Edition #72 — The 2019 Peterborough Alliance for Climate Action: What Has to Happen Now

Posted on November 17th, 2019 –– The Peterborough Alliance for Climate Action (PACA) is a citizen-led coalition that focuses on taking action locally to address the challenges posed by the looming climate crisis.  In this podcast PACA members Tricia Clarkson, Graeme Marrs, Guy Hanchet, Ken Ranney and Sheila Nbigon-Howlett give their assessments of what has to happen in order to prepare the community of Peterborough for the inevitable disruption caused by climate change.   The panel addresses municipal priorities, provincial intransigence and federal decision-making as well as actions that citizens can take in their daily lives.

Pints & Politics is:

  • A discussion-based radio program all about politics from Peterborough, Canada, about 130 kms. northeast of Toronto.  In the Peterborough area, you can find us at 92.7 FM.  Our 700-watt signal reaches an area within a radius of 40 to 50 kilometers of Peterborough. If you are not in the Peterborough area, you can also live-stream the program from the Trent Radio website.
  • An archive of Peterborough-focused podcasts. Our current podcast is at the top of this page.
  • Pints & Politics is also an informal gathering of local pundits at the Garnet Pub on Hunter Street near Aylmer in downtown Peterborough every Thursday at 5:00 p.m.  The format is entirely unstructured beyond the sharing of names.  We talk about whatever people want to talk about.  As we meet in a public space, everything is on the record. Curious?  Join us.  You don’t have to drink beer.  Listening skills are seldom required.  Good ranting skills are essential.

Pints & Politics will be broadcasting every 2nd Thursday evening until December 12 on Trent Radio at 92.7 FM.  Our next program is at 7:00 pm on November 28th.  A panel on income security with economist Evelyn Forget, Joelle Favreau of the YWCA and Jason Hartwick of the Nourish Project will look at obstacles and opportunities to address the growing threat of income inequality locally and across the country.  If you miss us on the radio and want to catch up, the podcast of each show is posted the next day on this site.  Go to the “Archive of all our podcasts” tab at the top of this page.

If you think of a panel topic we should cover, please let me know at bill (dot) templeman (at) gmail.com.  If you would like to join a guest panel for a particular topic, just let me know.

Our Focus:

On the radio show and in these podcasts, we explore political culture, ideas, trends, issues, electoral politics, and the practice of politics in traditional and social media, all from a Canadian perspective.  While our programs are Peterborough-focused, we also tackle provincial, national and international issues.   We discuss articles, news stories, media comments, and the latest buzz.  We talk with guests from a wide range of backgrounds and affiliations.

While we don’t shy away from taking a stand, we strive to present a diversity of opinion.

We post on Twitter (@billtemp) and on our new Facebook page (Pints & Politics Podcast).  These podcasts are also available on iTunes. Please send us your feedback by using the comments field below each podcast.  Or let us know on our Facebook page.  You can also send me a note: bill (dot) templeman (at) gmail.com

Host: Bill Templeman