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Cash Cow of Clear Channel Drops A Turd On Cash-strapped EcoTalk

Just when we thought we were finally getting a break..along comes The Savage One.
Because EcoTalk is produced independently in the green Bay Area, far
from the not-so-green Apple, we have been renting space at a private
studio in SF to record the shows at considerable personal expense.

A_quake_frankenRecently, The Quake
(AAR’s SF affiliate), was nice enough to find us a free hour in one of
the Clear Channel Studios housed in the same building as KQKE, which
like many AA affiliates, is owned by CC.

Several weeks ago we finally
got to start taping the show (for free) at KQKE – just as we were
settling in after two shows, and about to tape the third (literally as
I was walking into the building), A_savage_mic_70_2I got a call on my cell phone from
our contact at KQKE – informing us, politely and with regrets – that
the studio would not be available that day and for the foreseable
future because Michael Savage decided he wanted to have that studio for
Oh really??? After my producer and I sped across town to keep
our taping time, once again back in the rented studio, we had a moment
to reflect. Ah, the indignity of being bumped by the right wing
hate-monger while we’re just trying to keep our costs downto bring a
little eco-enlightenment to America each week.

May he be burned by global warming.

Posted by Betsy

About EcoTalk

EcoTalk on San Francisco’s KCBS 740 AM
Now in its ninth year on the airwaves, EcoTalk is an award-winning
series of one-minute vignettes that focus on all aspects of a greener
lifestyle. This first-of-its-kind feature offers the latest on emerging
eco-trends with an emphasis on everyday tips for resource conservation,
energy efficiency, responsible consumption and waste reduction.
Veteran broadcast journalist Betsy Rosenberg’s compelling sound-bytes
connect the dots for listeners and make the case that environmental
protection is in the best interest of consumers, communities, and

EcoTalk on Air America Radio

Betsy Rosenberg also hosts an hour-long interview format edition of
EcoTalk on Air America Radio, the fastest growing network in radio
history. It’s the only nationally syndicated environmental program on
commercial radio today. Through conversations with today’s leading
environmental experts, authors, business leaders, and advocates – as
well as ordinary folks who are making an extraordinary environmental
difference – Rosenberg explores both persistent and emerging
environmental  challenges and solutions long before the mainstream
media are paying attention.

Voices of Leaders in Sustainability
EcoTalk’s emphasis is on the environmental impacts of  human activity
and the resulting impact on human, animal,  plant, and ecosystem health.
We offer practical alternatives
for more eco-conscious living, and bring the voices of leaders
in the sustainability movement to the listening audience. Recent guests include:

Environmental authors and activists
Robert Kennedy, Jr., Hunter Lovins,
John Stauber and T.A. Barrons;
Green business
Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, Yvon Chouinard,
founder of Patagonia, Inc., Jeffrey Hollender, founder and
CEO of 7th Generation, and Ray Anderson, founder and chairman
of Interface Carpets;

Fortune 500
Andy Acho, Worldwide Director of Environmental
Outreach and Strategy at Ford Motor Company and GM’s
Dave Barthmuss
Noted climate change experts Ross Gelbspan, and Bill McKibben, and scientists
Dr. Sandra Steingraber and Dr. Riki Ott;

Policy experts
Deb Callahan, President of the League of Conservation Voters,
Carl Pope, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, Roland
Hwang, a senior policy analyst for the NRDC.

Arlie Schardt

A_schardtInterview with Arlie Schardt of Environmental Media Services.

Green Media

We’ll discuss the state of "green" media with three eco-pioneers:
Kerwood Host of NPR’s Living on Earth

A_emagazineDoug Moss Editor and Publisher
of "E" Magazine

A_earth_talkPeter Kreitler, Founder and Co-host (with Alexandra Paul) of EarthTalk
, L..A.’s environmental television program.

We’ll learn why
and how they launched their respective productions and what inspires
them to carry on in the face of limited funding and a challenging

Post-election post mortem

A_yvon_chouinardOur guests after the election are Yvon Chouinard, Founder of Patagonia and Rick Ridgeway the company’s environmental director.
A_rick_ridgewayWe’ll discuss the impetus behind the company’s "Vote the Environment" campaign, what went wrong and what’s next.

We were unable to find active urls about the Vote the environment campaign.
They were probably disconnected after the election.


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