with Adam Clark Peter talks with Xavier University theology professor Adam Clark, a leading voice in re-imagining all the issues facing urban America, about how consumerism has become our modern religion and what justice looks like in terms of...

Neighbors As Citizens Making Democracy Work

Conversation with John McKnight, Peter Block and Guest David Mathews TalkShoe Radio  ~  February 16, 2016 https://www.talkshoe.com/recording/attachment/key/11f4b7a337008a15b356fd37ea4fecfbf2f6cc86.mp3 Chris Whitten: Welcome to another conversation with John McKnight and Peter Block. For those of you who don't know, John and Peter are the...

Sustainable Jobs, Sustainable Local Economies

Conversation with Michael Peck and Kristen Barker John and Peter talk with Michael and Kristen about how co-operatives are emerging as powerful forces of change and the role citizen-workers have in bringing new opportunities and family-sustaining jobs to local neighborhoods. Michael...

Peter Block Interview by Barry Daniel

Barry Daniel holds the gift of intelligent and caring curiosity. He embodies the Middle Way, the name of his group (http://www.middlewaysociety.org), in his way of thinking and being. This conversation covers the landscape of economics, neighborliness and the alternative...

Live Local, Love Local

Conversation with Michelle Long John, Peter and their special guest Michelle Long, Executive Director of BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies), talk about what is driving the local economies movement, why small changes in buying and investing practices have such...

How a City Solicitor Builds Community and a Neighborhood Economy

Most of our focus on abundant communities is about what citizens can do to create stronger neighborhood connections and work on projects together or about how citizens are taking back into their own hands what the years of outsourcing...

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The Neighborhood as a Sacred Place

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BprBr1XVxE In his keynote talk for the Parish Collective’s Inhabit 2020 At Home Conference, John draws on insights from Walter...

When Renters Can Earn Equity

Writing in Backyard, a newsletter exploring scalable solutions to make housing fairer, more affordable and more environmentally sustainable, Emily Nonko puts Cincinnati's Margie Spinney...

The Six Conversations

One. The Proposition https://youtu.be/gIj4o0ygwKk Two. The Possibility https://youtu.be/8OrOKhte7TI Three. The Promise https://youtu.be/SNn2uqyuZPU Four. The Point https://youtu.be/9rpDrJGPuW8 Copyright © 2020 Peter Block. All rights reserved. Re-posted by permission. Produced for designedlearning.com and peterblock.com by Panoptic Media, Jim Prues, Creative...

Coming to the Stage

Indianapolis poet and performer Januarie York read Coming to the Stage to open and close John and Peter's August 4 Conversation with DeAmon Harges....

The Neighborhood Is the Center

About every six weeks for the last six years, John and Peter have hosted conversations with community-building social innovators as their guests. Their August...