Environment

Mark Winne and "Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty"

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Healthwatch
program date: 
Sun, 05/10/2009

Host Dr.

26:52 minutes (24.61 MB)

If You Love This Planet on 05/11/09

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Mon, 05/11/2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Host Dr. Helen Caldicott speaks with Dr. Maricel Maffini, a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. Her research interests are in the field of carcinogenesis and developmental biology, and she has made a number of important observations in the field of breast cancer. In this interview Dr. Maffini explains the association between exposures to environmental extrogen-mimics during fetal life (like bisphenol A, a componenet in plastic) and breast cancer risk in adulthood.

Radiozine

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Radiozine
Air date: 
Mon, 05/11/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Peter Ward, author of "The Medea Hypothesis: Is Life on Earth Ultimately Self-Destructive?" Peter Ward will be speaking about his work tonight, Monday, May 11, 2009 at 07:30 PM at Powell's City of Books on Burnside.

In The Medea Hypothesis, renowned paleontologist Peter Ward proposes a revolutionary and provocative vision of life's relationship with the Earth's biosphere--one that has frightening implications for our future, yet also offers hope. Using the latest discoveries from the geological record, he argues that life might be its own worst enemy. This stands in stark contrast to James Lovelock's Gaia hypothesis--the idea that life sustains habitable conditions on Earth. In answer to Gaia, which draws on the idea of the "good mother" who nurtures life, Ward invokes Medea, the mythical mother who killed her own children. Could life by its very nature threaten its own existence?

Radiozine

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Radiozine
Air date: 
Fri, 05/08/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with producers of the film "Good Food"Good Food introduces us to the farmers, ranchers, stores and restaurants that are building a more sustainable food system. The film captures the beautiful rural landscapes and spectacular bounty from the high deserts of eastern Oregon to the lush, fertile valleys of the Pacific coast. It introduces us to the leaders who are bringing good food to tables across the region, including New Seasons, Country Natural Beef and Burgerville.

Leon Kolankiewicz on Population Growth and the Environment

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 05/05/2009

 Hosted by Barbara Bernstein

 

56:56 minutes (26.06 MB)

Locus Focus

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Locus Focus
Air date: 
Wed, 05/06/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The recent oubreak of swine raises questions about how many people or livestock can live crowded con

The recent outbreak of H1N1 Flu (or swine flu) is raising questions about potential links between pandemics and population stability. For a few days last week a large hog farm in Veracruz was being blamed for the outbreak of swine flu in Mexico, and although that connection has been challenged the question remains: how do our practices of raising crops and livestock as well as the constraints of unrestrained population growth create conditions for potential pandemics.

This installment of Locus Focus takes on that controversial issue among environmentalists: how do we (or should we) limit population growth, especially growth due to immigration. Our guest Leon Kolankiewicz is an environmental scientist and national natural resources planner. He has a B.S. in forestry and wildlife management from Virginia Tech and an M.S. in environmental planning and natural resources management from the University of British Columbia. His professional experience includes stints with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, University of Washington, University of New Mexico, and as an environmental planner with the Orange County, (Ca.) Environmental Management Agency. Mr. Kolankiewicz is the author of Where Salmon Come to Die: An Autumn on Alaska’s Raincoast.

Soccer, Streetcars, and GIVE MONEY to KBOO!!!

program date: 
Mon, 05/04/2009

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

Issues near and dear to Portlanders -- like soccer and streetcars -- come to the fore during Abe and Joe's first Spring Membership Drive show.

57:34 minutes (26.35 MB)

Flashpoints on 05/05/09

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 05/05/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Longtime environmental activist Mike Roselle reports on a small victory in the battle against mountaintop removal in West Virginia, Robert Knight presents the Knight report, and a commentary from Mumia Abu Jamal.

Prop. rights opposition to pro-lng bill

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Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 04/30/2009

Many people and groups oppose Liquefied Natural Gas in Oregon for environmental reasons.
One bill oringinally introduced by the Bradwood Landing L-N-G facility, though, is facing opposition from the Northwest Property Rights Coalition.
House bill three-oh-five-eight was designed to make it easier for companies to apply for permits to work on private lands.
As the law currently stands, if a company like Bradwood Landing wanted to build a pipeline across private lands, it would have to get the landowner’s permission before applying for a permit.
This bill would change that, so that a company could apply for a state permit without notifying affected property owners.

2:50 minutes (2.6 MB)

If You Love This Planet on 05/04/09

Air date: 
Mon, 05/04/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Host Dr. Helen Caldicott interviews Joseph Cirincione, President of the Ploughshares Fund about the world's current nuclear environment and the the problems with nuclear weapons proliferation.

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