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The Story of Aaron Swartz – Film on Radio – ONE self contained 29 min. program

ARCHIVE – On the fourth anniversary of Aaron’s death
The life and work of Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden and Aaron Swartz are related around the question what the internet can be in our lives: an instrument of surveillance or of social change. And as the future of the internet and net neutrality and the role of the FCC all hang in the balance again in 2017 the extraordinary life and ideas of Aaron Swartz are worth remembering.
This program is based on the soundtrack of the 2014 movie: The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz. His death at age 26 on January 11, 2013, made the internet light up with grief and also anger at a judicial system that [ . . . ]

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The Story of Aaron Swartz – A film on radio production

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The Internet’s Own Boy by Brian Knappenberger
SPECIAL re-issue on the fourth anniversary of Aaron’s death
This program is based on the soundtrack of the 2014 movie: The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz. His death at age 26 on January 11, 2013 made the internet light up with grief and also anger at a judicial system that haunted and hunted him. He was facing 35 years in prison and $1 million in fines for bulk-downloading from a site, JSTOR, that was freely available to Massachusetts Institute of Technology students.
“Aaron’s story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity” said director, Brian Knappenberger. “This is the story of programming prodigy and information [ . . . ]

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Ice Core Climate Records of the World Prof. Lonnie Thompson

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Lonnie Thompson is University Distinguished Professor at Ohio State University in the School of Earth Sciences and the Byrd Polar Research Center. He is the leading paleo-scientist who drilled and preserved ice cores from high mountain glaciers while others focussed on Greenland and Antarctica.
In 1952 the Danish geophysicist Willi Dansgaard made a discovery that opened up a completely new field of research. He found that the amount of heavy oxygen isotopes in rain correlates with the temperature at the location where the precipitation was formed. But more important in preparation for debates with climate change deniers is the record of CO2 that is also preserved in the ice cores. The correlation of temperature rise and [ . . . ]

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Ice Core Climate Records of the World: – Prof. Lonnie Thompson

Lonnie Thompson is University Distinguished Professor at Ohio State University in the School of Earth Sciences and the Byrd Polar Research Center. He is the leading paleo-scientist who drilled and preserved ice cores from high mountain glaciers while others focussed on Greenland and Antarctica.
In 1952 the Danish geophysicist Willi Dansgaard made a discovery that opened up a completely new field of research. He found that the amount of heavy oxygen isotopes in rain correlates with the temperature at the location where the precipitation was formed. But more important in preparation for debates with climate change deniers is the record of CO2 that is also preserved in the ice cores. The correlation of temperature rise and decrease with increasing and decreasing [ . . . ]

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Prof. Lonnie Thompson: Melting of the High Mountain Glaciers of the World

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Abrupt Climate Change and Our Future
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This is a re-broadcast and partial update of one of the most appreciated and also rare programs by TUC. This program will be followed by two updates with Dr. Thompson.
Thompson issues a warning that the mountain glaciers he knows and loves are melting ever more dramatically within the last twenty years. He is the leading expert on glaciers with 30 years of on location research.
Thompson saw one of the first ice cores that was recovered from a glacier when he was in graduate school. He was fascinated by the amount of data on earth history, past climate and world changing events that can be read from these ice cores [ . . . ]

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Prof. Lonnie Thompson: Melting of the High Mountain Glaciers of the World

Abrupt Climate Change and Our Future – ARCHIVE
This is a re-broadcast and partial update of one of the most appreciated and also rare programs by TUC. This program will be followed by two updates with Dr. Thompson.
Thompson issues a warning that the mountain glaciers he knows and loves are melting ever more dramatically within the last twenty years. He is the leading expert on glaciers with 30 years of on location research.
Thompson saw one of the first ice cores that was recovered from a glacier when he was in graduate school. He was fascinated by the amount of data on earth history, past climate and world changing events that can be read from these ice cores and made the exploration [ . . . ]

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Press Conference from the Norwegian Young Sea ICE Expedition – N-ICE2015

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In the winter of 2015, an ice-bound Norwegian research vessel drifted with the shrinking Arctic ice for half a year while an international team of 70 scientists worked to better understand the effects of rising temperatures and changing sea ice.
It was the first wintertime Arctic Sea ice experiment to study the thinning ice pack. Data from submarines since 1958 and from satellites since 1972 had already shown that the frozen area in the Arctic is diminishing, the ice is getting thinner, multi year solid old ice is disappearing and the Arctic ocean is warming. However nobody had stayed with the ice for 6 months.
Since 1928 the Norwegian Polar Institute has done scientific research, mapping and [ . . . ]

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Press Conference from the Norwegian Young Sea ICE Expedition – N-ICE2015

In the winter of 2015, an ice-bound Norwegian research vessel drifted with the shrinking Arctic ice for half a year while an international team of 70 scientists worked to better understand the effects of rising temperatures and changing sea ice.
It was the first wintertime Arctic Sea ice experiment to study the thinning ice pack. Data from submarines since 1958 and from satellites since 1972 had already shown that the frozen area in the Arctic is diminishing, the ice is getting thinner, multi year solid old ice is disappearing and the Arctic ocean is warming. However nobody had stayed with the ice for 6 months.
Since 1928 the Norwegian Polar Institute has done scientific research, mapping and environmental monitoring in the Arctic [ . . . ]

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How does the melting Arctic affect the rest of the world?

