SoCal 350 Climate Action produces a weekly radio show, broadcast on KPFK 90.7 FM in Southern California, at 2:30pm on Wednesdays.
Each year, up to 40% food in the United States is not eaten from production to plate contributing to the largest source of waste in our landfill (organics) and the second largest source of anthropogenic methane gas in California. All the while, there are 1.5 million Angelenos who are food insecure. Our guests are working to build healthier food environments and resilient communities by improving our regional food economy and making good food accessible to all.
Hosted by Jessica Aldridge, Adventures in Waste and SoCal 350 co-founder
Guest Clare Fox, Executive Director, Los Angeles Food Policy Council. The Los Angeles Food Policy Council is a collective impact initiative working to build a Good Food system for all Los Angeles residents — where food is healthy, affordable, fair and sustainable. In her role as Executive Director, she supports and collaborates with a large network of public, private, non-profit and community leaders to catalyze policy and systems change for a sustainable and fair food system.
Guest Jose Ramirez, Executive Director, Saint Francis Center Los Angeles. For 45 years, St. Francis Center provides hunger relief to homeless and extremely low-income families and individuals in Los Angeles. In his role as Executive Director, he has provided the leadership necessary to help the Center expand its services and continue serving more communities in need.
Marcus Lopez Senior, member of the Barbareno Chumash Nation in California, speaks with Jack Eidt from SoCal 350 on climate chaos and the impacts on the Chumash people from fires, mudslides, colonization, land theft, gentrification, and offshore drilling. His family compound in the Old Spanish Town section of Montecito suffered major damage from the January 2018 mudslides.
Is driving your car in LA destroying the Amazon rainforest? Hear Zoe Cina-Sklar, Campaigner for Amazon Watch, discuss with Carry Kim from EcoJustice Radio the “End Amazon Crude” campaign and discover the numerous connections between LA’s oil addiction and preservation of the rainforest. READ MORE…
Join us for an inspiring interview with Joanna Macy, Eco-philosopher and Buddhist scholar. Listen to her share precious insights from five decades as an activist, author and visionary teacher of Buddhism, general systems theory and deep ecology. Founder of the Work That Reconnects, a groundbreaking framework and methodology for personal and social change, her many books include, ‘Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy,‘ written with Chris Johnstone.
Sabina Virgo from SoCal 350 does the Words from the Front, speaking on the Poor Peoples Campaign at the January 15 Martin Luther King Day Parade in Los Angeles.
Learn about the visionary Half-Earth Project! Conceived by world-renowned biologist and Pulitzer prize winning author, E.O. Wilson, the Half-Earth Project is headed up by Dr. Paula Ehrlich, President & CEO of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation. This remarkable project proposes the goal of conserving half the Earth in order to protect 85% or more of species, including human beings.
Jack Eidt from SoCal 350 spoke with three major environmental justice advocates with experience working to protect communities from health dangers natural gas spills and use of toxic, carcinogenic, and explosive chemicals. Andrea Leon-Grossmann is a Southern California Organizer with Food and Water Watch. Susan Gorman-Chang is a member of the Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council and leader for the community group Save Porter Ranch that has fought to expose the dangers to the community from the Aliso Canyon gas leak. Marta Segura is Climate Law Institute Southern California Engagement Director with the Center for Biological Diversity.
Words from the Front was done by Alicia Rivera from Communities for a Better Environment. She spoke on recent fenceline air quality monitoring regulations for petroleum refineries proposed by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
Carry Kim from EcoJustice Radio speaks with Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, indigenous climate and environmental activist and hip-hop artist, the voice of a generation, author of ‘We Rise‘ and an inspiration to youth worldwide. Words from the Front features Timothy Murphy from Progressive Christians Uniting, talking about the launch of the Poor People’s Campaign, and Andrea Leon Grossman, an organizer from Food & Water Watch, speaks on a recent West Los Angeles leak of the dangerous chemical mercaptin.
Honor and protect our national monuments! Listen to Ryan Henson, Senior Policy Director for The California Wilderness Coalition (aka. CalWild) as he shares how we can best steward and protect the designation of our national parks and monuments. Hosted by Carry Kim. Robert Pope from Public Watchdogs gives the Words from the Front, speaking on the burial of nuclear waste at San Onofre State Beach in San Diego County by Southern California Edison (SCE).
David Lamfrom, Director of the California Desert and Wildlife Programs from the National Parks Conservation Association, speaks with Carry Kim from EcoJustice Radio on preserving the Mojave Desert and opposing the Cadiz Water Project, that aims to mine and ship water through a pipeline and sell it to Southern California communities for more development. Jack Eidt from SoCal 350 appears on Words from the Front, talking about Labor Day and the movement to toward a just transition from fossil fuels toward efficient and clean energy economy with full employment.
Carletta Davis from We Matter Eight Mile in Alabama, and Richard Mathews from Save Porter Ranch, talk with Leah Garland from SoCal 350 on parallel natural gas leak disasters in both Alabama and Southern California. Jane Fowler from Save Porter Ranch gives the Words from the Front on the Aliso Canyon SoCalGas Leak
Ashley Hernandez from Communities for a Better Environment (Wilmington), Jan Victor Andasan from East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice (West Long Beach/Carson), join JP Morris of EcoJustice Radio to discuss youth organizing in under-resource communities, reflecting on the Los Angeles People’s Climate March that happened in April 2017. Words from the Front was done by Whitney Amaya from East Yard.
Ku Kia’i Mauna with SoCal 350 Climate Action stand for the love of a sacred mountain, Mauna Kea, on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Mahalo to Mikilani Young of Defenders of Mauna Kea and LA’s Mauna Kea movement to stop the desecration of the mountain most sacred to native Hawaiians and their culture. Interview by Carry Kim.
Leah Garland with SoCal 350 Climate Action and #EcoJusticeRadio interviewed Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director and co-founder of Restore the Delta [ www.restorethedelta.org/ ], a grassroots campaign to save the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary for future generations. Jack Eidt did the Words from the Front on the passage of California’s Cap and Trade Bill.
SoCal 350’s EcoJustice Radio debuted on KPFK 90.7 FM in LA on Earth Day, April 22nd, with guests Bill McKibben, Marta Segura, Andy Shrader, Dr. Alex Hall, and hosted by Leah Garland. Ashley Hernandez did the Update from the Frontlines, and Jack Eidt did a poetic interlude.