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Recent Programs

A climate-friendly world economy … for real?

Is it possible to have a robust economy that does not lead to massive ecosystem destruction? Stuart Scott is an ecosocial strategist, and what he has to say is outside today’s mainstream of political and economic thinking. But he may just be right. Listen and decide for yourself.

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Global Warming Express

… is a group of young people in Santa Fe, NM, who are doing climate change activism. Teenager Marina Weber started writing a book when she was 9, and it’s been published… and she’s working on a sequel!

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What makes a democracy healthy…

… and what undermines it? Money, corruption, inadequate laws, lack of enforcement of good laws … and the sense of despair that there are no solutions. But there are good, bipartisan solutions, according to Meredith McGehee of IssueOne.org.

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No more heroes…

… is the name of Jordan Flaherty‘s book about the Savior Mentality, and the problems that self-styled savior activists pose to getting the real work done … and what better alternatives look like.

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Smart and sane foreign relations…

…seems possible, at least when you’re talking to Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies. She asks reasonable questions like, What would it take to transition to a less militaristic, diplomacy-based foreign policy?

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Radio Activism

Since election day 2016, countless people have become politically active for the first time in their lives … or would like to but aren’t sure what to do. If that’s you, this podcast is for you. It’s also for activists who are leading the movements on issues of fairness, justice, and democracy.

Some of the programs will be about the latest news. Others will give history and deep background about how we got to this point in history. Some will be with well-known leaders; most will be with amazing people you’ve never heard of. All the shows offer ideas and solutions, and ways — big and small — that you can get involved.
We welcome your input, questions, and ideas!