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Visiting the Cider Maker
05 Dec, 2018 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week we head to the world headquarters of the Newfoundland Cider Company, in Clarenville, to speak with Chris Adams. We learn about the patience needed to start an agricultural enterprise in our province, as well as the excitement of consumers to buy local foods - and drinks. In the process, we learn a few things about cider as well.
Permafrost & Climate Change
02 Dec, 2018 | 0:25:42 |
EN | Lawson Hunter |

Today’s program is about permafrost, and specifically the impact that warmer temperatures are having on the melting permafrost that covers some 24% of the Northern Hemisphere. I spoke with Dr. Sean Carey. Dr. Carey directs the Watershed Hydrology Group at the School of Geography & Earth Sciences at McMaster University, and his research interests include hydrological, biogeochemical and land surface...
A visit with Jim Purdy
29 Nov, 2018 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

Today, I visit with Jim Purdy, just outside of Happy Valley, Labrador. We talk about the advantages of farming in Labrador, the demand for local vegetables in the region, the need to increase animal-based farming in that area, and the great bear-frightening potential of a good rooster.
Visiting with Terri Lynn Robbins and Chris Oram
29 Nov, 2018 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

On today's show we visit two farmers - Terri Lynn Robbins just outside Deer Lake and Chris Oram in Wooddale in Central NL.
DR JULIA BAUM - Corals and Climate Change
17 Nov, 2018 | 0:59:01 |
EN | John Carricitos |

A UVic Café Scientifique series talk given at Hermann's Jazz Club, Victoria BC, on Tuesday evening, November 13th, 2018 by Dr. Julia Baum, Associate Professor of Biology, UVic, and leader of the Baum Lab. The talk is entitled: Corals and Climate Change - Glimmers of Hope from an Ecological Crisis
Murray Meadows Farm
16 Nov, 2018 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

If you head out of St. John's, past the airport, and head for the Bell Island ferry, you'll come to Murray Meadows Farm and the Grounds Cafe, on the left. We stopped in and chatted with Evan Murray and Brian Kowalski about learning to grow, the finer points of marketing, and their visions for bringing food from the farm to...
Resilience Matters - Examples of Cities fighting Climate Change
15 Nov, 2018 | 0:29:41 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

In 2013 Island Press launched the Urban Resilience Project (URP) with support from The Kresge Foundation and The JPB Foundation. The project is working to imagine and inspire the sustainable, equitable, resilient cities of the future. It brings together thought leaders with a broad range of expertise to generate and cross-pollinate ideas. These ideas are shared in a variety of...
A discussion about rural-urban interaction
13 Nov, 2018 | 0:36:37 |
EN | Bojan Furst | Rural Routes

Everybody knows the old story of the Country Mouse and the City Mouse. In this episode of Rural Routes, Dr. David Freshwater of University of Kentucky and Dr. Kevin Morgan from the University of Wales suggest we better develop some new ways of understanding the differences, and dependencies, between rural and urban populations. In the age of globalization, climate change,...
Can We Find a Path to Sustainability through Coffee?
19 Oct, 2018 | 0:29:57 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

Over two billion cups of coffee are consumed, worldwide, every day. According to the International Coffee Organization, each year some 10 million tons of coffee is produced employing 120 million people with 25 million of them being small farm producers in 37 countries. We spoke to three retailers of coffee, all using certified Fair Trade coffee, and asked how and...
What is Responsible Investing?
19 Oct, 2018 | 0:30:01 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

Environmentalists and Investors seem to be speaking different languages, yet everyone wants 'sustainability'. We've heard about Green Bonds and Impact Investing for several years but can we leverage our personal investments, pensions funds, and insurance pools to push corporations to embrace Environment, Social and Governance issues? EarthMatters went to the Responsible Investment Association of Canada to find out.
We take a look at rural tourism development
17 Oct, 2018 | 0:58:01 |
EN | Bojan Furst | Rural Routes

