Friday at 9:30 am


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

All Love Begins with Seeing: Poetry and Justice for All May 27, 2016 | 9:30 am

Shailja Patel's unique artistry is a provocative smash up of genres. She's a slam poetry champion and star of her award-winning, one-woman play “Migritude” about the intricate webs of global migration and cultural identity. As an acclaimed poet of South Asian and Kenyan ancestry, through her fearless art she embodies the authentic voices of women, South Asians and Africans who are otherwise seldom heard. For her, the ultimate destination of poetry is justice -- too heart-breakingly beautiful to be denied

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Bread and Roses: Time Poverty, Super-Wealth and the Politics of Happiness May 20, 2016 | 9:30 am

At the same time the Great Recession has inflicted enormous pain and suffering, it has also caused people to take a deeper look at what’s really important in our lives. Many are finding that time is not money – time is far more valuable.

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Inalienable: Belonging to the Earth Community May 13, 2016 | 9:30 am

Deep Ecology extends an inalienable right to life to all beings. Yet as the naturalist Aldo Leopold observed, “One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds.” Either harden your shell, or be a doctor. Joanna Macy decided to be an Earth doctor. A systems theorist, author and lifelong activist, she describes how healing the world and healing your heart and soul go hand in hand.

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Is Nothing Sacred? A Spiritual Response to the Ecological Crisis May 6, 2016 | 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

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The Marriage of the Sun and Moon: The Truth and Reconciliation of Gender April 29, 2016 | 9:30 am

Today gender reconciliation is a burgeoning new movement for transformational healing. Gender reconciliation visionaries Pat McCabe, Cynthia Brix, Will Keepin and Pele Rouge share powerful stories of transformation from the personal to the societal, including the nation of South Africa.

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Sharkskin, Hippo Sweat and the Wood-Wide Web: From Flat Earth to Whole Earth Thinking April 22, 2016 | 9:30 am

The genius of nature’s design, recipes and principles is serving as the inspiration for redesigning human civilization. This Biomimicry revolution is spawning a next industrial revolution. Biomimicry masters Janine Benyus and Jay Harman illuminate the forefront of nature-inspired design, including human organization and the power of networks.

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Art As Social Change: Birthing the Dawn Of A New Day April 15, 2016 | 9:30 am

“Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.” - Bertolt Brecht

John Densmore, legendary drummer of the Doors, joins visionary spoken word duo Climbing PoeTree in an exploration of creativity and social change. This episode of Bioneers Radio features exclusive interviews with the artists and a special Bioneers performance of Jim Morrison's poem, "American Prayer".

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Cosmomimicry: We’re The Universe Mattering April 8, 2016 | 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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Bill Kleoppel April 1, 2016 | 9:30 am

Bioneers will be pre-empted this week so that we auction off Bill Kleoppel to support KKFI's work.

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Mending the Earth: One Team and Everybody Wins March 25, 2016 | 9:30 am

The way we see the world creates the world. If a new way of seeing is needed, what might that look like? Indigenous leaders Dakota-Dine Tom Goldtooth, Anishnabe Winona LaDuke, Aleut Ilarion Merculief and The White Buffalo Souldiers conjure a new paradigm that begins with a change of heart.

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Shapeshifting Detroit: Overcoming Drive-By Economics March 18, 2016 | 9:30 am

The citizens of Detroit are challenging the failed policies that have long favored corporate wealth over the well being of city residents. Leading change-makers Malik Kenyatta Yakini, Lottie Spady and Sister Gloria Rivera are seeding community resilience with one of the most robust urban agricultural movements in the U.S., while contradicting the manipulative media narratives that justify oppression.

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