Spotlight on Bluefish Clothing, Transcending Sustainability, Mike Carberry on Iowa's Nuclear Victory, & "Inside the Headlines"

  • Fri
    May 18
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
  • Mon
    May 21
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

Welcome to PLANET ERSTWILD, your destination where imagination rules on this weekly topical and musical safari. A little this, a little that--super variety for a super show!

First up, it's Lonnie Gamble, John Ikerd and Travis Cox on the upcoming TRANSCENDING SUSTAINABILITY conference May 31-June 3. Jolly green giants, all, pushing the envelope in new directions. What a blessing for the community.

Next we hear from FRIENDS OF EARTH's Mike Carberry who penned a piece for CommonDreams about MidAmerican's failure to secure legislation this year for rate hikes to maybe build a new nuclear power facility in Iowa.Jennifer Barclay, founder of Blue Fish Clothing

At 3pm, spotlight on Fairfield's newest business on the square, BLUE FISH CLOTHING, an artisan, organic clothing company that is setting up shop right here in F-Town. James goes on site for a personal tour of the operation with founder/visionary Jennifer Barclay, who began her women's clothing business at 17. She was on Oprah as a young entrenpeneur and at one point had over 200 employees with 8 store locations in SoHo, Frenchtown, Austin, & others.We'll have a brief tribute to DC-based "Godfather of Go-Go" Chuck Brown who passed away on Wednesday. Then it's our regular 4pm segment "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. For a complete list of this week's referenced articles, click "Read more."

1. Consuming Cultures
Two Earths would be needed to sustain human activity by 2030, report finds
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/earths-needed-sustain-human-activity-2030-report-finds-article-1.1078933
 
For the Big Food Industry, Lobbying Pays Big Dividends
http://www.allgov.com/US_and_the_World/ViewNews/For_the_Big_Food_Industry_Lobbying_Pays_Big_Dividends_120515
 
Sugar can make you dumb, US scientists warn
http://news.yahoo.com/sugar-dumb-us-scientists-warn-190918006.html
 
Oil lobby presents energy policy wish-list to GOP, Democrats
http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/227409-oil-lobby-gives-wish-list-to-dems-gop
 
U.S. asthma rates at all-time high, CDC says
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-asthma-prevalence-20120515,0,2156948.story
 
Soot May Help Shift Tropics North
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2012/05/16/soot-may-help-shift-tropics-north/
 
How Brazil Is Making an Example of Chevron
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-05-10/how-brazil-is-making-an-example-of-chevron
 
Americans Are Willing to Pay More for Clean Energy
http://www.good.is/post/americans-are-willing-to-pay-more-for-clean-energy/
 

2. The Economy Doesn't Suck, It Just Sucks For You
Wall Street is betting as big as ever
http://money.cnn.com/2012/05/11/markets/wall-street-risk/index.htm
 
Bubbles Are the Super-Rich's Best Friend
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/05/bubbles-are-the-super-richs-best-friend/257200/
 
Goldman to Cash Out $1 Billion of Facebook Holding in IPO
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-17/goldman-to-cash-out-1-billion-of-facebook-holding-in-ipo.html
 
The hedge funds that are profiting off JPMorgan's bad trade
http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2012/05/16/jpmorgan-bad-trade-hedge-funds/
 
Sen. Thune (R-SD) cautions against more bank regulations after JPMorgan losses
http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/banking-financial-institutions/227045-thune-pushes-back-on-jp-morgan-losses-regulations
 
Will Congress Spare $100 Million to Oversee $300 TRILLION Swaps Market?
http://pogoblog.typepad.com/pogo/2012/05/will-congress-spare-100-million-to-oversee-300-trillion-swaps-market.html
 
Federal Reserve Allows First Chinese Government Takeover of U.S. Bank
http://www.allgov.com/Top_Stories/ViewNews/Federal_Reserve_Allows_First_Chinese_Government_Takeover_of_US_Bank_120514
 
