The Podcast and the entreprenuer

September 25, 2018

This week on The Broad Perspective join host Vivian Komori and Corey Cofield as they chat with

 Tavia Wooley Isles.


What is an entrepreneur?

What is involved in “podcasting?

What is the value of being “authentic”?


“Your provision is your passion”- Corey Cofield


Corey Cofield, entrepreneur, inspirirational speaker

August 30, 2018

This week on The Broad Perspective join host, Vivian Komori as she interviews Corey Cofield.


Corey Cofield

Corey the Entrepreneur

What is an entrepreneur?

What does it mean to live on purpose?

What role does passion play?

What is the significance of being real?


Dr. Dravon James, Rx for a Damaged Relationship

July 25, 2018

This Friday on The Broad Perspective join host, Vivian Komori and Loweta Gonzales in a lively discussion with:

Dr. Dravon James

Rx for a Damaged Relationship


How to communicate with yourself in TRUTH.

What am I feeling right now?  (Don’t judge it)

Why am I feeling that way?

Are we bitter or better?



About Dr. Dravon James

My name is Dr. Dravon James, and I am the founder of Everyday Peace. My goal with Everyday Peace is to educate, empower and inspire others to build the life of their dreams. As an author and speaker, I teach others how to utilize everything that shows up in their lives—the good, the bad, and everything in between—as stepping stones on the path to building the life of their dreams. The good, the bad and the in-between show up in everybody’s life, and I am no exception. My journey began in poverty on the South Side of Chicago. I went on to earn a doctorate degree in pharmacy from Creighton University, endured a very difficult marriage, many failed pregnancies, career turmoil and health challenges. Through it all, I knew that I possessed the power within me to not only create my own dream life, but to help others along the way. Today, I am the happy mom of two teenagers, a wife of 23 years, and a successful pharmacist. I continue to follow my dreams and teach others to do the same. Since I was a young girl I have dreamt of a life on the stage. Today, I am also an actress whose career credits include a recurring role on HBO’s acclaimed “The Wire”, many stage plays and independent films. I have faced what many would consider insurmountable odds for creating a dream life, but I have discovered that it’s not where you start or what happens in your life that determines how far you’ll go. In 2002, I began incorporating my personal development stories into my professional healthcare lectures at hospitals, long-term care facilities, and senior centers. My journey and my teachings resonated with so many people that it became apparent audiences were more interested in the Everyday Peace component than the pharmaceutical component of my talks. I was even invited to be the keynote speaker on Everyday Peace at one of the senior centers’ annual staff appreciation events. Today, I continue to inspire and teach what I know to be the most effective tool for transforming, creating and building a spectacular life—tapping into Everyday Peace. My client list includes the University of the District of Columbia, New Hope World Ministries, Today’s Care Adult Daycare, Stadium Place, and Next Chapter online radio. Believe me when I say that you can start right where you are today (no matter where that is) to get where you want to be. I am here to teach you to access your own Everyday Peace to empower you to create the life you’ve always dreamed of.


Loweta Gonzalez, “Self Love”

July 11, 2018

This week on The Broad Perspective join host, Vivian Komori and her guest,

Loweta Gonzalez as they discuss:




Loweta Gonzalez is a life coach and personal development specialist.


What does “self love” mean?

Is there any significance to the “deep dark nights of the soul”?

How do we transcend negativity?

Do we really need to find “our purpose”?


(What is) The True Nature of Living

April 24, 2018

This Friday on The Broad Perspective join host Vivian Komori, Kevin Lawson, Laura Feliz and Greg Barnes as the discuss:

(What is) The True Nature of Living?


The pressure to remain fit, slim and in control of one’s body does not subside with the end of youth ---

it grows only more insistent as one grows older…….

The price of survival is endless toil. – Barbara Ehrenreich, Running to the Grave, Harpers Magazine (March 2018)

Jeanne Louise Calment, a Frenchwoman who died in 1997 at the age of 122 – (the longest confirmed life span on record) never worked in her life, but it could be said she worked out.  She and her wealthy husband enjoyed tennis, swimming fencing, hunting, and mountaineering.  Anyone looking for dietary tips will be disappointed, Calment liked beef, fried foods, chocolate and pound cake.

