environment

12:00am

Wed January 2, 2013
Hopes for 2013

Your Call: What are Your Hopes for 2013?

Courtesy of @flickr.com/portobayevents

On today's Your Call we’ll talk about your hopes for 2013. We’ll delve into political hopes, environmental hopes, and community hopes. How might you change your community involvement in 2013? What are three simple things we might all do to make a positive change in the world? Join us at 10 am PST or post a comment here with your hopes for the new year. It's Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

 Guests:

Ethel Long-Scott, Executive Director of the Women's Economic Agenda Project.

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12:50pm

Sat December 22, 2012
Climate Change

Your Call (December 20th): How far have we come in fighting global warming in 2012?

On Your Call, Thursday December 20th we aired a pre-taped conversation looking back at climate change activism over the last year.  What strides have we made? Where have we fallen short?  The UN climate talks in Doha, Qatar this month didn’t seem to move the international community any closer to solutions.  So what needs to be done?  Can local actions make a difference?  What are we facing for climate change in 2013?  

Guests:

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4:57pm

Wed October 24, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

NAFTA's environmental impact on Tijuana 20 years later

The government confined, sealed off and buried the contamination deep underground, then put basketball courts on top because more intense construction on the site would risk digging up toxic materials.
Adrian Florido

When the North American Free Trade Agreement was signed 20 years ago, one of the big concerns was how the treaty would impact the environment.

After NAFTA was signed, eastern Tijuana experienced a building frenzy. One industrial park after another sprung up to accommodate the hundreds of American factories that came here in search of cheap labor.

Magdalena Cerda is an environmental activist, and she’s brought me to the edge of one of those sprawling complexes, to some barren, empty concrete basketball courts.

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12:00am

Thu October 11, 2012
Native environmental activism

Today on Your Call: How are indigenous people struggling for environmental justice?


On today's Your Call, we’ll honor Indigenous People’s Day by speaking with native activists on the front lines of environmental battles.  From the tar sands in Canada, to coal mining at Black Mesa, to fracking, toxic waste, and deforestation-- native people are standing up for environmental justice in their communities.  Where do you see examples of this?  Join us at 10am Pacific or post a comment here.  What can we all learn learn from how native communities relate to the environment?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Guests:

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5:20pm

Thu September 27, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

True Cost: The plastic bag makes its case

Under CC license from Flickr user katerha

In February, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved the expansion of our existing ban on plastic, single-use bags. By October of this year, we could see fewer plastic bags in our stores and landfills, as the law further cuts down on distribution.

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