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Rebecca Solnit – Oil fuels war and terrorists like Isis. The climate movement can bring peace

Greed for petroleum has produced plenty of war. War can be defined narrowly, as conflict between nations, or broadly, as large-scale violence in pursuit of gain. This is why so many see the climate movement as a peace movement – especially after the recent massacres in Paris. In the fossil-fuel era, some oil corporations became powers equal to states, and …

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A Just Cause – Suicides in U.S. Prisons – 12.06.15

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks of the Colorado exoneration firm A Just Cause, discuss what happens when the wheels of justice trample unbridled over the rights of innocent Americans. Learn more about Suicides in U.S. Prisons, happening at an alarming rate!

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Nature Bats Last – 11.17.15

On today’s show we speak with Paul E. Fallon. Paul is an architect who designed healthcare facilities for 32 years. In May of this year Paul left his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts and began riding his bicycle to the 48 contiguous states, He asks people along the way, “How will we live tomorrow?” So far, he has travelled over 8,000 miles, visited 25 states, and asked hundreds of people his question. He writes about his travels and the responses he receives at www.howwillwelivetomorrow.com

Plus we get another extensive climate update from Guy and another good rant as always.

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John Vibes – SWAT Team Destroys Tiny Houses Built for the Homeless, 10 Activists Arrested

Ten activists were arrested this weekend for attempting to help the homeless in the city of Denver by building tiny houses in a park. The houses were also immediately destroyed just after the arrests were made. The activists belong to a group called Denver Homeless Out Loud, released a statement after the arrests which read: Last night, Saturday, Oct 24th, …

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Nathan Schneider – Colorado Pushes for Universal Health Care That’s Governed by the People

First pot, now health. In November 2012, Colorado voters approved a ballot initiative that made recreational use of marijunana legal, despite a federal ban. In November of next year, the state will have the opportunity to lead the way again—this time, by opting out of Obamacare and replacing it with ColoradoCare, a universal health care system governed by those who …

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Methane from fracking sites can flow to abandoned wells, new study shows

As debate roils over EPA regulations proposed this month limiting the release of the potent greenhouse gas methane during fracking operations, a new University of Vermont study funded by the National Science Foundation shows that abandoned oil and gas wells near fracking sites can be conduits for methane escape not currently being measured. The study, to be published in Water …

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Rachael Bade – Employee at Clinton’s email hosting company feared a cover-up Platte River Networks said they were asked to limit backups of her server.

An employee at the tech company that maintained Hillary Clinton’s homemade email server was concerned that instructions from Clinton’s representatives would have the tech firm “covering up some shaddy [sic] shit,” according to emails obtained by Senate investigators. Employees at Denver-based Platte River Networks in a mid-August email chain were trying to find records that showed that the Clinton Executive …

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Norisa Diaz – Report documents rising cost of living in California

Over 3.2 million families in California, one of every three households, struggle every month to meet basic needs. The state’s economy would be considered the world’s eighth largest if it were a country, with a GDP of $2.312 trillion. Although they create this massive amount of social wealth through their labor, workers in the state find themselves in desperate living …

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Tom Philpott – Scientists Say Supposedly Miraculous Ingredients in Weed Killers Don’t Actually Work

Before pesticides go from the laboratory to the farm field, they have to first be vetted by the Environmental Protection Agency. But they’re commonly mixed—sometimes by the pesticide manufacturers, sometimes by the farmers themselves—with substances called adjuvants that boost their effectiveness (to spread more evenly on a plant’s leaf in the case of insecticides, or to penetrate a plant’s outer …