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The Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature is an award-winning annual 13-part radio and audio series featuring breakthrough solutions for people and planet.The greatest social and scientific innovators of our time celebrate the genius of nature and human ingenuity. The kaleidoscopic scope covers biomimicry, ecological design, social and racial justice, women’s leadership, ecological medicine, indigenous knowledge, spirituality and psychology. It’s leading-edge, hopeful, charismatic, provocative, timely and timeless – like nothing you’ve heard before.

The Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature is an award-winning annual 13-part radio and audio series featuring breakthrough solutions for people and planet.The greatest social and scientific innovators of our time celebrate the genius of nature and human ingenuity. The kaleidoscopic scope covers biomimicry, ecological design, social and racial justice, women’s leadership, ecological medicine, indigenous knowledge, spirituality and psychology. It’s leading-edge, hopeful, charismatic, provocative, timely and timeless – like nothing you’ve heard before.
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The Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature is an award-winning annual 13-part radio and audio series featuring breakthrough solutions for people and planet.The greatest social and scientific innovators of our time celebrate the genius of nature and human ingenuity. The kaleidoscopic scope covers biomimicry, ecological design, social and racial justice, women’s leadership, ecological medicine, indigenous knowledge, spirituality and psychology. It’s leading-edge, hopeful, charismatic, provocative, timely and timeless – like nothing you’ve heard before.

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415-660-9303


Episodes

Where Angels Fear to Tread: Making Art that Heals the Broken Places - Lily Yeh | Bioneers Radio Series 10

4/2/2019
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How do we transform a vicious circle into a virtuous circle? How do we move from environmental degradation and the deterioration of human relations to restoration? From war to peace - from hatred to compassion - from isolation to community? How can one person make a crucial difference? Painter and professor Lily Yehs approach to community healing takes that which is broken and creates something whole and wholly new and beautiful through public art. From Philadelphia to Rwanda, broken places...

Duration:00:26:50

Inner Resilience: Back to Our True Nature - Dr. Gabor Mate | Bioneers 25th Anniversary Greatest Hits Series (2014)

3/25/2019
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Our physical health is intimately tied to environmental health, and to our emotional and spiritual ecology. Visionary physician Dr. Gabor Maté explores the deepest psychological, emotional and social forces leading to our society’s poor health and unhappiness. He says we have the capacity to heal the planet and ourselves by reconnecting with our true nature as empathic, nurturing social beings.

Duration:00:27:37

The Reluctant Psychonaut: How Psychedelics Changed Michael Pollan's Mind

3/4/2019
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A quiet renaissance of serious medical research has once again arisen to study the therapeutic benefits of LSD and other psychedelics, including overcoming addiction and depression, to easing the existential terror of terminal illness. In this program, acclaimed journalist Michael Pollan shares a travelogue of his reportorial and personal journey with psychedelics. He slips through the rabbit hole into the mystery of consciousness itself, into the indivisible oneness of people and nature,...

Duration:00:27:08

Cultural Mindshift: Full Spectrum Sustainability and Resilience - Timothy Burroughs, David W.Orr, and Tom Van Dyck | Bioneers Radio Series 16 (2016)

3/4/2019
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Climate is the trip wire for every other foundational ecological and biological system – as well as the basis for human civilization. As we face the long climate emergency, fortunately, skillful pathfinders are banding together to transform our ways of living and bring resilience from the ground up into widespread practice. With Berkeley’s Chief Resilience Officer, Timothy Burroughs, Professor David W. Orr, and financial adviser Tom Van Dyck.

Duration:00:27:13

Welcome the Water: Climate-Proofing for Resilience - Henk Ovink | Bioneers Radio Series XVI (2016)

2/11/2019
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In the face of global climate disruption, two billion people worldwide will be challenged by too much water, and nearly another two billion by not enough. When you fight nature, you lose, says Dutch water wizard and designer Henk Ovink. He’s dramatically demonstrating on large scales how to shift our relationship to nature and to culture - and climate-proof our cities and coasts.

Duration:00:27:34

From Slavery to Stardust: What Would Healing Look Like? - Thomas DeWolf, Belvie Rooks, and Dedan Gills | Bioneers 25th Anniversary Greatest Hits Series (2014)

2/4/2019
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What might happen when the descendants of a white slave trader and of slaves meet? That is the brave and wrenching journey of Thomas DeWolf , whose white ancestors were once the nation’s biggest slave traders, and Belvie Rooks and Dedan Gills , descendants of enslaved African people.

Duration:00:27:10

Is Nothing Sacred? A Spiritual Response to the Ecological Crisis - Dekila Chungyalpa | Bioneers Radio Series XIV (2014)

1/28/2019
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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 other.

Duration:00:27:38

A Love That Is Wild: Why Wilderness Matters in the 21st Century - Terry Tempest Williams | Bioneers Radio Series XV

1/14/2019
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Writer, naturalist and activist Terry Tempest Williams asks “Can we love ourselves, each other and the Earth enough to change?” She invokes our deepest humanity to honor and protect the wilderness that’s the cauldron of evolution – and of our own imagination. “Our power lies in the love of our homelands,” she tells us in this eloquent, heartfelt tour-de-force, and protecting the wild requires bringing democracy home.

