ENGAGE, CONNECT, PROTECT
ECO 537 JANUARY 7, 2010
In this program we interviewed Angelou Ezeilo on the phone from Atlanta. She is author of a book from New Society, entitled Engage, Connect, Protect: Empowering Diverse Youth as Environmental Leaders. She is the founder of the Greening Youth Foundation, which is doing remarkable work engaging young people around the world in environmental action, emphasizing previously neglected minorities.
We asked her to describe how she became concerned about the exclusion of minorities—especially young people—in the environmental movement and about the amazing variety of programs GYF offers, including campouts, curriculum urban youth corps, internships with agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration as well as a growing number of internships with corporations that have previously focused mostly on middle- and upper-class whites. Check out her work at the Greening Youth Foundation gyfoundation.org and read more about her book at newsociety.com.
HISTORICAL REAL ISSUES
JANUARY 1, 2020
Steve hosted this program on the Wednesday Real Issue program. He looked at decade-defining issues as identified by Britannica and read the historical background. He also played music representing each of those issues, which included The Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 (Appalachian music from the era); The Treaty of Ghent of 1814 (The Star Spangled Banner sung by Lady Gaga), the presidency of Andrew Jackson beginning in 1829 (The Battle of New Orleans), the Haymarket Riot of 1886 (The Socialist Internationale), the Battle of Bull Run of 1876 and the Massacre Wounded Knee of 1890 (We Were All Wounded at Wounded Knee). He also made connections with those events and two Chico area events: The Konkow-Maidu Slave Raid (1848) and the Konkow Trail of Tears (1863). Listen to the program: Click below.
NEW AND OLD YEARS IN CHICO
ECO 536 DECEMBER 31, 2019
Our guests on this program were Chico City Councilors Ann Schwab and Karl Ory. We invited all of the City Council members from Chico and Oroville, plus the Butte County Supervisors. Ann and Karl were the only people available, but they were among our very top choices. Both have served as Mayor and both have been long-time Council members in difficult times. They spoke about the most pressing issues they see in the city as well as paths forward in the coming year. Topics included roads, housing, the aftermath of the Camp Fire, civility, and many others. Listen to this excellent and informative interview. Click below.