Shifting Gears features conversations with people making life-sustaining choices. Human hearing is tuned for options that enable healthy choices. The nourishing rhythm of the sun and soil steady those who listen and stories from those breaking trails into a sustainable future inspire us. Have you ever sensed change coming, before it hit? Over the years we learn to expect change, it is happening now - we live in a time of transition. When change occurs, if we shift gears and are alert, more options are available. Join Will Evans for Shifting Gears the first Wednesday of each month at 4:30 on KDNK.
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If food prices continue increasing, if the climate continues heating up what will Carbondale food security taste like? Will we eat locally available produce and meat?
Several towns in Maine have passed ordinances protecting local food security and the rights of nature. Over 120 American town have passed local self governance ordinances. This is an interview of interest for those who enjoy eating.
Eric Petersen's study of Thomas Jefferson displays the relationship between an educated population and liberty. Jefferson knew when power becomes concentrated, it attracts roguish people and rogues like control. Only an educated and involved people hold the balance to the abuse of office and power. Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. As Edward R. Murrow observed, "A nation of sheep begets a government of wolves." The Texas board of Education recently removed Jefferson from school textbooks devoted to great political thinkers of world history. Listen and learn a little more about our third President, who he was, and why he seems dangerous to some people today.
Evan Pritchard of Celtic and Micmac lineage tells us, "Wisdom is power, not a power to create or destroy, but only to sustain. Still, it is a great power, the only one that doesn't corrupt. If you have it, you can avoid complications."
Evan Pritchard part 2
Part 2 of Will Evans' interview with Evan Pritchard
George Stranahan talks about the point at which momentum and values
change, it is called the inflection point, and may be a time when cooperation and
partnership become valued strategies in creating life-sustaining futures.
Ever been caught on the treadmill to oblivion going too fast, disconnected from your heart, who you are - a strange frenzied being? Does it help to have a little quiet time alone, to be in nature and listen? Gordon Hempton knows the value of quiet. He's on today's episode of Shifting Gears with William Evans. The Sound Tracker, a film of his story, will show this Saturday and Sunday at the Telluride Mountain Film Festival. www.soundtracker.com
William Evans talks with Marc Barasch, founder of The Green World Campaign. The roots of Marc's work grew from a dream, a nightmare, ten years ago. Since that dream Marc has deployed a million amazing solar powered carbon dioxide splitters in six countries. www.healingdreams.com www.greenworld.org
Marc Choyt part 1
Ethics of the jewelry industry.
Marc Choyt part 2
Part two of Will Evans' interview with Marc Choyt of Fair Jewelry Action
Mari Margil on the Rights of Nature