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Producers of the free weekly radio series, Conversation Earth. Citizen-Powered Media is a 501(c)3 non-profit media organization helping educate the public about important social and environmental issues.

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How can policymakers be persuaded to abandon the most widespread public policy goal on Earth? In our last episode, Brian Czech explained that econo...

Bought by WGRN-LP 94.1


  • Added: Mar 20, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Economic growth is the number one public policy goal around the world, yet our pursuit of growth is “pulling out the rug from our own kids’ and gra...

Bought by WYAP and WGRN-LP 94.1


  • Added: Mar 13, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Was globalization a temporary state that has run its course? That’s the case made by Jerry Mander, who believes there is plenty of evidence that th...

Bought by KVSC and KZUM


  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Hollywood director Tom Shadyac traded a mansion and private jets for a mobile home and a bicycle. He had found the traditional trappings of success...

Bought by KVSC and KZUM


  • Added: Feb 28, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Steve Carell and Tom Shadyac on the set
Tom Shadyac is a successful Hollywood comedy director who found the traditional trappings of success were not the key to happiness. He traded a man...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Feb 21, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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While world leaders wring their hands over forecasts of timid GDP growth, a growing list of visionaries around the world are collaborating to redef...

Bought by WSLR, 91.7 WHUS Storrs, KVSC, WYAP, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Jan 26, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 7
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Architect Sarah Susanka observed that houses in the U.S. were getting larger – but some rooms were seldom occupied, and often not even furnished. S...

Bought by WYAP, 91.7 WHUS Storrs, KVSC, WMUU-LP, KPIP-LP and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 28:42
  • Purchases: 7
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“Our computer-generated scenarios all showed this growth stopping in the early decades of the 21st century, and, I must say, looking back now, it s...

Bought by 91.7 WHUS Storrs, WMUU-LP, KMUD, and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Dec 08, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Relocalization may be the most important strategy for minimizing climate change. According to Bill McKibben, “working as communities is the most im...

Bought by WYAP, KMUD, WMUU-LP, and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Dec 01, 2015
  • Length: 28:24
  • Purchases: 4
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Do we behave rationally? You might be surprised how often our decision-making deviates from what is in our best interest. Behavioral economist Dan ...

Bought by WMUU-LP and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Nov 23, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Robust economic growth has become the Holy Grail of public policy and politics. But some economists and many scientists have come to believe growth...

Bought by WMUU-LP and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Nov 17, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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“One of the ways that radical ideas become more mainstream is when those of us who hold them aren’t afraid to speak about them.” This thought has g...

Bought by WYAP, WMUU-LP, KRZA, KCMJ Community Radio, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Nov 10, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 5
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Our ecosystems contribute tens of trillions of dollars to our economy every year, but – as L. Hunter Lovins notes, “At present we’re losing every m...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KPIP-LP, and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Nov 03, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Today it could be argued that human beings daily act against our own self-interests. How? Biologist Paul Ehrlich and fellow scientists tell us we a...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KRZA, KPIP-LP, and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 27, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
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As a young man, Rex Weyler joined early Greenpeace expeditions to document and stop commercial whaling. He went on to co-found Greenpeace Internati...

Bought by WMUU-LP and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 20, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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What went wrong with the environmental movement? Environmental activist, organizer and author Lorna Salzman shares her thoughts about climate chan...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, WMUU-LP, and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 13, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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“The age of growth and the age in which growth is going to be considered a good thing is coming to an end.” The late sociologist William R. Catton ...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, WMUU-LP, KPIP-LP, and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 06, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Stephanie Mills made headlines in the Spring of 1969 when she vowed, in her commencement address (titled The Future is a Cruel Hoax), to conceive n...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, WMUU-LP, and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Sep 29, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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How big is your ecological footprint? Probably bigger than you think. After all, out of sight, out of mind. As an originator of ecological footprin...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, WMUU-LP, KCMJ Community Radio, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Sep 22, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
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“I don’t think there’s a lot of excuses, frankly, for not doing the right thing.” Anishinaabe orator, author, economist and activist Winona LaDuke ...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, WMUU-LP, Greenpeace Podcast, KPIP-LP, and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Sep 15, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 5