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32 minutes | 14 days ago
Dr. Mark Hyman uncovers the path to personal and planetary health. For Mark, health is about connecting the soil, with the farmer, with the grocer, with our diet. We talk with Mark about his health-focused fixes to the food system.
31 minutes | a month ago
Five of the six biggest fires in California’s recent history happened this year, resulting in 10,488 structures damaged and at least 31 fatalities. I talk with Justine Gude with the Texas Canyon Hotshot crew about what it takes to be tough, resilient and to plan for everything going to hell.
42 minutes | a month ago
Is a political act because according to Alice Waters, the chef and activist, which farmers you get your food from and how you celebrate this precious life sustaining resource can change our lives and the planet for the better.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Invest - We talk with Tom Steyer about how he went from investing in distressed assets with a hedge fund to investing in the future of the planet with NextGen America. Along the way we talk about climate change, Presidential politics, his tartan ties, where money comes from, as well how to mobilize the #youthvote.
30 minutes | 2 months ago
Eleven million people from over 140 countries are climate striking by skipping school to tell us we need to act now!. Jerome Foster II, who at seven started watching documentaries about our planet, got activated and started climate blogging. Jerome is now 18 and has been climate striking for 81 weeks in front of the white house. Jerome founded www.onemillionof.us to get youth to vote this November and beyond.
35 minutes | 3 months ago
It’s an action that enviros have yet to master. In looking at what led to the 2016 election debacle, it's hard to ignore a disturbing fact: environmentalists turned out to vote at rates significantly less than the nation as a whole. To try and work out how that could be possible, I talk with Nathaniel Stinnett who runs the Environmental Voter Project.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
Given the state of the world, we need all the friends we can muster. Shane Minogue and I met when we were four. Friends we make as children and manage to keep for a lifetime are rare. We talk about audio equipment, membrane trafficking, religion, Clive Sinclair’s electric car, the secret to a good Guinness, why Shane was always the hippest kid in school and how he turned me into a vegetarian.
57 minutes | 4 months ago
In 1852, my grandfather’s grandfather Henry Cohn at the age of 21 left the shtetl of Dobrzyn (Poland), to set sail for America. He wrote a slim journal of his adventures - stories of escaping the military draft by crossing a river on his brother’s back, becoming a peddler, stories about his friend getting murdered, his crossing the Isthmus of Panama on foot while on his way to California, witnessing the lynching of judges in San Francisco, and eventually making it to the gold country in St. Louis and Poker Flat in Sierra County, north of Lake Tahoe.
29 minutes | 4 months ago
We talk with Dr Nadine Burke Harris, an award-winning physician, researcher, advocate and California’s first Surgeon General. She is dedicated to changing the way our society responds to childhood trauma. At its worst, stress can elicit a toxic shock to our system that changes who we are at very fundamental level. Dr Burke Harris has set a bold goal to reduce adverse childhood experiences by half in one generation.
34 minutes | 5 months ago
The scope of the societal impacts being both inflicted and uncovered by the COVID-19 pandemic are truly without precedent. With every disaster, whether it's an economic collapse or the damage inflicted by a hurricane or wildfire, we are given a choice: rebuild in the same pattern as before or re-imagine a different future. If a peaceful, compassionate, equitable and sustainable future is our goal, then we must ensure that our path forward doesn’t rebuild the systems of violence, inequality, racism and pollution that are corroding our society from the inside out. We talk with Dr Manuel Pastor, the University of Southern California Distinguished Professor of Sociology, American Studies & Ethnicity, about advancing a vision for a post-covid society through bold, big steps.
31 minutes | 5 months ago
Are now frontline responders in the battle against climate change: fighting raging wildfires, helping urban dwellers overcome extreme heat, and rescuing victims of rising seas. What is less known is that firefighters are being exposed to a toxic soup of chemicals from melting flat-screen TVs to nylon carpets, each time they respond to a residential fire. I talk with Tom O'Connor, Battalion Chief with the San Francisco Fire Department, about how firefighters are leading the charge to clean up our planet one community at a time.
