Stranded Assets: Energy East & Undergraduate Research

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There’s a new pipeline in the works that could be bigger news than either Keystone XL or the Northern Gateway. We talk to a member of Climate Justice Montreal to find out why they’re concerned about Energy East. Gasp! Undergraduates contributing to environmental scholarship? The Earth Common Journal proves it can work. Plus, another Eyeopener captured at the recent Peoples Climate March.

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Healthy People Are Storied People: Fundrive 2014 Part Two

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It’s part two of our annual community radio fundraiser. Dr. Dwayne Donald talks about this city known as Edmonton and the missing stories that haunt it. He’s talking about First Nations stories, and his work focuses on reintroducing these aboriginal narratives, concepts and values into our education system. We’ll also hear the backstory on one of our longtime contributors, Morgana Folkmann, as we send her off on her next journey.

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Which costs matter most? FunDrive 2014, Part One

It’s our annual community radio fundraiser, and we’re bringing some special guests into the studio! Today, we present an interview with science journalist Torah Kachur. She’s always on the quest for fascinating, fun, geeky and sometimes freaky science news. She shares the journey she’s taken over the past half decade, and why radio is the best. Then, Dr. Alan Lockwood tells us why coal is anything but the best, and why Alberta’s power plants are costing more than we think.

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Almost Unbearably Green Prizes – Live for FunDrive at the Mighty CJSR

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On September 30, catch Terra Informa live! We’ll be broadcasting live from CJSR this week in support of FunDrive: CJSR’s annual fundraising week. Terra Informa is produced by CJSR 88.5 FM in Edmonton, a campus and community radio station at the University of Alberta. You’re just as likely to catch us playing dance beats and Somali rap as environmental news. It’s our 30th anniversary this year, and we rely on listener donations to support the independent reporting you hear from your community on Terra Informa every week.

Help us reach our fundraising goal of $885 on September 30th and you’ll be entered to win these fabulous prizes from Apache Seeds and the Edmonton Naturalization Group. You’ll also get great CJSR swag! Tune in online or at 88.5 FM at 5 pm MST for our hour-long show. Then donate to FunDrive by calling in during the show or by going to CJSR’s website.

Listen in for stories about reporting on the environment from CBC Radio’s Torah Kachur, and from the University of Alberta’s Dr. Dwayne Donald on reframing our education system to include sharing history through story. You’ll also hear physician Alan Lockwood explain why Alberta sticks out like a sore thumb on one big source of air pollution — and no, it’s not the tar sands. And we’ll have a long-time Terra Informa volunteer in studio to share an insider’s take on producing community radio.

It’s going to be a fun show. Thanks for listening and thanks for your support!

Artists Acting for the Environment

(c) Stefan Thompson: A Carving of an Animal on a Tree

Time to get artsy-fartsy. First, we interview musician Sierra Jamerson about her family’s resistance to development in B.C.’s Sacred Headwaters. Then, jack-of-all trades artist Stefan Thompson on the artist’s environmental impact and his responsibility to nature.

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Tackling Climate Change, Balancing Development

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Today we’re live at the People’s Climate March in Edmonton. Reflecting on the challenge of tackling climate change, we’ve selected some pieces dealing with sustainability and social justice. Learn about Ecuador’s constitutionally enshrined ‘rights of nature,’ hear from Julian Agyeman on just sustainability, and meet a teacher bringing permaculture into the classroom.

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Understanding Obama’s Climate Plan

This week on Terra Informa, we take a look at the United State’s plans to tackle climate change, and we visit a very special friend from the world of Hogwarts. Also, we’re revving up for Fundrive, CJSR’s fundraising event that’s coming up at the end of this month!

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Save The Petrels! Veggie Eggs

 

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This week on Terra Informa, we discuss how bringing life into the world can change perception of life on the whole planet. We will cover the demise of the sea-faring petrels and how to reverse its population trends. And finally, we introduce a new generation of egg.

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