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Caustic Water at Joe Brown Park Pool (audio/mpeg 16.4MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Recently, Caustic Water at Joe Brown Park Pool is causing increasing concern about the chemicals that caused the swimmers at Joe Brown to become ill. Amy Stelly, a resident of Treme who cares deeply about her neighborhood, has requested the City to provide list of all chemicals used in the pool, along with the expiration dates. The information is needed to provide the injured parties with more accurate information to share with their medical professionals.
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:07AM
New Report Links World's Most Commonly Used Herbicide to Cancer - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— A new report by the World Health Organization has linked the world’s most commonly used herbicides to cancer. Glyphosate — widely known as Roundup and marketed by Monsanto — has also been linked to the decline of many wildlife species, including the monarch butterfly. The WHO determined that glyphosate and two other insecticides, malathion and diazinon, are “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:49PM
PG&E and CPUC Colluded to Hide Smart Meter Overcharging & Conflict of Interest - by Josh Hart
EMF Safety Network has reported on new e-mails that have been discovered between the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) regarding the study that was conducted by the Structure Group in 2010 purporting to prove the accuracy of smart meters. The study was used to reassure thousands of Californians that their new smart meter and new, inflated bills, were accurate, and not overcharging them.
Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:14PM
May 2 Election Library Millage Ballot Intiative - Interview (audio/mpeg 21.6MB) - by WTUL News & Views
In 2016 the Library will exhaust all of its reserve funds and will be unable to maintain the current level of service. The City Council has approved placing a proposition on the May 2, 2015, ballot asking voters if they support an increase in the amount of taxpayer funding the Library receives.
Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:19AM
WTUL News Interviews Dr Reynard Sanders on A Perfect Storm and Jessica of Patois Film Fest (audio/mpeg 14.1MB) - by WTUL News
As Part of Patois film fest, we interviewed Dr Sanders, a co-producer of "A Perfect Storm," a film project collected from primary documents and personal interviews conducted in the immediate aftermath of Katrina, when New Orleans municipal schools were being seized by the state of Louisiana and the charter school movement.
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:47AM
WTUL News & Views Interviews Kevin Caldwell of Common Sense NOLA (audio/mpeg 29.2MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Interview with Kevin Caldwell leader of Common Sense NOLA, a New Orleans-based advocacy group working toward the establishment of a cannabis marketplace through economic development, education, and legal reform to ensure our community's prosperity and security.
Posted: Mon Mar 9, 2015 7:27AM
Hermosa Beach Voters Defeat Measure to Overturn Oil Drilling Ban - by Dan Bacher
“Despite the oil industry’s aggressive efforts, the people of Hermosa Beach voted to protect their communities, their air, their water and their health from further exposure to the risks of dangerous oil drilling,” said Adam Scow of Californians Against Fracking and California Director of Food & Water Watch. “The victory is yet another example of how Californians are standing up in growing numbers to protect their homes, schools and our state’s vulnerable water supplies."
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2015 2:20PM
Voices from the Gulf: Monique Verdin My Louisiana Love (audio/mpeg 4.9MB) - by WTUL News
Monique Verdin of My Louisiana Love tells of when she first sawthe oil wash in from BP's disaster in the Gulf in 2010
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:02PM
Bells Across the Land: Sesquicentennial Celebration of Freedom - by khubaka, michael harris
On April 9, 1865, Union Genearl Ulysses S. Grant met Confederate General Robert E. Lee to set the terms of the Confederate Army surrender, beginning the end the US Civil War, the symbolic ending of four years of bloodsheed and America's Peculicar Institution.
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:30AM
Nurses Welcome Veto of Keystone XL Pipeline Bill - by via National Nurses United
National Nurses United today welcomed President Obama’s veto of the Congressional legislative efforts to force the construction of the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline from the forests of Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: Raji Ward RN speaks at KXL Veto Action.
Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:37PM
Groups Applaud U.S. Dietary Guidelines' New Sustainability Focus - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— A broad coalition of 49 health, environment and animal-welfare groups urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to embrace the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s sustainability recommendations that were submitted to the agency today.
Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:32PM
San Luis Obispo City to Send Letter of Opposition to Phillips 66 Oil Train Project - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.—The San Luis Obispo City Council authorized city staff Tuesday night to send a letter opposing the Santa Maria Phillips 66 rail spur project, which would bring mile-long oil trains carrying 2.5 million gallons of crude nearly every day through San Luis Obispo. The letter will be sent from Mayor Jan Marx to the San Luis Obispo Planning Commission on behalf of the city, urging it to reject the project.
Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:56PM
Death of Dr. Ernest Sternglass - by Joseph Mangano
Dr. Ernest Sternglass died on February 12 at age 91. Dr. Sternglass was author of Secret Fallout:From Hiroshima to Three Mile Island. Dr. Sternglass was a pioneer in pointing out the links between radioactive fallout from nuclear weapons and commercial reactors and the development of cancer and other health problems.
Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:17PM
USDA Approves GMO Apples Despite Opposition from Apple Industry and Consumers - by Food & Water Watch
The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved the Okanagan Specialty Fruits’ genetically engineered Arctic Apples. These apples are engineered to resist browning when sliced. The USDA’s environmental review received 73,000 comments that overwhelmingly opposed the commercialization of Arctic Apples. This decision marks the first approval of an aesthetically-improved genetically engineered food and will expand the reach of GMO products into the produce aisle, which currently only offers a sma...
Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:50AM
Interview With Senator JP Morrell (audio/mpeg 12.4MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Senator JP Morrell joined News and Views to update listeners on bills he is introducing for the upcoming spring legislative session in order to address the problem of sexual assaults on university campuses and domestic violence in general in the State of Louisiana.
Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:39AM
New online action for Albert Woodfox launched today by Amnesty International; Please sign! - by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
Urging people to sign the new petition launched today, Jasmine Heiss of Amnesty International USA declares: "Allowing Albert his freedom is the only just and humane action the state can take after decades of holding him in cruel and inhuman conditions. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal must ensure that the state stops standing in the way of Albert's freedom. Tell the Governor: Stop wasting valuable taxpayer resources. Help ensure Albert's release without further delay. It is imperative that jus...
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:07AM
Sespe Fracking Hearing Draws Crowd - by Save the Sespe
Locals ask DOGGR to "do the science before you do the fracking"
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:58PM
Sierra Club Condemns State Injection Well Practices, Calls for Investigation - by Sierra Club California Press Release
SACRAMENTO—On February 6, the Associated Press reported that more than 2,500 injection wells that put aquifers that are federally protected or provide drinking water at risk in California have been permitted by a California agency. At least 46 percent of those—or 1,172—have been permitted in the last four years.
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:50AM
Aii Native Diabetes Prevention Conference - by Pete Verral
American Indian/Alaska Native and Canadian First Nation health activists meet to combat diabetes.
Posted: Sun Feb 8, 2015 3:22PM
Oilfield Surfactants Market to Increase to Over $1 Billion by 2020 due to Fracking - by Fracking News
An international analytics firm estimates that due to the growth in demand for oil field surfactants used in fracking, the surfactant market will grow to over $1 Billion by the year 2020. The companies Stepan, Azkonobel, Huntsman, Lubrizol, Dow Chemicals and BASF are some of the prominent market players in oil field surfactants.
Posted: Sat Feb 7, 2015 7:24PM