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A weekly series produced by Steven Jay and hosted by Jeff Van Treese, Mobilized takes a deep look at our world, the consequences of human activity on our planet, and how we can reverse and prevent existing and future crises from occurring. Mobilized reveals life on our planet as a system of systems which all work together for the optimal health of the whole. The show delves into deep conversations with change-makers so people can clearly take concerted actions.

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Sarah Savory of the Savory Institute for Holistic management

Sarah Savory is a holistic education manager and conservationist at the Savory Institute. On today's show, we discuss how humans may be wired to mismanage natural resources and how holistic management may be the solution.

Jean Su, Senior Atty for the Center for Biological Diversity

Jean Su is the energy justice director and senior attorney for the Institute for Biological Diversity. Jean Su joins us from Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt for the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (Cop 27). We discuss the challenges of the UN climate change summit as well as the implications of the midterm election results on climate change.

Rock Aboujaoude is the director of the Campus Climate Corps

Rock Aboujaoude is the director of the Campus Climate Corps. On today's show, Rock joins us from COP 27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. We discuss the latest climate negotiations and what policies may be adopted as we approach the point of no return for climate disaster.

From Scientists Warning to The Climate Party, This Brit Activist is Making Things Happen

Ed Gemmell joins us today to discuss the new Climate Party in the UK. The Climate Party is a single-issue party that seeks to challenge the current climate policy of the two major parties in Parliament. On today's show, we discuss what needs to be done to address carbon emissions in the U.K. as well as international efforts to fight climate change.

The African Institute of Energy Governance

Dickens Kamugisha is the founder of the African Institute for Energy Governance and today we discuss the East African Crude Oil Pipeline, which is under construction and cutting through Uganda and Tanzania. On today's show, Dickens discusses the egregious land grabs that has resulted in massive displacement of impoverished people in eastern Africa. We discuss the many human rights, environmental, and national security implications of the pipeline and what it means for the people of East Africa and the world.

From Scientists Warning to The Climate Party, This Brit Activist is Making Things Happen

Ed Gemmell joins us today to discuss the new Climate Party in the UK. The Climate Party is a single-issue party that seeks to challenge the current climate policy of the two major parties in Parliament. On today's show, we discuss what needs to be done to address carbon emissions in the U.K. as well as international efforts to fight climate change.

The Activist In All of Us- Bob Ezrin

Bob Ezrin is a legendary music producer that worked with some of the most influential musicians in modern history, including Andrea Bocelli, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed and Kiss. Bob is a passionate and dedicated environmental activist for five decades and today we discuss how activism and organizing has changed over the decades and what role activists play in the climate crisis.

The Rule of Law Under Threat - Dave Aronberg

Dave Aronberg, state attorney for Palm Beach County, Florida and frequent legal commentator on Morning Joe, joins to discuss the Dobbs decision as well as the Mar-a Lago investigation and what it all means for the rule of law and the legitimacy of the judicial branch.

The Threat of Nuclear War and the Fight to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons:

Daniel Hogsta is the campaign coordinator for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. On today's show, Daniel discusses the looming threat of nuclear war in the Russia-Ukraine conflict and where we are in the effort to eliminate nuclear weapons around the world.

Amar Fernandez- Brazil and the Future of Democracy

Amar Fernandez is an activist and founder of "Human and Earth Rights" which advocates for environmental and human rights in Brazil. On today's show, we discuss the 2022 Brazilian presidential election and what it means for the people of Brazil, the Amazon rainforest, and the future of democracy.

Mitchell Cetuk- Blu Nit Organization

Mitchell Cetuk is the founder of The Blu-nit Organization, a non-profit which uses its trademarked unit the "blu-nit" to offer an at-a-glance reference to a product's environmental impact, and in turn, empower consumers to make an informed purchasing decision. On today's show, we discuss the challenge of calculating the impact of business activities on the environment, coming up with a way to measure a product's impact that can be easily understood by consumers, and the importance of being established as a non-profit. We also discuss the role that consumer choice plays in encouraging sustainable practices and why informing the public about the environmental impact of their purchasing decisions is so important.

