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The Green Blues Show – Edition 2

Killer Robots. A chorus of voices from the AI and robotics community call for a ban. Computer-brain interfaces reveal music in the mind. Land Defenders in Muskrat Falls, Labrador, oppose hydro dams. And thoughts from Canada’s emeritus ecologist.


The Green Blues Show – Edition 1

Welcome to The Green Blues Show. The latest news … a bit of news. In our first edition: Fighting for the fifteen buck minimum wage, “gene drives” (the latest genetic engineering tool), and visions of life in South Asia, at the end of this century, where climbing wet bulb temperatures may make life outdoors too hot to handle.


A Tree Grows in Palestine

Tourists come to Al-Walaja from around the world to enjoy the lovely surrounding landscape. A huge olive tree, reputedly over 5000 years-old, is a big draw. For political tourists, Israel’s imposing “security barrier,” soon to enclose little Al-Walaja in a cage, is a must-see.














Music Reeds

The seductive voice of a clarinet. The wild wail of a tenor sax. The whimsical tones of a bassoon or oboe. Each of these sounds is produced by blowing air over a thin reed sliced from a cane stalk. Most cane reed is produced in the Var region of southern France.





A Village Called Battir

Standing on the edge of little Battir, I feasted my eyes on an astonishing sight: an amphitheater of ancient stone terraces covered in a cornucopia of fruits, vegetables, herbs and trees — including olive trees over a thousand years old.