In this episode, we run all over the place, from EPA administration votes in Washington, D.C. to spring in Bloomington to scientific collaboration in the Arctic. But as with our ecosystem, it all turns out to be connected.
In this special Earth Day live show, we discuss food systems from the global to the hyperlocal. Hosts Gabe Filippelli and Jim Shanahan are joined by Cherilyn Yazzie, who helps run Coffee Pot Farms in Navajo Nation, agrarian political economy researcher Shreya Sinha, and Robert Williamson and Victoria Montaño, who work on the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust’s land team.
Coffee Pot Farms: https://www.facebook.com/coffeepotfarms/
Shreya's Twitter: https://twitter.com/phirkie
Sogorea Te’ Land Trust: https://sogoreate-landtrust.org/
When you hear the word leadership, you may think about hierarchy. But it doesn't have to be that way.
In this episode, Laura Calandrella, author of Our Next Evolution: Transforming Collaborative Leadership to Shape Our Planet’s Future, helps us understand the importance of connection and relationship, dialogue and consensus. Her strategy is attentive to history and power dynamics. You know. The sort of long-term principles we need as climate change intensifies and demands greater collective resilience.
Laura's website: https://www.lauracalandrella.com/
This week, Jim and Gabe discuss their reaction to the American Jobs Plan, which claims to aim to "unify and mobilize the country to meet the great challenges of our time: the climate crisis and the ambitions of an autocratic China." They talk budget sufficiency, electric vehicles, and more.
They also lament the brown goo that a late frost made of their magnolia blossoms.
The American Jobs Plan Fact Sheet: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/03/31/fact-sheet-the-american-jobs-plan/
Dr. Jason Bradford, board president of the Post Carbon Institute and co-host of the Crazy Town podcast, joins us to talk about their third season and his work in/around sustainable agriculture.
We discuss humor's role in dealing with environmental harms, hidden drivers like discount rate, and what it'll take to get more of us involved in local sustainable agriculture.
Crazy Town podcast: https://www.postcarbon.org/crazytown/
What does it mean for policy to be quiet, for policy to successfully tip-toe its way through the U.S. legislative system and contribute to greater sustainability and resilience? Which parts can or should make more noise, and what informs our understanding of what is pragmatic and reasonable?
In this Air Check, Jim and Emily try to work through the concept of quiet climate policy, recently outlined in the context of a post-Covid world by the Breakthrough Institute (https://thebreakthrough.org/articles/saying-the-quiet-part-loud).
In this Air Check, professor and biogeochemist Gabriel Filippelli joins us again to talk about what a year in the pandemic has taught us about greenhouse gas emissions and our capacity to change systems. From the graphs to the big ideas, we cover a lot of ground in 15 minutes.
We kick off our mental health series with Dr. Susan Clayton, professor of psychology and environmental studies and chair of the psychology department at the College of Wooster. Together, we work to complicate our understanding of emotional engagement with climate, within and beyond the frame of grief and anxiety.
Watch the conversation on Facebook: https://fb.watch/4bJ0fGhrqe/
Will IU have a giant vaccination pod in a couple months’ time?
Will vaccinations be required for students to come back to campus in the fall? What WAS that lingering cough I had right before the outbreak?
Sounds like the kind of thing you’d ask Aaron Carroll.
We did! After two semesters of answering every question the IU community could think of in weekly webinars, he gamely came on the show to answer Dean Shanahan and Professor Monaghan’s burning questions as we round the corner toward mass vaccinations and a hopeful return to on-campus life.
In this Air Check, professor and biogeochemist Gabriel Filippelli joins us again to talk about ice, ocean currents, and what makes the Arctic so different from the Antarctic. We also briefly discuss lobsters. Listen to find out how it's all connected!
Our next live show explores the intersection of climate change and mental health: https://fb.me/e/3zP82ubFf
As utility operators across the country move to weatherize power grids and projections show another dry year for the Western U.S., what should we look out for? What questions should we be asking? Jim and Emily start the conversation.
IU Archives of African American Music and Culture Director Tyron Cooper has an insider’s view of Black music and the culture behind it, much of which goes back to the Black church.
He says that’s part of what makes AAAMC different: it looks at the broad context and origins of Black music, and makes it accessible for both scholarship and casual listening.
Cooper joins Dean Shanahan on Through the Gates to tell us more about the archives and share AAAMC Speaks, a documentary series hosted by the archives in partnership with the Office of the Provost.
The series brings the archives alive in a series of interviews with industry executives and performers in various genres of Black music. The first episode on Eddie Gilreath shows one of the first Black professionals to work at the executive level in the music industry.
Coming up are features on AAAMC founding director Dr. Portia Maultsby and the foundational jazz musician Reggie Workman.
Go to aaamc.indiana.edu to learn more about the archives.
How do you understand freedom and connection? Responsibility and the anthropocene? And how can we explain them to future generations?
Nathaniel Popkin, author of To Reach the Spring: From Complicity to Consciousness in the Age of Eco-Crisis, helps us think about these questions and more, offering moral, social, and psychological potential for a path to a future spring.
Nathaniel's website: http://nathanielpopkin.net/
What does climate change have to do with freezing temperatures, heavy snows, and overwhelmed utilities? Professor and biogeochemist Gabriel Filippelli joins us to explain.
An Arctic Blast from the Polar Vortex | IUPUI Explains: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AcubjRHzwY
Deplatforming. Incitement. Section 230. Buzzwords are flying in the aftermath of the United States’ first transfer of power that was anything but peaceful. As online platforms grow and proliferate, How do we regulate social media while protecting the right to dissent?
The Media School’s Tony Fargo and Maurer School of Law’s Steve Sanders join Dean Shanahan to talk about what makes speech free and what keeps it that way, while protecting the institutions that hold this country together.
It's almost Valentine's Day, a time for love and examining yet another lifecycle analysis of environmental effects. We also dig into the United States's energy mix and projections.
US energy stats: https://www.eia.gov/
Vox on roses: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/2/12/18220984/valentines-day-flowers-roses-environmental-effects
Wilding Flowers CSA: https://www.wilding-flowers.com/flower-csa
Jim Shanahan and guest host Ben Kravitz talk with environmental law expert Michael Gerrard and climate engineering researcher Douglas MacMartin about the ins and outs of geoengineering.
See the video: https://www.facebook.com/thisclimatepod/videos/765649801024000
We bring you eight points about the Biden Administration's early work on climate in approximately eight minutes. We also talk about where Janet is and make some recommendations.
Atmos Magazine's Biden climate guide: https://atmos.earth/joe-biden-climate-policy-laws-list/
The Phoenix: https://thephoenix.substack.com/
Imagine 2200: https://grist.submittable.com/submit?utm_source=internalgrist&utm_medium=sitepost&utm_campaign=clifi
Danielle Doggett, founder & CEO of SAILCARGO INC., tells us about the zero-emission ocean cargo ship Ceiba. From mitigating underwater noise pollution to sourcing food for shipbuilders, their sustainability considerations move far beyond what fuel propels the ship.
The SAILCARGO site: https://www.sailcargo.org/
What does a fossil fuel boom town feel like for those living in it? And what's possible once the coal's burned and the wells are dry? In this episode, Rock Springs-raised J.J. Anselmi shares what he's seen and heard in collecting oral histories of the Wyoming boom town.
J.J.'s piece in The New Republic: https://newrepublic.com/article/160689/rise-fall-fracking-boom-town-oral-history