Covid Update with Dr. Bill Schaffner

Nationally renowned epidemiologist and Vanderbilt Medical School professor Dr. Bill Schaffner joins us for an update on Covid-19. As Covid mitigation measures continue to be relaxed across the country, it looks like things are getting back to normal. On today's show, Dr. Schaffner discusses the transition from pandemic to endemic as well as the new Covid booster shot that is the first to target the Omicron subvariants. We also discuss the Biden administration's controversial decision to discontinue providing at-home tests and the likely disproportionate impact this will have on low-income Americans.

Ben McCallan Zero Carbon Guildford

Ben McCallan is the chair of Zero-Carbon Guilford, a community-led climate change center focused on promoting education and solutions for Climate mitigation and adaptation. On today's show, we discuss building a grassroots environmental organization from the ground up and what can be done to make communities more sustainable.

Mobilized- Laura Jedeed

Laura Jedeed is an investigative journalist who has written for The New Republic, Rolling Stone, and Truthout. On today's show, Laura discusses what drives Trumpism and why people remain loyal to the former president in light of the Department of Justice Investigation.

Rights of Nature with Patricia Johnson-Castle and Thomas Linzey

Rights of nature attorney Thomas Linzey and First Nations Activist Patricia Johnson-Castle discuss the legal theory of rights of nature and how it is being asserted in lawsuits throughout the United States and Canada. We discuss some of the challenge associated with the western legal systems which generally do not recognize rights of nature and what can be done to allow citizens and environmental groups to assert legal rights to protect our natural resources.

Upgrading Science Education, Virtually Speaking...

Youtuber "Professor Dave" Farina is a science educator whose channel has over two million subscribers. In addition to traditional tutorials focusing on science (and other topics), Dave has also produced content debunking conspiracy theories on a wide range of topics. On today's show, we discuss conspiracy theories and how to combat them with an educated public.

Imagination and The Global Brain

Scientific communicator/futurist Howard Bloom discusses the threats to democracy in the U.S. and what people can do to empower themselves. Howard discusses breakdown of institutions and the marriage of church and state and threat that poses to democracy

Whistleblower Protection

Marcel Reid is the co-Founder of the Whistleblowers Summit. On today's show, we discuss the importance of whistleblower protection and how whistleblowers have saved millions of lives and what additional measures need to be taken

Challenging Abortion Bans on the Basis of Religious Liberty

Attorney and Rabbi Barry Silver is currently representing a synagogue challenging Florida's abortion ban on the basis of religious liberty. On today's show, we discuss the role that religious fundamentalism has played in the fall of Roe and what legal measures are now available.


Rob Bilott is an environmental attorney that represented victims of Dupont dumping toxic chemicals into waterways in West Virginia. He is responsible for uncovering a massive contamination of a deadly substance called C8. Rob's story was the subject of the acclaimed feature film "Dark Waters.

Justin Hansford

Prof. Justin Hansford is a civil rights professor of law at Howard University Law School and Director of the Thurgood Marshall Center. On today's show, we discuss ongoing issues with systemic racism and what policies and efforts can be used to combat it.

Youth Organizing with Alex Ames

Georgia Youth Justice Coalition youth leaders and community organizers discuss their success in Texas at grassroots organizing in both national and local campaigns.

Andre Smith

Prof. Andre Smith is a tax professor at American University. On today's show, we discuss inequalities in the tax system and what progressive tax reform would look like.

Teacher Shortages Around the Country and Other Issues Facing Educators

Amie Baca-Oehlert is the President of the Colorado Education Association (CEU), the K-12 Teachers' Union in Colorado, which was one of the most successful unions in the country at keeping teachers safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. On today's show, Amie discusses teacher shortages across the country and the impact of book bans, the "Don't Say Gay" legislation, and other attacks on students and teachers and what it means for the state of K-12 education in the U.S. and the future of the teaching profession.

Sustainable Development and Climate Justice

Nnimmo Bassey is an architect, environmental activist, author and poet, who chaired the Friends of the Earth International and was executive director of Environmental Rights Action for Two Decades. Nnimmo was also one of Time Magazine’s Heroes of the Environment in 2009. Nnimmo became a Right Livelihood Laureate for his work in promoting sustainability. On today’s show, Nnimmo discusses sustainable development and climate justice and the role of grassroots organizations in the developing world.

Tony Rinaudo

Tony Rinaudo is a Right Livelihood Laureate and a agronomist known as the "Forest Maker" for his promotion of soil regeneration. On today's show, Tony discusses how environmental destruction can be reversed through soil regeneration as well as the importance of public awareness of environmental issues and how he has effectively grown support for restoring nature through sustainable land management.

