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Air Cascadia on 11/20/15

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Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:00am - 10:15am
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Air Cascadia on 11/19/15

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Thu, 11/19/2015 - 10:00am - 10:15am
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Air Cascadia on 11/18/15

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Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:00am - 10:15am
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Forest Practices in Oregon and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Tue, 11/17/2015 - 10:00am - 10:15am
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Forest Practices in Oregon and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Chris Andreae speaks with Dr. John Talberth of the Center for Sustainable Economy about the new report on how clearcutting and the use of forest chemicals and fertilizers on industrial forestlands could be Oregon's second largest source of global warming pollution.

Air Cascadia on 11/16/15

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Mon, 11/16/2015 - 10:00am - 10:15am
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Air Cascadia on 11/11/15

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Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:00am - 10:15am
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Air Cascadia on 11/10/15

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Tue, 11/10/2015 - 10:00am - 10:15am
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Air Cascadia on 11/09/15

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Mon, 11/09/2015 - 10:00am - 10:15am
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Air Cascadia on 11/06/15

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Fri, 11/06/2015 - 10:00am - 10:15am
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Air Cascadia on 11/05/15

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Air Cascadia
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Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:00am - 10:15am
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[audio-tag-title-raw]The Rev is Back! And so it the message: Consumption is killing us...

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Air Cascadia
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Wed, 12/30/2015
Reverend Billy preaching in Times Square.�
 Courtesy of Warrior Poets Production and Werner Film.
  • Genre: Blues
  • Length: 14:52 minutes (10.21 MB)
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[audio-tag-title-raw]The Rev is Back! And so it the message: Consumption is killing us...

program: 
Air Cascadia
program date: 
Wed, 12/30/2015
Reverend Billy preaching in Times Square.�
 Courtesy of Warrior Poets Production and Werner Film.
  • Genre: Blues
  • Length: 14:52 minutes (10.21 MB)
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Jordan Cove and the Road to California

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Air Cascadia
program date: 
Wed, 12/30/2015
 from Southern Oregon Rising Tide
Over the holidays, Southern Oregon Rising Tide mailed festive postcards to several of their fracking foes with a special message: Bring the pipeline, expect resistance. Donning elf hats and tree-climbing apparel, SORT members scaled a snow laden doug fir tree that stands in the path of the proposed Pacific Connector Pipeline near Ashland, OR.
 
Pipeline construction still awaits final approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Department of State Lands, so trees on the 95-foot-wide, 232-mile-long pipeline easement are safe for now. But the message from the grassroots to the corporate world should be clear: this pipeline is a bad investment.
 
Veresen (VSN), the parent company of Jordan Cove, has continued to lose value in the stock market since 2014. This fall, the company revealed to FERC that they have yet to secure any buyers for the fracked gas they wish to export. Less than five percent of landowners on the proposed pipeline easement have signed contracts allowing work on their properties. Companies investing in the project will face financial challenges from environmental lawsuits, eminent domain proceedings—and also relentless work stoppages caused by tree sits and road blockades.
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  • Length: 14:59 minutes (10.29 MB)
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'Horizontal Drilling' - The Media-Mild PR-Presentable Version of Fracking

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Air Cascadia
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Wed, 12/30/2015
Here's how we got from fracking to 'horizontal drilling':

