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    Returning to What Was Lost and Stolen with Corrina Gould

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 26:55


    Defending land rights and preserving tribal culture is difficult for North American tribes, especially for those that do not have sovereign nation-to-nation status with the federal government. The lack of recognition of a tribe's nationhood as a self-governing entity (as defined by the U.S. Constitution) has been explicitly used as a tool to continue to prevent Native peoples from living on the most desirable lands or protecting sacred lands that have been stolen.  We talk about these issues with Corrina Gould, a celebrated leader and activist of the First Peoples of the Bay Area from the Lisjan/Ohlone tribe of Northern California. She also co-founded the grassroots organization “Indian People Organizing for Change”, which works to defend and preserve sacred Ohlone shell mounds formed over generations. Featuring Corrina Gould (Lisjan/Ohlone) is the chair and spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan, as well as the Co-Director for The Sogorea Te' Land Trust, a women-led organization within the urban setting of her ancestral territory of the Bay Area that works to return Indigenous land to Indigenous people. Born and raised in her ancestral homeland, the territory of Huchiun, she is the mother of three and grandmother of four. Corrina has worked on preserving and protecting the sacred burial sites of her ancestors throughout the Bay Area for decades.  Resources California Indian Genocide and Resilience | 2017 Bioneers panel in which four California Indian leaders share the stories of kidnappings, mass murders, and slavery that took place under Spanish, Mexican and American colonizations — and how today's generation is dealing with the contemporary implications.  This is an episode of Indigeneity Conversations, a podcast series that features deep and engaging conversations with Native culture bearers, scholars, movement leaders, and non-Native allies on the most important issues and solutions in Indian Country. Bringing Indigenous voices to global conversations. Visit the Indigeneity Conversations homepage to learn more.  

    Climbing Out of the Man Box: What Does Healthy Manhood Look Like? | Kevin Powell

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 29:15


    There is a growing movement to redefine manhood, and to address ways that violence is baked into our cultural expectations of masculinity. Courageous, visionary men are rising to the challenge. One of those men is activist, writer and public speaker Kevin Powell. In this half-hour, Powell boldly and bravely discusses his experiences with toxic masculinity and his journey to redefine what it means to be a man. This is “Climbing Out of the Man Box: What Does Healthy Manhood Look Like?” Featuring Kevin Powell, a leading figure in the movement to redefine manhood and in contemporary American political, cultural and literary life as well as in the hip-hop arena, is the product of a single mother, absent father and severe poverty in his youth. In spite of those challenges he has become an acclaimed, prolific writer, authoring 13 books, including his autobiography, The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy's Journey into Manhood. Resources Watch the full keynote and learn more about Kevin Powell and his work | Bioneers 2018 Keynote This is an episode of the Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature series. Visit the radio and podcast homepage to find out how to hear the program on your local station and how to subscribe to the podcast

    Indigenous Eco-Nomics: Ancestors of the Future with Nick Estes

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 29:15


    In this episode, Indigenous scholar and organizer Nick Estes explores how Indigenous land-based and Earth-centered societies are advancing regenerative solutions and campaigns to transform capitalism. An ancient “eco-nomics” today puts Indigenous leadership at the forefront of assuring a habitable planet. Featuring: Nick Estes, Ph.D. (Kul Wicasa/Lower Brule Sioux), is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico and a member of the Oak Lake Writers Society, a group of Dakota, Nakota and Lakota writers. In 2014, he was a co-founder of The Red Nation in Albuquerque, NM, an organization dedicated to the liberation of Native people from capitalism and colonialism. He serves on its editorial collective and writes its bi-weekly newsletter. Nick Estes is also the author of: Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance. Resources Nick Estes – The Age of the Water Protector and Climate Chaos (video) | Bioneers 2022 Keynote Indigenous Pathways to a Regenerative Future (video) | Bioneers 2021 Panel The Red Deal: Indigenous Action to Save Our Earth | The Red Nation Indigenous Resistance Against Carbon | Indigenous Environmental Network This is an episode of the Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature series. Visit the radio and podcast homepage to find out how to hear the program on your local station and how to subscribe to the podcast For more info on Nick Estes and show notes, please visit our radio page.

    3-D Ocean Farming: Making a Living on a Living Planet | Bren Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 29:15


    What if there are ways to sustainably harvest protein and nutritious vegetables from the seas in ways that restore coastlines, local economies, produces abundant food, and sequesters vast amounts of carbon dioxide? Pathfinding ocean farmer Bren Smith has cultivated a breakthrough method of near-shore aquaculture called 3-D Ocean Farming, which has the potential to transform our relationship with the ocean, make room again for the flourishing wild diversity of ocean animals, and launch a novel, delicious and authentically sustainable cuisine along with way. Featuring Bren Smith, co-executive director and co-founder of GreenWave and owner of Thimble Island Ocean Farm, pioneered the development of regenerative ocean farming. Bren is the winner of the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge award. He is an Ashoka, Castanea, and Echoing Green Climate Fellow and James Beard Award-winning author of Eat Like a Fish: My Adventures Farming the Ocean to Fight Climate Change. Resources Video of Bren Smith speaking at Bioneers 2016 This is an episode of the Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature series. Visit the radio and podcast homepage to find out how to hear the program on your local station and how to subscribe to the podcast.

