Environment

Local Expert Don Francis talks about Radon in and around Portland

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Wed, 01/19/2011

 Host Lisa Loving's guest is radon expert Don Francis talking about why Oregon -- and Portland in particular --  is a hotspot for radon, which is the biggest trigger for lung cancer among those who do not smoke.

You can buy a Radon Test Kit from the American Lung Association of Oregon.

Low Income CItizens can get a FREE Radon Test Kit from the Josiah Hill Clinic.

 

 

54:14 minutes (24.83 MB)

Talk Radio on 01/19/11

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Wed, 01/19/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Radon in Portland

Host Lisa Loving's guest is radon expert Don Francis talking about why Oregon -- and Portland in particular --  is a hotspot for radon, which is the biggest trigger for lung cancer among those who do not smoke.

 

Political Perspectives on 01/19/11

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Wed, 01/19/2011 - 9:00am - 9:35am
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The Economics of Happiness

Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with Helena Norberg-Hodge about her new film "The Economics of Happiness," a documentary about the devastating effects of globalization and the need for localization. Norberg-Hodge will be in Portland this Friday for a special screening and discussion of the film. The event is this Friday, January 21st, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Main Street Sanctuary, First Unitarian Church, Portland, 1011
SW 12th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205.

SUSTAINABLE FOOD IN A SUSTAINABLE CITY with Portland's Food Czar

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 01/17/2011

Why is the city of Portland concerned about food policy issues? So, concerned in fact that the city's bureau of Planning and Sustainability devotes some of its resources to sustainable food programs like Urban Growth Bounty and the Better Together Garden at City Hall. On this episode of Locus Focus, we talk with Portland' "Food Czar" Steve Cohen, who manages the city's food policy and programs, about the need for these programs, why they are essential to creating sustainable communities.

41:16 minutes (37.79 MB)

Dave DeAngelis interviews biologist Christopher Wills about his new book “The Darwinian Tourist, on the Digital Divide

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 01/14/2011

Dave DeAngelis interviews biologist Christopher Wills about his new book “The Darwinian Tourist: Viewing the World Through Evolutionary Eyes.” Wills discusses some of his adventures as a globe-trotting scientist, and describes how our understanding of the living world can be deepened by a Darwinian perspective.

27:56 minutes (19.18 MB)

How To Remove Tons of Building Material From Waste Streams

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Wed, 01/12/2011

Portland’s Rebuilding Center may be diverting eight tons of building and remodeling materials a day but Executive Director Shane Endicott is the first to admit that the used building materials supplier--which serves 300 people a day--only exists to fund an entirely different organization--Our United Villages.

In this January 12, 2011 interview, KBOO’s environmental reporter, Jacob Anderson-Minshall speaks with Endicott about the founding of Rebuilding Center, its work, and how other communities can create similar initiatives. 

Anderson-Minshall is currently on sabbatical from KBOO as he travels the country on a 12 month Gree

38:14 minutes (35.01 MB)

Positively Revolting on 01/07/11

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Fri, 01/07/2011

2011, a year in review..... Ani and Lyn review the last seven days.  We think it's been a weird, and busy, first week of the year.  What's taken your attention this week?  Our discussion of topics included, but was not limited to:

50:28 minutes (46.22 MB)

Locus Focus on 01/17/11

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 01/17/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Why are sustainable food systems essential for a sustainable city?

SUSTAINABLE FOOD IN A SUSTAINABLE CITY

Why is the city of Portland concerned about food policy issues? So, concerned in fact that the city's bureau of Planning and Sustainable devotes some of its resources to sustainable food programs like Urban Growth Bounty and the Better Together Garden at City Hall. On this episode of Locus Focus, we talk with Steve Cohen, who manages the city's food policy and programs, about the need for these programs, why they are essential to creating sustainable communities.

Violence, revolution and global warming

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Presswatch
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Thu, 01/13/2011

Theresa Mitchell hosts a special hour-long Presswatch and takes calls on the issues of the day. She wonders where the unemployed Tucson mass murderer got the money for his $1,000 gun, and weighs in on the climate crisis and what to do about it.

54:22 minutes (24.89 MB)
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