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October 27, 2017  

We’re joined in Solartopia by DANE WATERS, remarkable world-class activist and conservationist whose work in preserving elephants ranks among the great human contributions to a better planet.

Waters is based in Florida and has an extensive career in Republican Party involvement, including long-time work with Sen. John McCain.  At the 2016 GOP Convention he pioneered an attempt to allow delegates a certain degree of freedom from Donald Trump, for which he received devastating stream of hate mail and abuse.  Dane’s opinions of Donald Trump are fully expressed in this show, and will be shared by many of our listeners.

The attempt to save the world’s elephants, Dane says, is a litmus test for our species, an opportunity to prove our worthiness to be a sane, caring player in a global eco-system that understands the value of all its organic parts.  From Myanmar and Africa to the zoos and preserves of North America, Dane’s The Elephant Project is a key piece of our right to survive.  Don’t miss this discussion.

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October 23, 2017  

We are joined in solartopia by Harvard Ayers and Joel Siegel to discuss the horrible on going disaster in Puerto Rico as well as the fires still raging in Northern California.  These two global warming catastrophes have killed countless Americans and done hundreds of billions of dollars in damages.

Please listen in as we discuss what must be done and how to make sure things like this never happen again

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October 13, 2017  

CATASTROPHE IN PUERTO RICO gets worse as our tax payer dollars go everywhere except where needed.  We hear from JOEL SEGAL and HARVARD AYERS about the on-going human and ecological crisis is being badly served by FEMA and other federal agencies, as well as by Donald Trump, whose major contribution has been the pitching of paper towels.

Segal and Ayers have deep connections to the island as well as to the US Congress and give us an essential up-to-date report on the widespread efforts now underway to re-build the island with decentralized renewable resources, including wind power, solar energy and micro-grids.

Briefly at the end of the show we hear from Tara and from Mark on conditions both in San Juan and in Sonoma County, where apocalyptic wild fires are doing unimaginable damage.

Sadly, we will continue this discussion next week, as the horrors unattended by the federal response they deserve continue to kill and destroy. 

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October 6, 2017  
DANNY SHEEHAN and SARA NELSON start us off in Solartopia with CIA drug-dealing in Central America.  We focus on the new movie AMERICAN MADE with TOM CRUISE and its astounding depiction of BARRY SEAL, the dare-devil pilot who illegally flew guns to the fascist Contras while returning with large shipments of cocaine.  The whole Iran-Contra adventure reminds us that the US fought in Vietnam to empower heroin dealers in Saigon, and is now propping up poppy growers in Afghanistan.

With MARK SOMMER and PAUL KANGAS, we further discuss SOLARIZING PUERTO RICO & THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.  Mark explains how micro-gridding can work to quickly restore power there.  Sara stays with us to cover COMMUNITY CHOICE AGGREGATION as it’s been organized in California.  Paul adds the story of small, modular solar houses competing in the solar decathlon in Colorado, and suggests the houses can now be shaped to the Caribbean.

This astounding exploration of the drug connection in America’s recent wars is long overdue.  

The powerful connection between renewable energy and the re-vitalization of the Caribbean islands has just been confirmed by ELON MUSK, whose TESLA company is already sending renewable hardware.  

These twin dialogs are once again at the cutting edge of getting to Solartopia.   

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