    Restorative Justice: From Harm to Healing | Fania Davis & Cameron Simmons

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 29:15


    Oakland, California, has had the reputation of being one of the most dangerous cities in the country. Then the Restorative Justice movement started boldly showing how quickly that reputation can be turned around by arresting the cycle of youth violence and incarceration early, in schools and juvenile justice policies. With: Restorative Justice leaders Fania Davis and Cameron Simmons. In remembrance of Cameron Simmons - a model of tenacity, courage and big hearted love. For more information about Fania Davis and Restorative Justice work, visit rjoyoakland.org/ Video of Fania Davis, Cameron Simmons and Leanna Hudson speaking at Bioneers 2015 This is an episode of the Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature series. Visit the radio and podcast homepage to find out how to hear the program on your local station and how to subscribe to the podcast

    Taking Wing: Feminine Leadership from the Heartbeat of Earth | Zainab Salbi

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 29:15


    Globally, women experience some of the harshest challenges in wartime and the climate crisis while simultaneously remaining caretakers to their families, communities, and the Earth. Zainab Salbi is a humanitarian, author and media host who has dedicated her life to empowering women on the frontlines in conflict zones and climate crisis zones. Her vision is that the fate of humanity depends on elevating feminine leadership that offers a model for a new way of being – for both women and men. Globally, women experience some of the harshest challenges in wartime and the climate crisis while simultaneously remaining caretakers to their families, communities, and the Earth. Zainab Salbi is a humanitarian, author and media host who has dedicated her life to empowering women on the frontlines in conflict zones and climate crisis zones. Her vision is that the fate of humanity depends on elevating feminine leadership that offers a model for a new way of being – for both women and men. Featuring: Zainab Salbi is a celebrated humanitarian, author, and journalist, co-founder of DaughtersforEarth.org, “Chief Awareness Officer” at FindCenter.com, host of the Redefined podcast, and founder of Women for Women International. The author of several books, including the bestseller, Between Two Worlds and, most recently, Freedom Is an Inside Job, she is also the creator and host of several TV shows, including #MeToo, Now What? on PBS. Resources Zainab Salbi – Daughters for Earth (video) | Bioneers 2022 Keynote Daughters for Earth: Women and the Climate Change Movement (video) | Bioneers 2022 Panel This is an episode of the Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature series. Visit the radio and podcast homepage to find out how to hear the program on your local station and how to subscribe to the podcast For more info on Zainab Salbi and show notes, please visit our radio page.

    Ripples of Community Resilience: Small Acts, Big Change

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 29:16


    In neighborhoods across the country, citizens are building community resilience – one shovelful and one backyard at a time. Visionary citizen restorationists Trathen Heckman of Daily Acts and Jessie Lerner of Sustain Dane show how seemingly small acts like catching rain and growing food forests are turning green visions into action, with the help of local governments, school kids, businesses, artists and churches. This is an episode of the Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature series. Visit the radio and podcast homepage to find out how to hear the program on your local station and how to subscribe to the podcast.

    Tribe of the New Flame: The Agroecology Revolution

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 29:15


    Small farmers around the world are building an agro-ecological revolution based on self-sufficiency, food security, and freedom from fossil fuels and corporate control. In this program, we hear from two visionary agroecology innovators. Miguel Altieri is an agroecologist and entomologist at UC Berkeley who's showing how farmers who embrace agroecology are building a movement based on self-sufficiency, food security and freedom from fossil fuels and corporate control. To learn more about Miguel Altieri's work, visit ESPM at UC Berkeley Alex Eaton is the founder of “Sistema Bio”. This game-changing company helps farmers implement a simple technology that converts waste to energy, builds healthy soils, and holds the promise of massively reducing greenhouse gases and lifting people out of poverty. To learn more about Alex Eaton's work, visit Sistema Biobolsa Resources See video of Alex Eaton's keynote speech at the 2018 Bioneers conference This is an episode of the Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature series. Visit the radio and podcast homepage to find out how to hear the program on your local station and how to subscribe to the podcast.

