Guest host John Molner (aka my husband) and I welcome Dr. Kerry Sulkowicz for a discussion about the psychology of leadership and his views on President Trump’s mental health. We also talk about why many mental health professionals won’t publicly comment on the psyche of public figures. Plus, Dr. Sulkowicz explains his unexpected path from practicing psychiatry and psychoanalysis to advising CEOs and corporate boards.

One of the things Congress must do in the next two months is pass legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration, which regulates air traffic in the United States, and is operating under a law that expires Sept. 30. A bill that would privatize the air-traffic-control system has been introduced in the House; the Senate is considering a different version. Captain Chesley Sullenberger, who famously piloted US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency landing in the Hudson River in 2009, has some serious concerns about how these bills would affect access to air travel and the safety of aviation. He recently spoke with me about the FAA and more. Read our conversation here.


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With a thriving downtown, a bustling restaurant scene and world-renowned museums, there’s no doubt Cleveland, Ohio, is experiencing a cultural renaissance. In part two of our Cities Rising series in Cleveland, I stopped by West Side Market, met up with Matthew McConaughey, and more.

DJ Khaled — hip-hop producer, Snapchat guru, author, record label executive and music mogul — is ready for “another one.” With his 10th album, huge summer hits and a new son, Khaled has a lot to be grateful for. I sat down with Khaled to talk about his latest album, Grateful, which comes out on June 23; his collaborations with the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna and Justin Bieber, as well as his son, Asahd — who is an executive producer on the album, by the way — and how fatherhood changed his life.

It’s a mass murder story largely forgotten in American history and one that took place less than 100 years ago. In his latest nonfiction book, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” New Yorker writer and bestselling author David Grann investigates the mysterious murders of members of the Osage Indian tribe of Oklahoma in the 1920s. He stopped by Yahoo News to talk about his new book, the mystery behind the murders and the A-listers rumored to be attached to the movie adaptation.

When Nina Riggs, who wrote the Modern Love column “When a Couch Is More Than a Couch,” died in February at age 39, she left behind a literary legacy. Over the course of the final months of her life, Nina, who happens to be the great-great-great-granddaughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson, would gather all her thoughts, fears, frustrations and hopes for her young family into “The Bright Hour: A Memoir on Living and Dying.” Her husband,  John Duberstein, joined me on Yahoo News to discuss the book and Nina’s legacy.

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Follow along as we learn how to make delicious, healthy dinners with the help of  Sur la Table national chef Joel Gamoran. In this episode, we are joined by Inspiralized’s Ali Maffucci to make a chicken and leek soup with carrot noodles. The dish is ready in under 20 minutes! See more at surlatable.com/fullplate.

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu knows that race is hard to talk about, but he thinks it’s important to do it anyway. In fact, he recently put himself on the map with a powerful speech backing the removal of Confederate monuments in his city. Mayor Landrieu sits down with us at the Aspen Ideas Festival to delve into the history and context behind his now-famous remarks. We also discuss climate change in the Big Easy, the role of cities in the Trump era, and why Mayor Landrieu still wishes he could be a Broadway star.

In his role as the beleaguered Mike McLintock on HBO’s Veep, Matt Walsh is often the butt of the joke. In real life, however, Matt is revered— in the world of improv comedy, at least. He’s one of the founding members the Upright Citizens Brigade, a comedy institution. Matt joins us to discuss improv vs. stand-up, what makes Julia Louis-Dreyfus so great to work with, and the advice he’d give to Sean Spicer.

Brian takes the wheel this week and sits down with Graham Allison, the founding dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a leading military strategist. For decades, Allison has advised defense secretaries and presidents on both sides of the political aisle. Now he’s out with a new book that examines whether America and China are destined to go to war. He and Brian delve into the challenges associated with China’s rising power, the diplomatic implications of the Paris Climate Accord, and why the U.S. seems caught in a slow-motion Cuban Missile Crisis with North Korea.

When Sheila Nevins started her career in the 1960s, she didn’t know women could be bosses. After all, she’d only ever worked for male supervisors. Now, at 78, she’s the president of HBO Documentary Films. Sheila joins us for an unflinching conversation about everything from her painful childhood memories to her plastic surgery. Plus, we discuss what makes a great documentary and listen to celebrities read excerpts from Sheila’s new book.

A Little Something Extra

During a Q&A with Dr. Jill Biden, when the OZY Fest co-host brought up the anguished decision by then-Vice President Joe Biden not to run for president in 2016, an audience member yelled, “2020!” The former second lady and current board chair for the international charity Save the Children was on stage while her husband watched from the audience. When Couric took the question directly to Jill Biden, she deferred to the man sitting a few rows away, stage left.

The Bidens are out talking now, with Joe working on a book and Jill still teaching at Northern Virginia Community College, along with their advocacy work. Will another campaign be next?

At the Aspen Ideas Festival,  I sat down with New York Times columnists Tom Friedman and David Brooks – two of the smartest people I know. We discussed being a journalist in today’s political climate, our deep political divide and how to maintain optimism, what books they are currently reading and more! Watch the panel here.

 

Ever wish there was a cooking show devoted to what to do with your leftovers? Joel Gamoran is there for you!

Gamoran is national chef for Sur La Table and star of the new food series, “Scraps,” that’s dedicated to — you guessed it — cooking with food scraps. It debuts this Sunday, May 21 at 10:30 p.m on FYI. The show follows Gamoran on a delicious cross-country road trip as he hosts pop-up dinners, with sustainable chefs and restaurateurs, all featuring food rescued locally.