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*Campaign Demands AT&T End Support for Extremist One America "News" Network; Evan Feeney, Campaign Director with the group Color Of Change; Producer: Scott Harris.
*The Great Strike of 2021: Millions of US Workers Abandon the Job Market; Jack Rasmus, author of "The Scourge of Neoliberalism: US Economic Policy from Reagan to Trump;" Producer: Scott Harris.
*“They Knew: The U.S. Government’s 50-Year Role in Causing the Climate Crisis;” James Gustave “Gus” Speth has a 50-year career at the top echelons of the environmental movement; Producer: Melinda Tuhus.
Update From Lela Florel And Preserve Remington Woods
Host Mike Merli checks in with Lela Florel of Preserve Remington Woods in Bridgeport, a local group and movement fighting to save the Remington Woods from development and destruction.
The Remington Woods are 422 acres of forest meadow wetland located in Bridgeport and Stratford. The Woods are home to 70 species of birds and other diverse wildlife.
Preserve Remington Woods is calling for the Remington Woods to be preserved in its entirety as a living forest community of plants and animals, a wildlife and Nature preserve, in its natural state, in perpetuity, with walking paths and protected habitat.
The next Planning and Zoning Commission meeting will be November 16th.
Public comment can be sent to email@example.com
(Subject Line: Zone Bridgeport Public Hearing)
Signatures can be added to the online petition here:
To learn more about Preserve Remington Woods and additional ways to take action:
Spotlight On Arts & Culture | October 11, 2021 | Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day
Hosted by David Green of The Cultural Alliance Of Fairfield County.
This month we celebrate INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S DAY – a transformation of what we have known as Columbus Day – by exploring the histories and living cultures of native tribes in our area. What traditions, stories and practices are still alive? What can we learn from native cultures’ sense of time and of the land? Learn about the work of the Institute for Native American Studies, and about the specific cultural practices of the Schaghticoke and Golden Hill Paugussett Tribal Nations. Hear about the decade-long archeological dig and research on the site of the last battle of The Pequot War in Southport and how cultural institutions can help relate native cultures to the general public today.
Our guests are: Darlene Kascak, a member of the Schaghticoke Nation, and a Storyteller and Educator at the Institute for American Indian Studies, in Washington, CT; Shoran Waupatukuay Piper, Clan Mother and Tribal Leader, of the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribal Nation, and author of the recent book, Red Road; Chelsea Garth, Curator at Fairfield Museum & History Center, and Janet Evelyn, executive director of Norwalk International Cultural Exchange (NICE) and the newly appointed Coastal Fairfield County Folk & Traditional Arts Community Impact Coordinator.
Can the Dems save the Build Back Better Act?
The Resistance panel interviews Nation Magazine correspondent John Nichols about what strategies the Dems can use to pass the progressive Build Back Better Act being blocked by two conservative Democratic senators.
Panel: Scott Harris, Ruthanne Baumgartner and Richard Hill
Cuba's plan to vaccinate 2-year olds
Sandra Levinson, exec. director of the Center for Cuban Studies, reports on Cuba's ambitious plan to vaccinate children as young as 2 years old and to bring the level of adult vaccination above 90% by the end of 2021.
Interview by Richard Hill
It's honey bee Thursday!
Guy Beardsley's Small Farm Report
Vincent Kaye's Honey Bee update
Katy Poole with the fall harvest report from Massaro Farm in Woodbridge.
Host: Richard Hill
Always love you,
I moved away and journeyed the country and y’all were a definite miss! Back now and listening as I write! Staying true still! Hazzaa!
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love this station...they've been around for more than 50 years and have never sounded better.