the McCarthy Era—Pete Seeger/celebrities + Corinne Willinger/everyday people -
birding at ballfields -
homeowners’ insurance cancellations due to climate change -
how to get native plants for your garden -
the climate connection to beach closings -
McCARTHYISM THEN AND NOW: ITS EFFECT ON EVERYONE
The post World War II McCarthy Era was a horrible, paranoid, oppressive time in the U.S., especially for progressives and liberals. The Hollywood celebrity black list is the most famous aspect, but what did the McCarthy Era mean for everyone else? Such as people who lost jobs that they'd held for years? How did it affect families and friendships?
On the this week’s Eco-Logic, we'll be speaking with author, songwriter, Ed Renehan, who chronicled Pete Seeger's experiences during the McCarthy era in his book Pete Seeger vs the Un-Americans—available for a pledge to WBAI in the name of Eco-Logic. Eco-logic.wbai.org
We'll also play part of an interview with Corinne Willinger, who was a NY schoolteacher at the time and was present at the infamous Peekskill Riot of 1949. Corinne has been an activist most of her life and has been a long-time member of the NY Metro Raging Grannies, the Granny Peace Brigade, Women in Black, and WBAI.
Our news segments include. . .
the recent protection of the Arctic Wildlife Refuge,
plastic out of the oceans, working equipment out of landfills, and extends the life of expensive items, cutting the annual cost of owning a car, tractor, computer, and more.
environmental degradation of lithium mining, and
victories against NJ fossil fuel projects.
We also have Pete Seeger singing Wasn’t That A Time?
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