Landfill Harmonic: A New Tone of Opportunity & Hope

24Aug

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In a celebration of the human heart, mind, and spirit, this hour looks at the documentary that tells the story of the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, Paraguay. Through the eyes of the young musicians, their teacher, and a carpenter who makes instruments from trash, we can all learn the lesson that coming from nothing is not an excuse to do nothing.


Guest(s):
Brad Allgood, Director & Editor, Landfill Harmonic, Los Angeles, CA 
Juliana Penaranda-Loftus, Producer & Co-Director, Landfill Harmonic, Los Angeles, CA

In Health We Trust: Fresh Food Access & Affordability for All

17Aug

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While it is the foundation for a healthy society, not every community has access to nutritious food and education about how to make better choices. This episode looks at important work being done by a non-profit organization in Philadelphia to help neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers, and policymakers work together to address the challenges of health and food security.

Guest:
Dwayne Wharton, Director of External Affairs, The Food Trust, Philadelphia, PA

Cheap Fashion: The Harm & Hidden Cost

10Aug

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As society transitions to more healthier choices for food, natural body care, and greener transportation, one area of daily life remaining largely unchanged is our clothing. This hour looks at the social, environmental, and economic costs of the apparel industry and ways we can start improving lives everywhere with the choices we make today.


Guest(s):
Elizabeth Cline, Author, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, Brooklyn, NY

Foraging: Wild Edibles Outside Your Front Door

3Aug

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As Farmers Markets bustle with people and burst with produce, so does Nautre show her most abundant side. This hour is devoted to the identification of which wild foods you can include on your plate, how to prepare them, and the inherent benefit of deepening our own relationship to Mother Earth.


Guest(s):
Kami McBride, Author, The Herbal Kitchen, Vacaville, CA

The Great Outdoors: Camping Tips for the Whole Family

27Jul

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From food and water to shelter and equipment, this hour delivers tried and true tips from the AOC Team and its audience about how to make this summer's camping trips the safest, easiest and most enjoyable outdoor adventures yet.


Guest(s):
No Guest, AOC Hosts as experts

Brain Food: The Smartest Diet for Your Mind

20Jul

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Can the things we eat influence what or how well we think? This hour uncovers functional foods that support mood, memory, mental clarity, and brain health.


Guest(s): 
Rebecca Katz, Author, The Healthy Mind Cook Book, San Rafael, CA

Social Enterprise in Africa: Empowerment Through Mindful Business

13Jul

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Creating sustainable support for communities in need requires innovation, thought-partnership, and big hearts. Hear today about a non-profit that expanded the common model of giving to become the largest employer in a small town of Africa. 

Guest(s):

Zane Wilemon, Founder & Executive Director, CTC International, Austin, TX

Grill Guide: Vegetables, Fruit, Sauces & Rubs

5Jul

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In this hour we are thinking beyond the meat and exploring the world of produce. From expert tips on how to grill the season's bounty to simple, delicious recipes and the best flavor combinations, this is the episode that will get your grilling season started right.

Guest:

Earl Herrick, Founder & Owner, Earl's Organic Produce, San Francisco, CA

Sunscreen: Understanding Ingredients, Risks and Natural Alternatives

28Jun

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This week the AOC Team speaks with an expert about what we can do to protect ourselves from the sun's potentially harmful rays while still enjoying the call of the outdoors.

Guest(s): 

Rebecca Hamilton, Director of Product Development, Badger Balm, Gilsum, NH

Best Food for Your Best Friend: Diet & Lifestyle for Optimal Pet Health

21Jun

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Much like us, the well-being of a dog is dependent on food and lifestyle. Tune in this hour to discover how to evaluate commercial pet foods, how to supplement your dog's diet with whole foods from your fridge, and what other recommendations will make your companion's life as happy and healthy as possible.


Guest(s):
Diana Laverdure, Pet Nutritionist & Co-Author, Canine Nutrigenomics, Delray Beach, FL
Dr. Jean Dodds, DVM, Veterinarian & Co-Author, Canine Nutrigenomics, Garden Grove, CA

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