    Busting the Myth of Primate Patriarchy: The Nature of Sex and Gender in Our Ape Relatives | Frans de Waal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 28:30


    World-renowned primatologist Professor Frans de Waal explores the nature of sex and gender among our cousins the apes, and how gender diversity is a common and pervasive potential on nature's masculine-feminine continuum. In the quest to overcome human gender inequality, he suggests that our focus needs to be on the inequality. For full transcript and show notes, visit: Resources Bioneers article, Different: Gender Through the Eyes of a Primatologist with Frans de Waal This is an episode of the Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature series. Visit the radio and podcast homepage to find out how to hear the program on your local station and how to subscribe to the podcast.

    Shamans and Scientists: Changing the Landscape of Power | Mark Plotkin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 29:15


    As we hurtle into the Sixth Age of Extinctions, we face the cataclysmic loss of half the world's biological diversity. 80% of the remaining biodiversity is on Indigenous lands. Ethnobotanist and Indigenous rights advocate Mark Plotkin of the Amazon Conservation Team tells us how scientists are helping protect the people who will protect the land, and the age-old wisdom that's imperative for our future. This is an episode of the Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature series. Visit the radio and podcast homepage to find out how to hear the program on your local station and how to subscribe to the podcast.

    Who Is an American? Is Our Democracy as Unequal as Our Economy? | Heather McGhee

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 29:15


    By around 2044, the U.S. will become a majority-minority nation. This seismic demographic shift has triggered a cultural earthquake, provoking a radical spike in hate crimes. In times of massive disruption and economic stress, what Carl Jung called the “shadow side of the psyche” comes into play: the pronounced psychological tendency in the collective psyche is to project these shadow qualities with unusual potency onto whomever people see as “the other.” But is there also a deeper story? Perhaps the question to ask is: Who benefits? In this half hour, we hear from Heather McGhee of Demos. She sees a direct connection between today's extreme inequality and this peak moment of racial panic and white anxiety. Resources Video of Heather McGhee's Keynote speech at Bioneers 2017 This is an episode of the Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature series. Visit the radio and podcast homepage to find out how to hear the program on your local station and how to subscribe to the podcast.

    When Truth Is Dangerous: The Power of Independent Media | Amy Goodman & Monika Bauerlein

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 29:15


    Today, there's a renaissance of independent journalism dedicated to holding power accountable. Political pressures are mounting to break up media monopolies and provide access to more voices. Independent and investigative media outlets are proliferating, often as nonprofits funded from the bottom up. In this program, we hear from two veteran journalists who lead two of the most courageous and successful independent media outlets in the United States: Monika Bauerlein, the CEO of Mother Jones magazine, and Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now! Resources Video of Monika Bauerlein's Keynote speech at Bioneers 2019 Video of Amy Goodman's speech at Bioneers 2017 This is an episode of the Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature series. Visit the radio and podcast homepage to find out how to hear the program on your local station and how to subscribe to the podcast.

    The Reluctant Psychonaut: How Psychedelics Changed Michael Pollan's Mind

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 29:15


    A quiet renaissance of serious medical research has once again arisen to study the therapeutic benefits of LSD and other psychedelics, including overcoming addiction and depression, and easing the existential terror of terminal illness. In this program, acclaimed journalist Michael Pollan shares a travelogue of his reportorial and personal journey with psychedelics. He slips through the rabbit hole into the mystery of consciousness itself, into the indivisible oneness of people and nature, and asks: could the transformational healing that psychedelics can bring on the personal ego level translate into cultural healing that could address the greatest issues of our time? This is an episode of the Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature series. Visit the radio and podcast homepage to find out how to hear the program on your local station and how to subscribe to the podcast. Resources Video of Michael Pollan's keynote speech at the Bioneers 2018 Video of Plant Intelligence and Human Consciousness panel featuring Michael Poll at Bioneers 2018

    Real Change: The Political Gets Personal | Danny Glover & Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 27:38


    How can we manifest the world we want, and who we want to be? Actor-activist Danny Glover and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, former CEO of Green For All, show how one sure path to resilience is to build community and social movements. That requires learning how to reach out across our differences – and it gets really personal. Featuring Danny Glover is an award-winning actor, producer, humanitarian and political activist with a performance career that spans more than 30 years.  Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins is a social justice advocate and businesswoman. Ellis-Lamkins is the co-founder and CEO of Promise, modern payment technology platform that provides alternative payment solutions for cities, counties, states and utility companies across the country and simplifies how people manage government payments, such as utilities, child support and parking tickets by offering customizable plans and providing digital payment options. This is an episode of the Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature series. Visit the radio and podcast homepage to find out how to hear the program on your local station and how to subscribe to the podcast.    

