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Friday, October 27, 2006

The Very Scary Enviro Show

Your Halloween may not have been so happy by the time we finished with you this night! It's very grruuuuesome going, we promise. We had a bit of a masquerade in the studio. Yes, we were pretending to be radio personalities! NO! It was a Halloween party! At least D.O. came in costume. DIDN'T YOU SEE?? He was Darth Chjeney! Tamara, the VFR house witch returned to shed some light on Halloween night and the thin veil tonight between the living and the dead. But first it was time for....Revenge of the Critters! Man eaten by crawly pets! ARRGHHH!

Then it was time for the countdown, Glen? Talk about scary, how about Bush as President for Life! ARRRGGHHHH!

Here’s something else scary: It's Humans as Cancer! You're not going to like this! from Wild Earth, going waaaay back to Winter '92/'93. Adding fuel to the fire: Giant Human Footprint Crushing Planet! AND, continuing the chill: Dead Zones on the rise. Brrr!

Rise up citizens! Don your V for Vendetta masks and get into the streets! Call for Sit-Ins at the White House, Nov. 6-9, We need at least 5000 folks to SURROUND the White House. Think about it, 100 from every state. Now that’s representation. Can you be there? Cindy Sheehan a part of history!

Finally it's time for the Bus Stop Billboard:

Thursday Nov 2nd;4:30 pm - Out of Balance: ExxonMobil's Impact on Climate Change film only; 6:30pm - film & talk back w/Producer: Tom Jackson
Mount Holyoke College
Sponsored by: Center for the Environment, MHC
Contact: 538-3091

Saturday, November 4, 2006 at 1:00 pm; The BOSTON COAL PARTY, a global warming street drama featuring patriots vs. billionaire coal and oil barons in a modern recasting of the Boston Tea Party; Boston Common, Brewer Fountain, near Park Street Station; Brian Thurber, Clean Water Action, 617-338-8131, x209, ; also:

Saturday, Nov 4 Noon No-nukes Die-in, Brattleboro, VT
Aside from giving us a false sense of security, sirens located throughout the Brattleboro area are primarily to warn people that a serious accident has occurred at Vt. Yankee. The sirens are always tested on the first Saturday of each month at 12 Noon.
At random locations within earshot of the siren testing at noon in Brattleboro, each person agrees to participate in a die-in protest whenever possible by freezing in place, standing silent or falling down "dead". For the full 3-5 minute test, people commit each month to stop their activities and reflect on what it would mean if this were not a test but the real thing. A group will be meeting at 11 am at the Harmony parking lot to walk through downtown and distribute literature and talk with people about what is going to be happening.
Contact Daniel Sicken 802-387-2798 or email

Nov. 6-9; Call for Sit-Ins at the White House, Cindy Sheehan & others need 5000 folks to SURROUND the White House. Think about it, 100 from every state. Now that is representation. Can you be there? Email:

Thursday, Nov. 9; 5:30- 7:00 pm.;Tri State CAN meeting. Room 121, Greenfield Community College Downtown Office, 270 Main St, Greenfield

Sunday, Nov. 12; Nov 12; 7-8 pm (Every 2nd Sunday of the month)
Let Entergy know we want a green future!!
Let Entergy know we can live without their power!!
Unplug ALL your electrical appliances including the refrigerator for 1 hr from 7 pm - 8 pm, on the 2nd Sunday of each month.

Friday, Nov. 17; 7pm. “Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World”, a film about aspartame at Wide-angle Films, the Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst Call (413)256-1760

That's it. Was it a trick or a treat? Don't forget: if you're out on your bike at night wear white and DON'T take any poison apples.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

The Genetically Engineered Enviro Show

Good news: Glen’s been recently rewired so he’ll be good for many more future shows. It was Jean on genes this time around. She shared her extensive knowledge of biotech, biopiracy and biodevastation. Also, we got a phone-in from our friend Orin Langelle of the Global Justice Ecology Project about the threat of genetically engineered trees and some direct action that’s been taking place in South Carolina during an industry conference organized by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations and co-sponsored by Summerville, SC-based ArborGen.(read: biotech corporados). But first...
It was time for Revenge of the Critters! Canadian geese go after the corporados!

