Greetings Earthlings. It's PARTY TIME!! Time to pile on the so over Bush regime. Yes, after eight years of THE WORST administration EVER in the White House it is FINALLY time to say: don't let the door hit you on the way out.....no, never mind, let it! We are soooooo done with Darth Cheney and the boy emperor, so done that we've pulled the plug on The Enviro Show Bush countdown clock. That's right, no more Darth Cheney theme; no more bad news from the Bush regime 'cuz that regime's done gone! And, with that in mind we'll turn to this..."George Bush you're going to hell",by Barry P. Smith
With that out of the way it's on with the show! Peter Vickery local lawyer, politico and friend of the planet joins us to talk about the new Prez, enviro politics and King Coal. As always we'll checkout the latest news in The Enviro Show Echo Chamber and have at The Quote of the Week, but first it's time for.....Revenge of the Critters! Raging bull attacks house. Talk about a housing crisis!
The Enviro Show Quote of the Day comes from none other than the boy emperor. Remember this one? "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." That was August 5, 2004, in the bad old days.
In the Enviro Show Echo Chamber we checkout Chu's energy views from our friends at Grist, BUT the New York Times notes some backpedaling at Chu's confirmation hearing (hope THAT'S not a sign of things to come). On the other hand, Obama's appointee for the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson promises that science will trump politics at the EPA. Now THAT'S novel! ALSO, another coal waste spill from the TVA. AND from the AP: The Guv's still ga-ga over Cape Wind (groan).
Keeping in the spirit of the times "Down with the King" by the group Chiefly takes us to our interview with Peter Vickery. So it's down with all the kings!
Finally, on the Bus Stop Billboard:
Thursday, January 22, 7-8pm. wonder why birds stay here for the winter? Do you know if you're feeding them the best foods? Great Falls Discovery Center. 2 Avenue A., Turners Falls. Scott Surner founding member and current president of the Hampshire Bird Club and a contributing author to the Bird Finding Guide to Western Massachusetts will be here to answer these questions and more. Ph 413.863.3221.
Thursday-Sunday, Jan 22-25, Women & tracking. Rowe Conference Center. Spend a fabulous long weekend learning and practicing the art of tracking in both inner and outer landscapes. Rowe’s diverse ecosystem includes mixed hardwood forests where fisher, fox, and coyote roam, rocky ridges that are habitat for bobcat and bear, and wetlands that are home to mink, otter, and moose. Call (413) 339-4954for info.
Friday, January 23, 7-9pm. Friends of GFDC present Poetry & Prose, Science and Nature open mike with special guest, Paul Richmond. Bring your original work or a favorite piece of writing- as long as it's related to science or nature! First come, first on the list, so come early to get signed up. Delicious home-made goodies, donation appreciated. Event is free and open to the public. The Enviro Show will be there!
January 23-25, 2009. The Peoples Music Network for Songs of Freedom and Struggle will hold its Winter Gathering at the Greenfield High School, 1 Lenox Ave., Greenfield, MA. Go to: www.peoplesmusic.org
Tuesday Feb 3 - Snow Date Feb 11; 6:30 – 9:30 pm. WHY NUCLEAR POWER? A DEBATE AND COMMUNITY FORUM. Buckland Town Hall, 2nd Fl, State St, Shelburne Falls, MA. For more info Call: Harvey Schaktman at 413-625-6177 or Pam Walker at 413-625-9671.
Saturday, February 7, 2009, 8 to 10 a.m. QUABBIN WINTER WALK. Join exceptional birder and naturalist John Green as he shares stories and takes you through his favorite habitat, the Quabbin Reservoir. Pre-registration is required; please call Hitchcock Center for the Environment at (413) 256-6006.
OK folks, this party will hereby adjourn to the next celebratory venue. Next time we visit with Rick & Debby of Seeds of Solidarity. Until then remember: listen to your Mother, bye George!