Colville Tribe Sues Over Pollution In The Columbia: The Colville Tribe and the state of Washington face off against a Canadian mining giant next month over decades of pollution in the Columbia River. They blame a lead and zinc smelter plant operated by Teck in Trail, BC. Colville Business Council
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John Irving’s new novel is the work of a mature and mellowed author trying to understand what drives him to write
HitFixs Dan Fienberg and Alan Sepinwall talk Super Bowl commercials, Smash, The River and more in the latest installment of The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast.
I did a 36-minute podcast today on a variety of topics:
Has politics changed?
Hope you enjoy!
Huffduffed from http://scripting.com/stories/2011/11/26/aPodcastALongOne.html
The Maribyrnong is a short river, only 50 km from tip to toe, but it has a long history.
The Maribyrnong river valley in Melbourne has been home to the Marin Balug people of the Kulin nation for some 40,000 years and bears many signs of their presence.
It was also a major channel for the European occupation of Port Phillip, first as a pathway to the Western District for sheep-owners and their stock, then as a source of bluestone and sand for the growing city and a dumping ground for its noxious wastes.
Jenny Lee’s walking tour starts above the bend in the river that is the site of the now-defunct Commonwealth Explosives Factory, and takes in sites of Indigenous settlement, industry around the river and the current McMansion invasion.
The tour goes for 27 minutes and has 9 stops.
YOUR TOUR GUIDE JENNY LEE Jenny Lee became an editor by accident in 1982, when she began working on a multi-author history of Australia (A People’s History of Australia, 4 vols, 1988). She edited the literary and cultural quarterly Meanjin from 1987 to 1994. Jenny has been co-ordinator of the postgraduate Publishing and Communications program at the University of Melbourne since 2003. She is deputy chair of the OL Society, which publishes Overland literary journal.
Her book Making Modern Melbourne was launched at the 2008 Melbourne Writers Festival and was a Top 10 bestseller on the first weekend of the festival. Making Modern Melbourne charts the city’s story from illegal village to modern metropolis.
CREDITS This tour is recorded and edited by Jane Curtis, produced by Community Radio 3CR, and funded by the Office of Public Records Local History grant program. http://peoplestour.net/2010/02/long-history-of-a-short-river-the-maribyrnong/
John Irving explains why he believes fear makes for better stories than happiness — he is the author of several critically acclaimed books.
As flash floods, tidal surges, cyclones, burst riverbanks and downpours have impacted on much of Eastern Australia, we’ve heard many references to the floods that have gone before. These floods stand as markers and reference points, in both practical and symbolic ways.
From http://www.aquariumdrunkard.com/2008/11/18/bob-dylanjohnny-cash-1968-sessions/ Recorded throughout 1969 on three separate occasions, these recordings mark an important historical collaboration between two American poets/musicians. Even a casual fan of either artist should at least give these a cursory listen. Great stuff.