Episode 39: “Nathan Phillips, Indigenous Leaders, and Catholic Priest Speak Out” [January 29, 2019]


Nathan Phillips is the Native American elder and veteran who peacefully stepped in when the students of Covington Catholic High School had worked themselves into a mob on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial following the Indigenous People’s March on January 18, 2019. The videos captured of the encounter were seen around the world and while the initial response was of almost universal horror at the bigotry displayed, within days the narrative had shifted and even President Trump weighed in with support for the Catholic school students.

In this episode we dive into what happened, what the Indigenous People’s Movement is about, what our climate movement can do to follow the knowledge, wisdom and expertise of Indigenous people’s across this country and world, and the crossroads the Catholic Church is at today between a culture of division and bigotry, or a vehicle of peace and nonviolence.

Guests include leaders who help us understand what this all means in historical, spiritual, religious, cultural, and political context. We talk with Nathan Phillips, Chase Iron Eyes of Lakota Law Project, Quese IMC, an award winning recording artist and cultural activist, Phyllis Young, of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and Father John Dear, a Catholic priest who has spent 40 years advocating for nonviolence.

This special episode of the Think 100% Show aired on the day we remember the Bear River Massacre that took place January 29, 1863.

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Episode 38: “A Blueprint to Act on Climate!” [January 22, 2019]

How do we get our elected leaders to take necessary action on climate change? How can we organize to help make it happen? Our guests are joined by leaders from one of the most successful regional climate organizations in the United States, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. They share their blueprint for success, including what it took to get D.C. to pass the boldest piece of climate legislation in the country. Guests from the Chesapeake Climate Action Network include Executive Director Mike Tidwell, Maryland Director Brooke Harper, and Virginia Director Harrison Wallace. Bonus special interview with Nathan Phillips, the Indigenous elder who showed amazing bravery while diffusing a confrontation following the Indigenous People’s March.


Episode 37: “The Fox Shouldn’t Guard the Chicken Coop – #StopWheeler” [January 15, 2019]

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Since the ousting of corrupt former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, Andrew Wheeler has been busy on behalf of polluters as Acting Administrator, rolling back public health and environmental safeguards, including basic protections to clean air and water. In this episode we host an incredibly important and timely dialogue about Trump’s dangerous nominee to run the agency in charge of protecting human health and the environment. Our guest are joined by U.S. Congressman Donald McEachin (VA-04), Rev Leo Woodberry from Kingdom Living Temple, and Dominique Browning, Co-Founder and Senior Director of Mom’s Clean Air Force, to discuss why we must #StopWheeler and real solutions for our communities and planet.   

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Episode 36: “Environmental Racism at Union Hill, VA” [January 8, 2019]

Environmental racism is playing out in Union Hill, a predominately African-American community in rural Virginia founded by freed slaves. One of the largest monopoly utilities in the country and corporate donors in Virginia politics is helping run a campaign of disinformation in order to build a massive polluting gas compressor station in the heart of the community as part of the massive Atlantic Coast Pipeline project. We are joined by the actor and activist Tim Guinee, as well as Pastor Paul Wilson, a leader of the #WeAreAlllUnionHill coalition, to breakdown what’s happening in Union Hill, Virginia — a fight you should be involved in if you care about environmental justice, transitioning off fossil fuels, holding elected officials accountable, and protecting the health and heritage of communities.