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at the start of America's longest war
06 Apr, 2020 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden |

On October 9, 2001, poet Susan Bright read peace poetry in Frieda Werden's kitchen, as both were grieving Bush's bombing of Aghanistan (starting America's longest war). Among the poems is a tribute to Enheduanna, the earliest poet whose name is still known - she wrote peace poetry more than 4,000 years ago.
Traditional recycling meets new law and methods in Bangalore
30 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Documentary covers early and recent recycling initiatives led by women; the 3 primary categories of waste to be segregated; a history of caste discrimination around waste disposal; and the new recycling law in Bangalore, which requires additional household labour.
EarthMatters comes to an end - Pt. 2/2
29 Mar, 2020 | 0:29:49 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

EarthMatters has been broadcasting on radio and podcasting for 2 years now – over 100 shows. I’ve met and chatted with leading experts studying complex issues and regular folks just trying to make a difference in their daily lives. Guests have come from England, Germany, Uganda, Kenya, New Zealand, Australia, all over the United States and, of course, Canada where...
The complicated history of museums, the Trans Mountain pipeline, and the Acts of Resistance exhibit.
24 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:15 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Sharon Fortney is the Curator of Indigenous Collections and Engagement at the Museum of Vancouver. Scott Neigh interviews her about the complicated colonial history of museums and about the Acts of Resistance exhibit. It features the massive banners designed by Indigenous artists and used in an aerial blockade of tanker traffic in the Burrard Inlet to oppose the Trans Mountain...
The UN Declaration on this Human Right, and how it is used
23 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On 28 July 2010 the United Nations General Assembly declared safe and clean drinking water and sanitation a human right. Maude Barlow explains how this declaration passed and how it has been used to actually claim the right to water.
EarthMatters comes to an end - Pt. 1/2
22 Mar, 2020 | 0:29:59 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

EarthMatters has been broadcasting on radio and podcasting for 2 years now – over 100 shows. I’ve met and chatted with leading experts studying complex issues and regular folks just trying to make a difference in their daily lives. Guests have come from England, Germany, Uganda, Kenya, New Zealand, Australia, all over the United States and, of course, Canada where...
Anthology of the Anthropocene
15 Mar, 2020 | 0:26:14 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

‘For The Wild’ is an anthology of the Anthropocene; focused on land based protection, co-liberation and inter-sectional storytelling rooted in a paradigm shift from human supremacy towards deep ecology. ‘For The Wild’ believes that: Our economic system is based on converting the living world into dead commodities and waste, while our political system is designed to safeguard this system. No...
Mass Timber and Tall Wood Construction
08 Mar, 2020 | 0:29:04 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

Buildings generate nearly 40% of annual global GHG emissions. Approximately two-thirds of the building area that exists today will still exist in 2050.  The question for many in the building and design fields is – what can be done to reduce the footprint of multi-level buildings? One solution that is slowly taking root, pardon the pun, is mass timber construction. ...
Citizen's Guide to Climate Success
01 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

Are you a Climate Concerned Citizen?  Do you have to deal with climate insincere politicians? Can you compromise enough to meet the 'other side' halfway, or are your cognitive biases holding you back from convincing others to 'do more'. "After three decades of acknowledged concern by world political leaders, the global effort to reduce GHG emissions is still feeble and...
The Music Industry & Climate Change
27 Feb, 2020 | 1:05:42 |
EN | Dan Scarcelli | Monstercat: Call of the Wild

This week’s episode of Monstercat’s Call of the Wild is dedicated to Environmental Sustainability. We invite several guests and staff to sit down with us and talk about how we can each take personal action on Climate Change. Additionally, Monstercat has planted 3,000 trees through Mr Beast & Mark Rober’s #TeamTrees YouTube campaign. Through this episode we encourage all our...
About the push for more reliable, affordable, and accessible public transit in Ottawa.
25 Feb, 2020 | 0:28:11 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Kari Glynes Elliott is a board member of the Ottawa Transit Riders. Scott Neigh interviews her about the city's transit system, including its troubled light rail (LRT) project, and about her group's advocacy to make public transit in Ottawa more affordable, accessible, and reliable. Glynes Elliott has lived in Ottawa for about 20 years, and in her day job she...
African Activists Being Heard
23 Feb, 2020 | 0:26:11 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

