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April 11th 2014:A Fierce Green Fire

Today we’re joined by Lois Gibbs, environmental health advocate made famous by her leadership during the Love Canal crisis in upstate New York, and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties) to discuss his new documentary, A Fierce Green Fire, which spans 50 years of grassroots and global activism from the 1960s-2009 and connects the major causes of environmentalism: from the conservation movement and Sierra Club halting dams in the Grand Canyon to battling toxic waste at Love Canal (Niagara, NY); from alternative ecology strands like Greenpeace and its save the

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Lois Marie Gibbs

In the spring of 1978, a 27 year old housewife Lois Marie Gibbs discovered that her child was attending an elementary school built next to a 20,000 ton, toxic-chemical dump in Niagara Falls, New York. Desperate to do something about it, she organized her neighbors into the Love Canal Homeowners Association. Opposing the group’s efforts Occidental Petroleum, as well as local, state and federal government officials all insisted that the leaking toxic chemicals, including dioxin, the most toxic chemical known to man, were not the cause of the health problems experienced by residents, which included high rates of birth defects, miscarriages, cancers and other maladies. In October 1980, Presiden
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Mark Kitchell

Director/Producer/Writer Mark Kitchell is best known for Berkeley in the Sixties, which won the Sundance Audience Award in 1990, was nominated for an Academy Award, and won other top honors. It has become a well-loved classic, one of the defining documentaries about the protest movements of the 1960s. Kitchell went to NYU film school, where he made The Godfather Comes to Sixth St., a cinema verité look at his neighbors caught up in filming The Godfather II for which he received another (student) Academy Award nomination.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio 24/11/2017 09:00 24/11/2017 10:00 Go Green Radio https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio Today we’re joined by Lois Gibbs, environmental health advocate made famous by her leadership during the Love Canal crisis in upstate New York, and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties) to discuss his new documentary, A Fierce Green Fire, which spans 50 years of grassroots and global activism from the 1960s-2009 and connects the major causes of environmentalism: from the conservation movement and Sierra Club halting dams in the Grand Canyon to battling toxic waste at Love Canal (Niagara, NY); from alternative ecology strands like Greenpeace and its save the whales campaign to the rise of global resource crises like saving the Amazon rainforest; and the ongoing climate change effort. Narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep. A Fierce Green Fire, premiering nationally on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9-10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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