Developing rural tourism is a complicated process fraught with pitfalls, but, when done right, it provides economic and social benefits to rural communities. In this episode we talk to researchers and practitioners about tourism development in Newfoundland and Labrador, Scotland, Denmark, Alberta, and BC. And, if you speak Klingon, you’re in luck- this rural tourism episode includes a trip to...
Transportation & GHG emissions
28 Sep, 2018 | 0:25:31 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

I speak with Lindsay Wiginton, Managing Director, Transportation and Urban Solutions for the Pembina Institute. The Pembina Institute is made up of engineers, scientists, analysts, MBAs, planners and communication professionals working throughout B.C., Alberta and Ontario. Lindsay talks about the carbon footprint of freight transportation and how its GHG emissions may outstrip passenger vehicles by 2030. A report by Pembina...
Economic Tools to Reduce Household Waste
28 Sep, 2018 | 0:28:11 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

Katherine Monahan, Senior Research Associate for Smart Prosperity Institute, discusses a new report, 'Economic Tools to Reduce Household Waste and Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions', and how incentives and environmental charges must be used to decrease the amount of waste we don't yet recycl
Winnipeg mayoral forum on the Environment, Indigenous Suicides, Conversations at McGill Powwow
25 Sep, 2018 | 0:29:41 |
EN | Groundwire Production |

This episode of GroundWire was produced at CKUT 90.3FM on the unceded territories of the Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee, as well as CKUW 95.9FM in Winnipeg on occupied Anishinaabeg Akiin, the homeland of the Métis nation, and the historical territory of the Nehiyawak and the Nakota by producer Michael Welch. Headlines: BC Government appeals court ruling on halting development in...
Climate change and Gaza, Freedom Flotilla passennger's ordeal, Canada's role in Israeli crimes
14 Sep, 2018 | 0:59:25 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

This week's Global Research News Hour returns to the Israel-Paestine conflict. Guest Suha Jarrar, researcher with the Palestinian human rights organization Al Haq, provides an overview of the humanitarian situation in Gaza, with a special emphasis on climate change impacts and settler-colonialism. Larry Commodore, an Indigenous activist from the Soowahlie community of the Stó:l? Nation, near Vancouver, talks about the...
Winnipeg rises for Climate Justice; Israel Palestine Law Symposium; Montreal Migrant Justice Rally
11 Sep, 2018 | 0:29:00 |
EN | Groundwire Production |

This episode of GroundWire was hosted on occupied Anishinaabeg Akiin, the homeland of the Metis nation, and the historical territory of the Nehiyawak and the Nakota in Winnipeg, Manitoba by producer Michael Welch. Headlines: CCPA addresses challenges facing vulnerable workers in BC | Catherine Fisher, CJLY; NAFTA renegotiations | Omme Salma Rahemtullah, GroundWire Coordinating Team. Features: Winnipeg rises for Climate...
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF OCTOBER 14, 2018
08 Sep, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

This documentary follows a sacred river walk along the dangerously polluted Housatonic River in western Massachusetts state in the northeast USA. The purpose of the walk was ceremonial, but also to bring people together and raise awareness of rivers as the bloodstream of the earth and of water as a living thing to which humans belong.
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF SEPT 16, 2018
07 Sep, 2018 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Conclusion of 2-part interview with biologist Karen Messing about gendered research on gendered work and its effects on health and stress. Both parts are full of examples.
Interview with musician/activist Sarah Harmer
06 Sep, 2018 | 0:29:32 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

Juno award-winner, Sarah Harmer, combines her music career with her passion for the environment. Can the two be compatible? Sarah talks about her love for the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and her activism to protect biodiversity in the area. Harmer produced an album of music dedicated to the Escarpment titled 'I'm a Mountain'. We hear one of her...
Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Group
06 Sep, 2018 | 0:27:56 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million business people, in 35,000 chapters, dedicated to 'service above self'. Rotary's people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, they are always working to better our world. ESRAG was formed to empower members of the Rotary...
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