articles tagged "Molly Stentz"
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 | A Public Affair
During the first segment today, Molly Stentz interviewed Julie Obudzinslu from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition about the Senate Farm Bill. Today, the Senate passed the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act by a vote of 64-35. Julie discussed the improvements outlined in the bill and the impact the bill may have on Sustainable Agriculture. In the second half of the show, Molly interviewed Professor Patrick Bond from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa about the recent Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. Bond wrote an article entitled: “The Green Economy is the Environmentalism of the Rich,” which states: “Perhaps a few environmentally decent projects may get needed subsidies as a result of the G20 and Rio talkshops, and we’ll hear of ‘sustainable development goals’ to replace the fatuous UN Millennium Development Goals in 2015. But the overarching danger is renewed official faith in market mechanisms. No surprise, following the logic of two South African precedents: the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg (Rio+10) and last December’s Durban COP17 climate summit. There, the chance to begin urgent environmental planning to reverse ecosystem destruction was lost, sabotaged by big- and medium-governments’ negotiators acting on behalf of their countries’ polluting and privatizing corporations.” The Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development took place from June 20-22 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. To read more about the Senate Farm Bill and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition: http://sustainableagriculture.net/blog/senate-passes-its-farm-bill/ To read more about Professor Patrick Bond: http://sds.ukzn.ac.za/default.php?2,4,35,4,0 To listen to the interview in its entirety: wort_120627_120001apawed more »
Monday, 11 June 2012 | A Public Affair
Monday, June 11th Molly Stentz subbing for Brenda Konkel interviewed a panel of speakers about the upcoming 23rd Annual Energy Fair in Custer Wisconsin. Molly interviewed Amy Heart, Milwaukee Director at Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA), MREA Events Coordinator Ellie Jackson and Nick Hylla the Executive Director of MREA. In addition to the upcoming Fair, the guest panel also discussed the trials and successes of renewable energy locally and nationally. “Each year the MREA Energy Fair transforms rural Central Wisconsin into the global hot spot for renewable energy education. The Energy Fair brings over 20,000 people from nearly every state in the U.S. and several countries around the world to learn, connect with others and ready them for action at home. The Energy Fair is the nation’s longest running energy education event of its kind. Join us for the 23rd Annual Energy Fair, June 15-17, 2012″ -Midwest Renewable Energy Association To read about the MREA Energy Fair: http://www.midwestrenew.org/energyfair To listen to the interview: more »
Wednesday, 6 June 2012 | A Public Affair
Molly Stentz (subbing for Tonya Brito) allowed listeners to provide their reactions to Tuesday’s recall election results. Listeners provided their take on the failed recall efforts and projections for the future. Yesterday, Tuesday June 5th, Scott Walker successfully defeated recall efforts. What does this mean for the future of the state? What will happen to the state’s labor unions? Today on A Public Affair listeners provided their perspectives. To listen to this program: more »