    Got Dirt? Get Soil! Ditch the Plow, Cover Up and Grow Diversity

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 28:12


    The profit-hungry agribusiness empire of the 20th century institutionalized farming practices that continue to degrade soils across the U.S. and globally. We face a fork in the road: collapse or regeneration? The good news is that we know what we need to begin an agricultural and ecological renaissance – a literal rebirth.  Biologist Ann Biklé and geologist David Montgomery share one of the good news stories that show how the solutions residing in nature surpass our conception of what's even possible. Featuring David R. Montgomery, a Seattle-based MacArthur Fellow and professor of Geomorphology at the University of Washington and the author of award-winning popular-science books that have been translated into nine languages, is an internationally recognized geologist who studies landscape evolution and the effects of geological processes on ecological systems and human societies. Anne Biklé, a biologist, science communicator, and public speaker, investigates and writes about connections between people, plants, food, health, and the environment. Her work has appeared in magazines, newspapers and radio, and her soil-building practices have been featured in independent and documentary films. Resources Learn more about David and Anne's work and books at their website, dig2grow.com. Explore Bioneers' Regenerative Agriculture media hub to learn more about practices that increase biodiversity, build and enrich soil, improve watersheds, enhance ecosystem services, and increase soil carbon storage. Subscribe to The Food Web, our food-and-farming newsletter sharing the stories and celebrating the people whose work builds local food systems that serve people and embed ecological stewardship into agricultural practices. This is an episode of the Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature series. Visit the radio and podcast homepage to find out how to hear the program on your local station and how to subscribe to the podcast.

    Sharkskin, Hippo Sweat and the Wood-Wide Web: From Flat Earth to Whole Earth Thinking |

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 28:22


    The genius of nature's design, recipes and principles is serving as the inspiration for redesigning human civilization. This Biomimicry revolution is spawning a next industrial revolution. Biomimicry masters Janine Benyus and Jay Harman illuminate the forefront of nature-inspired design, including human organization and the power of networks.

    Laboring for Justice: See No Stranger | Valarie Kaur

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 29:00


    In a world that's unraveling from climate disruption and gaping inequality, another climate crisis confronts us: the climate of hate and othering. Award-winning scholar and educator Valarie Kaur says to overcome racism and nationalism, we must not succumb to rage and grief. As someone who has spent much of her life challenging horrific injustices and intolerance, Kaur learned the lesson that historical nonviolent change-makers understood: social movements must be grounded in an ethic of love. She founded the Revolutionary Love Project, and has emerged as one of the most important voices of the American Sikh community, and a highly influential faith leader on the national stage. Valarie Kaur, born into a family of Sikh farmers who settled in California in 1913, is a seasoned civil rights activist, award-winning filmmaker, lawyer, faith leader, and founder of the Revolutionary Love Project, which seeks to champion love as a public ethic and wellspring for social action. This is an episode of the Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature series. Visit the radio and podcast homepage to find out how to hear the program on your local station and how to subscribe to the podcast. For transcript and more about this program, visit: https://bioneers.org/laboring-for-justice-see-no-stranger/ Credits Executive Producer: Kenny Ausubel Written by: Monica Lopez and Kenny Ausubel Senior Producer and Station Relations: Stephanie Welch Host and Consulting Producer: Neil Harvey Producer: Teo Grossman Program Engineer and Music Supervisor: Emily Harris

    No More Stolen Sisters: Stopping the Abuse and Murder of Native Women and Girls

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 29:00


    May 5 will mark National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. The date was designated in a 2017 resolution by U.S. Sens. Steve Daines, R-Montana, and Jon Tester, D-Montana, in response to the murder of Hanna Harris, a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe who disappeared in 2013 from Lame Deer, Montana, and to highlight other abductions and killings of Native American women in the United States. ******************************* Jessica Alva. Khadija Rose Britton. Hanna Harris. Anthonette Christine Cayedito. If you haven't heard of these women, it's no surprise. They're four of the untold number of Indigenous women and girls who have been murdered, kidnapped or gone mysteriously missing. A significant number of victims are from communities that are subjected to the harmful presence of fossil fuel and mining companies. The extractive industry is ravaging Native nations where oil and blood have long run together. Add to this a dysfunctional police and legal hierarchy that leaves Indigenous women and their families with little support during the first crucial hours when they go missing, and little recourse to prosecute predators for their crimes. In this program, powerful Native women leaders reveal the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, and describe how they are taking action and building growing movements, including with non-Native allies. Morning Star Gali, Ozawa Bineshi Albert, Simone Senogles, Kandi White, and Casey Camp Horinek. These stories are shocking, harrowing and heartbreaking. But then again, when your heart breaks, the cracks are where the light shines through. For more information and transcript, visit our episode page. This is an episode of the Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature series. Visit the radio and podcast homepage to find out how to hear the program on your local station and how to subscribe to the podcast. RESOURCES Sovereign Bodies Institute The Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women The Intercept: A New Film Examines Sexual Violence as a Feature of the Bakken Oil Boom Restoring Justice for Indigenous Peoples: MMIW Initiative The Mendocino Voice: Community groups begin painting mural honoring Khadijah Britton and highlighting MMIW in Ukiah

