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Moyers & Company (Series)

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Moyers & Company Show 352: The Children’s Climate Crusade

From Moyers & Company | Part of the Moyers & Company series | 23:59

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With so many in Congress and state legislatures in denial or simply missing in action, and with the very agencies created to protect our environment hijacked by the polluting industries they were meant to regulate, it may turn out that the judicial system, our children and their children will save us from ourselves.

The new legal framework for this crusade against global warming is called atmospheric trust litigation. It takes the fate of the Earth into the courts, arguing that the planet’s atmosphere – its air, water, land, plants and animals -- are the responsibility of government, held in its trust to insure the survival of all generations to come.

It’s the brainchild of Bill Moyers’ guest this week on the final broadcast of the series Moyers & Company (Note that the BillMoyers.com website will continue). Mary Christina Wood is a legal scholar who wrote the book, “Nature’s Trust,” tracing this public trust doctrine all the way back to ancient Rome. It is, she writes, “a robust set of legal footholds by which citizens can hold their government officials accountable.”

Wood tells Bill Moyers, “If this nation relies on a stable climate system, and the very habitability of this nation and all of the liberties of young people and their survival interests are at stake, the courts need to force the agencies and the legislatures to simply do their job.”

“Climate is not just an environmental issue,” she continues.  “This is a civilization issue.  This is the biggest case that courts will get in terms of the potential harm and in terms of the urgency.” 

Mary Christina Wood teaches law at the University of Oregon and is founding director of that school’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program. Her theories are being used in several legal suits filed by the advocacy group Our Children’s Trust.

The Cowboy Jubilee Radio Show (Series)

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The Cowboy Jubilee Radio Show - Episode 1042

From Cowboy Jubilee Show | Part of the The Cowboy Jubilee Radio Show series | 59:00

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Western Swing from Tompall and the Glaser Brothers, Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys, and some songs from CMH records with Pickin on George Strait.  Just something I thought you’d like to know about the origin of Saddles, ropes and ropin’ gloves courtesy American Cowboy Magazine.  Some "Tall grass and cool water" songs from Michael Martin Murphy. Inspirational recitations from Walter Brennan, Johnny Cash, and the song "Let in the guiding light" by The Reno Brothers.

Food Sleuth Radio, Karen Collins Interview

From Dan Hemmelgarn | Part of the Food Sleuth Radio series | 28:00

Coffee, tea, meat, fat, raw, cooked ...eat this, don’t eat that. If you’re curious about the latest research on how you can tweak your diet to reduce cancer risk, join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Karen Collins, M.S., RDN, Nutrition Adviser to the American Institute for Cancer Research (www.aicr.org ). Collins translates nutritional science, taking it “from daunting to doable.” She explains what we know, what we don’t and which dietary strategies for cancer prevention hold promise. She also describes how the beneficial antioxidants in fruits and vegetables work to protect our health.

Food_sleuth_on_kopn_small Coffee, tea, meat, fat, raw, cooked ...eat this, don’t eat that.  If you’re curious about the latest research on how you can tweak your diet to reduce cancer risk, join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Karen Collins, M.S., RDN, Nutrition Adviser to the American Institute for Cancer Research (www.aicr.org ).  Collins translates nutritional science, taking it “from daunting to doable.”  She explains what we know, what we don’t and which dietary strategies for cancer prevention hold promise.  She also describes how the beneficial antioxidants in fruits and vegetables work to protect our health.