BZE Radio Community Show Podcasts

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The BZE Radio Community Show is a one hour podcast focusing on climate solutions across society locally, regionally and around the globe and goes live every Monday at 5pm. The show aims to provide up-to-date news about community climate solutions and events from around Australia, including interviews with scientists, community and business leaders and economists just to name a few.
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Wild Animals and Climate Change

This BZE Radio episode will be broadcast on Monday 17th July 2017
Today, in our second creature feature we talk to those in the front line working with animals, trying to mitigate the ruinous effects of climate change. We will learn which organisations are feverishly operating to keep these iconic Australian critters from oblivion.
We talk to Dr John Kanowski of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy – about some of the marvellous work he’s doing.
Then to ‘Batman’ Tim Pearson – who works saving flying foxes around Sydney, bringing to you one of the last recorded calls of the now extinct Pipistrelle bat.
Also chatting to Griffith University’s Professor Brendan Mackey who co-authored a recommendation for a vast conservation corridor that runs the length of our East Coast – and we see how that went!
Finally we will discuss the plight of amphibians (who will be most heavily impacted by climate change) with expert Professor Jean Marc Hero.
MONDAY BZE Radio Mon 5-6pm
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17 Jul 2017|Categories: Community Show|

Ecocity World Summit 2017

This BZE Radio episode was broadcast on Monday 10th July 2017

Al Gore and climate leaders from around the world will give life to ideas now gestating in Melbourne.
We will ask Professor John Wiseman why it is important.
Vanessa Petrie will outline BZE’s presentations to the summit about Zero Carbon Communities and Zero Carbon Cement.
Cities and States are leading us off the path of runaway climate change and on to the path of RECOVERY. It is up to all of us to make it happen.
Stephanie Ziersch will tell us how businesses are signing up to decarbonise with Sustainability Victoria.
MONDAY BZE Radio Mon 5-6pm
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10 Jul 2017|Categories: Community Show, Uncategorized|

Cyclone Debbie – Rebuilding and Growing Climate Resilience

This BZE Radio episode was broadcast on Monday 26th June 2017
In this episode we spare a thought for the people made homeless by the Lismore floods as insurance companies deny a connection with the cyclone.
Find out how communities rebuild in the months after the media has moved on, and what forward thinkers are doing now to build up climate resilience in the community.


Thank you to our guests:

Rev Dr Margaret MaymanDisaster Recovery Chaplaincy Network
Leigh Ewbank  Friends of the Earth


26 Jun 2017|Categories: Community Show|

Sherri Goodman – The Age of Consequences & Disaster Alley

This BZE Radio episode was broadcast on Monday 19th June 2017

This episode contains excerpts from the April 2017 national Breakthrough tour by Sherri Goodman and Ian Dunlop with the film The Age of Consequences.

Sherri is a former Pentagon and US Dept of Defence official, now heading up the Consortium for Ocean Leadership and getting military minds to understand climate change.


19 Jun 2017|Categories: Community Show|


This BZE Radio episode was broadcast on Monday 12th June 2017
If you missed it last year, then you missed BZE producer Viv Langford kicking John Hewson off the phone so that Christine Milne could say hi! Anything can happen at a 3CR BZE Radiothon and sometimes does. But mainly we would just like to cover our costs for the year.
So if you’ve been on the show – or would like to one day – or have listened in and learned something new in the last year, then please make a pledge today before 6.
12 Jun 2017|Categories: Community Show|

Are we ready to love what climate change cannot change?

This BZE Radio episode was broadcast on Monday 29th May 2017


We could consider earth as a rental property. God comes down to do an inspection and he/she says ”What are all these holes in the property? Why is all my coral bleached? What have you done with all the trees? …. ?” I can tell you. You won’t get your bond back. #StopAdani Roadshow M

Films demand and bring out our human and emotional responses and that’s no less true when the subject is the climate crisis and climate solutions.

Go ahead and ride the highs and lows of this emotional rollercoaster as this week BZE’s Vivien Langford covers just some of the highlights from the first ever Sydney screening of the 2017 Transitions Film Festival, plus an excerpt from Danny Kennedy’s presentation for the recent #StopAdani Roadshow.
30 May 2017|Categories: Community Show|

Food Security: Global Perspectives and Climate

This BZE Radio episode was broadcast on Monday 22nd May 2017

This week BZE is chewing over food security and climate from a global perspective, as BZE Radio’s Vivien Langford interviews Clare Westwood in Penang and Alan Broughton – Vice President Organic Agriculture Association, with special guest Robin Laurie aka Professor Pym.

Thank you to our guests:

  • Clare Westwood  Clare is a researcher for the Third World Network and Penang Peace and Justice Commission
  • Alan Broughton –  co-author of “Sustainable Agriculture v Corporate Greed
  • Robin Laurie – Robin, aka Professor Pym, with a lively radio drama about the incongruity of food as fuel for cars


23 May 2017|Categories: Community Show|

Land Clearing and Reforestation

This BZE Radio episode was broadcast on Monday 15th May 2017

“One of the common misconceptions is that a lot of the ERF money is for planting trees”  Jess Panegyres The Wilderness Society
A transformation is beginning to get underway in the agricultural land uses sector. And not before time – without a much-needed U-turn, agriculture, especially northern zone export beef production, is set to be the single biggest GHG-emitting sector of Australia’s economy over the next 2 decades.
BZE’s Vivien Langford talks to two of Australia’s foremost landuse experts and a film maker about carbon sinks and the film Cultivating Murder.
  • Prof Brett Bryan – from Deakin University
  • Gregory Miller – Film Director of Cultivating Murder
  • Gerard Wedderburn-Bisshop – BZE Land Use Report author
We are expecting a lot from the land: to feed us, to feed livestock, to fuel cars and now to draw down carbon. And the carbon is not just from coal-fired power, petrol and gas – the agriculture and land use industries themselves, including the 90% of land clearing conducted for northern rangelands cattle grazing, will be responsible for around half our national annual emissions over the coming two decades!


15 May 2017|Categories: Community Show|