A Weekly syndicated show featuring innovators that are changing the world with their sustainable ideas.

Heard by millions of listeners, coast to coast every week! Podcasts also available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and Podbean.


Robert Colangelo, Host

Meet our Featured reporters!

Our weekly 30-minute radio program and podcast is hosted by Robert Colangelo, Green Sense Farms, founding farmer. Each week our featured reporters are joined by innovators who have dedicated themselves to finding new ways to address the environmental challenges that are facing humanity with their creative solutions. 


Bob Kessler: Executive Producer

Bob Kessler is a 25-year radio veteran  who's been with Green Sense Radio since 2010. He's also currently Assistant Managing Editor for Rivet Smart Audio, a content partner with Green Sense, and is a news anchor & reporter with WGN-AM Chicago. He also was the Executive Producer for the nationally syndicated 'Ramsey Lewis Morning Show' and internationally syndicated 'Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis,' both hosted by the Grammy winning jazz pianist.   

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Chris Higgins: PUblisher at Urban Ag News

Chris Higgins is the founder and owner of Urban Ag News. Urban Ag News is an educational website that focuses on controlled environment agricultural practices, sciences, market data and operations.

As an agripreneur Chris was also one of the founding partners of the non-profit Foundation for the Development of Controlled Environment Agriculture (FDCEA) and has invested in a variety of other companies including Hort Americas, LLC, a wholesale supply company focused on all aspects of the horticulture industry. With over 20 years of experience, Chris is dedicated to improving and expanding the horticulture and niche agriculture industries.


Sarah Gutterman: Co-Founder & CEO at Green Builder Media

Sara is the Co-Founder and CEO of Green Builder® Media, the leading media company in North America focused on green building and sustainable living. As CEO, Sara has established a reputation for herself as a visionary thought leader and passionate advocate for sustainability.  She works closely with Green Builder Media’s advertisers, including major corporations such as Ingersoll Rand, DuPont, Panasonic, Whirlpool, Kohler, and others, to develop long-term green strategies that make a profound impact on the market.

Sara was a venture capitalist with Boulder Ventures, a national venture capital firm that manages $350 million. Sara has been involved in the life cycle (from funding to exit) of over 20 companies.


Tom Appel: Publisher at Consumer Guide Automotive

Beginning with a high school service-station job pumping gas and turning wrenches, Tom has usually managed to work around cars. During college, Tom worked for Chrysler as a product specialist, staffing one of six experimental in-mall showrooms set up around the country.

He has also worked in fleet leasing, specializing in Chevrolet and GMC light-duty trucks. During his time as a market research analyst and focus-group moderator, Tom worked with manufacturers and suppliers including General Motors, OnStar, and Porsche. Tom joined Consumer Guide® in 2001 and moved into the publisher’s role in 2012. Tom is also president emeritus of the Midwest Automotive Media Association. He lives in suburban Chicago with his wife, college-age daughter, two cats, about 50 fish, and several antique German tube radios.


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