About Author: Jack Eidt

Website
https://www.wilderutopia.com/
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Novelist, urban theorist and designer, and environmental journalist, Jack Eidt careens down human-nature's all consuming one-way highway to its inevitable conclusion -- Wilder Utopia. He co-founded Wild Heritage Partners, based out of Los Angeles, California. He can be reached at jack (dot) eidt (at) wilderutopia (dot) com. Follow him on Twitter @WilderUtopia and @JackEidt

Posts by Jack Eidt

  • Jack Eidt from WilderUtopia.com had a chat with novelist Max Talley about the recent book he curated and contributed two stories to, called Delirium Corridor, A Dark Anthology, from Borda Books/Santa Barbara Literary Journal.

    Courting Delirium: Max Talley and his Dark Zeitgeist

    Jack Eidt from WilderUtopia.com had a chat with novelist Max Talley about the recent book he curated and contributed two stories to, called Delirium Corridor, A Dark Anthology, from Borda Books/Santa Barbara Literary Journal.

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  • EcoJustice Radio celebrates the land and water protectors of the Amazon Rainforest in a Four-Part series called Amazon Defenders. In Part Three we discuss the Indigenous rights movement for community and ecosystem health in Brazil and the six US-based financial institutions complicit in deforestation, fires, and rainforest destruction.

    Amazon Defenders Part Three: Fires, Corruption, and Resistance in Brazil

    EcoJustice Radio celebrates the land and water protectors of the Amazon Rainforest in a Four-Part series called Amazon Defenders. In Part Three we discuss the Indigenous rights movement for community and ecosystem health in Brazil and the six US-based financial institutions complicit in deforestation, fires, and rainforest destruction.

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  • Avenue 33 Farm is reestablishing Indigenous farming methods to an urban Los Angeles hillside using permaculture and regenerative principles. Listen to the interview on EcoJustice Radio.

    A Farm Grows in LA: Urban Farming with Avenue 33

    Avenue 33 Farm is reestablishing Indigenous farming methods to an urban Los Angeles hillside using permaculture and regenerative principles. Listen to the interview on EcoJustice Radio.

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  • EcoJustice Radio celebrates the land and water protectors of the Amazon Rainforest in a Four-Part series called Amazon Defenders. In Part Two, we investigate the story of New York based […]

    Amazon Defenders Part Two: Criminalizing Activism – The Steven Donziger Case

    EcoJustice Radio celebrates the land and water protectors of the Amazon Rainforest in a Four-Part series called Amazon Defenders. In Part Two, we investigate the story of New York based […]

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  • In this EcoJustice Radio episode we talk about cultural fire with Elizabeth Azzuz from the Cultural Fire Management Council, traditional Native methods of prescribed burning to protect forests and heal degraded ecosystems.

    Cultural Fire: Native Land Management and Regeneration

    In this EcoJustice Radio episode we talk about cultural fire with Elizabeth Azzuz from the Cultural Fire Management Council, traditional Native methods of prescribed burning to protect forests and heal degraded ecosystems.

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  • EcoJustice Radio celebrates the land and water protectors of the Amazon Rainforest in a Four-Part series called Amazon Defenders. We begin Part One in the Western Amazon to understand how activists are confronting the dirty legacy of oil extraction, stopping the expansion of new oil leases, and protecting the rainforest biodiversity.

    Amazon Defenders Part One: Protecting Biodiversity from Big Oil

    EcoJustice Radio celebrates the land and water protectors of the Amazon Rainforest in a Four-Part series called Amazon Defenders. We begin Part One in the Western Amazon to understand how activists are confronting the dirty legacy of oil extraction, stopping the expansion of new oil leases, and protecting the rainforest biodiversity.

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  • In this episode of EcoJustice Radio, we seek to gain a broader understanding of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. We discuss the fight for self determination over the region known as Artsakh or Nagorno-Karabakh, with guests Vache Thomassian, Glendale Board Member of Armenian National Committee of America and Dr. Djene Bajalan, Assistant Professor at Missouri State University.

    The Fight for Self Determination between Armenia and Azerbaijan

    In this episode of EcoJustice Radio, we seek to gain a broader understanding of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. We discuss the fight for self determination over the region known as Artsakh or Nagorno-Karabakh, with guests Vache Thomassian, Glendale Board Member of Armenian National Committee of America and Dr. Djene Bajalan, Assistant Professor at Missouri State University.

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  • Recently, the City of Los Angeles public utility admitted that its Valley Generating Station had been leaking methane gas into the community for three years. The utility knew about the leaks as part of efforts to fix two compressors, but failed to notify the community. Veronica Padilla-Campos, Executive Director of Pacoima Beautiful joins EcoJustice Radio for, “Broken Trust: LA Public Utility Methane Leak Poisons Sun Valley Community.”

