Co-hosts Charlene Spretnak and Eleanor LeCain (on alternate Thursdays) discuss with their guests new ways of thinking, analyzing problems, and designing solutions that are informed by dynamic interrelatedness.
Airs Thursdays at 3pm Eastern / Noon Pacific
Eleanor LeCain interviews Susan Collin Marks, Vice President of Search for Common Ground, about transforming the way we handle conflict, away from adversarial approaches and violence, and toward cooperative solutions. Peace is possible!
Charlene Spretnak talks with Pat Mooney, Executive Director of ETC Group, in Ottawa, about the push by many governments for “techno fixes” (instead of burning far less fossil fuel), such as “solar radiation management,” GHG sequestration, and weather modification — and the corporate push for various types of synthetic biology [ETCgroup.org]; poem by Mary Oliver
Charlene Spretnak talks with Rob Dietz, coauthor of Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources, about rethinking the destructive assumptions of “always more” (beyond a reasonable level of comfort) and transitioning to the beneficial effects of “enough” in various areas [dalynews.org]; poem by Seamus Heaney
Eleanor LeCain talks about being at the Boston marathon during the bombing, and then talks with Michael Shuman about building resilient communities. Michael Shuman, director of resreach and economic development at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) and a Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute. is the author or editor of seven books including The Small Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses are Beating the Global Competition; Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in the Global Age; and Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity.
Charlene Spretnak talks with Marcia Beauchamp, US Education Manager of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation (London), about their Faith to Face program (linking two classrooms of students aged 12-17 in distant countries to facilitate discussions about pressing planetary ecosocial issues and cultural/religious values and perspectives), tonyblairfaithfoundation.com; poem by Annie Finch
A talk with Eleanor LeCain, author of Breakthrough Solutions, about her 20-year study of innovative, successful solutions to long-standing problems in nine areas that are low-cost, replicable, and resilient over time [thebreakthroughway.com]; CS’s announcement that she has invited Eleanor LeCain to be co-host, hosting the ATN program in alternate weeks; poem by Kay Ryan
A talk with Elizabeth Wholey, author of Sustenance: Food Traditions in Italy’s Heartland; the Slow Food Movement’s role in invigorating the local food culture in the Upper Tiber Valley; poem by Shelley
A conversation with Richard Heinberg, author of The Party’s Over, Peak Everything, and The End of Growth, as well as being co-editor of the photo book Energy and author of influential reports from the PostCarbon Institute; the falling Return on Investment re drilling now; the shift to renewables and to using less energy [postcarbon.org]; poem by William Blake
Women’s Day Program; a talk with Barbara Shaw, past director of the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority, on mounting a public health approach to preventing violence; also, the recent passage by Congress of the expanded Violence Against Women Act; poem by Chana Bloch