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COVID-19's Historic Possibilities

An Immense Possibilities Special Edition


In response to the coronavirus pandemic, see a special edition of "Immense Possibilities.” In this 30-minute special, program host Jeff Golden brought five guests together via teleconference to discuss the short term and long-term ramifications the coronavirus pandemic will have on our country and world. The program premiered Monday, April 6 at 9 p.m.

“I think we’re hitting a pause button on human civilization in a really interesting way. And maybe it’s not just a pause button, maybe it’s a reset button.” said Sarah van Gelder, former editor-in-chief of Yes Magazine.

Van Gelder is one of five guests contributing to the program. All five have formerly been featured in episodes of “Immense Possibilities.” The full list is as follows:

  • Charles Eisenstein, whose work paints the picture of a “new story” of economics, government, culture and social relationships for America and the world. His books include The Ascent of Humanity, Sacred Economics, and The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible.
  • Former Congressman Bob Inglis (R-South Carolina), who founded the group to encourage political conservatives to take strong action on climate change.
  • Bill McKibben, America’s foremost climate activist, founder of, and author of The End of Nature, Oil & Honey, and Falter.
  • Michael Shuman, leader of the national movement to promote local economies and food systems and author of The Small-mart Revolution, Going Local, and Local Dollars, Local Sense, and
  • Sarah van Gelder, co-founder and longtime editor of Yes! Magazine and author of The Revolution Where You Live

In addition to it’s premiere on Southern Oregon PBS (ch 8.1/22.1) Monday, April 6 at 9 p.m., the program re-aired again that same evening at 9:30 p.m., as well as Wednesday, April 8 at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 9 at 11:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 12 at 4 p.m. The program will also air on Southern Oregon PBS’s secondary channel, WORLD (8.2/22.1) Wednesday, April 8 at 7 p.m.