Duration:00:27:26

Under The Skin, We're All Kin: Reading the Minds of Animals - Carl Safina | Bioneers Radio Series XVIII (2018)

1/7/2019
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Calling someone an “animal” means they’re less than human – not worthy of respect, rights, or even of life itself. But in truth -- and in biological fact -- human beings ARE animals. Scientists continue to find that intelligence and what we call “consciousness” appear to saturate all of nature. Clearly it’s high time to think differently about just what it means to be an animal. Can we know what it’s like to be other-than-human? How can we see into the minds of animals? Visionary naturalist,...

Duration:00:28:52

Who Is An American? Is Our Democracy As Unequal As Our Economy? - Heather McGhee | Bioneers Radio Series XVIII (2018)

12/19/2018
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By around 2044, the U.S. will become a majority-minority nation. This seismic demographic shift has triggered a cultural earthquake, provoking a radical spike in hate crimes. In times of massive disruption and economic stress, what Carl Jung called the “shadow side of the psyche” comes into play: the pronounced psychological tendency in the collective psyche is to project these shadow qualities with unusual potency onto whomever people see as “the other.” But is there also a deeper story?...

Duration:00:27:33

Breaking the Male Code: The Tyranny of Masculinity - Eve Ensler, Tony Porter, Dallas Goldtooth and George Lipsitz | Bioneers Radio Series XVII (2017)

12/17/2018
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To transform our culture from its focus on dominance and hierarchy to one of connection, empathy and collaboration, it’s vital that we re-envision the essential (or archetypal) masculine, which changes everything. This rarely tackled topic is the subject of a deeply authentic dialogue among Playwright and activist Eve Ensler and three men working to change men and change the story: Tony Porter, co-founder, A Call To Men; Dallas Goldtooth, Indigenous activist, member of the 1491’s Native...

Duration:00:27:21

Shamans and Scientists: Changing the Landscape of Power - Mark Plotkin | Bioneers Radio Series 17 (2017)

11/29/2018
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As we hurtle into the Sixth Age of Extinctions, we face the cataclysmic loss of half the world’s biological diversity. 80% of the remaining biodiversity is on Indigenous lands. Ethnobotanist and Indigenous rights advocate Mark Plotkin of the Amazon Conservation Team tells us how scientists are helping protect the people who will protect the land, and the age-old wisdom that’s imperative for our future.

Duration:00:27:26

Amazon Visions: Saving the Heart of the Planet - Atossa Soltani and Marina Silva | Bioneers Radio Series XIII (2013)

11/15/2018
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If the rate of destruction doesn’t change, by the year 2020 most of the Amazon ecosystem – the lungs of the planet - will be destroyed or irreparably damaged. But not if these visionary leaders can help it. Amazon Watch founder Atossa Soltani has supported local indigenous peoples to protect the rainforest and their lifeways. Legendary rainforest champion Marina Silva , Brazil’s past Minister of the Environment and Presidential candidate, offers deep wisdom and vision.

Duration:00:28:27

Escaping Control: Linking Gender, Social Movements and Democracy - Gloria Steinem | Bioneers 25th Anniversary Greatest Hits Series (2014)

11/5/2018
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World-renowned feminist, writer and change-maker Gloria Steinem connects the dots among disparate social movements to reveal the common patterns of oppression that underlie them all. From gender and race to democracy and universal spirituality, she weaves a unifying vision of a richly human and humane world where all people are valued for their uniqueness and full humanity.

Duration:00:27:50

Spirit in the Air: Reform, Revolution and Regeneration - Tom Hayden | Bioneers Radio Series XVI (2016)

10/29/2018
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In times of massive social change, personal biography can coincide with historical epochs to produce leaders who embody the spirit of the times. Lifelong activist, author, politician, and visionary Tom Hayden shares the long view of social change movements. He traces the arc of struggle that has led to this epic moment when the climate crisis and the crisis of inequality are colliding with global civilization and survival is the mother of invention.

Duration:00:26:36

The Marriage of the Sun and Moon: The Truth and Reconciliation of Gender - Pat McCabe, Cynthia Brix, Will Keepin and Pele Rouge | Bioneers Radio Series XIV (2014)

10/23/2018
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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.

Duration:00:27:30

Earth Justice: Corporate Rights vs. The Rights of Nature - Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil | Bioneers 25th Anniversary Greatest Hits Series (2014)

9/24/2018
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Why does “corporate personhood” consistently override the legal rights of citizens? And what about the rights of nature? Join innovative environmental attorneys Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil for breakthroughs on the ground of democracy.

Duration:00:28:29

Cosmomimicry: We’re The Universe Mattering - David McConville | Bioneers Radio Series XIV (2014)

9/17/2018
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“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.

Duration:00:28:28

The Path Home: Restoring Native Lands and Traditional Ecological Knowledge - Eriel Deranger, Valentin Lopez and Cara Romero | Bioneers Radio Series XVI (2016)

9/10/2018
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Although colonial systems of oppression have radically damaged relationships between tribal communities and their traditional lands, a new generation of First Nations activists is working to restore those connections and safeguard Indigenous identity for future generations. They’re protecting traditional territories and sacred sites from harm, and renewing Indigenous land stewardship. With: Eriel Deranger of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Valentin Lopez, Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, and...

Duration:00:26:43

Climate Health, Your Health: Prevention Is Protection - Dr. Linda Rudolph and Dr. Barbara Sattler | Bioneers Radio Series XVI (2016)

9/4/2018
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Climate disruption is harmful to your health. Dr. Linda Rudolph and Dr. Barbara Sattler are showing how our success or failure as a civilization may well hinge on how ingenious, nimble and socially just our public health systems can become in restoring the ecosystem health on which all health depends. And doing the right thing is good for our health.

Duration:00:26:56