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Culture and the New Normal

''For Such a Time as This''

The pandemic has been a time that has allowed people the opportunity to slow down, reflect and reevaluate their life. Russell Richard is among those people who took advantage of that opportunity and actively processed what was happening around him. Those observations have become a book, "Beyond Words: An Intersection of Philosophy, Inspiration and Poetry."

In this episode of For Such a Time as This, Larry sits down with Russell to discuss the novel. They take stock of all of the years' big moments and the changes that have come around because of them. They also ponder the cultural change that has come about because of the pandemic and ask how we move forward with a new normal, learning from all we learned.

Russell Richard

Russell Richard Books

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Waiting in Joyful Hope

''The Rundown''

Fr. Eduardo Rivera, CSB, parochial vicar at St. Anne Catholic Community in Houston, joins Bridget Richardson to discuss Advent 2020. Is it possible to wait in joyful hope during 2020? They reflect on the Advent season and how we can be fully present and joyful while waiting for the coming of Christmas. Fr. Eduardo talks about waiting for the peace of Christ, celebrating Mary during this Advent season and finding meaning beyond the superficial.
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Houston as a Global City

''The Rundown''

Dr. Beverly Barrett was recently featured on Univision Dallas talking about trade between Mexico and the U.S. during the pandemic and how it impacts us. She and Bridget Richardson discuss Texas as a leader in exports, commerce as opportunity and how companies can be innovative through renewable energy for the common good.

Guest:

Beverly Barrett, PhD
Assistant Professor of International Economics Cameron School of Business

University of St. Thomas-Houston Univision Dallas – on trade between Mexico and US during pandemic

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Nesti Center for Faith & Culture

“Trade for Texas: Strength in North America” Cameron Blog: Dr. Beverly Barrett

“A Call for Institutional Entrepreneurship” The Bretton Woods Committee: Dr. Beverly Barrett

Duke Energy

Money Use in the US

''The Rundown''

Dr. Daniel Perez Liston was recently featured on Telemundo to speak on the economic impact of the shortage of coins in the United States. He and Bridget Richardson discuss the connections of finance, religion and ethics through the use of credit cards, religious mutual funds, pay-day loans and impact investing.

 

Participant:
Daniel Perez Liston, Ph. D. Associate Professor of Finance Cameron School of Business 

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“Fact check: Yes, there's a national coin shortage. Here's why” USA Today

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