Greetings Earthlings, on the eve of The Full Hunger Moon we try once again for a call-in interview with Will Tuttle, author of "The World Peace Diet". According to the author’s website, the book "makes explicit the invisible connections between our culture, our food, and the source of our broad range of problems—and the way to a positive transformation in our individual and collective lives." Whoa! That's a tall order!! ALSO, our usual visit with Darth Cheney (ARRGGHH!), the Enviro Show Echo Chamber, and perhaps a call from our roving repoter, Tom Neilson down in Nashville on the drought affecting the water supply for nukes and other states, but first you may suspect it’s time for....Revenge of the Critters! Frisky cows terrorize man & dog!
There’s that theme again! Darth Cheney has returned to the scene of the crime. Glen, when will he and his ilk be history? Meanwhile, the Bush regime’s plans to add more mercury to your diet were struck down by the federal court. That’s the good news, the bad news is Darth, Bush and their fellow travelers from Big Oil sold off those oil leases in prime polar bear habitat.
In the Enviro Show Echo Chamber Venezuela battles Exxon. Go Hugo! Our Enviro Show Blog Bonus link is from Friends of the Earth who, sadly being big Cape Wind boosters, are right-on with climate crisis legislation (the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2007 to be specific) asking the musical question: Why are Senate Dems advancing a bill by McCain supporters that doesn’t reduce carbon emissions 80% by 2050 and make polluters pay for carbon credits? Take action here. AND, 40T; it’s back!! Like a zombie developer coming to a municipality near you!!
Thanks to fellow VFR programmer, Arjuna we play "Against the Grain", by Tret Fure, bringing us to our interview with Dr. Will Tuttle (NOT Buttle, for you "Brazil" fans). The recent outrage at the slaughter house in southern California and ongoing revelations about the ecological effects of meat consumption make concepts like "The World Peace Diet" all the more timely.
As always, we go out with the Bus Stop Billboard:
Thursday, Feb. 21 2008; 11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Water, Snow, and Ice
How does wildlife cope with changes in weather and water? Come discover some survival strategies with Refuge staff. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A., Turners Falls, MA 01376, Ph 413.863.3221.
Thursday, Feb. 21, 7:30pm; Honoring Mother Earth: Forum & Art Show. Gallery A3, 28 Amity Street, Amherst (Amherst Cinema building). Call (413)256-4250.
Friday, Feb.22; 7pm. “In Search of Ghandi”; A filmmaker follows the route of Gandhi's Salt March to see what grows there today. Northampton Committee P&J Film Series. MEF, 60 Masonic Street in Northampton. Enter via Woodstar Cafe, at the front of the building. The venue is accessible.
Saturday, Feb.23; 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Weekly Peace Vigil in front of the County Courthouse (on Main Street between Gothic and King) Northampton. Rain or shine. Contact: email@example.com
Saturday, Feb. 23; 1:00 - 2:00 pm): Before There Were Stores.
Explore rocks and local plants to see how Native Americans met some of their everyday needs, like making twine, dye, tasty tea, pot scrubbers, cutting and scraping tools and more. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A., Turners Falls, MA 01376, Ph 413.863.3221.
Thursday, March 6th 6:30-9:30pm Liberation Ecology: Refuse to Choose Between Social and Ecological Health. Media Education Foundation Community Room; Masonic Street, Northampton, MA Cost: free-$50. Child Care provided (please contact for details) Maximum Participants: 20. Please register by 3/1/08 email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone:(610) 955-7168
Wednesday, MARCH 19, 2008. Everywhere and in Washington, D.C.:
Nonviolent Civil Resistance and/or Disobedience in All 435 Congressional Districts and in the Nation's Capital on the Fifth Anniversary of the Occupation of Iraq.
That is it. We are headin' out into the ice & snow. Next time: The Arts & the Environment Enviro Show with our own Mo of The Mo Show, right here on Valley Free Radio, and our favorite local troubadour, Tom Neilson. Sooooo, in the meantime, remember: listen to your Mother!!