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EnviroVideo produces environmental and social justice programs for television - including interview and news shows, specials, and documentaries. The underlying premise of EnviroVideo is that there are critical environmental issues at hand that can best be communicated to large numbers of people through the media most favored for news and information - television and now on-line. When there is broad public awareness, pressing environmental matters can be dealt with and action taken to truly resolve them. Our goal is to provide information people can use to make informed decisions and take positive action to create a sustainable future.
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EnviroVideo's programs are broadcast on Free Speech TV on nearly 200 cable TV systems in 40 states and on the Dish and DirecTV satellite networks -- reaching 40 million households. Moreover, short segments are made out of the half-hour Enviro Close-Up programs and these air daily on Free Speech TV. Also, our programs are simulcast on the FreeSpeech.org website worldwide.
Enviro Close-Up with Karl Grossman broadcasts nationwide on Free Speech TV the last Saturday of every month at 4:30pm.
This episode of Enviro Close-Up with Karl Grossman: “The Ongoing Multibillion Dollar Ratepayer Bailout of Nuclear Power in the United States with Dr. Mark Cooper”, will broadcast Saturday October 26th, 2019 at 4:30PM on Free Speech TV and simulcast on freespeech.org. + short format daily at unannounced times after Democracy Now! and in between speakers of other live events.
The Ongoing Multibillion Dollar Ratepayer Bailout of Nuclear Power in the United States # 638
Dr. Mark Cooper, senior research fellow for economic analysis at the Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School, explains why nuclear power makes no economic sense—and slows the needed transition to economical and safe renewable energy. He holds a Ph.D. from Yale University and is a former Fulbright Fellow. He has provided expert testimony in over 250 cases for citizen intervenors, attorneys general and others before state and federal agencies, courts and legislators. Dr. Cooper is the author of numerous articles and books. ECU #638 View full program here
The Trump Nuclear Push #637 Guest: Kevin Kamps
Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear discusses how—as one headline puts it—“Trump Administration Spearheads International Push for Nuclear Power.” Kamps details how back in the U.S. the Trump administration is promoting nuclear power. He describes how the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, long a rubber stamp for the nuclear industry, is now even more a rubber stamp. He speaks of the combination of the nuclear industry and the federal government’s national laboratories. He blasts the scheme by the Trump administration to enable Saudi Arabia to have nuclear power explaining that this will lead to Saudi Arabia having atomic weapons. ECU #637 View full program here
The Hoax That Nuclear Power Is Green - Enviro Close-Up #636
This “Enviro Close-Up with Karl Grossman” demolishes the hoax that nuclear power is green. The program features actor Alec Baldwin who has long challenged nuclear power; former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman Gregory Jaczko who declares that nuclear power “is not the right way forward” and not “a solution to climate change;” Joseph Mangano, executive director of the Radiation and Public Health Project, who tells of releases to the environment by nuclear power; attorney Susan H. Shapiro now in court taking on the $7.6 billion New York State bail-out of nuclear plants based on the no-emissions claim—a bail-out being imitated by other states; Dr. Mark Cooper of the Vermont School of Law who says continuing with nuclear power “will delay the transition to a clean energy future:’ New York State Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee who blasts the $7.6 billion bail-out; and Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson, energy analyst at Stanford University who emphasizes how “nuclear is not zero carbon at all." The program was filmed at a New York City conference organized by the Radiation and Public Health Project. Watch program here.
The Terrible Racket of Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers - Enviro Close-Up #635 Broadcasts July 27th at 4:30pm on FSTV
"No matter where you go you're subjected to the noise and toxic fumes caused by gas-powered leaf blowers," says Dr. Bonnie Sager, co-founder of Huntington CALM (Clean Alternative Landscaping Methods). Dr. Sager details the health impacts of these machines which have become ubiquitous in recent years. She discusses alternatives. She speaks of the social justice dimension And she discusses actions taken by "several hundred municipalities" in the United States to outlaw or restrict these extremely noisy, highly polluting machines -- and the banning of them by the nation of Israel. Watch the broadcast version 28:00
“Saving Fire Island From Robert Moses, The Fight For A National Seashore” Enviro Close-Up #634
Christopher Verga, author of the new book with this title, tells of the successful fight to stop New York public works czar Robert Moses from building a four-lane highway the length of the roadless beach paradise of Fire Island and creation instead of a Fire Island National Seashore. The battle was a “blueprint for grassroots organizing,” says Verga, professor at Suffolk County Community College. He describes Moses as “undemocratic” and having held “unchecked power.” And even though he never drove an automobile – Moses was chauffeured -- obsessed with cars and warping the area transportation system to make it auto-dependent. Moreover, he tells of Moses being a racist who had the bridges on his Northern State and Southern State Parkways built low to prevent buses from New York City carrying African-Americans and Latinos from traveling under them. Watch the broadcast verion here 28:00 Watch the extended version here 31:52
The Fight Against Monsanto’s Roundup, The Politics of Pesticides Mitchel Cohen #633
This new new—and powerful book—by long-time Green activist Mitchel Cohen with chapters by scientists and activists is the subject of this Enviro Close-Up. Cohen details the case against cancer-causing Roundup, the world’s most-used pesticide. And he discusses “the worldwide battle to defend ourselves and our environment against the peddlers of chemical poisons.” As best-selling author Eve Ensler says, “This may be one of the most important books you read this year. We are being poisoned and this book is sounding a well-informed alarm.” ECU #633 broadcast version program here 28:00 - Watch the extended version here 31:37
