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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Interview with Frans De Waal, Director of the Living Links Center. The Age Of Empathy; Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society, this is the title of a new book by Dutch born biologist Frans De Waal. Are we our brothers keepers,? Do we have an instinct for compassion, or are we selfish, evolving only to serve our own survival and interest? Join host Linda Olson-Osterlund, to address these questions with guest Frans DeWaal Director of the Living Links Center at Emory University. Hosted by: Linda Olson-Osterlund