Weekend Voices 12/02/06

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Producer/host: Amy Browne
Contributors: Matt Murphy, Meredith DeFrancesco, Ousman (theme music)
Topics: Matt Murphy interviews Skip Lisle, inventor and installer of the “Beaver Deceiver”-a humane device that allows beavers and humans to co-exist; Meredith DeFrancesco talks with Jesse Leah Vear, Nikki McLean and Jesse Flynn of POWER (Portland Organizing to Win Economic Rights) a group that has joined others across the country and around the world working to abolish poverty and end economic oppression.
FMI:
Beaver Deceiver: skiplisle@vermontel.net, 802-843-1017
POWER: www.povertyontrial.org, power@riseup.net, 207-650-5092, POB 4281, Portland, ME 04101

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Renewable Radio 12/01/06

Producer/host: Dave Evans
Guests: George Haselton, Rockport Mechanical (building systems), www.harvestfuelsmaine.com; Don Lewis, Nyle Special Products, www.nyletherm.com
Topic: Geo-exchange heat pumps and cold-climate heat pumps
What is a heat pump?
How does a ground-source heat pump or cold-climate heat pump differ from a regular heat pump?
Why should people not replace an oil burner with a heat pump?

RadioActive 11/30/06

Producers/hosts: Meredith DeFrancesco and Amy Browne

After 22 years of work, indigenous people were poised to finally see the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Adopted by the Human Rights Council in June of this year, the UN General Assembly was expected to vote and adopt it early next month.

Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the US, however, have expressed opposition to the declaration and on Tuesday were joined by the block of African countries in voting to table a full General Assembly vote until later next year.

The declaration would be a tool to address issues including genocide, displacement, self determination, intellectual property rights, collective rights, environmental issues and the right to maintain cultural traditions.
The UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues says
opposing nations were concerned with articles addressing land and resource ownership, and the request that indigenous people give “free prior and informed consent?? for development and resource exploiting projects.

We interviewed Les Malezar, Chairperson of the Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus at the UN yesterday…

For more info: The Indigenous Working Group, www. iwgia.org

WERU Powerful Peace Special 11/30/06

Producer/host: Sonia Turanski

Topic: “Women in World Religions: Discrimination, Liberation & Backlash”, a recorded speech by Professor Rosemary Radford Ruether, Feminist Theologian

Differing treatment of women in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. Comparitive areas of discrimination for women in the world religions.
Comparitive areas of advancement for women in the world religions.

Voices 11/29/06

Producer/host: Amy Browne
Contributors: Carolyn Coe, Ousman
Topic: Every November thousands gather at Fort Benning, GA to memorialize victims of the graduates of the School of the Americas and to call for the facility to be closed. In recent years the school’s name has been changed to the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, but it is still known to many as the SOA–The School of the Assassins–because of atrocities committed by many of the graduates. Reporter Carolyn Coe recently returned from this years’ vigil and she brings us this report.

Earth Sense 11/29/06

Producer/host: Phil Bailey

WERU Special 11/28/06: Author John Howe on “The End of Fossil Fuel”

Producer: Eric Olson
Recorded at the Good Life Center in Harborside, Maine, June 2006

Powerful Peace 11/27/06

Producer/host: Sonia Turanski

“The Things People Do?? – Humanly caused problems have humanly motivated solutions.