KBOO's Edison Carder interviews John Stauber of the Center for Media and Democracy ( http://www.prwatch.org/cmd/bios.php/John_Stauber ) on Earth Day 2008. John shares his thoughts about greenwashing, the competion between environmental activist groups for your contributions and where the 2008 Presidential candidates stand on energy policy and the environment.
Host Scott Forrester talks with Scott Fernandez, a member of the Portland Utility Review Board (PURB) about contamination of the Columbia South Shore Well Field, the summer supplement to our Bull Run Water Supply.
The May 1st Recovery Zone features a visit with an environmentally innovative intentional community: Maitreya Ecovillage. Founder Rob Bolman discusses his philosophy in working to create an oasis of cooperation and sustainability in an urban setting. Produced by Stephanie Potter, with music by David Simon on fiddle and Dale Jones on guitar.
This edition: the candidates for President and some thoughts on endorsements and the traditional media. The two Democratic candidates for President, Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama as well as the Republican candidate, Senator John McCain have all put forth some plan to address energy and climate change. Grist, the Seattle-based environmental online news-zine, interviewed each candidate and fact-checked their environmental platforms and records ( http://www.grist.org/candidate_chart_08.html ). The traditional media seems to be ignoring the environment as an issue important to most people (http://www.