    Nourishing the Future: Creating a Just and Healthy Food System for All

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 28:20


    Communities around the country are working to create a new food future founded in health, justice and ecological wellbeing. Community activists Malik Kenyatta Yakini and Oran Hesterman are transforming Detroit through urban agriculture and helping low-income and working families access healthy food. Cathryn Couch works with young people to cook and deliver healthy meals to people who are ill and struggling to put food on the table with a model program using food as medicine. This is an episode of the Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature series. Visit the radio and podcast homepage to find out how to hear the program on your local station and how to subscribe to the podcast.

    Ecstatic Revolt: The New Mythos of Eve | V, formerly Eve Ensler

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 28:15


    As the creation story of Judeo-Christian beliefs, the biblical recounting of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden has long had profound influence around the world. So what's it like to be named Eve? World-renowned playwright and activist V, formerly Eve Ensler, explores her own personal journey into her namesake. The provocative author of “The Vagina Monologues” and founder of V-Day to end violence against women suggests there's another story beneath the traditional story. For her, it's both very personal – and very political.

    Plastic Planet: Stopping Big Oil, Big Plastic, and Big Misdirection

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 29:00


    After World War II, the U.S. government worked with industry to create a single-use, disposable consumer culture as a way to ensure ongoing market prosperity. Who benefited? Consumer product companies like Coca-Cola, and the fossil fuel industry, whose petrochemicals are at the source. The result? Plastic pollution is now found in virtually every living organism – including humans – and is one of the worst threats to ocean ecosystems. Now, a global resistance movement is rising to abolish petrochemical plastics and to shift to a zero-waste, circular economy. Featuring: Anna Cummins, Deputy Director and Co-Founder of the Five Gyres Institute. With more than 20 years experience in environmental non-profit work—including marine conservation, coastal watershed management, community relations, and bilingual and sustainability education—Anna is an expert in the field. For more information and transcript, visit: bioneers.org/plastic-planet-stopping-big-oil-plastic-misdirection/ This is an episode of the Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature series. Visit the radio and podcast homepage to find out how to hear the program on your local station and how to subscribe to the podcast. Credits Executive Producer: Kenny Ausubel Written by: Monica Lopez and Kenny Ausubel Senior Producer and Station Relations: Stephanie Welch Host and Consulting Producer: Neil Harvey Producer: Teo Grossman Program Engineer and Music Supervisor: Emily Harris

    Building the Solidarity Economy: Awakening to Our Mutuality and Shifting the Terrain of Power | Manuel Pastor

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 29:00


    At the core of our civilizational breakdown is an extractive economy that wastes both nature and people, at the same time it is Hoovering extreme wealth up to the billionaire class. But with breakdown comes breakthrough. Professor Manuel Pastor believes we're living through a moment of profound transformation. It will come down to what we do – or don't do – at this moment of radical change. In this episode, we hear from Pastor on how shocks to the system are precipitating a great awakening and growing movements to transform the economy to our economy. For more information and transcript, visit: https://bioneers.org/building-solidarity-economy-awakening-mutuality-shifting-terrain-power/ Resources: Manuel Pastor keynote address for Bioneers Virtual Conference 2021 Manuel Pastor keynote address Bioneers Conference 2014 Manuel Pastor, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at USC and Director of its Equity Research Institute, has long been one of the most important scholars and activists working on the economic, environmental and social conditions facing low-income urban communities and the social movements seeking to change those realities. He has held many prominent academic posts, won countless prestigious awards and fellowships for his activism and scholarship, and is the author and co-author of many important, highly influential tomes. This is an episode of the Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature series. Visit the radio and podcast homepage to find out how to hear the program on your local station and how to subscribe to the podcast. Credits Executive Producer: Kenny Ausubel Written by: Kenny Ausubel Senior Producer and Station Relations: Stephanie Welch Program Engineer and Music Supervisor: Emily Harris Host and Consulting Producer: Neil Harvey Producer: Teo Grossman Production Assistance: Monica Lopez Special thanks to Status Coup News for use of their interviews with workers on strike

    Breaking the Male Code: The Tyranny of Masculinity | Tony Porter, Dallas Goldtooth, George Lipsitz and Eve Ensler

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 27:34


    To transform our culture from its focus on dominance and hierarchy to one of connection, empathy and collaboration, it's vital that we re-envision the essential (or archetypal) masculine, which changes everything. This rarely tackled topic is the subject of a deeply authentic dialogue among Playwright and activist V formerly, Eve Ensler, and three men working to change men and change the story: Tony Porter, co-founder, A Call To Men; Dallas Goldtooth, Indigenous activist, actor and member of the 1491's Native American comedy troupe; George Lipsitz, board president, African American Policy Forum. To see a clip from the recorded panel at the Bioneers Conference, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0nhQWA_5HU This is an episode of the Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature series. Visit the radio and podcast homepage to find out how to hear the program on your local station and how to subscribe to the podcast.

