We Can’t All Go Back to the Land — on Ecoshock

This show was broadcast December 26, 2014.
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ECOSHOCK —We Can’t All Go Back to the Land

…or we’ll kill what’s left — A journey to the “Ecoreality” post-peak-oil community, with UBC Campus Radio. Plus rap star Baba Brinkman’s new album “The Rap Guide to Wilderness”.

We begin with a slice from the new album “The Rap Guide to Wilderness.” It’s called “Tranquility Bank” with guest artist Aaron Nazrul. But the genius rapper behind the whole project is Baba Brinkman. I’ll be talking with Baba from New York, a little later in the show.

Baba suggests we can’t all head to the wilderness, without killing what’s left. Along those lines, I’m going to play you a radio documentary which takes up where the film “Escape from Suburbia” left off.

Long-time listeners may remember my interview with the Director Gregory Greene. I’ll toss a link to that in my blog.

In this radio documentary by Gordon Katic, we find Jan Steinman. If the film, Jan and his wife sold their suburban home in Portland, Oregon, and travelled to British Columbia. They were seeking a safe haven to prepare their lives to live without oil, after peak oil threatened a decent from civilization. How did that work out?

We find out, in this program called “The Terry Project”, which broadcasts on radio station CiTR on the campus of the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver Canada.

We are going to travel to the “eco-reality” intentional community on Salt Spring Island, a mild climate spot in the Strait of Georgia near Vancouver.

Our host at the station is co-producer Sam Fenn. Our tour guide is journalism student Gordon Katic, a dedicated environmentalist who seldom leaves the big city.

Speakers: Gordon Katic, Jan Steinman, Baba Brinkman. The Terry Project on CiTR #53: “The End of Civilization Ecovillage”; co-produced by Sam Fenn and Gordon Katic for CiTR campus radio, University of British Columbia, Canada. terry.ubc.ca. Baba Brinkman interview by Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock. Songs from album “The Rap Guide to Wilderness” by Baba Brinkman (available at wild.org). Song #1 “Tranquility Bank”. End song: “Walden Pond”. Song clip from “The Mary Ellen Carter” by Canadian songwriter Stan Rogers (1979).

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