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A community dialogue & debate fusing artists, activists and entrepreneurs with different ideas and perspectives coming together to address multiple topics and provoke thoughtful dialogue. The public is also invited to participate and give their ideas during the event. We’ll develop the event into a podcast that will be available worldwide.
 
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The United States is on the brink of the largest wealth transfer in its history as aging boomers and traditionalists pass along financial assets estimated in excess of $68 trillion to their progeny. Further polarizing class and reinforcing unparalleled income inequality, this inheritance is expected to solidify millennials as the richest generation…
 
“We’re in ripe territory for big shifts in the next 50 years,” remarks notable local entrepreneur Pete Strom, “and it could go anywhere.” As the United States sits on the brink of the largest wealth transfer in human history, Strom finds himself more concerned with future generations’ non-monetary inheritance: a morally bankrupt government, social …
 
Author and radio host Tom Egelhoff is no stranger to change. Over the 77 years, he’s spent on this planet, he’s weathered periods of poverty and prosperity, wartime and peace. He’s seen technology shift the landscape of communication and watched medical innovation extend the lives and livelihoods of the nearly five generations that have come since …
 
Bozeman native Sheyne Lieber has seen the impact of the unfettered growth for which baby boomers are synonymous on the identity of his hometown and he’s not sold on the resulting “prosperity.” The gross inflation of property values, the flux of disposable wealth, and added burden on local natural resources are just a couple of the undesirables he’s…
 
After a long and successful career in business – including stints at Ernst & Young and Martin Marietta in Denver; Powerhouse Technologies upon her return to Bozeman; and eventually as the CFO and COO, respectively, at RightNow Technologies (now Oracle)—fifth-generation Montanan Susan Carstensen is concerned with giving back. “I want to see the worl…
 
Kyle Mack is a study in the new self-made man. As he takes a possibly permanent break from pursuing a dual degree in business and psychology, and a perhaps less permanent break from a prosperous career in political activism, Mack is riding through his twenties on a wave divined by his entrepreneurial spirit. Monetizing his hobbies may look like a b…
 
Sara Blessing admits she’s scared. As she faces a life arguably full of options and opportunity, the recent graduate of Montana State University and founder of the local chapter of the Sunrise Movement feels disillusioned, angry and, yes, afraid. And the climate crisis, the concern on which she expected to focus her attention and efforts, is the pr…
 
As an increasing number of jobs are relegated to robotics, what is the future of work? Will employment become obsolete and, with its predicted scarcity, where will the majority of the population find meaning and the financial resources necessary to realize that meaning once found? As the industrial revolution swept the country and fears that the fu…
 
As it turns out, economics isn’t the study of money, but rather one of human actions, behavior, and the incentives that drive them. As local entrepreneur, economist, and co-owner of Dean’s Zesty Booch Henri Pellerin relates, studying economics can shed a lot of light on oneself, others, and how the world works. There is some sort of logical process…
 
Purchasing a home has always been an exalted and expected right of passage into American adulthood, the penultimate realization of the Dream. Buyers’ freedom from the rent trap, pride in ownership, and investment in the future are timeless selling points still touted by realtors marketing homes like snake oil. But, the Dream has become an arguable …
 
In June of 2017, 21-year-old Ashley Loring Heavyrunner vanished from the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, Montana. She took with her the laughter, joy, and brave-as-a-bear courage for which she is lovingly remembered and left behind an oil-stained sweater and a fathomless void full of questions with no answers. With more than four out of five Nat…
 
Over the past decade, our nation’s political landscape has become progressively polarized, with each side finding increasing comfort in standing its ground rather than finding a common one. In addition, greater pressure on natural and financial resources in light of political strife, violence, and the climate crisis is accelerating global refugees.…
 
Paul Nachman is featured in this episode, examining the duality of Compassion Vs. Practicality. Paul grew up in the 50s and 60s in Chicago, attending public schools in the heart of the city. As a young man, he was a voracious reader and taught himself the foundations of astronomy and scientific study that would help inform his career as a Physicist…
 
Ed Stafman grew up in New York City, surrounded by diversity in the burrows of Brooklyn and Queens. After attending law schools both in the States and in Holland, he began his career focused on civil rights law and criminal defense, particularly in death penalty work. He grew up in a secular Jewish family, but after a moving experience at a spiritu…
 
