In the first half, author and adventurer Robert Young Pelton, who has traveled the globe working with private military contractors, talked about the war in Syria, ISIS, terrorism, and various trouble spots.
In the latter half, author Gregg Braden shared his expertise in leading-edge science and wisdom traditions and discussed ways to be resilient, embrace change, and recognize the powerful heart-brain connection.
An enormous black hole (said to contain the mass of some 17 billions suns) has been found residing in the disc galaxy NGC 1277 (pictured) that is just a quarter the size of our Milky Way. Scientist Karl Gebhardt declared this is "a really oddball galaxy," and could represent a new class of galaxy-black hole systems. More at Space.com and BBC News.