KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR WEDNESDAY, March 3, 2010 *******************
This is Kellyn with your COMMUNITY CALENDAR for WEDNESDAY, March 3, 2010.
Portland Community College is having a part-time faculty recruiting fair for positions at PCC's interim site in Newberg. This event will be held at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 East Sheridan Street, from 5 to 8pm. For more information, contact Kate Chester at 503.977.8233. *******************
Come to Worker Wednesday at the Red and Black Cafe from 8am to 10:30pm. Located at 400 Southeast 12th Avenue, the cafe is your local worker-owned collective. Hang out and drink with the labor movement. *********************
KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR WEDNESDAY, March 10, 2010 *******************
This is Kellyn with your COMMUNITY CALENDAR for WEDNESDAY, March 10, 2010. The Q Center is hosting an Inter-Personal Violence Support Group from 5:30 to 7pm at 4115 N. Mississippi Avenue. This is a weekly all-genders support group for self-identified LGBTQ people who are experiencing or have experienced physical, emotional, sexual or economic violence within an intimate relationship. For more information, or to sign up for the group, please call 503-384-8790. ***************************
Protection Oregon’s Children from Exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA)
Host Erik Jorgensen speaks with Jen Coleman from the Oregon Environmental Council about the recent rejection of SB 1032 by the Oregon Senate. In mid-February the Oregon Senate rejected a bill that would have protected Oregon’s children from exposure to bisphenol A (BPA). SB 1032 would have banned manufacturing, distributing or selling reusable containers made with bisphenol A if the container was designed to be filled with liquid or food intended primarily for consumption by child less than three years of age.
Carole Hart talks about her film: "For the Next 7 Generations" about 13 indigenous grandmothers
Stephanie Potter speaks with Carole Hart, director and producer of "For the Next 7 Generations," and Linda Neale, founder and board member of the Earth and Spirit Council. "For The Next 7 Generations," a documentary film chronicling the efforts of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers from the four directions to heal the earth & her inhabitants, will show at 4 pm on 3/14 at the Clinton Street Theater, 2522 Southeast Clinton Street, Portland 97202. A fundraiser for the Earth & Spirit Council, the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers and The Oregon Food Bank.
Today, Joe talks about The Environment, Energy, Coal Mining, Nuclear Power, and More...
As usual, our listeners provided us with plenty of extra thinking material...
George (7:00) says to Google "The Carbon Footprint of Nuclear Energy"and see that there really is a significant carbon footprint from the mining, processing, transporting, construction of plants and storage of Uranium and it's entire support infrastructure.
Discussions about climate change usually focus on rising sea levels and reducing carbon emissions. What we don't hear about much is how climate change disproportionately impacts the lives of women in the developing world. On this special International Women's Day segment of Locus Focus, we look at why climate change is a women's issue, and learn about initiatives that can help women in the developing world to reduce the carbon footprints of their communities while at the same time empowering their lives.
Climate Change's Impact on Women in the Developing World
CLIMATE CHANGE IS A WOMEN'S ISSUE
The issue of climate change focuses on talk about rising sea levels and reducing carbon emissions. What we don't hear about much is how climate change disproportionately impacts the lives of women in the developing world. On this special International Women's Day segment of Locus Focus, we look at why climate change is a women's issue, and learn about projects that help women in the developing world to reduce the carbon footprints of their communities while at the same time empowering their lives.
Last year a group of Sellwood residents created a neighborhood movement that helped shape the design and impact of the soon-to-be rebuilt Sellwood Bridge. At the height of this organizing drive, a neighborhood march drew hundreds of people from all corners of the neighborhood, united in a desire for a bridge that enhances the neighborhood's pedestrian and bicycle-oriented qualities. Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein took part in the march and it was there that she met some of the guests on this week's Locus Focus, who join her for a discussion about creating sustainable projects in our neighborhoods that not only help mitigate climate change but also build a sense of community.