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Friday, October 24, 2008

Another Very Scary Enviro Show

Greetings Earthlings. Coming up on Halloween and not many days before we find out if we're FINALLY rid of the Repugnican scourge OR subjected to yet another stolen election. Very scary. If it's the latter, prepare to occupy the White House. Maybe we'll paint it black! Tonight we'll checkout the usual haunts for frightening news about the end of the world as we know it. Also, Tamara, the house witch, returns to these microphones to set the seasonal mood, as well as Betsy Dumont, a local bat expert from the Department of Biology at UMass Amherst, but first it' time for...... Revenge of the Critters! Big Black Brit Cat Attack!.

After Tamara tells us about the thin veil between the world of the living and that of the dead we'll hear from Count Dracula who hits the spike on the head when he tells us there ARE far worse things than death, like the gloom and doom of the climate crisis maybe? What? Gloom & doom on The Enviro Show? Nooooo! Say it ain't so, Joe!

In the Enviro Show Echo Chamber we checkout the Reuters story, Arctic air temperatures climb to record levels. So, what's worse than dropping dead on the spot? How about slowly starving or contracting some gruesome tropical disease! Here's some gloom & doom from Greenpeace. Not gloomy enough? How about The Most Dangerous Project on Earth? Had enough? Let's move on to....

Something positive! Here on our Blog Special section we have Gore-al's Power Vote webcast airing tomorrow night. And check this out: JFK: back to the future!.

O no! He's back!! Lord Cheney. Glen? Can't you get rid of these bad actors?? How much longer must we endure them? So, last time we had Darth Cheney here in the studio, kind of, right? How can we top that?? How about with this: Cheney LIKES being compared to Darth!. Perfect! Happy Halloween!

After we dance to the "Climate Mash" we'll do our interview with Betsy Dumont about those winged rodents who frequent the night. Sadly, many of them are facing the mysterious and deadly "white nose disease". We'll find out about that and much more.

Then we checkout the Bus Stop Billboard:

Thursday, October 30, 6:30 - 8:30pm. Boom, Bust & Bailout - What happened and what to do about it. Unitarian Meeting House, N.Pleasant St., Amherst. Call 413-545-0743

Friday, October 31 - Keene, NH, 4:00 to 6:00 pm. "McSame Bush" SIGNS AND BANNER visibility standout. Rt. 101 & Rt. 10 South intersection, Keene, NH. Halloween costumes encouraged! More dates planned. For more information or to volunteer, call Judy at 978-544-5550.

Tuesday, November 4, All day. VOTE for sanity! Besides a sane Prez and VP, you might want to vote "yes" on Question 3 for the sake of the dogs. Also: vote "yes" on Question 6 if it's on your ballot, which would put pressure on local representatives to support legislation mandating an 80 percent reduction of greenhouse emissions in Massachusetts by 2020 - 30 years sooner than more popular national measures. It would also phase out tax incentives for non-renewable energy projects and put focus on localized sustainability.

Thursday, November 6 at 6:30 pm at the Edwards Library in Southampton, MA, the Friends of Southampton Greenway will welcome R. Bruce Donald, President of the Farmington Valley Greenway as the monthly speaker. This is the same trail that will one day connect New Haven to Northampton. More info about Bruce, the speaker series and the project in Southampton, click on this site.

November 7 - 9. All Day. Reading the forested landscape: a natural history of New England w/Tom Wessels. Rowe Conference Center. Call: 413-339-4954 or go to:

Sunday, November 16th, 9am to 5pm. Mass. Climate Action Network Conference. MIT Stada Center, Cambridge, MA. [beware of Cape Wind propaganda!] Go to:

Thursday & Friday, November 20 - 21, 2008. All day. Building a Local Economy in the Valley. First Congregational Church, Hadley, MA. Sliding scale $25-$150, includes lunch and materials. Contact: or (617) 423-2148.

So much for another Halloween show. Hope we made it grim enough for you, no? OK, so it's NOT as scary as FrankenBarbie and Crazy John McSame. Give us an "E" for effort, will ya'? Happy Halloween!!.........O, and remember: listen to your Mother!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Sorry, no inter-galactic intervention today. Back to work!

