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First Aired - 12/16/2009 08:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on Burning Down The House Skip Backus of the Omega Institute joins Jake Alspector & Gennaro Church-Brooks to discuss sustainable architecture and design.
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First Aired - 01/13/2014 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Joel Makower is chairman and executive editor of GreenBiz Group Inc. and producer of GreenBiz.com. For 20 years, Joel has been a well-respected voice on business, the environment, and the bottom line. He is executive editor of the acclaimed website GreenBiz.com and its sister sites, conferences, and research, all produced by GreenBiz Group, of which he is co-founder and chairman; he is also lead author of the annual State of Green Business report and hosts the State of Green Business Forum, the GreenBiz Innovation Forum, and other events. Joel also serves as a senior strategist for GreenOrder, a sustainability management consultancy, and is co-founder of Clean Edge, a cleantech research firm. He is author of more than a dozen books, including Strategies for the Green Economy. He also writes “Two Steps Forward”, a popular blog on green business, clean technology, and green marketing. Joel joins Katy Keiffer on this week's edition of What Doesn't Kill You to talk about McDonald's, and their recent announcement that they will aim to source only sustainable beef by 2016. How will McDonald's define sustainability for their purposes? Why is McDonald's jumping into the responsible beef market? Find out all of this and more on this week's episode of What Doesn't Kill You! Thanks to our sponsor, Tabard Inn.

"Most of what companies are doing is not known; the media isn't talking about it!" [5:00]

"Consumers want what they want, but they aren't always willing to pay for it." [22:20]

-- Joel Makower on What Doesn't Kill You


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First Aired - 04/15/2012 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on The Main Course, Patrick Martins chats with Todd Haymore, Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, who tells listeners about all of the artisanal food and agricultural products coming out of the Old Dominion. Learn how their old world wines are turning heads globally and how an export mandate has helped spread products like peanuts and Virginia Ham across the nation and beyond. Find out what "Virginia's Finest" is all about and how farmland is being lost at an alarming rate. Learn more about the Virginia Department of Agriculture here. Later in the show, hear a state of the union on trucking in this country from Larry Boukal of Cannonball Express. This program was sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.

"We're spending a lot of time promoting our wine industry. We're the fifth largest wine producer in the country right now. We're trying to get these old world style wines in the global marketplace."

"We're blessed with having millions of acres of farmland in Virginia, but studies show that 100,000 acres a year are lost to development. Once those acres are gone, they're gone."

--Todd Haymore, Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry

"I think taking the drivers off the road from 1-5am [is a bad idea]. It's the most efficient time for truckers to operate on the road."

--Larry Boukal of Cannonball Express


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