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
Hurricane Ida knocked the main New Orleans transmission tower into the Mississippi River, spurring a long-term power outage. Since then, persistent heavy rains have flooded New York subway stations and cascaded to reveal countless vulnerabilities in our critical infrastructure systems.
To explain these vulnerabilities and how we can grow in resilience, we talk with Vanderbilt University infrastructure, risk, and resilience expert Hiba Baroud.
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/
Season 3 of In This Climate is right around the corner! In anticipation, we're sharing one of our favorite interviews from spring 2021. It's a wide-ranging conversation with person-of-many-hats adrienne maree brown. We discuss connection with place, love, just transition, and more.
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/
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 episode, we dive deep into the history of infrastructure to uncover elements of both hardware and knowledge systems that hold us back from resilience to climate change.
Guest Mikhail Chester provides theoretical insight and lots of tangible examples of people who are figuring out how to improve infrastructure for a world of decreasing stability.
Dr. Chester's book: The Rightful Place of Science: Infrastructure in the Anthropocene
NYT article on Room for the River: To Avoid River Flooding, Go With the Flow, the Dutch Say
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/
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.