First Female ‘Yachtsman’ – Tracy Edwards &’Maiden’ Go ‘Round the World

“I learned that we are all capable of so much more than we think we are, until we push ourselves. We all have these reserves that I don’t think we use anymore…Keep looking for those parts of yourself that you have ignored.” Tracy Edwards Are you going boating this summer? Listen to this fascinating interview… Continue reading First Female ‘Yachtsman’ – Tracy Edwards &’Maiden’ Go ‘Round the World

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

Inspiring Eco-Filmmaker – Dayna Reggero, Climate Listening Project

“If you want to be a good storyteller, tell stories you want to tell…It’s really about the passion.” Dayna Reggero  She’s been called “Earth Mother” in Women’s Day magazine and won awards for her short films about climate-related effects on local communities. Today, filmmaker Dayna Reggero takes us behind the scenes to how she works… Continue reading Inspiring Eco-Filmmaker – Dayna Reggero, Climate Listening Project

Movies Made Sustainably – Emellie O’Brien, Earth Angel

Think about your favorite movies this Oscar season… Now think about what it took to produce it: energy for lighting, water and food for the crew, paper for the scripts, wood and other materials for the sets, cars and vans to transport people, maybe cars and buildings that get blown up…. All of that produces… Continue reading Movies Made Sustainably – Emellie O’Brien, Earth Angel

Tips for Winning Against the Odds – Tracy Edwards, “Maiden” Documentary

“I learned that we are all capable of so much more than we think we are, until we push ourselves. We all have these reserves that I don’t think we use anymore…Keep looking for those parts of yourself that you have ignored.” Tracy Edwards Imagine deciding to take on captaining a brand new crew in… Continue reading Tips for Winning Against the Odds – Tracy Edwards, “Maiden” Documentary

Buildings Made From Plants – Laura Busse Dolan, Owner, CEO & President, Applied Imagination

“The story of the building is important for the artist (because) every model they create, they build a relationship with….they spend hundreds of hours working on that model…It’s a work of art.” When I visited the U.S. Botanic Gardens in Washington, DC a couple of months ago, I saw these amazing miniatures of landmark buildings… Continue reading Buildings Made From Plants – Laura Busse Dolan, Owner, CEO & President, Applied Imagination

Planet Word Museum – Ann Friedman, CEO, Founder, Creator

“You learn the techniques that make a song or a speech or that ad really effective and persuasive..” Ann Friedman on Green Connections Radio. We are experiencing every day how powerful words are, ours and other people’s. From the 2020 election to social media, to the protests for equality and climate change, to advertisements and music.  Now, there’s a brand new interactive museum in Washington, DC about language and how it’s effective and persuasive. Listen to this enlightening conversation with Ann Friedman, Founder, CEO & Creator of Planet Word and Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson about how to bring language to life. We included some sound from the exhibits too, to take you inside.

Managing Creativity – Deborah Rutter, President,  John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

As we cope with complete upheaval in our lives and work due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s time to step back, take a breath, and find creative ways forward.
Some of us are naturally creative, others of us are managers and leaders, needing to elicit and nurture creative ideas from our teams. But how? Listen to this enlightening and inspiring conversation between Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson and a master at doing this: Deborah Rutter, President of The John F. Kennedy Memorial Center for The Performing Arts, the nation’s premier arts center.

Buildings Made From Plants – Laura Busse Dolan, Owner, CEO & President, Applied Imagination

When I visited the U.S. Botanic Gardens in Washington, DC a couple of months ago, I saw these amazing miniatures of landmark buildings – the Capitol, the Smithsonian Museums, the Lincoln Memorial and even historic train stations – made from plants, nuts, and other botanics. They were such magical creations, I tracked down the company that makes them.
Listen to Laura Busse Dolan, the Owner, CEO & President of Applied Imagination tell Green Connections Radio podcast host Joan Michelson how these amazing sculptures are made, what they are made from, and who makes them, how she took over the family business and career advice too. You’ll be inspired….

TED Talk Speaker Tips – Tricia Brouk, Former TEDxLincolnSquare Producer, Speaker Coach, Film Producer

Being able to speak in public is crucial to career success in today’s world where the media is everywhere, cameras are everywhere, and you can end up on social media without knowing it.  Being a public speaker who moves people in a positive way can be a powerful career advantage too. But how? And how do you land those coveted opportunities to land on a TEDx stage?
Listen to Tricia Brouk, former long-time producer of TEDxLincolnCenter in New York City who used to approve or reject speaker pitches and who trains speakers to succeed today, in this remarkable interview with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson – and more career advice too.