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 04 2008 - Ecocentric - November 4 08 - Species At Risk

Every year more and more names are added to the endangered species list in BC. In this episode EcoCentric host, Lee-Ann Unger speaks with Gwen Barlee, Policy Director with the Western Canada Wilderness Committee who explains the need for legislation to protect endangered species in BC and the launch of… (Click here for More)

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Oct 21 2008 - Ecocentric - October 21 08 - More Power To You

In this episode of the EcoCentric host, Lee-Ann Unger explores the topic of energy privatization in BC with an emphasis on private "run-of-river" hydro projects and work various groups from around BC are doing to challenge this policy shift and various private power projects. She speaks with John Calvert, Associate… (Click here for More)

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Aug 12 2008 - Ecocentric - August 12 2008

Host Matt Lowe interviews local activist and longtime Jumbo Pass protector,KLinda Kivi, about her involvement in the recently erected blockade to prevent development in the Jumbo Pass area. KLinda talks about life on the blockade. Matt interviews Gregory Hemming from Nelson who is leading a sailing voyage around the Americas… (Click here for More)

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Jun 17 2008 - Ecocentric - june 17 2008

Host Matt Lowe does what all the mainstream media should be doing and announces to the public the new Canadian climate change bill 377 that just received majority support in the House of Commons. This gives Canada the toughest legislation on the planet, but will the Conservative government refuse to… (Click here for More)

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Apr 15 2008 - Environmental Awards

A review of the nominees for the EcoSociety Environmental Awards which take place Saturday, April 19 in Nelson. Also, a summary of upcoming events before, during and after Earth Day, including the Wild Rivers protest to greet Gordon Campbell in Nelson. (Click here for More)

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Apr 08 2008 - EcoCentric for April 8 2008

Putting low speed electric vehicles on the road in Canada. We interview Brian Masse Fed critic for the NDP, Al Cornier with Electric Mobility Canada and Ian Clifford CEO with Zenn Cars in order to get many angles on this critical issue. Find out about the unbelievable EESTOR solid state… (Click here for More)

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Apr 01 2008 - The Electric Car and Gregory Hemming on Global Circumnavigation

Matt Lowe interviews representatives from two Canadian electric car companies about the government impediments to putting their cars on Canadian roads. From cars to sail boats, Nelson resident, Gregory Hemming, talks about his inspiring circumnavigation of North America to raise awareness about responding to climate change. (Click here for More)

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Mar 25 2008 - Coal Bed Methane Development in the Flathead, Updates on Privatization of BC Rivers

Rivers throughout BC are endangered by coal bed methane, power and ski resort development projects. We talk to three activists who bring us up to date. The Pitt River, Glacier and Howser creeks, and the news on Jumbo Pass. Also coal bed methane development in the Flathead valley. (Click here for More)

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Mar 18 2008 - Climate conscious business and sustainable transportation

Longtime local environmentalist and sustainability advocate, Michael Jessen, joins host, Matt Lowe, to talk about the innovative things his business, the Nelson Daily News, is doing about climate change. Matt will also get Michael's thoughts on what needs to be done locally and globally to counter the impending global ecological… (Click here for More)

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Mar 04 2008 - Water For All

1:00 - 1:45pm 3 part interview with Maude Barlow about her latest book Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis And The Coming Battle For the Right To Water. In this discussion Barlow speaks about the causes of the global water crisis and how the crisis has become the most powerful… (Click here for More)

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