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Future of XYZ

Where are we as a world, and where do we want to go? These are the questions explored in Future of XYZ, a podcast presented by Rhode Island PBS.

Created by host Lisa Gralnek, Future of XYZ engages today’s innovative leaders in candid conversations about what’s coming down the pipeline on topics related to business, tech, art, science, and humanity broadly.

Through this collaboration between Rhode Island PBS and Ms. Gralnek, the station will release a new episode of Future of XYZ every other Thursday. Each episode will be available in video format on ripbs.org/xyz and YouTube.com/@rhodeislandpbsand audio wherever listeners get their podcasts. 

Future of XYZ with Lisa Gralnek

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Lorena Mucke

Our guest this week runs an education nonprofit whose vast curriculum helps millions of individuals from ages 12-99+ understand more about how their food is produced, packaged, transported, sold, and ultimately consumed. The conversation addresses positive impacts on personal health, the role of technology, deforestation and ocean acidification, systems-level wellbeing, the power of information, and veggie burgers! Tune in for an educational conversation in Episode 4, Season 5.

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Valerie Red-Horse Mohl

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Patrick Mork

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Urvashi Bhatnagar

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Dr. Farah Shafi & Martha Wofford

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chris deaver

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Kelly Anne Manuel & Steven Joseph

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Lori Rose Benson

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Ben Ayers

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Doreen Samelson

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Elaine Parr, Sevgi Koklu

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Ashley Brokaw

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Heather Hiscox

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Alex Farkas

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David Hardy

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Terri Givens

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Dr. Richard Maurer

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Skip Bennett

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Karen Kornbluh

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David Kirkpatrick

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timothy cosulich

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Sage Salvo

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Avril benoit

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Randi Braun

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Chiemi Karasawa

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Mark Sullivan

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Andrew Schmookler

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Vanessa Arnedo

About the Host

 

"Future of XYZ was a long-held idea built on my own innate curiosity about pretty much everything that finally came to light amidst the chaos and quiet of COVID-19 in November 2020,” said Ms. Gralnek. “In quick, 20-minute episodes, we offer a true learning journey based on the unique expertise of each of our guests.”

An expert brand builder and ambitious change-maker, Ms. Gralnek is no stranger to asking those in high positions the big questions. Since 2017, she has served as the principal and founder of New York-based independent strategy consultancy, LVG & Co., where she partners with senior leaders to improve their business. Prior to this position, Ms. Gralnek worked as a corporate strategy and marketing executive at companies including Adidas, Chobani, and The Boston Consulting Group.