This podcast covers issues of Climate Change, Socially Responsible Investing, Retirement Planning, the Economy, and Life and Disability Insurance. James Cox is a financial advisor with Devon Financial Partners. He focuses on wealth and risk management for clients of the firm. He is on the board of several organizations. James joined DFP in January of 2012.
Many of Mr. Cox’s clients are entrepreneurs and business owners. His practice helps individuals manage risk within their finances, even as they are striving toward creating successful companies. To learn more go tojamesacox.co
Michael Allen is a film-maker who is tackling the issue of climate change with his latest film, "How Hot Is It Going To Get?" He discusses in detail the need for young people to become educated and active. Any solutions to the climate situation requires a new level of activism.
Philip Mirkin is an educator and social activist who is currently working in Fiji to build Hurricane resistant housing for residents. The mission has since expanded to incorporate community building, training and woman empowerment. In an age of sea level rise and super typhoons, Fiji is on the front lines. Philip shares great advice that can help all of us.
We discuss the causes and impacts of RedTide in Florida with Ken Hinkle, the president of Indian Riverkeepers, part of the Riverkeeper Alliance. Corporate and government decisions are having a negative impact on peoples health and the states economy.
Barbara McVeigh is a social justice advocate, writer and film maker from Marin, California. She has worked for a number of years with Guatemalan migrants and she shares her insights about the conditions and causes that have led to the Migrant Caravan. Valuable background on this timely topic.
Alekz Londos has spent the last 10 years as a photojournalist and first responder dealing with climate change. His experience has brought empathy and understanding that we all can benefit from. Alekz most recently was on location as Hurricane Michael struck Florida.
Retirement Income. Tax Efficient Planning.
Life Insurance. Disability Insurance
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Art Mitchell is a consultant and author who is focused on conscious living and conscious aging. His current book is titled "Creative Retirement:Walking the Labyrinth of Conscious Living and Aging". We explore the importance of rethinking what we do in our golden years to be happier and more fulfilled, esp in the current economic environment. Art can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Kirsch is a physician and speaker with 350 Bay Area. We had Initially talked days before hurricane Florence made landfall. We chat today about the need to approach climate disruption with increased vigor and commitment.
Michael Selden is co-founder and CEO of Finless Foods. His goal is to "become the world leader of seafood produced for mass consumption using cellular agriculture techniques rather than fishing in order to create a more sustainable world." We discuss the science, economics and sustainability of cellular aquaculture.
Sadrah Schadel is co-founder of No Evil Foods, a company that provides plant based meat alternatives. She writes, "In 2014 I co-founded No Evil Foods out of a desire to offer the best & most sustainable proteins on the market. Seeking an alternative to laboratory created vegetarian mystery meats and the harsh realities of factory farming my partner and I set out on a mission to make bold, full-flavored plant meats..." Her company is growing and we learn how she does it.
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Todd Manley is a chef and CEO of Mutiny Island Vodka, a tropical spirit made from breadfruit. He is in the vanguard of developing the use of breadfruit as a plentiful, sustainable food that will change menus and economies around the world. It is an amazing story; give a listen.
Lou Cooperhouse is CEO of BlueNalu, a company dedicated to being a global leader in "cellular aquaculture", providing consumers with great tasting, healthy, safe, and trusted seafood products, that support the sustainability of the oceans. Technology is changing the food and fishing industries.
Steve Smith is a co-founder of OrganicShopping.Com, an UBER-like app that connects consumers directly to organic farms to provide high quality food at lower costs and higher social impact. Small farms now have a chance to join the 21st century and connect directly to consumers. Exciting technology that will beta test in the Fall of 2018.
Paul Shapiro is the author of "Clean Meat: How growing meat without animals will revolutionize dinner and the world". He is also CEO of The Better Meat Company. We discuss how innovations in Clean Meat technology will soon change a food market currently dominated by factory farms. Great insights to a future that is not far away...
