People, Politics and Planet

People, Politics and Planet

In this era of knee-jerk partisanship and decision-based evidence making, the currency of actual ideas has become sadly devalued in Canadian politics. Veteran broadcaster (and Green Party Deputy Leader) Jo-Ann Roberts is changing all that with the new podcast *People, Politics and Planet*, a wide-ranging audio journey through some fascinating political terrain where you’ll meet some of the country’s most thought-provoking policy innovators. Sure, they mostly lean towards Green -- but, as Jo-Ann finds out, that’s where the all interesting stuff is happening.

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    #8 Take the Courts and the Classroom - Silver Donald Cameron

    Journalist, author and playwright Silver Donald Cameron talks about political corruption, the waning power of citizens, and the solution to unchecked corporate control: environmental rights. Tune in to hear how an ambitious community and talented lawyer used their local legal systems to secure a clean environment for future generations.

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    #7 Take to the Streets - Bill McKibben

    On the eve of COP24, journalist, author and 350.org founder Bill McKibben talks about the need for civil disobedience, how he deals with the stress of fighting the fossil fuel industry, and what gives him hope.

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    #6 David Suzuki Gets Political

    A wide-ranging interview with renowned geneticist and environmentalist, David Suzuki. He talks about his own political history, why he left the NDP then avoided party politics and now is campaigning for Greens. He also shares his thoughts on his legacy and whether our species will survive.

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    #5 Clean and Quiet Change - Mark Rabin

    Mark Rabin started his career working in oil and gas. Now, he’s the founder and CEO of Portable Electric, a company that builds mobile power stations. His company provides clean, silent energy on demand and has seen particular success in the film industry. In this episode I ask him how his product is having a big impact on the carbon footprint of movie making, one shoot at a time.

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    #4 Making Every Vote Count - Sonia Theroux and Terry Dance-Binnink

    Voting changes everything. BC residents are seriously thinking about upending the First Past the Post system and adopting proportional representation. In this episode I talk to Sonia Theroux and Terry Dance-Binnink about the BC fight for fair representation.

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    #3 Sounding the alarm bells about Climate Change - Richard Zurawski

    Climate Change is here. We’re already seeing the impact of extreme weather, flooding and forest fires. While people and politicians talk in circles about the need to tackle the problem, the crisis gets worse. Richard Zurawski

    In this episode, meteorologist, broadcaster and educator Richard Zurawski is sounding the alarm. Tune in to hear his take on the Hothouse Effect of Climate Change.

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    #2 Writing with a POV - Michael Harris

    Journalist, writer and documentary filmmaker Michael Harris earned his exceptional reputation by getting to the heart of the matter. His book Party of One took an honest and insightful look into the republican roots of Stephen Harper. His work has sparked four commissions of inquiry and three of his books have been made into movies. In this episode, I ask Michael about how he sees the state of Canadian politics. You’ll want to hear what he has to say.

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    #1 Two Greens in a Pod-(cast) - Elizabeth May

    For our series launch, Green Party leader Elizabeth May interviews me, Green Party Deputy Jo-Ann Roberts. Over the next half hour, you’ll get to know me, my story, my interests and my passions. You’ll also get the opportunity to learn more about Elizabeth, and how she’s shaped global social and environmental justice. I believe that honest political podcasts are fundamental to our democracy, and I want to share with you the reasons I started People, Politics and the Planet. Tune in!

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    Coming Soon: People Politics and Planet with Jo-Ann Roberts

    In this era of knee-jerk partisanship and decision-based evidence making, the currency of actual ideas has become sadly devalued in Canadian politics. Veteran broadcaster (and Green Party Deputy Leader) Jo-Ann Roberts is changing all that with the new podcast People, Politics and Planet, a wide-ranging audio journey through some fascinating political terrain where you’ll meet some of the country’s most thought-provoking policy innovators. Sure, they mostly lean towards Green -- but, as Jo-Ann finds out, that’s where the all interesting stuff is happening.

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