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Earth Day Observed By "Walk For The Planet"

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44 years after the first Earth Day, a few things are different. 

We no longer fear blowing up the planet with nuclear weapons. 

Slow cooking it, though... there's plenty of concern about that.  The annual Earth Day observance in Ashland will include a new event called "Walk For The Planet 2014," a project of Southern Oregon Climate Action Now (SOCAN).  

SOCAN's Alan Journet lays out the plan for the walk, and the super heroes and villains who will be included.

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.