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Some cool events happening in Richmond, Re-posted from the Fall of the James Sierra club.

June brings multiple opportunities to learn about clean energy, the impacts of climate change on the James River, and preventing new dirty fuel infrastructure projects in our state. Join your friends and neighbors for multiple information and community events, and finish out the month with some direct advocacy by attending either the Air Pollution Control Board meeting or the State Water Control Board meeting. Read on below for more information.

Jessica Sims
Community Outreach Coordinator
Sierra Club Virginia Chapter

Learn more about solar tonight!
Interested in solar for your home? You are invited to another free info session for Solar and EV Charger Co-Ops tonight at Libbie Mill Library from 6:30-8:30 p.m.! Presented by Solar United Neighbors, you can hear about the upcoming solar co-op, electric vehicle chargers and greater access to community solar. Bring your friends and neighbors to this free and informative evening!

Attend tonight's free info session in Henrico!

Learn about toxic flood threats to the James!
This Wednesday, attend a presentation about the recent climate-driven toxic flooding report authored by Noah Sachs and David Flores. Professor Noah Sachs will present at Champion Brewing on Wednesday, June 12 from 6-7:30 p.m. about the vulnerability of the James River watershed. Learn more about threats to our community and drinking source at this free event!

Attend this informative talk!

Protect Virginia's air!
On Friday, June 21, the Air Pollution Control Board will hold their Quarterly Board meeting. This meeting’s agenda will include discussion on the Chickahominy Gas Plan that slated for Charles City County, VA. This is an opportunity to directly engage with the Board members through the public comment forum. RSVP to engage on issues impacting our Commonwealth’s air!

Attend the Air Board Meeting!

Enjoy the outdoors while creating art!
Join fellow artists and environmentalists for another session of art-making with the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter on Monday, June 24! Bring your favorite drawing or painting supplies to a beautiful spot by the James River. We will gather to create art in the surroundings at Shiplock Park, finishing just before sunset. Limited drawing supplies and light refreshments will be provided!

Make art with Sierra Club!

Sierra Club + James River Association + you!
Join the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter and the James River Association for a fun and informative evening on Turkey Island Creek! This paddle is a fantastic way to experience the creek while learning more about its health and the role the community can play in safeguarding the watershed. Be sure to RSVP for this canoe paddle at Turkey Island Creek to reserve a spot!

Paddle with us!

Attend the State Water Control Board on June 27
The Quarterly Board meeting for the State Water Control Board is another opportunity for the public to engage with the Board members. We encourage you to voice concerns about water impacts from the Mountain Valley Pipeline during the public comment portion of the meeting.

Attend the Meeting!


WEDNESDAY 06.12.19 PROGRAMMING Notes  (scroll down for previous notes)Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman Wednesday June 12,...
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Wednesday June 12, 2019

FROM THE VAULT #124: Bella Abzug (00:58:59)
This week we profile Bella Abzug who may be best known for her relentless efforts to elevate women's issues to a level of inclusion while in Congress from 1971- 1977. In that time the Equal Rights Amendment made a rare appearance on the floor of Congress, Roe Vs. Wade decision was passed upholding women's right to choose to terminate her pregnancy, and the Feminist Movement was gaining unprecedented strength. On July 27, 1971, in the first year the National Press Club opened its doors to women, Bella Abzug fielded questions by Press Club President Vern Louviere. In 1976, Bella Abzug gave up her House seat to run for the US Senate. She was narrowly defeated by a mere 1% by Daniel Patrick Moynahan... In 1977 she ran an unsuccessful bid for Mayor of New York, losing to colleague Ed Koch. Although she would run for office throughout the next 2 decades, her life as an elected public servant was essentially over. Mrs. Abzug then turned her attention to women's rights issues and in 1977 was a featured presenter at the first National Women's conference in Houston. Legislation that Bella Abzug helped pass funded this conference. In this 1981 talk given on the campus of UCLA in 1981... Bella Abzug reflects on her campaign for women’s rights and social and political justice for all.

MyNDTALK with DR. PAMELA BREWER: Expanding Sexual Literacy – Dr. Zelaika S. Hepworth Clark (00:30:03)
Dr. Hepworth Clarke specializes in human sexualities, gender, and relational diversity, clinical and cultural sexology, African-centered social work, sexuality education, autoethnography, and unality, an African-centered, sex-positive, post-colonial paradigm that affirms diversity in sensuality, sexual pleasure, and eroticism. Dr. Hepworth Clarke's passions include increasing critical thinking, sexual literacy, expanding self-awareness and self-reflexivity, empowerment, counter - oppressive discourses, unlearning colonial mentalities, decolonial considerations, mindfulness, justices (social, racial, erotic, epistemic, ecological etc.) and healing.

