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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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    • 4.7 • 209 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.

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

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

    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.

    • 29 min
    Black Food: Liberation, Food Justice and Stewardship

    Black Food: Liberation, Food Justice and Stewardship

    The influences of Africans and Black Americans on food and agriculture is rooted in ancestral African knowledge and traditions of shared labor, worker coops and botanical polycultures. 
    In this episode, we hear from Karen Washington and Bryant Terry on how Black Food culture is weaving the threads of a rich African agricultural heritage with the liberation of economics from an extractive corporate food oligarchy. The results can be health, conviviality, community wealth, and the power of self-determination.
    Featuring
    Karen Washington, co-owner/farmer of Rise & Root Farm, has been a legendary activist in the community gardening movement since 1985. Renowned for turning empty Bronx lots into verdant spaces, Karen is: a former President of the NYC Community Garden Coalition; a board member of: the NY Botanical Gardens, Why Hunger, and NYC Farm School; a co-founder of Black Urban Growers (BUGS); and a pioneering force in establishing urban farmers’ markets.
    Bryant Terry is the Chef-in-Residence of MOAD, the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, and an award-winning author of a number of books that reimagine soul food and African cuisine within a vegan context. His latest book is Black Food: Stories, Art and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora. 

    Resources
    The Farmer and the Chef: A Conversation Between Two Black Food Justice Activists
    Karen Washington – 911 Our Food System Is Not Working
    Working Against Racism in the Food System
    Black Food: An Interview with Chef Bryant Terry
    The Food Web Newsletter

    Credits


    Executive Producer: Kenny Ausubel


    Written by: Kenny Ausubel and Arty Mangan


    Senior Producer and Station Relations: Stephanie Welch


    Program Engineer and Music Supervisor: Emily Harris


    Producer: Teo Grossman


    Host and Consulting Producer: Neil Harvey


    Production Assistance: Monica Lopez


    Additional music: Ketsa



    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
    Tears in the Eyes, Rainbow in the Heart: Dr. Jane Goodall’s Reasons for Hope - Dr. Jane Goodall | Bioneers 25th Anniversary Greatest Hits Series (2014)

    Tears in the Eyes, Rainbow in the Heart: Dr. Jane Goodall’s Reasons for Hope - Dr. Jane Goodall | Bioneers 25th Anniversary Greatest Hits Series (2014)

    The visionary primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall revolutionized primatology by showing how close our kinship is with the animal kin-dom. “Dr. Jane” has inspired the world to save the rapidly dwindling chimpanzee populations and their habitats. Her compelling vision to restore people, animals and planet is delivering real hope.

    • 28 min
    The Green New Deal: Launching the Great Transformation | Demond Drummer & Tom Hayden

    The Green New Deal: Launching the Great Transformation | Demond Drummer & Tom Hayden

    As climate chaos and obscene inequality ravage people and planet, a new generation of visionaries is emerging to demand a bold solution: a Green New Deal. Is it a remedy that can actually meet the magnitude and urgency of this turning point in the human enterprise? With lifelong activist and politician Tom Hayden, and Demond Drummer of Policy Link.
    Featuring


    Tom Hayden (1939-2016) was one of the leading figures of the student, civil rights, anti-war and environmental movements of the 1960s, and went on to serve 18 years in the California legislature. Following his legislative career, he directed the Peace and Justice Resource Center.


    Demond Drummer is Managing Director for Equitable Economy at Policy Link, and a Fellow at New Consensus, a nonprofit working to develop and promote the Green New Deal that has advised many progressive leaders and organizations, including Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Sunrise Movement.

    Resources
    The Green New Deal Bioneers Media Hub
    Green New Deal Overview | New Consensus
    The New Deal Wasn’t Intrinsically Racist by Adolph Reed Jr. | The New Republic
    Credits


    Executive Producer: Kenny Ausubel


    Written by: Kenny Ausubel


    Senior Producer and Station Relations: Stephanie Welch


    Editorial and Production Assistance: Monica Lopez


    Host and Consulting Producer: Neil Harvey


    Producer: Teo Grossman


    Program Engineer and Music Supervisor: Emily Harris


    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
    Re-Weaving the Web of Belonging: The Inside is Not, and the Outside is Too

    Re-Weaving the Web of Belonging: The Inside is Not, and the Outside is Too

    As author Michael Pollan observes: “The two biggest crises humanity faces today are tribalism and the environmental crisis. They both involve the objectifying of the other – whether that other is nature or other people.” How do we re-weave that web of relationships, and focus on our likenesses rather than our differences?
    In this program, racial justice advocates john a. powell, Eriel Deranger and Anita Sanchez explore how overcoming the illusion of separateness from nature and each other requires building bridges rather than burning them. They say the fate of the world depends on it.

    Featuring


    john a. powell, Director of the Othering and Belonging Institute and Professor of Law, African American, and Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley.


    Eriel Deranger (Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation), Executive Director of Indigenous Climate Action.


    Anita Sanchez, bestselling author, consultant, trainer and executive coach specializing in indigenous wisdom, diversity and inclusion, leadership, culture and promoting positive change in our world.


    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
    Awakening the Genius in Everyone: When the Calling Keeps Calling | Michael Meade

    Awakening the Genius in Everyone: When the Calling Keeps Calling | Michael Meade

    Renowned storyteller, performer, author, activist and scholar Michael Meade weaves threads of timeless wisdom traditions into myths for today’s global crisis. Meade says each of us is woven into the soul of the world, and we’re uniquely needed at this mythic moment to become active agents in the co-creation, re-creation and re-imagination of culture and nature.
    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

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