THE BIG SHIFT with Jim Paymar
By Jim Paymar
THE BIG SHIFT with Jim PaymarAug 20, 2022
Darkness to Light the Carbon Danger
Today, we’re looking at something we take for granted but has a significant impact on our environment in numerous ways, lighting. Electric lights are on 24 hours a day around the world and represent more than 15% of the world’s total electricity consumption.
The International Dark Sky Association estimates about 30 percent of all outdoor lighting in the U.S. alone is wasted adding up to $3.3 billion dollars in cost and the release of 21-million tons of carbon dioxide per year, equal to planting 875 million trees annually.
It’s another huge environmental problem looking for a solution. Nancy Clanton, the CEO of Clanton and Associates headquartered in Boulder, Colorado has spent decades looking at how to develop and implement smart lighting that minimizes the carbon build up in our atmosphere.
Save the Media, Save America
Today we’re exploring a vital aspect of our society, news. Shockingly, more than one in five American citizens now live in news deserts with very limited access to local news, according to study by Northwestern University.
Seventy million people, who live in more than 200 counties, don’t have a newspaper…. and more papers are shutting down…. two newspapers a week are disappearing.
In the past two years, 64 “new”digital state and local news sites went online but that was about the same number that went out of business.
To explore the critical issue of the lack of news and where we are heading without the news….. is Jaci Clement the CEO and Executive Director of the Fair Media Council in New York.
Jaci is an industry thought leader, a writer, speaker who has submitted filings with the FCC and amicus briefs in media court cases that have influenced outcomes to protect the public interest, and she hosts her own Podcast called Fast Chat.
Communications is the Key to Successful Business
Today, we’re delving into the world of communications and the critical role it plays in our lives, particularly in managing and working in business. Robert Kent, the former dean of the Harvard Business School said, ‘In business, communications is everything.’
There’s no one better to explain why that is the case…. than Bill McGowan…. He’s the founder and CEO of Clarity Media Group based in New York. Bill has trained hundreds of high-level executives at Fortune 500 companies. He’s also the author of PITCH PERFECT “How to say it right the first time, every time.”
Bill has been consulting and training business executives at the highest levels for over 20 years, CEO’S from Facebook, Airbnb, Spotify, Calvin Klein, Whole Foods and the Commissioner of the NFL.
In this podcast, Bill walks us through how developing solid communications for business people, actors, sports stars, anyone who gets in front of an audience, is storytelling and simplicity. Listen to the podcast and Bill will help you understand how to make your presentation PITCH PERFECT.
Vote to Save America
A special guest on THE BIG SHIFT today, Ann Ravel. She was the Chair of the Federal Election Commission in Washington, D.C., was Chair of the California Fair Political Practices Commission, she worked for the United States Department of Justice and was a professor at the U.C. Berkeley School of Law. Today, Ann travels the world speaking and serving on panels working to preserve the right to vote. We’re discussing one of the most important issues this country faces, the right to vote. Voting is the backbone of American democracy, and it is threatened by the courts, including the Supreme Court, and state legislatures that are creating barriers for the American people to get to the polls.
YOU MUST VOTE. The vote in Wisconsin this week swung the Supreme Court to the progressives. A vote in Wisconsin this week gave the state senate a super majority and the right to impeach state officials. Your vote is critical for the future of democracy.
Your Yard Could Be Killing You on THE BIG SHIFT with Jim Paymar
Today, we’re exploring a subject you might not think about when you think about the devastating impact of Climate Change, your toxic yard and the gas-powered leaf blowers, GLB’s for short, that are used on millions of yards around the country.
I think you’ll be shocked to learn just how much pollution is caused by the GLB’S and the health hazards they pose to you, your neighbors, to the workers and to the environment.
Joining me to discuss this important issue of our toxic lawns is Dr. Bonnie Sager.
Dr. Sager co-founded Huntington CALM (Clean Alternative Landscape Methods) in Huntington, New York which is located on the North Shore of Long Island, outside New York City. Long Island, for those of you unfamiliar, has a population of 3,000,000.
