Episode 13

Public Health and Pandemics in the 2020s

Donna Petersen is the Dean of Public Health at the University of South Florida in Tampa FL. Dean Petersen gave a presentation at the December 2021 Sarasota Institute symposium on the future of public health and vaccines in the 2020s.




Episode 12

The Blue Zone Project

In this podcast, Dr. Allen Weiss, the Chief Medical Officer of the Blue Zone Project, speaks with Institute co-founder Jason Voss about the Blue Zone Project and why it can be such a powerful way to increase health and well-being in communities around the world.




Episode 11

‘The Fork in the Road Project’

Futurist David Houle, one of the three initiators of the project, speaks about why R. Buckminster Fuller’s book is so relevant to humanity in the 2020s.




Episode 10

  • Christopher Tucker thinks and works at the intersection of technology, strategy, geography, and national security. Tucker manages Yale House Ventures, a portfolio of technology companies, social ventures, and public entrepreneurship initiatives. 
  • Tucker is Chairman of the American Geographical Society (www.AmericanGeo.org), where he launched Geography2050 a multi-year strategic dialog about the vital trends the geography of our planet. 
  • At AGS, Tucker has also helped launch its EthicalGEO Initiative (www.EthicalGEO.org), and the Locus Charter as an international charter for the responsible use of location technologies.  




Episode 9

Debbie Mason, President of the Tidewell Foundation, Inc. and Executive Vice-President of Tidewell Hospice.


An institutional example of the need for local and regional health care entities to scale and to expand the continuum of care with the communities they serve.  In this New Health Age, the landscape of health care is rapidly changing.  The use of transformative technology and helping patients/customers/neighbors face the final third of life is the unique vision of Tidewell Foundation and the Empath Health organization. On-going adaptation.



Episode 8

  • Dr. Tom Ingegno is a thought leader in the developing field of Integrative Health. 
  • As a founder of Charm City Integrative Health, Tom is at the vanguard of integrating chiropractic medicine, salt therapy, acupuncture, cryotherapy, massage and red light therapy into customized “stacks” for both preventative health and for treatment. 
  • Listen and learn how one visionary sees the coming growth and success of Integrative Health becoming ever more mainstream in the United States.

Episode 7

  • Steve Turckes, Principal, Head Global Practice K-12 at Perkins & Will


Topics Include:

  • The importance of place and space in educational architecture
  • Future Ready schools
  • Key Themes of Future Ready schools
  • Which of the Key Themes are easiest to implement in existing schools
  • How working remotely has affected the thinking about educational architecture

Episode 6

  • Dr. Randy D. Ziegenfuss, Superintendent, Salisbury Township School District, Pennsylvania; Host of the Shift Your Paradigm podcast


Topics Include

  • Differences between traditional education and “learner-centered education”
  • Requirements for implementing learner-centered education
  • The 5 Elements, necessary conditions for a great educational experience
  • The silver lining of COVID-19 for accelerating experimentation in education

Episode 5

  • David Houle, Futurist, author of Moving to a Finite Earth Economy, co-Founder The Sarasota Institute

Episode 4

  • Mike Shatzkin, Founder & CEO, The Idea Logical Company, frequent, nationally known thinker and writer about putting a price on carbon