Your Community Spirit

We bring you the dirt to grow things!

Every Friday

10 am - 10:30 am

WDBX 91.1 FM

audio by artist 'aur da energy mon and treesong'

Your Community Spirit 2006-01-27

29:48 minutes (6.83 MB)

Your Community Spirit 2006-02-03

30:13 minutes (6.92 MB)

Happenings Include Rosetta Stone Bookstore, Big Muddy IMC, Saluki Cycles, Food Not Bombs, and the Student Environmental Center. The big news story of the day is Hickory Lodge, featuring an interview with Ed Van Awken from the Committee to Preserve Hickory Lodge. Hickory Lodge is a public park, located at 1115 W. Sycamore in Carbondale, currently at risk of being subdivided and sold off.

Your Community Spirit 2006-02-10

29:56 minutes (6.85 MB)

Aur returns, and cold winter weather ensues. Earthwatch News discusses energy efficiency. Happenings include Food Not Bombs, Saluki Cycles meetings and expansion, public help with your home energy bills, and Big Muddy IMC. News includes Aur's news from Mexico; Bush's relapse to the "oil addiction" he mentioned in his State of the Union address; Bush's cuts to energy efficiency and renewables research; proposals to do more oil drilling; evangelical Christians fight global climate change; new power meters to help reduce energy use; frogs getting fungus from pregnancy test; and Sweden aims to phase out oil in 15 years.

Your Community Spirit 2006-02-17

29:48 minutes (6.83 MB)

Happenings include Buddhist mandala on campus; international culture show on campus; Big Muddy IMC films and new Wednesday videos; and Food Not Bombs at the Interfaith Center. News includes Wal-Mart setbacks in Southern Illinois; SIUC expands three federally challenged fellowships to include disadvantaged white males; polar bears endangered by global warming; bald eagle may be kicked off endangered list; John Ashcroft is a good singer; more scientists report global warming censorship; Austria embraces renewable energy; taxpayers subsidize oil; Japan offers 5 out of the top 10 most green cars;

Your Community Spirit 2006-02-24

31:20 minutes (7.18 MB)

Cheney's still got his gun, and Bush achieves the end of the civilized world. Happenings include wind energy research in Southern Illinois; Big Muddy Film Fest; benefit for the Irish Fest; Shawnee Audobon presentation; Big Muddy IMC's Free Film Friday; art at Rosetta Stone Bookstore; and the Vagina Monologues. News includes unplugging cell phone chargers to stay energy; paying people to recycle; driving under the influence of ethanol; Treesong speculates on Bush's vision of biofuels; recycled dog poop powers San Francisco; flex fuel hybrids abound; alcohol can be a gas (and a book!); Bush rehi

Your Community Spirit 2006-03-02a

29:32 minutes (6.76 MB)

Gregory Vickrey of the Tongass Conservation Society talks about his upcoming Roads to Nowhere presentation. Roads to Nowhere is a slideshow presentation and talk about Alaska conservation efforts that will be offered on Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30 PM at the Student Center Auditorium. He will also offer this presentation on Wednesday, March 8 at 7 PM at the Big Muddy IMC, located at 214 N. Washington in Carbondale. Gregory talks about the beauty and value of the Tongass and how we can protect it.

Your Community Spirit 2006-03-02b

29:37 minutes (6.78 MB)

Gregory Vickrey finished talking to us about Roads to Nowhere, his slideshow and presentation about Alaska conservation efforts coming up on Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30 PM at the Student Center Auditorium, and on Wednesday, March 8 at 7 PM at the Big Muddy IMC in Carbondale. We also played a few tracks from the Vagine Monologues CD in honor of the V-Day events over the weekend and the start of Women's History Month. If you've never heard or seen the Vagina Monologues, get ready for a powerful experience...

Your Community Spirit 2006-03-02c

31:24 minutes (7.19 MB)

Your Community Spirit 2006-03-10

31:08 minutes (7.13 MB)

Happenings include Free Film Fridays at the Big Muddy IMC; publication of the new Muddy Media paper; the Big Muddy IMC meeting; and vigils in response to the third anniversary of the Iraq War. News includes hydrogen energy; Murphysboro Wal-Mart annexation; a potential Green Earth land purchase pending community support; health care insurance news; a big thunderstorm hits Southern Illinois; food labelling laws weaken at the federal level; Wal-Mart warehouse to shut down largest US community garden; Bush still stuck at Step 2.5 of the 12-step oil addicts program; Fox News admits that Americans b

Your Community Spirit 2006-03-17

31:12 minutes (7.14 MB)

Featuring an interview with Steve Gough of Friends for Fair Growth about the local Wal-Mart issue. Happenings include Sunshine Week; Free Film Friday at the Big Muddy IMC; Green Earth fundraising; peace march and rally on the 3rd anniversary of Iraq War; Green Party statewide conference hosted in Carbondale; and SICSF trip to Earthways Center in St. Louis.

Your Community Spirit 2006-03-24

32:18 minutes (7.4 MB)

News from BackHome Magazine explores the benefits and details of composting. Happenings include Big Muddy IMC's Free Film Friday; presentation on Shawnee National Forest forest activism history; Illinois Green Party conference in Carbondale; Bombs Away Collective performance art; 8th Annual Nutrition 5K Walk/Run; Neighborhood Co-op's Annual Ownership Meeting and Pre-Opening Party; Carbondale Conversations for Community Action; Shawnee Audobon event exploring stoneflies and the health of Illinois streams; Green Earth fundraising; Save Hickory Lodge campaign builds momentum; and Earth Month begins in April.

Your Community Spirit 2006-03-31a

31:16 minutes (7.16 MB)

During the second chunk of this special 1.5 hour broadcast, Aur and Treesong continue talking about permaculture, then move on to the news. News includes spoof article on Bush's global warming stance; Seattle aims for Kyoto goals; edgy TV ads dramatize threat of climate change to children; top 10 places to live during oil crisis; agriculture interests push renewables; ethanol production powered by coal; global warming makes Time cover story; and major conservation in the South.

Your Community Spirit 2006-03-31b

24:44 minutes (5.67 MB)

During the second chunk of this special 1.5 hour broadcast, Aur and Treesong continue talking about permaculture, then move on to the news. News includes spoof article on Bush's global warming stance; Seattle aims for Kyoto goals; edgy TV ads dramatize threat of climate change to children; top 10 places to live during oil crisis; agriculture interests push renewables; ethanol production powered by coal; global warming makes Time cover story; and major conservation in the South.

Your Community Spirit 2006-03-31c

31:31 minutes (7.22 MB)

During the third chunk of this special 1.5 hour broadcast, Aur and Treesong finish up the morning with the usual blend of happenings, news, and bittersweet laughter. Happenings include Big Muddy IMC's Free Film Friday; Interfaith Center's Keep the Faith musical coffeehouse; Rosetta Stone Bookstore women's art opening; a presentation about the human right to water; and the dawn of Earth Month. News includes Bush's global warming plan (satire?); tree huggers buying pollution credits and sitting on them; reality TV about ecological living; Pentagon avoids clean-up costs by attacking science; Bush

Your Community Spirit 2006-04-07a

28:35 minutes (6.55 MB)

The Spirit Cries for Our Relatives. Happenings include the Human Right to Water at Unitarian Fellowship; nature hike; Beautify Southern Illinois benefit; sustainable vegetable gardening by Dayna Conner; Alternative Transporation Day; a WSIU Earth Day special on "In Focus;" Keep Carbondale Beautiful clean-up; obsolete electronics collection; Earth Day festivities at Turley Park; and a magic show.

Your Community Spirit 2006-04-07b

30:02 minutes (6.88 MB)

This half hour starts out quite musically with the question "Isn't anything sacred anymore?" and a song by the Healing Waters Band about the evils of Ronald McDonald. News includes viral marketing that backfires into anti-SUV spoof ads; petitions for the Green Party; the dawn of The Meatrix 2; new PETA ads; a Flash version of the song Cows With Guns; and tides turning against water privatization. Happenings include an event about water issues at the Unitarian Fellowship.

Your Community Spirit 2006-04-07c

31:20 minutes (7.17 MB)

Happenings include an event at the Unitarian Fellowship about water privatization; Free Film Friday at the Big Muddy IMC; Women's Center Art Opening, called Art of Survival, at Rosetta Stone Bookstore; Keep the Faith Music and Coffee in Benefit of Interfaith Center; continued efforts to save Hickory Lodge Park; the new Community Circle; an African culture show at the finale of Africa Week; a rezoning hearing for the proposed new Wal-Mart; and permaculture workshops. News includes funding for renewables; a tornado watch interrupting the radio show; Mennonites striking oil; criminal investigatio

Your Community Spirit Promo with Drums

0:40 minutes (160.15 KB)

This is a version of the Your Community Spirit promo that Aur mixed with some of his favorite drum music. The funky electronic noises that you hear in the backround are actually recordings of the noises made by the sun recorded and produced by Quetzatl. The drumming is from a CD that Aur often plays on the radio show.

Here's the words to our promo:

Are you READY for the end of the World?

Listen to...........

Your Community Spirit,

the show about caring, sharing and preparing for the changes needed in the world, AS We Know It.

Let's bring back the circle,

the circle of friends,

the circle of family.

the circle of being.

WAKE UP!

and be healthy and therefore wealthy to the Peace and Joy of Mother Earth.

Listen to Your Community Spirit every Friday morning from 10 to 10.30 on WDBX 91.1

Your Community Spirit 2006-04-14

29:48 minutes (7.92 MB)

Earth Day is on the horizon...

Your Community Spirit 2006-04-21

31:38 minutes (7.24 MB)

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Your Community Spirit 2006-05-05

30:44 minutes (7.04 MB)

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Your Community Spirit 2006-05-12

29:52 minutes (6.84 MB)

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Your Community Spirit 2006-06-02

31:46 minutes (7.27 MB)

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Your Community Spirit 2006-06-16

30:59 minutes (7.1 MB)

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Your Community Spirit 2006-06-30

33:43 minutes (7.72 MB)

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Your Community Spirit 2006-07-07

34:35 minutes (7.92 MB)

Happenings include Big Muddy IMC's Free Film Friday. News includes diesel hybrids in Japan; Ford backing out of a hybrid pledge; no more sonar headaches for whales; taxing flights; icy coffe; end of moratorim on offshore drilling; corn-based plastics; daylight harvesting; and the end of the world through melting glaciers, massive earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.

Your Community Spirit 2006-05-26

31:03 minutes (7.11 MB)

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Your Community Spirit 2006-06-09

30:41 minutes (7.03 MB)

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Your Community Spirit 2006-07-14

30:41 minutes (7.03 MB)

Happenings include a mountaintop removal presentation, two films, and satellite TV, all at the Big Muddy IMC. News includes a Happy Planet Index showing that happiness can't be bought with consumption; invasive species in Antarctica; two angry moms convincing their kids' schools (and the world) to feed kids healthy local food; climate change turning up heat on wildfires; three eco-films showing this summer; and a blue-haired real-life superhero tours the nation/planet with her self-styled superhero allies.

