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Put A Cork In It

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What do cork, coffee cups, lettuce, and excessive travel have in common? They are all areas of personal choice that have an environmental impact, and they are all things we will be discussing with our guest today on Sea Change Radio. Lloyd Alter is a design professor as well as an editor at TreeHugger.com. This week he joins us and expounds on the virtues of cork, a surprisingly sustainable alternative to fossil-fuel-based products for sound-proofing, insulation, home-building, and, of course, bottling wine.

Richard Heinberg on Our Bonus Decade

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If you're someone who's curious about the geopolitical implications of carbon fuel and the ecological havoc it wreaks, you've probably come across some of Richard Heinberg's work. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with this senior fellow at the Post Carbon Institute who has authored over 13 books and regularly ponders the past and future of humanity and the earth in his Museletter. We discuss the global debt crunch, the search for tight oil, and the concomitant acceleration of climate change.

Mark Schapiro: Reaping What You Sow

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There’s no time better than after a holiday of feasting to remember where we get our food. Ultimately, most of our complex recipes begin with the simple seed. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to author and environmental journalist Mark Schapiro to discuss the current state of agribusiness and his book Seeds of Resistance.

Midterm Thanks: John Stoehr + Emily Atkin

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This week, as we inventory the things for which we are thankful, many of us may include some of the midterm election results in our accounting. Today on Sea Change Radio, we hear the second half of our discussion with John Stoehr, of the New Haven Register and The Editorial Board newsletter. We examine how Democrats have handled the gun debate over the past couple of decades, and talk about the possibility of Beto O’Rourke running for president in 2020.

All Creatures Great and Small: The Vanishing Vaquita

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How splendid would it be if humans could somehow find a way to truly co-exist with the rest of the planet’s creatures? This week on Sea Change Radio, we focus on two people doing what they can to protect endangered species around the globe. First, we speak to Brooke Bessesen, an author and wildlife researcher whose new book about a small, rare type of porpoise in the Sea of Cortez called the vaquita is facing possible extinction. Then, we take a look back at our 2017 discussion with Topher White.

Made In The Shade: Erik Hoffner on Agroforestry

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Occam’s Razor is a principle that tells us that the simplest solution to a problem tends to be the correct one. Farmers around the world are abiding by this philosophy in droves by practicing agroforesty, an ancient agricultural technique that supports biodiversity while simultaneously sequestering carbon. This week on Sea Change Radio, we learn all about agroforestry from Erik Hoffner, an editor at Mongabay.

Washington Post’s Greg Sargent on the American “Uncivil War”

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It’s election season. To say that the political atmosphere is polarized understates the wormhole into which the US has fallen. We have a president who tells easily disprovable lies without compunction, and a party of elected officials who line up behind him, drafting off his autocratic slipstream. This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio is Greg Sargent, longtime opinion writer for the Washington Post and author of the popular blog, The Plumline.

Raven Brooks: Getting The Vote Out

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Voting. It’s the fundamental premise underpinning our governmental system. There shouldn’t be disagreement about that, irrespective of political party, right? Why, then, across the nation, are we seeing Republican-run state governments purging voter rolls and erecting barriers to prevent people from exercising their franchise. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with Raven Brooks, the COO of Vote.Org, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization dedicated to getting more Americans to vote.

Steve Seeger + Doniece Sandoval: Power of One

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One thing that we are consistently reminded of during election season is that each and every person can make a difference – whether it’s casting a vote in a super tight election, or confronting a US Senator in an elevator, the power of one can’t be easily dismissed. This week on Sea Change Radio, we explore how even someone who may not have lots of money or technical know-how but cares deeply for the environment can have an impact.

Celebrating Ten Years of Sea Change Radio, Pt. 2

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This week on Sea Change Radio, the second half of our ten year anniversary celebration where we hear from some of the planet’s most important thinkers, leading green advocates, and sustainability innovators. Stay tuned to hear excerpts from interviews with thought leaders like George Monbiot, politicians like Gavin Newsom, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists like Robin McDowell, and scientists like Richard Lunt.

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