Join host Nance Klehm for long format conversations with folks who find the cracks, break up the compaction, remediate the contamination and leave the soil (metaphorically or literally) better for us all.
Spontaneous Vegetation airs on Lumpen Radio (WLPN-LP Chicago) on 2nd and 4th Sundays 5-6pm CST.
Nance Klehm with INGA books founders
This interview is with the 3 founding members of INGA books. INGA is a Chicago bookshop with a focus on self-published independently distributed artists' book on design, art, film, theory and more. They program events semi frequently including readings, lectures, and performances in conjunction with the shop's interests and stock. They also publish books, bookmarks and other additions.
Nance Klehm with Ecosexuals Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens
Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle have collaborated together since 2002. They are founders of the “ecosex movement” where they aim to make the environmental movement more sexy, fun and diverse through film, art, performance and writing. They were official documenta 14 artists (2016-17) where they premiered their film, “Water Makes Us Wet”, had a visual art exhibit, and performed several Ecosex Walking Tours. They were named 2019 Eureka Fellows. Their book, “Assuming the Ecosexual Position: Earth as Lover” will be available in July 2021 from the University of Minnesota Press.
This is the *uncut and uncensored* interview - contains some profanity.
Nance Klehm with Sustainability Officer Carter O'Brien
Carter O'Brien is the sustainability officer at the Field Musem's Office of Strategic Science Initiatives. He works to institutionalize sustainable principles such as recycling, food operations, alternative transportation, urban agriculture, community gardening, and renewable energy. A 49 year old Chicago native, he is the vice president of the Chicago Recycling Coalition, a tree keeper, as well as an avid cyclist, musician and martial artist.
Nance Klehm with Ecosystems Ecologist Dr. Suzanne Pierre
Dr. Suzanne Pierre is a scientist, educator, and social organizer dedicated to the liberation of human beings through deep understanding of and communion with the natural world. Suzanne is trained as an ecosystems ecologist and biogeochemist focused on global environmental change and critical ecological study. Through her scientific research on the global cycles of matter and energy between plants, microbes, and the non-living environment, Suzanne has begun to explore how oppression, supremacist ideologies, and extractive societies have shaped the past and present natural environment at the micro and macro scales. She investigates and promotes this novel perspective on environmental and climate change through the work of her research and social change collective, the Critical Ecology Lab. www.suzannepierre.com www.criticalecologylab.org
Nance Klehm with BIPOC Environmentalist and Designer Michelle Matthews
Michelle Matthews is a BIPOC environmentalist, artist, designer, and photographer, who was born in Iran to a Chinese/Vietnamese mother and a Black/Caucasian father, and her family was among the last ones to be airlifted from Iran during the Islamic revolution in February of 1979.
Traveling back and forth between her home in Hawthorne, CA and her high school in West Los Angeles, Michelle noticed how the quality of the landscape impacts the quality of life. She has spent most of her career working as a creative at nonprofits such as the ACLU, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and Sundance Institute, host of the Sundance Film Festival. She is proud to bring her non-profit creative vision and landscape management experience together in her role as Executive Director of Arlington Garden, a free public garden in the heart of Pasadena, CA.
Nance Klehm with Holistic Scientist Phillip Franses
Phillip Franses works to find the edge where science and spirit meet. He holds a degree in Mathematics from Oxford University, teaches Holistic Science as Senior Lecturer across the world and applies these principles in the field as Director Strategy with The Flow Partnership (www.theflowpartnership.org). He is developing Waterways (www.waterways.world) - an online water school that enables community action globally through traditional methods of reviving landscapes. Philip is the chief editor of the Holistic Science Journal and the current issue In Dialogue (www.holisticsciencejournal.co.uk). Philip is also the author of Time, Light and the Dice of Creation published by Floris Books.
ReAlly amazing show
Klehm and guests make you think