Your Community Spirit 2006-07-21

31:15 minutes (7.16 MB)

Featuring an interview with Nick Cooper, producer of the Soma Documentary showing this Saturday at 7 pm at the Big Muddy IMC (214 N. Washington in Carbondale). Due to the interview, this was our main happening of the day. News includes native fruits for the birds; a heat wave; edible lawns; more about the heat wave; a Smoke-Free Carbondale petition; frivolous Democrat challenges to Green ballot petitions; and headlines about declining US fuel economy, destructive soy products, lazy people saving the planet, Google attacking global warming, Big Brother keeping states from setting tougher toxic

Your Community Spirit 2006-07-28

36:20 minutes (8.32 MB)

Happenings include Treesong's Permaculture Fundraiser tonight at the Big Muddy IMC; Peace Coalition vigils every Saturday at noon at the Town Square Pavillion; and the Farmer's Market every Saturday morning. News includes "clean coal"; electric cars; more electric cars; Amazon drought; boycott of ecocidal soy farms in the Amazon; GM cotton doesn't cut long-term pesticide use; and continued global warming news.

Your Community Spirit 2006-08-04

32:55 minutes (7.54 MB)

Happenings include Free Film Friday at the Big Muddy IMC; Peace Vigil on Saturday at noon at the Town Square Pavillion in C'dale; and a Peace Potluck on Sunday at 5 pm at Church of the Good Shepherd. News includes a heat wave shutting down nuke plants in Europe; Blair and Arnie fighting climate change; British indulge in "global warming porn"; Bill Clinton fighting climate change; land conservation and development in Florida; electric vehicles on the rise; and Weird Al tells us it's "All About The Pentiums."

Your Community Spirit 2006-08-11

31:08 minutes (7.13 MB)

Aur is out on solar adventures. Happenings include Free Film Friday at the Big Muddy IMC at 214 N. Washington in C'dale; Local Solar segment on In Focus tonight at 9 pm on WSIU TV; and the Farmer's Market on Saturday from 8 to 12 in Carbondale. News includes Pat Robertson's acknowledgement of global warming; polls show declining support for Bush's enviro policies; enviros save trees by cutting them; and investment booms in green industries.

Your Community Spirit 2006-08-18

31:27 minutes (7.2 MB)

Happenings include Free Film Friday at the Big Muddy IMC; Peace Vigil at the Town Square Pavillion; Farmer's Market in Carbondale; 'Eyes Wide Open' Art Exhibit at the Town Square Pavillion; and Community Peace Forum at the Unitarian Fellowship. News includes melting ice in Greenland; potential hemp legalization in California; new marine reserves in California; genetically modified grass loose in the wild; and global warming causing worse weather.

Your Community Spirit 2006-09-01

31:57 minutes (7.32 MB)

Aur returns to interview Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney; Treesong departs to attend the Earth Activist Training. Happenings include Free Film Friday at the Big Muddy IMC; the Eyes Wide Open exhibit at the Town Square Pavillion; and critters and plants making adjustments in preparation for the coming of Fall. News includes Rich Whitney's official approval to appear on the state ballot after Democrat challenges to the ballot petitions were soundly defeated. Music include the tunes of local band RognboB.

Your Community Spirit 2006-09-15

28:52 minutes (6.61 MB)

Aur and Treesong return triumphantly to Carbondale to join forces for another episode of Your Community Spirit. Happenings include Treesong's completion of his next book, Earth Conscious Revolution; Free Film Friday at the Big Muddy IMC; and Sheila Simon's bicycle tour. News includes a review of stories that transpired while Aur and Treesong were away; Proposition 87 in California proposes to tax oil and fund renewables; illness still lingers untreated following 9/11 air pollution; Google philantropists plan to build hybrid car; Big Muddy IMC has their own coffee now at the Neighborhood Co-op

Your Community Spirit 2006-09-22

30:12 minutes (6.92 MB)

Happenings include a free trip around the sun; Car Free Day; the new moon; Heartland Bioneers coming up in October; Free Film Friday at the Big Muddy IMC; Treesong's Earth Conscious Revolution book signing at Rosetta Stone Bookstore; In Focus on WSIU TV features local community leaders discussing Civil Rights era; Green Belt Movement speaker comes to Illinois; benefit concert for the Pan American Conservation Association at Hangar 9; and Eyes on the Prize, a local community outreach campaign related to the Civil Rights movement. News includes California suing carmakers over pollution; Supreme

Your Community Spirit 2006-09-29

30:41 minutes (7.03 MB)

Treesong babbles while Aur travels. Happenings include the Free Film Friday at the Big Muddy IMC; Shawnee Trash Bash clean-up in the Shawnee on Indigenous People’s Day weekend; AIDS benefit drag show at Upside Downtown; local and national efforts to oppose Mountaintop Removal continue; and the Southern Illinois Renaissance Faire. News includes new sightings of ivory-billed woodpecker in Florida; aspen trees dying mysteriously in the western US; and a judge sides with caribou to ban snowmobiles from caribou recovery zone in Idaho. Music includes Playing with Fire Celtic CD and a song called P

Your Community Spirit 2006-10-06

29:53 minutes (6.84 MB)

Human beings want to be happy! Happenings include the WDBX Fall Membership Drive; music and performance at the Big Muddy IMC; the National Solar Homes Tour comes to Southern Illinois; Southern Illinois Renaissance Faire; Shawnee Trash Bash clean-up in the Shawnee on Indigenous People’s Day weekend; and the Neighborhood Co-op Grocery’s Harvest Picnic. News includes a border fence plan that could wreak havoc on the environment; the U.S. population hits 300 million; and the US forgives some Guatemalan debt in exchange for rainforest protection.

Your Community Spirit 2006-10-13

31:08 minutes (7.13 MB)

Time for some Tiempo Libre! Happenings include Heartland Bioneers; Green Belt Movement speaker tomorrow in Illinois; Roots of Aggression presentation at the Unitarian Fellowship; Free Film Friday at the Big Muddy IMC; Saturday film about indymedia in Argentina at the Big Muddy IMC; and Coalition of Immokalee Workers at SIUC and a McDonald's near you to talk about wages and tomatoes. New includes clean water victory right here in Southern Illinois; plans for a new eco-club; Weather Channel launches One Degree broadband channel about climate change; chemical laden-products banned in other countries are shipped to the U.S.; college in Maine pledges carbon neutrality; illegal dumping in the Wild Wild West; most U.S.

Your Community Spirit 2006-10-27

31:20 minutes (7.17 MB)

Happening include Free Film Friday at the Big Muddy IMC; a film called Divided We Fall showing on Monday; and tip about a seasonal fruit called the Apple! News includes an eco analysis of music download versus CD purchasing; British eco weaponry; harvesting human energy as a renewable resource; a carbon diet that lets you loose 5000 pounds; eco reality TV show by Leonardo DiCaprio; weight gain in U.S. leads to greater fuel consumption; and newspapers and magazines seek to lesson eco impact.

Your Community Spirit 2006-11-03

31:36 minutes (7.24 MB)

Happenings include a 9/11 film at the Interfaith Center; several events for Native American Heritage Month; and voting next Tuesday. News includes the Keep Warm Illinois campaign; updates on several aspects of the upcoming elections; and the City of Carbondale considering seizing utilities lines currently operated by Ameren.

Your Community Spirit 2006-11-10

32:23 minutes (7.41 MB)

Happenings include newborn goats for Aur; discussion of the election; Treesong’s call for a Green Utopia in Southern Illinois; Wendler and Rumsfeld leave office together; Veggie Thanksgiving; Native American month; America Recycles Day; and the Alternative Gift Fair. News includes Back Home Magazine segment on hydrogen; more reports on climate change; an effort to plant a billion trees to counteract climate change; a new update to the EPA’s climate change website; and headlines from other stories.

Your Community Spirit 2006-11-17

31:13 minutes (7.15 MB)

Happenings include Vegetarian Thanksgiving; the premier of Fast Food Nation; and lame duck recipes for Thanksgiving. News includes Wal-Mart lying about organics; energy efficiency standards for appliances; France considers import tax for goods from anti-Kyoto countries; office go low-paper rather than paperless; Bush takes climate criticism from all sides; UN climate talks continue amidst dissension; Wal-Mart pretends that its eco store is indeed green; and our audio quality still kinda stinks for another week or two, but we're working on it.

Your Community Spirit 2006-11-24

27:14 minutes (6.24 MB)

Aur goes on vacation while Treesong babbles about green holidays.
Happenings include Buy Nothing Day; Craft Sale at the SIUC Student
Center; and Alternative Gift Fair at Carbondale Civic Center. News
includes U.N. conference ending with no climate action; France builds
widely acclaimed experimental fusion reactor; Northeast and California
both move forward with marine reserves; and British Parliament unveils
a climate-change bill.

Your Community Spirit 2006-12-01

30:23 minutes (6.96 MB)

Happenings include the Alternative Gift Fair; the Lights Fantastic parade; the Craft Sale; a film showing at the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship; and the latest on power rates. News includes a list of 100 top eco-heroes; Supreme Court hears landmark climate change case; energy companies request greenhouse gas regulation; easy energy efficiency steps could slash global energy demands; Christian Coalition leader resigns over climate change and poverty issues; new website offers planet-saving info; a new printer uses reuseable plastic paper; and a contest encourages budding filmmakers to talk abo

Your Community Spirit 2006-12-08

29:51 minutes (6.83 MB)

Happenings include Shawnee Forest trails closing to equestrian traffic; bookmaking art reception at Rosetta Stone Bookstore; and Illinois Single Payer Coalition meeting to seek health care for one and all. Editorial content includes a column about global warming. News includes a power outage in parts of Carbondale, Pomona, and Makanda; EPA delisting lead as air pollutant; phytoplankton affected by global warming; Victoria’s Secret pledges to stop use of endangered-forest paper; vast new rainforest preserve created in Brazil; Americans driving less, including SUVs; and cow farts contribute to

Your Community Spirit 2006-12-15

28:55 minutes (6.62 MB)

Aur is out of town, and Treesong is out of this world! Happenings include An Inconvenient Truth; a new episode of Alt.News; and free holiday massages at John A Logan. News includes Al Gore’s carbon freeze movement; millionaires begging for less foreign oil dependence; even small nukes may disrupt global climate; arctic summers melting too much ice; and Native Americans gather for climate conference.

Your Community Spirit 2006-12-22

33:45 minutes (7.73 MB)

Happenings include a list of nature happenings; Sierra Club’s Stone Soup picnic; and sunshine emerges in Southern Illinois. Editorial includes a discussion of solar cell efficiency and a bicycle powered by lights. News includes a photovoltaic bikini; Boston now requiring LEED standards; EPA relaxes pollution reporting rules; millionaires challenge Bush energy policy; Europe holiday shopping disrupted by climate change; Inuit climate petition rejected; and 2006 one of the hottest years on record.

