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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Episodes

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 350.org 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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Nov 15 2016 - COP22 in Marrakech, Local intensive gardening

Delegates at the world climate negotiations in Marrakech were shaken by the US election result. Canadian observer Mitchell Beer reported directly from Marrakech on how COP22 kept on going. Today's host Keith Wiley also spoke with local Rossland farmer Andrew Bennett who was on a gardening panel at the Deconstructing… (Click here for More)

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Nov 08 2016 - Movies: Primeval, Hadwin’sJudgement, Deconstructing Dinner

The show is all about movies this week. West EcoSociety's Jesse Woodward comes in to talk about Hadwin's Judgement which is being put on by the EcoSociety in Nelson, Castegar and Rossland at the end of November. Filmmaker Damien Gillis is holding the world-wide premiere of his new film: Primeval:… (Click here for More)

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Nov 01 2016 - Site C dam resistance, Standing Rock pipeline blockade

Live recordings from two Nelson events on October 8. West Moberly First Nation member Julian Napoleon spoke about the Site C dam and its genocidal implications at both events. Host Keith Wiley talks to him about his perspective on stopping the dam. At the Sinixt Nation benefit for the Standing… (Click here for More)

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Oct 25 2016 - Logging the Kootenays, Site C visit repeats

Host Rachel MacKenzie talks to Craig Pettit from the Valhalla Wilderness Society about logging in the Kootenays. The show repeats the talk with Louis Bockner and Galen Armstrong about their visit to the Site C dam site. And Rachel closes the show with the Environment News. (Click here for More)

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Oct 18 2016 - Ode to Suzy Hamilton, Site C dam, Nelson sustainability

The Nelson Ukeladies sing an Ode to Suzy Hamilton: The Kootenay Cannonball. Local photographer Louis Bockner and the Sierra Club of BCs Galen Armstrong talk about their visit to the Site C dam. Hosts Rachel MacKenzie and Amanda Patt talk over the City of Nelson's Path to 2040 Sustainability Strategy,… (Click here for More)

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Oct 11 2016 - Site C Dam tour, homelessness in Nelson, living in the wild

Host Rachel MacKenzie talks with Montana Burgess from the West Kootenay EcoSociety about coming events. The Sierra Club's Galen Armstrong is on to talk about the Peace Valley and province-wide opposition to the Site C dam project. Host Amanda Patt talks to Ann Harvey from the Nelson Committee on Homelessness… (Click here for More)

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Oct 04 2016 - Nelson’s sustainability plan, Nelson’s green home show, what’s on at the EcoSociety, and more

Host Amanda Patt looks into the City of Nelson's 2011 Sustainability plan. She also finds out what's up at the West Kootenay EcoSociety as Montana Burgess comes on to talk about local projects and the nationals scene. Nelson's Green Home show is on this week and Carmen Proctor tells us… (Click here for More)

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Sep 27 2016 - Logging in Glade, Green Party nomination contestants

Hosts Bruce Edson and Rachel MacKenzie look at the issue of logging in the Glade watershed. Two local women are seeking the Green Party nomination and they both come on to talk about why they want to run. (Click here for More)

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