Environment

December 27 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 12/27/2010

 Laurie Mercier hosts this show featuring live music from Wobble Wobble, singers of labor songs.  Also on the program,  Bill Resnick talks with climate expert Daphne Wysham about responses to climate change that enrich the poluters and Frann Michel explores the ups and downs of academic studies of happiness.  

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55:20 minutes (31.67 MB)

Volunteer Non-Profits: How do YOU Give Back to the Community?

program date: 
Wed, 12/29/2010

Hosted by Lisa Loving

How do you give back to the community? Today on KBOO Talk Radio, my guests are Steven Beaudoin of the PHAME Academy and Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein of Clowns Without Borders

We'll talk about these two Organizations, how they help the Communities they serve, and ask YOU the Listeners to call in with YOUR Volunteer, Non-Profit stories.  What do YOU do to make the World a Better Place?

DO Call-in with your volunteer story, 503-231-8187

 

55:03 minutes (25.2 MB)

Profits and Climate: Rewarding the culprits or Saving the Planet

program date: 
Mon, 12/27/2010

 As the Earth's climate becomes increasingly unstable, the US government is responding with measures that reward the profit-making corporations that caused the problem.  Bill Resnick talks with Daphne Wysham from the Institute for Policy Studies about cap and trade and carbon offsets, and about what should be done instead. Wysham is founder and co-director of the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network, a project of IPS, and founder and co-host of Earthbeat Radio.   

 

20:19 minutes (11.63 MB)

Out with the old, in with the new: 2011 In Review

program date: 
Tue, 12/28/2010

With Joe on vacation, Abe reflects on the wreckage of another year gone by, and looks forward to the year to come. But it's not all about the host, oh no! Listeners will have the chance to comment about which events from 2010 they thought were the most significant, and what they hope to see come to pass in 2011.

58:37 minutes (26.83 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 12/28/10

Air date: 
Tue, 12/28/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Out with the old, in with the new.

With Joe on vacation, Abe reflects on the wreckage of another year gone by, and looks forward to the year to come. But it's not all about the host, oh no! Listeners will have the chance to comment about which events from 2010 they thought were the most significant, and what they hope to see come to pass in 2011.

Voices from the Edge 12-23-10 Who Was Good & Who Was Bad in 2010?

program date: 
Thu, 12/23/2010

It's that time of year, when Jo Ann and Dave review which of our public figures deserve a gift in their stocking and which deserve a lump of coal, such as Senator John McCain for his blind opposition to "don't ask, don't tell"; Governor-elect John Kitzhaber for stonewalling single-payer health care advocates once again;  and even closer to home, Portland Police Chief Reese and his public position on participatory democracy.

Listeners called in and shared their holiday list of candidates.

Jo Ann Bowman is a former state legislator, former executive director of Oregon Action, and a long-time leader in the struggle for racial and economic justice.

54:44 minutes (50.12 MB)

Janet Unruh on "Recycle Everything: Why We Must, How We Can"

program: 
Recovery Zone
program date: 
Wed, 12/22/2010

We've all heard of peak oil, but what about peak hafnium, or peak terbium? Hafnium, which is important in computer chips, could be depleted by 2017, and terbium, used in florescent light bulbs, by 2012. Most other ores are also in decline.  One solution is to recycle these materials, but how? Janet Unruh is a Portlander who believes that everything can be recycled 100% – provided we learn how to design things properly and set up the right systems for materials recovery.

35:58 minutes (16.47 MB)

THE EAST SIDE BIG PIPE PROJECT

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Mon, 12/20/2010

For the past several years Portland's Environmental Services has been involved in the largest and most expensive public works project in the city's history: the Big Pipe. Since 2006 Rosie, the enormous tunnel boring machine, has been drilling a tunnel deep underground along the east bank of the Willamette River. When this project is finished in 2011, the volume of combined sewage and stormwater that now overflows to the river when it rains will be reduced by more than 94%.

57:01 minutes (52.2 MB)

Locus Focus on 12/20/10

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Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Mon, 12/20/2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
An update on the Big Pipe Project

THE EAST SIDE BIG PIPE PROJECT

For the past several years Portland's Environmental Services has been involved in the largest and most expensive public works project in the city's history: the Big Pipe. Since 2006 Rosie, the enormous tunnel boring machine, has been drilling a tunnel deep underground along the east bank of the Willamette River. When this project is finished in 2011, the volume of combined sewage and stormwater that now overflows to the river when it rains will be reduced by more than 94%.

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