Human Trafficking is a huge issue, even in the United States. This is a follow up conversation with Kelly Dore, executive director of the National Human Trafficking Survivor Coalition. We discuss recent efforts by lawmakers to help survivors of HT. We also discuss how we can help people we may know individually. VERY CRUCIAL INFORMATION
This episode is extremely controversial. Gab Ignetti has a podcast called EcoModernist. He contends that science is being undercut by "back to nature" arguments that are misguided.
We discuss Population, nuclear power, GMOs, and many other topics... it is a raucous chat that has real utility.
This was an exciting episode!! Mike Straight is the CEO of Farmpod, a company that has developed a way to cost efficiently grow high quality food in any climate and any location. With temperatures rising and weather becoming less predictable Farmpod has a real role to play in the future of food.
Scott Nadler is a longtime consultant for businesses, especially when it comes to integrating climate risks into their calculations. This is a great discussion that was so engaging that it honestly felt like we could have talked for hours.
Amy Brady is a poet and editor and is responsible for leading several artistic projects to help artists express what is happening with climate change and sea level rise. Her key piece of advice on how we effect real change, foster Empathy... In that regard, the arts play a critical role in the future of the human race.
Elizabeth Rush is the author of "Rising", a contemporary novel on the impact of climate change. Her work provides insights and understanding that can help more people understand and address the risks we are facing due to Climate Change.
Jeff Colgan is the Richard Holbrooke Associate Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs at Brown University. His recent article titled "The Market is Valuing Climate Risk All Wrong" looks at an important issue when trying to manage risk (https://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/07/2018/market-valuing-climate-risk-all-wrong). Our conversation looks at how Climate Risk affects many parts of the economy and our lives.
Barbara McVeigh is the author of "Redemption: How Ronald Reagan nearly ruined my life". In this podcast she shares her experiences growing up in Reagan's America with a father in the Air Traffic Controllers union. I think her experiences are relevant to anyone struggling with the current state of political and economic affairs.
She shares how she was able to overcome the darkness in her youth and still live out her dreams. She is a writer and movie producer. Her most recent work is found here, http://www.racingwithcopepods.com/
She is working on several other projects including a movie and helping Guatemalan refugees.
Dan Orzech is the GM of the Oregon Clean Power Cooperative; we discuss the opportunity to grow renewable energy using a different economic model. There are important insights he shares that have application nationwide.
Oliver Goshey is an innovator in the field of Regenerative Design and Agriculture. He took his diverse life experience and founded Abundant Edge, a firm that helps train people around the world on how they can become more connected to nature, and in the process become more secure.
Since December 18th, 2017 bond yields have moved up dramatically. What does this mean for retirees and savors? Learn what is causing this move in rates, as well as how you can manage the resulting risk.
A recent study by McKinsey Global Institute examined how robotics will affect labor and the economy. The study estimated that 800 million jobs (1/5 of all jobs) will be impacted by advances in robotics.
Are you prepared?
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A person's health has a huge impact on the financial security of themselves and their family. Understand how living healthy can not only improve your quality of life, but also your wealth and financial security.
Andrew Yang is an author and entrepreneur who is running for President of the United States in 2020. Mr Yang is a proponent of Universal Basic Income as a way to address some of the disruption being caused by the growth of AI. AI is changing the economy and Mr Yang discusses what jobs are at risk.
I first talked to Paul Beckwith 2 years ago. We recently chatted to discuss what changes he is seeing develop in the climate system. He also shares thoughts on what can be done to reverse Climate Change.
Robert Thurman, is the founder of Tibet House and close personal friend of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. While attending the Spring 2018 Ram Dass retreat on Maui, I asked him for the Buddhist perspective of climate change and how we can enact mindful change.
I connected with Duncan Trussell, famed pod-caster and comedian, at the 2018 Spring Ram Dass retreat in Maui, HI. As a spiritual entrepreneur, I asked him what advice he had for young people getting started in the current economy. Note: there is comedy and sarcasm in this podcast, Duncan-style ...
This recording is one of my first interviews on the subject of climate change in 2017. There is a transcribed version in my blog. Ian Dunlop is a climate activist with a background in the oil and coal industry.
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