Green business guru Andrew Winston, author of the bestselling book Green to Gold, discusses his new book, “The Big Pivot: Radically Practical Strategies for a Hotter, Scarcer, and More Open World.”
Breaking the corporate media sound barrier: Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, talks with her brother, journalist David Goodman, about her life, work, the importance of independent media, and “going to where the silence is.” This is a broadcast of a Vermont … Continue reading
Live from the VBSR Spring Conference. Alternative ownership & worker-owned co-ops: Daniel Shearer, worker/owner, Tamarack Media Co-op; Bekah Mandell, worker/owner, Webskillet Co-op, and Kelsy HenneBarrows, worker at Webskillet describe the benefits and challenges of co-op businesses. Alisa Gravitz, CEO & … Continue reading
ReSource is reducing poverty in Vermont by training low income people how to fix recycled household goods and computers, and training high school dropouts to weatherize homes and install solar systems. We talk about this unique poverty reduction program with Curtis Ostler, … Continue reading
John Sayles, CEO of the Vermont Foodbank, Rob Meehan, director of the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, and Charles Knoll, a client of the food shelf, discuss the perfect storm of rising hunger and declining donations nationally and locally, and the need for a … Continue reading
Jody Williams, 1997 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Vermont native, on how she became an activist, why she can’t quit, the key role of women in making peace, and her advice to others who want to make change.
Vermont Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe discusses her childhood attending schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan, her work as a teacher and principal, her view of education as the new civil rights issue, equity and school funding, and what she hopes … Continue reading
Steve Dale, executive director of the Vermont School Boards Association, and Jeff Francis, executive director of the Vermont Superintendents Association, discuss why 34 school budgets failed in 2014, ideas for making education more affordable, and their vision for 21st century education in Vermont.
Jostein Solheim, CEO of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, discusses political stands that have cost him business (and why it’s worth it), why businesses need to offer solutions to global problems,
Mark Johnson of WDEV previews Gov. Peter Shumlin’s 2014 budget address. Advocates discuss their legislative priorities: Avram Patt, energy consultant and former general manager of Washington Electric Co-op, talks about net metering; Chris Miller, activism manager of Ben & Jerry’s speaks about GMO labeling; and … Continue reading
Investing in the future: August Burns and Jane Dale discuss how Grounds for Health, a small international nonprofit organization based in Waterbury, Vt., has pioneered a low-cost way to screen and treat cervical cancer, the #1 killer of women in developing countries. And … Continue reading
Jeffrey Hollender, social biz pioneer and founder of Seventh Generation, and his daughter Meika Hollender talk about their new business venture: sustainable fair trade condoms, along with the challenges and opportunities of starting a family business. We also talk with Andrea Cohen and … Continue reading
Four guests discuss literacy and school dropout in Vermont and what is being done about it. Pixie Loomis and Ethan Maurer from Vermont Adult Learning (VAL); Roger Sweet, a retired logger who learned to read at age 60, and Calvin … Continue reading
Dirty wars, peace, & the media: A conversation with two of America’s top muckraking journalists: former NY Times reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges, and Jeremy Scahill, bestselling author of Dirty Wars and national security correspondent of The Nation.