KBOO's locally produced environmental series. This edition: A proposal by the Bush administration will eliminate science as a factor in determining whether or not federal projects (dams, highway construction, mines, etc) might threaten protected species. Instead, federal agencies will make the determination without the benefit of wildlife scientist studies. Developers and others opposed to the Endangered Species Act are thrilled. Environmental activists are outraged.
Host Marlene Howell substitutes for Barbara Bernstein today, bringing two main topics to the table.
First up, she invites opinions on Patriarchy versus Matriarchy as it relates to the wholesale Commodification of the entire planet's resources versus Sustainability. Is it even possible for our species (let alone mostother species) to survive our greed?
Part two of today's show asks the listenership: "What are YOU going to do TODAY to express your environmental values?" This is not meant as an esoteric question, but a practical one, inviting real behaviors that can be practiced today by average citizens to protect and preserve our lifeline.
Continuing their discussion of sustainable cities, aired last week, Bill Resnick and urban environmentalist Mike Houck consider social equity. A city cannot be sustainable without insuring that all its residents have good jobs and decent income. They also discuss how to manage growth. To hear Part 1, click here.
Frann Michel hosts this program which features an explanation of what's going on between Russia and Georgia (and the US); a review of the documentary about a high wire exploit at the World Trade Center in 1974; and an introduction to Los Angeles's Thai Town.
Last week, Bill Resnick began a conversation with urban naturalist Mike Houck about restoring Portland's ecosystem and making it part of a sustainable environment. Part 2 of this interview was not aired this week so we could bring you a live interview about a breaking story -- the Russia - Georgia conflict. But you can hear Part 2 of The Sustainable City here.
What is the importance for the Thai community in Los Angeles to have their neighborhood designated "Thai Town"? Chanchanit Martorell, excecutive director of the Thai Community Development Center in L.A., talks with the Old Mole's Sudarat Musikawong.
For years, people used to migrate into the united states through the cities.
Then in the early 1990’s trade policies began to effect patterns of immigration, . The US began building walls, and sealing urban areas, pushing immigration routes to isolated and more desolate areas, like the desert.
What is the cultural impact of illegally walking a wire strung between the two towers of the World Trade Center shortly after their completion in 1974? Our Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Frann Michel discuss the current documentary Man on Wire.
If you want a clear explanation of what's going on between Russia and Georgia (and the US), listen to this conversation between Middle-Eastern expert Stephen Zunes and the Old Mole's Bill Resnick as they lay out the background and the probable outcome. See also his current article in the Huffington Post.