Then we heard D.O.'s Open Letter to Deval Patrick and Patrick's response. There’s the theme, how about the countdown? Yes, it was time to trash Darth Cheney, the boy-king, and all the Bush regime neo-cons! This week: Bush Administration Maintains Its Cozy Relationship with Biotech Bully Monsanto. We never got to the corporate cronies in the National Park Service have a scheme for bio-prospecting in our national parks; hopefully we'll check up on them in a future show. Also, we never got to the strange crop circles appearing on three continents (no, not THOSE crop circles).

Laura Simon’s "GMO" from her "The future’s in our hands" disc took us to the interview with Orin. Here's one for extra points: how about trying for a dramatic reading of The Death of Organic Food at home?

Finally, it was time for the Bus Stop Billboard:

Tuesday October 17 TENTATIVE
7:30pm, Senior Center, 46 Middle St, Hadley. Wal-Mart may return to
the Hadley Planning Board to unveil new plans for a Supercenter. help mobilize against Wal-Mart:
Pioneer Valley Coalition to Change & Challenge Wal-Mart,

Wednesday October 25
6:30-7:45pm, Porter Lounge (3rd Floor), Converse Hall, Amherst
College, Rts 116 & 9, Amherst. Fighting the Wal-Mart in Hadley and maybe in Greenfield, working on Wake-Up Wal-Mart campaigns, giving mutual aid to the coalition members fighting Wal-Mart in many ways. Info:

Thursday October 26
4pm, 83 College St (Rt 116), S Hadley. Giovanna Di Chiro, Mount
Holyoke College Earth and Environment Dept, explores the "politics of
articulation" linking environmental and feminist theories forged by
environmental justice activists Info:

Thursday October 26
7pm, First Churches, Main & Center Sts, Northampton. Malik Rahim, a lifelong resident of New Orleans, former Black Panther, and Green Party member (former candidate for public office)and co-founder of COMMON GROUND RELIEF. Over the past year Common Ground has distributed food, water, clothing, and other necessities to poor people in the Ninth and Lower Ninth Wards of New Orleans. Malik will speak of the history and plans for the future - a future that we can participate in. See Info:
Rick Last,

Chris Vreeland, Energy consultant
Wednesday, October 18, 7 - 9 p.m.
(6:30 registration and refreshments)
Location: Florence Civic Center, Park Street, Florence, MA
Learn how solar energy can work for you to produce electricity or heat water, and get information on siting and sizing a system, financing options, and locating an installer. For more information, visit

Chris Vreeland, Energy consultant
Monday, October 23, 7 - 9 p.m.
(6:30 registration and refreshments)
Location: Shutesbury Elementary School, 23 West Pelham Road, Shutesbury, MA
Learn the “nuts and bolts” of small scale wind and find out how it can work for you. For more information, visit

Ted Watt, HCE Naturalist
Saturday, October 21, 9 a.m. - noon
meet in the parking lot at the Notch Visitor’s Center and take off on the trails that lead along the Holyoke Range for an easy-to-moderate hike. Bring binoculars and field guides, and enthusiasm for learning about what is out there. Pre-registration is requested so we know how many people to keep track of. CALL: (413) 256-6006

That's it. Next time: scary halloween! :O

Monday, October 09, 2006

Open letter to Deval Patrick

Dear Deval,

As one of the co-hosts to The Enviro Show on Valley Free Radio, WXOJ-LP in Northampton I want to take this opportunity to ask that you reconsider your stand on the proposed Cape Wind project in Nantucket Sound. As I'm sure you are aware, Nantucket Sound is a special place in the Commonwealth and held near and dear to a great many residents from all over Massachusetts. As part of the commons, it is up to all citizens of the state to protect Nantucket Sound from development that would spoil its relatively pristine character. We on The Enviro Show feel that the proposed industrial development that is Cape Wind would violate the sanctity of the Sound and endanger the wildlife that lives or passes through the area.

I am asking you to reconsider your position with regard to your support for Cape Wind and that you help the corporate backers of the project to work toward a more ecologically sound installation inland at a place that is already developed.

If you would like to read more of my concerns over Cape Wind you will find them here:

and here:

I look forward to hearing from you with regard to this matter.


The Enviro Show
WXOJ-LP, 103.3fm