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Solartopia Green Power And Wellness Hour – 05.26.15

OIL DISASTER IN SANTA BARBARA!!!

EARTHQUAKE & MELT-DOWN AT DIABLO NEXT?

We talk with BECCA CLAUSSEN and DR. JERRY BROWN of the World Business Academy in Santa Barbara about the latest catastrophe from King CONG (Coal, Oil, Nukes, Gas) as tens of thousands of gallons of oil spill onto pristine California beaches.

For years the region’s citizens fought off shore drilling there. Now, exactly what they predicted has happened—a pipeline company has spewed its crude all over the beaches and into the ocean, killing marine life and harming our planet with still more poisons.

Meanwhile, the company’s owners go scott-free.

At the same time new revelations about earthquake faults surrounding Diablo Canyon have upped the ante on those shaky reactors’ license. Amidst chaos and death, we grow ever closer to shutting that horrific power plant.

Listen how from these two great activists, as we struggle to save the eco-systems without which we cannot survive.

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Solartopia Green Power And Wellness Hour – 05.19.15

A NUKE-FREE SOUTH PACIFIC and the END TO ATOMIC POWER in California and elsewhere is the domain of JIM HEDDLE and MARY BETH BRANGAN of the Ecological Options Network of Bolinas, California (www.eon3.net).

Mary Beth and Jim tell us first of their award-winning documentary on the resistance of the people of Palau against the incursion of the US nuclear military into their South Sea paradise. For their troubles, EON was blacklisted by the Reagan Administration but has persevered over the years and is now at the forefront of documenting the fight to end atomic energy in California and make it a Solartopian reality.

EON continues to document the fight to deal with the radioactive waste from the thankfully shut San Onofre reactors, and to force Diablo to obey the law on issues of water quality, seismic safety and fire protection (www.nonukesca.net)

With their brilliant insights and rich history, Jim and Mary Beth’s EON operation both documents and makes history (eon3emf.net), and we’re honored to hear them tell us how.

Green Power and Wellness – 05.12.15

Yet another EXPLOSION AT INDIAN POINT has threatened the entire New York/New England region with a RADIOACTIVE APOCALYPSE. Another transformer has yet again blown up at Entergy’s rogue reactors on the Hudson River some 40 miles north of Manhattan. More than $8 TRILLION worth of damage could have followed along with more HUMAN DEATH AND INJURY than could ever be …

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Solartopia Green Power And Wellness Hour – 05.05.15

The escalating campaign to LEGALIZE CANNABIS is work of our superb guest ERIC STERLING, President of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation and a commissioner on the Maryland state board investigating medical marijuana there.

Eric first testified for legalizing cannabis to the Pennsylvania legislature more than four decades ago. He recalls for us the 1972 Schafer Commission, empowered by Richard Nixon, that advocated decriminalization. Nixon did his best to suppress the findings, which came from a Republican Governor of Pennsylvania. But 43 years later, after more than a million arrests, its wisdom is obvious.

With his decades of leadership on the issue, Eric takes us through the realities of legalization on Colorado and Washington, as well as the recent approval of medical cannabis in Puerto Rico. He emphasizes that the term “marijuana” was adopted in the 1930s as a race-based stigmatization for cannabis, which is has been used by humankind for a wide range of purposes for many millennia.

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Solartopia Green Power And Wellness Hour – 04.28.15

The fabulous, fascinating FREDA SIDEROFF joins us to describe the GARIFUNA FILM FESTIVAL ( http://garifunafilmfestival.com/2015/03/may-22-25-4th-annual-garifuna-film-festival/ )upcoming May 22-25 in Venice, California. Freda is a member of the indigenous Garifuna culture, one million humans strong, based largely in the Caribbean regions of St. Vincent, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras….but with “diaspora” representatives through the western hemisphere.

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Solartopia Green Power And Wellness Hour – 04.14.15

The ATTACK ON RENEWABLES IN OHIO is dissected and made understandable by the brilliant NED FORD, the Cincinnati-based expert who has translated the state’s mutated energy policies for years on end. In 2008 Ohio adopted a forward-looking bi-partisan energy policy designed to promote efficiency and renewables and bring Ohio into the 21st Century.  Like other midwestern states, Ohio has been …

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Randy Hayes: 9 Planetary Boundaries to Ensure a Healthy Planet

Harvey Wasserman | EcoWatch.com Randy Hayes is a great green lifer. Decades ago he founded the Rainforest Action Network, still one of the major players in the save-the-Earth infrastructure. Now he runs Foundation Earth. Never one to comprise, Randy has gone beyond his fair share of assorted jail stints and come out more dedicated than ever. “We need to double the world’s …

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Solartopia Green Power And Wellness Hour – 03.31.15

MOVE TO AMEND (https://movetoamend.org/wethepeopleamendment ) wants to change our Constitution so corporations can’t buy our elections and run our government.  We’re joined by Frank Hribar of Mentor, Ohio, a long-time Move to Amend activist who tells us about the resolution passed by his small home town demanding an end to corporate domination.  A state-wide convention just held in central Ohio has …

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Solartopia Green Power And Wellness Hour – 03.24.15

A SOLAR-POWERED EARTH is our topic with the astonishing STEVE STRONG, one of our great green pioneers. Steve’s SOLAR DESIGN company has blown through many of the corporate and regulatory barriers to bring renewable technologies into the engineering and construction mainstream. Among other things, Steve coordinated the solar installations at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, …

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Solartopia Green Power And Wellness Hour – 03.17.15

RADIATION IN OUR AIR and WATER is killing us.  FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT has been found in tea exported from Japan, as documented by the article linked here.  http://ecowatch.com/2015/03/16/radioactivity-green-tea-fukushima/ That radiation as it comes to the US is being tracked by MIMI GERMAN of RADCAST.ORG, a great pioneer in citizen radiation monitoring.  Together we explore the terrible realities of what reactor fallout …