Greetings Earthlings, there are way too many of us two-leggeds taking up space and resources here on Mother Earth. What are we gonna' do about it? Stephanie Kraft of the Valley Advocate addressed this issue in a column a few weeks back and now she's in the studio to help us crunch the numbers. Soooo, what do we need? Negative Population Growth? A Voluntary Human Extinction Movement? Enough with the liberals taboo, let's talk! Also, we're coming up on the 30th anniversary of the nuke meltdown at Three Mile Island. We'll listen to clip from the re-release of local media artist, Robbie Leppzer's two-hour radio documentary on that frightening event in U.S. history. As always, we'll visit the Enviro Show Echo Chamber , the Quote of the Week and the Bus Stop Billboard, but first it's time for....Revenge of the Critters! Imprisoned chimp stockpiles weapons!
"All the People", by Dyniss takes us to the Enviro Show Quote of the Week where we once again give you a two-fer: we quote ourselves (shameless, self-serving tree huggers that we are!) with a special ZPG reading by our in-house poet, D.O. as well as this from the late eminent economist Kenneth Boulding:
"Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist."
After the clip from Robbie's documentary on TMI we move on to the Enviro Show Echo Chamber where we find that the EPA plans to regulate coal ash (whoa!, we've got some of that right here in the Valley). And this from the New York Times: Science returns to the White House. Welcome back! In the Irony of Ironies Department: No more glaciers in Glaciel National Park?
And, following our visit with Stephanie Kraft (and maybe some irate calls from you?) we head over to the Bus Stop Billboard:
FRIDAY, MARCH 20 7:30 PM. TURNING HOPE INTO ACTION. Rep. John Conyers and The Nation’s John Nichols to Appear at the NORTHAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM 380 ELM STREET NORTHAMPTON, MA. Register to attend? email@example.com
Saturday, March 21, 9:45am. another Montague Home Energy Efficiency Workshop. Montague Center Library. call 367-9304
March 19-22, 2009, Forum on the Solidarity Economy; University of Massachusetts, Amherst. This four day conference will include an inspiring range of solidarity
economy tours, workshops, plenaries and cultural events including issues of sustainability. Go to: www.populareconomics.org
Friday, April 3, 1pm. Bail Out the People, Not the Banks! National March on Wall Street on the Anniversary on the day Martin Luther King gave his life fighting
for social and economic justice. Meet at the NY Stock Exchange, Broad & Wall Streets. For more info go to: www.bailoutpeople.org or call (212)633-6646
Saturday, April 4. 11am. UFP&J March on Wall Street. Assembly Location: Leonard, Franklin and White Streets, between Broadway and Lafayette St.
Info at: http://www.unitedforpeace.org/index.php
Saturday, April 11, 10:00 - 11:30 am. General Meeting of Mass Bike. Go to: http://www.massbike.org/mbpv
Wednesday, April 15, 7:30 pm. Dave Rovics at the Echo Lake Concert Series. Leverett Town Hall, 9 Montague Rd., Leverett. Call 413-548-9394
Enough! We go out with "Supernova",by Liquid Blue. And speaking of blue, next time we take a dip into the ocean. Tune-in! O, and remember: listen to your Mother!