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Crossroads Podcast

Crossroads Podcast

Author: Rasheeda Green

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The Crossroads podcast focuses on environmental justice in the US and countries of the diaspora, changing the image of an environmentalist one episode at a time.
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The Value of Exposure

The Value of Exposure

2022-04-0734:43

Dr. Velma Deleveaux joins me to talk about her origin story and career in STEM. We breakdown what STEM is and how parents can get their kids engaged in related activities and programs. Resources are below! Learn more about AA Contributions in Science and Technology throughout history. One great place to start is by reading Dr. James Turner from his talk in 2008.  https://www.nist.gov/speech-testimony/african-american-technological-contributions-past-present-and-future   Kid resources: https://www.create-learn.us/blog/best-online-stem-classes-for-kids/   https://pbskids.org/designsquad/parentseducators/resources/index.html?category=electricity   Learn about High - Paying Cyber Security Jobs Without a Degree at: https://careerkarma.com/blog/cyber-security-jobs-without-a-degree/   Learn more about Dr. Deleveaux's story, Insights and STEM advice for student success: https://signitt.com/velma-deleveaux/ https://impactmagazine.medium.com/born-ready-to-go-in-conversation-with-velma-deleveaux-a07edff355bd https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/5-essential-components-stem-student-success-velma-deleveaux-ph-d/  
Shape Up

Shape Up

2022-04-0129:23

Taking a stab at President Biden's Infrastructure Bill and the data (or lack thereof) that shows the real cost of getting our roads, bridges and other systems in shape. Resources are below! https://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2019/04/03/report-the-u-s-has-over-47000-structurally-deficient-bridges-infographic/?sh=2de523bf4bdc  https://infrastructurereportcard.org/cat-item/roads/   https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/07/16/infrastructure-states-bridges-roads-falling-apart/112127156/  https://www.nrdc.org/stories/how-protect-yourself-lead-contaminated-water  
Preciosa

Preciosa

2022-03-1001:29:54

I'm joined by Dr. Victor Ayala to talk about the beauty of Puerto Rico and the sad history of sterilization. 
ICYMI

ICYMI

2022-03-1017:54

I'm back! After an extended hiatus, I'm returning to the show anew.
In this solo episode, I take a deeper dive into what the Clean Economy is and different ways we can participate in this economy as more and more industries transition into more sustainable practices.  https://www.edf.org/climate/100-percent-clean   https://insideclimatenews.org/news/28022012/primer-us-clean-energy-economy-pew-brookings-green-jobs-van-jones-republicans-china-obama-solyndra/   https://www.virginiamercury.com/2020/02/20/ten-things-to-know-about-the-clean-economy-act/   https://horsford.house.gov/media/press-releases/house-passes-clean-economy-jobs-and-innovation-act-and-includes-horsford  
Energia

Energia

2021-09-2417:30

The first Notes from the Field episode of 2021! I attended Power in the Park put on by local grassroots organizations held in the Long Branch area of Maryland. This event was designed to inform the community about ways to save on their utility bills with the use of community solar and other state-sponsored initiatives. I spoke with representatives from Audubon National Society and Solar United Neighbors who discussed their contributions to further sustainability.  
Clean Economy

Clean Economy

2021-08-2643:57

Thought leader and activist Mr. Mustafa Santiago Ali joins me to talk about his experience working to effect change at the federal level and his future endeavors to ensure people of color can create wealth in the growing clean economy. https://www.mustafasantiagoali.com  
Sugar Shrink

Sugar Shrink

2021-08-1901:11:49

I admit it. I love sugar. Kathy Williams the "Sugar Free Girl" is here to set us (me) straight. We talk about Kathy's journey through a health scare that led her to change her life for the better.  
Profit from Pain

Profit from Pain

2021-08-0849:03

Desmond from Independent Thought   joins me to discuss the use of private prisons in the US and how they differ from public prisons. We continued the conversation about prison abolition and the importance of maintaining voter rights.  
Money, Power, Respect

