The EcoCentric

Hosts: Rachel Mackenzie, Keith Wiley, Bruce Edson, David Reid
Airs: Tuesday at 12 Noon and Sunday at 9 am
The EcoCentric

The EcoCentric is a weekly radio talk show focused on current environmental issues from the West Kootenay region of BC and beyond. The show features interviews with activists, experts, government and industry providing information and a variety of perspectives on environmental topics.The program’s scope includes environmental news, politics and science as well as conservation, climate change, food security, social issues, and more.

The EcoCentric is run by a team of four people who work with the West Kootenay EcoSociety, a non-profit environmental organization based in Nelson, BC.

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Feb 07 2017 - BC political donations, Nettie Wild on movie Koneline and electoral reform

Host Keith Wiley speaks with Lisa Sammartino from the Dogwood Initiative about the millions donated by big oil to BC Liberals. Mara Lebert talks with filmmaker Nettie Wild about Koneline, showing at the Nelson Civic, Feb. 8th. And Ann Remant, tireless electoral reform campaigner comes on to talk about Trudeau's… (Click here for More)

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Jan 31 2017 - Electoral Reform, BC plants hit by climate change, RDCK waste

Host Rachel MacKenzie talks to Galen Armstrong from Sierra Club BC about the recent court loss of the First Nations challenge of Site C and what's going on now in resistance to the dam project. Local campaigner Ann Remnant speaks with Bruce Edson about proportional representation. Dr. Bruce Hebda from… (Click here for More)

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Jan 24 2017 - New documentary film, Car Share Coop and good news for 2017

Host Keith Wiley talks with filmmaker David Lavallee about his new doc To the Ends of the Earth coming to the Civic, Mara Lebert interviews the Kootenay Car Share Coop executive director Bruce Gardave, and energy optimist Mitchell Beer talks about the year ahead from an Ottawa perspective. The regular… (Click here for More)

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Jan 17 2017 - Windpower, Stephanies goes to Washingon, media saavy

Host Rachel MacKenzie talks Kootenay Coop Radio personality about her pending trip to the Women's March on Washington this week. New EcoCentric contributor Mara Lebert dug into the details of Hollands switch to wind powered trains. Bruce Edson talks about how to spot fake news, and the lack of fact… (Click here for More)

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Jan 10 2017 - MP Wayne Stetski talks about 2017, Montana Burgess predicts highlights

Host Keith Wiley talks with Kootenay Columbia MP Wayne Stetski about national environment issues, local issues and even the NDP leadership campaign. West Kootenay EcoSociety executive director Montana Burgess looks ahead at BC environment issues for 2017. Co-Host Amanda Patt talks about religion and nature and we have the usual… (Click here for More)

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Jan 03 2017 - Predictions for 2017, composting in the Koots and MP Kennedy Stewart on pipelines

Host Rachel Mackenzie kicks off the New Year with some good news from Amanda Patt. Bruce Edson talks about planning for composting in the Kootenays. Keith Wiley talks with Burnaby MP Kennedy Stewart about the fight against the Kinder Morgan Pipeline. Predictions of the environmental issues for 2017 and our… (Click here for More)

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Dec 13 2016 - John Alton hosts with talk about Tiny Houses in Nelson

John Alton guest hosts for a show on tiny houses. First he talks with Carlo and Sophie who are just moving into their first tiny house they've built.
Then Seth Reidy from Nelson Tiny Homes talks about the tiny house movement more. Finishing up with the usual Environment News. (Click here for More)

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Dec 06 2016 - Pipelines, media and report card on federal government

Marilyn Burgoon from the Slocan Valley reports on the latest session in court for the Lemon Creek jet fuel spill. Host Keith Wiley finds out about modernization of the NEB from Patrick Derochie from Environmental Defense. SFU communications prof Bob Hackett talks about the massive media offensive on behalf of… (Click here for More)

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Nov 29 2016 - Update on Clayoquot logging, salmon farming, 100% Renewable Koots

Dan Lewis from Clayoquot Action in Tofino tells us how much of the Clayoquot old-growth forest HAS been protected. He also shares his concern about BC mining and the inaction of the government on the Mt. Polley spill. Finally the coast folks are very concerned about salmon farming all up… (Click here for More)

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Nov 22 2016 - Nelson’s bears, Kinder Morgan protests, events and more

Nelsons Wildsafe BC coordinator Dave White talks about the big bear year in Nelson. Have the bears finally gone to bed? Steph Glanzmann from in Vancouver talks about the Reject Kinder Morgan vigils that took place across Canada November 21. Host Keith Wiley talked to people at the Kinder… (Click here for More)

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