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audio by album 'your community spirit 2010'

Your Community Spirit 2010-01-01

28:59 minutes (6.64 MB)

Happenings include holidays and Sierra Club Stone Soup. News includes the unfortunate results of the official Copenhagen conference and the glimmers of hope offered by grassroots organizing.

Your Community Spirit 2010-01-08

27:54 minutes (6.39 MB)

Happenings include holidays; IMC film showing at Gaia House Interfaith Center; Food Works presentation at Sierra Club meeting; Christmas / Holiday tree collection. News includes EPA action on smog; electric car Think coming to the USA; Science says mountaintop removal actually harms people and the land; and transportation bill to have major environmental impacts.

Your Community Spirit 2010-01-15

28:58 minutes (6.63 MB)

Happenings include holidays, the WDBX Ball, and several events for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance 2010. News includes the Murkowski Amendment, developing nations taking the lead on climate change, and the Doomsday Clock pushed back to six minutes to midnight.

Your Community Spirit 2010-01-22

28:43 minutes (6.58 MB)

Happenings include holidays; International Coffee Hour; Rice and Spice International Slow Food Dinner; Mark Stuart and Stacy Earle at Cousin Andy's; Vigil for Peace. News includes Bill Gates offering convoluted perspectives on climate change; Copenhagen Accord; new Sierra Club chief.

Your Community Spirit 2010-01-29

29:41 minutes (6.8 MB)

Happenings include a Happy Birthday wish; holidays; International Coffee Hour; the new International Student Forum; Pakistani theme at Rice and Spice International Slow Food Dinner; Vigil for Peace; Decade of Chocolate fundraiser for the Women's Center. News includes Obama's love of oil, coal, and nuclear power; new iPad is greenish but still raises eco questions; Supreme Court deepens its belief that corporations are people too; 75th anniversary of canned beer; and Holiday Inn offers human bedwarmers.

Your Community Spirit 2010-02-05

28:14 minutes (6.47 MB)

Word of the Day is aubade. Happenings include holidays; North Indian theme at Rice and Spice International Slow Food Dinner; Invasive Plant Eradication Work Day; Chill the Drills presentation on climate change and oil drilling in the American Arctic. News includes carbon trading fraudsters stealing 250,000 permits; majority of Americans support climate education and carbon regulation; Plastiki, boat made from 12,000 recycled bottles, prepares to sail Pacific.

Your Community Spirit 2010-02-12

27:01 minutes (6.19 MB)

Happenings include holidays; Chocolate Valentine's Day theme at Rice and Spice International Slow Food Dinner; Zambian HIV/AIDS Program Benefit Concert and Silent Auction; WDBX House of Blooze ball; local Black History Month events; International Festival. News includes new Climate Service and climate.gov by Obama administration; scientists argue in Nature that IPCC needs overhaul; and Brit economic leaders warn about Peak Oil.

Your Community Spirit 2010-02-19

30:18 minutes (6.94 MB)

Happenings include holidays; Mardi Gras theme at Rice and Spice International Slow Food Dinner; Shawnee National Forest trail maintenance; Tea and Talk About Buddhism; Big Muddy Film Festival. News includes incredible edible urban jungles; Bill Gates talks climate change and high-tech nuclear; veterans support clean energy.

Your Community Spirit 2010-02-26

26:14 minutes (6.01 MB)

Happenings include holidays; International Student Forum discusses water; Israeli cooking by Aur's mom Yael at Rice and Spice International Slow Food Dinner; grand finale of the Big Muddy Film Festival; Green Earth Trail Building Workday. News includes China saying no to emissions caps for now; Van Jones returns to clean energy and green jobs advocacy; world's biggest solar powered boat unveiled.

Your Community Spirit 2010-03-05

31:39 minutes (7.25 MB)

Happenings include International Coffee Hour; Film Fridays to resume in April; Iranian food at Rice and Spice International Slow Food Dinner; Habitat for Humanity; Vigil for Peace; Public Maple Syrup Breakfast and Workshop; Geology of the Cache presentation; holidays. News includes clean energy bill; water-blocking material inspired by spider hair; Ford to launch 5 new electric vehicles by 2013; ecological and health aspects of soy; water footprint label similar to Energy Star.

