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Ecotopia

26 EpisodesProduced by Stephen Tchudi and Susan TchudiWebsite

Exploring Ecosystems--Environmental, Social, Technological

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Clearing the Air

April 21st, 2021

44:51

Our guest on this edition was Laura Gladson. She’s a PhD Candidate with Department of Environmental Medicine, New York University Grossman School of …

Paradise Recovery

March 31st, 2021

49:18

Our guests on this program were Marc Maddox and Katie Simmons. Marc is Paradise’s Public Works Director and Town Engineer, and Katie Simmons is the town’s Disaster Recovery Director. They spoke with us about the town’s …

Parkview Elementary Students Speak About Lawns

March 12th, 2021

22:50

We recently read some essays about the environment printed in the Chico Enterprise Record. These were written on topic of water conservation by 5th …

Suburban Sprawl and Affordable Housing

March 12th, 2021

48:34

Chico Attorney Richard Harriman spoke candidly about the Chico affordable housing crisis and need need for affordable infill rather than suburban developments for the affluent. He lamented the lack of community input …

Climate Girls Changing Our World

January 20th, 2021

53:58

KZFR programmer and polymath Gayle Kimball, author of over twenty books, spoke with us about her newest book, Climate Girls Changing Our World. She …

Let It Snow!!!!!

January 14th, 2021

48:56

This program focused on the Sierra Nevada snowpack, which supplies about one-third of California’s water and serves as a vast winter reservoir. We spoke with Sean de Gusman of the Department of Water Resources. He is …

Good News for a New HYear

January 6th, 2021

39:02

Often on this podcast we bring you some discouraging words about the environment, though generally with some concrete solutions.  Although 2020 was a …

Tree

December 22nd, 2020

51:52

Our guest on this program was Melina Watts, who has written a fascinating novel called Tree, a piece of magical fiction written from the perspective of a Live Oak!  We  read the book and loved it, finding it engaging …

Bidwell Parks and the Homeless

December 14th, 2020

45:36

We interviewed Anna Moore and Lise Smith, members of the Bidwell Parks and Recreation Commission in Chico. Our interview was sparked by an excellent letter they wrote to the  Chico Enterprise Record, regarding homeless …

Dam-Nation

December 2nd, 2020

30:11

We spoke with Ron Stork, Senior Policy Advisor, Friends of the River in Sacramento. He joined Friends of the River as Associate Conservation Director …

Health Care for All

November 25th, 2020

56:01

We had two guests on this podcast, both strong advocates for universal, single-payer health care. Bruce  McLean has lived and worked in Butte County since 1990 and has been on  the Board of the Butte County Health Care …

Green Chico

November 22nd, 2020

43:59

In this episodl we spoke with Cheri Chastain, who Chair of the Chico Climate Action Commission and with  Molly Marcussen associate planner for the …

Climate Action Chico

October 18th, 2020

42:29

In this program, we spoke with Cheri Chastain. She is Chair of the Chico Climate Action Commission, which is overseeing the update of Climate Action Plan for the City of Chico. She is also Campus Sustainability Manager …

Resource Conservation and Forestry

October 9th, 2020

47:04

This week we inteviewed Wolfy Rougle, who serves the Butte County Resource Conservation District as a Forest Health Watershed Coordinator under a …

Change in Chico

September 30th, 2020

44:46

Our ecosystem in this program is the complex one of Chico, and our guest on the phone was She is a Chico native and went to Butte College, and then …

Urban Forest Management

September 13th, 2020

47:15

We spoke with Richie Bamlet. the Urban Forest Manager for the City of Chico. In addition to being responsible for the care and management of trees in Chico, he is responsible for thinking about the future of trees as we …

Deschooling and Community Education

September 2nd, 2020

46:33

Our guest was Matt Hearn, educator and community organizer from East Vancouver, British Columbia. He describe the "Solid State Project," that helps …

Traditional Ecological Knowledge

August 20th, 2020

43:23

Our guest was Ali Meders-Knight, a member of the Mechoopda Tribe and an artist, activist, and educator.  She has a vision to educate people in …

STEALING THE ELECTION

August 12th, 2020

49:58

Our guest on this program was the wonderfully outspoken Harvey  Wasserman, advocate for solar power, anti-nuclear-power advocate and  crusader on …

Radical Moral Reform

August 7th, 2020

49:28

Our guest on this program was Patrick Newman, longtime Chico activist, a frequent contributor to the letters page of our local papers, and a man …

Never Waste a Good Crisis

July 27th, 2020

48:31

We interviewed Paul Ehrlich, author of The Population Bomb and founder of the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere, and Dan Blumstein, …

Radical Medical Reform

July 22nd, 2020

49:19

As part of our series on Radical Change we interviewed two guests on the topic of Radical Medical Reform.  First we spoke with Norma Wilcox of Northstate Medicare for All, who  spoke about our broken health insurance …

Buddhist Economics

July 16th, 2020

43:06

In this program, Susan Tchudi spoke with  Dr. Clair Brown, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Work, Technology, and Society at the …

Radical Restoration

July 8th, 2020

48:21

In this program, we spoke with Eartha Shanti, longtime activist. We discused her views on:

1.  The Life Killer culture.  A culture that rewards who …

Concerned Citizens for Justice: Radical Change

July 1st, 2020

50:44

In this episode, activists George Gold and Marty Dunlap of  Concerned Citizens for Justice (Chico, CA), spoke about radical reform for policing. …

Radical Change

June 29th, 2020

46:32

This episode introduces our new series on RADICAL CHANGE, where guests give us their best, most imaginative, and even outlandish ideas for changing …

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