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Your Community Spirit 2011-01-07

28:38 minutes (6.56 MB)

News includes backyard chickens; gulf oil disaster probe blames bad management; U.S. military goes solar; making climate change more sexy, or at least less boring. Happenings include Audobon Stewardship Day at War Bluff Valley Sanctuary; Soil Chorus; Transpoetic Playground.

Your Community Spirit 2010-01-14

27:41 minutes (6.34 MB)

News includes EPA blowing up industry's plan to blow up mountain; pollution locks people into cycle of poverty; tips on reducing exposure to cell phone radiation. Happenings include Winter Folkstravaganza; Soil Chorus Chant and Song Circle; Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; 29th Annual NAACP Commemorative Breakfast; Freedom for All March and Rally.

Your Community Spirit 2010-01-21

28:49 minutes (6.6 MB)

News includes 2010 warmest year on record; U.S. emits greenhouse gases equal to 70 countries; California green job growth outstrips tired old brown economy; coffee grounds turn into mushrooms. Happenings include Rice and Spice; Soil Chorus; United Nations Association annual meeting; WDBX 15th Anniversary Ball.

Your Community Spirit 2010-01-28

29:19 minutes (6.71 MB)

Featured websites include How Permaculture Works, Seedy Sunday, and Walk Score. News includes Obama's failure to mention climate change; Obama's broad definition of clean energy; the power of high-speed rail; world energy could be reduced 73% by energy efficiency alone; sex used by police as strategy to disrupt protests. Happenings include Indian with Rasmeet at Rice and Spice; Introduction to Compassionate Communication; Raise the Roof Party; Civil Union Community Forum; Habitat for Humanity Benefit Pasta Dinner; Potluck Reception for Mark Johnson of Fellowship of Reconciliation; Wild Utah pr

Your Community Spirit 2010-02-04

28:31 minutes (6.53 MB)

News includes climate refugee documentary nominated for Oscar; crazy storms highlight crazy climate change; how to get TV and movies to tell the truth about climate change; Texan artist Dan Phillips transforms trash into artful green homes. Happenings include Chinese New Year at Rice and Spice; Michael Franti's I Know I'm Not Alone at Big Muddy IMC; Women Center's Taste of Chocolate; Raise the Roof party at Gaia House Interfaith Center; Transpoetic Playground at Global Gourmet; Everything You Should Know About Bats; WDBX's Venetian Ball.

Your Community Spirit 2011-02-11

30:25 minutes (6.97 MB)

News includes Young Activist's Guide to Building a Green Movement and Changing the World; Valentine's Day Gift Guide; Death by GPS; Quick Growing Veggies; Composting; 18 MPH speed limit in French city. Happenings include WDBX Venetian Masquerade Ball; Lady and the Tramp themed Valentine's dinner and chocolate with Alex; Art Sale to benefit Gaia House Interfaith Center; Questions of Faith and Reality; Islamic Study Group; Animal Rights Group; Interveg; Darwin Birthday Bash.

Your Community Spirit 2011-02-18

30:20 minutes (6.95 MB)

News includes new poll about public trust of EPA; new report details public cost of coal; Kentuckians for the Commonwealth hold sit-in in governor’s office to protest mountaintop removal. Happenings include Native American meal at Rice and Spice; Big Muddy Film Festival; Seed Swap; CarbonSoup; Primary Elections; Questions of Faith and Reality group; Living Well With Uncertainty course; Pop Culture as Modern Mythology course.

Your Community Spirit 2010-02-25

28:57 minutes (6.63 MB)

News includes Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker fooled by prank call; Big Oil lobby starts donating directly to candidates; knowing what you spend on energy can cut usage by more than half. Happenings include Purim meal by Yael for Rice and Spice; Big Muddy Film Fest; Soil Chorus; Questions of Faith and Reality; Living Well With Uncertainty; Pop Culture as Modern Mythology.

