The May 1st Recovery Zone features a visit with an environmentally innovative intentional community: Maitreya Ecovillage. Founder Rob Bolman discusses his philosophy in working to create an oasis of cooperation and sustainability in an urban setting. Produced by Stephanie Potter, with music by David Simon on fiddle and Dale Jones on guitar.
This edition: the candidates for President and some thoughts on endorsements and the traditional media. The two Democratic candidates for President, Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama as well as the Republican candidate, Senator John McCain have all put forth some plan to address energy and climate change. Grist, the Seattle-based environmental online news-zine, interviewed each candidate and fact-checked their environmental platforms and records ( http://www.grist.org/candidate_chart_08.html ). The traditional media seems to be ignoring the environment as an issue important to most people (http://www.
A crew of KBOO news reporters interviews experts around the nation to find out what more about trash and its impacts on our neighborhoods and our planet. Part 3 includes reporters Ryan White and Katie Arrents on the de-construction movement and recycling; KBOO reporter Richard Umana interviews World Watch Institute Research Director Gary Gardner; plus reporters Jim Ivancie and Josh Childs reach the end of the line for local trash – a fleet of trucks with “Save the Earth” bumper stickers.
A crew of KBOO news reporters interviews experts around the nation to find out what more about trash and its impacts on our neighborhoods and our planet. Part 2 includes Lisa Loving speaking with writer Elizabeth Royte, author of Garbage Lands: On the Secret Trail of Trash; KBOO commentator Beth Crawford; reporter Don Wolfe interviews scientist Dr. Marcus Erickson about the thousand-mile-wide sheen of plastic garbage in the Pacific Ocean; plus reporters Jim Ivancie and Josh Childs continue their exploration of the local dump.