The Real Dirt on Frac Sand Mining
The health and environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing--fracking--are becoming better known, but far from the injection site, mining and preparation of the sand used in fracking has serious, and often overlooked, impacts on water and air quality, the economic stability of rural communities, and public health. Patricia Popple, a long-time organizer and educator on frac sand mining impacts, talks with Steve and Annie about the problems and the groups and people at the grassroots and in state agencies who are taking action.
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AfD Radio: Corporations and Democracy
"Corporations and Democracy" radio, now in its 20th year, is produced and hosted by AfD members and friends on KZYX&Z-FM, Mendocino County Public Broadcasting. The shows feature interviews with local and nationally-known activists, journalists, authors, and policy-makers. You can listen live on air on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 1 p.m. at 90.7, 91.5, and 88.3 FM in Mendocino County, California, or access the livestream at the station's website.
The show's hosts are Annie Esposito and Steve Scalmanini (pictured at right), alternating with Linda McClure.
After the broadcast, you can listen or download podcasts here. We also archive past shows on this page.
Whether the focus is local or international, "Corporations and Democracy" looks at how corporate rule stands at odds with good public policy on a range of issues, and provides an opportunity for listeners to learn what individuals and communities are doing at the grassroots to build better and more sustainable alternatives.
If you'd like to find out how to air "Corporations and Democracy" on your local non-commercial radio station, please contact us.