    LA Public Utility Methane Leak Poisons Sun Valley Community

    Recently, the City of Los Angeles public utility admitted that its Valley Generating Station had been leaking methane gas into the community for three years. The utility knew about the leaks as part of efforts to fix two compressors, but failed to notify the community. Veronica Padilla-Campos, Executive Director of Pacoima Beautiful joins EcoJustice Radio for, “Broken Trust: LA Public Utility Methane Leak Poisons Sun Valley Community.”

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  • EcoJustice Radio speaks with Peter McCoy, Founder of Mycologos, the world's first mycology school, and Founder and Creative Director of Radical Mycology, a mushroom and fungi advocacy foundation. He and host Carry Kim discuss the grassroots movement and social philosophy behind using regenerative natural mushroom farming to promote ecological restoration and create food and medicines.

    Radical Mycology: The Future is Fungi with Peter McCoy

    EcoJustice Radio speaks with Peter McCoy, Founder of Mycologos, the world's first mycology school, and Founder and Creative Director of Radical Mycology, a mushroom and fungi advocacy foundation. He and host Carry Kim discuss the grassroots movement and social philosophy behind using regenerative natural mushroom farming to promote ecological restoration and create food and medicines.

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  • Listen to applied mycologist, educator, and ecosystem restoration practitioner Taylor Bright, speak with Carry Kim from EcoJustice Radio in detail about post-fire remediation and regeneration, particularly mycoremediation, where fungi-based technology is used to decontaminate the environment and heal the water and soil.

    After the Burn: The Benefits of Bioremediation with Taylor Bright

    Listen to applied mycologist, educator, and ecosystem restoration practitioner Taylor Bright, speak with Carry Kim from EcoJustice Radio in detail about post-fire remediation and regeneration, particularly mycoremediation, where fungi-based technology is used to decontaminate the environment and heal the water and soil.

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  • Hear Permaculture Designer/Educator & consultant Matthew Trumm of Treetop Permaculture discuss lessons learned during the Camp Fire which burned through the town of Paradise, California, in November 2018. At the time, it was the most devastating wildfire in California history, burning 240 square miles in its wake.

    Permaculture Lessons From Fire: Restoring Paradise with Matthew Trumm

    Hear Permaculture Designer/Educator & consultant Matthew Trumm of Treetop Permaculture discuss lessons learned during the Camp Fire which burned through the town of Paradise, California, in November 2018. At the time, it was the most devastating wildfire in California history, burning 240 square miles in its wake.

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  • In 1920, Erich Scheurmann translated into German the speeches of Samoan Chief' Tuiavii from the village of Tiavea, a work called The Papalagi (The White People) that describes his impressions of European culture formed during a tour as part of a traveling show. Tuiavii's depictions of the greed and hypocrisy of the civilized Europeans has become a post-hippie inspiration for a counterculture movement to break out of the rigid confines of corporate capitalism.

    Samoan “Chief Tuiavii” on European Decadence in ‘The Papalagi’

    In 1920, Erich Scheurmann translated into German the speeches of Samoan Chief' Tuiavii from the village of Tiavea, a work called The Papalagi (The White People) that describes his impressions of European culture formed during a tour as part of a traveling show. Tuiavii's depictions of the greed and hypocrisy of the civilized Europeans has become a post-hippie inspiration for a counterculture movement to break out of the rigid confines of corporate capitalism.

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  • EcoJustice Radio speaks about how to confront the issues of institutional racism, environmental justice, and massive economic inequality with Fatima Iqbal-Zubair, Candidate for California State Assembly in South Los Angeles. The incumbent Assembly Member and candidate Mike Gipson was asked to be on the show, but did return requests. 

    Candidate Forum for Environmental Justice in South LA with Fatima Iqbal-Zubair

    EcoJustice Radio speaks about how to confront the issues of institutional racism, environmental justice, and massive economic inequality with Fatima Iqbal-Zubair, Candidate for California State Assembly in South Los Angeles. The incumbent Assembly Member and candidate Mike Gipson was asked to be on the show, but did return requests. 

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  • EcoJustice Radio discusses the history of water upon Tongvalands aka Los Angeles: from free-flowing rivers to concrete-engineered flood control and back again Tim Brick of the Arroyo Seco Foundation and and Parker Davis of the Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery.

