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Archived Interviews # 11
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The Green Guide by - David Suzuki and David R. Boyd

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David Suzuki's Green Guide

Podcast

Everyone knows that human actions affect our natural environment. With this indispensable guide, readers will learn to consume fewer resources and become part of the solution as stewards of the planet. This book recommends actions for individuals to be more green in the homes where we live, the way we travel, the food we eat, and the things we buy. It also describes how all of us can ensure that governments support sustainable lifestyles. Suzuki and Boyd provide vital tips for readers to: create a healthy indoor environment, decrease energy and water use, choose eco-friendly transportation,
make simple diet changes to eat fresher, healthier food.

David R. Boyd is one of Canada’s leading environmental lawyers and the author of influential works including Unnatural Law: Rethinking Canadian Environmental Law and Policy. He lives, lightly, on Pender Island in British Columbia.

his publications also include - Publications of David Boyd 2007

Boyd, D. “Forty questions about Canada’s environmental record.” Island Tides, January 25, 2007. Read Commentary

Boyd, D. 2007. “Old ideas produce heat, not light.” Vancouver Sun, January 11, 2007. Read Article

Boyd, D. 2007. “Reality Check: Climate Change and the Proposed Clean Air Act.” Presentation to the Standing Committee on Bill C-30. February 6, 2007. Read Brief

David Suzuki

For more than 30 years, David Suzuki has been THE voice for nature in Canada and in many ways for the world.. David was born in Vancouver and at the age of six, during the Second World War, he was sent to a Japanese internment camp with his family. After the war, the Suzukis moved to Ontario. Growing up with a passion for nature led David to earn a PhD in zoology from the University of Chicago. By 1971, he had his own show right here on CBC. Eight years later, he debuted a little show called 'The Nature of Things.' David is no stranger to accolades. Al Gore praised him for challenging Canada's environment minster on this country's green plan. His series 'A Planet for the Taking' won an award from the United Nations. He's a companion of the Order of Canada. And he finished fifth in the CBC's search for 'The Greatest Canadian.' He's also authored 43 books. His latest one is called 'David Suzuki's Green Guide - a "how-to" guide to being a green citizen.

For more information - http://www.davidsuzuki.org

 
James Brown The Los Angeles Diaries

Los Angeles DiariesThe Los Angeles Diaries

Podcast

Shocking, bleak, and ultimately elegiac, The Los Angeles Diaries chronicles a legacy of addiction, life-shattering tragedy, and the arc of the author's own difficult career as a writer, in an elegant series of twelve interconnected chapters. Written with neither anger nor self-pity, Brown's memoir ranks as one of the most harrowing to emerge in this genre.

As a five year old, Brown waits in the car while his mother sets fire to a building, setting off a chain of events that permanently unravels his comfortable, stable family. Brown watches all the certainties of childhood disappear with her subsequent imprisonment. Thereafter, tragedy follows him like a brushfire spread on the Santa Ana winds. Nimbly emulating his elder sister and brother, Brown escapes into heavy alcohol and drug use. Brown gently and elliptically describes his brilliant brother, a man of rare intelligence and a promising acting career, who shot himself at the age of twenty-seven. Brown's sensitive, shy sister hangs on until her forties, when finally, after a lifetime of disappointment and cocaine fueled benders, she leaps off a highway overpass onto the concrete below.

The only sober and sure thing in his life that keeps Brown going is his writing, between his own days and weeks of drinking and drugging. He writes with the knowledge that every idea, every script meeting, every chance at a screenplay bought or novel sold, might be his last.

 
David Blume

Alcohol Can Be a Gas

Podcast

David Blume is the Executive Director of the International Institute for Ecological Agriculture, is author of the Amazon best selling book Alcohol Can Be A Gas and is the leading advocate for Alcohol Fuel and the role of the American Farmer in developing a truly sustainable energy and food policy for the post-oil era.

