Environment

Voices from the Edge on 02/18/10

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Thu, 02/18/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What's next in the Aaron Campbell case? Also, an interview with Oregon Attorney General John Kroger

What's next in the Aaron Campbell case? Also, an interview with Oregon Attorney General John Kroger

Tuesday night, Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke to over 1,000 Portlanders at Maranantha Church about the "execution" of Aaron Campbell, the most recent victim of a police shooting.

Talal Jabari's "Full Signal" - The Dangers of Cell Phone Technology

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Wed, 02/17/2010

 With the world-wide use of cell phones at 3.5 billion, and an ever-growing number of cellular antennas, do we need to re-examine the costs and benefits of this new technology? In his one-hour documentary "Full Signal,"  Talal Jabari  explores the health effects and efforts to regulate cellular technology.

54:20 minutes (24.87 MB)

What the Heck is a Green Bridge?

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 02/15/2010

Oregon has set ambitious goals for reducing our carbon emissions by 2020. But if all the currently proposed highway projects are built, any reductions that are achieved in other areas will be canceled out by increased auto use. How do plans to replace the I5 bridge between Washington and Oregon fit into this dilemma? While the proposed replacement bridge is being touted as a "green" bridge, most scenarios show that the currently proposed 12-lane bridge will only increase car trips across the Columbia River and help defeat the region's goal to dramatically reduce our carbon footprint. Should the new bridge have fewer lanes? Should there be tolls? Will light rail and bike lanes help reduce driving? Or should we not build a new bridge at all?

40:36 minutes (37.17 MB)

The One Straw Revolution - Larry Korn's Portland, Ore. talk

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The Lecture Room
program date: 
Thu, 07/30/2009

Larry Korn, the english translator of Masanobu Fukuoka's 1970s book "The One Straw Revolution" is the presenter here.   Recorded at Tryon Life Community Farm on June 30th, 2009.

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Introduction by Marisha Auerbach

Discussed in this recording are:

natural farming, growing crops WITHOUT tilling the soil, using chemicals, or even weeding

Larry Korn's entry into farming and meeting Masanobu Fukuoka in Japan and later learning and working on Fukuoka's farm

This was aired during the VBC Special on KBOO, July 30th, 2009

recorded 6/30/09 by Mel Reslor    

77:14 minutes (53.03 MB)

Political Perspectives on 02/17/10

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Wed, 02/17/2010 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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Richard Heinberg on Power, Change and Energy

Host Marianne Barisonek interviews Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow-in-Residence at Post Carbon Institute, Mr. Heinberg is best known as a leading educator on Peak Oil—the point at which we reach maximum global oil production—and the resulting, devastating impact it will have on our economic, food, and transportation systems. But his expertise is far ranging, covering critical issues including the current economic crisis, food and agriculture, community resilience, and global climate change. Heinberg is author of nine books, including The Party’s Over, Peak Everything, and the newly released Blackout.

Richard Heinberg will be speaking on Power, Change and Energy at the Illahee Lecture Series

Circle A Radio on 02/17/10

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Wed, 02/17/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now


Tonight Circle A Radio explores the art and politics behing the Signs of Change art show up now at PNCA, 1241 NW Johnson St.
Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now

In Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now, hundreds of posters, photographs, moving images, audio clips, and ephemera bring to life over forty years of activism, political protest, and campaigns for social justice. Curated by Dara Greenwald and Josh MacPhee as part of Exit Art’s Curatorial Incubator Program, this important and timely exhibition surveys the creative work of dozens of international social movements. The Show is up until March 19, 2010.

 

Locus Focus on 02/15/10

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 02/15/2010 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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The dilemma of building a green bridge across the Columbia River

WHAT THE HECK IS A GREEN BRIDGE?* - THE COLUMBIA RIVER CROSSING DILEMMA

Oregon Wild

program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Wed, 02/10/2010

Brendan tells us about the Organization Oregon Wild, a group that works to protect and restore Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife and waters as an enduring legacy for all Oregonians.

1:11 minutes (1.09 MB)

February 8, 2010 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 02/08/2010

 Tom Becker hosts this show which covers several health-related issues: the medical challenges in Haiti after the earthquake, poisonous chemicals in our bodies from manufactured products, and how the law treats  people who rely on faith healing rather than medicine.  Plus, Tom memorializes the late Howard Zinn who practiced history from below -- making him one of history's Old Moles.  

54:58 minutes (31.46 MB)

Poisons In Our Bodies

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Mon, 02/08/2010

 What toxic substances are we soaking up from the industrial products we use -- including "sippy"  bottles for babies?  Renee Hackenmiller-Paradis has been studying the body chemistry of Oregonians and she talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about her findings.  Hackenmiller-Paradis is with the Oregon Environmental Council and wrote the Oregon "Pollution in People" report  (PDF) which found alarming amounts of mercury, endocrine disrupters, mercury, and other stuff in the tissues of Oregonians.  

16:53 minutes (9.66 MB)
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