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New Environmentalists Previous Broadcasts

From Ithaca to the Amazon (Episode #2014H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 26, 2016 -- 11:30 PM

The New Environmentalists share a common goal - safeguarding the Earth's natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for justice in their communities. These are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm's way to battle intimidating adversaries while building strong grassroots support.
Home Rules | New York | Attorney Helen Slottje helped towns across New York state protect themselves from fracking, when she utilized a clause in the state constitution that empowers municipalities to make local land use decisions
Dirty Business | India | With a small internet cafe as his headquarters,Ramesh Agrawal organized indigenous people to demand their right to information and succeeded in shutting down one of the largest proposed coal mines in Chhattisgarh, India.
Corrupting Nature | Russia | An internationally recognized zoologist, Suren Gazaryan led protests and social networking campaigns exposing Russian President Putin's illegal use of federally protected forests near the Black Sea.
Eagle Eyes| Peru | Overcoming a history of traumatic violence, Ruth Buend?a united the Ash?ninka people in a powerful campaign against large-scale dams that would have uprooted indigenous communities that were recovering from Peru's brutal civil war.
Habitat for the Endangered|Indonesia| A biologist by training, Rudi Putra is protecting the habitat of the critically endangered Sumatran rhino by dismantling illegal palm oil plantations that are destroying northern Sumatra's Leuser Ecosystem.
A Segregated Environment|South Africa | Desmond D'Sa rallied south Durban's diverse and disenfranchised communities to successfully shut down a toxic waste dump that exposed nearby residents to dangerous chemicals and violated their constitutionally protected right to a safe and clean environment.
Narrated by Robert Redford, The New Environmentalists illustrates how ordinary people are effecting extraordinary change.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 27, 2016 -- 5:30 AM

From Chicago to the Karoo (Episode #2013H)

KQED World: Fri, Apr 15, 2016 -- 9:30 PM

The New Environmentalists share a common goal - safeguarding the Earth's natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for justice in their communities. These are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm's way to battle intimidating adversaries while building strong grassroots support
South Africa | Jonathan Deal is leading a concerted campaign against fracking that threatens the Karoo, where sparse desert and majestic mountains converge to create an agriculture heartland and flourishing wildlife reserves.
Iraq | The Mesopatamia Marshes had been a vital life force for centuries until Saddam Hussein destroyed them. Azzam Alwash has taken on the challenge of restoring the wetlands to their original splendor.
Italy| An elementary school teacher began a public education campaign about the dangers of incinerators in his small Tuscan town that grew into a national Zero Waste movement that is spreading across Europe.
West Timor | When Indonesian marble mining companies began to exploit the pristine mountains surrounding her homeland, Mama Aleta Baun organized villagers in a peaceful weaving protest that halted the mining.
Chicago | A mother of three led local residents in a successful campaign to shut down two of the country's oldest and dirtiest coal fired power plants - and is now transforming the troubled sites into community parks.
Colombia | Unfazed by powerful political opponents and a pervasive culture of violence, Nohra Padilla organized marginalized waste pickers to make recycling a legitimate part of Bogota's waste management system.
Narrated by Robert Redford, The New Environmentalists illustrates how ordinary people are effecting extraordinary change.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 20, 2016 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 19, 2016 -- 11:30 PM

From Myanmar to Scotland (Episode #2015H)

