The Green New Deal (650)

The Green New Deal (650)

Here’s a lengthy presentation of the ideological and historical thrust behind the Green New Deal, moving into a discussion of the surprising new momentum in youth climate activism, carbon taxes and renewable electricity in Alberta. We end with a clip from a Wells Fargo executive explaining why they invested in a bad pipeline, and Saryn’s idea for an app that helps us reduce food waste.

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How Not to Fail So Hard (643)

How Not to Fail So Hard (643)

Freelance reporter Nora Boydell joins us this week to interview climate journalist Pien Huang in Massachusetts about the ups and downs of climate reporting. We also look at Doug Ford’s climate ideas and government advertising in Alberta that is trying to win support for a pipeline by misleading Canadian citizens.

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The Urine Brick Road (631)

The Urine Brick Road (631)

Bricks are being made out of urine in Cape Town, plastic pieces are becoming prevalent in human stool, a Hawaiian island has disappeared, and an old-school fascist is president of Brazil. We also look at the oilsands, Torontonian hypocrisy and Mr. Donald J. Trump.

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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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Think you know the price of oil? Think Again. (518)

Think you know the price of oil? Think Again. (518)

Stefan leads us in a game of 'Pope or Marxist.com' with new statements by the Pope on the social ills of greed and the moral obligation to care for the environment. Stefan also provides a brief update on the Dakota Pipeline story and the indigenous people from all over the country coming to join the resistance to the 'Keystone XL 2.0'.

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