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A weekly update on climate change and it’s effects on a local, national and international level, with interviews and commentary. Hosted by Sabrina Jacobs.

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A weekly update on climate change and it’s effects on a local, national and international level, with interviews and commentary. Hosted by Sabrina Jacobs.

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    A Rude Awakening with Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh and Mathias Rittgerott

    A Rude Awakening with Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh and Mathias Rittgerott

    On Friday’s show, I’ll speak to Palestinian climate activist Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh on the discussing the perseverance of his organization, Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability [1].  And, I’ll have a conversation with Mathias Rittgerott, Campaigner for the German-based NGO Rettet den Regenwald/Rainforest Rescue [2] on their latest effort to get the United Nations to stop contracting with French-based Bolloré Group in Africa.

    [1] https://www.palestinenature.org/
    [2] https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/

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    The Climate Center’s Ryan Schleeter – CA’s Latest Billion Dollar Climate Budget

    The Climate Center’s Ryan Schleeter – CA’s Latest Billion Dollar Climate Budget

    On Friday, I'll speak to the communications director for climate policy think tank The Climate Center's [1] Ryan Schleeter on Governor Gavin Newsom's $22.5 billion climate budget and what that means for California.  We'll switch gears and speak to Global Forest Coalition's [2] Simone Lovera on their latest collaborative report entitled: "Gender Justice and Climate Action: A Feminist Analysis of Forest and Climate Policy." [3]

    photo: Pixabay [4]

    [1] https://theclimatecenter.org/
    [2] https://globalforestcoalition.org/
    [3] https://globalforestcoalition.org/forest-cover-65/
    [4] https://pixabay.com/photos/mushrooms-moss-fungi-lichen-forest-2786789/

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    An Update from The Oakland Institute’s Anuradha Mittal

    An Update from The Oakland Institute’s Anuradha Mittal

    On today's show, we'll get an update from Oakland Institute [1] executive director Anuradha Mittal on their recent reports regarding the conservancies in Northern Kenya, the ongoing forced eviction of the Maasai in Ngorongoro region (please sign the petition) [2] and the victory against the World Bank's DBR [3] (doing business rating).  We'll end the show with some intriguing and inspiring audio from a montage [4] put together by the Oakland chapter of Youth vs Apocalypse [5].

    [1] https://www.oaklandinstitute.org/
    [2] https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/petitions/1242/tanzania-stop-the-eviction-of-the-maasai-from-ngorongoro
    [3] https://www.oaklandinstitute.org/world-bank-ends-doing-business-report
    [4] https://youtu.be/Z_qwb4s2e9U
    [5] https://www.youthvsapocalypse.org

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    A Rude Awakening with Dr Marty Ralph and Jamie Alexander

    A Rude Awakening with Dr Marty Ralph and Jamie Alexander

    On today's show I'm highlighting a few interviews that contain information that is important as we move into the New Year.

    First, we'll hear from Dr. Marty Ralph from Scripps Institution of Oceanography  at University of San Diego talking about mitigating our drought here in the west. [1]

    And then, a conversation with Jamie Alexander [2], founding director of Project Drawdown [3], on the IPCC report from August of 2021

    Wishing all of you a healthy and safe New Year! Thank you for listening and supporting community-powered radio!

     

     

    [1] https://scripps.ucsd.edu
    [2] https://drawdown.org/staff/jamie-beck-alexander
    [3] https://drawdown.org

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    Living in the Time of Dying – Full Interview with Michael Shaw

    Living in the Time of Dying – Full Interview with Michael Shaw

    It's the holiday season and that means this episode is a rerun of sorts.  You'll hear the full interview with Australian-based documentarian Michael Shaw on his piece "Living in the Time of Dying" which you can see for free at livinginthetimeofdying.com [1] and a rerun of my conversation with Oregon State University's Dr. Steve Strauss [2] on genetically engineered trees.

     

    “Living in the Time of Dying” [3].

    A documentary about facing the truth about climate change

    We live in a time where politicians, prioritizing growth and profit, are in denial of the science of climate change. Consequently we are caught in a system that creates and increases the damage we are causing to the planet and all its life forms.  Living in the Time of Dying dives into an exploration of what it would mean to accept the science is true.

    We explore how to find the inner resources to meet the changes in ways that keep us connected to the earth, to each other and to our sacred obligations.

    Director and producer Michael Shaw goes on a journey to speak to those who have the courage to say what no one else is saying and who have found the strength to bring meaning to the conversation. Interviews with: Professor of Sustainability, Jem Bendell; Dharma teacher and author, Catherine Ingram; Award winning journalist and author, Dahr Jamail and Native American Elder, author and teacher Stan Rushworth. 

    Watch the trailer here 

    https://youtu.be/TvzmPyY08ck [4]

    Contribute here 

    https://www.livinginthetimeofdying.com/contribute [5]

    [1] https://www.livinginthetimeofdying.com/
    [2] http://people.forestry.oregonstate.edu/steve-strauss/
    [3] https://www.livinginthetimeofdying.com/about
    [4] https://youtu.be/TvzmPyY08ck
    [5] https://www.livinginthetimeofdying.com/contribute

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    A Rude Awakening with Dr. Steven Strauss and Kevin Hunsanger

    A Rude Awakening with Dr. Steven Strauss and Kevin Hunsanger

    This morning on A Rude Awakening, I'll speak to Professor of Forest Biotechnology at Oregon State University Dr. Steven Strauss on the subject of genetically engineered trees.  Good or bad you decide.  And I'll have my friend and yours Kevin Hunsanger on the final day of the KPFA fund drive.

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