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Infinite Earth Radio is a weekly podcast featuring thought leaders and change agents who are building smarter more sustainable and more equitable communities and businesses.

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About The Podcast

Infinite Earth Radio is a weekly podcast hosted by Skeo and the Local Government Commission.

Each week we interview visionary leaders, dedicated government officials, savvy businesses and forward thinking individuals who are working to build smarter, more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous communities through social and economic inclusion that values the contribution of all citizens and seeks meaningful lives for everyone.

Latest Podcasts

Smart Growth

Opportunity Zone Tax Credits

Topic:Smart Growth and Livable Communities Series – leveraging a tool in the federal tax lawGuest & Organization:Kemble K. Pope is an Urban Infill & Real Estate Entrepreneur in the Sacramento Region of Northern CA. He is a Founder and the Managing Member of POI Partners, LLC, a consulting firm that represents Opportunity Zone Fund investors…

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Addressing Inequity in Rural California

Topic: Smart Growth and Livable Communities Series – the widening disparity in California and the challenges to address across California’s regions Guest & Organization: Jim Mayer is President & CEO of California Forward, a bipartisan public interest effort to bolster democracy and improve the performance of government in California. Working with civic and governmental partners…

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Facing the Environment and Invisibility in West Virginia

Topic: Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Environmental Justice and Equitable Development series – seeking justice in a disempowered place Guest & Organization: Angie Rosser is the Executive Director of West Virginia Rivers Coalition, a statewide advocacy organization promoting access to clean water for all. Her 20+ years of experience in social justice work came to bear…

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Anacostia Community Museum and Urban Waterways

Topic: Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Environmental Justice and Equitable Development series – the significance of the Anacostia River to Washington DC Guest & Organization: Katrina D. Lashley is Program Coordinator of Urban Waterways at Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum. She received her BA in English Literature and Italian at Rutgers University and earned an MA in…

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Climate Adaptation

Sixth IPCC Assessment Report

Topic: Adaptation and Livable Communities Series – adaptation and the national climate assessment Guest & Organization: Robert Lempert is a principal researcher at the RAND Corporation and Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition. His research focuses on risk management and decision-making under conditions of…

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Oakland and the New IPCC Climate Change Report

Topic: Adaptation and Livable Communities Series – acting now and bringing change to scale Guest & Organization: Daniel Hamilton serves as the Sustainability Manager for the City of Oakland, California. Daniel has 20 years of experience in managing sustainability programs, policies, and plans for local governments and utilities. He has led multiple award winning projects and…

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Urban Resilience

The Grand Food Bargain

Topic: Urban Resilience Series – our modern food system Guest & Organization: Kevin D. Walker grew up farming and has seen almost every facet of agriculture firsthand, working in agribusiness, at the US Department of Agriculture, overseas with international nonprofits, and as a professor at Michigan State University. He has served on committees with the…

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An Atlas of US Transit

Topic: Urban Resilience Series – key elements of urban transit systems Guest & Organization: Christof Spieler, PE, LEED AP, is a Vice President and Director of Planning at Huitt-Zollars and a Lecturer in Architecture and Engineering at Rice University. He was a member of the board of directors of Houston METRO from 2010 to 2018,…

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