• 00:23

    Chris Gibbons - The Father of Economic Gardening

    in Entrepreneur


    This week’s program will feature Christian Gibbons, Director of Business/Industry Affairs in Littleton, Colorado and co-inventor (along with city manager Jim Woods) of “Economic Gardening,” an entrepreneurial approach to economic development. Mr. Gibbons has run this project for the City of Littleton for 24 years. From the period 1990 to 2009 the number of jobs in Littleton nearly doubled from 15,000 to 30,000 and sales tax revenues more than tripled from $6 to $21 million. The City did not recruit one industry during this period, nor did it offer one cent in incentives or tax rebates.


    Mr. Gibbons received a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Oklahoma in 1973 and worked for the City of Oklahoma City and San Bernardino County, California before establishing his own consulting firm in 1977. From 1977 to 1987 he consulted on a variety of community and economic development projects in Colorado, Wyoming and California. Mr. Gibbons has been married to his wife Diane for 42 years and they have two adult sons.

  • 00:46

    Talking Gardening with Amanda Thomsen (Kiss My Aster)

    in Gardening

    A chance for me to chat with one of the most unique personalities in the gardening world. We'll talk gardening trends, ugly plants, underrated plants, her blog and her awesomely reviewed book - "Kiss My Aster".   

  • 00:31

    Florida Economic Gardening Institute (GrowFL) Impacting Florida's Economy

    in Entrepreneur

    Our guest this week is Fran Korosec, Director of Client Services for the Florida Economic Gardening Institute (GrowFL). Learn how this public/private partnership is helping to support entrepreneurship and create jobs in Florida.

    Fran Korosec is the Director of Client
    Services for The Florida Economic Gardening Institute (GrowFL) at the University of Central Florida. Fran oversees all aspects of the GrowFL program, including administration and outreach, technical assistance, CEO forums and roundtables. Fran brings 25 years of experience in management consulting, integration services, technology development, & manufacturing. He is a seasoned executive with a unique combination of business development/sales, program management, and technical expertise.

    Economic gardening is an entrepreneurial economic development tool that embraces strategies to grow existing businesses in a community, region or state. By assisting entrepreneurs, economic developers are planting the seeds for a stronger economy and supportive environments where companies can thrive and prosper.

  • 01:50

    Composting and Hay Bale Gardening

    in Politics Conservative

    One of the secrets to a great garden is what you feed it. You control the garden's diet and what you get out of it is directly related to what you put into it. Composting is going to be a key ingredient to feeding your garden, keeping the soil alive and healthy, and making sure you are reusing the stuff that is coing out of the home rather than adding it to the refuse mountains growing around the nation.


    We will also discuss "Hay Bale Gardening". This is the method of using bales of straw as containers to hold and grow your plants. When I first heard about this, I thought it was just kind of a lazy urban thing that was trending, but as I continue to study and learn about it, I find it is a really great way to add to your gardening skills for a good many reasons.


    We always want to have you share your gardening, or any other skills oyu have, with the listeners. You can do this by calling in to 347-308-8790 and speaking with the call screener.


    Hope to see you there!


    Scout   

  • 00:38

    WIOA: Measuring Economic Impact

    in Jobs

    WIOA: Measuring Economic Impact


    Wednesday, March 4th  |  1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST


    WIOA calls on workforce boards to track and report some new data elements including credentials attainment, measurable skills gain, training-related costs, and employer engagement. These figures each contribute to the economic impact a board has on its community and region. Boards are in various stages of readiness to track and meet these requirements.  How can your board position itself for better and more consistent data collection, decreased lag time for reporting, and measuring the 'intangibles' like work readiness in a more meaningful way?  Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) turns labor market data into useful information that helps organizations understand the connection between economies, people, and work.  Join host Ron Painter and EMSI's consulting team for a discussion of best practices already in use by boards around the U.S. and a punch list of steps you can take now for improved measurement of your economic impact in the age of WIOA.


    Special Guests:


    Brian Points, Director of Consulting Services, EMSI


    John Hawkins, Senior Consultant, Workforce and Economic Development, EMSI

  • 00:46

    A chat with Michelle Gervais - senior editor at Fine Gardening magazine

    in Gardening

    A chance for me to learn all of the ins and outs that come with being an editor at the most prestigious gardening magazine (Fine Gardening) around.    

  • 00:28

    Cast Away: For These Reasons Economic Jihad - Jo M. Sekimonyo

    in Business

    Fifty Five Shades of Political Economy…. 
    Economic theorists since their inception over 200 years ago, have struggled with the question of how to distribute wealth and continue to come up short.


    The author is not only criticizing capitalism, but finally has brought to the table, a new thought provoking alternative to the economic cannibalistic system.


    The author’s unconventional line of attack, will raise your heart rate and make you nauseous. By the middle of the book, you might be searching for a long rope to hang yourself with, thinking that humanity is doomed…but you will be missing out on the spectacular finale.


    This book is not one more economic liturgy. The author offers a thought provocative remedy to global socio-economic inequality; the rise of Ethosism. 


                                                                                                                       Introduction by Tara Casimir, Editor  


    For Book Details: 


    http://www.amazon.com/Cast-Away-These-Reasons-Economic-ebook/dp/B00OU0G2WQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1424899724&sr=8-1&keywords=sekimonyo

  • 00:48

    A roundtable discussion with the ladies from Savvy Gardening

    in Gardening

    A chance to hear from each of the women who recently announced the creation of a new collaborative project - Savvy Gardening. I'll chat with Jessica Walliser, Nikki Jabbour, Amy Andrychowicz and Tara Nolan and we'll pick their brains on all things gardening.

  • 01:03

    Transformation Via Gardening with a man name Pearl & George Washington Carver

    in Lifestyle

    Hi & Welcome to the happy hour of Life is so beautiful Radio show Tuesday Feb. 17th , 2015   at 3-4 p.m. eastern. call in 347-205-9957. Chat room is open.


    Theme Transformation Via Gardening  with a man name Pearl& George Washington Carver. Our Guest Mr. Pearl, www.pearlfryar.com & co -Host   Victor Holliday as we also pay Homage to George washington Carver two Great men who took something that was nothing to others and found ways of using it to make a differnce in all our lives . This is Black History month so please join and be a part of Celebrating one another. Thanks for joining Love Vanda Maria Guzman


    For more on services to support you in your time a transformation go to , www.lifeissobeautiful.net  and connect with me I am here to make a diffference through counseloring , prayer, & Spiritual Consulting.   like on Face book please, Life is so beautiful, Face book Vanda Guzman, & twitter #vanda guzman. Thank you.


    Please go in and write a note about how the show has been a blessing to you in your transformation. www.lifeissobeautiful.net
     

  • 00:58

    Politics Done Right on KPFT - Enslaved by economic system of a dependent wealthy

    in Politics Progressive

    We hear a lot about income inequality and wealth disparity. We all know it yet we don't seem engaged likely because many think making a change is impossible. When we unchain our minds we will. We get it done by learning. We get it done by sharing what we learn. We get it done by usurping a wealthy centric economic system.


    The new Republican buzzword to counter middle-class economics proposed by President Obama is envy economics. One can be sure that they tested the phrase. Today we discuss how to unchain ourselves from our enslavement to the wealthy.


    http://politicsdoneright.com/2015/02/enslaved-by-the-wealthy/

  • 01:00

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