Your Community Spirit 2010-03-12

28:38 minutes (6.56 MB)

Happenings include holidays; Irish food at Rice and Spice International Slow Food Dinner; Farmer's Market coming up in April; Vigil for Peace; Natural History of Southern Australia and Tasmania; Bring The Troops Home Now vigil. News includes recycling lies; Cash for Caulkers; Big Oil uses stock images in place of actual supporters; Water Footprint Labels.

Your Community Spirit 2010-03-19

27:36 minutes (6.32 MB)

Happenings include holidays; International Coffee Hour; Fresh film screening at Liberty Theatre; Spring Salads at Rice and Spice International Slow Food Dinner; Farmer's Market returns in April; Bring the Troops Home Now vigil and march; clean-up at Green Earth and Piles Fork Creek; public workshop on art and nature; hummingbird yard preparation workshop; workshop at Giant City exploring a tree's life; 1970 Student Rebellion panel discussion; Black Power in Southern Illinois panel discussion. News includes fake holidays; green beer; green homes; and the Electric Bicycle World Tour.

Your Community Spirit 2010-03-26

30:43 minutes (7.04 MB)

Happenings include holidays; International Coffee Hour; Northern Indian at Rice and Spice International Slow Food Dinner; Pedal-a-Watt Powered Blogathon; Vigil for Peace; Farmer's Market in April; Soil Chorus Chanting Group; Fossil Fools Day. News includes new homes cropping up in cities rather than suburbs; China overtakes U.S. in green investments; France abandons plans for carbon tax.

Your Community Spirit 2010-04-02

28:00 minutes (6.41 MB)

Happenings include holidays; International Coffee Hour; Thai cuisine at Rice and Spice; Food, Inc. film showing at Longbranch; Higher Roads to Peace interdisciplinary symposium at SIUC; Church Women United's World Hunger Sale; Illinois Wildlife Action Plan presentation. In lieu of news, we mostly celebrated a belated April Fool's Day with a mix of environmental jokes, facts, and words of wisdom.

Your Community Spirit 2010-04-09

29:13 minutes (6.69 MB)

Happenings include holidays; International Coffee Hour; Japanese theme at Rice and Spice; progressive films at Kleinau; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Church Women United's Hunger Sale; Gaia House Interfaith Center's Spring Groundkeeping Party; Habitat for Humanity; Shawnee National Forest workday; Giant City Sings of Spring; John Muir returns to speak of the forest. News includes Hedonic Treadmill; Avoiding Mass Extinction Engine; plastic bag use plummets; renewable energy expands; Starbucks rejects recycling; Obama rejects mountaintop removal.

Your Community Spirit 2010-04-16

28:41 minutes (6.57 MB)

Happenings include holidays; Agriculture Industry Day; International Coffee Hour; final clean-up at Big Muddy IMC; Rice and Spice; Conflict and Negotiation presentation; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; numerous events for Fuller Dome Transformation Initiative; numerous events for Earth Day at SIUC Student Center.

Your Community Spirit 2010-04-23

28:00 minutes (6.41 MB)

Happenings include holidays; International Coffee Hour; Rice and Spice; Climate Change discussion at International Student Forum; Local Foods with Farmer Steve Smith at Rice and Spice; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Habitat for Humanity Workday; Thinkfast 24 hour fast in support of those who go without; Cedar Lake cleanup day; Cache River Nature Fest; Sex and the Soul discussion; Palestine film showing. News includes renaming Earth Day; 40 people who are redefining green; hopensource.org; go green by quitting smoking; Monsanto's Roundup Read bad for soil; U.S. military shrinking carbon boot

Your Community Spirit 2010-04-30

29:20 minutes (6.72 MB)

Happenings include holidays; International Coffee Hour; Bengali at Rice and Spice; Habitat for Humanity; Vigil for Peace; Annual Hazardous Household Chemical Collection; Photographing Birds; 20th Annual Heartwood Council. News includes MyFootprint.org; Peabody Energy exec misleads during coal debate; Veggie Double Down; world's first carbon negative car; UK homes heated by human feces; Amazon deforestation down 51 percent; photographers explore urban forests; bio-sensing briefs track your vitals.

