Climate Justice Forum: Coal Terminal Court Defeat, Thunderstorm-Derailed Trains, Railroad Crew Size Lawsuits, Bismarck Rail Bridge Dispute, North Dakota & Idaho Oil Spills, New Fruitland Forced Pooling, Federally Upheld Tribal Rulings, Line 3 & Trans Mountain Blockades 8-21-19


The Wednesday, August 21, 2019, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, features news and reflections on a Washington court order against the Millennium coal export terminal, hundreds of railroad cars derailed by Kansas thunderstorm winds, state laws and lawsuits on train crew sizes, a controversial Bismarck railroad bridge, oil spills in Lake Pend Oreille and North Dakota, recent Montana earthquakes, a new Idaho oil and gas forced pooling application, a federal court decision upholding tribal court rulings, and Line 3 and Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline blockades.  Broadcast for seven 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, and podcast for several weeks afterward on Radio Free America, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to the generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

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Climate Justice Forum: Lake Railroad Bridge Opposition, LNG-by-Rail, Pipeline Expansions & Protests, Colville & Iowa Derailments, Railroad Street Blockage Citations 8-7-19


The Wednesday, August 7, 2019, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, features news and reflections on a Veterans for Peace convention in Spokane, the Fifth Panhandle Paddle, Lake Pend Oreille railroad bridge opposition outreach, public input on LNG-by-rail and Dakota Access pipeline expansion, Trans Mountain pipeline construction approval and protest, train derailments in Colville and northwest Iowa, and Oklahoma citations of railroads for road blockages.  Broadcast for seven 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, and podcast for several weeks afterward on Radio Free America, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to the generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Tribal Canoe Journeys, #No2ndBridge Actions, LNG-by-Rail Comments, Oil Train Volatility, Tar Sands Mine Approval, Kalispel Airshed Protection, Hawaiian Telescope Blockade 7-31-19


The Wednesday, July 31, 2019, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, features news and reflections on canoe journeys to the Kalispel and Lummi nations, north Idaho railroad bridge resistance and outreach, Spokane climate and veterans conferences, LNG-by-rail comment opportunities, Washington oil train volatility law pushback, Canadian panel approval of a new tar sands mine, an Idaho nuclear facility wildfire, Kalispel reservation air shed re-designation, a Missouri frack sand derailment, an ExxonMobil refinery fire in Houston, and a Native Hawaiian blockade of Big Island telescope construction.  Broadcast for seven 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 resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to the generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Solar Storm Auroras, Sandpoint Fire Demolition, Railroad Bridges EIS Support, Washington Opposition to Fracking, Oil Trains, & Gas Projects, Delayed Newport Smelter Study & Governor Support 5-15-19


The Wednesday, May 15, 2019, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, features news and reflections on a geomagnetic storm increasing U.S. aurora displays, Sandpoint demolition of burned downtown buildings, support for stronger environmental review of north Idaho railroad bridges expansion, Washington bans on fracking, volatile oil trains, and governor opposition to natural gas projects, and a delayed environmental study and inconsistent governor support for the Newport silicon smelter.  Broadcast for seven 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 resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to the generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Portland Tar Sands Terminal Blockaders, Sandpoint Railroad Bridges Protest & Comments, Idaho Order Vacating Forced Oil & Gas Leases 5-1-19


The Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, features a Portland conversation among Mia Reback, Jan Zuckerman, and Ken Ward, discussing two Zenith Energy tar sands train terminal blockades and city bans of fossil fuel infrastructure.  We also cover news and reflections on a deadly Seattle construction crane collapse, a possibly catastrophic West Coast earthquake and tsunami, a second British Columbia tar sands terminal tree-sit, indigenous B.C. anti-pipeline statements at a United Nations forum, a tribal legal victory against Ecuador oil development, a north Idaho railroad bridges protest, extended comment period, and first annual thunder rainbow, and an Idaho oil and gas commission order vacating forced landowner leases.  Broadcast for seven 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 resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to the generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Eighth WIRT Celebrations, Lake Rail Bridge Case Dismissal, Oil & Gas Royalties & Acidizing Lawsuits, Utility Clean & Nuclear Energy Pledge, Train Road Blockage 4-3-19


The Wednesday, April 3, 2019, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, features news, reflections, and music from eight annual celebrations of Wild Idaho Rising Tide, proposed north Idaho railroad bridges comments and state permit litigation dismissal, citizen and state lawsuits against underpaid royalties and acid fracking of Idaho oil and gas wells, Idaho utility “clean energy” pledge inclusion of mini-nuclear power, eastern Washington train blockage of roads, and other topics.  Broadcast for seven 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 resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to the generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Eighth Annual Celebrations of Wild Idaho Rising Tide


Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) is celebrating its March 31, eighth anniversary as a regional, climate activist collective confronting the root causes and perpetrators of climate change, through direct actions and locally organized solutions.  We invite and welcome everyone of all ages to share this milestone at two Eighth Annual Celebrations of Wild Idaho Rising Tide in Moscow and Sandpoint.  These benefit concerts offered by north Idaho poets and musicians feature potluck snacks and beverages and a background slide show of WIRT activities at both locations.  Come and enjoy our yearly festivities that raise awareness, involvement, and funds supporting our #No2ndBridge lawsuit and relentless, volunteer, WIRT activism, in solidarity with frontline communities and grassroots networks of fossil fuel resistance [1, 2].

