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Book Talk Radio - David Owen and Majora Carter on Sustainable Cities

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Join us on December 1st as David Owen, author of Green Metropolis, and Majora Carter, Green Jobs advocate, environmentalist, and MacArthur "Genius," discuss sustainable, economically thriving urban communities. Moderating the discussion will be Ilyse Hogue, campaign director for MoveOn.org, and former Program Director of the Rainforest Action Network.

About David Owen:
David Owen is the author of Green Metropolis and many other books, including The First National Bank of Dad, The Chosen One, The Making of the Masters, and My Usual Game. He is a staff writer for the New Yorker.

About Majora Carter:
From 2001 to 2008 she was Executive Director of the non-profit she founded: Sustainable South Bronx – where she pioneered green-collar job training and placement systems in one of the most environmentally and economically challenged parts of the US. This MacArthur “genius” is now president of her own economic consulting firm, a co-host on Sundance Channel’s The Green, and host of a new special public radio series called, The Promised Land (thepromisedland.org).

About Ilyse Hogue:
Ilyse Hogue is the Campaign Director for MoveOn.org. Before joining MoveOn, she spent seven years as a Program Director for the Rainforest Action Network (www.ran.org), working to pressure Wall Street to institute environmental and social screens on lending and investment. A long time social change activist, she is also the co-founder of smartMeme (www.smartMeme.com), a national strategy project that links story telling and social change.
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