Martin Lowery, Executive Vice President Emeritus of America’s Electric Cooperatives, is this week’s guest on Everything Co-op

This week on the show, how cooperatives are addressing community needs.

Dr. Martin Lowery, Executive Vice President Emeritus of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and Cooperative Hall of Fame member, will appear on Everything Co-op on Thursday, September 12. A weekly exploration of the impact and potential of the cooperative business model, Everything Co-op aims to generate interest in and support for the cooperative movement.

Hosted by Vernon Oakes and conversational in format, the show is streamed live at every Thursday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. EDT. Everything Co-op also airs live in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area on WOL 1450 AM—Radio One’s premiere talk radio station.

This week, Vernon and Martin will discuss the role of cooperatives in addressing community challenges today.

For more than three decades, Martin has been a forceful advocate for the cooperative business model. He is Executive Vice President, Emeritus, of America’s Electric Cooperatives, and the immediate past chair of National Cooperative Bank’s Board of Directors. Martin was inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame in May 2014, the highest honor that the U.S. cooperative community bestows on individuals who have made heroic contributions to the cooperative movement. He is currently the elected U.S. representative to the board of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA). Martin received a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Duke University.

Listen to archived episodes—including NCBA CLUSA’s centennial podcast series in partnership with Everything Co-op—at

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