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Episode 7: Mike Dockry

In Episode 7, Eli speaks with Dr. Mike Dockry of the University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources. Mike researches indigenous models of sustainability, which is the topic of our discussion. We also discuss the land grant university system and the increasing popularity, but insufficiency, of land acknowledgments. Music by Marshall Usinger. Links from the episode: Dockry et al. 2016. Sustainable development education, practice, and research: an indigenous model of sustainable development at the College of Menominee Nation, Keshena, WI, USA. Sustainability Science . Lee and Atone 2020. Land-grab Universities. High Country News . Atone and Lee 2020. Ask Who Paid for America’s Universities. New York Times . If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element.

Episode 6: Greg Bernu

In Episode 6, Kyle asks his 5 questions with a forester to Carlton County (MN) Land Commissioner Greg Bernu. In addition to being an insightful and funny guy, Greg is active in a number of important leadership and pulbic service roles within Minnesota's forestry community. During the conversation, Greg reflects on what it means to be a forester, how he spends his days, and how his work has evolved over the years. Music by Marshall Usinger. If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element.

Episode 5: Jim Bowyer

In Episode 5, Eli interviews Jim Bowyer, professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota, senior contributor at Dovetail Partners, and author of The Irresponsible Pursuit of Paradise . Jim is well known for life cycle assessment research, designed to assess the environmental impact of a product or action by analyzing all of the component parts and processes. Jim offers insights about wood as a natural resource, the results of an environmental quiz that he has run for decades, and a critique of one of the most prominent environmental analyses ever conducted. Music by Marshall Usinger. If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element.