ICR -- Investigating Community Resilience
Every week Dave Barrons hosts a conversation about community resilience in the Northwestern Michigan. Each show investigates resilience through various themes with his guests. Select one of the themes in the left sidebar to watch past shows from that theme's perspective.

This is an archive site, please visit the new website - icr.nrec.org

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 - 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"?


Dave Barrons on Community Resilience - Food and Farming with Don Coe

Don Coe, Black Starr Farms Co-owner & State of Michigan Agriculture Commisioner joins Dave Barrons to talk more about resilient local agriculture and supporting local food initiatives.

Dave Barrons on Community Resilience - Food and Farming

Diane Conners joins Dave Barrons to talk more about resilient local agricultural and creating local markets for producers in the Grand Traverse region. Diane discusses an initiative by the Michigan Land Use Institue- Taste the Local Difference and how it raised awareness for consumers about supporting local agriculture. Peter Payette is in for the news review segment and Mike Cherry talks pets.

Dave Barrons is joined by Seth Bernard to talk about art and resilience

Dave Barrons is joined by Seth Bernard, well known musician to discuss his views on art and community. Seth is pioneering several approaches to his art including a working cooperative of musicians. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, on a farm, and he continually supports the local food movement through his work.

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