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NOAA’s Arctic Report Card 2016
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The Arctic is now warming twice as fast as the global average. That’s the finding in the 11th Arctic Report Card released on December 13, 2016, at the annual American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco. NOAA’s Arctic Research Program Director, Jeremy Mathis, said about the year 2016: “Rarely have we seen the Arctic show a clearer, stronger or more pronounced signal of persistent warming and its cascading effects on the environment than this year.”
The Arctic Report Card, by a team of 61 scientists from 11 nations, lists the many ways in which the warming Arctic affects sea level rise, ocean and air circulation as well as weather in the [ . . . ]

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How does the melting Arctic affect the rest of the world?

NOAA’s Arctic Report Card 2016
The Arctic is now warming twice as fast as the global average. That’s the finding in the 11th Arctic Report Card released on December 13, 2016, at the annual American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco. NOAA’s Arctic Research Program Director, Jeremy Mathis, said about the year 2016: “Rarely have we seen the Arctic show a clearer, stronger or more pronounced signal of persistent warming and its cascading effects on the environment than this year.”
The Arctic Report Card, by a team of 61 scientists from 11 nations, lists the many ways in which the warming Arctic affects sea level rise, ocean and air circulation as well as weather in the Northern Hemisphere and beyond.
The warming Arctic [ . . . ]

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Faster Than Forecast: The story ice tells about climate change – Professor Jason Box

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At years’ end 2016 denial of climate change is being promoted at the highest level of the incoming Trump administration in the US. This in spite of the fact that even the coldest parts of planet earth are now warming at an unprecedented rate.
Professor Jason Box is one of the world’s experts on the Greenland ice sheet. He is professor in glaciology at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland. He moved to Denmark to be closer to the one field of study that he is dedicated to with a kind of passion and sense of responsibility that is unusual for a tenured Professor. While working at the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State [ . . . ]

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Faster than forecast: The story ice tells about climate change – Professor Jason Box

At years’ end 2016 denial of climate change is being promoted at the highest level of the incoming Trump administration in the US. This in spite of the fact that even the coldest parts of planet earth are now warming at an unprecedented rate.
Professor Jason Box is one of the world’s experts on the Greenland ice sheet. He is professor in glaciology at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland. He moved to Denmark to be closer to the one field of study that he is dedicated to with a kind of passion and sense of responsibility that is unusual for a tenured Professor. While working at the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University from 2002-2012 he began [ . . . ]

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Winona LaDuke on Standing Rock – The test of civil society

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On her way home from one of many visits to Standing Rock, the Native American activist and author Winona LaDuke stopped in Chicago and gave a talk at the Newberry Library to a standing room only audience.
Winona LaDuke lives on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, and is working on climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice. She is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, and Program Director of Honor the Earth.
Winona LaDuke’s talk in Chicago was framed by her clear headed assessment of the extraordinary risk that the fracking oil boom and the network of pipelines pose to our survival she offered examples how to break free from our addiction [ . . . ]

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Winona LaDuke on Standing Rock

The test of civil society
On her way home from one of many visits to Standing Rock, the Native American activist and author Winona LaDuke stopped in Chicago and gave a talk at the Newberry Library to a standing room only audience.
Winona LaDuke lives on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, and is working on climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice. She is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, and Program Director of Honor the Earth.
Winona LaDuke’s talk in Chicago was framed by her clear headed assessment of the extraordinary risk that the fracking oil boom and the network of pipelines pose to our survival she offered examples how to break free from our addiction to [ . . . ]

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Standing Rock Water Protectors are receiving eviction orders

The US Army Corps of Engineers and the North Dakota governor issue 10 day notices to Oceti Sakowin camp
This program is being recorded on November 29, 2016, less than a week before a December 5 deadline set by the Army Corps of Engineers as well as the Governor of North Dakota to vacate the several thousand inhabitants of Oceti Sakowin the most significant camp of the water protectors at Standing Rock.
The Standing Rock protests began in the Spring of 2016 in reaction to the construction of Energy Transfer corporation’s Dakota Access pipeline. It is designed to carry oil extracted by fracking.
The pipeline would run from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota to southern Illinois, crossing beneath the Missouri and [ . . . ]

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