For this episode, Allen interviews independent film director and writer John Sayles about his lifelong work telling stories of the working class and his latest novel, Yellow Earth, set in small-town North Dakota during the shale oil fracking boom and bust of the 2000s to 2010s. John Sayles is an independent film director, screenwriter, novelist, […]
With over 550,000 active frack mines active in the U.S., causing demand (as well as the price) to be low, the oil industry is working hard with other industries to increase usage, and raise the price. Alison Grass from Food & Water Watch talks with Jan Miyasaki about activities of the industry.
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!