(471) Ironman VS Harperman

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Chris White is the campaign coordinator for the ‘Harperman‘ crowd-fund campaign, supporting up-until-today on paid-leave Environment Canada scientist who is also a folk musician in his spare time. Tony Turner is still unable to talk to the media, but Chris gave us an update on the Harperman story (including that Tony has just retired) and a brief talk about the importance of the song, and the issues it raises in this election.

Learn more about ‘Harperman’ and Tony Turner here.

In the second half of the show, long-time economics and green/ethical investment correspondent Tim Nash joins us today to talk about the election, Tesla/Tony Stark (Elon Musk) and the importance of battery technology to the renewable revolution.

Learn more about Tim, and check out his blog article on this topic here.

In the last section, Stefan leads us in a brief discussion of a few of these news items, but make sure you let us know what you want us to cover so we can make more time to talk about this items! Vote for the news, now in democracy flavour.

Stefan’s picks for this week:

Shell abandons Alaska Arctic drilling

‘Fair’ Elections Act could disenfranchise half a million voters, says elections expert

Carbon X Prize

This weeks top news:

To vote for this weeks news click here.

First Nations take Harper government to court over Northern Gateway – just days from election

There may be flowing water on Mars. But is there intelligent life on Earth?

World leaders unveil their vision for a ‘Green New World’ as Paris talks loom

Notley hints at straying from federal NDP on climate change cap-and-trade proposal

Potentially scandalous probe into muzzled scientists not likely out by Oct.19

Elon Musk Gives Indian Prime Minister Tour of Tesla Factory, Talks Battery Storage and Solar

TransCanada slashing a fifth of senior staff jobs; warns of more cuts

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 (2) Oct 2nd

This weeks music!

‘Harperman’ LIVE outside Queen’s Park & Frazy Ford “Done”

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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