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September 2010

LISTEN: Jamie Court interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition and on KPFK

Jamie Court was interviewed on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition yesterday for a story on recent changes within the health insurance industry. Click here to listen to the program.Jamie also took part in an interview on Monday to promote The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell on Uprising Radio/KPFK out of Los Angeles. Listen to part one […]

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Stephen and Rebekah Hren featured in Scientific American blog

Sustainable living pioneers Stephen and Rebekah Hren were invited by Scientific American blogger George Musser (Solar At Home) to write a guest blog coinciding with the release of their new book, A Solar Buyer’s Guide for the Home and Office. Here’s the result.Someone Please Tell the Obamas: Solar Works Now!By George MusserSep 22, 2010 01:00 […]

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Gene Logsdon: Selling A Book That Has No Name

Prairie Public Radio interviewed me recently about my latest book, Holy Shit. The interviewer was kind about my writing. He knew a lot about farming which is rarely the case but always a relief when discussing agriculture before an urban audience. The only problem was that he did not mention the title of the book […]

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Jonathon Porritt recommends Limits To Growth

British writer and environmentalist Jonathon Porritt, co-founder of Forum for the Future, a prominent sustainable development charity in the United Kingdom, selected Chelsea Green’s own Limits to Growth as one of five best books for saving the world!Read Jonathon’s explanation of his choice in an interview with Five Books, below.Tell me about Limits to Growth.This […]

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Listen: Jamie Court debates the Tea Party

Jamie Court, author of The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell: How to Win Grassroots Campaigns, Pass Ballot Box Laws, and Get the Change We Voted For debated a member of the Tea Party in this Southern California Public Radio clip from September 20th.Listen to the interview here.From SCPR:While Tea Partiers are darlings of the political […]

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9 Simple Steps for Sheet Mulching, An Excerpt from Perennial Vegetables

Learn about a simple, ecological way to fight weeds in this excerpt from Perennial Vegetables: From Artichokes to Zuiki Taro, A Gardener’s Guide to Over 100 Delicious, Easy-to-Grow Edibles, by Eric Toensmeier. Sheet mulching builds soil organic material and smothers weeds at the same time, so they never get a chance to grow! Perennial Vegetables […]

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Woody Tasch: Earth to Stewart and Colbert: “Tea Party Out, Eat Party In!”

Jon and Stephen, we have an important announcement to share with you.We, not we the people, not we those people, no, we a bunch of un-we-the-peoplers had previously filed an application for a rally on the Washington Mall on October 30.That’s right. Evidently you were so busy planning your rallies that you didn’t notice we […]

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Jamie Court: Big Oil Behind The Tea

When Californians angry about oil companies’ attempt to repeal the state’s greenhouse gas emission cap went to confront the oil refiner behind Prop 23’s power play, they found the Tea Party in their way.What’s an angry populist movement that’s supposed to represent real people doing defending oil companies?It’s a question the New York Times could […]

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Les Leopold: Poverty Rises as Wall Street Billionaires Whine

The ranks of the working-age poor in the United States climbed to the highest level since the 1960s as the recession threw millions of people out of work last year, leaving one in seven Americans in poverty. The overall poverty rate climbed to 14.3 per cent, or 43.6 million people, the Census Bureau said yesterday […]

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Mason Tvert discusses Proposition 19 on CNN

Mason Tvert, executive director of SAFER and co-author of Marijuana Is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People To Drink?, appeared on CNN on September 18th to discuss Proposition 19, which would make marijuana use and possession legal in California.Voters will decide whether or not to pass Prop 19 on November 2nd, and the debate […]

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