Healthcare Reporter Stephanie O’Neill

A Lover of Animals ... And Mick Jagger

Stephanie O’Neill is a healthcare reporter for Southern California Public Radio. Before moderating a discussion about the connection between health and happiness, she sat down in the Zócalo green room to talk about dogs, cats, horses—and Mick Jagger.

Life Coach Cynthia Loy Darst

Repeat After Me: ‘Nowhere to Get to, and Nothing to Prove’

Cynthia Loy Darst is a Los Angeles-based life coach. Before participating in a panel on achieving happiness and health, she sat down in the green room to talk about her …

Editor Lisa Aliferis

A Self-Proclaimed Grammar Nitpicker

Lisa Aliferis edits KQED’s “State of Health” blog on public health and policy in California. Before moderating a panel on health and altruism, she admitted in the Zócalo green room …

Neurosurgeon James Doty

Chilling With the Dalai Lama

James Doty is a neurosurgeon and director of the Center for the Study of Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, which was founded with the support of …

Ethicist Stephen G. Post

Panera Bread, My Slice of Midwestern Heaven

Stephen G. Post is author of The Hidden Gifts of Helping, founder of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, and a professor at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, …

Big Sunday’s David Levinson

A Fan of Anthony Trollope ... and Bill Clinton

David Levinson is the founder and executive director of L.A. nonprofit and annual community service event Big Sunday, in addition to being a screenwriter. Before participating in a panel on …