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 Kim Lovell will be discussing population issues and the environment.  Kim is the chair of the national population committee of the Sierra Club.
Dr. Riki Ott will be discussing oil spills, including the concerns with the tar sands from Canadian pipelines, as well as the long term effects of the BP spill and Valdez.   Dr. Ott is a marine toxicologist.
Population plus Oil Spills
Episode date : July 7, 2014
On EcoRadio KC
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This week on The Forum, we are pleased to bring you part one of a two-part address given by Jay Coghlan, executive director of Nuclear Watch New Mexico, at the All Souls UU Church on November 6, 2013. The address explores why the federal government isn’t funding comprehensive nuclear clean-up at the Bannister Federal Complex, whose ownership has been transferred to a private real estate developer. According to Coghlan, “The KC plant cranks out thousands of components each year, but the most egregious thing (about moving the complex to the new site) is that the feds are going to walk away from the mess at Bannister. The site is known to have volatile organics and PCBs above legal standards.” Coghlan says it is a “festering hell-hole”, and that demolishing the buildings and parking lots to create new offices could allow rainwater to push the plume toxins offsite.


On this week’s edition of Arts Magazine, the Leawood Stage Company joins Michael Hogge to talk about their summer musical, Hello, Dolly.

Then, at 12:30, folks from the Raytown Arts Company will discuss with us their 17th annual summer musical, Kiss Me Kate. Get your arts on and get a healthy dose of laughter and chat, too, by tuning in during your lunch hour!


(AND TUESDAY AT 12:02 PM)
Susan and Russ chat about the pros and cons of Melissa McCarthy’s road comedy, “Tammy.”


Russ takes a look at Melissa McCarthy’s comedy, “Tammy” and the sci-fi flick for kids, “Earth to Echo.”


Janet Rodgers of the Transit Action Network interviews Kansas City Councilman Russ Johnson and KCATA’s Director of System Development Dick Jarrold on the issues and next steps involved in the development of streetcar transit.  Mike Dear of the Kansas City chapter of Move To Amend provides a commentary on the recent Supreme Court Hobbly Lobby decision.


Is $15 an hour minimum wage a pipe dream? Hear how Seattle got it. Could it happen here? And, there’s a new PAC to take our democracy back from the Kochs and Rex and the rest of the top tier; it’s called the May Day PAC. It’s crowdsourcing the money it needs to get a Congress committed to fundamental reform by 2016. Find out about all this Thursday on the Heartland Labor Forum at 6PM, rebroadcast Friday at 5AM.


On this week’s edition of Tell Somebody, Tom Klammer talks to former FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley about the latest developments in the pushback against the NSA, and more about the Snowden documents. Turn on and tune in for an informative hour about protecting ourselves from mass surveillance!


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