    California Genocide and Resilience with Corrina Gould PT. 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 28:19


    California Indians have survived some of the most extreme acts of genocide committed against Native Americans. Prior to the ongoing genocide under Spanish and American colonizations, California Indians were the most linguistically diverse and population dense First Peoples in the United States. We discuss this brutal history and survivance with Corrina Gould, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Sogorea Te' Land Trust. She is from the Lisjan/Ohlone tribe of Northern California. We talk about the importance of addressing that historical trauma, which caused deep wounds that still affect Indigenous Peoples today.   For more information and transcript, visit: https://bioneers.org/california-genocide-and-resilience-with-corrina-gould/ Corrina Gould (Lisjan/Ohlone) is the chair and spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan, as well as the Co-Director for The Sogorea Te' Land Trust, a women-led organization within the urban setting of her ancestral territory of the Bay Area that works to return Indigenous land to Indigenous people. Born and raised in her ancestral homeland, the territory of Huchiun, she is the mother of three and grandmother of four. Corrina has worked on preserving and protecting the sacred burial sites of her ancestors throughout the Bay Area for decades. This is an episode of Indigeneity Conversations, a podcast series that features deep and engaging conversations with Native culture bearers, scholars, movement leaders, and non-Native allies on the most important issues and solutions in Indian Country. Bringing Indigenous voices to global conversations. This episode's artwork features photography by Cara Romero, Co-Director of the Bioneers Indigeneity Program as well as an award winning contemporary fine art photographer. Mer Young creates the series artwork. Resources: California Indian Genocide and Resilience | 2017 Bioneers panel in which four California Indian leaders share the stories of kidnappings, mass murders, and slavery that took place under Spanish, Mexican and American colonizations — and how today's generation is dealing with the contemporary implications. Credits: Executive Producer: Kenny Ausubel Co-Hosts and Producers: Cara Romero and Alexis Bunten Senior Producer: Stephanie Welch Associate Producer and Program Engineer: Emily Harris Consulting Producer: Teo Grossman Studio Engineers: Brandon Pinard and Theo Badashi Tech Support: Tyson Russell

    Indigenous Rising: From Alcatraz to Standing Rock

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 28:30


    History doesn't repeat itself, but it rhymes. From the historic Indigenous occupation of Alcatraz Island in 1969 to the fossil fuel fights throughout Canada and the U.S. today, Indigenous resistance illuminates an activism founded in a spiritual connection with the web of life and the human community - with Julian Brave NoiseCat, Dr. LaNada War Jack and Clayton Thomas Müller.

    They Don't Call Her Mother Earth for Nothing: Women Re-imagining the World | Alice Walker, Joanna Macy and others

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 28:43


    Transformational women leaders are restoring societal balance by showing us how to reconnect relationships not only among people, but between people and the natural world. This astounding conversation among diverse women leaders provides a fascinating window into the soulful depths of what it means to restore the balance between our masculine and feminine selves to bring about wholeness, justice and true restoration of people and planet. With Alice Walker, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Nina Simons, Sarah Crowell, Joanna Macy and Akaya Winwood 

    Why Equity is Good for Everyone: Changing the Story, Changing the World | john a. powell & Heather McGhee

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 29:15


    How do we change the story of corrosive racial inequity? First, we have to understand the stories we tell ourselves. In this program, racial justice innovators john a. powell and Heather McGhee show how empathy, honesty and the recognition of our common humanity can change the story to bridge the racial divides tearing humanity and the Earth apart. john a. powell is the Director of the Othering and Belonging Institute and Professor of Law, African American, and Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. His latest book is: Racing to Justice: Transforming our Concepts of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society. Watch his keynote from the 2017 Bioneers Conference: https://bioneers.org/john-a-powell-co-creating-alternative-spaces-to-heal-bioneers-2017/ Heather McGhee, distinguished senior fellow and former president of Demos, is an award-winning thought leader on the national stage whose writing and research appear in numerous outlets, including The New York Times and The Nation. Her latest book is The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. Watch her keynote from the 2017 Bioneers Conference: https://bioneers.org/heather-mcghee-a-new-we-the-people-for-a-sustainable-future/ This is an episode of the Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature series. Visit the radio and podcast homepage to find out how to hear the program on your local station and how to subscribe to the podcast.