Eco-defence - Environmental Activism in Russia

Vladamir Slivyak is the Co-Chair of Ecodefense, an initiative started in Russia as a grass roots organization to put an end to Russian-based nuclear energy and waste. As an advocate for a healthy planetary co-existence, and due to the on-going Authoratarian state of Russi, Vladamir continues his work in other regions of the world for his own, and our safety. Slivyak is a Right Livelihood 2021 laureate.

Plug in America: The Future of Electric Vehicles

Joel Levin is the executive Director of Plug In America, which is a leading environmental advocacy organization promoting clean energy and electric vehicles. On today's show, we discuss the future of electric vehicles and what policies need to be implemented to scale up the production and use of EV's.

How Can Space Exploration Help Us Understand the Climate Crisis?

Dr. Morgan Cable is an astrobiologist with Nasa/Jet Propulsion Laboratory-Cal Tech, where she looks for life and habitable zones on other planets and moons in our galaxy. On today's show, we discuss the current state of space exploration and what role it may play in understanding and combatting the climate crisis.

How Can Space Exploration Help Us Understand the Climate Crisis?

Dr. Morgan Cable is an astrobiologist with Nasa/Jet Propulsion Laboratory-Cal Tech, where she looks for life and habitable zones on other planets and moons in our galaxy. On today's show, we discuss the current state of space exploration and what role it may play in understanding and combatting the climate crisis.

Project Censored: Mickey Huff

Our guest today is Mickey Huff: Director of Project Censored, a non profit that educates students and the public about the importance of a truly free press for democratic self-government. It exposes and opposes news censorship and promotes independent investigative journalism, media literacy, and critical thinking.

The Failed War on Drugs

Dr. David Best is a world-renown expert on substance abuse recovery. On today's show, we discuss the failed war on drugs and its contributions to racial inequality in the U.S. and around the world. We also discuss the recent settlement with Pfizer and the Sackler family and victims of the opoid crisis and the role of corporate greed in the pharmaceutical industry.

How to Facilitate Peace in the Invasion of Ukraine

Chuck Woolery (not the game show host) is the former chair of the United Nations Association of Organizations. On today's show, we discuss the invasion of Ukraine and the potential role of the U.S. and the U.N. facilitating peace and ending the war.

How Biases are Formed and how to Overcome Them

Dr. Dale Taylor is a professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He discusses the neurological component of racial bias and how implicit bias can be implanted by social forces we may not be aware even exist. We discuss how biases are formed in early childhood and what we can do to overcome them.

Successes and Failures of the COVID Pandemic Response

Dr. Vitaly Vanchurin is a physicist with the NIH who researches the effectiveness of Covid-19 policies in the U.S. and globally. He discusses the successes and failures of the pandemic response and whether we are prepared for future variants.

Dr. Joe Bozeman: Environmental Destruction of Low Income and Minority Populations Around the world.

Dr. Joe Bozeman, professor of Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, discusses environmental justice and the disproportionate impact of environmental crises on communities of color.

The COVID 19 Pandemic - What Lies Ahead?

Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of infectious disease at Vanderbilt University Medical School, discusses the global effort to vaccinate the world as well as the future of masks and social distancing as Covid numbers decline. across the country.

Dr. Arun Gandhi and the Global Peace Movement

Jeff Van Treese and co-host Missy Crutchfield from the podcast Gaia Talks : The Earth Speaks, speak with peace activist and author Dr. Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. They discuss the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the global peace movement.

Dr. Maria Bottazzi, Baylor School of Medicine, Tropical Diseases

Dr. Maria Bottazzi, Baylor School of Medicine, Tropical Diseases, is one half of the dynamic duo known as Bottazzi and Hotez who have unveiled a revolutionary Patent-Free vaccine for Covid 19.

Florida Rights of Nature Network's Chuck O'Neal

Mobilized News is a weekly series that takes a deep look at our world, the consequences of human activity on our planet, and how we can reverse and prevent existing and future crises from occurring.

Ashok Gupta: Investing in Renewable Energy

Understanding the economic impact of energy transformation. How do we get utilities who own the coal plants to invest in renewables? Our guest today is Ashok Gupta, Senior Economist with NRDC.

Dr. Marilyn Brown: What Would it Take to Switch Our Energy System to Renewables?

