TV – People’s Environmental News


The People’s Environmental News Hour!

with Barbara McVeigh & Charlie Siler

Tuesday nights at 7pm

Season 2 begins February 6, 2018

Time to get real AND time to turn this world around!

and DEMAND our leadership recognize the people doing the

If they don’t, WE WILL.


Tune into Channel 26 in Marin County or Charlie Siler and I have lined up inspirational game changers, those who are helping us, the people, steer the course of environmental responsibility and stewardship.

SEASON TWO HEATS UP! Threats to our environment, innovative agricultural practices and new models of sustainability by the very people who believe in inspiration and responsibility – tune in and find out how to get involved!

Rebroadcast on THURSDAY 10:30AM.

CHANNEL 26 in Marin County OR
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February 6 – Offshore Drilling in California
Michael Stocker of Ocean Research Conservation and Richard Charter, Senior Fellow at
The Ocean Foundation, join us to talk about Trump’s threat to drill off the shores of California. Major protests are lining up. Why more oil when we are facing ocean acidification? Time to get real.  Check it out here!


February 13 – Local Activism – How to Get Involved!
Kim Rago of Environmental Forum of Marin talks about her organization that has been educating our community on environmental advocacy and issues since 1972! Also, 12 year old Aislinn of Heirs to our Oceans gives us an update on last week’s offshore drilling rally in Sacramento. Learn how to get involved and say “NO” to offshore drilling.





February 20 – The Organic Market and GMO Battles – Why Should We Care?
Local Mark Squire of Marin County’s Good Earth Natural Foods and Stacy Malcan of US Right to Know talk about new issues facing the organic market and the GMO battles against Monsanto. You’ll be surprised and be driven to action after this conversation about your food and what you’re feeding your children. Click here for show.


February 27 – Mountain Top Removal and the People of Appalachia
Lifelong resident of Appalachia, Maria Gunroe has fought against environmentally-devastating mountaintop removal mining and valley operations for years. A recipient of the Goldman Prize of North America, she joins us via Skype to talk about the devastation of her own community, the film Blood on the Mountain (available on Netflix)and the hope that drives her for a positive sustainable community. Click here for show.


March 6 – Big Ocean Talk
Executive Director, Ana Blanco of San Francisco’s International Ocean Film Festival, talks about the upcoming films and major issues that we all need to address. It’s their 15th anniversary. David McGuire of Earth Island Institute talks about the offshore drilling concerns. March 9 is final day for public comments


March 13 – Interview with Etelle Higgonet of Mighty Earth about ethical agricultural practices. She’s back with more chocolate news. Also local Steve Adler of Sacred Chocolates talks how his product lines up with the values – how does his company do it?




March 20 – Climate Diet and Animal Compassion
Lisa Baffi
of 350 Marin joins us with her passion to talk about how our diets are sending greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. There is a plan to help us curb our bad habits. Monica List from Atlanta, GA works as an Animal Welfare Specialist for Compassion in World Farming USA. Join us for this inspirational conversation and get active.



March 27 – Interview filmmaker Mark Kitchell, documentary on Evolution of Organics to be screened in San Rafael early April.



April 3 – Deep Sea Mining and Why It Matters To Us

Liz Taylor of DOER Marine is no rookie to the ocean environmental movement. As the daughter of Dr. Sylvia Earle, she’s grown up with the ocean and understands our deep need to understand it beyond surface levels. We talk about Project Deep Hope, Mission Blue and Hope Spots in our oceans.



April 5 – CMCM Mixer – Come Join Us! Our Monthly Mixer and People’s Environmental News Team shares good energy with food!


April 21 – Earth Day Celebrations at CMCM! It’s a party! Get tickets soon for live broadcasts and more. Special keynote speaker joins us. Tickets on sale soon.


May 11 – SPECIAL EVENT – PEN’s Inaugural Fundraising Event!
Let’s get dancing! Join People’s Environmental News for our first fundraiser! It’s a pinball machine party with music and dancing! Old time jukeboxes will get us moving. Thanks to Dan Fontes and Julie Lucchesi and to International Artists Network! Suggested donation $20. Email for private location –


June 9-10
– Join People’s Environmental News at the annual Fairfax Eco Festival! We’ll be there with Community Media Center of Marin talking about the environment and more.


Archived – Season One:

November 21 – Chocolate and Nature Connection
Etelle Higonnet of Mighty Earth returns to the show with great news for chocolate lovers who are concerned about deforestation in Ghana and Ivory Coast. And, Marin County local Mia Andler of Vilda talks about connecting youth to our own local forests of Marin County, demonstrating the power of nature education and stewardship practices. Click here for show.


November 14 – Diana Cohen of Plastic Pollution Coalition joins PEN to talk about global environmental disaster and what we can do about it. Click here for show.




November 7 – Barbara McVeigh and Charlie Siler are joined by Matt Edling of the law firm Sher Edling, along with Marin County Supervisor Kate Sears, to discuss the county’s lawsuit against the world’s biggest oil companies. Click here for the show.



October 31 – Barbara McVeigh and Charlie Siler are joined by Tamra Peters, executive director of Resilient Neighborhoods, a grassroots organization that helps people cut their CO2 emissions. Click here for the show.



October 24 – The Keystone XL Pipeline battle is far from over. Now it’s in courts. Activist Frank Egger and Environmental Lawyer Stephan Volker talk about the first hearing in Montana of their lawsuit filed against The United States and why this battle is pivotal of the health of the planet. Delta Tunnels, another big water project is discussed and what this project means to citizens of California. Click here for show.

October 17 – Northern California Fires: Charlie and Barbara cover the scene and hear from those fighting and surviving the devastating Northern California fires. Jim Kasper of Fire Safe Marin joins them in studio to discuss how to get ready for the possibility of wildfire in Marin. “We are not prepared,” he said. Click here for show.


October 10Chocolate! It’s a bitter story about our love affair with chocolate, a major source of deforestation and child labor. Charlie and Barbara talk to Estelle Higonnett of Mighty Earth. Click here for show.


Screen Shot 2017-08-30 at 10.00.30 AMOctober 3 – Barbara and Charlie talk about solar energy and give tribute to President Jimmy Carter on the week of his 93rd birthday. Guests and interviews with Larry Schweiger, CEO of PennFuture and Tom Strumolo, installer of Carter solar panels in 1979. Click here for show.



September 26 – We talk trash! Why is it so complicated? Time to clean up our act! Guests from Marin Sanitary helps with the chore and educate us. Click here for show.



September 19 – We talk to the young ocean activists Heirs to Our Oceans! Listen to these brilliant kids and be humbled by what they have to say! They are taking a stand for their future and our oceans! Click here for show.


2 thoughts on “TV – People’s Environmental News

  1. April Peebler

    In a time where it feels as though we are fighting against all odds, including mainstream media, Barbara McVeigh’s dedication to ensuring that oppressed or marginalized voices are heard is refreshing, hopeful and community building. We were so happy to have been invited on Barbara’s radio talk show and People’s Environmental News TV show in to share the youth perspective regarding what is happening to the planet and how it has and will continue to affect future generations. Thank you Barbara for opening doors in discussions, boldly and courageously. With gratitude, April Peebler, Executive Director, Heirs To Our Oceans.

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