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5 Reasons Why You Should Listen to ILSR’s Podcasts

5 Reasons Why You Should Listen to ILSR’s Podcasts

Breshay Moore

August 15, 2019

We promise you'll be informed and entertained!   READ MORE


Recent Episodes

Independent Musicians and the Anti-Monopoly Movement (Episode 76)

Independent Musicians and the Anti-Monopoly Movement (Episode 76)

Hibba Meraay

July 11, 2019

Host Zach Freed is joined by Kevin Erickson, Director of the Future of Music Coalition, to talk about the music industry's role in the growing anti-monopoly movement.  READ MORE


Boulder’s Path to 100% Renewable Energy (Episode 75)

Boulder's Path to 100% Renewable Energy (Episode 75)

Hibba Meraay

June 27, 2019

Host John Farrell chats with Jonathan Koehn, the Regional Sustainability Director for Boulder, CO. Jonathan explains how Boulder plans to get 100% renewable energy by 2030 and the high value of local control.  READ MORE


Energy Monopolies: The Dark Side of the Electricity Business (Episode 74)

Energy Monopolies: The Dark Side of the Electricity Business (Episode 74)

Hibba Meraay

June 13, 2019

Host John Farrell is joined by David Pomerantz, Executive Director of the Energy and Policy Institute. John and David discuss how electric utility companies have become so powerful and how they use this power to protect their profits rather than the interests of their customers.  READ MORE


Podcast Share: Laura Flanders Show – Whose Economy Is It? Ours. (Bonus Episode)

Podcast Share: Laura Flanders Show - Whose Economy Is It? Ours. (Bonus Episode)

Hibba Meraay

June 6, 2019

This week, we’re bringing you a bonus episode from one of our friends and favorite podcasters Laura Flanders.  READ MORE


How to Bring High-Speed Internet Access to Public Housing (Episode 73)

How to Bring High-Speed Internet Access to Public Housing (Episode 73)

Hibba Meraay

May 30, 2019

Host Chris Mitchell is joined by Hannah Rank to discuss how San Francisco's innovative model to provide Internet in public housing can be used as a blueprint by other cities working towards digital inclusion.  READ MORE


2020 Election: Policies that Can Tackle Corporate Concentration (Episode 72)

2020 Election: Policies that Can Tackle Corporate Concentration (Episode 72)

Hibba Meraay

May 16, 2019

Host Chris Mitchell is joined by ILSR co-directors Stacy Mitchell and John Farrell as well as ILSR co-founder David Morris to discuss the 2020 election and policy platforms that focus on anti-concentration.  READ MORE


45 Years of Building Local Power (Episode 71)

45 Years of Building Local Power (Episode 71)

Hibba Meraay

May 2, 2019

Hosts Stacy Mitchell and Hibba Meraay talk with co-founder David Morris about ILSR's journey over the past 45 years. They reflect on the Institute's growth given changing political, economic and technological contexts.  READ MORE


Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Electricity System Democratically (Episode 70)

Rebuilding Puerto Rico's Electricity System Democratically (Episode 70)

Hibba Meraay

April 18, 2019

Host John Farrell talks with Marcel Castro Sitiriche about the challenges Puerto Rico faces in building a clean and resilient energy system.  READ MORE