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Campus Conversations: The Podcast

Welcome to ESF's Podcast!

Hosted by ESF President Joanie Mahoney, the podcast features in depth conversations with the people
who are working to address our planet's most pressing issues.

Campus Conversations: The Podcast is produced by the Digital Storytelling Studio.

Season 4 Episodes

Neil Patterson

Building a Bridge between Indigenous and Scientific Knowledge

In the final episode of this season, join President Mahoney's conversation with Neil Patterson, Assistant Director for the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at SUNY ESF. In this conversation they talk about what brought Neil to study at ESF, how scientific ecological knowledge and traditional ecological knowledge can work together, the growth of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, the role of indigenous communities as stewards of biodiversity, and the partnership with the DEC, Nature Conservancy and others in addressing indigenous land justice in the state.

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Anne Therese Gennari

Shifting the Narrative on Climate Change

Join President Mahoney as she speaks with Anne Therese Gennari, author of The Climate Optimist Handbook and this year's ESF's Commencement Speaker. In this conversation, Anne Therese speaks about her passion for the environment as a child, coping with the climate anxiety, and the importance of personal health and well being as a path towards climate optimism.

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Matt Potteiger and Anne Godfrey

Connecting to Communities through the Landscape

In this episode, President Mahoney sits down with Anne Godfrey and Matt Potteiger, faculty members in the Landscape Architecture program at SUNY ESF. The discussion explores the interactions of photography, food and landscape, how varied the interpretations can be and how these stories matter for our future.

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Janine DeBaise

The Intersection of Science and Literature

Janine is a tenured Instructor in the Writing Program, where she has taught writing and literature since 1992. Her pedagogical interests include the intersection of science and literature, digital pedagogy, and the ways that composition can be taught creatively. She’s published numerous books and is beloved by her students.

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