Posts by Ryan Clover

Wrapping up Four years of Eco-Defense Radio

It’s been four years, lots of learning, tons of amazing conversations with guests, and so much love and support from our audience. Thanks to everyone out there who’s listened to the show, sent us encouragement, and witnessed our growth. Eco-Defense Radio started from scratch with the support of WRFI Community Radio. We owe so much thanks to everyone at…

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Linda Spielman, The Language of Tracking

Today we are joined by…  Linda Spielman, who has been studying animal tracking for over 25 years and has attended courses with some of the nation’s leading experts. She presents slide shows and hands-on tracking workshops for conservation organizations, nature centers, and college groups. Linda also organizes informal tracking outings at local sites throughout the…

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Walter Hang, Stopping Dominion’s Pipeline Through New York State

Today we’re getting an urgent and timely update on the fight to stop the Dominion New Market fracked gas pipeline by Walter Hang from Toxics Targeting. ACTION STEP: Visit Toxic Targeting Alerts Walter has been actively working to stop fracking and fossil fuel projects in New York. Why? Because he wants to know, if existing spills and…

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Utah Phillips was born, May 15th 1935

On May 15th, 1935 Utah Phillips was born. An anarchist, environmentalist, and singer-songwriter, Utah Phillips was a regular in the folk circuit from 1969 into the twenty-first century. His songs are catchy, political, and his quotes continue to inspire movements for social and environmental justice. One of our favorite Utah Phillips Quotes articulates a simple…

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Killer Coke is introduced as a patent medicine

On May 12, 1886:  In Atlanta, American pharmacist John Pemberton first sold his carbonated beverage Coca-Cola as a patent medicine, claiming that it cured a number of diseases. At the time, Pemberton was a wounded confederate colonel, struggling with morphine addiction. Over the years, Coca-cola product went from drug store counters to global markets. Now…

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Monika Roth, Local Foods and the Farm to Plate Conference

This week we are joined by Monika Roth, the Agriculture Program Leader for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County.  Monika has been working with the planning group to plan the overall conference and more specifically has been arranging the local farm tours. Monika has been working with local farmers and on local food system issues…

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Betti Lambro on Active Hope and Grief

On this week’s show we are joined by Betti Lambro, Jane Thickstun, and Cora Ellen Luke Betti is a facilitator of Active Hope workshops which are designed to help move people through their emotional and energy blockages in the face of global Climate Disruption and to lead them into meaningful self-directed action for life on Earth.…

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