(470) Transit Riders for Life

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Suhail Barot from TTC Riders joins us to talk about public transit both as an concept as well as specifically the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) with reference to the upcoming election.

Learn more about TTC Riders here.

In the second half, Alex Speers-Roesch from Greenpeace also joins the panel to discuss a wide variety of this weeks top news. He’s not here to (necessarily) represent Greenpeace today, but we’re going to have him back on soon to talk more about some of their current efforts in the Arctic and the renewable energy by 2050 report. As we approach the federal Canadian election the rhetoric is heating up. What’s nonsense and whose saying it now?

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NEW: “Texts with Dave”

We’re doing an extended show after the radio show for our podcast audience so we can wrap up our thoughts from the broadcast (there’s never enough time!). So we keep going on a hand-held recorder a few min. The after show is called “Texts with Dave” because Dave (Stefan’s brother) always texts Stefan live while we’re on air with weird questions. Now we can answer them.

*Warning* The after-show includes some colourful language not found on the radio broadcast, listener discretion advised.

You can listen here to this weeks episode (5 min) and as of Nov 20th it will be included in the podcast stream as part of the same upload as the main show.

Listen here: Texts With Dave (1) Sept 25th

This weeks top news:

Canada wasn’t in a recession before and still isn’t now, Joe Oliver says

$43 Trillion: What Scientists Calculate a Warming Arctic Will Cost

Climate Deniers Attack ‘Rock Star’ Pope as ‘Nature-Worshipping Pagan’ Amid U.S. Visit

96 Cities That Are Quitting Fossil Fuels and Moving Toward 100% Renewable Energy

Warning: TTIP Aims To Defang Local Rules Against Hazardous Chemicals

11 Congressional Republicans Call for Climate Action Ahead of Pope Francis’ Visit

It’s time Canada reassessed its stance on selling water

Delaying action on climate change puts Canadian economy at risk: report

Angry Birds makers are hosting a climate change–themed tournament

Arctic Drilling Is Stupid Business, Says New IEA Chief

GreenPac announces the “Green 18” candidates based on their records for #elxn42

100% Renewable Energy Possible by 2050, Says Greenpeace Report

World’s Largest Green Roof to Sit on Top of Dying California Mall

This weeks music!

Jody Okabe “We are the people” and “Lyla”

Please check out our Climate Cartoons Series!

We need your help to share this new project to help explain renewable energy to students, politicians and voters, and they are only 2 min! You can watch and share here: http://www.greenmajority.ca/climate_cartoons

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