Your Community Spirit 2010-05-07

29:10 minutes (6.68 MB)

Happenings include holidays; International Coffee Hour; Cinco de Mayo (Mexican Food) at Rice and Spice; Food Fight barn film screening and acoustic jam; Black and Blue Derby Prom; Vigil for Peace; Farmer's Market. News includes hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil leaking into the ocean; strange toxic chemicals being used to clean it up; and pay phones being turned into car charging stations.

Your Community Spirit 2010-05-14

29:26 minutes (6.74 MB)

Happenings include holidays; Ethiopian at Rice and Spice; Farmer's Market; Habitat for Humanity; Vigil for Peace; Gaia House Open House; Bike to Work Day; Downtown Art and Wine Fair. News includes new British government releases green platform; polls offer mixed reviews among Americans on climate, energy, oil drilling; libraries offer Kill a Watt energy use meter for loan.

Your Community Spirit 2010-05-21

Click to play 27:39 minutes (6.33 MB)

Happenings include holidays; Bike to Work Day; Trails of Awareness fundraiser; Italian with Melissa at Rice and Spice; two Farmer's Markets; Vigil for Peace; Habitat for Humanity workday; Downtown Art and Wine Fair; Local Beach Opening; 20th Annual Heartwood Council. News includes wine bottle reuse; Obama takes aim at oil companies over slick; Mineral Management Services run by oil industry; some Americans think environmentalists caused oil spill; government officials take BP figured on oil spill at face value; 16 tips for avoiding climate burnout.

Your Community Spirit 2010-05-28

29:18 minutes (6.71 MB)

Happenings include holidays; Sustainable Transportation Tour homecoming; French cuisine at Rice and Spice; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Habitat for Humanity; 20th Annual Heartwood Council. News includes EPA response to oil spill; 350.org response to oil spill; Obama halts new offshore leases, stumps for climate bill; Obama preaches green tech gospel to California choir.

Your Community Spirit 2010-06-04

29:48 minutes (6.82 MB)

Happenings include holidays; Rice and Spice; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Habitat for Humanity; Soldiers Speak Out film screening. News includes Treesong's reflections on Heartwood Forest Council; 'BP Spill Bill' instead of climate bill; world's ecosystems provide services equal to global income.

Your Community Spirit 2010-06-11

30:04 minutes (6.89 MB)

Happenings include holidays; Muslim American Goodness at Rice and Spice; tour of Gaia House and Labyrinth Peace Garden; performance of Bartram's Flowers; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Habitat for Humanity Workday; Bitch and Stitch (conversation and stitching); Carbondale Swings; Midwest Renewable Energy Fair. News includes dishing out blame pie for Gulf Oil Disaster; video games save planet; Advanced Energy Solutions and Your Community Spirit anniversary; sustainability is the next business mega-trend.

Your Community Spirit 2010-06-18

Click to play 15:30 minutes (3.55 MB)

The first 15 minutes of the show were not recorded due to human error. Happenings include Midwest Renewable Energy Fair (not recorded); Native American at Rice and Spice; Farmer's Market; Habitat for Humanity; Vigil for Peace; Green Earth Work Day; History of Giant City State Park and Building of the Lodge; Bitch 'n' Stitch; Carbondale Swings. News includes twice as much oil leaking; embattled BP chief faces angry U.S. lawmakers; oil spill underscores need for Gulf-area economies to diversify; New York solar bill could generate 22,000 jobs.

Your Community Spirit 2010-06-25

32:01 minutes (7.33 MB)

Happenings include holidays; International Coffee Hour; Rice and Spice; Two Farmer's Markets; Vigil for Peace; Habitat for Humanity. News includes EPA response to The Oilpocalypse; Energy Star Hotels; EPA offers cooling tips for every budget; solar-assisted air conditioning comes to market; 97 percent of scientists agree climate change is human-caused; 16 tips for avoiding climate burnout.

