Political Analysis

From the grassroots to Washington and beyond, the realities of politics and power are routinely cloaked in euphemism and evasion.

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Jan 31st, 2012 by progressiveradionetwork at 6:00 pm
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Jan 17th, 2012 by progressiveradionetwork at 6:00 pm

Karyn Strickler of Climate Challenge Media guest hosts this episode, featuring: Alec Loorz and Jordan Howard, two of the kids suing the federal and all 50 state governments to force them to curb greenhouse gas emissions to slow climate change. These visionary young people and their attorney, Julia Olson tell us why they have turned to our judicial branch to take on the: U.S. EPA and the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Energy and Interior, to fight climate change. We'll also hear from Kelly Matheson, whose videos are helping to tell the story of how young people's lives are being adversely impacted by climate change, now and in the future.  DON'T MISS IT!!  Founder Alec Loorz and Jordan Howard are with iMatter and Kids vs. Global Warming campaigns. Julia Olson is the executive director of Our Children's Trust. Kelly Matheson is the program director for the Americas at WITNESS.

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Jan 10th, 2012 by progressiveradionetwork at 6:00 pm
First half hour: Adrienne Esposito, executive director of Citizens Campaign for the Environment
Second half hour: Activist, author, award-winning journalist and cultural historian, Jeff Biggers
Tonight on the first half hour of Political Analysis: EARTHQUAKES AND HYDROFRACKING

Tonight's first guest on Political Analysis has become one of the nation’s leading voices against hydraulic fracturing. Adrienne Esposito is the executive director of the NewYork-based Citizens Campaign for the Environment, an organization that works with legislators, scientists and public health agencies to protect land and water resources. Adrienne (whom I learned on tonight's show has a degree in geology) talks about the alarming increase in seismic activity in hydrofracking zones -- and what New York is doing to put an end to it.
Second half of Political Analysis: PEABODY ENERGY'S "LAND SWAP"
The second half of the show features activist, author, award-winning journalist and cultural historian, Jeff Biggers talking about the US Forest Service's pending "land swap," that allows Peabody Energy ( the largest private coal company in the world) access to some 384 acres of the Shawnee National Forest along the Saline River in Illinois, so it can build yet another coal-fired power plant. Jeff Biggers also talks about "earthquake denial," and the massive coal-fired plant being built by Peabody right now in southern Illinois -- in what's known as the New Madrid Seismic zone. His article on the subject can be found at:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-biggers/earthquake-denial-why-is_b_835401.html
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Jan 3rd, 2012 by progressiveradionetwork at 6:00 pm
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