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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.

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Why The World Doesn’t End: Re-Creation Myths of Nature and Culture MICHAEL MEADE February 5, 2016 | 9:30 am

Mythologist, author and storyteller Michael Meade, founder of the Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, reminds us that the word “apocalypse” - which has come to mean the end of the world, actually means an “unveiling.” Once we penetrate that veil, it’s not the end--but the beginning of a new story--a new beginning to the old story.


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Where Angels Fear To Tread: Making Art That Heals the Broken Places LILY YEH January 29, 2016 | 9:30 am

Painter and professor Lily Yeh’s approach to community healing takes that which is broken and creates something whole and wholly new and beautiful through public art. From Philadelphia to Rwanda, broken places are her canvases. People’s stories are the pigments. People’s talents and creativity are the tools. At the heart of her work is the transformation of human heart.


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Sisters in Spirit: Women Transforming the World JENSINE LARSEN and SALLY ROESCH WAGNER January 22, 2016 | 9:30 am

"With every cell of my body, I believe that the creative human potential of women and girls is the greatest untapped resource on earth. we have the potential right now to use the power communications technology to truly connect and truly unleash this potential, and the implications for the environmental movement are vast as we have the power to activate legions of guardians and champions for the Earth that are right now unseen."


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Reinhabit, Rehydrate, Regenerate: Permaculture Designs for an Enduring Planet BROCK DOLMAN January 15, 2016 | 9:30 am

Join master permaculture designers Darren J. Doherty and Brock Dolman for both practical and poetic ways to re-educate earthlings in soil and water literacy. Their practical vision for regenerating ecological integrity and social resiliency prepares us for the challenges of climate change and environmental stress. But above all, they illuminate inspired pathways for restoring nature and people in the re-enchantment of Earth.


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Planting Buildings: The Living Building Challenge JASON McLENNAN January 8, 2016 | 9:30 am

This is nature’s blueprint for building a better world, says visionary architect Jason McLennan. He designed the Living Building Challenge 2.0 to raise the bar on green building: meet or exceed what nature provides. While the standards seem impossibly high, it may be simpler than we imagined.


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Going Locavore: Urban Food Innovation and Community Transformation MICHAEL POLLAN January 1, 2016 | 9:30 am

Urban food innovators are designing vibrant new local food economies built on environmental and ecological integrity, sustainability, diversity and equity. Join author Michael Pollan, Fair Food Foundation CEO Oran Hesterman, faith-based change-maker James Ella James and student leader Victoria Carter for a smorgasbord of nourishing morsels from the emerging locavore movement.


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Generation Green: Fulfilling the Promise of Jobs and Justice JEROME RINGO December 25, 2015 | 9:30 am

Join Apollo Alliance president Jerome Ringo and clean energy leader Billy Parish for a hopeful glimpse into the organizations and programs that will give our children the opportunity to make a living and make a better world.


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From Soap Operas to Avatars: Digital Diplomacy and Making Fiction into Fact December 18, 2015 | 9:30 am

Digital and media entrepreneur William Ryerson effectively uses innovative media for social change. Digital citizen diplomats Joshua S. Fouts and Rita J. King design virtual games that help foster vibrant community and culture in the physical world. They’re all demonstrating the game-changing power of technology to change the world for the better.


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From Bows and Arrows to Laptops: Marrying Traditional Knowledge with Web Technology to Save the Amazon CHIEF ALMIR NARAYAMAGO SURUI and REBECCA MOOR December 11, 2015 | 9:30 am

"20 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change are due to tropical deforestation. It’s more than all the transportation in the world put together. If we could just make trees worth more alive than dead, It’s the easiest way to reduce greenhouse gas emission."


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Earth Justice: Corporate Rights vs. The Rights of Nature THOMAS LINZEY and MARI MARGIL December 4, 2015 | 9:30 am

"The people in the communities we work with recognize that the structure of law was never intended to protect the environment but, instead, to regulate its exploitation. They recognize that, in order to change the existing structure of law, a movement for nature’s rights is necessary, and it’s time we heard their voices and joined their cause."


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