Alcohol Can Be A Gas is providing people everywhere with an
unrivaled and informative look at how alcohol fuel is being used
around the world to combat climate change as well as to solve
energy and food shortages while creating new employment
opportunities.

Contact information:
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Ronald L. Docie

The Inventors Bible

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Ronald L. Docie, Sr. is a native of Athens County, Ohio. After receiving a college education in the Arts and Sciences, Docie went on to the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and became a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. One day while driving a hearse, Docie had a near accident from a car that entered his blind spot. His passenger in the back warned him that you should be more careful and heeding such a warning, Docie immediately conceived the idea for a blind spot mirror for vehicles to help eliminate this deadly situation. Docie was age 20 at the time; the year, 1975.

Deciding that his invention should be worth at least more than the popular "pet rock", Docie spent the next three years commercializing his invention. He acquired a business partner, raised venture capital and began manufacturing and marketing the Docie Wedge Blindspot Mirror. This product and a full line of mirrors designed by Docie eventually made its way to Kmart, Wal-Mart and automotive outlets throughout the world. They are still on the shelves today.

While developing his own invention, Ron handled the marketing for entrepreneurs who had invention-based businesses. In this peripheral work, Ron was a customer service and marketing manager for a computer accessory company and managed national accounts. For a national producer of food products, Ron directed a sales force of over 200 sales representatives throughout the United States. Additionally, he has helped to develop business and marketing plans that led to the funding and advancement of several start-up businesses. This work led to the formation of Docie Marketing services, whose primary purpose is to help independent inventors.

Docie went on to be the program director for his local inventors organization in Columbus, Ohio, and then became a three-term president of the Ohio Inventors Association. During his venue, he helped to create the Ohio Inventors Resource Guide in conjunction with the State of Ohio, Department of Development, and created the Ohio Inventors Contest. Docie was aggressively involved with championing the rights of independent inventors, including providing testimony in congressional subcommittee in Washington, D.C.

Over the past quarter century, Mr. Docie has personally negotiated over 40 licenses and contracts for inventors and invention based projects with companies ranging from small to General Motors. The scope of inventions has ranged from consumer to medical to industrial.

In the 1980's, Docie was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Related Inventions Program's, Inventor's Initiative to create a book for inventors that would help them distinguish between invention scam artists and legitimate invention companies. From his work he published the book, Royalties in Your Future: An Inventor's and Entrepreneur's Guide to Marketing and Licensing Inventions, Patents and Technology.

In the 1990's Docie wrote the book, The Inventor's Bible, How to Market and License Your Brilliant Ideas, published by Ten Speed Press and released September 2001. This book is the culmination of Mr. Docie's extensive experience working in the trenches on behalf of independent inventors. The book has received endorsements from several notable Who's Who in the industry, including a former U.S. Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, a former Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, patent attorneys and others.

Docie established a service for representing inventors in a unique way at industry trade shows. He has attended many trade shows such as the National Hardware Show, the Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo, the International Housewares Show and Builder's Expo, the Sports Expo, the Design Engineering Show, the Consumer Electronics Show, SAE conferences, several medical, dental and biotechnology meetings.

Mr. Docie has been a speaker and workshop leader at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Conference for Independent Inventors, the Minnesota Inventors' Conference and at local inventor's groups. Docie has been the guest on numerous radio talk shows and a speaker at bar associations. His articles are regularly published in trade journals and over the Internet.

On a personal note, while in the process of commercializing his first invention, Docie went from driving a hearse to commandeering taxicabs, and then went on to be a professional race car driver, driving the U.S. Express, Formula Ford, late model stock and midgets. He won the Sports Car Club of America's, Pro-Rally National Point Series and Rookie of The Year. This flying over the ground complimented his love for flying in the air which began when he soloed at age 16. Docie's next challenge is to pilot helicopters.

