The WFMT Radio Network
The WFMT Radio Network
The Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature
This award-winning 13-part series of half-hour shows features the "bioneers" - social and scientific innovators with breakthrough solutions for people and planet. These are the ardent voices of our most brilliant visionaries with both feet on the ground. They span the rich arc of human endeavor and practical transformation toward a future environment of hope. Join over 370 stations worldwide in 11 nations to reach passionate and loyal listeners. Produced by Collective Heritage Institute/Bioneers, an internationally acclaimed nonprofit educational organization.
The Bioneers Radio Series continues with Series VII, Winter 2014. Cutting edge - charismatic - provocative - hopeful! This stirring, award-winning documentary series The Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature is composed of themed half-hour programs highlighting cutting-edge solutions to major environmental challenges and crises, along with broader social approaches for ecological and cultural restoration. Breakthrough ideas, technological innovations and bold activist social strategies make for compelling radio, powered by the charismatic voices of the Bioneers themselves.
The Bioneers radio programs are available for download from their web site. The Bioneers would like to be more environmentally friendly, so we encourage as many stations as possible that require CDs to use this web site to obtain each week's program. Please let us know if you plan to eliminate your CD use by calling Carol Martinez at WFMT, 773-279-2112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is the information, which is for station use only! Do not give to listeners!
Web site: www.radio.bioneers.org
Please note that these programs are available on CD free of charge, but we urge the foreign stations to download from this website.
The Bioneers urge us to balance human cleverness with the wisdom of nature and to reflect carefully upon the power of our intellect and technology to make life better, looking to billions of years of evolution in nature for inspiration. They call us, by word and example, to a change of heart, a change of heart for the birthing of a time grounded in social, economic and ecological justice. These radio series represent both the heartbreaking and triumphant stories of Bioneers from around the world.
The Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature was nominated for the United Nations Public Information Program for Environmental Programming. Series III won a Bronze Medal award from the New York Festival of International Radio and in 2004, the show, Restoring Life's Fabric: The Biological Bottom Line with David Suzuki was awarded the Crystal Award of Excellence and Peace Means Coming Back to the Table: Transforming Urban War Zones with Aqeela Sherrills was awarded the Crystal Award of Distinction. Both of these programs are from Series IV. The series won New York festivals' Finalist Award in 2004 and 2006.
Recently, A Sense of Wonder: Ecological Literacy and the Facts of Life received the Crystal Award of Excellence from the International Communicator Awards, a nationally recognized honor. Connecting the Drops: Restoring Social Ecology in Los Angeles received the Crystal Award of Distinction. These programs are from Series V. And in 2007, the program Global Warming: A Climate of Peril and Promise featuring Bill McKibben, garnered the Finalist Certificate from the New York festivals. This is the 4th NYf award in the history of the series, two of them the prestigious WorldMedal® for excellence in environmental programming.
"I am moved to write you about the success of the Bioneers series on our station. Thank you for providing us with the compelling reporting and insights into an aspect of our culture which receives so little media attention. It is a joy for us to broadcast the Bioneers series and it is a joy
for our listeners to hear."
- Richard Towne, General Manager, KUNM, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
"The Bioneers series is well-produced, and beautifully condenses the key messages and information. The speakers are among the most innovative thinkers and 'do-ers' of our time, and extending their reach through the radio series is a very valuable service."
- Ms. Lyons Filmer, Program Director, KWMR, Point Reyes, California.
This series is available free of charge to all stations and may be broadcast twice in the same calendar year. Stations do not need to be a WFMT Radio Network affiliate to broadcast. The Bioneers is available on ContentDepot or on CD, and is available either as an on-going series or as twelve 13-part weekly ½ hour programs. For more information or to schedule these programs please contact Tony Macaluso at 773-279-2114, email: email@example.com or Carol Martinez at 773-279-2112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bioneers conference, Visionary and Practical Solutions for Restoring the Earth, is the cornerstone from which the emotionally moving radio programs are built. Held annually in October, the conference is widely regarded as the pre-eminent gathering of environmental visionaries - visionaries with both feet on the ground. More information on the Bioneers conference can be found at www.bioneers.org
And for Bioneers premium items for your fund drives, contact the Bioneers Radio Team at email@example.com.
