Friday at 9:30 am

Bioneers

Bioneers brings bold innovators with break-through solutions to the airwaves with our eighth annual radio series. “Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature” airs in more than 250 cities in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Ireland and is free to all stations, distributed by WFMT Radio Network.

Upcoming episodes

The Reluctant Psychonaut: How Psychedelics Changed Michael Pollan’s Mind March 29, 2019 | 9:30 am

A quiet renaissance of serious medical research has once again arisen to study the therapeutic benefits of LSD and other psychedelics, including overcoming addiction and depression, to easing the existential terror of terminal illness. In this program, acclaimed journalist Michael Pollan shares a travelogue of his reportorial and personal journey with psychedelics. He slips through the rabbit hole into the mystery of consciousness itself, into the indivisible oneness of people and nature, and asks: could the transformational healing that psychedelics can bring on the personal ego level translate into cultural healing that could address the greatest issues of our time?


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Inner Resilience: Back to Our True Nature April 5, 2019 | 9:30 am

Our physical health is intimately tied to environmental health, as well as to our emotional and spiritual ecology. Visionary physician Dr. Gabor Maté explores the deepest psychological, emotional and social forces leading to our society’s poor health and unhappiness. He says we have the capacity to heal both ourselves and the planet by reconnecting with our true nature as empathic, nurturing, social beings


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The Sophia Century: When Women Come Into Co-Equal Partnership April 12, 2019 | 9:30 am

Women-led movements arising around the world herald a profound shift that changes everything. Visionary women leaders Osprey Orielle-Lake, Leila Salazar and Lynne Twist report on the women leading the clean energy revolution in Africa, defending the Amazonian rainforest, and making peace in Liberia.


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Equal Rights Amendment: Times Up April 19, 2019 | 9:30 am

Ever since women won the right to vote in 1920, they have been trying to pass an Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to ensure equality and justice in the eyes of the law. The Third Wave women’s movement might just make it a reality. MomsRising Director Joan Blades, attorney Kimberle Crenshaw, and ERA Coalition President Jessica Neuwirth tell us why the amendment is so important to address discrimination and harassment in the workplace and beyond.


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Archetypes in Every Woman: Renaissance of the Feminine April 26, 2019 | 9:30 am

Archetypal stories guide our lives in profound and largely unconscious ways. Through reframing classic mythologies, we explore the resurgence of the archetypal feminine and its relationship to nature through a multi-cultural lens, with Jean Shinoda Bolen, author and Jungian therapist; Luisah Teish, author and priestess in the Ifa Orisha tradition; Sri Swamini Svatmavidyananda, teacher of Hindu Vedanta philosophy.


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Recent episodes

City of Joy: Transforming Pain to Power March 22, 2019 | 9:30 am

Women are coming together to heal in community, with hands in the soil, in one of the most broken places on the planet, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Playwright and feminist Eve Ensler’s life-and-death struggle with cancer transformed her. At the heart of it was her reconnection with nature. She expanded her work to end violence against women and girls to include restoring nature and our relationship with nature. With master permaculturist Brock Dolman, she tells the hopeful story of the Congo’s V-Day Farm.


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In Pursuit of Happiness: Becoming Beloved Community March 15, 2019 | 9:30 am

Can humanity overcome divisions such as race, class, nation, religion, and gender roles to come together to solve the planetary emergency that threatens our common home? Civil liberties and legal scholar john a. powell and social justice advocate Grace Bauer show how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s vision of "beloved community" can overcome conflict, separation and the burdens of history to transcend our fear of the "Other" and work together to heal our societies and the Earth.


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Is Nothing Sacred? A Spiritual Response to the Ecological Crisis March 8, 2019 | 9:30 am

Religion is the oldest, most compelling moral framework for social action. As director of World Wildlife Fund’s Sacred Earth Program, Buddhist Dekila Chungyalpa shows how religion and spiritual consciousness are emerging globally as powerful forces for restoring our relationship with nature and each other.


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Good Chemistry: Survival of the Most Compatible March 1, 2019 | 9:30 am

Nontoxic hair color from the recipes of beetles, and a potential Alzheimer’s cure derived from applying nature’s operating instructions. The world-renowned “co-father of green chemistry,” John Warner, says: “We’re learning to do everything we want to do without poisoning people or planet.” He’s showing how we can follow nature’s lead to create good chemistry with nature and our own health. The results are jaw-dropping.


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Don’t Fence Me In: Linked Landscapes, Citizen Science and Wild Nature February 22, 2019 | 9:30 am

As lion populations crash in Africa, baboon numbers explode. Associate Professor of Ecology and Conservation Justin Brashares illuminates how to stem the cascading harms of nature out of balance. Visionary author Mary Ellen Hannibal recounts inspiring stories of citizen scientists restoring health to “the spine of the continent” from Alaska to Mexico by connecting nature back to itself.


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A Love That Is Wild: Why Wilderness Matters in the 21st Century February 15, 2019 | 9:30 am

Writer, naturalist and activist Terry Tempest Williams asks “Can we love ourselves, each other and the Earth enough to change?” She invokes our deepest humanity to honor and protect the wilderness that’s the cauldron of evolution – and of our own imagination. “Our power lies in the love of our homelands,” she tells us in this eloquent, heartfelt tour-de-force, and protecting the wild requires bringing democracy home.


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Art As Social Change: Birthing the Dawn Of A New Day February 8, 2019 | 9:30 am

“Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it,” as Bertolt Brecht said. Shoot the rapids of art and social change with talk and performance by visionary spoken word duo Climbing PoeTree, and John Densmore, drummer of the legendary Doors and longtime social change artist.


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Next Gen Farmers: A Land-Loving Story January 25, 2019 | 9:30 am

In the next 20 years, farmland ownership in the U.S. will shift on a continental scale—400 million acres. Yet 70% of American farmland is owned by people 65 and older. How can we help young, motivated agrarians become successful farmers to whom retiring organic farmers can transmit their wisdom? How can we invest in the democratization of our land base? These questions drive Agrarian Trust, started by Greenhorns founder Severine von Tscharner Fleming, one of the most visionary leaders in the young farmers’ movement


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Cosmomimicry: We’re The Universe Mattering January 18, 2019 | 9:30 am

“If success or failure of this planet and of human beings depended on how I am and what I do, then how would I be and what would I do?” asked visionary designer Buckminster Fuller. Buckminster Fuller Institute Board President David McConville says our view of the universe profoundly shapes our future as a species, and it’s changing radically.


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Who Is an American? Is Our Democracy As Unequal As Our Economy January 11, 2019 | 9:30 am

In this half hour, we hear from Heather McGhee of Demos. She sees a direct connection between today’s extreme inequality and this peak moment of racial panic and white anxiety


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