Money, Power, Respect

2021-08-0853:36

Lavonya and I discuss the importance of acquiring financial knowledge. We delve into Venture Capital, what it is and Lavonya shares what led her to create Consciously Funded. Get your notebooks ready! 
People of the Bay

People of the Bay

2021-07-3037:28

I'm joined by author and marketing maven Juleen Moreno to talk about mobility justice and her experience using public transportation. We chat about her origin story and her campaign to seek justice for herself and other victims of drunk driving.  
I'm joined by Professor Chole Ahmann to talk about the youth-led movements in Baltimore and the city's environmental history. We chat about the Fairfield Renewable Energy Project and the youth activists responsible for preventing this incinerator from being built.  Links are below! HOME | Main Website (chloeahmann.com) South Baltimore Community Land Trust Energy Justice Network Baltimore Compost Collective
Our Divine Planet

Our Divine Planet

2021-04-2126:27

In observance of Earth Day, I talk about supporting black farmers and uplifting black, brown, and Indigenous voices and practices. I give tips for reducing our individual carbon footprint and discuss the HEAL alliance's food plan.  Resources are below! Show Sponsor: https://www.holmeswholesale.com/dnh-hair-care  www.hbcugreenfund.org Ifa | The Prediction Project (harvard.edu) https://www.soulfirefarm.org
Hot in Here

Hot in Here

2021-04-0727:43

We're talking about climate change, what it is and why it's an issue.   I'm taking a look at President Biden's infrastructure plan and discussing some essays from Naomi Klein and Lorena Russell. This is only the tip of the iceberg. Resources below as always! FACT SHEET: The American Jobs Plan | The White House All We Can Save
Pumped Full of

Pumped Full of

2021-03-3133:21

This episode explores the lead crisis in the US and a few examples of well documented cases. I give a recap of some of the bills going on in the Maryland General Assembly and share some inspirational gems. This episode is sponsored by DNH Hair Care
Sky High

Sky High

2021-03-2517:56

You know how the saying goes about the light bill. Well, we're exploring the real reason energy bills are sky high and what alternatives are available. Resources are below!   https://www.solstice.us/solstice-blog/community-choice-aggregation/ Court issues critical decision over ERCOT's ability to be sued - ABC13 Houston
Native Waters

Native Waters

2021-03-1723:26

This episode is delving into aquaculture and the AQUAA Act of 2020. I give an update on some of the bills in the Maryland General Assembly and some of the global challenges of a growing population. Resources are below!   H.R.6191 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): AQUAA Act | Congress.gov | Library of Congress What is aquaculture? (noaa.gov) WHAT IS AQUACULTURE? - Manna Fish Farms
A crisp Riesling

A crisp Riesling

2021-03-1228:17

Enjoy this meandering trip through pop culture, horror and how it all somehow relates to environment. I gave tons of flowers and laughed at my own jokes. This episode is sponsored by DNH Hair Care.  
The Power

The Power

2021-03-0601:08:56

Winter came with the disrespect. I'm joined by  Erline and Janae, two of my podcast sisters living in Texas, to talk about their experiences during the devastating snow storm. We talk about preparedness and what individuals, families, and communities can do to be prepared for emergencies. Check out Janae and Erline's upcoming workshop here! Other resources are below! Winter storm could cost Texas more than any disaster in state history | The Texas Tribune Texas Vows ERCOT Reform and Review After Polar Vortex (natlawreview.com)
The Jaws

The Jaws

2021-02-2522:50

This episode is centered around police accountability and I'm touching on a few bills going on in the current legislative session as well as some social justice issues related to the No Knock search warrant and attacks by police dogs. What's a few more bills, right?  Resources below! https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/06/30/fact-check-police-had-no-knock-warrant-breonna-taylor-apartment/3235029001/ Police dogs bite thousands each year. No database tracks them CAHOOTS Archives - White Bird Clinic
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