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Omer Madra

City: Istanbul

Country: Turkey


Impact Narrative

Omer shares his plans for promoting OVER:

“Our “organization”, a regional radio station called Acik Radyo, is a listener-supported independent radio station which counts on an overall core listener-body of around 100, 000 people.

It has been broadcasting widely on all of these issues covered in Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot, and also specifically on Global Climate Disruption since it started broadcasting almost twenty years ago in November 1995. It has won numerous national awards for consecrating a considerable number of its programs specifically to these life-and-death issues.
Currently Acik Radyo airs at least 9 different regular (three of them daily, other six, weekly) programs on global climate change, rights to water, global meltdown, ecological protection, desertification, de-growth (the political economy of growth), ecological activism, sustainable urbanism, environmental law, and so forth.

We have had the opportunity to interview quite a few of the scientists, thinkers, writers, journalists, and activists whom you quote in the book. Many of our programmers and listeneres have been actively participating in rallies and demonstrations against climate disruption, against coal-mining, the building of big dams, etc.

We think it would be a very good opportunity for us to equip the teams and/or individual programmers of these “shows” with a copy of your great book so that they will have the chance to share the information with the listeners regularly during broadcasts. Furthermore, the books will be used as “teaching” and “coaching” material during the various lectures held in nearby schools, at the universities, and in seminars held regularly in the “library” of our radio station especially for students, climate activists and enthusiastic new listeners.

Needless to say, some of the material (visual and otherwise) used in our programmes will also be regularly posted on our website in order to further raise awareness.

It must perhaps be also stressed that there are a number of professors and university lecturers among our programmers (at least 6) who will readily include the book as teaching material in their classes, as well as in their programs.”

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