    Bending Toward Justice: The Arc of Black Lives Matter | Patrisse Cullors

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 28:30


    There are periods when history comes to a boil – when powerful forces of both destruction and creation result in massive social change. In 2020, the Black Lives Matter Movement emerged as the biggest protest movement in American history, and resounded worldwide. Patrisse Cullors, one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, tells the story of the birth of this powerful movement for racial justice, and shares her vision of a world where black people are actually free, a world that we all deserve to live in.  Watch Patrisse Cullors' Keynote at the 2018 Bioneers Conference: bioneers.org/patrisse-cullors-women-of-the-blacklivesmatter-movement/ Patrisse Cullors, a performance artist and award-winning organizer from Los Angeles, is one of the most effective and influential movement builders of our era. She was a key figure in the fight to force the creation of the first civilian oversight commission of LA's Sheriff's Department, but is most widely known as one of the three original co-founders of Black Lives Matter and for her recent, best-selling book, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir. This is an episode of the Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature series. Visit the radio and podcast homepage to find out how to hear the program on your local station and how to subscribe to the podcast.

    Whale Whisperers: Making Deep Contact | James Nestor

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 28:00


    In the late 20th century, a handful of scientists proved that aquatic mammals have advanced communication capabilities and a consciousness strikingly similar to humans. Author and adventurer James Nestor leads us on a deep dive into the mystery of marine mammal consciousness, and the story of how a small band of freedivers, pushing the limits of human endurance, is finding that saving the whales may become the story of the whales saving us. Additional Resources / Show Notes James Nestor Keynote at Bioneers https://bioneers.org/james-nestor-new-approaches-to-cracking-the-communication-of-whales-and-dolphins-bioneers-2016/

    Tattooing the River: People, Place and the Art of Diversity

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 29:13


    Award-winning painter Judy Baca describes how art can reconnect people to place, revive disappearing history, and repair cultural root systems. While working with at-risk youth to create The Great Wall of Los Angeles, the world's longest mural, Baca realized that restoring a disappeared river also meant restoring disappeared cultures.

    Natural Magic: The Earth Hospitality Enterprise - ONE HOUR SPECIAL

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 59:45


    Natural Magic is a one-hour special from Bioneers Radio that explores the time-tested processes, relationships and recipes that have allowed life to flourish during 3.8 billion years of evolution. Our guides are scientific and social innovators known as “the Bioneers.” Luminaries featured in the program include globally renowned biologist and educator David Suzuki, bestselling author and environmental entrepreneur Paul Hawken, biomimicry master Janine Benyus, clean energy expert Amory Lovins and author and climate leader Bill Mckibben. They say the solutions to our environmental challenges are largely present – if we just ask nature. They herald a revolution from the heart of nature – and the human heart. Also Featuring: Paul Stamets – Visionary myco-technologist working with mushrooms to heal the planet John Mohawk – Turtle Clan Seneca elder and educator Jeanne Achterberg – Pioneering researcher in medicine and psychology Jeremy Narby – Anthropologist and author who has worked closely with Native Amazonian peoples Dan Dagget – Pulitzer Prize nominated author for the book Beyond the Rangeland Conflict: Toward a West That Works Nina Simons – BIoneers Co-founder Kenny Ausubel – BIoneers Co-founder Neil Harvey – Host

    Next Gen Farmers: A Land-Loving Story | Severine v T Fleming

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 27:43


    In the next 20 years, farmland ownership in the U.S. will shift on a continental scale—400 million acres. Yet 70% of American farmland is owned by people 65 and older. How can we help young, motivated agrarians become successful farmers to whom retiring organic farmers can transmit their wisdom? How can we invest in the democratization of our land base? These questions drive Agrarian Trust, started by Greenhorns founder Severine v T Fleming, one of the most visionary leaders in the young farmers' movement.

    We're All Chimps: Or Are Animals People Too? | Deborah and Roger Fouts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 27:50


    In Western civilization, human beings are considered the exceptional species and uniquely intelligent. Yet science is consistently revealing our intimate biological kinship with all species, especially the primates with whom we share 99% of our DNA. Breakthrough primatologist researchers Roger and Deborah Fouts take us on their amazing journey with chimpanzees that shows that, not only are people animals, but animals seem to be people too.

    Democracy v. Plutocracy: Breaking Up is Hard to Do | Thom Hartmann, Stacy Mitchell and Maurice B.P. Weeks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 29:30


    From local communities and states to federal policy, antitrust movements to dismantle monopolies are challenging the system that can be summed up as: Make Feudalism Great Again. Although breaking up is hard to do, we've broken up monopolies before. In this second of our two-part program, we join Thom Hartmann, Stacy Mitchell and Maurice B.P. Weeks to survey the landscape of rising antitrust movements to break the stranglehold of corporate power and level the playing field for a democratized economy.