Your Community Spirit 2010-03-04

31:38 minutes (7.24 MB)

News includes Tim DeChristopher found guilty of interfering with oil and gas auction; economics benefits of Clean Air Act; Natalie Portman wins oscars and saves the planet; enviros should care about unions and collective bargaining. Happenings include Rice and Spice; Soil Chorus; Questions of Faith and Reality; We Can Be Heroes, Treesong's new course on pop culture as modern mythology; Living Well With Uncertainty; In the Bank or Up the Chimney, a presentation on saving money and energy.

Your Community Spirit 2011-03-11

30:39 minutes (7.02 MB)

News includes debunking myth that only industrial ag can feed the world; couple denied adoption because they're vegetarian; MIT geeks develop green tech; how to not buy anything ever again. Happenings include International Coffee Hour; Japanese dinner at Rice and Spice; Treesong's We Can Be Heroes course on pop culture as modern mythology; Ralph Anderson Interfaith Dialog about Religious Perspectives on the Environmental Future of our Planet; Economic and Environmental Effects of U.S. Biofuel Policy.

Your Community Spirit 2011-03-18

31:06 minutes (7.12 MB)

News include majority of Americans still believe in global warming; House committee votes to deny climate change; new ways of living and organizing our economies are flourishing. Happenings include Irish theme for Rice and Spice; Soil Chorus; Questions of Faith and Reality; Religious Perspectives on the Environmental Future of our Planet; and Treesong's We Can Be Heroes, a course on pop culture as modern mythology.

Your Community Spirit 2011-03-25

30:31 minutes (6.99 MB)

News includes tension between renewables versus renewables-plus-nuclear; nuclear reactors in earthquake zones in U.S.; 100 percent renewable energy possible by 2050; Japanese video explains nuke disaster with poop; two 15-year old girl scouts convince Kellogg’s to go green-ish; Kellogg’s gives unhealthy food on low-income kids; college students have sex; Rush Limbaugh makes fun of Japan. Happenings include International Coffee Hour; Spring Greens at Rice and Spice; Farmer’s Market; Vigil for Peace; Earth Hour; Treesong’s We Can Be Heroes course on pop culture as modern mythology.

Your Community Spirit 2011-04-01

31:37 minutes (7.24 MB)

News includes spring cleaning; organic chicken has lower salmonella risk; diet contributes to ADHD. Happenings include April Fool's Day; Edible Book Festival; International Coffee Hour; Breakfast for Dinner at Rice and Spice; The Return of the Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Freedom Riders screening; Southern Illinois Saluki Pow-Wow; Child Abuse Prevention Month and Family Activity Fair; MS Walk; The Joy of Imperfection.

Your Community Spirit 2011-04-08

31:42 minutes (7.26 MB)

News includes merger of 350.org and 1sky; bees, pesticides, and the dance of science; going child-free; race, class, and the demographics of cycling; America’s energy waste. Happenings include Cajun for Mardis Gras at Rice and Spice; Carbondale Farmer’s Market; Vigil for Peace; Church Women United’s World Hunger Sale; Gathering Against Sexual Violence; Kaskaskia living history performance by Tony Gerard; Cafe Society discusses Illinois and the Future of Nuclear; Green Roof open house; NVC trainer Mair Alight comes to Carbondale; Bicycle Round-up for Boys and Girls Club.

Your Community Spirit 2011-04-22

29:29 minutes (6.75 MB)

Today is Earth Day! News includes Top Ten Earth Day Tips. Happenings include International Coffee Hour; Interfaith Earth Day; Sustainable Film Series featuring the World of Buckminster Fuller; Italian Primavera for Earth Day at Rice and Spice; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Hands-On Gardening Workshop; Ralph Anderson Interfaith Dialog on Communication, Spirituality, and the Sharing of Meaning; Cross-Cultural Training; The World Will Not End In 2012; Friday Night Fair.

Your Community Spirit 2011-04-29

29:29 minutes (6.75 MB)

News includes Energy Tip of the Week; how throwing away stuff makes you frugal; stealth shopper sneaks toxic label on deodorant. Happenings include WDBX Spring Membership Drive; International Coffee Hour; Bengali New Year at Rice and Spice; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Spring Life Lecture featuring Dr. Dale Bengtson; Music Can Unite People relief fundraising concert for Japan; First Annual Earth Extravaganza; Memorial Vigil for AIDS; Carbondale Human Relations Commission; Practical Home Gardening Workshop.

Your Community Spirit 2011-05-06

21:33 minutes (4.94 MB)

This week features our interview with Franzi of the Finding Franzi blog where we talk about world travel. News includes our green tip of the week and world population approaching 7 billion. Happenings include Cinco de Mayo at Rice and Spice; Farmer's Market; Spring Garden Work Party at Gaia House; supporting the flood evacuation support work at Eurma C. Hayes Center.

Your Community Spirit 2011-05-13

31:58 minutes (7.32 MB)

News includes climate crisis fueling Mississippi River's historic floods; protecting the coral reefs; how to get your kids to become environmentalists. Happenings include Middle Eastern at Rice and Spice; Friday Night Fair; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Wildflower Hike; Audubon Stewardship Day at War Bluff Valley Sanctuary; Soil Chorus; fundraiser for Treesong's novel, Change, an urban fantasy tale about climate change.

Your Community Spirit 2011-05-20

31:31 minutes (7.22 MB)

News includes Osama bin Laden and oil; Al Gore saves the planet with an iPhone app; San Francisco voters could ban circumcision; Republican gets slammed for listening to science; homebuyers willing to pay premium for solar. Happenings include Bike to Work Day; Friday Night Fair; Rice and Spice; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Tiny But Mighty, a hummingbird event; Kickstarter campaign for Change, an urban fantasy novel about climate change by Treesong.

Your Community Spirit 2011-05-27

30:39 minutes (7.02 MB)

News includes bike sharing in Washington D.C.; apples, nuts, and stone fruit threatened by climate change; Norway plans billion-dollar clean energy fund for world's poor; mushrooms make short work of dirty diapers. Happenings include Melissa's cooking at Rice and Spice; Friday Night Fair; Garden of the Gods tour; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Soil Chorus Chant and Song Circle; Change, an urban fantasy novel by Treesong about climate change; Bullied, a documentary about bullying.

Your Community Spirit 2011-06-03

31:08 minutes (7.13 MB)

News includes UN chief says we need to limit climate change more; megacity mayors leading fight for sustainable survival; methane is the low-hanging fruit of climate change action; warming leads to wider variation in global weather. Happenings include Bengali at Rice and Spice; Bankester Family Band at Friday Night Fair; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Nature Fest at the Cache; Yoga in the Vineyard; Bullied documentary showing at Carbondale Human Relations Commission meeting; Arborwild; Change, an urban fantasy novel by Treesong about climate change.

Your Community Spirit 2011-06-10

Click to play 33:06 minutes (7.58 MB)

News includes energy efficiency tips; roadside assistance for bikes; carrot top pesto; arsenic-flavored chicken; the Food Pyramid becomes the Food Plate; climate change disasters unlikely to be agents of progressive change; why and how to raise chickens in the city; farms in New York City's skyscrapers. Happenings include Gasland at Longbranch; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; prayer vigil for prisoners; Midwest Renewable Energy Fair.

Your Community Spirit 2011-06-17

31:28 minutes (7.2 MB)

News includes Midwest Renewable Energy Fair; Humanity's Energy Dilemma In Three Easy Charts; Detroit Farm School For Teen Moms Has Been Saved. Happenings include Malaysian at Rice and Spice; Tomcat Hill Social Club at Friday Night Fair; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Murphysboro Citywide Cleanup; Night Shift observation of bats and insects; last chance to support Treesong's upcoming novel; Trash Bash litter cleanup at Ferne Clyffe State Park.

Your Community Spirit 2011-06-24

31:36 minutes (7.24 MB)

News includes Bill McKibben's op ed on extreme storms and climate change; drilling company's coloring book sells fracking to kids; using pee to water plants in public restrooms. Happenings include Thai at Rice and Spice; Blue Plate Specials at Friday Night Fair; Farmer's Market, including Grilling Locally; Junior Naturalist of Cache River; Vigil for Peace; Trash Bash at Ferne Clyffe State Park.

Your Community Spirit 2011-07-01

29:28 minutes (6.75 MB)

News includes success of Pay-What-You-Want model at a Panera in Missouri; how wallaby farts could save the atmosphere; U.S. politicians' campaign against climate scientists; Google says delaying clean energy will cost the U.S. trillions of dollars. Happenings include Soul BBQ at Rice and Spice; Friday Night Fair; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Poetry, Words, and Wine; Out of the Wild featuring Prothonotary Warbler; Pastors for Peace caravan for Cuba.

Your Community Spirit 2011-07-08

30:59 minutes (7.09 MB)

News includes 11 times more record highs than lows in June; stock up on wine and bacon before the climate gets worse; new cling-film solar panels are two hundred times thinner than Saran Wrap; mowing lawns with goats. Happenings include Rice and Spice; Friday Night Fair; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Transpoetic Open Mic; Pastors for Peace caravan visits Southern Illinois.

Your Community Spirit 2011-07-15

30:50 minutes (7.06 MB)

News includes climate activists protesting transnational oil pipeline; Gore launches new Climate Reality Project; Michigan woman charged with misdemeanor for growing vegetables in her front yard. Happenings include Rice and Spice; Friday Night Fair; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Green Earth Work Day; Dragonflies of Southern Illinois; Cleanup of Giant City State Park.

Your Community Spirit 2011-07-22

31:15 minutes (7.16 MB)

News includes judge who says tar-sands equipment can't travel Montana backroads; NYC Mayor Bloomberg gives over $50 million to fight coal; 107-degree overnight temperatures cause for concern; plastic spoons are ridiculous; gasoline costs thirteen dollars a gallon; solar highways transform crumbling infrastructure into something useful. Happenings include Rice and Spice; For the Next 7 Generations at Sustainable Film Series at Longbranch Coffeehouse; Ladies of Divine Worship at Friday Night Fair; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Observations of 30 year old prairie restoration; Transpoetic Play

Your Community Spirit 2011-07-29

30:22 minutes (6.96 MB)

News includes conservative pundits denying existence of record-breaking heat wave; Norway terrorist is a climate change denier; climate change killing baby polar bears; Manchester turns a disused building into a vertical farm; paper antennae pull electricity from the air. Happenings include Rice and Spice; Friday Night Fair; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Reptiles at Out of the Wild; Science Center benefit at Varsity Theatre featuring Nighty Night; solar energy classes taught by Aur 'Da Energy Mon' Beck.

Your Community Spirit 2011-08-12

31:00 minutes (7.1 MB)

News includes the many ways in which humans are causing global warming; replacing a coal plant with a green urban development; new LCD screens will make phones solar powered; daredevils rowing to North Pole to make statement about climate change. Happenings include Rice and Spice; Friday Night Fair; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Outdoor Cleanup Day at Gaia House; Kestrel Fun Program; Rare and Little Known Plants; Parsley and Sagebrush at Brown Bag Lunch series.

Your Community Spirit 2011-08-19

30:29 minutes (6.98 MB)

News includes the Netherlands planning to tax motorists for how much they drive; Obama administration moves against Alaska oil drilling; developing a personal green stimulus plan; fights brew in GOP over climate change denial; Google begins mapping for Street View in the Amazon; Electric Car goes 1,000 miles on a single charge. Happenings include Dayshift Boutique ribbon cutting ceremony; Gavin's amazing cuisine at Rice and Spice; Friday Night Fair; Mission Yard Sale at Carbondale First Christian Church; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Transpoetic Playground.

Your Community Spirit 2011-08-26

31:38 minutes (7.24 MB)

News includes Energy Tip of the Week; climate refugees are already a thing; airport beekeeping a win-win-win project; Fox admits that the facts back human-made global warming; public opinion on climate has tipped; one billion cars in the world; buying soda with food stamps; how to save money when eating out; Virgina's earthquak triggers nuclear reactor shutdown; ConAgra sued for calling GMOs natural. Happenings include International Coffee Hour; Critical Mass; Turkish Iftar at Rice and Spice; Gasland film showing at Longbranch Coffeehouse; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; lots of Gaia House e

Your Community Spirit 2011-09-02

33:04 minutes (7.57 MB)

News includes 9 Ways to Get More of the Time that Matters; Irene one of the costliest storms in U.S. history; lab-grown meat just 6 months away; U.S Navy's wave-powered buoy plays chicken with Irene, wins; Obama can't catch a break on oil; Germany sets renewables record; Apple under gun from Chinese green groups; vegetarians enjoy oral sex more. Happenings include Italian at Rice and Spice; Friday Night Fair; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Testy Turtles and Singing Treefrogs; Vegetarian Thanksgiving; Questions of Faith and Reality; InterVeg vegetarian potluck; Intro to Non-Violent Communica

Your Community Spirit 2011-09-09

31:10 minutes (7.13 MB)

News includes meter-long crabs invading Antarctic waters; Bill McKibben reports on Tar Sands Action; farmers who don't believe in climate change adapt to it anyway; teenager builds tiny home. Happenings include Indian food at Rice and Spice; Friday Night Fair; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Carbondale 9/11 Truth Conference; Indoor Cleanup Day at Gaia House; numerous 11 Days for Peace events throughout Carbondale.

Your Community Spirit 2011-09-16

30:56 minutes (7.08 MB)

News includes stopping bad things and starting good ones; new atlas shows climate change effects; Josh Fox scores Emmy for 'Gasland'. Happenings include Rice and Spice; Friday Night Fair; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Indoor Cleanup Day at Gaia House; 11 Days for Peace.

Your Community Spirit 2011-09-23

31:16 minutes (7.16 MB)

News includes why environmentalists should care about Occupy Wall Street; Wal-Mart buys urban agriculture group's silence; renewable jet fuel from alcohol; Solar Decathalon 2011; Bill Clinton says climate deniers make U.S. look like a joke. Happenings include canning at Rice and Spice; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Habitat for Humanity; Community Pride Picnic; Art Workshops for Survivors of Gender Violence; Fall Feast Celebration.

Your Community Spirit 2011-09-30

30:00 minutes (6.87 MB)

News includes every dollar of electricity from coal does two dollars in damage; MythBusters weigh in on motorcycle emissions; global investment in clean energy blowin' the hell up. Happenings include Sun Foods at Rice and Spice; Friday Night Fair; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Heartland Solar Tour; SlutWalk Carbondale; Downtown Art and Wine Fair; Fifth Anniversary Party at Center at 101; GLBT History Month; Fall Feast Celebration.

Your Community Spirit 2011-10-07

29:49 minutes (6.83 MB)

News includes greens join Occupy Wall Street to protest against everything being super screwed up; four SIUC unions in contract negotiations authorize strike; FoodCorps places young leaders in limited-resource communities to work on food issues. Happenings include Colombian cuisine at Rice and Spice; Friday Night Fair; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Intermediate Photovoltaic Design and Installation; Student Solidarity with Unions; Occupy Carbondale planning meeting; GLBT History Month.

Your Community Spirit 2011-10-14

30:21 minutes (6.95 MB)

News includes Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Everywhere; Climate Activists Join Occupy Wall Street. Happenings include Malaysian at Rice and Spice; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Good Samaritan; Occupy Carbondale.

Your Community Spirit 2011-10-21

31:22 minutes (7.18 MB)

News includes benefits of local food; coal sucks; White House delays fuel economy standards; extreme weather kills pumpkins; clever bike repair; Energy Tip of the Week. Happenings include Northern Chinese for Rice and Spice; Friday Night Fair; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Sustainable Living Expo; Ralph Anderson Interfaith Dialog; Science Cafe; Harvest of Hope benefit for Good Samaritan; Occupy.

Your Community Spirit 2011-10-28

31:16 minutes (7.15 MB)

News includes the environmental impacts of the 99 percent versus the 1 percent; underwater cities; heat from cities barely affects global warming. Happenings include Fuller Fridays at the Bucky Dome by the Occupy Carbondale site; Rice and Spice; Friday Night Fair; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Little Egypt Ghost Society book signing; Halloween Playground at Global Gourmet; Food for Thought; Solidarity March to Support SIUC Workers.

Your Community Spirit 2011-11-04

33:22 minutes (7.64 MB)

News includes solar becoming cheaper than fossil fuels in a decade; Occupy Wall Street connects the green dots; SIUC Faculty Association strikes; free speech and Facebook at SIUC. Happenings include an Occupy Carbondale teach-in about the strike at SIUC; Thai dinner at Rice and Spice; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Bank Transfer Day.

Your Community Spirit 2011-11-11

32:13 minutes (7.38 MB)

News includes 11/11/11; SIUC strike over; Wal-Mart's greenwashing; why green lifestyle choices will never save us; Energy Tip of the Week. Happenings include Rice and Spice; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Good Samaritan; Occupy Carbondale; tree planting.

Your Community Spirit 2011-11-18

30:30 minutes (6.98 MB)

News includes Big Coal says EPA smog standards too expensive; U.S. release of nature documentary skips the part about climate change; Texas drought so bad that wildfire season may not end at all this year; Minneapolis house gets by without a furnace or fireplace. Happenings include Native American dinner at Rice and Spice; Farmer's Market; Green Earth workday; Vigil for Peace; Occupy Rooftops with Solar.

Your Community Spirit 2011-11-25

9:59 minutes (2.29 MB)

Most of this week's recording was lost due to technical difficulties. This episode includes a song about Occupy Wall Street, a song about the Holly King, and a news story about reducing crime by turning abandoned lots into public parks.

Your Community Spirit 2011-12-02

Click to play 23:13 minutes (21.25 MB)

Due to technical difficulties, a portion of this podcast has been deleted. Some other portions have poor audio quality. News includes Occupy Updates Daily; How Police Became A Public Enemy; 10 Green Things To Be Thankful For. Happenings include Alternative Gift Fair; First Annual Christmahanukwanzadan; Rice and Spice; Vigil for Peace; Up-Cycle Fiber Collage; Lights Fantastic.

Your Community Spirit 2011-12-09

Click to play 29:05 minutes (6.66 MB)

News includes Occupy Updates Daily; Occupy Moves Homeless Into Foreclosed Homes; Wal-Mart Spends Big To Help Anti-Enviro Candidates; Handling the Holiday Blues; U.S. Youth Steal Show At UN Climate Talk. Happenings include First Annual Christmahanukwanzadan at Gaia House; International Coffee Hour; Rice and Spice; For Kids' Sake Art Auction; Vigil for Peace; UN Human Rights Day.

Your Community Spirit 2011-12-16

30:59 minutes (28.37 MB)

News includes Occupy Everywhere updates; Return of the Keystone XL; Solar Industry Sets New Records. Happenings include Rice and Spice; Vigil for Peace; Exhibit on the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights.

Your Community Spirit 2011-12-23

28:50 minutes (26.39 MB)

News includes Occupy Everywhere; Top 5 Craziest Things GOP Contenders Said About Climate in 2011; Grow Gardens With Food Stamps; Erin Brockovich and Occupy Wall Street. Happenings include Rice and Spice; Vigil for Peace; recognition of Human Rights Day.

Your Community Spirit 2011-12-30

27:19 minutes (25.01 MB)

News includes FDA Backtracks on Anti-Antibiotics Pledge; Green New Year's Resolutions; Top 10 Clean Energy Stories of 2011. Happenings include Vigil for Peace; Shawnee Group Sierra Club's Annual New Year's Stone Soup.