Docie is an avid outdoorsman and organic gardener. A fair portion of his time is spent raising his four children in his hometown of Athens, Ohio. Docie was a voting member at the caucus in Elkins, West Virginia, for the formation of the National Green Party in the United States and is a supporter of Green Peace, Amnesty International, National Resources Defense Fund, Oxfam sustainable energy societies, small farmers and several other, as he calls it, "do-good weenie" organizations.

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Robert Priest - Poet

Zero Point Energy

Reading the Bible Backwards

Podcast

Robert Priest is a poet, playwright, song-writer, and novelist.

He has published seven children's books and seven books of poetry and prose for adults, including The Visible Man (1979), Sadness of Spacemen (1980), The Man Who Broke Out Of The Letter X (1984) and The Mad Hand (1988), recipient of the Milton Acorn Memorial People's Poetry Award. In 1992 Mercury Press released Scream Blue Living: New & Selected Poems. "This collection of poems beautifully captures the rainbow of emotions that comprise the human spirit... intoxicatingly lovely!" (Now Magazine). In 1998 ECW Press published Resurrection in the Cartoon, while Ekstasis Press gathered many of Priest's aphorisms in the volume The Time Release Poems. Priest's poems and prose poems have been included in numerous anthologies and magazines both in Canada and abroad. Robert is also the author of three plays including Minibugs & Microchips which was the winner of a 1998 Chalmer's Award in the Theatre for young audiences category. Another play, The Coming, co-written with Leon Rooke was presented in 1991, by the Caravan Theatre Company. His first play--Knights of the Endless Day was produced in January 1992 at Toronto's Young People's Theatre.

Reverse engineering the word, meme splicing, morpheme replacement therapy, phonetic modifications: these are some of the techniques in play throughout Reading the Bible Backwards, the lyrical thought experiments that make up this eagerly anticipated new collection of poems by Robert Priest. By throwing the Bible and other cultural narratives on the turntable and spinning them backwards, Priest unleashes surprisingly new but strangely familiar music and meaning. Whether the movements are sideways, inverted, or omni-directional, his satire has never been sharper – or darker. Ultimately, though, Priest’s lyric voice has never been more finely tuned or elegant, especially in the wonderfully groundbreaking “I Love You Forwards” poems that afford this book its remarkable balance.

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Thomas Valone Phd

Zero Point Enegy

Zero Point Energy

Podcast

Thomas Valone PhD, is the President of Integrity Research Institute and Editor of the well respected Future Energy newsletter and Enews. He has authored 6 books and numerous scientific studies, articles and papers related to energy in all forms. He provides consultations on electrical product design/development, engineering testing, environmental/electromagnetic field/energy, expert testimony and opinion. He meets regularly with congressional and senate leaders and briefs them on the latest energy developments. His views regarding energy-related matters have been featured on national media including CNN.

He is the inventor of several instruments, including the PREMIER (Photonic Rejuvenation Energizing Machine & Immunizing Electrification Radiator) machine, Dental Vapor Ionizer, Powerline Gaussmeter, static field gaussmeter, ELF spectrum analyzer, and a geomagnetometer which are still on the market today. Responsible for Engineering Department projects, at Integrity Electronics, he managed engineers and technicians, initiated several instrument lines, trained industrial interns from SUNY at Buffalo, designed 2% accuracy calibration procedures, specification sheets and training manual, represented the company at shows and conferences.

Dr Valone is a Consulting Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation, is listed in the Who’s Who of American Writers and Poets, received the Marcel Vogel Service Award from the USPA and several Certificates of Appreciation from the SUNYAB Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences for participation in the Industrial Internship Program. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, National Space Society, the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Bioelectromagnetics Society and formerly, the American Physical Society.

Dr. Valone holds a PhD in General Engineering from Kennedy-Western University (now Warren National), an M.A. in Physics from SUNY at Buffalo, B.S. Physics and B.S. in Electrical Engineering, from SUNY at Buffalo and is a Licensed Professional Engineer with the state of New York.

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