Environment

Positively Revolting on 04-29-11 Starhawk

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Fri, 04/29/2011

Ani and Lyn speak with Starhawk, discussing the sacred Earth and the nuclear crisis on the eve of Beltaine.

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36:11 minutes (33.13 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 04/29/11

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Fri, 04/29/2011 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
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Understanding the current nuclear crisis

Stop Nuclear Madness

Join us all morning as we look at one of the world's most crucial issues, nuclear power.

Safecast maps crowd-sourced radiation data from DIY "citizen scientists"

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 04/27/2011

When last month's 9.0 earthquake and tsunami breached six Japanese nuclear reactors in Fukushima, releasing radiation into the atmosphere, Marcelino Alvarez of Uncorked Studios was not soothed by the official reports that there was "nothing to worry about." He hit upon the idea of crowd-sourcing "citizen scientists" to map radiation data.

28:44 minutes (13.15 MB)

Political Perspectives on 04/27/11

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Wed, 04/27/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill McKibben on Act fir Our Climate

Bill McKibben on Act for Our Climate: Global Warming in the Shadow of Fukushima

A recent talk given by climate activist Bill McKibben in early April in Vancouver, Canada. He updates us on our climate situation, the situation in China, the failure of international negotiations and the disinformation campaign from the fossil fuel lobby.

This talk comes to us from Radio Ecoshock with Alex Smith.

Bill McKibben wrote the first book about global warming, "The End of Nature" in 1989. His latest book is "Eaarth."

www.billmckibben.com

April 25 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 04/25/2011

 Clayton Morgareidge hosts today's show.  We hear a discussion of political obstacles in fighting climate change and what needs to be done; some questions about who creates jobs and what a job is; a conversation among Movie Moles about women on the Oregon Trail in Meek's Cutoff; and a review of a memoir about cutting ties with patriarchy from our Book Mole.  

55:37 minutes (31.82 MB)

Politics of Climate Change

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Mon, 04/25/2011

 Why has the US been behind other industrial countries in the planetary struggle to reduce carbon emissions?  Eric Pooley is an award-winning magazine editor and author of The Climate War who has joined the Environmental Defense Fund as Senior Vice President for Strategy and Communications.  Here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the political obstacles  to fighting climate change in the US and what needs to be done.  

20:42 minutes (11.84 MB)

HANFORD'S NUCLEAR LEGACY & LESSONS UNLEARNED FROM FUKUSHIMA

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 04/25/2011

The nuclear crisis that was triggered by the massive earthquake in Japan on March 11 has raised many questions about the vulnerability and safety of nuclear power installations throughout the world. But we've heard little discussion about the on-going saga of the radioactive wasteland two hundred miles upstream from Portland, at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

41:24 minutes (37.9 MB)

Fukushima: Hanging on by their fingernails

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Presswatch
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Thu, 04/14/2011

  Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know" takes a look at radiation (how do microsieverts per hour stack up over time?), the situation in Fukushima, and the (ir)rationality of nuclear power. Also, an examination of our class system. (Reality check-- if you think you're middle class, think again.)

25:33 minutes (11.7 MB)

Locus Focus on 04/25/11

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 04/25/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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What lessons must the Hanford handlers learn from Fukushima?

HANFORD'S NUCLEAR LEGACY & LESSONS UNLEARNED FROM FUKUSHIMA

The nuclear crisis that was triggered by the massive earthquake in Japan on March 11 has raised many questions about the vulnerability and safety of nuclear power installations throughout the world. But we've heard little discussion about the on-going saga of the radioactive wonderland two hundred miles upstream from Portland, at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

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