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  • 00:28

    Southeast Region Technical Report to the National Climate Assessment

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    Dr. Chip Konrad is the Director of NOAA’s Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC), which provides operational climate service programs and expertise in climate science for the southeastern United States.  He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Konrad explores the spatial and temporal patterns of atmospheric processes/patterns and the multiple linkages of these processes/patterns to surface weather and climate variability. He has over 20 years experience monitoring and studying extreme weather and climate events in the Southeast U.S.


    Konrad serves as a co-principal investigator of the Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments, an interdisciplinary research team that bridges climate science and decision-making.  He was the lead author on the climate chapter of the Southeast Region Technical Report to the National Climate Assessment.  He has published articles in a wide range of geography and atmospheric science journals on topics that include heat waves, tropical cyclones, heavy precipitation, ice storms, high winds, and cold air outbreaks. His research is largely supported by grants from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.

  • 00:29

    Join the Southeast Green GAScar 500 Clean Air Challenge

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    Joining us today is Alison Thomas, president of Keep My Planet Green, offering small businesses and consumers an easy way and affordable way to support renewable energy and sustainable practices. The company is part of Sterling Planet, the nation’s leading supplier of renewable energy and low carbon solutions and EPA’s Green Power Leadership Award winner for the past two years. Alison joined Keep My Planet Green after 18 years with Southern Progress / Time, Inc.  As national director of sales and marketing, she ran the Coastal Living Homes program and became involved in the promotion of green building products and practices working with well-known consumer brands across the country. Her career also was immersed in the travel and tourism industry, which prompted the formation of the development of the Certified Green Lodging Destination program for Keep My Planet Green.


    Amy Linde is a thirty-year veteran of marketing and business development working for Fortune 500 brands. She began focusing on the renewable energy field in 2009, primarily sales and installation of commercial scale solar energy systems, and recently partnered with Keep My Planet Green to develop school fundraising programs.


    Alison and Amy have joined us today to announce the launch an exciting new campaign in partnership with Southeast Green. We’re kicking off a challenge for our listening audience to offset their car’s emissions, and our goal is 500 cars. We’re calling it the GASCAR 500 Clean Air Challenge. But first let’s find out a little more about Keep My Planet Green and what offsets are.

  • 00:45

    Get to Know Southeast Green

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    Southeast Green Founders Sandra Cummins and Beth Bond speak with show host Lanada Chanel and share their vision to make Southeast Green a portal that connects business professionals and consumers to green resources and services available in the Southeast.

  • 00:30

    Freight and Emissions in the Southeast

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    Alan Jones is Manager of the Policy Office in the Long Range Planning Division of the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). Alan joined TDOT in 2004, and he advises TDOT officials on transportation policy issues, including air quality, energy, freight, land use, sustainable transportation and livable communities. He directs the state’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program, conducts research on transportation policy innovations, and develops strategic recommendations for making the state’s transportation system more sustainable.
    From 1999 to 2004, Alan was a Senior Policy Analyst with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation working on air quality and energy issues. From 1994 to 1999, he was Executive Director of the Tennessee Environmental Council, a state environmental advocacy group. Alan also worked six years with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., and two years with the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission in Austin.
    Alan has over 33 years of professional experience in environmental and energy policy. He has a B.S. in public administration from Murray State University in western Kentucky, and a Master’s degree in public policy from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

  • 01:19

    NBA Southeast Division Preview 2015-16

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    Here on a Preseason Edition of The Hoopers Log, We preview the Southeast Division in the Eastern Conference for the 2015-16 NBA Regular Season. We will give you insight on what to look for in this division, and storylines to look out for regarding how it will affect the rest of the League from October 27th till Mid-June. We'll be talking: Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets, & Orlando Magic! Get into the Action and Call in at 323-648-1558 talk about your team within the division!

  • NBA Live Talk - Episode #106 - Southeast Division Preview

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    It's that time of the year again... The NBA season is right around the corner!!! 


    Over the course of the next six weeks, we will be breaking down each division, providing expert insight and analysis, while offering our predictions for the upcoming 2015-16 season. 


    Kicking off our divisional preview series is the Southeast Division. 


    In 2014-15, the Atlanta Hawks cruised to their first division title since 1994, posting a franchise-best 60 wins in the process. However, with DeMarre Carroll no longer in the ATL, will the Hawks, led by a host of veteran players, be able to replicate their success from last season? 