Dr. Sager has worked with elected officials, public-health and environmental experts, community representatives, manufacturers and operators from the landscaping and lawn-care industries… to accelerate a BIG SHIFT to cleaner, quieter, healthier and more sustainable practices in landscaping.
March 15, 2023
Our Dying Planet
Today, we’re exploring the critical issues of conservation, preservation of habitat and the wildlife that live on our planet.
You might be stunned to know that more than one-million species are currently on the brink extinction, a rate not seen in 10 million years.
To explore how we can help stop this cataclysm, is Linda Lanzl the founder of SAFE Worldwide, which stands for Saving Animals Facing Extinction Worldwide. SAFE is a non-profit developing community programs, and partnerships with wildlife conservation organizations across the planet.
Mind Control Can Save Our Planet on THE BIG SHIFT with Jim Paymar
Today, we’re looking into something we should pay a lot of attention to, our health, and I’m not just talking about our physical health, but our mental health, our emotional health, our ability to live our lives in the midst of troublesome events, instability in our homes, violence on the streets, pandemics, and the impact of climate change.
Joining me now to discuss how we might collectively work together to make this world safer and saner, is Dr. Tami Roos. Tami was born in the San Francisco Bay Area, spent thirty years in Australia and now lives, lucky for her, in Hawaii.
She received her bachelor’s degree in International Business from San Diego State University, her MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and her PhD in Parapsychic Science from the American Institute of Holistic Theology.
Tami….. also recently published a book called Presence to Power: I AM the Gift.”
Immigration at the Border and Mexico's Story
Today, we’re delving into the issue of immigration, drugs, guns and cartels from the Mexican side of the border. There is rarely a day that goes by that we don’t see tragic stories of immigrants trapped at the Mexican border, immigrants being deported, immigrants being shipped across America by Republican politicians who are sending desperate people to northern states.
To discuss THE BIG SHIFT…. America is confronting on the immigration…. issue is Ambassador Ricardo Camara.
As a career diplomat… Mr. Camara has worked around the world for the Mexican government… including postings as Deputy Consul General in Paris……Director General of Economic Relations for Latin America and the Asia-Pacific regions….. General Consul and Deputy Head of the Mexican Mission in London and Ambassador to Vietnam.
Policing the Police
Today, we’re discussing a subject, that’s unfortunately in the news far too often, police brutality.
Recently, we saw the brutal beat down in Memphis, Tennessee of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols, a father of a four-year-old, after being stopped for a traffic violation, just 100 yards from his home.
The beating was severe. Nichols was brought to the hospital in critical condition and died two days later from his injuries.
Five police officers were indicted and charged with second degree murder, aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, and other charges.
Joining me to discuss police brutality and policing in general, is Laura Goodman a former sergeant in the Minneapolis Police Department and Deputy Chief of the Brooklyn Center Police Department, a suburb of Minneapolis. She now travels the world as a policing advocate focusing on how to improve police-community relationships, reducing violence and increasing the representation of women in police leadership roles.
The Brave New World of Healthcare
Hello everyone, I’m Jim Paymar…. and you are listening to THE BIG SHIFT…. the podcast that looks at the seismic changes our world, our economies, and our environments are confronting.
Today, we’re discussing the critical issue of Healthcare that impacts every man, woman and child in America at some point in their lives.
Of course, as we all know, healthcare can be very expensive. An average three-day hospital stay could cost $30,000. Healthcare spending accounts for nearly 20% of America’s Gross Domestic Product.
And medical care is becoming more sophisticated and complex every day.
Joining me to discuss this important issue, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject, Michael Dowling, the President and CEO of Northwell Health, the largest health care provider in the entire state of New York.
Michael Dowling, the CEO of Northwell Health….. who by the way was named America’s most influential health care leader in 2022 and after listening to him one can easily see why.
From Ukraine to Bosnia Wars of Terror
Today, we’re discussing a subject that’s in the news every day, the horrific war being waged by the Russian Federation, in their attempt to seize and control the democratic nation of Ukraine in the heart of Europe.
