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Thursday May 23rd

6:00 AM
7:58 AM
8:00 AM
The East India Company & Corporate Colonialism Guest: William Dalrymple, author of The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire
9:00 AM
Stephanie Celt, Past WA State Policy Coordinator for the BlueGreen Alliance Interview by Ken Winkes: Stephanie explains that tackling climate change and keeping meaningful livelihoods is one of the purposes of the blue-green alliance. For more information, go to https://www.bluegreenalliance.org/. We Do The Work Comment: Legalizing marijuana has many unexpected benefits.
9:28 AM
CurrentCast is a daily (M-F) 60-second module that discusses water sustainability and stewardship. Topics covered include pollution, conservation, climate change, recreation, and more. The program is a project of the Center for Transformative Action.
9:30 AM
On June 6, 2019 Joanna Macy, the environmental activist, author, scholar of Buddhism and Deep Ecology was one of two keynote speakers at The New School at Commonweals Resilience Project in Bolinas, California. A longtime San Francisco/Bay Area resident - she had just celebrated her 90th birthday. The question, that the participants at the Commonweal event had come to explore, was: Is resilience a possible response in the face of climate change and civilizational collapse. And what might resilience look like. Joanna Macy gave a personal and movingly psychological/philosophical talk, led a brief exercise in Open Questioning and closed with generous credits to writers and their ideas that are helpful in navigating and intervening in the collapsing civilization around us.
10:00 AM
Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Our reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world?s most pressing issues. On Democracy Now!, you?ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
12:02 PM
The latest world and Japan news from Japan's public broadcaster.
12:17 PM
Join Anna as she learns basic Japanese phrases. This is a 48-episode series that runs continiously on REC-FM.
12:27 PM
12:29 PM
Community Progressive Radio (CPRmetro.org) is a non-profit, community-based, multi-media organization created to remedy the lack of media attention devoted to critical issues affecting our lives. CPRmetro.org provides a forum for a wide range of topics in a constant attempt to expose the truth. We use all the media technology available to us to provide our diverse communities with a media organization that can be relied on to give voice to its interests. We hope to provide opportunities for training and teaching community residents the science and the art of media production. We also hope to offer local artists an opportunity to learn media skills that will allow them to present their works to a larger audience.
1:00 PM
Whats causing the epidemic of violence against women in Tijuana Mexico? Thats the question epidemiologist Dan Werb addresses in his powerful exploration into the causes of the epidemic of missing and murdered women in Tijuana. We talk with him about his book, City of Omens: A Search for the Missing Women of the Borderlands. Then, just in time for a global week of action on the Climate. we air an excerpt from an interview with climate scientist Michael Mann.
2:00 PM
2:02 PM
Why are the media telling you fairy tales about the real death toll in the Bahamas?. We talk about the deadly storm Dorian with Canadian scientist Paul Beckwith. But what about the Siberian fires? Mark Parrington, Senior Scientist on the Copernicus project, “Europe’s  …
3:00 PM
Gender-based violence ' why are states so bad at making it stop? This week, in her first appearance since fleeing Brazil, womens rights advocate Debora Diniz joins fellow activists and philanthropists to discuss what works and what doesnt in stopping violence against women and girls. Music featured: Cause Im a Woman by Muted Soul Featuring Jess King courtesy of Muted Records. GUESTS: Debora Diniz, Deputy Director of Rights and Justice; Terry McGovern, Chair of Population and Family Health, Columbia University Medical Center; Kavita N. Ramdas, Director of Womens Rights Program, Open Society Foundations.
3:28 PM
CurrentCast is a daily (M-F) 60-second module that discusses water sustainability and stewardship. Topics covered include pollution, conservation, climate change, recreation, and more. The program is a project of the Center for Transformative Action.
3:30 PM
Special for Climate Week: Barbara Bernsteins story of several communities in the Pacific Northwest of the United States who are fighting mammoth fracked gas projects that would turn this green region into a fracked-gas export hub. For years, Bernstein has reported for Making Contact on David versus Goliath battles against oil and gas corporations, and the fight for a clean environment. Today youll hear part one of Bernsteins project, Holding The Thin Green Line as we bring you, The Worlds Largest Methanol Refinery. Featuring: Barbara Bernstein, Writer, Narrator, & Producer of The World's Largest Methanol Refinery Claudia Riedener is a ceramic artist and co-founder of the grassroots environmental group Redefine Tacoma. Nanette Reetz lives in NE Tacoma and is part of Redefine Tacoma. Val Peaphone is a union representative, Tacoma activist and member of Redefine Tacoma Eric de Place is director of the Thin Green Line at Sightline Institute in Seattle. Bill Kupinse teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Puget Sound. Todd Hay leads a data team at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is president of Advocates for a Cleaner Tacoma. Kristin Ang is a Tacoma lawyer who is running for a position on the Port of Tacoma Commission. [She will very likely win, but we wont know that until November] Clare Petrich is a long-time Port of Tacoma Commissioner. [She will be retiring at the end of the year.] Lou Paulsen is the director of Strategic Operations projects and risk management at the Port of Tacoma. Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky was senior organizer for Columbia Riverkeeper from 2012 ' 2019. She was their principal organizer in Cowlitz County and did groundbreaking work in helping to coordinate opposition the Kalama Methanol Refinery. She now works for Friends of the Columbia Gorge on farm, forest and fish issues. John Flynn is retired from Union Pacific Railroad and has lived in Kalama since 2010. An ardent sports fisherman, he became one of the early methanol opponents and is now running for Kalama City Council. Sally Keely is a 21-year resident of Kalama and a mathematics professor at Clark College in Vancouver, WA. She along with her daughter Cambria and husband Mark have been fighting the Kalama methanol refinery since 2016. Diane Dick, a 34 year resident of Cowlitz County, has been involved in local environmental issues since 2012. Vee Godley is president of Northwest Innovation Works, a Chinese-backed company that wants to build the worlds largest methanol refinery in Kalama. Dan Serres is the Conservation Director for Columbia Riverkeeper. Peter Erickson is a senior scientist with Stockholm Environment Institute in Seattle. He co-wrote a discussion brief that examined Kalama Methanols extensive greenhouse gas emissions and also questioned whether the methanol would be used for fuel rather than making plastics, as Northwest Innovation Works was claiming. Kevin Tempest is with the Low Carbon Prosperity Institute in Seattle, and was the lead researcher for a paper commissioned by Northwest Innovation Works that challenged Stockholm Environment Institutes findings and supported the controversial draft supplemental environmental impact statement conclusions.
4:00 PM
4:02 PM
Catherine Shakdam, my guest this week,is a geopolitical analyst and commentator for the Middle East with a special focus on Yemen and the Gulf countries, and was recently named as head of the Yemen Unit at the Next Century Foundation in the UK. We discuss the attack on Saudi oil facilities, the growth of resistance movements among Shi'a Muslims and the future of the Middle East.
4:30 PM
Science fiction writer and futurist David Brin is one of our favorite guests. Finding him at the just-completed Starship Congress in San Diego, California was no surprise. Spend a few minutes in the real world with this spinner of science-based tales who advises NASA. The September Equinox edition of The Planetary Societys great magazine is now available online for free. Editor Emily Lakdawalla provides a sneak peek. The Milky Way has at least 54 satellite galaxies? Who knew? Bruce Betts, thats who.
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