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Housing Series

Host Julie B Adler, a lawyer, non-profit executive, radio/podcast producer, writer, and artist, conducts conversations with lively and engaging guests of all ages for in depth discussions about food, climate, housing, and health. Their conversations will stimulate your discussions and perhaps move you to action.

Episode 5: Good Design For A Healthy Future

What considerations go into constructing a sustainable home that will last generations? Host Julie B Adler, speaks with Ted Flato, FAIA, 67,principal and founder with David Lake of the award-winning architectural firm LAKE/FLATO, ,and LAKE/FLATO Project Architect Evan Morris, AIA, LEED AP BD +C , 33, about homes, whether single family, apartments, or dormitories, that are shaped by considerations of landscape, weather, and sustainability in their design and construction.

LAKE FLATO: THE HOUSES: RESPECTING THE LAND

Episode 5: Housing and Climate

Host Julie B Adler, speaks with Bill Moomaw, lead author of 5 Intergovernmental Panel On Cliimate Change Reports, including the one that won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, and Margot Moomaw, his wife, and partner in building a Net Zero House. Their discussion provides insights into choosing a site, siting the house, building a design team, and the many considerations on materials and systems used outside and inside that go into making a home that is healthy for its inhabitants and healthy for the climate. Bill discusses action being taken to combat climate change, information listeners can discuss and consider.

William Moomaw  lead author of  5 Intergovernmental  Panel On Climate Change Reports, including the one that won the Nobel Peace Prize for Climate Change in 2007,  

Margot Moomaw, his wife and partner in building a Net Zero House in the Northern Berkshires in Massachusetts completed in 2008. Margo is an expert in renovating and retrofitting homes to sustainable standards.

Episode 7: Sustainable and Resilient Housing

In this episode,  Anita Ledbetter, Executive Director of Build San Antonio Green, Emily Jones, Senior Project Manager of LISC Boston's Green Homes, Green Jobs Initiative, and Stephen Colley, architect, members of different generations working at citywide and statewide levels, discuss with host Julie B Adler : Why we need to create sustainable and resilient housing now; What the elements of sustainable and resilient housing are; and what we can do to create it. 

Anita Ledbetter, Executive Director of Build San Antonio Green

Emily Jones, Senior Project Manager of LISC Boston's Green Homes, Green Jobs Initiative,

Stephen Colley, architect and founder of Earthen Construction Initiative

Episode 8: Housing Options: Housing That Meets Your Needs

Host Julie B Adler speaks with Mary Kraus, architect and facilitator of   co-housing communities throughout North America, Barney Stein, real estate broker, Colin Murphy-builder/developer and Leilah Powell, LISC San Antonio about why now is the time to explore alternate modes of housing; the considerations that go into establishing an intentional community,  and the characteristics and benefits of a co-housing community.

Leilah Powell, Executive Director, LISC San Antonio

Barney Stein, realtor with Lance Vermeulen Real Estate in Great Barrington, MA

Mary Kraus, one of the original cohousing architects in North America who has been a

Colin Murphy, builder, founder, and developer

Episode 9: Affordable Housing: Who Needs It

Host Julie B Adler speaks to Barney Stein, June Wolfe, Leilah Powell, and Victor Miramontes, practitioners from the Berkshires and across of the country who are working on  innovative and far reaching solutions to the affordable housing gap affecting larger and larger sectors of the population.Their insights reveal practices that invite  further exploration and discussion of ways to increase affordable housing locally.

Barney Smith, realtor with Lance Vermulean Realtors,

June Wolfe, Housing Director for Construct in the Berkshires,

Leilah Powell, Executive Director of LISC-San Antonio,

Victor Miramontes Managing Director of Mission DG, whose adaptive reuse of a former seminary won the Jack Kemp, chairman’s award from the Urban Land Institute

Episode 10 Homeless, Unhoused,  Unhomed

Host Julie B Adler engages in  a frank and insightful discussion of homelessness from Julie MacDonald, Courtney Kimball, Nina Lockwood and Kameron Rhys, and Leilah Powell, people who work with the homeless, were homeless, or run programs to house the homeless. Their openness about the issue leaves us with a greater understanding of the circumstances and needs of the unhoused as well as the multiple ways that people can be reached, housed, and aided. As always our guests contribute to the solutions and present avenues for further discussion with the aim toward living well into the future.

