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Peak Moment: A Defining Moment in Human History

29 Jan 2007 | |
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The planet is rapidly confronting us with limits to the exploitative, dominator system of the past 5000 years. David Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World, and more recently The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community, implores us to replace the old dominator-control stories with new stories -- affirming life values of cooperation, community and interdependence. Episode 48.
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Peak Moment: The San Francisco Peak Oil Resolution

29 Jan 2007 | |
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San Francisco is the first American city to formally address the challenges of oil depletion. Dennis Brumm and Allyse Heartwell recount how members of SF Oil Awareness envisioned, wrote and presented to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors a Peak Oil resolution, which was passed unanimously in April 2006. They explore next steps: public hearings and plans to create a task force to assess the city's energy vulnerability. Episode 47.
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Peak Moment: Yes! Building a Just, Sustainable, and Compassionate World

09 Jan 2007 | |
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Yes! magazine counters mainstream media by giving us stories of people creating sustainable, just and positive futures. Executive Editor, Sarah Van Gelder discusses healthcare for all, alternatives to prisons, peak oil, living democracy, climate change, working together, and how each of us can begin creating change. Episode 42.
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SF peak oil resolution continuing coverage

18 Apr 2006 |
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Sue Vaughn, Allyse Heartwell and Jennifer Bresee talk to correspondent David Room about San Francisco's peak oil resolution.
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David Fridley - San Francisco board of supervisors passes a resolution on peak oil

18 Apr 2006
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David Fridley, a member of San Francisco Oil Awareness Group, a group included in Post Carbon Institute's Relocalization Network, comments on the peak oil resolution passed by the San Francisco board of supervisors, April 11, 2006.
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Dennis Brumm - San Francisco board of supervisors passes a resolution on peak oil

18 Apr 2006 |
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Members of the San Francisco Oil Awareness Group, a group included in Post Carbon Institute's Relocalization Network, formed a committee last December to lobby the San Francisco board of supervisors to pass a resolution on peak oil. The resolution was passed on Tuesday April 11th, 2006. One of the members of this group responsible for the success of this resolution, Dennis Brumm speaks with correspondent David Room about this tremendous accomplishment.
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The New Machiavelli? Leo Strauss and the Politics of Fear

14 Mar 2005 |
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Since his death in 1973, Leo Strauss has become arguably the most important political philosopher of our age. Shadia Drury discusses how his ideas of promoting fear, elitism, secrecy, and lying have helped to undermine democracy and build a world where violent pre-emption is becoming the norm.
Greg Palast

Greg Palast

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Journalist with Guardian & BBC and author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
Bob Jensen

Bob Jensen

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Professor of Journalism (UT, Austin), peace writer & campaigner
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Paul Ehrlich and Julian Darley on KPFA's Morning Show

10 Mar 2003 |
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The basic thesis of the book is that the scientific community knows very well that we are overstressing the life-support systems of the planet, which has been stated many times by many distinguished groups. One of the main things we’re doing, of course, is trying desperately to maintain supplies of fossil fuels and keep burning them, even though we shouldn’t be, because of what we’re doing to the climate of the planet. That’s why we’re in Iraq, and that’s the only reason we’re in Iraq. And the reason we keep doing it is, there’s a very bad maldistribution of power in our society that permits certain groups to just keep going, even though we’re destroying the life-support systems that our children and grandchildren are desperately going to need.