Esty Dinur speaks with Terry Chapin, Professor of Ecology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He is one of thirty-seven Arctic wildlife scientists objecting to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in an open letter to Senator Lisa Murkowski (AKs) and Maria Cantwell (Washington). The proposed drilling is part of the GOP tax plan. We also hear […]
Friday host Esty Dinur speaks by phone with Michael Gerrard, Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School and Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, about the Enewetak Atoll — a nuclear waste site that, with rising seas, risks being submerged in the Pacific Ocean. In the second half, Esty speaks with […]
First, Esty Dinur speaks with Chip Gibbons from Defending Rights & Dissent about the the prosecutions of journalists Aaron Cantú and Alexei Wood. Cantú and Wood were covering an Inauguration Day protest this year when they were arrested, then charged with multiple rioting crimes. Their trials began this week. Then, we hear from Kevin Ripp and Shawn Convey, […]
Esty Dinur explores some books at the Wisconsin Book Festival happening this weekend, Friday November 3rd – Sunday, November 5th. Lauren Markham is a writer and reporter whose work has appeared in VQR, The New Yorker.com, The Guardian, The New Republic, This American Life, and many others. Her writing and reporting centers around migration, youth and the environment. […]
Friday host Esty Dinur interviews Thomas Abowd, Professor of Anthropology at Tufts University, and author of Colonial Jerusalem: The Spatial Construction of Identity and Difference in a City of Myth, 1948–2012 from Syracuse University Press. She also speaks with Michael Omer-Man, Editor-in-Chief of +972 Magazine, a publication dedicated to covering Israeli and Palestinian affairs.
Today we are talking about the sulfide mining moratorium in Wisconsin. Sulfide mining, which refers to mining hard metals which are embedded in sulfur-bearing rock, is difficult to do in Wisconsin due to the so-called “Prove It First” law, which requires a mining company to prove that a proposed sulfide mine will not pollute the environment. […]