Environment

Locus Focus

Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Wed, 05/27/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
How will salmon policy change under the Obama Administration? A key meeting this week gives us some

For eight years the Bush administration did everything in their power to impede real salmon recovery along the Columbia River. Now it is the Obama administration's turn to take a serious look at restoring adequate salmon runs to our region. It started this week with high-level Obama administration officials, including NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco, meeting in Portland with representatives from Northwest states and Tribes. However, fishermen and salmon advocates were blocked from the meeting.

 

 

If You Love This Planet on 05/25/09

Air date: 
Mon, 05/25/2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Host Dr. Helen Caldicott interviews Captain Charles Moore, surfer, sea captain, and scientific researcher. He was the first person to come upon the stretch of floating plastic debris now known as the Pacific Garbage Patch. (Air Cascadia is on break today, so If You Love This Planet begins at 10AM today.)

Justice and Sustainability

program date: 
Sun, 05/17/2009

 What is the role of economic and racial justice when we consider a sustainable world?  Jill Fuglister talks with Laurie Mercier about her work with the Coalition for a Livable Future and the Livability Summit held at Portland State University this week.  

10:25 minutes (5.97 MB)

Great Blue Heron Week - Portland's Official Bird

program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 05/19/2009

 Hosted by: Barbara Bernstein

The Great Blue Heron has been Portland's official city bird since 1986.

56:23 minutes (25.81 MB)

Food Show on 05/20/09

Program: 
Food Show
Air date: 
Wed, 05/20/2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The new Sunday King neighborhood market, Ivy Manning's cookbook and even the Burgerville menu all sh
 
What are your sources of locally-grown food in this season of bounty? Farmers markets, your backyard garden, neighborhood buying clubs, the natural foods store or co-op? Then there are countless ways to prepare such fresh fruits and vegetables at home. Overwhelmed in the kitchen? Some fast food joints are even cooking up such local produce for you.
On Wednesday’s show we’ll hear from:
  • Ann Forsthoefel, director of the Portland Farmers Market, on how the new Sunday King market will help revitalize the neighborhood.

Wolves are removed from the endangered species list

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 05/10/2009

4:03 minutes (3.71 MB)

Nuclear Provision in Climate Bill

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 05/13/2009

 

President Obama has promoted ‘alternative energy’ as a key part of his agenda.

To achieve that goal, some legislators in the US Congress have proposed a ‘Clean Energy Bank’ that would provide low-interest loans for new alternative energy projects.

But anti-nuclear groups have discovered a little-publicized provision in the bill that would allow unlimited loans for nuclear power plant construction.

2:48 minutes (2.57 MB)

Let's Connect the Torture Dots back to ... (wait for it) Dick Cheney!

program date: 
Mon, 05/18/2009

 Abe and Joe connect the torture dots back to ... (wait for it) Dick Cheney!

Abe and Joe examine new revelations in the ongoing U.S. torture scandal that lead directly to former Vice President Cheney. But we already knew that. Also, an LNG update and a look at the health care debate in Washington.

55:49 minutes (25.56 MB)

If You Love This Planet on 05/18/09

Air date: 
Mon, 05/18/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Dr. Helen Caldicott interviews Maude Barlow, Canadian author and activist. She is the national chairperson of The Council of Canadians, a progressive citizens’ advocacy organization with members and chapters across Canada.

On October 21, 2008, she was named Senior Advisor on Water Issues by the President of the 63rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann. In this interview she discusses water crisis and mis-management occuring in different parts of the world.

Locus Focus

Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Wed, 05/20/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
The Great Blue Heron has been Portland's official city bird since 1986. And next week is Great Blue

In 1986 Mike Houck approached then mayor Bud Clark to seek recognition of the Great Blue Heron as Portland's official city bird.  Within two weeks of Clark's signature "whoop, whoop!" Portland City Council had adopted the heron as the city's icon for natural resource protection and access to nature in the city. This week Bob Sallinger, Director of the Audubon Society of Portland's Conservation Program;  Mike Houck, Executive Director of the Urban Greenspaces Institute; and  Nick Fish, the new City of Portland Parks Commissioner join Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein to celebrate Great Blue Heron Week and the city's commitment to ensuring this majestic bird continues to share the city with its human inhabitants.  The program highlights events and field trips for this year's annual Great Blue Heron Week which runs from May 27th through Sunday morning, June 7th when a flotilla of kayaks and canoes will circumnavigate Ross Island, home to one of the region's many heron nesting colonies.

http://www.audubonportland.org/about/events/gbheron

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