Saturday, August 29, 2009

Cape Bag 'o Wind Enviro Show, Part II







Greetings Earthlings. It's down to the sea once again! This time: still trying to save Nantucket Sound from Big Wind corporados and their privatizing friends at GreenPee! (did i spell that right?). We talk with Audra Parker, Executive Director of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound about the issues and D.O. reports back from the line in the ....umm...sea? In our E-Valley-uation segment Jana Chicone nearly gets busted for free speech on the Russell Biomess and in the Enviro Show Echo Chamber we recall Ted Kennedy's good work for Mother Earth. As always we do the Quote of the Week and checkout the Bus Stop Billboard, but first it's time for... Revenge of the Critters! No, Revenge of the Octopus!



The Enviro Show Quote of the Week comes from the late Ted Kennedy:
"There is no morality in the mushroom cloud. The black rain will fall equally on the just and the unjust. And the world that is left in the ashes of Armageddon will little note nor long remember which was the evil empire."



And in the Enviro Show Echo Chamber we mourn the loss of The Lion of the U.S. Senate and review his long record of environmental legislation. Also, from the Center for Biological Diversity, Bat Alert: they need your help NOW! Finally, this Enviro Show Blog Action Special: Climate SOS!



In our E-Valley-uation segment we checkout Biomass Buzz for the near arrest of arch foe of the proposed Russell Biomess, Jana Chicone for exercising her First Ammendment Rights. Our link takes you to the cast of players. Looks like they're straight out of central casting!



Leading up to our interview with Audra Parker on the proposed Cape Wind/Bad Wind industrial project, D.O. gives a brief report-back from the frontlines on Martha's Vineyard where he had letters in both local papers and engaged in outreach wars with Greenpeace corporado supporters! Did we mention that the Wampanoags are opposed to the Cape Wind siting because it would be on sacred grounds? Yo Greenpeace? Are you listening?? See photos of GreenPee's corporate tactics here (note the copywrites? how terribly corporate!).



Then it's on to the Bus Stop Billboard:


Sunday, September 6 thru Oct.1: "Climate Change?", works by artist Robert Markey at the Art Gallery, St. Germain Campus Center, Western New England College, Springfield. For info call (413)782-1567.

Thusday,September 10, 5:30pm the Franlin County Fair Parade starts at the Greenfield Middle School. Join the CCFC contingent and march against the BIOMESS! We'd like to have reps from every town in the Valley. Call 773-5529 for details.


Friday, September 11, 7:30pm. Paul Winter Consort performs for New England Farm Relief at the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro, Go to www.brattleborotix.com

Friday, September 18 at 7pm. Bread & Puppet Cabaret! A benefit for the South Amherst Conservation Association. Amherst Regional High School, 21 Matoon St., Amherst, MA. Tickets available at Food for Thought Books in Amherst & Broadside Books in Northampton. For info call (413) 256-0433

Friday, September 18, 8pm. Concerned Citizens of Franklin County fund-raiser at the Guiding Star Grange Hall in Greenfield, 401 Chapman Street. Contra Dance to help raise money to fight the Greenfield Biomess Incinerator.


*September 20-25 Three Rivers Climate Convergence: United for Environmental Justice (Pittsburgh, PA)
http://www.actforclimatejustice.org/regions/g20/
*September 21-23 International Coal Conference (Pittsburgh, PA),
*September 24-25 G-20 Summit (Pittsburgh, PA) Go to: resistg20.org/


Monday, September 21, 7:30pm. Hampshire Mall Cinema, Hadley. "The Age of Stupid" premier. Go to: www.theageofstupid.net

That is all. Tune in next time for a Noise Free America......umm....it's a campaign, not like dead air for everyone! Until then, remember: LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Drugs on Tap Enviro Show









Greetings Earthlings! Out of the Valley on vacation? Don't forget you can catch us on the webstream. No matter where you are, do you know what's in the water coming out of your tap? (Didn't we already ask you that?). Whistle-blower and Director of New England Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Kyla Bennett calls in with the low-down. And, The New Boss's signing statements are starting to look like the old boss's signing statements. We'll checkout The Enviro Show Echo Chamber with Jim Hightower on the invasion of the FrankenTrees! Also, the Quote of the week, but first it's time for..... Revenge of the Critters! Mum attacked by killer chipmunk!



In The Enviro Show Echo Chamber we find Big Oil taking the cue from the far-right Astroturf screamers. They want to disrupt public events. Also, Jim Hightower scares the beejesus out of us with tales of the invasion of the FrankenTrees!



Soooo, you thought all those Bush Era signing statements and the scourge of the "unitary executive" were behind us? Think again! In our "Meet the New Boss" segment: Obama's embrace of Bush tactic riles Congress.



This timely Enviro Show Quote of the Week comes from Rachel Carson:

"In the age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind to even his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference".



In our E-Valley-uation segment: remember The Blob? Well after it terrorized small town PA back in '58 the U.S. Army dropped it in the Arctic thinking it would stay frozen forever, right? Arctic? Global Warming? Well......it's baaaack and it's right HERE in the Valley! And YOU can become one of its' victims!! We're taking The Blob to Pittsburg for the G20 at the end of September and YOU are invited to accompany it! Just drop us an email saying you want to babysit The Blob and we'll get back to you. The address is: enviroshow@valleyfreeradio.org. ALSO This: there's an effort is underway to gut the Mass. Endangered Species Act!



"Head of the River"by Eliot Bronson from "101 Subtle Ways" takes us to our interview with Kyla Bennett. Recall Kyla's efforts last year to keep more drugs and personal care products out of Massachusetts waters? No? Tune-in then!



Finally, we have a gander at the Bus Stop Billboard:

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 6 pm. Springfield Biomess meeting at Arise 467 State St. Call 455-3829 for information.

Thursday, August 20, 2009, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date: Friday, August 21, 2009) Herp Search! Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 25 South Pleasant Street,
Amherst. We’ll visit a variety of habitats in the local area, searching for snakes and turtles, salamanders and frogs. Pre-registration is required; please call (413) 256-6006.

Wednesday, August 26, 7:30 - 9:30am. Morning Nature Walk. Participants will meet at the bird bath outside the main entrance to the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls by the bridge. For more information, call 413.863.3221 or visit www.greatfallsma.org.

Wednesday August 26, 7pm. MELTDOWN: VOICES FROM CHERNOBYL. Christ Church Cathedral, 35 Chestnut St, Springfield. A dramatic presentation of the stories of survivors of the disaster at Chernobyl, read by local activists including Sr. Jane Morrissey SSJ, Jeannine Haas, Frances Crowe, Ruth Hooke, and Chris Rohmann. Donation welcome. Sponsored by AFSC, Arise for Social Justice, Traprock, CAN, Peace Pagoda, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Enviro Show.

Friday, September 18 at 7pm. Bread & Puppet Cabaret! A benefit for the South Amherst Conservation Association.

Three IMPORTANT reasons to go to Pittsburgh, PA:

*September 20-25 Three Rivers Climate Convergence: United for Environmental Justice. Check it out!
*September 21-23 International Coal Conference
*September 24-25 G-20 Summit. Go to: resistg20.org/



We are so out of here. Next time we rewind your mind with Cape Wind: the right project in the WRONG place! Until then, remember.....(are you listening Cape Wind believers?)...LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER!