Archive for July 2011

On today’s Connect the Dots, Alison will be speaking with Jussta, a graduate and member of Oceanside CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), a licensed HAM Radio Technician on the Oceanside CERT HAM Emergency Team NET, a graduate of the Oceanside Citizen's Police Academy, and a Community Disaster Educator for The American Red Cross. Jussta will be discussing important information on how to properly prepare for any disaster. Considering the extreme weather and natural disasters - we all need to be prepared for any event.

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Alison speaks with poet essayist, and Pulitzer finalist, Susan Griffin, author of A Chorus of Stones on her new book, Transforming Terror: Remembering the Soul of the World, which features essays from a diverse array of contributors—writers, healers, spiritual and political leaders, scientists, and activists, including Desmond Tutu, Huston Smith, Riane Eisler, Daniel Ellsberg, Amos Oz, Fatema Mernissi, Fritjov Capra, George Lakoff, Mahmoud Darwish, Terry Tempest Williams, and Jack Kornfield who offer a blueprint for change. More on Transforming Terror at http://www.susangriffin.com/Books.html Alison’s weekly activist links here at: www.healthjournalistblog.com

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How Does Fracking Impact Property Rights?

Alison’s guest is Mike Benard, an expert on landowner issues and property rights with an organization called Spectra Energy Watch at http://www.spectraenergywatch.com. Benard, a Pennsylvania landowner and his group have been ‘connecting the dots’ to learn that the government can actually help the gas industry take your land. “Eminent domain is a growing issue in many communities because there are too many examples where eminent domain means someone wants your property,” Benard says, “ … and the government helps them take it.” For this week’s action to tell Governor Cuomo whether or not you support his recent decision to allow fracking in New York State, please go Alison’s action links and free ezine signup at: www.healthjournalistblog.com

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