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C-Realm Radio 016

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Bring the HONK!

Bring the HONK!

In the first part of the hour, KMO talks with Sara Valentine by phone. Sara is one of the organizers of the HONK NYC festival which brings activist street musicians from around the world to NYC for four days of music and connection-building. Later KMO talks with Zero Books publisher, Doug Lain.

CRV215

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One of the rams from Bob's flock.

One of the rams from Bob's flock.

In this members-only episode, KMO concludes the conversation with Bob Johnson about how to transition to a post-carbon civilization. Later, KMO reads and responds to feedback from listeners and talks a bit about Consider Phlebus, as space opera novel by Ian M. Banks.

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KMO talks to Omega Optical founder, Bob Johnson, about the technical side of adapting to energy decent. Change is not optional. Adaptive change is.crr015_cover

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James Leonard

James Leonard

KMO and Olga drove down to Brattleboro, Vermont to experience artist James Leonard's Tent of Casually observed Phenologies. If people don't listen to climate scientists but they do listen to fortune-tellers, what's a concerned artist to do?

C-Realm Radio 014

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crr014_coverOn this 15th anniversary of the attacks of September 11th, 2001, KMO welcomes Mark Robinowitz of OilEmpire.us back to the C-Realm to separate the evidence from the disinformation and make sense of the changes that have come in the wake of that historic day.

CRV213

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crv213_coverMore musings on the topic of conspiracy theories. No guest. Just KMO chasing the bb rattling around in his skull.

C-Realm Radio 013

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CRR013_CoverLarry Lowe joins KMO to talk about the origin and use of the phrase "conspiracy theory."

CRV212

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Did we dodge a bullet with this guy?

Did we dodge a bullet with this guy?

Part 2 of KMO's conversation with Doug about the 2016 election. Why do liberals seem so much more susceptible to the narcissism of small differences than conservatives? Did we really dodge a bullet when Al Gore won the popular vote in November of 2000 but then lost the election? Doug explains why we might never have had the smartphone revolution had Gore gotten his way on the Clipper chip and heavy-handed limitations on the use of cryptography.

507: Anthropogenic Ecosystems

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Cows and trees go together like chocolate and peanut butter.

Cows and trees go together like chocolate and peanut butter.

KMO welcomes Eric Toensmieir back to the C-Realm Podcast to talk about various ways of sequestering carbon. Eric comments on the controversy in response to Allan Savory's infamous TED talk on the benefits of holistic grazing practices. There are much better ways to sequester carbon and improve landscapes via wise grazing practices. Eric describes some of the edible perennial trees and shrubs that he has growing in his zone 5 home garden in Holyoke, Massachusettes. The conversation ends with a much-needed reminder (in some environmentalist circles) that humans are not a scourge upon the living Earth. Industrial capitalism is, but we're learning to make wise use of the land in spite of the economic imperatives that rule our lives.

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CRV211_coverKMO and fellow Bellows Falls resident and ardent Bernie Sanders supporter, Doug, recorded a long discussion about issues surrounding the 2016 Presidential contest. They both basically tuned out after the Democratic convention. For die-hard Sanders supporters, the election is over. The hullabaloo over the final leg of the race in November is a distant, abstract concern.