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TROPIC OF CHAOS: An Interview with Christian Parenti

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 07/11/2011

What does climate change have to do with armed conflicts erupting throughout the developing world? In his new book TROPIC OF CHAOS: CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE NEW GEOGRAPHY VIOLENCE, Christian Parenti argues that a new era of climate war is upon us.

46:31 minutes (42.59 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/08/11

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Fri, 07/08/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Climate Change Denial

Talk Radio is off today.

Instead we'll a program from the series Radio Ecoshock called "The Machinery of Climate Denial: Why do they deny science and the laws of physics? Who pays?" The speaker is Dr. John Mashey, former Chief Scientist for super-computer maker Silicon Graphics. He investigated climate deniers, met with climate scientists being harassed and threatened, and went on a year-long quest to know who and why.

This talk was presented by the Pacific Institute for Climate Sloutions and was recorded by Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock on April 7th, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada.

http://www.ecoshock.org/

Yves Engler on "Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay"

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Thu, 07/07/2011

  Yves Engler, co-author of Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay spoke at Laughing Horse Books on June 21st. He and his co-author Bianca Mugyenyi documented an anthropolicical tour of the land of Homo Automomotivis and argue for moving beyond the private automobile. Stephanie Potter attended the talk, which was given in a parking lot around the corner from Laughing Horse. She recorded and produced this program. (Music by Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com)

54:17 minutes (24.86 MB)

The Digital Divide on 07/08/11

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 07/08/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The Digital Divide: Bioethics and Beyond Nuclear

Join us this month on The Digital Divide. Today we'll hear a TED talk by bioethicist Paul Root Wolpe. He'll describe an astonishing series of recent bio-engineering experiments, from hybrid pets to mice that grow human ears. And he asks: isn't it time to set some ground rules? You can go to the KBOO website and not only listen online but watch the original TED video. If you hate seeing animals and insects being tortured and experimented on, don't watch.

Locus Focus on 07/11/11

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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What does climate change have to do with armed conflicts erupting throughout the developing world?

TROPIC OF CHAOS: An Interview with Christian Parenti

What does climate change have to do with armed conflicts erupting throughout the developing world? In his new book TROPIC OF CHAOS: CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE NEW GEOGRAPHY VIOLENCE, Christian Parenti argues that a new era of climate war is upon us.

THE FATE OF COLUMBIA RIVER SALMON Continuing Our Conversation with Environmental Writer Steven Hawley

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 07/04/2011

Any day now U.S. District Judge James Redden will come down with a decision that will determine the fate of salmon on the Columbia River. He is considering the merits of a plan submitted last year by the Obama administration to address the significant harm done to salmon by the gauntlet of federal dams along the river system, that juvenile salmon must navigate on their way out to the ocean and surmount again three to five years later when they return as adults to spawn. This plan is almost indistinguishable from previous plans that were rejected by the courts. The plan currently under scrutiny also rolls back important protections now in place and will cost almost $1 billion per year over the next 10 years.

59:14 minutes (54.23 MB)

Locus Focus on 07/04/11

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 07/04/2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Restoring salmon runs on the Columbia River requires breaching federal bureacracies as well as dams.

THE FATE OF COLUMBIA RIVER SALMON
Continuing Our Conversation with Environmental Writer Steven Hawley

Any day now U.S. District Judge James Redden will come down with a decision that will determine the fate of salmon on the Columbia River.

He is considering the merits of a plan submitted last year by the Obama administration to address the significant harm done to salmon by the gauntlet of federal dams along the river system, that juvenile salmon must navigate on their way out to the ocean and surmount again three to five years later when they return as adults to spawn.

Walmart plans 17 new stores "to suck out the best of Portland," + hot particles from Fukushima & U.S. Austerity measures

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Presswatch
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Thu, 06/30/2011

Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know." Special one-hour show. Austerity measures happening here in U.S. Air  filters could indicate we're all breathing 5 hot particles/day from plumes from Fukushima.  Products shipped from Japan setting off radiation monitors.   Walmart scheming to put 17 new stores in Portland and "suck out the best of PDX."

55:09 minutes (25.25 MB)

COSMIC INFLUENCES ON AGRICULTURAL PROCESSES: A Conversation with Organic Farming Pioneer Harry MacCormack

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 06/27/2011

Harry MacCormack is legendary in the annals of the Oregon organic farming movement. A co-founder of Oregon Tilth, he has gone on to help organize numerous other sustainable food projects including the Ten Rivers Food Web and the Willamette Valley Bean and Grain Project. On this episode of Locus Focus, Harry joins host Barbara Bernstein to talk about his new book, COSMIC INFLUENCES ON AGRICULTURAL PROCESSES, which concerns itself with the impact of celestial forces on agriculture in the Willamette Valley. We'll also discuss how climate change and other potential cataclysms need to be factored into future agricultural scenarios for the region.

42:53 minutes (39.26 MB)

Locus Focus on 06/27/11

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 06/27/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Oregon organic farming pioneer Harry MacCormack on cosmic influences on agriculture

COSMIC INFLUENCES ON AGRICULTURAL PROCESSES: A Conversation with Organic Farming Pioneer Harry MacCormack

Harry MacCormack is legendary in the annals of the Oregon organic farming movement. A co-founder of Oregon Tilth, he has gone on to help organize numerous other sustainable food projects including the Ten Rivers Food Web and the Willamette Valley Bean and Grain Project. On this episode of Locus Focus, Harry joins host Barbara Bernstein to talk about his new book, COSMIC INFLUENCES ON AGRICULTURAL PROCESSES, which concerns itself with the impact of celestial forces on agriculture in the Willamette Valley.

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