Environment

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/23/09

Air date: 
Tue, 06/23/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
A look at progressive capitalists

A group of progressive Portland capitalists sit down with Abe to discuss ups and downs of simultaneously doing business and doing honor to the values of sustainability and local sourcing. Joining Abe in studio is Leather Storrs, chef and owner of Noble Rot; and Noah Cable, Aaron Harmon, and Danielle Koppel, owners of Sol Pops, makers of outrageously flavored local and organic popsicles.

If You Love This Planet on 06/22/09

Air date: 
Mon, 06/22/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Host Dr. Helen Caldicott speaks with Dr. Bryan Brooks, Associate Professor of Enviornmental Science at Baylor University in Texas. He has given over 60 invited presentations and lectures in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Poland, Portugal and Australia on water quality dynamics of rapidly urbanizing regions.

Dr Brooks is particularly interested in contaminants like pharmaceuticals, personal care products and endocrine active substances, and the way in which these chemicals - as well as the excretion of medical drugs - affect the ecosystem and marine environment in which they end up.

Portland's Sunday Parkways

program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 06/16/2009

 Hosted by: Barbara Bernstein

 

55:00 minutes (25.18 MB)

Alternative Radio on 06/17/09

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 06/17/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Bill McKibben - Climate Change: Tipping Point (lecture)

Locus Focus

Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Wed, 06/17/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
How Sunday Parkways reduces carbon emissions, builds community and raises Portland's Happiness Quoti

This week Linda Ginenthal with Transportation Options joins Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein to talk about Sunday Parkways. Modeled after Bogotá, Colombia’s Ciclovias, held every Sunday on 70 miles of streets, Portland's first Sunday Parkways was last summer, drawing 15,000 Portland area residents to bike and walk through neighborhoods in North Portland. Sunday Parkways is about connecting neighborhoods and people: walkers, runners, bikers, seniors, adults, and children enjoying neighborhood streets filled with surprises, performers, physical activities, and food – all in a car-free environment.

If You Love This Planet on 06/15/09

Air date: 
Mon, 06/15/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Host Dr. Helen Caldicott interviews Richard Thompson, Senior Lecturer and Reader in Marine Ecology at the University of Plymouth in the UK. His research focuses on three topics: the effects of plastic debris in the marine environment, the ecology and conservation of shallow water habitats and habitat modification to enhance biodiversity of marine engineering such as coastal defenses and offshore renewable energy devices.

Yesterday's Householding--Still Viable Today?

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program date: 
Tue, 06/09/2009

Join Har

27:37 minutes (12.64 MB)

How To's of Fertile Soil

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program: 
The Dirtbag
program date: 
Tue, 06/09/2009

 

Can you get fertile soil by fertilizing? Host Glen Andresen tackles the concept of soil fertility...and your composting and vegetable growing questions.

28:27 minutes (13.03 MB)

What do Lents residents really think of Randy Leonard's baseball stadium deal?

program date: 
Wed, 06/10/2009

At last month's meeting of the Lents Neighborhood Association, Portland City Commissioner Randy Leonard told a less than enthusiastic audience that "Having a Triple A baseball stadium would be the best thing we could ever have happen in Lents." While criticism of the stadium deal grows - including official rejection by the Portland Parks Board - Leonard remains unmoved in his belief that "downtown" interests, not neighborhood residents, are behind the opposition.

But what do the residents of Lents really think? The Lents deal has triggered deep-seated concerns about livability, affordable housing, economic development, historic preservation and how much voice citizens have with City Hall. Dave Mazza talks with Lents residents Kathleen Juergens de Ponce and Nick Christensen, organizers of Friends of Lents Park, about what their neighbors are concerned about and what they really think about Randy Leonard's desire to play ball in Lents. He also talks with Damien Chakwin, chair of the Lents Neighborhood Association and a supporter of the stadium proposal. 

56:46 minutes (45.48 MB)

UN Climate change conference begins

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 06/10/2009

As the United Nations Convention on Climate Change holds its annual meeting in Bonn, Germany this week, a coalition of environmental groups have called for comprehensive climate reduction goals.

2:26 minutes (2.23 MB)
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