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Edward Humes

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XZRS: Edward Humes - Earth Day is April 22nd

The 'X' Zone Radio Show

Celebrate in the spirit of being green and invite award winning journalist Edward Humes on your show to introduce your audience to today's environmental heroes. Americans are beginning to realize that the state - and fate - of the environment is at a critical juncture. Global warming, resource depletion and pollution are threatening the natural world as well as our own health, wealth and survival. What, if anything, can be done, and who is leading the way? These green heroes' unwavering commitment to preserving the land, saving endangered species and challenging conventional wisdom will inspire us all. Humes' latest book is "Eco Barons: The Dreamers, Schemers, and Millionaires Who Are Saving Our Planet."For Your Listening Pleasure all the radio shows available on The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network with our compliments, visit - https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv.The ‘X’ Zone Broadcast Network Shows and Archives - https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotvThe ‘X’ Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - for more information visit http://www.simultv.comThe ‘X’ Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewspaper.com

59mins

21 May 2021

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Nancy's Bookshelf: Edward Humes & Andy Keller

Nancy's Bookshelf

In his book Garbology, Edward Humes takes readers on a tour of America's biggest export and our most incredible legacy: our trash. Also, Chico entrepreneur Andy Keller, founder, and president of ChicoBag speaks with Nancy about his participation in Garbology and his ChicoBag story.

53mins

12 May 2021

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Edward Humes in conversation with Nicholas Deshais about GARBOLOGY

Northwest Passages Book Club

Author Edward Humes talks with Nick Deshais about his 2012 book "Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash." Humes showed how recycling, at least as done by most people, barely makes a dent in the volume of trash produced and that people should strive for a less disposable lifestyle.

44mins

18 Nov 2020

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Best Of Nancy's Bookshelf: Ira Glass And Edward Humes

Nancy's Bookshelf

Ira Glass stops by to chat about a collection of short stories titled, The New Kings of Nonfiction. Also, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, Edward Humes came to talk some trash about GARBOLOGY: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash.

52mins

30 Sep 2020

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EDWARD HUMES - BURNED

House of Mystery Radio on NBC

On an April night in 1989, Jo Ann Parks survived a house fire that claimed the lives of her three small children. Though the fire at first seemed a tragic accident, investigators soon reported finding evidence proving that Parks had sabotaged wiring, set several fires herself, and even barricade her four-year-old son inside a closet to prevent his escape. Though she insisted she did nothing wrong, Jo Ann Parks received a life sentence without parole based on the power of forensic fire science that convincingly proved her guilt.But more than a quarter century later, a revolution in the science of fire has exposed many of the incontrovertible truths of 1989 as guesswork in disguise. The California Innocence Project is challenging Parks's conviction and the so-called science behind it, claiming that false assumptions and outright bias convicted an innocent mother of a crime that never actually happened.If Parks is exonerated, she could well be the "Patient Zero" in an epidemic of overturned guilty verdicts—but only if she wins. Can prosecutors dredge up enough evidence and roadblocks to make sure Jo Ann Parks dies in prison? No matter how her last-ditch effort for freedom turns out, the scenes of betrayal, ruin, and hope will leave readers longing for justice we can trust.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/houseofmysteryradio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

56mins

14 Sep 2019

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Lea Wait (Mainely Needlepoint) and Edward Humes (Burned) Interviews

Dark and Stormy Book Club

We go from one end of the mystery genre to the other. First we interview Lea Wait USA Today best-selling author and speaker who writes the Mainely Needlepoint mystery series, the Shadows Antique Print mystery series, and the Maine Murder Mystery series. We also talk about her new Post-Civil War Mystery "Justice & Mercy".Then we interview Pulitzer prize-winning author Edward Humes and discuss his true crime book "Burned-A Story of Murder and the Crime that Wasn't". A chilling and vivid narrative of Joann Parks who is currently servinglife. A 30 year old arson-murder conviction now being reopened as the science behind it is challenged as mere guesswork.