Your Community Spirit 2010-07-02

29:33 minutes (6.77 MB)

Happenings include holidays; All-American Slow Food at Rice and Spice; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Habitat for Humanity; Bitch 'n' Stitch; Independence Day Potluck; Free Pre-Sunset Concert Yoga; Mind and Meditation workshop. News includes BP sued for burning endangered sea turtles alive; public policy changes required to change food systems; Dirty Energy Independence Week of Action.

Your Community Spirit 2010-07-09

Click to play 24:15 minutes (5.55 MB)

Happenings include holidays; Rice and Spice; Whitney Campaign Office Opening Party; Dirt! The Movie; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Habitat for Humanity; Mind and Meditation. News includes solar-powered plane flying overnight; Illinois cyclists now have greater legal protection; six reasons not to hate the sun.

Your Community Spirit 2010-07-23

30:11 minutes (6.91 MB)

This episode starts with While My Guitar Gently Weeps played in tribute of Treesong's mother Maureen. Happenings include holidays; Rice and Spice; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Habitat for Humanity; Bitch 'n' Stitch; Plants in Our Everyday Lives; Hummingbird Festival. News includes animals getting hornier due to climate change; PACE bill adds pressure to restore clean-energy program; new hand-held inventions harvest personal kinetic energy.

Your Community Spirit 2010-07-30

28:11 minutes (6.46 MB)

Happenings include holidays; Rice and Spice; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Bitch 'n' Stitch; Hummingbird Festival; Out of the Wild at Cache River State Natural Area; WDBX DJ Spin Party. News includes oil-pocalypse strikes again in Michigan; U.S. faces climate-driven water shortages; electric cars for rent.

Your Community Spirit 2010-08-06

27:28 minutes (6.29 MB)

Happenings include holidays; Gazpacho at Rice and Spice; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Bitch 'n' Stitch; Soil Chorus; Annual Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration. News includes Prop 8 overturned; Obama abandons renewable energy program; China plans giant bus-subway hybrid; solar vibrator helps women get off while getting off grid; smart cities grow produce for the people.

Your Community Spirit 2010-08-13

28:54 minutes (6.62 MB)

Happenings include holidays; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Habitat for Humanity; Good Samaritan Cookbook fundraiser; Annual Mission Yard Sale; Hero Fest 2010. News includes EPA cooling tips; humans must leave Earth to survive; obesity, chemical exposure causing some girls to hit puberty at age 7; 100+ quick rebuttals to climate change deniers; weekend without oil; Obama panel urges U.S. backing for clean coal.

Your Community Spirit 2010-08-20

0:50 minutes (6.3 MB)

Happenings include holidays; start of the Fall semester; Rice and Spice Slow Food Dinner; Emergency Tour; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Hero Fest 2010. News includes controversy over Ten Commandments monument; Americans don't know jack about energy savings.

Your Community Spirit 2010-08-27

30:54 minutes (7.08 MB)

Happenings include holidays; International Coffee Hour; Critical Mass; Iftar at Rice and Spice slow food dinner; Watermelon Welcome; Environmental Ethics talk by Treesong; Art as Visual Poetry; Farmer's Markets; Vigil for Peace; Habitat for Humanity; Art of Living course. News includes Prius soon losing its silence; climate change altering English language; homemade preserves.

Your Community Spirit 2010-09-03

27:06 minutes (6.21 MB)

Happenings include holidays; Hero Fest 2010; Thai food at Rice and Spice; Farmer's Market; Carter and Connelley at Darn Hot Peppers; Warming Water and Fragile Frogs presentation by Sierra Club. News includes the benefits of organic vs conventional; new oil disaster; ten green stories to amaze your friends.

Your Community Spirit 2010-09-10

30:41 minutes (7.03 MB)

Happenings include the WDBX Fall Membership Drive; holidays; Pakistani / Southern Indian at Rice and Spice; Farmer's Market; Fall Work Day at Gaia House Interfaith Center; Vigil for Peace; Cache River Days; SIUC Carbondale Days of Service; Shawnee National Forest Work Days; Teacher Workshop, River Watch Discovery; Parenting Support and Discussion Group; Two Journeys Down a Rocky Road; Solar Knowledge for Beginners; Introduction to Environmental Ethics. News includes climate zombies; use your laptop to solve global water crisis; our food system gulps energy.

