Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WISE WOMEN MEDIA for April 18th, 2014--Carolyn Baker & Cheri Roberts Speaking on the Legacy of Michael C. Ruppert



We are broadcasting LIVE on Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 10PM EDT on BlogTalkRadio.
Call in number: 213.816.0357

Tonight’s show honors the legacy of one of America’s great minds, author, whistle-blower, and truth teller, Michael C. Ruppert. Carolyn and Cheri, two women who were in Michael’s inner circle, will speak about him, his projects, his website that helped people form sustainable communities called LIFEBOATS nationwide, his last days and the last radio show that was live broadcasted on Sunday, April 13th, 2014. Michael left this earth-plane later, on the same night.


Carolyn Baker, Ph.D, manages her website at http://www.carolynbaker.net and is the author of COLLAPSING CONSCIOUSLY: TRANSFORMATIVE TRUTHS FOR TURBULENT TIMES. Her previous books are NAVIGATING THE COMING CHAOS: A HANDBOOK FOR INNER TRANSITION (2011) and SACRED DEMISE: WALKING THE SPIRITUAL PATH OF INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION’S COLLAPSE (2009). She lives and writes in Boulder, Colorado. A former psychotherapist and professor of Psychology and History, Carolyn offers Life Coaching for people who want to live more resiliently in the present as they prepare for the future. She may be contacted at carolyn@carolynbaker.net.


Cheri Roberts is a 20-year media veteran, activist and published freelance writer. She is the owner of Cheri Speak Media and maintains several blogs including her main blog CheriSpeak.com where she writes on myriad topics; from current events, politics and policy to writing, blogging and marketing tips.

Don’t miss this show!  

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

WISE WOMEN MEDIA for April 4, 2014--Special Guest Robin LaDue, Author, Artist and Activist

We will LIVE BROADCAST on Friday, April 4rth, 2014 at 10PM EDT.
We welcome call ins or feel free to join us in our interactive chat room.
LINK TO GET TO THE SHOW OR TO THE ARCHIVE (AFTER THE LIVE BROADCAST): http://www.blogtalkradio.com/here-be-monsters/2014/04/05/wise-woman-media-4414-w-special-guest-robin-ladue-author-and-activist
Call in #: (213) 816-0357
Robin LaDue
Tonight's Special Guest is Author and Activist Robin LaDue. Her latest book, a remarkable offering, is titled "TOTEMS OF SEPTEMBER, A Novel of Loss, Healing and Redemption." This book gives us the tragedy of 911 from a First Nation/Native American perspective.

Robin is also an artist using various different mediums to conjure her beautiful creations for a constant healing for herself and others.

See the following site for more information about the book: http://septembertotems.com/





Thursday, March 27, 2014

WISE WOMEN MEDIA for March 28th, 2014--SPECIAL GUEST TAYE BEASLEY, Performance Artist and Dancer


Photo by James Geiger.
This week's SPECIAL GUEST is Taye Beasley, a fabulous Performance Artist and Dancer. Looking forward to having an engaging conversation with her and finding out all about how her art is helping communities and bringing people together.

We are broadcasting LIVE on Friday night, March 28th, 2014 at 10PM EDT. Just follow the link below. If you miss the LIVE BROADCAST use the same link to get to the archived show later:


During the LIVE BROADCAST you can call in to speak with Taye or interact with us in the CHAT ROOM and submit your questions or comments there. 

CALL IN # is: (213) 816-0357

TAYE’S BIO: Shawnetta "TayeTheArti$t" Beasley. 22. Baltimore, MD Native. By Way Of Atlanta And The Carolinas. Dancer/Visual Artist. Currently Residing Back In Baltimore. I've Been Dancing And Drawing Since I Was 4. Always Had A Pencil And Some Paper And Kept On My Ballet Shoes. I Started Doin Ballet At A Young Age. Shhhh Lol. I've Been All Over The East Coast And Down South Dancing/Performing. Last Year, My Artwork Started Getting Recognition From Celebrities (Christina Milian, Trinidad James, Swizz Beatz, Siya, Daniel Gibson, K. Michelle, Sage The Gemini, Chonkie F Tutz, Kida Burns, Scooter Smiff, And Alot More!)

Watch a performance by Taye here:


Photo at ART 2 ACTION/VETERANS OPEN MIC Event at Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse in Tampa, FL.
Taye is on the far right, I am the short one in the middle.
Photo by James Geiger.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

WISE WOMEN MEDIA for March 21, 2014--SPECIAL GUEST, Joy Towles Ezell and Florida’s Water Crisis

Lake with Fog at the Lake House, Lutz, Florida. Photo by Anita Stewart.

