While studying at Harvard in the late '60's, Terry McNally founded an alternative high school and ran a camp for chronic schizophrenics. He produced and directed futurist documentaries featuring Buckminster Fuller and Robert Theobald, and was a producer of the BBC's 1992 Earth Summit special, “Greenbucks.” As an actor, McNally appeared in over a hundred plays, films and television shows. A writer and producer of the classic novelty record, Julie Brown's Goddess In Progress, Terry directed the music video of the prescient “Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun,” and was a writer and producer of the 1989 cult comedy film Earth Girls Are Easy —soon to be an off-Broadway musical. He consults with non-profits and public agencies, facilitating communication, planning, and conflict resolution, and he speaks to varied audiences about everything from social innovation to sustainable development.
McNally is co-author with Hyla Cass, M.D. of Kava: Nature's Answer to Stress, Anxiety, and Insomnia, and is currently at work on a book which questions our definitions of progress, asking what it will take to elevate quality of life to equal status with technological advance and economic growth in human aspirations. His radio show in Los Angeles features hour-long interviews on new models of business, environment, health, politics and media. This program also explores the people behind these ideas and offers pieces of the puzzle of a world that just might work.