Tuesday, January 26, 2010

January 28, 2010: Saving Orcas On “The Whale Trail”

In this week's story, Green Acre Radio checks out sites for a proposed "Whale Trail" that would set up public viewing sites throughout the Salish Sea. We speak with the Whale Trail's founder and also attends a "Ways of Whales Workshop" on Whidbey Island. The Whale Trail's goal is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and the marine environment; the workshop's goal is to help whale lovers understand recovery strategies and the link between orcas, dams and salmon restoration. The largest member of the dolphin family and a major draw at marine parks, orcas were listed as endangered in 2005. Due to their voracious appetites and their place at the top of the food chain, orcas are extremely susceptible to pollution and chemicals. Join us as we learn the "ways of whales."

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

January 21, 2010: Job Creation and Cleaning Up Polluted Waters

This week Green Acre Radio tells us about another "green" legislative priority. Teaming up with cities and labor, a proposed bill "Working for Clean Water" promises to clean up polluted waterways, create jobs and rebuild our local economies.

Honest!! Only catch is how the environmental community, association of Washington Cities and state labor council plan to raise money to do it!

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

January 14, 2010: Environmental Community on the Defensive With Cuts to Core Programs

It's budget season at the state legislature and the environmental community has its work cut out for it. Steep cuts to core environmental protections including toxic clean ups, air quality and water supply are already underway. The environmental community is committed to stemming the tide in order to sustain key programs the public expects. Green Acre Radio's Martha Baskin has our story.

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

January 7, 2010: Food Rebellions! Crisis and the Hunger for Justice

In their new book, Food Rebellions! Crisis and the Hunger for Justice, co-authors Eric Holt-Giminez and Raj Patel dissect what they call "the corporate assault" on the right to food. They do so at a time when a billion people are going hungry in the world, 50 million of them in the US. The book’s mission is to tell the real story behind the world food crisis and end the injustices that cause hunger. Food Rebellions documents the policies that have lead to food injustice as well as the multiple ways people the world over are actively building alternative food systems to protect their land, water, seeds and livelihoods. Holt-Gimenez is Executive Director of one of the country’s most established food think tanks, the Institute for Food and Development Policy, also known as Food First. He was in Seattle for a recent Food Justice and Fair Trade Summitt.

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