The New Built Environment – Shirley Ann Jackson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Because 40% “of greenhouse gas emissions come from the built environment,…one has to take an integrated look at the built environment to look at how people live, work, and play. But also integration in the sense of understanding how transportation systems fit into that, how urban design affects the efficiency of how people live, how… Continue reading The New Built Environment – Shirley Ann Jackson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Power of Black Women Voters – Marcia Chatelain, Prof. African American History, Georgetown University

Black women voters were a force in the 2020 election and are going forward and their rights are under attack in states anew today as a result of their power. Where did their activism start?
In commemoration of Black History Month, Listen to this remarkable interview with Marcia Chatelain – Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University – tell great stories about the black women suffragists who fearlessly  helped women finally get their vote ratified, with the 19th Amendment 100 years ago. The Amendment did not explicitly grant black women their own voting rights.

Strategies of Black Women Suffragists – Marcia Chatelain, Professor of African American Studies at Georgetown University

Black women suffragists were quite strategic though, as you’ll hear as you listen to professor Marcia Chatelain, professor of history and African American Studies at Georgetown University. Dr. Chatelain also has a fascinating take on the impact of Senator Kamala Harris as the Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee.

Air & Space Museum Director – Ellen Stofan, Head of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

“Think about who you’re going to be and what you’re going to contribute.”Ellen Stofan on Green Connections Radio. When Ellen Stofan stepped off the management track to stay home with her kids and work part-time, she accepted that she was probably derailing her career.  She kept a few toes in the game over the 12 year period, working part-time doing a few interesting research projects that she could do on her own time.Today, she finds herself the new Director of the famed Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC — the most visited museum in the United States — and spearheading its ~$1 billion transformation, as the first woman in this prestigious role. Wait, really? Listen to this fascinating conversation Dr. Stofan had with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.

21st Century Science Museum – Alison Brown, Science Museum of Minnesota

”Everybody can become a scientist…We all use science every day of our lives” Allison Brown on Electric Ladies podcast What’s the science in sports? It’s in the human body, the physics of how sports equipment works, such as the impact of the length of the stick on how its thrown by whom. Then there’s coding,… Continue reading 21st Century Science Museum – Alison Brown, Science Museum of Minnesota

“Genius” Scientist Shares Her Secrets for New Ideas – Ingrid Daubechies, Duke University

“To me, creativity is the ability to connect, in often unexpected ways, observations or experiences or skills from completely different realms.” Ingrid Daubechies on Electric Ladies podcast The next time you send a photo to someone from your smartphone, and it asks you for which size to send, you’ll think about that decision differently after… Continue reading “Genius” Scientist Shares Her Secrets for New Ideas – Ingrid Daubechies, Duke University

“Genius” Scientist Shares Her Secrets for New Ideas – Ingrid Daubechies, Duke University

“To me, creativity is the ability to connect, in often unexpected ways, observations or experiences or skills from completely different realms,” Ingrid Daubechies on Green Connections Radio The next time you send a photo to someone from your smartphone, and it asks you for which size to send, you’ll think about that decision differently after… Continue reading “Genius” Scientist Shares Her Secrets for New Ideas – Ingrid Daubechies, Duke University

How Parks Mitigate Climate Change – Diane Regas, Trust for Public Land

  “It’s really important that we think about cooling the areas where people are living, working and playing, and parks do that,” Diane Regas on Green Connections Radio. Whether you hang out in your local park with your kids or dogs enjoy reading on a park bench, or hiking in a national park this spring,… Continue reading How Parks Mitigate Climate Change – Diane Regas, Trust for Public Land

Women’s Talent in Innovation – Alfia Ilicheva & Maria Potoroczyn

“We recognize that women add fundamentally different and unique and a very powerful contribution to creating new ideas, new products, new services.”  Alfia Ilicheva on Electric Ladies podcast If you think only the “ah-ha” ideas become successful businesses (or nonprofits), then Alfia Ilicheva and Maria Potorocyzn want to talk to you.  They believe it’s a… Continue reading Women’s Talent in Innovation – Alfia Ilicheva & Maria Potoroczyn

Earth Day & Data Science – Kathleen Rogers, President of Earth Day Network

“It’s really about voting…Commit to the greenest candidate you can. Period. For any office. Board of supervisors. School boards. Mayors. City Councils. It’s all about politics. We’ve got the technology. We’ve got the capacity We have brilliant people, but…It’s about voting.”Kathleen Rogers on Green Connections Radio. For Earth Day’s 50th, listen to Earth Day Network president, Kathleen Rogers talk with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson about the top issues and novel ways they are engaging people today on environmental issues.