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Our guest will be Janine Blaeloch, Founder & Director of Western Lands Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that fights public land privatization in order to protect the environment and the public interest. Their mission is to scrutinize public land trades, sales, giveaways, and any project that would cede public land. Their goal is to keep public land public.
Janine will talk about the destructive utility-scale solar plants planned on 19 million acres of public lands open to industrial solar applications, instead of alternatives that would focus solar development on degraded lands and in the already-built environment.
Each year, approximately 200 land deals are proposed by the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service, in addition to those introduced by legislation. The BLM & the Forest Service do exchanges of land with private parties, including timber companies, mining corporations, ranchers, and developers
While the two sides must get lands of equal market value, and the exchange must create a net benefit for the public, the appraisal process can be corrupted and the public interest is often ignored. For years, the Forest Service was trading lushly forested lands to timber companies in exchange for the cut-over, damaged land the companies had already exploited.
And in the U.S. Congress, members wheel, deal, carve up, and give away public lands with no regulations to hinder them. Frequently, the bottom line is the direct, pragmatic opportunity to reward friends or curry political favor through the gift of public land.
The Philadelphia 76ers were the most active team at last week's NBA trading deadline, and The Broad Street Line will break down all the deals and what they mean going forward. Did Sam Hinkie just hit the "Reset" button on the Sixers' rebuilding plan? We'll answer that question and LOTS more.
Also, with the 2015 NFL Combine in the books, we'll look at which players improved their draft stock, which players fell, and we'll reset the draft board as we head into Pro Day season. Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston are the standouts, but this is a fairly deep draft class... if you know where to look.
So, for all of that and more, come and take a ride on The Broad Street Line: The future of sports talk radio has finally arrived.
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Are men really better than women at investing and trading? Find out in this radio show as Martha Stokes CMT talks about the roles of men and women in the financial markets. Learn the differences between men and women who invest and trade.
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Did the Sixers make the right move by trading Michael-Carter Williams? Do you believe in GM Sam Hinkie's plan? Join Eric Fisher, Ron Opher and Gordon Glantz as they discuss those questions, the Eagles' silence during the offseason, the Flyers' playoff quest and the questions surrounding the Phillies as they begin spring training. Call-ins are welcomed.
It is easy to declare the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Milwaukee Bucks the winners of trade deadline day, because both will be in the playoffs and both made exceptional moves.
But the team I have declared the bigest winner of all is the Philadelphia 76ers, because they were able to get their hands on the Top 5 protected pick that the Los Angels Lakers owed to the Phoenix Suns. It is never easy trading away a player as good as Michael Carter-Williams, who is the reigning Rookie of the Year. But having a chance to build a team that can be a powerhouse for a full decade is an opportunity not to be dismissed, and general manager Sam Hinkie has put his team in that position.
Not everyone agrees with me, and the patience of fans in Philadelphia is being tested.
Also, Hinkie is getting a lot of criticism for tanking the season, but if the rules give a team an incentive to tank, what is wrong with operating within the rules?
I debated the Sixers situation, the wisdom of it, and the chances of it succeeding, with Jody MacDonald and Josh Innes on WIP Radio in Philly. Enjoy.
Basketball is Back and so are we! Cright and Project Pat break down the week in the NBA we will be joined by fablous sports blogger Armado Perez better know as "The Sports Whisperer" who's work on sports is well know by many. We will also have Nuts And Bolts NBA blogger and creator of the "Buckets" Comic strip seen on our website Mr. Rob. Botts. What teams won on trading deadline day? Who didn't pull the trigger but should have? And who got the steal of the day? The 2nd half of the season is underway and now the push for the playoffs is full swing. Plus the latest on injuries and more NBA news. Jam packed exciting show planned and we can't wait!
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