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A Change is a Chance

20 EpisodesProduced by Ryan LoWebsite

I will be interviewing environmental experts and policy makers so we can all learn about how to make the world a better place. Launched December 2019. Instagram: @achangeisachance_podcast

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Episode 20: Why AAPI Representation Matters

May 28th, 2022


In this episode, I talked with Ms. Renee Yang, co-founder of TeachAAPI, an organization fighting for AAPI representation in schools around the …

Episode 19: Breaking the Myth: Why Sharks are the Heroes of the Marine Ecosystem

April 23rd, 2022


In this episode, I talked with Mr. David McGuire, founder of Shark Stewards, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting sharks. He explained to me why sharks are not only uninterested in humans, as a mere 10 …

Episode 18: Writer, Comedian, Actor Brian Copeland Takes on 2022

January 13th, 2022


Brian Copeland, a writer, actor, comedian, and many more, joins A Change is a Chance to discuss the most polarizing issues of our time: Critical Race …

Episode 17: Q&A with Founder of Plastic Free July on the State of Our Fight Against Plastic Pollution

December 3rd, 2021


This episode was my second interview with Ms. Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, the founder of Plastic Free July. We discussed current events like COP26, the …

Episode 16: Tackling the True Dangers of Plastic with the Schippers Brothers from Parley for the Oceans

October 6th, 2021


In this episode, Mr. Nick and Mr. Hans Schippers, two brothers from Parley for the Oceans, who specialize in upcycling, green education, and , talked with me about the plastic dangers that industries hide in plain …

Episode 15: Afro-Asian Solidarity and its Importance in the Fight Against Systemic Injustices

August 24th, 2021


This episode is the second part of the 2 part series with Hip-Hop for Change, an organization that empowers and teaches youth to speak up and fight …

Episode 14: Conversation with Hip-Hop fo Change on the Importance of Having a Voice Through Hip-Hop

August 13th, 2021


This episode is the first part of a 2 part series with Hip-Hop for Change, an organization that empowers and teaches youth to speak up and fight …

The Multi-Generational Impact of Reforestation: A Q&A with Mr. Hank Dearden, Founder of Forest Planet

May 28th, 2021


This episode, I talked to Mr. Hank Dearden, the Founder of Forest Planet, an organization that plants trees across the globe to create sustainable food sources and save ecosystems.  Mr. Dearden discusses the greater …

Episode 12: Understanding Youth Empowerment Through Change-Making with Christian Shaw from Plastic Tides

April 13th, 2021


Mr. Christian Shaw is the co-founder of Plastic Tides, an organization that reduces plastic in a totally different way. Instead of beach clean-ups and an effective plastic free month, Plastic Tides takes the approach …

Episode 11: Saving the True Beauties of Hawaii with Rebecca Mattos and Hideki Kimukai from Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii

February 17th, 2021


Ms. Rebecca Mattos and Mr. Hideki Kimukai from Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, an organization that keeps the coastlines of Oahu clean and so much more, talk to me about the true beauties of Hawaii. Hawaii is filled with …

Episode 10: State of the Air with Will Barrett from the American Lung Association

December 16th, 2020


Mr. Will Barrett is the Director of Clean Air and Advocate of the American Lung Association. Mr. Barrett specializes in smart growth and clean fuel …

Episode 9: Creating Opportunities for Minorities and Ensuring Diversity in Leadership Positions with Mr. Brent Leary

October 20th, 2020


Mr. Brent Leary is a Black business owner and technology influencer.  He is here to teach us about diversity in the workplace, unique challenges that …

Episode 8: The Truth Behind the Right to Vote, a Discussion with Mr. Josh Greenbaum, CTO of US Vote Foundation

September 3rd, 2020


In this episode, Mr. Greenbaum answers my questions about why it is so critical to vote, the impact of voter apathy and voter suppression on our …

Episode 7: Racism and Anti-Racism in the United States

August 9th, 2020


Mr. Dave Smith, a technology research analyst and musician, talks to me about his encounters with racism as a Black-American, the Black Lives Matter …

Episode 6: Battle the Plastic Problem with the Founder of Plastic Free July

June 25th, 2020


Plastic Free July is an amazing challenge for people to participate in. Ms. Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, the founder of the Plastic Free July Foundation, is …

Episode 5: Global Environmental Facility's Director of Communications, Mr. Robert Bisset

May 25th, 2020


Mr. Robert Bisset is here to talk to us about some current projects the GEF (Global Environment Facility) is undertaking to improve the environment. We will be going discussing climate change, international waters, and …

Episode 4: Dangers of Vaping with Dr. Victoria from the American Lung Association

April 15th, 2020


Dr. Victoria Howard is the Health Promotions Specialist at the American Lung Association in Northern California. She is here to educate us on the dangers of vaping and the many myths behind the e-cig industry. 

Episode 3: Conversation with the Author of "Age of Sustainability" - Mr. Denis Pombriant

March 7th, 2020


Learn about all the ways to reduce carbon pollution to help keep the planet habitable.

Episode 2: Conversation with the Father of the Green Building Movement (LEED standard), Mr. David Gottfried

January 25th, 2020


In this episode, I am interviewing Mr. David Gottfried, the Father of the Global Green Building Movement . He will be teaching us about the LEED standard and his Green Building Council. We will find about the initial …

Inaugural Podcast Interview w/ an Inspiration: My Saklan School Science Teacher Ms. Vickie Obenchain

December 4th, 2019


Learn about how Ms. Obenchain got interested in science and how you can help make a difference in climate change.  I have had Ms. O as a Science Teacher since I was in Kindergarten at Saklan. She has inspired me year …

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