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The Keeping Things Alive Podcast is here to explore and celebrate the connection between humans, the Earth, and all living things; amplify powerful, creative, and healing voices in Western New York & beyond; and empower people to live outside the box and take action for good in their communities. Hosted and produced by @lauramevans. Season 1-3 music by @madisonjrich. Season 4 music by @lonniebarlow. Season 5 music by @justconundrum.

The Keeping Things Alive Podcast is here to explore and celebrate the connection between humans, the Earth, and all living things; amplify powerful, creative, and healing voices in Western New York & beyond; and empower people to live outside the box and take action for good in their communities. Hosted and produced by @lauramevans. Season 1-3 music by @madisonjrich. Season 4 music by @lonniebarlow. Season 5 music by @justconundrum.

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The Keeping Things Alive Podcast is here to explore and celebrate the connection between humans, the Earth, and all living things; amplify powerful, creative, and healing voices in Western New York & beyond; and empower people to live outside the box and take action for good in their communities. Hosted and produced by @lauramevans. Season 1-3 music by @madisonjrich. Season 4 music by @lonniebarlow. Season 5 music by @justconundrum.

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English

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Episodes

072 U.S. Election 2020

10/27/2020
Be informed when you enter the ballot box! In this episode, Laura speaks with John Washington about the upcoming 2020 U.S. Election and how each position on the 14213 ballot affects our lives. Learn about the U.S. Electoral College, how write-in campaigns work, specifics on how our political system is so messed up, & more.

Duration:00:50:14

071 Tiffany M. Nyachae

10/27/2020
Tiffany M. Nyachae is an Assistant Professor of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Penn State University. She is a member of the Galactic Tribe's Wakanda Alliance Program, which is featured in Episode 70. In this episode, Laura and Tiffany talk about her work to address classroom inequity with a focus on Black girls, Black feminism, education during Covid-19, and more.

Duration:01:01:25

070 The Wakanda Alliance

9/29/2020
Anthony Pierce, Da'Von McCune, and John Washington are members of the Galactic Tribe and help create the Wakanda Alliance Program in Buffalo, NY. In this episode, Laura, Ant, Da'Von, and John talk about Afrofuturism, superheros, celebrating Chadwick Boseman, & more.

Duration:01:07:47

069 Tito Ruiz

8/26/2020
Tito Ruiz is an artist and the owner/founder of TRu iNk Media®. Tito’s art focuses on the use of visual imagery in advocacy. He works to create alternative narratives to the portrayals of protesters by mainstream media. In this episode, Tito and Laura talk about his photography exhibit "Hope Rebellion & Justice", the story of Wardel Meech Davis, how media impacts and is impacted by current events, & more. Cover art photo by Bobby Morgan.

Duration:01:02:45

068 Christian Parra

7/21/2020
Christian Parra is the City of Buffalo Community Organizer for Citizen Action of New York and a member of Free the People WNY, a coalition of activists, organizers, and attorneys that envisions a world free from the violence and death of mass incarceration. In this episode, Laura and Christian talk about Free the People WNY's demands to hold police accountable in Buffalo and Erie County, community organizing, life in Buffalo, the Bronx, Alaska, and Puerto Rico, & more.

Duration:01:14:24

067 Myles Carter

6/19/2020
Myles Carter is a father and activist who was maliciously tackled by Buffalo police on camera as he was being interviewed during a peaceful protest in Buffalo, NY. He is currently advocating and working for the release of Deyanna Davis from the Erie County Holding Center. Please listen to this episode to hear Myles tell Deyanna's story and the stories of other specific black lives that matter in Buffalo, NY.

Duration:00:46:55

066 Adam Bojak

6/9/2020
In this episode, Laura speaks with Adam Bojak about tenant rights, the Black Lives Matter protests, defunding the police, & more. Adam Bojak is a tenants’ rights attorney who has spent years working with Buffalo residents in order to help them fight back against their bad landlords and ensure they know their rights; he has also helped homeowners facing the loss of their houses due to bank foreclosure. He is running as a Democrat for NY Assembly District 149, and the Primary Election is June...

Duration:01:00:41

065 Black Lives Matter

6/2/2020
In this episode, Laura discusses the protests happening in Buffalo NY and around the country, demanding justice for George Floyd and the many other black and brown human beings who have died at the hands of the police. She talks about how the protests are connected to covid-19, systemic oppression, and the slow violence that is environmental racism.