Your Community Spirit 2010-09-17

32:49 minutes (7.52 MB)

SNEAK PREVIEW FOR WEB LISTENERS! Treesong has used his Time and Correspondence magic to bring web listeners this episode of Your Community Spirit several days early. Happenings include holidays; WDBX Membership Drive; Chinese food for Rice and Spice; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Green Earth workday; Crab Orchard cleanup; Art of Living course; Introduction to Environmental Ethics; Solar Knowledge for Beginners course; Sustainable Living Expo; IL Native Plants Society. News includes rebranding for High Fructose Corn Syrup; infamous factory farmer Jack DeCoster may be largest U.S. chick magnate; thick layer of oil on ocean floor after BP disaster; White House challenged to put up solar; China overtakes U.S.

Your Community Spirit 2010-09-24

29:13 minutes (6.69 MB)

Happenings include holidays; Hug a Vegetarian Week; Taste of Downtown at Rice and Spice; Farmer's Market; Green Earth Spruce-Up Day; Vigil for Peace; Wind Power Forum; WDBX. News includes Heartland Solar Tour; Stephen Colbert becomes a farm worker; carrot vending machines and bulk wine dispensers both become a thing.

Your Community Spirit 2010-10-01

29:21 minutes (6.72 MB)

Happenings include holidays; Sun Foods at Rice and Spice; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Church and State discussion for Ralph Anderson Interfaith Dialog; GLBT History Month; Community Pride Picnic; L(GBT)eadership Retreat; Further Off the Straight and Narrow discussion of GLBT in the media; Acts of God discussion of claims that acts of God are a judgment against humanity. News includes Heartland Solar Tour; President Nasheed talks about climate change and his nation's survival; Living Building Challenge goes beyond LEED standard; economic growth doesn't necessarily make us happier or more

Your Community Spirit 2010-10-08

28:57 minutes (6.63 MB)

Happenings include holidays; Latin foods at Rice and Spice; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Free Lecture by Tibetan Rinpoche Kiljung Jigme; Election 2010 Candidates Forum; GLBT History Month; Laramie Project play at Varsity Center for the Arts; SIUC Homecoming Parade; National Coming Out Day; Identities Film Fest. News includes solar panels on the White House; controversial climate change commercial features exploding children; Mad Men actor rides public transit to work; Presidential commission issues scathing report; White House dismisses scathing report.

Your Community Spirit 2010-10-15

30:33 minutes (6.99 MB)

Happenings include holidays; Northern Indian food at Rice and Spice; Laramie Project at Varsity Center for the Arts; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; World Religions; Non-Violent Communication; It's Not Just Your Grandmother's ERA. News includes a blatant misspelling of Rich Whitney's name on electronic ballots; think tanks say dump cap and trade, put billions into renewables; car recycling bins; corn waste fuel; Obama wobbles on oil; Aur's electric vehicle now has all of the required parts.

Your Community Spirit 2010-10-22

26:58 minutes (6.17 MB)

Happenings include holidays; Treesong's trip to zombie apocalypse land; Lebanese cuisine at Rice and Spice; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Guided Soundwalk of SIUC Campus; concert by yogic monk Dada Veda; 24 Hour Koran Reading; Illinois State Senate energy hearings in Chicago. News includes Germany scaling back on growth of solar; 8 medical technologies that seem straight from sci-fi; Monsanto pays farmers to spray rivals' herbicides; Lady Gaga meat outfit not an ecological choice for Halloween; putting out the recycling could save your life.

Your Community Spirit 2010-10-29

29:15 minutes (6.7 MB)

Happenings include holidays; Atomic Cafe film and discussion at Big Muddy IMC; Costumed Critical Mass; Muslim-American Cuisine at Rice and Spice; 24 Hour Koran Reading and Teaching; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Forgiveness as an Act of Faith at the Ralph Anderson Interfaith Dialog; Election Day; Food Works Fall Feast Dinner. News includes China outpacing the U.S. in wind energy; Schwarzenegger and Cameron join forces to protect climate legislation; Reverse Trick or Treating challenges spooky unfairly traded candies.