THE BIONEERS: REVOLUTION FROM THE HEART OF NATURE
FALL 2013/WINTER 2014
PROGRAM #: BIO13-40 - RELEASE: October 1, 2013
Nature Heals All Wounds: Spirals, Seashells and Molecular Architecture
In the burgeoning field of biomimicry, Bioneers are designing a technological civilization that harmonizes with nature's operating instructions. Inventor Jay Harman models the forms and dynamics of water with astounding results. Chemist Paul Anastas is re-inventing "Green Chemistry" that transforms how we make things. Imitating nature is paying off for the economy, people and the planet.
PROGRAM #: BIO13-41 - RELEASE: October 8, 2013
Surviving Climate Change: Plants, People and Place
How secure is a far-flung global economy - and our food supply - in a time of climate change? Native American historian John Mohawk explores how civilizations have coped with previous earth changes, or have collapsed. Seedsman and author Gary Nabham expresses the power of restoring reciprocal relationships with the foods we eat. Both present compelling perspectives for conserving our collective knowledge of our relationship to plants, and for looking to the local.
PROGRAM #: BIO13-42 - RELEASE: October 15, 2013
Time is Not Money: Waking from the Workaholic American Dream
What are the most precious resources on earth? Oil? Gold? Water? Is time our real gold? Author Vicki Robin faced a life-threatening illness and awakened to the true value of time. John De Graaf, producer of the film and book Affluenza, charts how U.S. residents spend time very differently from Europeans. What would the alternative to overwork and the workaholic American dream look like?
PROGRAM #: BIO13-43 - RELEASE: October 22, 2013
Aligning Business with Biology: Breakthrough Eco-Nomics
Bioneers are successful employing the market the economics of nature to demonstrate how we can solve two of our most intractable environmental challenges: energy and agriculture. In a few decades, the U.S. can get completely off oil, as physicist Amory Lovins compellingly shows. Economist and anthropologist Jason Clay presents profitable examples of modeling nature's economics, from clean shrimp farms in Asia to healthy potatoes in Wisconsin.
PROGRAM #: BIO13-44 - RELEASE: October 29, 2013
Hear Me, Don't Fear Me: Youth Jam Future
Wisdom comes from the mouths of babes, as the saying goes. Experience the inspiring chorus of young people standing strong today in defense of their future, the earth, and justice. We hear the eloquent voices of change-maker Severn Cullin-Suzuki, indigenous youth leader Clayton Thomas-Müller, writer Will Roy, filmmaker Chaille Stovall, and poet Drew Dellinger.
PROGRAM #: BIO13-45 - RELEASE: November 5, 2013
Who's Got Next? Cultivating Feminine-Centered Leadership in a Post Hip-Hop Era
Can young women and women of all ages act - personally or politically - with strength, courage and dignity from a place of internalized self-loathing? Entrepreneur, musician and performance artist Rha Goddess offers an alternative: the celebration, empowerment, healing and transformation of humanity through the uplifting of the hearts, minds, and souls of young women.
PROGRAM #: BIO13-46 - RELEASE: November 12, 2013
The Clash of Civilizations: Liberation Ecology and the New Superpower
There is indeed a clash of civilizations today, between a sustainable civilization and a disposable one. Author and social entrepreneur Paul Hawken identifies a new superpower: the mighty river of global popular movements with real solutions. He tracks the unprecedented phenomenon of this biggest movement in the history of the world, the diverse face of a rising new culture of restoration, of reconciliation, of healing.
PROGRAM #: BIO13-47 - RELEASE: November 19, 2013
Mother Ocean: Every Breath We Take
Mother Ocean, the very source of life, the keystone of the planet's complex ecological balance and climate, today stands in dire peril. The world-renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle reminds us of the imperative of protecting and restoring the ocean. Marine biologist J. Wallace Nichols illustrates how the "Ocean Revolution" led by countless heroes worldwide is working to restore and conserve the creatures and life of the seas.
