17 – Roland Bopp – International Executive and Political Savant

Roland Bopp, is an international businessman. A German-American, he has lead multiple companies, many based in Europe and Russia. Though living in the US, Roland spends much of his time traveling and working in Europe. After meeting at a friend’s wedding and having a great conversation over dinner, I have gotten to know him much…

16 – Peter Schlactus – The Westchester Airport, (and FCWC Part 3)

In Part 3 of my series related to the Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, better known as FCWC, I interview Peter Schlactus, who co-founded the Coalition to Prevent Westchester Airport Expansion. Peter grew up in Westchester, left for school, graduated from Harvard and returned after a time to help with the family business. However, like…

15 – Sara Goddard and Rye Sustainability Committee (FCWC Part 2 sort of)

Sara Goddard is a local activist residing in Rye, NY. She organized and led an effort to eliminate single use bags in her town, being instrumental in forming the Rye Sustainability Committee. Getting rid of plastic bags and drastically reducing paper bags is certainly an admirable accomplishment. What is even more remarkable is that way…

14 – Carolyn Cunningham and FCWC (Part 1)

Carolyn Cunningham Former Executive Director of The Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, FCWC, and a long time member, Carolyn has been instrumental in driving and coordinating conservation and environmental efforts throughout Westchester County. Now in her eighties, she is still actively involved and has a rich and deep understanding of challenges, issues, and successes of…

Listen to this episode

13 – Dicky Shanor – Wyoming can change the world.

Occasionally you encounter something that acts as a catalyst for making a major change in how you think about problems, situations, issues, whatever. One afternoon I initiated a conversation with a guy, nothing unusual about that. He happened to be the Chief of Staff to the Secretary of the Department of Education of the State…

Listen to this episode