    The upstart Washington Wizards and Miami Heat will be among the teams vying for the Southeast crown.  Can John Wall vault the Wizards into championship contention?  Is Dwyane Wade poised for a career resurgence in 2015-16? 


    Be sure to tune into NBA Live Talk every Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. EST, only on Blog Talk Radio. 


    We invite you to join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag, #NBALT106.


    Follow us on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/nba-live-talk

  • 00:28

    How to pick the right solar for your home or business

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    Vikram Aggarwal is the founder and CEO of EnergySage, the online solar marketplace. EnergySage simplifies the process of researching and shopping for solar, making the experience as easy as booking a flight online By introducing price transparency across suppliers and enabling apples-to-apples comparisons of solar systems, pre-screened installers and financing options, EnergySage is demystifying prices and shortening the buyer’s information-gathering phase. As a result, consumers are empowered to make quicker, more informed purchasing decisions about solar panels that specifically meet their individual needs, while also saving as much as 20% on the cost of their systems. Vikram founded EnergySage after more than fifteen years with a major global financial services leader, specializing in private equity investing and strategy consulting – because he recognized that solar panels were not only great for the environment, but also a low volatility, low risk financial product that could enable businesses and homeowners to save on their monthly energy bills as well as generate income over time. Vikram holds master’s degree in business administration and is a CFA charter holder.


     

  • 00:28

    Cree LEDs - a bright difference

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    To Mike Watson, innovation only matters if it’s meaningful, and it requires equal parts ingenuity and action. His unique ability to balance technology development with consumer needs has been instrumental in driving Cree’s climbing position as the world’s fastest growing lighting company, and Most Innovative Company in Energy (Fast Company, 2015). Technology disruption is embedded in his DNA. Built on a foundation of engineering, strategic innovation and commercializing new technologies – as VP of product strategy at Cree, Mike blends relentless problem-solving with market-driven insight to advance customer experiences and drive Cree’s mission of 100 percent LED adoption.


    Mike pioneered Cree’s disruptive entry into the consumer light bulb market, which has been pivotal in transforming LED technology from a novelty into a household name. Now he’s using brand marketing strategies to enable widespread demand for LED technology. In addition to his contributions to Cree, Mike is also a startup founder and patent holder for wireless.


    Cree, Inc. has revolutionized the lighting industry by making high-quality, energy-efficient LED lighting more attractive and affordable than ever, driving the company’s mission for 100 percent LED adoption, proving that high-quality lighting doesn't have to come at a premium. Cree inspired the LED revolution and continue to create brilliantly affordable, radically simple, uncompromisingly efficient solutions. From reinventing the light bulb to commercializing the brightest lighting-class LEDs, Cree’s vision isn’t just to cultivate a thriving business – it’s to better the world. The growing multi-billion dollar start-up, named a 2014 MIT Technology Review “50 Smartest Company,” and one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies worldwide is revolutionizing energy efficiency and transforming the way we experience light.

  • 00:30

    NBA 2015-2016 Southeast Division Preview

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    In this episode I will be taking a look at the Southeast division of the NBA, giving off season reviews and season outlooks for each team in the division. Enjoy! 

  • 00:22

    Weed Recede - Thinking beyond plastic

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    Join Southeast Green as we talk to Bob Hawkinson of Weed Recede. Weed Recede solves a common problem of mulching bag waste and allows you to reduce your consumption of materials in your garden. Does this sound too good to be true? Something that elminates waste, reduces consumption of products, protects streams, rivers and oceans, and helps the environment? Listen in to hear how this one simple idea makes everyone's gardening life easier.

  • 00:10

    Why LED lights are important and how the technology behind them matter

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    To Mike Watson, innovation only matters if it’s meaningful, and it requires equal parts ingenuity and action. His unique ability to balance technology development with consumer needs has been instrumental in driving Cree’s climbing position as the world’s fastest growing lighting company, and Most Innovative Company in Energy (Fast Company, 2015). Technology disruption is embedded in his DNA. Built on a foundation of engineering, strategic innovation and commercializing new technologies – as VP of product strategy at Cree, Mike blends relentless problem-solving with market-driven insight to advance customer experiences and drive Cree’s mission of 100 percent LED adoption.


    Mike pioneered Cree’s disruptive entry into the consumer light bulb market, which has been pivotal in transforming LED technology from a novelty into a household name. Now he’s using brand marketing strategies to enable widespread demand for LED technology. In addition to his contributions to Cree, Mike is also a startup founder and patent holder for wireless.