THIS WAY OUT #1628: LGBTQ History Beat & Global LGBTQ News (00:28:58)
Closing the queer history gap; the Pet Shop Boys parody political stupidity; a Rainbow Minute recalls a racy 1930s heiress and her own private Lesbos; Bhutan and San Marino advance LGBTQ rights, a married gay Hong Kong government worker wins court-ordered spousal benefits, death threats greet a U.S. gay tours Ethiopian adventure, Texas sues San Antonio over its Chick-fil-A nix, and more LGBTQ news from around the world!

SOJOURNER TRUTH June 11, 2019: The Ongoing Crisis in Haiti (00:58:37)
We return to our in-depth coverage of the ongoing crisis in Haiti. An official report issued last week implicated Haiti's U.S.-backed president, Jovenel Moise, as participating in the disappearance of billions of PetroCaribe money from Venezuela, meant for use for the Haitian people. Since he became president, resulting from questionable elections reported to be fraudulent, the movement for democracy in Haiti has been pressing in massive nationwide protests for Moise to step down. The Haitian government responded to the protests by encouraging or downright supporting massacres targeting grassroots leaders and communities that initiated protests and have historically been a stronghold of resistance. These include the massacres we have reported on via Sojourner Truth in La Saline.
In a five-week period, I made two trips as part of emergency delegations to Haiti to get testimonies from communities under attack, as well as to send a message to the Haitian government that we intend to get the truth out as widely as we can about what's going on. While in Haiti, I interviewed Pasha Vorbe, a member of the executive council of Fanmi Lavalas, the political organization headed by former President Jean Bertrand Aristide and supported by the vast majority of impoverished in Haiti. Today, we bring you that conversation.

THE MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR: Writers & Book Lovers - Thompkins & Mustich(00:59:00)
This week features two interviews with writers and book lovers Ptolemy Tompkins and James Mustich. Ptolemy Tompkins is a book lover and writer of numerous books. He is the son of the late Peter Tompkins who wrote The Secret Life of Plants. James Mustich is a book lover and former book seller and the author of 1000 Books to Read Before You Die.

LITERATURE ALOUD: 1984 by George Orwell (1949) part 9/13 (00:58:43)
1984 is a dystopian novel about constant surveillance, news manipulation, conspiracy and control by fear. Written in 1949, George Orwell’s entire novel was read on-air by longtime Pacifica Morning show host Charles Morgan and June Foray in 1975. Few novels have had as much impact on our thinking and the English language as 1984 from the concept and phrase “Big Brother” to words like “newspeak” and “double-think.”

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TUESDAY 06.11.19            PROGRAMMING Notes(scroll down for previous notes)Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman Tuesday Jun...
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Tuesday June 11, 2019

FROM THE VAULT #163: Juneteenth Special 2002 (00:59:00)
Juneteenth (June 19th) commemorates a significant day in African American history. Juneteenth, also known as African American Emancipation Day, is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. In 2002 the five Pacifica stations preempted regular programming to simulcast a 15-hour special Juneteenth broadcast. In this episode of From the Vault, we feature highlights from that historic day of radio.

LOPATE AT LARGE: Pete Murkoski Takes Your Gardening Questions as We Head into Summer (00:58:19)
Leonard Lopate, the Peabody and James Beard Award-winning broadcaster, is back on WBAI where he began his radio career. Tune in weekdays from 1-2pm at 99.5fm New York or you can listen to the show live at

LAW AND DISORDER 6/10/19: Daniel Ellsberg – Julian Assange’s Case and the Doomsday Machine (00:57:33)
Two weeks ago the Trump administration announced it had indicted Julian Assange in the Eastern District of Virginia on 17 counts of violating the 1917 Espionage Act. Assange is currently in the Belmarsh prison hospital in London. If extradited, tried, and convicted he faces 175 years in prison. The Espionage Act is a 102 year old law used initially to imprison the great socialist Eugene V Debs for an anti-World War I speech he gave in Canton, Ohio and also used to crush the industrial workers of the world, the IWW, a large antiwar union at the time. In 1971 it was famously used against Daniel Ellsberg who released the Pentagon papers to the New York Times and other media outlets. Lately the Espionage Act has been used against many truth telling whistleblowers during the Obama and Trump administrations. This is the first time it is being used against a journalist. Guest - Daniel Ellsberg, educated at Harvard and Cambridge and has been an activist since the 1970s. Ellsberg’s latest book, The Doomsday Machine, is an extensive study of nuclear theory and nuclear policy. In 2018 he was awarded the Olaf Palme prize for his profound humanism and exceptional moral courage. From 1957-59 he was a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows, Harvard University. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard in 1962 with his thesis, Risk, Ambiguity and Decision. His research leading up to this dissertation in particular his work on what has become known as the Ellsberg Paradox, first published in an article entitled “Risk, Ambiguity and the Savage Axioms" is widely considered a landmark in decision theory and behavioral economics.

