November 28, 2021

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brian salazarJanuary 25, 2012 at 10 am EST on WUML 91.5 FM
Trends in LEED for Commercial Buildings and Sustainable Community Development

Brian Salazar, LEED AP, President of Entegra Development & Investment, joined host Bryan Sheehan to discuss the latest trends in LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) for commercial buildings, how LEED may evolve in the next 5-10 years, and what’s happening in our region regarding more sustainable community development. Be sure to join us on Jan 25th!

January 4, 2012 at 10 am EST on WUML 91.5 FM Isa Cann interviewed Lori Besegai, of E.O.M.S. Recycling, Inc. live!
Under "Recycling"

eomsBusinesses can reduce their expenses for trash/Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)by participating indifferent types of recycling programs. Healthy savings result when trash is diverted to recycling streams. Businesses often mistakenly see recycling as a cost. That is usually the case when they are not educated about their waste stream as a whole. Listen in and hear how to save money on trash, perhaps even earn a worthwhile sum by implementing recycling practices in your business. You may be inspired to consider developing your own recycling stream!

December 28 at 10 am EST on WUML 91.5 FM

jen levyBryan Sheehan interviews Jenny Levy, Director of Environmental Stewardship at Hypertherm, a New Hampshire-based manufacturer of plasma-based metal cutting systems for use in various manufacturing industries. Jenny will share her thoughts and direct experiences with the challenges, best practices, and benefits of implementing increased sustainability actions in a high-tech manufacturing company.

December 7 at 10 am EST on WUML 91.5 FM

window womanIsa interviews Alison Hardy from Window Woman of New England, "Call it Yankee thrift, but it just made no sense to throw out windows with lots of charm and character ..." Alison and her team embraces a sustainable approach; i.e., don't dispose of building elements that can be repaired. In this case, it's windows!

new dream logoNovember 30 at 10 am EST on WUML 91.5 FM

Bryan Sheehan interviews Wendy Philleo, Executive Director of the Center for a New American Dream. Bryan and Wendy talk about what this great non-profit is doing to encourage and support an American economy that is healthier, more sustainable, and focused less on consumerism and on more of what matters for a high quality of life – true well-being, experiences, enjoyment, and healthier relationships – with each other, our communities, and the environment.

Nov 1: 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.

Herb ParkhurstOctober 26: 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.

John Ehrenfeld the long viewSeptember 28: 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.


melanie headSeptember 7: 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 award glickmanswinning 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 Board karen mastersonMember of the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, and is the founder and owner of locally- and sustainability-focused Nourish 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.

Bill McKibbenWednesday, 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.

ken geiser"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.

deborah cramer 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."

Additional broadcasts (non-The Long View sources):

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. audio>

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. more>

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

Wednesday, December 29, 2110, 10 am
treehuggerHow 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.

rahmstorfWednesday, 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

Invitation for Guest Hosts: Would you like to be On Air on The Long View?

If you would like to be a guest host from time to time, with a passion for topics that cover the intersection of the natural environment and economic development, we'd like to speak with you. Though not a paid position, the social media implications are valuable, and on this website you may promote your sustainability-focused business. We welcome interest from the Greater Lowell Community for the Host role. Please email: isacann at gmail. The commitment is only for those who can commit to the time slot, maintaining the program as a professional priority.

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