Your Community Spirit

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Every Friday

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WDBX 91.1 FM

audio by year '2006'

Your Community Spirit 2006-01-20

28:32 minutes (6.54 MB)

This is our first podcast. Happenings include Big Muddy IMC, Women's Center, Greylight Theatre, and WDBX. Stories include solar energy, GM crops, electricity from cow poop, and government spying. Aur was on vacation, so Treesong hosted the show.

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 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.