If you heard last night's Enviro Show you may have caught the reference to the "Gallactic Federation" supposedly making contact with us sorry humans here on planet Earth yesterday. Of course we had our collective tongue deeply embedded in our collective cheek when we spoke about it, but hey: if it takes aliens to save us from the Repugnicans and the corporados, so be it! Well, sad to say, magical thinking time is over. No alien contact that we can find (and D.O.'s been monitoring real-time satellite cameras on Earth). Guess we'll just have to save the planet ourselves. That means it's up to us and YOU, dear listener.

Soooo, first off let's make sure crazy John McSame and FrankenBarbie don't get elected, or if the Repugnicans try stealing another election, we fightback this time. Of course, we need to continue the struggle against the climate crisis as well; through government; personally; and with other actions. And remember: listen to your Mother!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Moon River Enviro Show

Greetings Earthlings. It’s the Harvest or Hunters’ Moon and Andrea Donlon, River Steward for the Connecticut River Watershed Council joins us to talk rivers, sooooo it’s the Moon River Enviro Show. Get it? Moon? River? (sorry). We’ll also hear from Darth Cheney in-person! Well, actually its an impersonation from none other than Jim Ward, Voice Deity on the Stephanie Miller Show. As always we’ll checkout the news in the Echo Chamber and burden you with some sanctimonious Quote of the Week, but first it’s time for.......Revenge of the Critters! Chipmunk Attacks! Run for your life!!

In the Enviro Show Echo Chamber we return to coal country for a tale of political chicanery. Grampy McSame and Franken Barbie’s minions screw up in the service of King Coal. Also from Grist: good news for the critters in Sumatra...............finally! >. O, did we forget to mention the Galactic Federation is coming today?

Sorry, Glen's away so you're on your own for the Bush Countdown Clock. He took it with him so he won't oversleep. But we DO have Darth Cheney! And this little video diddy about FrankenBarbie:

The Enviro Show Quote of the Week comes from Naomi Wolf: “Yes, the situation is dire. But history shows that when an army of citizens, supported by even a vestige of civil society, believes in liberty -- in the psychological space that is "America" -- no power on earth can ultimately suppress them.”

"Head of the River" by Elliot Bronson from "101 Subtle Ways" takes us to our interview with Andrea Donlon, River Steward for the Connecticut River Watershed Council.

As always, we'll top-off the show at the Bus Stop Billboard:

Thursday, October 23, 6 p.m. at Amherst Town Hall. SOLAR ENERGY FOR HOMES OR SMALL BUSINESSES. Learn the "nuts and bolts" of solar from a registered professional engineer, including information on solar electricity and how water, siting and sizing a system, and available incentives. Pre-registration is required; please call CET at (413)586-7350 ext. 25.

Friday, October 24, 5 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 25, 5 to 8:30 p.m.
[Rain date: Sunday, October 26, 5 to 8:30 p.m.] ENCHANTED FOREST: CREATURES OF OUR FOREST -- A NON-SCARY, FAMILY HALLOWEEN EVENT. Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Inc. 525 South Pleasant Street., Amherst, Pre-registration is required; please call (413) 256-6006

Saturday, October 25. NUCLEAR FREE JUBILEE. 11:00A M: Parade with Bread and Puppet and two marching bands from downtown Brattleboro (Elm and Flat Streets) to the town common. Bring signs and banners and noise-makers. Parade assembly at 10:30. NOON to 2pm: Rally and Green Energy Fair on the Town Common. Special guest appearance: The Reverend Billy!

October 25, 10AM to 5PM Anna Lappe, Dan Barber, and Sally Fallon Morell will speak at the 28th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures. The location is the historic First Congregational Church in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.. The cost is 25 BerkShares or $25. To register call 413 528-1737 or use the donation/registration form at

October 29th 6:30pm. Norwottuck Rail Trail Rehabilitation - Public Information Meeting. Hopkins Academy High School Auditorium, 131 Russell Street (Rt. 9), Hadley. Call 508-866-2580, ext. 130

That about does it. Next time it's our very scary Halloween Show. Bring your costume and don't forget to......listen to your Mother!