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Becky Stephens
Art Browning

GreenWatch
Co-producers

Current Crew includes:
Suzy Wager,
Lytle Seibert,
Jonathan Swiler,
Jon Axford,
Don Cook,
Chris Switzer,
C. Lee Taylor,
Brian Harrison,
Brad Burkons,
Bonnie Lambourn,
Becky Stephens, &
Art Browning

Honored past crew:
Shelly Fitzgerald, Scott Trimble,
Rupert, Michael Poehls, John Tarleton, Gretchen Hollingsworth, Gordon Anderson, Charlie Mauch, Cameron Payne, David Cobb,
and more, in supportive and
contributory roles.
PHOTOs!

Music Credits

Lists of shows from years past:
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001

Our Media Heroes:
Amy Goodman,
Bill Moyers,
CPR,
Flashpoints, FSRN, HIMC,
KPFT News,
ProgForum,
Voices at Work,
Ray Hill.
(Shall add links as we collectively choose...)

 

 

 

Greenwatch TV -- past programs, 2007
(see bottom of page for links to records of previous years, and music credits)
back to current year -- ARCHIVES online-- airing live fortnightly Wednesdays 9-10 pm, HMSTV/streaming

December 19: CLEAN ELECTIONS with Charlie Mauch and Kris Graham.
We aired a thirteen minute segment on the topic featuring Bill Moyers, and then discussed local activities in the movement toward public funding of elections.
Watch the show at GOOGLE VIDEO

December 5 : David Cobb, Cynthia McKinney, for Ballot Access, Texas!
Note: we deeply apologize for the interruption of Cynthia's speech during the show. The tape froze in the middle on the air, after a quick edit less than 24 hours after the event in Houston.
You can see and hear her entire speech NOW at Google Video!

November 21: Reairing of October 10 show, with updated intro & announces.
Two reasons: both guests Jolanda Jones and Wanda Adams, candidates for Houston City Council, made it into runoff elections ending Saturday, December 8; also this show falls on Thanksgiving Eve. (We also promoted "Buy Nothing Day" for the day after Thanksgiving.)

November 7: Concerned Citizens for Impeachment
Due to pre-emption of the studio, this was a pre-taped show. It gave people a chance to see a host of Houstonians address City Council on July 10 with a Resolution to Impeach Cheney and Bush. The coalition included folks with a variety of backgrounds and concerns. Greens, Libertarians, Democrats, Republicans, and Independents spoke; most council members listened respectfully, three were supportive, and only one was hostile.
(The original footage was taped from the public channel that always airs the Tuesday afternoon public speak-out sessions. Then it was edited in a minor way to fit in our allotted hour.)

October 24: The Free School Movement
GUESTS:
Krenie Stowe and Ellie Shenker
from The Real School, AKA Dragon Valley (832-767-0404), discussed 'unschooling' in which students and mentors consensually determine what, when, how, where, and why to learn. More links will be added here soon.

October 10 : Local Election Campaigns
GUESTS: Jolanda Jones and Wanda Adams.

Jolanda is running for Houston City Council At-large position 5, the seat currently held by Michael Berry, who is term-limited.
(See her website at http://www.jolandajones.com)
Wanda is running from Houston City Council District D, the seat held by Ada Edwards, who is also term-limited.
(See her website at http://www.wandaadamsforhouston.com/)

September 26: We aired a previously taped program.

September 12: Upcoming BIONEERS Conference
GUESTS:

1. Pat Greer (raw living food chef, co-founder of the Central City Food Coop)
2. Mark Illian
3. Hans Hansen
(horticulturalist, permaculture designer, massage therapist)
The Texas BIONEERS Conference will be held October 19-21, at Emerson Unitarian Church, 1900 Bering Drive between Westheimer and San Felipe, Houston, 77057. Bioneers is a forum for connecting the environment, health, social justice, and spirit within a broad progressive framework. Session topics include energy conservation, biodiesel, permanent land protection, green building, an earth dance, holistic health, sowing the seeds of sustainability. We will highlight many workshops including sustainable community design, Farms to restaurants, environmental education and our playgrounds, sustainable business practices and more.

August 29: Hurricane Katrina, two years after.
GUESTS:

1. Carl Lindahl, Co-Director
2. Darrell Holnes, Project Liaison
Both these gentlemen are involved in the "Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston" project, the first large-scale project, anywhere, in which the survivors of a major disaster have taken the lead in documenting it. The project’s goal is to voice, as intimately as possible, the experiences and reflections of those displaced to Houston by the two major hurricanes that pounded the Gulf Coast in August and September of 2005. Survivors receive training and pay to record fellow survivors’ storm stories, their memories of lost neighborhoods, and their ongoing struggles to build new communities in exile. The recordings will be preserved as folklore in the Library of Congress. Please see the website www.katrinaandrita.org for more.

