Future Primitive

Shows from: Connecting for Change 2012


December 28th, 2012

The Long Term View

an interview with Katherine Collins

Katherine Collins is Founder and CEO of Honeybee Capital, an independent research firm dedicated to pollinating ideas across varied fields of study and endeavor, based on the conviction that this leads to optimal investment decision making. After a long and successful career in traditional equity management at Fidelity (serving as head of Equity Research and as Portfolio Manager for numerous growth equity mutual funds), Katherine set out to re-integrate her investment philosophy with the broader world. Over the past four years she has been traveling as a pilgrim and volunteer, earning her MTS degree at Harvard Divinity School, and following lessons from the natural world to re-engage in investing as a valued and integrated profession, beneficial to our communities and our planet.

http://www.marioninstitute.org/connecting-for-change/events/katherine-collins
http://www.honeybeecapital.com/

 

original music by Evarusnik

http://www.evarusnik.com/Home.html

 

Filed under Connecting for Change 2012 » , ,


Please confirm your email address below

To listen to the free recorded interviews on this site, we'd like to invite you to our mailing list. After entering your email, this page will reload, and you will have instant and unfettered access to all of the interviews on this site.

1 comment about this show »

December 28th, 2012

The Watchman’s Rattle

an interview with Rebecca Costa

Rebecca Costa is a sociobiologist who offers a genetic explanation for current events, emerging trends and individual behavior. A thought-leader and provocative new voice in the mold of Thomas Friedman, Malcolm Gladwell and Jared Diamond, Costa examines “the big picture”– tracing everything from terrorism, crime on Wall Street, epidemic obesity and upheaval in the Middle East to evolutionary forces.

Retiring at the zenith of her career in Silicon Valley, Costa spent six years researching and writing “The Watchman’s Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction”.

http://www.marioninstitute.org/connecting-for-change/events/rebecca-costa
http://www.rebeccacosta.com/

 

 

original music by Evarusnik

http://www.evarusnik.com/Home.html

Filed under Connecting for Change 2012 » , ,


Please confirm your email address below

To listen to the free recorded interviews on this site, we'd like to invite you to our mailing list. After entering your email, this page will reload, and you will have instant and unfettered access to all of the interviews on this site.

1 comment about this show »

December 28th, 2012

Ideas into Action

an interview with Kanika Gupta

Kanika Gupta is the Founder and Chief Catalyst at SoJo [http://theSoJo.net], a social enterprise technology start-up incubated in Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone. SoJo builds e-Learning tools that provides support, information,and guidance to individuals to take their ideas for social change into action. SoJo was inspired from over a decade of experience building and growing social ventures in addition to extensive first-hand research on youth-led social innovation and entrepreneurship.

Highly engaged in civic issues and community development, Kanika has worked with the United Nations Development Programme in Knowledge Management, Canadian International Development Agency in Human Rights policy, Canadian House of Commons, grassroots NGOs in West Africa and India. Prior to SoJo, Kanika founded Nukoko a Canadian nonprofit which sends over 600 girls to school in west Africa annually.

http://www.marioninstitute.org/connecting-for-change/events/kanika-gupta
http://www.kanikagupta.com/

 

original music by Evarusnik

http://www.evarusnik.com/Home.html

Filed under Connecting for Change 2012 » , , ,


Please confirm your email address below

To listen to the free recorded interviews on this site, we'd like to invite you to our mailing list. After entering your email, this page will reload, and you will have instant and unfettered access to all of the interviews on this site.

Leave a comment about this show »

December 14th, 2012

Open Source Ecology

an interview with Marcin Jakubowski

Marcin Jakubowski came to the U.S. from Poland as a child. He graduated with honors from Princeton and earned his PhD in fusion physics from the University of Wisconsin before shifting direction and starting a hydroponic vegetable farm in Madison, WI. Lacking real experience in practical matters, he then began his education from scratch, and in 2003 he founded Open Source Ecology in order to make closed-loop manufacturing a reality. He began development on the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS), an open source DIY tool set of 50 different industrial machines necessary to create modern civilization from scrap metal. OSE has prototyped 8 machines and intends to build everything from an induction furnace for melting metals to an open source combine.

http://www.marioninstitute.org/connecting-for-change/events/marcin-jakubowski

http://opensourceecology.org/

 

original music by Evarusnik

http://www.evarusnik.com/Home.html

Filed under Connecting for Change 2012 » , ,


Please confirm your email address below

To listen to the free recorded interviews on this site, we'd like to invite you to our mailing list. After entering your email, this page will reload, and you will have instant and unfettered access to all of the interviews on this site.

