Archive for January 2012

Charlene Spretnak is an internationally recognized author and was among the first wave of originators of what is now called “eco-feminism”.  Her writings have focused on such diverse, but interrelated topics, as social justice, ecological philosophy and Green politics, feminism and spirituality and religion.  The British government’s Department of the Environment named her one among the one hundred eco-heroes of all time. Charlene iscurrently a professor of women’s spirituality at the California Institute for Integral Studies, a research fellow at the Green Institute and an adjunct professor at Schumacher College in the UK, founded by the gandhian Satish Kumar who has been a guest on this program.

Charlene’s writings encompass a wide range topics from the goddesses of the Greeks, to the role of the feminine in Christianity, and social and historical criticism of modern culture and the environment.  Her most recent book is “Relational Reality: New Discoveries of Interrelatedness that are Transforming the Modern World” which challenges the older mechanistic view of the universe and society that continues to dominate our major dominant institutions.

Guests: Dr. David Carpenter and Joshua Hart

Dr. David Carpenter is a medical doctor trained at Harvard School, now serving as the director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University of Albany’s School of Public Health. In the past he served as the director of the Wadsworth Laboratory of the New York State Department of Health – an agency he worked at for 18 years -- and was recently appointed to New York’s Renewable Energy Task Force to implement plans to reduce electricity use through new energy efficiency programs. Dr. Carpenter has been a leading voice warning about the dangers of radiofrequency radiation associated from Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) technologies and is the author of the very comprehensive “Bioinitiative Report” about the health hazards of EMFs. Dr. Carpenter has published over 220 peer reviewed papers and reviews

For those wishing to read the Bioinitiative Report on EMFs:

Joshua Hart is the Director of Stop Smart Meters, an advocacy media organization fighting against the forced deployment and installation of wireless utility meters that harm health, violate civil liberties and endanger public safety. Josh has an advanced degree in Transportation Planning from the University of the West of England and has worked in the energy industry as an urban planner and environmental advocate. His research and journalism has been covered in many media outlets including the BBC, the Guardian, the Daily Mail in the UK, Surveyor Magazine and Carbusters.


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