Environment

Voices from the Edge on 12/31/09

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Thu, 12/31/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A look at the best and worst of the year and decade in Portland

A look back at the best and the worst of the year and decade.

 

A 12-year-old girl shot by police with a beanbag, failed attempt to recall the mayor, new community journalism, solving Portland's gang problem, race and recession...these are just some of the issues Voices from the Edge covered during 2009. This week well be taking a look back the lows and highs in the Rose City the last 12 months as well as memorable moments earlier in the decade: remember Police Chief Mark Kroeker, Mayor Katz's River Renaissance, or Columbia Villa?

Rick North from Oregon Physicians For Social Responsibility talks about Growth Hormones in cows and dairy products

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Wed, 12/30/2009

 Hosted by Will Newman II

FrankenFood or miracle for family dairies?

For over a decade, Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) has been in the center of a controversy about genetic engineering, food safety, and animal health.  Join us in a discussion with Rick North, from Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, as we examine the good and bad sides of rBGH.

 

 

55:04 minutes (25.21 MB)

The Decade In Review: Call in with your Best and Worst of the Decade

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Tue, 12/29/2009

 Hosted by Joe Uris

Today's show will be The Decade In Review...  Joe will seed the discussion with some of his own observations, then ask for yours.

57:40 minutes (26.41 MB)

CREATING A NEIGHBORHOOD SENSE OF PLACE - TABORSPACE

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 12/28/2009

Lauren Moomaw and Maggie Maggio are part of a new community effort, TaborSpace. This coffeehouse and gathering place feels like a throwback to the best of Portland in the 1970s, but it also reflects a uniquely 21st century understanding of how to create sustainable communities. This week on Locus Focus we talk with Lauren and Maggie about creating a neighborhood sense of place through village building.

43:00 minutes (39.37 MB)

Locus Focus on 01/11/10

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 01/11/2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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What's up with Portland's water?

DOES PORTLAND NEED TO COVER ITS RESERVOIRS?

What's going on with Portland's water? In light of the Thanksgiving weekend e coli outbreak in one of the Washington Park Reservoirs, we look at arguments for and against covering Portland's famously open-air reservoirs. We'll also talk about the filtration system and underground water storage facility that are under construction and why these steps are being taken now.

Our guests are David Shaff with the Portland Water Bureau and Friends of the Reservoirs representatives Floy Jones and Scott Fernandez.

Locus Focus on 01/04/10

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 01/04/2010 - 10:15am - 11:00am

REPORT BACK FROM THE CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE IN COPENHAGEN

Climate talks drew to a close just before Christmas, with little concrete action to celebrate. We'll hear what happened and what we can hope for from guest Robert Engelman, Vice President for Programs at Worldwatch Institute.

Locus Focus on 12/28/09

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 12/28/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Creating a neighborhood sense of place at TaborSpace in SE Portland

CREATING A NEIGHBORHOOD SENSE OF PLACE - TABORSPACE

Oregon Vortex

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The Underground
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Wed, 12/23/2009

Athena tells us about the Oregon Vortex

5:25 minutes (4.96 MB)

A Householder's Holiday Guide to the Universe

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 12/21/2009

Harriet Fasenfest, writer, cook, gardener, food preserver and backyard economist, returns to Locus Focus to talk about the art, economics and politics of householding and food preservation just in time for the holidays.

Born and raised in the Bronx, Harriet Fasenfest has lived in the Northwest since 1978. Now retired from Main Street, she is attempting to raise the bones of home economics from the trash bin of modernity. She teaches classes on food preservation at Preserve and lives happily with her husband and children in Portland, Oregon.

56:20 minutes (51.57 MB)

Voices from the Edge: Open Mic

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Thu, 12/17/2009

Voices from the Edge host Dave Mazza invited listeners to lead the conversation on issues they felt important. Among the topics discussed were the U.S.'s failure to support strong carbon reduction goals at the Copenhagen conference, the ongoing environmental threats of LNG terminals and pipelines proposed for the Oregon coast, and the importance of local activism.

 

55:45 minutes (19.14 MB)
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