Listen Up Northwest program 71: Electric Cars and Afluenza

Listen Up! Northwest is a collaboratively produced radio magazine featuring stories of communities in action throughout the Northwest. Each broadcast highlights the work of skilled community radio producers and artists from our region, including Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

This week, we look at our addiction to lush lifestyles and then at what life might be like with an electric vehicle.

Paul Scott is a co-founder of Plug-In-America and Chairperson of the Electrical Vehicle Association of California, and proud owner of a solar panel powered Toyota Rav 4. He never buys gas nor changes the oil. Hear what it’s like to go 63,000 miles in 6 years without a breakdown.
(Sue Supriano, Steppin' Out of Babylon - Eugene, OR)

Dr. Bruce Alexander talks about how our culture's addiction to our decadent lifestyles is affecting our climate.
(Alex Smith, Radio Ecoshock- Vancouver, BC)

Music by DJ B-Girl and Splinters. Copy editor: Robbin Block. Host: Yuko Kodama.

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Listen Up! NW is produced by Yuko Kodama at KBCS for Reclaim the Media, and distributed by the Northwest Community Radio Network.

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