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The 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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Support, Healing, and Activism

This show will be broadcast on Mon 20th Feb 2017

We talk to Katerina Gaita (CEO of Climate for Change), who hopes they will have talked to 500,000 Australians by next year and has had interest in the model of community building from Singapore and Canada.

Carol Ride is a Psychologist (Psychology for a Safe Climate) who is fortifying those who are already active but weighed down by the frustration and heaviness of knowing how fast we are moving towards irreversible tipping points.
Scott Lewington is a musician from The Same Boat. Their show Adios Adani! (A musical protest and fundraiser) will give the proceeds to the Wangan & Jagalingou people whose land is where Adani wants to mine. 
They have taken them to court and need our support.
Main Image: Canadian Tar Sands Healing Walk – Aboriginal elders lead procession under a banner reading “Stop the Destruction Start the Healing”. Along the way they stopped to pray for the land’s healing with offerings of tobacco, water and song. (image credit: Laura Whitney)
MONDAY BZE Radio Mon 5-6pm
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20 Feb 2017|Categories: Community Show|

Coal Citizens or Solar Citizens?

This show was broadcast on Mon 13th Feb 2017

Our guests are Economist Dr Rod Campbell, Research Director of The Australia Institute. Solar Citizens National Director Claire O’Rourke, and Peter Yacono, Director of the new documentary “Our Power” about the Latrobe Valley, it’s people, and the Hazelwood power station.

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13 Feb 2017|Categories: Community Show|

BZE EV Report (Canberra Launch)

This show was broadcast on Mon 6th Feb 2017.

Thank you very much to Canberra’s 2XX team and Clayton McDonald for the recording and airing at Behind The Lines.

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07 Feb 2017|Categories: Community Show|

National Sustainable Living Festival, the oncoming wave of Climate Emergency Declarations and Kate Auty on “starting where you are”

This show was broadcast on Monday 30th January 2017 – Kate Auty, Philip Sutton, Luke Taylor

The annual National Sustainable Living Festival starts this week and runs from 4 Feb to 28 Feb – with the Big Weekend in Melbourne Friday-Sunday, 10-12 February.

In the first interview Vivien talks to Luke Taylor about the Festival program, the film The Age of Consequences, communicating the climate emergency to leave nobody behind and many things besides.

In the second interview Natalie speak with Philip Sutton from RSTI and Breakthrough on the 3 parts of the thinking behind the Climate Emergency Declaration, and how people can help it be taken on at every level to create a ripple wave across Australia – starting local, state and building up to federal.

We finish with a recording of Kate Auty speaking on her perspective on local level theory of change.

<<  Many may know the National Sustainable Living Festival is on again. Come along, you can hear from folks like Alan Pears, Richard Keech or myself during this month-long series of events. Cheers, Tim Forcey  >>


30 Jan 2017|Categories: Community Show|

Sydney Peace Prize Award Ceremony and Lecture

This show was broadcast on Mon 23rd January 2017

The 2016 Sydney Peace Foundation Prize was presented to Naomi Klein at Sydney Town Hall on Friday 11 November. This inspiring lecture and award ceremony featured an opening song by Missy Higgins, an introduction by Senator Patrick Dodson and the awarding of the Prize by Professor Gillian Triggs.

“The Jury commended Klein for proposing solutions that not only reduce emissions and end fossil fuel extraction, but also aim for social justice, economic fairness.”

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23 Jan 2017|Categories: Community Show|

The Unforgiving Math of Staying Under 2 Degrees

 This show was broadcast on Mon 16th January 2017
“In the landmark Paris accord, 195 countries from around the world agreed that they would collectively keep average global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees, and that they would pursue efforts to limit warming to 1.5 degrees. But what does science have to say on actually keeping those goals? And how fast, and by how much, will we have to cut our emissions to get there?”
Professor Kevin Anderson, deputy director of the influential Tyndall Centre, is a climate scientist who looks at exactly this question. And the math he comes away with, isn’t pretty. We look at the small timeframe we have to make the Paris declarations a reality, and why it won’t be as straightforward as perhaps some of us have been led to believe.”
– interview courtesy of The Elephant Podcast
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18 Jan 2017|Categories: Community Show|

Heatwaves, Nature’s Fury

This show was broadcast on Mon 9th January 2017

Today we rebroadcast a topic that is of timely importance as we head into summer.
Greg Foyster brings us the hot facts about heatwaves. Maggie Baron recalls the devastating impact of one fateful heatwave on her own family.
Stephen Bygrave and Andrew Bray on RET games and how to get with the world trend on renewables.
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09 Jan 2017|Categories: Community Show|

Summer Series – Lifeline for a suicidal world

This show was broadcast on Mon 2nd January 2017

Listen in at 3cr – latest episode from Jan 2.

In conversation with Lyn Bender, Deb Hart and Blair Palese


The title of this broadcast refers to the Pope’s words:
 “We are at the limit of suicide, to say a strong word. Our world is on a suicidal course unless we  pay attention and pull out of this nosedive into the sixth great extinction.”
Our guests joining the show:
Lyn Bender – Former Manager of “Lifeline” Melbourne
Deborah Hart – Climate Angel and author of “Guarding Eden”
Blair Palese – CEO of 350.ORG

 BZE Radio Mon 5-6pm


This special re-broadcast is BZE Radio’s New Year Summer Series producer’s pick. We hope you enjoy.



22 Dec 2016|Categories: Community Show|

Summer Series – Psychologist Per Espen Stoknes on Thinking about Global Warming

This show was broadcast on Mon 26th December 2016

Listen in at 3cr – latest episode

In conversation with Per Espen Stoknes, Lyn Bender, Susie Burke, and with Vivien Langford.

“The more facts that pile up about global warming, the greater the resistance to them grows, making it harder to enact measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare communities for the inevitable change ahead.”

“It is a catch-22 that starts, says psychologist and economist Per Espen Stoknes, from an inadequate understanding of the way most humans think, act, and live in the world around them. With dozens of examples—from the private sector to government agencies—Stoknes shows how to retell the story of climate change and, at the same time, create positive, meaningful actions that can be supported even by deniers.”

This special re-broadcast is BZE Radio’s Christmas Summer Series producer’s pick of the year for 2016. We hope you enjoy.

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22 Dec 2016|Categories: Community Show|

Summer Series – Climate Change is Bigger than Capitalism: George Monbiot

This show was broadcast on Mon 19th December 2016

Listen in from 3cr – latest episode

In this interview (courtesy of The Elephant Podcast and Kevin Kaners), Guardian columnist George Monbiot argues that the climate crisis isn’t just an isolated problem, but one that’s intimately tied to other systemic issues in our societies – from the run-away political power of corporations which are undermining our democracies, to the rampant consumerism culture that dominates the West.

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Heatwave Fact Sheet  (160Kb PDF)

19 Dec 2016|Categories: Community Show|