Mari MargilMari Margil describes how communities, cities and nations are learning to expand the box of allowable activism to benefit human health and nature. www.celdf.org
Thomas Linzey part 1In this episode, environmental lawyer Thomas Linzey talks about how communities can throw off some of the thousands of unwanted corporate projects pushed onto them by powerful elite minorities. www.celdf.org
George StranahanGeorge Stranahan talks about the point at which momentum and values
change, it’s called the inflection point, and may be a time when cooperation and
partnership become valued strategies in creating life-sustaining futures.
If food prices continue increasing, if the climate continues heating up what will Carbondale “food security” taste like? Will we eat locally available produce and meat?
Several towns in Maine have passed ordinances protecting local food security and the rights of nature. Over 120 American town have passed local self governance ordinances. This is an interview of interest for those who enjoy eating.
Gordon HemptonEver been caught on the treadmill to oblivion going too fast, disconnected from your heart, who you are - a strange frenzied being? Does it help to have a little quiet time alone, to be in nature and listen? Gordon Hempton knows the value of quiet. He's on today's episode of Shifting Gears with William Evans. The Sound Tracker, a film of his story, will show this Saturday and Sunday at the Telluride Mountain Film Festival. www.soundtracker.com
Marc BaraschWilliam Evans talks with Marc Barasch founder of The Green World Campaign. The roots of Marc's work grew from a dream, a nightmare, ten years ago. Since that dream Marc has deployed a million amazing solar powered carbon dioxide splitters in six countries. www.healingdreams.com www.greenworld.org
Evan PritchardEvan Pritchard of Celtic and Micmac lineage tells us, "Wisdom is power, not a power to create or destroy, but only to sustain. Still, it is a great power, the only one that doesn't corrupt. If you have it, you can avoid complications."
Eric PetersenEric Petersen's study of Thomas Jefferson displays the relationship between an educated population and liberty. Jefferson knew when power becomes concentrated, it attracts roguish people and rogues like control. Only an educated and involved people hold the balance to the abuse of office and power. Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. As Edward R. Murrow observed, "A nation of sheep begets a government of wolves." The Texas board of Education recently removed Jefferson from school textbooks devoted to great political thinkers of world history. Listen and learn a little more about our third President, who he was, and why he seems dangerous to some people today.
Wayne SniderWayne Snider, Town Manager of Fowler explains how his town of 1200 people in the Arkansas River Valley of Eastern Colorado is building their own renewable energy utility. With solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal projects these people are cutting electric utility costs in half and attracting new industry to their community. Fowler's mission is "investing in the present with renewable energy and communication." Wayne explains education and communication are keys to this new future.
Theo Colborn Part ThreeIn part three of our interview series, host William Evans will speak with, Theo Colborn, who explains how natural gas is used not only to heat homes but also to make plastics, pesticides and chemicals. The conversation suggests, if we knew toxic chemicals can result in boy babies with more birth defects, we might not be so easily distracted from the immediate need for clean, renewable energy.
Sandra Steingraber part 1Sandra Steingraber lives a top the Marcellus Oil Shale Play. She explains "play"
is a word straight out of the gambling casinos and the extent of local risks. Think
fracking the Thompson Divide.
Sandra Steingraber part 2A continuation of our conversation with Sandra Steingraber about water and
shale gas hydrofracking. Have a glass of local Carbondale tap water with you as