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The Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature is an award-winning series featuring breakthrough solutions for people and planet. The greatest social and scientific innovators of our time celebrate the genius of nature and human ingenuity. The kaleidoscopic scope covers biomimicry, ecological design, social and racial justice, women’s leadership, ecological medicine, indigenous knowledge, spirituality and psychology. It’s leading-edge, hopeful, charismatic, provocative, timely and timeless – like nothing you’ve heard before.

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    • 4.8 • 216 Ratings

The Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature is an award-winning series featuring breakthrough solutions for people and planet. The greatest social and scientific innovators of our time celebrate the genius of nature and human ingenuity. The kaleidoscopic scope covers biomimicry, ecological design, social and racial justice, women’s leadership, ecological medicine, indigenous knowledge, spirituality and psychology. It’s leading-edge, hopeful, charismatic, provocative, timely and timeless – like nothing you’ve heard before.

    Youth Solutionaries: Future Present | De’Anthony Jones, Chloe Maxmin & Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

    Youth Solutionaries: Future Present | De’Anthony Jones, Chloe Maxmin & Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

    Youth movements are rising to restore people and planet. De’Anthony Jones, a former President of the Environmental Students Organization at Sacramento State, Chloe Maxmin, co-founder of Divest Harvard, and Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, hip-hop artist and Youth Director of Earth Guardians, say there’s no better time to be born than now because this generation gets to rewrite history. It could be known as the generation that brought forth a healthy, just, sustainable world for every generation to come.
    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.

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

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

    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.
    Featuring
    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.
    Resources
    Solidarity Economics: Why Mutuality and Movements Matter | 2021 Book by Manuel Pastor and Chris Benner
    SolidarityEconomics.org | Joint Project of the Equity Research Center (ERI) at the University of Southern California and the Institute for Social Transformation at UC Santa Cruz
    Manuel Pastor – Solidarity Economics: Mutuality, Movements and Momentum | 2021 Bioneers Keynote Address
    Solidarity Economics: Our Economy, Our Planet, Our Movements | 2021 Bioneers Panel
    Bioneers Reader: Our Economic Future | Free eBook
    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.

    • 29 min
    Beaver Believers: How to Restore Planet Water | Kate Lundquist & Brock Dolman

    Beaver Believers: How to Restore Planet Water | Kate Lundquist & Brock Dolman

    In this age of global weirding where climate disruption has tumbled the Goldilocks effect into unruly surges of too much and too little water, the restoration of beavers offers ancient nature-based solutions to the tangle of challenges bedeviling human civilization. Droughts, floods, soil erosion, climate change, biodiversity loss - you name it, and beaver is on it.
    In this episode, Kate Lundquist and Brock Dolman of the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center share their semi-aquatic journey to becoming Beaver Believers. They are part of a passionate global movement to bring back our rodent relatives who show us how to heal nature by working with nature.
    For more information and transcript, visit: https://bioneers.org/beaver-believers-how-to-restore-planet-water/
    Resources
    Beaver Believer: How Massive Rodents Could Restore Landscapes and Ecosystems At Scale
    Fire and Water: Land and Watershed Management in the Age of Climate Change
    Brock Dolman – Basins of Relations: A Reverential Rehydration Revolution
    From Kingdom to Kin-dom: Acting As If We Have Relatives Brock Dolman, Paul Stamets and Brian Thomas Swimme
    The WATER Institute’s Beaver in California reader
    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. 

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

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

    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.

    RESOURCES
    The Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women
    Sovereign Bodies Institute
    MMIW USA
    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
    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.

    • 29 min
    The Blue Economy: Too Good Not to Be True | Bren Smith

    The Blue Economy: Too Good Not to Be True | Bren Smith

    In this second of a two-part program, we plunge into the mind-bending proposition that we get a second chance to remake our broken food economy. Bren Smith, co-founder and co-Executive Director of GreenWave, has created a revolutionary polycultural farming model that has low upfront costs, is easily scalable, and can help mitigate climate change. It’s called regenerative ocean farming and aims to redesign the food economy away from destructive profit-driven practices and agribusiness monopolies in favor of democratizing the food economy.

    • 28 min
    Creating a World Where Everyone Belongs: From a Change of Heart to System Change | Angela Glover Blackwell & john a. powell

    Creating a World Where Everyone Belongs: From a Change of Heart to System Change | Angela Glover Blackwell & john a. powell

    In this moment of radical transformation, shifting the societal pronoun from “me, me, me” to “we” may be the single most transformational pivot we can make in order for anything else to work. Our destiny is ultimately collective.
    How can we overcome corrosive divisions and separations that are tearing us apart and create a world where everyone belongs?
    In this program, we dip into a deep conversation on this topic between Angela Glover Blackwell and john a. powell, two long-time friends and leaders in a quest toward building a multicultural democracy. 
    Featuring
    Angela Glover Blackwell is Founder-in-Residence at PolicyLink, the organization she started in 1999 to advance racial and economic equity. One of the nation’s most prominent, award-winning social justice advocates, she serves on numerous boards and advisory councils, including the inaugural Community Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve and California’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery.
    john a. powell is the Director of the Othering and Belonging Institute and Professor of Law, African American, and Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. A former National Legal Director of the ACLU, he co-founded the Poverty & Race Research Action Council and serves on the boards of several national and international organizations. His latest book is: Racing to Justice: Transforming our Concepts of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society. 
    Resources
    From Othering to Belonging | Bioneers 2022 Panel Discussion with Angela Glover Blackwell and john a. powell
    Angela Glover Blackwell - Transformative Solidarity for a Thriving Multiracial Democracy | Bioneers 2022 Keynote Address
    john a. powell - Healing Across Divides: Building Bridges to Challenge Systemic Injustice | Bioneers 2020 Keynote Address
    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: Anna Rubanova and Monica Lopez
    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. 

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