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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

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

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

031 Lynda Scheekloth Nuclear

1/9/2018
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This is the first 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 Lynda Schneekloth. Lynda is the advocacy chair of Western New York Environmental Alliance, Professor Emerita at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, former Sierra Club chair, co-founder of Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, and a grandmother.

Duration:01:06:38

030 Katrinna Martin-Bordeaux - Nursing & Political Engagement

1/2/2018
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Episode 30 of of the Keeping Things Alive Podcast features Laura's conversation with Katrinna Martin-Bordeaux. Katrinna is a professional nurse and a deeply engaged citizen. In 2013, she founded the Young Black Democrats, now called the Young Black Citizens of Western New York. In this episode, Katrinna and Laura talk about the nursing profession, the importance of organized activism, and much more.

Duration:01:06:36

029 Jody Chan - Organizing for The Leap

12/26/2017
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Episode 29 of the Keeping Things Alive Podcast features Laura's conversation with Jody Chan, the Organizing Coordinator for The Leap, a Canadian organization that works to implement The Leap Manifesto. Jody and Laura talk about organizing, current Leap projects, self care in the activism space, and much more.

Duration:00:56:08

028 Claire Gay - Inspiration, Small Business, & Dogs

12/19/2017
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Claire Gay is the owner (gatekeeper!) of Inspiration Point, a spiritual bookstore and mystical shop in Buffalo, New York. She purchased the store from Sandy, the previous owner, and has added her own energy to the business with new items and workshops. Claire and Laura talk about the concept of "leading from the emerging future," meditation, and what it is like to be a female small business owner in Buffalo, New York.

Duration:01:05:24

027 Bruno Ávila - Collaborative Urban Planning

12/12/2017
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Bruno Ávila is the President of Instituto COURB, an NGO based in Brazil. He is also the Coordinator of Urban Regulations in the Brasília City Government. In this conversation, Laura talks with Bruno about how he co-founded COURB, his experiences in the City of Buffalo and Brazil, and his vision for more collaborative urban planning around the world.

Duration:00:50:30

026 Leap Manifesto - A Vision for the Future

12/5/2017
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In this short episode, Laura reads The Leap Manifesto, "a call for Canada based on caring for the Earth and one another." This platform, developed in 2015 by 60 Canadians across the progressive spectrum, calls for a new vision of our future that is just and sustainable for all. The Leap Manifesto has been adopted by many progressive organizers around the world and is still growing strong.

Duration:00:12:05

025 Fossil Free UB - Divestment at Universities

11/29/2017
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In this episode, Laura speaks with three undergraduate activists (Alexa Ringer, Meghan Griffin, and Aidan Powell) who are a part of Fossil Free UB, a campaign demanding that the University at Buffalo Foundation divest from the fossil fuel industry and re-invest in clean energy and socially responsible alternatives. This episode provides an update on the same campaign that Vanessa Dwyer talked about in Episode 9.

Duration:01:00:54

024 JD Hartman - Socially Responsible Investing

11/28/2017
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JD Hartman is the Managing Partner and Investment Advisor with the Buffalo-based Signity Financial. He is an expert on Socially Responsible Investing. For years he has been helping people achieve financial security by investing their money in alignment with their values. In this episode, Laura and JD talk about socially responsible investing, student loan debt, Buffalo's Our Outer Harbor campaign, and more.

Duration:01:06:59

023 Sarah Baird - Safe Light for the Most Vulnerable

11/21/2017
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Sarah Baird is the President and Founder of Let There Be Light International, a U.S. nonprofit organization addressing energy poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. LTBLI donates individual solar lights to families living in extreme poverty and prioritizes distribution to handicapped and orphaned children, the elderly, and widows living with HIV/AIDS. LTBLI also raises funds for the installation of complete solar lighting systems at unelectrified, off-grid health facilities in Uganda.

Duration:00:59:16

022 Marge Ryan - Community Service & Beautification

11/14/2017
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Marge Ryan is a lifelong resident of South Buffalo, New York, and an active member of South Buffalo Alive. She has been called the "mayor of South Buffalo" because she is deeply involved in her community and works tirelessly to make it a more beautiful place. At 80 years old, she steps up and takes action for positive change in South Buffalo.

Duration:00:52:14