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Home Preparedness

This program is about Home Preparedness. Dave talks with Sarah Benson, Wexford County Emergency Management Coordinator about how to be prepared at home for any natural disaster or other calamity. Dave also interviews Ernie Abel on the status of local ham radio preparedness.

Bob talks with Dave Barrons about Adaptation

Bob Russell returns for a couple of programs as he and Dave draw conceptual boundaries around the many discussions held so far. Bob points out that a four year cycle to change our living habits related to 'resilience' is one that we can all relate to.

Bob Russell joins Dave Barrons

Bob Russell returns for a couple of programs as he and Dave draw conceptual boundaries around the many discussions held so far. Bob points out that the term 'resilience' is becoming more and more mainstream. Google Trends shows a steadily increasing rate of searches using the word, and there is even a web-site on developing resilience set up as part of the Homeland Security Act.  Building resilience into our local communities also builds security into our communities as well, as we will be better prepared to weather future shocks. Bob and Dave review a variety of resilience resources available in print and on the web.

Stephaine Mills joins Dave Barrons on Outside In

This week Dave Barrons hosts Stephanie Mills local author and teacher. Stephanie is a fellow at the Post Carbon Institute of Santa Rosa, California, but is a neighbor of ours here in Northwest Michigan, as her long time residence is in Cedar.  Ms. Mills writing includes 7 books and covers the topics of bio-diversity, and developing local economies.

The discussion continues to define 'localism' as opposed to 'globalization', and looks at the critical link between bio-diversity and local communities/economies.

Outside In is joined by Peter Sinclair, climate activist

The feature discussion this week is with Peter Sinclair, well known climate activist and creator of the Climate Denial Crock of The Week on You Tube. Watch Peter Sinclair's video presentation on the fundamentals of climate science that climate deniers try to ignore, and listen to his conversation with Dave. Anne Stanton of Northern Express joins Dave for this week's news review and Mike Cherry is in with Pet Talk.

Outside In - Investigating Resilience as its primary focus

Outside In  makes its turn toward Investigating Resilience as its primary focus. Bob Russell makes his first appearance to begin explaining the concept of community resilience and to launch us on our way in this important community discussion. Outside In will not just talk problems but will always strive to show solutions that are happening right here in Northwest Michigan. For now we will keep our our original format offering 17-20 minutes for a resilience interview, 5-7 minutes for a quick check with several local news gathering operations, reporters coming in on a rotating basis, with their stories of interest.

Each show will wrap-up each with a quick feature on either books or pets. News review this week is with Eric VanDussen free lance legal reporter. Book Talk is with Amy Reynolds of Horizon Books

Outside In - Investigating Community Resilience 2

Dave Barrons and Bob Russell continue their discussion framing-up the concepts of resilience and community.  Outside In will investigate community resilience by bringing into discussion and focus local resilience issues from a long list of themes including, Food and Farming, Energy, Governance, Transportation, Health, Education, Social Capital, Art, Ecological Services, and more. Dave and Bob move through some of the key points for examination within each theme. But the real goal of this Outside In is to generate further conversation within the broad community about resilience and looking ahead as best we can to built the tools for being a resilient community. We cannot predict the future, but clearly a community that is agile and adaptable will be more resilient.

Outside In - Investigating Community Resilience

Bob and DaveBob Russell joins Dave Barrons for this week's show, and the week of August 30th. Outside In will be devoting the entire half hour to the subject, Investigating Community Resilience. Bob and Dave begin outlining and framing the key components of resilience thinking and the key themes Outside In will bring into discussion. Resilience is natural and the concept comes to us from the study of natural systems that show resilience, or don't. Our future will be very different from our past as we move into and economic era of declining resources. As disruptions and shocks become more likely, communities with the tools of resilience in place, will likely adapt better and continue to function better. Outside In is about investigating resilience, not providing the answers but looking into the question, "What's makes for true community resilience and how do we work to build it"?


Welcome to Investigating Resilience

We have been thinking about the concept of resilience for several years at the Neahtawanta Center. The purpose of this web site is to highlight acivities, news and community events that help our community be more resilience or prevents resilience. A few of the current activities that are moving us towards a more resilient community.

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