A document published by the Public Relations Society of America, discovered by DeSmog, reveals that from the onset of its public relations campaign, the oil industry courted mainstream media reporters to help it sell the idea of lifting the ban on crude oil exports to the American public and policymakers.
Calling its campaign the “Miracle of American Oil,” the successful PR effort to push for Congress and the White House to lift the oil exports ban was spearheaded by Continental Resources, a company known as the “King of the Bakken” shale oil basin and founded by Harold Hamm. Hamm served as energy advisor to 2012 Republican Party presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The campaign launched on December 16, 2013, the 40th anniversary of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) oil embargo, and won the prestigious PRSA Silver Anvil Award.
According to the document, submitted to PRSA to detail the logistics and reach of the PR effort, it was “designed to influence public policy and/or affect legislation, regulations, political activities or candidacies — at the local, state or federal government levels.”
And it all began with a kick-off dinner in Washington, D.C., hosted by Continental Resources and attended by some of the most influential mainstream media energy reporters in the United States.   While the document fails to note when and where the dinner unfolded, Amy Harder, one of the reporters in attendance, revealed the details.   In a December 20 Wall Street Journal article offering an overview and inside look at the industry's exports crusade, Harder revealed that the dinner took place at Washington, D.C.'s ostentatious 5-star Hay-Adams Hotel in October 2013 and Harold Hamm attended the meeting.
Harder ended up publishing two exports articles favorable to the industry's point of view in the few months after being invited to the exclusive Hay-Adams Hotel dinner.    Asked for more details about the dinner, Harder told DeSmog via email that she did not “feel comfortable sharing with you any more information about the dinner,” also denying her attendance there shaped the slant of her articles.   One of Harder's articles published in January 2014 offers more dinner details, noting it “was or­gan­ized by the Do­mest­ic En­ergy Pro­du­cers Al­li­ance” (DEPA) and attended by “oth­er do­mest­ic-en­ergy ex­ec­ut­ives” beyond just Hamm.
DEPA has spent $75,000 lobbying for Congress to lift the oil exports ban in 2015, according to lobbying disclosure forms reviewed by DeSmog.
The DEPA coalition has also given U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) $10,000 in campaign money since the 2014 electoral cycle, the first campaign cycle of her first term that began in January 2013. Heitkamp has positioned herself as among the most outspoken members of Congress in support of lifting the ban.
DEPA has also utilized the “miracle” language in its advocacy materials associated with the push to lift the oil exports ban.
Months after the dinner, Hamm testified at a hearing in front of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, calling for an end to the oil exports ban. Metadata from that testimony reviewed by DeSmog shows his speech was written by the then-director of public relations for Continental, Mary Ann Osko.
According to a story published by Bloomberg, Hamm “visited Capitol Hill almost weekly and testified at some of the at least nine congressional hearings on exports.”
Continental also made a concerted effort to pivot away from using the term “fracking,” opting instead to use term “horizontal drilling” to describe the hydraulic fracturing technique.
“The PR team’s objectives to showcase the benefits of America’s oil and natural gas renaissance, change the vernacular from fracking to horizontal drilling, and launch crude oil exports to the top of the U.S. policy agenda were all achieved,” explained Continental in the document (emphasis added).
A July 2013 survey-based study by Louisiana State University (LSU) Public Policy Research Lab professors concluded that “the unpleasant sound of the word 'Fracking' might be partially responsible for view of the safety of the process” and that those “who did not hear the word…are more likely to say they think the process is safe.”
“The very term 'fracking' has a negative connotation…The industry needs to identify negatively charged words and replace them with positive language,” reads a February 2011 Gregory FCA blog post. “The industry needs to control the story by controlling the lexicon through creative, positive words that tell a vivid story and lock out the language of critics.”
Hamm used the term “horizontal drilling” five times during his January 2014 congressional testimony and an additional four times in a Forbes opinion piece Hamm published advocating for a lift of the U.S. oil exports ban.
The company also emphasized that this is a “renaissance” and not a “boom” in its PR efforts. Booms often go bust, as we have shown on DeSmog repeatedly, most recently in the case of where the Bakken may be headed.
Continental representatives also repeatedly used the term “renaissance” in media appearances, during state-level and federal-level legislative testimony, at public speaking events, on a company earnings call, and on the company's website.
DEPA also utilizes the “renaissance” language on its advocacy website, PowerPoint presentations, press releases, newspaper editorials and in letters written to policymakers. DEPA had little to say in response to questions sent via email by DeSmog.
“I can tell you that DEPA is very proud of the bipartisan work to educate we have done and will continue to do regarding all forms of energy,” Peter Regan, DEPA's executive director, told DeSmog.
Lifting the oil exports ban is something Oil Change International called tantamount to cooking the climate, an analysis also shared by the Center for Biological Diversity and others.
But when asked by DeSmog if Continental believed climate change was an issue, Kristin Thomas, vice president of public relations for Continental, said the company “doesn't take an official position on the issue.”
Instead, Thomas pointed to Continental's corporate responsibility report, which does not mention climate change or global warming. Climate change impacts of lifting the export ban, unsurprisingly, did not make it into Continental's PR narrative pitch to reporters.
Thomas also denied that the PR campaign was, at its core, geared toward gaining Continental and the oil industry favorable publicity.
Maura Stephens, associate director of the Park Center for Independent Journalism at Ithaca College, disagrees.
“Some mainstream reporters are obviously being directed by their editors and producers to simply parrot whatever industry spokespersons and corrupt politicians say,” Stephens told DeSmog.
“And apparently U.S. policymakers are incapable of or disinterested in distinguishing between PR propaganda and scientific and economic evidence. This type of travesty highlights how critical to democracy it is that more people tune into independent, non-corporate-run news sources.”
 
