“I never thought of myself as an activist. I was just me…
There are so many ways of fighting. ”
Carol Van Strum
Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 1:00-3:00PM Pacific
(2:00-4:00pm Mountain; 3:00-5:00pm Central; 4:00-6:00pm Eastern)
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This week on One Cell One Light Radio, Dr. Hildy welcomes two specials guests to the show – authors Carol Van Strum and Dr. Evaggelos Vallianatos.
In the first hour of the show, Dr. Hildy, will talk to Dr. Evaggelos Vallianatos about his book Poison Spring, The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA, and will be joined by author of Bitter Fog, Carol Van Strum for his conversation. Dr. Vallianatos earned a BA in zoology from the University of Illinois and a doctorate in history from the University of Wisconsin. He also did postdoctoral studies in the history of science at Harvard, and worked for 2 years on Capitol Hill and 25 years for the U.S. EPA. He is the author of 6 books and hundreds of articles. His book on the workings and failure of EPA, Poison Spring, was published in 2014.
Poison Spring documents the EPA’s corruption and misuse of science and public trust. In its half-century of existence, the agency has repeatedly reinforced the chemical-industrial complex by endorsing deadly chemicals, botching field investigations, turning a blind eye to toxic disasters, and swallowing the self-serving claims of industry. E. G. Vallianatos, who saw the EPA from the inside for more than two decades with rising dismay, reveals in Poison Spring how the agency has allowed our lands and waters to be poisoned with more toxic chemicals than ever. No one who cares for the natural world, or for the health of future generations, can ignore this powerful exposé.
In the second hour of the show, Carol Van Strum will stay with Dr. Hildy to discuss her book A Bitter Fog: Herbicides and Human Rights, a true story of people living in the forests of Oregon fighting to protect their families and environment from Agent Orange poisons sprayed on them from the air. A Bitter Fog puts human faces on those who defied profiteering corporations and indifferent government agencies and fought to protect their homes and families and was given the Christopher Award for “media that affirms the highest values of the human spirit” in 1983.
In the 70s, Carol and her husband Steven moved to rural Oregon to retreat from the din of civilization and start anew, farming and raising their four children in a simpler environment than the urban area they’d left behind in Berkeley. Then, in the mid-1970s, in an attempt to eliminate unwanted plants and speed the growth of timber, the U.S. Forest Service sprayed herbicides – poisons – on the Van Strums’ refuge. She became an activist, protesting the use of these chemicals and had victories, winning a court order in 1977 to cease spraying for a year. However, Carol believes the cost of this victory was greater than you could ever imagine, losing her four children in a house fire in 1978. A house fire she suspects that was set by a hired killer employed by the chemical industry.
Join Dr. Hildy and her guests as they discuss their writings against the dangers of chemicals on One Cell One Light Radio!
6th Edition – Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings – | Occupational Pesticide Safety and Health | US EPA – .pdf
(Contents and Preface available at *Look Inside*) Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA: E.G. Vallianatos, McKay Jenkins: 9781608199266: Amazon.com: Books
Carol Von Strum Review of: Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA by Evaggelos Vallianatos
Absolutely Fascinating. Share this widely and make sure to watch. Evaggelos Vallianatos, who spent 25 years as an analyst for the EPA, talks about his book “Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA”, in which he argues that the EPA has failed to protect us. His book leaves a trail of blood back to the bodies. This will not surprise many of you but gives a candid view from the inside of the EPA.
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(Contents and Preface available at *Look Inside*) A Bitter Fog by Carol Van Strum (Amazon)
The title of the 288 page book comes from the very first experience her four children had with the spaying of Agent Orange along a dirt road and the bitter taste it had in their mouths.
Dec. 2014 Evaggelos Vallianatos review “A Bitter Fog” – The Poisoning of Melyce
Carol sighs, half exasperated and half excited, she explains, “What should we tell young people. I don’t know! You know what you have to do? The only way I can keep going is to find some unholy glee in causing trouble even for one bureaucrat. You have to look for the fun in it, somewhere.”
CAROL AND SUSAN – Published on May 19, 2015
Carol Van Strum & Susan Swift Parker
But then the tank trucks came.
Then the helicopters came.
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