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I got the following from C-Realm Podcast listener, ChazK:
I just recently stumbled upon your podcasts and wanted to thank you for the great efforts you are making toward producing meaningful and enlightening media in this age of corporate dominated media (and its content). I’ve had a chance to download and listen to about a third of your shows so far and am quite impressed with your topics, your guests and your knowledge of the subjects at hand. Its definitely what the world needs right now, or at least the world that I daily experience.

On to the resources…

Backyard Chicken Broadcast

Archived shows can be found at:


Summary: Bucky Buckaw gives advice on raising backyard chickens and informs on the downside of factory farming. He promotes organic gardening and composting, and supporting local farmers, with a touch of fascinating chicken lore from the millennia.

Credits: Produced by the Sagebrush Variety Show (sagebrushvariety.org) with support from Boise Community Radio and the Green Institute.

Notes: Each episode runs 5-8 minutes. If you broadcast the show, please let us know: sagebrush@radioboise.org .

Deconstructing Dinner
Deconstructing Dinner is the most comprehensive podcast I’ve found concerning food from the field to the table. Canadians seem to be way ahead of the states in concerns about agriculture.

Home site is: http://www.cjly.net/deconstructingdinner/

Archived shows can be found at:


Summary: Produced and recorded in the studios of Kootenay Co-op Radio in Nelson, British Columbia, Deconstructing Dinner has been designed to dispense and discuss current food issues. The program assists listeners in making more educated choices when purchasing food either for the kitchen or at restaurants.

Radio Ecoshock
Radio Ecoshock is the internet’s largest green audio download site, produced in Vancouver.

Home site is: http://www.ecoshock.org/

Archived shows can be found at: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php?op=result&action=series&series=Radio%20Ecoshock%20Show&nav=&

Oh, and I’ve got a few audio programs that have been uploaded that you might find of interest.

Most of them are located on radio4all.net at present though I hope to copy some to archive.org soon.

If you haven’t utilized radio4all before please see the FAQ at the bottom of this email.


International Earth Day ’06 Program 1 & 2

Uploaded on 3/14/06 at 1615 MST

Program info page….. http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=17086

Series: Gleanings of Earth

Episode: Tales of Tillers

Duration: 29:50

uploaded 10-20-07 1610 MDT

Program info page….. http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=25144

Series: Gleanings of Earth

Episode: Of Corn and Intimate Acts

Duration: 29:53

uploaded 10/20/07 1635 MDT

Program info page….. http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=25146

Series: Gleanings of Earth

Episode: Food and Health and Hope

Duration 29:52

uploaded 10-20-07 1715 MDT

Program info page….. http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=25150

Series: Gleanings of Earth
Episode: Earth Day Programming for 2008

Duration: 57:08

Uploaded: 4 /19 /08 MST 1324

Program info page…. http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=27300

more tales from our Paradigm -Fractals From Our Matrix

uploaded 2/25/07 1330 MST

Program info page….. http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=21964

In closing I’ll add that I intend to share your URL with those of my friends that still have a glimmer in their eyes (I am no spring chicken myself).

Here’s hoping you continue and that you prosper both in this endeavor and at home.

Happy Trails.


FAQ A-info radio project

All downloads are free of charge.

You must have a broadband or DSL connection as a minimum in order to download from
the A-info radio project, due to the size of the audio files.

All audio files are in the mp3 or ogg file format and should play on any computer without the need to download special software.

Realize that the server is constantly in use as it is part of a truly worldwide system and thus download times can be lengthy even for short programs. I’ve seen data rates vary between 350Kbytes/sec to 4kbytes/sec, needless to say at 4k a 5min audio file will take a long time to download. Don’t be afraid to try odd times of the day for a respectable data rate. Midweek is often the best.

the home (browser) page is http://www.radio4all.net/

As new materials are uploaded they are posted in a descending order on this page. On the right side of the page you’ll find search and browse functions that can be used to locate programs of interest that have migrated off of the 1st page.


PC users: To start a download from A-info’s browser page:
L-click on a program and you will be taken to “the Program Page” for that file.
The Program Page contains all of the info and notes concerning the audio file
scroll down the page until you see a “table” containing the following headings:

Label Length File info Download Play

Inside the “Download” cell you’ll see a underlined url named (download), L-click it.
This is the download page for this program
Right click on either of the two hyperlinks that are shown (one is HTTP and the other is FTP)
and select “Save target as” with a L-click from the drop down menu that appeared, in a few moments
a navigation screen will open and allow you to steer the file to be saved to a place of your choice on
your computer. Onc you’ve “steered” to the place you want the file then L-click “Save” and the
process will begin.

I wrote back to Chuck and explained that I didn't have a lot of time for consuming on-line media and asked if he would recommend some specific podcast episodes. He replied with the following:
Food & Ag related

A Sustainable World: Larry Saltzman Food Forester in Santa Barbara

Summary: Larry Saltzman Food Forester, co-founder of Santa Barbara Organic Garden Club. An audio tour of a backyard food forest.

00:55:29 128Kbps mp3 (54.13MB) Mono


Deconstructing Dinner: "The GMO Trilogy - You're Eating What?"