Dr. Marilyn Brown from the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a world renown expert on energy policy with an emphasis on the electric grid, discusses what policies are needed to switch our energy system to renewables.

Allan Savory: Part One: The Holistic Management Framework

Allan Savory, the pioneer of the Holistic Management Framework provides an insight on best practices for healing our planet, and regenerative agriculture.

John Mankins: On Space Solar Power

John Mankins is a visionary astrophysicist, who is a pioneer in space-based solar power. We discuss how this new technology could be a potential game changer in the fight against climate change, and as an important resource for sustainable living.

The Public Takes Action: Thomas Linzey

Leading Environmental Justice Attorney, Thomas Linzey of the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights, is a leading force helping communities implement successful rights of nature laws. Find out how your community could take on big business to serve the health of all.

Scientists Warnings: Dr. Chris Rhodes on Public Action

Professor Chris Rhodes is a scientist and writer who is part of Scientists Warning for Humanity. In this very easy to understand conversation, Professor Rhodes tells us where we are in the real transition to clean and renewable energy.

Environmental Justice and Social Justice: Perfect Together

Dr. Robert Bullard is widely considered to be the father of the environmental justice movement in the US. Dr. Bullard is a professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University and has worked as an advisor to Congress as well as the Clinton/Gore administration at addressing the disproportionate impacts of environmental destruction on communities of color. On today's show, Dr. Bullard discusses the state of environmental justice and how the movement has progressed since he became involved in 1978.

Population Matters; The Insanity of Infinite Growth on a Finite Planet

Scientists have stated that unlimited growth on a finite planet with finite resources is an impossibility? So if growth is unsustainable, what does that mean for a growing population?

Heart Attacks Are Not Worth Dying For: Dr. Michael Ozner

How can a better understanding of whole system health bring about more health and well-being? We spend some quality time with the celebrated preventative cardiologist and author of The Complete Mediterranean Diet, Dr. Michael Ozner.

Julie Peller

Dr. Julie Peller is a professor of chemistry at Valparaiso University, where she studies microplastic solution. On today's show, Dr. Peller discusses the extent of microplastic pollution in our environment and the risks they pose to human health.

Imagination Will Take You Everywhere: Howard Bloom

Howard Bloom has helped to craft PR campaigns that launched artists like Billy Joel and Prince into the stratosphere. But he has returned to his roots in science and physics, and we discover the magic of curiosity and of space based solar power.

Slam Dunk the Junk: From Punk to Planet with Dave Street

For many years, you could see punk comedian and lyricist at various New York City punk clubs or some of the really authentic stores selling punk lifestyle and clothing.... But how did this punk rock wordsmith go from punk to planet? How did he evolve from smoke filled clubs to educating young school children about valuing the Earth and understanding environmental science? It is time to Slam Dunk the Junk with Dave Street

Humanity's Next Operating System with James Arbib of Rethink X

We are on the cusp of the fastest, deepest, most consequential transformation of human civilization in history, a transformation every bit as significant as the move from foraging to cities and agriculture 10,000 years ago. During the 2020s, key technologies will converge to completely disrupt the five foundational sectors that underpin the global economy, and with them every major industry in the world today. We discuss how the knock-on effects for society will be as profound as the extraordinary possibilities that emerge with James Arbib of Rethink X, an independent think tank that analyzes and forecasts the speed and scale of technology-driven disruption and its implications across society.

Sustainable Architecture for a Sustainable Planet

How can learning from nature enable architects, builders and community planners to create healthy living systems that actually work with the natural landscape and ecosystem instead of against it?

How We, The People, Can Make the Change We Wish to See in the World: People, Oceans, Lawns, Oh My!

While people everywhere are waiting on national leadership to make policies that don’t harm our planet, real change also happens at the local level. We feature Dr. Rob Moir of the Ocean River Institute on actions that people everywhere can take and the understanding of the the biology of our planetary systems and how we can make better use of our lawns without pesticides; how can photosynthesis draw down CO2 from the Atmosphere.

Overcoming Misunderstandings of Native Peoples with Davidica Little Spotted Horse

Many communities of native Americans have been subject to irreparable harm, and now there are some who are trying to indoctrinate them into their form of religion. We take a deep dive into conversation with Lakota Sioux Tribeswoman, Davidica Little Spotted Horse as she brings us up to speed of issues that should concern us all.

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