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Corporate Watchdog Radio Podcasts to be Carried by CSRwire.com's New Multimedia Web Section

Published 10-24-07

Submitted by Sea Change Radio

AMHERST, MA - October 24, 2007 - If you think corporations have the power to steer us toward sustainability or drive us into the proverbial ditch, then Corporate Watchdog Radio is required listening! Now, two years after launching, CWR is significantly raising its profile by podcasting through CSRwire.com's expanded suite of Web media services. And earlier this year CWR's founders--sustainability journalist/professor Bill Baue and environmental attorney/filmmaker Sanford Lewis--beefed up the team by adding award-winning radio journalist Francesca Rheannon to the line-up.

Baue, Lewis, and Rheannon blend expertise in the sustainability field with a deep sense of curiosity to draw out the passions of their guests. And they have attracted an A-list of sustainability thought leaders, activists, and businesspeople:

  • Paul Hawken, Hazel Henderson, Bill McKibben, George Monbiot, Robert Greenwald, Frances Moore Lappé, David Batstone, Stephen Davis, Jeremy Scahill, Felice Yeskel, and John Harrington discuss their latest books and films;

  • Peter Senge, Joe Laur, Marjorie Kelly, Allen White, and Terry Mollner theorize on transforming corporate structure;

  • Ceres President Mindy Lubber and Harvard Professor John Holdren outline the social, environmental, and business risks of climate change;

  • SRI pioneer Peter Kinder and Sudan expert Eric Reeves present the case for Sudan divestment;

  • Organic Valley CEO George Siemon explains the benefits and pitfalls of corporatizing organics, while Dan Henkle of the Gap describes the (Product)RED campaign to fight HIV/AIDS;

  • Professor Jim Boyce, SRI researcher Julie Gorte, and shareowner activists Rich Ferlauto and Damon Silvers expose misguided regulation by the EPA and SEC;

  • Lawyer Cristobal Bonifaz rails against Chevron, activist Amit Srivastava debates Kari Bjorhus of Coca-Cola, and the Yes Men satirize corporate irresponsibility.

    Podcast subscriptions to Corporate Watchdog Radio span the globe, fueled for example by Professor Jeremy Williams of U21Global in Singapore assigning his MBA students to listen in. The program also airs on a number of independent and Pacifica radio stations nationwide (see list below). And CSR-related websites, including CSR-news.net and Accountability-Central.com, also carry the show.

    About Corporate Watchdog Radio

    Corporate Watchdog Radio provides news and interviews on corporate accountability and social, environmental, and economic sustainability. Produced twice monthly, the program airs on about 10 Pacifica and independent community stations across the US, from Alaska to Vermont. CWR podcasts globally from http://www.CorporateWatchdogRadio.org

    About the Hosts

    Bill Baue is a writer, radio producer, and teacher focused on corporate sustainability and responsibility. His writings include: the Wal-Mart Sustainability Report; a chapter on sustainable investing for the State of the World 2008 report from Worldwatch Institute; and regular articles for SocialFunds.com, as well as the weekly news alert for CSRwire.com. In addition to co-hosting and -producing Corporate Watchdog Radio, he teaches communications in the new Marlboro Sustainability MBA in Vermont.

    Francesca Rheannon is a writer, an independent radio producer and a broadcast journalist. She has a background in economics and in environmental and workplace health. She studied political economy under a doctoral fellowship at American University in Washington, D.C. and has published articles on economics and environmental health in the academic press. She writes on sustainability issues for SocialFunds.com as well as The CRO. Rheannon has taught at Essex Community College in Maryland, the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and Keene State College in New Hampshire. She produces and hosts Writer's Voice, a talk show interviewing writers of all genres. Her news features have appeared on National Public Radio and public and community radio stations around the country. In November 2006 she won the prestigious Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Award for Excellence in Reporting on Drug and Alcohol Issues for her five-part news series, VOICES OF HIV, produced for NPR affiliate station, 88.5 WFCR in Amherst, MA.

    Sanford Lewis is an attorney, documentary filmmaker and radio producer. His law practice focuses on corporate social responsibility, environmental law and socially responsible investment. His clients include socially responsible investors, and nongovernmental organizations.

    Stations Broadcasting Corporate Watchdog Radio (regularly and periodically)

    WXOJ-LP in Northampton, Massachusetts (103.3 FM)
    WMUA in Amherst, Massachusetts (91.1 FM)
    WOOL-LP in Bellows Falls, Vermont (101.1 FM)
    KWMD in Anchorage (104.5 and 87.7 FM) and Kasilof, Alaska (90.7 FM)
    WRFU in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois (104.5 FM)
    KZFR in Chico, California (90.1 FM)
    KRFP in Moscow, Idaho (92.5 FM)
    KSOW-LP in Cottage Grove, Oregon (106.7 FM)
    WRCT in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (88.3 FM)
    WCRS-LP, WCRX-LP, and WCRC-LP in Columbus, Ohio (98.3 and 102.1 FM)
    The Journey Radio webcasting from St. Louis, Missouri (TheJourneyRadio.org/)

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    Sea Change Radio is a new radio show and podcast that makes connections on social, environmental, and economic transformations toward sustainability. The show features news analysis, commentaries, and interviews with sustainability experts such as Hunter Lovins, John Elkington, Hazel Henderson, Bill McKibben, Mindy Lubber, Paul Hawken, Frances Moore Lappé, Joel Makower, and others. Sea Change co-hosts Bill Baue and Francesca Rheannon produced the shows precursor, Corporate Watchdog Radio, which launched in 2005. Sea Change is nationally syndicated on over 20 stations, and streams from www.CChange.net, where you can also download the show or subscribe to our podcast or email list.

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