Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Segment 1: Behind the scenes at the H.O.M.E. Co-op in Orland, with Executive Director Tracey Hair
Maybe you’ve been to their auction or have heard that they house people when they are homeless, but you may be surprised at just how many things they actually do there. Tracey Hair took time out of her very busy schedule yesterday to speak with me and show me around.
NOTE: As mentioned on the broadcast, due to time limitations we were unable to include the full tour of H.O.M.E. so we’re including that here on the archives. The 2nd file below is the tour.
Segment 2: An interview with activist and author George Lakey
George Lakey will give the keynote at the Sierra Club of Maine’s “Maine Grassroots Climate Action Conference” on Saturday, September 16th on “Building a Movement: the Big Picture Vision for the Climate”. He recently retired from Swarthmore College where he was Eugene M. Lang Visiting Professor for Issues in Social Change. While there he wrote his 9th book “Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians got it right and how we can, too:” after interviewing economists and others in the Nordic countries. All of his books have been about change and how to achieve it.
As a young adult Lakey lived in Norway and worked there as well as in Denmark and Sweden. On returning to the U.S. he alternated academic positions with founding and leading organizations working for justice and peace. Later he returned to the global stage to found Training for Change. George Lakey has led over 1500 social change workshops on five continents. He received the Martin Luther King, Jr., Peace Award and the National Giraffe Award for Sticking his Neck out for the Common Good. He is also the co-founder of Earth Quaker Action Team (www.eqat.org/)
We spoke with him by phone from his home in Pennslyvania, where he just returned after another trip to Norway. While in Norway he gave the keynote at a conference of 300 Nordic economists.
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