Duration:00:35:53

064 Season 5 Welcome

5/18/2020
Welcome to Season 5 of the Keeping Things Alive Podcast! In this episode, Laura talks about intentions for the season, life during covid-19, and thoughts about the new Michael Moore/Jeff Gibbs documentary, Planet of the Humans.

Duration:00:40:49

063 Coronavirus Special

3/31/2020
A special episode about COVID-19, where Laura has a conversation with John Washington about the current global pandemic. John is a community organizer with People's Action and has been on the podcast before (Episodes 48 and 60). This conversation took place on March 30, 2020 in Buffalo, New York, USA.

Duration:00:53:13

062 Season 4 Wrap

11/17/2019
Season 4 has come to a close! Listen to Laura's reflections on each episode of Season 4, three book recommendations, and Laura's conversation with Emily Louis (owner of Live Inspired Events) about community energy planning, starting a small business, and more.

Duration:01:05:41

061 Youth Climate Action

9/17/2019
Ilyas, Aniyang, and Sophia are three members of the WNY Youth Climate Council, which formed in early 2019 with the mission "to elevate youth voices and bring concrete climate action to the various communities of Western New York." In this episode, Laura talks to Ilyas, Aniyang, and Sophia about why climate action, community organizing, and intergenerational solidarity are so important as we face our global climate emergency.

Duration:00:46:35

060 John Washington

8/23/2019
John Washington, Co-Director of Organizing at PUSH Buffalo, is a community advocate and activist for social, economic, and racial justice in Buffalo, New York and beyond. In Episode 48, John reviewed a 2018 election ballot, and now he is back to talk about his path, interests, and work. In this episode, Laura and John talk about Marvel comics and Afro-futurism, tenants rights, the upcoming City of Buffalo property tax assessment, and more.

Duration:01:03:12

059 NY's New Climate Law

7/21/2019
New York now has the most progressive climate justice legislation in the United States! The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) is the result of years of community organizing across the state by NYRenews, a coalition of organizations committed to climate justice. In this episode, Laura reads the opening statements of both the CLCPA and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.

Duration:00:23:39

058 Climate Jobs & Justice

6/9/2019
It's time for New York to pass the Climate and Community Protection Act! Hear from NYRenews Climate Justice Organizer Geo Hernández (who has a home base at PUSH Buffalo and in Buffalo, NY) as we enter into the final days of the 2019 New York legislative session (it ends on June 19th). Laura and Geo talk about environmental racism, climate justice, the CCPA, and Tuesday's bus trip to Albany.

Duration:00:32:19

057 Andrew Marcum - Disability, Accessibility, & Inclusion

6/9/2019
Andrew Marcum, PhD, teaches Disability Studies for the City University of New York and works at the Center for Self Advocacy in Buffalo. In this episode, Laura and Andrew talk about the history of disability rights in the U.S., the importance of public transit, accessibility, & more.

Duration:00:59:59

056 Dennice Barr - Public Transit for the People

6/9/2019
Dennice Barr is the President of the Fruit Belt Advisory Council, a board member of the Coalition for Economic Justice, and a member of Buffalo Transit Riders United (BTRU). In this episode, Laura and Ms. Barr talk about the state of Buffalo's public transit system, people power, & more.

Duration:01:02:39

055 Lindsay Cross - Florida Land & Wildlife Conservation

5/14/2019
Lindsay Cross is the Public Lands Advocate for the Florida Conservation Voters. She has worked for nearly two decades in Florida as an environmental scientist and conservation advocate. In this episode, Lindsay and Laura talk about environmental education, the importance of connecting wildlife habitat, red tide, & more.

Duration:00:55:43

054 Manuela Baron - Living Sustainably & Being the Girl Gone Green

3/3/2019
Manuela Baron is The Girl Gone Green, a blogger and YouTube creator who lives her values by living a zero waste, minimal, plant based life with intention. She shares her experiences and knowledge online, which has inspired a community of people around the world to live more sustainably. In this episode, Laura and Manuela talk about Red Tide, minimalism, straw bans, & more.

Duration:01:08:03

053 Rob Webster - Marine Degradation, Animals, & Personal Responsibility

2/24/2019
Rob Webster is the Co-Founder / CEO / Director of Operations of Planet Love Life, whose mission is to "continue to provide education of marine debris, promote sustainable living, and to help preserve our planet's natural environments through the love and respect for life." In this episode, Laura and Rob talk about the causes & effects of plastic pollution in the ocean, what is being done to address this devastating problem, and how people can contribute by changing their consumption habits.

Duration:00:40:51