Podcast

Landfill Harmonic:

A New Tone of Opportunity & Hope

Air Date: 8/24/15
 

Guests:

Brad Allgood,

Director & Editor, Landfill Harmonic, Los Angeles, CA

Juliana Penaranda-Loftus,

Producer & Co-Director, Landfill Harmonic, Los Angeles, CA

In a celebration of the human heart, mind, and spirit, this hour looks at the documentary that tells the story of the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, Paraguay. Through the eyes of the young musicians, their teacher, and a carpenter who makes instruments from trash, we can all learn the lesson that coming from nothing is not an excuse to do nothing.
In Health We Trust:

Fresh Food Access & Affordability for All

Air Date: 08/17/15
 

Guests:

Dwayne Wharton,

Director of External Affairs, The Food Trust, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Ed Bauman as Special Guest for the Holistic Bite,

Founder & President, Bauman College, Penngrove, CA

While it is the foundation for a healthy society, not every community has access to nutritious food and education about how to make better choices. This episode looks at important work being done by a non-profit organization in Philadelphia to help neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers, and policymakers work together to address the challenges of health and food security.
Cheap Fashion:

The Harm & Hidden Cost

Air Date: 08/10/15
 

Guest:

Elizabeth Cline,

Author, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, Brooklyn, NY

As society transitions to more healthier choices for food, natural body care, and greener transportation, one area of daily life remaining largely unchanged is our clothing. This hour looks at the social, environmental, and economic costs of the apparel industry and ways we can start improving lives everywhere with the choices we make today.
Foraging:

Wild Edibles Outside Your Front Door

Air Date: 08/03/15
 

Guest:

Kami McBride,

Author, The Herbal Kitchen, Vacaville, CA

As Farmers Markets bustle with people and burst with produce, so does Nautre show her most abundant side. This hour is devoted to the identification of which wild foods you can include on your plate, how to prepare them, and the inherent benefit of deepening our own relationship to Mother Earth.
The Great Outdoors:

Camping Tips for the Whole Family

Air Date: 07/27/15
 

Guests:

Team Organic,

Helge Hellberg & Sitarani Palomar

Dr. Ed Bauman as Special Guest for the Holistic Bite,

Founder & President, Bauman College, Penngrove, CA

From food and water to shelter and equipment, this hour delivers tried and true tips from the AOC Team and its audience about how to make this summer's camping trips the safest, easiest and most enjoyable outdoor adventures yet.
Brain Food:

The Smartest Diet for Your Mind

Air Date: 07/20/15
 

Guest:

Rebecca Katz,

Author, The Healthy Mind Cookbook, San Rafael, CA

Can the things we eat influence what or how well we think? This hour uncovers functional foods that support mood, memory, mental clarity, and brain health.
Social Enterprise in Africa:

Empowerment Through Mindful Business

Air Date: 07/13/15
 

Guest:

Zane Wilemon,

Founder & Executive Director, CTC International, Austin, TX

Creating sustainable support for communities in need requires innovation, thought-partnership, and big hearts. Hear today about a non-profit that expanded the common model of giving to become the largest employer in a small town of Africa.
Grill Guide:

Vegetables, Fruit, Sauces & Rubs

Air Date: 07/06/15
 

Guest:

Earl Herrick,

Founder & Owner, Earl's Organic Produce, San Francisco, CA

In this hour we are thinking beyond the meat and exploring the world of produce. From expert tips on how to grill the season's bounty to simple, delicious recipes and the best flavor combinations, this is the episode that will get your grilling season started right.
Sunscreen:

Understanding Ingredients, Risks and Natural Alternatives

Air Date: 6/28/14
 

Guest:

Rebecca Hamilton,

Director of Product Development, Badger Balm, Gilsum, NH

What does all of the sunscreen lingo actually mean - SPF, UVA, UVB, Zinc? Which natural sunscreen is best for your health and what do their labels mean? Team Organic speaks with an expert about what we can do to protect ourselves from the sun's potentially harmful rays while still enjoying the call of the outdoors.
Best Food for Your Best Friend:

Diet & Lifestyle for Optimal Pet Health

Air Date: 06/22/15
 

Guests:

Diana Laverdure,

Pet Nutritionist & Co-Author, Canine Nutrigenomics, Delray Beach, FL

Dr. Jean Dodds, DVM,

Veterinarian & Co-Author, Canine Nutrigenomics, Garden Grove, CA

Much like us, the well-being of a dog is dependent on food and lifestyle. Tune in this hour to discover how to evaluate commercial pet foods, how to supplement your dog's diet with whole foods from your fridge, and what other recommendations will make your companion's life as happy and healthy as possible.
The Raw Food Diet:

What, Why & How

Air Date: 06/15/15
 

Guest:

Ani Phyo,

Author & Health, Wellness, Raw Food & Detox Expert, Los Angeles, CA

The Raw Food Diet is the antidote to high heat and extensive food processing, but is it for everyone? International raw food expert Ani Phyo shares with us the specifics of how raw food works, what the health benefits are, and how anyone can improve their diet with simple raw food upgrades to their everyday meal planning.
Hands On Gardening:

Spring into Season

Air Date: 06/01/15
 

Guests:

Willow Rosenthal,

Author, The Essential Urban Farmer, Oakland, CA

Annie Spiegelman,

Author and Master Gardener, The Dirt Diva, Novato, CA

Whether you farm a window box or an acre of land, rejoice in the ability to be nourished at your own hand and learn the best ways to begin and sustain an abundant organic garden.
Stories My Mother Told Me:

