Chef Ron Duprat
Chef Ron Duprat has had a passion for good, healthy, locally soured foods ever since he was a small boy growing up in Mare, Haiti. Despite a poor upbringing, he always felt at home in the kitche observing his grandmother cook. Today, Chef Ron Duprat - celebrated restauranteur, Top Chef contender, author, humanitarian and executive chef - credits those comforting times in his grandmother's kitchen as the basis for his food philosophy: fresh, flavorful, seasonal ingredients that create mouth-watering dishes with a nod to his heritage
Hosted by MARK BERNSTEIN
A podcast to change the message about climate change.
At Earthshot Now we are bringing to our audience, candid and engaging chats with people from different backgrounds to talk about themselves, their life journey, their vision of the future, and how they relate to climate change or how climate change relates to them. We end each segment with a challenge to the audience to get more involved on climate issues.
Johanna Stoberock is the author of the novels Pigs and City of Ghosts. Her short stories and essays have appeared in numerous publications, and she is a 2019 Artist Trust/Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award recipient. In Pigs four children live on an island that is the repository for all the world’s garbage. Garbage arrives, the children sort it, and then they feed it to a herd of pigs. When a boy washes ashore in a barrel, the children must decide what to do with him—is he more of the world’s detritus, meant to be fed to the pigs, or is he one of them? The novel explores questions about community, environmental responsibility, and the possibility of innocence.
Jamar Graham is a multi-talented producer with skills in game design, project management, monetization data analysis and partner relations. Jamar currently works with Unity Technologies where he provides guidance on monetization that can deliver high user satisfaction. He has previous expereince with Disney ahd Legacagy INeratcvite. Jamar says he wants to change the combative relationships between users, creatives and business to a unified culture of respect.
MK Klassen began her career in humanitarian aid, working frequently in the developing world. For the past decade, MK led the development of advanced clean energy solutions for U.S. security and peacekeeping forces operating beyond secure supply lines. She recently co-founded Mana Pacific a renewable energy project development Benefit Corporation providing equitable access of sustainable, affordable energy to Pacific Island Nations and Mana Boxes supporting South African artisan women buy bringing their goods to the US market.
Jean Nicolas-Meo began his career in wine in 1989, when he left Paris and moved to Burgundy to guide his family’s vineyards – land that have been in his family for centuries. He lead a bold new direction and find that he enjoyed the rhythms of country life, and the challenges of running a winery, Jean-Nicolas began a period of intense modernization. He began defining his own signature style, with an emphasis on depth, refinement and impeccable balance - a style that has catapulted Meo-Camuzet to fame and earned Jean-Nicolas respect as one of the finest Pinot Noir winemakers in the world.
Rob Legato is a visual effects supervisor, has been nominated for five Academy Awards and won three. His first win was for his visual effects work on Titanic, his second was for his work on Hugo and his third for The Jungle Book. Rob has pioneered the use of CGI in movies and the integration of live action and CGI to create realistic action in his movies.
Terry Tamminen has been working for environmental causes for over 20 years, including climate change, renewable energy, waste to energy, among others. He served as CA EPA Secretary under Governor Schwarzenegger. During his service in state government, Terry was the architect of many groundbreaking sustainability policies, including California's landmark Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. Terry was CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and is currently President and Founder of 7th Generation Advisors.
Jim has been with the National Park Service for the past 32 years. His career has involved working in four other National Parks before coming to Yellowstone in 1988. His work experiences have varied from assisting in wolf reintroduction to spearheading many of the park’s “greening initiatives”. Jim has managed many of Yellowstone’s environmental programs and provided guidance to many other national parks for achieving sound environmental stewardship.
Charlie Courtenay is the 19th Earl of Devon, a member of the House of Lords in the UK, and a partner in the Michemores law firm. Charlie works on Intellectual Property issues and recently with his colleagues has been exploring opportunities for regenerative agriculture in the UK as a means to improve the environmental footprint of agriculture, increase yields and crop diversity.
Katherine Hammack is a pioneer in deploying sustainable and energy efficient technologies. As a former Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment Katherine was instrumental in moving the Army to recognize the benefits of renewables and efficiency for resilience, cost savings and the environment. She is currently the Director of Special Projects for Green Business Certifications Inc, which independently recognizes excellence in resilient buildings and power infrastructure. In her spare time she volunteers as a Director of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-conditioning, and an Advisor with MK Advisors.
Corrina Kumpe is an attorney with decades of experience in corporate law, who in the last few years, has been using her skills as a lawyer to accelerate the growth of solar power. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel, and Director of Policy at SunShare, a company dedicated to making solar accessible to communities across the U.S
Dahntay Jones retired from the NBA in 2017 after a 13-year career that included an NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016. Among other ventures since retiring from basketball Dahntay has involved himself in helping support the building of affordable housing in Florida and California with a focus on building the housing sustainability – saving energy and resources.
Nikhil cofounded ObEN with a vision to create a full AI stack to power its PAI virtual humans including speech, computer vision, and machine learning.
Before co-founding ObEN, he founded two other startups, Up and Running Software and OnGreen. Nikhil had also spent 5 years at Kaiser Permanente developing electronic medical record applications. He received his MBA from University of Southern California and has a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering.
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