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Previous Shows by The Long View

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karen martinsen flemingOctober 31, 2012 – Bill Whyte, CEO and "Head Badger" of WS Badger Company, makers of organic and environmentally-conscious balms and face, hair and body products, joins host Bryan Sheehan to discuss Badger’s sustainability mission, key environmentally and socially-responsible practices. Their sustainable practices positively impact the company, its customers, the community, and the environment.

Sept 2012 Gain insight into one of the formal education opportunities that exist in the area of sustainability.

Bryan Sheehan interviews Karen Martinsen Fleming, Program Director of the Sustainability MBA Program at Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT to discuss the latest trends in business school sustainability education, including balancing theory and practice, emerging program structures, student expectations and experiences, and the job market for graduates of these programs. Karen also shares some of the specific ways the Green Mountain College program has addressed these trends.

August 1, 2012. In honor of the Olympics we featured a show on economics that illuminates international economic problems- with a British accent.

Michelle VeaseyJuly 25, 2012: Corporate Social Responsibility: A Core Component of Sustainable Development

Bryan Sheehan interviews Michelle Veasey, Executive Director of New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility. Corporate responsibility that acknowledges that business's impact on society is larger than the income it generates makes a more sustainable environment for everyone.

To listen to the interview, please go to the Audio Archives and click on the Sustainable Business page

June 27, 2012: Host Bryan Sheehan speaks with Pete Pearson, Director of Sustainability and National Accounts for SUPERVALU, one of the largest food retailers and wholesalers in the U.S. Pete Pearson shares his thoughts on the importance, benefits and challenges of increasing the sustainability of our food system from the perspectives of a large food industry organization, and the advantages and challenges of implementing sustainability within a large organization.

May 30, 2012: TLV host Bryan Sheehan speaks with Mark Young, the Executive Director of the Lowell Regional Wastewater Utility, about their ISO 14001 Environmental Management system and the unusually significant environmental impact steps they’ve taken at the facility.

May 2, 2012 Dr Jeff Everson speaks on Peak Oil: what is it and what does the future hold without citizen and Government intervention. We know that Clean Renewable Energy (CRE) is what we need to protect the remaining health of the planet. Can we organize CRE AND vehicle technology fast enough to move away from fossil fuels in upcoming years - or not? Please visit Audio Archives > Energy for audio


Alexandra AdlerApril 25, 2012 Alexandra Adler, Regional Director of the Cleantech Open Northeast, joins host Bryan Sheehan todescribe the mission, activities, and results of the Cleantech Open. It is a business accelerator that helps find, fund, and foster some of the most innovative and crucial cleantech business startups in the Northeast and across the country. She will also provide details about the organization’s flagship program, the annual Accelerator & Business Plan competition. For audio go to the Audio Archives and choose "Innovation"




Youngs Restaurant

March 28, 2012 Bryan Sheehan highlights the sustainability practices of Young’s Restaurant of Durham, NH. It has a strong commitment to environmental and social responsibility, the local community, and the local food economy. Learn about some of the fundamental as well as creative things this small business is doing to save energy and resources.



March 7, 2012 Bryan Sheehan featured Stonyfield Farm's Jeff Allar and Wood Turner on Sustainability Innovation!jeff allar and wood turner

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"






amy dominiFebruary 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. Amy is the founder of Domini Social Investments and the world’s leading voice on Socially Responsible Investing- investing that targets strong financial returns along with strong ethical, environmental and social performance - will join host Bryan Sheehan to discuss the objectives, trends, impacts and investor advantages of socially responsible investing.

Listen to audio under "Sustainable Business"


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January 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!
Audio 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!

November 30 at 10 am EST on WUML 91.5 FM

new dream logoBryan 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. Audio under Green Lifestyle

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>

glickmansAmelia Glickmanfollows her husband on "Green Building: Dreams, Ambitions and Reality". Daniel is the President ofSustainable 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 mastersonKaren has been a leader in the more local and sustainable food arena for 30 years. She is a current BoardMember 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."


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Encouraging and supporting 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.

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