A document published by the Public Relations Society of America, discovered by DeSmog, reveals that from the onset of its public relations campaign, the oil industry courted mainstream media reporters to help it sell the idea of lifting the ban on crude oil exports to the American public and policymakers.
 
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  • Length: 16:03 minutes (11.02 MB)
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'Who Are My People?'...Robert Lundahl answers that question

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Air Cascadia
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Thu, 10/22/2015
 
What follows was originally a list of links that I posted in order ot help listeners navigate the terrain: The Mojave's Indigenous People, the sites sacred to them, the incursion of the 'Green' energy Gang and the selling of the environmental movement to power companies.  Between all these opposong forces, Robert Lundahl & Co. exposes the dirty truth in the sand..It starts with this:
The first piece of evidence, ' California Solar Farms Threaten Desert Species' published in The Desert Sun: 
 
http://www.desertsun.com/story/tech/science/energy/2015/10/19/study-california-solar-farms-threaten-desert-species/74233862/
 
 
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/12/prweb4927484.htm
 
 
http://issuu.com/advocacyfilms/docs/final_bullet
 
questions: http://issuu.com/advocacyfilms/docs/qtr4_2010
 
 http://www.salem-news.com/articles/june242011/sacred-site-rl.php

And here are video clips you will probably want to have a look at:  
 
 https://vimeo.com/72949437
 
 
 https://vimeo.com/24785962
 
 
http://theecoreport.com/the-questions-behind-who-are-my-people/
 
 
 http://planet-rla.com/battling-goliath/
 
 
 http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/blistering-desert-solar-meeting-destruction-native-american-sacred-sites-and-lack-consultation-domin
 
 
http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/reader%E2%80%99s-editorial-smoking-blunderbuss%E2%80%94illegal-failure-consult-tribal-peoples-dooms-giant-solar-and
 
 
http://deathvalleyjim.com/2015/03/05/confusing-contact-consultation/
 
 
 
 

Sacred or Desecrated? Why Nexen Nation is Where the Earth goes to Die...

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Air Cascadia
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Wed, 09/09/2015

Sacred or Desecrated?
What is 'Nexen' and why is it creeping up my Canada?


Nexen/CNOOC is a Chinese oil and gas company based in Calgary, Alberta. On 25 February 2013, Nexen became a wholly owned subsidiary of Beijing-based CNOOC Limited. It was a Canadian company, but was purchased by CNOOC.

So that's Nexen and this is what happened 'nexen':

July 17th 2015
When word hit that Nexen had become the Mother of All Oil Spills on Athabaska Chipewyan First Nations sacred land in northern Alberta broke, the provinces' premiers were concluding a deal on Canada’s national energy strategy.
The deal signals that pipeline development can proceed, and Alberta's oil sands can expand, if it’s all done responsibly.
But that’s not how many First Nations see it. Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation is further north of the spill, but has long battled the health and environmental impacts of oil sands pollution.
 
And that’s not what happened…
 
Chief Allan Adams said in a statement, if oil sands operations such as Nexen's expands, the region "will only result in more spills and incidents."
 
The Nexen oil spill released five million litres of emulsion — a mixture containing 34 per cent bitumen, and 66 per cent water.


