Archive for February, 2009

Bill McKibben Urges Civil Disobedience Against Coal

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Sea Change Radio speaks with Bill McKibben about the Capitol Climate Action protest against coal in Washington, DC.  And Caroline Rees of the Harvard team behind UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights John Ruggie talks about BASESwiki, a new wiki to help human rights abuse victims […]

Trends: Wikis for Human Rights

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Sea Change Radio looks at the trend of corporate social responsibility using Web 2.0 tools.  In this case, a wiki — BASESwiki, specifically (BASES stands for Business and Society Exploring Solutions.)  The project was spearheaded by Caroline Rees of the Harvard Kennedy School Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative.  She […]

ViewPoint: EFCA – A Human Rights Imperative

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In January 2009, Human Rights Watch issued a briefing paper entitled Employee Free Choice Act: A Human Rights Imperative.  The paper details some of the glaring deficiencies in current US labor law that significantly impair the right of workers to freely choose whether to form a union.  It […]

Making the Case for a Green Stimulus

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Alex Bowen, a Principal Research Fellow at The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment of the London School of Economics, discusses 

ViewPoint: Don Bartlett on a Federal Reserve for Health Care

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The investigative reporting team of Don Bartlett and Jim Steele has been looking under the hood of issues vital to Americans since 1971. One of these has been health care. Their 2004 book, , examined How Health Care in America Became Big Business — and Bad Medicine, as the […]

Envisioning a Green Economy

Podcast: Play in new window | Download This week, green business guru Joel Makower encourages us to envision success in creating a clean, sustainable economy that averts climate catastrophe and improves our environment, communities, and lives.  And shareholder activist John Harrington urges banks bailed out with Troubled Asset Relief Program funding to make sure they […]

ViewPoint: John Harrington Seeks Economic Security from TARP Banks

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Late last year, Harrington Investments President John Harrington filed shareholder resolutions at banks that received billions of taxpayer dollars under the Trouble Asset Relief Program.  Congress bailed out the banks because they are essential to the stability of our economy, so the resolutions ask for board committees to […]

Sea Change Member Thanks

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Thanks to the efforts of the Sea Change Marketing Coordinator Wayne Cobb, we have almost reached the halfway point in our goal of raising $5,000.  That’s the amount of the Matching Grant Challenge issued by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts in late December 2008, which effectively doubles every dollar donated […]

Slow Money = Compost for Growing New Economy

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today we measure the speed of money.  Woody Tasch discusses his book, .  And Katy Lederer transforms her experience working in the fast money culture of Wall Street into poetry in the book , .

Katy Lederer: The Poetry of Fast Money

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In her poetry volume, , Katy Lederer reflects on her work for a Wall Street hedge fund.  While there, she wrote poems that meditate on the spiritual costs that enter into the emotional balance sheet. Sea Change Co-Host Francesca Rheannon opened by asking Katy Lederer what it was […]