Building Local Power

Building Local Power brings you thought-provoking conversations and new ideas for breaking the hold of corporate monopolies and expanding the power of citizens and communities to chart their own future.  The podcast offers a distinct perspective on today’s most pressing topics. We bring you interviews with trailblazing lawmakers, scholars, business leaders, and advocates, plus conversations with ILSR’s own in-house experts, who share their latest research and reporting from across the country.

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Local Energy Rules

A project of the Energy Democracy initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Local Energy Rules is a twice monthly podcast featuring ILSR Senior Researcher John Farrell (formerly Matt Grimley and Karlee Weinmann), sharing powerful stories of successful local renewable energy and exposing the policy and practical barriers to its expansion.  Our audience is researchers, grassroots organizers, and grasstops policy wonks who want vivid examples of how local renewable energy can power local economies.

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Community Broadband Bits

A project of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative, Community Broadband Bits is a short weekly audio show featuring interviews with people building community networks or otherwise involved with Internet policy.

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