"Whether trade is free or not is determined by import and export regulations, but whether trade is fair is determined to some extent by conscience."


If you're interested in the recent growth of short term staffing jobs to satisfy the gaping hole in our employment rates and the lack of regulation for this source of work, please read, THE CHALLENGE OF TEMPORARY WORK IN TWENTY-­‐FIRST CENTURY LABOR MARKETS FLEXIBILITY WITH FAIRNESS FOR THE LOW-­‐WAGE TEMPORARY WORKFORCE

by Harris Freeman and George Gonos, presented on

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March 7, 2012 Bryan Sheehan featured Stonyfield Farm's Jeff Allar and Wood Turner on Sustainability Innovation!Listen in to hear Jeff Allar, VP of Human Resources at Stonyfield Farm, the world’s leading organic yogurt and diary product producer, and Wood Turner, Stonyfield’s VP of Sustainability Innovation. For audio, visit "Sustainable Business"

February 29, 2012, at 10 am EST on WUML 91.5 FM Bryan Sheehan features Socially Responsible Investing(SRI), with Amy Domini, the world’s leading voice on SRI."... investing that targets strong financial returns along with strong ethical, environmental and social performance" Under "Sustainable Business"

Nov 1, 2011: Tom Kinneman talk from The North Shore Technology Council's Sustainability Forum: open to anyone wanting to become part of a sustainable technology network. Tom is from North Shore Innoventures Inc., human resources and facilties on the North Shore that support "products, processes, systems and services that fuel economic development, create jobs and wealth, and generate improvements in a region's standard of living". Green technology's success in our Northeast MA is solid! Listen and learn how to get involved on the North Shore.

October 26, 2011: Host Bryan Sheehan featured Herb Parkhurst Successful sustainable businessman Herb Parkhurst of New Hampshire Ball Bearings shares his insights on the key considerations, approaches, challenges, and bottom-line benefits of implementing increased sustainability within a manufacturing organization. If increased sustainability can bring tangible bottom-line benefits to a high-tech manufacturing company, it can also do so in just about any other type of organization

September 28, 2011: Host Bryan Sheehan featured John Ehrenfeld Dr. Ehrenfeld's thought-provoking definition of sustainability,designing products and processes to truly achieve sustainability rather than just reduce unsustainability - and why we must do both, and the importance of focusing more on 'being' than on 'having,' in order to achieve true sustainability.


September 7, 2011: Melanie Head, PhD talked about Renewable Energy business with a focus in geothermal technology and what it can require to get into the field. Dr Head maintains a diversity of roles in the geothermal installations of her company; that have her in the trenches at the worksites, as well as executing the designs. Green entrepreneurship calls for flexibility and creativity and this interviewee may be a role model for others trying to build business in the Renewable Energy sector.

August 3, 2011 Amelia Glickman on Sustainable Interior Design! Audio>

Amelia Glickmanfollows her husband on "Green Building: Dreams, Ambitions and Reality". Daniel is the President of Sustainable Construction Services, Inc. Audio>

"Daniel and Amelia Glickman founded Sustainable Construction with a mission of providing unparalleled service, craftsmanship and leadership in Environmental Responsibility." Over the years, they have grown the company to be an awardwinning leader providing full residential design and construction services. Daniel and Amelia hold numerous degrees including a Masters Degree in Environmental Sciences, a Masters in Management Consulting, Certified Green Professional and Certified Remodeler.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Bryan Sheehan interviews Karen Masterson, a leader in the local food economy in New England. She will share her perspectives on the benefits and challenges of a local and more sustainable food economy, and the state of the local food economy in general. She will also talk about the rewards and challenges of building a more sustainable, locally-focused business.

Karen has been a leader in the more local and sustainable food arena for 30 years. She is a current BoardMember of the Northwest Atlantic MarineAlliance, and is the founder and owner oflocally- and sustainability-focusedNourish Restaurant in Lexington, MA. Karen has also served as a Board Member of various sustainability oriented organizations, including the Natick Community Organic Farm, Co-op America (now Green America), and the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Boston. Join us to hear the perspectives and experiences of this dynamic business and community leader.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Host Bryan Sheehan featured Bill McKibben on sustainability activism and local economies. World-renowned sustainability author, educator, and activist, Bill McKibben shares the latest activities of his global and national sustainability campaigns, and “The U.S. Chamber Doesn’t Speak For Me". McKibben discusses the urgent need for action in the face of climate damage, his thoughts on the importance of strong local economies, and how to remain positive in the face of serious environmental challenges.


