Government And Organizations Podcasts
The Organic Stream is a weekly podcast series where experts and key figures in the recycling sphere share stories from the field. Hear about successful projects from around the world and gain insights on how to set up a separate collection program for organics in your community and on processing techniques such as anaerobic digestion and composting.
By The Organic Stream
The Center for Community Solutions provides strategic leadership and organizes community resources to improve health, social, and economic conditions through applied demographic research, nonpartisan policy analysis and advocacy, and communication.
By The Center for Community Solutions
From TED: The American political system has been foundationally weakened by a corrupt campaign funding system, creating a dangerously unstable and inequitable design that could destroy our republic — if we let it. In Le$terland: The Corruption of Congress and How To End It, Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig assesses the deep flaws in our campaign finance system and lays out a plan for fixing it. Lessig describes a place called “Lesterland,” a fictional land with a population of 311 million people of whom the 144,000, named Lester are the people really in charge. It’s the United States, of course, and Lesters are the 0.05 percent of Americans who fund the election. Lessig notes that just 132 Americans gave 60 percent of the SuperPAC money spent in the election cycle. It’s these few, he says, who are our Lesters, and our dependence on them is perverting the democracy of the country. After all, if candidates have to spend 30 to 70 percent of their time trying to raise funds to get back to Congress, which they do, might that not affect their principles, their beliefs, their ideals, and what they’re prepared to fight for on behalf of the people? It’s time to change the system. Here’s how.
By Lawrence Lessig
The ICRC is an independent and neutral organization that protects and assists the victims of armed conflict and other violence. Every two weeks, we'll be publishing a new podcast, with a new and interesting episode from the organization's past and present. We're currently in the process of digitizing and cataloguing our rich audio archives, which means we too are discovering a few long-forgotten stories.
Learn from stories about data and technology in the non-profit sector. George Weiner, the founder of the digital agency WholeWhale.com interviews organizations like: Donor's Choose, Kiva, Teach For America, DoSomething.org, and many others. Using the Whole Whale is about looking at a non-profit’s resources in a different way — the way Inuit looked at each part of a whale. It is about leveraging existing resources to say, “What else can this do for us?”
By Whole Whale
From the Internet to the iPod, technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens, creators, and consumers. When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense. EFF broke new ground when it was founded in 1990—well before the Internet was on most people's radar—and continues to confront cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today. From the beginning, EFF has championed the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights. | Produced by Narify
By The Electronic Frontier Foundation