During the failed climate conference in Copenhagen, Denmark last year, KPFK and Global Justice Ecology Project started collaborating with KPFK’s Sojourner Truth show, hosted by Margaret Prescod to help provide a more holistic analysis of the climate crisis.
KPFK intends to broadcast reports from Cochabamba every day this week. Today’s show featured a primer for the audience regarding the World Peoples’ Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth.
Jeff Conant, Grassroots Media Liaison and journalist on the the ground in Cochabamba was to give the report. It sort of happened that way. A couple of minutes before the show, Global Justice Ecology Project received a call that there were problems with the phone connection to Bolivia which kept disconnecting. KPFK asked GJEP’s Anne Petermann to fill in until Jeff could be reached.
The connection with Jeff finally occurred and after a brief interview that precedes the Cochabamba report, you can hear the interview with Conant and Petermann, including words of Pablo Salon, Bolivian Ambassador to the UN:
For the remaining shows the rest of the week, we plan on having grassroots organizers and activists, Indigenous Peoples and communities in resistance featured on the show from the Indigenous Environmental Network, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance and other voices from around the world.
Hopefullly, the phone connection to Bolivia will run more smoothly the rest of this week. The Sojourner Truth show is on the air live between 7 and 8 am pacific time (14:00 – 15:00 GMT).