PROGRAM #: BIO13-48 - RELEASE: November 26, 2013
Transforming Tragedy: Linking Personal with Planetary Healing
As every human being now carries a "body burden" of toxic chemicals, it's inescapably evident that what we do to our surroundings ends up back in our cells. We are the environment. Environmental health visionary Michael Lerner believes that environmental health will be the central human rights issue of the 21st century. The wounds we all carry in our bodies are the same wounds we inflict on the earth. A global movement is now arising for healing both person and planet.
PROGRAM #: BIO13-49 - RELEASE: December 3, 2013
On the Ground of Democracy: The Second American Revolution
Genetically engineered plants. Big box stores. Social-security privatization. Animal factory farms. Attorney Thomas Linzey says that the pattern that connects all of these is corporations. With his help, the unlikeliest people in the unlikeliest of places are successfully challenging corporate authority, re-writing the laws of the land, and reclaiming democracy and their environment.
PROGRAM #: BIO13-50 - RELEASE: December 10, 2013
We are the Land: The Compact of Kinship
Most Americans agree that the environment must be protected. But what do we mean when we say "environment?" Native peoples say that our sense of connection to the land, expressed in our good wishes to protect the environment, needs to go deeper. Restoring that connection to salmon, elk, rivers and the land, are Native American ecologists and educators Dennis Martinez, Jeanette Armstrong, and Enrique Salmón. They know in their bones that we're all relatives.
PROGRAM #: BIO13-51 - RELEASE: December 17, 2013
Frame or Get Framed: When Stories Change, the World Changes
Estate Tax, or Death Tax? Living Wage, or Right To Work? Debates are not decided on the virtue of the facts or the science. These days someone is always framing the issue. Author, broadcaster and psychotherapist Thom Hartmann says we cannot overestimate the double-edged importance of stories in our lives.
PROGRAM #: BIO13-52 - RELEASE: December 24, 2013
How Close Does It Have to Get? The Open Space of Democracy
In her writing and her life, Terry Tempest Williams reflects an expression of something better and higher in each of us. Here she wrestles with the question: "What are you willing to die for?" She weaves stories of personal loss and triumph that illuminate the idea that, perhaps, in the end, democracy is about listening - deeply, openly, even with a broken heart. "Because," she says, "the heart is the first home of democracy."
PROGRAM #: BIO 14-01
RELEASE: December 31, 2013
Nature's Recipe Book: Life Shops At Home
How would nature do it? Biomimicry is a revolutionary emerging science that models nature's genius to design leading-edge technologies that work in harmony with nature, not against it. Janine Benyus, a "biologist at the design table," shares mind-bending applications of nature's time-tested recipes and survival tips. Transforming future technologies are the glue of the blue mussel, the beak of the kingfisher, and the interdependent roots of the Seven Sisters Oak.
PROGRAM #: BIO 14-02
RELEASE: January 7, 2014
Global Warming: A Climate of Peril and Promise
While human activity continues to devastate the atmosphere, a countervailing movement is afoot, evident in the deployment of alternative energy technologies and shifts in the design of our society. Author Bill McKibben portrays a hopeful vision of how Americans can achieve greater satisfaction - environmentally, culturally and spiritually - as addressing global warming improves our lives and relationships to community.
PROGRAM #: BIO 14-03
RELEASE: January 14, 2014
Thinking Like Cathedral Builders: Green Building for the Long Haul
Few people realize that poor design and inefficient buildings account for half America's energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Master builder John Abrams finds that tapping human ingenuity with a long view will serve future generations, the environment and the human spirit. The kind of green building Abrams employs necessarily addresses the architecture of communities, businesses and the human heart.
PROGRAM #: BIO 14-04
RELEASE: January 21, 2014
Making Tomorrow Today: The Power of Youth
Dynamic young people are surmounting considerable social and economic obstacles by following their dreams to create a better world. Jessica Rimington, Rhummanee Hang, Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Manuel Francisco, Caleb Ryen, Amalia Anderson and Lily Dong are enlivening the horizon of positive possibilities with grace, courage and boundless creativity. They'll settle for nothing less than justice, cultural preservation and the defense of wild lands.
