Health, Science, Environment

12:47am

Tue October 28, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: How are grassroots activists working to save the Congo’s environment?

  

On the Oct 28th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with director of Virunga, a new documentary about a group of brave people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa the world’s forgotten. The Congo is one of the most bio-diverse places in the world and home to the last of the mountain gorillas. How are activists working to protect the Congo and how can we support them? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Orlando von Einsiedel, award winning documentary filmmaker, and director of Virunga

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5:37pm

Tue October 21, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Fremont high school student honored as one of nation's top environmentalists

Fremont high school student Lynnea Shuck is being honored as one of the nation's top environmentalists. She and five others will receive the Brower Youth Award from the Earth Island Institute. The award is named after David Brower, an environmentalist who helped create the Point Reyes National Seashore and other nature preserves around the state and country.

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5:23pm

Tue October 21, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Can Oakland successfully curb illegal dumping?

A mountain of mattresses in West Oakland
Todd Whitney

For over a decade, Oakland has attempted to abate the illegal dumping of mattresses, electronics, furniture, and other large items onto city streets. The phenomenon is a problem throughout the Bay Area, but noticeably worse in Oakland.

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12:00am

Wed October 15, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: What can we learn from the next generation of environmental activists?

Brower Award winner Tiffany Carey (left) and fellow student count ragweed plants on a vacant lot in Detroit
Daniel Katz, University of Michigan

  

On the October 15th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we'll have a conversation with three winners of this year's David Brower Youth Awards, which recognize young people for their achievements in the fields of environmental and social justice advocacy. Today's youth have grown up under an environmental crisis, so where are they finding hope and solutions? What are the issues driving young activists today, and what can we learn from them? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:
 

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12:43am

Wed October 8, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: How can we prevent the next mass extinction?

 

  

On the October 9th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with UC Berkeley biologist Anthony Barnosky about his new book, Dodging Extinction: Power, Food, Money, and the Future of Life on Earth. He writes that unless we rethink how we run our global ecosystem, where we get our food, and how we make our money, we will trigger the sixth great extinction. What can be done to halt this looming crisis? Join the conversation with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

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