Leave a comment about this show »

December 14th, 2012

From the Energy from Below to the Energy from Above

an interview with Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is the author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with “The End of Nature” (1989), which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. He is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009.  Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, he holds honorary degrees from a dozen colleges, including the Universities of Massachusetts and Maine, the State University of New York, and Whittier and Colgate Colleges. In 2011 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and led the largest civil disobedience action in 30 years, a protest at the White House to stop the construction of the Keystone pipeline that saw the arrest of 1253 people.

http://www.marioninstitute.org/connecting-for-change/events/bill-mckibben
http://www.350.org/
http://www.billmckibben.com/index.html

 

original music by Evarusnik

http://www.evarusnik.com/Home.html

 

Filed under Connecting for Change 2012 » ,


Please confirm your email address below

To listen to the free recorded interviews on this site, we'd like to invite you to our mailing list. After entering your email, this page will reload, and you will have instant and unfettered access to all of the interviews on this site.

Leave a comment about this show »

December 14th, 2012

Soul Renaissance

an interview with Erik Andrade

Erik Andrade is spoken word artist and community activist from New Bedford. He works with New Bedford youth through People Acting in Community Endeavor (PACE) YouthBuild New Bedford, as the AmeriCorps Program Coordinator and co-facilitator of the Sustainability, Leadership Development and Social Justice Workshops. Erik is the founding member of La Soul Renaissance and the Overflowing Cup Project. La Soul Renaissance is a local spoken word and hip hop venue which focuses on social justice issues and spirituality. The Overflowing Cup Project is an artist circle that works to encourage, recover and inspire creativity through a collective process. Erik is also a mentor and member of the Connecting for Change Youth Committee.

http://www.marioninstitute.org/connecting-for-change/events/erik-andrade

 

original music by Evarusnik

http://www.evarusnik.com/Home.html

Filed under Connecting for Change 2012 » , ,


Please confirm your email address below

To listen to the free recorded interviews on this site, we'd like to invite you to our mailing list. After entering your email, this page will reload, and you will have instant and unfettered access to all of the interviews on this site.

Leave a comment about this show »

November 23rd, 2012

Original Healing

an interview with Evon Peter

Speakers at Connecting For Change (2012)

Evon Peter, former Neetsaii Gwich’in Chief of Arctic Village, is devoted to supporting leadership development, wellness, and a balanced life. He is a writer at the Tundra Post, Chief Executive at Gwanzhii, and has over fifteen years experience working with Indigenous youth, organizations, and tribes implementing culturally based approaches. Over the past several years, he has focused substantially on healing and prevention of suicide among Alaska Native peoples. Evon loves the land, cultural food his people hunt and gather, music, to steam bath, his family, and storytelling (mostly the listening part :). He resides with his wife, Enei Begaye Peter, and four children in Fairbanks, Alaska.
http://www.marioninstitute.org/connecting-for-change/events/evon-peter
 www.evonpeter.com
www.gwanzhii.com

Evon speaks with Joanna about healing the deepest suffering; indigenous resilience; global warming in Alaska; healers and leaders of the future…

original music by Evarusnik

http://www.evarusnik.com/Home.html

Filed under Connecting for Change 2012 » , , , ,


Please confirm your email address below

To listen to the free recorded interviews on this site, we'd like to invite you to our mailing list. After entering your email, this page will reload, and you will have instant and unfettered access to all of the interviews on this site.

Leave a comment about this show »

November 23rd, 2012

Resilience From The Ground Up

an interview with Kenny Ausubel

Speakers at Connecting For Change (2012)

Kenny Ausubel, Co-CEO and founder (in 1990) of Bioneers – an internationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to disseminating breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet – is an award-winning social entrepreneur, journalist, author and filmmaker. A pathfinder in advancing “backyard biodiversity” conservation and organic farming and food, he co-founded the organic seed company, Seeds of Change, serving as its CEO until 1994. His film “Hoxsey: When Healing Becomes a Crime” (specially screened for members of Congress) and its companion book helped influence national policy on alternative medicine. Kenny has edited several books and written four, including 2012’s “Dreaming the Future: Reimagining Civilization in the Age of Nature”, (Chelsea Green 2012).

http://www.marioninstitute.org/connecting-for-change/events/introduction-kenny-ausubel
www.bioneers.org

Kenny speaks with Joanna about dreaming the future; networks: the works of Nature; connecting for change… 10:16

original music by Evarusnik

http://www.evarusnik.com/Home.html

Filed under Connecting for Change 2012 » , ,


Please confirm your email address below

To listen to the free recorded interviews on this site, we'd like to invite you to our mailing list. After entering your email, this page will reload, and you will have instant and unfettered access to all of the interviews on this site.

