Environment

Queer Culture on Out Loud Radio

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Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 07/27/2010

Tonight's show features live music from Play/Start. At the start of the show, they play Leave It.

Next Carla welcomes Janette and Holli, from the Urban Farm Collective. Their updates include how to get involved in their gardens, an invite to their weekly barter market, and some encouragement to grow your own food.

Play/Start played Righteous Way.

Jacob Anderson-Minshall spoke with Jen Coleman, Outreach Director for the Portland-based Oregon Environmental Council. They talked about OEC's new publication, Eco-Healthy Homes, how Jen's environmental work is influenced by gender, and whether lesbians are naturally green.

56:44 minutes (12.98 MB)

From Greed to Green

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Tue, 07/27/2010

Bill Resnick talks with Charles Derber about his book "From Greed to Green: Solving Climate Change and Remaking the Economy." Derber says, if the relatively mainstream, working-class Boston suburb where he lives can get excited about implamenting green technology and policies, so can the rest of the country. Derber's message is fundamentally optimistic, and he explains why.

21:46 minutes (19.93 MB)

A Deeper Look on 07/29/10

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A Deeper Look
Air date: 
Thu, 07/29/2010 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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The Universal Rights of Mother Earth and BP: Interview, Cormac Cullinan

The Universal Rights of Mother Earth and BP: Interview, Cormac Cullinan

Join host, Linda Olson-Osterlund and famed enviornmental attorney, Cormac Cullinan, author of Wild Law, A Manifesto For Earth Justice. What is the movement to protect the "rights" of the earth and how does it relate to the current harm caused by BP? Tune in! 

PLUTONIUM WASTE AT THE HANFORD NUCLEAR RESERVATION REVISITED

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 07/26/2010

Restarting America's nuclear power industry is frequently suggested as a means of curbing greenhouse gas emissions. But advocates of this back to the future scenario should study Robert Alvarez's recent report showing that the amount of plutonium buried at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State is nearly three times what the federal government previously reported. This means that a cleanup to protect future generations will be far more challenging than planners had assumed. And that's before any more nuclear waste is added to the toxic legacy of Hanford's forty years of Plutonium production.

56:58 minutes (52.16 MB)

Locus Focus on 07/26/10

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Locus Focus
Air date: 
Mon, 07/26/2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Consequences of Hanford's Plutonium waste legacy

PLUTONIUM WASTE AT THE HANFORD NUCLEAR RESERVATION REVISITED

 

Voices from the Edge on 07/22/2010

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Thu, 07/22/2010

This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave ask the question "Are the good guys ahead?" Local progressive may be feeling a bit down over the direction of local and state politics lately. City Hall seems more disconnected than ever from the world in which most Portlanders live. Earlier this week, city council voted 4-1 (Commissioner Fritz abstaining) to put a new bond measure before voters for a new communications system and other equipment for the Fire Bureau. With so many city services taking hits - and at least on other proposed bond measure being put on hold because of the economy - should there have been a community discussion about whether this measure could wait? Oregon's gubernatorial race - "Doc vs.

55:18 minutes (50.63 MB)

Latest on BP Oil Spill Reveals Culture that Disregarded Safety

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Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 07/22/2010

2:09 minutes (1.97 MB)

Oppenheimer Biotechnology talks about solutions for the Gulf Oil Spill

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Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 07/21/2010

We spoke with Jen Neve, President and Chief Scientist for Oppenheimer Biotechnology, about solutions for cleaning the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused by the Deepwater Horizon explosion three months ago.  Oppenheimer Biotechnology specializes in a cleaning technique called "bioremediation."  KBOO's James Dixon brings us the story and the interview.

5:26 minutes (4.98 MB)

July 19 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 07/19/2010

Hosted by Frann Michel (pictured here), this program is about climate change, science fiction, and science fiction about climate change, but it is not about the illusion that climate change is itself science fiction.  This is a show that should be heard from beginning to end, although the parts are available separately below.  Frann Michel's three commentaries are packaged together, along with appropriate songs by jazz great Ella Fitzgerald. 

54:52 minutes (31.4 MB)

Surviving on a Volatile Earth

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Mon, 07/19/2010

 Can technology address the problems posed by climate change?   Environmental journalist Dianne Dumanoski is the author of The End of the Long Summer: Why We Must Remake Our Civilization to Survive on a Volatile Earth, and here she talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about what kind of civilization can survive the coming climate shifts.  You can read an excerpt from her book here.

 

19:19 minutes (11.06 MB)
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