NASA has contended for over 40 years that its solar-system exploring satellites cannot function on solar energy beyond the orbit of Mars. But the successful orbit of the Juno explorer around Jupiter has disproven that — and Karl Grossman, author of the book “The Wrong Stuff”, discusses NASA’s continuing love affair with potentially dangerous plutonium-238 […]
Jan has an abbreviated conversation with Myrna Pagan, a Puerto Rican resident and activist, about the upcoming vote in Congress on how to manage Puerto Rico’s debt crisis. Evidence of the U.S. continued colonialism, Puerto Rico is facing a 17% sales tax, and loss of many jobs in public service: police, fire, hospital staffing, and more.
Jan Miyasaki interviews Jacquine Boggess and David Pate from The Center for Family Policy and Practice, a nonprofit advocacy organization that was founded in 1995 to incorporate the needs of low-income men of color into conversations about poverty solutions. Their work addresses systemic and structural barriers to economic security, with a particular focus on child […]
What do you do with 30,000 tons of chemical weapons left over from the cold war? Open air burn them, if your the U.S. military — or that’s what they want to do. Environmental groups have been working for years to make the Pentagon find an alternative disposal method that doesn’t spew toxic chemicals into […]
Honey bees have been innocent bystanders, assaulted by chemicals, disease, monoculture, and climate change in recent years — all of which have contributed to “colony collapse” and loss of 30% of bees each year. But without bees, we have no food! Shannon Leap, Campaign Director for Wisconsin Environment, and Nathan Clarke, owner of Mad Urban […]
More than counting birds, the Madison Audubon Society strives to protect and improve habitat, sponsors field trips, provides youth education, and advocates for continued financial support in times when monies are shrinking. Matt Reetz, Executive Director, talks about his love of turkey vultures, Dane County birds and the long term effects of habitat and climate […]