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Tomorrow on Earthgauge Radio: PowerShift 2012! Featuring Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben

Happy Halloween! On Earthgauge Radio this week, a huge youth conference climate conference took place in Ottawa and Gatineau this past weekend called PowerShift 2012. This was an historic gathering of over 1500 young people from across the country intended to strengthen the movement for climate and environmental justice.

PowerShift 2012 featured leading voices in the movement to stop climate change and social injustice including Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, Winona LaDuke and many others. On tomorrow’s show we’ll be featuring the conference keynote address from 350.org founder Bill McKibben and a media panel Q&A with author and activist Naomi Klein (No Logo; Shock Doctrine).

We are of course continuing with our annual CKCU funding drive programming this week. As you know, CKCU is volunteer-driven radio that relies on donations to operate. If you listen to Earthgauge (or just believe in alternative media!), please donate online at https://www.ckcufm.com/secure/pledge/ or call (613) 520-3920 (in Ottawa) or 1-877-520-3920. It’s fast, easy and secure. Every dollar counts! Even $10 or $20 will help us reach our goal. Really, I’m talking to you. It’s just a few bucks. Please. We need your help.

We’ll also have our usual update this week from Ecology Ottawa on local environmental events and campaigns, and we’ll hear the international eco-news headlines from Deutsche Welle Living Planet.

Earthgauge Radio airs Thursday mornings from 7-8 AM on CKCU 93.1 in Ottawa. News and interviews on environmental stories from across Canada and around the world. Podcasts on iTunes and earthgauge.ca. Stream live on www.ckcufm.com.

Tune in tomorrow and please, PLEASE donate to the CKCU funding drive!

  1. tonycopple
    November 1, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Hi Mark

    Great show this morning! Getting Naomi Klein was a major coup. The first speaker (from the conference) was even better.

    I brought up Earthgauge on last Friday’s Window of Opportunity when I had Mayor Jim Watson co-hosting. Podcast here .

    I am very disappointed that none of the individuals or organizations you have presented have sponsored the show as far as I could tell.

    I did speak to both Climate Ottawa and Ecology Ottawa to suggest they contributed to Earthgauge, but no result.

    I would recommend you tell your guests about the funding drive concept as soon as the interviews are in the can.

    What you need is a show sponsor; again the first place to look is among the many organizations you do free publicity for.

    I also recommend you tick the box on COD to allow for interactive CKCU.

    This morning’s show is completely absent from COD/On Demand.

    Kindest regard

    – Tony

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    • November 16, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      Thanks Tony! Yes, I neglected to check off the interactive box for this show. My bad! I usually remember to do this. And I agree it would be great to get some funding support from organizations who get profiles or air time on the show. I also reached out to them during the funding drive but without much success. Ecology Ottawa included the funding drive in their email newsletter and also mentioned the show on their web site so that was something. Not sure if it brought in any donations though. Thanks for bringing up some important issues with Mayor Watson. It was a very interesting interview.
      best wishes,

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