Environment

The Portland Plan - Strategic Long Range Planning

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Wed, 12/16/2009

 Host Erik Jorgensen leads a discussion of the Portland Plan, the strategic plan for the city's next 25 years. The focus will be the community response to the Phase I workshops.  Joining Erik will be Steve Dotterrer, Chief Planner, and Joe Zehnder, Principal Planner for the City Planning Bureau

56:20 minutes (25.79 MB)

December 14 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 12/14/2009

 Bill Resnick hosts this  program about the political climate in Copenhagen; children's books  for progressives; the life and music of Floyd Red Crow Westerman; Invictus (the Clint Eastwood movie about South Africa); and Jhumpa Lahiri's  book Unaccustomed Earth.  

 

51:03 minutes (29.21 MB)

Copenhagen and Beyond

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Mon, 12/14/2009

 What are the politics and the prospects for a serious approach to climate change at the Copenhagen Conference?  Brian Tokar, activist, organizer, and writer on environmental issues, talks here with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.  His books are The  Green Alternative and Earth for Sale:  Reclaiming Ecology in the Age of Corporate Greeenwash.  His work can also be found at ZNet and (most recently)  Counterpunch.  

16:05 minutes (9.21 MB)

Locus Focus on 12/21/09

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 12/21/2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

HOUSEHOLDER'S HOLIDAY GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE


Harriet Fasenfest, writer, cook, gardener, food preserver and backyard economist, returns to Locus Focus. We'll talk about the art, economics and politics of householding and food preservation just in time for the holidays. And take some listener phone calls.

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.

Women and Climate Change

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 12/14/2009

Why do women hold the key to solving climate change? Guest Sarah Craven, chief of the United Nations Population Fund's Washington office, talks about how climate change is more than an issue of energy efficiency or industrial carbon emissions; it is also an issue of population dynamics, poverty and gender equity. 

On this show we'll look at how climate change impacts women and whether population growth is a major cause of climate change. What's the best way to protect humanity from extreme weather and rising seas? Could better access to reproductive health care and improved relations between women and men make a critical difference in addressing this long-term global problem?

40:35 minutes (37.16 MB)

Locus Focus on 12/14/09

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 12/14/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Why is climate change a women's issue?

WOMEN & CLIMATE CHANGE

Why do women  hold the key to solving climate change. Guest Sarah Craven, chief of the United Nations Population Fund's Washington office, talks about how climate change is more than an issue of energy efficiency or industrial carbon emissions; it is also an issue of population dynamics, poverty and gender equity. 

On this show we'll look at how climate change impacts women and whether population growth is a major cause of climate change. What's the best way to protect humanity from extreme weather and rising seas? Could better access to reproductive health care and improved relations between women and men make a critical difference in addressing this long-term global problem?

The Digital Divide on 12/11/09

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 12/11/2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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What is climate change?

In the aftermath of damaging hacked emails between climate scientists, and as global leaders and community activists convernge in Copenhagen, we take a step away from the politics to look at the science behind studying climate change.  While global warming has risen in the past decades from being viewed as a crazy idea from the environmental left to a global concern unifying the naitons of the world, sceptics still claim that "bad science" is being used to support this effort.

We hear from Andrew Rice, a professor of physics at Portland State University, to learn exactly what concepts and techniques scientists have used to produce data that supports the evidence that climate change is occuring in direction that will negativly impact the planet.

33-day fast (and counting!) for Climate Justice

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Evening News
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Mon, 12/07/2009

A group of climate activists in Copenhagen are on the 33rd day of a hunger strike for climate justice.

They are demanding a binding agreement to fund climate adaptation and mitigation activities in developing nations with at least one hundred ninety five billion dollars per year. They also demand an end to overconsumption, deforestation and the use of fossil fuels.

Yesterday two Portland activists joined the fast in solidarity, sitting in Pioneer Courthouse Square and calling for climate justice locally and globally. KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with one of the Copenhagen hunger strikers, Anna Keenan from Australia.

More info: www.climatejusticefast.com

9:16 minutes (8.49 MB)

Climate Change, Copenhagen, and an (almost) World Editorial

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Tue, 12/08/2009

 As the Copenhagen talks begin, Abe and Joe talk climate change.
 Hosted by: Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

 

53:42 minutes (24.58 MB)

More Talk Radio on 12/07/09

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 12/07/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Today's topic is global warming with guests from the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Dartmouth Professor Michael Dorsey specializes in climate justice issues. Environmental activist Sandy Gauntlett, who is of Maori Indigenous descent, has worked on forest related issues for over a decade.

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