Summary: Jeffrey Smith, author of the world's bestselling book on GM foods, Seeds of Deception, describes how biotech companies rigged research, hid health dangers and pressured government regulators to approve food that even FDA scientists said was unsafe

00:58:40 64Kbps mp3 (27MB) Mono


Sandor Katz Interview

Summary: Fermentation fetishist Sandor Ellix Katz discusses his book "Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods."

00:33:52 128Kbps mp3 (31MB) Mono


A Sustainable World: Paul Staments 1 & 2

Summary: Paul Stamets is the founder and president of Fungi Perfecti. He has written six books on mushroom cultivation, use and identification, including the bestseller, Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save The World.

00:55:18 121kbit (VBR), mp3 48.14MB Stereo

00:55:56 122kbit (VBR), mp3 49MB Stereo


*** note great story about his curing his stutter at a young age via a Ps Cubensis experience (00:05:15 in the first hr)… but a lot of great info and insights about mushrooms in general.

Environment related


Summary: Hydropower dams, the modern pyramids, are generators of environmental and social disasters. Ultimately all dams become expensive waterfalls. Hydropower can emit more greenhouse gases per kilowatt-hour than fossil fuels, including dirty coal.

JACQUES LESLIE on DAMS 00:29:00 64Kbps mp3 (13MB) Mono

PATRICK McCULLY on EMISSIONS 64Kbps mp3 (13MB) Mono 64Kbps mp3 (13MB) Mono


If You Love This Planet

Dr Helen Caldicott interviews David Lochbaum

Summary: Helen Caldicott, M.D., pediatrician and internationally recognized author and lecturer, hosts a weekly, one-hour radio program titled If You Love This Planet. David Lochbaum, Director of the Nuclear Safety Project for the Union of Concerned Scientists talks about the public health risks posed by the 104 operating nuclear power stations in the United States, and how the nuclear industry is regulated. (Recorded in Canberra, Australia, April 9 2008). This episode also includes an excerpt from the 1983 Oscar-winning documentary, If You Love This Planet, which features Helen Caldicott giving a lecture about the risks and consequences of nuclear war.

00:59:00 128Kbps mp3 (54.02MB) Mono


Radio Curious: What Autism Can Tell Us About Animals

Notes: Do animals think? The book, "Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior," by Professor Temple Grandin gives us some clues. Temple Grandin is a person with autism who teaches animal science at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Autistic people can often think the way animals think, putting autistic people in the perfect position to translate "animal talk." Grandin explores the world of animals; their pain, fear, aggression, relationships and communication. When I spoke with Professor Grandin from her office in Ft. Collins, Colorado, we began with her definition of autism.

00:29:00 64Kbps mp3 (13.28MB) Mono


Derrick Jensen on The Reality Report

The Reality Report interviews Derrick Jensen, ecological philosopher and author of several books, including The Culture of Make Believe, Listening to the Land, Strangely Like War, and most recently the two volume set, Endgame. We explore the question: Is civilization, defined as the concentration of population in cities, ever able to transition to sustainability?

length 43 min 64kbit 19.5 MB 44100Hz Mono


TUC Radio: Derrick Jensen: Bringing Down Civilization

Notes: Derrick Jensen: Bringing Down Civilization
Derrick Jensen wrote in his early book: "Listening to the Land": "We are members of the most destructive culture ever to exist. Our assault on the natural world, on indigenous and other cultures, on women, on children, on all of us through the possibility of nuclear suicide and other means--all these are unprecedented in their magnitude and ferocity."

Derrick Jensen ONE/TWO 00:29:00 48Kbps mp3 (0MB) Mono

Derrick Jensen TWO/TWO 00:29:00 48Kbps mp3 (0MB) Mono


Socioeconomic related

L.A. Sound Posse: Vandana Shiva: Globalization, Poverty & Women

Summary: How corporate globalization creates poverty. On the phenomena of our time: ecological devastation, the growth of inequality and injustice, the spread of violence and the destruction of the conditions for peace.

00:52:09 128Kbps mp3 (47.6MB) Mono


Unwelcome Guests: #395 - Fraud, the 51st Deer and the Middle Class

Notes: One of the most widely repeated myths in America is that capitalism and the free market are responsible for American prosperity, and its hallmark, the American middle class. We will hear on the program this week that the middle class is not a by product of capitalism, but a condition that has been brought about
politically , through confrontation and control of the market. The natural state of capitalism, is for the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer - but democracy is in our DNA.

Hour 1 01:59:30 64Kbps mp3 (27MB) Mono

Hour 2 01:59:30 64Kbps mp3 (27MB) Mono


*** Note: there’s a fascinating story told about a herd of red deer and their decision making process, it starts at about 00:58:25 in hr 1 and continues on until about 00:8:00 into hr 2.

People have been asking me to get Derrick Jenson on C-Realm, but I have yet to invite him because I haven't read any of his books and only a few of his articles and essays on-line, so after Deconstructing Dinner (which has been recommended to me multiple times) I'll probably start with the Derrick Jenson material. I've listened to several episodes of the Reality Report (usually when Nate Hagens was the guest), so I imagine that's first of the Derrick Jenson material I'll take in.

It would take me many weeks to listen to everything that Chuck listed, so if you listen to anything listed above, I'd very much appreciate any commentary you'd care to post here on what you heard.

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