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  • 01:19

    Climate Action with Russell Greene

    in Politics Progressive

    Host Russell Greene welcomes leaders, experts, and activists working and organizing to halt climate change, protect the environment, promote green and sustainable energy and businesses, and more! 


    Russell is joined by PDAction Board members Jeff Wolfe, Dr. Gabriela Lemus, Joel Segal, Ben Ptashnik and Andrea Miller. Wolfe founded and built groSolar into a national residential and commercial solar EPC company. After selling the residential business to SolarCity and setting groSolar on a firm path forward focused on large commercial projects, he wanted a new challenge and transitioned himself to Non-Executive Chairman in mid 2012. Jeff is currently Division Chair of SEIA.


    Also joining the show is PDA Radio Executive Producer Andrea Miller. On Friday through Sunday PDAction will host a conference called Building an Inclusive Climate Movement to Build Community Power in Washington, at the David A. Clarke School of Law.


    Dr. Gabriela Lemus is currently President and Executive Director of Progressive Congress.


    Joel Segal is the former senior legislative aide for Rep. John Conyers.

  • 01:03

    Climate Action with Russell Greene

    in Politics Progressive

    Host Russell Greene welcomes leaders, experts, and activists working and organizing to halt climate change, protect the environment, promote green and sustainable energy and businesses, and more! 


    Russell is joined by journalist Robert Hunziker to discuss Hunziker’s recent articles on the divestment movement, drought and the surging carbon free movement in Maryland. Additionally Zackaria Kronemer and Nabib Hasan, two of the co-founders of Divest UMW (University of Mary Washingtion) will join and talk about what is happening on their campus and on campuses across the US.

  • 01:15

    Climate Action With Russell Greene

    in Politics Progressive

    Climate Action With Russell Greene


    Understanding the Fifth UN IPCC Predicament and Response


    The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was finalized in 2014.


    Join me with my guest Atmospheric Scientist Peter Kalmus this Sunday to discuss what the report tells us and how we each may choose to respond.


    Peter Kalmus is an atmospheric scientist studying the role of clouds in global warming. After graduating from Harvard with a physics degree, he worked for four years as a computer programmer on Wall Street before returning to science and earning his PhD in physics from Columbia University. After five years as an astrophysicist at Caltech, he switched fields into atmospheric science.



    Being the father of two young boys motivates him to explore how we can appropriately respond -- as individuals -- to the massive problem of global warming. One of the many things he's done is to almost completely stop burning fossil fuels himself, by examining his own life and replacing fossil-fueled activities with bicycling, driving on veggie oil, remote participation in meetings, and a fossil-fuel-free diet. He calls this ongoing process of self-examination and self-change "be-cycling," and he says it makes him happier.

  • 01:02

    Climate Action With Russell Greene

    in Politics Progressive

    People Demanding Action (PDA) Climate Radio with Russell Greene 


    Join Russell and Dr. Gwynne Taraska as they discuss the objectives and potential for the climate summit in Lima, Peru. Russell and Professor Isabella Velicogna will also discuss the melting glaciers in West Antarctica. Then, Steve Andrews will join Russell to discuss big-energy-picture issues.


    Dr. Gwynne Taraska--Senior Policy Advisor, Center for American Progress--specializes in U.S. and international climate and energy policy for American Progress. She is also the research director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University. Dr. Taraska has expertise in natural gas issues, including the climate implications of LNG exports and the use of natural gas in the U.S. electricity sector. She also has expertise in international climate negotiations and recently has focused on market mechanisms for climate adaptation. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.


    Prof. Isabella Velicogna--Associate Professor, Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine, School of Physical Sciences--is a Senior Scientist with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Prof. Velicogna has also been an Adjunct Professor, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES), University of Colorado and an Adjunct Professor, National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Trieste, Italy, 1999, in Applied Geophysics.


    Steve Andrews co-founded the Association for the Study of Peak Oil-USA (ASPO-USA), a non-profit, non-partisan education organization. He has been publicly speaking about big-energy-picture issues since 1996. He advised utilities, builders, architects, home owners, cities, state agencies, and public TV. He taught university-level classes, wrote 400 articles, columns, and technical reports for Dept. of Energy, etc

  • 01:03

    Climate Action With Russell Greene

    in Politics Progressive

    Climate Action With Russell Greene.


