Friday, November 25, 2005

The November 29 Enviro Show

Recovering from fighting the glut of Black Friday, entertaining the joy of Buy Nothing Day, and all that post-Thanksgiving media buzz, we're hoping to see the RETURN OF JEAN on the next show. If her injury keeps her home from the show we'll track her down by phone and demand some ear-time on-air. Get well pronto, Jean, we can't hold off all these Earth-trashing corporados by ourselves.

For our E-Valley-uation segment we'll be joined by some of The Pedal People, Northampton's favorite two-wheeling worker bees who'll be telling us about the joys of biking as opposed to the monotony and mayhem of motoring. These folks get the Climate Disruption Disrupters award of excellence, and with the December 3rd International Day of Action to Stop Global Warming nearly upon us, we need all the positive responses we can generate. With that in mind, we'll have a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT on Tuesday's show about something YOU can do to further the struggle against climate disruption right here in the Valley.

After some entertaining bicycle tunes, we'll turn to Doug Renick of Mass Global Action for a bit of catch-up on the "Act to Preserve Public Water and Sewer Systems" (HB1333) in Massachusetts. Enviro Show listeners know how fond we are of corporados who try privatizing every element in sight. Water is, of course, YOUR birthright, it's PART OF THE COMMONWEALTH, HELLO?? but you'd never know it by watching the corporations at work. While we're not to crazy about the old 20th century idea of using potable water to transport human waste products around, we'll be damned if we'll let a bunch of vile corporados take over the operation. Doug will bring us up to...err..snuff? on the attempt to privatize Holyoke's sewer system as well as other water issues. In the near future we hope to devote an entire show to water.

Then it's on to the Bulletin Board (should we call it the Bus Stop Billboard in honor of that old Valley tradition?). We have, first and foremost, that SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT we'll be sure to remind you about over-and-over-and-over again, as well as "An Update on Global Warming with UMass Prof Raymond Bradley", December 4, 7pm at First Churches in Noho. You may recall his name from our interview with Chris Mooney on our last show. Bradley's pioneering work on climate change was challenged in Congress by that far-right nutcase, Rep. Joe Barton. Also on Stop?
"What Powers Your Car? A Panel Discussion on Vegetable Oil Fuel in the Valley". So, if it feels too cold for biking, jump into your greese car and turn on the radio to 103.3fm! That would be Tuesday at 6pm.....right?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


here's some dates we missed for the bulletin board:

5:30pm-9pm, Agape Community, 2062 Greenwich Rd., Ware, MA. Part of the End of Oil Lecture Series. An explanation of petroleum use, perpetual growth economics and debt, oil politics and war. Speaker: Kai Wu is a graduate student at UMASS studying renewable energy systems and energy economics. His presentation "The Energy Story" has been presented to hundreds of people throughout Massachusetts. Pot-luck to precede presentation at 5:30 - presentations begin promptly at 6:30. Info: Agape Community, (413) 967-9369, (directions).

7:30pm, Gamble Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College. Winona LaDuke is an Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe) enrolled member of the Mississippi Band of Anishinaabeg. She is the Program Director of Honor the Earth and the Founding Director of White Earth Land Recovery Project. She has worked for two decades on the land issues of the White Earth Reservation, including litigation over land rights in the 1980's. In both 1996 and 2000, LaDuke ran for Vice-President on the Green Party ticket with Ralph Nader. The event is free and open to the public. Info: or call 538-3091.

7pm, Senior Center, 46 Middle Street, Hadley (586-1910). Conservation Commission hearing on Wal-Mart Supercenter wetlands impacts. Wal-Mart is planning to build a Supercenter in Hadley. The 212,000-square-foot store would be the largest single building in town history and the third Supercenter in Massachusetts. Only Hadley residents will be allowed to speak at hearings, but a big public showing is nonetheless important. Info:

5:30pm-9pm, Agape Community, 2062 Greenwich Rd., Ware, MA. Part of the End of Oil Lecture Series. An exploration of sustainable energy, biofuels and nonviolent noncooperation with petroleum and oil wars. Speakers: Bruce Davidson, cofounder of Sirius Community a spiritually based Ecovillage. Bruce is a green builder who has designed and built a straw bale and cob house, solar & wind energy. Sirius has begun plans to open a vegetable oil and biodiesel cooperative to assist those interested in alternatives to oil. Brayton Shanley- cofounder of Agape Community. Agape has dedicated the last 10 years to developing solar energy, straw bale construction, compost toilet, and a grease car and explored the idea of the need for an oil boycott, a noncooperation strategy for our peak oil and oil war times. Pot-luck to precede presentation at 5:30 - presentations begin promptly at 6:30. Info: Agape Community, (413) 967-9369, (directions).