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

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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Aug 16 2016 - Renovating the Hume, pigs and gardens, movie on Site C Dam

Host Rachel MacKenzie did a tour of Kori and Andi's farm, with piglets. Amanda Patt talked with Ryan Martin of the Hume Hotel about energy and money saving renovations they've been making. Keith Wiley hypes a short desmog.ca video on the Site C Dam project. Montana Burgess and Kristian Horvath… (Click here for More)

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Aug 09 2016 - Lemon Creek spill court date, green buildings, wilderness camping

Marilyn Burgoon from the Slocan Valley pursued a private prosecution on the jet fuel spill in Lemon Creek in 2013. But last month a federal prosecutor laid charges and court is set for Sept. 13th. Marilyn talks about the case. Natural building maker Joern Wingender comes on to talk with… (Click here for More)

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Aug 02 2016 - Harvest rescue, forest fires and PACE bonds to energy retrofit your house

Hosts Amanda Patt and Rachel MacKenzie have a jam-packed show, including recipes for PLUM jam by Kootenay Chef Steve Hornby. We reprise an interview with forester Bob Gray on the hazards of fire, prepared by Bruce Edson. Geoff de Ruiter comes on to talk about his PACE Bond concept for… (Click here for More)

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Jul 26 2016 - Festival waste clean up, the gas tax and climate offsets

Rachel MacKenzie hosts a special summer show with music, special repeats and the environment news. Contributor Bruce Edson talks about Festival waste, the gas tax and climate offsets. (Click here for More)

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Jul 19 2016 - Electric Cars in the Kootenay, Farming and Climate Change, 100% Renewable

Trish Denel who works with Community Energy Association of BC, in Nelson, talks about their project to get 40 electric vehicle charging stations set up in the Kootenays, to make an easy to navigate network. Darrin Qualman from the National Farmers Union talks about farming and climate change and West… (Click here for More)

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