Leave a comment about this show »

November 23rd, 2012

Our Ancestors The Bacteria

an interview with Sandor Katz

Speakers at Connecting For Change (2012)

Sandor Ellix Katz is a self-taught fermentation experimentalist who wrote the book “Wild Fermentation” in order to share the fermentation wisdom he had learned, and demystify home fermentation. Since the book’s publication in 2003, Katz has taught hundreds of fermentation workshops across North America and beyond, taking on a role he describes as a “fermentation revivalist.” Through these workshops, Katz met many different food activists—varied in their specific projects but united by a passion to bring food back to earth—who inspired him to write “The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved”. Newsweek called Wild Fermentation “the fermenting bible,” while the New Yorker wrote that Katz’s books “have become manifestos and how-to manuals for a generation of underground food activists.” His latest book is “The Art of Fermentation”, (Chelsea Green, 2012).

http://www.marioninstitute.org/connecting-for-change/events/sandor-katz
www.wildfermentation.com
Sandor speaks with Joanna about reclaiming homemade fermentation; mental health and the gut bacteria; fermentation: survival practice; fermentation and grassroots food activism; “bacteria are our ancestors”… 13:48

original music by Evarusnik

http://www.evarusnik.com/Home.html

Filed under Connecting for Change 2012 » , , ,


Please confirm your email address below

To listen to the free recorded interviews on this site, we'd like to invite you to our mailing list. After entering your email, this page will reload, and you will have instant and unfettered access to all of the interviews on this site.

Leave a comment about this show »

November 9th, 2012

Knowing How Much Is Enough

an interview with Judy Wicks

Speakers at Connecting For Change (2012)
An international leader and speaker in the local living economies movement, Judy Wicks founded the White Dog Cafe on the first floor of her house on a row of Victorian brownstones in West Philadelphia in 1983. After helping to save her block from demolition to make way for a proposed mall, Judy grew what began as a tiny muffin shop into a 200-seat restaurant featuring fresh local food with a national reputation for community involvement, environmental stewardship, responsible business practices, and leadership in the local economy movement. Judy is co-founder, in 2001, of the nationwide Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), www.LivingEconomies.org, now comprised of 80 local business networks in towns and cities across the US and Canada.

Duration time: 17:17.

http://www.marioninstitute.org/connecting-for-change/events/judy-wicks
http://www.judywicks.com/Home.html

Filed under Connecting for Change 2012 » , , ,


Please confirm your email address below

To listen to the free recorded interviews on this site, we'd like to invite you to our mailing list. After entering your email, this page will reload, and you will have instant and unfettered access to all of the interviews on this site.

Leave a comment about this show »

November 9th, 2012

The Violence Interrupter

an interview with Ameena Matthews

Speakers at Connecting for Change (2012)

Mother and wife Ameena Matthews has dedicated her life and career as a Community Activist for Peace Building and Social Change. In 2006, Ameena Matthews joined Ceasefire, an award winning scientific public health model that has been proven to reduce shootings and killings. In this capacity, for the past six years, she has used her experience and knowledge in her neighborhoods, to seek out and build relationships with troubled youths who are susceptible to the social norms of violence that still exist on the streets.

Duration time: 21:38

http://www.marioninstitute.org/connecting-for-change/events/ameena-matthews
http://cureviolence.org/

Filed under Connecting for Change 2012 » , ,


Please confirm your email address below

To listen to the free recorded interviews on this site, we'd like to invite you to our mailing list. After entering your email, this page will reload, and you will have instant and unfettered access to all of the interviews on this site.

Leave a comment about this show »

November 9th, 2012

Never Fall Down

an interview with Arn Chorn-Pond & Patricia McCormick

Speakers at Connecting For Change (2012)

Arn Chorn-Pond, founder of Cambodian Living Arts,

is a Cambodian-American refugee and was featured in the Emmy-nominated documentary,”The Flute Player”. He is an internationally recognized human rights leader, speaker, and trainer. A former Director of Youth Programs for the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association in Lowell, Massachussets, Arn served as a special advisor on Cambodian affairs for Clear Path International in early 2001. Arn currently resides in Cambodia, where he continues to be chief advocate of Cambodian Living Arts supporting elder Cambodian musicians and artists to pass on their invaluable practices to the younger generation.

Patricia McCormick is the author of five critically acclaimed books, including “Sold”, an investigation into child trafficking and finalist for the National Book Award, and “Never Fall Down”, which chronicles the survival of Arn Chorn Pond, an 11-year-old boy who survived the Khmer Rouge by playing music in the Killing Fields.

Duration time: 10:00

http://www.marioninstitute.org/cambodian-living-arts
http://patriciamccormick.com/

Filed under Connecting for Change 2012 » , , , , ,


Please confirm your email address below

To listen to the free recorded interviews on this site, we'd like to invite you to our mailing list. After entering your email, this page will reload, and you will have instant and unfettered access to all of the interviews on this site.

Leave a comment about this show »

October 25th, 2012

Dear friends of Future Primitive,

I am at the “Connecting for Change” Conference in New Bedford, MA.

http://www.marioninstitute.org/connecting-for-change

Back next week with some wonderful interviews recorded live at the conference.

Stay tuned, please.

Love to All,

Joanna

Filed under Connecting for Change 2012


Please confirm your email address below

To listen to the free recorded interviews on this site, we'd like to invite you to our mailing list. After entering your email, this page will reload, and you will have instant and unfettered access to all of the interviews on this site.

Leave a comment about this show »