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May 19, 2017  

NULLIFICATION OF THE 2016 ELECTION BY NON-VIOLENT MEANS is the banner headline at Solartopia today.

As the increasingly dangerous disaster of the Trump fiasco deepens, we are joined by long-time activists DON GOLDMACHER and BOB FITRAKIS to discuss survival strategies.

DON is a life-long Berkeley-based grassroots campaigner and film producer.   BOB is my co-author on the new STRIP & FLIP DISASTER OF AMERICA’S STOLEN ELECTIONS (www.freepress.org).

As we see impeachment being an unlikely outcome of Trump’s massive misbehavior, we search for alternative routes.  Impeachment would empower a Gang of Four including Mike Pence, Paul Ryan, Rex Tillerson and Mitch McConnell.

Redoing the 2016 election would provide an actual choice of competent alternatives, but there is no Constitutional provision for this and no historical record of it ever happening.

Maybe it’s time to make one!

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May 12, 2017  

Solartopia is joined by the great HAZEL HENDERSON, legendary pioneer of the green economy.

 Hazel’s clarity and brilliance light up the airwaves as we tour through the rise of the alternative economy, green investing and much more.

 Hazel’s prescient work in renewable forecasting, ethical investing and sustainable finance has stood the test of a transitional time.

She now predicts ever greater things for the alternative worldview.  This hour flies by!!!

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May 8, 2017  

HAS THE SOUTH AGAIN RISEN TO DESTROY AMERICAN DEMOCRACY?

We talk with filmmakers DON GOLDMACHER and FRANCES CAUSEY, and with election protection activist JOHN BRAKEY about the lethal impact of southern reaction on our nation’s politics.

Goldmacher and Causey’s LONG SHADOW about slavery and its death grip on early America makes it clear that the poison has yet to dissipate.  Donald Trump is very much a toxic tumor reflecting what chattel bondage did to our American soul.

And as the Arizona-based Brakey emphasizes, the plague of electronic registration stripping and vote flipping has guaranteed the on-going power of rigged elections to degrade our lives and politics.

Trump’s recent bigoted endorsement of the racist, Indian-killing Andrew Jackson underscores the problem.

With the future of our democracy in deep crisis, don’t miss this spirited discussion on how the Confederacy has never really gone away.

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April 28, 2017  

ELECTION THEFT IN THE AGE of TRUMP is our Solartopian dilemma  as we’re joined by the great electoral heroes MIMI KENNEDY and JON SIMON.

The wonderful actress/activist Mimi Kennedy has been a mainstay of the movement for election integrity for years, writing and speaking tirelessly to bring us a system that might actually reflect the popular will.

Author Jon Simon’s CODE RED has been through two printings and outlines the catastrophic dangers of an electoral madhouse completely corrupted by corporate power and greed.

Together we discuss the recent very dubious special elections in Kansas and Georgia and the one upcoming in Montana.

But far more we take a long overlook at the gutting of our democracy and what to do about it.  Don’t miss this dialog!

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April 24, 2017  
Legendary election protection hero BEV HARRIS joins Berkeley filmmaker DON GOLDMACHER in a powerful Solartopian excursion into the land of election theft.
 
Bev’s BLACKBOX VOTING work has paved the way for a generation of activists and researchers looking into our broken system of electing officials.  She lays out for us the
critical elements in electronic manipulation and voter elimination which together have produced the nightmare of an unelected Donald Trump.
 
Don’s long-time work on a wide range of issues brings us to his latest film on the power of the south in national politics.
 
These two brilliant players on the American political scene make for a riveting and important excursion into what is killing our country.  Don’t miss it!
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April 14, 2017  

POLITICS: ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE is our Solartopian journey as we’re joined by the well-known author and Sirius Radio host Wilmer J. Leon, III.

 
Dr. Leon is an astute, cutting-edge analyst with connections and perceptions throughout the political community.  We discuss stolen elections, the rise of
renewables, the fall of empire, the rise of racism and the true terrors of Donald Trump, the presumptive president.
 
Wilber pulls no punches in this raucous, ramping hour which features our regular host broadcasting from the cab of a AAA tow truck while Dr.
Leon takes the Solartopian helm.
 
A magical mystery tour—and a great political conversation—if there ever was one.
 
 
For a good time, see Pete Seeger, Dar Williams, David Bernz & the Rivertown Kidz  sing "SOLARTOPIA!" at www.solartopia.org
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April 7, 2017  
THE DEMISE OF US ATOMIC POWER comes to Solartopia.
 
We talk with PAT MARIDA of Ohio Sierra's nuclear committee, LINDA PENCE GUNTER of Beyond Nuclear, and TOM CLEMENTS, the great southeastern stalwart of the movement to bury nuclear energy.
 
We begin with the proposed bailout of Ohio's failing nukes.  We talk of the bankruptcy of the once-mighty WESTINGHOUSE.  We assess the failures of reqctor construction throughout the world, as well as the impossibility of radioactive waste management and the oxymoron of reactor safety.
 
We finish with consensus on the coming of renewable energy.
 
But in the meantime, these three great expert/activists give us a unique and powerful critique of exactly what has happened to this most expensive and dangerous of all technologic, now hopefully about to be buried.  
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March 31, 2017  

We dissect the SOLARTOPIAN REVOLUTION in batteries, solar panels, wind machines, electric cars and more.

First we touch on the bankruptcy of Westinghouse and the terminal demise of the atomic power industry.

Then long-time solar expert SCOTT SKLAR, AMIT RONEN of George Washington University and community wind pioneer DAN JUHL run us through the spectacular range of progress and promise in renewable energy, battery technologies, electric cars and more.

From a gigantic leap in new generation batteries to an 80% drop in the price of solar panels to a new design for hybrid wind-solar-battery arrays to totally remade electric cars, the tsunami of Solartopian energy may prove too much for even Donald Trump to stop.

This trio of rare and powerful players in the green revolution gives us a unique and important detailed analysis of the only route available to a sustainable planet. 

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March 24, 2017  

THE FALL OF THE NUKE POWER INDUSTRY is welcomed in Solartopia as we talk with JIM GREEN in Australia.

Our first “down-under” guest is the nuclear campaigner for Friends of the Earth and edits the NUCLEAR MONITOR for the NUCLEAR INFORMATION & RESOURCE SERVICE.

He fills us in on the current energy crisis in Australia and Elon Musk’s offer to solve it with a giant battery farm, a solution Jim Green basically dismisses.

We then cover the thrilling demise of the global atomic power industry, starting with Fukushima and visiting the collective downfall of the American and European industries.

We worry about China, Russia, India and South Korea.  But Jim’s in-depth understanding of the collapse of the Peaceful Atom gives us profound hope.  

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March 17, 2017  

ROY MORRISON’s superb new SUSTAINABILITY SUTRA comes to Solartopia to help lead us to a green-powered Earth.

As Trump’s vile budget contaminates the biosphere, Roy’s brilliant, penetrating analysis underscores the need to move the planet to a sustainable future based on green technologies and common sense.

A long-time non-violent No Nukes campaigner now based in Boston, Roy is a mainstay of the legendary Clamshell Alliance, which he helps sustain to this day.

His interview gives us a unique, articulate overview of the challenges we face in surviving and thriving in the age of Trump.  We are happy to have him with us in Solartopia.

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