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Episode 35: Season 2 Wrap

It’s hard to believe that Season 2 has come to a close! Four months, 17 interview episodes, and 3 non-interview episodes later, it is time to take a break for reflection and setting intentions for Season 3.

Check out Episode 35, the Season 2 Wrap, for a summary of each Season 2 episode, intentions for Season 3, and a list of three books that are helpful guides along the “keeping things alive” path in current times.

Here is the list of episodes in Season 2, with links to them streaming on Soundcloud:

And here are links to the three books that Laura recommends at the end of Episode 35:

Interview

Episode 34: Joanne Hameister Nuclear

This is the fourth and final episode in a four-part Keeping Things Alive Podcast series on nuclear waste and weapons, with a particular focus on Western New York.

Episode 34 of of the Keeping Things Alive Podcast features Laura’s conversation with Joanne Hameister.  Joanne is a retired research analyst and computer consultant who has devoted over half of her life to good decision-making at the West Valley Demonstration Project in Western New York, first through the League of Women Voters and later through the Coalition on West Valley Nuclear Wastes.

Here are the shownotes, with links to more information on what is discussed during Laura’s conversation with Joanne on the West Valley Demonstration Project:

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Episode 33: Jim Anderson Nuclear

This is the third episode in a four-part Keeping Things Alive Podcast series on nuclear waste and weapons, with a particular focus on Western New York.

Episode 33 of of the Keeping Things Alive Podcast features Laura’s conversation with Jim Anderson.  Jim is a peace activist, President of Peace Action New York State, and Vice President of the Citizen Action New York Board of Directors. Laura interviewed Jim for Episode 2 of the Keeping Things Alive Podcast, and was on his radio show to talk about environmental law and then the public trust doctrine and climate action, which are both Keeping Things Alive Podcast episodes.

Here are the shownotes, with links to more information on what is discussed during Laura’s conversation with Jim on the importance of nuclear peace around the world:

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Episode 32: Diane D’Arrigo Nuclear

This is the second episode in a four-part Keeping Things Alive Podcast series on nuclear waste and weapons, with a particular focus on Western New York.

Episode 32 of of the Keeping Things Alive Podcast features Laura’s conversation with Diane D’Arrigo.  Diane is the Radioactive Waste Project Director at the Nuclear Information Research Service. Her main area of expertise is radioactive waste and radiation issues, and she also has international nuclear waste experience. She has been with NIRS since 1986, has a degree in chemistry and environmental studies, and has work experience in analytical chemistry and biological research.

Here are the shownotes, with links to more information on what is discussed during Laura’s conversation with Diane on nuclear waste:

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Episode 31: Lynda Schneekloth Nuclear

This is the first episode in a four-part Keeping Things Alive Podcast series on nuclear waste and weapons, with a particular focus on Western New York.

Episode 31 of of the Keeping Things Alive Podcast features Laura’s conversation with Lynda Schneekloth.  Lynda is the advocacy chair of Western New York Environmental Alliance, Professor Emerita at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, former Sierra Club chair, co-founder of Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, and a grandmother.

Here are the shownotes, with links to more information on what is discussed during Laura’s conversation with Lynda on nuclear waste:

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Episode 30: Katrinna Martin-Bordeaux

Episode 30 of of the Keeping Things Alive Podcast features Laura’s conversation with Katrinna Martin-Bordeaux.  Katrinna is a professional nurse and a deeply engaged citizen.  In 2013, she founded the Young Black Democrats, now called the Young Black Citizens of Western New York.  In this episode, Katrinna and Laura talk about the nursing profession, the importance of organized activism, and much more.

Here are the shownotes, with links to more information on what is discussed during Laura’s conversation with Katrinna:

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Episode 029: Jody Chan – Organizing for the Leap

Episode 29 of the Keeping Things Alive Podcast features Laura’s conversation with Jody Chan, the Organizing Coordinator for The Leap, a Canadian organization that works to implement The Leap Manifesto. Jody and Laura talk about organizing, current Leap projects, self care in the activism space, and much more.

Here are the shownotes, with links to more information on what is discussed during Laura’s conversation with Jody:

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Episode 028: Claire Gaye – Inspiration, Small Business, & Dogs

Episode 28 of the Keeping Things Alive Podcast features Laura conversation with Claire Gaye, the owner (gatekeeper!) of Inspiration Point, a spiritual bookstore and mystical shop. She purchased the store from Sandy, the previous owner, and has added her own energy to the business with new items and workshops. Claire and Laura talk about the concept of “leading from the emerging future,” meditation, and what it is like to be a female small business owner in Buffalo, New York.

Here are the shownotes, with links to more information on what is discussed during Laura’s conversation with Claire:

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Episode 027: Bruno Ávila

Episode 27 of the Keeping Things Alive Podcast features Laura’s conversation with Bruno Ávila. Bruno is the President of the Institute for Collaborative Urbanism (COURB), an NGO based in Brazil. After graduate studies at the University at Buffalo, he co-founded COURB with other Brazilians who wanted to make a difference and promote a more collaborative way to build our cities.  At the moment, he is also the Coordinator of Urban Regulations in the Brasília City Government.

Here are the shownotes, with links to more information on what is discussed during Laura’s conversation with Bruno:

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Episode 026: Leap Manifesto

Episode 26 of the Keeping Things Alive Podcast is short and does not include an interview. Instead, Laura reads The Leap Manifesto, “a call for Canada based on caring for the Earth and one another.” This platform, developed in 2015 by 60 Canadians across the progressive spectrum, calls for a new vision of our future that is just and sustainable for all. The Leap Manifesto has been adopted by many progressive organizers around the world and is still growing strong. It has resulted in the formation of an organization called The Leap, and is further described in Naomi Klein’s recent book, No is Not Enough.

Here is a direct link to Episode 26: Leap Manifesto – A Vision for the Future, streaming on SoundCloud.