Your Community Spirit 2006-12-29

28:06 minutes (6.43 MB)

Happenings include Sierra Club's Stone Soup; a call for art for the WDBX Ball; and Who Killed the Electric Car showing soon at the Big Muddy IMC. News includes the Coast Guard ceasing target practice at Great Lakes; and EPA sued over particulates.

Your Community Spirit 2007-01-05

29:42 minutes (6.8 MB)

Aur offers an extended call-in report from the Inconvenient Truth training he attended in Nashville. Happenings include WDBX Ball. News includes proposed listing of polar bears as threatened; loss of ice shelf linked to climate change; and U.S. decides not to sell toxic mercury to other nations.

Your Community Spirit 2007-01-12

33:53 minutes (7.76 MB)

Happenings include Aur’s recent trip to the Inconvenient Truth training and Treesong’s interview with Margie Parker of the Peace Coalition. News includes a report questioning Kyoto targets of U.S. cities; a Washington school board putting a moratorium on An Inconvenient Truth; 2006 the hottest year on record for the U.S.; China assesses its eco-successes; downloadable toys and games reducing the use of fuel for transportation; New Zealand develops a vegan Green Man beer; India, England, and U.S. argue over climate change; and the Gates fund invests in destructive companies that contradict

Your Community Spirit 2007-01-19

25:44 minutes (5.89 MB)

Happenings include Film Friday at the Big Muddy IMC; Carbondale reading initiative; Neighborhood Alliance meeting; Shawnee Audobon meeting with guest Jim Jung; new exhibit at African American Museum of Southern Illinois; and Who Killed the Electric Car on the horizon. News includes extension of federal solar tax credits; climate change legislation pending in Congress; scientists and evangelicals form climate alliance; US Forest Service gets female chief; unions and conservationists join forces; and solar powered monitors emerge.

Your Community Spirit 2007-01-26

31:55 minutes (7.31 MB)

Aur is on the road. Happenings include 3 Course Meal on a Budget class today at the Co-op; Faithfully Pro-Choice lecture next week; Who Killed the Electric Car? tonight at the Big Muddy IMC; Peace Vigil and special peace group photo Saturday; the Dorians at Mugsy on Saturday; SEC meetings every Thursday; and Imbolc. News includes coalition-building between green groups and major corps; Inconvenient Truth nominated for Best Documentary Oscar; Canada brings back green program and announces rainforest fund.

Your Community Spirit 2007-02-02

22:54 minutes (5.25 MB)

Happenings include a presentation on cave creatures; international food fair; international culture show; Carbondale candidates present views to Shawnee Green Party; Souper Bowl during Super Bowl; and SIUC campus showing of An Inconvenient Truth. News includes Americans who have never heard of global warming; condoms turn students on to global warming; climate change could foment terrorism; Congress talks about climate change; and BBC offers climate change game. We missed the last 8 minutes or so due to technical difficulties.

Your Community Spirit 2007-02-09

33:50 minutes (7.75 MB)

Happenings include Free Film Friday at the Big Muddy IMC; International Coffee Hour; International Student Council’s food fair and culture show; Mini-Health Fair at In Synch; For the Love of Chocolate at Neighborhood Co-op Grocery; WDBX Ball at the Civic Center; Primary Elections on February 27; and National Day of Climate Action on April 14. News includes the BBC Climate Challenge game; controversy over U.S. nuclear security policy; food imported by air may lose organic status in Britain; pluses and minuses of oil companies; electric cars go faster and farther; White House responds to clima

Your Community Spirit 2007-02-16

30:20 minutes (6.95 MB)

Happenings include the International Cultural Show; Big Muddy Film Fest; Mayoral Candidate Forum; local elections; wildlife photographer presentation; and a bluebird workshop. News includes dating sites for eco-sexuals; MBA students studying sustainability; criticism of Bush alternative fuel plans; Super Bowl goes greener; California may outlaw incandescent bulbs; rich guy offers atmosphere-scrubbing prize; and Norway to build doomsday seed vault.

Your Community Spirit 2007-02-23

33:06 minutes (7.58 MB)

Happenings include the Big Muddy Film Fest; 80s party at Hangar 9; Irish Fest fundraiser at Glassy Junction; Vagina Monologues; local elections; two Black History Month happenings; and the Greenest and Meanest Vehicle List. Editorial includes the ecological merits of Britney Spears’ newly shaven head. News includes the momentum of climate change news coverage; legislators demand climate-change action; questions about eco-value of organics; Tesla Motors to build electric car plant in New Mexico; and Australia to outlaw incandescents. Also, a book review of Little House on a Small Planet.

Your Community Spirit 2007-03-02

29:47 minutes (6.82 MB)

Happenings include a feminist teach-in Friday and Saturday; Vagina Monologues this weekend; maternal health speaker next week; Big Muddy Film Fest finale; Sierra Club film series coming soon; feminist symposium next week; art opening at Rosetta; Hans Blix speaking at the SIUC campus; and the Vote Solar initiative. News includes the local elections; western states form regional climate-change alliance; honeybees disappearing; Oscars for Inconvenient Truth; Shutdown Day coming up on March 24; new report ranks U.S. cities on eco-social issues; and a new campaign starts to end incandescent bulb us

Your Community Spirit 2007-03-09

29:49 minutes (6.83 MB)

Happenings include an early Daylight Savings time; new bike trail maps; Carbondale Reads program with free books at the library; anniversary of the invasion of Iraq; and the Alternative Spring Break in the Shawnee. Book review of the Post Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook. News includes purification of a Mayan sacred site in Guatemala after Bush visit; talk of purifying Marion and Carbondale in light of politician visits; Keep Warm Illinois program keeps residents warm; energy costs rise in So IL; So IL weather destabilized; greenhouse gas emissions on the rise; and a new initiative promot

Your Community Spirit 2007-03-16

31:56 minutes (7.31 MB)

Happenings include the Energy Film Fest; the anniversary of the Iraq war; the Spring Equinox; Audobon storyteller; and Women's History Month happenings. News includes Jamaican bobsled founder going green in Virginia; a new report on climate change; genetically modified alfalfa gets banned; chemical exposure contributes to obesity; US and EU phase out incandescents; Stanford and Berkeley love Big Oil; New Hampshire acts on climate change; automakers say fuel economy won't work; and survey shows US leads in disbelief about climate change.

Your Community Spirit 2007-03-23

29:13 minutes (6.69 MB)

Happenings include the Energy Film Fest and Co-op Classes. News includes eco-induced speed limit on Audobon; last Harry Potter book goes green; and climate keeps changing.

Your Community Spirit 2007-03-30

28:29 minutes (6.52 MB)

Happenings include CIA expert visiting Carbondale. News includes federal judge blocking West Virginia coal mining permits; Sydney turns off lights for climate change; and Castro berates biofuels.

Your Community Spirit 2007-04-06

31:59 minutes (7.33 MB)

Sage life advice includes Aur’s suggestion that people beware of substance abuse. Happenings include an art reception at Rosetta Stone Bookstore; nature photographer shows owls at night; classes at the Co-op; Step it Up anti-climate change campaign; Africa week; community dialog on genetically modified food. News includes Bush appointing anti-regulatory advocate as regulatory official; green programming on TV; baby seals drowning from melting ice as hunt begins; Supreme Court delivers landmark ruling on greenhouse gases; San Francisco approves first-in-nation ban on plastic bags; and federal

Your Community Spirit 2007-04-13

25:59 minutes (5.95 MB)

Happenings include Asian American Heritage Month; League of Women Voters Forum; Step It Up anti-climate change campaign comes to Carbondale; G. Simon Harak speaks on War on Terror; and Carbondale election next week. News includes success of sexy greens and top scientists agreeing that climate change is happening.

Your Community Spirit 2007-05-18

31:10 minutes (7.14 MB)

Happenings include the spillway alcohol ban and the fight against the Ameren rate increases. News includes Navy being sued over eco-impact of sonar use; legislation to overhaul old mining law; climate changes in Antarctica; Katrina refugees made sick by FEMA trailers; feds compare eco-terrorists to KKK; mayors plot an end to climate change; hummingbirds imperiled by cocaine trade; nettles have a holiday; Hondra introduces hybrid; and Bush allows eco-protections attached to an agreement.

Your Community Spirit 2007-05-25

30:23 minutes (6.96 MB)

Happenings and news include This Day In History; News from Backhome about Electricity; the Dollar Stretcher magazine; Carter and Connelley; Brad Klein; burning turkey poop for energy; Rachel Carson contest; Canadian bureaucrat leaks climate change info; United Nations meets Billion Tree goal; and organic bees are thriving.

Your Community Spirit 2007-06-01

30:27 minutes (6.97 MB)

Happenings include the moving of Rosetta Stone Bookstore; Shawnee Audobon annual meeting; Composters performance; and a renewable energy and sustainable living fair. News includes Exxon committing to business as usual; palm oil endangering orangutans; hypermilers maximizing fuel economy; Arnold visits Canada to talk tough on emissions; US stonewalls climate change talk; and 10 ways to save money at the pump.

Your Community Spirit 2007-06-08

32:47 minutes (7.51 MB)

Happenings include This Week In History and Cinema Under the Ground. News includes hot air from NASA; G8 news; Bush limits Clean Water; Big Auto pleads for smaller fuel efficiency gains; living green wall fends off desert; Florida rejects Everglads coal plant; states ranked by energy efficiency; China releases climate plan; Bush announces climate plan; and union and industry leaders call for green progress in Detroit;

Your Community Spirit 2007-

32:44 minutes (7.5 MB)

A list of happenings and news was not saved for this episode. You'll have to listen to find out!

Your Community Spirit 2007-06-22

30:35 minutes (7 MB)

Happenings include International Fairy Day and political satire by Tom Neilson. News includes fruit as biofuel; greening of party conventions; Senate squares off on energy bill; aging landowners leave family-owned forests in question; Paris begins bike sharing; Gore's fight against climate crisis goes to Rolling Stone; China overtakes US as biggest polluter; and coalition hopes to get video game addicts outside.

Your Community Spirit 2007-06-29

32:49 minutes (7.52 MB)

Happenings include Live Earth.

Your Community Spirit 2007-07-06

27:02 minutes (6.19 MB)

Happenings include Live Earth concert tomorrow. News includes -- you guessed it -- climate change!

Your Community Spirit 2007-07-13

29:02 minutes (6.65 MB)

Happenings include Sicko; Power to the People series on sustainability; and the Bucky dome. News includes industry-backed climate legislation; endangered status of manatees versus penguins; organic farms yielding more than chemical ones; sun is not causing current global warming; and banana farmers sue US corps over pesticides.

Your Community Spirit 2007-07-20

29:42 minutes (6.8 MB)

Includes record heat waves; Aur's solar adventures; today in history; a cheese truck goes up in flames on the highway; Sunset Concerts; Labyrinth Peace Garden workday; steam pipe explodes in Manhattan; Energy Task Force Unmasked; earthquake in Japan shuts down nuke plant; litter in space; Exxon-Mobil sued; Arnold battles drought; NYC traffic congestion proposal shot down; the many uses of vinegar; and beyond.

Your Community Spirit 2007-07-27

30:22 minutes (6.95 MB)

Happenings include Treesong's brother's wedding and hummingbird festival at Trail of Tears. News includes eco-towns in England; ground-level ozone and climate change; man passes up multi-billion dollar offer for his land; new website measures community walkability; California utility goes solar; study confirms human influence on rainfall; Siberia attacks anti-nuke protesters; and Harry Potter book goes green.

Your Community Spirit 2007-08-03

29:59 minutes (6.87 MB)

Happenings include Parsley and Sagebrush at Common Grounds; Cafe Society; Cobden peach festival; hummingbird festival; Hiroshima anniversary; and energy bill hits house floor today. News includes laser printer pollution; Spaghetti Midwestern; hurricane increase tied to climate change; smart car crosses Canada; how to green your carbon offsets; sheep subjected to aversion therapy by grape farmers; all-nighter PCs cost US $1.7 billion; and Senate probes delay in tailpipe regulations.

Your Community Spirit 2007-08-10

31:27 minutes (7.2 MB)

Happenings include Parsley and Sagebrush at the Yellow Moon Cafe.

Your Community Spirit 2007-08-17

30:22 minutes (6.95 MB)

Happenings include Rosetta Summer Sidewalk Sale; Fiction Book Club; RBF Dome recognition; Veterans for Peace; March through the Arch in St Louis; and local artist Matty Shannon blows glass at the Neighborhood Co-op. News includes pollution causing 40 percent of all deaths; 1998 second hottest year on record; hospitals opt for less toxic equipment; electric cars getting cheaper; and solar powered mouse being tested.

Your Community Spirit 2007-08-24

31:40 minutes (7.25 MB)

Happenings and news were not written down for today. I'll bet we talked about local happenings and climate change news!

Your Community Spirit 2007-08-31

30:43 minutes (7.03 MB)

Happenings include Irish Fest celebration dinner; several SEC events; critical mass; and the Peace on Earth party. News includes the 11th Hour; vegetarians reducing eco footprint; green tips for your car; New Orleans playgrounds contaminated with arsenic; near record temps in 2006 due to climate change; carbon dioxide contributes to ungrassing of grasslands; bambo motorcycle helmet; curbing air pollution from coal plants results in more ash in landfills; and unique hybrid for greens who want to look conspicuous.

Your Community Spirit 2007-09-07

24:12 minutes (5.54 MB)

Happenings include a 9/11 film at the Big Muddy IMC; Student Environmental Center picnic; and a closing reception for Lauren Zadikow's art show. News includes fuel economy stickers; declining penguin population due in part to climate change; Pope urges youth to care fore planet; and UN climate meeting ends with whole lotta nothin.

Your Community Spirit 2007-09-14

26:57 minutes (6.17 MB)

Happenings include Why We Fight; old tire collection; orange ribbon anti-torture campaign; GLBT resource center open house; Student Environmental Center meeting; Apple Fest; and the Pig Out. News includes climate change decreasing agricultural output; US climate change research found inadequate; bill to phase out incandescents; religious leaders hold climate change symposium; and municipalities encourage student walking.

Your Community Spirit 2007-09-21

29:47 minutes (6.82 MB)

Happenings include Iraq Moratorium Walk-Out; Darfur event; Forbidden Philosophies; SEC meeting; Bioneers; and the Bucky Dome. News includes record sea ice melting; San Francisco plans hour of darkness; pesticides up to no good; investors petition to require corporate disclosure of climate risk; Vatican aims for carbon neutrality; Army Corp halts work on destructive Missouri river project; DNA testing settles claims of chem exposure; and car greening.

Your Community Spirit 2007-09-28

28:25 minutes (6.51 MB)

Happenings include Hug a Vegetarian and Kiss a Vegan Day; and International Day of Non-Violence. News includes Brad Pitt pledges $5 million for green New Orleans homes; Bush hosts climate change discussion; banks pressure Bush to act on climate change; Dell pledges to go carbon neutral; EPA may approve toxic alternative to ozone-depleting pesticide; companies disclosing and mitigating emissions; Wal-Mart tracks some suppliers' energy efficiency; nations agree to phase out ozone-depleters faster; and Greenpeace ranks tech companies on eco record.

Your Community Spirit 2007-10-05

27:57 minutes (6.4 MB)

Happenings include National Solar Tour; Heartland Bioneers; GLBT events; and Rally for Reproductive Justice. News includes climate campaigners nominated for Nobel Prize; Times Square New Years Goes Green; Senate may soon vote on sea treaty; Congress moves ahead on climate legislation; China phases out incandescents; UK judge rules Inconvenient Truth partisan but still suitable for schools; states adopt decoupling plan to encourage energy efficiency; and fair trade market boosted by consumer demand.

Your Community Spirit 2007-10-12

28:52 minutes (6.61 MB)

Happenings include Richard Gilewitz at Cousin Andy’s Coffeehouse; National Solar Tour; Heartland Bioneers; Clean Car Wash by Sierra Club and SEC; Ralph Anderson Interfaith Dialog; Co-op Supper Club; and the Shawnee Trash Bash. News includes organic lawn care on National Mall; big biz coalition pressures suppliers to report carbon emissions; Dannon pays fines for pollution; publisher produces eco-friendly Bible; utility pays billions in acid rain settlement; and a man walks from UK to India.

Your Community Spirit 2007-10-19

27:51 minutes (6.38 MB)

Happenings include Bioneers; Take Back The Night; Grand Opening of new Green Earth trail; Sierra club trash bash; Brat Pack; and Vulture Fest. News includes... BIONEERS!

Your Community Spirit 2007-10-26

31:32 minutes (7.22 MB)

Happenings include Power Generation: Concert for Climate Change; student-led candlelight vigil and march for peace; critical mass; American Blackout showing at Big Muddy IMC; contra dancing; presentation by Nobel Peace Laureate; Veggie Thanksgiving next month; and Peace Coalition march for peace. News includes UK wrangling over air-freighted organic foods; sprawling homes susceptible to wildfires; White House waters down CDC climate testimony; ceiling fans help energy efficiency year round; fossil record study predicts climate change could fuel mass extinction; mining law reform bill pending;

Your Community Spirit 2007-11-02

29:00 minutes (6.64 MB)

Happenings include First Friday arts calendar; Farmer’s Market; fall back for daylight savings; American Blackout encore at the Big Muddy IMC; War Made Easy at the Big Muddy IMC; native prairie garden planting; and PAWS benefit. News includes lead toy recall; merger of two car sharing companies; Canadian government eco-strategies not working; research panel discourages Presidential nuke waste plan; IBM announces new reuse and recycle program; Forest Stewardship Council overhauls lax rules; NYC considers crackdown on plastic bags; students come together for historic national climate summit.

Your Community Spirit 2007-11-09

30:58 minutes (7.09 MB)

Happenings include Women’s Center anniversary; Farmer’s Market; Nobel Peace Laureate presentation; Habitat for Humanity Rake-A-Thon; PAWS auction and dinner; Socialist Party USA; and Vegetarian Thanksgiving. News includes groundbreaking mining reform bill; Climate Security Act makes progress; court ruling may save oil companies billions; extended daylight savings may or may not have saved energy; Target phases out PVC; poll shows people open to lifestyle changes, fuel tax.

Your Community Spirit 2007-11-16

31:35 minutes (7.23 MB)

Happenings and news not listed today. You’ll have to listen to find out!

Your Community Spirit 2007-11-23

28:53 minutes (6.62 MB)

Happenings include Buy Nothing Day; the Lights Fantastic Parade; and the Alternative Gift fair.

Your Community Spirit 2007-11-30

30:32 minutes (6.99 MB)

Happenings include the Locally Grown Conference; Lights Fantastic Parade; Alternative Gift Fair; and Candlelight Vinyasa Yoga. News includes success for the UN’s billion tree program; 2007 likely to be sixth hottest year on record; Bush and Gore meet in the Oval Office; and world’s poor shafted by climate change.

Your Community Spirit 2007-12-07

19:33 minutes (4.48 MB)

Happenings include several minutes of this episode going unrecorded due to Treesong’s absent-mindedness. News includes Senate environment committee approves climate bill; part of Healthy Forests law struck down for skirting eco-reviews; states petition EPA to regulate airline emissions; green group tests toys for toxics, publishes results online; severe precipitation in US increased over past half century; Brad Pitt wants your help with green building project; UN climate conference opens in Bali; Australia ratifies Kyoto; and US could slash emissions at little cost with boosted efficiency.

Your Community Spirit 2007-12-14

31:01 minutes (7.1 MB)

Happenings include This Day in History; Open Minds roundtable; and the Grove of Southern Illinois. News includes reducing unwanted catalogs in the mail; green resolutions; 215 climate scientists sign declaration urging action; US avoids action at climate meeting and announces alternative climate meeting; and Greenland ice sheet is melting.

Your Community Spirit 2007-12-21

29:17 minutes (6.71 MB)

Happenings include This Day in History; Film Friday at the Big Muddy IMC; and the Winter Solstice. News includes the energy bill; Tory leader lauds ‘Green Coal’; US warmer than normal in early 2008; digital fires courtesy iYule; colleges around the country take green steps; tax incentives for clean energy not yet renewed, but may soon be; US House passes toy safety bill; EPA won’t let California enact vehicle greenhouse gas limits; British scientists tells women to stop drooling over gas guzzling males; fat fueled speedboat undertakes second circumnavigation effort; Al Gore runner-up for

Your Community Spirit 2008-01-04

29:36 minutes (6.78 MB)

Happenings include the Humanist Group discussion of global government and local peace activists wearing orange as part of an international campaign to shut down Guantanamo. News includes New Year's Resolutions.

Your Community Spirit 2008-01-11

30:52 minutes (7.07 MB)

Happenings include Treesong's time away from Your Community Spirit; This Day in History; Shut Down Guantanamo; and Evensong. News includes coral reefs suffering from proximity to humans; warming climate may increase dengue fever; Smart Grid technology may save US $120 billion; General Motors unveils hydro-powered Cadillac; 2008 may be slightly cooler, but still in top 10; IBM sued for dumping chemicals; and candidates appeal to green voters.

Your Community Spirit 2008-01-18

30:22 minutes (6.95 MB)

Happenings include Martin Luther King Jr Week; Waiting to Inhale film about medical marijuana at the Big Muddy IMC; the Winter Film Friday Fest at the Big Muddy IMC; and the WDBX Art Auction and WDBX Ball. News includes White House saving paper by putting budget online; Mitt Romney wins Michigan GOP primary after spewing anti-eco rhetoric; and India develops new super cheap car.

Your Community Spirit 2008-01-25

24:26 minutes (5.6 MB)

It's the end of the world as we know it, though our singing will not leave you feeling fine. Happenings include Interfaith Week Art Exhibit; the World Social Forum; Open Minds discussion series at the Unitarian Fellowship; Brad Cole to talk with citizens about Cool Cities; and primary elections coming up, including Greens on Illinois ballots. News includes lead laced lipstick; nuke plants in Southeast thirsty due to drought; Al Gore still not running for President; climate change poses growing security threat; Whole Foods to stop using plastic bags; Democrats talk about green collar jobs; and

Your Community Spirit 2008-02-01

31:40 minutes (7.25 MB)

Happenings include Breakfast with Bioneers; February Films at Big Muddy IMC; Climate Change Symposium; Conversation with Mayor Cole on Climate Change; and the Student Environmental Center. News includes a greener Superbowl; green CIA campus; FutureGen becomes PastGen; Iraq ratifies Kyoto Protocol; scientists study coral reef die-offs; and Brazil unveils plan to slow deforestation.

Your Community Spirit 2008-02-08

30:17 minutes (6.94 MB)

Happenings include a chocolate fountain at the Neighborhood Co-op; Big Muddy IMC's Film Friday; Valentine's Day; nature artist Marla Coppolina presents on snails; and the Student Environmental Center meets every Thursday. News includes car rental companies moving into car sharing market; clean energy boosting stimulus bill falls one vote short; green credit cards offer carbon offsets; a green take on Super Tuesday; and wind techs in high demand;

Your Community Spirit 2008-02-15

32:24 minutes (7.42 MB)

Happy Valentine's Day! Happenings include Valentine's Day; Big Muddy IMC Film Friday; Gaia House on the web; telemarketer do not call list for cell phones; and Sierra Club Chronicles on Sundance Channel. News includes FEMA trailers tainted with formaldehyde; Wisconsin college gives away bikes to students who pledge not to drive; compressed air cars to hit market in India; restaurant patrons donate to drinking water initiative; House Democrats push for renewables credits; Lake Mead could run out of water by 2012; historical warm periods linked to increased insect activity; Midwest refineries so

Your Community Spirit 2008-03-14

7:54 minutes (1.81 MB)

Due to technical difficulties, we only recorded the first 8 minutes of the show. Happenings include two films from the Big Muddy IMC March Film and Discussion Series and a Sierra Club talk about native plants and landscaping.

Your Community Spirit 2008-02-22

30:43 minutes (7.03 MB)

Happenings include the Lunar Eclipse, Big Muddy IMC films; Breakfast with Bioneers; Newsman Ray Suarez at SIUC; and the pending closure of Rosetta Stone Bookstore. News includes Castro resignation boosting biofuels; cities turn off lights for Earth Hour; NYC mayor to veto electronics recycling bill; Kleenex boxes infiltrated by anti-logging leaflets; California bill to require climate change lessons in school; researchers develop energy-generating clothing; and thin-film photovoltaics under development.

Your Community Spirit 2008-03-28

29:17 minutes (6.71 MB)

Happenings include the Three Mile Island anniversary; anniversary of Baghdad invasion; weather goes schizo; The Waterfront documentary at the Big Muddy IMC; Audobon Society shows bird photos from Tanzania; African American Museum presentation about widows of African American leaders; Cakewalk Benefit for Women's Center at Neighborhood Co-op Grocery; and Earth Hour.

Your Community Spirit 2008-04-04

29:15 minutes (6.7 MB)

Happenings include highlights in history; oil independence day; Asian Awareness Month; African American Museum tribute to Martin Luther King Jr; Cousin Andy's Coffeehouse; The Boycott, about global warming, in St Louis; Labyrinth clean-up; first annual Southern Illinois MS Walk; Iron Chef cookoff; talk on Israeli medical assistance in Africa; and Live Earth concert on SIUC campus.

Your Community Spirit 2008-04-11

26:11 minutes (6 MB)

Happenings include Interfaith Week; biointensive gardening; the Climate Project presentation; Appalachian Treasures; and Household Chemical Collection.

Your Community Spirit 2008-04-18

28:04 minutes (6.43 MB)

Back Home News discusses acupressure. Happenings include In Focus; Illinois Clean Car Act; Pickaxe and King Corn at Big Muddy IMC; Green Fee passage; annual Spring Cleanup; and Longest Walk 2. News includes Bush and British Prime Minister chatting on climate change.

Your Community Spirit 2008-04-25

30:00 minutes (6.87 MB)

Back Home News discusses compost. Happenings include the Spring Membership Drive; Global Youth Service Day; King Corn at Big Muddy IMC; Open House at Town Square Market; Earth Stewardship Sunday; yoga classes; Irish Fest; Mountaintop Removal at Big Muddy IMC; and Israeli Fest. News includes 800 EPA scientists report interference with their work; today's tip on saving gas; renewable tax credits may get another chance; condoms to preserve forests; Monopoly game gets hip to renewables; and feds set fuel economy benchmarks.

Your Community Spirit 2008-05-09

29:10 minutes (6.68 MB)

Happenings include the Longest Walk 2; food and clothing pick-up from dorms; Festival of Life; Treesong's Birthday; and summer happenings listed in the Nightlife. News includes Brazilians and Indians greenest in world; Sierra Club to sue over coal plants; deforestation may have increased cyclone impact; and Indian camels celebrate high oil prices.

Your Community Spirit 2008-05-16

25:16 minutes (5.79 MB)

Happenings include This Day in History; Bike to Work Day; Sierra Club Family Hike; Principles of Spiritual Healing at Dayemi Health Center; film at Big Muddy IMC; and Carbondale Interfaith Council. News includes Obama talking green while courting auto industry; US fails to be climate leader; and Mother's Day.

Your Community Spirit 2008-05-30

31:04 minutes (7.12 MB)

Happenings include the Longest Walk 2 and Double Feature at the Big Muddy IMC. News includes climate change harming US West; melting glaciers releasing DDT; Swedish company sells sustainable ethanol; McDonald's Australia to sell sustainable coffee; Exxon shareholders reject management shake-up; junk emails go green; NC bill to ban burning coal from mountaintop removal; 80 ways to celebrate World Environment Day; some gas pumps can't go past 3.99; and another push for renewable energy tax credits.

Your Community Spirit 2008-06-06

27:06 minutes (6.21 MB)

Happenings include the Longest Walk 2; Peace and Dignity Journeys; Big Muddy IMC presentation on Mountaintop Removal; Sunset Concerts; and Midwest Renewable Energy Fair. News includes bill to green schools; climate campaign aimed at US consumers; Mexico City residents losing sense of smell; Dow, Boeing to pay for nuke pollution; scooter ridership zooms; and DoE applies to store nuke waste at Yucca Mountain.

Your Community Spirit 2008-06-13

31:20 minutes (7.17 MB)

Happenings include International Coffee Hour; Yard Sale at Unitarian Fellowship; Escape from Suburbia at Big Muddy IMC; renovations at Varsity Center for the Arts; Habitat for Humanity; Superman Celebration; Farmer's Market; ice cream social; weed pull at Labyrinth Peace Garden; and Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba. News includes worldwide protests over fuel prices; San Francisco approves giant solar incentive program; and Senate Republicans block renewables tax credits.

Your Community Spirit 2008-06-20

28:48 minutes (6.6 MB)

Treesong flies solo while Aur flies away to the land of renewable energy. Music includes Flame of Wine, an album mostly sung in Irish Gaelic. Happenings include Midwest Renewable Energy Fair; Audobon Society showing of Silent Forest; Audobon Society annual meeting; Sunset Concerts; and local yoga events. News includes plans for vertical farming in a thirty story skyscraper; US fed report details climate change effects; and Massachusetts town to build offshore wind farm.

Your Community Spirit 2008-06-27

30:51 minutes (7.07 MB)

Happenings include Habitat for Humanity; Peace Vigil; Shawnee Green Party's Independence Day Celebration; Green Party Music Fest; Big Muddy IMC's Free Film Friday; and the Reach Out to Rosie fund. News includes Supreme Court slashing Exxon's damages for Valdez spill; California announces specifics of greenhouse gas reduction; a library for clothes; and French capital to implement electric-car sharing.

Your Community Spirit 2008-07-04

28:43 minutes (6.58 MB)

Happenings include a somewhat skippy song called My Country; Independence Day; Oil Independence Day; Shawnee Green Party Independence Day; and Big Muddy IMC film. News includes top 5 ways to cool your world; China's plastic bag ban; BLM reverses stand on solar moratorium; Bush heads to G8 where climate change will be a hot topic; and investment in renewables skyrockets.

Your Community Spirit 2008-07-11

26:33 minutes (6.08 MB)

Happenings include the Longest Walk 2; Big Muddy IMC film; Habitat for Humanity; and No War With Iran, a Call to Action. News includes companies that knew about formaldehyde in FEMA trailers; presidential campaign ads attack over energy; insurance co. offers green rebuilding coverage; and three day weekends in Utah.

Your Community Spirit 2008-07-18

28:18 minutes (6.48 MB)

Backhome News talks about natural dyes. Happenings include the Longest Walk 2; Habitat for Humanity; No War With Iran, a Call to Action; and a film at the Big Muddy IMC. News includes Al Gore proposal for carbon neutrality by 2018; contest for best idea to cut greenhouse gas; 2.6 million acres open to drilling in Alaska; ex-policymakers urge current policymakers to act on energy; and rental car companies struggling to meet demand for smaller cars.

Your Community Spirit 2008-08-01

28:22 minutes (6.5 MB)

Happenings include Hummingbird Festival and Habitat for Humanity. News includes LEDs in the spotlight; product safety bill banning phthalates; Spain to cut speed limits, give out CFLs, and build electric cars; Beijing skies clear but Olympians still worry; huge chunk breaks from Antarctic shelf; and green subdivision under development in Chicago suburbs.

Your Community Spirit 2008-

30:19 minutes (6.94 MB)

Happenings include Taste of Jackson County; Big Issues on the Big Screen at the Big Muddy IMC; Habitat for Humanity; Rock Out For Rosie; Peace Coalition 25th Anniversary Celebration and Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembrance; and Invisible Children Rally. News includes Feds cutting programs to help poor countries adapt to climate change; colleges and high schools more bike and pedestrian friendly; Wal-Mart urges FTC not to define carbon offsets; two coal plants given go-ahead by green groups; and Dell Inc. claims carbon neutrality.

Your Community Spirit 2008-08-15

30:26 minutes (6.97 MB)

Happenings include Big Issues on the Big Screen at the Big Muddy IMC; Vine-Maxion at Orlandini Vineyard to support Bucky Dome; 14th Annual Insect Awareness and Appreciation Day; Global Mala Project; and Two Mile Bike Challenge. News includes stalemate over renewables tax credits; Feds axe spotted owl acreage; Greens and Navy reach compromise over low-frequency sonar; and US economy shifting to energy efficiency.

Your Community Spirit 2008-08-22

31:52 minutes (7.3 MB)

Aur was out of town this week. Happenings include Energy Film Fest; Big Issues on the Big Screen at the Big Muddy IMC; Insect Awareness and Appreciation Day; and Benefit for the African American Museum. News includes science orgs pleading for funding for severe weather prep; Colorado utility voluntarily shuts down coal plants; and climate change endangers American pika. Music includes Carter and Connelly plus a happily honored listener request for Elvenking.

