A Rude Awakening – October 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, it’s all about the youth. I’ll speak to Faye Lessler of the Sunrise Movement , Alex Masci of CA Youth vs Big Oil  and Magdalena Myers Dahlkamp of Youth vs Apocalypse and Earth Guardians on upcoming actions leading up to COP26 A few ways you can get involved linktr.ee/marchforstolenlivesandfutures    GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION … Continued


Today I’m in conversation with Teresa K. Miller on her new book Borderline Fortune. Borderline Fortune is a meditation on intangible family inheritance—of unresolved intergenerational conflicts and traumas in particular—set against the backdrop of our planetary inheritance as humans. As species go extinct and glaciers melt, Teresa K. Miller asks what we owe one another … Continued


Today, I’m in conversation with Anne Petermann Executive Director,  Global Justice Ecology Project and Coordinator,  International Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees. We are discussing COP26 and “Hoodwinked in the Hothouse V3: Resist False Solutions to Climate Change”. Get your FREE download to read Hoodwinked in the Hothouse V3 here climatefalsesolutions.org Photo: Langelle/photolangelle.org This is the … Continued


Naturalist, artist, and Heyday author Obi Kaufmann joins Sabrina Jacobs for an exclusive on his upcoming broadcast with Wade Crowfoot exploring what we can do now to solve California’s pressing environmental crises: https://bit.ly/2ZnM3Ez This is a special event for our Fall Fund Drivet Share, support and give if you can to KPFA your community-powered station https://secure.kpfa.org/support/


Michael Happ, Policy director for the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy discusses US farmers being closed out of climate-friendly conservation programs, Leah Redwood of Extinction Rebellion updates us on the Stop Funding Fossil Fuels action at Wells Fargo HQ and Scott Webb, Policy and Advocacy manager at Turtle Island Restoration Network on recent federally … Continued


Extreme climate events in Africa. I’ll have a conversation with climatologist, professor and director of AESEDA Dr. Gregory Jenkins on this blindspot within the climate crisis. Then I’m continuing our conversation on farming and seed laws in Africa with Anne Maina. Anne Maina has been actively working on challenging false solutions being pushed in Africa like … Continued


On today’s show, I’ll speak to contributors to the NorCal Resilience Network: Susan Silber, Terilyn Chen and Jessica Bates about how they are creating new environments for all of us to exist and be prepared for anything, AND Global Forest Coalition Executive Director Simone Lovera discussing the corporate take over of the upcoming United Nations … Continued


On today’s show, I’ll speak to Ben Frech the Public Relations Manager for the NGWA the National Groundwater Association on our current drought and water conservation Then I’ll play some audio from a recent webinar put on by AGRA Watch a grassroots, Seattle-based program of Community Alliance for Global Justice, that challenges the Bill and Melinda Gates … Continued


An in-depth look at community affairs on a local, national and international level, with interviews and commentary. Hosted by Sabrina Jacobs. On today’s show, I’ll speak to Ben Lilliston, Director of Rural Strategies and Climate Change at Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and their response to the IPCC report AND Oakland Institute Executive Director Anuradha … Continued