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

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 19 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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Feb 12 2008 - The Last Wild Wolves: Ghosts of the Rainforest

Host, Matt Lowe, interviews Ian McAllister about his new book, "The Last Wild Wolves: Ghosts of the Rainforest". Ian is touring through the Kootenays giving presentations on his 17 years of observation of two packs of wolves along BC's wild north coast. Matt speaks with the creators of the incredibly… (Click here for More)

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Feb 05 2008 - Great Bear Rainforest and Grohman Narrows

Guest Dan Lewis speaks about the Great Bear Rainforest and Ian McAllisters work there with the wolves and bears of this unique wilderness (top of the hour). Suzy Hamilton updates listeners on the latest round of what's happening with Grohman Narrows Provincial Park (half an hour into the show). (Click here for More)

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Jan 29 2008 - Take Charge! Energy Privatization and the National Day of Action

Guests: 1:05pm Carleen Pickard, Regional Organizer for the Council of Canadians, which is Canada's largest citizens' organization with members and chapters across the country. Carleen works with communities to protect Canadian independence by promoting progressive policies on fair trade, clean water, safe food, public health care, and other issues of… (Click here for More)

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Jan 28 2008 - United Nations Bali Climate Change

West Kootenay EcoSociety climate change campaigner and Ecocentric host, Matt Lowe, explores what happened at the United Nations Bali Climate Change Conference and what Canada is and isn't doing with respect to climate change. Matt talks with David Suzuki Foundation climate change campaigner, Dale Marshall. Matt also speaks with Rob… (Click here for More)

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