June 1, 2011 Bob Uhlig on "landscape architecture". Bob has lead creative design projects that intentionally sooth the soul and help heal the body. Mass General Hospital has been a benefactor of his talents. Listen to what such a design features at 10 am


May 4, 2011 at 10 am Brittany Phillips of Stone Blossom Landscape & Design, LLC shares the most important components of an organic green lawn. This is information you can use right now for a healthier lawn and garden too! Check out:


January 2011! The Long View was pleased to talk to Ken Geiser PhD, Co-Director, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production and Professor of Work Environment. Sustainable production is not only a facet of sustainable development in our society, it is a important area of job growth.

"What Is Sustainable Production?
Sustainable Production is the creation of goods and services using processes and systems that are:
•Conserving of energy and natural resources
•Economically viable
•Safe and healthful for workers, communities, and consumers
•Socially and creatively rewarding for all working people.

If production is sustainable, then the environment, employees, communities, and organizations—all benefit. These conditions can lead, always in the long term, and often in the short term, to more economically viable and productive enterprises."

Ken Geiser will further define the concept of sustainable production, and we'll learn where the greatest new opportunities exist for careers in sustainable production.

Previous Highlight: 2010 We were privileged to host Deborah Cramer, PhD, author of the book Smithsonian Ocean: Our Water Our World

"Deborah Cramer lives with her family at the edge of a salt marsh in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where she awaits the return of the alewives into tidal creeks each spring, and writes about science, nature, and the environment. She was awarded the science writing fellowship at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology at MIT in 2005-2006, and is currently a visiting scholar at MIT’s Earth System Initiative."


Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 10 am
The Long View presents Sue Supriano who interviews Leuren Moret, a geologist and an Environmental Commissioner of Berkeley. She blew the whistle on the fraud and corruption at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab (Moret refers to it as a "bomb factory"). Leuren talks frankly about the evidences for the extremely dangerous effects of Depleted Uranium on children, fish, and many living things, including American soldiers, who are exposed to bombs dropped in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 10 am
The Long View presents an interview produced by Mike McCormick, with Executive Director, Thomas Linzey, and Associate Director, Mari Margil, of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF). The segment is called Taking On Corporations in Our Communities.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 10 am
The Road to Green Jobs Testimony to U.S. Select Committee on Energy Independence & Global Warming on initiative to fund alternative energy is still on point and what the US needs to know: a Green Economy serves to create jobs and a healthier environment. The intro is by Democratic Chair Ed Markey, followed by the testimonies of Bracken Hendricks and Dr. Robert Pollin of UMass Amherst.

Watch Professor Pollin's Video promoting small business loans to stimulate the economy, produced well by Real News >>

Wednesday, December 29, 2110, 10 am
How does the sound of generating your own electricity, or growing your own food appeal to you? Might it be more reliable? Would it be a more environmental friendly way to live? Living outside or inside the standard economy, with or without the reliance of the national grid of electricity is up for debate on the following interview from Treehugger Radio.

"Nearly a million Americans (ranging from eco-purists to gun-toting isolationists) live off the grid, unplugged from the sprawling infrastructure that the rest of us have learned to both love and hate. But how green is it, really?" Lloyd Alter is spitted against Nick Rosen, the editor of and author of the new book, Off The Grid: Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government and True Independence in Modern America. To Rosen, these off-gridders are pioneering the new sustainable paradigm, while Alter holds that dense, urban living is the greenest way to go.

Wednesday, December 22, 2110, 10 am
This interview today was with journalist Stefan Christoff from CKUT and Jordan Flaherty, author of Floodlines, a book that focuses on the struggle for public housing, access to education and more in New Orleans. Flaherty is critiqueing the reconstruction model that guided major government responses to the disaster in New Orleans. It was driven by money, unbridled capitalism, and little compassion. This is not sustainable development.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 10 am
Many Americans might still believe the "Earth is flat" because so many deny global warming and, in particular, our responsibility for it.

The interview we learned from today is by Martin Voelker. He interviews German Climatologist Stefan Rahmstorf at Harvard University. They address why the Climate Change debate unfolds so differently in Europe. Rahmstorf is head of Earth system analysis at the Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and professor of physics of the oceans at Potsdam University.

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> Yale University Report, American's Knowledge of Climate Change

Prior to 2009, many audio files are available for The Long View shows, which are stored on the server. Review the list below please. Some links to downloads are available. For a list of a majority of pre-summer 2008 The Long View segments with audio downloads (mostly 20-minutes long), please perform a "search" on and click on the producer link Thinking Out Loud-WUML-Lowell MA. Others fall under the "Contributor" category of The Long View.

The Long View staff are all volunteers. If you would like to volunteer to edit and upload previous segment audio, please use the Contact form to express your interest. Thanks! ~Isa

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Pre December 2010 Shows Produced by The Long View

June 18, 2009 Ron Martino interviews Mary Williamson, Development and Marketing Director of the Essex National Heritage Commission, its mission: to preserve and promote the historic, cultural and natural resources of Essex County, MA. Visit for more information. We'll hear about their wonderful programs and projects including their signature summer event, "Trails and Sails"

June 11, 2009 Ron Martino interviews Kristen Overlock and Anna Forkan the founders of Revitalive, a full service raw & living foods education and wellness center. We'll learn about the growing trend towards eating 'live foods and raw foods' and about the regular 'raw luck' potluck dinners . As part of their focus on personal wellness they provide colon hydrotherapy, nutritional microscopy, living food cleanses, raw food prep classes, detox programs, support groups and community events. Listen in as we explore their ideas of how eating healthy this way contributes to personal sustainability.