Your Community Spirit 2008-08-29

29:48 minutes (6.83 MB)

Our special guest this week was Tracey Weiresmueller, whose art was recently censored on campus. Happenings include Critical Mass; Habitat for Humanity; Student Environmental Center; Brown Bag Bioneers; CODA; Quakers; The Grove; Bible Study; SIWADE; Rice and Spice dinners; International Coffee Hour; and films at Big Muddy IMC. News includes McKinney talking to Grist; GOP platform acknowledges human-caused climate change; and high oil prices could spur plastic mining from landfills.

Your Community Spirit 2008-09-05

31:30 minutes (7.21 MB)

Happenings include Brown Bag Bioneers; Energy Film Fest; Habitat for Humanity; presentation about dinosaurs in Illinois; Climate Change Forum; and Big Issues on the Big Screen at the Big Muddy IMC. News includes another large section of Canadian ice shelf breaking loose; arctic ice in death spiral; updates from Twin Cities and RNC demonstrations; and news from the Slow Foods revolution.

Your Community Spirit 2008-09-12

31:40 minutes (7.25 MB)

Our special guest is Sarah talking about the Global Mala event. Happenings include the Global Mala; Big Issues on the Big Screen at the Big Muddy IMC; Energy Film Fest Grand Finale; Climate Change Forum; and Student Environmental Center. News includes Obama mentioning green issues in September 11 forum; old growth forests absorb more CO2 than they release; and Greenpeace protesters acquitted in coal activism case.

Your Community Spirit 2008-09-19

29:48 minutes (6.83 MB)

News from Backhome explores the wonders of mint! Happenings include a story from the RNC; Brown Bag Bioneers lunches; Rice and Spice slow foods dinners; Global Mala for UN International Peace Day; Neighborhood Co-op Grocery's Local Harvest Picnic; Winter Soldier at the Big Muddy IMC; and World Car Free Day. News includes anti-coal activists in England acquitted of charges because the global warming that they were trying to stop causes more harm than the political vandalism they engaged in to stop global warming.

Your Community Spirit 2008-09-26

30:13 minutes (6.92 MB)

Special guests include Lucy and Keally from the Trek to Re-Energize America. Happenings include Brown Bag Bioneers; Rice and Spice international slow foods dinner; Habitat for Humanity; Gaia House Focus Group; Interveg vegetarian and vegan potluck; Hunger and Homelessness Week; Heartland Solar Tour 2008; and Rally for Reproductive Justice. News includes Dems letting offshore drilling ban expire; Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act passes; the dumbness that is the Bank Bailout; and the joy of the apple harvest.

Your Community Spirit 2008-10-03

28:25 minutes (6.51 MB)

Happenings include Brown Bag Bioneers; Big Muddy IMC showing of Hacking Democracy; Rice and Spice, International Slow Food Dinner; Habitat for Humanity; Domestic Violence Awareness Month; Southern Illinois Solar Tour; Rally for Reproductive Justice; and GLBT History Month. News includes the renewables tax credit on hold; renewable energy tops 10 percent of US energy production; Bush loans $25 billion to Big Auto; farmland birds don't seem to mind wind turbines; and driving is down in the US.

Your Community Spirit 2008-10-10

27:43 minutes (6.35 MB)

Happenings include Habitat for Humanity; Domestic Violence Awareness Month; Taxi to the Dark Side at the Big Muddy IMC; Saturday Morning Cartoons at Big Muddy IMC; Art Around the Square; Farmer's Market; and GLBT History Month. News includes extension of renewables credits; environmental problems to displace millions; Galapagos Islands crack down on humans; feds to designate critical habitat for polar bears; Starbucks wastes mind-altering amounts of water.

Your Community Spirit 2008-10-17

30:43 minutes (7.03 MB)

Heartland Bioneers is starting as we speak! We spent the entire show talking about Heartland Bioneers. See http://www.southernsustainability.org for a complete listing of happenings for the weekend.

Your Community Spirit 2008-10-24

29:08 minutes (6.67 MB)

Happenings include Take Back the Night; film showing of Crude at the Big Muddy IMC; and film showing of Coverup next week at Big Muddy IMC. News includes Feds boosting geothermal energy development; Bush admin will rush review of comments on endangered species; and US agrees to debt-for-nature swap with Peru; EPA releases 2009 fuel economy guide.

Your Community Spirit 2008-10-31

30:53 minutes (7.07 MB)

Music includes Samhain by Inkubus Sukkubus. Happenings include Halloween and Samhain; Critical Mass; Demonstration at Subway; Coverup at Big Muddy IMC;
Sarah Palin Horror Picture Show at Big Muddy IMC; Rocky Horror Picture Show at Big Muddy IMC; Habitat for Humanity; Election Films at the Big Muddy IMC; and the election. News includes Gore calls on youth to vote on climate; beating the KFC family meal challenge; killing vampires of the energy variety; Wal-Mart scaling back growth plans; and other headlines.

Your Community Spirit 2008-11-07

30:31 minutes (6.99 MB)

Happenings include Drop Beats Not Bombs; Murder of Fred Hampton documentary at Big Muddy IMC; Tret Fure at Cousin Andy's; Dogma film showing and discussion at Interfaith Center; Dance-Out for Education a Right, Not Privilege at SIUC; Tenants Are People Too meeting; Carbondale in Thanksgiving; Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger Week; Vegetarian Thanksgiving Potluck; and School of the Americas vigil and protest. News includes questions about greenness of new Congress; tips on frugal green living; decline in driving in the US; and tips on reusing old political yard signs.

Your Community Spirit 2008-11-14

32:02 minutes (7.34 MB)

Happenings include Day of Action Against Coal and Coal Finance; JFK assassination documentaries at the Big Muddy IMC; local protest against Prop 8 which banned gay marriage in CA; Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger Week; and the Vegetarian Thanksgiving Potluck at the Interfaith Center. News includes White House undercuts reduced-lead rule; EPA scientific advisers urge agency to delay final perchlorate decision; Bush admin takes first steps toward offshore drilling; and IEA forecasts boom in renewables through 2030.

Your Community Spirit 2008-11-21

26:55 minutes (6.16 MB)

Happenings include Hunger Week; Native American Heritage Month; International Coffee Hour; and Vigil for Peace. News includes police spying on green activists; White House pushing to nix fuel efficiency requirement for Big 3 bailout; and the dawn of World Toilet Day.

Your Community Spirit 2008-11-28

30:11 minutes (6.91 MB)

Happenings include Thanksgiving and Black Friday; RFK assassination documentary at the Big Muddy IMC; dialog about prisons at the Ralph Anderson Interfaith Dialog; the last Farmer's Market of the year; peace vigil; AIDS awareness 2008; Fantastic Chili at the Interfaith; Lights Fantastic Parade; and Alternative Gift Fair. News includes Vatican goes solar; Broadway goes green; BLM backs off of oil drilling near Utah national parks; LA goes solar; and a cemetery goes solar.

Your Community Spirit 2008-12-05

28:36 minutes (6.55 MB)

Happenings include film showing of The One Percent at the Big Muddy IMC; Interveg vegetarian potluck; Cache wetlands presentation; Holiday Craft Sale at SIUC Student Center; International Coffee Hour; Rice and Spice International Slow Foods Dinner; Vigil for Peace; Climate Change Global Day of Action; Fantastic Chili at the Interfaith Center; Alternative Gift Fair; and Holden Evening Prayer at Interfaith Center. News includes one in three toys found to be toxic; Hawaii to be first with statewide electric car charging stations; EPA makes mountaintop removal mining easier; Bush pardons bald eagle killer; Ford shifts to small vehicles; and U.N.

Your Community Spirit 2008-12-12

32:22 minutes (7.41 MB)

Music includes Hail the Holly King by Inkubus Sukkubus and The Christians and the Pagans by Dar Williams. Happenings include congratulations to the graduates and other students; the film Guerrilla at the Big Muddy IMC; Vigil for Peace; and Rice and Spice. News includes Bush admin removing independent scientific reviews from Endangered Species Act; California to slash greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020; UN chief wants Green New Deal on climate change, financial crisis; and EPA unveils most wanted list of eco-criminals. Special segments of the day is the next installment of All Natu

Your Community Spirit 2008-12-19

29:22 minutes (6.72 MB)

Happenings include Germany Awake at the Big Muddy IMC and numerous holidays in the coming week. News includes the conflict in Greece; 2 trillion tons of land ice in Arctic melted since 2003; China's first mass-produced hybrid goes on sale; and Obama's transition team goes green. Special segments include the first installment of Stupid Celebrity Eco-Quotes and the third installment of All Natural Aphrodisiacs.

Your Community Spirit 2008-12-26

30:32 minutes (6.99 MB)

Music includes The Christians and the Pagans by Dar Williams. Happenings include holidays of the season. News includes Top 10 Green Stories of 2008. Special segments include stupid celebrity How to Save the Planet quotes and Surprisingly Effective All Natural Aphrodisiacs.

Your Community Spirit 2009-01-02

30:15 minutes (6.93 MB)

Music includes Circle of Stone by Laura Powers. Happenings include inexplicable muffling and peaking of today's audio and film showing of Sir, No, Sir at the Big Muddy IMC. News includes Uncle Sam failing to protect Chesapeake Bay; a BILLION gallons of coal ash besiege residents of Tennessee; Bush admin is racing to open Californian coasts to drilling; Californian lawmakers set to take lead on national enviro policy; and eco-activist bids up oil and gas leases at auction. Special features include the final installment of All Natural Aphrodisiacs.

Your Community Spirit 2009-01-09

29:24 minutes (6.73 MB)

Happenings include the Power of Nightmares showing at Big Muddy IMC; Cousin Andy's Coffeehouse; Stand Up For the Closing of Guantanamo; planning for Parliament of Religions; presentation on religious indoctrination of children; Rice and Spice slow foods dinner; and regular events at the Interfaith. News includes an allegedly carbon neutral phone; many other coal ash ponds similar to the one that ruptured; Richardson withdraws from commerce secretary consideration; stimulus package to be green; and 'green' as overused word. Special segments include 5 of top 10 green workout - and 'playout' - ti

Your Community Spirit 2009-01-16

27:53 minutes (6.39 MB)

Happenings include Rice and Spice Slow Foods International Dinner; Power of Nightmares film showing at Big Muddy IMC; and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. News includes the word green being overused; Obama's EPA pick promises to embrace science and act on climate; Sutley promises to be 'voice for environment' in White House; and making car parts with coconuts. Special segments include 6 through 10 of the Green Workouts series.

Your Community Spirit 2009-01-23

29:08 minutes (6.67 MB)

Happenings include Rice and Spice dinner; Mumbai vigil; CIA Torture film at Big Muddy IMC; Cousin Andy's Coffeehouse; Peace Vigil; International Coffee Hour; Buying Bulk at Town Square Market; and Time for Chocolate fundraiser for Women's Center. News includes Quote of the Day; collection of headlines; online bartering; Palin to generate half of Alaska's energy by renewables by 2025; Obama puts brakes on last-minute Bush regulations; Senate confirms three Cabinet members to energy and environment posts; eight Bushisms to commemorate the End of an Error; and LED Umbrella powered by falling rain

Your Community Spirit 2009-01-30

30:08 minutes (6.9 MB)

Music includes a solar holiday song. Happenings include International Coffee Hour; Critical Mass; Rice and Spice International Slow Food Dinner; Big Muddy IMC film showing Sir, No Sir; Vigil for Peace; Spoken Word at Hangar 9; Time for Chocolate fundraiser for the Women's Center; WDBX Valentine's Ball. News includes House passing stimulus package with more than $100 billion in green spending; Gore urges quick action on climate; falling gas prices; beef has 13 times climate impact of chicken, 57 times climate impact of potatoes; sexy Superbowl PETA ad banned; EPA places hold on a coal-fired power plant.

Your Community Spirit 2009-02-06

29:20 minutes (6.72 MB)

Happenings include International Coffee Hour; Rice and Spice Slow Food Dinner; Film at the Big Muddy IMC; Vigil for Peace; WDBX Ball; Spend Nothing Month; and Taste for Chocolate benefit for the Women's Center. News includes Hillary Clinton to visit China; Obama scrapping oil and gas leases on public lands in Utah; House considers renewable energy standards; California vineyards and farms could vanish in face of climate change; Big Coal has a rough week; China will not escape climate change talks; 2010 Prius to feature solar panels on roof; parts of stimulus package up for grabs by greenies; a

Your Community Spirit 2009-02-13

28:02 minutes (6.42 MB)

Happenings include Happy Birthday wishes in Japanese; a smattering of holidays; Interfaith Center library item giveaway; Beyond Treason film showing at Big Muddy IMC; health practitioners at Town Square Market open house; bread making workshop at Interfaith Center; WDBX Ball; International Festival at SIUC Student Center; Taxi to the Dark Side film and discussions at Unitarian Fellowship; Church of the Good Shepherd fundraiser; Vigil for Peace; International Coffee Hour; Rice and Spice; Co-op chocolate event. News includes Green Valentine's Day Gifts; 4 ways to appreciate your lover without co

Your Community Spirit 2009-02-20

31:17 minutes (7.16 MB)

Happenings include Cornel West; Taxi to the Dark Side and discussion on torture; international buffet and culture show; Matrix showing and discussion; interfaith dialog.

Your Community Spirit 2009-02-27

29:01 minutes (6.64 MB)

Happenings include unusual holidays; International Coffee Hour; Black Wax / Is That Jazz film showing at the Big Muddy IMC; Big Muddy Film Fest; Women's History Month; Losar, the Tibetan New Year; First Annual Shawnee Energy Fest; NASA climate satellite crashes; bishops call for "carbon fast" for Lent; oil execs urge offshore drilling; climate lobby booms; Seattle company makes discoveries for using algae as biofuel; icecaps melting faster than previous estimates; Obama picks reformer for USDA deputy secretary; and energy policy major focus of Congress in coming months.

Your Community Spirit 2009-03-06

31:13 minutes (7.15 MB)

Happenings include the holidays of the day and week; International Coffee Hour; Vigil for Peace; World Day of Prayer; film showing of Brother Minister: The Assassination of Malcolm X at the Big Muddy IMC; Habitat for Humanity workday; Matrix Trilogy presentation and discussion; Lifesavers fndraiser. News includes roadbuilding's destruction of watershed hydrology; activists and members of Congress push for crackdown on coal wastes; European ministers flocking to Washington to talk climate; L.A. voters reject green jobs initiative; conservationists mourn death of a rare jaguar; UNEP calls automa

Your Community Spirit 2009-03-13

29:20 minutes (6.72 MB)

Backhome News segment about masonry mass heaters. Happenings include holidays of the week; International Coffee Hour; Big Muddy IMC film; Habitat for Humanity workday; upcoming events for the Iraq War anniversary. News includes composting bill in IL House and Senate; Interior Department will speed up renewables on public land; U.S. House defeated bill to set aside wilderness; ozone pollution increases risk of death; senator seeks to know who leaked Bush's dirty secrets; top climate scientist James Hansen advocates carbon tax; opposition to cap-and-trade in Senate; world's water supply at thre

Your Community Spirit 2009-03-20

28:17 minutes (6.48 MB)

Happenings include Spring Equinox and other holidays; International Coffee Hour; McGovern film at Big Muddy IMC; David and Roselyn at Cousin Andy's; Habitat for Humanity workday; Interfaith Center Facelift; Anniversary of Iraq War; film showing and discussion of Milk; Summit of Change for diversity equity; Single Payer Health Care advocacy day in Springfield; Women's History Month; Community Forum for citizen input into Comprehensive Plan. News includes House vote to create Clean Energy Corps; hybrid sales down; bill in House would prevent mass antibiotic dosing of cattle; Rep Larson advocates carbon tax; Royal Dutch Shell drops wind, solar, hydrogen investment; Governator to launch California Green Corps.

Your Community Spirit 2009-03-27

29:12 minutes (6.69 MB)

Happenings include holidays of the week; International Coffee Hour; Critical Mass; film showing of You're Fired at the Big Muddy IMC; ThinkFast fast for hunger awareness; Co-op Owner Meeting; Backyard Gardening Workshop; Shawnee Energy Fest. News includes deluge of climate and energy bills; U.S. House passes big conservation plan; GM gives free gas to white-collar staff; EPA plans aggressive review of mountaintop removal permits; Gore releases new book; urban residents generate less greenhouse gases; Exxon spill anniversary; EPA tells White House that climate change is a public threat and how

Your Community Spirit 2009-04-03

28:17 minutes (6.48 MB)

Happenings include the holidays of the week; Earth Hour; International Coffee Hour; Rice and Spice; Big Issues on the Big Screen at the Big Muddy IMC; Peace Vigil; Gender Identity and Faith Communities; Psychic Fair at Country Goddess; Backyard Gardening; Act Against Sexual Violence; Nietzsche discussion; rain gardens; and Shawnee Energy Fest. News includes going green for Earth Day; mountaintop restoration; Department of Defense to seed clouds to keep rebel farmers busy; Obama makes an April Fool's Day joke; VeggieTrader.com is website of the week; and iPhone has app for Locavores.

Your Community Spirit 2009-04-10

29:53 minutes (6.84 MB)

Happenings include Good Friday vigil at Tamms Supermax Prison; Rice and Spice; International Coffee Hour; short films at Big Muddy IMC; Habitat for Humanity; The Obama Deception showing and discussion; Vigil for Peace; Farmer's Market; Gaia House board; Getry Agizah speaks in Carbondale; US National Interest in Middle East talk; film showing of Peace, Propaganda, and the Promised Land; film showing of Occupation 101; Giant Yard Sale to Fight Hunger; Interfaith Earth Week; Shawnee Energy Fest. News includes Obama admin discussing radical tech to cool planet; ups and downs at climate conference; EPA debates whether carcinogens are OK; rich nations must slash greenhouse gases; GM, Segwey unveil Puma urban vehicle; wind turbines could power nation.

Your Community Spirit 2009-04-17

32:02 minutes (7.34 MB)

Happenings include LGBT Day of Silence; Interfaith Earth Week; Big Muddy IMC film showing War Against the Third World; Rice and Spice slow foods dinner; Earth Day; Shawnee Energy Fest.

Your Community Spirit 2009-04-24

31:46 minutes (7.27 MB)

Happenings include Gerry O'Beirne at Cousin Andy's; Rice and Spice slow foods dinner; Mission to Moscow film showing at Big Muddy IMC; Irish Festival; Love Your Enemy talk by Father Louie Vitale; Shawnee Energy Fest.

Your Community Spirit 2009-05-01

26:45 minutes (6.13 MB)

Happenings include Shawnee Energy Fest networking dinner at Rice and Spice; International Coffee Hour; Creating Art as Spiritual Inquiry; Reds film showing at Big Muddy IMC; Joe Jenk's at Cousin Andy's Coffeehouse; Shawnee Energy Fest; Free Household Chemical Collection; Habitat for Humanity; Vigil for Peace; Bealtaine. News includes energy talk at Obama's 100-day press conference.

Your Community Spirit 2009-05-08

29:07 minutes (6.67 MB)

Happenings include Shawnee Energy Fest; International Coffee Hour; Reds film showing at Big Muddy IMC; holidays of the week; Habitat for Humanity; Peace Vigils; Farmer's Market; Graduation Weekend; Graduation Festival at Interfaith Center; Patrick Sweeney Benefit; Google Earth and the Need for Religion presentation; Dragonflies presentation. News includes religious coalition seeks climate redemption; unplugged couple green and happy; Standing Women making a statement.

Your Community Spirit 2009-05-15

25:21 minutes (5.81 MB)

Happenings include Bike to Work Day; Rice and Spice International Slow Food dinner; Mission to Moscow film showing at Big Muddy IMC; Habitat for Humanity; Vigil for Peace; Farmer's Market. News includes The Ginormous Hurrinado of Aught Nine; climate bill under siege by oil, gas, coal PR campaign; U.S. plans for curtailing greenhouse gases fall short of what is needed; car ads and climate change health warnings.

Your Community Spirit 2009-05-22

29:02 minutes (6.65 MB)

Happenings include Aur's solar class; Where in the World is Osama bin Laden film showing at Big Muddy IMC; Herrin Fest featuring Kansas; Farmer's Market; Vigil For Peace; 2009 Wine and Arts Festival; Shawnee Energy Fest. News includes climate change and skeptical science.

Your Community Spirit 2009-05-29

29:35 minutes (6.78 MB)

Happenings include film showing at Big Muddy IMC; Farmer's Market; Habitat for Humanity; Vigil For Peace; and courses.

Your Community Spirit 2009-06-12

30:25 minutes (6.97 MB)

Happenings include various holidays; International CouchSurfing Day; Rice and Spice International Slow Food Dinner; Unnatural Selection film showing at Big Muddy IMC; Farmer's Market; Do Everything Tuesday at the Interfaith Center; courses by Treesong; Shawnee Energy Festival; and Midwest Renewable Energy Fair. News includes Roz Savage rowing across the ocean; Mountaintop Removal debate continues; coal becomes West Virginia's state rock; coal plants make us more vulnerable to swine flu; energy and climate bill could save money and create jobs; peeing in public saves water.

Your Community Spirit 2009-06-19

32:00 minutes (7.33 MB)

Happenings include Illuminating the Chakras workshop; Sweet Misery film showing at Big Muddy IMC; Rice and Spice International Slow Food Dinner; Bucky Dome Benefit; Shawnee Energy Fest; Egg Cartons for Good Samaritan; Vigil For Peace.

Your Community Spirit 2009-07-03

15:50 minutes (3.63 MB)

This episode features an interview with participants in the Trek to Re-Energize America. Due to technical difficulties, we were unable to record the first 12 or so minutes of the show, but we did get almost all of the interview.

Your Community Spirit 2009-07-10

29:56 minutes (6.86 MB)

Happenings include Synergy Reunion; Palast Investigates film showing at Big Muddy IMC; Momentitos Peruanos photography show; Farmer's Market; Habitat for Humanity; Vigil For Peace; Do Everything Tuesday; Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba. News includes Senate working on climate bill.

Your Community Spirit 2009-07-17

25:55 minutes (5.93 MB)

Happenings include film showing for Our Crumbling Economy Month at Big Muddy IMC; Habitat for Humanity; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Do Everything Tuesday. News includes 10 Overlooked Low-Tech Ways of Keeping Your Home Cool. Due to technical difficulties, a minute or two of audio was cut, and a few irregularities remain in the recording.

Your Community Spirit 2009-07-24

31:05 minutes (7.12 MB)

Happenings include Capitalism Hits the Fan film showing at Big Muddy IMC; Farmer's Market; Habitat for Humanity; Vigil for Peace; Do Everything Tuesday. News includes the latest from Roz Savage's ocean journey; Renewable Energy as Weapon of Mass Reconstruction; Slow Money National Gathering; traits of a green gadget; climate change meeting in Copenhagen.

Your Community Spirit 2009-07-31

28:26 minutes (6.51 MB)

Happenings include this week's holidays; Critical Mass; American Dream film showing at Big Muddy IMC; Saturday Habitat for Humanity; Vigil for Peace. News includes nuclear plants hurting power companies' credit ratings; citizens want leaders to make climate high priority; obesity causing higher health costs; Tesla Motors opens retail stores across country; Cash for Clunkers underway.

Your Community Spirit 2009-08-07

27:56 minutes (6.4 MB)

Happenings include Constantine's Sword film showing at Big Muddy IMC; Farmer's Market; Hiroshima and Nagasaki observance; local play Ismene.

Your Community Spirit 2009-08-14

30:01 minutes (6.88 MB)

Happenings include the week's holidays; Judgment at Nuremberg film showing at Big Muddy IMC; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Kiss In. News includes the latest update on Roz Savage's oceanic journey; Bill Clinton proposes EV for Clunkers program; World Naked Bike Ride; Ugly Ingenuity; oil lobby arranging town hall style protests to attack climate bill; Egypt bans genetically modified news; and updates on stories we've been following.

Your Community Spirit 2009-08-21

27:41 minutes (6.34 MB)

Happenings include the holidays of the week; Afghan Women film showing at Big Muddy IMC; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Saturday Morning Yoga; 15th Annual Insect Festival; local play Ismene; the start of the Fall Semester at various schools, colleges, and universities; Women's Equality Day. News includes Obama proposing White House farmer's market; Cash for Clunkers; veterans push for climate bill; unions and green groups unleash climate change campaign.

Your Community Spirit 2009-08-28

29:13 minutes (6.69 MB)

Happenings include this week's holidays; Critical Mass; Afghan Women film showing at Big Muddy IMC; Farmer's Market; Habitat for Humanity; Vigil for Peace; Sunday Simple Dinner; Interveg Forum; Rice and Spice; classes at John A Logan College. News includes population to reach 7 billion by 2011; renewable energy jumps to 11 percent of U.S. energy; climate change hits Illinois; positive economics of climate change policies; updates on news we're following.

Your Community Spirit 2009-09-04

28:34 minutes (6.54 MB)

Happenings include the holidays of the week; International Coffee Hour; Critical Mass; Rice and Spice; America Betrayed film showing at Big Muddy IMC; Cousin Andy's Coffeehouse; Community Conservation Botanical Garden of Southern Illinois; Food Inc. coming to Carbondale; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Solar Class; classes by Aur and Treesong; Sunday Simple Meal; Meditation at 101 Yoga; Suicide Prevention Vigil; Day of Service. News includes Angry Green Girl and updates on other news we're following.

Your Community Spirit 2009-09-11

28:11 minutes (6.46 MB)

Happenings include September 11 observance; holidays of the weekend and week; International Coffee Hour; Rice and Spice; 911 film showings at Big Muddy IMC; Vigil for Peace; Mountaintop Removal Roadshow; Fast-A-Thon at SIUC. News includes connection between environment and healthcare; 10 ways to green your mind.

Your Community Spirit 2009-09-18

33:15 minutes (7.61 MB)

Happenings include holidays; International Coffee Hour; Rice and Spice; film showing at Big Muddy IMC; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Crab Orchard Cleanup; Rend Lake Cleanup. News includes Green Your Mind Part 2 and updates on news we're following.

Your Community Spirit 2009-09-25

29:43 minutes (6.8 MB)

Happenings include holidays; International Coffee Hour; Critical Mass Bike Ride; Rice and Spice; Yes Men Fix The World film showing at Big Muddy IMC; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Green Homes Festival; Heartland Solar Tour; GLBT Pride Picnic. News includes approaching climate summit at Copenhagen; Murkowski Amendment and climate change; Senate climate legislation; EPA may regulate gender-bending chemicals in water; green corporate rankings; Yes Men distribute fake copies of New York Post for Climate Week.

Your Community Spirit 2009-10-02

28:11 minutes (6.46 MB)

Happenings include holidays; Kill A Watt meter available for checkout at library; International Coffee Hour; Stop Bullying Children film showing at Big Muddy IMC; Rice and Spice; Habitat for Humanity; Farmer's Market; Heartland Solar Tour; Vigil for Peace; Naked Yard Sale; GLBT Pride Picnic; Sierra Club Annual Beach Party and Picnic; Ralph Anderson Interfaith Dialog on Torture and Accountability; Improving Your Nature Photography. News includes climate bill; Tesla Model S; German clunker goes electric; and teaser for 11 Ways to Stop Worrying and Love the Green Life.

Your Community Spirit 2009-10-09

30:34 minutes (7 MB)

Happenings include holidays; International Coffee Hour; Rice and Spice; Art Around the Square; Farmer's Market; Habitat for Humanity; Vigil for Peace; Heartland Solar Tour; World Indigenous Day. News includes the economics of saving the planet and 11 Ways to Stop Worrying and Love the Green Life.

Your Community Spirit 2009-10-16

31:35 minutes (7.23 MB)

Happenings include the week's holidays; Generation RX film showing at Big Muddy IMC; Capitalism: A Love Story film showing; Rice and Spice International Slow Food Dinner; Southern Illinois AIDS Walk; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Ralph Anderson Interfaith Dialog; Sexytime Fair; Trash for Treasure Lake Cleanup. News includes Greenpeace activists staging protest on roof of British parliament; Berlin brothel goes green to beat the crisis; Arctic icecap will soon vanish completely during summer months; parks and greenery fight depression; major climate actions coming up on October 24.

Your Community Spirit 2009-10-23

30:06 minutes (6.89 MB)

Happenings include holidays; International Coffee Hour; Rice and Spice Slow Foods Dinner; Flow film showing at Big Muddy IMC; Pumpkin Glow and Stroll; Take Back The Night; Farmer's Market; International Day of Climate Action; Unity Dinner; Vigil for Peace; Human Rights Celebration; planning for Vegetarian Thanksgiving; Native American Heritage Month film showing; Homelessness and Extreme Poverty Symposium. News includes International Day of Climate Action; 51 percent of greenhouse gases from meat and dairy industry; new project combines agriculture with solar power; Top Ten Most Fuel Efficient

Your Community Spirit 2009-11-06

30:47 minutes (7.05 MB)

Happenings include holidays; International Coffee Hour; Rice and Spice International Slow Food Dinner; Fog of War film showing at Big Muddy IMC; Farmer's Market; Habitat for Humanity; Vigil for Peace; Women of Choice fundraiser play for the Women's Center; Prayer Ceremony for Native American ancestors; The Art of Letting Go from a Buddhist Perspective; Quaker film showing; Tree-mend-us art exhibition; Celebrating Peace and Mother Earth; Vegetarian Thanksgiving; Bird Migration in Southern Illinois show; School of the Americas Watch. News includes climate talks in Spain; climate bills and action

Your Community Spirit 2009-11-13

29:27 minutes (6.74 MB)

Happenings include Friday the 13th; holidays; Eco Dawgs tree planting; International Coffee Hour; special Rice and Spice Slow Food International Dinner with Afghani food and documentary about Afghanistan; Habitat for Humanity; Buckminster Fuller Dome work day; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; Gaia House Interfaith Center work day; community yoga; Coal Country film showing; Gaia House Library Party; annual Vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner; annual Carbondale in Thanksgiving; Native American Heritage Month events. News includes upcoming Copenhagen conference; feeding the world sustainably by 2050;

Your Community Spirit 2009-11-20

29:41 minutes (6.8 MB)

Happenings include holidays; International Coffee Hour; Rice and Spice International Slow Foods Dinner; Dispatches: Iraq’s Missing Billions film showing at Big Muddy IMC; Farmer's Market; Vigil for Peace; School of the Americas Watch convergence; AIDS Memorial Quilt; Alternative Gift Fair. News includes renewables rebate program in Illinois; Roz Savage walking for action on climate change; Monsanto says genetically modified foods will save us; scientists develop rot-resistant apples; new book Eating Animals.

Your Community Spirit 2009-11-27

26:59 minutes (6.18 MB)

Happenings include holidays; Black Friday; Buy Nothing Day; Rice and Spice International Slow Foods Dinner; Jdimyati Damour Day; I.O.U.S.A. film showing at Big Muddy IMC; final Farmer's Market of the year; Vigil for Peace; AIDS Memorial Quilt; Alternative Gift Fair; solar installer class. News includes the full list of 9 New Traditions for a Greener, Saner Holiday Season.

Your Community Spirit 2009-12-04

28:45 minutes (6.58 MB)

Happenings include holidays; American Ruling Class film showing at Big Muddy IMC; Rice and Spice International Slow Food Diiner; WDBX's annual Winter Bash; Lights Fantastic Parade; Southern Illinois Alternative Gift Fair; Community Yoga Class; Jam for Justice; State of the Sustainable City Address; Season's Beatings, the Southern Illinois Roller Girls' first public scrimmage. News includes grim update to IPCC's climate science; Obama heads to Copenhagen; human-caused climate change does in fact exist.

Your Community Spirit 2009-12-11

28:02 minutes (6.42 MB)

Happenings include holidays; Gaia Cafe; Rice and Spice International Slow Food Dinner; Climate Candlelight Vigil; Wetback film showing at Big Muddy IMC; Climate Change Rally and Forum; Vigil for Peace; Carbondale City Council meeting. News includes local and global events surrounding the Copenhagen climate conference.

Your Community Spirit 2009-12-18

28:46 minutes (6.59 MB)

Happenings include holidays; Rice and Spice International Slow Food Dinner; Class Dismissed film showing at Big Muddy IMC; and Vigil for Peace. News includes Copenhagen report, including a massive Copenhagen ruse by the Yes Men and allies.

Your Community Spirit 2009-12-25

26:43 minutes (6.12 MB)

Happy Holidays! Happenings include winter holidays; What Would Jesus Buy film showing tonight at the Big Muddy IMC in honor of Christmas; Vigil for Peace; Sierra Club New Year's Day Stone Soup Picnic. News includes a holiday season with a lower carbon footprint and a higher presences of love and community.

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.

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.