30 Minutes features an interview with Gina Murphy Darling, also known as the creator and voice of Mrs. Green’s World Radio Network; and Liane Hernandez who is Community Life Director and Executive Chef for the YWCA Southern Arizona. Both attended the 2015 BALLE Conference in Phoenix. BALLE stands for the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, provides a national forum for visionary local economy leaders and funders to connect, build their capacity, and innovate.
Liane and Gina also participated in a January 2016 Beyond Tucson event entitled Beyond Balle. This was a discussion on building up grass roots economic approaches towards community health through the movement of localism. Both women are focused on lessons learned from the national Balle Conference and how to move BEYOND just individual consumption to create a strong economy of connection – a vibrant economy designed especially for Tucsonans and our unique sense of place.