The Flowing Waters of Lake Jefferson

Folk Plus airs Saturdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on WJFF following NPR's Car Talk.

Saturday April 24 2004

America the not so beatiful. Cherishing the land. Economics, war, ecology - its hard to keep these issues unrelated

George Carlin:
Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain,
For strip-mined mountain's majesty above the asphalt plain.
America, America, man sheds his waste on thee,
And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea.

1. Hugh Blumenfeld - American Redux
Barehanded - 1 800 Prime CD

James Gordon links ecology and economy well with this tune

2. James Gordon - Coke Oven Brook
Pipe Street Dreams -
"if there was no smoke thered be no bread upon the table

3. Magpie Greg Artzner, Terry Leonino - Water
Circle of Life - pobox Takoma Pk MC 20913
"keep it clean for me and I'll keep it clean for you"

4. Nancy White - Sweep the Sidewalk with the Hose
Stickers on Fruit - Borealis

5. Jennifer Noxon  - Water
Watch as You Walk
Written after watching women in Soufriere, St. Lucia, balancing a day's supply of water

Each person throws away approximately four pounds of garbage every day.
Most families throw away about 88 pounds of plastic every year

6. Kermit the Frog/Muppets -On My Pond
Marlo Thomas and Friends, Free to Be A Family
As Kermit enjoys his pond,  messy teens and garbage dumping trucks who overpower his quiet tune.

7. Cosy Sheridan - Don't Go In The Water
Grand design -
 "Arsenic, acetone, methylene chloride..."

8. Jim and Dave - Don't Go Near the Shore Today

9. Jim and Dave - To the Dump to the dump to the dump dump dump
Reduse Reuse recylce 10. Cheryl Wheeler  - The Rivers
Mrs. Pinocci's Guitar Philo
"It said on TV that the rivers can poison us"Cosy

11. Dead Ducks
From a MD and I have no clue where I got it at this point
Oil and water don't mix

  • One bus carries as many people as 40 cars!
  • The 500 million automobiles on earth burn an average of 2 gallons of fuel a day
  • Each gallon of feul puts 20 pounds of carbon dioxide into the air



    12. Capital Steps - God Bless My SUV
    Between Iraq and a Hard Place

    "The vernal equinox calls on all mankind to recognize and respect Earth’s beautiful systems of balance, between the presence of animals on land, the fish in the sea, birds in the air, mankind, water, air, and land.  Most importantly there must always be awareness of the actions by people that can disturb this precious balance."
    Margaret Mead - Read Margaret Mead - 1977 Earth Day Statement

    13. Susan Graham White - The Farm
    Soundling Land - Big Bay Records

    14. Tom Chapin - This Pretty Planet
    This Pretty Planet - Sony

    15. Jay Mankita - Living Planet
    Jay Mankita - self

    16. Magpie - We Belong to the Earth
    Seed on the Prairie -Long Tail

    17. Victoria Parks -  I'm Going Solar
    Sure Feels Like Home  -
    "I'm going solar just as soon as I can"

    18. Artisan - NIMBY
    Our Back Yard -
    "anywhere but my back yard"

    If every family used 10 fewer bags a month we'd save 2.5 billion bags a year.

    19. David Roth - I Don't Need a Bag
    Nights at the Chez - 1 800 484-2367
     "To take a brand new bag everytime I shop's a drag"

    20. Herdman, Hills, Mangsen  - (McGann) Requiem for the Trees
     Voices - Flying Fish/Rounder
     "They fell like thunder and left no trace"

    Every ton of paper that is recycled saves 17 trees

    21. Zoe Lewis - When the Developers Came to Tea
    Fishbone, Wishbone, Funnybone - Dog Productions

    22. John Gorka - Houses in the Fields
    Jack's Crows - High Street Records

    23. David Francey - Torn Screen Door
    Torn Screen Door - Laker

    24. Tim Flannery - Road into Town
    Kentucky Towns - PSB Records
    "sell us the ground"

    25. Tom Paxton Anne Hills - There Goes the Mountain
    Under American Skies - Appleseed

    26. Tom Neilson - Four Lane Highways and Moblie Homes
    Living on Maximum Wage -Roaring Jelly

    27. Stan Rogers - Make and Break Harbour
    Home in Halifax - Fogarty's Cove

    Feul consumption is cut by as much as 10% by turning down your thermastat by 1 degree.
    The energy we save when we recycle one glass bottle is enough to light a light bulb for four hours

    28. Magpie - Eagle and The Hawk
    Seed on the Prairie - Long Tail Records

    29. Jay Mankita - I am a Dolphin
    self -
    "I swan around the oil slick..... will I ever make it home"

    30. Night Sun  - Breathing
    One Moment of Grace -
    The bellows of their accordian mimic the sound of the narwhales

    Metal Drums - Patty Larkin
    Live in the Square - Philo
    "63 million.. that won't bring back their children"

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