And then  just north in British Columbia:
The B.C. Environmental Appeal Board has ruled the province failed to properly consult the Fort Nelson First Nations and employ adequate scientific modelling when it approved a long-term water withdrawal licence for Nexen Inc., a company with fracked gas operations in the Horn River Basin.
The board ruled the water licence is cancelled, effectively immediately, on Monday. The permit granted Nexen permission to withdraw up to 2.5 million cubic metres of water annually from North Tsea Lake, located within traditional Fort Nelson First Nation territory, until 2017.
The First Nation considers the ruling a significant victory over both Nexen and the B.C. government.
  • Genre: Blues
  • Length: 13:40 minutes (9.39 MB)
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The Buffalo Field Campaign Road Show Comes to Portland, September 23rd

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Air Cascadia
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Wed, 09/09/2015
The Buffalo Field Campaign Coordinator Mike Mease will be hitting the road in September and October for a road show to Washington, Oregon, and California to share music, stories, video, and activism inspired by the Yellowstone bison. He'll be joined by musicians Goodshield and Mignon Geli for what promise to be a handful of very special events. Please join BFC if you live in or near the following towns. Email Mike for more details or to help promote these events.

  • Genre: Blues
  • Length: 13:55 minutes (9.56 MB)
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Welcome to Obama's Arctic Antics

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Air Cascadia
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Wed, 09/02/2015
Hello...Hello? Anyone out there? 

At least Sarah Palin alerted us years ago to the fact that  she can see Russia from Alaska...that way we can keep a close eye on those rooskie's Arctic Antics and make sure they don't get to the Buried Treasure first.

I have not written anything, posted any audio, added any links for a long time..
Is there anybody out there?  I have wondered over the years if listeners visit me here in Air Cascadia.
Do you?

Call KBOO at 503-231-8032 and leave a message with Kathleen, Morning News & Public Affairs Director.

3, If the Rube-publicans manage to scuttle the Iran Deal, then what next? We have our right wing religious nuts and they have theirs. I guess it comes down to whose nuts are bigger...
Can I say that on the radio?
 
 
4, Black Lives Matter, but in South Carolina white lives matter more...A white former police chief will have to spend a year under home detention but won't have to serve any prison time in the 2011 shooting death of an unarmed black man.
Prosecutors agreed Tuesday to drop a murder charge against 38-year-old Richard Combs, the former police chief of the small town of Eutawville, in exchange for his guilty plea to misconduct in office. The murder charge carried a penalty of 30 years to life.
Circuit Judge Edgar Dickson suspended a 10-year prison sentence for Combs as long as he completes his home detention and five years of probation.
 
5, Thousands of California prison inmates who have been in solitary confinement – some for more than 30 years – will be released into the general prison population under a legal settlement announced Tuesday.
The agreement follows several hunger strikes over the past decade to protest the use of indefinite solitary confinement to control prison gangs.
 
6, This morning – and continuing right now - Baltimore’s State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby must be celebrating.  Protesters outside the courthouse are not.  Judge Barry Williams denied motions to dismiss charges against six Baltimore police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray and to recuse Mosby's office from the case.
 
The arguments largely centered around the actions of Mosby and others in her office. The dismissal motion focused on statements Mosby made while announcing the charges against the officers on May 1 in front of the Baltimore War Memorial. The arguments on the recusal motion focused on the role Mosby and prosecutors played in her office's independent investigation of Gray's death.
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Shell Gets Final Permit...Even with Safety Equipment Heading for Portland...

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Air Cascadia
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Thu, 07/23/2015

To sHell with Safety! Drill First and ...


The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement approved Shell’s final drilling permits, which was the final hurdle before the company can begin drilling exploration wells in the Chukchi Sea this summer. Shell can immediately begin drilling the top sections of two wells, but cannot drill down to where the oil and gas is located until the M/V Fennica, the ice breaker carrying the required capping stack for the wells, returns from receiving repairs to its damaged hull in Portland, Oregon. The permits also restrict Shell to drilling only one well at a time, due to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife regulation. The federal government found that there is a 75 percent chance of a large oil spill should drilling occur in the Arctic Ocean, yet the Bureau concluded that Shell is able to adequately respond should a spill occur, despite the treacherous and unpredictable conditions in the Arctic Ocean
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Maritime Law Tears a Hole in Shell's Hull...

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Air Cascadia
program date: 
Wed, 07/15/2015

Today We Revisit ...another Shell disaster - 'Shellarious, but for the safety and leal issues. So it seems Shell's Arctic Dreams hit another "uncharted shoal"...

