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The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 01/15/13

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Tue, 01/15/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe's State of the Union

"Abe and Joe shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as they shall judge necessary and expedient."

Well, that's not in the Constitution, but it should be. Abe and Joe size up the State of the Union.

Old Mole Variety Hour on 12/31/12

Air date: 
Mon, 12/31/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Against Thrift, movie reviews on GasLand and Promised Land, reading from the left press

 

Iven Hale hosts the last Old Mole of 2012! We hear:

  • Bill talks with James Livingston, a historian who's latest book "Against Thift" argues why consumer culture is good for America.
  • Movie Moles, Joe Clement and Jan Haaken, review two films about fracking. One a 2009 documentary called GasLand (available on NetFlix streaming) and a just released Gus Van Sant film starring Matt Damon called Promised Land.
  • Iven Hale reads something from the LeftPress. 

Permafrost, Carbon, Methane and the Climate

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program date: 
Wed, 12/12/2012

Andrew Geller speaks with Dr. Ted Schuur, an Associate Professor in the University of Florida's Biology Department and Principal Investigator of the Permafrost Carbon Network, discuss permafrost and what's happening to it in a rapidly warming Arctic.

[audio-player] 57:17 minutes (52.45 MB)

Political Perspectives on 12/12/12

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Air date: 
Wed, 12/12/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Updates on recent climate science and policy with a focus on permafrost and the Arctic.

An hour focused on climate change and global warming hosted by Andrew Geller.

First he'll speak with Dr. Ted Schuur, an Associate Professor in the University of Florida's Biology Department and Principal Investigator of the Permafrost Carbon Network, talking extensively about permafrost and what's happening to it.

Old Mole Variety Hour on 12/10/12

Air date: 
Mon, 12/10/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Climate Talks, Anti-Oppression and Privilege Workshop, Book Review, Remembering Studs Turkel

 Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole and we hear:

Department of Environmental Quality Holds Public Hearings On Coal Terminal

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 12/05/2012

This December the Department of Environmental Quality will hold three hearings in Oregon where the public may comment on Ambre Energy’s proposed Morrow Pacific Coal Export Project.

Under the proposed system, coal would be strip-mined from Montana and Wyoming, and brought by train to Boardman, Oregon.

[audio-player] 4:21 minutes (3.98 MB)

Portland Prepared on 11/30/12

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Fri, 11/30/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Portland Prepared Emergency Preparedness.
What can I do to volunteer?

The City of Portland is proud to honor the volunteers who have commited themselves to be a part of the soulution when emergencies strike. Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs) are staffed by local volunteers, all over the city of Portland, to assist Emergency Responders, such as the Fire Bureau and Paramedics, in the event of an emergency.

Listen to Portland Prepared to hear about the roles these volunteers play and how you can become a part of these emergency volunteer teams.

Follow the conversation with a few helpful links:

Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Hosted by: Kurt Lauer

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 11/29/12

Air date: 
Thu, 11/29/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Short Description: 
Community Spotlight: Washington County Museum

Portland is the "golden child" city of Oregon. Praised for its commitment to diversity, culture and arts.

But, often overlooked is the diverse cultural enrichment AND scientific exploration in nearby Hillsboro.

Join host, Paula Small, as she welcomes guests from the Washington County Museum to discuss all things, cultural and scientific, happening at the Museum. Washington County Museum recently re-located to downtown Hillsboro to empower all visitors complete access to the MAX station (Blue Line) and the Museum.

Paul Bracken Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Thu, 11/15/2012

Paul Bracken is an academic at Yale University with a warning; nukes are back. In his book, "The Second Nuclear Age," Bracken says profileration, political instability overseas, an outdated American arms control policy and improved technology is making the possibility of a regional nuclear war more likely than full scale war was during the Cold War. Don Merrill talks with Paul about the circumstances and scenarios of this new reality.

28:58 minutes (26.53 MB)

The Digital Divide on 11/09/12

Program: 
The Digital Divide
Air date: 
Fri, 11/09/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Michelle Rowley and Code Scouts on The Digital Divide

Tune in to The Digital Divide to hear KBOO's Joe Meyer speaks with Michelle Rowley about Code Scouts, a not-for-profit she put together at the Portland Incubator Experiment.  Code Scouts creates environments that empower women to become computer programmers and uses badges to layout what you don't know how to ask. Michelle shares some biographical information and her plans to help more women succeed in the tech world.

We'll also hear a great Ted Talk on climate change from Evergreen State College.

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