Archive for the ‘ViewPoint’ Category

ViewPoint: Van Jones–First Victim of Far Right Fight Against Climate Policy?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Co-Host Francesca Rheannon brings us the Sea Change ViewPoint that digs deeper into the controversy behind Van Jones‘ resignation as Special Advisor on Green Jobs for the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

ViewPoint: The Looting of Equatorial Guinea

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In July 2009, Human Rights Watch released a report entitled Well Oiled: Oil and Human Rights in Equatorial Guinea.  In this commentary, HRW Director of Business and Human Rights Arvind Ganesan links this tiny Sub-Sahara African countries’ oil wealth to government corruption and human rights abuses. 

ViewPoint: Walmart and Sustainability — Oxymoron, Salvation, or Both?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download   In this week’s ViewPoint, Sea Change Co-Host Bill Baue presents a commentary he wrote on Walmart’s new Sustainable Product Index that first appeared on CSRwire.

ViewPoint: Nurses for Sustainable Healthcare

Podcast: Play in new window | Download   It’s National Nurse’s Week. Commentator Sandy Eaton, RN — the Massachusetts Nurses Association representative to MassCare, the Massachusetts Campaign for Single Payer – shares his thoughts on what nurses want for their patients.

ViewPoint: Communities Going Sweat-Free

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Currently, communities are unwittingly supporting sweatshop labor when state and local governments use tax dollars to buy things such as firefighter uniforms.  Liana Foxvog, National Organizer of the advocacy organization SweatFree Communities, discusses findings of Subsidizing Sweatshops II, the latest research on sweatshops perpetuated by government contracts.

StoryLine: Wangari Maathai and the Fig Tree

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Wangari Maathai tells Sea Change Radio Co-Hosts Francesca Rheannon and Bill Baue the story of a great fig tree that stood near the village where she grew up in Kenya.  At that time, her mother and the other villagers regarded the tree as sacred — as the tree […]

ViewPoint: Nell Minow with First Steps on Toxic Assets 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download  Nell Minow was dubbed the “queen of good corporate governance” by BusinessWeek.  With Bob Monks, she co-founded The Corporate Library, a Portland, Maine-based corporate governance research firm.  In this week’s Sea Change ViewPoint, she proposes first steps on toxic assets.

ViewPoint: Hazel Henderson on the New Financiers

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Commentator Hazel Henderson of Ethical Markets Media thinks the outline of a new, moral financial system is beginning to rise from the ashes of the old. Its being ushered in by what she calls “the new financiers”…

ViewPoint: Covering Climate Change? Not!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download As the climate heats up, the press treatment of climate change is cooling down. Karl Frisch of Media Matters says it used to be that the press treated climate change as a debate between 2 equal partners — on the one hand, the overwhelming majority of scientists who […]

ViewPoint: Corporate Reform -The Bigger Picture

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Corporation 20/20, an organization promoting alternative corporate structures, just announced the Second Summit on the Future of the Corporation, slated for this June in Boston.  Discussion amongst those who attended the first Summit in November 2007 was abuzz about the future of boards of directors. In the broader […]