Environment

Nuclear Power - Carbon-free Energy for the Future or Still Just a Bad Idea?

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 12/07/2009

A couple months ago, Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein leaped at the opportunity to interview Stewart Brand, Whole Earth Catalog creator and innovative futurist. But Stewart has changed his views on some key things since the heady days of the late 1960s and early 70s, when his ideas and projects inspired a huge counter-cultural movement. His primary concern now is curbing climate change and he believes that to achieve the goal of drastically reducing our carbon emissions we must embrace technologies that he (and most of the environmental movement) once eschewed - like nuclear power.

41:53 minutes (38.34 MB)

The Yes Men Fix The World

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Radiozine
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Mon, 11/23/2009

 Host Linda Olson Osterlund speaks with one of the Yes Men. The Yes Men often pose as powerful people as a form of protest.  Their new movie “The Yes Men Fix the World” is showing at Cinema 21 this week.

25:36 minutes (23.43 MB)

Cap & Trade 101

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 11/23/2009

Cap-and-trade systems are being touted across the country as the most likely way to reduce carbon emissions and they have been in practice in Europe for several years. But cap-and-trade is controversial in the eyes of some envrironmentalists—who see carbon trading as a form of 21st century indulgences—as well as industrial polluters who believe cap-and-trade creates unwanted government regulation.

42:48 minutes (39.18 MB)

Hanford Still Radioactive, Part II

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/11/2009

The Hanford nuclear site: Still Radioactive after all these years

Join KBOO's Chris Andreae and David Rosenfeld as they take you on a virtual tour of the world's first large-scale nuclear reactor, located just four hours from Portland, in Richland Washington.  Then hear a talk by Paige Knight of Hanford Watch on the efforts being undertaken to address the massive contamination.

55:03 minutes (50.4 MB)

Hanford Still Radioactive After All These Years

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Evening News
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Wed, 11/11/2009

This is Part 1 of a two-part special.  You can listen to Part 2 here.

Join KBOO's Chris Andreae and David Rosenfeld as they take you on a virtual tour of the world's first large-scale nuclear reactor, located just four hours from Portland, in Richland Washington.  Then hear a talk by Paige Knight of Hanford Watch on the efforts being undertaken to address the massive contamination.

As the President recommends nuclear energy as part of the nation's long-term energy plan, and the military continues to maintain a nuclear arsenal, allegedly as a 'deterrent', the long-term effects of nuclear production, storage and use are often left out of the debate.  Now is the time to look back at the Hanford site, and other sites like it, and see the extent of the radiation that is leeching into our ecosystem already - before we think about adding any more such reactors.

53:59 minutes (49.43 MB)

Locus Focus on 11/23/09

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Locus Focus
Air date: 
Mon, 11/23/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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What is cap-and-trade really about?

Cap-and-trade systems are being touted across the country as the most likely way to reduce carbon emissions and they have been in practice in Europe for several years. But cap-and-trade is controversial in the eyes of some envrironmentalists—who see carbon trading as a form of 21st century indulgences—as well as industrial polluters who believe cap-and-trade creates unwanted government regulation. Eric de Place with the Sightline Institute believes that if we create the right kind of cap-and-trade system, we can not only get off the fossil-fuels roller coaster, but speed the transition to a clean energy economy that puts the interest of people before interests of polluters.

John Perkins and Hoodwinked Live in Studio

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Tue, 11/17/2009

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

Author and former "economic hit man" John Perkins joins Abe and Joe for a look behind the mirror at the coporations who have made America into history's first truly global empire. Perkins examines why global financial markets collapsed, and how we can build a better, cleaner and more just planet.

57:33 minutes (26.35 MB)

Political Perspectives on 11/18/09

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Wed, 11/18/2009 - 9:00am - 9:30am

Global Warming: Part 3

Marianne Barisonek hosts. Her guest is journalist Steven Faris, author of "Forecast: The Consequences of Climate Change."

WHAT IS PLAN B 4.0

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 11/16/2009

Lester Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute, has come out with a new book PLAN B 4.0: MOBILIZING TO SAVE CIVILIZATION. This plan for how we can (and must) cut global emissions by 80% by the year 2020, suggests existing technologies and know-how that will accomplish what political and industrial leaders around the world seem to find so daunting.

39:38 minutes (36.3 MB)

Locus Focus on 11/16/09

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Locus Focus
Air date: 
Mon, 11/16/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

What is Plan B 4.0?

Lester Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute, has come out with a new book PLAN B 4.0: MOBILIZING TO SAVE CIVILIZATION. This plan for how we can (and must) cut global emissions by 80% by the year 2020, suggests existing technologies and know-how that will accomplish what political and industrial leaders around the world seem to find so daunting.

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