Greg grew up in Twin Bridges, Montana, reading everything he could get his hands on. He realized early on in life that he was gay, but chose to shut that part of himself down to be socially accepted. Later in life, he decided to enter the seminary for the Roman Catholic Church and served as a priest at a cathedral in Helena, Montana. He ultimately …
 
Recently, we caught up with Claire Putnam, an Obstetrician-Gynecologist who opened NOVA Women's Health here in Montana to help women make informed decisions about their physical and emotional health. Claire has always felt a desire to help others and jokes that she started her career in medicine early in life, playing the role of doctor and dentist…
 
In a world where we argue about the power of an ‘environmental footprint’, why aren’t we concerned about the increasing number of feet making them? Overpopulation and population control has been a source of debate for philosophers and scientists since the 1700s, and became a household conversation in the 1950s with the publication of the book “A Po…
 
Tate Chamberlin here to kick off this episode of the I Am Interchange morning show, focused on the issue of population control. My guest this morning is Danielle Egnew, a psychic medium and author who’s currently in the midst of a tour channeling and translating angelic messages for people in cities across the country. And, as I came to learn, she’…
 
Tate Chamberlin with I Am Interchange here and this morning I'm talking to Jack Horner, AKA the fossil hunter whose legendary findings inspired Jurassic Park and set my - and the world's - imagination about dinosaurs on fire. Jack has also worked on all the Jurassic Park films to make sure the depictions of dinosaurs and the science discussed are a…
 
Tate Chamberlin here to kick off this episode of I Am Interchange, focused on the issue of population control, with Jacob Schreiner, a senior pastor with New Life Four Square Ministries. After a tumultuous childhood and a party-filled adolescence he had what he calls an encounter with Jesus and opted to forego material privilege and studying law to…
 
During the summer of 2018, the western United States and Canada entered what had previously been an ‘unprecedented’ wildfire season. Walls of flame threatened environments from urban neighborhoods to national parks in fires burning more intensely than we’ve seen in this lifetime. And a generations-old debate rages on: can and should humans be doing…
 
We sat down with John Bielenberg, a design guru with more than 250 design awards. From working with some of the world’s top businesses to questioning the practice of design and its function in the world, John is now focused on improving the state of the world through the application of creativity and ingenuity. While humans have the capacity to eff…
 
Veteran Smokejumper and Interchange X-Change Panelist, Paul Chamberlin sat down with his nephew, Tate Chamberlin. His 25 years of service in an age of evolving science gives Paul a unique view on if forest fires can be managed. As Tate searches for the answer, he discovers how it feels when a noble idea stops being noble in hind site. Why we must a…
 
With farming and ranching moving to an industrial scale and model worldwide, the mechanization of all things edible, and the ready availability of foods imported from across the globe, our relationship with our food has become more complex than ever before. Add to that the mind-melting array of different diets espoused as the best (or only) option …
 
Former MT Cattle Rancher, Animal Rights Activist and Interchange X-Change Panelist, Howard Lyman sat down with Tate Chamberlin. His background, one in a million surgery success story, and his ordeals being sued with Oprah by the Cattle Industry for $180 million four times gave Howard the right to voice his opinion on the strength it takes to accomp…
 
I Am Interchange hosted a controversial & provocative dialogue on Machismo and the Male Identity in an age when society is coming out of the closet, and women are finding their voices. This thought-provoking conversation fosters curiosity on ideas that include, how much of your identity is entwined in your sexuality? Can a Leather Daddy be submissi…
 
Senate Candidate, Activist, Alliance for the Wild Rockies Board Member, and Interchange XC Change Panelist, Steve Kelly sat down with me, Tate Chamberlin. Steve’s love of the outdoors and drive to protect it grants the Green Party Candidate an interesting perspective on the question, Can Forest Fires Be Managed? As I search for a deeper understandi…
 
Tate Chamberlin sat down with Dave Atkins, a forest ecologist turned publisher who has worked across the western US for the past 40 years. Dave strives to find the balance between environmental protection and function, economic sustainability, and social needs when thinking about how to create a better world. He’ll be joining us again in May to len…
 
In this episode, Tate Chamberlin sat down with Mick Burlington, a crisis counselor and life coach specializing in trauma. Mick has also been a part of the Leather Community since 1991, and has become a pillar of guidance for gay and bisexual men struggling with identity. According to Mick, there is a separation between macho, machismo, and masculin…
 