    Flood Control to Free Rivers: The Tale of Water on Tongvalands

    EcoJustice Radio discusses the history of water upon Tongvalands aka Los Angeles: from free-flowing rivers to concrete-engineered flood control and back again Tim Brick of the Arroyo Seco Foundation and and Parker Davis of the Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery.

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  • EcoJustice Radio guests Andrea Leon Grossmann from AZUL and Conner Everts from Southern California Watershed Alliance discuss the proposal by Poseidon Water Company to build a $1 billion desalination plant in Huntington Beach, California. When the price tag is more than 2x the cost of our current water system, is desal necessary? Can existing and future conservation opportunities provide the solutions necessary to ensure local water resilience in California and elsewhere?

    Ocean Desalination vs Conservation and Human Rights

    EcoJustice Radio guests Andrea Leon Grossmann from AZUL and Conner Everts from Southern California Watershed Alliance discuss the proposal by Poseidon Water Company to build a $1 billion desalination plant in Huntington Beach, California. When the price tag is more than 2x the cost of our current water system, is desal necessary? Can existing and future conservation opportunities provide the solutions necessary to ensure local water resilience in California and elsewhere?

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  • Tune in as EcoJustice Radio welcomes Caroline Ward Holland, a Tribal citizen of the Fernandeño Band of Mission Indians or Tataviam Nation, as she speaks on the ongoing movement to topple controversial Mission monuments and mythologies. She recounts with host Carry Kim her Walk for the Ancestors in 2015, a pilgrimage she embarked upon with her son, Kagen Holland, to honor the Ancestors at all 21 missions in California.

    Missions of Culture: Reclaiming Indigenous Wisdom with Caroline Ward Holland

    Tune in as EcoJustice Radio welcomes Caroline Ward Holland, a Tribal citizen of the Fernandeño Band of Mission Indians or Tataviam Nation, as she speaks on the ongoing movement to topple controversial Mission monuments and mythologies. She recounts with host Carry Kim her Walk for the Ancestors in 2015, a pilgrimage she embarked upon with her son, Kagen Holland, to honor the Ancestors at all 21 missions in California.

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  • Guest Kwazi Nkrumah from the MLK Coalition for Greater Los Angeles discusses with EcoJustice Radio host Jessica Aldridge how unity and mass mobilization across all movements is necessary for social change and an equitable future. He speaks to how we effectively do this in an inclusive manner across interests and issues that considers priorities, roadblocks, and better relationship building. We address concerns of derailment and demobilization, and look to how we can shield and grow from those movements.

    Building Unity for Social Change with Kwazi Nkrumah

    Guest Kwazi Nkrumah from the MLK Coalition for Greater Los Angeles discusses with EcoJustice Radio host Jessica Aldridge how unity and mass mobilization across all movements is necessary for social change and an equitable future. He speaks to how we effectively do this in an inclusive manner across interests and issues that considers priorities, roadblocks, and better relationship building. We address concerns of derailment and demobilization, and look to how we can shield and grow from those movements.

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  • The following story from 19th Century Venice, Italy, is similar to the "Bluebeard" folktales from France, regarding the dangers of female curiosity about forbidden chambers and how questioning patriarchal rules can open the door of truth. This mythic jaunt takes another route about when the Devil married three sisters and how the third sister managed to rescue the other two from the fires of Hell. Italo Calvino also published another variant of this story in 1956, called Silver Nose.

    Italian Folktale: How the Devil Married Three Sisters

    The following story from 19th Century Venice, Italy, is similar to the "Bluebeard" folktales from France, regarding the dangers of female curiosity about forbidden chambers and how questioning patriarchal rules can open the door of truth. This mythic jaunt takes another route about when the Devil married three sisters and how the third sister managed to rescue the other two from the fires of Hell. Italo Calvino also published another variant of this story in 1956, called Silver Nose.

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  • Martha Arguello of Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles discusses with host Jessica Aldridge neighborhood oil drilling, the call for a 2,500 ft. health and safety buffer, and how community mobilization is addressing the climate emergency and ensuring public health and environmental protection. Martha leads the coalition Stand Together Against Neighborhood Drilling in Los Angeles. They work in a statewide coalition dedicated to buffers as well called Voices in Solidarity Against Oil in Neighborhoods.

    No Drilling Where We’re Living with Martha Arguello

    Martha Arguello of Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles discusses with host Jessica Aldridge neighborhood oil drilling, the call for a 2,500 ft. health and safety buffer, and how community mobilization is addressing the climate emergency and ensuring public health and environmental protection. Martha leads the coalition Stand Together Against Neighborhood Drilling in Los Angeles. They work in a statewide coalition dedicated to buffers as well called Voices in Solidarity Against Oil in Neighborhoods.

