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Infinite Earth Radio is a weekly podcast produced by Skeo and the Local Government Commission and hosted by Mike Hancox and Vernice Miller-Travis. Each week they interview visionary leaders, dedicated government officials, savvy businesses and forward thinking individuals who are working to build smarter, more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous communities through social and economic inclusion that values the contribution of all citizens and seeks meaningful lives for everyone. You will discover new leading edge strategies for lifting up and building great 21st century communities, along with cutting edge strategies for revitalizing under resourced communities and empowering excluded populations. Smart Growth, Prosperity and Sustainability are not possible without social, civic, and economic inclusion for people of all economic, social, and racial backgrounds.

Infinite Earth Radio is a weekly podcast produced by Skeo and the Local Government Commission and hosted by Mike Hancox and Vernice Miller-Travis. Each week they interview visionary leaders, dedicated government officials, savvy businesses and forward thinking individuals who are working to build smarter, more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous communities through social and economic inclusion that values the contribution of all citizens and seeks meaningful lives for everyone. You will discover new leading edge strategies for lifting up and building great 21st century communities, along with cutting edge strategies for revitalizing under resourced communities and empowering excluded populations. Smart Growth, Prosperity and Sustainability are not possible without social, civic, and economic inclusion for people of all economic, social, and racial backgrounds.
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Infinite Earth Radio is a weekly podcast produced by Skeo and the Local Government Commission and hosted by Mike Hancox and Vernice Miller-Travis. Each week they interview visionary leaders, dedicated government officials, savvy businesses and forward thinking individuals who are working to build smarter, more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous communities through social and economic inclusion that values the contribution of all citizens and seeks meaningful lives for everyone. You will discover new leading edge strategies for lifting up and building great 21st century communities, along with cutting edge strategies for revitalizing under resourced communities and empowering excluded populations. Smart Growth, Prosperity and Sustainability are not possible without social, civic, and economic inclusion for people of all economic, social, and racial backgrounds.

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Episodes

031: Civil Rights and Access to Recreation and Open Space

8/4/2016
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Topic: Advancing Racial, Social, and Environmental Equality In This Episode: 01:23 Introduction of Robert Garcia. 02:30 Robert explains when he realized fighting for civil rights would be his life’s work. 04:00 Robert describes the victory of the Bus Riders Union versus the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 06:15 Robert shares why Title VI of the Civil Rights Act is an important tool in the battle for environmental justice. 10:47 If those who receive federal funding...

Duration: 00:19:02


030: A Carbon-Neutral Santa Monica by 2050—CivicSpark Fellows

7/28/2016
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Topic: The Experience and Work in the CivicSpark Fellowship Program In This Episode: 01:44 Introduction of Mikael Matossian. 02:22 Mikael describes the CivicSpark program. 03:14 Mikael shares what he’s been working on for the city of Santa Monica. 04:44 Mikael elaborates on the reduction of Santa Monica’s carbon emissions. 05:57 Mikael explains if the new plan that he’s working on has a particular target and date? 06:59 Mikael shares the impact he hopes his work will bring...

Duration: 00:12:44


029: Redefining Water Infrastructure

7/21/2016
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Topic: Forests and the Water Supply In This Episode: 02:19 Introduction of Laurie A. Wayburn. 02:39 Laurie shares when she realized forest and natural-resource conservation would be her life’s work. 04:28 Laurie elaborates on what she means by “wealth” in her quote, “Nature is central to our emotional, physical, and spiritual wealth and well-being…Nature is where our wealth comes from.” 06:23 Laurie describes the Pacific Forest Trust and what their mission is. 08:35 Laurie shares...

Duration: 00:16:37


028: CivicSpark Fellows—Making the Central Valley More Sustainable

7/14/2016
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Topic: Bringing New Economic Opportunities to Disadvantaged Communities In This Episode: 02:04 Introduction of Trevor Wilson and Mitchelle De Leon. 03:05 Trevor and Mitchelle share what the CivicSpark AmeriCorps program is all about. 04:13 Mitchelle shares the moment he decided that he wanted to become a CivicSpark fellow. 05:10 Trevor shares the moment he decided that he wanted to become a CivicSpark fellow. 06:08 Trevor describes the application process. 07:27 Mitchelle explains...