    This week, Russell welcomes:


    Gwynne Taraska of the Center for American Progress who  joined us last week from Lima, Peru as the Conference of Parties was set to begin. She’ll join us again this Sunday to discuss the outcomes. Gwynne has expertise in natural gas issues, including the climate implications of LNG exports and the use of natural gas in the U.S. electricity sector. She also has expertise in international climate negotiations and recently has focused on market mechanisms for climate adaptation. She  has a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, where she specialized in non-classical logics.


    L. Hunter Lovins is an award winning voice in sustainable business and regenerative economics. Can business be part of the solution to the climate crisis? Hunter is President of Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS) a Colorado non-profit that educates senior decision makers in the business case for a Regenerative Economy. Trained as a sociologist and lawyer (JD), Hunter is a professor of sustainable business management at Bard College, and Denver University; and the chief insurgent of the Madrone Project. Named a Master at the Chinese De Tao Academy, she recently helped launch the Institute for Green Investment in Shanghai.


    Emily Wurth, Food and Water Watch's Water Program Director. She's a regular participant at PDA's Progressive Round Tables in Washington, DC. She will discuss Rep. Mark Pocan's new legislation to protect public lands from fracking. Emily conducts research and promotes policies at the local, state and federal level to help protect the nation’s water systems as public assets, and to safeguard the country’s water resources. Emily has a B.A. in international studies and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She can be reached at ewurth(at)fwwatch(dot)org.

  • 02:36

    Lost Arts Radio Show #18 - Special Guest Wendy Greene

    in Health

    Wendy Greene: Child Kidnapping In America?


    What’s The Real Truth About CPS?


    Wendy Greene is a fourth generation human and civil rights activist, writer/advocate for the victims of autism and homelessness, and author of the up-and-coming book "Justice". The Canary Stories are individual true accounts documenting the corruption and fraud of Child Protective Services (CPS) and similar agencies, sent from around the world by parents requesting that their voices be heard. The ongoing reports are named The Canary Stories after the life-saving canaries that protected the coal mines. Today, The Canary Stories are also sounding the warning in an attempt to save children, families and even lives.


    This Saturday, Lost Arts Radio will begin delving into new areas of health that have to do with our societal environment that is so important to our overall well-being. The safety and health of children is a high priority to people all over the world, and in America we have certain agencies such as Child Protective Services that are there to help us make sure the kids are safe. But something is going on with this organization that deserves attention. Too many horror stories from parents interacting with CPS are coming in to be mere coincidence. What is the reality of CPS and what it does for us in this country, similar to sister organizations in the U.K. and elsewhere?  Wendy Greene is in a unique position to offer us some real life insight into this agency and its activities, not only by virtue of her own experience, but also because she is in communication with numerous families whose lives have been changed in ways almost beyond imagination by their interaction with CPS. The rest of us need to be fully aware of the real nature of this agency, for our own protection and to be able to lend support to the parents struggling to regain their children.

  • 01:04

    Climate Action With Russell Greene

    in Politics Progressive

    People Demanding Action Radio with Russell Greene


    Join Russell and his guests: Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and tzcuauhtli Martinez


    Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is a fourteen-year-old indigenous environmental activist and youth rapper. He is the Youth Director of Earth Guardians and has organized rallies, actions, demonstrations and events globally. Today, he will join us to discuss the Earth Guardians' Climate Silence Strike. See: www.earthguardians.org


    Xiuhtezcatl’s younger brother and rapping partner, 11-year-old Itzcuauhtli Martinez took a vow of silence to demand leaders take action on climate change. We will explore the intensity of that commitment and how we can all play a part to ensure his silence is thunderous.  See: www.climatesilencenow.org

  • 01:03

    Climate Action with Russell Greene

    in Politics Progressive

    Join Russell and journalist Robert Hunziker to discuss Hunziker’s recent articles on the divestment movement, drought and the surging carbon free movement. Russell will also interview students working on the carbon divestiture campaign. 


