Environment

Locus Focus on 03/21/11

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 03/21/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Why the Alberta Tar Sands endanger the world as its industrialized tentacles creep across the US

The Heavy Haul: Fighting Goliath

While we worry about melting nuclear reactor cores and fuel rods in Japan, another environmental crisis is brewing closer to home. On this episode of Locus Focus we find out why the Alberta Tar Sands endanger the world and how its industrialized tentacles are trying to creep across the United States.

Voices from the Edge 03-17-11 A new look at Oregon's Measure 11 and its impacts

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Thu, 03/17/2011

Kevin Mannix promised voters in 1994 that his Ballot Measure 11 establishing minimum mandatory sentences would create certainty in Oregon's criminal justice system. While the measure tripled the state's prison population over 20 years, a new report by the state Criminal Justice Commission finds that Measure 11 not only failed to deliver certainty, it has cost the state billions of dollars while it shifting sentencing power from the hands of judges to those of district attorneys - a shift many see as dangerous.

57:02 minutes (52.22 MB)

Nuke disaster worsens

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Presswatch
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Thu, 03/17/2011

Al Jazeera reported  this morning that the Japanese Prime Minister had been heard shouting at the head of TEPCO, the nuclear power corporation in Japan,  ""What the hell is going on?!"  And surely the world echoes with his question.   Who developed Japanese nuclear power? What's in store?  A look at the lies and secrets.  Listen to the audio and read more at Theresa's blog: http://kboo.fm/node/27366

24:46 minutes (11.34 MB)

Bread and Roses on 03/18/11

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 03/18/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Remember when we almost froze nukes?

Tara Dorabji is a Tri-Valley CAREs board member and for 5 years before that, she was the Outreach Director and and a Community Organizer to head the youth and campus outreach effort. Tri-Valley CAREs is an activist organization in response to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory nuclear weapons facility in California. Tara Dorabji is a founding member of the Coalition to Demilitarize the University of California. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies at UC Santa Cruz and works as Community Programs Manager at the non-profit Streetside Stories in San Francisco. She is a Co-host of KPFA radio's La Onda Bajita program.

Former KBOO News Director Robert Jefferson reports from Japan

KBOO's former PM News and Public Affairs Director (2003- 2005), Robert Jefferson, has been working for the last 4 years in Japan at NHK, Japan's public broadcasting station, in Tokyo.  Since the earthquake and tsunami hit, Robert has been using social media to help get the word out, share information and organize relief efforts.

He is featured in this article discussing the use of social media to organize following the disaster.

You can hear Robert Jefferson describe the earthquake in this interview with former KBOO volunteer Rob Manning on OPB, in which he says he felt his car lift up off the street, and felt like he was "on the open ocean being tossed about in a gale force wind".

Radiozine on 03/18/11

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Radiozine
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Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Public Safety and U.S. plans to expand loan guarantees for new nuclear reactors

Kathleen Stephenson interviews Tyson Slocum of Public Citizen’s Energy Program about the Obama administration’s plans to expand loan guarantees for new nuclear reactors and their disconnection from reality.

Energy Secretary Steven Chu said this week that the Obama administration will press ahead with efforts to expand loan guarantees for new nuclear reactors while investigating the failure of Japan’s power plants after an earthquake.

PRESSWATCH: Nuke disaster worsens

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Al Jazeera reported  this morning that the Japanese Prime Minister had been heard shouting at the head of TEPCO, the nuclear power corporation in Japan,  ""What the hell is going on?!"  And surely the world echoes with his question.  I have been monitoring the nuclear disaster in Japan with great interest since the first explosion, and when I read that day that cesium-137 had been detected, I immediately wrote letters, which were of course ignored, to both Oregon Senators, asking for distribution of potassium iodine pills.  My reasoning is that, since cesium is a daughter-product of fissioning uranium, its presence indicated at that moment that the reactor containment was breached and that meltdown was likely; and though I did not say so in the letter

Space and Time: Planets in the Solar System

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The Underground
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Wed, 01/26/2011

Jacob tells us about the Planets in our Solar System for the Space and Time show.

3:10 minutes (2.9 MB)

Japanese Nuclear Reactor Crisis Implications for Northwest

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Wed, 03/16/2011

 Host Lisa Loving speaks with Gerry Pollet, Executive Director of Heart of America Northwest.

55:28 minutes (25.4 MB)

Talk Radio on 03/16/11

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Wed, 03/16/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Japanese Nuclear Reactor Crisis Implications for Northwest

The Japanese reactor crisis has important implications for Northwest:  

The explosion Sunday night at Reactor 3 involved a reactor using Plutonium fuel. Heart of America Northwest has recently exposed secret plans by Energy Northwest, formerly WPPSS, to have its Hanford reactor be first in US to experiment using Plutonium fuel with higher risks of accident and more radiation release. 

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