Duration: 00:12:36


027: Businesses Acting on Rising Seas

7/7/2016
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Topic: Small Businesses-Climate Change and Preparedness In This Episode: 02:37 Introduction of Michael Green. 03:09 Michael explains what the Climate Action Business Association (CABA) is and what its mission is. 03:51 Michael shares how the organization got started and how long it’s been around. 05:35 How long has Michael been working at CABA? 05:48 Michael describes how he personally came to this work. 08:11 Michael shares a basic summary of what CABA does and how it serves...

Duration: 00:15:28


026: Mobility and the Sharing Economy

6/29/2016
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Topic: The Shared-Use Strategy of Transportation In This Episode: 02:33 Introduction of Susan Shaheen. 02:56 Susan explains what shared-mobility services are. 03:46 Susan describes the societal and individual benefits of shared-mobility services. 05:48 Susan shares if car-sharing services are being universally accessed or if they are more concentrated in certain areas. 07:10 Is anyone currently making car-sharing services available to other parts of the population? 07:42 How is the...

025: Power of Small—A Housing Revolution

6/23/2016
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Topic: The Multi-Generational Housing Model Movement In This Episode: 02:49 Introduction of Rachel Ginis. 03:30 Rachel describes what an accessory dwelling unit is. 04:05 Rachel explains how she become an advocate and champion of accessory dwelling units. 06:51 Rachel shares the benefits of individuals who create accessory dwelling units. 08:52 Is the multi-generational housing form a good thing in society? 10:30 Rachel describes the obstacles that are involved with this...

Duration: 00:15:33


024: "The New Grand Strategy: Restoring America’s Prosperity, Security, and Sustainability in the 21st Century"

6/16/2016
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Topic: Addressing the Economy, Climate Change, and the Challenge of Global Unsustainability In This Episode: 01:39 Introduction of Joel Makower. 01:56 Introduction of Mark Mykleby. 02:29 Where can listeners buy a copy of the book, “The New Grand Strategy: Restoring America’s Prosperity, Security, and Sustainability in the 21st Century”? 03:22 What is grand strategy, and have we had grand strategies in the past? 05:38 Why did we stop using grand strategy? 07:25 Is the Marshall Plan...

Duration: 00:19:22


023: Using Nature to Combat Climate Change—The Nature Conservancy

6/9/2016
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Topic: Enhancing Resilience of Human and Natural Communities In This Episode: 01:27 Introduction of Louis Blumberg. 01:57 Louis describes the moment when he realized that combating climate change would become the focus of his career. 03:29 Louis explains what ecosystem services are. 04:37 What are some of the other natural solutions to climate change? 05:26 Louis describes the comprehensive suite of natural climate-change solutions that he’s working on. 06:28 How do these natural...

Duration: 00:11:39


022: Race, Ethnicity, and Urban Land Use Decision-Baltimore Ecosystem Study

6/2/2016
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Topic: History of an Unlevel Playing Field In This Episode: 01:41 Introduction of Morgan Grove. 02:05 Morgan explains what the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) is. 03:13 Who is participating in the Baltimore Ecosystem Study? 04:07 Morgan shares what his role is on the BES team. 05:06 Morgan describes some of the sub-projects that he’s working on. 07:40 Morgan shares economic and social inequality and diminished access to nature. 15:20 Morgan talks about health disparities and other...

Duration: 00:20:08


020: Fair Trade and the World’s Largest Coffee Break

5/19/2016
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Topic: The Impact of Trade Deals in America In This Episode: 02:36 Introduction of Rodney North. 03:13 Rodney shares about when he became passionate about fair trade. 04:27 Rodney explains the mission of Fairtrade America. 05:54 Rodney describes the coffee-focused project that Fairtrade America is involved in. 07:45 Is there a corollary within the tea industry for those who don’t drink coffee? 09:24 Why is fair trade an important issue for working-class and lower-income Americans? 10:24...

Duration: 00:16:38


019: Taking Back the Power - Community Choice Aggregation

5/12/2016
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Topic: The Next Frontier in Community Energy In This Episode: 01:39 Introduction of Alex DiGiorgio. 01:57 Alex describes what Marin Clean Energy is. 03:45 What is Community Choice Aggregation, and how does it work? 06:53 Do the consumers get to choose the mix of energy that they’re receiving? 09:17 How many different choices do consumers have? 10:33 What is the price difference between the lowest option and the highest option? 12:17 Can the cost be lowered if more people join the CCA?...