LATIN WAVES: Interview – Ellen Brown from the Public Banking Institute (00:28:52)
Ellen Hodgson Brown is an American author, attorney, public speaker, and advocate of alternative medicine and financial reform, most prominently public banking. Brown is the founder and president of the Public Banking Institute, a nonpartisan think tank devoted to the creation of publicly run banks. Host Sylvia Richardson speaks to Ellen about how the interest on the federal reserve debt is unsustainable and how the rules are written by the big banks, the public good that could be had by changing to a public banking system . How in the past the US prospered under such a system and how populist movements across the world are demanding change from the status quo.

GOT SCIENCE? Farmers and Crops on a Collision Course with Climate Change (00:28:35)
Get your science on with the new podcast from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Our hosts take on technology, attacks on science, climate change, and more, as they channel the power of science to make the world a better place.

LITERATURE ALOUD: 1984 by George Orwell (1949) part 8/13 (00:58:45)
1984 is a dystopian novel about constant surveillance, news manipulation, conspiracy and control by fear. Written in 1949, George Orwell’s entire novel was read on-air by longtime Pacifica Morning show host Charles Morgan and June Foray in 1975. Few novels have had as much impact on our thinking and the English language as 1984 from the concept and phrase “Big Brother” to words like “newspeak” and “double-think.”

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FROM THE VAULT: Plain Speaking – A Counter-History of the United States pt. 2
This week on From the Vault we offer Part 2 of the 1976 program Plain Speaking: A Counter History of the United States which spans the arrival of Columbus through the various social movements of our first 200 years. Part 2 examines Slavery through the writings of Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau and many others. Later, the program looks at the developments in the 19th Century, including its 2 great wars, The Mexican-American and The Civil Wars. Part 2 features: Ossie Davis reading from “The Autobiography of Frederick Douglass”. Julius Lester, "To Be A Slave", read by Ossie Davis. Walt Whitman, "Song of Myself", read by Ed Begley Sr. Henry David Thoreau, "Walden", read by Archibald MacLeish. Sojourner Truth, "Ain't I A Woman?" “The Mexican American War Resistance”, produced by KPFA's Latin America Awakens Collective.
Henry David Thoreau's, "Civil Disobedience", read by Archibald MacLeish. Walt Whitman's, "A March In The Ranks Hard Pressed on The Road Unknown", read by Ed Begley, Sr.

YOUR WEEKLY CONSTITUTIONAL 19-4: Seven Steps Program (00:53:00)
Seven Steps toward Revitalizing American Democracy. Many people bemoan the growing gaps in wealth and income in our country, as well as their negative effects on our political discourse. Akram Faizer has some concrete proposals to fix at least part of the problem. Some of his proposals are quite controversial. All of them are interesting.

FOOD SLEUTH RADIO: Tod Cooperman Interview – CBD Oil and Absorption (00:28:00)
Did you know that consuming CBD oil with food containing fat, or shortly after eating a meal improves absorption? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Tod Cooperman, M.D., president and founder of, an independent evaluator of dietary supplements. Cooperman describes the differences between hemp oil and CBD oil, cannabidiol and cannabinoids, and discusses the difference in doses found in CBD oil prescribed as a drug to treat epilepsy, and that which is sold as a supplement. He explains how bile is necessary to absorb CBD, and discusses the safety and effectiveness of popular supplements including CBD oil, bone broth and apple cider vinegar.
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SEA CHANGE RADIO: Home Is Where The Heart Is – Tiny Houses & Homelessness (00:29:00)
Shelter is on the first rung of renowned psychologist Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. And yet, as a society, we have not cracked the code for how to house people in a way that is equitable and sustainable. While millions consume cubic acres of carbon heating and cooling their McMansions, others combat housing insecurity on a daily basis. This week on Sea Change Radio, we discuss two different facets of the housing puzzle. First we take a look at the tiny homes movement with two builders, Fatih and Deniz Saat. They describe what the target customer base is for their Lilliputian locales, their design inspiration, and how these itty bitty domiciles could potentially transform communities of the future. Next, we hear from San Francisco Supervisor Rafael Mandelman to learn about his unique journey into politics and to talk about the issue of homelessness in America.

FROM THE VAULT #0328: Abortion – A Matter of Life and Death 08.23.2012 (00:59:00)
The award-winning Pacifica program that takes a look at abortion since the founding of the United States through the landmark Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court Decision in 1973 to the aftermath. We also present a look at what the U.S. population might look like if Roe vs. Wade decisions were reversed with the outstanding program “After Roe.”

LITERATURE ALOUD: 1984 by George Orwell (1949) part 7/13 (00:58:52)
1984 is a dystopian novel about constant surveillance, news manipulation, conspiracy and control by fear. Written in 1949, George Orwell’s entire novel was read on-air by longtime Pacifica Morning show host Charles Morgan and June Foray in 1975. Few novels have had as much impact on our thinking and the English language as 1984 from the concept and phrase “Big Brother” to words like “newspeak” and “double-think.”


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