Sea Change Radio covers the transformations to social, environmental, and economic sustainability. Change is accelerating in positive and negative directions: the clock is ticking in the race to see which will tip first—the problems or the solutions. Join Sea Change's Host, Alex Wise, as he provides in-depth analysis to help our audience understand possible remedies and potential pitfalls. Sea Change interviews sustainability experts including Paul Hawken, Stewart Brand, Bill McKibben, Lester Brown, and many others. Sea Change airs on over 60 radio stations around the country.
Richard Heinberg: What If Preventing Collapse Isn’t Profitable?
It's out with the old and in with, if not something completely new, something very different. This week on Sea Change Radio, we mark the end of the Trump reign of terror with a look to the future with author Richard Heinberg, a senior fellow at the Post-Carbon Institute. We discuss his ideas for the incoming Biden Administration, analyze some fundamental flaws in our current economic system, and look at the upside of the economic downturn in terms of CO2 emissions.
Jim Furnish + Kate Sheppard on the Last Frontier
According to the State of Alaska website, the state's name derives from the Aleut alyeska, meaning "great land." Today on Sea Change Radio we talk about The Last Frontier, and some of the threats to its greatness. A week before the November election, the Trump Administration opened more than 9.3 million acres of old growth stands in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest to logging companies which can now build roads and cut timber in this pristine ecosystem. This decision reversed protections created by the US Forest Service’s Roadless Rule Policy which this week has been in place for 20 years. Our first guest today is Jim Furnish, a longtime Forest Service official who explains the importance of the Tongass, the significance of the Roadless Rule Policy, and the prospect of a re-reversal once Joe Biden becomes President. Then, we revisit part of our 2015 discussion with environmental journalist Kate Sheppard as she recounts how sea level rise has imperiled the small Alaskan port town of Shishmaref.
Castle Redmond + Maurice Plaines: Black Lives Still Matter
While history books will largely remember 2020 as the year of a global pandemic, it was also the year that Americans began to truly embrace the Black Lives Matter movement. The murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor - and most recently the verdict in the shooting of Jacob Blake - brought about an outpouring of support in a year where there were only 18 days when police did not kill someone. We turn the page on 2020 on Sea Change Radio by revisiting two of our discussions about the black experience in this country. First, we hear from Castle Redmond, a managing director at the California Endowment as he talks about growing up Black in the Bay Area in the seventies. Then, a conversation with Maurice Plaines about the relationship between police and Black America.
What’s in “Stoehr” For 2021?
As 2020 comes to a close, we are reminded of the old proverb, "It's always darkest just before the dawn." Covid deaths in the US have reached over 335,000 and ICU vacancies across the country are dangerously low; the current president is throwing a temper-tantrum and reminding us, once again, that our civic and political systems were not built in anticipation of people completely devoid of honor. On top of it all, we don't get to finish this doozy of a year with anything close to the celebration it merits. Things do seem dark. But the second part of the adage is about dawn -- something bright, warm, and hopeful on the horizon. This week on Sea Change Radio, in part 2 of our discussion with writer and political analyst John Stoehr, we try to turn the page on the Trump era, examine the Democrat/Republican divide in terms of messaging and policy, and talk about the gerontocracy that's pulling the levers of governmental power in both parties.
John Stoehr on Presidential Pickles, Pt. I
The political antics of 2020 have been unlike anything most of us have ever seen. As we wrap up this year, we ask an old friend of Sea Change Radio to help us put a bow on it with an in-depth political analysis. This week on Sea Change Radio, the first in a two-part, free-flowing political conversation with journalist John Stoehr. We look at the final, exhausting days of the Trump administration, and try to decipher signals from Joe Biden as to whether he may be planning to prosecute the current president.
Joe Brewer: Farms of the Future
For environmentalists "agriculture" can be something of a dirty word, associated with other words such as, pesticides, water consumption, pollutants, and deforestation. Not all environmentalists have these negative associations, though. Some, like my guest today, are working to re-fashion agricultural practices so that they actually help to reverse environmental damage. This week on Sea Change Radio we are speaking with Joe Brewer, an American ex-pat living and working in the regenerative agriculture space in Colombia. We discuss his family’s journey to this small but vibrant farming community, the lessons he’s learned, and how those lessons can be scaled to bigger farms in the U.S.
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Deeply substantial and amazingly practical
It’s obvious that Alex puts extraordinary effort in covering salient topics and finding guests that are authentic and truly care about being a positive force in this world - the insights they bring to bear is still mind-blowing Every. Single. Time.
No matter the subject, you’re guaranteed to gain something from every episode - can’t recommend Sea Change Radio enough 🙌
Informative, smart and just the right amount of depth
Alex finds excellent guests and asks good questions. I enjoy the musical interludes and their often humorous connection to the subject of discussion.
I thoroughly enjoy the info on this podcast. It’s stuff I think should be more front page. But, I find it a bit hard to listen to. Is the audio sped up? It moves along so fast that I can hardly keep up. I feel wound up after listening.