What do concrete buildings, roads, stained-glass windows, and your computer screen have in common? They’re all made from sand. Sand is like the cell structure of the built environment. And it turns out we’re running out of it. On today’s episode, Patty talks with journalist Vince Beiser about this oft-overlooked natural resource and commodity: sand. Over […]
This Week On Mel & Floyd: Smarty Pants Blows Job Interview, “Shut your Trump Hole”, No Fracking in the Buffer Zone, Darth Vader’s Girlfriend Anna Darko, Squeezing the Earth Like an Orange, Googling Trump NAMBLA, Plus more Valiant but Failed attempts to Recapture any Oxygen Sucked Up by You Know Who!!
On Thursday January 30th, our host Allen Ruff, for the first half of the show, spoke with author Nick Turse, to discuss his latest book, “Kill Anything That Moves” and for the second half of the show, Ruff was joined by Steve Horn to explain corporate fracking and it’s effect on United States energy.
To continue our discussion from last week about most important environmental issues of 2013, we explored the environmental issues that we are facing in 2014. Check out this edition of A Public Affair to learn more!
Over the past two years, frac sand mining in Wisconsin has exploded – growing by 160% between 2011 and 2012 alone. PK Hammel of Madison Action for Mining Alternatives joined Tony Casteneda on the Thursday 8 O’Clock Buzz to discuss the the effects of fracking on communities and action to stop it.
On Tuesday, June 18th sub host Tim Hansel interviewed Matt Dannenberg of the League of Conservation Voters (LCV). The LCV as an organization that pushes for legislation which supports environmental conservation and exposes legislators of all political affiliations who consistently vote against such legislation.