CCL Agriculture Series: How Congress and the Farm Bill are Driving Climate Smart Agriculture (Audio)

October 24, 2017

Audio Only: Join Sean Babington (U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry) in exploring how of the confirmation process for executive branch nominees, as well as through the drafting of the 2018 Farm Bill, Senator Stabenow and other members of the committee are looking for opportunities to accelerate Climate Smart Agriculture practices across rural America.

Sean Babington is a Senior Professional Staffer on the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, where he handles committee business pertaining to energy, climate change, forestry, and pesticides. Prior to joining the Committee, Sean worked for U.S. Senator Michael Bennet from Colorado, most recently as Bennet's Senior Policy Advisor for Energy and Natural Resources.

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CCL Agriculture Series: Connecting with Farmers on Climate (Audio)

October 24, 2017

Audio Only: Join Tom Driscoll (National Farmers’ Union) in a discussion that highlights salient points that farmers may respond especially well to, or are particularly important to their operations, regarding climate change. It will also identify opportunities to adapt to and mitigate climate change, and the advantages to be achieved by doing so. Tom Driscoll is the Director of the NFU Foundation and Conservation Policy. He works to mobilize farmers for beneficial climate action and to inform policymakers of how best to work with farmers to secure the food system as the climate changes.

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Citizens Climate Radio Ep 17 Resilient Power Puerto Rico

October 23, 2017
 

 

Show host, Peterson Toscano traveled to the island of Manhattan and met with someone engaged in hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Ofelia Mangen, an Educational Designer and Technologist  at New York University, talks about climate change and Resilient Power Puerto Rico. This NY-based project has brought emergency solar power to the Puerto Rico. In addition, they are engaged in a project to provide long-term solar production. Ofelia talks about her own experiences in Rockaway, NY during Superstorm Sandy, and useful lessons she learned about resiliency. 

Art House

Peterson shares three books that look back at Hurricane Katrina. Learn about a graphic novel, a work of non-fiction, and a book of poetry

Puzzler Question

We hear your voicemail answers to last month's puzzler question regarding Larry, who thinks windmills are downright ugly.  

This month's puzzler

You are chatting with a neighbor. Let's call her Joan. Joan has family in Florida who were affected by Hurricane Irma. You start talking about climate change and the connections you see to these current weather events. Joan interrupts you, "No you are wrong. Climate change has nothing to do with these hurricanes. They have always had hurricanes. Scientists make it clear that there is no way you can say climate change has anything to do with these storms."

So, is Joan right? How can you effectively and accurately talk about these weather events and climate change?

 Get back to Peterson by November, 15, 2017. You can also email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org or leave a voicemail of 3 minutes or less at 570.483.8194. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.)

Dig Deeper

You can hear Citizens’ Climate Radio on iTunesStitcher RadioPodbeanNorthern Spirit Radio, Google Play, and TuneIn Radio. Also, feel free to connect with other listeners, suggest program ideas, and respond to programs in the Citizens’ Climate Radio Facebook group or on Twitter at @CitizensCRadio.

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October 2017 Monthly Meeting with Barbara Love

October 14, 2017

As CCL looks to build relationships across race and culture, our October guest is Barbara Love, Professor Emeritus of Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She taught graduate classes on foundations of social justice education, design development and facilitation skills, and on self-awareness for social justice educators and liberation workers.

She is recognized globally for her work on organizational and societal transformation and on issues of diversity, inclusion, and liberation. She directs the Black Liberation and Community Development Project of the International ReEvaluation Counseling Communities. Her publications appear in a variety of journals and anthologies and focus on personal, organizational, and societal transformation and strategies for liberation.

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October 2017 Monthly Meeting with Barbara Love

October 14, 2017

As CCL looks to build relationships across race and culture, our October guest is Barbara, Professor Emeritus of Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She taught graduate classes on foundations of social justice education, design development and facilitation skills, and on self-awareness for social justice educators and liberation workers.

She is recognized globally for her work on organizational and societal transformation and on issues of diversity, inclusion, and liberation. She directs the Black Liberation and Community Development Project of the International ReEvaluation Counseling Communities. Her publications appear in a variety of journals and anthologies and focus on personal, organizational, and societal transformation and strategies for liberation.

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Citizens’ Climate University: Preparing for Radio & TV Interviews

October 13, 2017

Join media consultant and trainer Aaron Huertas, former Communications Manager at the Union of Concerned Scientists in a skills-building webinar preparing volunteers to be interviewed on radio and television.

Learn how to prepare​ for and respond to interview​ questions,​ ​keep the interview on track, and learn effective dialogue skill​s with journalists.

Joining Aaron, CCL’s Action Coordinator Todd Elvins and CCL’s Communications Coordinator, Flannery Winchester, introduce the new CCL Broadcast Media Action Team,​ which is focused on preparing CCL volunteers ​to be interviewed on radio and TV.

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Citizens’ Climate University: Preparing for Radio & TV Interviews (Audio)

October 13, 2017

Audio Only: Join media consultant and trainer Aaron Huertas, former Communications Manager at the Union of Concerned Scientists in a skills-building webinar preparing volunteers to be interviewed on radio and television.

Learn how to prepare​ for and respond to interview​ questions,​ ​keep the interview on track, and learn effective dialogue skill​s with journalists.

Joining Aaron, CCL’s Action Coordinator Todd Elvins and CCL’s Communications Coordinator, Flannery Winchester, introduce the new CCL Broadcast Media Action Team,​ which is focused on preparing CCL volunteers ​to be interviewed on radio and TV.

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CCL Agriculture Series: Opportunities for Climate Change Solutions in 2018 Farm Bill (Audio)

October 11, 2017

Audio Only: Join Alyssa Charney, policy specialist at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) in Washington D.C for the second installment in CCL's Agriculture Action Team's series. Alyssa’s talk covers the basics of the farm bill, opportunities to address climate change in the next farm bill, and relevant proposals that NSAC is advocating for in the 2018 Farm Bill.

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Citizens’ Climate University: Boosting Your Chapter’s Social Media Game

October 6, 2017

Join Ashley Hunt-Martorano, CCL's Director of Marketing and Events, in a webinar geared at enhancing your chapter's use of Facebook and Twitter. This webinar will help you learn how to recruit new members, inform and engage the public, motivate action and connect with other organizations—both online and in real life.

Watch Now:

Citizens’ Climate University: Boosting Your Chapter’s Social Media Game (Audio)

October 6, 2017

Audio Only: Join Ashley Hunt-Martorano, CCL's Director of Marketing and Events, in a webinar geared at enhancing your chapter's use of Facebook and Twitter. This webinar will help you learn how to recruit new members, inform and engage the public, motivate action and connect with other organizations—both online and in real life.

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