Your Community Spirit 2010-11-05

29:40 minutes (6.8 MB)

We're switching around the format of the show: news, holidays, happenings. Music includes Yeo Vally's organic dairy rap. News includes leftover tips from Energy Awareness Month; EPA proposes endangered species status for two freshwater mussels; Happy Meals banned in San Francisco; EPA catches environmental fugitive. Happenings include International Coffee Hour; Malaysian cuisine for Rice and Spice; film showing at Big Muddy IMC moves to Sundays; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Habitat for Humanity; SIUI5 conference; Nature's Highlights presentation from Shawnee Group Sierra Club; Real Life S

Your Community Spirit 2010-11-12

31:08 minutes (7.13 MB)

News includes cruise ship going off grid for vacationers; the 10 R's of green living; the hottest ideas coming out of Greenbuild 2010; paint and seed grenade launcher aims to bomb the blight out of America; anti-advertising billboard showcases the clean air around it. Happenings include Turkish with Selin at Rice and Spice; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Lobby Day to Repeal the Death Penalty; DAVID ROVICS returns to Carbondale; Annual Vegetarian Thanksgiving; Gaia House Interfaith Center capital campaign. The closing song is Behind the Barricades by David Rovics.

Your Community Spirit 2010-11-19

28:55 minutes (6.62 MB)

News includes Kentucky coal plant canceled by grassroots alliance; world's biggest art installation calls for climate action; Americans need to stop multitasking while eating alone. Special guest Sarah Lewison talks about H2Oil film showing at Big Muddy IMC; Moroccan food for Eid Al-Adha; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Farmer Network Event; Alternative Gift Fair.

Your Community Spirit 2010-11-26

31:00 minutes (7.1 MB)

News includes solar hot water heating information; Buy Nothing Day; National Day of Mourning; Jdimytai Damour Day. Happenings include Native American cuisine for Rice and Spice; The Garden film and discussion at Big Muddy IMC; the last Farmer's Market of the season; Vigil for Peace; Alternative Gift Fair.

Your Community Spirit 2010-12-03

30:11 minutes (6.91 MB)

News includes effects of pollution and giving thanks for the EPA; Home Birth Safety Act up for consideration; troubles gauging gas mile equivalence for electrics. Happenings include Gaia House holiday events; Lights Fantastic Parade; International Coffee Hour; Ukranian cuisine at Rice and Spice; Rainbow Town film at Big Muddy IMC; Christmas Nativity Exhibit and Concert; Alternative Gift Fair; WDBX DJ Spin Party.

Your Community Spirit 2010-12-10

29:13 minutes (6.69 MB)

Our holiday song is The Christians and the Pagans by Dar Williams. News includes climate talks in Cancun; EPA names the nation's top smart-growth cities; FoodTubes proposes pneumatic tube distribution of food; salad bars may soon be sweeping schools across the nation. Happenings include Czech Dream at Big Muddy IMC; Learning to Can at Rice and Spice; Vigil for Peace; Mister Mischief's Comedy Spectacular at Big Muddy IMC; Show and Tell at Transpoetic Playground.

Your Community Spirit 2010-12-17

27:35 minutes (6.32 MB)

Holiday songs are The Christians and The Pagans by Dar Williams and Hail to the Holly King by Inkubus Sukkubus. News includes Obama administration's attempts to bargain with science; cheap food does not equal higher quality of life; U.S. sues BP and others over Gulf Oil Disaster; Revenge of the Electric Car trailer released. Happenings include Reverend Billy and the Church of Life After Shopping film showing at Big Muddy IMC; Deutsches Weihnachtsfest a.k.a. German Christmas Fest for Rice and Spice at Gaia House Interfaith Center.

Your Community Spirit 2010-12-31

31:22 minutes (7.18 MB)

News includes 10 most popular Grist stories of 2010; farmer-scientists develop open source technology. Happenings include the dawning of a new year and Stone Soup with the Shawnee Group Sierra Club.