33 minutes | 5 months ago
Angela Glover Blackwell talks about how we can achieve racial justice through an agenda of inclusion, opportunity for all people of color, police abolition and reparations. Starting during the Black Power movement of the 1970’s, Ms Glover Blackwell has been a powerful, articulate and inspiring voice of change. Angela believes that our future success as democracy, economy and as a nation depends on the very people who have been left behind. Not until real change has been implemented will be able to move forward. The corrosive and toxic foundations of racism must be routed from every aspect of our government, business, communities, police and society at large.
40 minutes | 6 months ago
California is officially known as the “Golden State." One hundred and seventy years after the Gold Rush, the environmental legacy of gold mining is still with us and rarely acknowledged. Mercury which is a deadly neurotoxin, was elemental to the process of gold mining. Today large quantities of mercury from the Gold Rush are still polluting California - posing a risk to every kind of living organism, including us. I talk with Izzy Martin, a community organizer and environmental advocate who leads the Sierra Fund and has worked for the last decade to bring attention to gold’s dark shadow.
26 minutes | 6 months ago
Dolores Huerta is the one of the most important civil rights leaders in history. Dolores possesses an indomitable spirit, she is a fearless advocate on behalf of farm workers, women's rights and the environment. Huerta has been awarded every honor under the sun, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and yet at 90 she continues to walk shoulder-to-shoulder with farmworkers early in the morning to make sure their needs are taken care of before her own. Dolores is truly selfless. We talk about Earth Day’s 50th anniversary and just when you thought you knew everything about Dolores, she uncovers her love of Burning Man.
32 minutes | 7 months ago
At 15 Doniga Markegard, left a note for her mom that she was taking off for the summer and would be back in the fall. Her hitchhiking adventure was the beginning of a quest that led her to tracking wolves in Alaska. Doniga’s wanderlust brought her to indigenous elders who showed her the interconnectedness with all living things. Doniga shares her tracking practices.
36 minutes | 7 months ago
I travel on a supply boat 30 miles of the coast of San Francisco to visit the remote Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge. This rocky outcrop in the Pacific is home to millions of birds, five species of seals, whales and great white sharks - it is the Galapagos of the Northern Hemisphere! I meet up with Pete Warzybok with Point Blue Conservation Science who has spent much of the past 20 years studying the wildlife of the Farallones and I learn about what happens when we leave nature alone.
34 minutes | 8 months ago
Earth Day is turning 50 and I talk with Dr. Arlene Blum, who exemplifies the energy, humanity and spirit of this celebration which began in 1970 and gave birth to the modern environmental movement. Arlene is a biophysical chemist, an author, a mountaineer and Executive Director of the Green Science Policy Institute. Arlene’s belief that we can all do seemingly impossible things - is the foundation to a life of adventure.
36 minutes | 8 months ago
Anna Lappé, and I discuss Diet for a Hot Planet, her book about the challenges and opportunities presented by helping solve the climate crisis by changing the food system. We uncover and debunk myths about the way food can be grown today and in the future. Anna’s mom, Frances Moore Lappé, wrote the 1971 book Diet for a Small Planet which revolutionized the way we think about food and democracy. Together Anna and Frances co-founded the small planet institute, an international network focused on root causes of hunger and poverty and co-wrote Hope's Edge.
36 minutes | 9 months ago
We are made up of 70 trillion cells, more than half of which are not part of the human body - they are microbes. Microbes play a critical role in keeping us healthy, protecting us from pathogens, boosting our immune system, and even fighting off stress. It turns out that microbes also play a pivotal role in keeping the earth’s soil healthy. I talk with Dr. Rupa Marya, who is no average doctor. Rupa is a forceful social justice advocate, a world-renowned musician, an urban farmer, a mother to two incredible kids, and Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF, who is investigating how soil health is connected to people’s health.
29 minutes | 9 months ago
An ancient English town named after the mysterious eels, which were the currency that paid for one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals. To unravel Ely’s secrets, dating back to Roman times, I talk with Mike Rouse, the Mayor and historian of this fascinating Fen town.
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