PROGRAM #: BIO 14-05
RELEASE: January 28, 2014
Going Local: From Wal-Mart to Small Mart
What are the hidden costs of lowest-cost products? Try socially irresponsible labor practices and environmental and community degradation, for starters! Author and economist Michael Shuman portrays how locally-owned businesses and localized economies are circulating innumerable benefits back into the community, while raising environmental quality and the quality of life.
PROGRAM #: BIO 14-06
RELEASE: February 4, 2014
Indigenous Peace Technologies: The Ancient Art of Getting Along
How do we create peace? What can we learn from indigenous societies who have addressed this profound question over thousands of years? Jeannette Armstrong, Marlowe Sam, Evan Pritchard, Gkao Goma and Megan Biesele share powerful stories of how indigenous social technologies have succeeded in resolving conflict, and still are.
PROGRAM #: BIO 14-07
RELEASE: February 11, 2014
A Fork in the Road: Make Friends with a Farmer
Local, organic food is growing in popularity by leaps and bounds. Beyond the benefits to the growers, our health and the land, could it become a matter of survival? Author and farmer Michael Ableman shares his cross-country journey celebrating the reverent reconnection with food and the land that is transforming how we will produce our future food.
PROGRAM #: BIO 14-08
RELEASE: February 18, 2014
Heart to Heart: Women's Leadership in Transforming Culture
All too often, there's a disconnect between how women are portrayed in popular culture and the media, and how women see and portray themselves. Sarah Crowell, Joanna Macy, Susan Griffin, Sofia Quintero and Akaya Windwood take apart gender politics and put them back together with the emotional intelligence that is shifting the definition of power and fostering new models of women's leadership.
PROGRAM #: BIO 14-09
RELEASE: February 25, 2014
Green-Collar Justice: Another World is Possible
One person's trash is another person's treasure, as the saying goes. Entrepreneur and activist Omar Freilla and "deconstruction" business owner Justin Green are solving for pattern: By working to eliminate waste, they are creating green collar jobs and improving the environment in some of the nation's most underserved communities.
PROGRAM #: BIO 14-10
RELEASE: March 4, 2014
Forest Lifeboat: From Spirit Bears to Victoria's Dirty Secret
How do you go from being a passionate tree-hugger to a business-suited change-maker on behalf of the forests? Enter Forest Ethics program director Tzeporah Berman. With a string of conservation successes, including the "Amazon of the North," her inspiring story show how innovative market-based strategies, strange bedfellows, and public embarrassment are powerful tools to preserve the wild places that provide our essential ecosystem services.
PROGRAM #: BIO 14-11
RELEASE: March 11, 2014
War, Earth, and the Soul: The Warrior's Path of Redemption
Is high-tech war that can annihilate human civilization and nature on a global scale really a viable response to conflict in the 21st century? The traumatic wounding of war is so deep that it calls for more than antidepressants or stress management. Dr. Edward Tick's heart-rending experience shows us that transforming the demons of war can lead to a redemptive path of healing and reverence for life.
PROGRAM #: BIO 14-12
RELEASE: March 18, 2014
Kicking the Habit: Sugar, Fat and Junk-Food Junkies
"You do what you eat." Groundbreaking medical research now shows that what we eat is directly connected to how we behave. Maggie Adamek's research for The Sugar Project tracks how the changing American diet has made profound health impacts on behavior, especially among our children. Transforming how we feed ourselves is showing that food is medicine that can change negative behavior dramatically.
PROGRAM #: BIO 14-13
RELEASE: March 25, 2014
Intelligence in Nature: Coming Full Circle
What do octopuses, bees, plants and slime molds have in common with human beings? For one thing, they exhibit the ability to solve problems and make decisions. Author and anthropologist Jeremy Narby reveals his astonishing research on the profound intelligence active throughout nature. After all, how could people be intelligent if the nature that created us were not even more intelligent?