Often we cannot foresee what small event will trigger a big reaction.  Something as seemingly insignificant as a Swedish 15 year old, skipping school to protest climate change.  Or a young, black, African activist being cut out of a picture featuring four white activists at an international conference on climate change. EarthMatters looks further into the frustration of African activists...
The political implications of energy systems and what climate activists can learn from scholarship.
18 Feb, 2020 | 0:28:06 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Sheena Wilson is a professor of media, communications, and cultural studies at the University of Alberta. One of her many roles is leading an initiative called Just Powers, described on its website as "an interdisciplinary and community-engaged network of research projects focused on climate justice issues" and "on creating socially-just approaches to energy transition and more livable futures for all."...
About how CUPW is responding to the climate crisis about December's UN climate change conference.
11 Feb, 2020 | 0:28:07 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Dave Bleakney is the second national vice-president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). In that role, he attended the COP 25 United Nations climate change conference in Madrid in December. Scott Neigh interviews him about how his union is responding to the climate crisis, and about what CUPW has previously described as the "dismal failure" of the UN...
Will Your Next Car be Electric?
09 Feb, 2020 | 0:29:57 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

Plug’n Drive is a non-profit organization committed to accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles in order to maximize their environmental and economic benefits. Since 2011, Plug’n Drive has established itself as a leader in the electric vehicle industry, a trusted and unbiased source of information on electric cars, charging stations and the electricity sector. Cara Clairman is the President &...
3 Billion Tires a Year end up in Landfills - Is there Life After the Road?
02 Feb, 2020 | 0:25:25 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

In a study released recently, researchers at McMaster University In Hamilton, Ontario say they have found a method that could reduce the environmental and safety hazards related to stockpiled tires. Michael Brook, the study’s lead author and a professor in the department of chemistry and chemical biology at McMaster says, “A tire is incredibly well made. We want to turn...
About the NOPE Campaign, which opposed the proposed Cochrane Hill gold mine.
28 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:06 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Scott Beaver is the president of the St. Mary's River Association. Chris Hunter is a past president of that organization and he is currently the program director for Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island with the Atlantic Salmon Federation. Scott Neigh interviews them about the NOPE Campaign – it stands for No Open Pit Excavation – against the proposed Cochrane...
Plastiglomerate - a new kind of plastic pollution
26 Jan, 2020 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

Yet another form of plastic pollution - "plastiglomerate" - rock-like fragments of plastic, sand grains, debris and organic materials fused together by human-induced fires.  In certain areas of the Great Lakes surface densities of plastics are as high as those reported for areas of litter accumulation within ocean gyres.  Sources include microplastic beads, consumer products, industrial pellets, and waste from...
2 experts. a Scientist and a Retired UN Worker, share concerns about Wireless radiation and 5G
24 Jan, 2020 | 0:59:05 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

This Week's Global Research News Hour radio program further delves into the hazards of wireless and attempts to determine the agendas behind the roll out of the next generation of networks known as 5G. Guests include world renowned research scientist Olle Johansson and former UN staffer, whistleblower and anti 5G campaigner Claire Edwards.
Real ways to win
20 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The climate struggle is not hopeless - culprits are scared and already getting punished. In addition to social media, bodies blocking pipelines, climate strikes, demonstrations and civil disobedience arrests, tools include lawsuits, runs on banks that bankroll the fossil fuel industry, massive "social risk" to degrade stock values, celebrity-fuelled rallies and teach-ins, recognizing indigenous cultural leadership, and re-connecting with nature...
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