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Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio April 11, 2013: Our 50th show! EcoBricks, Ontario Home Comfort and Rachel Carson

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This week marks our 50th program since Earthgauge Radio was launched in the fall of 2011! So we’re celebrating a big milestone today and are sending out our thanks to all the guests we’ve had in the past year and a half, the numerous people who have contributed to . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio April 11, 2013: Our 50th show! EcoBricks, Ontario Home Comfort and Rachel Carson

Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio this week: EcoBricks, Ontario Home Comfort and Rachel Carson

On Earthgauge Radio this week, Xerez Bridglall will bring us her interview with two Carleton University undergraduate students who participated in the Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program this year. ASB is an immersive year-long program that culminates with a week of cultural exchange and community service over reading week in February. Mario Pizzuto and Megan . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio this week: EcoBricks, Ontario Home Comfort and Rachel Carson

Earthgauge Radio: This week on EG Radio: Guest host Chris White on environmental cancers and media coverage of the climate crisis

Tomorrow on EG Radio, guest host Chris White will be broadcasting part of an NPR interview with Wen Stephenson on the coverage of climate change in the mainstream media. Stephenson was senior producer of the NPR program On Point. He was also an editor at the Boston Globe and the Atlantic before becoming a climate . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: This week on EG Radio: Guest host Chris White on environmental cancers and media coverage of the climate crisis

Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio March 28: Federal Budget 2013, urbanization in Kenya and the tar sands “staples” trap

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We love covering local stories on Earthgauge and this week, we get just about as local as we can, focusing on some compelling environmental research taking place at Carleton University in Ottawa. We also take a look at the environmental provisions of last week’s federal Budget 2013. We . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio March 28: Federal Budget 2013, urbanization in Kenya and the tar sands “staples” trap

Earthgauge Radio: Tomorrow on EG Radio: Budget 2013, urbanization in Kenya and the tar sands “staples trap”

We love covering local stories on Earthgauge and this week, we’re getting just about as local as we possibly can, focusing on some compelling environmental research taking place at Carleton University in Ottawa. Earthgauge contributor Juanita Bawagan will be speaking with Glennys Egan who is a Masters student whose research is based on . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: Tomorrow on EG Radio: Budget 2013, urbanization in Kenya and the tar sands “staples trap”

Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio March 14: food glorious food!

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On Earthgauge this week, we discuss food security from the global to the local level, and what we can do to help build a more equitable and sustainable food system. From the geopolitics of global food (in)security to the benefits of eating locally, this special program considers how the food . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio March 14: food glorious food!

Earthgauge Radio: Tomorrow on EG Radio: food glorious food!

Tomorrow on Earthgauge, we’re discussing food (in)security. From the geopolitics of global food security to the benefits of eating locally, this special program will consider how the food choices we make on a daily basis have a real impact both on our environment and on the people who produce our food. We have perhaps no . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: Tomorrow on EG Radio: food glorious food!

Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio February 28 2013: ‘Forward on Climate’ special with Bill McKibben, Van Jones, Naomi Klein, Michael Brune and Jacquie Thomas

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This week on Earthgauge, we hear speeches and interviews from the huge ‘Forward on Climate‘ rally in Washington D.C. on February 17. We have speeches by Van Jones of Rebuild the Dream, Bill McKibben of 350.org, Michael Brune, executive director of the U.S. Sierra Club, and Jacquie Thomas of the . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio February 28 2013: ‘Forward on Climate’ special with Bill McKibben, Van Jones, Naomi Klein, Michael Brune and Jacquie Thomas

Earthgauge Radio: Tomorrow on EG Radio: our ‘Forward on Climate’ special show!

I attended the huge Forward on Climate rally in Washington D.C. last week and tomorrow I’ll be playing speeches from the rally by Van Jones of Rebuild the Dream, Bill McKibben of 350.org, Michael Brune, executive director of the U.S. Sierra Club, and Jacquie Thomas of the Saik’uz First Nation in B.C.

We’ll also hear . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: Tomorrow on EG Radio: our ‘Forward on Climate’ special show!

