Download here or click below to play Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day celebration on April 22, 1970. Philadelphia Inquirer National Opinion Columnist Will Bunch tells us the first one was really big in Philly! We'll also talk coronavirus, health care or not, and a whole lot more... Be sure to sign up for Will's newsletter here! I included a bonus segment at the end -- the first interview I ever did with Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org. It was from Air America Radio, October 23, 2009... And here's today's parody, courtesy of Roy Zimmerman! [...]
Tomorrow's Earth Day, and yesterday was 4/20. It's time to party! First, we celebrated the ouster of Bill O'Reilly with a call to Angelo Carusone. Angelo is currently the president of Media Matters, but when I first met him almost a decade ago, he was a law school student tweeting under the @StopBeck handle, letting advertisers know just who they were supporting. His efforts got Beck booted off of Fox so-called-news. He's since graduated law school and run a number of similar campaigns. This week's victory, letting Bill O'Reilly's advertisers know what they were up against, was a biggie. [...]
Nicole Sandler has lots to process on this Earth Day Friday show. Prince died yesterday, and we're reminded of the power of music. Ari Rabin-Havt of SiriusXM joins in to talk about his new book, "Lies, Incorporated". And Robert "Bobby Tuna" Platshorn updates us on the fight to end cannabis prohibition.
On Earth Day, President Obama tours the Everglades. Nicole speaks with Jennifer Jurado, Broward County FL director of Environmental Protection & Growth Management, to find out if she's allowed to say "climate change" and more. In hour two, journalist Greg Palast, who's traveled the globe investigating the Deepwater Horizon and Exxon Valdez spills, tells us what he's uncovered
It's Earth Day, and the prognosis for our planet isn't great. We've passed 400 parts per million of carbon in the atmosphere, high above the 350 ppm from which 350.org took its name - signifying the maximum levels we can sustain if life is to survive on earth. As Dr. James Hanson, former head of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies. and one of the most respected climatologists in the world, said of our situation: “If humanity wishes to preserve a planet similar to that on which civilization developed and to which life on Earth is adapted, paleoclimate evidence and ongoing climate change suggest that [...]
What a difference a day makes! Although I'm not 100% yet, I am feeling much better today. And it's a good thing, because it was a very busy show tonight... We started with comedian Jamie Kilstein who, along with Allison Kilkenny hosts Citizen Radio. Jamie has a new CD out, called Zombie Jesus... It had been a while since I last spoke with Congressman Dennis Kucinich. He joined me tonight to talk about the wars and what it'll take to end them, health care reform and why he voted the way he did, financial reform, and more... If you happen [...]
What a way to end the week... It was a busy show tonight. So click on the player above, and here's what you'll hear: Since today is Earth Day, we started the show with a conversation with Jeff Regen, VP of Online Communications for Defenders of Wildlife. In addition to a campaign to urge people to dedicate a day of service to the earth, they've also spearheaded a drive to make Discovery Inc rethink its terrible idea to air a program on its TLC channel called "Sarah Palin's Alaska." There is a light at the end of the Boehner tunnel. [...]