First, Alex Wise speaks with Rainer Bussmann, the Director of the William L. Brown Center at the Missouri Botanical Garden as well as its Curator of Economic Botany. Next, we hear from Ted Howes, who is currently the Global Lead of Energy Domain at design firm IDEO, and previously served as a third-party sustainability auditor for Starbucks.
In November of 2009, world-renowned guitar-maker, Gibson Guitar Corp., was raided by Federal Agents from the US Fish & Wildlife Service over the illegal importation of rosewood from Madagascar. It served as a wake up call to the entire guitar & bass industry. This week on Sea Change Radio, Alex Wise speaks with Anderson Page and Joe Perman of high-end bass guitar crafter, Modulus Guitars, to get their insight into the Gibson scandal, the international trade in rare woods and how Modulus is able to maintain its ethical and sustainable practices.