This month's featured guests are John Sorenson & Seth Truby, co-founders of Sunnyside Neighborhood Energy(SunNE) . Their aim is to build a local renewable energy system based at the Sunnyside Environmental school that would provide space heat and hot water for hundreds of nearby homes and small businesses. Thermal energy districts have been created in towns and villages in Canada and Europe; if SunNE succee
Host Dr. Helen Caldicott speaks with Mary Olson, Southeast Regional Coordinator for the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) talks about the nuclear 'renaissance' in the United States, including the push for the flawed Generation IV reactors.
On the March 5th, Recovery Zone, Stephanie Potter hosted Tess Beistel, founder of Cracked Pots, where waste is kept out of landfills and turned into garden art: "Reuse is at the heart of all we do." Biestel discussed the introduction of the Cracked Pots UnGarden Show, which took place on March 7, featuring "indoor" work by more than 20 artists. Cracked Pots also hosts a Garden Show every summer and is taking applications from artists until April 22nd. All art is made from at least 75% reused and recycled materials.
Hosted by Denise Morris, this program features discussions of single payer health insurance, a strike against a hedge-fund owned cookie company in Brooklyn, a movie about ambiguous gender, and a psychological investigation of political apathy. To hear the whole show, click on the arrow at the top of this page. For individual segments, follow the links below:
Political activists are often discouraged by public "apathy" about big problems like the environmental crisis. But what lies behind apathy? Psychologists Jan Haaken and Renee Lertzman discuss how activists can relieve the sense of powerlessness that underlies what looks like apathy.
Pete Anderson hosts Web of Life, a program about animals and topics related to animals, with an expanded focus on the ways the society impacts animals and how animals impact society. Today's co-host is Janna Banana. The topic is "Animal Slavery."
Why we need to make the Holgate Channel & Ross Island Lagoonwake-free or non-motorized zones - and what that means.
Between Ross Island and the east bank of the Willamette lies the Holgate Channel, a patch of natural paradise only a couple miles south of downtown Portland. Sitting above the river on the eastbank, with osprey and eagles and blue herron as your companions, you have no idea you're anywhere near a city. . .except for the roar of jet skis and motor boat engines - not to mention the bass enhanced stereo systems booming across the river. Bob Sallinger, Urban Conservation Director for the Portland Audubon Society has been working hard to create a wake-free zone in the Holgate Channel and ban motorized craft outright from neighboring Ross Island Lagoon. Tune in to hear why he believes this is necessary to make the Holgate Channel a safer place for humans and wildlife.