April 30, 2009 Join host Ron Martino when he interviews Dr. John Warner about the emerging field of “Green Chemistry”. Dr John Warner is the President and CTO of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry and author of the seminal book Green Chemistry Theory and Practice. In a world dipped in chemical products and byproducts, Dr. Warner's groundbreaking insights bring hope for improving our environment and bring new green jobs to our economy by adopting these new approaches. Hear why Governor Schwarzenegger asked John to help lead a strategic green jobs effort in California.

April 23, 2009 Meet author Deborah Cramer who's new book has been praised by Al Gore and E.O.Wilson and who has been compared to Rachel Carson of the 21st Century. The challenges translating complex and nuanced science for the general public are many. In the case of the ocean, the gap in understanding between scientists and the public may better described as a chasm. People love the sea, but fail to understand why the sea and its health really matter. Smithsonian Ocean: Our Water Our World suggests that many people’s assumptions about the ocean are wrong, that for too long we have confused immensity with immutability. The book invites people to reconceive their ideas about the ocean, to consider that in ways we have never imagined and science is just beginning to describe, all life, including ours, depends on the sea.

April 9, 2009 Tune in to hear about "Transition Towns" a world wide movement to form social networks to help cities position themselves to survive and thrive in a post carbon future. Host Ron Martino will speak with engineer Niall Robinson and artist John Brown who are leading the formation of a local group as part of "Transition Massachusetts". We'll talk about their motivation, their techniques and goals and invite our audience to see if they want to participate. The tagline of Transition Massachusetts is "Community Resilience, Self-Reliance, Renewable Energy & Cooperation"

April 2, 2009 Host Mark Myles is featuring the Lowell Film Festival. The theme of this weekend's Lowell Film Festival is Food, Fair Trade, and the Global Economy. Asparagus, hamburgers, and child labor are just a few subjects of the Festival's many features and live panels. LZ Nunn, Director of Lowell’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, will join guest host to talk about the variety of films and guests that will highlight the Festival and what audiences can expect at this exciting city-wide event.

Tune in March 26, 2009 Host Ron Martino interviews Writer/Director Lorre Fritchy in a sneak preview of her behind-the-scenes adventures in independent filmmaking, during the Opening Night Reception of the Lowell Film Festival on Friday, April 3rd. With the global economy, fair trade, garment production, and sustainability being major festival themes, Fritchy’s feature film MILLIES will touch on all of them. Written and Directed by Fritchy, MILLIES is the story of a group of mill workers who return from 1912 to guide a bankrupt, modern-day mill owner who discovers "her" future threatens "their" past.

Thursday March 19, 2009 Explore the workings of Cider Hill Farm "a sustainable microcosm" of food, fuel and nature in Amesbury as host Ron Martino interviews farmer and entrepreneur Glenn Cook. Cider Hill Farm, along with its eggs and honey, produces a huge variety of fruits, vegetables, as well as its own wind energy from 3 turbines, and heats its greenhouses with the orchard tree trimmings. Home to a wide variety of wildlife, including the occasional visiting black bear or moose, Cider Hill Farm demonstrates the great sustainable potential of Merrimack Valley farming

Thursday March 12, 2009 Slow Food continues its run as Guest Host Mark Myles brings back Jennifer Hashley, this time in her capacity as Director of the Tufts New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. This Lowell-based project not only assists people with limited means to get into farming, its also a great resource for Lowell-area people to buy great local produce.

Thursday March 5, 2009 Long View Guest Host Mark Myles returns to the subject of Slow Food with Pete Lowy and Jen Hashley, the proprietors of Pete & Jen's Backyard Birds. Pete and Jen raise their chickens the old fashioned way - feeding them organic grains and pasture grass, collecting eggs by hand, and selling them from their barn themselves. Find out why "old" techniques are the latest thing in agriculture - and why.

Thursday Feb 19, 2009 Are you in the process of re imagining or repositioning your career? Tune in as Ron Martino and Joel Radford discuss what comprises a sustainable career mix and how using creativity, left and right brain skills, and consultant type analytics might help people navigate tough time economic times. Joel is a strategic management consultant who has helped many companies develop focused strategies. He is also an aspiring Novelist who is using his own strategic skills to have his book published.

