KunstlerCast

jhk_80.jpg

KunstlerCast: Victorian Stroll

11 Dec 2008 |
View all related to community | KunstlerCast | urban design
View all related to Duncan Crary | James Howard Kunstler
James Howard Kunstler joins host Duncan Crary for the Victorian Stroll in downtown Troy, NY. During this annual event, the city evicts the automobile from the streets and 21st century people discover how pleasurable it is to explore this 19th century urban fabric on foot. Kunstler believes events like this are rehearsal for the times ahead when Americans will be forced to re-inhabit their small cities and classic main-street towns.
jhk_80.jpg

KunstlerCast: Private Property

04 Dec 2008 |
View all related to KunstlerCast
View all related to Duncan Crary | James Howard Kunstler
James Howard Kunstler says the notion that Americans have a long tradition of being able to do whatever they want with their land is a fallacy. This false notion is really just the result of a propaganda campaign by the promoters of suburban sprawl and the real estate industry. In reality, there is a whole corpus of responsibilities, obligations and duties that come with land ownership in America that simply can't be ignored. Kunstler compares American attitudes toward community ownership with those in Europe. Episode 41.
jhk_80.jpg

Kunstlercast: Hunting

27 Nov 2008 |
View all related to KunstlerCast | Local Food | Sustainability | Violence
View all related to James Howard Kunstler | Duncan Crary
On this Thanksgiving Day show, James Howard Kunstler shares his views on hunting, the stocking of wildlife by state agencies and the potential food scarcities in the future. Kunstler also speaks about the ethical obligations of environmental stewardship. Episode #40.
jhk_80.jpg

KunstlerCast: Water Transit

20 Nov 2008 |
View all related to KunstlerCast | Transportation
View all related to Duncan Crary | James Howard Kunstler
James Howard Kunstler responds to a listener question about the future of water transportation in North America. There is a fabulous inland waterway system in North America that is going to become very important again. But if we want to remain serious about trade in this country, we are going to have to rebuild the infrastructure for water and rail transportation. Episode 39.
jhk_80.jpg

KunstlerCast: Impotent Politics

30 Oct 2008 |
View all related to KunstlerCast | Politics
View all related to Duncan Crary | James Howard Kunstler
James Howard Kunstler muses on the increasing irrelevance of the two political parties in America. Neither party seems to be truly facing our energy predicament and the coming obsolescence of suburbia. Yet this is with the complete connivance of the voting public, which is too heavily invested in the status quo. Episode 37.
jhk_80.jpg

KunstlerCast: On Hope and Despair

09 Oct 2008 |
View all related to KunstlerCast | Politics
View all related to Duncan Crary | James Howard Kunstler
James Howard Kunstler is not a hope dispenser to passive consumers of hope. But ultimately he believes that life is moving into a more favorable phase, even if it will be difficult to get there. In this show Kunstler responds to a listener call about our moral responsibility to do the right thing and fix our country.
jhk_80.jpg

KunstlerCast: The Great Bailout 2008

02 Oct 2008 |
View all related to economics | KunstlerCast
View all related to Duncan Crary | James Howard Kunstler
James Howard Kunstler comments on the Great Bailout of 2008 and how we got into the current financial crisis. Episode 33.
jhk_80.jpg

KunstlerCast: The future of air travel

25 Sep 2008 |
View all related to air travel | KunstlerCast | Transportation
View all related to Duncan Crary | James Howard Kunstler
James Howard Kunstler says that the airline industry is visibly disintegrating around us and it probably won't be around in the form we know it for much longer. He predicts that air travel will be very different in as few as 36 months: cheap airfares for the broad middle class will not be available; long distance air routes might be temporarily nationalized; eventually, flying will become an increasingly elite activity for the wealthy. Episode 32.
jhk_80.jpg

KunstlerCast: Twilight of the Mall Era, Part II

18 Nov 2008 |
View all related to consumption | KunstlerCast
View all related to Duncan Crary | James Howard Kunstler
In this installment, we conclude our two-part series on suburban shopping malls. James Howard Kunstler travels through the Colonie Center shopping mall in suburban Albany, N.Y. As he takes in the ambient sounds of an indoor water fountain, Kunstler muses on the twilight of the mall era. Episode 31.
jhk_80.jpg

KunstlerCast: Twilight of the Mall Era - Part 1.

11 Sep 2008 |
View all related to KunstlerCast | urban design
View all related to Duncan Crary | James Howard Kunstler
For this program James Howard Kunstler visits Colonie Center, a 1.3 million square-foot enclosed two-level regional shopping center located in suburban Albany, N.Y. After more than $12 million in renovations to this shopping center's exterior and interior, Jim remains as unimpressed with this place as he was in the 1970s when it was first built. Before entering the mall, Jim describes the heroic suburban 6-lane boulevard of commerce upon which Colonie Center is located. Inside, Jim relaxes in one of the lounge areas provided for shoppers and provides a brief history of enclosed shopping areas. Episode 30.