Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) President Biden last week convened 40 world leaders for a virtual climate change conference that, by most accounts, went very well and showed the world that the US is back. Desi Doyen of the Green News Report & BradBlog/BradCast watched the whole thing. She filled us in on what we missed, and sounded an optimistic note about where we're headed. I did play a funny... this from Chris Mann https://youtu.be/0ZvkZ14_HA0 It's showtime! (5ET/2PT). The @greennewsreport's #DesiDoyen takes us greener with info [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) President Biden signed a few executive orders shortly after being sworn in to mitigate climate change and get us on the correct road to saving the planet. But it'll take all of us getting on board. Are we ready? What must we do? I'm joined today by Andreas Karelas, founder of REvolve, and author of Climate Courage: How tacking climate change can build community, transform the economy, and bridge the political divide in America . But first, I have a few [...]
Download here or click below to play President Joe Biden has signed a bunch of Executive Orders in his first two weeks in office. As he said yesterday, he's not making new law, he's just eliminating bad policy. Last Wednesday was the day he tackled climate. On day one, Biden signed executive orders to re-join the Paris Climate Accord and another refocusing on the climate crisis and canceling the Keystone XL permit . Last Wednesday, day 8, he continued with another order to initiate a plan to combat climate change (in accordance with the Paris treaty), establishing the Office [...]
Download here or click below to play Today we will talk about political parties and a game, currently in development, that's a tool to help combat climate change and COVID-19. We'll start with the game, called The Promised Land, and talk with its developer, Anand Mallik. Then we'll check in with David Atkins. He's a writer (Washington Monthly, The American Prospect) and a California Democratic Party Regional Leader and a recently elected DNC member. I happened upon a lengthy Twitter thread he posted last night about how horribly the DNC is run on every front. Read it here before [...]
Following last night's Democratic primary debate, candidate Tom Steyer called into my show today. I've been critical of his decision to run and spend $100 million on a quixotic campaign when his money could be put to better use- like building a progressive media infrastructure... I'm nothing if not honest, so I shared with him what I've said on this program many times. He listened, though I'm not sure he heard what I was saying. Hear it for yourself at the top of the show. As for the debate last night, well, we talked about it and played some clips. [...]
Israel went to the polls yesterday, and the race is too close to call. But it looks like Bibi will be out as Prime Minister of Israel after 5 terms. Nicole called a hotel in Tel Aviv to connect with an Israeli citizen to get their thoughts on the news. Click on the link for the Trip Adviser page for The Vera hotel. If I ever get there and can afford $265 a night, that's where I'll stay! Then we turn our attention to Climate Week and this Friday's Global Climate Strike, which kicks it all off. 350.org's North [...]
It's a busy Friday on the show today. First up, Alex Lawson, executive director of Social Security Works joins us to talk Medicare. With non-stop commercials running for open enrollment, we'll get the real scoop on those zero deductible Medicare Advantage plans that, unlike regular Medicare, also include dental and vision. Then Gaius Publius returns to the show with his analysis of the recent reports on climate change - the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the National Climate Assessment released by the Trump administration this month. Check out GP's writings on the subject: IPCC Manipulating Climate Report Summary [...]
After an update on the latest news, we welcome writer Gaius Publius back to the show to discuss some frightening news on the climate change front. He wrote about the city of Cape Town, South Africa becoming the first major city to run out of water. We also discussed 2017 Breaks Climate Records Despite No "El Niño Boost" and Do Mainstream Democrats Really Want to Eliminate Carbon Emissions and Fossil Fuel Use?
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