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Each week Terra Informa delivers coverage of breaking environmental news from across Canada and around the world. From corporate wrongdoings to tips on living a little greener, we’re your source for the news that the mainstream media missed. The show is currently in its tenth season and is broadcast in more than 50 communities from coast to coast to coast.

Each week Terra Informa delivers coverage of breaking environmental news from across Canada and around the world. From corporate wrongdoings to tips on living a little greener, we’re your source for the news that the mainstream media missed. The show is currently in its tenth season and is broadcast in more than 50 communities from coast to coast to coast.
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Victoria, BC

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Each week Terra Informa delivers coverage of breaking environmental news from across Canada and around the world. From corporate wrongdoings to tips on living a little greener, we’re your source for the news that the mainstream media missed. The show is currently in its tenth season and is broadcast in more than 50 communities from coast to coast to coast.

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English


Episodes

Winter Cycling & Christmas Tree Debacles

12/10/2018
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This week we bring you two wintry archives! First a debate: which is "greener"? An artificial or a real Christmas tree? Carson Fong finds out! Then winter cycling - sounds scary? Turns out it might not be as awful as it sounds.

Duration:00:28:49

Camping, climbing and COP24

12/3/2018
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This week on Terra Informa, we dig in to COP24 and follow a conversation between new Terra Informer Kesia and outdoor enthusiast Yuliya Fakhr. Kesia and Yuliya explore the independence and liberation experienced in the Great Outdoors, the connection between spirituality and nature, and what it's like to be a first-time rock climber.

Duration:00:29:00

Talking Indigenous-led Environmental Assessment with The Firelight Group

11/26/2018
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This week on Terra Informa, we have an interview with Dr. Ginger Gibson, one of the directors and founders of the Firelight Group, an organization that works to support Indigenous peoples and governments defending their rights and their land. Terra Informer Dylan Hall spoke with Ginger about the Firelight Group and the successes they’ve seen, […]

Duration:00:29:04

PINHOLE CAMERAS AND CHANGING OCEANS

11/19/2018
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This week we dive into an interview with Natalie Baird, a Masters student using participatory art methods to document Inuit knowledge in Canada’s north, and explore how this knowledge can be applied to climate change. Natalie’s work takes place in Pangnirtung - an Inuit community in Nunavut, located on Baffin Island. In the interview, Hannah and Natalie talk about sharing local knowledge, the accessibility of climate change science, how to make a pinhole camera, and much more. Headlines...

Duration:00:28:55

Thinking Like A Plant

11/12/2018
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What is it like to be a plant? Do plants make choices? Do they...think? This week on Terra Informa, we turn to Charly Blais' interview with Megan Ljubotina, a graduate student at the University of Alberta to find out about the ways plants make decisions to improve their vitality, survival and fitness.

Duration:00:29:03

The Most Terra-fying FunDrive Yet!

11/5/2018
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This week we're bringing you a ~ spooky ~ recap of our FunDrive episode that aired LIVE in Edmonton last week. FunDrive is CJSR 88.5fm's annual fundraiser and thanks to you we surpassed our goal! For this show, we summoned the ghosts of past terra informers and reminisced with these apparitions about the best parts of community radio and podcasting!

Duration:00:29:17

Sassy Bats and Boss Moss

10/29/2018
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This week on Terra Informa, we get batty for Calgary Bat Week with an archive discussing the challenges faced by our flying furry friends, plus we re-air an interview with Edmonton’s resident Moss Man, Dr. René Bellend, about the boss that is moss!

Duration:00:29:25

Inside the IPCC with Debra Robertson

10/22/2018
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This week on Terra Informa, we look back at the past two weeks of climate change news with the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ’s most recent “Special Report,” which discusses the impacts of an increased mean global temperature of 1.5 degrees Celsius. We follow this with an archived interview with an IPCC working group co-chair from last March when we covered the panel’s cities and climate change conference here in Edmonton.

