Environment

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

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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?

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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"

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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%.

Black Farmers Settlement with USDA; Food Safety Modernization Act; Interview with the Curious Cook Harold McGee

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Food Show
program date: 
Sun, 12/19/2010

President Obama just signed into law a $1.15 billion settlement with thousands of black farmers who were discriminated against by the United States Department of Agriculture. So we began the show with an update from John Boyd Jr., president of the National Black Farmers Association, who spoke with us in February.

53:29 minutes (48.96 MB)

Recovery Zone on 12/22/10

Program: 
Recovery Zone
Air date: 
Wed, 12/22/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Why we can and must Recycle Everything!

We've all heard of peak oil, but what about peak hafnium, or peak terbium, peak silver or peak lead? Hafnium, which is important in computer chips, could be depleted by 2017, and terbium, used in florescent light bulbs, by 2012. Silver could be impossible to find in 4 to 29 years, and lead in 8 to 42 years.

Locus Focus on 12/27/10

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Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Mon, 12/27/2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Connections between climate change, extreme weather and how we use our landscapes

HEAVY WEATHER

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 12/29/10

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Wed, 12/29/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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A special encore broadcast of "Better Not Bigger: Achieving a Steady-State Economy"

Rob Dietz, the director of the Center for the Advancement of a Steady State Economy, spoke on achieving a steady-state econmy on May 12th at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. His talk was recorded and produced by Roberta Hall, host of Health and Healthcare Forum.   According to Dietz, in a steady-state economy, energy and resource use are reduced to a level that is within ecological limits and the goal of maximizing GDP is replaced by the goal of maximizing quality of life.

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