Green Sense Radio

Green Sense Radio Show has been on the air since 2010 and is one of the first programs dedicated to covering the topic of sustainability. We feature innovators with market-based solutions to environmental challenges and cover a wide range of topics including energy, transportation, agriculture, waste and water management, the built environment, and health.

Visit our website every Monday to hear the latest show or download our complete library of podcasts from Podbean, iTunes, Stitcher, or tune into 780 AM & 105.9 FM, WBBM Chicago to listen to the Green Sense Minute every Thursday and Saturday.

This week we sat down with Bryant Terry, an award-winning chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. He is currently a Chef-in-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco where he creates public programming that celebrates the intersection of food, farming, health, activism, art, culture, and the African Diaspora. 

Derek Young is the Managing Director, of ESG Consulting Services at Summit Strategy Group. In this episode of Green Sense, we get into the details of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental Social Governance (ESG) reporting - why it’s important and how it impacts all of us.

This week Guru of Gears, Tom Appel, publisher of Consumer Guide Automotive and the
host of the podcast Car Stuff shares his thoughts on how the computer chip and wire
harness shortage is impacting availability and pricing of EVs. We also discuss the
highlights of this year’s NY Auto show along with an update on Tesla, Rivian and VWs
EV production.

Lucia Priselac is the Founding Director of The Uproot Project a nonprofit organization launched in March 2021 to advance the careers of journalists of color who have been historically underrepresented when it comes to reporting on environment and science-related issues. Lucia is a proponent of individuals doing little acts to make their daily lives more sustainable and she provides concrete examples of how to bring about sustainable change in underserved communities.

Friends of the Chicago River is an award-winning non-profit founded in 1979 with over 35,000
members, volunteers, and online advocates, that have been working to improve the health of
the Chicago River system for the benefit of people, plants, and animals.
This week we spoke with Margaret Frisbie, Executive Director, Friends of the Chicago River to
learn how this non-profit is turning a river once so polluted with waste from the city’s
meatpacking industry to a river that can be both ecologically healthy and a place for people to live, work, shop, and play.

All the way from Berlin we are joined by Dr. Anna Zakrisson who is on a mission to empower individuals by promoting science literacy and critical thinking to make people more resistant to populist ideologies and alternative facts (AKA fake news!) She is the founder of the science communication platform Doctor Anna's Imaginarium and currently works as a Scientific Researcher with Green Roof Diagnostics. Hear how she combines art, science, and green roofs to help improve the sustainability of a community.

Mike Keen is the Principal at Thrive Michiana, a sustainability and innovation consulting and development company.  He has dedicated his career to the principles of sustainability and is a longtime friend. Listen to his story on how he transitioned from a professor to a builder of accessible housing and his efforts to transform the housing system that has priced many out of owning a home.

To make society sustainable, it must work for all its citizens. Mike Carney is the president and founder of KCARC. He has been creating a livelihood and tax-paying productive citizens for people who otherwise would have been left behind. Hear his story about how he began KCARC in 1972 with the mission to bring accessible, compassionate, and innovative services to people with disabilities, in Knox County, IN.

Angie Fyfe, Executive Director of ICLEI, (Local Governments for Sustainability) is one of the largest global networks of local governments devoted to solving the world’s most intractable sustainability challenges. Angie was featured as one of three women leading in sustainability and climate action. Hear about how she and her organization are tackling climate challenges with local solutions.

For centuries—even prior to the Civil War—Black-owned farms have played a key role in how Black Americans have forged their own identities, independence, wealth, and well-being amidst systems designed to repress them. John Jamerson, and his son D'Anthony Jamerson, are with the Indiana-based Legacy Taste of the Garden" farm. They talk about the challenges and opportunities facing black farmers in the past, present, and future!

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