JAM February Update

20 02 2012

February 5th

JAM (John, Amy, and Maame) had their third successful radio show. If you missed it because you were working or your friend tore out your internet line, then fear not! We’re going to catch you up on what happened on the show.

Opening songs:

“Hot In Herre” by Jenny Owen Youngs

“Mr. Tambourine Man” by The Byrds

Amy opened up the show with a non-sustainability related topic; in bread cats. The new internet craze that Stephen Colbert reported on is called breading cats! JAM had a fun time getting silly and talking about this ridiculous topic on Sunday.

Following this opener topic, Amy went into discussing an article she found about ways to keep your food (specifically produce) out of the fridge but still staying fresh. The article showcased designs for shelves to keep apples, potatoes, roots (like carrots), eggs, and spices fresh that utilize the science of these foods. Keeping these produce items out of your fridge makes you have more space, which could mean you can get a smaller fridge and save energy!

Amy’s Playlist:

“Helicopter” by General Electriks

“Home” by LCD Soundsystem

“Private Eyes” by The Bird and the Bee

“Suicide” by The Raveonettes

“Heartbeats” by The Knife

Maame discussed the principle of the Triple Bottom Line and how to apply this to your life in order to be more sustainable. The Triple Bottom Line consists of three Ps: Profit, People, and Planet.  If you want to apply this idea to your life do so by:

-Check out the sustainability tips from the January 31st show. These tips can help you become more energy-efficient and buy better, longer-lasting products. This will help you save money = PROFIT.

-Become involved in your community. Buy from local business and volunteer. Supporting your local economy and lending out a hand to those around you keeps your community strong. It really does feel good to give back and meet new people along the way = PEOPLE.

-The last one is a bit obvious. Do more to help out the environment. Try to conserve all the natural resources we have and keep them healthy and alive = PLANET.

These are just a couple of tips and examples on how you can implement the Triple Bottom Line (which is a business phrase) into your everyday life.

Maame’s Playlist:

“Can I Kick It?” by A Tribe Called Quest

“He Can Only Hold Her” by Amy Winehouse

“Candy” by Cameo

“A.D. 2000” by Erykah Badu

“Wash” by Bon Iver

John dedicated his time on the show to talk about personal responsibility. Whether you’re a big corporation, like GAP, or students on SIUE campus; you need to realize you live on this planet and you need to take care of it. Take responsibility for your actions and for your place in the world. You can affect the environment and the lives of those are you, either positively or negatively. Just remember that.

John’s Playlist:

“Imperials” by Ratatat

“Sivad” by Miles Davis

“Spiral Dance” by Keith Jarrett

“Chippie” by Ornette Coleman

“Birdland” by Weather Report

Closing Song: “Any Way You Want It” by Journey

February 12

JAM went on air at 1PM like always. This time, however, there was a twist. The usual JAM member (John, Amy, and Maame) weren’t all present. Instead, fellow SOS member JoLyn, filled in as the “J” in JAM. John was out of town in St. Louis and JoLyn took his spot for this week.

Opening Songs (played because of a Beatles and high school themed dream Amy had):

“Twist And Shout” by The Beatles

“Lady Madonna” by The Beatles

“Good Day Sunshine” by The Beatles

Amy found an article that week about sustainable measures New York City is taking, especially with their older buildings. Mayor Bloomberg wants to make the entire city more sustainable, and one way to do this is by improving the performance of older buildings through a “greening process.”

Though, Amy also wanted to know what sustainable building measures were being taken in her own city of St. Louis. Apparently, with help from the St. Louis Habitat for Humanity and its developments, St. Louis has one of the highest levels of LEED Platinum Homes in the country! This just goes to show that being sustainable can be a personal choice for improvement or can be something that positively impacts a whole city.

Amy’s Playlist:

“Ho Hey” by The Lumineers

“Hey” by Elvis Perkins

“40 Day Dream” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

“Brand New Key” by Melanie

“Ghosts” by Laura Marling

JoLyn had two topics she wanted to discuss. The first one came from an article about global warming. However, this article talked about the name “global warming” and how the phrase is too comfortable-sounding to effectively alert people to the major problem that our planet is going through.

Her second topic dealt with the well-known 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. The ladies talked about which one of those Rs they practice the most and which one they have trouble with. They discussed useful tips and told lots of personal stories dealing with the 3 Rs. Check it out!

(Also, the ladies introduced the word “Upcylcing” and JoLyn wanted to have a link to an upcycle craft place in St. Louis!)

JoLyn’s Playlist:

“Just Jammin'” by Gramatik

“Collarbone” by Fujiya & Miyagi

“Santa Fe” by Beirut

“Bongo Bong” by Manu Chao

“The Joker” by Steve Miller Band

Maame talked about plastic pollution in the ocean (which makes us sad), and how the Grand Canyon is no longer going to allow the selling of bottled water (which makes us glad).

Maame’s Playlist:

“Livin’ In The Jungle” by Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

“Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)” by Digable Planets

“Award Tour” by A Tribe Called Quest

“Zimbabwe” by Bob Marley & The Wailers

“Maps” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Closing Song: “So Long And Thanks For All The Fish”

Feb. 19th

Opening Song: “Emergency On Planet Earth” by Jamiroquai

Amy informed listeners on what composting is and the benefits of starting your own compost. Check out these sites she found!



She also went into the topic of “zero-waste” and found a great article on places all across America that are implementing zero-waste policies and practices.

Amy’s Playlist:

“You Were the Last High” by The Dandy Warhols

“Blister in the Sun” by Violent Femmes

“Float On” by Modest Mouse

“Like A Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan

“Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked” by Cage The Elephant

John had an interesting topic; cheese and how it could help out biofuels!

John’s Playlist:

“In One Ear & Out The Other” by Fujiya & Miyagi

“Millennium Dodo” by Atmosphere

“On The Sly” by The Bamboos

“Bloodshot Eyes” by General Electriks

“Bustin’ Out (On Funk)” by Rick James

End Song: “We Built This City” by Starship

Feb. 26th

Maame found a great opener topic with the help of an article about a newly discovered water-world.

She then went into two other articles that she wanted to talk about; one on gardening with bikes and how cool that it and another about how the Heartland Institute wants school to teach climate change as a controversy and not something solidified by scientific facts.

Maame’s Playlist:

“Never Give Up On The Good Times” by Spice Girls

“Show Me Love” by Robin S

“Give Up The Funk” by Parliament

“Award Tour” by A Tribe Called Quest

“Where Do We Go From Here” by Jamiroquai

Amy talked about a new science that is being developed that will allow trees to produce their own light. She tied this into sustainability, by saying that this technology could cut energy costs for street lighting.



Amy’s Playlist:

“No Home” by The Ettes

“Favorite Thing” by The Replacements

“Salty Dog” by Flogging Molly

“Start Wearing Purple” by Gogol Bordello

“The Man Who Would Be King” by The Libertines

John talked about Recyclemania and how our campus has done events in the past similar to it with the Residential Halls, what they’re doing now to see how much the campus is currently recycling, and how SIUE is looking to get involved in the Recylemania competition in the future.

John’s Playlist:

“Bowls” by Caribou

“Imprint After” by Toro Y Moi

“Hurly/Burly” by Man Man

“Leave House” by Caribou

“A Satisfied Mind” by Johnny Cash



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