Archive for January, 2006

US Gov’t Spying on Environmental Groups

January 24th, 2006

[Jan. 24, 2006] Over the past several weeks it has been revealed that the Bush administration has undertaken a broad – and secret – spying campaign on US citizens. While ostensibly part of its anti-terrorism efforts, these spying and surveillance activities, in fact, have targeted many environmental organizations. In this week’s show, host Daphne Wysham explores this troubling development.

Guests participating in the show include:
John Passacantando – Executive Director, Greenpeace USA
Ben Wizner – Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
(or, directly to the spying files)
Jeff Kerr – VP, General Counsel, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

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Maryland’s and Virginia’s Legislative Issues Show

January 17th, 2006

This week on Earthbeat, co-host Mike Tidwell zeroes in on legislative issues currently being debated in Maryland’s and Virginia’s General Assemblies that will significantly affect our region’s environment. Critical items include Maryland’s Healthy Air Act, and Virginia’s Healthy Rivers Initiative.

Scheduled guests include Matt Logan, President of the Potomac Conservancy, and Josh Tokin, Grass Roots Coordinator for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN).

Get informed and involved now!
Potomac Conservancy
Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN)
Maryland PIRG

Or… add your e-signature to an already created email

Key Maryland Legislators:
Kumar Barve – Majority Leader – 301-858-3464
Dereck Davis – Chairman of the House Economics Committee – 301-858-3519

Key Virginia Legislators:
Mary Margaret Whipple, Senator 804.698.7531, or 703.538.4097
John Watkins, Senator 804.698.7510, or 804.379.2063
Ken Plum, Delegate 804.698.1036, or 703.758.9733

Also, if you have a hybrid car, join CCAN’s rally:
When: Saturday, Jan. 28th, 11:00am
Where: Old Bell Tower in Capital Square, Richmond, VA
Contact: Anne Havemann 301.891.6844

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Judge Alito Hearings to Pre-empt Earthbeat Radio this Week

January 10th, 2006

To our Listeners [Jan. 10] – Our host station, WPFW in Washington, D.C., will be providing live, gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Alito hearings this week. This will preempt our show, and our show will not be broadcast this week. Please tune in next week for a fresh Earthbeat show. Co-host Mike Tidwell will be covering the environmental aspects of Maryland’s and Virginia’s new legislative agendas.

Mike Tidwell’s Big Issues of 2005 Show

January 3rd, 2006

Co-host Mike Tidwell reviews the biggest environmental issues of 2005. Callers offer their opinions including: Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath; government collusion with corporations on energy and environmental policy; and consumer choices that impact our environment.

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