Monday, April 27, 2009

Gator Radio Experience Earthcast 2009 - Hour #3

Gator Radio Experience project members Nicola and Stephanie lead a conversation with our friends from Shanghai No. 3 Girls School. Later in the show joined by Devon, Piper, and Kylie who are three youth who are launching a website called, "Earth Savers Club for Kids, " this July. Kudos to Nicola, Stephanie and Malaika for their wonderful work moderating this hour of Earthcast 2009.

A special thank you to the girls at Shanghai No 3 Girls School and the girls from the Earth Savers Club for Kids for joining us this hour.

Gator Radio Experience Earthcast 2009 - Hour #4

The Gator Radio Experience's Annie and Malaika speak with Terry Fay of Madison, Wisconsin USA about eating locally. During the second half of the show they visit with Linda Yates and Paul Holland about building green and the clean tech industry. A special thank you to Sam Wiley of "The Wiley One" hip hop band for allowing us to play his fantastic song, Go Green, throughout Earthcast 2009.

A special thank you to Terr, Linda and Paul for taking the time to join us on Earthcast 2009.

Below is the video clip of Mr. Holland introducing President Obama at a clean technology news conference from a few weeks ago:

Gator Radio Experience Earthcast 2009 - Hour #5

During the 5th hour of Earthcast 2009, Natalie and Angie and the crew from the Gator Radio Experience in Palo Alto, California are joined by Sean Harrington, of Better Place, to talk about electric vehicle technology. Also in this hour the students are joined by Sam Wiley of the Wiley One, the ensemble that created the wonderful song, Go Green. The Gator Radio Experience typically includes a featured band, and this week Sam C. featured "Cloud Cult" for the work that they've done in the area of greening the music industry. Finally, this excellent broadcast ends with GRE team member Nicola giving a review of several environmental related films such as Who Killed the Electric Car. There are a few minutes of audio in this recording that get a little warbly and we apologize for this. Audio quality for the great majority of this segment is excellent.

On behalf of everyone at the Gator Radio Experience I would like to thank both Sean Harrington and Sam Wiley for their participation as guests on hour #5 of Earthcast 2009!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Plight of Western Sahara Podcast Recording

On April 15th I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Pedro Pinto Leite and Cynthia Basinet about the plight of Western Sahara. Pedro Pinto Leite is a Portuguese international jurist based in Holland and the coordinator of the Dutch section of the International Association of Jurists for Western Sahara. Together with Cynthia Basinet an activist, actress, singer, and a Nobel Peace prize nominee we discussed the history and the current situation of Western Sahara. A former colony of Spain, Western Sahara, also know as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, is fighting for a referendum so they can become independent from Morocco. We as students can help Free Western Sahara by joining the Facebook Cause Free Western Sahara and by contacting our representatives and pressing them to support their colleagues Donald M. Payne and Joseph R. Pitts by signing the letter they have written urging President Obama to support the Sahrawi peoples right to self-determination. We will soon have the privilege to talk with Pedro and Cynthia again and discuss in further detail what we as a community can do to help those fighting for independence and living in refugee camps.

~Posted by GRE Team Member Angie Moore

Gator Radio Experience Visits Tesla Motors

This is a podcast recording of a Gator Radio Experience conversation with Mike Falcone of Tesla Motors, an electric car technology company in Palo Alto, California. We spoke with Mike at Tesla's Menlo Park, CA location today about their Tesla Roadster and electric car technology in general. This audio podcast recording will be played during the Earthcast09 24 Hour Live Webcastathon on April 22nd, 2009. More on the Earthcast project at

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Gator Radio Experience and Earthcast09 this Tuesday, April 21st!

The GRE is excited to be participating in Earthcast09 this coming Tuesday, April 21st from 7:00 pm -10 pm pacific time. Earthcast09 is a live, 24 hour conversation about all things relating to the environment (view our promo/teaser video). With participation from 4 different continents in several languages (Spanish, English, Portuguese, Chinese, German) this truly is a global project that centers around something that every individual on the planet has a stake in. The broadcast begins at 5:00 pm Pacific time on the 21st and concludes at 5:00 pm pacific time on the 22nd (we're following the 24 hour day as it exists in GMT).

For the Gator Radio Experience portion of Earthcast09, we have a wonderful lineup of guests who will be talking with us about green building, the local/slow food movement, and clean transportation technology. All times below are in pacific time, but you may convert them to your region of the world by clicking the GMT conversion link. Here is a brief description of the GRE Earthcast09 Guest Line-Up:

7:00 pm Hour (GMT Conversion)
During the 7:00 pm hour we'll be speaking with a small group of students at Shanghai #3 Girls school to compare/contrast environmental issues in China and the US.

8:00 pm Hour (GMT Conversion)
During the 8:00 pm hour we'll be speaking with Terry Fay, a committed environmentalist in Madison, WI who will be speaking with us about the local/slow food movement. Also during the 8:00 pm hour we'll be joined by Linda Yates and Paul Holland, who are currently building the "Greenest Home in the US" right here in the Bay Area. Linda and Paul are both quite active in the clean technology industry as well, and you can see a clip of Paul speaking at a recent press conference in DC along wtih President Obama by clicking here.

9:00 pm hour (GMT Conversion)
Finally, during the 9:00 pm hour, we'll be joined by Sean Harrington of Better Place, which is a Palo Alto based electric car network technology company. Sean will be speaking with us about the current and future green transportation sector.

Please support us by listening in live, contributing to the chat, and calling in during live call in segments. Please note that we will not be broadcasting to our typical location. We'll be broadcasting over at the Earthcast09 live page. Here you may listen live and chat. If you'd like to see a complete schedule for the entire 24 hour webcast, visit the agenda/schedule link online here.

We hope you celebrate Earth Day 2009 by listening to the Earthcast09 24 Hour Webcastathon!

Also, you can follow the latest news and updates on the Earthcast09 on Twitter and by joining our Facebook group.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Alumni/College Night on Gator Radio Tonight!

Listen in live tonight at 6:30 PM Pacific as we're joined by 2-3 Castilleja alumni and Castilleja softball pitcher extraordinaire, Sammy Albanese, to discuss all things college. Thanks for your support and we hope you're able to listen live!