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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.