Karolo Aparicio is the Executive Director of EcoViva, a nonprofit organization that works in partnership and solidarity with community-led organizations in Central America organized to achieve environmental sustainability, economic security, social justice and peace. Karolo was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area to Guatemalan immigrant parents, and has spent time in rural and urban communities in Central America. He has previously worked as the Director of Individual Giving at International Rivers, Development Director at the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Sierra Club, and Director of Donor Services at the Global Fund for Women. He joins us on Council in the Radio today to discuss the work that EcoViva is doing in Central America.
Gabriel Scheinmann joins us for Council on the Radio. He is the Executive Director of the Alexander Hamilton Society and former Director of Policy at the Jewish Policy Center. He has served as a Research Associate to the Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is a Rumsfeld Graduate Fellow and was a Visiting Fellow at the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. His publications have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The American Interest, The National Interest, The Washington Quarterly, Time.com, the Jerusalem Post, and many other forums. He holds an A.B. from Harvard University. He is commenting on the Iran nuclear deal and its potential implications.
The Council on the Radio team is joined by Eilon Adar. Dr Adar is a highly regarded expert in arid zones hydrology and Middle East water issues, and currently heads the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. He discusses with us water use and misuse in the Middle East and California, including what the United States can learn from Israel.