Environment

Political Perspectives on 06/30/10

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Wed, 06/30/2010 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Gasland, a film about the domestic natural gas drilling boom

Host Michelle Schroeder-Fletcher speaks with filmmaker Josh Fox about his documentary "Gasland",.The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudia Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND.

COUNTRY NATURAL BEEF: FARMING IN THE MIDDLE

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 06/28/2010

On June 10 ranchers from across Oregon, Idaho and Washington descended upon downtown Portland for a country food fair sponsored by Oregon Natural Beef. This event provided an opportunity for these ranchers to meet the city folks who eat the meat that they raise, and for city eaters to get a glimpse of cowboy life. Oregon is fortunate to have a ranch co-op like Oregon Natural Beef that provides organic, hormone-free, grassfed sustainably-raised beef to a wide range of eaters—from the fancy diners at Higgins in downtown Portland, to Cleveland High School students grabbing a burger at the Burgerville across the street from their school, as well as shoppers at New Seasons and Whole Foods Markets.

43:10 minutes (39.52 MB)

Locus Focus on 07/05/10

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 07/05/2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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An update on the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico

BP'S OIL HEMORRHAGE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE GULF OF MEXICO

Right now there are more unanswered questions than answers about what is happening with the hemorrhaging oil gusher at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico and what will be its short and long term environmental, health and economic consequences. Portland environmental writer Lizzie Grossman returns from a trip to Gulf of Mexico to report on what she saw, the people she met and her first-hand impressions on the immensity of disaster created by the BP Oil hemorrhage on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. We talk about the destruction that is already evident from this disaster and the even more disquieting concerns about what is yet to unfold.

The Jungle and Tigers

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The Underground
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Wed, 06/23/2010

Sawyer talks about Tigers, and his visit to Great Cats World Park

4:04 minutes (3.72 MB)

Why The Jungle Sucks

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The Underground
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Wed, 06/23/2010

Jeremy thinks the jungle sucks, because of all the ways you can be killed in the jungle.

3:05 minutes (2.82 MB)

If the world was a Jungle...

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The Underground
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Wed, 06/23/2010

Jupiter talks about the world as a jungle, and how humans would fare

1:49 minutes (1.67 MB)

The Jungle by by K.C. Jean Kellam

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The Underground
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Wed, 06/23/2010

Kodiak reads the poem called The Jungle by by K.C. Jean Kellam

1:14 minutes (1.13 MB)

The Jungle: Top 5

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The Underground
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Thu, 06/03/2010

Sean gave a summary of his Top 5 Jungles

2:48 minutes (2.57 MB)

Matt Briggs on his documentary "Deep Green"

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Wed, 06/23/2010
Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews local filmmaker Matt Briggs about his new documentary "Deep Green," which explores sustainability in 9 countries.  From the website: "Accompanied by an international team of award-winning cinematographers, filmmaker Matt Briggs takes us on a compelling journey to nine countries, including China, to uncover the best people with the best ideas, strategies and cutting-edge technologies that can get the job done… if we start now."
22:54 minutes (10.49 MB)
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