Duration:00:29:10

Advice from Buffy Sainte-Marie

10/15/2018
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This week on Terra Informa, we hear some of Buffy Sainte-Marie's advice for young people: words of wisdom for young activists, how music can be an expression of play, and how creativity is a connection to the Creator. Terra Informer Sydney Karbonik and three of her friends get to choose one question each to ask Sainte-Marie at the Edmonton Folk Fest this past summer. Then we get to dig into the archives and hear from Eriel Derange, an indigenous rights advocate and a member of the...

Duration:00:29:51

Exploring the Strange and Wonderful

10/8/2018
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This week on Terra Informa we explore the relationship between place and language with Nicholas Bradley, a Victoria based poet and educator. Bradley’s collection of poetry encourages readers to consider the strange, wonderful and concerning ways that humans across Western Canada and the pacific Northwest relate to the places we travel and inhabit.

Duration:00:29:09

Stephen Jenkinson on Death, Grief, and the Withering World Tree

10/1/2018
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In this episode, listen to culture worker Stephen Jenkinson speaking about death, age, and grief, particularly in relation to this time of environmental loss and trouble. Download episode What happens when we live in a culture that rejects aging, death, and any kind of frailty or limit? Why is grief largely absent, at least publicly, […]

Following in Dad’s Low-Impact Footsteps

9/24/2018
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This week on Terra Informa, we invite you to listen in on a chat between Terra Informer Sophia Osborne and her dad, David Osborne, who leads a low-impact life in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia.

Duration:00:29:09

Revisiting Mary Schäffer (plus Alberta Climate Week events)

9/17/2018
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This week, we're revisiting an archive interview about naturalist, photographer, writer, and artist Mary Schäffer. We're also bringing you lots of information about upcoming environmental events in Alberta, including the Alberta Climate Summit and related events across the province.

Duration:00:29:01

Sustainability in Classrooms and Constitutions

9/10/2018
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That bite in the September autumn air is a tell-tale sign of back to school. This week, we dug into our archives and uncovered a 2016 piece about sustainability in Alberta schools, as well as another archive that helps us consider the pros and cons of including the environment in national constitutions.

Duration:00:29:57

Putting the ECO in the Economy

9/3/2018
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Catch David Suzuki & Jeff Rubin in our archive this week about The End of Growth, in light of PM Trudeau removing "climate change" from the federal env committee. #growth #climatechange

Duration:00:28:54

Revisiting Environmental Activists

8/27/2018
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This week, we bring you two interviews from our archive with environmental activists from around the world. First, we pulled a story about activist Tzeporah Berman, who we talked to about bringing together activists and corporate interests. After that, we revisit the time we interviewed another prolific environmental activist, Dr. Vandana Shiva, a physicist, ecologist and author […]

Duration:00:29:00

Smokey Skies and Gallant Grandmothers

8/20/2018
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This week, we’re excited to air an interview done by fellow CJSR star Nigel Henri Robinson, host of the CJSR show Acimowin, who spoke with the English Bay Grandmothers about their work fighting against oil extraction and development on the Cold Lake First Nations. While we were preparing for this show we were surrounded by […]

Duration:00:29:04

Building Greener

8/14/2018
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This week on Terra Informa we take a visit to the Primed Mosaic Centre, Alberta’s first net-zero and LEED Platinum-certified building. This one-of-a-kind commercial building is located in Edmonton, Alberta and has won awards for building engineering and Innovation. Now formally known as the Primed Mosaic centre due to its recent change in ownership. The Primed company is a local medical products company that put there values to actions when they decided to invest in the LEED building. We...

Duration:00:29:10

Provoked by Poems

8/6/2018
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This week on Terra Informa, amidst news of our earliest ever earth overshoot day, Terra Informers Dylan Hall and Amanda Rooney speak with poet Alice Major about her book entitled "Welcome to the Anthropocene".

Duration:00:29:10

Responsible Recreation & Bioremediation

7/30/2018
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This week on Terra Informa, we're focusing on looking after the world around us. First, Terra Informer Hannah Cunningham speaks with Sheryl Savard, a trail runner turned activist who will tell us how to responsibly recreate in our local natural spaces. Then, we're bringing back an archive piece where Leila Darwish talks about the use of bioremediation.

Duration:00:29:10