Our guests are:

Julie MacDonald, an emergency shelter manager, working for ServiceNet, a non-profit, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts,

Courtney Kimball, Program Manager in charge of Transitional Housing for Construct in the Berkshires, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, 

Nina Lockwood and Kameron Rhys, both in their twenties, who met while both homeless and in transitional housing in San Antonio,Texas. They founded the Youth Action Board of the South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless (SARAH) to provide youth input into the policies and programs targeted to homeless youth, and 

Leilah Powell, Executive Director of LISC-San Antonio who is also board president for SARAH

Living Well Into The Future  is produced in Berkshire County  and supported in part by Berkshire OLLI and WTBRFM, Pittsfield. LWITF is streaming on WTBRFM.com, Apple Play, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and your smart devices.

©Julie B Adler Koppenheffer, 2022


All 10 Episodes Now Available

 On WTBRFM.com, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Audible

Host Julie B Adler, a lawyer, non-profit executive, radio/podcast producer, writer, and artist conducts conversations with lively and engaging guests of all ages for in depth discussions about food, climate, housing, and health. Since one size doesn’t fit all, their conversations will stimulate your discussions and perhaps move you to action toward living well into the future.

 

Food Series

Episode 1: Food Production

We’ve learned that our food supply could be vulnerable. Reliable, safe, and healthy food is vital to our futures. Knowing where our food comes from and how it is grown is more important than ever. Host Julie B Adler  speaks with columnist, journalist, and author Mark Bittman, and local farmers, Elizabeth Smith, Molly Comstock, and Leslie Reed Evans  about where and how it is produced and what it means.

Mark Bittman,  author of among other volumes, Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food from Sustainable to Suicidal

                Elizabeth Smith,  founder with her husband Samuel, of Caretaker Farm

Molly Comstock, founder of Colfax Farm, contact for Community Land Trust Harry Conklin Fund for Farmsteads

Leslie Reed Evans former director of Williamstown Rural Lands.

Episode 2: Food Is Medicine

National experts Dr. Hilary Seligman and Dr. Deborah A. Frank and local community health professional Jennifer Muñoz speak with host, Julie B Adler about the need for and consequences of consuming too much or too little food. They reveal the implications and present concrete solutions.  

Dr. Hilary Seligman,  Professor at the University of California, San Francisco with

appointments in the Departments of Medicine and of Epidemiology and

Biostatistics, Senior Medical Director for Feeding America, and founder of

Vouchers for Veggies, East SF; 

Dr. Deborah A. Frank, Professor of Pediatrics Boston University School of

Medicine, founding director, Grow Clinic for Children at Boston Medical Center;

and founder and principal investigator of Children’s HealthWatch;

and Jennifer Muñoz , anchor of the Community Garden Program in the Northern

Berkshires;Target Hunger Project. Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

Episode 3: Good Food

Host Julie B Adler reaches across generations to speak with food lover, cook book writer, and food historian, Elizabeth Rozin, as well as Peter Alvarez, and Homero Toro about why we eat what we what we eat, the commonality and differences between food in diverse cultures. To top it off she speaks with Dr. Stephanie Beling and Jennifer Muñoz about nutritious foods and diets tailored to the individual.

Elizabeth Rozin

            Ethnic Cuisine: The Flavor Principle Cookbook

            The Universal Kitchen

Peter Alvarez

Homero Toro People’s Food Pantry, Great Barrington

Jennifer Muñoz

Stephanie Beling, M.D.

Powerfoods: Good Food, Good Health with Phytochemicals, Nature’s Own Energy Boosters

Episode 4: Food, Health, and Body Weight

Out with conventional wisdom, in with the insights of our guests. Host Julie B Adler reaches across generations to speak experts with experience with people of all weights, incomes, and outcomes Dr. Lisa Nelson, Dr. Hilary Seligman,   Dr. Stephanie Beling, and Diane Barth, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst and prolific writer about body image among other topics.

Dr. Lisa Nelson, family physician, runs a group  called Healthy Living, Healthy Eating,

Dr. Hilary Seligman, is an expert on food insecurity.

 Dr. Stephanie Beling is the  author of Power Foods: Good food, Good Health with Phytochemicals, Natures Own Energy Boosters and 

Diane Barth is a psychotherapist, psychoanalyst and prolific writer about body 

Living Well Into The Future  is produced in Berkshire County  and supported in part by Berkshire OLLI and WTBRFM, Pittsfield. It is streaming on WTBRFM.com, Apple Play, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and your smart devices.

©Julie B Adler Koppenheffer, 2022




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