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KWMR Post Carbon Radio
with Bing Gong & Karen Nyhus
Category: News & Politics
Location: Point Reyes Station
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May 15, 2015 08:59 AM PDT

Richard Heinberg is the author of twelve books, including some of the seminal works on society’s current energy and environmental sustainability crisis. We will be discussing his latest book, Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels (2015)

May 15, 2015 08:33 AM PDT

Speaking at Sonoma State University on March 12, 2015, Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, professor of ethnic studies at CSU East Bay and author of "An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States." Dunbar-Ortiz challenges the founding myth of the United States and shows how policies against the indigenous peoples were designed to seize the territories of the original inhabitants, displacing or eliminating them.

March 19, 2015 09:40 PM PDT

Featuring Dan Bacher - environmental journalist and Tom Stokely - water policy analyst and director with the California Water Impact Network. A conversation about the many dimensions of the drought in California - impacts on fish, big agriculture, the Twin Tunnels, ground water legislation, fracking, and “paper water.”

There is a short segment with Preston Brown, a watershed biologist with the Turtle Island Restoration Network/SPAWN, reporting on the Coho Salmon in Lagunitas Creek in our local watershed.

The Environmental Water Caucus-
California Water Impact Network -

May 20, 2015 03:02 PM PDT

"The Great Turning - Woman as Cranks" is the title of a panel in The Geography of Hope literary conference in Point Reyes in March 2015. Co-hosts Bing Gong and Eleanore Despina have a conversation with two of the panelists, Wendy Johnson and Susan Griffin.

Wendy Johnson is author of Gardening at the Dragon's Gate, and formerly head gardener at Green Gulch Zen Center.

Susan Griffin, visionary author, playwright, poet and Pulitzer finalist, is author of the classic Women and Nature, where she reveals the connection between feminism and ecology.

February 23, 2015 03:37 PM PST

A Conversation with Renee Lertzman, PhD.
Dr. Renee Lertzman is an applied researcher, speaker, instructor, and strategic communications specialist,
resides in Inverness, and her work focuses on the psychological dimensions of climate and environmental engagement and communications.

February 10, 2015 06:40 AM PST

Update on recent victories and future plans for Marin Clean Energy and Sonoma Clean Power. Rather than wait for the President or Congress to give us green lights, Northern California is leading the way in new energy models that bring cleaner sources, lower prices, green jobs, and energy democracy. Find out how you can green up your power and help spread the success.

Featuring Woody Hastings of the Center for Climate Protection, Jamie Tucker, Marin Clean Energy Communications Director, and Jessica Tovar of Bay Localize and the Local Clean Energy Alliance.

January 27, 2015 04:26 AM PST

Featuring: Mainstreet Moms Kris Brown and Kathy Calloway discussing actions to ban tracking in California on Saturday, February 7 at 11:30 am in Oakland

Harvey Wasserman - journalist, longtime anti-nuke activist, and advocate for renewable energy and Mary Beth Brangan & James Heddle - Ecological Options Network of Bolinas discussing actions to close down Diablo Canyon.

January 12, 2015 02:57 PM PST

Capitalism is so yesterday. It's the new year - out with the old, in with the new! This week on Post-Carbon Radio, we start off 2015 on a deep dive into capitalism and the climate crisis with Cynthia Kaufman, author and Director of the Institute of Community and Civic Engagement at DeAnza College.
Hold on to your seats - it's fast-paced and fun! After a big-picture history of how we got into this pickle, Cynthia brings us lots of good news about how to get out of it. For one, although it's wily and adaptive, capitalism isn't the undefeatable monolith we sometimes think it is, so we don't have to overthrow it all at once to halt its devastating effects. What's more, solutions are already available; what's good for the climate is good for our happiness, and there is plenty of wealth and leisure time to go around. Cynthia uses feminist theory to help us figure out how to start, which is easier once we realize half the economy isn't capitalist, anyway. Don't worry; we didn't miss racism or patriarchy as the colors of the really-existing capitalism we have. We discuss Cynthia's two books, Ideas for Action: Relevant Theory for Radical Change and Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope. Some serious theory made useful and hopeful in down-home, common-sense, bite-sized pieces.

December 22, 2014 04:02 PM PST

First hour - International Focus - Update on UN Climate negotiations COP 20 in Lima, Peru. We will be talking to activists who were in Lima.

Claire Greensfelder is a lifelong environmental, peace and safe energy activist, educator, political campaigner, and journalist. Claire presently serves as Policy and Organizational Consultant to the International Women’s Earth and Climate Initiative (IWECI) and to the international, multi-media exhibit-Conversations with the Earth: Indigenous Voices on Climate Change (CWE).

Jane Lapiner is a dancer, the Artistic Director of The Human Nature Theater Company. Recently, Human Nature has produced two shows about climate change, both comedies, and is currently working on its third. Jane lives on a small farm in the lower Mattole River Valley. Jane teaches a variety of dance and theater classes in the schools and community and has helped produce over the years a number of excellent school shows for local touring.

David Simpson is a graduate of the University of California in Berkeley. He majored in English and HIstory. He performed with the San Francisco Mime Troupe in the mid-1960's where he met his life partner, Jane Lapiner. David was a co-founder of the Mattole Salmon Group, the Mattole Restoration Council and the Institute for Sustainable Forestry. He has been a producer and performer in all of Human Nature's shows and has done bioregional standup comedy throughout the Shasta bioregion. David and Jane have attended five of the last six United Nations Conferences of the Parties of the UNFCCC.

In the Second Hour - We focus on national, sub-national, state, local communities, individual responses to climate change

Jeff Conant - directs Friends of the Earth’s international forests program, which seeks to protect forests and the rights of forest-dependent peoples by addressing the root causes of forest destruction, and knowledgeable on Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) and California’s AB32. Jeff has written frequently for outlets such as Alternet, Corpwatch, Earth Island Journal, Yes!, Race, Poverty and the Environment and Z Magazine.

Cynthia Kaufman - Cynthia has a doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and teaches Philosophy and Women’s Studies at De Anza College in Cupertino. Director of the Institute of Community and Civic Engagement at De Anza College where she also teaches Philosophy. She is the author of two books on social change “Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope and Ideas for Action: Relevant Theory for Radical Change. She is a climate justice activist and social change activist, having worked on issues such as tenants’ rights, police abuse, union organizing, international politics, and most recently climate change.

Peter Asmus - Peter is an internationally known expert on energy, a principal research analyst at Navigant Research. Formerly, he was a senior research analyst contributing to Pike Research’s Smart Energy practice, with a focus on wind energy as well as emerging energy distribution models such as micro grids and virtual power plants. Asmus has 20 years of experience in energy and environmental markets, as an analyst, writer, and consultant. Peter is also a KWMR programmer.

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