    Thanksgiving in the Cosmos: The Next Enlightenment |

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 28:45


    The world has entered a period of radical creative destruction — of breakdown and breakthrough. The very fate of human civilization hangs in the balance. Where have we gone so wrong? Could it be our cosmology itself, our view of our place in the natural and cosmic order? As author Richard Tarnas observes, “World views create worlds.” Is a fundamental transformation of our civilization's world view the gateway to our survival and flourishing as a species? In this Bioneers audio special, we take an experiential journey into cosmology, consciousness and change, with: Chief Oren Lyons, Native American leader from the Onondaga Nation of the Iroquois Confederacy; Richard Tarnas, the author of Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View; and featuring music from Shaman's Dream and Blue Tech.

    Don't Fence Me In: Linked Landscapes, Citizen Science and Wild Nature | Justin Brashares and Mary Ellen Hannibal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 28:29


    As lion populations crash in Africa, baboon numbers explode. Associate Professor of Ecology and Conservation Justin Brashares illuminates how to stem the cascading harms of nature out of balance. Visionary author Mary Ellen Hannibal recounts inspiring stories of citizen scientists restoring health to “the spine of the continent” from Alaska to Mexico by connecting nature back to itself.

    Digital Media: Collaboration and Movement Building in a Data-Driven Society | Matthew Monahan, Ben Knight, Edward West, and Ingrid Sanders

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 88:49


    To have any chance of success, highly creative, collaborative uses of new forms of digital media must be a cornerstone of any strategy for progressive social and environmental movements. Four leading innovators in this domain share their insights. Hosted by Matthew Monahan, Namaste Foundation. With: Ben Knight, co-founder of Loomio; Edward West, co-founder of Impact Hub Oakland and Hylo social network; Ingrid Sanders, founder of PopExpert, a crowd-sourced, community-driven platform.

    Designing a World for the 100%, by the 100% | Elizabeth Thompson, Erin Meezan, Jane Harrison, and Dawn Danby

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 92:45


    Leading women designers gathered by the Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) explore the principles of participatory design—inclusion, cooperation, community, regeneration—and how we can design a human world that meets everyone's needs without harming the bio- sphere. Hosted by Elizabeth Thompson, BFI Executive Director. With: Erin Meezan, VP of Sustainability, Interface, Inc.; Jane Harrison, co-founder, PITCHAfrica/Waterbank Schools; Dawn Danby, Senior Sustainable Design Program Manager, Autodesk, Inc.

    Digital Democracy: The Cyberworld of Citizen Activism | Brad Friedman, John Stauber, and Joan Blades

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 28:23


    Garbage in, garbage out, as the early computer innovators remarked about information. A vital free press is the single most important feedback loop in a democracy. New media including especially the Internet have challenged the supremacy of corporate media concentration and junk news. A brave new wave of activists such as Brad Friedman, John Stauber and Joan Blades are using digital media to restore the democratic lifeblood of a people's media. They're giving voice to the voiceless, checking and balancing corruption, and providing liberty and access for all.

    Democracy, Corporate Power and Climate Change | Sarah Stranahan, Derek Cressman, and Arielle Klagsbrun

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 88:13


    The Supreme Court's Citizens United and related rulings have not only unleashed a flood of dark money into elections, they are also being used to block initiatives to transition to a just and sustainable economy. Join local, state and national organizers to learn about efforts to push back against these rules and to find out how you can help restore democracy and challenge the misuse of corporate power. With: Sarah Stranahan, Strategic Development Director at Free Speech For People; Derek Cressman, long-time fair election activist/current candidate for California Secretary of State; Arielle Klagsbrun of Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment/2013 Brower Youth Award recipient.

    Cuba's Organic Agriculture: Aberration or Model for the World? | Kevin Danaher, Greg Watson, and Anuradha Mittal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 95:06


    Cuba developed, out of necessity, the most organic, sustainable agricultural system of any country. Is that model replicable in other parts of the world, or is it now likely to be overrun by industrial farming as ironically the easing of tensions with the U.S. opens the island up to the influx of capital and multinational corporate plutocrats? What can we learn from Cuba's food system, and what are the risks to Cuban food security and sovereignty as its economic isolation ends? With: Kevin Danaher, co-founder of Global Exchange and FairTradeUSA; Greg Watson, former Massachusetts Secretary of Agriculture; Anuradha Mittal, founder and Executive Director of the Oakland Institute.

    Cultivating Dynamic Power, Catalyzing the Movement | J. Miakoda Taylor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 81:15


    What if we stop perceiving power and privilege as limited commodities? How do we collaborate in ways that generate dynamic power and create win-win strategies? Join J. Miakoda Taylor, Founding Director of Fierce Allies, in this interactive exploration.

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