Jul 7: Canadian pipe dream or American nightmare?
Jul 6th, 2012 by Sam

Show this week:

It’s hot, hot, hot, and the air conditioners are blasting…  until the power goes out.

So where and how should we get our power?  There isn’t enough wind and solar to power the country yet.  So what are the alternatives…  Fracked natural gas from Pennsylvania? Deep water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico?  Sweet crude from Saudi Arabia?Coal from West Virginia?  Crude from Nigeria? Angola? Guinea?

How about heavy crude from the tar sands of our best friend and neighbor Canada?

What do Canadians think about the tar sands vs other energy sources?  Does it matter that they are hiring US vets?  Do Canadians have a problem with pipelines?  Who are they going to sell it to?

We’ll discuss tar sands vs fracking and other energy sources with a real live Canadian news guy – John Brenner, Assistant News Editor on AM 580 CFRA Ottawa.

What do you think we should do?  And, are you willing to turn off your air conditioner until we solve the problem?

Call in and let us know at 617 237 1234!

Apr 7: Chris Mooney on The Republican Brain
Apr 7th, 2012 by Sam

On the Samantha Clemens Show, Saturday morning from 10 to 11am, Samantha welcomes Chris Mooney to talk about his new book “The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny the Science — and Reality”


From Amazon:

Best selling author Chris Mooney uses cutting-edge research to explain the psychology behind why today’s Republicans reject reality—it’s just part of who they are.

From climate change to evolution, the rejection of mainstream science among Republicans is growing, as is the denial of expert consensus on the economy, American history, foreign policy and much more. Why won’t Republicans accept things that most experts agree on? Why are they constantly fighting against the facts?

Science writer Chris Mooney explores brain scans, polls, and psychology experiments to explain why conservatives today believe more wrong things; appear more likely than Democrats to oppose new ideas and less likely to change their beliefs in the face of new facts; and sometimes respond to compelling evidence by doubling down on their current beliefs.

  • Goes beyond the standard claims about ignorance or corporate malfeasance to discover the real, scientific reasons why Republicans reject the widely accepted findings of mainstream science, economics, and history—as well as many undeniable policy facts (e.g., there were no “death panels” in the health care bill).
  • Explains that the political parties reflect personality traits and psychological needs—with Republicans more wedded to certainty, Democrats to novelty—and this is the root of our divide over reality.
  • Written by the author of The Republican War on Science, which was the first and still the most influential book to look at conservative rejection of scientific evidence. But the rejection of science is just the beginning…

Certain to spark discussion and debate, The Republican Brain also promises to add to the lengthy list of persuasive scientific findings that Republicans reject and deny.

Mar 3: Talking Keystone XL with DeSmogBlog
Mar 2nd, 2012 by Sam

Part 1: Keystone with DeSmogBlog 2012-03-03-samantha-clemens-p1-desmogblog.mp3

Part 2: Military Families Foundation 2012-03-03-samantha-clemens-p2-military-families.mp3

The Keystone XL Pipeline – for it or against it?

Brendan DeMelle, Executive Director of DeSmogBlog, will join us to talk about Keystone XL, tar sands, fracking, and how to transition to a clean economy (without going broke).

Named “Top 25 Best Blogs in 2011” by Time magazine, DeSmogBlog is the world’s number one source for accurate, fact based information regarding global warming misinformation campaigns. Call in to tell us why we’re wrong or why we’re right. Studio line: 617 237 1234.


We’ll be joined by Sarah C. Keller-Likins, Executive Director of the Military Friends Foundation, 501(c)3, which serves Massachusetts National Guard, Reserve and Families of Fallen Service Members.  She’ll tell us of the challenges faced by our soldiers now that they are finally returning home to Massachusetts.  Here are some of their stories:


Dec 10: Is it hot in here or is it just the CO2?
Dec 10th, 2011 by Sam


Join Samantha Clemens this Saturday as she speaks to Roger Shamel from the Global Warming Education Network as they discuss the latest Climate Change data.

  • Has the Global Warming debate become TOO politicized?
  • Has John Huntsman sold his soul by backtracking on his original comments by “pulling a Romney” on Climate Change?
  • Was Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” hyperbole or factual?
  • When will Worcester be a coastal city?


The new Rick Perry ad…  is there a problem with a President so overtly Christian?  And of a particular sect of Christianity?  And, why are Republican men so hot for those barn jackets…

Aug 13: Don’t know much about climate change?
Aug 12th, 2011 by Sam


Don’t know much about climate change? If so, then maybe you were duped by science frauds paid by the industries that pollute the most.

Join Samantha and one of the coauthors of the book, Merchants of Doubt”, Naomi Oreskes, as the two talk about the politics of climate change.

Who’s to blame?
Who’s profiting?
Who’s cares?

The answers to these questions and more on this Saturday’s show!

Remember! Listen to The Samantha Clemens Show this and every Saturday from 10-11am, only on AM 1510 and

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