Environment

Nuclear Provision in Climate Bill

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Evening News
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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!

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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

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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

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Locus Focus
Air date: 
Wed, 05/20/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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

The Dirtbag on 05/13/09

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The Dirtbag
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Wed, 05/13/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Host Glen Andresen speaks with Jim Gilbert of One Green World Nursery and answeres your questions about growing usual and unusual fruit.

House Holding on 05/13/09

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Wed, 05/13/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Preserving Preserving
House Holding with Marge and Harriet
 
Today hosts Harriet and Marge look at the history and founding principles behind The Extension Service-- What they are, their traditional role in supporting rural america and how they are translating their mission in support of the growing urban farmer movement.  Learn of the food preservation programs being offered by Clackamas County Extension Service and how you can be a part of them. 

Voices from the Edge on 05/14/09

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Thu, 05/14/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A new direction for Oregon's DOJ? An interview with Attorney General John Kroger

Since taking office last January, Oregon Attorney General John Kroger has taken on the siting of a liquified natural gas terminal in Clatsop County, started investigating the collapse of the Oregon College Savings Plan, pushed for a faster cleanup of Hanford, and cleared the way to prosecute unethical debt collectors. He also wants Oregonians to give him a bigger budget to create an environmental crimes unit and a civil rights division.

Peter Ward and "The Medea Hypothesis: Is Life on Earth Ultimately Self Destructive?"

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Radiozine
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Sun, 05/10/2009

 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.

29:36 minutes (27.11 MB)

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

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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.

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