50mins

30 Apr 2019

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BURNED: A Story of Murder and the Crime That Wasn't-Edward Humes

True Murder: The Most Shocking Killers

Was a monstrous killer brought to justice or an innocent mother condemned?On an April night in 1989, Jo Ann Parks survived a house fire that claimed the lives of her three small children. Though the fire at first seemed a tragic accident, investigators soon reported finding evidence proving that Parks had sabotaged wiring, set several fires herself, and even barricaded her four-year-old son inside a closet to prevent his escape. Though she insisted she did nothing wrong, Jo Ann Parks received a life sentence without parole based on the power of forensic fire science that convincingly proved her guilt.But more than a quarter century later, a revolution in the science of fire has exposed many of the incontrovertible truths of 1989 as guesswork in disguise. The California Innocence Project is challenging Parks's conviction and the so-called science behind it, claiming that false assumptions and outright bias convicted an innocent mother of a crime that never actually happened.If Parks is exonerated, she could well be the "Patient Zero" in an epidemic of overturned guilty verdicts--but only if she wins. Can prosecutors dredge up enough evidence and roadblocks to make sure Jo Ann Parks dies in prison? No matter how her last-ditch effort for freedom turns out, the scenes of betrayal, ruin, and hope will leave readers longing for justice we can trust. BURNED: A Story of Murder and the Crime That Wasn't-Edward Humes

1hr 25mins

12 Feb 2019

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Pulitzer winners Edward Humes and Eli Saslow discuss Saslow's new book 'Rising Out of Hatred'

Northwest Passages Book Club

Pulitzer winners Edward Humes and Eli Saslow discuss Saslow's new book 'Rising Out of Hatred'

11mins

25 Sep 2018

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Tunnels, trains and smart automobiles: Transit guru Edward Humes on spending L.A.'s new traffic billions

Patt Morrison Asks

LA Times columnist Patt Morrison speaks with Edward Humes on the passing of LA's new traffic bill, Measure M.

17mins

16 Nov 2016

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Edward Humes – Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash

Smart People Podcast

Edward Humes - Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash. Have you ever thought about how much trash you create? Honestly, have you ever stopped to consider how many trash bags you go through, how many trips to the curb you take, or how much food you throw out? Probably not...most of us don't. But the sad truth is the average American produces 102 tons of garbage across a lifetime and $50 billion in squandered riches are rolled to the curb each year! Although we have become extremely efficient with keeping trash out of site, unfortunately that has kept it out of mind, and it's creating a massive problem. This week we speak with Pulitzer Prize-Winning author, Edward Humes about trash - what's in it, how much we pay for it, how we create so much, what's wrong with it all and how we fix it. Edward's amazing book, Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash, is raising awareness of trash consumption and is sparking nationwide action.Edward Humes is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and non-fiction writer. He received the Pulitzer Prize for specialized reporting for investingative stories he wrote about the US military for the Orange County Register. He is the author of 13 nonfiction books, and a contributing writer for Sierra Magazine, California Lawyer and Los Angeles magazine, among other publications. He is married to journalist and author Donna Wares and lives in Southern California."There is a reason we call it waste - you are throwing stuff away that has value. You are wasting it."- Edward HumesQuotes from Edward: What we learn in this episode:Why did Walmart choose to make reducing waste a top priority throughout the company and what were the effects?Germany and Austria send only 1% of the their trash to landfills, while America sends nearly 70%!What happened when MIT students place tracking devices in random articles of trash throughout Seattle? The results are shocking.What is the story of our garbage? Where does it come from and where does it go?Resources:Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trashhttp://www.edwardhumes.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Garbology--This episode is brought to you by:Igloo: Go to igloosoftware.com/smartpeople to use Igloo for free with up to 10 of your favorite coworkers or customers!Future Advisor: Let new technology give you complete clarity on all of your investments and a plan to meet your goals sooner - Go to www.futureadvisor.com/smartpeople for your 3 month free premium portfolio management.

45mins

10 Mar 2015

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