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Olafur talks about agriculture in Iceland, in the age of free traders
04 Dec, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

How can a small population, on a large island, protect its food production from diseases and economic aggression in an age of "free" trade? No, I'm not talking about the island of Newfoundland, but the country of Iceland. This week on "Fit to Eat" I speak with a wise farmer and researcher, Ólafur Dýrmundsson, about Iceland's struggles with maintaining clean...
Topics: deforestation, forestry, woodpeckers, and Canadian songbirds
02 Dec, 2019 | 0:30:32 |
EN | Julia Cameron | For the Birds Podcast

Hosted by Julia "Jules" Cameron, For the Birds Podcast is all about our feathered friends (or foes) - the birds! In this episode, we look into Canadian forestry and the global threat of deforestation, and the woodpeckers and songbirds in Canadian forest habitats. *This program is recorded in-studio at Caper Radio CJBU, Cape Breton University’s campus radio station in Sydney,...
Grassroots organizing vs oligarchy in El Salvador
01 Dec, 2019 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Marta Benavides's parents were an indigenous healer and a bureaucrat. She grew up Catholic, was recruited to the Baptists, and came to her own theology, which recognizes love as a force and rejects hierarchy. She talks about her life, about her country El Salvador, and about the global forces that can only be opposed by community and an understanding of...
A Voice Along the Path
01 Dec, 2019 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the WINGS archives, in a recording from a book release of her novel Walking to Mercury and her handbook The Earth Path: Grounding Your Spirit in the Rhythms of Nature , Starhawk answers questions about activism, spirituality and religion, and how to live in relationship with the world. Local live music from the event.
Agriculture University of Iceland
27 Nov, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This time on "Fit to Eat," we head back to the Agriculture University of Iceland for another show. At every step, we learn how the situation in Newfoundland and Labrador is somewhat similar to that in Iceland - in terms of the challenges around local food production, the need for secondary production, and the crucial imperative to stop importing so...
Business (as Sustainable) As Usual
24 Nov, 2019 | 0:29:45 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

Sustainable Hamilton Burlington is a non-profit social enterprise serving the neighbouring cities of Hamilton and Burlington in Ontario, Canada. The folks there are dedicated to inspiring sustainability leadership in local business organizations for a healthier environment and thriving, prosperous communities. Sustainable Hamilton/Burlington recently held a Sustainable Business Conference.  Over 100 attendees came to the event to learn more about how their companies could...
Talking Food and the Lure of the Land, and More, with Mark Wilson
20 Nov, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Routes & Branches & Beyond

As the old song puts it, "How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm, once they've seen Paree [Paris]?" Children who grow up on farms may sometimes try to avoid becoming farmers themselves - but that is often futile. Today we meet with Mark Wilson, vegetable and mushroom grower from Portugal Cove, who was lured back to the land...
Rescue Dogs - a pending biodiversity issue
17 Nov, 2019 | 0:29:09 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

Save Our Scruff is a non-profit organization located in Toronto dedicated to rescuing dogs and finding them safe and suitable permanent homes through adoption, advocacy and education. Whether abandoned by owners, a mis-guided family gift, or left behind due to a climate event, thousands of dogs are in need of new homes.  Save Our Scruff is one, of many, community-based...
Using What we Have with Jason Bull and Stelman Flynn
12 Nov, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

How do farmers decide what to grow? Or gather? One way is to look around you. What does nature do well? Follow that. Today we hear from two food producers who celebrate our natural resources, and work to use what we have. Two voices, of entrepreneurs who are rooted in the values of rural communities, both past and present. I...
Indigenous Clean Energy
10 Nov, 2019 | 0:29:49 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

The Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE) Social Enterprise is a pan-Canadian not-for-profit platform which advances Indigenous inclusion in Canada’s energy futures economy through Indigenous leadership, and broad-based collaboration with energy companies, utilities, governments, development firms, cleantech innovators, academic sector, and capital markets. The 20/20 Catalysts Program is an award-winning interactive three-month program that connects First Nations, Inuit and Métis Catalysts to...
Agriculture and Rural Development (in Iceland and Beyond)
05 Nov, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

Building a diverse food production system is just about the best rural development strategy possible. And vice versa. Today on "Fit to Eat," we test out that theory in Iceland, with teacher, researcher and rural development worker, Vifill Karlsson. We talk about attracting young farmers, enticing agri-tourists (and keeping them safe), supporting local production, the awkward urban-rural balance, and the...
EarthCare Sudbury - a Community Effort
03 Nov, 2019 | 0:27:30 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

EarthCare Sudbury is a unique partnership between the City of Greater Sudbury (Canada), over 150 community, agencies, organizations and businesses, and hundreds of residents. EarthCare Sudbury was formed in 2000 to bring the community together around the key environmental issues facing the city and to chart a course towards sustainability.
Discussing the protests & elections throughout South America with Chossudovsky, Escobar & Schertow
02 Nov, 2019 | 0:59:27 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

From the uprisings in Ecuador to the demonstrations in Chile to the elections in Bolivia, Argentina and Uruguay, tis week's show probes the popular actions against austerity, privatization and other neoliberal policies across South America. Professor Michel Chossudovsky provides a historical context to last month's eruptions, including a recounting of his own recollections from having lived through the 70s era...
Citizen Action with Katie Temple
30 Oct, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

All across our province, and beyond, there are people who are playing their role, growing more food of their own this year than they did last year, learning to be more conscious about buying local produce, and developing a new relationship to the earth. Call me incorrigibly-positive, but it is happening. Today on "Fit to Eat: the NL Farm and...
Getting out of our issue silos and working together for all is the way
28 Oct, 2019 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The Green New Deal is a concept that has been percolating for more than a dozen years, but this year new member of Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced it as a resolution in the US Congress. She narrates a vision of the future; Jane Fonda talks details of activism on the ground in Washington; Naomi Klein asserts that there have to...
Crickets Can Be Delicious - Jump Right In!
27 Oct, 2019 | 0:26:26 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

Sydney Koby believes that the environmentally-conscious food choices we make don’t have to sacrifice taste or convenience. However, she couldn't seem to find anything on the market that checked all of those boxes. Between her engineering degree and experience working in kitchens, Sydney jumped in with both feet into making a product that she felt was missing from our sustainable...
Two Gentlemen of Labrador
22 Oct, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

What keeps us from growing more food - when we know that we can? Why is there sometimes a gap between the potential of our land and the actual food production that takes place? Is the commitment to eat local food harder to grow than the food itself? This week on "Fit to Eat: the NL Farm and Food Show,"...
Democracy Collaborative - Building Community Wealth
20 Oct, 2019 | 0:29:56 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

The Democracy Collaborative is a U.S. non-profit research and development lab for a democratic economy that operates within planetary boundaries. The organization works to carry out a vision of a new economic system where shared ownership and control of companies creates more equitable and inclusive outcomes, fosters ecological sustainability, and promotes flourishing democratic and community life. Staff at the Democracy...
Analysts address the myths and realities of Canadian policy ignored by major parties and media
18 Oct, 2019 | 0:59:12 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

With the Canadian federal election just days away, the Global Research News Hour tackles critical issues, particularly foreign policy, not being addressed by the major political parties or the media. In the first half hour, we convene a discussion with Canadian foreign policy critic and author Yves Engler and with anti-war activist Ken Stone about the myths and realities surrounding...
Pig Farming in Iceland
14 Oct, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week on "Fit to Eat" we head to the north of Iceland, to talk with Ingvi Stefansson, a pig farmer who takes great pride in his pigs, as well as in the fine reputation of his tourist cottage (which is less than a stone's throw from his pig barn). He speaks about the challenges of international competition in the...
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