We will be broadcasting a pre-recorded interview with Joy Towles Ezell on Friday, 3/21/14 at 10PM EDT.

For tonight's show we welcome SPECIAL GUEST, Joy Towles Ezell an expert on all sorts of environmental concerns here in Florida to include our ongoing water crisis. 

Corresponding with WORLD WATER DAY on March 22nd, Joy and I will be discussing some of Florida's water issues that you may have heard about in the mainstream media and probably a few more that few of us have heard about and that never made it into the news. Don't miss this show!

***If you have questions for my guest (since this is not a live broadcast), email them to me at anitastewart@gmail.com with QUESTION in caps on the subject line. I will ask the questions during the interview.

LINK TO THE SHOW and the ARCHIVED SHOW (after the broadcast): 



JOY’S BIO: Joy Towles Ezell is an active environmentalist, environmental activist, community organizer, and pollution fighter. She is the founder and leader of local environmental groups: HOPE (Help Our Polluted Environment) In Taylor County, FL and Friends of the Fenholloway River, and is one of the founders of TRUE – Taylor Residents United for the Environment, now serving as Vice-Chair. She is also one of the founders of the Environmental Alliance of North Florida – EANoF, and now serves as Vice-chair. She is the President of the Florida League of Conservation Voters and is co-chair of Floridians Against Incinerators In Disguise. 

Her son, Trey, encouraged her to try to get the badly polluted Fenholloway River cleaned up. Trey would say every time they crossed the river, "Mom, make them clean that nasty river up." He was killed in a tragic automobile accident in 1991, so thereafter Joy has dedicated her
life to working towards cleaning up the pulp mill pollution of the only industrial-classified river in Florida. With the help of supporters, friends, and allies, Joy has challenged Procter & Gamble/Buckeye to improve their environmental practices in order to one day restore the once-beautiful Fenholloway River, the Floridan Aquifer, and the Gulf of Mexico. The local newspaper referred to Joy and HOPE as "armed radical environmental terrorists"; her quick response was "Yes, armed with the truth, radical...maybe a little for here, environmentalist, YES, and terrorist, well...,the only one we’ve ever terrorized is the PR guy from the mill – and he deserves it!

She has appeared on CBS’ 60 Minutes, in CNN’s award-winning features on pulp mill pollution: The Smell of Money, and What Price White Paper? and in the Australian Broadcasting Commission’s Clean Up The World feature stories. The community’s story was told in the book Soap Opera, written by Alecia Swazy, and in The War Against the Greens and in Blue Frontier by David Helvarg.

She has spoken at Earth Day in Washington, D.C., has testified before Congress on the Clean Water Act, has testified and entered written comments and testimony at many state and EPA hearings on environmental health, dioxin, chlorine use, pollution, and water issues, and has participated in national, regional, and state dioxin and health-related meetings since 1988. In July, 2006, she spoke at the National Academy of Sciences’ Dioxin Briefing, and spoke on the briefing on an NPR report.

The P&G/Buckeye pulp mill issue was featured in CNN’s environmental award-winning feature story What Price White Paper, and in National Geographic magazine. Joy has helped to interest the public in the issue by being in several public television feature stories, on local and state television and radio feature and news programs, and in many newspaper articles in Florida, the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

She has maintained web sites and listserves to enlighten the public and as a resource for others to use regarding chlorine use in pulp and paper mills, the latest of which is http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HopeForCleanWater/ As additional issues have arisen in her home community, she has worked with the Citizens Against the Bombing Range, and has created and maintained list serves such as http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SaveTaylorCountyFloridaResidents/ which is concerned with the proposed siting of the military missile test site/bombing range and a coal-fired power plant in her home community of Perry, Florida.

Joy serves on the Advisory Board for the Chlorine Free Products Association/IMPACT Environmental Education Foundation and on the Florida Clean Water Action Vote Environment PAC Committee. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Legal Environmental Assistance Foundation and of the Gulf Restoration Network. She was elected in 2007 to the Taylor County Soil & Water Conservation Board for a four-year term.