August 15: Election Issues
GUESTS:

1. Alfred Molison (www.votealfred.com)
2. taped talk by Cynthia McKinney
Alfred is running for Houston City Council, District C. He is a co-chair of Harris County Green Party, has served on the State Executive Committee of the Green Party of Texas, and is a Texas delegate to the national committee of the Green Party of the United States. During the hour, he laid out many of his positions about what local government can do for Healthy People, Healthy Jobs, Healthy Politics.
We also aired a pre-taped speech given by Cynthia McKinney on her visit to Houston the previous week, and we aired a presentation from Princeton University about Hacking Diebold which you can find on You Tube. (Also look for problems with the system used in Harris County.)

August 1: Nurses for Health Care
GUESTS:

1. Eliza Carboni, RN & Staff Organizer NNOC
2. Shelitrice Walton, RN with NNOC
3. Kathy McGregor, RN and Nurse Organizer

We met several nurses where they were tabling at Angelika Theatre at the opening of Michael Moore's latest move, SICKO. They are part of National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC). This was an excellent show, with testimonials about the lives of nurses working for patient care as best they can under our for-profit system.
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Support Single-Payer Universal Healthcare! (www.singlepayer.com)

July 18: Impeach Bush/Cheney
GUESTS:

1. Charlie Mauch
2. Christine Morshedi
Panel discussion, plus videotape from the visit to Houston by Cindy Sheehan and Col. Ann Wright on July 10. Report about the visit by a dozen folk (including our guests and one of us) to Houston City Council that day to present a Resolution to Impeach Richard B. Cheney and George W. Bush; the diverse group will also take that to Harris County Commissioners Court July 24.

July 4 : Pre-taped report from Marfa 2007.
Report from the annual statewide meeting of the Green Party of Texas.

June 20 : Houston Pride
GUESTS:

1. Jack Valinski
2. Pokey Anderson
3. Ray Hill

June 6 : Pre-taped show aired, Impeachment Forum with Col. Ann Wright
[note to crew, we had planned a show titled "D-Day: Save Our Troops" with a subtitle like "PTSD -- is it a disorder? Care for veterans -- where does it end? Where does it start?" We still should do a show like that. Maybe deeper.]

May 23: Trans-Texas Corridor, Transglobal transportation.
GUESTS:
1. David Stall -- Corridor Watch
2. Robin Holzer - Citizens Transportation Coalition
Let us not sell our birth right for a mess of pottage@#$%!

May 9 : WATER -- commodity? quality?
GUESTS:
1. Joan Denkler
2. Larry Dunbar

April 25: Permaculture, Global Warming, the Future
GUESTS:
1. LaVerne Williams, green architect
2. Bob Randall, Urban Harvest

April 11: Green Party 101, A pre-taped roundtable discussion.

March 28: IMPEACH Cheney and Bush! Lying, Spying, Torture, Katrina. Shredding the Constitution, Rescinding Habeas Corpus. How much more?
GUESTS:
Kris Graham, Ivan Espinosa, Jamilah Hoffman
discussed why, how, and when criminal investigations should begin on the administration, starting with Cheney and Bush, for lying, spying, torture, and other high crimes and misdemeanors.
(See event posted at Progressive Action Alliance for April 9.)

Music: Tom Chelston; see also CODEPINK

March 14: PEACE NOW! ...four years later. Forty years. how many 1000?
GUESTS:
1. Amy Branham, Gold Star Families for Peace
2. Chas Davis, Iraq Veterans Against War IVAW
3. Mikal Hutto, Military Families Speak Out
4. Jim Rine, Veterans For Peace.

Music: Tom Chelston; see also CODEPINK

February 28: Black History Special -- asking the qeustion, "Where Are We Now?" on the way to The Dream of Dr. King. The answers were strong and varied.
GUESTS:
1. Special Guest Host: Zin - host of SOS Radio, KPFT 90.1 FM (which airs on the radio every Wednesday 3-5 PM); www.myspace.com/sosradio; e-mail: sosradio@kpft.org
2. Reginald Gordon - Operation Outreach 061, 2520 Southmore, Houston, TX 77004; e-mail: rgordon091@yahoo.com
3. Michelle Barnes - Co-Founder/Executive Director, Community Artists' Collective, 1413 Holman/Midtown Art Center; www.thecollective.org
4. Sheikh Hashim Alauddeen - Director, Fatimiyah Community Center; e-mail: muslimalliance786@gmail.com
5. Obidike Kamau, Ph.D. - Director, Robert Terry Library, TSU (Texas Southern University); Self Determination radio, which also airs on KPFT 90.1 FM; www.selfdeterminationradio.org