KQED 9: Wed, Apr 13, 2016 -- 7:30 PM

The New Environmentalists share a common goal - safeguarding the Earth's natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for justice in their communities. These are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm's way to battle intimidating adversaries while building strong grassroots support.
Haiti - Jean Weiner is reviving his impoverished country's drastically depleted marine life by restoring the coral reefs and by planting over a million mangrove trees to combat deforestation and coastal degradation.
Myanmar - Facing heavy government scrutiny, Myint Zaw, an accomplished photojournalist, launched a series of art exhibits to halt construction of the Myitsone Dam on the treasured Irrawaddy River.
Honduras - Bertha Ceceres rallied the indigenous Lenca people to wage a grassroots protest that successfully pressured the government and their corporate ally to withdraw from building the Agua Zarca Dam.
Kenya - Phyllis Omido stood up to her employer when she learned that lead emissions from their smelting factory were contaminating the air, water and soil resulting in horrific illnesses and deaths in the nearby community.
Canada - A former tribal chief, Marilyn Baptiste led her native community in defeating proposed gold and copper mines that would have destroyed Fish Lake-a source of spiritual identity and livelihood for her people.
Scotland - Howard Wood, an amateur diver, put an end to destructive scallop dredging in order to restore the marine ecosystem by establishing the first community-developed Marine Protected Area in Scotland.
Narrated by Robert Redford, The New Environmentalists illustrates how ordinary people are effecting extraordinary change.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Apr 14, 2016 -- 1:30 AM

From Ithaca to the Amazon (Episode #2014H)

KQED World: Fri, Apr 8, 2016 -- 9:30 PM

The New Environmentalists share a common goal - safeguarding the Earth's natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for justice in their communities. These are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm's way to battle intimidating adversaries while building strong grassroots support.
Home Rules | New York | Attorney Helen Slottje helped towns across New York state protect themselves from fracking, when she utilized a clause in the state constitution that empowers municipalities to make local land use decisions
Dirty Business | India | With a small internet cafe as his headquarters,Ramesh Agrawal organized indigenous people to demand their right to information and succeeded in shutting down one of the largest proposed coal mines in Chhattisgarh, India.
Corrupting Nature | Russia | An internationally recognized zoologist, Suren Gazaryan led protests and social networking campaigns exposing Russian President Putin's illegal use of federally protected forests near the Black Sea.
Eagle Eyes| Peru | Overcoming a history of traumatic violence, Ruth Buend?a united the Ash?ninka people in a powerful campaign against large-scale dams that would have uprooted indigenous communities that were recovering from Peru's brutal civil war.
Habitat for the Endangered|Indonesia| A biologist by training, Rudi Putra is protecting the habitat of the critically endangered Sumatran rhino by dismantling illegal palm oil plantations that are destroying northern Sumatra's Leuser Ecosystem.
A Segregated Environment|South Africa | Desmond D'Sa rallied south Durban's diverse and disenfranchised communities to successfully shut down a toxic waste dump that exposed nearby residents to dangerous chemicals and violated their constitutionally protected right to a safe and clean environment.
Narrated by Robert Redford, The New Environmentalists illustrates how ordinary people are effecting extraordinary change.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 27, 2016 -- 5:30 AM

From Myanmar to Scotland (Episode #2015H)

KQED World: Fri, Apr 1, 2016 -- 9:30 PM

The New Environmentalists share a common goal - safeguarding the Earth's natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for justice in their communities. These are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm's way to battle intimidating adversaries while building strong grassroots support.
Haiti - Jean Weiner is reviving his impoverished country's drastically depleted marine life by restoring the coral reefs and by planting over a million mangrove trees to combat deforestation and coastal degradation.
Myanmar - Facing heavy government scrutiny, Myint Zaw, an accomplished photojournalist, launched a series of art exhibits to halt construction of the Myitsone Dam on the treasured Irrawaddy River.
Honduras - Bertha Ceceres rallied the indigenous Lenca people to wage a grassroots protest that successfully pressured the government and their corporate ally to withdraw from building the Agua Zarca Dam.
Kenya - Phyllis Omido stood up to her employer when she learned that lead emissions from their smelting factory were contaminating the air, water and soil resulting in horrific illnesses and deaths in the nearby community.
Canada - A former tribal chief, Marilyn Baptiste led her native community in defeating proposed gold and copper mines that would have destroyed Fish Lake-a source of spiritual identity and livelihood for her people.
Scotland - Howard Wood, an amateur diver, put an end to destructive scallop dredging in order to restore the marine ecosystem by establishing the first community-developed Marine Protected Area in Scotland.
Narrated by Robert Redford, The New Environmentalists illustrates how ordinary people are effecting extraordinary change.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Apr 14, 2016 -- 1:30 AM
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