Duration: 00:17:58


018: The Future of Transportation: Mobility as a Service

5/5/2016
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Topic: Reducing Single-Occupancy-Vehicle Commuting In This Episode: 01:13 Introduction of Steve Raney. 01:59 What is Joint Venture Silicon Valley? 02:45 Steve explains the goals of the Bay Area Mobility as a Service project. 04:11 Why is it challenging to decrease single-occupancy-vehicle miles travelled in areas that were designed and built for single-occupancy vehicles? 05:13 Steve describes what congestion pricing is and why it’s important to reducing carbon emissions. 07:56 Steve...

Duration: 00:13:13


017: Community-Benefits Agreements: A Vital Tool for Equitable Community Reinvestment

4/28/2016
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Topic: Equalizing the Balance of Power In This Episode: 01:48 Introduction of Veronica Eady. 02:14 Veronica explains when she realized being an environmental justice advocate would be her life’s work. 03:59 What is a community-benefits agreement? 05:20 Do community-benefits agreements work in equalizing developers and communities? 07:50 Why are community-benefits agreements important for equitable reinvestment or development? 11:33 Are there other examples of a good environmental-benefits...

Duration: 00:13:16


016: The California Endowment: Empowering Grassroots Communities

4/21/2016
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Topic: Giving People a Voice In This Episode: 01:31 Introduction of Dr. Craig Martinez.01:59 Introduction of Veronica Garibay and Phoebe Seaton.02:27 Craig describes the California Endowment and its mission.03:15 Craig explains that health happens in neighborhoods, not just in a doctor’s office.04:10 Craig shares why this work is important to him.05:27 What is the geographic description of the San Joaquin Valley, and what are the economic and social conditions there?07:00 What are the...

015: A Holistic Approach to Drinking-Water Infrastructure (U.S. Water Crisis, Part Three)

4/14/2016
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Topic: Water Sustainability in Urban Areas In This Episode: 02:09 Introduction of Dr. Tamim Younos.02:44 Tamim describes his scope of the problem of the water crisis and the number of Americans who lack access to safe drinking water.05:37 Tamim shares about water testing. 08:04 Are certain geographic areas or certain populations more likely to be impacted by the lack of proper water infrastructure?09:30 What kind of implications does the lack of access to clean water and wastewater...

014: Climate Change and Storm Water Utilities [U.S. Water Crisis Part Two]

4/7/2016
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Topic: Integrated Water Resource and Infrastructure Management In This Episode: 01:43 Introduction of Matthew Naud.01:54 Matthew explains what his job as the Environmental Coordinator for the City of Ann Arbor entails.02:42 Matthew shares his personal background and what motivates him to do his work.03:33 Matthew describes his session at the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference.04:42 What kind of water or climate-change challenges is Ann Arbor facing, and what’s being done to meet...

013: Access to Safe Drinking Water in Rural America [U.S. Water Crisis Part One]

3/31/2016
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Topic: Water Infrastructure in Rural Communities In This Episode: 01:39 Introduction of Hope Cupit and Andy Crocker.02:18 In light of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, how many Americans lack access to safe drinking water?03:16 Is it accurate that the number of people who don’t have access to drinking water doesn’t take into account those who may have access to below-standard drinking water?03:49 Is the lack of water infrastructure disproportionately located in other geographic ways, or...

012: Youth Perspective-How to Engage the Next Generation in Decision-Making

3/24/2016
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Topic: Young Women and Youth for Smart Growth In This Episode: 01:29 Introduction of Zelia Gonzales.02:03 Zelia explains what motivates her to be an activist in her community.02:48 Zelia shares the first time she got involved with becoming an activist?.03:37 Zelia describes the definition of complete streets.04:25 Zelia shares about advocacy projects she’s been involved with, including the Sacramento Young Feminists Alliance.06:51 Can you explain what feminism means to you and why you were...

011: Affordable Housing and Employment Patterns in the San Francisco Bay Area

3/17/2016
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Topic: How High-Wage Jobs Affect Affordable Housing In This Episode:01:31 Introduction of Dr. Chris Benner.02:29 Chris shares his background and what draws him to issues of economic and social equity and inclusion.04:46 Chris explains the importance of education for disadvantaged populations for our economic future.05:14 Chris explains a study of job growth in the San Francisco Bay Area.07:58 Chris gives information about the next study and how people can get access to it.08:39 Chris...

Duration: 00:18:16

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