Creating Professional Narrative

Air Date: 05/23/15
 

Guests:

Debbie Sultan,

Co-Founder & Marketing Guru, Food Guru, San Francisco, CA

Ariel Sultan,

Co-Founder & Video Guru, Food Guru, San Francisco, CA

In the final part of our Mother's Day Series, a filmmaker and her mother tell their story of creating a business together and how they combine the skills of the millennial and baby boomer generations to help business professionals how to tell their own story.
Orchard House:

Life Lessons from Generations of Gardeners

Air Date: 05/16/15
 

Guest:

Tara Austen Weaver,

Author, Orchard House, Seattle, WA

In Part Two of our Mother's Day Series, we visit the pages of a beautiful new memoir, Orchard House: How a Neglected Garden Taught One Family to Grow, and speak with the author about what happens when, on a common ground, differences become cherished strengths.
Mother Earth, Mother of Mine:

Lessons from a Biodynamic Family Business

Air Date: 05/09/15
 

Guests:

Katrina Frey,

Executive Director, Frey Vineyards, Redwood Valley, CA

Eliza Frey,

Winemaker, Frey Vineyards, Redwood Valley, CA

In a month-long feature on motherhood throughout the month of May, we look first at a family whose business is based on caring for Mother Nature. The mother-daughter duo discusses similarities in raising a family and tending to the land, and the opportunities to build upon the wisdom from each generation.
Making Your Life More Vanilla:

Simple, Sweet & Sustainable

Air Date: 5/2/15
 

Guests:

Nathaniel Delafield,

CEO & Co-Founder, LAFAZA, Oakland, CA

James Delafield,

CPO & Co-Founder, LAFAZA, Oakland, CA

Vanilla has become a synonym for plain and predictable. Yet this spice has one of the most special stories you've never heard. Travel with us in Malagasy stories and develop a new appreciation for the orchid that produces one of the most fundamental flavors of modern cuisine.
The Three Season Diet:

An Ayurvedic Approach to Weightloss

Air Date: 4/25/15
 

Guests:

Dr. John Douillard,

Ayurvedic Practitioner & Founder, LifeSpa, Boulder, CO

Emma Frisch,

Author & Chef, Frisch Kitchen, Ithaca, NY

The science of Ayurveda teaches us how to live in balance with our own nature and with nature around us. By eating detoxifying foods in the spring, hydrating foods in the summer, and grounding foods in the winter, we follow the seasonal rhythms of the harvest and of our own bodies.
Moving Past the Lawn:

Environmental Landscaping

Air Date: 04/11/15
 

Guest:

Evelyn Hadden,

Founder, Less Lawn, Minneapolis, MN

A look at front and backyard gardens, sustainable approaches to garden design, and everything we can do to make our summertime in the garden as fun and as ecologically and environmentally friendly as possible.
Meow, Woof, Chirp Chirp:

Integrative Pet Care

Air Date: 04/04/15
 

Guest:

Dr. Allen Schoen, MS DVM, Ph.D.,

Alternative and Integrative Veterinarian, The Kindred Spirits Project, Vancouver, B.C.

What is the most holistic approach to making sure our pets are healthy and happy? From diet to flea prevention to exercise - we take a look at how we can treat and take care of our animals naturally.
Planting Hope:

Reversing Deforestation and Poverty through Education

Air Date: 3/28/15
 

Guest:

Florence Reed,

Founder & President, Sustainable Harvest International, Ellsworth, ME

By combining fair trade principles and humanitarian work, the incredible efforts of one non-profit empower small-scale Central American farmers to make a living and produce a healthier harvest.
Hip Hop Goes Green:

The Impact of Music & Message

Air Date: 3/21/15
 

Guest:

Keith Tucker,

Producer, Pursuit of a Green Planet, Seattle, WA

What do a music movement and a food movement have in common? The power to change the face of obesity, encourage living sustainably and instilling healthy habits in our youth. Tune in this week to hear how one program is using hip hop as a tool for change.
A Journey to Wholeness:

The Relationship Between Faith & Psychology

Air Date: 03/14/15
 

Guest:

Dr. J Pittman McGehee,

Episcopal Priest & Jungian Analyst, Inner Journey Retreats

This hour goes beyond spirituality into what Jung called "the privilege of a lifetime" - "to become who you truly are." Join us as we explore the opportunity for personal growth within yourself and through community.
Sunshine, Soil, Water & Love:

A Story of the World’s Seed Supply

Air Date: 03/07/15
 

Guest:

Sean Kaminsky,

Director & Producer, Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds, New York, NY

The vast majority of seeds is now in the hands of a few multinational companies. Why is that an issue? This week we look at the the implications for farmers, the Earth, and our plate and the critical importance of seed sovereignty.
What’s in Season:

Tropical Fruit

Air Date: 2/28/15
 

Guest:

Earl Herrick,

Founder & Owner, Earl's Organic Produce

Bring the flavor of the tropics into your home today. In this hour we look at the climates that provide us these nutrient-dense fruits, how to choose for flavor, how to cut and store, and much more.
Natural Spring Cleaning:

Planning for a Healthy Year at Home

Air Date: 2/21/15
 

Guest:

Amy Kolb Noyes,

Author, Nontoxic Housecleaning, Lake Elmore, VT

Join us as we uncover the simplest plan - and equally simple recipes - for the once-a-year ritual of Spring Cleaning. Don't be daunted: you'll have fun, save money, and keep your home toxin-free.