Thursday Feb 12, 2009 Lowell's NE Quilt Museum is featured as Ron Martino talks to Christine Inge and the Museum's art historians and educators, all practicing quilters themselves about the resurgence of this folk art form and the Museum's own role in helping nurture the art and craft. Quilting has many sustainable practices such as its frequent use of recycled fabrics, it provides community building creative outlet and sociability to it makers, and historically has been a self sufficiency skill for early colonial women and delta sharecroppers alike.

Feb 5, 2009 new guest host, Mark Myles interviews Ron Martino. Ron is promoting local food, which includes farmers markets and CSAs in the Merrimack Valley. They will also looking at the world wide Slow Food movement which seeks to be an antidote to "fast food" and industrialized agriculture.

Jan 29, 2009 Host Ron Martino interviews architect Andrew Sidford about using good design to make our homes more sustainable. Andrew's reputation has grown regionally and nationally as his innovative sustainable designs have been seen and experienced. His philosophy of "the experience of space, rather than the size of the building" has melded aesthetics, sustainability and costs to produce beautiful homes, some of which can be seen here in the Merrimack Valley. We'll ask Andrew about the traditional 3-decker multifamily house and how that might be reconceived as more sustainable. Learn more about Andrew:

Jan 22, 2009 Host Ron Martino interviews Andrew Witherbee.

Jan 15, 2009 Ron Martino will be interviewing Ari Herzog on social media specifically on the topic "New Media and the Public Forum", an exploration of the use of new media in the recent election and expected efforts in the area of "E-Government" in the new administration.

Please check out the slide show (right) that illustrates how and why President Elect Obama's social media strategies were so successful. Presented by Brent Leary of CRM Essentials via It has great pointers!

Jan 8, 2009 Tune in to hear host Ron Martino interview Peter Strattner, CEO of Green Cocoon, an innovative supplier of soy based insulation. This breakthrough form of foam insulation is healthier than fiber glass, is non-carcinogenic, resists mold and allergens and is easy on the planet. And better yet, this remarkable sustainably grown product can save home owners 50-70% on their cooling and heating bills when compared to traditional fiber glass. Soy based insulation can generate savings on HVAC equipment and installation of over $20,000 on a 4200 square foot house. Learn more at The Green Cocoon

Christmas Special from Voices of Our World. Christmas tales from around the world are told by Maryknoll Missioners. Excellent Christmas music clips are also featured between the stories. This is a really nice production that our listeners will enjoy very much, no matter their religious pursuasion, the stories of our common world.

December 18, 2008: Ron discusses carbon offsets and reforestation with social entrepreneur Jeff Krumrine. Working via "Green Puppy", an online carbon footprint calculating engine, Jeff then helps people offset their footprint via tree planting in Central America. "Green Puppy"'s process helps reduce global warming while providing jobs and a healthy environment for indigenous peoples.

December 11, 2008: Solar Power consultant and UML graduate Dr Ujjwal Bhattacharjee will enlighten us this week with "The Economics of Subsidizing Solar Power" and we will hear why Massachusetts and only a few other states understand the importance of funding to stimulate a solar energy industry. Dr John Duffy, Director of the UMass Lowell Solar Energy Project, will join Ujjwal and The Long View Host, Ron Martino, to address some of the other breakthrough research he and other graduate students like Ujjwal are working on.

December 4, 2008:
Please tune in to listen to host Ron Martino chat with Energy Egghead Director Tim Gould. We'll learn about the techniques and tips that Energy Eggheads uses to help home owners and businesses reduce their energy needs. With winter upon us, you'll want to listen in to hear ways you might save money, energy and ultimately the planet.

November, 13, 2008: Hosts Ron Martino and Elizabeth Rose interview community development worker Matthew Paneitz from Long Way Home located in Guatemala. Matt Paneitz will describe his program which has been using recycled materials to build structures for housing and soon.....for a school. Long Way Home has discovered the economical and environmental benefits of using tires, recycled non-perishable trash and soda bottles filled with trash. This innovative approach makes good sense in a country where poverty is at 56% of the population.

Thursday, November 6, 2008: Host Ron Martino interviews Molly Ettenborough of the newly formed Greater Newburyport Eco Collaborative (GNEC). The Collaborative is a unique collaboration of the City of Newburyport, the Chamber of Commerce and the Environmental Network including SEED. By promoting a "Greener Greater Newburyport", GNEC will encourage, green jobs, lower energy costs, and a more sustainable community. The kick off effort will be on November 14-15th when they will host a public welcome Environmental Expo featuring green builders, alternative energy firms, as well as green "health and home" products and services.

Thursday, October 30, 2008, 10:10 am: Host Ron Martino interviews well known NY based animal law attorney, James F. Gesualdi, to discuss "lawyering from the heart: legal, practice and life lessons from my decades with the dolphins". A year after he graduated from law school, Jim Gesualdi's career "went south", to the Florida Keys that is. There, he spent a week with dolphins and cancer survivors. The experience transformed his life and reshaped his practice. Mr. Gesualdi will share the story of his 19-year journey in the emerging practice area known as Animal Law, including the Animal Welfare Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, environmental review, intellectual property, etc.