    Robert Hunziker (MA, economic history, DePaul University) is a freelance writer and environmental journalist whose articles have been translated into foreign languages and appeared in over 50 journals, magazines, and sites worldwide, like Z Magazine, European Project on Ocean Acidification, Ecosocialism Canada, Climate Himalaya, Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, Comite Valmy, and UK Progressive. He has been interviewed about climate change on Pacifica Radio, KPFK, FM90.7, Indymedia On Air, and the World View Show/UK, as well as Thom Hartmann's Big Picture, and Norman B's Life Elsewhere, 88.5 WMNF and others. Twitter: Robert_Hunziker


    Read Robert's latest articles from Counterpunch


    http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/04/14/natures-global-warming-fix/#.VS0X8TsmEsk.gmail


    http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/04/10/drought-death-by-a-thousands-cuts/#.VSgHU_0ZW0M.gmail


     


    Zakaria Kronemer is a graduating senior at the University of Mary Washington studying philosophy. He cofounded divestUMW in 2013 and is the cofounder of the Virginia Student Environmental Coalition, an organization working to empower and activate students from campuses across the state to fight for climate justice in Virginia.

     

  • 01:09

    Climate Action with Russell Greene

    in Politics Progressive

    April 22nd marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day.  Join Russell and his guests:


    Elizabeth Schuster is the senior legislative and policy analyst for the Water program at Food & Water Watch. In addition to advocating for water issues, she also assists with Common Resources issues. She is a licensed attorney in the District of Columbia, New York and Florida.


    Charles Komanoff is widely known for his work as an energy-policy analyst, transport economist and environmental activist in New York City. He “re-founded” NYC’s bike-advocacy group Transportation Alternatives in the 1980s.


    Bill Waren works to protect the environment from the negative impact of international trade and investment agreements.  Bill contributes to the policy discussion about trade and environment issues as they arise in community forums, the U.S. congressional debate, the federal agency process, international negotiations, and litigation before international trade and investment tribunals

  • 02:03

    Wendy Greene and Mikki Ingram - Stop CPS and Family Law Court Abuse of Power

    in Women

    Wendy Greene and Mikki Ingram are activists fighting for a cause that is dear to their hearts because their families have fallen prey like the thousands they represent to CPS and Family law court abuse of power. Their Constitutionality protected fundamental parental rights have been grossly violated. There are not enough representatives within our power structure now that can understand, or appreciate the deep groans, and passionate yearnings of those that have been maliciously abused by the system. Even fewer have the vision to see that injustice must be rooted out by strong, persistent, and determined action. Some have grasped the understanding of our undeniable social decay, and have committed themselves to it. They are still all too small in quantity, but they are big in quality. They have recognized the urgency of the moment and sense the need for powerful action antidotes to combat the disease of governmental corruption.


    http://Www.angelwarriors4justice.com


     

  • 00:24

    50 - Embracing Your Inner Hotness - Guest Leta Greene

    in Entrepreneur

    Have you ever wondered what makes you so unique that others want to be around you?


    How can you embrace EVERYTHING about you so you can have greater influence?


    When you are in touch with your true "hotness," you tap into your unique ability to attract and influence others, have better quality relationships, better confidence, and greater wealth!


    In this episode, Chris Miles interviews Leta Greene, image consultant, speaker, and author where she will teach us how to embrace and express the best of who we are.


    Leta Greene Bio:


    As a trucker's daughter, Leta, a.k.a. Mrs. HOTNESS, has learned the ins and outs of the beauty industry from the outside in!  She has published a book based on this message: “How to Embrace Your Inner Hotness."  She works tirelessly, both as the founder of Glamour Connection, a makeup and image consulting company started in 2001, and as one of the most influential women of SeneGence International.


    Chris Miles Bio:


    Chris Miles, the "Cash Flow Expert," is a leading authority showing entrepreneurs and their spouses how to quickly free up and create cash flow and lasting wealth TODAY spending time doing what they love most! He has been featured in US News, CNN Money, Bankrate, interviewed internationally on TV and radio, and has a high reputation with his company, Money Ripples getting his clients fast, life-altering financial results.