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

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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Sep 20 2016 - Remembering Suzy, Talking to American Neighbours

Suzy Hamilton one of the founders of the West Kootenay Ecosociety and of the Ecocentric died on September 11, 2016. Today we bring in old friends to remember her tremendous contribution. Host Keith Wiley also speaks with Gary Payton from Sand Point Idaho about Standing Rock Pipeline Blockade and news… (Click here for More)

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Sep 13 2016 - Marilyn Burgoon on rivers, and key climate info

Host Amanda Patt finds out about Rivers Day with Marilyn Burgoon and Keith Wiley talks with Marilyn about the first day of the Lemon Creek fuel spill court case. Treealert.org podcast has experts talking about public subsidies to fossil fuel industries and Bill McKibben discusses climate change. Plus Keith's usual… (Click here for More)

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Sep 06 2016 - BC Climate POlicy and forests, pipeline protest in North Dakota and Justice for the Peace Caravan

Premier Christie Clark quietly released a climate policy in the middle of summer. Host Keith Wiley and co-hosts Bruce Edson and Amanda Patt discuss the forestry implcations of the plan.Keith also speaks with Jens Wieting from the Sierra Club of BC about the plan and forests as well. Yvonne Tupper… (Click here for More)

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Sep 01 2016 - The BEST and BIGGEST of The EcoCentric No 2

The BEST and BIGGEST of The EcoCentric biweekly podcast of The EcoCentric. Former co-host Suzy Hamilton did a feature interview in 2015 with Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Society. Watson for awhile an international fugitive, is most famous for militant blocking of Japanese whaling vessels. Canada's farmers face… (Click here for More)

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Sep 01 2016 - The BEST and BIGGEST of The EcoCentric No 1

The BEST and BIGGEST of The EcoCentric biweekly podcast of The EcoCentric. Host Rachel MacKenzie learns about PACE Bonds from energy retrofits when she speaks with BC doctoral student Geoff deRuiter about his plan. Ron Pelto studies BC's shrinking glaciers and spoke in 2015 at the Hot and Bothered in… (Click here for More)

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