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    The Common Good Podcast
    A Production of Jubilee Economics  

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    Why do we produce TCGP? Because as an economy shaped by corporations and capital has gone global, the common good has more often suffered than benefitted. AND because the OneEarth economy we talk about (we often call it jubilee) is irrevocably committed to the common good.

    Begun in 2010, by Lee Van Ham and Ed Lucas, The Common Good Podcast (TCGP) is now directed by Lee Van Ham with Jerry Iversen as producer and co-host.

    Episodes feature conversations with people who are growing in the consciousness of living a OneEarth economy, meaning that they search for choices they can make daily to best fit their lives into the abundance of our one planet home. Interviewees talk about their workplace, congregation, organization, or personal lives.

    We interview people who we believe are contributing substantively to Earth’s full community of life — people who seek to live with sufficient rather than excessive incomes, who believe in democratic distribution of power, who seek right relationships between all species, and who work for healthy, balanced eco-regions. This OneEarth worldview is, we believe, infused with the sacred as expressed in diverse spiritualities.

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    Sunday
    Apr302017

    Episode 83 :: Hazel Henderson: Reforming Economies to Work for the Wellbeing of All Creatures

    Hazel Henderson is a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, consultant on sustainable development, and author of Beyond Globalization, and seven other books. Her editorials appear in 27 languages and more than 400 newspapers. It’s a treat to hear this interview with her by co-host Jerry Iversen.

    The challenges to the global economy glare at us: ecological breakdown, exaggerated rich-poor disparity, and the use of war to secure resources. Our guest, Hazel Henderson, has spent a lifetime promoting real alternatives. She has pursued economic reforms. She measures an economy’s strength and merit by more criteria than whether or not it’s growing. She created the Green Scoreboard online so we can all follow the trillions of dollars being shifted into the green economy year after year. She’s a great cheerleader for cooperatives. She founded the Ethical Markets TV program where she interviews guests from different parts of the world who tell viewers how ethical markets and economics are working for them. Listen! It’s a feast of encouragement ala Hazel Henderson.

    Visit EthicalMarkets.com for details of its programs and Hazel’s bio.

    If you haven’t already subscribed to TCGP, we hope you will now through iTunes or your favorite podcast service.

     

    ALSO MENTIONED

    Co-host Lee Van Ham’s new book, From Egos to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable, is now available online at Powells, Barnes and Nobles, and other stores in addition to Amazon.
    Episode 77 :: Lee Van Ham: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable
    For a review of the book click on “Review.”
    REVIEW

    Lee’s May Gigs — Offering “Re-Training Ourselves for OneEarth Living” workshops. Contact Lee at lee@jubilee-economics.org.

    OF RELATED INTEREST: Co-Host Jerry Iversen’s Simple Living Works! Website & Podcasts

    On recent Simple Living Works! Podcast, we talk with author, blogger, speaker, coach Susan Vogt about her Lenten discipline “Love your enemy” as she listens to conservatives to try to understand why they would vote for regressive government.

    Simple Living Works! Blog and Podcast

    Episode 83 :: Hazel Henderson: Reforming Economies to Work for the Wellbeing of All Creatures

    Friday
    Mar312017

    Episode 82 :: Kelly Siefken: How Sacramento Food Bank Distributes Food (Where the Food System Fails) and Helps Families Become Self-Sustaining

    Have you visited the food bank in your area recently? If not, you may have an out-of-date picture of what a food bank is. Let Kelly Siefkin bring you up to date on this podcast. You’ll appreciate her enthusiastic, articulate description of the impact Sacramento [CA] Food Bank & Family Services is making in Sacramento County. She’s the VP for Communications and Marketing there and clearly believes in what she’s doing!!

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    Tuesday
    Feb282017

    Episode 81 :: Learning Resistance and Alternatives from Zapatistas and Jubilee's Mexico Partners

    This podcast describes the changes in Jubilee Economics following the sudden death in December of Mexican co-director Dan Swanson. Lee Van Ham traveled with board member David Funkhouser to visit Jubilee partners in the two Jubilee centers in Mexico—San Mateo in the state of Puebla and San Cristobal in the state of Chiapas. Lee tells of the strong examples of resistance to bad government that serves corporations and wealth at the expense of all who live with little. He speaks of alternatives they saw to an economic system unable and unwilling to seek justice for immigrants, Indigenous peoples, nature and species, all who seek to protect water, and others excluded by systems designed for redistribution upward. He tells about the impact of visiting the “Zapatista University” (CIDECI-UniTierra) and the autonomous community of Oventik.

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    Tuesday
    Jan312017

    Episode 80 :: Walter Brueggemann on The Primal Power of Money and Possessions in Our Lives

    Our guest is renowned Biblical scholar and teacher Walter Brueggemann discussing his latest book “Money & Possessions.”

    Sacred texts around the world challenge the idea that the best stewardship of money and possessions is to grow them. Despite this, “growth” is the operative word in personal finance and economic enterprise. The belief in growing possessions persists for many as a deeper assumption than what our inner spirits and sacred texts tell us.

    Among people using the Bible, awareness is lacking of how permeated it is with insight about money and possessions.

    Part one of the two-part series presents his six theses about money & possessions in the Bible, observing their contradictory nature to the conventional wisdom and practice of both the ancient world and today’s society.

    Part two, coming later, is a brief survey of the theme of money and possessions throughout the Bible. Of course, Walter makes some connections between the six theses and contemporary politics.

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    Friday
    Dec302016

    Episode 79 :: Candace Vanderhoff, Water Conservation/Reclamation

    Candace Vanderhof, an architect who designs water conservation and reclamation systems for homes and businesses, has done field study of subsistence cultures and traditional architecture in the central Pacific islands. Currently working to develop projects and systems for simple regenerative living in the US, projects focused on water conservation and reuse, and regenerative building.

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    Tuesday
    Nov222016

    Episode 78 :: Susan Taylor, Just Money Advisors

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    Susan Taylor of Just Money Advisors on Relating to Money in a Toxic Culture and Parenting Children about Money

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    Saturday
    Nov052016

    Episode 77 :: From Egos to Eden

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    Author Lee Van Ham gives us a preview of “From Egos to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable,” vol. 2 of his Eden for the 21st Century trilogy, due out Feb. 6, 2017.

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