Radio interview

I’ll be appearing this Sunday (12/9) on Free Range Thought, WKNY Radio (1490 AM) out of Kingston NY, with hosts Adam Roufberg and Robert Johnstreet. The show airs at 1:30 pm Eastern time. I should be on at about 1:40. This discussion will likely cover a range of ecological topics including population growth, food production, climate change, and other sustainability related subjects. For those outside the station’s broadcast area an audio file should be posted on the show’s website subsequent to airing.

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12 responses to “Radio interview

  1. Good luck with the interview. Let us know how it goes.

  2. What a terrific opportunity. Keep going.

  3. You should try to be just as blunt — and truthful — as the political and financial elites of the world civilization is being, in Bali, right now. – 8)

    If you want to look, you will see it: What we get from that political and scientific congregation in Bali, right now, is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

    This is crunch time. —

  4. Thanks guys. I think it did go well. I’m a beginner at such things, but think I did okay. A time or two I may have answered a question I wasn’t asked 😕 but all in all it went smoothly.

    When the site is updated with the audio file, I’ll know better. 😉

  5. The audio is up now. I come in about a third of the way through the first segment. But Sarah Perrota is a very good singer-sonwriter, so listen to her first! 😎

  6. Just listened to the interview, well done. I liked the way it was structured, and the length was long enough to say quite a bit. You’ve a good voice and relaxed style that’s easy to listen. Wish I had taken notes so I could provide better feedback.

  7. Thanks Trinifar. When I listened to it, I was pretty satisfied. I could stand to say “uhm” a little less often (but maybe it’s better than dead air!), and I got the number wrong when discussing the ecological footprint and the number of earths we’d need if everyone lived at a US consumption levels. Otherwise, I can’t complain. 🙂

  8. Allow me to practice a different form of feedback.

    I was extremely pleased to listen to a member of my community (people I know who are of like minds on this topic, kindred spirits) speak clearly about these issues on the radio. I felt well represented. And I especially liked that bit toward the end when you spoke about Iranian success in curbing population growth which made me feel like I had made a direct contribution to the discussion. My Buddhist leanings haven’t yet gotten me beyond ego stroking. 😉

    And I also liked your suggestion of getting Paul Chefurka to do a similar interview. I’m trying to do my bit to amplify his voice too.

    Well, enough praise. You’ll do more of these things and reduce the uhm’s and ah’s. The Buddha said that public speaking was one of our biggest fears, right along side death, old age, and illness. You’ve obviously gotten beyond that, at least enough so the listener can’t detect it, which is all that matters.

  9. I just finished listening to it seconds ago. I want to echo Trinifar’s comment about what a pleasure it is to hear all the important issues we’re wrestling with get such an articulate airing. I was especially impressed with the fact that you had right at your fingertips so many details about the people who had contributed to your thinking. Made you sound quite authoritative, that did.

    They sure made you think on your feet a time or two, but you pulled it off each time. You did really well. Congratulations.

    Well, I guess I should volunteer to do a show on Peak Oil and the economic effects of energy decline. I’ll shoot you an email.

  10. Thanks guys. I should mention that when they asked me for names at the end I would like to have thrown out a few others, such as “Trinifar” or even that crazy Norwegian guy or Steve or… 🙂 But I hadn’t expected the question and just quickly grabbed at a couple of topic areas which I thought I’d struggle with if asked to fill as much time as I had in that show. Paul and Brian popped up and I realized the interview was at that moment drawing to a close, so…

    Yep, Trin, that Iran reference was from your stuff. Believe me, your influence was there more broadly as well.

    Good to hear my mentions of various authors came across in a good way. 😎 Those come easily to me since I often tend to organize my thinking around who’s said or written what.

    Yeah, Paul, do the show, man!


    “WASHINGTON: One of the world’s top scientists on global warming called for the United States to stop building coal-fired power plants and eventually bulldoze older generators that do not capture and bury greenhouse gases.

    But 159 coal-fired power plants are scheduled to be built in the next decade or so, generating enough power for about 96 million homes, according to a study last month by the U.S. Department of Energy.

    Burning coal is one of the major sources of carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas causing global warming.

    In prepared remarks to be delivered at the National Press Club Monday, NASA scientist James Hansen, who has been one of the earliest top researcher to warn the world about global warming, will call for a moratorium on building new coal-fired power plants.”

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    Interestingly: Hansen is Norway’s most common surname.

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