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Sustainability Now! (Un)Affordable Housing in Santa Cruz

Radio Show #15, March 22, 2020, with UCSC Sociology Professor Steve McKay, director of the UCSC Center for Labor Studies and codirector, with Professor Miriam Greenberg, of “No Place Like Home,” a community-initiated, student-engaged research project on the… Read More

Sustainability Now! Car-free living in Hayward?

Radio Show #14, March 8, 2020, with Dr. Sherman Lewis, Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Cal State East Bay, to talk about a proposal for Bayview Village, a car-free development in a disused quarry in Hayward and… Read More

Sustainability Now! Climate Justice in Watsonville, CA

Radio Show #12, February 23, 2020, with Nancy Faulstich, Director of Regeneración, a non-profit focused on climate and social justice in Watsonville, California and the Pajaro Valley, Tamela Harkins, Pajaro Valley High School English Teacher, and three members–… Read More

Sustainability Now! bikes to Kansas

Listen to Professor Jenny Reardon of the UCSC Sociology Department talking about “Caring for the Prairie,” a “project involving biking through the prairies and small towns of Kansas, designed to develop embodied knowledge of the land and to… Read More

Sustainability Now! speaks with Extinction Rebellion

Radio Show #10, January 26, 2020, with members of Extinction Rebellion in Monterey and Santa Cruz: Vanessa Mekarski, Dwight Mitchell, Jennifer Brugman and Magali Morales. Extinction Rebellion is a leaderless, decentralised, international and apolitical network using non-violent direct… Read More

Sustainability Now! Alcohol can be a gas! with David Blume

Radio Show #9, January 12, 2020, David Blume, CEO & Director of Research and Development at Blume Distillation, and author of Alcohol Can be a Gas, to talk about his distillation & permaculture operation just outside of Watsonville…. Read More

Sustainability Now! Solar Dividends

Radio Show #9, December 15, 2019,Robert Stayton, author of Power Shift: From Fossil Energy to Dynamic Solar Power and Solar Dividends: How Solar Energy Can Generate a Basic Income for Everyone on Earth discusses his proposal to give… Read More

Sustainability Now! PG&E

Radio Show #8, December 1, 2019, Professor Dustin Mulvaney, Environmental Studies at San Jose State University, on “What do we do with a problem like PG&E?”

Sustainability Now! Local Agriculture

Radio Show #7, November 17, 2019, Nina Vukecevic, Farm Manager at Common Roots Farm in Santa Cruz, which provides disabled adults with access to agriculture.

Ronnie Lipschutz: Chicxulub is coming and PG&E is the dinosaur!

October 25, 2019 at 5:00 am By Ronnie D. Lipschutz Sixty-six million years ago, an 8-mile wide asteroid slammed into the Gulf of Mexico, near Chicxulub in the Yucatan. That impact abruptly ended the 180 million year-long Age… Read More