Environment

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 11/03/09

Air date: 
Tue, 11/03/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Obama's grade thus far? A mixed bag.

Nearly a year after his election (but, in fairness, not yet a year into his first term), Barack Obama is an enigma. Thankfully, he has abandoned the rapacious aggression and naked nationalism of the Bush years, but on critical issues like warrantless surveillance and detention of combatants he is barely distinguishable from his criminal predecessors. His clear-eyed acceptance of global warming is refreshing -- not to mention timely -- but he appears on the verge of capitulating to the profiteers who run the American health care system.

Barack Obama remains a study in contradictions. Abe and Joe examine his record thus far, and speculate on what's to come.

 

Dams and Native Peoples

program date: 
Mon, 11/02/2009

 Tina Loo studies the impact of  hydropower projects on native people in Canada, and here she talks with the Old Mole's Laurie Mercier about how the techno-perspective of policy makers blinds them to the impacts of their projects on life in the areas where they are  located.    Professor Loo will be appearing next week (Nov. 6-7)  in Vancouver, WA at a major conference about dams -- Reversing the Flow: Big Dams, Power, and People in Global Perspective.

 

14:32 minutes (8.31 MB)

CHASING MOLECULES

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program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Mon, 11/02/2009

How can green chemistry revolutionize the materials we make, how they're used, and the benefits to our health and the environment.

44:36 minutes (40.83 MB)

Political Perspectives on 11/04/09

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Air date: 
Wed, 11/04/2009 - 9:00am - 9:30am

In this first of a three-part series on the climate crisis, Stephanie Potter interviews naturalist Richard Albertson, author of The Sky is the Limit-- A Brief and Easy Explanation of Climate Change for Present and Future Voters.  Albertson's book speaks directly to citizens -- explaining how climate change works and going on to "the inescapable conclusion that we have gone well past the point where simply reducing the amount of greenhouse gasses we generate can solve our problem."  He addresses how our economic and political systems

Update of Cleanup of Washington State’s Nuclear Dumping Ground

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 09/08/2009

Anti-nuclear activists came together in Portland this weekend to strategize about local actions to call for nuclear abolition worldwide.
Paige Knight with Hanford Watch gave an update about the cleanup of Washington state’s nuclear dumping ground:

0:40 minutes (624.53 KB)

Increased Loggings Affect on Northern Coast Range

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 09/10/2009

The Oregon Forestry Board has voted unanimously to increase logging in the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forest. KBOO’s Stefan Kamp has more on what this means for the future of the Northern Coast Range.

4:27 minutes (3.06 MB)

Demonstrators Rally Against Liquefied Natural Gas

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 09/23/2009

Demonstrators are planning a rally in Astoria, today, to again voice their concerns about the negative effects on the environment from liquefied natural gas.
KBOO’s Crystal Leighty has more.
 

3:12 minutes (2.93 MB)

Local Officials Plan for Portland's Growth

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 09/24/2009

The Portland Metro area will likely grow larger in the next fifty years. Local officials are already planning for the long term. KBOO’s Stefan Kamp reports.

4:34 minutes (4.18 MB)

Environmental Activists Stage Activities in New York

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Fri, 09/25/2009

Environmental activists staged several protests, forums and educational activities in New York this week, as world leaders met to discuss climate change at the United Nations.  KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg has more:
 

3:37 minutes (3.31 MB)
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