Tag Archives: Roger Baker

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RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Harry Targ, Glenn Smith & Roger Baker, Eve Spangler, Mary Bock, and Jeff Nightbyrd interviews Thorne Dreyer

We discuss the worldwide rise of resistance; the bizarre state of politics; Palestine and Zionism; smart phones and citizen journalism — and we turn the tables on the birthday boy. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | August … Continue reading

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Roger Baker :
America: You’ve got three more years to drive normally!, Part 2

The estimate of three years of easily affordable driving depends primarily on how long the current fracking boom, which is holding down the global oil price, can be sustained. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | October 1, 2014 … Continue reading

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Roger Baker :
America: You’ve got three more years to
drive normally!

Three more years? That’s pretty scary! Surely there must be a mistake in that headline. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | September 10, 2014 First in a series Is it possible that average Americans could have a hard … Continue reading

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METRO PODCAST | Thorne Dreyer : Community activists Bill Oakey & Roger Baker on Austin transportation politics

Affordability blogger Oakey joins The Rag Blog’s Baker in a lively discussion of the city’s proposed billion dollar transportation bond election and other community issues. Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | August 7, 2014 [Also read Roger … Continue reading

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METRO | Roger Baker : Is Austin’s ‘Strategic Mobility Plan’ smart planning or a billion dollar boondoggle?

What most voters probably don’t know about Austin’s upcoming big bucks transportation bond package. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | August 6, 2014 [Roger Baker joined Austin community activist Bill Oakey and host Thorne Dreyer on Rag Radio, … Continue reading

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METRO | Roger Baker : The rise and rise of Austin, Texas

Suburbs experience growth explosion while Austin’s tech bubble could be the next to explode. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | June 3, 2014 AUSTIN — According to Forbes, as reported by KVUE-TV, Austin is the fastest growing city … Continue reading

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METRO PODCAST | Thorne Dreyer : Central Texas environmental activists on Rag Radio

Paul Robbins, Dave Cortez, and Roger Baker talk the Texas drought, climate change denial, Texas water politics, Keystone, fracking, and more… Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | May 16, 2014 Our Rag Radio podcast features prominent Central … Continue reading

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METRO | Roger Baker : The proposed Austin light rail plan as I see it…

…which clearly isn’t the way Mayor Leffingwell sees it, since he cut me off during the CAMPO meeting. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | May 15, 2014 AUSTIN — I make it my regular habit, as a hobby … Continue reading

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METRO UPDATE | Roger Baker : The continuing Texas drought crisis

By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | May 4, 2014 Roger Baker’s three-part Rag Blog series, “Can Austin survive the current Texas drought,” garnered much attention and was reposted widely, including by the highly-influential Resilience.org. Roger wrote the following … Continue reading

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Roger Baker :
Can Austin survive the current Texas drought? / 3

We look at  the climate science that warns that Austin faces serious water supply problems, and at the roles played by transportation planning and suburban sprawl in that crisis. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | February 19, 2014 … Continue reading

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Roger Baker :
Can Austin survive the current Texas drought? / 2

We look at the water-blind politics of Central Texas growth planning, and the developer-friendly role of regional transportation planning group CAMPO. Water use chart from stateimpact.npr. In the graphic above, one can see a dramatic shift to municipal use as … Continue reading

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Roger Baker :
Can Austin survive the current Texas drought? / 1

There is sound science that says there is likely to be big trouble, even in supplying Austin’s current population with enough water. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | February 6, 2014 First of three. I met a traveller … Continue reading

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