Thursday, October 23, 2008, 10:10 am: Elizabeth Rose will interview the teens that compose the backbone of the Pepperweed Project and the Gulf Of Maine Institute, two non-profits that have joined forces to engage citizens in the eradication of the invasive plant species. Pepperweed perennial. John Halloran of GOMI will be on hand as well to talk about these teens and their important work to save the Great Marsh.

Thursday, October 9, 2008, 10:10 am. Host Ron Martino interviews Odonata Village community members Mark Schultz and Lyra Engle. They will talk about their plans to build a local sustainable development based community; a new subdivision, a village setting designed with a strong concern for the environment, each home on its own lot but with common play and conservation areas, using state of the art energy systems. Odonata's efforts and others like them are the raison d'etre for The Long View!

Thursday, September 18, 2008, 10:10 am: Elizabeth Rose, guest host of The Long View, welcomes John Halloran of the Gulf Of Maine Institute (GOMI) and Sarah Janson of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. They will speak about the Pepperweed Project, which is a citizen project initiated by and lead by young people. Its purpose is to eradicate the spread of the invasive non-native plant called Pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium) which is a hardy non-native perennial that can grow into a monoculture if left unchecked. It is particularly worrisome in the Great Marsh which stretches from Plum Island to Gloucester because it threatens salt marsh hay, an important source of nutrition and breeding habitat for many animal species. The Pepperweed Project involves the hand pulling of plants every spring. Tune in and find out whether the Project is making headway against this invasion.

Thursday, September 11, 2008, 10:10 am: tribute programming

Sept 4, 2008: Let's talk about women! Guest Host Ari Herzog interviews entrepreneur Susan Caldwell, founder and publisher of Applaud Magazine, a New Hampshire's women's magazine that celebrates the accomplishments and triumphs of area women. Tune in and let's "applaud" women who are making great strides to better the world!

August 28, 2008: Host Ron Martino interviews Sue Levesque about food safety …for pets. Sue, a nurse, tells how she consulted an animal expert when *SASSY her pet parrot came down ill and she learned that the "bottom of the silos" moldy grain and seed products sold by most pet shop was shortening parrot’s lives by as much as 40 years! If you have a pet, you’ll want to tune in and learn more about the necessity for giving them healthy natural foods. *Sassy Sally is a Solomon Island Eclectic parrot.

August 21, 2008: Ron Martino interviews Bill Powell about Vintage Sports Car restoration. Bill, a long time fan of British Sports cars will explain how this long standing hobby takes on new "green meaning" in our current environment. 'Ever want to tool around in a cool British Racing Green convertible? Tune in and learn more about the Austin Heally currently in the shop or the Jags and other Austins Bill has rebuilt. The MK 3000 Austin has appeared in numerous movies and TV programs and is so iconic, that even "The Simpsons" wrote one into the script.

August 14, 2008: Guest Host Ari Herzog interviews Maggie Battista. They will talk about local food, boutique restaurants and old-fashioned hospitality. After 12 years as a community builder on sites like Lycos, Tripod, and TripAdvisor, Maggie discovered the vibrant real-world communities that emerge around food. She started to celebrate exceptional food experiences derived from entrepreneurial spirit, pure ingredients and great service, and regularly drives long distances for an amazing night with a great chef, farmer or host.

August 7, 2008: Merrimack Valley writer and film maker Lorre Fritchy is interviewed by host Ron Martino. MasterPeace Productions is a writing and independent film/video production company whose founder and director, Lorre Fritchy, believes in the power and responsibility of storytelling. Founded in June 1997, MasterPeace Productions began on Boston's North Shore in Newburyport, Massachusetts. In 2001, MasterPeace relocated to the historic, culturally diverse, and picturesque mill city of Lawrence, Massachusetts. Lorre's current film is "Millies" (

July 31, 2008: Taking "The Long View" comes naturally at the First Parish Church of Newbury which has been engaged in various missions since 1635! Listen in as host Ron Martino interviews Pastor the Rev. Nancy Havrington and Deacon Erin Stack about the church community's decision to "Go Green" and focus on their stewardship of both Earth and Spirit. The FPC has opened its land to community gardeners, a local CSA, and the GAL -Green Artist League. As the First Parish Church re-imagines itself in the context of the 21st century its become a leader in environmental 'ethics in action' in the Merrimack Valley.

July 24, 2008: Tune in to hear Rob Howe, a partner with Sustainovation speak with host Ron Martino about coaching Massachusetts government on "Going Green". Rob and one of his colleague recently provide a primer on sustainability to a combined State House group including the Massachusetts House Committee on Science, the Science and Technology Caucus and the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. The session was arranged by Rep. Cory Atkins, of Concord, MA.