Defend H2O #632 Guest: Kevin McAllister
Kevin McAllister, founding president of Defend H20, discusses the organization's mission of "defending clean water and the coastal zone through science, education and law." He details the impacts of climate change, the consequent rise of sea level and what needs to be done. He criticizes the expensive and unsuccessful "folly" of dumping sand on beaches and the "armoring" of coastlines with hard structures. And he scores the lethality to marine life by use of the pesticide methoprene. ECU #632 View full program here
Grassroots Environmental Education #631 Guest: Patti Wood
Patti Wood, executive director of Grassroots Environmental Education, speaks about the threats to life of fracking, artificial turf and wireless radiation—including cell phones and now of 5G networks. She details what people can do to challenge these dangers and what her organization is doing. She speaks about how in breaking apart underground shale deposits in fracking to extract gas and oil, radioactive materials are released—and some 600 chemicals are utilized many of them cancer causing. She tells of the health toll of artificial turf. She discusses the health impacts of cell phones and 5G wireless networks. She says: “We think that educating the public is the most important thing because the only thing more powerful than money is public opinion.” And with that education are plans for action. ECU #631 View full program here
Maglev Trains Ep. 630 Guest: Ernest Fazio
Ernest Fazio, communications director of Maglev 2000 and co-author of the book Maglev America: How Maglev Will Transform the World Economy, emphasizes in this Enviro Close-Up how maglev (for magnetic levitation) trains are environmentally friendly, using magnetism not fossil fuel. He describes the pressure by vested interests including the airline and trucking industries to suppress the introduction of maglev trains in the U.S. He tells of how they run at speeds of several hundreds of miles an hour and now operate in Japan and China. As The Guardian describes the maglev train: “Clean, green, quick and quiet, no wheels, no engines to fail, able to stop quickly and guide off noiselessly.” ECU #630 View full program here (28:00)
WeAct for Environmental Justice
Cecil Corbin-Mark, deputy director of We Act for Environmental Justice, speaks on how hazardous waste facilities and other sources of toxic pollution have been routinely sited in minority communities in the United States. He tells of how his Harlem-based organization was started to challenge this form of racism -- and how it is in the forefront in New York City, and now nationally, in fighting for environmental justice. #620 View full program here
Enviro Close-Up with Karl Grossman: Nuclear Power Today (Airing on Free Speech TV Sat. Oct. 27th, 2018 4PM EST)
Alec Baldwin kicks off the latest “Enviro Close-Up with Karl Grossman” program blasting the nuclear power industry as “criminal” and being like the tobacco and gun industries in not caring about killing people. They “want to walk over a pile of dead bodies,” declares Baldwin.
View full program here "Enviro Close-Up with Karl Grossman: Nuclear Power Today" ECU #629 (28:45)
TURNING THE HEAVENS INTO A WAR ZONE (Airing on Free Speech TV Friday September 28th, 2018 at 11PM EST)
This "Enviro Close-Up with Karl Grossman" spotlights how if Trump gets his way on formation of a U.S. Space Force, the heavens would become a war zone. Inevitably, there would be military conflict in space. The Space Force scheme flies in the face of the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 that designates space as the global commons to be used for peaceful purposes. Space weaponry would be nuclear-powered—as Reagan's “Star Wars” scheme was to be, with nuclear reactors and plutonium systems on orbiting battle platforms providing the power for hypervelocity guns, particle beams and laser weapons. Amid the many horrible things being done by the Trump administration, turning the heavens into a war zone would be the most terribly destructive. The coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, Bruce Gagnon, is featured in the program. View full program here Enviro Close-Up with Karl Grossman #628 28:00)
Living Downstream with Sandra Steingraber
Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., biologist, author and cancer survivor, extends her discussion of her first book, Living Downstream, by detailing other writings and her acts of civil disobedience including her battle against fracking. She says: "We are all members of a great human orchestra and it is now time to play the Save the World Symphony." Steingraber has been named a Woman of the Year by Ms. Magazine, a Person of the Year by Treehugger, and one of 25 “Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” by the Utne Reader. #626 Part 1 View full program here and #627 Part 2 View full program here
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Deepwater Wind with Clint Plummer
Deepwater Wind is the leading offshore wind developer in the U.S. The company's innoovative Block Island Wind Farm, its placement now underway, will be the first offshore wind farm for the nation. It is to be followed by Deepwater ONE, also east of Long Island, providing power to Long Island and southern New England. And then Garden State Offshore Energy off New Jersey. Clint Plummer, vice president for development of Deepwater Wind, discusses how offshore wind -- an energy source well advanced in Europe, led by the U.K., Germany and Denmark, provides abundant, clean and cost-effective power.
Center for Environmental Health with Ansje Miller
The Center for Environmental Health is the leading nonprofit organization in the U.S. protecting children and families from disease-causing chemicals in consumer products and in the air, water and food. CEH Eastern States Director Ansje Miller explains how every day Americans are exposed to hundreds of harmful chemicals without their knowledge and consent and how her organization works to change the way business does business -- and has had major successes.
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Karl also writes for Common Dreams, Op-Ed News, Enformable, Nation of Change, and many others.
A comprehensive article titled Getting to Know Karl Grossman by the Press Club of Long Island can be found here.
Another interesting talk with Karl Grossman by The Independent is here.
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In 2018 Karl Grossman was honored as “Journalist of the Year” by the Sierra Club of Long Island. Here’s a column Karl wrote about this honor that appeared in Long Island newspapers and on LI news websites. Here’s the column as it appeared in The East Hampton Press with a headline,