Environment

Mike Ruppert on the new Congress, peak oil and the future

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Fight the Empire
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Thu, 01/06/2011

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Mike Ruppert, author of Crossing The Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil. They will discuss the New Year, the new Congress, peak oil and the future. 

29:25 minutes (26.93 MB)

Locus Focus on 01/10/11

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 01/10/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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How empathy can helps us to stay balanced with ourselves and the planet

HUMANITY ON A TIGHTROPE

The Rural Organizing Project: Roots and Wings Celebration

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Wed, 01/05/2011

We put together a show based on interviews recorded during the Roots and Wings Celebration of the Rural
Organizing Project on December 4, 2010. We included about 2/3rds of people who participated in the interviews, talking about the beginnings of ROP, how different individuals came across ROP and how it has effected their organizing or their lives, and some anecdotal snippets about the marches, the caucuses,  the demonstrations, and other events that ROP has helped them with, across the state over the past 18 years.

59:10 minutes (23.7 MB)

Fight the Empire on 01/06/11

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Fight the Empire
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Thu, 01/06/2011 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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MIke Ruppert on politics in the new year

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Mike Ruppert, author of Crossing The Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil. They will discuss the New Year, the new Congress, peak oil and the future.

Political Perspectives on 01/05/11

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Wed, 01/05/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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How to fend off the "pathological optimism" all around us.

Clinical psychologist Kathy McMahon speaks on PEAK OIL VERSUS "PATHOLOGICAL OPTIMISM," recorded in Vancouver, Canada on October 18, 2010.  Kathy McMahon has heard it all, through her blog Peak Oil Blues. She's been called "the Peak Shrink." She offers ways to fend off what she calls "pathological optimism" all around us. She also offers a new understanding of our reaction to learning about Peak Oil (or climate change, and the crumbling economy). These come from the many letters, sent in from all over the world, to McMahon's blog "Peak Oil Blues" (http://www.peakoilblues.com).

Abe and Joe discuss the not inconsiderable accomplishments of the Obama administration.

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Tue, 01/04/2011

Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

It's no secret that for progressives, the Obama administration has been a mixed bag. A number of landmark accomplishments seem diminished in light of what they might have been, had the President and his Congressional majority had the backbone to challenge the prerogatives of the wealthy.

Joe, back from vacation, joins Abe to discuss the accomplishments of the Obama administration thus far -- and suggest how the President might chart a bolder tack in the future.

56:47 minutes (26 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 01/04/11

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Tue, 01/04/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe discuss the not inconsiderable accomplishments of the Obama administration.

 It's no secret that for progressives, the Obama administration has been a mixed bag. A number of landmark accomplishments seem diminished in light of what they might have been, had the President and his Congressional majority had the backbone to challenge the prerogatives of the wealthy.

Joe, back from vacation, joins Abe to discuss the accomplishments of the Obama administration thus far -- and suggest how the President might chart a bolder tack in the future.

 

FRACKING THE MARCELLUS SHALE

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 01/03/2011

The good news that abundant new natural gas deposits in the United States are driving down the once soaring cost of natural gas has a disturbing underbelly. Hydraulic fracturing, the unconventional method used to extract this gas is creating nightmares for people who live close to the drill sites. In extreme cases wells are being poisoned and water that comes out of the faucets in these homes can be set on fire.

43:02 minutes (39.41 MB)

More Talk Radio on 01/03/11

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 01/03/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ten signs of hope for 2011, Renewable Revolution, and Ramparts Magazine

More Talk Radio is off today. Instead we’ll hear the program “The Insighters.” Sara Van Gelder speaks about the ten signs of hope from 2010. Sajed Kamal talks about his new book, “The Renewable Revolution.” And Peter Richardson discusses his book, “A Bomb in Every Issue: How the Short, Unruly Life of Ramparts Magazine Changed America” with journalist Robert Scheer.

Locus Focus on 01/03/11

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 01/03/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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New York State's efforts to stop natural gas fracking

 HYDRAULIC FRACTURING THE MARCELLUS SHALE

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