Environmental Justice and the Problem of Compromise (618)

Environmental Justice and the Problem of Compromise (618)

The second half of our show is a very special interview with activist Pranom Somwong ("Bee") who works on the ground in Thailand for NGO Protection International. We also talk about Canada's softening of its carbon tax plan in favour of "international competitiveness."

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Everything Is Burning (617)

Everything Is Burning (617)

Anger, frustration and strange rhetoric abound as our democracies undermine themselves, wildfires and heatwaves wreck havoc, and rising temperatures help destabilize our mental health.

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The Concept of Growth (614)

The Concept of Growth (614)

We take a long and winding look at the theoretical and practical compatibility of economic growth and environmental protection. Final section news incl Ford and BC protests.

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The Profound Dissonance of Contemporary Politics (609)

The Profound Dissonance of Contemporary Politics (609)

We give a presentation of the political exchange surrounding the Canadian government's decision to purchase the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Despair is flirted with but not succumbed to, the problem of contemporary political language is discussed, and the final Ontario provincial leaders' debate is examined.

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Big Drills VS Big Ideas (606)

Big Drills VS Big Ideas (606)

Stefan interviews Robin Tress of Council of Canadians about the local impact and political/procedural details of the 'BP Scotian Basin Exploration Project' from an East Coast perspective. We discuss the facts as they are known, the concerns of the people affected and the process that led us to this point. 

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The Power Of Poo (600)

The Power Of Poo (600)

Dr. Jennifer Gardy - Microbiologist and science educator joins us in the middle section to discuss her upcoming piece for CBC's The Nature of Things: The Power Of Poo. Dr. Gardy talks to us about some uncomfortable feces facts, the wealth of information that can be gained by sampling sewers for community health and to ruin beaches for you :)

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Back To School Special (595)

Back To School Special (595)

Throwback to my undergrad year at the University of Toronto by welcoming a former professor onto the program to talk about climate science. Professor Danny Harvey from the department of Geography, who has spent the last 40 years researching and teaching undergraduate students about climate science.

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The Other Green Majority (593)

The Other Green Majority (593)

Carolyn Tinglin MSc RN, President of the National Association of Cannabis Professionals joins us to talk about the environmental benefits of hemp; it's industrial uses, it's medical applications and how the story of it being illegal was based on greed and racism in the first place. To benefit who? Oil companies of course :)

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