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.
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
For the Big Food Industry, Lobbying Pays Big Dividends
Sugar can make you dumb, US scientists warn
Oil lobby presents energy policy wish-list to GOP, Democrats
U.S. asthma rates at all-time high, CDC says
Soot May Help Shift Tropics North
How Brazil Is Making an Example of Chevron
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
Bubbles Are the Super-Rich's Best Friend
Goldman to Cash Out $1 Billion of Facebook Holding in IPO
The hedge funds that are profiting off JPMorgan's bad trade
Sen. Thune (R-SD) cautions against more bank regulations after JPMorgan losses
Will Congress Spare $100 Million to Oversee $300 TRILLION Swaps Market?
Federal Reserve Allows First Chinese Government Takeover of U.S. Bank
CEO Who Oversaw Mass Vioxx Deaths Now Teaching at Harvard and on Microsoft Board of Directors
3. Profits of Doom
U.S. Seeks Global Special Ops Network
Americans train Ugandans for Somalia mission
U.S. To Send Large Combat Brigade Throughout Africa
U.S. shadow war in Horn of Africa revealed by blogger
U.S. Renews Military Sales to Bahrain Amid Crackdown
U.S. DEA Kills Innocent Civilians in Honduras - US Media Silent
House panel wants $5.3B more for weapons
Survey: Huge Majority of Americans Support Defense Cuts, Given Budget Data
Britain to spend less on military hardware
Fidel Castro | When Empires Forget the Lessons of History
THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Could Superweeds Mean the End of Genetically Engineered Crops?
ODDS & ENDS:
Why Is the Government Killing Bald Eagles?
Military Dogs Being Euthanized As ‘Equipment’ Under Obscure Law
Hidden Epidemic: Tapeworms Living Inside People's Brains
ADHD Behavioral Therapy May Be More Effective Than Drugs in Long Run
No Need for Vitamins When You Have Diet Slurpees
'Undercover Israeli combatants threw stones at IDF soldiers in West Bank'
J Street's Ben-Ami: 'U.S. Congressmen live in fear of pro-Israeli intimidation'
A Growing Body Of Evidence Suggests Watergate Was A Setup To Nail Nixon
Judge rejects effort to open CIA volume on Cuba
Quietly, the Republican Party is embracing gays
Apple, the Other Cult in Hollywood