is a program of in-depth conversations with activists, scientists, authors, artists, and other deep thinkers. Our newest shows, ScienceRadioCafe and RadioActivism, are about how the world works, and about how to respond to issues to the big issues of our time — threats to democracy; assaults on land, water, and climate; crazy inequality. Not that we have magical solutions, but we can shine a light on what’s going on and perhaps even find ways that each of us can do our part.
We welcome questions, comments, and ideas!
How are ordinary people getting involved in species conservation? Mary Ellen Hannibal talks about how big data meets grass roots participation.
Nina Lanza does. We talk about what Mars is like and whether there is, or has ever been, life there.
Terry Tempest Williams and Brooke Williams talk about staying sane in wild lands, buying gas leases to protect land, and resistance through writing.
Trevor Potter, Founder of the Campaign Legal Center, takes detailed look at how dark money in politics affects ordinary people.
Mark Sundeen, Author of The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today’s America, profiles three families who went back to the land while remaining very much connected with society.
Journalist Laurence Gonzales tells stories about natural and man-made disasters, who survives, and why.