For hiking and calendar information at the Catskill Hiking Sack see:
Parents, teachers and children gathering in all rooms of the station to gather thoughts about health issues.
There were transmittor problems and we arrived a bit late on air after
Earl drove out to the tower to replace a part. But here is the show in
Theme mucis: Jay Ansill - The Two Horizons - Origami - Flying Fish
Nina Ryne / It's Our World, Let's Take Care of It
It's Our World / Rhythm and Rhyne Records, PO Box 874 Pismo Beach CA, 93448
"mighty mountains, tall strong trees"- RhythmRyne@aol.com
&&&&&&&&&&& Rutherford Elementary School &&&&&&&&&
After airing Nina's tune, students from Rutherford Elementary read their poetry. According to their teachers Mrs. Barrish and Mrs. Cucci, who accompanied them to the station, students had seen a row of deer outside their school window and broke into spontaneous poetry production about spring and animals. Here is their poetry.
"People playing basketball outside" "The fresh air blowing like an air conditioner on a hot day"
"Deer Parade. Marching through the deep white snow"
If I were the golden-yellow sun, I'd watch over the glorious world like a watchdog on guard"
"I am a young robin just coming back from Florida with my strong husband"
David Mallet – Garden Song
Parrellel Lives – Rounder
"Kids skateboarding as fast as a Peregrine Falcon"
"I am going yo tell you about me as a spider"
Spoke about rock musicians who earned money for the rainforests of the world.
"Every day in winter I see deer"
"I am a blade of fresh born grass with white snow getting me all wet."
Musical selection:Lost Cow Report : Erica Heins
Mike Vreeland - Happy in Their Habitat
Are We There Yet? – Dust Bunny Music
“They belong where they belong”http://www.dustbunnymusic.com
"Im a bear waking up" "It feels good to smell the fresh spring air"
Raquel Fortunato -
"Birds chirping like popcorn" "I taste the air like flowers taste the water"
"Birds chirping, waking people up like loud alarm clocks"
Summer Johansen (Not from Rutherford school,
an 8 year old)
Reasons to help the world: "When the world dies, we will die" and 8 things you can do.
Sally Rogers / Go Tell A Neighbor
(The Recycle Song)" / Piggy Back (ibid)
"Before you throw that garbage out, you can use it again"
(Back to Rutherford students)
"I am a rose bush growing new branches in the early springtime."
"Its spring hurray! When I awoke I heard the bumble bees..."
"Pippsy, Mipsy, Pumpkin pie, 17 deer, playing, sitting, standing by..."
Christian Guinta (read by Ms. Cucci)
"If I were a calendar, I'd be freezing from December to March"
"Over the hill, near K.L.R. School, 17 deer march"
Rubi Diaz ( Read by Emily)
"I have come in the beginning of the warm spring"
"If I were a black hole in the universe..."
"I am a Kodiak bear and I just woke up."
Beth Hoffman Pataloma (8 year old who taped
her message earlier in the week)
Whenever I see garbage in the woods, I get mad and sad at the same time"
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& Sullivan County Landfill &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
Justin Garrett, Matt Baxter, Miranda Hardy,
Kylee Jordan, Daniel Regan and Jon Snyder interviewed Bill Cutler
- Sullivan County Recycling Coordinator. They asked if the landfill is
safe, what should be recycled and what is landfill material. They asked
what happens when people put recyclables into the landfill. They asked
about using the landfill gases to produce energy, and the expected life
of our landfill. http://co.sullivan.ny.us/dpw/solidwaste/recycle.htm
Musical Selection:Lydia Adams Davis/ Time's running Out For Garbage / Cassette /
Three Feathers Music PO Box 162 Cornwall, NY 12518
Jaque Austin, Michelle Fancher, Valerie Lagattuta and Monique Matthis spoke about that assignment. Choices included recycling, opening a new landfil, and taking our garbage to a company like Masada. The Masada group in in near by Middletown take garbage and produce ehtanol energy from garbage.
&&&&&&&&&&& MTBE Liberty Lawsuit &&&&&&&&&&&&&&
Sheridan - Don't Go In The Water
Grand design - Cozoid@aol.com
"Arsenic, acetone, methylene chloride..."
Mr. Stuart Lieberman, of Lieberman and Blecher of Princeton N.J. updated listeners on the MTBE lawsuit in Liberty. Mr. Lieberman, former Deputy Attorney General assigned to the N.J. State Dept of Environmental Protection, has penned an impressive list of articles on environmental issues. We spoke about the risks of MTBE to humans. He spoke about the EPA mandate to use MTBE. Ironically the very organization meant to protect us made a poor health decision. Parties have begun the process of discovery and a judge has been chosen. Lieberman said that residents are seeking a new water supply, damages due to violation of the Navigation Act, product liability, common law negligence and property value damages. We spoke about what else was found in water samples, including benzene, a known carcenegenic.
"Air pollution is a big problem on our earth"
"If we want less and need less there probably wouldn't be a lot of smoke coming out of these factories"
"We could sell the garbage back to home and garden centers."
&&&&&&&&&&&&&& MacKenzie Elementary &&&&&&&&&&&&&
The following students gave their answer to the question..."What fantastic thing would you do to help the earth?". Readers were: Lauren, Brian, David, Ben, Cheyenne, Adrienne, Rachel, Regina, Michelle, Kaitlyn and Andy.
&&&&&&&&&&&&&& Liberty Middle School &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
"We damage the earth and make the earth become our giant garbage can"
"We all need to throw garbage IN the garbage can and not on the ground"
"Everyone can help by planting more trees"
"Instead of using bicylces people are using cars"
"More plants are dying and that means less oxygen for us"
I have concerns about oil spills
"We can help by cleaning up the ground"
"We can put a garbage can on every street corner
"We can get our vehicles checked and serviced regularly
Ross reading Deneen Myers work
"Take care of our earth"
"I am concerned about oil spills in the ocean."
"I did a project once where you put a rope in olive oil and it all soaked up into the rope. Why can't you do that
in the oceans?"
"Earth can be a great place if we take care of it. When we breath, we take in 78% nitrogen, 16% oxygen,
4% carbon dioxide and 2% water vapor"
"I think people should do less oil shipping. There should be no more animals in danger"
"Some people don't put back what they have destroyed"
"We can invent a radar system to help clean up"
"I hope that one day the earth will be oil spill free"
"We should be more careful about transporting oil
I have a pond near my house and people have been polluting it. I told my friend that there are less fish in the
pond when I saw him walking with his fishing rod"
"I'm surrounded by trees...sometimes I see bear. Once we put donoughts next to our garage and I saw a bear's hair stick up on it's back. Animals deserve the same space as we do."
"Did you know that smog is a gas?"
"My grandmother has an electric powered golf cart that she rides in Florda and it doesn't give off any smoke"
&&&&&&&&&&&& The Bashakill Wetlands &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
Elizabeth McAllister, president
of the Bashakill Association for 15 years spoke about the importance of
Wetlands and the issues confronting its protection: http://www.mhrcc.org/sullivan_boces/bashakill.html
Catskill Hiking Sack see: http://www.catskillhikes.com/upcoming.html
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