Environmental Justice


On the Brain Labor Report for July 7, 2009 we talk with Bill Moyer of the Backbone Campaign. They provide creative tools for the progressive movement and alternatives to mouse click activism.July 7, 2009 >>> Listen or download Here 

On the Brain Labor Report for April 7 we talk with Sarah Leiber-Church, program director of the Progressive Jewish Alliance in Berkeley, CA.. We discuss their sweat-free campaign and the historic link between the Jewish community and textile workers.April 7, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here

On the Brain Labor Report for April 3 we talk with Rusty Drake, a homeless reporter for the Daily Tidings. Rusty talks about his experience and media in general.

April 3, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here

On the Brain Labor Report for march 31 we talk with Brian Vincent, the Communications Director of Big Wildlife. Vincent laments current government policy which is harmful to big wildlife and he speaks about strategies to reduce run-ins with wild animals.March 31, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here

On the Brain Labor Report for March 11, we talk with Liana Foxvog, national organizer with Sweatfree Communities about how our tax dollars subsidize a downward pressure on labor rights.

March 11, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here

On the Brain Labor Report we talk with Maye Thompson, RN, PhD – Environmental health program director for Physicians for Social Responsibility. We discuss PSR’s campaigns for environmental health.

March 2, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here

Oregon PSR will present its new program, “A Breathable Future: Health Effects of Air Pollution” in Medford on Monday, March 9th from 7 – 8:30 pm, at Medford Public Library, 205 South Central Ave, in Medford. The event is free of charge, and the public is enthusiastically invited to attend!

Floodwater Damaged HomeOn the Brain Labor Report, we talk with Paloma Galindo of United Mountain Defense about the recent coal sludge spill in Tennessee.

“It was really fortunate … that no one was killed.” 

December 29, 2008 >>> Listen or Download Here

On Monday, December 22 around 1:00 a.m. residences living near the Kingston coal plant were flooded with 5.4 million cubic yards of toxic coal sludge from a coal plant retention pond, burying homes and roads.  It covered 400 acres of land up to 6 feet and flooded into tributaries of the Tennessee River – the water supply for Chattanooga TN and millions of people living downstream in Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky.

We talk with Nancy Matela from Food and Water Watch about threats to local water supplies.

 “When water is made a commodity… what happens to the people who can’t pay?”
~ Nancy Matela

December 2, 2008 >>> Listen Here

http://www.tlpj.org/images/news/judi_bari_darryl_cherney.jpgWe play tracks from and discuss “Who Bombed Judi Bari?”

November 6, 2008 >>> Listen Here

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/127/362195511_bbbd3fe001_o.jpgWe talk with Nancy Matela, an organizer with Food and Water Watch, dedicated to watching over food and water and defending against corporate abuse.

October 30, 2008 >> Listen Here

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