Infinite Earth Radio – weekly conversations with leaders building smarter, more sustainable, and equitable communities
About This Show
Infinite Earth Radio is a weekly podcast produced by Skeo and the Local Government Commission and hosted by Mike Hancox and Vernice Miller-Travis. Each week they interview visionary leaders, dedicated government officials, savvy businesses and forward thinking individuals who are working to build smarter, more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous communities through social and economic inclusion that values the contribution of all citizens and seeks meaningful lives for everyone.
You will discover new leading edge strategies for lifting up and building great 21st century communities, along with cutting edge strategies for revitalizing under resourced communities and empowering excluded populations. Smart Growth, Prosperity and Sustainability are not possible without social, civic, and economic inclusion for people of all economic, social, and racial backgrounds.
Most Recent Episode
077: People's Climate March
6 days ago
Topic: The People's Climate March, the Economy, and Policy Making In This Episode: 01:40 Vernice Miller Travis is introduced. 02:14 Vernice tells about the Climate March. 04:50 Vernice gives her thoughts regarding the amount of press coverage of the Climate March. 07:23 Vernice describes the impacts of the various recent marches. 10:55 Is there evidence of impact on the direction the government is taking? 12:13 Vernice shares if there will be a change for various groups who have overlapping agendas but who don’t work well together. 16:58 Are we doing enough to overcome “tribalism”? Or are we working with other “tribes” just because it’s expedient? 25:35 Mike speaks about the modern economy. 26:48 Vernice talks about the possibility of future climate marches. Guest and Organization: Infinite Earth Radio Co-host Vernice Miller Travis is a nationally recognized expert in brownfields redevelopment, community revitalization, collaborative problem solving, multi-stakeholder design and planning and environmental justice. Her interests have focused on economic and environmental restoration and the inclusion of low-income, people of color and indigenous communities in environmental and economic decision making at the federal, state, local, and tribal levels. Vernice enjoys listening to and singing gospel music, visiting her family in the Bahamas, traveling with her husband, and eating Maryland blue crabs and barbecue. Take Away Quotes: “There’s an initiative that is training young people, particularly young women of color, to run for elective office…it’s really to get a new generation of people engaged in the electoral process and to really put themselves out there, because a lot of the hard-core politics of our country, particularly the electoral national politics, have really rubbed a lot of people the wrong way and really pushed a lot of good people away from ever thinking that they may run for office, whether it’s a local school board or a county council or a planning commission or, certainly, any higher office than that. People like, ‘I don’t want to be a part of that;’ but if they’re not a part of that, you get folks in office, making decisions that actually adversely hurt people.” “You cannot continue to operate and try to
Rated 5 out of
Thought provoking, timely topics
With elections bearing down on us, it's easy to get discouraged about the future. This podcast reminds us that there are passionate people working at the local level to build strong communities. Smart urban planning, green energy, food resource management - not pipe dreams but workable plans for real cities.
Date published: 2016-02-26