Environment

May 17 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Wed, 05/19/2010

 Hosted by Tom Becker, this program features segments on the politics and science of energy policies and cleaning up after oil spills.  We also learn about the blowback from drone attacks and a comic documentary about grafitti and video.

Many thanks to those of you who contributed during our recent membership drive.  If you didn't, the tip jar at the top is still open!

 

50:32 minutes (28.92 MB)

The Politics and Science of Oil Spills

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Mon, 05/17/2010

An engineer specializing in cleaning up oil spills explains the science and technology of this work, as well as the politics behind its limitations.  Richard Heymann is the engineer, and he talks with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken.  

16:24 minutes (9.39 MB)

The Politics of Energy Reform

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Mon, 05/17/2010

Is the Kerry-Lieberman energy bill (aka "The American Energy Bill") a step in the right direction, or a give-away to the energy companies and nuclear power?   Bill Snape, Senior Counsel for the Center for Biodiversity, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about what more is needed to prevent catastrophic global warming and what it will take to get it.  

16:53 minutes (9.66 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 5/13/10

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Thu, 05/13/2010
Is Multnomah County "uniquely toxic" for people of color?
 
A new report by Portland State University states that for people of color, Multnomah County is a "uniquely toxic" place when it comes to education, income, home ownership and health. The 152-page report, which was presented last week to the Portland City Council, found nearly every racial and ethnic group to be trailing behind other county residents.
40:34 minutes (37.14 MB)

Discussion on the Persistent BP Oil Spill

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Tue, 05/18/2010

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

Today's discussion centers around the BP Oil Spill...  It seems we're getting an up-close and personal view of the True Cost of Rampant Capitalism.

 

55:47 minutes (25.54 MB)

Alternative Radio on 06/01/10

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 06/01/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill McKibben speaks on "Earth to Humans: Enough Already"

Bill McKibben speaks on "Earth to Humans: Enough Already" (lecture)

Bill McKibben was among the first who sounded the alarm on climate change with his bestselling book "The End of Nature." A scholar in residence at Middlebury College, he is a leading activist, journalist and author on the environment. His latest book is "Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet." He is co-founder of 350.org


 

THE MASSEY MINING DISASTER, THE BP OIL SPILL AND THE FUTURE OF CHEAP FOSSIL FUEL

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 05/17/2010

Last month, an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia resulted in the worst mining disaster in four decades. The mine is owned by Massey Energy. This company is notorious not only for committing numerous and flagrant safety violations in their mining operations, but also for pursuing mountaintop removal mining throughout Appalachia. The mining disaster has raised new awareness about the true costs of "cheap" coal. Since the last time we discussed this subject on Locus Focus, the Obama administration has taken some steps to regulate mountaintop removal mining, but how effective will these new regulations be?

40:58 minutes (37.5 MB)

Locus Focus on 05/17/10

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 05/17/2010 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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The impact of the Massey mining disaster and the BP Oil Spill on the future of fossil fuels

THE MASSEY MINING DISASTER, THE BP OIL SPILL AND THE FUTURE OF CHEAP FOSSIL FUEL

US Oil spill update

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Evening News
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Mon, 05/03/2010

2:20 minutes (2.13 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 05/13/10

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Thu, 05/13/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Is Multnomah County uniquely toxic for people of color?
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Is Multnomah County "uniquely toxic" for people of color?
 
A new report by Portland State University states that for people of color, Multnomah County is a "uniquely toxic" place when it comes to education, income, home ownership and health.
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