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Join hosts Toni Okamoto and Paul Shapiro as they talk with some of the leading start-up entrepreneurs and titans of industry alike using their businesses to help solve the world’s most pressing problems.

Aug 29, 2018

You know that feeling: You’ve been patiently waiting for your avocado to ripen for days, trying to divine that perfect moment to cut it open and see nothing but lush, gorgeous green fruit. Instead....as you open it up, whatever green you were hoping for is polluted by brown, rotted yuckiness.

Letting fruits and...


Aug 15, 2018

Black pollution is the new green in India, as Bharti Singhla points out in this episode. A chemical engineer, Bharti’s the executive vice president of strategy for Chakr.in--a start-up founded in 2015 that’s innovating a way to clear the air in a nation that according to the WHO has 14 of the 15 most polluted cities...


Aug 1, 2018

Seth Goldman started his career three decades ago thinking that if he wanted to make an impact on public health and agricultural sustainability, he’d need to explore a career in nonprofits or public policy. Fast forward to today and Seth’s company, Honest Tea, has helped slash billions of sugar calories from the...


Aug 1, 2018

You rarely see wildlife advocates protesting window construction. Why not? Windows kill upwards of a billion wild birds in America alone each year. (That’s not a typo: billion with a ‘b.’) It’s as if we’re primed to think the carnage isn’t so bad because there was no malintent; no one went out and...