Sea Change Radio
By Alex Wise
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Sea Change Radio covers the transformations to social, environmental, and economic sustainability. Change is accelerating in positive and negative directions: the clock is ticking in the race to see which will tip first—the problems or the solutions. Join Sea Change's Host, Alex Wise, as he provides in-depth analysis to help our audience understand possible remedies and potential pitfalls. Sea Change interviews sustainability experts including Paul Hawken, Stewart Brand, Bill McKibben, Lester Brown, and many others. Sea Change airs on over 60 radio stations around the country.
||CleanMark Hertsgaard on the Global Climate Action Summit||Last week in San Francisco, scientists, thought leaders, politicians and celebrities all gathered for the Global Climate Action Summit. Mark Hertsgaard covered the summit for The Nation magazine and is here on Sea Change Radio to provide us with his in.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSammy Roth on Desert Water Tussles||As more and more of the western United States suffers from warmer temperatures and in some places desertification, water has become perhaps the most hotly debated topic in environmental newsrooms throughout the region.||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGraham Sinclair on Sustainable Financial Markets||There is a nearly constant scroll of bad news passing before our eyes, from rampant income inequality and raging wildfires to climate devastation and white nationalists in the Oval Office. Somehow, though, the stock market just keeps chugging along.||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCraig Downs: Coral Reef Rescue||Visitors to the Hawaiian island of Oahu marvel at the splendor of Hanauma Bay, a volcanic crater teeming with coral reefs, tropical fish, and the occasional sea turtle. But there’s something else that the snorkelers may notice as they enjoy the bright||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIan Power: Rocking Climate Change||There is no silver bullet to solve the intractable problem of global warming. Nevertheless, there is a lot of vital and hopeful work being done to chip away at the mountain of problems human beings have wreaked on this planet.||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKeith Schneider: Malaysian Building Boom||Over the last few decades, the skyline of Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur has mushroomed – a conglomeration of skyscrapers highlighted by The Petronas Twin Towers, two of the world’s tallest buildings, now obscure the horizon in this rapidly-devel||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGeoff Dembicki: A Glass Half-Full Approach To Climate Change||As wildfires rage out of control for yet another summer and the Mueller investigation inches ahead at a seemingly glacial pace, there’s a lot to be down about when it comes to politics and the environment. But this week on Sea Change Radio,||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKate Williams: 1 Percent For The Planet||When you read about the giant islands of plastic garbage in our oceans, or see time-lapsed photos of diminishing arctic sea ice, in order to stave off the helpless feeling that creeps up into your throat, do you ever reach into your wallet intending to.||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRebecca Vallas on Poverty Denialism||“Just remember that what you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not happening,” said the President of the United States this week to a group of veterans. It was a statement eerily reminiscent of the quote from George Orwell’s 1984,||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Last Straw: Mark Marinozzi + Romain Troublé||The next time you sip on a drink from a straw, you may want to think twice because humans are producing an inordinate amount of plastic waste on straws alone. Plastic straws are one of the leading contributors to ocean trash,||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrent Constantz: Concrete Plans||Most people wouldn’t guess it, but concrete is the single most widely used material in the world. And both production and consumption are on the rise. The amount of energy used to produce all of this concrete is mind-numbing,||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIf The Dutch Ruled The World (re-broadcast)||When liberal politicians suggest we look for policy-making inspiration from social democracies in Europe, the automatic reaction from some corners of the political scene is something like “well, then, move to Sweden!” or “Love it or leave it!||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpencer Wise: There’s No Business Like Shoe Business||Take a look at the shoes you’re wearing right now. You’ve probably logged more than a few miles in them already. But what kind of journey did they take before they ended up on your feet? This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to Spencer Wise,||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShel Horowitz on Enlightened Self-Interest||What is meant by “enlightened self-interest,” and how does it inform consumer decisions? Shel Horowitz, a profitability and marketing consultant for green and sustainable businesses, thinks that moving forward,||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Stoehr: Where’s The Party?||From time to time, so-called moderate Democratic legislators cross party lines to work with Republicans. Do you ever wonder if voters from red states appreciate those gestures? More importantly, what kind of impact do these collaborations and compromi||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGavin Newsom: Time Waits For No One||This being primary election week in California and seven other states, we thought it an appropriate time to revisit our discussion with California gubernatorial candidate, Gavin Newsom. In our discussion, which was on the heels of the election of Donal.||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRafael Mandelman: Inner City Blues||Futurists, environmentalists and planners alike generally believe that humans living in more densely populated areas has benefits for the earth – city-living is just a much more efficient use of the planet’s resources.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOil Primer with Dan Dicker||Have you forgotten the days of $5 gas from a few years ago? Well, after a period of relatively low prices, the price of the world’s most-used fossil fuel is on the rise again. Here to explain on Sea Change Radio what is driving the surge in pricing is||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaul Ehrlich on Jaws||Did you know that 300 years ago people had larger jaws? Why would this be the case and why is it important? Paul Ehrlich, the founding father of modern population sciences, is here to talk about his new book which is a bit of a diversion from his usual.||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRandy Olson: “Don’t Be Such A Scientist”||They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if the picture is a bar graph with a bunch of statistical notations? It may be worth a thousand words, but only to a handful of people. In the context of climate change, that’s clearly not enough.||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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This is a great podcast for anyone interested in sustainability. What makes Sea Change Radio different is that it goes beyond the typical talking points used by sustainability advocates. Guests promote their causes with real-world examples that everyone can relate to, and Alex does a good of of taking on a wide variety of topics, including food, alternative fuels, political initiatives, and more. Host Alex Wise is knowledgeable and inquisitive, and he doesn't get in the way of the guest telling their story.
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I love this podcast, it finds alternative angles on stuff in the headlines. It really adds depth to the news.
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Thank you, Alex Wise, for giving us an intelligent, well-researched, eclectic, and never-predictable show about
sustainability issues! Sea Change Radio gets beyond the hype and buzzword-of-the-momentness to give
us facts and perspective in interviews that themselves seem 'sustainable'. Wise's on-air style is natural - he seems
to know when to play it straight and when to throw in some humor. An excellent one to subscribe to and have waiting in your ITunes library. Great tunes, too!