Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Silver Donald Cameron, Brandy Gallagher, Janine Bandcroft Jan. 23, 2012

This week: Silver Donald Cameron is a Canadian educator, activist, playwright, journalist, long-time columnist for the Halifax Sunday Herald, and the author of scores of radio and television scripts. Among his 17 book titles are: ‘A Million Futures,’ ‘Sailing Away from Winter,’ ‘Sniffing the Coast,’ as well as ‘The Living Beach,’ and ‘The Education of Everett Richardson,’ both recognized as being among Atlantic Canada’s 100 Greatest Books. Silver Donald Cameron’s latest venture is The Green Interview, an innovative web journalism site focusing on the environment, and he’s currently on a Nova Scotia-wide lecture tour promoting energy efficiency and consumer best practices.

Silver Donald Cameron in the first half.

And; almost everyone can talk a good green game, but what happens when it comes to following up the palaver?

OUR Ecovillage is where the bicycle rubber meets the bike trail. A 25 acre sustainable living demonstration site and education centre, located in Shawnigan Lake, just up the road from Victoria, OUR Ecovillage has been living the green dream, while training countless others in the ways of living they can employ to lessen their load on the environment. From food security and alternative building models, to teaching people how to live and work cooperatively, the project emphasizes it is; “by community, for community, through community.” It all sounds ideal; but, there’s a problem in paradise.

Brandy Gallagher is co-founder and developer of OUR Ecovillage, and is a member of TOPIA, The Sustainable Learning Community Institute. Brandy Gallagher and saving a village to save US in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us from up in the beautiful Cowichan Valley environs at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with some of the stories from our city’s streets and beyond occurring over the past week. But first, Silver Donald Cameron and the Green Interview; conversations with people, and encounters with ideas that are re-inventing the World.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com

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Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Wednesday, 1-2pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, on the internet at: cfuv.uvic.ca, and archived at: www.gorilla-radio.com. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com, which you can now support at Petreon.com. Check out the GR blog at: gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/ G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media. Some past guests include: M. Shahid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, Ramzy Baroud, David Barsamian, Eva Bartlett, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Michel Chossudovsky, Paul Cienfuegos, Jon Elmer, Yves Engler, Laura Flanders, Eva Golinger, Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Denis Halliday, Chris Hedges, Patrick Henningsen, Julia Butterfly Hill, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Diana Johnstone, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Naomi Klein, Frances Moore Lappe, Ingmar Lee, Dave Lindorff, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Janos Maté, Jennifer Moore, Alexandra Morton, Sharmine Narwani, Andrew Nikiforuk, Ken O'Keefe, Greg Palast, Dawn Paley, Michael Parenti, Robert Parry, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, Ted Rall, Paul Craig Roberts, John Ross, David Rovics, Danny Schechter, David Schindler, Vandana Shiva, Tim Shorrock, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Linn Washington, Jr., Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.