CEO Who Oversaw Mass Vioxx Deaths Now Teaching at Harvard and on Microsoft Board of Directors
http://www.allgov.com/Top_Stories/ViewNews/CEO_Who_Oversaw_Mass_Vioxx_Deaths_Now_Teaching_at_Harvard_and_on_Microsoft_Board_of_Directors_120516
 

3. Profits of Doom

U.S. Seeks Global Special Ops Network
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120512/DEFREG02/305120003/U-S-Seeks-Global-Spec-Ops-Network
 
Americans train Ugandans for Somalia mission
http://news.yahoo.com/americans-train-ugandans-somalia-mission-183958581.html
 
U.S. To Send Large Combat Brigade Throughout Africa
http://news.antiwar.com/2012/05/16/us-to-send-large-combat-brigade-throughout-africa/
 
U.S. shadow war in Horn of Africa revealed by blogger
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-05/16/us-shadow-war-in-horn-of-africa-revealed-by-blogger
 
U.S. Renews Military Sales to Bahrain Amid Crackdown
http://www.democracynow.org/2012/5/14/headlines/us_renews_military_sales_to_bahrain_amid_crackdown
 
U.S. DEA Kills Innocent Civilians in Honduras - US Media Silent
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dan-kovalik/honduras-civilians-dead_b_1521177.html
 
House panel wants $5.3B more for weapons
http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/05/military-defense-house-panel-5.3-billion-more-weapons-051512d/
 
Survey: Huge Majority of Americans Support Defense Cuts, Given Budget Data
http://news.antiwar.com/2012/05/10/survey-huge-majority-of-americans-support-defense-cuts-given-budget-data/
 
Britain to spend less on military hardware
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2012/05/15/Britain-to-spend-less-on-military-hardware/UPI-26451337061440/#ixzz1uvE4bhc4
 
Fidel Castro | When Empires Forget the Lessons of History
http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/05/11/when-empires-forget-the-lessons-of-history/
 

THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!

Could Superweeds Mean the End of Genetically Engineered Crops?
http://www.good.is/post/could-superweeds-mean-the-end-of-genetically-engineered-crops/
 

ODDS & ENDS:
Why Is the Government Killing Bald Eagles?
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2012/05/wildlife-services-sacramento-bee
 
Military Dogs Being Euthanized As ‘Equipment’ Under Obscure Law
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/obscure-law-makes-it-tough-military-dogs-be-adopte/nN4cw/
 
Hidden Epidemic: Tapeworms Living Inside People's Brains
http://discovermagazine.com/2012/jun/03-hidden-epidemic-tapeworms-in-the-brain
 
ADHD Behavioral Therapy May Be More Effective Than Drugs in Long Run
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=adhd-behavioral-therapy-more-effective-drugs-long-term
 
No Need for Vitamins When You Have Diet Slurpees
http://gawker.com/5910673/no-need-for-vitamins-when-you-have-diet-slurpees
 
'Undercover Israeli combatants threw stones at IDF soldiers in West Bank'
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/undercover-israeli-combatants-threw-stones-at-idf-soldiers-in-west-bank-1.428584
 
J Street's Ben-Ami: 'U.S. Congressmen live in fear of pro-Israeli intimidation'
http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/west-of-eden/j-street-s-ben-ami-u-s-congressmen-live-in-fear-of-pro-israeli-intimidation-1.430842
 
A Growing Body Of Evidence Suggests Watergate Was A Setup To Nail Nixon
http://www.businessinsider.com/a-closer-look-at-the-watergate-tapes-reveals-that-nixon-didnt-order-the-burglary-2012-5
 
Judge rejects effort to open CIA volume on Cuba
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CIA_BAY_OF_PIGS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-05-11-08-27-23
 
Quietly, the Republican Party is embracing gays
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/05/15/148885/quietly-the-republican-party-is.html
 
Apple, the Other Cult in Hollywood
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-05-10/apple-the-other-cult-in-hollywood
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