Smart & Sustainable Tires? – Maureen Kline, Pirelli Tires

“We asked the Forest Stewardship Council to go on the ground and do the whole certification process, just like they do for paper…Then they’re following that rubber throughout the chain of custody all the way through to the factory here in Georgia….and we have just produced the first FSC certified tire.” Maureen Kline on Electric… Continue reading Smart & Sustainable Tires? – Maureen Kline, Pirelli Tires

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

How to Talk Science to Policy Makers – Michelle Wyman, National Council For Science and the Environment

“The part in this that is so important is the relationship building component, and that part takes time… (it) is the glue that brings cohesion across the issues and it enables a different form of listening and a different openness, in my view, that includes openness to hearing the science….. Science is the strongest tool… Continue reading How to Talk Science to Policy Makers – Michelle Wyman, National Council For Science and the Environment

Driving Medical Innovation – Dr. Maria Freire, President, the Foundation of the National Institutes of Health

As COVID-19 spreads across the world and every country is aching for treatments and vaccines to stop it, listen to Joan’s conversation with a remarkable innovator tackling some of the toughest medical challenges. Dr. Maria Freire is President of the Foundation of the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) and she developed a unique structure for… Continue reading Driving Medical Innovation – Dr. Maria Freire, President, the Foundation of the National Institutes of Health

Largest Energy Consumer Goes “Net Zero” – Secretary Katherine Hammack, U.S. Army

Did you know that the U.S. Dept. of Defense is the largest energy consumer on the planet and the Army is the largest one in the federal government? The Army’s Net Zero Initiative’s goal is to reduce its total energy and water use to “net zero,” and to reduce waste in landfills to net zero… Continue reading Largest Energy Consumer Goes “Net Zero” – Secretary Katherine Hammack, U.S. Army

“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

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

New Year, New Workforce – Mary Lee Gannon, Healthcare CEO & Executive Coach

“We have more generations in the workforce than ever before and their life experiences are very different….Look at the other person as a peer.” Mary Lee Gannon You probably visited with people of all ages over the holidays, and today you have the same variety in the workplace  – and it’s both a gift, because… Continue reading New Year, New Workforce – Mary Lee Gannon, Healthcare CEO & Executive Coach

Secret Success of Women in STEM – Ariane Hegewisch, Inst for Women’s Policy Research

“The biggest problem with the official surveys that we rely on a lot… [by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS], is that…the number of women isn’t plentiful enough yet to have enough data on an annual basis to come up with reliable estimates.” Ariane Hegewisch on Green Connections Radio.
There’s a little secret about the pandemic-economic recession that economists are not talking about much: that women in STEM jobs actually did pretty well. Why? Because STEM jobs are what economists call “professional” jobs and they have been in demand and therefore, not cut for the most part. Listen to Ariane Hegewisch, Program Director for Employment and Earnings at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research explain why and how women in STEM fields can benefit in this engaging conversation with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.

Summer Heat & Water – Dow Water’s Snehal Desai

As you head for the beach or lake for your vacation, soothed by nature, remember that there are 1.2 billion people who live in water scarcity – and that drought truly threatens our food supply. Our very survival depends upon sufficient water. After all, our bodies — and our brains – are mostly water. Our… Continue reading Summer Heat & Water – Dow Water’s Snehal Desai