Jan interviews the recipients of the 2017 “Community Change Maker Awards” from Community Shares of Wisconsin, awarded to people in the community who “make a difference”. Recipients are Ginna Isunza, UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence, Lorrie Hurckes Dwyer, Dane County TimeBank, and Andrea Kaminski, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin.
While creating 68% of its power from coal, MG&E’s 13 year goal is to get to 30% renewable power by 2030. That’s not good enough, says Sierra Club‘s Devin Martin, explaining that some Iowa power companies are already getting more than 80% of their power from wind, all while capping rates for consumers because, well, […]
Attract business with no regard for environmental consequences? No, not Foxconn, but Houston, Texas. Jan Miyasaki talks with professor of history, University of Houston, Robert Buzzanco about that city’s “cowboy capitalization” where attracting business with the promise of little or no regulation may have contributed to that city’s hurricane damage.
Sound is our most innate and expressive communication medium. We use it to talk to you over frequency modulated radio waves at 89.9 megahertz and through digital audio over the internet at wortfm.org. We are born making sounds and we can understand spoken language before we can walk. Stuart Fowkes is a sound artist from […]
With rhetoric continuing to escalate between the U.S. and North Korea, activists working with South Korea understand that war would be devastating to to the entire peninsula. Hyun Lee, Managing Editor of the on-line Zoom In Korea, talks with Jan Miyasaki about the issues and concerns of both Koreas.
Anne Petermann, Executive Director of the Global Justice Ecology Project, talks about the continued efforts to prevent genetically-engineered eucalyptus from being introduced into the U.S. by Arborgen as a biomass product. Petermann considers the tree to be a potentially ecologically disastrous invasive species.