You’ve all seen the video of terrible destruction being rained down on the Ukrainian civilian population by Russian missiles, bombs and drones, the mass graves of innocent civilians executed by Russian troops.
Most thought this kind of terror would never happen again after the horrors in World War II. However, before the current Russian massacre… there was another genocidal war in the early 1990’s, as the former Yugoslavia disintegrated…. and Serbs, Croatians and Bosnians fought for control of territory.
Joining me to discuss the parallels between today’s war in Ukraine and the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, is Leila Prnjavorac (purr-na-vo-rach) a communications expert, a lecturer, and a Freedom Ambassador who now resides in the Hague.
Intelligence the Key to Navigating in Business
Today, we’re discussing a subject of critical importance to our society, business intelligence and how it impacts capital investments that drive the economy. To discuss THE BIG SHIFT the world economy is experiencing is Bill Hutman, the Founder and Managing Director of GlobalSourceLLC an “international investigative business intelligence company”. Bill is a former investigative reporter whose work has appeared in such prestigious publications as the New York Times and The Times of London and the Harvard University Press.Bill is also the author of “Conversations… Thinking about Talking” a book about the importance of actually talking to each other and learning from real people and not just accessing information from social media.
How to Confront the Disinformation Age
On this edition of "THE BIG SHIFT" we discuss a subject of extreme importance to our society, disinformation and misinformation and how it impacts our decision making, our politics and how our society can move forward in a positive direction when we no longer trust, and no longer know…. that what we read, view or hear in the media…… is true or not. We’ve gone through a rough few years in society and so much has changed. The pandemic which started in early 2020 is still with us today. Along with the pandemic, millions of American’s immersed themselves online….. and began reading a great deal of unsavory, racist, anti-Semitic and untruthful information. …. There was disinformation about getting vaccinated, fictitious stories about the pandemic being caused by a deliberate leak from a lab in China, that COVID-19 was linked to cell towers that the virus was a hoax. The ex-President suggested bleach as a treatment. There was so much being thrown at us it was hard to know what to believe.
Is the Economy Broken or is Recession Coming
Today, we’re discussing our volatile economy with a long-time expert in that field, Dr. Nicholas Sargen, the author of several books including “Global Shocks: An Investment Guide for Turbulent Markets.” The global economy has suffered through a series of global shocks – the coronavirus pandemic, which is still with us, the energy shock related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine shutting down gas supplies to Europe and of course the biggest threat of all climate change wreaking havoc around the world. On top of that inflation has soared to the highest level in 4 decades, forcing the Fed to raise rates aggressively…. five hikes in 2022. Economists believe the chance of a recession next year are 50:50. What might we see going forward?
This episode of THE BIG SHIFT is about the radical changes the TV world has undergone since it began in the late 1940's to a landscape of hundreds of channels, cable, streaming and FAST TV. The podcast also delves into the way the news, once reliable, has been obliterated by opinion based on lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories. We also explore how TV has influenced the discourse of our society. My guest is Judith Bishop a TV veteran who has seen it all. She recently wrote a book called CHANGING CHANNELS and has talked to some of the biggest names in the television world about our brave new world of TV.
THE BIG SHIFT with Jim Paymar - TRAILER
Hello my name is Jim Paymar…. You may have heard me anchor and report on CNBC, WNBC and WABC in New York, KRON in San Francisco and BusinessWeek….
Today you are listening to my new podcast The Big Shift that is focused on the massive changes America, the world and we as individuals are experiencing.
Who could have imagined a couple of years back we’d undergo a global Coronavirus pandemic, that our Capitol would be invaded by supporters of a losing president who couldn’t relinquish power, that Russia would invade Ukraine, that we would experience dramatic climate events, droughts, floods, fires and ice sheets melting away.
On The Big Shift we explore how our society is going to survive threats to our planet, our governments, and how we can maintain freedom and liberty not just in America but around the world.
Can we survive "The Big Shift"?