February 14: Stop the Coal Plant Rush!!! one among several fast track deals being shoved down our throats by that gov'nor we inhaireted when shrub left TX to screw the planet bigger from Wash, DC.
GUESTS: Nan Hildreth (Houston Climate Protection) and Alfred Molison, candidate for Houston City Council: healthy jobs, healthy live, healthy futures!
See: Citizens Environmental Coalition, CLEAN Houston, STOP the Coal Rush! go google the words!!! So many links... It is Hot.

January 31: An EXCELLENT show about the need for single payer health care plans, a very different concept than what is being ballyhooed in California and Massachussets as universal health care, where working people will be forced to pay big bucks to insurance companies for profits to the corporations. No change. Great guests: Dr. Bok and Igor. See Health Care for All Texans

January 17: Due to freezing rain, an unusual event in Houston, the studio was closed this evening, so a previously taped show aired. It featured the forum on Peak Oil held in mid-2006. Links to be posted soon.

January 3 : Tazers in Houston. Guest: Randall Kallinen, ACLU Houston.


Previous years (click on the year to see details)

2006 Includes: SHROC VI, Justice for Janitors, Elections 2006, Defending Women's Rights, Domestic Violence, Climate Crisis, Mountaintop Removal, Houston Social Forum, Immigrant Rights, Mental Health, and much more.

2005 Includes: Frances Newton, Election Fraud, Immigration, Women's Health, Iraq War, Veterans, Etc.

2004 Includes: Values and Politics, Radical Encuentro, Texas Water Resources, Mr. Sharon Tear Down that Wall, Electronic Elections, Proposition 1 (Spring 2004 in Houston), What is going ON in Haiti, Immigrants and Homeland Security.

2003 Includes: Local Elections (Dec 10; Oct 1, 15, 31; Sep 17), Simplicity, Iraq Quagmire, Globalization/WTO, Hispanic Politics, Gay Rights, Tree Sitting, Cuba, Health Care, FCC, Flooding, Women and War, Labor Day, War and Immigrants, Death Penalty (Apr 3, Jan 23), Progressive Media, Living Wage, Peace Movement, and the Souls of Black Folk.

2002 Includes: Civil Rights in Perilous Times (Robert Jensen, Danalyn Recer), Police Accountability (Civilians Down, Corpus Justice, Copwatch), Rahul Mahajan for Governor, Texans for Gun Safety, The New Katy Freeway, Labor Day Special, HIV at home and in the world, Plan Colombia, Pacifica Radio, Health Care for All, Palestine, Latino Labor, Congo Conflict, African American History, Enron and Deregulation, Cuba, statewide Green Party candidates for office, and more.

2001 Includes: School of the Americas Watch, Peace, Middle East Policy, LGBT Politics in Houston, Alternative Media, Marijuana Law Reform, Immigration Issues, Death Row, Prisons and Criminal Justice (Ray Hill), Corporate Misbehavior (Ralph Nader taped), Third World Debt (Jere Locke), Environmental Issues, Green Party supported local candidates, and more.


Music played during the show (especially during in-tro and out-tro) has been an evolving element. In the beginning back in late 1999/early 2000 or so, canned 'public domain' clips gave something... Then we got a Free Radicals CD and encouragement to use it on the air free from Houston musician/activist Nick Cooper, so we used several cuts from that pretty exclusively for a year or so. Then on KPFT's Democracy Now! we heard "Is It For Freedom" by Sara Thomsen, tracked her down and got permission to use that song, so did and still do upon occasion. We also play songs from GASCD, including Bruce Cockburn "Call It Democracy", Propaghandi "Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes", Michael Franti "Oh My God", Rheostatics "Bad Time to be Poor" -- Get this excellent double disk set! (GASCD: Governments Accountable to Society and Citizens = Democracy; thanks, Susan and Alan in Ontario, for turning us on to this.) And we're looking to air tunes from Green Revolution when/if Sudden Death responds. Listen up for David Rovics, Dave Lippman, or you never know who might show up live in the studio, Darryl Cherney did once... Come on down! Our show ends at 10:00 PM and a short, topical song might fit in real nice to close the show...

Explicit Links to Music (for printed bi-fold...)
http://www.enjoymusic.com/freeradicals/
http://www.gascd.com
http://www.davidrovics.com
http://davelippman.com/
http://www.darrylcherney.com/
http://www.righteousmothers.com
http://www.sarathomsen.com

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