Pollution Solutions

Megafarms and oil & gas producers in California’s Central Valley are some of the worst polluters of local air, soil, and water. We’ll hear how Central Valley residents are pushing back. Later, author Naomi Klein talks about her book, On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal. But first, we go to Pine Ridge, South Dakota, where reporter we learn how six Native American tribes are harnessing wind power to bring economic development to their members.


Gustavo Aguirre, Jr., organizer at Central California Environmental Justice Network; Nayamin Martinez, executive director of Central California Environmental Justice Network; Francisco Gonzales, California Central Valley resident; Lyle Jack, renewable energy consultant and member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe; Eamon Perrel, vice president of business development at Apex Clean Energy; Seymour Young Dog, Lakota elder; Naomi Klein, author of On Fire: the (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal.


Reporters: Jim Kent and Bobbi Murray
Host: Monica Lopez
Additional Sound Recording on Naomi Klein: Evan Karp
Voice Over Recording on Central Valley Pollution: Glenn Ontiveros

Special thanks to Berkeley Arts and Letters for allowing us to use their recording of Naomi Klein.

Making Contact Staff

Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Staff Producers: Anita Johnson, Monica Lopez, Salima Hamirani
Outreach and Audience Engagement Coordinator: Dylan Heuer
Associate Producer: Aysha Choudary

Music Credits:

Please Listen Carefully, Jahzarr

Marimba on the Hunt, Daniel Birch

Baby Birch Heartbeat, Daniel Birch

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