July 17, 2008: Ron interviews Mark Guay, Chairman of the Board of the Customs House/Maritime Museum in Newburyport. They'll explore clipper ship history and current day economic development through the eyes of an environmentalist. He'll chat with Mark about the great progress being made at a re-invigorated Customs House, its collections, its scholarship, and its recent visit by Governor Patrick. Mark sees the health of a community closely linked to the health of our environment and sees preservation is a key tool for environmentalism.

July 10, 2008: Tune in to learn about the Socrates Cafe', an "Citizen Philosophy" a worldwide phenomenon. Hear from guests Elaine Mawhinney, Professor of Western Lit at NECC and Allan Casebier Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California. Elaine leads a Socrates Cafe circle in Newburyport. Meeting twice a month they discuss a topic of the evening like the nature of truth, athletic ethics, or environmental justice. Allan taught Film School students at USC using classic films illustrating philosophical questions. His career thrust was always to make philosophy and its tools a part of the development of every citizen.

July 3, 2008: Join Erin Stack of the Green Artists League as she speaks about building Eco Awareness through Art in their new project "The New EdenCollaborative" on The Long View July 3rd. The Green Artists League (GAL) is an interdisciplinary collective of artists who have come together to create Public Art that addresses the global environmental crisis. Viewing art as an agent for transformation, GAL engages the public through interactive art experiences. New Eden Collaborative project involves GAL collaborating with the First Parish Church of Newbury, organic community gardeners, and the growers and shareholders of the Greater Newburyport CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in an experiment in sustainable community. Visit

June 26, 2008: Derek Mitchell from the Fresh Roots program in Lowell will bring 2 teens to the studio to talk about their excellent city youth farming program. "Fresh Roots is a by teens for teens program consisting of three parts:the Farm Program, Business Program, and Culinary Program. It is designed to give teens job experience, help them to contribute to their community, and give them something to put on their resume that almost any college will go crazy for. Not to mention the relationships that are built.".

December 25, 2008: Christmas Special from Voices of Our World: Christmas tales from around the world told by Maryknoll Missioners. Excellent Christmas music clips are also featured between the stories. This is a really nice production that our listeners will enjoy very much, no matter their religious pursuasion, the stories of our common world. download audio

June 12, 2008: We are very fortunate to host Robert J. Halpin, President & CEO of the Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council. He will share exciting news about sustainable development, technology and jobs in our region. "The Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council, Inc. was created to advance the economic interests of the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts. The Council encourages greater communication between the public and private sectors and fosters collaborative efforts between and among communities, leading to sustainable economic growth and prosperity for all.".

Thursday, May 29, 2008. Learn About The New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, via LIVE interview with Director Jennifer Hashley. "The mission of the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (NESFP) is to assist people with limited resources who have an interest in small-scale commercial agriculture, to begin farming in Massachusetts. The broader goals of NESFP are to support the vitality and sustainability of the region's agriculture, to build long term economic self-reliance and food security among participants and their communities, and to expand access to high-quality, culturally appropriate foods in underserved areas through production of locally-grown foods."

Thursday, May 22, 2008. I interviewed John Hamilton, a serious conservationist and highly knowledgeable about the environmental concerns of the North Shore, but in particular he addresses the care - or lack thereof- of our watersheds/waterways. He's quite informative! and easy to listen to. [rebroadcast]

Thursday, April 17, 2008 Javier Gil, Organic Landscaper, Live.
We'll learn how to make our yards and gardens healthier (!) than they have ever been, and without chemical pesticides.

Thursday, April 3, 2008 : Interview with Don Bade, President and volunteer Executive Director of the Parker River Clean Water Association. We'll learn about the Parker River's value in our region, and of the watershed's necessary protection. Please tune in. {if you cannot receive the WUML 91.5 FM signal, please click on the link at the top right and then choose a webcasitng stream} 10:10 AM, Thursday, March 27, 2008: Christine Tabak, Executive Director of the Merrimack River Watershed Council, Inc. The topic is the river that creates our Merrimack Valley. Please join us!

10:10 AM, Thursday, March 20, 2008: Heating and Cooling from the Ground Up
An Interview with Tracey A. Ogden, President of Geothermal Drilling of New England will explain another excellent source for ultimately cheap and environmentally clean(!) heating and cooling. And we'll learn that geothermal technology is not just for new construction but is retrofitted into existing property too.