First, it doesn't matter whether the shoal is charted or uncharted: navigation equipment - which is mandatory on the brridge - should be operating sonar, sweeping the oceam floor, looking for things like, Well, "uncharted shoals".
And Secondly, if an "uncharted shoal" can rip this ship a new one, what's the ice going to do to it?
Abnd Finally, IT'S AN ICEBREAKER!!! It has a thick double-walled steel hull. You cannot simply stick a patch on it and head off for the most dangerous iceberg-infested water in the world - waters in which Shell has already come to grief a number of times now...

That said, Have a liten back to the show..


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Comments

membership means more

your threat of quitting your membership gives me two options for analysis:

1) you gave money to Theresa via KBOO.

2) if Theresa died tomorrow, you'd give up your membership.

my interpretation

1) that's cool, man.  you support community-based radio based solely on your dedication to one weekly half-hour show. that demonstrates that Theresa's voice represents/intrigues you (and many, many others); however you don't feel represented by any one of the other 500 people who volunteer their time and energy in the 24/7 endevour, and you don't value the input (and miraculous existence!) of the other 5-10,000 members and ten times as many listeners; neither do you support the KBOO mission of including as many underrepresented voices as possible on the air, with natural turnover, schedule changes and opportunities as new people arrive.  Membership gives you the power to affect the decision-making, which is why you gave money to Theresa via KBOO; and, by golly, you will do everything in your power to keep her on the air, and you want the KBOO website visitors to know how you feel when they read the comments.  You'd even like them to join you in your fight.

2) wow.

my opinion

Personally, Theresa's show is one of my  favourites and there are plenty of shows that I not only don't like or don't listen to, but also complain about out loud.  It's my radio station, and, like my family, I will not be quiet when they need to shape up or ship out.

writing inflammatory statements on the webpage will remain simply that: inflammatory statements with a reaction or two from trolls (see the 20 pages of Anonymous written about me because of the audio I submitted that Jenka edited), which, in the end, result in: NOTHING.  If you want to chat with others online, that's fine, but you should know that nothing said here is considered in the Committee meetings. It's just an informal public forum, not policy binding.

my advice

Instead of threatening us (volunteers, members, listeners and our very existence), why not use your valuable internet time to phrase it as, for example, a question to which one of us could easily respond:  "Have there been any changes to Theresa's show?  I noticed lately that it has been preemented or even cut.  It is my favourite show. [I fear Air Cascadia will take its place--not necessary but very telling that you chose Chris' page to write it--ed.]. "  You can copy the question to Theresa's email (though I know from experience she doesn't respond) and/or print it out and put it in her cubby hole at the station. And/or show up to the meetings.  And/or call Theresa during her show--she takes calls, you know.  Ask her if she'll train or mentor you to do the same kind of work she does.

p.s.  Air Cascadia basically is the AM News is Chris Andreae: i was engineering {i'm flattered that you liked it}and was very sad when it was cut--but that is the way of the station; we adhere and adapt to the ever-fluctuating needs of the larger community--but i watched, with great pleasure, as it morphed into Air Cascadia.  Though i adore Dennis Bernstein, 15 less minutes of his voice is no skin off my back. 

Highting!

Crystal

air cascadia

im a conservative right wing trucker and i think cris andrae is the greatest broadcaster on the radio. i try to listen when i dont need traffic reports.
her scathing commentary is the best. i would join kboo but i fear america will become too weak and barry will force me to find a green job soon . keep up the good work
michael j

The anchor news program

The anchor news program Democracy Now, conveiniently aired at 11 AM so that all could tune in was moved to 7 AM with a result that most if not all of the people who work nights won't be tuning in as they are still sleeping. Also missed the 40th anniversary bash as it was inconveinently held from 4 to 10 Pm, on a weekday, which would exclude anyone working swing from attending unless they took a day off. Why couldn't this have been held on a Saturday or Sunday?
Air Cascadia is a very rough and unpolished program that leaves me tuning to OPB or just turning it off.
The choppy, emergent voice of Cris Andreae is certainly a large part in that.
If it is true that Press Watch will be axed for this then it will be an easy decision to withhold future pledges from this listener.

What happened to Presswatch?

Is Air Cascadia taking over what Therisa has been doing? If so, I may give up my membership. First, the am news gets axed to accomodate Democracy Now, now is Presswatch going under the plow?

 

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