Local Interest

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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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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Climate and Social Change with Gay Nicholson and Peter Bardaglio

This week we were joined by Gay Nicholson from Sustainable Tompkins and Peter Bardaglio from the Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative (TCCPI).  We talked about the impacts of climate change and the upcoming People’s Climate march. Both Gay and Peter shared some background on their organizing in Tompkins County area. We talked about the meaning of large…

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John Dennis – Salt Mining Under Cayuga Lake

This week we had John Dennis on the show to talk about the health of Cayuga Lake, specifically related to salt mining. He’s a resident of Lansing, an environmental planner, and for the last few years has been working pro-bono to monitor lake health. He joins us to talk a bit about the history of…

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Interview with Energy Justice Network

On the second half of our show we are joined by Alex Lotorto.  Alex is the program coordinator with the Energy Justice Network, which is active in Pennsylvania and southern New York.  Alex is a longtime grassroots advocate working against the natural gas buildout in Pennsylvania – which has quietly grown by leaps and bounds…

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Pat Dubin and Chuck Geisler on the Dryden Pipeline Project

In this conversation, Pat Dubin & Chuck Geisler tell us about a campaign to stop a new gas pipeline in Dryden NY. “We are with the group Tompkins County Residents Against the Pipeline. We oppose construction of NYSEG’s West Dryden Road natural gas pipeline, more formally called the Freeville Lansing Reinforcement Project. 27 things to consider before…

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