Solartopia Green Power & Wellness Hour Harvey Wasserman embraces your views with a Solartopian vision of the people’s politics, ecology, holistic health and much more.

May 27, 2014  

The GREAT GREEN TRANSITION is explained by global carbon expert CHARLES KOMANOFF whose grasp of the world energy situation is unmatched.  Charles talks to us about the CARBON TAX and the on-going decline in per capita miles driven by Americans.  His www.carbontax.org website lays out the details of the critical transition we must make to federal taxation of carbon emissions and how that'll effect both our economy and our climate.

Charles also explains German's great ENERGIEWENDE, the transition to a green-powered Solartopian economy where all fossil fuels and nuclear power are being phased out.  The astonishing success of this movement is transforming the future of energy worldwide, in part by driving down the cost of solar panels.  But as the world's fourth-largest economy shows it can be done, Charles Komanoff explains for us the compelling and profitable implications for the green-powered world to come.

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May 20, 2014  

MEDICAL MARIJUANA and INDUSTRIAL HEMP are the prime topics with legendary activist, publisher and radio host DR. BOB FITRAKIS.  Bob is at the heart of the movements in Ohio to make marijuana more readily available to those who need and want it, and to the farmers now demanding the right to grow this great industrial crop.

We also discuss the realities of Ohio's Republican Governor John Kasich, almost certain to be a serious candidate for the Republican nomination to the presidency.  Kasich has made it clear he's running for the White House and would be a very likely choice to run with someone like Jeb Bush.

We finally cover the travesty of voter rights and lack thereof in Ohio and the on-going campaign by Secretary of State John Husted to further the Jim Crow tradition of eliminating non-Republican voters.  A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT is now in the works to guarantee the right to vote in Ohio.  Bob tells us how it might succeed and impact EVERYONE'S right to vote all over the nation.

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May 13, 2014  

We are joined by STEFANIE SPEAR the editor, publisher and founder of ECOWATCH.COM, the pure green internet site full of the latest breaking news and features on all things environmental.

Stef talks with us about sustainability and her recent trip to Denmark's Samso Island, where a community of some 3800 people is making the successful transition to total energy self-sufficiency.   With 21 windmills the community already generates more electricity than it uses, and is on schedule to completely convert all its consumption away from any trace of fossil/nukes.  

Stef also tells us about the Oberlin Project, which is converting this northern Ohio college town to a totally green economy, including a large green art district.  

As one of the world's leading eco-writer/editors, this hour just flies by with its sustainable, fact-based pathways to a real and true Solartopian future.   

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May 6, 2014  

BIKES!  BIKES!  BIKES!  we talk with CHARLES KOMANOFF one of the great pioneers in the urban cycling movement, dating back to the 1970s and the rise of bicycle/people power in Manhattan. 

Charlie has been present at the creation of some of the great breakthroughs in the amazing spread of bike commuting and transport now a factor in hundred of cities all over the world.  He tells us of the two-wheeler's transformational impact on "Livable Streets"... and as the machine that makes human beings the most energy efficient of all animals on this planet.

The bicycle is, after all, the device that won the Vietnam War, and may ultimately help us win the war to save this planet as well, thanks in no small part to the savvy, articulate advocacy of folks like Charlie Komanoff.  Listen in as he glides through it all in the tones of one who knows….


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