Joy has collaborated with groups and organizations as diverse as the:
Southeast Clean Water Network
National Clean Water Network
Natural Resources Defense Council
Environmental Health Network
National Dioxin Action Group
Citizens Clearinghouse on Hazardous Waste
Health Care Without Harm
Greenpeace
Friends of the Earth
Center for Marine Conservation
EarthJustice
Union of Concerned Scientists
GreenWave
Sierra Club
EarthShare, Inc.
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc.
Association for Birth Defect Children, Inc.
Center for Information on Toxicology
& the Environment
Gulf Coast Environmental Defense
Clean Harbors
Gulf Restoration Network
Legal Environmental Assistance Foundation
Citizens Health & Environmental Justice
Conservatree
Chlorine-Free Products Association
Dioxin Litigation Group
Tulane Environmental Law Center
BassMaster Bass Anglers Sportsman Society
Trout Unlimited
Florida & National Wildlife Federations
Big Bend Climate Action Team
National Academy of Sciences
Mendocino Environmental Center
OMB Watch
Organized Fishermen of Florida
RiverKeepers
The Dogwood Alliance
Southern Organizing Committee
for Economic & Social Justice
Save Our Suwannee
Florida NOW
Florida Panhandle Citizens Coalition
Gulf of Mexico Program
South Peace Environmental Association
Edmonton Friends of the North
The International Joint Commission
on the Great Lakes
Women’s Environment Education
Development Foundation (Toronto)
Women’s Environmental Network (London)
Florida Consumer Action Program
Tall Timbers Research Station
U.S. and Florida Public Interest
Research Groups
WorldWatch Institute
World Wildlife Fund
Florida Organic Grower& Consumers, Inc.
Clean Water Action
Florida Coalition for Peace & Justice.
Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
Tallahassee Clean Energy
No Coal Coalition

She has served on the Board of Trustees of North Florida Community College, the Taylor Soil & Water Conservation Board, the Taylor Agricultural Advisory Committee. Joy was the President of the Florida
CattleWomen, Inc., is a Lifetime member of the American Quarter Horse Association, and is a member of the Florida Cracker Cattle Breeders’Association. She has been honored with the Century Pioneer Farm Family Award and a Florida Forest Stewardship Award.

In her professional life in the 1970’s and early 1980’s FMC Agricultural Chemicals and Ciba-Geigy Ag Chemicals employed her (before her realization and transformation into an active environmentalist). Ever since then she has campaigned against the use and misuse of toxic pesticides. She worked as a fund-raiser and Florida Director for EarthShare, Inc.

Joy is as an organic farmer and rancher; was employed in the Marketing Division of the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, worked as the Wholesale Southern Sales Territory Manager for Smith & Hawken, and was named the "Employee of the Quarter" by Smith & Hawken for the 4th quarter of 2004. She now works as the Eastern sales manager for Sandvik/Bahco/Snap-On Tools.



Tuesday, March 18, 2014

WRITTEN COMMENTS FROM EPA/DEP MEETINGS ON 3/11/14 IN NAPLES, FLORIDA

DENY THE PERMIT! Floridians do not want oil drilling or fracking here. It won't repair our economy and it won't bring us jobs. It will destroy life as we know it. The oil spills and accidents happening everywhere are examples of why it should not be done. What I find remarkable is that an administration that is plunking down millions of taxpayer dollars to restore the Everglades is willing to turn over this precious land and water to be fracked. The water, the soil and the wildlife will be destroyed and these crimes will have an unknown impact on humans as well. Safety is another big issue; is evacuation of the residents the only plan now that TOTAL SAFETY (company) is out of the picture? What about open flaring, explosions, sinkholes, leaked gas, toxic fracking injection chemicals? The transport of oil, crude, natural gas, and extraction chemicals is just by itself, as dangerous and the accidents are happening almost daily now wherever fracking exists. The citizens are left with the mess and the responsibility for the clean up--IF they are not injured, sick, evacuated or dead first! Lac Megantic, Quebec is an example of this very thing when a transport train blew up, burning 300 buildings in the town, killing 47 and injuring many more. Five (5) of the dead were vaporized, their skeletal remains were never found. 
Do we want this same situation for Florida? 
Is it really all about the money? 
If you GOOGLE "oil drilling accidents" you will get 4,700,000 entries.
If you GOOGLE "fracking accicents" you will get 452,000 entries.
Even our WARS are for OIL.
These processes are NOT SAFE!
DENY THE PERMIT!
KEEP THE OIL IN THE SOIL!
ENERGY ALTERNATIVES NOW!

Anita Stewart
Hillsborough County Soil and Water, Seat 5
(Public comments made at the EPA/DEP Meeting in Naples, Florida on 3/11/14)
Fractivists at Golden Gate Community Center in Naples, Florida on March 11, 2014
Fractivists at Golden Gate Community Center in Naples, Florida on March 11, 2014. Photo by Anita Stewart.