Joining us today is Timothy Tate, an archetypal psychotherapist based out of Montana. Building from our previous podcast, Timothy takes us on a journey of understanding how we can both leverage and abuse machismo. Using the blending of a matriarchy and patriarchy as a model, Timothy believes the tension of opposites drive both creativity and destru…
 
Joining us in this episode is the very multi talented Erin Schattauer out of Montana. We’ll be discussing machismo, using Erin’s experience as a domestic violence survivor to shed insight on how we can shatter gender stereotypes. Promoting emotionally aware development during children’s most formative years is a part of this process, which is somet…
 
Broadly speaking, the term cultural appropriation focuses on instances where elements from a minority culture are adopted by a dominant cultural and re-used outside of their traditional, historical, and native cultural contexts. In this episode of the I Am Interchange podcast, a diverse panel of artists, activists & entrepreneurs examine whether cu…
 
Tate Chamberlin sat down with Jordan Fuller, a performance artist based out of Bozeman. From shedding the confines of his past, to retracing his roots, we’ll be exploring Jordan’s performance art as a vehicle to promote positivity. Stick around to hear more about the early stages of his latest project - using multi media to highlight living conditi…
 
Rob Irizarry was part of our live "Coal Town" Dialogue and Debate representing technology and artificial intelligence. In this episode, we'll recap our live event, AI, universal basic income and other shenanigans. He spent four decades working with hardware and software technology in both public and private sector organizations building systems, pr…
 
I Am Interchange and Mountain Time Arts are pleased to present, Is Water A Human Right? A community dialogue & debate fusing artists, activists and entrepreneurs with different ideas and perspectives coming together to address multiple topics and provoke thoughtful dialogue. The public is also invited to participate and give their ideas during the …
 
Meg Singer is the Indigenous Justice Outreach Coordinator for the ACLU of Montana. Meg is a native of Salt Lake City, UT, and a member of the Navajo Nation. After graduating from Westminster College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature, Meg moved to Polson, MT, to work as a student advisor for Salish Kootenai College. Meg’s passion …
 
Welcome to I Am Interchange, fusing artists, activists & entrepreneurs with different ideas and perspectives coming together and address multiple topics and provoke thoughtful dialogue. Welcome to I Am Interchange, fusing artists, activists & entrepreneurs with different ideas and perspectives coming together and address multiple topics and provoke…
 
In advance of our next I Am Interchange event: Is Water a Human Right? August 29, at The Filling Station in Bozeman; Tate Chamberlin sat down with Bently Spang, A Northern Cheyenne Artist, to preview the discussion on Water. In this podcast Bently provides a brief history of the Northern Cheyenne, the role, importance and respect of water to his tr…
 
In our latest podcast, Kareen Erbe local Permaculturalist, speaks to the value of sustainability of food production, yes, gardening and farming. As you will hear, Water plays an important role and there are apocalyptic visions should we mismanage the sacred resource of Water. Hear more from Kareen, and other panelists, at the I Am Interchange dialo…
 
Welcome to another episode of I Am Interchange. If you are tuning in for the first time ever, I Am Interchange is a community dialogue & debate fusing artists, activists and entrepreneurs with different ideas and perspectives coming together to address multiple topics and provoke thoughtful dialogue. Along the way, we’ll be producing a series of mi…
 
I Am Interchange is a humanities project and talk show style event where artists, activists & entrepreneurs with different ideas and perspectives come together to address multiple topics and provoke thoughtful dialogue. Though a good mind flush of new ideas and creativity can offer wisdom and perspective to our own process and development. By doing…
 
In our latest podcast Wilmont Collins, a refugee from Liberia, and I explore the vast difference between: Refugee and immigrant. This conversation dispels many common misconceptions about the experience. Wilmont Collins, has been living in Montana for more than 20 years and is currently seeking the office of Mayor in Helena. Produced by: Tyson Lunn…
 
I Am Interchange has an upcoming dialogue and debate on Human Migration and Displacement. We will be producing a series of mini episodes that feature the back story of our guests for upcoming events. For this episode, I Interviewed Ken Johnson with the Sons of Odin. The Sons Odin is an anti immigrant & refugee street patrol group that originated in…
 
Topic: Standing Rock Interchange is a humanities project and talk show style event where artists, activists & entrepreneurs with different ideas and perspectives come together to address multiple topics and provoke thoughtful dialogue. We don’t necessarily need a solution when we’re finished, though a good mind flush of new ideas and creativity can…
 
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