10:10 AM, Thursday, March 13, 2008: Cool Farming
Redeye Coop Radio produced this interview of Professor Pete Smith about cool farming in response to global warming. Listen again!:

10:10 AM, Thursday, March 6, 2008:
TLV's commentary regarding Casinos in MA, Falsehoods and Sustainability , and Redeye Coop Radio's "The Globalization of Addiction", an interview with Bruce Alexander

10:10 AM, Thursday, February 28, 2008:
A live interview with Professor David Pimentel this week promises to challenge our perspectives about fossil fuel alternatives. This renowned and long experienced research professor brings to light the hard facts of sustainable fuel production

10:10 AM, Thursday, February 21, 2008
The Lynn, MA Time Bank: Interview with President Marcel Charpentier
What a way to knit a community and get things done!"Time Banks Weave Community One Hour at a Time. For every hour you spend doing something for someone in your community, you earn one Time Dollar. Then you have a Time Dollar to spend on having someone do something for you. It's that simple. Yet it also has profound effects. Time Banks change neighborhoods and whole communities. Time Banking is a social change movement in 22 countries and six continents." Learn more by visiting

10:10 AM, Thursday, February 7, 2008 "What do you want, fish or jobs?"
Roy Morrison reconcile the bogus issue that economic growth depends on dismissing environmental concerns. On the contrary... "The answer for the Club for Growth, the Bush administration, and the American Enterprise Institute has been clear: choosing the health of the living world, the biosphere over jobs is an unaffordable case of sentimentality by the already comfortable to the detriment of the poor and middle classes. Sustainability disrupts the magic of creative destruction from uninhibited market means....In response to the question of: "Fish or jobs?" sustainability replies: “Both fish and jobs." Sustainability recognizes that by catching or poisoning all the fish there would be no jobs." -Roy Morrison . You may download Roy's books at RMAenergy Gratis!

10:10 AM, Thursday, January 24, 2008
Juli MacDonald, a building designer addresses "green design". Juli applies her professional architectural education to green building, while being highly responsive to her clients' sustainable design requests. They, the buying market, are becoming increasingly savvy about products and designs that are good for their personal environment and the Earth in general, and are requesting that sustainability be integrated into their home and commercial buildings. Check out for more information on green building design and products.

10:10 AM, Thursday, January 10, 2008
National Fiber's Chris Hoch is Isa's guest on The Long View. This dynamic and experienced businessman has been very successful throughout his varied and international career, but has now focused himself on "green efforts". We'll find out why. National Fiber makes insulation from recycled newspaper. Not only a sustainable product, its insulation properties are excellent.

Thursday, January 3, 2008 Interview with Andrew Kellar:
Local Biofuel Opportunities & Other Green Entrepreneurial Efforts
Andrew is one of an increasing number of local entrepreneurs who has placed complete confidence in sustainable development focused business to support his family. Their experience (and hard work) has resulted in considerable success. Their efforts may inspire you to also consider becoming the entrepreneur you know you have always wanted to be - in the Green driven marketplace. Specifically, we will talk about biofuels, what they are and what their use means to the environment. We will also discuss the development of our local biofuel industry. Please join us. You will be inspired! ~ ~

Thursday, December 27, 2007
Community Agriculture in Action by Planetary Voices
"The Darjeeling area of India is probably best known around the world for its tea production. When Father J Abraham came to Darjeeling from his native Canada 59 years ago the problems of the rural poor were ever apparent and concerning, as they are today. Father Abraham was determined to make a difference to the lives of the people he met by empowering the poor to help themselves. And he eventually established the Saint Alphonsus Social and Agricultural Centre near Kurseong, Darjeeling, with the aim of enabling the rural poor to produce enough food to feed their families and communities." (> source)

Thursday, December 20, 2007
Water, Good - But Disposable Water Bottles? Come on!
Let's hear some facts about our water bottle habit, coeerced and fortified by the advertising media-padded giants, like Coca Cola. Hopefully you'll be inspired to switch to filtered water in a washable unbreakable glass bottle.

Thursday, December 13, 2007
We're going to zero in on construction practices and materials that relate to making our home more cozy in our cold winter climate, which are both "green" and save money over the long haul. Our interview guest is George Stroman Jr. from TSC Construction.

Thursday, December 6, 2007
We are broadcasting an audio excerpt from a presentation made by Michael Dukakis at UMass Lowell, organized by Professor Bill Mass of the Regional Economic and Social Development M.A. degree program. Mr Dukakis, now a Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University, is passionate about expanding public rail transporation in the Northeast and in the U.S. in general. He maintains that its serious development is highly benficial to both our economy and environmental health. He urges us to [sorry] "get on board" and support the executive decision makers who are aligned with aggressively instating policy that supports rail travel in particular, indicating that it will SAVE us money.
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Thursday, November 29, 2007
We'll have Javier Gil on live from 10:10 to 10:30 am. An innovative and interesting organic landscaper imported from Spain, now living on the North Shore, Javier will address what strategies we can adopt for a healthy yard over the winter and prepare for the spring growing season. 2008 could be your year to "go green" without the toxins that danger you, your children and pets!

