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....
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. http://www.southamptongreenway.org/
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: www.rowecenter.org
Sunday, November 16th, 9am to 5pm. Mass. Climate Action Network Conference. MIT Stada Center, Cambridge, MA. [beware of Cape Wind propaganda!] Go to: www.acteva.com/go/mcan
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: www.faireconomy.org 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!