A Rude Awakening – January 28, 2022

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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On Friday’s show, I’ll speak to Palestinian climate activist Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh on the discussing the perseverance of his organization, Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability.  And, I’ll have a conversation with Mathias Rittgerott, Campaigner for the German-based NGO Rettet den Regenwald/Rainforest Rescue on their latest effort to get the United Nations to stop contracting … Continued


On Friday, I’ll speak to the communications director for climate policy think tank The Climate Center’s Ryan Schleeter on Governor Gavin Newsom’s $22.5 billion climate budget and what that means for California.  We’ll switch gears and speak to Global Forest Coalition’s Simone Lovera on their latest collaborative report entitled: “Gender Justice and Climate Action: A … Continued


On today’s show, we’ll get an update from Oakland Institute executive director Anuradha Mittal on their recent reports regarding the conservancies in Northern Kenya, the ongoing forced eviction of the Maasai in Ngorongoro region (please sign the petition) and the victory against the World Bank’s DBR (doing business rating).  We’ll end the show with some … Continued


On today’s show I’m highlighting a few interviews that contain information that is important as we move into the New Year. First, we’ll hear from Dr. Marty Ralph from Scripps Institution of Oceanography  at University of San Diego talking about mitigating our drought here in the west. And then, a conversation with Jamie Alexander, founding director … Continued


It’s the holiday season and that means this episode is a rerun of sorts.  You’ll hear the full interview with Australian-based documentarian Michael Shaw on his piece “Living in the Time of Dying” which you can see for free at livinginthetimeofdying.com and a rerun of my conversation with Oregon State University’s Dr. Steve Strauss on … Continued


An exclusive conversation with author and investigative reporter Carey Gillam about those nasty PFAS chemicals (also known as forever chemicals) and her latest book “The Monsanto Papers”  read Carey Gillam’s recent article EPA unveils new strategy to address US contamination of ‘forever’ chemicals www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/18/epa-forever-chemicals-new-strategy buy “The Monsanto Papers”  careygillam.com/books and stay tuned we’ll switch gears … Continued