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051 Solstice Special

12/21/2018
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Episode 51 of the Keeping Things Alive Podcast is a special episode in celebration of the 2018 Winter Solstice, and features Rebecca Strong’s conversation with Lynda Schneekloth and Laura Evans about the art and psychology of activism.

Duration:01:06:04

050 Season 3 Wrap

11/6/2018
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Season 3 has come to an end! In this episode, Laura goes through each episode of Season 3 to explain some of the backstory and what is talked about with each guest. There is also some thoughts on Charles Eisenstein's new book "Climate: A New Story" and the Juliana v. U.S. lawsuit.

Duration:00:40:11

049 Emily Terrana - Emergent Strategy in Action

11/4/2018
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Emily Terrana is a proud Buffalonian, mother of two, and long-time community organizer and educator. She currently works as PUSH Buffalo’s Movement Education Specialist where she creates, coordinates, and runs PUSH’s political training and political education work to build power with residents of the West Side of Buffalo. In this episode, Laura and Emily talk about emergent strategy, how to create communities of care, & more.

Duration:01:02:53

048 Voting Matters - John Washington's Ballot Review

10/26/2018
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In this special episode, Laura and John Washington, PUSH Buffalo's Director of Organizing, provide voter information by reviewing Buffalo, New York's 2018 Election Ballot. Learn about political parties, what each government position does, what an incumbent is, tips for getting to the polls, & more.

Duration:01:03:21

047 Laura Evans - Interconnection & Keeping Things Alive

10/20/2018
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In this special episode, Sarah Sorci of Sweet Flag Herbs interviews Laura Evans, an environmental lawyer and the creator of the Keeping Things Alive Podcast. Sarah and Laura talk about living in Western New York, being an introvert, coping with eco-anxiety, & more.

Duration:00:56:38

046 Whitney Walker & Kartika Carr - Community Organizing with Love

10/13/2018
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Whitney Walker is the Executive Director of Voice Buffalo and the Niagara Organizing Alliance for Hope (NOAH), both faith-based social justice organizations in the Buffalo/Niagara Falls region. Kartika Carr is the Lead Community Organizer for NOAH in Niagara Falls, NY. In this episode, Laura, Whitney, and Kartika talk about organizing based on love versus agitation, environmental justice, and much more.

Duration:01:11:33

045 Niki Rodriguez - Community Healing & Self Care

10/10/2018
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Niki Rodriguez is a social worker, community healer, and PUSH Buffalo board member. In this episode, Laura and Niki talk about community healing, self care, racial justice work, & much more.

Duration:01:00:09

044 Rebecca Town - Criminal Justice Reform

8/27/2018
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Rebecca Town is a public defense attorney working in the Criminal Defense Unit of the Legal Aid Bureau in Buffalo, NY. In this episode, Laura and Rebecca talk about racial bias, bail reform, & much more.

Duration:01:07:59

043 Geo Hernández - Climate Justice Community Organizing

8/12/2018
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Geo Hernández is the Climate Justice & Energy Democracy Organizer for PUSH Buffalo. In this episode, Laura and Geo talk about climate justice, the education system, NYRenews legislation, & much more.

Duration:01:07:30

042 Eliza Schneider - Holistic Health & Ecstatic Dance

6/30/2018
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Eliza Schneider is holistic coach for women through her company Resolve to Evolve. She is also passionate about ecstatic dance, women's health, and creating sacred space for others. In this conversation, Laura and Eliza talk about her previous experience co-founding Merge Restaurant, entrepreneurship, the power of plants, and much more.

Duration:01:11:56

041 Holly Nowak - Equity and Public Transit

6/12/2018
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Holly Nowak is the Transit Riders Organizer for the Coalition for Economic Justice in Buffalo, where she works with Buffalo Transit Riders United (BTRU). In this episode, Laura and Holly talk about a more equitable public transit system, the Bechdel Test, and much more.

Duration:01:13:51

040 Esmeralda Jimenez - Water Protection & Education

5/24/2018
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Esmeralda Jimenez is a water protector (with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper) and the Landscaping Manager of PUSH Blue. In this conversation, Laura and Es talk about what it means to be a water protector, how green infrastructure works, and much more.

Duration:00:55:30

039 Sage Green - Community Energy Planning & Democracy

5/6/2018
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Sage Green is the Community Energy Planner at PUSH Buffalo. In this conversation, Laura and Sage talk about what community energy planning is, how Buffalonians get their energy, what energy democracy and resiliency looks like, and much more.

Duration:01:29:08

038 Rahwa Ghirmatzion - Strength in a Just Transition

4/17/2018
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This episode features Laura’s conversation with Rahwa Ghirmatzion. Rahwa is the Deputy Director of People United for Sustainable Housing, Inc. (PUSH Buffalo). Laura and Rahwa talk about gentrification, a just transition, green infrastructure, and much more.

Duration:01:15:25

037 Elizabeth Walsh - Co-Creation & Regeneration

4/10/2018
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Elizabeth Walsh is a professor at the University at Buffalo’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Her research and teaching focus on the theory, history and practice of environmental justice, sustainable development, and regenerative design. In this episode, Elizabeth and Laura discuss their parallel and connected paths in Austin and Buffalo, gentrification, the history of regenerative community work and activism in Buffalo, New York. In other news: Season 3 will consist of interviews...

Duration:01:20:16

036 Season 3 Welcome

4/3/2018
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Welcome to Season 3 of the Keeping Things Alive Podcast! In this episode, Laura reflects on the break between seasons and explains intentions for Season 3. This episode also contains a clip of Laura speaking with Jim Anderson on his radio show about the book emergent strategy by adrienne maree brown, which connects nature to social justice movements.

Duration:00:33:54

035 Season 2 Wrap

1/16/2018
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Season 2 of the Keeping Things Alive Podcast has come to a close! In this episode, Laura reviews each episode of the season, looks ahead to Season 3, and talks about three books that have helped her on the "keeping things alive" path in recent months.

Duration:00:50:59

034 Joanne Hameister Nuclear

1/9/2018
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This is the fourth episode in a four-part series on nuclear waste and weapons, with a particular focus on Western New York. This episode features Laura’s conversation with Joanne Hameister. Joanne is a retired research analyst and computer consultant who has devoted over half of her life to good decision-making at the West Valley Demonstration Project in Western New York.

Duration:01:09:07

033 Jim Anderson Nuclear

1/9/2018
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This is the third episode in a four-part series on nuclear waste and weapons, with a particular focus on Western New York. This episode features Laura’s conversation with Jim Anderson. Jim is a peace activist, President of Peace Action New York State, and Vice President of the Citizen Action New York Board of Directors.

Duration:01:05:54

032 Diane D'Arrigo Nuclear

1/9/2018
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This is the second episode in a four-part series on nuclear waste and weapons, with a particular focus on Western New York. This episode features Laura’s conversation with Diane D'Arrigo. Diane is the Radioactive Waste Project Director at the Nuclear Information Research Service.

Duration:00:59:19