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December 30, 2014  

SOLAR POWER coming to the world with FEED-IN TARIFFS as explained by the great wind and solar pioneer PAUL GIPE.

Talking to us from Bakersfield, Paul’s incredible depth of experience and knowledge lights up the Solartopia show as he begins with harrowing tales of the early days of the rough-and-tumble wind business.

Then he explains the power and importance of the feed-in tariff to the amazingly successful transition of Germany into the Solartopian Age.  Germany now gets fully 25% of its electricity from green sources and could be getting even more were it not for the resistance of desperate utility companies trying to protect their obsolete industry.

Paul further explains how California and other American states could easily and profitably get to 100% renewables...complete with community ownership.

If you are at all interested in the survival of our planet, don’t miss this substance-filled, goal-oriented dialogue with one of the great geniuses of the Solartopian Age.  

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December 23, 2014  

COCAINE BY THE TON brought into America with a blind eye from the CIA.  Radio legend DENNIS BERNSTEIN of KPFA’s Flashpoints Show broke many of the key stories around the Iran-Contra Scandal through which the “Just Say No” Reagan regime funneled cash from drug sales to help overthrow the leftist Sandinista government in Nicaragua.  Dennis worked with reporter Gary Webb who also did key reporting on this story, but was then driven to suicide by relentless official attacks on him and his career.

Dennis is also witness to HUGE ON-GOING STREET DEMONSTRATIONS in Berkeley, California, where thousands of young people are marching daily against police violence—and being subjected to still more.  

A veteran broadcaster, Dennis tells us further about the future of community radio.  And as an accomplished poet, he reads to us from his superb SPECIAL ED anthology.  Don’t miss this very special hour with a gifted and important pillar of America’s humanist community.  

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December 16, 2014  

A RATEPAYER REVOLT against nuclear power and the nationwide battle for Solartopia are the pure green fires that drive today’s show.  CYNTHIA PAPERMASTER of CODE PINK is organizing a rate withholding campaign in California’s Bay Area meant to force Pacific Gas & Electric to finally shut its two lethal reactors at Diablo Canyon.  Cynthia recently presented Michael Peavey of the California Public Utilities Commission with a “pink slip” for his collusion with the utilities he was hired to regulate.  His actual resignation followed shortly thereafter.

Expert KEVIN KAMPS of BEYOND NUCLEAR tells us about the politics of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the new Republican Congress.  The willingness of regulatory agencies to ignore water quality and public safety issues for the benefit of greedy corporations threatens the health, safety and prosperity of all of us at dying reactors like New Jersey’s Oyster Creek and Davis-Besse in Ohio.  Kevin’s decades of hard campaigning for a Solartopian dawn make him one of American’s leading exerts on what happens next with atomic energy.  Together, Cynthia and Kevin offer a great perspective on what we must now do to rid the Earth of atomic energy.  

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December 10, 2014  

DIABLO CANYON!!!  Two huge old NUKES surrounded by earthquake faults, dumping radioactive hot water into the ocean, costing the public money, stalling the Solartopia Age….how do we SHUT THEM DOWN?

We hear from DAMON MOGLEN of FRIENDS OF THE EARTH and LINDA SEELEY of the San Luis Obispo MOTHERS FOR PEACE about the escalating public campaign to free California from all its nukes and render our precious coastline sustainable and clean.

Damon & Linda tell us first about the fantastic public victory in shutting two reactors at SAN ONOFRE between Los Angeles & San Diego, and how we must now proceed to do the same at Diablo.

The Diablo reactors are under legal and regulatory attack for their owners' lies about seismic activity, hot water emissions, economic issues and so much more.  Tune in to these two great expert/activists to find out how we turn this corner in California's march to a non-nuclear Solartopia.  

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December 2, 2014  

THE PENTAGON HAS NO CENTRAL ACCOUNTING SYSTEM!!! Ok, so we all know the US military spends ungodly amounts of money on horrific weapons systems that do nobody any good, are destroying the planet and bankrupting us all.

Now comes PETER MATHEWS, author, teacher, radio host extraordinaire to tell us that Reuters has no confirmed there's just NO WAY TO KNOW EXACTLY HOW MUCH THE PENTAGON IS SPENDING.  Repeat:  here is a multi-trillion-dollar operation, meant to "protect" the biggest empire the world has ever seen, and we who are forced to pay for it cannot follow the money.

Hear the whole astounding story from Peter, whose many books and speeches have helped enlighten us all.

Then we're joined by NINA STREICH, organizer of the wonderful Global Peace Film Festival based for more than a decade in Orlando, Florida.  Nina now has important new opportunities to offer in New York City.  Her excellent organization has been among America's leading supporters of independent film-making and now offers new routes to help.  Make sure you hear how as we envision on film and video the many ways to Solartopia….

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