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Guest Info

Current Crew includes:
C. Lee Taylor,
Brian Harrison,
David Collins,
Maria Ciepiel,
Jackie Carpenter*,
Art Browning
[* HMS certified Technical Directors]

Past and occasional crew:
Jon Axford* (passed), Gordon Anderson*, Mike, Don Cook, Chris Legier, Jonathan Swiler, Brad Burkons, Becky Stephens*, Bonnie Lambourn, Suzy Wager, Shelly Fitzgerald, Scott Trimble,
Rupert*, Duane Bradley, Philip Jackson, Lytle Seibert, John Tarleton, Gretchen Hollingsworth, David Cobb, Chris Switzer, Charlie Mauch, Cameron Payne, Beth Hollingsworth, Michael Poehls, Alan Arevalo, and more, in supportive and contributory roles.

Music Credits

Lists of shows from years past:

Our Media Heroes:
Amy Goodman,
Bill Moyers,
CPR, LinkTV,
Flashpoints, FSRN, FSTV, GritTV, HIMC,
KPFT News,
Voices at Work,
Ray Hill, etc.




Greenwatch TV -- past programs, 2011

As of late 2007, we archive our shows where you can watch them at your leisure -- low-definition, about an hour each; see the links embedded in each show's description below.
back to current year -- ARCHIVES online-- airing live fortnightly Mondays 8-9 pm, HMSTV

 wrapped programs from 2011
(see bottom of page for links to written records from the past decade, & music credits)

December 12: Topic - Occupy Texas!
Our seven guests came to town from accross the state (Dallas, San Antonio) to demonstrate at the Port of Houston in solidarity with other occupiers country wide.
WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo

November 28 - Two segments:
a) counter-military recruitment in Houston schools, with Bob Henschen and Ana Rosa Craig
WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo

b) Follow-up with Occupy Houston

Three guests tell more about our fair city's growing sense of community.
WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo

November 16: Convergence? Politics - Green Party, Occupy.
politics: Green Party people, David Wager, and Amy Price; Remington Alessi, Occupy Houston

WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo

November 2: Three Segments, grassroots democracy
politics: Green Party people, Don Cook and Amy Price, running for Houston City Council

a) WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo
politics: Green Party endorsed Jolanda Jones, running for Houston City Council

b) Listen to this on the WEB: Vimeo
* Follow-up with Occupy Houston

Three guests tell more about our fair city's growing sense of community.
c) WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo

October 19: Topic - Occupy Houston
Our six guests speak of growing community in are far sitty.
WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo

October 5: Topic - Bicycling in Houston
Our six guests represent five groups that share a love of the feeling of community they get while riding their bikes around our increasingly fair city.
WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo

September 21: Topic - Two Green Party Candidates for Houston City Council
(Note: these are - quote - "non-partisan" races; having said that, Amy and Don are Green Party members running for Houston City Council. We featured them individually on Greenwatch.)
Don Cook,
running for At-large Polition #1: Interview on VIMEO
Amy Price,
running for At-large Polition #4: Interview on VIMEO

August 24: Topic - Stop the Toxic Waste Disposal Wells near Conroe
Our guests, members of "CROW" (Citizen Residents Opposed to Wells) comprise Karen Darcy, Art Wilson, Paula Sewall, Mike Ward, and Jennifer Real. Their county, Montgomery County, lies immediately north of Harris County, home to Houston, Texas. They share not only their concerns, but valuable knowledge that they have gained over the years. Even more importantly, they tell how they have organized locally. See their website, and visit them on Facebook: Stop the Toxic Wells.
WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo

August 10 : Topic - positive solutions in a time of collapse
Our guests include several farmers and media providers. Two do the "Eco-Ology show, which airs live on KPFT 90.1 FM in Houston and other frequencies in surrounding towns (see the link). The other two provide us with a living example of how to live lightly on the earth. Please enjoy watching and listening to Nell, Dean, Pat and HC talk about how we people can learn quickly how to survive as a species.
WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo

July 27 : Topic - Fracking in Texas
Guest host Jackie Carpenter brings several guests to the table who have been at the forefront of opposing the controversial practice of injecting unknown fluids at extremely high pressures into the earth for the purpose of extracting increasingly valuable hydrocarbons. They discuss many bad side effects, including contamination of groundwater, effluents into the air, road damage, noise, and more. When posted, this will include video clips from other alternative media provider.
WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo

July 13 : Topic - Courtroom Procedures
Judge Kirkland and host Brian Harrison discuss how our judicial system works and could work, including a bit of an exchange about the controversial subject of "jury nullification" which has to do with one of the ways individual citizens can wield the most power in our country, for better or worse.
WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo

June 29: Topic - Street Art in Houston
Our guests cover a lot of ground, making live art happen on the streets of H-town. For links, see the subtitles in the online video.
WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo

June 15: Topic - BDS-Houston
The acronym "BDS" stand for Boycotts, Divestiture, Sanctions. It refers currently to a movement meant to put pressure on Israel to change the way they treat Palestinians. Guests: Fatima Syed (Peace Activist), Nick Cooper (Klezmer Musicians Against the Wall), RoB Block (Students for a Democratic Society, Houston).
WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo

June 1: Topic - Alliance for Cooperative Transformation
Our guests discuss the newly formed ACT-Houston, one year old now and already owning and fixing up a house in the 3rd Ward. Carol Money, with B.I.R.T.H. and The Real School; Pravin Menon, teacher at The Real School AKA Dragon Valley, and Krenie Stowe, H.E.A.L. and The Real School.
WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo

May 18 : Topic - Torture on Death Row in Texas
Our guests represent Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement. Activists Angie Agapetus, Regina Guidry-Howard, and Gloria Rubac (AbolitionMovement.org) tell about what it's like to "live" under maximum lockdown conditions at the Polunsky Unit near Livingston, Texas.
WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo
For the short (6 min.) teaser - YouTube - we got a comment, like "This is a stupid video." I asked "Explain." And there you go.

May 4: Topic - International Labor Day - MAY DAY
We featured video footage from the "Houston United" March and Rally from Bellaire up Chimney Rock to Bissonnet where many community organizers spoke of social justice.

April 20: Topic - Earth Day
This show had two parts. First we had Patsy Gilham and Mary Wood talk about the proposed "Texas Bottle Bill" which would create a recycling program for glass, plastic and metal drink containers that would be self-supporting and would create new businesses and jobs. Then we had Matthias Jung and Jay Crossley to talk about their housing cooperative "Houston Access to Urban Sustainability" (H.A.U.S.).

WATCH these on Vimeo: Bottle Bill; HAUS.

April 6: Topic - Labor, Unions Today
Two professional Houston labor organizers (Turner J. Wright and Cynthia Y. Cole) discuss with our host what unions are doing now for workers. (Yes, there ARE unions in Texas!)

WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo

March 23: Topic - Women Helping and Empowering Women (W.H.E.W.)
members of the group describe their local program for women recently released from prison where they served time for nonviolent offenses.

WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo

March 9: Topic - Police Brutality in Houston: The problems keep coming up. We must discuss them, their roots, and remedies.
Guests: Randall Kallinen (Houston Civil Rights Lawyer) and Jolanda Jones (Lawyer; Houston City Council Member, At Large Distric 5)

WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo

February 23 : Topic - Historically Black Colleges and Universities: While we're watching educational funding get ravaged by legislators, we need to be reminded of the key role played by HBCUs in raising up opportunities for a tragically oppressed part of our population.
Guests: Alexis Brooks de Vita (Poet, Scholar, and Author; Associate Professor and Graduate Faculty, Department of English, Texas Southern University) and Obidike Kamau, Ph.D., (Executive Director, Libraries and Museum, Texas Southern University)

WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo

February 9 : Topic - Texas Legislature: The current session has some odd bills, and looks to be cutting back on social services drastically. Plus the Republicans have a super-majority in the House of Representatives, so there's no point to the Democrats leaving town this year. Of course, every budget item is getting reduced, and some agencies may be done away with entirely. Nobody but our guests seem to be talking about how to raise revenue.
Guests: Mike Chavez (Houston Unidos), Deb Shafto and George Reiter, with Texas Observer political reporter Abby Rapoport calling in from Austin.
WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo

January 26: Topic - Peace & Justice in Palestine: What is life like over there? With a special focus on the village of Bil'in, where peaceful residents have been holding weekly vigils for a long time.
GUESTS: in the studio - Adam Wolfson (supporter of Anarchists Against the Wall), Nabil Shayeb (member of the Houston Palestinian Community), Jay Hamburger (member of the Houston Jewish Community); by phone -Samira Hussein (in Maryland, a Palestinian Refugee from the 1967 War), Iyad Burnat (from the West Bank, Popular Committee Against the Wall).

WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo

January 12: Topic - KPFT 90.1 FM Radio Pacifica in Houston, Texas: Where did it come from? What is it? How could it be better?
GUESTS: Ray Hill (KPFT co-founder, original programmer of The Prison Show), Bill Crosier (member of Local Station Board and Pacifica National Board).

WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo

December 29: Topic - My Houston 2040, Visions for the future of our city. Guests - Bob (Citizens Transportation Coalition), Jay (Houston Tomorrow), Matthew (Air Alliance Houston).
WATCH this on the WEB: Vimeo

Previous years (click on the year to see details)

2010 Of particular note: we won an award for a show we did on Human Trafficking in Houston.

2009 Includes: Media, HEALTH CARE Health Care health care, Human Trafficking, Air Quality, Vaccines, Climate Disruption, Domestic Violence, Death Row, ACORN, Building Materials Reuse Warehouse, more.

2008 Includes: Localism, Cynthia McKinney, ICE Raids, Racism, SEIU and Aramark, Toxic Tour of east Houston, on Hearing Loss, Remove Rosenthal (Bad DA), Stop Executions NOW, Stop Sweatshops, Transportation, and more...

2007 Includes: Clean Elections, 4 impeachment shows, 2 health care shows, Katrina survivors, water, black history, Tazers, Texas Greens, Cynthia McKinney, and much more.

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 Allan 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...

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