A Rude Awakening – January 29, 2021

A Rude Awakening

An in-depth look at community affairs on a local, national and international level, with interviews and commentary. Hosted by Sabrina Jacobs.

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Today on A Rude Awakening, we speak with two front-line activists, Will Falk and Max Wilbert, who are fighting to save Thacker Pass in Nevada, against the construction of the Silver Peak lithium mine near Winnemucca. We then speak with, Akshat Rathi, a journalist at Bloomberg, about why large companies are not reporting on their … Continued


On today’s show, host Sabrina Jacobs once against speaks with Austrian based freelance environmental journalist Bob Berwyn on the need for the implementation of the Green New Deal. We also continue our conversation with the Nature Conservancy’s Michelle Passero on their recently published Roadmap to Nature Based Climate Solutions. photo: Jonatan Pie via Unsplash  


On today’s show, host Sabrina Jacobs speaks to Austrian based freelance environmental reporter Bob Berwyn on his latest article for Inside Climate News entitled, “Many Scientists Now Say Global Warming Could Stop Relatively Quickly After Emissions Go to Zero.” Jacob also speaks to activist LaDonna Williams on the push back on the appointment of California … Continued


On today’s show, Sabrina Jacobs hosts a fund-drive special event, featuring a conversation with Sam Calish of Rewiring America. Calish discusses Rewiring America’s vision of solving the climate crisis by utilizing technology to de-carbonization the way that Americans live and through the creation of green jobs. We also are joined by a special KPFA guest! … Continued


On today’s show, we have some breaking news, as we speak with Shoshana Wechsler of the Sunflower Alliance about the recent victory in the fight against the dredging of the bay for the purpose of deepening shipping channels in order to better transport fossil fuels. We also speak with artist and environmentalist Obi Kaufmann. photo: … Continued


On today’s show, we speak with environmental and human-rights attorney, Steven Donziger, who has been placed on house arrest for over a year by a judge tied to the fossil fuel industry, after representing indigenous people in Ecuador fighting against life threatening pollution from Chevron. Also joining us is the associate director of Amazon Watch, … Continued