Environment

Voices from the Edge: Open Mic

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Thu, 12/17/2009

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.

 

55:45 minutes (19.14 MB)

Positively Revolting on 12/18/09

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Fri, 12/18/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Ani discusses the Winter Solstice with her guest, Brush, from Tryon Life Community Farm, and you.

This is the dark time of year-- a time for introspection and reflection; a time of rest before re-birth; the pivot point being Solstice, which is December 21st.

Observing the changing seasons is one way to connect with the earth that sustains us, and can aid us in becoming more earth centered. 

Frans De Waal: The Age of Empathy; Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society

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A Deeper Look
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Thu, 12/10/2009
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

   

30:17 minutes (13.87 MB)

The Portland Plan - Strategic Long Range Planning

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Wed, 12/16/2009

 Host Erik Jorgensen leads a discussion of the Portland Plan, the strategic plan for the city's next 25 years. The focus will be the community response to the Phase I workshops.  Joining Erik will be Steve Dotterrer, Chief Planner, and Joe Zehnder, Principal Planner for the City Planning Bureau

56:20 minutes (25.79 MB)

December 14 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 12/14/2009

 Bill Resnick hosts this  program about the political climate in Copenhagen; children's books  for progressives; the life and music of Floyd Red Crow Westerman; Invictus (the Clint Eastwood movie about South Africa); and Jhumpa Lahiri's  book Unaccustomed Earth.  

 

51:03 minutes (29.21 MB)

Copenhagen and Beyond

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Mon, 12/14/2009

 What are the politics and the prospects for a serious approach to climate change at the Copenhagen Conference?  Brian Tokar, activist, organizer, and writer on environmental issues, talks here with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.  His books are The  Green Alternative and Earth for Sale:  Reclaiming Ecology in the Age of Corporate Greeenwash.  His work can also be found at ZNet and (most recently)  Counterpunch.  

16:05 minutes (9.21 MB)

Locus Focus on 12/21/09

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 12/21/2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

HOUSEHOLDER'S HOLIDAY GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE


Harriet Fasenfest, writer, cook, gardener, food preserver and backyard economist, returns to Locus Focus. We'll talk about the art, economics and politics of householding and food preservation just in time for the holidays. And take some listener phone calls.

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.

Women and Climate Change

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 12/14/2009

Why do women hold the key to solving climate change? Guest Sarah Craven, chief of the United Nations Population Fund's Washington office, talks about how climate change is more than an issue of energy efficiency or industrial carbon emissions; it is also an issue of population dynamics, poverty and gender equity. 

On this show we'll look at how climate change impacts women and whether population growth is a major cause of climate change. What's the best way to protect humanity from extreme weather and rising seas? Could better access to reproductive health care and improved relations between women and men make a critical difference in addressing this long-term global problem?

40:35 minutes (37.16 MB)

Locus Focus on 12/14/09

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 12/14/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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Why is climate change a women's issue?

WOMEN & CLIMATE CHANGE

Why do women  hold the key to solving climate change. Guest Sarah Craven, chief of the United Nations Population Fund's Washington office, talks about how climate change is more than an issue of energy efficiency or industrial carbon emissions; it is also an issue of population dynamics, poverty and gender equity. 

On this show we'll look at how climate change impacts women and whether population growth is a major cause of climate change. What's the best way to protect humanity from extreme weather and rising seas? Could better access to reproductive health care and improved relations between women and men make a critical difference in addressing this long-term global problem?

The Digital Divide on 12/11/09

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 12/11/2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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What is climate change?

In the aftermath of damaging hacked emails between climate scientists, and as global leaders and community activists convernge in Copenhagen, we take a step away from the politics to look at the science behind studying climate change.  While global warming has risen in the past decades from being viewed as a crazy idea from the environmental left to a global concern unifying the naitons of the world, sceptics still claim that "bad science" is being used to support this effort.

We hear from Andrew Rice, a professor of physics at Portland State University, to learn exactly what concepts and techniques scientists have used to produce data that supports the evidence that climate change is occuring in direction that will negativly impact the planet.

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