About WIRT

The WIRT collective is part of an international, grassroots network of groups and individuals who take direct action to confront the root causes of climate change and to promote local, community-based solutions to the climate crisis.

Climate Justice Forum: U.S. Capitol Riots & Responses, Oil & Gas Pipelines & Resistance, Arctic Refuge Oil Lease Auction, Northwest Derailments 1-13-21


The Wednesday, January 13, 2021, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features news and reflections on Idaho, western militia, and fascist participation in U.S. Capitol riots, response statements by Congress, President Trump, and indigenous leaders, and further demonstrations by Trump supporters, oil and gas pipeline construction, lawsuits, and resistance in Michigan, Minnesota, and British Columbia, a failed, Arctic wildlife refuge, oil lease auction, and Northwest oil and lumber train derailments and investigations.  Broadcast for nine years on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow, every Wednesday between 1:30 and 3 pm Pacific time, on-air at 90.3 FM and online, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Environmental Justice Advocate Deb Abrahamson, Kootenai River Derailment Anniversary, Northwest Train Wrecks & Record Coal & Oil Trains, Highway 95 Expansion Permit & Overview, Idaho COVID-19 Outbreaks 1-6-21


The Wednesday, January 6, 2021, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features a recording of recently deceased, Spokane Reservation, environmental justice advocate Deb Abrahamson, and news and reflections on the Kootenai River derailment and diesel spill anniversary, Northwest train wrecks and reversals, railroad bridge construction, and record coal and oil train numbers, a Highway 95 expansion wetlands permit and issue overview, and Idaho, COVID-19 outbreaks and case rates. Broadcast for nine years on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow, every Wednesday between 1:30 and 3 pm Pacific time, on-air at 90.3 FM and online, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Washington Oil & Grain Train Wrecks, Global Freight Boom, Minnesota Pipeline Resistance, Increased U.S. Oil Production, Western Coal Plant Closures 12-30-20


The Wednesday, December 30, 2020, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features news and reflections on the December full moon, Northwest earthquakes, Washington oil and grain train wrecks and aftermaths, a railroad bridge derailment, global freight shipment and diesel booms, Minnesota Line 3 tar sands pipeline resistance, increased U.S. oil production, and Western coal power plant closures. Broadcast for eight years on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow, every Wednesday between 1:30 and 3 pm Pacific time, on-air at 90.3 FM and online, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots opposition to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Solstice Conjunction & Eruption, Idaho Gas Well Challenge & Legislature Delay, Oil & Coal Derailments, Methanol Refinery Impacts, Gas Export Project Appeal, First Indigenous Cabinet Member 12-23-20


The Wednesday, December 23, 2020, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features news and reflections on a Winter Solstice planetary conjunction and volcanic eruption, Idaho challenges of a gas well permit and legislative session start before COVID-19 vaccines, Washington crude oil and Kentucky coal derailments, a federal recommendation for hazmat train buffer cars, a Kalama methanol refinery impact statement, an Oregon gas export project appeal, President-elect selection of the first indigenous cabinet member, and court rejection of an Arctic drilling proposal. Broadcast for eight years on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow, every Wednesday between 1:30 and 3 pm Pacific time, on-air at 90.3 FM and online, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Decolonizing Winter Solstice, Fossil Fuels Defeat, Idaho Military & Utah Oil Railways, Sabotaged Derailment & Tracks, B.C. Pipeline Pandemic, Mississippi River Blockades 12-16-20


The Wednesday, December 16, 2020, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features news and reflections on decolonizing indigenous Winter Solstice actions, fossil fuel industry defeat and resistance support, a northeast Washington paper mill sale, Idaho Panhandle military equipment trains, a Utah oil railroad comment period extension, sabotaged New Mexico derailment and Washington tracks, a British Columbia pipeline pandemic outbreak, and Mississippi River blockades of tar sands pipeline construction. Broadcast for eight years on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow, every Wednesday between 1:30 and 3 pm Pacific time, on-air at 90.3 FM and online, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots opposition to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Idaho Railroad Pollution, Trains, History, & Construction, Washington Track Disruptions, Minnesota Pipeline Blockades, Arctic Drilling Resistance, Utah Oil Railway 12-9-20


The Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), fea tures news and reflections on U.S. pandemic numbers, Idaho Panhandle power outages and railroad pollution, double-long and military equipment trains, and depot and bridge history and construction, Washington track disruptions and charges, Minnesota tar sands pipeline blockades, Arctic refuge drilling resistance, and proposed Utah oil railway public comments. Broadcast for eight years on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow, every Wednesday between 1:30 and 3 pm Pacific time, on-air at 90.3 FM and online, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots opposition to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: North Idaho Train Increases, Satellite Station, & Mask Mandate, Railroad Wrecks & Sabotage, Northwest Disaster Counties, Tar Sands Pipeline Resistance, Utah Oil Railway 12-2-20


The Wednesday, December 2, 2020, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features news and reflections on north Idaho coal and oil train increases, communications satellite station opposition, and health district mask mandate retaliation, California, Pennsylvania, and Colorado railroad and bridge wrecks, suspected Washington track sabotage, planned fossil fuel facilities in disaster-vulnerable Northwest counties, British Columbia and Minnesota tar sands pipeline resistance, and proposed Utah oil railway public comments and hearings.  Broadcast for eight years on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow, every Wednesday between 1:30 and 3 pm Pacific time, on-air at 90.3 FM and online, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: First Thanksgiving, Indigenous & Government Pipeline Resistance, Oil Terminal Comments, Methanol Refinery Ruling, Washington DC Climate Protest, Idaho Pandemic Responses 11-25-20


The Wednesday, November 25, 2020, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features news and reflections on the actual first Thanksgiving, Canadian pipeline resistance actions, comments against the Dakota Access pipeline and a Columbia River oil train terminal, federal court rejection of Kalama methanol refinery permits, blocked construction and Winona LaDuke criticism of the Minnesota Line 3 and Keystone XL pipelines, Michigan cancellation of the Line 5 easement under the Great Lakes, Idaho’s fifth worst state pandemic response and new Panhandle mask mandate, and a Washington D.C. protest urging climate solutions by President-elect Biden.  Broadcast for eight years on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow, every Wednesday between 1:30 and 3 pm Pacific time, on-air at 90.3 FM and online, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots opposition to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ. ~Helen

Climate Justice Forum: COVID-19 Surges & Responses, Railroad Donations, Loans, Contamination, & Coal Wrecks, Keystone XL Construction, Line 3 Permits, Arctic Refuge Oil Leases 11-18-20


The Wednesday, November 18, 2020, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features news and reflections on Idaho, Washington, and U.S. COVID-19 case surges, government restrictions, and community responses, railroad short-line loans, oversight of Montana asbestos contamination, and funds for indigenous pandemic relief, recent coal train wrecks into rivers, illegal Keystone XL pipeline construction, Minnesota Line 3 tar sands pipeline permits, and rushed oil leases for Arctic wildlife refuge drilling. Broadcast for eight years on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow, every Wednesday between 1:30 and 3 pm Pacific time, on-air at 90.3 FM and online, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Election Results & Changes, Idaho Gas Well Spacing, Declining Production, Anti-Mask Protest, Windmill Megaloads, Rail Crash & Expansion, Agency Deforestation 11-11-20


The Wednesday, November 11, 2020, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features news and reflections on indigenous and people of color impacts on delayed presidential election results, electoral college abolishment, online direct action trainings, a southwest Idaho anti-mask poll protest, riverside gas well spacing unit, and declining gasland production and lease auctions, and north Idaho windmill megaloads, a log truck and train crash, rail bridge expansion changes, and state and federal deforestation partnerships.  Broadcast for eight years on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow, every Wednesday between 1:30 and 3 pm Pacific time, on-air at 90.3 FM and online, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.