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  • Hear Kumu Mikilani Young from United Pillars of Aloha & her student, Kayla Session, discuss the momentum and ultimate purpose behind the current generation of youth rising up to protect Sacred Places, mountains, waters and indigenous lifeways.

    Kia’i Up: The Rise of Empowered Youth with Mikilani Young

    Hear Kumu Mikilani Young from United Pillars of Aloha & her student, Kayla Session, discuss the momentum and ultimate purpose behind the current generation of youth rising up to protect Sacred Places, mountains, waters and indigenous lifeways.

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  • The Kraken, a mythological super-squid or legendary massive octopus from the depths of the ocean, known to destroy ships, also has some significant scientific basis for its existence. Here we share an encounter with this magical sea monster in an excerpt from Jules Verne's '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea'.

    Behold the Kraken, Destroyer from the Depths of the Sea

    The Kraken, a mythological super-squid or legendary massive octopus from the depths of the ocean, known to destroy ships, also has some significant scientific basis for its existence. Here we share an encounter with this magical sea monster in an excerpt from Jules Verne's '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea'.

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  • Coral Vita’s Sam Teicher discusses the urgent status of the world's coral reefs and how we can restore them by rapidly and effectively growing climate-change resilient coral. The world's first land-based coral farm, Coral Vita, aims to help scale up reef restoration globally using breakthrough technologies and nature-based solutions, including micro-fragmentation and assisted evolution. Learn about the critical role coral plays in marine ecosystems and how restoring it is essential to our collective future. Current and recent, unprecedented mass bleaching events affecting the Great Barrier Reef, highlights the importance of taking urgent action on behalf of our oceans and reefs worldwide. Act now while there is still time to turn the tide!

    Growing Coral to Restore the World’s Reefs with Sam Teicher

    Coral Vita’s Sam Teicher discusses the urgent status of the world's coral reefs and how we can restore them by rapidly and effectively growing climate-change resilient coral. The world's first land-based coral farm, Coral Vita, aims to help scale up reef restoration globally using breakthrough technologies and nature-based solutions, including micro-fragmentation and assisted evolution. Learn about the critical role coral plays in marine ecosystems and how restoring it is essential to our collective future. Current and recent, unprecedented mass bleaching events affecting the Great Barrier Reef, highlights the importance of taking urgent action on behalf of our oceans and reefs worldwide. Act now while there is still time to turn the tide!

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  • Reverend Eddie Anderson discusses the People’s Budget Los Angeles with EcoJustice Radio host Jessica Aldridge. He defines what it means to re-imagine policing and public safety, and how to ensure reinvestment back into Black communities. The institutions that run the USA continue to benefit from the repercussions of long-standing, systemic oppression and racism. How do we reinvent and re-imagine the power structures? How do we change the economic system and fund a budget that is community-centered?

    The People’s Budget LA and Reimagining Public Safety

    Reverend Eddie Anderson discusses the People’s Budget Los Angeles with EcoJustice Radio host Jessica Aldridge. He defines what it means to re-imagine policing and public safety, and how to ensure reinvestment back into Black communities. The institutions that run the USA continue to benefit from the repercussions of long-standing, systemic oppression and racism. How do we reinvent and re-imagine the power structures? How do we change the economic system and fund a budget that is community-centered?

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  • Listen to Rene Mims and Jaijae Kabasa, respected elders, community leaders and musicians speak with EcoJustice Radio from The World Stage in Los Angeles’ Leimert Park. They share with host Carry Kim deep ruminations on the past 21 generations of African American enslavement, the seeds of racism, and how it continues unabated today.

    Know Justice, Know Peace: 21 Generations

    Listen to Rene Mims and Jaijae Kabasa, respected elders, community leaders and musicians speak with EcoJustice Radio from The World Stage in Los Angeles’ Leimert Park. They share with host Carry Kim deep ruminations on the past 21 generations of African American enslavement, the seeds of racism, and how it continues unabated today.

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  • THE FUTURE: EcoJustice Radio explores how Solutions, Policy, & Resistance around plastic can elevate, inspire, and drive change at a systems-level approach. This is Part 7 of a special seven-part series  called, “The Plastic Plague: Connecting the Dots between Extraction, Inequity, and Pollution.”

    THE FUTURE: Solutions, Policy, & Resistance Around Plastic – Plastic Plague Pt 7

    THE FUTURE: EcoJustice Radio explores how Solutions, Policy, & Resistance around plastic can elevate, inspire, and drive change at a systems-level approach. This is Part 7 of a special seven-part series  called, “The Plastic Plague: Connecting the Dots between Extraction, Inequity, and Pollution.”

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