WIRT activists, members, friends, and allies eagerly anticipate these lively musical and social gatherings.  Suggested admission donations of $5 or more at the doors to these otherwise free, public events assist the dedicated work of WIRT and allies to banish new and expanded, fossil fuel infrastructure throughout the Northwest.  Please join dirty energy resisters for a well-deserved, reinvigorating evening full of shared camaraderie, spirited conversations, exuberant dancing, good food and drink, and live music of multiple genres, played by talented, visiting, and resident songwriters and performers.

Moscow: Friday, March 29, 7 to 10 pm at The Attic, up the back stairs of 314 East Second Street

Fiddlin’ Big Al & Guests

KRFP Radio Free Moscow DJ and board member and core WIRT and Standing Rock activist, Fiddlin’ Big Al Chidester of Moscow plays ragtime, honky-tonk piano, fiddle, and guitar, singing old-timey, country blues and original, socio-political satire songs.  Al started the practice of playing traditional, phase-shifted, electric viola, adding to his multi-instrumental, experimental Americana repertoire on mandolin, banjo, dobro, and lap steel guitar.  He writes humorous, topical songs about peace, freedom, and political hypocrisy, some recorded on his 2004 album Where Were You the Night New Orleans Drowned? and Other Songs for Our Time.  Besides performing at Northwest barter fairs and hosting a long-running, jam session at the Moscow Moose Lodge, Fiddlin’ Big Al broadcasts several, weekly, KRFP, music shows, giving airplay to an eclectic mix of genre-bending music, recorded performances from regional venues, and occasional, live, studio sessions [3].

Sandpoint: Saturday, March 30, 7 to 10 pm at the Gardenia Center, 400 Church Street

Open-Mic Poetry

Everyone who would like to read or perform their creative work can sign up starting at 7 pm for a five-minute spot on the stage mic opening at 7:30 pm.

Kevin Dorin

A one-man band who performs folk, rock, and blues, Kevin hales from his hometown of Calgary, Alberta, as a soulful blues traveler influenced by the music of Ryan Adams, Feist, Jack Johnson, and Maticulous. He plays electric and acoustic guitar, harmonica, and sings covers and original songs [4]. Continue reading

Climate Justice Forum: 7th Anniversary Show, Railroad Bridges Lawsuit Standing & Navigation Impacts, Idaho Political Corruption, Governor on Climate Change, New York Power Plant Blockade, Pipeline Invasions of First Nations, Fossil Fuel Phase-Out Study 1-23-19


The Wednesday, January 23, 2019, seventh anniversary, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, features news and reflections on north Idaho railroad bridges lawsuit challenges and navigation impacts, Idaho political corruption and governor acceptance of climate change, a New York tractor blockade of gas power plant construction, First Nations resistance to police and pipeline invasions, and an immediate fossil fuel phase-out study.  Broadcast for seven 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 opposition to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to the generous, anonymous listener who adopted program host Helen Yost as her KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Railroad Bridge Navigation Comments, Idaho Oil & Gas Commission Resignation, Pipeline Protesters at Oregon Governor Inauguration, Canadian Police & Pipeline Invasion, Indigenous Peoples March Interviews 1-16-19


The Wednesday, January 16, 2019, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, features news and reflections on navigation comments on proposed, Lake Pend Oreille, railroad bridges, an Idaho oil and gas commission conflict of interest resignation, pipeline resistors’ disruption of an Oregon governor’s inauguration, coastal, First Nations opposition of police and pipeline invasions, and interviews of indigenous peoples movement activists and Washington DC march organizers.  Broadcast for seven 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 resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to the generous, anonymous listener who adopted program host Helen Yost as her KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Earth First! Uncle Dennis Passing, Railroad Bridges Permit Litigation, Navigation Comments to Coast Guard, Oregon Ruling against Methanol Facility, Canadian Police & Pipeline Invasion of Indigenous Lands 1-9-19


The Wednesday, January 9, 2019, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, features news and reflections on the passing of Uncle Dennis of the Earth First! Update radio show, litigation of a state permit for railroad bridges over Lake Pend Oreille, bridge navigation comments to the Coast Guard, an Oregon appeals board ruling against a Columbia River methanol facility, and Canadian police invasion, arrests, and solidarity actions around indigenous land protection against pipelines.  Broadcast for seven 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 resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to the generous, anonymous listener who adopted program host Helen Yost as her KRFP DJ.