Earthgauge Radio: Moving, must-see video tribute from Sanctuary Asia to all those who have died fighting for the planet

Check out this beautiful video from Sanctuary Asia called ‘She’s Alive…Beautiful…Finite…Hurting…And Worth Dying For’. The video is an attempt to highlight the fact that “world leaders, irresponsible corporates and mindless ‘consumers’ are combining to destroy life on earth. It is dedicated to all who died fighting for the planet and those whose lives are . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: Moving, must-see video tribute from Sanctuary Asia to all those who have died fighting for the planet

The Canadian Progressive: Line 9: The Tar Sands Come to Ontario (VIDEO)

A must-watch. Line 9: The tar sands come to Ontario, expanding the Alberta tar sands operations, which are ravaging First Nations communities, resources & treaty rights. Video available on Vimeo RELATED: First Nation: Bill C-45 allows tar sands industry to destroy vital waterways and treaty rights Harper’s CNOOC/Nexen deal pushes Canada closer to becoming a . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Line 9: The Tar Sands Come to Ontario (VIDEO)

Earthgauge Radio: December 20, 2012: Buy Nothing Christmas and the shark fin import ban in Canada

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This week on Earthgauge Radio, I have a feature interview with Aiden Enns of BuyNothingChristmas.org. We discuss some ideas about how you can have a “greener” and less stressful holiday season. I also have an update from NDP MP Fin Donnelly on his private member’s Bill C-380 to ban . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: December 20, 2012: Buy Nothing Christmas and the shark fin import ban in Canada

Earthgauge Radio: December 20, 2012: Buy Nothing Christmas and the shark fin import ban in Canada

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This week on Earthgauge Radio, I have a feature interview with Aiden Enns of BuyNothingChristmas.org and we discuss some ideas about how you can have a “greener” and less stressful holiday season. I also have an update from NDP MP Fin Donnelly on his private member’s Bill C-380 . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: December 20, 2012: Buy Nothing Christmas and the shark fin import ban in Canada

Earthgauge Radio: Interview with Dr. James Brophy about a groundbreaking study on the links between workplace pollutants and breast cancer

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On Earthgauge Radio this week, I featured an interview with Dr. James Brophy who is an adjunct professor at the University of Windsor and the co-author of a groundbreaking new study demonstrating that women working in particular occupations have an increased risk of developing breast cancer, likely due to exposure . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: Interview with Dr. James Brophy about a groundbreaking study on the links between workplace pollutants and breast cancer

Earthgauge Radio: Tomorrow on Earthgauge Radio: the Doha Climate Summit special!

Tomorrow on Earthgauge Radio on CKCU 93.1 FM, it’s our United Nations Doha Climate Summit special broadcast. We’ll hear audio from our correspondents on the ground in Qatar and a feature interview with the director of the remarkable new documentary film ‘Chasing Ice‘, which chronicles the astonishing changes currently taking place in the Arctic as . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: Tomorrow on Earthgauge Radio: the Doha Climate Summit special!

Earthgauge Radio: Earthgauge Radio 2012-11-22 15:28:29

Click the audio player above to hear my interview with Donna Balkin who is the Communications Manager for the Canadian Co-operative Association in Ottawa. Right click here to download the file (14:30). Did you know that 2012 has been designated by the United Nations as the International Year of Co-operatives? This was done to highlight the contribution of […] . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: Earthgauge Radio 2012-11-22 15:28:29

earthgauge: Earthgauge Radio November 1, 2012: PowerShift 2012 featuring Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben

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On Earthgauge Radio this week, we’ll be featuring a wrap-up of the recent PowerShift 2012 conference, which took place over the past weekend in Ottawa and Gatineau. I have two special features on today’s show from PowerShift 2012:

Bill McKibben‘s keynote address Media panel Q&A with Naomi Klein

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Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Winona LaDuke media interview at PowerShift Canada 2012

Winona LaDuke, a Harvard-educated economist and activist, speaks candidly about food, energy and Indigenous sovereignty during PowerShift 2012.

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: PowerShift 2012 Concludes With Massive March Against Harper Gvt’s $1.4bn “Polluter Handouts”

The PowerShift 2012 Conference concluded with a raucous “Trick or Treat” march through downtown Ottawa by over 800 conference attendees and local activists. The 4-day conference sought to push the Harper Government to act to stop climate change and social injustice in Canada. And to stop annual handouts of $1.4 billion in Canadian taxpayer money . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: PowerShift 2012 Concludes With Massive March Against Harper Gvt’s $1.4bn “Polluter Handouts”