 And she smoked cigarettes and sometimes cigars (she did however have a persistent cough in her later years).


What matters more the quality of your life or the quantity of your life?

Does healthy aging constitute a rich life?

Do good health habits guarantee longevity?

Are the latest “longevity” and “anti-aging” products selling self-absorption?



The social credit score in China.

Facial recognition.


MLK, 50 years later: any progress?

April 13, 2018

This week on The Broad Perspective (R)

Every Friday at 11 am P.S.T. 

This Friday on The Broad Perspective join host Vivian Komori and Greg Barnes as they discuss:

MLK 50 years later, any progress?

Race Relations


Some regions seem to have racially progressed while others have not.  Why the disparity?

Economic factors?

What roles do colonization and capitalism play in race relations?

What role does education play?

There is a large disparity between white men and men of color but this not the case with women of color and white women.  Why?



The USA has an unlimited debt ceiling until 2019.

What will this mean?

What will this mean?


Female Prisoners in Japan

April 5, 2018

This Friday on The Broad Perspective join host Vivian Komori, Greg Barnes, Kevin Lawson and Laura Feliz as they discuss:

Female prisoners in Japan


One in five female prisoners in Japan is senior, almost all of whom have been convicted of petty crimes like shoplifting.  This is no accident.  Elderly women in Japan are economically vulernable.  Have live below the poverty line.  Many live by themselves and have no one to turn to for help. So there is a growing trend in Japan of elderly women deliberately committing petty crimes—hoping to get caught so that they’ll be sent to prison.


Is this a last resort of welfare?

In the 1970’s and 1980’s Japan was indomitable.  What has happened?

How do the seven stages of empire explain this phenomena and what does it mean for the United States?

What happens as the population bubble pops?


Attracted to the Lie

March 27, 2018

This Friday on The Broad Perspective join host, Vivian Komori, Greg Barnes, Kevin Lawson and Laura Feliz as they discuss:

Attracted to the Lie

False stories travel much faster than truth


A new study finds that false information on the social media network travels six times faster than the truth and reaches far more people.  (MIT study on online misinformation)

 The average false story takes about 10 hours to reach 1,500 Twitter users, versus about 60 hours for the truth.  On the average, false information reaches 35% more people that true news.


What is with the proliferation of bogus stories?

Is there a difference is the frequency of “bots”  (automated accounts) and humans forwarding false information?

Does Russia play a role in the misinformation?



China and the Petro Yuan

What is the significance?


The good, the bad and the ugly: Social Media

March 22, 2018

This Friday on The Broad Perspective join host Vivian Komori, Greg Barnes, Kevin Lawson and Laura Feliz as they discuss:

The good, the bad and the ugly:  Social Media


For a few hours in early March a “trending” story appeared on YouTube with false information about the Parkland, FL shootings.  It was shared more than 200,000 times in those short hours before it was removed.


Does social media have a responsibility to detect misinformation?

Does a  “trending” news story mean  it is truthful.

Is it ok to spread false stories?

Where do 1st Amendment rights and the right to individual safety meet?

How does panic and mass hysteria play into fake news?

Ultimately who is responsible?


The Global Water Crisis

March 15, 2018

This week on The Broad Perspective join host Vivian Komori, Greg Barnes, Kevin Lawson and Laura Feliz as they discuss:

The Global Water Crisis


Experts warn that in the 21st century, water shortages will become increasingly common across the world, as climate change makes prolonged droughts become more common and extreme.  The World Meteorological Organization estimates that two-thirds of all humans on the planet will face periodic or frequent water shortages by 2025.


Can it be prevented?

Which regions are vulnerable?

How can shortages be alleviated?



QE4 (Quantitative Easing 4)

Are the Feds still buying the toxic assets?

Corporate debts?

Will hyperinflation follow?