Host Joe Uris talks with listeners about proposed Liquified Natural Gas Pipelines in Oregon, the history and real meaning of the Russian/Georgian conflict and the Obama-Biden Democratic National Convention.
A no holds barred discussion of real stuff in real time.
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.
Marlene Howell guest hosts and takes calls on the environment and gender issues related to environmentalism. Among the issues she discusses is the action to force Kimberly-Clark to stop purchasing pulp from destructive logging operations in Canada's Boreal Forest. For information on that action, call Lindsey Allen at Greenpeace, 415 710-5601.
Julian Darley speaks on The Post Carbon World. Julian Darley is the founder of Post Carbon Institute headquartered in Sebastopol, California. He is the author of High Noon for Natural Gas and the co-author of Relocalize Now!
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.
Today, host Barbara Bernstein (The Media Project) covers the Olympics from the point of view of the environment. What was China like last year, what is it like right now, and what will it likely look like a year from now?