Thursday, November 15, 2007
John Rogers on live from 10:10 to 10:30 am. He's a scientist who is invested in our Northeast's renewable energy practices and policy. And he's very concerned about global warming. John's employer is the Union of Concerned Scientists. To learn about this organization please visit
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Thursday, November 8, 2007
Today on The Long View the main topic is green building. If your first thought is, I can't afford to make any changes in my home, then I believe that you'll be surprised at the news our knowldegable guest, James Rather shares with us.

Thursday, November 1, 2007
Is the cost of professional success too high in today's American society? Do we fear losing our company status -or our jobs- if we try to negotiate more time to care for family members? We were pleased to interview Professor Robert Drago from Penn State University. Author of Striking A Balance , he is concerned about how government policy and employers make it difficult for workers to balance their careers with needs to care for family members. Audio Download

Oct. 19, 2006: A live interview with Professor David Pimentel this week promises to challenge our perspectives about fossil fuel alternatives. This renowned and long experienced research professor brings to light the hard facts of sustainable fuel production. audio download

Thursday, October 5, 2006: Special TLV Host this week: Craig Thomas Interviews Young, Leroux & Turcotte, Addressing Several Facets of Sustainable Housing, Including Green Building, Low Impact Design & General Local Housing Issues. audio download

Sept. 14, 2006: Professor Chris Tilly RESD's Premier Advocate. If you have a deep interest in helping communities develop in an environmentally and socially sustainable way, then you might hear yourself described among the students, professors and graduates that have been part of the Regional Economic & Social Development M.A. program at UMass Lowell. audio download

Sept. 7, 2006: Marketing Sustainable Development: Getting the Message Out. Isa explored the challenges of marketing the concepts of sustainable development both to big corporations and on their behalves with guest Solitaire Townsend of the English organization, Futerra.
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Thursday, August 17, 2006: UMass Lowell Professors Christoph Strobel (history) and Aart Holtslag (political science) reviewed both Middle Eastern history and prevailing international dynamics in an effort to understand what has gone so terribly awry in the region. We formulate a sense of the "big picture" in the Middle East as it relates to the Israeli, Lebanese and Palestinian region. audio download

Thursday, June 22, 2006: Peter Haas, Implementing Renewable Energy Resources in Guatemala. Dan Toomey, Thinking Out Loud's Program Director, interviewed the thoughtful Executive Director of Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group (AIDG). Peter Haas and his team install renewable energy systems, and establish micro-manufacturing enterprises in beautiful but predominantly financially poor Guatemala. audio download

May 18, 2006: Thinking Differently about Getting Around Town: Interview with Walking Enthusiast and Organizer, Mark Fenton (audio may not be available, sorry)

May 4, 2006: Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Series, Part 2. Isa Cann interviews Mark Archambault, Smart Growth Circuit Rider for the Nashua River Watershed Association. This week's interview with Mark Archambault addresses the current scenario, and suggests steps we can take to move away from reliance on petroleum based oil. audio download

March 2006: Interview with Staff Sergeant Andrew Sapp: Perspectives of Iraq from A Serviceman. Having returned from serving in the field in Iraq, Staff Sergeant Andrew Sapp shares his observations about the status of that country, the effect the US services are having and explains why he feels the Iraqis are already engaged in civil war as of 2004. audio download

Thursday, February 9, 2006: (4.5 minutes audio) Being media literate means be able to read through the bologna -no matter who generates it.

Thursday, January 19, 2006: Water is the topic. John Hamilton, an environmentalist-turned-environmental attorney focuses on natural waterways and practical approaches to water management, information that will help us conserve and protect this very limited resource.
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Thursday, January 5, 2006: Interview With Paul Morse: Fair Trade in Light of Sustainable Development. Isa and Paul focus on the economic development of fair trade in light of environmental sustainability. audio download

Thursday, December 29, 2005: We're revisiting Professor John Warner's discussion on green chemistry. John's approach is unique in the chemistry education field: students learn to apply the concepts of sustainable design in the school lab, long before the non-toxic versions of chemicals are incorporated into the products we use. John's knowledge and enthusiasm inspires hope yet for a more sustainable future in light of non-toxic alternatives and their adoption by Industry. Please visit the Green Chemistry Page for more information. audio download

Thursday, December 19, 2005: A Merrimack Valley, MA group of high school students offer insights into teen consumerism, waste and recycling via interview with The Long View producer, Isa Cann, who also reports on advertising and marketing media practices during the 17:37-minutes segment. audio download

Thursday, October 12, 2005: Michael Dukakis on Public Transportation, recorded at UMass Lowell. "Better rail links between major urban areas are key to the transit and economic futures of both New England and the country at large, but political leaders in Washington and Massachusetts are not doing enough to build them." [the previous live interview was lost, so the broadcast in the UML auditorium is offered instead] audio download

*Note that The Long View is still hosted by the Thinking Out Loud community programming on WUML.


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