#86: An ear forever rambling, on biofuel

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Keith Gottschalk takes us on a Last Hurrah vacation, in his mind anyway

Next an excerpt of an interview with Susan Holtz of the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy, where she shared some of her big-picture thinking about energy, food and transportation. Peter Stock opened with a question about the relationship between bio-fuels and food.

Next we bring some of the choices around transportation closer to
home. In the Lower Mainland of British Colombia, the transit authority Translink is short of money. They need $150 million in the next two years and double that amount to meet expansion plans. They say a tax on individual cars would be one way to bring in some of the cash, and have proposed a $100 levy. Jane Williams of Vancouver Co-op Radio’s “RedEye” examined the proposal with Anthony Perl, director of the Urban Studies Program at Simon Fraser University. Here’s an excerpt of their conversation.

Whenever, where ever Victoria Fenner travels she takes her audio gear with her, she samples sounds the way most of us snap pictures. And, in her new podcast, The Roaming Ear, she brings those sounds home, plucks them off her hard drive and serves them up as as audio fieldnotes. Here's just an acoustic taste of her travels and discoveries

Finally, we leave you with a lovely, mellow tune from the Saskatchewen based group, Deep Dark Woods. It's just one Western Canadian group the Ruckus has been presenting on the eponymous podcast here on the rpn. But, before we go, just a remind you to consider becoming a rabble.ca member so we can keep bringing you shows like rabbleradio, the Ruckus, the Roaming Ear and so much more here on the good ol' rpn. Now, the music
This track is All the Money I Had is gone from the band's new album Winter Hours.

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