Wenonah Hauter is an activist, author and progressive policy advocate. She is the founder and executive director of Food & Water Watch, an organization that, under her leadership, has fundamentally transformed the national debate about hydraulic fracturing (fracking), energy and the environment.
Wenonah has three decades of experience campaigning and writing on food, water, energy and environmental issues. She has played leading roles in successful campaigns to ban fracking in New York, label genetically modified foods, protect public water systems from privatization and promote renewable energy. She has trained and mentored hundreds of organizers and activists across the country and worked at the national, state and local levels to develop policy positions and legislative and field strategies to secure real wins for communities and the environment.
We have two guests on the show. The first talks about food, water and how environmental change is playing a major role in the negative effects our food is having on us and the world in which we live. The second guest discusses overcoming alcohol addiction and living a healthy, "Soulfully Aware" life. Our first guest is Kari Hamerschlag, senior program manager for "Friends of the Earth". www.FOE.org She speaks about the harmful affects our current food and water supply are having on us and our environment. Furthermore, she discusses Food, Water, Agriculture, Climate Change and Biodiversity. Our second guest, Natalie Rountree, is an advocate for bringing awareness to the pain and struggles of women, mothers and others facing addiction to alcohol or in recovery. She is the founder of "Sober Living Soulful Living" www.SoberLivingSoulfulLiving.com which focuses on inspiring and encouraging those in recovery from alcoholism. Natalie has aided hundreds of people in their recovery since 2008 and continues to inspire thousands more daily with her story, her blogs, public speaking events, Facebook page, podcasts and more.
John Fox is an outspoken leader of Friends of the Earth and talks about many issues affecting us in the environment and the world around us. John's group, Friends of the Earth, is coming off a major demonstration attended by 1,000's on Saturday April 16th, 2016. In protest and confrontation with the police over 200 demonstrated were arrested including our guest John Fox. Several hundred activist groups of all types attended in support of the rally including the leading group Friends of the Earth.
John's group is not a traditional environmental group. Instead they are an activist group that is fighting for the rights of the planet for all us and this beautiful earth of ours. John seeks to change the perception of the public, media and policy makers -- and effect policy change -- with hard-hitting, well-reasoned policy analysis and advocacy campaigns that describe what needs to be done, rather than what is seen as politically feasible or politically correct.
Topics discussed include climate Change, food, water, the air we breathe, demonstration of the devastation going on with forests and oceans and more.
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Our guest Dr. Peggy Martin, Holistic Doctor, Scientist and researcher, spoke with co-host Stefan Rudolph on Hydration, alkaline water and the benefits of its use and Healthy aging.
For men with depression - how to get your testosterone back up naturally. Beets defeating cancer? Restaurant meals bad for your waistline. Feeling impulsive or frustrated? Take a nap! California's drought - the canary in the coal mine. Also, how Israel has weaponized water. And much more.
In March, amid a worsening drought, California barred restaurants from serving water to customers except upon request. Though the Environmental Protection Agency has estimated that most of a restaurant’s water usage takes place in the kitchen or bathroom instead of at the table, the policy is “more of a reminder to people that we’re in a drought, as opposed to saving millions of millions of gallons of water,” as a San Francisco water conservation manager told the San Francisco Chronicle. Which got me thinking: What about other beverages you might order along with brunch or dinner? There’s a good chance their raw ingredients include crops like grapes, oranges, barley, or apples harvested in California. The state produces 105 million gallons of craft beer and 729 million gallons of wine every year—90 percent of the country’s native vino. In the past, we’ve shown you how many gallons of water go into irrigating crops like almonds, tomatoes, and alfalfa. The chart below shows the amount of water needed to irrigate the California-grown raw ingredients in common drinks. (We chose common serving sizes for each beverage: 8 ounces for juice, 12 ounces for beer, and 4 ounces for a glass of wine.) Read
The latest in health and healing, and how we can live a longer and more enlightened life. Then, an environmental study that reveals there are only two intact forests left on earth. Also, a NY bill that would effectively make you a felon if you are arrested at a protest. Information on California’s water crisis and changing our food system. And much more.
Dangerous stressors are converging around the growing demands for water the world over. Corporations and private capital are positioning themselves to take control as environmental changes turn humanity’s most essential element into just another commodity for profiteers. Why aren’t affordable alternatives being pursued? Might this even be intentional? The usual culprits behind the monetary curtain are all here ready to let you drink, if you pay them. Ellen speaks with Roger Landry on possible reasons.