Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/19/13

Air date: 
Fri, 07/19/2013 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
One-day Flash Drive Fundraiser: Part One - Oceania/Climate Change

Antarctica mapAt 8am
, we'll begin our tour in Oceania / Australia / Antarctica focusing on topics related to global warming and climate change, including a call from Palmer Station on Antarctica's peninsula (map). We'll air this week's talk by noted environmental activist, author and speaker Bill McKibben of 350.org, as well as an update on gay rights and culture in New Zealand, plus a story about Asian Pacific Islanders.

 8 am - More Talk Radio: hosts Ani and Theresa take on the issue of worldwide climate change from an anarcha-feminist perspective

9 am - Bill McKibben: Summer Heat! How to take decisive, immediate action to confront climate change

10 am - Australian and South Pacific activists speak about the fight against coal terminals and rising sea levels, speaking from ground zero - the part of the world most impacted by climate change

10:40 am - Host Joe Meyer interviews Bob DeValentino, the winter site manager at Palmer Station, located on Anvers Island along the Antarctic Peninsula. Palmer Station, where Bob is spending the winter, is primarily the site of biological research because it is located far enough north (closer to the equator) to have open water much of the year, allowing an abundance of animals.

11 am - Oregon State University marine geologist Robert Dziak talks about his research on the startling levels of noise created in the ocean by the drifting and calving of an iceberg moving from near Antarctica to warmer waters.

11:10 am - The Topp Twins - a yodeling lesbian duo from New Zealand speak to the recent passage of gay marriage and the issue of indigenous sovereignty in New Zealand

When New Zealand legalized gay marriage in April, parliament burst into song. Tune in to learn more about New Zealand's unique journey to marriage equality. We'll be joined by out and proud Labour Party MP Louisa Wall who introduced the legislation.  http://www.labour.org.nz/louisawall     And, New Zealand's beloved lesbian yodeling duo - the Topp Twins -  share how thier unique performing style has been agent of change for decades. 


Hosts: Lela Prewitt and Carole Scholl

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