This Week on GR
September 24, 2020
Welcome back to Gorilla Radio’s continuing efforts, NOT broadcast live from CFUV Radio in the basement of the Student Union Building at the University of Victoria, but emanating live-to-tape via Skype from our home-based … studios on this date, September 18th, 2020.
It’s clear, the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we all live. While questions about how long-lasting a change that will be are moot, what we should be asking is:
“How do we make the most of these forced changes, and now choose better ways of living?”
Dahr Jamail is a recovering
journalist and author whose latest book, ‘The End of Ice: Bearing
Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption’ is a
vital guide to both understanding these turbulent times, and the
possibilities they present. Listen. Hear.
Dahr’s latest project is ‘The Changing
Earth: Indigenous Voices From Turtle Island’ a collaboration with
indigenous scholar, Stan Rushworth that promises to, “present, via
powerful and intimate encounters, the perspective of Indigenous peoples
of the United States and Canada on the Earth’s climate and interrelated
Dahr Jamail in the first half.
And; are there any among you listening not worried about the state of
the natural World; any unaware of the collapsing populations of
insects, birds, and fish both great and small? And, are there any left
who believe it’s not too late to avert climate disaster? Well, I’m sorry
to be the one to tell you: “Yes, it IS too late, baby”. But, just
because we’ve passed the point of being able to preserve “our way of
life” doesn’t mean we can’t still live full and meaningful lives.
is an internationally renowned, award-winning documentary filmmaker.
Her latest film, premiering at the imminently opening Vancouver
International Film Festival, ‘The Magnitude of All Things’ is a deeply
personal and poignant film that, “explores the emotional and
psychological dimensions of the climate crisis and the relationship
between grief and hope in times of personal and planetary change.”
Jennifer Abbott in the second half.
And; CFUV Radio broadcaster and host of Plant Powered Radio, Janine
Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour with the Left Coast
Events Bulletin of some of the good things to be gotten up to in and
around our town in the coming week. But first, Dahr Jamail and Covid,
climate and other interrelated emergencies.
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday between 11-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/